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Articles from February 15, 2012

About 140 People from Flooded Manitoba Reserve Will Soon Be in Temporary Homes: New Homes for Flooded Manitoba Reserve
WINNIPEG - It's been nine months since hundreds of families were forced from their Manitoba reserve by rising flood water.After living crammed into Winnipeg hotel rooms, a small fraction of Lake St. Martin residents are preparing to move into new homes...
Alberta Finance Minister Won't Hesitate to Crib from Ontario Austerity Report: Alberta May Crib Ideas from Drummond Report
TORONTO - Alberta's finance minister says the province's spending is not sustainable and he won't hesitate to crib from Ontario's austerity report Wednesday on how to deliver health, education and social programs more efficiently. "I can't imagine there...
Animal Rights Group Asks for Roadside Memorial Sign for 71 Dead Cows: Animal Rights Group Wants Highway Moo-Morial
WINNIPEG - An animal rights group wants to set up a roadside memorial sign in western Manitoba for cows killed in a highway crash, awarding bovines the same treatment human crash victims receive.But the province has given the idea the hoof.People for...
BC Judge Says State of Provincial Courts 'Abysmal,' as More Case Tossed Out: BC Judge Issues Stay and Government Smackdown
VANCOUVER - Four more suspected criminals -- including an accused Internet child predator and an alleged drunk driver -- have escaped convictions because of the bloated caseload of British Columbia's courts, prompting one judge to issue a direct attack...
B-C Update
(BC-Mom-Shot-Dead)Vancouver police say a 30-year-old woman was shot dead in front of her two young children before relatives could tackle the gunman, who was the woman's ex-husband.Constable Lindsey Houghton says Jenny Le Wong was the mother of a five-year-old...
Breakfast Back On: Alberta Tories Mend Fences with AUMA over Pork-Barrel Comment: Feud over between Alberta Tories and AUMA
EDMONTON - Alison Redford's government moved to resolve a standoff with Alberta mayors Wednesday while fending off demands that the premier's chief-of-staff be sacked for a damaging, personal, attack Tweet."Some of the comments that have been made in...
Business News as of 6 P.M. ET: Business News as of 6 P.M. ET
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15 6 p.m. ETBUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 6 p.m. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news...
Canada Learns Olympic Qualifying Hoops Draw for Final Spots in London Lineup: Canada Learns Olympic Qualifying Hoops Draw
Canadian women's basketball head coach Allison McNeill says her team is ready to take advantage of its last chance to reach the Summer Games.Canada was drawn in a pool with France and Mali on Wednesday for the 2012 FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament...
Canada's Joseph Waits for His Chance with Spurs, Learns from Parker: Canada's Joseph Waits for His Chance with Spurs
TORONTO - Cory Joseph must wait to earn his spurs.Joseph was San Antonio top draft pick last year, but the 20-year-old point guard has a lot of learning to do before he gets a regular shift with the Spurs.And the Toronto native knows it.Joseph, who would...
Canada's Stevenson Deals with His Jailbird Past before Key Bout with Gonzales: Stevenson's Past an Issue in Gonzales Bout
MONTREAL - It was only a matter of time before Adonis Stevenson's past as a member of a street gang became an issue in his boxing career.While building a 16-1 record as an undercard fighter, there was little mention of how, when he was in his late teens,...
Canadian Ex-Arms Negotiator Urges PM to Ratify Cluster Bomb Treaty: Harper Urged to Ratify Cluster Bomb Treaty
OTTAWA - Canada's former chief negotiator on a treaty to rid the world of dangerous cluster munitions is urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper not to succumb to pressure to water down the treaty.Earl Turcotte told Harper in a Feb. 10 letter that Canada's...
Canadian Women's Curling Championship: 2012 Scott Tournament of Hearts
RED DEER, Alta. - Scott Tournament of HeartsAll Times EasternSaturday GamesFirst Draw, 3 p.m.Ontario vs. P.E.I.; Quebec vs. British Columbia; Alberta vs. Northwest/Yulon Territories; Newfoundland & Labrador vs. Canada.Second Draw, 8 p.m.Newfoundland...
Cenovus Energy Boosts Dividend 10% and Will Make Dividend Increases a Priority: Cenovus Energy Boosts Dividend 10 per Cent
Oilsands giant Cenovus Energy Inc. boosted its dividend 10 per cent and pledged to make such increases a priority after announcing Wednesday that net profits tripled in its latest quarter."We expect to place a priority on growing the dividend in the...
Charlotte Gill Found Inspiration for 'Eating Dirt' in Her Own Tree Planting: Author's Tree Planting Inspires 'Eating Dirt'
TORONTO - British Columbia author Charlotte Gill still longs for the gritty days when she lived in the deep woods and dug in the soil as a tree planter, a job she held down for 17 years to pay for her schooling."I miss tree planting almost every day,"...
Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT to Be Biggest Retirement Home Operator in Canada: Chartwell, U.S. Partner, Strike Deal
Chartwell Seniors Housing Real Estate Investment Trust has struck a deal with U.S.-based Health Care REIT Inc. that will make it the largest owner and operator of retirement residences in Canada.Under the deal, the two real estate trusts will jointly...
Cinephiles Celebrate Attention to Film Preservation in 'The Artist' and 'Hugo': 'Artist,' 'Hugo' Raise Film Preservation Cause
TORONTO - While "The Artist" and "Hugo" are showered with attention ahead of the upcoming Academy Awards, cinema experts say the movies are also shining a much-needed spotlight on the issue of film preservation.Michel Hazanavicius's silent movie "The...
Computers in Classrooms Don't Guarantee Better Education: Report: Teaching with Computers Not Working Yet: Report
TORONTO - Kids love using computers and gadgets in the classroom but the technology has not made them better learners, suggests a report released Wednesday.The non-profit Media Awareness Network interviewed a small sample of plugged-in elementary and...
Critics Sound Alarm over Pending Release of Nova Scotia Coal Mining Study: Nova Scotia Report Could Revive Coal Mining
HALIFAX - Almost six years after Nova Scotia imposed a moratorium on 13 surface coal mining projects in Cape Breton, the province is about to release a report that could revive an industry that has attracted its share of public protest.Next month, the...
DND Has No Plan B for F-35 Delays; Drones Not an Option for Fewer Fighters: DND Has No Plan B on F-35s: Officials
OTTAWA - Senior defence officials concede there is currently no Plan B -- or back-up proposal -- to deal with delays in the F-35 jetfighter program, and insist one is not necessary because of recent upgrades to the CF-18 fleet.But there were suggestions...
Documentary Recalls the First Time the Stanley Cup Was Won by Winnipeg: Film Recalls Winnipeg's First Stanley Cup Win
WINNIPEG - The year was 1896 and the Stanley Cup looked more like a simple silver fruit bowl than the multi-tiered trophy NHLers hoist today.Frederick Arthur Stanley, the hockey-loving governor general who donated the challenge cup to recognize Canada's...
Don Drummond Says Ont. Deficit Report the "Culmination" of His Career: Drummond Report "Culmination" of His Career
TORONTO - Don Drummond has obsessed over every detail -- consulting strangers in airport lounges, students in his classes and colleagues in the streets of Toronto -- about his report on how Ontario can eliminate its deficit.Spending much time in Toronto's...
Drop in January Home Sales May Be Beginning of Long-Expected Market Cool-Down: Housing Cool-Down May Finally Be En Route
TORONTO - Canadian home sales posted their biggest monthly decline in a year-and-a-half in January, suggesting the long-expected market slowdown may finally be on its way. The Canadian Real Estate Association said Wednesday that sales of existing homes...
Drummond Says Ontario Can't Afford to Pay for Prescription Drugs for All Seniors: Health Spending Must Be Limited: Drummond
TORONTO - Ontario can no longer afford to pay for all prescription drugs for everyone aged 65 and older, economist Don Drummond told the government Wednesday in a special report on reducing costs to rein in a $16-billion deficit."Ontario needs to start...
E. Coli from Chicken May Be Causing Human Infections, Study Suggests: Chicken May Be Source of E. Coli Infections
TORONTO - Chicken meat may be a source of E. coli bacteria that is making its way into people and causing infections, a new study suggests.The study compared strains of E. coli bacteria in poultry and other meats to the strains found to have been causing...
EDC Signs Deal with Leasing Company ICBC to Promote Bombardier Aircraft in China: EDC in Deal to Promote Bombardier Aircraft
SINGAPORE - Export Development Canada announced a deal with a major China-based leasing company Wednesday aimed at promoting the use of Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) aircraft in that country and elsewhere.The deal, signed at the Singapore International...
Editorial Exchange: Detective Dad Took Too Big a Risk: Editorial Exchange: Detective Dad Took Too Big a Risk
An editorial from the Guelph Mercury, published Feb. 15:The result was the stuff of a TV show storyline that ends with the good guy getting justice, but Dan Clarke took quite the risk when he decided to play detective last week.The Guelph hockey dad...
Editorial Exchange: Toll of the Sea: Editorial Exchange: Toll of the Sea
An editorial from the St. John's Telegram, published Feb. 15:It is a peculiarity of Newfoundland that at least two broader days of celebration are simultaneously marked with sombre remembrance.Memorial Day, marking the First World War slaughter at Beaumont...
Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press: Canadian Press Entertainment Briefs
Wednesday, Feb. 15Brown says daughter doing better, asks for privacyNEW YORK-- Bobby Brown says daughter Bobbi Kristina is doing "much better" after being hospitalized following the death of her mother, Whitney Houston.The 18-year-old woman was taken...
Entertainment News as of 1:20 P.M. Feb. 15: Entertainment News Advisory
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 20121:20 p.m.ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Entertainment stories from The Canadian Press as of 1:20 p.m. ET. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject...
Ethical Leadership Can Be Strengthened, Finds Cross-Country Policing Survey: Survey Suggests More Ethics in Policing
VANCOUVER - A key indicator of whether police will call out their fellow officers for bad behaviour scored low in Canada's first-ever study of policing ethics across the country.The indicator, which also predicts whether officers are committed to their...
Five NLL Players Suspended after Being Arrested in Minnesota Bar Incident: Five NLL Players Suspended over Bar Incident
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Five members of the Rochester Knighthawks have been suspended indefinitely by the National Lacrosse League after they were arrested following an altercation at a restaurant in Minnesota earlier this week.According to media reports, 20...
Flying high:Canadian Para-Skier Josh Dueck Appears on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show': Dueck Appears on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'
BURBANK, Calif. - Last week "Good Morning America." This week the "Ellen DeGeneres Show."Josh Dueck and his exploits on the ski hill are getting noticed.Earlier this month, the 30-year-old from Kimberley, B.C. -- a paraplegic since 2004 -- became the...
Gold Miner Goldcorp Reports Fourth Quarter Profit Falls, but Revenue Rises: Goldcorp Q4 Profit Down, Revenue Up
VANCOUVER - Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) said Wednesday it earned US$405 million in its latest quarter as the gold producer's revenue improved nearly 15 per cent.The Vancouver-based miner said the profit amounted to 50 cents per share for the fourth quarter...
Government Hints at Amending Online Surveillance Bill after Wave of Criticism: Feds Hint at Amending Surveillance Bill
OTTAWA - The Harper government signalled Wednesday it's open to softening a controversial bill that would give authorities easier access to information about Internet users.The shift came after a torrent of criticism about the legislation -- including...
Grade 3 Class in Mississauga Star-Struck after Phone Call with Future Cardinal: Kids Abuzz over Chat with Future Cardinal
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Canada's next cardinal is using Skype to reach out to some of his youngest fans.Archbishop Thomas Collins, head of the Archdiocese of Toronto, took time to connect with junior members of his flock Wednesday, just days before his formal...
Growing Ottawa Company Shopify Handles E-Store for Angry Birds, Foo Fighters: Ottawa Company Handles E-Store for Angry Birds
TORONTO - When web shoppers buy a plush Angry Birds toy, a Foo Fighters or LMFAO T-shirt, or something from Encyclopedia Britannica, it helps fuel a small but growing Ottawa company that once sold snowboards before getting into the e-store business.That...
Half of Canadian Adults Say They Were Bullied as a Child or Teen: Survey: Half of Canadian Adults Bullied as Kids: Poll
TORONTO - A new survey finds that half of Canadian adults polled say they were bullied as a child or teenager.The Harris-Decima survey conducted for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada found 85 per cent of respondents believe that providing youngsters...
Health Canada Says Sodium Chlorite Product MMS Linked to 3 Adverse Reactions: Sodium Chlorite Product Linked to Health Problems
TORONTO - Health Canada is warning consumers about a product sold online called MMS, saying it has been linked to three adverse reactions in Canada -- including one that was life-threatening.The product is also known as Miracle Mineral Solution or Miracle...
Health Canada Warns Insecticide Chalk Contains Highly Toxic Substance: Unregistered Insecticide Chalk Highly Toxic
OTTAWA - An unregistered pesticide product being imported from China and sold in various retail outlets as "insecticide chalk" is highly toxic, and Health Canada says it is taking action to have it removed from store shelves.The product is sold under...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 6 P.M. ET Wednesday, Feb. 15: Health-Lifestyles News Advisory
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 20126 p.m.HEALTH-LIFESTYLES NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Health-Lifestyles stories from The Canadian Press as of 6 p.m. ET. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. This advisory replaces...
Highlights of the Drummond Report on Reforming Ontario's Public Services: Highlights of the Drummond Report
TORONTO - Highlights of recommendations of the Drummond report on reforming Ontario's public services:_ The Ontario government must implement all 362 recommended reforms to restrain program spending growth enough to achieve balance by 2017-18_ Cap growth...
Internal Memo to Harper Defends CBC/Radio-Canada in Spat with Quebecor: Harper Memo Defends CBC in Quebecor Spat
OTTAWA - The Harper government is defending the CBC in the public broadcaster's nasty spat with Quebecor over advertising dollars, an internal memo shows.For more than two years, the president and CEO of Quebecor has claimed that CBC and its French-language...
Jake Ellenberger Defeats Diego Sanchez in UFC Welterweight Bout in Omaha: Ellenberger Downs Sanchez on UFC Fight Night
OMAHA, Neb. - Welterweight Jake (The Juggernaut) Ellenberger picked Diego (The Dream) Sanchez apart in the first two rounds and then survived a late onslaught in the third en route to a unanimous decision win on a televised UFC Fight Night card Wednesday.The...
Kinross Gold Takes Hit on Tasiast Writedown, but Increases Dividend: Kinross Gold Increases Dividend, Reports Loss
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K) reported a loss of US$2.78 billion in its latest quarter as it wrote down the value of its delayed Tasiast project in Africa, but the gold miner also increased its dividend amid record production and revenue last year.The Toronto-based...
Kiprusoff Makes 41 Saves as Calgary Flames Hammer Maple Leafs 5-1: Kiprusoff Helps Flames Down Leafs 5-1
CALGARY - Even the Toronto Maple Leafs couldn't help but be impressed with Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff.Kiprusoff made 41 saves to lead the Flames over the Maple Leafs 5-1 on Tuesday.Leafs defenceman Dion Phaneuf wasn't surprised to see...
Legumex Walker Buys Minnesota-Based Bean and Sunflower Seed Processors: Legumex Walker Bus U.S. Food Processors
WINNIPEG - Winnipeg-based Legumex Walker Inc. (TSX:LWP) has struck two deals to acquire U.S. bean and sunflower seed processors for more than US$19 million.The company said late Wednesday it has bought Minnesota-based St. Hilaire Seed Co., one of the...
Lin Drains Winning Three-Pointer to Lift Knicks to Victory over Raptors: Lin Scores 27 in Knicks' Win over Raptors
TORONTO - In the time it took for Jeremy Lin to glance up at the clock, then pull up and launch a jaw-dropping shot, the New York Knicks phenomenon penned another page in his fairytale story.The 23-year-old guard, who went from a seldom-used player to...
Louis-Pierre Helie Wins Gold as Canada Sweeps Podium in Men's Downhill: Canada Sweeps Downhill Podium at U.S. Event
ASPEN, Colo. - Louis-Pierre Helie won men's downhill gold as Canada completed a podium sweep Wednesday at the U.S. downhill championships.Dustin Cook won silver while Morgan Pridy took bronze to give Canada a podium sweep in the event for the first time...
Minister Slams Terrace, B.C.'S Opposition to Northern Gateway Pipeline: Minister Slams Terrace Stance on Pipeline
TERRACE, B.C. - B.C. Energy Minister Rich Coleman has criticized Terrace city council for its decision to oppose the $5.5 billion Northern Gateway oil pipeline.Coleman said Wednesday he can't tell municipal politicians what to do, but he prefers local...
MLS Commissioner Don Garber Says He Believe Montreal Impact Will Be a Success: MLS Commish Confident Impact Will Make Splash
MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact are moving closer and closer to restoring the city's major-league status.Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber addressed a Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal luncheon Wednesday, just over one month before the...
'Monsieur Lazhar,' 'In Darkness' Give Canucks Two Films to Cheer for at Oscars: Canuck Roots Run Deep for 'In Darkness'
TORONTO - Nabbing an Oscar nomination for best foreign-language film is rare enough for a Canadian-made movie.But two films with Canuck roots landing nominations in the category? Pretty much unheard of. Until now.This year, two of the five films vying...
Nabokov Makes 37 Saves, Parenteau Scores Winner as Islanders Beat Jets 3-1: Nabokov Shines as Islanders Beat Jets
WINNIPEG - Claude Noel is considering drastic changes to the Winnipeg Jets' power play to kickstart a crucial stretch of the season.Winnipeg's power play was shut out again Tuesday, as Evgeni Nabokov made 37 saves to lead the New York Islanders to a...
Next Nolan: Jordan Nolan Overcomes Long Odds to Make NHL with Kings: Ted Nolan's Son Skating in the NHL
Jordan Nolan may have deep hockey bloodlines, but his road to the NHL was far from easy.It was just three years ago the Los Angeles Kings selected him 186th overall -- as sure of sign as any that another career may be beckoning -- and that was after...
Niagara Parks Commission Approves Nik Wallenda Bid for Tightrope Walk over Gorge: Tightrope Walk over Niagara Gorge Approved
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Daredevil Nik Wallenda is eager to walk the walk after getting approval for his plan to cross Niagara Gorge on a tightrope.The Niagara Parks Commission board gave its thumbs up at a public meeting Wednesday, reversing an earlier...
Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Calls for End to Halifax Transit Strike: Human Rights Commission Wades into Bus Strike
HALIFAX - The CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is calling for an end to a two-week-old public transit strike in Halifax.David Shannon said Wednesday there aren't enough wheelchair accessible taxis in the city to support people with disabilities.He...
Nunavut Seeks Ruling against Ottawa before Trial Begins on Land Claim Lawsuit: Nunavut Seeks Pre-Trial Ruling against Feds
A judge is considering whether to rule that Ottawa didn't live up to the Nunavut land claim after hearing evidence from a federal bureaucrat admitting his department for years ignored one of the treaty's main promises.A two-day hearing on the issue,...
OHL Roundup: A Look at Wednesday's Games: OHL Roundup: A Look at Wednesday's Games
Devin Williams did everything but score a goal for the Erie Otters.Fortunately for Williams, the Otters' offence woke up just in time to reward the rookie goaltender for the best game of his career.Williams stopped a career-high 61 shots and rookie Sondre...
Online Surveillance Bill Teaches Tories Tough Social-Media Lesson: Mess with Internet at Your Peril, Tories Learn
OTTAWA - In their tough-on-crime approach to legislation, the Conservatives are learning a tough lesson.Mess with the Internet and it's going to mess with you.Social-media networks and comment pages exploded Wednesday in opposition to the Harper government's...
Ontario Must Be Scared into Austerity to Avoid Crisis like Greece: Report: Ontario Must Be Scared Straight to Austerity: Report
TORONTO - Bigger class sizes, higher utility bills, and fewer hospitals are among the bitter pills deficit-ridden Ontario must swallow to avoid the same fate as debt-plagued Greece, economist Don Drummond warned Wednesday.Unless all of his 362 recommendations...
Ontario Needs Fewer Teachers and Bigger Class Sizes, Says Drummond Report: Drummond: Fewer Teachers, Bigger Classes
TORONTO - Ontario should produce fewer teachers, forcing existing ones to teach bigger classes and retire later, Don Drummond recommended Wednesday in his highly anticipated report on reducing the province's deficit.The province should also aim to reduce...
Ottawa Signs Umbrella Agreement with Irving Shipyard to Build Navy Ships: Feds Sign Deal to Start Building Navy Ships
HALIFAX - The federal government has signed an umbrella agreement with the Irving shipyard in Halifax, a step towards building Canada's next fleet of navy ships.Defence Minister Peter MacKay says in a news release that the agreement will help ensure...
Parti Quebecois Promises Guidelines for Its Proposed Citizen-Led Referendums: PQ Provides Details of Referendums Plan
QUEBEC - The Parti Quebecois says there will be guidelines that regulate the U.S.-style citizen-led referendums it's promising to introduce if it takes power.The opposition party says if it wins a provincial election, expected as early as this spring,...
Pembina Pipeline Fourth-Quarter Earnings Decline to $45.1 Million, Revenues Rise: Pembina Pipeline Q4 Earnings Decline
CALGARY - Pembina Pipeline Corp. (TSX:PPL) reported Wednesday a fourth-quarter profit of $45.1 million, down from a year-earlier $55.2 million as revenues rose.The Calgary-based oil and gas pipeline operator said its earnings amounted to 27 cents per...
Pickton Is Sole Suspect Only in Hindsight, Mountie Tells Public Inquiry: Many Suspects Besides Pickton, Inquiry Hears
VANCOUVER - Robert Pickton was just one of a growing list of "hideous" people who were considered prime suspects in the disappearance of Vancouver sex workers in the year before his arrest, says an RCMP officer who led one of several investigations into...
Polls Suggest Republicans Losing Birth Control Battle, Even among Catholics: Polls Suggest GOP Losing Birth Control Debate
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama's opponents claim he's "declared war on religion" with his efforts to require employers to provide birth control coverage for their workers.Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum even recently suggested...
Poor Second-Half Execution Costs Raptors in 113-106 Loss to Spurs, Parker: Poor Execution Costs Raptors in Loss to Spurs
TORONTO - The message was the same from every corner of Toronto's locker-room -- the Raptors need to close out their games better.Tony Parker scored 34 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, as the San Antonio Spurs dealt Toronto its third-straight...
Proposed Birth-Weight Charts Could Ease Stress for Immigrants' 'Small' Newborns: Small Baby? Maybe Not, New Guidelines Suggest
TORONTO - It's one of the first questions people ask new parents after finding out whether their newborn is a boy or a girl: how much does the baby weigh?For immigrant parents who have come to Canada from certain parts of the world, that question --...
QMJHL Roundup: League-Leading Sea Dogs Blast League-Worst Rocket 10-1: QMJHL Roundup: Sea Dogs Rout Rocket 10-1
There was no contest between the best and worst teams in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.Jonathan Huberdeau had two goals and two assists as the league-leading Saint John Sea Dogs humbled the P.E.I. Rocket 10-1 on Wednesday.Tomas Jurco and Maxime...
Regina Company Uses Barcodes to Link Gravestones to Memorial Information on Web: Regina Company Brings QR Codes to Gravestones
VANCOUVER - If you visit Edouard Garneau's grave in Seattle, you'll see the usual bits of information etched into his bench-style headstone -- his name, when he was born, and the date that he died last August at the age of 78.And you'll also find a small...
Relationships at Home, School, with Peers Key to Teens' Mental Health: Study: Relationships Key to Teen Mental Health: Study
TORONTO - Interpersonal relationships at home, school and with peers appear to be critical for positive mental health among young Canadian teens, a major study suggests.The survey-based examination of more than 26,000 students in Grades 6 to 10 is the...
Rising Commodity Prices Help Push Canadian Dollar Slightly Higher: Rising Commodities Help Send Loonie Higher
TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed flat Wednesday as traders took in some positive economic news from the United States and prices for oil and gold advanced.The currency moved far below session highs, closing up 0.04 of a cent at 100.09 cents US after...
Saskatchewan Man Turns Radio-Controlled Model Hobby into Excavation Project: Man Uses Model Toys to Dig out Basement
SHAUNAVON, Sask. - A Saskatchewan farmer's love for radio-controlled trucks has taken him to new depths.Joe Murray is digging out the basement in his house near Shaunavon using radio-controlled scale models of bulldozers, diggers and dump trucks. And...
Saskatchewan Pup Rescued by Hockey Players Gets New Home in Vancouver: Pup Rescued by Hockey Players Gets New Home
SASKATOON - The story of a puppy who had been left to die in frigid cold weather touched the hearts of people across Canada and now it has a happy ending in North Vancouver.That's where a couple have agreed to adopt Raider, as the terrier-mix puppy from...
Savoury Turkey Crepes Good Choice for Light Lunch or Entertaining: Turkey Crepes Good Choice for Entertaining
These savoury crepes are a delightful entree for a light supper or a special lunch. If you are planning to serve them to guests, they yield six to eight servings. Add a salad to round out the meal.Parmesan Turkey CrepesCrepe Batter500 ml (2 cups) flour8...
Seguin Scores in Shootout, Bruins Survive Canadiens' Comeback Attempt: Seguin Scores in Shootout as Bruins Edge Habs
MONTREAL - A tight, physical game between old rivals came down to a shootout and there, the Boston Bruins were all-but certain to win.Tyler Seguin had the only goal in the shootout as the Bruins recovered from blowing a two-goal lead to defeat the Montreal...
Semi Truck Tires Explode through Front Door of Alberta House, Land in Kitchen: Truck Tires Explode through Front Door
STRATHMORE, Alta. - An Alberta man woke up to sound of an explosion as a set of dual wheels off a semi truck flew through his front door and landed in his kitchen.A stunned Bill Oriold climbed out of bed, smelled burning smoke and thought his furnace...
Sgarbossa Has Three Points, Leads Greyhounds to 5-3 Win over Wolves: Sgarbossa Leads Greyhounds over Wolves
SUDBURY, Ont. - Michael Sgarbossa had a goal and two assists as the Sudbury Wolves beat the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5-3 in Ontario Hockey League action Wednesday.Sgarbossa extended his point streak to 10 games.Josh McFadden and Michael Kantor each...
Something to Bark About: Canadian-Trained Dog Wins Big Prize in New York: Canadian-Trained Dog Wins Big in New York
TORONTO - In the dog show world, it's a prize worth barking about.A canine trained in Canada beat out an American champ at what's called the Stanley Cup of dog shows and is already setting his sights on his next big win.Ace, a sleek black cocker spaniel,...
Steven Van Zandt More Than Just a Hired Gun on Gangster Series 'Lilyhammer': Van Zandt More Than Hired Gun on 'Lilyhammer'
TORONTO - Steven Van Zandt says he didn't want to merely be a hired gun for his return to the small screen.The former "Sopranos" star was already making a concession by playing a New York Italian gangster -- something he believed he'd never do again...
Study Sheds Light on Why Therapy for Devastating Brain Cancer in Kids Often Fails: Study Sheds New Light on Brain Cancer in Kids
TORONTO - When a devastating form of brain cancer in kids spreads -- and it too often does -- treatments are life-changing and often ineffective. A new study is shedding light on why.The work, led by a scientist at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children,...
Sun Life Financial Loses $525 Million in Q4 on Big One Time Charge: Sun Life Posts Big Fourth-Quarter Loss
TORONTO - Insurance giant Sun Life Financial Inc.(TSX:SLF) lost $525 million in the latest quarter as the company took some big charges on its books, including the cost of shuttering its individual products business in the U.S.Canada's No. 3 insurer...
Supporters of the Canadian Wheat Board Launch Another Court Fight: Another Lawsuit Launched over Wheat Board
WINNIPEG - Supporters of the Canadian Wheat Board have launched yet another court challenge.The Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board filed Tuesday a class-action lawsuit in Federal Court asking the court to restore the board and give farmers $17 billion...
Supreme Court Sends Mixed Signals on 'Do the Crime, Do the Time' Sentencing: Top Court Mixed on 'Do the Crime, Do the Time'
OTTAWA - Canada's highest court has twice ruled that mandatory minimum sentences will "inevitably" and "unavoidably" result in miscarriages of justice.But the Supreme Court of Canada has also cautioned the country's judiciary that it should only reluctantly...
Talisman Cutting Back Drilling Plans Even More in Marcellus Region: Talisman Cutting Back Even More in Marcellus
Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM) is cutting back its plans to drill for natural gas in the Marcellus region of New York and Pennsylvania even further and reducing its spending plans in the area by half compared with 2011.Chief executive John Manzoni said...
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 5 P.M.: Top B.C. News
Wednesday, Feb. 15B.C. NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Top B.C. News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 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 B.C. News as of 9 P.M.: Top B.C. News
Tuesday, Feb. 14B.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...
Tories Finally Win Commons Approval for Bill to Kill Long-Gun Registry: Tories Win Vote to Kill Long-Gun Registry
OTTAWA - Federal Conservatives erupted in cheers Wednesday after finally securing House of Commons approval to scrap the controversial long-gun registry.The Harper government used its majority to pass the bill by a vote of 159-130, with the support of...
TSX Closes Little Changed: Commodities Rise, Greece Bailout Talks Cast Shadow: Rising Commodity Prices Help Support TSX
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed little changed Wednesday as strong economic data from the United States failed to bolster investor confidence and there was little positive reaction to Greek moves to reassure markets that it can meet the conditions...
TSX-Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Feb. 15, 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 February 15, 2012.<Eagle Energy Trust Units J (TSX:EGL.UN): $0.0875. Payable Mar 23. Record Feb 29.<Firstservice Corporation...
Veteran Defensive Backs Marsh, Phillips Decide to Return to the B.C. Lions: Veteran Defensive Backs Return to Lions
Wally Buono wasted little time Wednesday retaining two key members of his Grey Cup-winning team.The B.C. Lions GM highlighted the opening day of CFL free agency by agreeing to terms with veteran defensive backs Dante Marsh and Ryan Phillips. Buono reached...
Viterra to Sell North American Feed Business to Management Led Group: Viterra to Sell North American Feed Business
CALGARY - Grain handler Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT) has struck a deal to sell its North American livestock feed business to a management-led investment group.The Calgary-based agribusiness said Wednesday it is selling the operations to Hi-Pro Feeds LP, a newly...
Whitten and Bell Lead Canadian Track Cycling Team into London for World Cup: Canada's Track Cycling Team Set for World Cup
The final UCI Track World Cup of the season will have an Olympic feel to it.Sellout crowds are expected, the best cyclists in the world will be on hand and the east London venue is the same one that will be used at the Summer Games.The World Cup is the...
WHL Roundup: A Look at Tuesday's Games: WHL Roundup: A Look at Tuesday's Games
Brendan Gallagher scored three goals and had the game-winner in the shootout to lead the Vancouver Giants to a 5-4 win over the Tri-City Americans in Western Hockey League action Tuesday.With the win, Vancouver (33-21-3, 69 points) is tied for fourth...
Work by Nova Scotia Paving Crew More Expensive Than Private Sector: Official: Nova Scotia's Paving Crew More Expensive
HALIFAX - A government paving crew resurfaced roads at an average of $9,000 more per kilometre than the private sector did last year, a Nova Scotia legislature committee was told Wednesday.But the Transportation Department's acting deputy minister, Jane...
Year since Scotties Victory 'Life-Changing' Says Skip Amber Holland: Holland's Team to Wear Maple Leaf at Scotties
It's been a series of firsts for Amber Holland and her teammates since they won the Canadian women's curling championship a year ago.Holland, third Kim Schneider, second Tammy Schneider and lead Heather Kalenchuk won a silver medal in their first world...
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