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Articles from December 22, 2013

'A Bad Situation:' Ice Storm Snarls Travel and Cuts Power in Eastern Canada
Ice storm grips Ontario, Quebec and Maritimes--TORONTO - A steady dose of freezing rain across parts of Eastern Canada turned roads and sidewalks into skating rinks Sunday, cut power to hundreds of thousands of people, and played havoc with holiday plans...
Access Denied: How Perceived Info Blocking Has Dogged Tories in Newfoundland
Perceived secrecy dogs Newfoundland premier--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Premier Kathy Dunderdale was defiant during a recent exchange in the legislature when she touted Newfoundland and Labrador as one of Canada's most open governments.It's a claim she has made...
Alberta Man Dies from Avalanche in B.C. after Snowboarding out of Bounds
Alberta man dies from avalanche in B.C.--VANCOUVER - An Edmonton man who died in an avalanche in eastern British Columbia on Friday was remembered as the kind of person who could make people smile and forget about their problems.A friend and posts on...
A List of Rob Ford's Apologies during So-Called Crack Video Scandal
Mayor Rob Ford's many apologies--TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been forced to publicly apologize for various behaviours and off-colour or insulting remarks since the so-called crack video scandal broke in May.Some of Ford's apologies:May 27: Apologizes...
Canada Cricket Captain Ashish Bagai Retires after Stellar Career, 3 World Cups
Canada cricket captain Ashish Bagai retires--TORONTO - Canadian captain Ashish Bagai, the face of Canadian cricket for more than a decade, is retiring from the sport at the age of 31.Bagai, who graduated last year from the Wharton School of Business...
Canadian Duncan Strikes Again in Skicross World Cup; Thompson Takes Silver
Duncan strikes again in skicross World Cup--SAN CANDIDO, Italy - Canadian Dave Duncan is hitting his stride just in time for the Winter Olympics.Duncan of London, Ont., won his second skicross World Cup in as many days on Sunday, rocketing him to the...
Canadian Special Forces and Army Look to Video Games for Training
Troops look to video games for training--OTTAWA - Video simulation, including commercial, first-person shooting games such as Call of Duty, will play an increasing role in the Canadian military in the coming years.But a tug-of-war is underway between...
Despite Scandal, Senate Unlikely to Be Reformed, Abolished, Experts Say
Whither the Senate? Nowhere, experts say--OTTAWA - Some of the heaviest hitters in the decades-long crusade for reform of Canada's unelected Senate have given up hope that the much-maligned upper house can ever be changed.Their pessimism suggests all...
Extended Forecasts for Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for Alberta and northeastern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 mst Sunday 22 December 2013.City...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 est Sunday 22 December 2013.City of Toronto: Tuesday, a mix of sun and...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 est Sunday 22 December 2013.City of Toronto: Tuesday, a mix of sun and...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Sunday 22 December 2013.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle...
Forecast for Manitoba Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 cst Sunday 22 December 2013.City of Winnipeg: Today, mainly cloudy. Wind north 20 km-h. High -24. Wind chill minus 37. Tonight, clearing...
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 est Sunday 22 December 2013.City of Toronto: Today, periods of freezing rain ending near noon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle....
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 est Sunday 22 December 2013.City of Toronto, Halton Hills - Milton, Mississauga - Brampton: Today, mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries...
Forecast for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 cst Sunday 22 December 2013.City of Regina: Today, a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. High -23. Tonight,...
Forecast for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 cst Sunday 22 December 2013.City of Regina: Today, mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. Wind becoming south 40 km-h...
Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 ast Sunday 22 December 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County, Guysborough...
Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 ast Sunday 22 December 2013.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County, Guysborough...
Forecasts for the Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Columbia, the Central Interior and the Peace River districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 mst Sunday...
Forecasts for the Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the southwest interior and the Kootenay Districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 pst Sunday 22 December 2013.North Okanagan...
Forecasts for the Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the southwest interior and the Kootenay Districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 pst Sunday 22 December 2013.North...
HKN-Exp-Overall-Stdgs
HKN-Exp-Overall-Stdgs--NHLAll Times EasternEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWestern ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionNote: a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column;...
HKN-Overall-Stdgs
HKN-Overall-Stdgs--NHLAll Times EasternEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWestern ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionNote: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.Saturday's resultsPittsburgh 4 Calgary 3Phoenix 4...
HKO-AHL-Stdgs
HKO-AHL-Stdgs--AHLEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTICNORTHEASTEASTWESTERN CONFERENCENORTHMIDWESTWESTd-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless of points; a team winning in overtime...
In Search of Short Stories after Munro's Nobel Win? Try These Recommendations
Writers follow footsteps of Alice Munro--TORONTO - In the Canadian book world, there was no bigger news in 2013 than that of Alice Munro's Nobel Prize in literature win, an honour that had this country beaming with pride and other nations heaping praise...
List of Canada's Past Newsmakers of the Year
Past Canadian Newsmakers of the Year--TORONTO - A list of Canada's Newsmakers of the Year, as determined in the annual poll of newsrooms across the country by The Canadian Press:2013: Rob Ford, politician2012: Luka Magnotta, alleged killer2011: Jack...
Man Has 'Hard Feelings' for Sister, U.S. Health Care Following Mom's Suicide
'My mom's dead and my sister's in jail'--HINTON, Alta. - David Schwartz doesn't know if he can forgive his sister for helping their 79-year-old mother commit suicide.But if there's anyone who should share the blame, he says, it's the American health...
Maple Leafs' Reimer Unhappy after Being Pulled from Game vs. Red Wings
Leafs' Reimer pulled from game vs. Red Wings--TORONTO - Randy Carlyle didn't like what he saw from goaltender James Reimer, so the hook came as he was walking off the bench at the first intermission.The Toronto Maple Leafs coach tapped Jonathan Bernier...
Markus Granlund Scores the Winner in a Shootout as Heat Beat Bulldogs 3-2
Granlund scores winner as Heat beat Bulldogs--HAMILTON - The Abbotsford Heat twice battled back from a goal behind on Sunday, before finally edging ahead in the shootout.Markus Granlund scored the shootout winner as the Heat defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs...
Newfoundland and Labrador Broadcasting Icon Geoff Stirling Dead at 92
Newfoundland broadcasting icon dead--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador broadcasting icon Geoff Stirling was being remembered Sunday as a trailblazer who instilled confidence in the province's residents with his larger-than-life personality...
No Plans to Close Loophole in Taxpayer-Funded Government Advertising
No plans to close loophole in government ads--TORONTO - Despite promises of a more open and transparent government, Ontario's Liberals have no plans to close what's becoming a gaping loophole for partisan advertising. Online advertising has ballooned...
Ontario's Opposition Leader Asks Santa for a Spring Election; Wynne Says Not Yet
Hudak asks Santa for a spring election--TORONTO - Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak has only one thing on his Christmas wish list: a spring election, and it'll be up to the New Democrats to decide if he will get what he's hoping for."I...
Pricing Concerns Raised as Medical Marijuana Market Readies to Expand
Changes to medical pot rules raise concerns--CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP, Ont. - Mark Gobuty isn't raising cattle or cultivating corn on his farm north of Toronto -- he's growing medical marijuana.His company, The Peace Naturals Project, is one of the first to...
Quotes from Voters Who Chose Rob Ford as Newsmaker of the Year
Quotes about Newsmaker of the Year--TORONTO - Quotes from news directors and editors who chose Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as Canada's top newsmaker for 2013 in the annual poll of news organizations by The Canadian Press:"Is there really a choice? Rob Ford...
Sophie Schmidt Scores to Lift Canadian Women's Team over Scotland 1-0
Schmidt scores to lift Canada over Scotland--BRASILIA, Brazil - Canada had to wait until the 83rd minute of its match against Scotland before scoring a goal.But luckily for the Canadian squad, one goal was all it needed.Winnipeg's Sophie Schmidt scored...
Stewart Scores Three Times, Elliot Stops 23 Shots, as Blues Crush Oilers 6-0
St. Louis blanks Edmonton 6-0--EDMONTON - Chris Stewart scored a hat trick and added an assist as the St. Louis Blues took advantage of a reeling Oilers team with a 6-0 victory over Edmonton on Saturday night.Brenden Morrow, Patrik Berglund and Jaden...
Stewart Scores Three Times, Elliot Stops 23 Shots, as Blues Crush Oilers 6-0
St. Louis blanks Edmonton 6-0--EDMONTON - If Dallas Eakins is to be believed, the Edmonton Oilers love misery.Chris Stewart scored a hat trick and added an assist as the Blues took advantage of a reeling Oilers team with a 6-0 victory on Saturday night.The...
Timeline: The Rob Ford Video Controversies
Timeline: The Rob Ford video controversies--TORONTO - Since May, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been embroiled in a controversy over a video that allegedly shows him appearing to smoke crack cocaine. Another video surfaced later showing him in an expletive-laced...
Top News Advisory for Sunday, Dec 22
Top News Advisory--Sunday, Dec 227:30 p.m.TOP NEWS ADVISORYHere are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Named Canada's Newsmaker of the Year
Rob Ford named Newsmaker of the Year--TORONTO - Few could have predicted that Canada's moment in the global spotlight this year would be courtesy of a crack-smoking, "drunken-stupor" mayor who uses graphic sexual language on live television.Rob Ford...
Traders Set for Quiet Christmas Trading amid Latest Economic Growth Data
Traders set for short week of holiday trading--TORONTO - Stock markets are set to go into the year's second-last week of trading on an up note. And if past years are any indication it will be a quiet week for investors with the TSX closed both Christmas...
Weekend Grouped Soccer Scores
Weekend Grouped Soccer Scores--EnglandPremier LeagueSATURDAYLiverpool 3 Cardiff City 1Newcastle 3 Crystal Palace 0Manchester City 4 Fulham 2Manchester United 3 West Ham 1Stoke 2 Aston Villa 1Norwich 0 Sunderland 0Hull City 1 West Brom 1SUNDAYTottenham...
Wet, Wintry Storm Hits Maritimes, Knocking out Power and Cancelling Flights
Wet, wintry weather hits Maritimes--HALIFAX - A range of wet and wintry weather thrashed the Maritime provinces on Sunday, grounding flights and causing slick driving conditions on a traditionally busy travel weekend.New Brunswick was blanketed in weather...
Without Locked out NHL Stars, Canada Looks to Defend Spengler Cup Title
No stars as Canada defends at Spengler--There will be no Jason Spezza or John Tavares to boost Canada's lineup at this year's Spengler Cup.A 24-man roster released Sunday has Canada back to using permanent European league players, plus two American Hockey...
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