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Articles from May 17, 2012

800-Year-Old Red Cedar Hacked Down in B.C. Forest: Environmental Group: 800-Year-Old Red Cedar Chopped in Forest
VANCOUVER - A giant 800-year-old red cedar tree has been poached from a provincial park on southern Vancouver Island, but the culprits who repeatedly returned to the site to hack it down may never be brought to justice.Torrance Coste of the Wilderness...
Alberta NDP Calls on Child Advocate to Review Death of Worker in Teen Care Home: Child Advocate Should Review Worker Death: NDP
EDMONTON - Alberta's NDP says it's time to bring in the child and youth advocate to shed light on the death of a woman who was killed on the job at an assisted-living home for teens.Rachel Notley says child advocate Del Graff, as an independent officer...
Battered Forestry Industry Sets Goal for 60,000 Additional Jobs by 2020: Forestry Sector Sets Goal of 60,000 New Jobs
OTTAWA - Canada's forestry industry says it is ready for a comeback and expects to add 60,000 new jobs by 2020.Industry executives unveiled a strategy for growth Thursday to generate an additional $20 billion in economic activity in the next eight years...
B.C. Court Convicts 3 of 5 Men in 'Sanghera Crime Group' on Weapons Charges: B.C. Court Convicts 3 Men on Weapons Charges
VANCOUVER - Three members of a crime group that Vancouver's police chief once partly blamed for a bloody gang war that gripped the city have been convicted of weapons charges, though two arrested in the same case were acquitted.Boby and Navdip Sanghera...
B.C. Government, WorkSafe BC Support Farm Inquest Recommendations: B.C. Government Welcomes Farm Inquest Verdict
VANCOUVER - B.C.'s government said it is ready to take action on the recommendations of a coroners' jury around the deaths of three Langley, B.C., mushroom farm workers.But some of the jury's recommendations may prove difficult to implement, given B.C.'s...
B.C.'S Organic Growers Browned off by Bid to Wipe Browning Gene from Apples: Genetic Bid Worries B.C.'S Organic Growers
KELOWNA, B.C. - Orchardists in B.C.'s Okanagan region worry that the introduction of genetically modified trees could take a bite out of fruit sales.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is considering an application to allow a genetically modified variety...
B-C Update
(BC-Gang-War)Three men characterized by police as members of a brutal gang have been found guilty of a string of gun charges in B-C Supreme Court in Vancouver.Two other men have been acquitted of similar charges, which were laid after a violent gang...
Blue Jays Accept Lawrie Ban, Demote Lind, and Make History with Brazil-Born Gomes: Blue Jays Accept Lawrie Ban, Demote Lind
TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays bit the bullet on Thursday, accepting Brett Lawrie's suspension and sending underperforming first baseman Adam Lind to the minors.Yan Gomes benefited from both moves, moving up from triple-A Las Vegas. The versatile infielder-catcher...
Bombardier's Q400 Enters Poland Market with First Delivery to Carrier Eurolot: Bombardier Delivers First Q400 to Poland
MONTREAL - Bombardier's Q400 NextGen aircraft has pierced the Poland market with the delivery of the first of eight turboprops ordered by Polish carrier Eurolot.The airline also holds options for an additional 12 of the planes.The firm order contract...
Bus Beheader Vince Li Wins Right to Escorted Trips into Community: Bus Beheader Wins Right to Public Outings
WINNIPEG - A man who beheaded and cannibalized a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in Manitoba has won his bid to leave the grounds of the mental hospital where he is being kept.A Criminal Code review board has ruled that Vince Li's treatment team...
Business News as of 6 P.M. ET: Business News as of 6 P.M. ET
Thursday, May 176 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 as...
Bute Says He's Ready to Square off with Froch in IBF Super-Middleweight Bout: Bute Says Froch Shouldn't Be Too Cocky
MONTREAL - IBF super-middleweight champ Lucian Bute says Carl Froch shouldn't be too cocky when the two fighters step into the ring together next week in Britain."I'm a natural lefty, so yes, he will keep an eye on my left uppercut," Bute told a conference...
Canada Pension Plan Fund Assets Grow to Record $161.6B, Diverts Cash from Stocks: CPP Assets Hit Record $161.6 Billion
TORONTO - The Canada Pension Plan Fund hit a record high value of $161.6 billion last year, adding more than $13 billion to its assets as its investment manager diverted money from battered stock markets to ramp up its stake in private equity.The $161.6...
Canada's Higher Education System Ranks High in Global Study: Canada's Higher Education System Ranks High
TORONTO - Canada's places of higher learning have snagged the third spot in a global ranking of the top post-secondary education systems.The United States made it to the top of the list of 48 countries, followed by Sweden. Finland, Denmark and Switzerland...
Canadian Boxer Mary Spencer's Hopes at Olympic Berth Rest on Another Athlete: Spencer's Olympic Future Rests on Another
QINGHUANGDAO, China - Mary Spencer's Olympic dream is in the hands of another boxer.The three-time world champion will likely find out Friday if she's earned a spot in the London Olympics.Her chances depend on the result of Friday's world championship...
Canadian Captain Ryan Getzlaf Has World Championship to Forget: Getzlaf Has Tough Time at World Championship
HELSINKI - Ryan Getzlaf won't return home with many fond memories from this trip to Europe.Canada's captain at the IIHF World Hockey Championship stood up and took the blame Thursday after a 4-3 quarter-final loss to Slovakia that sent the team packing...
Canadian Dollar Lower amid Rising Fears over Health of Greek, Spanish Banks: Canadian Dollar Lower amid Banking Worries
TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed lower at fresh four-month lows Thursday amid continuing anxiety over the future of the eurozone.The loonie lost 0.62 of a cent to 98.13 cents US as traders avoided riskier assets such as commodities and resource-based...
Canadian Pacific Searches for Replacement CEO, Ex-Boss of Rival Not Inevitable: Embattled CP Head Resigns, New Board Formed
CALGARY - The search for a new boss at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is underway after an activist hedge fund succeeded in its months-long battle to oust CEO Fred Green, a 34-year veteran of the railroad.Green, chairman John Cleghorn and four other directors...
Conrad Black Breaks Silence for First Time since Being Released from Prison: Black Speaks out for First Time since Release
TORONTO - Conrad Black and his wife, Barbara Amiel, have broken their silence for the first time since the fallen media magnate was released from a U.S. prison this month.The couple have used separate forums to talk about Black's final days behind bars...
Conservative MP Vellacott Calls for Law to Protect Unborn from Bullying: MP Says Anti-Bullying Law Needed for Fetuses
OTTAWA - A Conservative MP says anti-bullying initiatives across the country should also protect fetuses.Maurice Vellacott, who represents the Saskatchewan riding of Saskatoon-Wanuskewin, says abortion procedures are far worse than any schoolyard or...
Coroners' Jury Calls for Mandatory Safety Training at Mushroom Farm Inquest: Mushroom Farm Jury Urges Mandatory Training
BURNABY, B.C. - All British Columbia agricultural workers and their employers should undergo mandatory two-day training sessions on occupational health and safety, a coroner's jury has recommended at the inquest into the accidental deaths of three men...
Criticism Prompts Museum to Raise Age of Admission for Sex Exhibit: Age of Entry Raised for Museum Sex Exhibit
OTTAWA - Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore is all in favour of sex education for kids -- just not at national museums, without prior parental consent.The minister defended his criticism of a controversial sex exhibit at the Canada Science and Technology...
Editorial Exchange: EI System No Longer Works: Editorial Exchange: EI System No Longer Works
An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published May 16The Conservative government says Canadians receiving an income under the Employment Insurance program will be required to lower their standards when looking for work or risk losing their benefits.It's...
Editorial Exchange: Off and Stumbling: Editorial Exchange: Off and Stumbling
An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star, published May 16:Provincial Finance Minister Tom Marshall predicted a challenging year for this province in his recently released budget but even he couldn't have known how badly the fiscal year would...
Edmonton Oilers Part Ways with Head Coach Tom Renney after Two Losing Seasons: Oilers Not Renewing Renney's Contract
EDMONTON - Wanting more wins out of their young talent, the Edmonton Oilers won't renew the contract of head coach Tom Renney after two seasons in the NHL's cellar."We're entering a new phase of our hockey club," general manager Steve Tambellini said...
Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press: Canadian Press Entertainment Briefs
Thursday, May 17Underwood sticks up for NHL hubby at gamesTORONTO -- When the cameras catch country star Carrie Underwood attending the games of hockey-playing husband Mike Fisher -- and it happens quite often -- she's typically looking on demurely,...
Entertainment News as of 1 P.M. May 17: Entertainment News Advisory
Thursday, May 17, 20121 p.m.ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Entertainment stories from The Canadian Press as of 1 p.m. ET. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. May 17: Entertainment News Advisory
Thursday, May 17, 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. Entries are subject to change...
European Crisis Forces Canadian Investors to Endure Another Roller Coaster Ride: Canadian Investors in Preservation Mode
MONTREAL - Here we go again.Canadian investors are enduring another white-knuckled roller coaster ride as markets feel the pinch from Europe's economic turmoil.The situation may not be as devastating to Canada as the 2008-2009 financial crisis, but the...
Federal Study Suggests Relocating EI Recipients to Regions with Labour Needs: Survey Suggests Relocating EI Recipients
OTTAWA - A new study from the Human Resources Department suggests Ottawa is looking at ways to get people receiving employment insurance to move to other regions with more jobs.Such measures would go beyond the Harper government's new policy that appears...
Former Sex Worker Reveals Encounter with Man She Says Was Pickton: Former Sex Worker Recalls Pickton Encounter
VANCOUVER - A former sex worker says she found herself sitting in a vehicle next to serial killer Robert Pickton almost two years before his arrest, but when she reported the encounter to police, she was dismissed.The sex worker was testifying Thursday...
From One Cage to Another: Zwicker Credits Family, MMA for Turning His Life Around: Zwicker Credits Family, MMA for Turnaround
Virgil (Rezdog) Zwicker knows a thing or two about second chances.One of 12 kids, the Strikeforce light-heavyweight grew up on the San Pasqual Indian Reservation in California. Zwicker wouldn't back down to anybody and paid the price."I always made dumb...
Harper Heads into Twin International Summits Focusing on Economy, Afghanistan: Harper Heads into Twin International Summits
OTTAWA - Canada heads into a pair of twin international summits this weekend committed to staying the current course in Afghanistan -- but staying mum on next steps.G8 leaders meet at the lush presidential retreat of Camp David beginning Friday, before...
Hassli's Late Goal Gives Whitecaps 1-1 Tie with Reds in First Leg of Final: Whitecaps and Toronto Draw 1-1 in First Leg
VANCOUVER - Eric Hassli was accurate when he had to be Wednesday night.Hassli came off the bench and scored a highlight-reel goal in added time to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 1-1 draw with Toronto FC in the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Thursday, May 17: Health-Lifestyles News Advisory
Thursday, May 17, 20125 p.m.HEALTH-LIFESTYLES NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Health-Lifestyles stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Contact Andrea Baillie...
Higher Duty-Free Thresholds Expected to Boost Cross-Border Shopping: Report: Canada-U.S. Price Gap Narrows to 14 per Cent
OTTAWA - Cross-border shopping is costing the Canadian economy much more than believed and new rules raising duty-free limits will only make matters worse, says a new report by the Bank of Montreal.The assessment of costs comes from the bank's deputy...
Idle for One Month, Cataractes Need to Shake off Rust as Host of Memorial Cup: Cataractes Look to Shake off Rust
SHAWINIGAN, Que. - The Shawinigan Cataractes did not sit around playing cards in the month since they were ousted from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs.They practised and practised some more, worked on conditioning and played an exhibition...
Imperial Oil Eyes Sale of N.S. Refinery or Converting It to a Terminal: Imperial Oil Says N.S. Refinery for Sale
Imperial Oil Ltd. is eyeing the sale of its refinery in Halifax, citing global competition and lower demand for gasoline -- particularly in Europe.A decision is expected on a sale or other alternative, including having the operation in the Dartmouth...
Is Bigger Better? Bombers O-Line Puts Theory to Test for 2012 CFL Season: Bombers Appear Focused on O-Line Size in 2012
WINNIPEG - When and if that new Winnipeg stadium ever opens, hopefully the locker-room doors will be made extra high, and maybe a little wider.It would make life easier for the Blue Bombers' offensive line, judging by the size of the recruits as the...
Jose Bautista Belts One of Four Jays Home Runs in 8-1 Rout of Yankees: Jays Smack Four Homers in 8-1 Rout of Yankees
TORONTO - Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia had a good day at the plate, but it was what he did behind it that satisfied him the most.Arencibia had three hits, including a two-run homer, in the Blue Jays' 8-1 victory over the New York Yankees...
Kostka Scores Twice as Admirals Rout IceCaps 6-1 in Eastern Conference Opener: Admirals Rout IceCaps 6-1 in Series Opener
NORFOLK, Va. - Eddie Pasquale had stood tall through 11 games in the St. John's IceCaps' quest for the Calder Cup, but that came undone when he ran into the Norfolk Admirals' explosive offence.Michel Ouellet, Mike Kostka and Jean-Philippe Cote beat Pasquale...
Lawsuits in Fatal Arctic Plane Crash Allege Poor Traffic Control: Lawsuits Filed in Fatal Arctic Plane Crash
IQALUIT, Nunavut - A pair of lawsuits allege an Arctic air crash that killed 12 people last August was at least partly caused by poor communication between civilian and military air traffic controllers."There must have been some lack of coordination...
Lawyers for Terror Suspects Arrested in 2010 Slam Federal Courtroom Moves: Terror Suspect Lawyers Slam Federal Move
OTTAWA - Lawyers for three men accused of terrorist offences are expressing dismay about a sudden federal move that derailed months of planning.Unexpectedly, federal prosecutors decided this week the men will go directly to trial in Ontario Superior...
Liberals Blocking Work of Ornge Committee to Save Skin: Opposition Parties: Liberals Accused of Blocking Ornge Committee
TORONTO - The governing Liberals are trying to sweep the Ornge scandal under the rug by blocking a legislative committee from continuing its probe of the province's troubled air ambulance service, the opposition charged Thursday.The Progressive Conservatives...
Man Convicted of 1998 Murder Charged in Death of Young Woman from Nova Scotia: Convicted Killer Charged in Woman's Death
NEW GLASGOW, N.S. - A 29-year-old Nova Scotia man who was convicted as a teenager of killing a cab driver has been charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder in the death of a 19-year-old woman who disappeared while he was on parole.Christopher...
Montreal Mayor's Ex-Inner Circle among Nine Arrested in Corruption Sweep: Montreal Mayor's Buddies among 9 Arrested
MONTREAL - Police arrested nine people in a massive anti-corruption sweep that nabbed several former key members of Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay's inner circle.With Thursday's dragnet, the corruption scandals that have rocked Quebec over the last four...
New Brunswick Proposes to Fine Energy Sector, Collect Greater Share of Profits: New Brunswick Wants to Cash in on Energy
FREDERICTON - New Brunswick is proposing a number of extra costs for the energy sector including stiffer fines and a greater share of the industry's profits as the cash-strapped province seeks to develop its oil and natural gas resources.The provincial...
NewsWatch
---(Cda-US-Price-Gap) (Audio: P01)A new report by the Bank of Montreal warns cross-border shopping is costing the economy a lot more than previously thought.B-Mo economist Doug Porter takes issue with the Bank of Canada's recent estimation that cross-border...
No Charges in Tragic Shootings Involving Montreal Police: No Charges in Tragic Shootings Involving Montreal Police
MONTREAL - There will be no charges laid against police who shot and killed two people in Montreal last year, including an innocent bystander on his way to work.A statement from the province's Director of Penal and Criminal Prosecutions about the June...
Oil Kings Know Host Cataractes Will Shake off Rust for Memorial Cup Opener: Oil Kings Ready for Host Cats at Memorial Cup
SHAWINIGAN, Que. - Coach Derek Laxdal says that just because the Shawinigan Cataractes have been idle for a month it is no reason for the Edmonton Oil Kings to take them lightly.Western Hockey League champion Edmonton will kick off the 2012 Mastercard...
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Looking for Private Companies to Run Casinos: Ontario Takes First Steps to Add More Casinos
TORONTO - Ontario Lottery and Gaming announced Thursday it was looking for private companies to run casinos in different areas of the province, including Toronto and Ottawa and as far north as Thunder Bay. OLG issued a request for information from the...
Ontario Seeks to Grab Life-Insurance Payout from Insane Wife Killer: Wife Killer May Lose Insurance Policy Cash
TORONTO - Cash from a slain woman's life-insurance policy should go to the Ontario government rather than to her husband, who killed her while insane, the province argues in a case that raises questions about what constitutes proceeds of crime.In a Superior...
Ottawa Cuts 400 Jobs at Fisheries Department and Coast Guard to Save $79 Million: Ottawa Cuts 400 Fisheries Jobs to Save Money
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - About 400 jobs at the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard are being cut as part of efforts to save just over $79 million.Barbara Mottram, press secretary for Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield, says...
Prep Scores and Schedule: Prep Scores and Schedule
Wednesday's GamesNHL PlayoffsEastern Conference finalNew Jersey 3 N.Y. Rangers 2(Series tied 1-1)--BaseballAmerican LeagueToronto 8 N.Y. Yankees 1Minnesota 11 Detroit 7Cleveland 9 Seattle 3Tampa Bay 2 Boston 1Texas 4 Oakland 1Kansas City 4 Baltimore...
Quebec Announces Emergency Law to Restore Order, More Windows Get Smashed: Special Law and Smashed Windows in Quebec
MONTREAL - Legislation could be introduced as early as today in Quebec aimed at quelling student protests which have rocked the province for the past three months.While sticking to his planned tuition hikes, Premier Jean Charest said he would table emergency...
Quebec Announces Emergency Law to Restore Order, More Windows Get Smashed: Special Law and Smashed Windows in Quebec[1]
MONTREAL - A bid to restore order in restive Quebec was met with streets clogged with thousands of protesters, a multitude of flying projectiles, several smashed windows, and blasts of pepper spray.The unrest on Wednesday night followed the Quebec government's...
Residential Pesticides Should Be Restricted, Not Banned, in B.C.: Committee: Pesticide Restrictions, Not Ban, Recommended
VICTORIA - Science says "No" when it comes to banning cosmetic use of pesticides in British Columbia, but the politics screams "Yes," admits the chairman of an all-party government committee probing pesticide use.Kootenay East Liberal MLA Bill Bennett...
Robocalls Scandal Raises Concerns about Privacy: Commissioner Report: Robocalls Scandal Highlights Privacy Concerns
OTTAWA - The continuing robocalls investigation highlights concerns over how political parties use private, personal information, says a new research report commissioned by the federal privacy commissioner.The long-awaited study details what it calls...
Rogers Shows off New Model for Retail Stores, to Be Rolled out in 6 Provinces: Rogers Ready to Roll out Revamped Stores
TORONTO - As the last of its DVD rentals are sold off, Rogers is showcasing the new design of its retail stores, which the company says will provide a more tailored service to customers.The telecom giant held a tour of its concept store in downtown Toronto...
Romney Distances Himself from Proposed Personal Attacks on Obama: Republicans Propose Blistering Attacks
WASHINGTON - The U.S. political world was afire on Thursday over an explosive report that Republican party strategists are proposing doing "exactly what John McCain would not allow us to do" by launching personal, racially tinged attacks against U.S....
Scrivens Gets Shutout as Marlies Blank Barons 5-0 in Game 1 of AHL West Final: Scrivens Gets Shutout as Marlies Blank Barons
OKLAHOMA CITY - After having eight days off, Toronto Marlies coach Dallas Eakins wasn't sure if his players would play like a rested team or a rusty team.Turns out he had nothing to worry about as Toronto dominated the Oklahoma City Barons en route to...
Sears Canada Shares Drop 13 per Cent as U.S. Holding Company Plans to Cut Stake: Sears Canada Shares Drop 13 per Cent
TORONTO - After several years of trying to gain a bigger stake of Sears Canada, its U.S. majority owner said Thursday it plans to cut its interest in the troubled department store chain as it deals with its own dwindling sales.Sears Holdings Corp. (NYSE:SHLD),...
Senior Police to Face G20-Related Charges at Urging of Watchdog, Source Says: Senior Police to Face G20-Related Charges
TORONTO - Several senior Toronto police officers are likely to face misconduct charges related to the G20 summit two years ago, a source familiar with the situation said Thursday.The charges would come at the urging of Gerry McNeilly, head of Ontario's...
Silvercorp Metals Fourth-Quarter Profits Fall Even as Revenue Grows 4 per Cent: Silvercorp Q4 Profits Fall Even as Sales Grow
VANCOUVER - Silvercorp Metals Inc. (TSX:SVM)(NYSE:SVM), a Vancouver miner which operates primarily in China, says its fiscal fourth-quarter profits fell 19 per cent as it booked $1.5 million in audit and legal fees in an attempt to fend off allegations...
Sloppy Seven-Minute Stretch Costs Canada Shot at a World Hockey Medal: Canada Ousted from World Hockey Championship
HELSINKI - Seven error-filled minutes.That's what cost Canada a shot at glory in this year's IIHF World Hockey Championship.But those seven minutes against underdog Slovakia on Thursday essentially encapsulate the stretch of international hockey disappointment...
Smith Has 20 Points as Canada Tops China 78-66 in Olympic Qualifier Tuneup: Canada Tops China in Olympic Qualifier Tuneup
LANGLEY, B.C. - The Canadian women's national basketball took a promising step forward heading into an Olympic qualifier next month.Kim Smith of Mission, B.C., had 20 points and eight rebounds as Canada opened up a three-game series with China with a...
Spring Session Ends at Saskatchewan Legislature with Talk of Major Changes Ahead: Spring Session Ends at Saskatchewan Legislature
REGINA - The spring session of the Saskatchewan legislature has ended with Premier Brad Wall talking about big changes.Wall wants to release the second phase of the Saskatchewan Party's long-term vision for the province this fall."In order to do that...
Surprise! Trio of Ministers Shows Up Unexpectedly for Environment Hearings: Trio of Ministers Drops in on Budget Hearings
OTTAWA - Three cabinet ministers made a surprise appearance at the subcommittee looking into the environment provisions in the government's massive budget bill -- raising questions about the Conservatives' commitment to giving the bill a full hearing.Environment...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for May 18: The Canadian Press News Agenda for May 18
EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for May 18 as of 10:43 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 about these...
The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead for May 20-26: The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead for May 20-26
EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sunday, May 20 to Saturday, May 26, 2012 as of 2:40 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...
The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead for May 27-June 2: The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead for May 27-June 2
EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sunday, May 27 to Saturday, June 2, 2012 as of 2:41 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...
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
THURSDAY, May 17B.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 Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Thursday, May 17, 2012: Top Prairies-North News
Wednesday, May 17, 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. Entries are subject to...
Tories Unleash Attack Dogs over Mulcair's 'Dutch Disease' Thesis: Tory Attack Dogs Unleashed on Mulcair
OTTAWA - The Harper Conservatives have finally unleashed the attack dogs on Tom Mulcair.They've pounced on the newly minted NDP leader's musings about the economic impact of Alberta's oilsands to paint him as a divisive, ill-informed, irresponsible enemy...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Makes Surprise Appearance at Rainbow Flag-Raising: Mayor Ford Attends Toronto Rainbow Flag Event
TORONTO - The mayor of Canada's most populous city won cheers Thursday as he made an unexpected appearance at a rainbow flag-raising marking International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.The group behind the event -- Parents, Families and Friends...
Transat AT Unveils Retrofitted Jumbo Jet as Part of $48-Million Revamp: Transat AT Unveils New Retrofitted Jet
MONTREAL - Tour operator Transat AT says a $48-million retrofit of its largest jumbo jets will help to differentiate its consumer offering and preserve its market share in the face of increased capacity next winter from rival Sunwing."We don't necessarily...
TSX Flat: Energy, Gold Stocks Rise, Financials Back off on Greek Anxiety: TSX Flat, Held Back by Financial Stocks
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed little changed Thursday as energy and gold stocks advanced after worries about the future of the eurozone pushed commodity prices to multi-month lows this week.The S&P/TSX composite index edged up 4.6 points...
TSX-Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared May 17, 2012: TSX-Listed Corporate Dividends, Distributions
TORONTO - Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on May 17, 2012.<Autocanada Inc. (TSX:ACQ): $0.15. Payable Jun 15. Record May 31.<Alaris Royalty Corp. (TSX:AD): $0.095....
Underwood Admits She Yells at Refs, Opposing Players during NHL Hubby's Games: Underwood Sticks Up for NHL Hubby at Games
TORONTO - When the cameras catch country star Carrie Underwood attending the games of hockey-playing husband Mike Fisher -- and it happens quite often -- she's typically looking on demurely, sporting picture-perfect hair and a fresh jersey.But she says...
Where Are the Grown-Ups during Quebec Strikes? Many Are Right on the Front Lines: Where Are Grown-Ups in Quebec Student Strike?
MONTREAL - With scenes of student unrest in the streets of Quebec, one might be tempted to ask: Where are the grown-ups?In some cases, they're right there with the students -- on the front lines.Parents and teachers have been among the older demonstrators...
Wi-LAN Patent Lawsuit against Big-Name Companies Allowed to Proceed in Texas: Wi-LAN Patent Lawsuit to Proceed in Texas
OTTAWA - Patent licensing Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) (NASDAQ:WILN) says a Texas judge will proceed with its claim against several big-name companies that alleges their mobile devices and other wireless network equipment violate several of its patents.The...
With Ray an Argo, Edmonton Eskimos Have a Job Opening at Quarterback: Quarterback Controversy Brewing in Edmonton
Eskimos general manager Eric Tillman believes Ricky Ray will be warmly received by Edmonton in their CFL season-opener.The Esks host their former long-time quarterback and the Toronto Argonauts on June 30.Tillman traded Ray to the Argos in a December...
Young Midfielder Samuel Piette among Hart's 22-Man Canadian Soccer Roster: Hart Invites Young Piette to Canada Camp
Samuel Piette is getting another kick at Canada's men's soccer team.The 17-year-old midfielder from Repentigny, Que., who shone on Canada's under-23 team during Olympic qualifying as the squad's youngest player, was among the 22-man preliminary roster...
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