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Articles from November 23, 2012

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17-Year-Old Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Shooting at Toronto Barbecue
Boy, 17, charged with murder in BBQ shooting--TORONTO - A teenage boy is the latest person charged in a brazen shooting at a summer block party in Toronto's east end that left two dead and more than 20 others wounded.Toronto police said Friday that the...
Alberta Update
(Capital-Packers)The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has suspended the licence of an Edmonton meat-processing plant over concerns for food safety.The C-F-I-A says adequate controls for food safety at Capital Packers are not being reliably implemented...
`Anna Karenina' Costume Designer Puts 1950s Twist on 1870s Russian Style
1870s style gets 50s twist in `Anna Karenina'--TORONTO - Jacqueline Durran painstakingly pored over paintings and photos from the 19th century to prepare for designing the elaborate fashions featured on the big screen in "Anna Karenina."But the costume...
Ashley Smith Inquest to Have Broad Focus despite Objections, Coroner Rules
Ashley Smith inquest to have broad focus--TORONTO - An inquest into the prison death of a disturbed teenager will be broadly based despite objections raised by several doctors who treated her, the presiding coroner formally ruled on Friday.The three...
Attending the Grey Cup an Annual Tradition for Many Canadian Football Fans
CFL's 100th Grey Cup is No. 54 for Stamps fan--TORONTO - Cy Addley was 12 when he went to his first Grey Cup.His ticket cost $2, he sat in the end zone at Toronto's Varsity Stadium and watched the Calgary Stampeders beat the Ottawa Rough Riders to capture...
Audit of Atlantic Veterinary College Lab Sparked by Foreign Complaint: CFIA
Foreign complaint behind audit of PEI lab--VANCOUVER - The Atlantic Veterinary College laboratory could find its international credentials suspended because of a complaint filed by another country over research into a potentially lethal salmon virus.The...
Bastion of Calgary Conservatives under Fire in Byelection
There's political buzz in downtown Calgary--CALGARY - There's something strange going on in Calgary -- people are actually talking about a federal byelection coming up Monday in a downtown riding.The buzz is unusual in a city which has been a vast political...
B.C. Community Group Wants Action over "Suicide Pact," Incidents of Self Harm
B.C. group wants action over "suicide pact"--VANCOUVER - Dozens of children, mostly aboriginals, formed a suicide pact in a downtown Vancouver community earlier this year that prompted police to step in and have some of them hospitalized for their own...
B-C Update
(BC-Generic-Drug-Prices)Generic drugs will cost less in B-C starting next April, thanks to a new pricing formula being brought in by the provincial government.Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says the cost of generic drugs will fall to 25 per cent...
Bombardier Refutes Estonian Air CEO's Claim That CRJ900s Uncompetitive
Estonian Air criticizes Bombardier CRJ900s--MONTREAL - Bombardier Aerospace is refuting a claim by Estonian Air's new CEO that its three CRJ900s are uncompetitive for its routes and that their purchase two years ago was a mistake.A spokesman for the...
Business News as of 6 P.M. ET
Business News as of 6 p.m. ET--FRIDAY, Nov. 236 p.m. ETBUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 6 p.m. ET. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries...
Canada-EU Trade Talks Likely to Spill into 2013 as Key Issues Remain: Officials
Progress, but no deal on Canada-EU talks--OTTAWA - The Canada-Europe free trade talks are likely to spill into next year after a day-long meeting with the key principals failed to bridge the contentious issues still separating the parties, officials...
Canada to Talk to Allies, Competitors in Options to Replace CF-18s, Sources
Allies to be consulted in CF-18 replacement--OTTAWA - The agency overseeing the replacement of the country's CF-18s intends to talk to the U.S., Australia and Britain as it conducts a full-fledged options analysis into the future of Canada's fast fighter...
Canadian MMA Fighter Nick (Ninja of Love) Denis Retires to Protect Brain
Canadian MMA fighter retires to protect brain--TORONTO - Canadian bantamweight Nick (The Ninja of Love) Denis has retired from mixed martial arts, citing a concern over blows to the head."In the last couple years, and especially in the last few months...
Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 1
Celebrity birthdays for Dec. 1--Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 1:Singer Billy Paul is 78.Actor-director Woody Allen is 77.Rock 'n' roll drummer Sandy Nelson is 74.Singer Dianne Lennon of the Lennon Sisters is 73.World Golf Hall of Famer Lee Trevino is...
Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 25
Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 25--Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 25:Actress Noel Neill is 92.Playwright Murray Schisgal is 86.Actress Kathryn Crosby is 79.Actor Matt Clark is 76.Actor Christopher Riordan is 75.Singer Percy Sledge is 72.Pro Football Hall...
Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 26
Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 26--Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 26:Phil Humphrey and Jim Sundquist, the duo known as The Fendermen, are 75.Impressionist Rich Little is 74.Singer Tina Turner is 73.Singer Jean Terrell (replaced Diana Ross in the Supremes)...
Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 27
Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 27--Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 27:Author Gail Sheehy is 75.Rock and jazz saxophonist Randy Brecker is 67.Actor James Avery ("Sparks," ''The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") is 64.Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow...
Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 28
Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 28--Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 28:Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is 83.Jazz saxophonist Gato Barbieri is 78.Gary Troxel of the '50s pop group The Fleetwoods is 73.Singer-songwriter Bruce Channel is 72.Clem Curtis...
Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 29
Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 29--Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 29:Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Vin Scully is 85.Canadian jazz guitarist Ed Bickert is 80.Blues musician John Mayall is 79.Actress Diane Ladd is 77.Composer-musician Chuck Mangione is 72.Country...
Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 30
Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 30--Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 30:Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. is 94.Actor Robert Guillaume is 85.Radio talk show host G. Gordon Liddy is 82. Bassist Bob Moore is 80.Country singer-record company executive Jimmy Bowen is 75.Director...
CFIA Shut Edmonton Plant over Wrong Information about Potentially Tainted Meat
Food agency explains Edmonton plant closure--EDMONTON - Canada's food safety regulator says it suspended an Alberta meat packer's operating licence because the company gave wrong information about a product that could contain potentially dangerous bacteria.The...
Cheaper Generic Drugs in B.C. April 1; Prices to Be 25% of Brand Names
Cheaper generic drugs start April 1 in B.C.--VICTORIA - Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says British Columbians will start paying less for generic prescription drugs next year under a new drug-pricing policy estimated to save $110 million over two...
Climate Change, Lake of Fire Expected Topics at Wildrose Convention
Wildrose to discuss climate, lake of fire--EDMONTON - Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith admits the heat is on to cool global warming and douse a lake of fire when her party meets this weekend at its annual convention."We all know some of the things that...
Cluster of Coronavirus Cases Raises Spectre of Person to Person Spread: WHO
Four new cases of coronavirus infection: WHO--A cluster of infections caused by the new coronavirus is being investigated to see if it was triggered by person-to-person spread, the World Health Organization said Friday.The WHO announced four new cases...
Coal Mining Company Appealing Court Ruling on Temporary Foreign Workers
Mining company appealing Federal Court ruling--VANCOUVER - The company bringing workers from China for its northern B.C. coal mine has filed an appeal of a Federal Court ruling granting two unions the right to pursue a judicial review of the decision...
Cohon Says 75 per Cent of CFL Teams Breaking Even or Making Money
Cohon upbeat about CFL at Grey Cup address--TORONTO - Southern Ontario remains a challenge for the CFL, but commissioner Mark Cohon says the league will provide financial assistance to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats next season while their new stadium is built.Cohon...
Conference Board of Canada Says Consumer Confidence Index Down in November
Conference Board says confidence down--OTTAWA - Consumer confidence has fallen for the second consecutive month as Canadians increasingly worry about their current financial situation, the Conference Board of Canada said Friday.The think-tank said its...
Editorial Exchange: Alberta Mayors Straight Talk on Enbridge Pipeline
Editorial Exchange: Alberta mayors straight talk on Enbridge pipeline--An editorial from the The Prince George Citizen, published Nov. 23:The mayors of Spruce Grove and Leduc, Alta., brought a breath of fresh air to Prince George on Nov. 22, by clearing...
Editorial Exchange: Call to Community in Disturbing Crime
Editorial Exchange: Call to community in disturbing crime--An editorial from the New Glasgow News, published Nov. 23:The family, the friends, the neighbours of Eddie Phalen will find it hard to rest until whoever is responsible for his death is brought...
Editorial Exchange: Ontario Must Step Up Inspection of Nursing Homes
Editorial Exchange: Ontario must step up inspection of nursing homes--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Nov. 22:For the increasingly fragile and vulnerable residents of Ontario nursing homes, life was supposed to get better.After years of...
Editorial Exchange: Precautions Needed to Prevent Accidents
Editorial Exchange: Precautions needed to prevent accidents--An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star, published Nov. 23:Accidents and more accidents seem to be occurring. Despite having no snow, traffic accidents and collisions seem to continue...
Editorial Exchange: Reservists Deserve Better
Editorial Exchange: Reservists deserve better--An editorial from the Kamloops Daily News, published Nov. 23:The commanding officer of the Rocky Mountain Rangers was most gracious in his response to a followup report from the military ombudsman.Of Pierre...
Editorial Exchange: 'Stained-Glass Ceiling'
Editorial Exchange: 'Stained-glass ceiling'--An editorial from the St. John`s Telegram, published Nov. 23:You have to give the Roman Catholic Church credit for consistency. After all, on the question of allowing women into the ranks of the clergy, the...
Editorial Exchange: The Cost of Pipeline Secrecy Is Distrust
Editorial Exchange: The cost of pipeline secrecy is distrust--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Nov. 23:Transparency and openness should be the price of doing business for controversy-causing enterprises such as oil pipelines.There...
Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press
Canadian Press Entertainment briefs--Friday, Nov. 234th season of 'Downton Abbey' confirmedLONDON -- British television channel ITV has confirmed that hit drama "Downton Abbey" will return for a fourth season.Filming of eight new episodes for the award-winning...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Nov. 23
Entertainment News Advisory--Friday, Nov. 23, 20125 p.m.ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Entertainment stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available....
Federal Regulator Suspends Licence of Edmonton Meat Processing Plant
Licence suspended at Edmonton meat plant--EDMONTON - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has suspended the licence of an Edmonton meat-processing plant over concerns for food safety.The decision involving Capital Packers Inc. came Thursday.The CFIA says...
Former Coach and Star Player 'Pinball' Clemons Gives Argos Grey Cup Pep Talk
'Pinball' gives Argos Grey Cup pep talk--TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts had a special guest at practice on Friday -- former star player and coach Michael (Pinball) Clemons. Clemons addressed the Argonauts for about 20 minutes on the field at Rogers...
Gory Details of Deaths Heard at Sentencing for Man Who Killed Sled Dogs
Gory details of dog deaths heard--NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. - A man who pleaded guilty in the slaughter of dozens of sled dogs will not spend time in prison, a judge has ruled, concluding the man had the "best interests" of the dogs at heart when he culled...
Grey Cup Kickers Take Different Paths to the CFL Championship Game
Cup kickers take different paths to big game--TORONTO - Swayze Waters' football career took a turn in eighth grade in Mississippi when he broke his wrist. A bored Waters started kicking the ball while he watched practice.Rene Paredes was always a soccer...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Friday, Nov. 23
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Friday, Nov. 23, 20125 p.m.HEALTH-LIFESTYLES-TRAVEL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Health-Lifestyles-Travel stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to...
'He Was No Threat to Anyone:' Calgary Couple Wants Answers about How Son Died
Parents want answers about how son died--CALGARY - The parents of a Calgary man who was missing for almost 10 months before his remains were found say all he wanted was to spend time with his daughter.Police have declared Ryan Lane's death a homicide.They...
International News Advisory as of 12:45 P.M., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012
International News Advisory--Friday, Nov. 23, 201212:45 p.m.INTERNATIONAL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top International News stories. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change...
Lindsay Lohan's Comeback Bid Front and Centre in Made-for-TV Movie 'Liz & Dick'
Lohan's reputation underscores 'Liz & Dick'--TORONTO - The made-for-TV movie "Liz & Dick" is ostensibly about the roller-coaster romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.But as soon as tabloid staple Lindsay Lohan was attached to star as...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange Markets
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,213.24 up 60.14 points):TORC Oil and Gas Ltd. (TSX:TOG). Oil and...
Mr. Floatie Returns: Sewage Issue Raises Stink in Victoria Byelection
Sewer politics dominates Victoria vote--VICTORIA - The Victoria federal byelection has become a messy, smelly and often rancorous campaign with sewage treatment -- specifically, Victoria's lack of it -- emerging as the primary campaign issue.Sensing...
National News as of 3 P.M. ET Nov. 23
National News as of 3 p.m. ET Nov. 23--Nov. 23, 20123 p.m. ETNATIONAL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top National News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are...
NDP Asks Elections Canada to Look at Alleged Donor Fraud Involving Tories
Elections Canada asked to look at Tory donors--OTTAWA - The federal Conservatives are facing the same sort of questions about phoney donors as some of the players in Quebec municipal and provincial politics, prompting the Opposition to demand an investigation.The...
New Brunswick Nuclear Reactor Returns to Service after Costly Delays to Overhaul
Over budget and late, nuclear plant back on--FREDERICTON - Atlantic Canada's only nuclear power plant returned to commercial operation Friday for the first time since March 2008, when it began a major refurbishment that was plagued by repeated delays...
Online Video Plans & Items as of 3 P.M. November 23
Online Video Advisory--Today's videos from the Canadian Press:Filename: n_NEW-Liberal-Trudeau20121123T1430NEWS - Liberal leadership hopeful Justin Trudeau is apologizing for comments he made about Alberta in 2010. He says his words were taken out of...
Ontario Court of Appeal Court Upholds Lower Court Decision in Sino-Forest Case
Appeal court upholds Sino-Forest decision--TORONTO - The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision that ranked indemnity claims by the auditors and underwriters of Sino-Forest Corp. with other equity claims in the company's restructuring.Several...
Ontario News as of 3 P.M. Friday, Nov. 23
Ontario News Advisory--Friday, Nov. 23, 2012As of 3 p.m.ONTARIO NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Ontario News stories from The Canadian Press as of 3 p.m. ET. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are...
Ontario Urges Ottawa to Reconsider Decision Not to Ban Generic Oxycodone
Ontario to limit access to oxycodone--TORONTO - Ontario is rallying other provinces and territories to put pressure on Ottawa to reconsider its decision not to ban generic forms of OxyContin, a highly addictive and much-abused painkiller.Health Minister...
Ottawa Sued over Quebec Fracking Ban; U.S. Firm Says Loss of Permit 'Illegal'
Ottawa faces suit over Quebec fracking ban--OTTAWA - An American company intends to sue the Canadian government for more than $250 million over Quebec's controversial moratorium on hydraulic fracturing or fracking.Lone Pine Resources Inc. (TSX:LPR),...
Political Hangover Lingers as B.C. Brews a New Tax Policy for Brewers
Beer-tax policy creates B.C. hangover--VICTORIA - Prince George's Pacific Western Brewing Company is continuing to make beer despite earlier threats it would have to shut off the taps because of changes to the provincial government's tax policy.Those...
Prairie Update
(Capital-Packers) (Alta note) (Audio: PR06 - 09)An Edmonton meat-processing plant is blaming record-keeping problems and not hygiene for the suspension of its operating licence.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says operations have been suspended because...
Premiers Call on Ottawa to Grant Them More Control over Immigration
Premiers want more say over immigration--HALIFAX - The premiers are calling on Ottawa to give them more control over the number of immigrants they can recruit and the kinds of services they can provide to them.The provincial and territorial leaders concluded...
Pro Line Game Information from the Ontario Lottery Corp
Pro Line game information from the Ontario Lottery Corp.--SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Pro Line game information:Saturday, Nov. 24E TIME SPT VIS HOME V+ V T H H+28 12:00p CFB GGTC GRGA 9 6 5 1.1 1.229 12:00p CFB CNCT LSVL 8 5.5 4.5 1.15 1.331 12:00p CFB...
QMJHL Roundup: Bussieres Scores in Overtime for Drakkar's 3-2 Win over Rocket
QMJHL: Bussieres scores in OT for Drakkar--Raphael Bussieres scored 2:52 into overtime to lift the Baie-Comeau Drakkar over the host P.E.I. Rocket 3-2 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.The 19-year-old winger currently has the longest...
"Race Brain" Takes Time to Recover after Ski Racing Injury, Says Canada's Hudec
Getting nerve back not easy post-injury--LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - The secret to skiing fast after a catastrophic injury is to lie to yourself says Jan Hudec, a man familiar with that particular deception.After seven knee surgeries, the Canadian team racer...
Racially Charged Attack on Aboriginal Man Nets Life Sentence for Alberta Man
Racially charged attack nets life sentence--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A southern Alberta man has been given a life sentence for viciously attacking two aboriginal men -- one of whom died -- in an incident the Crown says was motivated in part by racism.Bradley...
RCMP Women More Likely Than Men to Leave after 20 Years, Study Finds
RCMP women more likely to leave early: report--OTTAWA - Family, willingness to move, and work-life balance are the key factors affecting whether Mounties seek promotion, says a new RCMP report released amid concerns of sexism and harassment within the...
Reputed Mafia Don Vito Rizzuto Summoned to Quebec Corruption Inquiry: Reports
Rizzuto summoned to corruption probe: reports--MONTREAL - Police confirm they have met with Vito Rizzuto amid reports that he has been summoned for what would be the memorable spectacle of a reputed Mafia don testifying at Quebec's corruption inquiry.Provincial...
RIM Shares Play Catch-Up in New York a Day after Surging in Toronto
RIM shares play catch-up in New York--TORONTO - Research In Motion shares in New York played catch-up Friday to the dramatic surge seen in Toronto a day earlier.On the Nasdaq market, which reopened after being closed Thursday for the U.S. Thanksgiving...
Saskatchewan Update
(Officer-Woman-Injured)An R-C-M-P officer and a woman he was trying to help have both been taken to hospital after the officer's cruiser rolled on icy roads near Bethune.The woman had already been in a collision near Findlater. The R-C-M-P officer was...
Seven Candidates in Race to Be Liberal Leader and Ontario Premier
Seven candidates run to be Ontario premier--TORONTO - A last-minute entrance by former government services minister Harinder Takhar means there are now seven candidates in the race to replace Dalton McGuinty as Liberal leader and premier of Ontario.Takhar...
Stampeders' Offensive Linemen Say They Need No Attention or Accolades
Stamps' O-linemen say they need no accolades--TORONTO - Kevin Glenn, Drew Tate and Jon Cornish won accolades and attention all season.Their offensive linemen? They got a free dinner.The Calgary Stampeders O-line has been one of the most potent in the...
Stamps' Long Snapper Says He 'Learned So Much' from Stabbing in Bar Fight
Chevrier 'learned so much' from stabbing--TORONTO - Randy Chevrier tugged up his jersey to show his tattoo, the long blade of a knife pointing downward with a biblical inscription. The tip of the knife ends at an actual scar on his right ribcage.Chevrier...
Stamps Star Jon Cornish Talk Speaks of Lesbian Mother with Pride and Love
Stamps star talk speaks of mother with pride--TORONTO - Football took a backseat briefly Thursday as Calgary running back Jon Cornish talked about his mother.It was an eloquent story, told with great pride by the Stamps star."She's quite a remarkable...
StatsCan: Eastern Canadians Paying More for Gasoline Than Westerners
StatsCan: eastern gas pricier than the West--CALGARY - Statistics Canada says gasoline consumers in Central and Eastern Canada are being hit harder than those in the West because of a growing price gap between the types of crude refineries in both parts...
Support Builds among Premiers to Ship Alberta Oil to Eastern Canada
West-East oil flow idea gains momentum--HALIFAX - A proposal to ship oil from Alberta to Eastern Canadian markets is drawing support from a growing number of premiers who say it could help stimulate the economy while serving as the foundation for a national...
Tame Inflation Keeps Supporting Low Interest Rate Policy, Economists Say
Canadian inflation unchanged in October--OTTAWA - Canada's annual inflation rate remained stuck at 1.2 per cent for the third consecutive month in October, continuing a level of stability that will give the Bank of Canada little reason to adjust ultra-low...
Taxpayers Federation Says National Debt to Hit $600B Saturday, Urges Restraint
National debt to hit $600B, says tax watchdog--OTTAWA - The country is about to pass a red-ink milestone that the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says is completely unnecessary.The national debt is set to reach $600 billion just seconds before 11:19 p.m....
The Canadian Press Business Calendar for the Week of Nov. 26 - Nov. 30
Business calendar for Nov. 26 - Nov. 30--(all times local)___MONDAY, NOV. 26OTTAWA-- The Canadian Real Estate Association, in association with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, will be making an announcement in support of Financial Literacy Month....
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Saturday-Monday, Nov. 24-26
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Nov. 24-26--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Saturday-Monday, Nov. 24-26 as of 9 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability....
This Week in Religion History - Dec. 2-8
This week in religion history - Dec. 2-8--Dec. 2In 1552, St. Francis Xavier, the founder of the Jesuits, died while on a missionary journey to China.In 2002, Rowan Williams became leader of the world's 70 million Anglicans as he was confirmed as the...
Thomson Family Top List of Richest Canadians, Most of Top 10 Saw Wealth Grow
Thomson family top list of richest Canadians--TORONTO - The influential Thomson family is still atop the list of richest Canadians, though their wealth dropped from a year ago, while most other members of the Top 10 made gains.The family that owns media...
Today in History - Dec. 2
Today in History - Dec. 2--Today in History for Dec. 2:On this date:In 1552, St. Francis Xavier, the founder of the Jesuits, died while on a missionary journey to China.In 1804, Napoleon crowned himself Emperor of the French.In 1805, the French army...
Today in History - Dec. 3
Today in History - Dec. 3--Today in History for Dec. 3:On this date:In 1170, Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, returned to England after six years of exile in France. He would be martyred on Dec. 29 -- killed by soldiers sent by his former friend,...
Today in History - Dec. 4
Today in History - Dec. 4--Today in History for Dec. 4:On this date:In 1619, a group of settlers from Bristol, England, arrived at Berkeley Hundred in present-day Charles City County, Va., where they held a service thanking God for their safe arrival....
Today in History - Dec. 5
Today in History - Dec. 5--Today in History for Dec. 5:On this date:In 1484, Pope Innocent VIII issued his Witch Bull, ordering an inquisition to systematically discover, torture and execute witches throughout Europe. It led to the ease with which witchcraft...
Today in History - Dec. 6
Today in History - Dec. 6--Today in History for Dec. 6:On this date:In 1752, a government pamphlet in Halifax became the first book published in Canada.In 1780, Jean-Antoine Aide-Crequy, the first Canadian-born painter, died in Quebec City.In 1803, Canadian...
Today in History - Dec. 7
Today in History - Dec. 7--Today in History for Dec. 7:On this date:In AD 374, Ambrose, an early church father, was consecrated Bishop of Milan, Italy. His influential works on theology and ethics made him -- along with Jerome, Augustine, and Gregory...
Today in History - Dec. 8
Today in History - Dec. 8--Today in History for Dec. 8:On this date:In 1694, a French Jesuit missionary in Canada, Noel Chabanal, was murdered by a renegade Huron. He was one of the group known as the Jesuit Martyrs of North America canonized by Pope...
Today in Music History - Dec. 2
Today in Music History - Dec. 2--Today in Music History for Dec. 2:In 1923, soprano Maria Callas, renowned for her dramatic intensity and versatility, was born in New York City. She moved to Greece at the age of 13, studying at the Royal Conservatory...
Today in Music History - Dec. 3
Today in Music History - Dec. 3--Today in Music History for Dec. 3In 1908, the Regina Orchestral Society, the forerunner to the Regina Symphony Orchestra, gave its first concert.In 1925, "Concerto in F," by George Gershwin had its world premiere at New...
Today in Music History - Dec. 4
Today in Music History - Dec. 4--Today in Music History for Dec. 4:In 1927, Duke Ellington's band began a four-year engagement at the famous Cotton Club in New York. Among the Ellington classics to emerge from this period were "Creole Love Call" and...
Today in Music History - Dec. 5
Today in Music History - Dec. 5--Today in Music History for Dec. 5:In 1791, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died at 35. He was buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St. Marx Cemetery. Mozart's final resting place has remained undiscovered to this...
Today in Music History - Dec. 6
Today in Music History - Dec. 6--Today in Music History for Dec. 6:(Editors: Some reference books give December 6th or 7th, 1877, as the date Thomas Edison made the first recording on his newly-invented phonograph. Others say the historic recording was...
Today in Music History - Dec. 7
Today in Music History - Dec. 7--Today in Music History for Dec. 7:In 1877, the first successful gramophone was demonstrated. It was invented by Thomas Edison and built by his mechanic, John Kruesi.In 1916, French-Canadian fiddler Ti-Jean Carignan was...
Today in Music History - Dec. 8
Today in Music History - Dec. 8--Today in Music History for Dec. 8:In 1865, Finnish composer Jan Sibelius was born. A romantic composer, his works express an intense, mystical love of nature. Sibelius is best known for his orchestral works, such as "Finlandia."In...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. AT. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. This advisory...
Top B.C. News as of 9 P.M
Top B.C. News--THURSDAY, Nov. 22B.C. NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Top B.C. News stories from The Canadian Press as of 9 p.m. All times local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.Contact...
Top News Advisory as of 9:10 P.M. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012
Top News Advisory--TOP NEWS ADVISORY9:10 p.m.Here 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 develops. Contact...
Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2012
Top Prairies-North News--Friday, Nov. 23, 20124 p.m.PRAIRIES-NORTH NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available....
Trudeau Says 'Sorry' for Alberta Comments, Insists He Was Only Attacking Harper
Trudeau says 'sorry' for Alberta comments--VANCOUVER - Justin Trudeau apologized Friday for a two-year-old television interview in which he blamed the country's problems on Albertans controlling the "socio-democratic" agenda, but he continued to suggest...
TSX Advances amid High Hopes for Start of U.S. Holiday Retail Season
TSX moves higher, commodity prices rise--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed higher Friday amid hopes for a strong U.S. holiday retail season and positive economic news from Europe's biggest economy.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 60.14...
TSX-Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Nov. 23
TSX-listed corporate dividends, distributions--TORONTO - Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Nov. 23, 2012.<Anglo Pacific Group Plc (TSX:APY): $0.06. Payable Feb 05. Record...
Undisclosed Relationships Causes Mountie Who Killed Wife to Lose Parole
Parole revoked for Mountie who killed wife--VANCOUVER - A former Mountie who threw his wife off a 17th floor balcony three decades ago has had his parole revoked after he failed to report relationships with two women to his parole supervisor.Patrick...
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