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Articles from March 24, 2012

Agreement Paves Way for Final Treaty Negotiations with B.C. First Nation: B.C. Aboriginals Ready for Final Treaty Talks
COMOX VALLEY, B.C. - Members of a small First Nation in Vancouver Island's picturesque Comox Valley have taken a major step toward securing $17.5 million and more than 2,000 hectares of land under a final treaty.The K'omoks First Nation, which has about...
B.C. Inventor Unveils Deep-Sea Diving Suit in US; Plans to Take Divers Deeper: B.C. Inventor Focused on Taking Divers Deeper
VANCOUVER - Forget space being the final frontier, diving-suit designer Phil Nuytten says it's the deep-sea that truly calls for further exploration and he has just the vehicle to get us there.Nuytten, president of North Vancouver, B.C.'s Nuytco Research...
Blue Jays Starter Brandon Morrow Plans to Change Things Up This Season: Jay's Morrow Plans to Change Things Up This Year
DUNEDIN, - Brandon Morrow hopes using more slow pitches will mean faster innings this season.The Toronto Blue Jays hard-throwing right-hander in the past has used an overpowering fastball and slider to rack up strikeouts.But in his first four Grapefruit...
Canada Advances to Quarter-Finals in Qualifying Portion of Rugby Sevens Tourney: Canada Moves on to Quarters of Rugby Sevens
HONG KONG - Canada locked up a quarter-final berth after splitting a pair of matches Saturday in the qualifying portion of the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament.Canada dropped a 24-21 decision to Zimbabwe before bouncing back with a 10-7 win over Spain....
Canada's Milos Raonic Downs Arnaud Clement, Moves into 3rd Round at Key Biscayne: Raonic Moves into Third Round at Key Biscayne
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Canada's Milos Raonic had to fight through an hour-long first set before finding his game in a 7-6 (7), 6-2 win over French veteran Arnaud Clement at the Sony Ericsson Open on Friday.Raonic faces 2007 winner and world No. 4 Andy...
Canada's Nedohin Wins Tiebreaker to Stay Alive in Women's World Curling: Canada Keeps Gold-Medal Hopes Alive
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - It's a long road to Sunday's final at the women's world curling championship for Canada's Heather Nedohin, but she's at least still on it.Her Edmonton rink beat Allison Pottinger of the U.S. 9-8 in Friday's tiebreaker to claim the...
Daniel Alfredsson Has Four Points in Senators' 8-4 Rout of Penguins: Alfredsson Has 4 Points in Senators' 8-4 Rout
OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson said that his team has to approach the final seven games of the regular season as a best-of-seven playoff series.If that's the case, he almost single-handedly gave the Senators the early series lead...
Elbows Up! Mulcair Says He's Ready to Go into the Political Corners with Harper: Mulcair: From Liberal Maverick to NDP Boss
TORONTO - Ask Tom Mulcair to describe his rambunctious political style and he reaches for a shinny analogy."Let's just say I've never been shy about going into the corners and I usually come out with the puck,'' Mulcair told The Canadian Press.His relish...
Erik Cole Scores Three in First Six Minutes as Habs Down Senators 5-1: Cole Hat-Trick Lifts Habs 5-1 over Sens
MONTREAL - These are nervy times for the Ottawa Senators as they try to hold onto a playoff spot in the NHL's Eastern Conference.The struggling Senators saw Montreal winger Erik Cole score three goals in the first 5:41 of play as the Canadiens skated...
Former Olympian Anna Goodman Retires after Nine Years on Canadian Team: Canadian Olympian Anna Goodman Retires
MONT-SAINTE-ANNE, Que. - Veteran slalom skier Anna Goodman announced her retirement on Saturday, saying she'll miss her Canadian teammates as much as the sport she's leaving behind.The 26-year-old from Pointe-Claire, Que., is retiring after nine years...
Habs Great Jean Beliveau Released from Hospital after Suffering Stroke: Habs Great Beliveau Released from Hospital
MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens great Jean Beliveau, who suffered a stroke just under a month ago, has been released from hospital and appears to be on the mend.Donald Beauchamp, a spokesman for the NHL team, said Beliveau was released from Montreal General...
Harper Takes Aim at Human Smuggling with Cash and Equipment for Thai Police: Harper Takes Aim at Human Smuggling
BANGKOK - Prime Minister Stephen Harper turned the focus from trade to human smuggling on his last day in Thailand.His government has set aside $12 million over two years to help detect and prevent human smuggling operations.Roughly $7 million of the...
Henry, Cavallini Score in Canada's Upset of U.S.; Edwini-Bonsu Earns Red Card: Henry, Cavallini Score in Canada's Upset of U.S
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The final results of Canada's match against the United States on Saturday will turn some heads.Doneil Henry and Lucas Cavallini each scored as Canada stunned the Americans 2-0 at the CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying tournament.It...
Mourners Say Goodbye to Mariam Makhniashvili; Toronto Teen Disappeared in 2009: Mourners Say Goodbye to Mariam Makhniashvili
TORONTO - Mourners bid their final farewells Saturday to a Toronto teen whose mysterious disappearance more than two years ago came to a grim conclusion late last month.For many who gathered for Mariam Makhniashvili's funeral, the private ceremony brought...
Nesbitt Wins Gold Again at Speedskating Single Distance World Championships: Canadian Speedskater Nesbitt Wins Gold Again
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands - Canada's Christine Nesbitt won her second straight gold medal at the speedskating single distance world championships Saturday with a dominant performance in the 1,000 metres.Nesbitt, who won the 1,500-metre title Friday, finished...
New York Captain Ryan Callahan Scores SO Winner as Rangers Beat Leafs 4-3: Callahan Scores SO Winner as Rangers Beat Leafs
TORONTO - In a dogfight for the Eastern Conference title, a visit to Air Canada Centre was just what the New York Rangers needed.Ryan Callahan scored the shootout winner Saturday as the Rangers beat the Maple Leafs 4-3 to stretch their lead in the conference...
New York Rangers Get What They Envisioned after Signing Brad Richards: Rangers like What They See in Brad Richards
TORONTO - This is what the New York Rangers envisioned when they signed Brad Richards to shine in Manhattan beside their star sniper Marian Gaborik.Richards set up Gaborik twice, including a highlight-reel goal in the third period, to lead the Rangers...
Nick Rose Earns Win in Debut with Rock; Toronto Downs Rochester 13-7: Nick Rose Wins Debut with Rock 13-7
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The Toronto Rock found the spark they needed with a new goaltender in net.Toronto played its best game of the National Lacrosse League season in support of newly-acquired Nick Rose and defeated the Rochester Knighthawks 13-7 on Saturday...
OHL Roundup: A Look at Friday's Games: OHL Roundup: A Look at Friday's Games
Matt MacLeod couldn't have picked a better time to make an offensive impact for his Brampton Battalion.The 18-year-old scored his first career hat trick as Brampton shutout the visiting Sudbury Wolves 4-0 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action.MacLeod,...
Ottawa Says Unforeseen Challenges Made Plans for Arctic Station Too Costly: Ottawa Says Cost Over-Runs Forced Arctic Cut
The federal government says budget concerns are behind cuts to a planned Arctic naval facility.A defence department official says downgrades to plans for the Nanisivik station on the eastern gate of the Northwest Passage were necessary because of the...
Ouellette Scores in Overtime as Stars Down Blades 5-4 at Clarkson Cup: Ouellette Scores in OT as Stars Down Blades
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Caroline Ouellette provided the heroics on Saturday, scoring the game-winning goal 45 seconds into overtime as the Montreal Stars defeated the Boston Blades 5-4 in Canadian Women's Hockey League playoff action.The overtime was decided...
Patrick Maroon, Luca Caputi Shootout Heroes as Crush Top IceCaps 5-4: Maroon, Caputi Shootout Heroes as Crush Top IceCaps
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Patrick Maroon and Luca Caputi both scored in the shootout as the Syracuse Crush slipped past the St. John's IceCaps 5-4 on Friday in American Hockey League action.Caputi also scored in regulation for Syracuse (31-27-8), while Jean-Francois...
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:Sunday, March 25E TIME SPT VIS HOME V+ V T H H+ O # U22 3:00p HKY EDM CLB 2.30 1.65 6.00 1.85 2.60 1.80 5.5 1.6023 5:00p HKY MIN WAS 3.50 2.70 7.00 1.30 1.60 2.00 5.5 1.5024 5:00p HKY NYI FLA 3.00 2.30...
QMJHL Roundup: A Look at Saturday's Games: QMJHL Roundup: A Look at Saturday's Games
Charles Coyle couldn't have asked for a better start to his first taste of playoff hockey in Canada.The 20-year-old native of East Weymouth, Mass., scored three goals and set up two more as the top-seeded Saint John Sea Dogs crushed the visiting Cape...
Red Card Costs Montreal Impact in 2-0 Defeat to Columbus Crew: Red Card Costs Impact in 2-0 Loss to Crew
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Montreal Impact took a red card and conceded a penalty kick in the first 30 minutes of a 2-0 loss against the Columbus Crew on Saturday.Little wonder, then, that the expansion Impact remains winless.Milovan Mirosevic and Olman Vargas...
San Jose Earthquakes Spoil Toronto FC's Home Opener, Winning 3-0 at BMO Field: Toronto FC Let Down by Defence in Home Opener
TORONTO - Two games into the MLS season, Toronto FC is reeling."Two games, six goals," said a downcast Toronto manager Aron Winter.And two losses. Toronto may still be alive in the CONCACAF Champions League but it is 0-2-0 in MLS play thanks to a defence...
Saturday's Schedule: Saturday's Schedule
Start times (ET) for Saturday's major sports:HOCKEYNHLCalgary at Dallas, 2 p.m.N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m.Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7 p.m.Winnipeg at Nashville, 7 p.m.Montreal at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.Carolina at Detroit,...
Support Exists for Cullen's Idea of Joint Liberal-NDP Candidates, Poll Suggests: Traction for Liberal-NDP Vision: Poll
TORONTO - Canadians would prefer that New Democrats choose Thomas Mulcair as their new leader, but an idea floated by one of his rivals is gaining traction too, a new poll suggests.The latest Harris-Decima poll, conducted for The Canadian Press, asked...
Swedes, Swiss Play for Gold, Canada for Bronze in Women's World Curling: Canada Faces South Korea for Bronze
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - An upstart South Korean squad beat Canada with defence and ended Heather Nedohin's chances for a gold medal at the women's world curling championship.Skip Ji-Sun Kim made a tap for two points and a 4-3 win in Saturday's game between...
Top B.C. News as of 9 P.M.: Top B.C. News
FRIDAY, March 23B.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. This advisory...
Top News Advisory as of 6 P.M., Saturday, March 24, 2012: Top News Advisory
Saturday, March 24, 20126 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 develops. This...
Top Sports Advisory at 6 P.M. Saturday, March 24
Here are the top Sports stories from The Canadian Press as of 6 p.m. All times are Eastern. Advisories will move at approximately 10:15 a.m., 4 p.m., and 9 p.m. ET weekdays and at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET weekends. Entries are subject to change as news develops.Contact...
Waters Declining, but No Timeline for New Brunswick Evacuees to Return Home: No Timeline for N.B. Evacuees to Return Home
PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B. - Water levels were dropping Saturday along the St. John River in northern New Brunswick, but there was no timeline for when hundreds of evacuees could return to their homes.About 500 people in the village of Perth-Andover were ordered...
Western Mustangs Upset UNB 3-2 at Canadian University Men's Hockey Championships: Western Mustangs Upset UNB at CIS Championships
FREDERICTON - The University of Western Ontario Mustangs are playing every game like it's their last at the Canadian university men's hockey championship.Keaton Turkiewicz had a goal and an assist as Western advanced to the championship final with a...
White Supremacist Rallies in Alta. and Ont. End after Anti-Racists Show Up: Racist Rallies in Alta and Ont Disperse Fast
EDMONTON - A white supremacist rally in Edmonton's downtown lasted only minutes when the demonstrators fled into a subway stairwell after they were greeted by over 100 anti-racist counter-protesters.Police then blocked subway platform entrances until...
Would-Be NDP Leaders Run Afoul of Time Limits during High-Tech Showcase: Would-Be NDP Leaders Run Afoul of Time Limits
TORONTO - The sonic boom heard from the convention floor might have come from Tom Mulcair's speed-of-light reading of his convention speech.The consensus front-runner was preceded on stage by pounding drummers that slowed Mulcair's ascent to the stage...
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