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Articles from March 27, 2012

Accused Tori Killer Was 'Stressed Out' in Days after Girl's Disappearance: Accused Tori Killer Was 'Stressed Out'
LONDON, Ont. - The man accused of killing eight-year-old Victoria Stafford looked "haggard" and seemed stressed out in the days after her death, court heard Tuesday.Michael Rafferty visited ex-girlfriend Barbara Armstrong, 44, who kept him illegally...
Alberta Wildrose Party Promises to Reinvigorate Nest-Egg Heritage Trust Fund: Wildrose to Balance Budget, Invest in Future
OKOTOKS, Alta. - The Wildrose party says the Progressive Conservatives are squandering Alberta's petro-billions on perks and pet projects, moving the province dangerously close to the precipice should oil prices tank once again."Alberta families know...
B.C. Consumer Watchdog Orders Payday Lender Cash Store to Repay Customers: Cash Store Ordered to Repay Customers
VANCOUVER - Consumer Protection BC has ordered payday lender Cash Store Financial Inc. to provide refunds to customers who were allegedly charged more than the legal limit -- a position that the company continues to dispute.The not-for-profit consumer...
B.C. Premier Says Liberal Defection Benefits New Democrats: Clark Says Defection Threatens Her Government
VICTORIA - B.C. Premier Christy Clark says John van Dongen's surprise decision to leave her Liberal government to join the provincial Conservatives is a mistake that helps the Opposition New Democrats.Clark said Tuesday van Dongen's move threatens her...
B-C Update
(BC-Van-Dongen-Quits-Clark)Premier Christy Clark is firing back at John Van Dongen after the Abbotsford M-L-A quit the Liberals to join the Conservatives.Van Dongen accused Clark of a failure in leadership, but Clark says leadership means working to...
Business News as of 6 P.M. ET: Business News as of 6 P.M. ET
TUESDAY, March 27,6 p.m. ETBUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 6 p.m. ET. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change...
Calgary Flames Still Have Eye on the Prize, Say Playoffs Are a Possibility: Flames Still Say Playoffs Are a Possibility
CALGARY - The Calgary Flames insist the playoffs are still in their reach -- even if they have to win all five remaining games.That quest continues Wednesday at the Scotiabank Saddledome where the Flames (35-27-15) host the Los Angeles Kings (37-27-12),...
Cammalleri Has Three Points as Flames Beat Stars 5-4, Keep Playoff Hopes Alive: Flames Beat Stars, Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
CALGARY - The Calgary Flames' playoff hopes are not dead yet.Mike Cammalleri had a goal and two assists Monday night as Calgary kept their post-season aspirations alive, erupting for four second period goals in a 5-4 victory over the Dallas Stars.The...
Canada Advances to Olympic Qualifying Semis after 1-1 Draw against Cuba: Canada Settles for Draw against Cuba
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Canada moved on to the semifinals at the CONCACAF men's soccer Olympic qualifying tournament on Monday, but a goal conceded in injury time could derail its journey to the 2012 London Games.With Canada seemingly headed for victory and...
Canada's Patrick Chan Says He Might Not Be Skating If Not for Move to Colorado: Chan Might Not Be Skating If Not for Colorado
NICE, France - Turns out, the most tumultuous season for Patrick Chan may have been the one that salvaged his career.The 21-year-old skating star from Toronto moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., just before the 2010 Olympics in a season of upheaval that...
Canadian Currency Loses Ground amid Mixed Commodity Prices, U.S. Consumer Data: Loonie Lower amid Mixed Commodities
TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed lower against the U.S. currency Tuesday amid weaker prices for copper and gold and soft U.S. economic data.The commodity-sensitive loonie was down 0.38 of a cent to 100.51 cents US following a jump of more than three-quarters...
Canadian DJ Deadmau5, Madonna Declare a Truce on Twitter: Deadmau5, Madonna Call a Truce on Twitter
TORONTO - Deadmau5 and Madonna have declared a truce on Twitter after the Canadian electronic DJ slagged the Material Girl for making comments that he interpreted as glamorization of drug use.The 53-year-old pop star's new album is titled "MDNA," which...
Canadian Firms Emerge from Recession 'Fit as a Fiddle,' New CIBC Index Shows: Firms in Best Shape in Years, CIBC Says
OTTAWA - Canadian firms are in a stronger position to withstand a new crisis, or to take advantage of the recovery, than they were before the recession, says a report from CIBC.Rolling out a new composite index to gauge the state of corporations in Canada,...
Canadian National Selling Two Rail Segments to Metrolinx for $310.5 Million: Metrolinx Pays $310.5 Million for Rail Lines
TORONTO - The Ontario government's Metrolinx is paying $310.5 million to buy two segments of railway line in the Toronto area from Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR).The rails are principally used to carry GO Transit passenger trains, which are part...
Canadian Pacific CEO Green Defends Railway's Record, Assails Hunter Harrison: Canadian Pacific CEO Defends Railway's Record
TORONTO - The CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. took direct aim Tuesday at Hunter Harrison, his erstwhile counterpart at the railroad's biggest rival and the man an activist investor wants to install in his place.Fred Green said the future of his...
Candid Cuddy: Blue Rodeo Co-Frontman Revisits Highs, Lows of Toronto Band's Past: Blue Rodeo Looks Back: Q&A with Jim Cuddy
TORONTO - The boyhood friendship between Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor has given way to one of the most fruitful songwriting partnerships in Canadian music history. In the 25 years since releasing hit debut "Outskirts," Blue Rodeo has amassed 11 Juno wins...
Carolina Beats Toronto 3-0, Eliminates Maple Leafs from Playoff Contention: Maple Leafs Eliminated from Playoff Race
TORONTO - The epic fall is complete. The Toronto Maple Leafs will endure another spring without meaningful hockey.A 3-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night officially eliminated the Leafs from playoff contention in the Eastern Conference,...
Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Loves Montreal's 'Uniquely Crazy' Food: Celebrity Chef Bourdain Loves Montreal Food
MONTREAL - When celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was compiling his list of international cities to feature on the TV show "The Layover," Montreal was a no-brainer for inclusion.That's because the city's cuisine is "uniquely crazy, uniquely individualistic...
Centerra Gold Shares Fall 15% after Outlook Reduced Due to Ice-Related Delay: Shares in Centerra Gold Fall 15%
Centerra Gold shares tumbled 15 per cent Tuesday after the miner cut its production guidance for the Kumtor mine due to ice movement in the pit that will delay access to a section of high grade ore.The Toronto-headquartered company (TSX:CG) said a preliminary...
Champions Tour Looks to Extend Deal to Keep Popular Montreal Championship: Champions Tour Looks to Keep Montreal Stop
MONTREAL - The PGA Champions Tour hopes to have a deal in place this summer to keep the only Canadian stop on the seniors circuit going for at least another three to five years.Tour president Mike Stevens was to begin talks Tuesday with Synchro Sports,...
Coverage Plans for 41st Juno Awards: Juno Plans
Canadian Press entertainment reporters Nick Patch and Victoria Ahearn will be heading to Ottawa later this week to cover the 41st Juno Awards. Here is a look at the stories we have planned in advance of the biggest night in Canadian music. Over the course...
Daniel Alfredsson Scores Late Goal as Ottawa Senators Hold off Winnipeg Jets 6-4: Alfredsson Scores Late, Senators Down Jets
WINNIPEG - Daniel Alfredsson may have landed the knockout blow to the Winnipeg Jets' playoff aspirations.Ottawa's captain scored twice, including the decisive goal in the dying minutes, as the Senators all but extinguished Winnipeg's post-season chances...
Dos Santos vs. Overeem Highlights a UFC 146 Card Big on Heavyweights: UFC 146 Will Showcase Heavyweight Fighters
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Flanked by over 1,500 pounds of muscle, Dana White couldn't resist a joke about how UFC 146 is shaping up."This fight is a big one, I mean that literally. This card is stacked with heavyweights," said the UFC president Tuesday at the...
Economy, Trade Trumps Nuke Terrorism as Harper Talks with World Leaders in Seoul: Trade Trumps Nuke Terrorism in Harper Talks
SEOUL, South Korea - It was officially billed as a nuclear security summit, but trade and the economy trumped terrorism in Stephen Harper's backroom chats with other world leaders.The end of two-day meeting saw Canada renew commitments to battling nuclear...
Editorial Exchange: London Now Shares Vancouver's Shame: Editorial Exchange: London Now Shares Vancouver's Shame
An editorial from the Kamloops Daily News, published March 24:OK, British Columbia, heave a collective sigh of relief.With memories of last spring's Stanley Cup riots still fresh in our minds -- no matter how hard we try to vanquish them -- we can take...
Editorial Exchange: Sex Trade Still Needs Controls: Editorial Exchange: Sex Trade Still Needs Controls
An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published March 27:Residents of Waterloo Region were fearful in 2010 that a Superior Court of Ontario ruling that struck down provisions on street solicitation would lead to a proliferation of prostitution...
Enbridge to Spend $3.8 Billion on Two Expanded U.S. Oil Pipelines: Enbridge Plots $3.8B Pipeline Expansions
CALGARY - The race to ship crude to Gulf Coast refineries has intensified, as Enbridge Inc. announced plans to invest nearly $4 billion on two expanded U.S. pipeline proposals.Canada's largest crude transporter (TSX:ENB) said late Monday its proposed...
Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press: Canadian Press Entertainment Briefs
Tuesday, March 27Kate Winslet, James Cameron at Titanic 3D premiereLONDON --Actress Kate Winslet and director James Cameron have walked the red carpet in London for the premiere of the movie "Titanic," re-released in 3D.Cameron told reporters that the...
Fear of Stigma Can Mean Hiding Memory Lapses from Loved Ones, Co-Workers: Some Hide Memory Lapses Due to Fear of Stigma
TORONTO - Cynthia first noticed she was having trouble with her memory a couple of years ago while reading books, one of her favourite pastimes. From one day to the next, she found herself unable to recall the plot, the main characters or the setting.At...
Federal Budget Branding to Emphasize 'Responsible' Development of Resources: Budget Branding to Focus on Natural Resources
OTTAWA - The federal budget catch-phrase of the day will be "responsible resource development."That's how sources say the government will be branding its moves to streamline environmental assessment, remove bureaucratic barriers to resource extraction,...
Feds to Seek Legal Opinion on Whether Air Canada Broke Laws in Aveos Closure: Feds to Seek Legal Opinion on Aveos Closure
OTTAWA - The federal government says it will seek a legal opinion on whether Air Canada broke any obligations that led to the closure of an aircraft maintenance firm, leaving 2,600 jobless.A House of Commons committee was also convened on Tuesday to...
Former Mountie Accuses RCMP of Bullying, Discrimination in Class-Action Lawsuit: Woman Sets off RCMP Class-Action Lawsuit
VANCOUVER - A former Mountie has launched a class-action lawsuit against the RCMP, hoping to purge the "toxic" attitude against women within the male-dominated force, her lawyer says.David Klein says more than 100 current and former female members from...
Get the Dirt on Organic Growing in Inspirational Manual for Spring Planting: Get Dirt on Spring Planting with Organic Manual
Robin Tunnicliffe and her friends Rachel Fisher and Heather Stretch are changing traditional farming into a ground-breaking experience.The 30-something Vancouver Island women each farm organically on three different leased acreages in Saanich, B.C.,...
Government Will Designate Military Events, Sites, Groups as Historic: New Designations for Military History
OTTAWA - The federal government, which has been promoting the bicentennial of the War of 1812, is placing even more emphasis on military history by designating a number of sites, events and groups as historic.Parks Canada says it's an effort to single...
Harper Hits Nuclear Summit as North and South Korea Rattle Sabres: Harper Arrives at Nuclear Security Summit
SEOUL, South Korea - Stephen Harper touched down in Seoul on Monday to attend a global nuclear summit amid a rising cacophony of threats and challenges involving North Korea, its atomic program and the regime's accelerated plans to hurl a satellite into...
Hurricanes' Goaltender Cam Ward Salvaging a Decent Season after a Poor Start: Hurricanes' Ward Ending Season on a High Note
TORONTO - You won't find Cam Ward's name among the NHL statistical leaders in any goaltending category, but the Carolina Hurricanes netminder is finishing strong in a season that started out so poorly.While the Hurricanes (31-31-15) appeared to be effectively...
International News Advisory as of 3:30 P.M. Tuesday, March 27, 2012: International News Advisory
Tuesday, March 27, 20123:30 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 as news develops. This advisory...
Jury Deliberating in Winnipeg Trial of Man Accused of Killing Wife: Jury Deliberating in Dead Wife Trial
WINNIPEG - Twelve jurors began the task Tuesday of determining whether a man violently killed his wife -- without being seen by any witnesses -- while the couple's two sons slept just metres away.In his final instructions, Court of Queen's Bench Justice...
Little Kids Should Move More, Sit Less, Say New Guidelines for Children under Four: Toddlers Need More Activity, Less Sitting Time
TORONTO - Little children should be moving more and sitting less, according to new recommendations that are being billed as the first Canadian guidelines for physical activity and sedentary behaviour for children four and younger.Kids younger than two...
MacLean Breaks Canadian Record, Six Swimmers Qualify at Olympic Trials: MacLean Breaks Canadian Record at Swim Trials
MONTREAL - Toronto's Brittany MacLean lowered one of the longest standing national records in the books, winning the women's 400-metre freestyle Tuesday to open the Canadian Olympic swimming trials.MacLean finished in four minutes 6.08 seconds to lower...
Manitoba Researchers Looking into 1970s Living Wage Program Mincome: Researchers Look into Living Wage Program
WINNIPEG - Manitoba researchers are looking into a social experiment in the 1970s in which the working poor received a living wage to help make ends meet.Called Mincome, the program was tested primarily in Dauphin.Then prime minister Pierre Trudeau and...
'MDNA' by Madonna among New CD Releases for the Week of March 27: 'MDNA' by Madonna among New CDs
Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week of March 27:Clay Aiken _ "Steadfast"All-American Rejects _ "Kids in the Street"Before Their Eyes _ "Redemption"Frank Black & The Catholics _ "Live at Melkweg"Jay Brannan _ "Rob Me Blind"Roy Buchanan...
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 Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,512.04, down 62.75 points):Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT). Grain-handler. Up six cents, or 0.38 per cent, at $15.97...
Mulcair's Muted Debut as NDP Leader Comes with No Prime Minister to Spar With: No Harper for Mulcair's Muted Debut
OTTAWA - Know your enemy, know yourself.The time-worn Sun Tzu axiom may as well have been tattooed on Thomas Mulcair's right hand as he arrived Monday for his first day on Parliament Hill as the leader of the official Opposition.With his sworn political...
Nanaimo, B.C., Student Chef Wins Prize for Creating Best Rice Recipe: B.C. Student Chef Wins Prize in Rice Contest
TORONTO - A student chef from Nanaimo, B.C., has won a contest for Canada's best rice recipe in a cook-off against two other contestants.Elycia Ross from Vancouver Island University was the winner of the USA Rice Federation's Culinary Student Recipe...
National Research Council Lost Focus, Will Face Budget Changes, Says Minister: NRC to Face Major Overhaul in Budget
OTTAWA - The federal budget will overhaul the way the National Research Council funds science and technology research as part of a sweeping innovation agenda, the minister in charge of the agency said Tuesday.In a speech and interview Gary Goodyear,...
New Brunswick to Cut Civil Service and Sell Crown Assets to Fix Its Fiscal House: New Brunswick Debt Forecast Nears $11 Billion
FREDERICTON - New Brunswick is cutting its civil service and selling off Crown assets in an effort to fix its finances as it struggles to overcome a net debt expected to near $11 billion in the next year.The cash-strapped provincial government delivered...
New Program Aims to Spur Research into Innovative Treatment for Kids with Autism: New Program to Spur Innovative Autism Research
OTTAWA - The federal government announced funding Tuesday to support research into autism spectrum disorder, a developmental neurological condition that affects thousands of Canadian children.Federal Health Minister Leon Aglukkaq said $1 million will...
OHL Roundup: A Look at Tuesday's Games: OHL Roundup: A Look at Tuesday's Games
Brady Austin scored in overtime as the Belleville Bulls beat the Ottawa 67's 4-3 in Ontario Hockey League playoff action Tuesday.Austin's goal came 7:46 into the extra period as Belleville tied their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final at...
Ontario Budget Seeks to Close Some Schools but Will Keep Small Class Sizes: Class Size Cap Will Remain, but Some Closures
TORONTO - Class sizes will remain the same in Ontario but some underutilized schools will be closed and boards amalgamated in sparsely populated areas, Finance Minister Dwight Duncan said Tuesday in releasing his budget."Unfortunately school districts...
Ontario Delays Cut to Corporate Tax Rate in Budget Watched by Credit Agencies: Ontario Delays Cut to Corporate Tax Rates
TORONTO - A delay of the planned corporate tax rate cut in Ontario was a near certainty, but the added caveat Tuesday of the freeze staying in place until the cash-strapped province balances its books proved a hard pill to swallow for some business groups.The...
Ontario Walks Political, Fiscal Tightrope with Budget to Slay Deficit in 5 Years: Ontario Budget Walks Political Tightrope
TORONTO - Cash-strapped Ontario is putting off business tax cuts, taking aim at pensions, and vowing to legislate pay freezes for public sector workers if need be in an austerity budget designed to lift Canada's former economic powerhouse out of the...
Ottawa Investigates Whether Stricken Yacht Was Being Used for Human Smuggling: Stricken Yacht Survivors Claim Refugee Status
YARMOUTH, N.S. - A large search-and-rescue operation off the coast of Nova Scotia for three people missing from a stricken yacht took a twist Tuesday when the federal government announced it's investigating whether the boat was involved in human smuggling.One...
QMJHL Roundup: A Look at Tuesday's Games: QMJHL Roundup: A Look at Tuesday's Games
Charlie Coyle continued his torrid scoring pace with two goals and the Saint John Sea Dogs moved within a win of advancing to the second round of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs with an 8-2 rout of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Tuesday.Coyle...
Quebec Study Finds 109 Breast-Cancer Cases Not Originally Diagnosed: Quebec Study Finds 109 Breast-Cancer Cases
MONTREAL - A sweeping medical study of thousands of mammograms in Quebec has found 109 cases of breast cancer that had not been previously diagnosed.The provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons, which carried out the investigation, said Monday that...
Resolute Wins Quebec Court of Appeal Decision in Battle to Acquire Fibrek: Quebec Court Overturns Fibrek Warrants
MONTREAL - The Quebec Court of Appeal has sided with Resolute Forest Products by overturning a lower court ruling that had helped its rival in its attempt to acquire control of Fibrek Inc.The three-judge panel decided that the Court of Quebec erred in...
Rio Tinto Reviewing If Diamond Assets, Including NWT Mine, Continue to Sparkle: Rio Tinto Reviewing Diamond Assets
MONTREAL - Global miner Rio Tinto is considering whether its diamond operations, including one in Canada, will continue to sparkle in its hands or should be sold.The company, which operates three diamond mines, including one 300 kilometres northeast...
Roberto Luongo Stops 38 Shots as Vancouver Canucks Blank L.A. Kings 1-0: Luongo Backstops Canucks to Win over Kings
VANCOUVER - Roberto Luongo's reboot continues to pay off for the Vancouver Canucks.Luongo made 38 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Canucks blanked the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 Monday at Rogers Arena. It was Luongo's third strong performance...
Sex Workers Now 'Real Citizens' after Appeal Court Nixes Ban on Brothels: Sex Workers Jubilant after Brothel Ban Nixed
TORONTO - Canada's anti-prostitution laws entered a "new era" Monday as Ontario's top court struck down a ban on brothels on the grounds it exposes sex-trade workers to added danger.In its 132-page decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal did uphold the...
Students Block Access to Two Government Buildings in Quebec; Run into Police: Rowdy Student Protests in Montreal, Quebec
MONTREAL - Students blocked access to government buildings in several Quebec cities on Tuesday, leading to showdowns with police that saw one of the crowds pepper-sprayed.A spraying incident in Montreal happened after just under 200 people blocked off...
Tech Firm Says NDP Vote Hit with Hundreds of Thousands of Malicious Requests: NDP Hit with Massive Professional Hack Attack
OTTAWA - More than 10,000 "malevolent" Internet addresses were used to jam the NDP leadership convention's online voting system, according to the tech company that ran the vote.The denial-of-service attack delayed voting for several hours and pushed...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, March 28: The Canadian Press News Agenda for March 28
EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Wednesday, March 28 as of 3 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local unless otherwise noted. Queries...
'Titanic' 3D Re-Release More about Drama Than Spectacle, Says Producer: Nostalgia Drives 'Titanic' Re-Release: Zane
TORONTO - The making of James Cameron's disaster film "Titanic" was like a "military expedition," co-star Billy Zane recalls as the blockbuster epic prepares to launch anew as a 3D spectacle.Fifteen years after portraying the film's gun-toting villain...
Toews Urges Pursuit of Anonymous, Says Threats Not Just against Him but All MPs: Toews Urges Pursuit of Anonymous Attackers
OTTAWA - Public Safety Minister Vic Toews acknowledges Parliament's hands may be tied when it comes to dealing with online videos attacking him.But he urged MPs not to give up their pursuit of the issue, saying threats against them in the age of the...
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 replaces The Canadian...
Top B.C. News as of 9 P.M.: Top B.C. News
TUESDAY, March 27B.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...
Toronto FC Looks to Steady Ship against Mexican Visitors after League Losses: Toronto FC Looks to Rebound against Santos
TORONTO - Four days after falling apart against the San Jose Earthquakes, Toronto FC has a chance to redeem itself.But it won't be easy changing TFC's fortunes Wednesday night as the struggling MLS side hosts Mexico's Santos Laguna in the opening leg...
Toronto Maple Leafs Goalie James Reimer Sidelined with Upper-Body Injury: Leafs G Reimer out with Upper-Body Injury
TORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer has been sidelined with an upper-body injury.Reimer took the morning skate ahead of a game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday and was expected to start in the game.But the team announced later...
Tory Stronghold of Calgary under Attack during Alberta Election Campaign: Tory Stronghold of Calgary Key to Election Win
CALGARY - The two front-runners in Alberta's election campaign have already taken pains to make it clear that the province's oil capital is no more or less important than any other region.Danielle Smith and her Wildrose party and Premier Alison Redford...
Trayvon Martin's Parents on Capitol Hill as Outrage Persists over Boy's Killing: Trayvon's Parents Go to Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON - The grieving parents of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black boy gunned down by a neighbourhood watch volunteer who believed he looked suspicious, travelled to the U.S. capital on Tuesday for a congressional forum looking into racial profiling...
Trial Closes for Former B.C. Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Her Student: Sex by the Crayons, Teacher Sex Trial Hears
VERNON, B.C. - A former Vernon, B.C., teacher had sex with her student at her parents' house, in her bedroom, her classroom and in the supply room of the school basement, Crown lawyer Neil Flanagan told the court during his closing argument at the Deborah...
TSX Backs off amid Mixed Commodities, Dip in U.S. Consumer Confidence: TSX Lower, American Consumer Confidence Dips
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed lower Tuesday with traders disinclined to add to the solid gain of the previous session while taking in data showing a slip in American consumer confidence.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 62.75 points to...
TSX-Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared March 27, 2011: TSX-Listed Corporate Dividends, Distributions
TORONTO - Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on March 27, 2012.<Western Areas Nl Ordinary J (TSX:WSA): $0.05227. Payable Apr 04. Record Mar 15.<Xtf Morningstar Cda Div...
Vancouver to Stage Smaller Scale Canucks Celebrations a Year after Riot: Vancouver Has Playoff Plan a Year after Riot
VANCOUVER - Vancouver is ditching the giant outdoor Stanley Cup viewing parties that saw massive crowds and a "toxic soup" of alcohol boil over into a chaotic riot last year, instead planning dozens of smaller events that the city hopes will be enough...
Virtue and Moir Say They're Better Prepared Than They Have Been in Years: Virtue, Moir Gunning to Reclaim World Title
NICE, France - The world championships marked the one and only full competition for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir last season, coming after another frustrating few months of rehabilitation for Virtue.A year later, Virtue insists she's never felt better....
War on Drugs Sparks Discussion of Canada-U.S.-Mexico Military Co-Operation: MacKay Says Drug War Needs Joint Military Aid
OTTAWA - It's time for greater military co-operation in North America's long war on drugs, Defence Minister Peter MacKay and his U.S. and Mexican counterparts said Tuesday.The first trilateral meeting of defence ministers ended with a common front on...
Wealthy Seniors to Pay More for Prescriptions under Ontario Drug Plan: Budget: Wealthy Seniors to Pay More for Drugs
TORONTO - Ontario's wealthy seniors will pay more for prescriptions handled through the provincial drug plan under changes proposed Tuesday in the budget.The Liberals want to change the Ontario Drug Benefit program so that about five per cent of seniors...
Wolski Scores in Regulation and Shootout, Lifts Panthers to Win over Canadiens: Wolski Goals Lift Panthers 3-2 over Habs
MONTREAL - It's scoreboard-watching season in the NHL, and Florida Panthers coach Kevin Dineen admits he is an avid participant.He liked what he saw on Tuesday night. Not only did his team post a comeback 3-2 victory in a shootout over the Montreal Canadiens,...
World Figure Skating Championship Scouting Report: World Figure Skating Championship Scouting
NICE, France - A scouting report on the four disciplines at this week's world figure skating championships in Nice, France:Men's SinglesCanada's Patrick Chan boasts an undefeated streak that stretches back 15 months. He arrived in France with the season's...
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