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Articles from December 17, 2012

100 Gather in Winnipeg to Remember Former Resident, Killed in Newtown Shooting
Vigil held in Winnipeg for Newtown victim--WINNIPEG - About 100 people held candles on a sub-zero Winnipeg night Monday to remember one of the victims of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.With prayers, aboriginal drumming, and silent...
Advisory-Central-Canada-Calendar
---Here is the Central Canada calendar for Monday, December 17, 2012.Good Morning from the Ontario Desk of The Canadian Press in Toronto.The Ontario Editor is Paola Loriggio.The phone number is (416) 507-2159, or toll-free 1-800-268-9237.Stations can...
After a Decade as Coach, Allison McNeill Leaves Canada's Women's Basketball Team
Women's basketball coach McNeill resigns--The coach who brought respectability to Canadian women's basketball is stepping down.Allison McNeill capped her 11th year as head coach with an inspiring run to the quarter-finals at the London Olympics, but...
Alberta Seniors Seeing 25 per Cent Home Care Cut in Edmonton, Says NDP
Alberta seniors care taking cuts, says NDP--EDMONTON - Alberta is reducing the amount of time home care providers spend with some seniors to keep costs of the service on budget.Details of the changes to the $500-million home care program were announced...
Alberta Update
(Checkstop-Bar)An Edmonton bar is working hard to make amends after what it says was mischief by one of its former employees.The Treasury Vodka Bar and Eatery was deluged with angry online protests this weekend after it Tweeted patrons to warn them of...
Andrew Lloyd Webber Treated 2009 Cancer Scare Head On
Lloyd Webber decisive about cancer scare--TORONTO - Several years after undergoing prostate cancer surgery, legendary British theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber says the health scare hasn't made him more sentimental or inspired a desire to create...
Austin Returns to the CFL as Hamilton Tiger-Cats Head Coach and GM
Austin back in CFL with Hamilton Tiger-Cats--HAMILTON - When Kent Austin turned the Hamilton Tiger-Cats down in 2011, he had no idea he'd be running the CFL team a year later.The Ticats and the Saskatchewan Roughriders both pursued Austin to fill their...
B-C Update
(BC-Missing-Women-Inquiry)The final report from an inquiry into the missing women case says police made mistakes because they were biased against the poor, drug-addicted sex workers in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and that allowed a serial killer to...
Business News as of 6 P.M. ET
Business News as of 6 p.m. ET--Monday, Dec. 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...
'Canada's Favourite Recipes' Focuses on Foods Cherished by Home Cooks and Chefs
New cookbook focuses on Canada's favourites--TORONTO - When veteran foodies Rose Murray and Elizabeth Baird invited Canadians who are passionate about food to send in their best-loved recipe, they were amazed at the variety and touched by the stories...
Canada to Look at Interim Soccer Coach While Search for Permanent Manager Continues
Canada to look at interim soccer coach--TORONTO - Canada will name an interim men's coach to handle January soccer friendlies with Denmark and the U.S., according to the president of the Canadian Soccer Association.The games are the first for Canada...
CRTC Will Look at Future of 911 Services with Use of New Technologies in Mind
Will you be able to tweet, send video to 911?--Text messages, videos and even tweets are some of the new technologies that could be used to contact 911 that the federal broadcast regulator may have to consider as it looks at ways to improve the emergency...
Easy-to-Make Spicy Shrimp Teams Well with Cooling Lime-Ginger Sauce
Spicy shrimp has cooling lime-ginger sauce--Here is a recipe from "Canada's Favourite Recipes" by Rose Murray and Elizabeth Baird that's a twist on the traditional.Instead of serving the shrimp with a spicy sauce, the shrimp is spiced and teamed with...
E. Coli Strain Blamed for Five Illnesses Matched to Recalled Burgers: Officials
E. coli strains match tainted meat: officials--OTTAWA - Government inspectors have linked Canada's latest E. coli outbreak to a recalled batch of Butcher's Choice brand beef burgers sold across the country.The strain of E. coli bacteria found in Butcher's...
Editorial Exchange: Don't Gut EI, Train Workers
Editorial Exchange: Don't gut EI, train workers--An editorial from the Kamloops Daily News, published Dec. 17:The advice always came with the best intentions, but it appears -- at least for a generation or so -- mom and dad had it all wrong.Stay in school....
Editorial Exchange: F-35 Mess Puts a Hole in Harper's Credibility
Editorial Exchange: F-35 mess puts a hole in Harper's credibility--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Dec. 17:What a gong show. The F-35 stealth fighter debacle is the biggest mess the Harper Conservatives have stepped in. Some are already...
Editorial Exchange: Stephen Harper Should Meet Attawapiskat Chief on Hunger Strike
Editorial Exchange: Stephen Harper should meet Attawapiskat chief on hunger strike--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 16:It's a short limo drive, maybe five minutes, from Parliament Hill to Victoria Island in the middle of the Ottawa...
Editorial Exchange: The Right to Bear Arms
Editorial Exchange: The right to bear arms--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Dec. 17:The second amendment to the U.S. Bill of Rights, passed by then-president James Maddison on Dec. 15, 1791, states "A well regulated Militia, being...
Editorial Exchange: Unravelling F-35 Costs
Editorial Exchange: Unravelling F-35 costs--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published Dec. 17:If the federal Conservatives feel their much ­touted plan to buy F-35 stealth fighter jets to replace Canada's aging CF-18s has blown up in...
Editorial Exchange: What MPs Can Learn from 'Seinfeld'
Editorial Exchange: What MPs can learn from 'Seinfeld'--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 16:"Serenity now!"That was the message the prime minister tweeted at a steaming-mad post-Question Period Tom Mulcair last week. The tweet was a...
Energy Regulator Wants Feedback on New Fracking Rules
Regulator wants input on fracking rules--CALGARY - A growing use of fracking in the oilpatch has Alberta's energy regulator looking for public input on new rules that could require companies to submit development plans for entire regions at a time."We...
Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press
Canadian Press Entertainment briefs--Monday, Dec. 17Bieber sitcom reportedly in the worksTORONTO -- The story of Justin Bieber's early years could soon be hitting TV screens.TV Guide and ABC News say ABC is developing a sitcom based on the pop superstar's...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Dec. 17
Entertainment News Advisory--Monday, Dec. 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....
Facts about the 33 Women Whose Remains or DNA Were Found on Robert Pickton's Farm
Facts about Pickton's victims--VANCOUVER - Serial killer Robert Pickton was convicted in December 2007 of the murder of six women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Some facts about those women:Mona Lee Wilson: Born Jan. 13, 1975, Wilson had a son....
Fate of Six Conservative MPs at Heart of Robocalls Saga Now in Hands of Judge
Robocalls court saga now in judge's hands--OTTAWA - The electoral fates of six Conservative MPs, once strictly the purview of Canadian voters, landed in the hands of a judge Monday as lawyers on both sides of the so-called robocalls case wrapped up their...
Filion, Zeron Named Canadian Harness Racing Driver of the Year Finalists
Filion, Zeron finalists for O'Brien award--TORONTO - Sylvain Filion and Scott Zeron are the finalists for the O'Brien Award as driver of the year, Standardbred Canada announced Monday.Filion, 43, of Saint d'Argenteuil, Que., won 413 harness races and...
Flaherty: No Consensus Yet, but 'Modest' CPP Expansion Possible If Economy Grows
Pension reform takes major step forward--MEECH LAKE, Que. - The drive to enrich Canada's main public pension plan took a major step forward Monday with an agreement by federal and provincial ministers to look to ways of enriching the plan once the economy...
Foreign Affairs Minister Sends Letter Asking Clemency for Death Row Canadian
More government support for death row Canadian--CALGARY - The Canadian government has sent a letter to Montana's governor requesting that he spare the life of death row inmate Ronald Smith.The Dec. 10 letter from Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird to...
Former "Seven Days" Co-Host, Retired Senator Laurier LaPierre Dead at Age 83
"Seven Days" journalist LaPierre dead at 83--OTTAWA - Laurier LaPierre, former Liberal senator and co-host of the iconic CBC program "This Hour has Seven Days," has died. He was 83.Federal Liberal Leader Bob Rae confirmed LaPierre's sudden passing on...
Governor Carney's Vacation Stay with Liberal Critic Not a Conflict, BoC Says
Carney stay with Liberal not conflict: BoC--OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada tried to quell questions about its governor's impartiality and judgment Monday, saying Mark Carney was not afoul of conflict rules by vacationing in the summer at the cottage of...
Go West, Young Man: One-Industry Towns Watch as Economy Passes Them By
One-industry towns watch as economy passes by--HANTSPORT, N.S. - Glenn Rogers appreciated his small-town life in the Maritimes. But the lure of big dollars in Alberta was too strong to resist after his employer of 18 years shut down."I didn't really...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Monday, Dec. 17
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Monday, Dec. 17, 20125 p.m.HEALTH-LIFESTYLES-TRAVEL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Health-Lifestyles-Travel stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to...
Hit the Sweet Spot: 500 Ml of Milk a Day Hits Right Balance for Little Kids
How much milk should young kids drink? 500 ml--TORONTO - Can there be too much of a good thing when you are talking about little kids and cow's milk? A new study suggests there can. The work, by scientists in Toronto, says that children between the ages...
Hoskins Says He's Open to Road Tolls and Raising Minimum Wage to Spur Economy
Hoskins prescribes economic plan--TORONTO - Ontario needs some medicine to cure its ailing economy, and that could include road tolls and raising the minimum wage, Liberal leadership hopeful Dr. Eric Hoskins said Monday.He has the right prescription...
IceCaps Injury List Still Long but Losing Streak over for Jets' Farm Team
Injury list long but IceCaps start winning--A pair of back-to-back wins have brightened the outlook for the injury-plagued St. John's IceCaps."At the end of the day, regardless of who's out . . . you've got to make sure your game is where it needs to...
Imperial Oil Lays out Preliminary Plans to Drill in the Beaufort Sea
Imperial outlines Arctic drilling plans--CALGARY - Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) has laid out its early-stage plans for drilling in the Beaufort Sea with its joint-venture partner, BP."No investment decisions have been made," said company spokesman Pius Rolheiser....
Inmet Takes Cautious Approach to Sweetened, $5.1B Takeover Bid by First Quantum
Inmet cautious on First Quantum takeover bid--TORONTO - Copper miner Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) is taking a cautious approach to a renewed, $5.1-billion takeover bid for the company by rival First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM).Inmet said Monday that...
Ivernia Enters Management Services Agreement with Enirgi Group; CEO Steps Down
Ivernia CEO Alan De'ath stepping down--TORONTO - Base metals miner Ivernia Inc. (TSX:IVW) has signed a management services agreement with its majority shareholder as part of a restructuring move that will also see current president and CEO Alan De'ath...
Jason Kenney Confident CNOOC Will Abide by Undertakings in Nexen Deal
Kenney confident CNOOC will play by rules--CALGARY - Federal Immigration and Citizenship Minister Jason Kenney is confident that China National Offshore Oil Co. will follow through with its end of the bargain after the government approved its $15.1-billion...
Key Recommendations from the Public Inquiry into the Pickton Case
Key recommendations from the Pickton inquiry--VANCOUVER - Commissioner Wally Oppal's final report into the failed investigations into Robert Pickton included 63 recommendations. Here are some of the key ones:--Regional policing: The provincial government...
Language Spat Spells Delay in Case of Man Charged in Quebec Election Shooting
Quebec election shooting: case delayed--MONTREAL - The man charged in Quebec's election-night shooting has refused to speak to a French-speaking psychiatrist, causing a delay in his case.Richard Henry Bain was expected to receive the results of his assessment...
List of Year-End Stories Moving from the Canadian Press Beginning Dec. 3
List of year-end stories from Canadian Press--Here is a list of the stories that The Canadian Press has planned for year-end editions. The stories began moving on Monday, Dec. 3.Most year-end stories will carry the slug keyword YEAR. Photos to illustrate...
Manitoba Update
(Flood-Evacuees)A deal has been reached that will allow many flood evacuees from the Little Saskatchewan First Nation return to their homes on high ground next month.Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson says time is of the essence because many of...
MDs Should Think Twice before Giving ADD Drugs to Healthy Patients: Journal
ADD drugs for the healthy needs rethink: journal--TORONTO - Doctors should think twice about prescribing drugs like Ritalin and Adderall used to treat attention deficit disorder to healthy individuals seeking to boost their brain power, says an article...
Military Soul-Searching as Afghan Training Mission Winds Down amid Tight Budgets
Tight budgets to preoccupy military in 2013--OTTAWA - Canada's long-standing military contribution to Afghanistan enters its last full year in 2013, giving way to a serious bout of soul-searching in a restless, battle-hardened military that's been thrust...
Mom Finally Reunited with Kids Taken to Zimbabwe Eight Months Ago
Mom reunited with kids after Zimbabwe trip--TORONTO - A mom reunited with her two kids after eight months broke down Monday as she thanked those who helped bring the family back together in time for the holidays.Biatra Muzabazi said she thought she would...
Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Development in Labrador Gets Green Light
Muskrat Falls hydro project gets green light--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Official approval in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia has pushed the Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject from an idea three decades in the planning toward a $7.7-billion venture billed...
North American Markets Split as Fiscal Cliff Looms, Commodities Mostly Higher
Stock markets divided as fiscal cliff looms--TORONTO - North American markets diverged on Monday as the Toronto Stock Exchange moved lower on widespread weakness across major sectors while Wall Street got a boost on encouraging signs from talks to resolve...
No World Champions, but Lots of Contenders as Canadian Boxing Enters a Busy Year
High hopes amid the gloom for Canadian boxing--MONTREAL - The new year will begin without a Canadian boxer holding a world title.And 2013 will also start with its former champions, Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute, either injured or looking to restore a battered...
OHL Roundup: Griffith Scores Overtime Winner for Knights
OHL: Griffith scores OT winner for Knights--Seth Griffith kept the London Knights rolling by staying hot himself.Griffith scored twice, including the winner 3:13 into overtime, as the London Knights edged the visiting Kingston Frontenacs 6-5 on Sunday...
Ontario Update-
(School-Schooting-Tribute)Ontario elementary school teachers plan to wear black arm-bands today to honour the victims of Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut school.That includes teachers taking part in one-day walkouts as part of the ongoing labour...
Ottawa Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Potash Mine on Saskatchewan Reserve
Ottawa seeks comments on proposed potash mine--REGINA - Federal regulators want to hear from the public about a plan to build a $2.4-billion potash mine on aboriginal land north of Regina.The joint proposal is being put forward by Encanto Resources Ltd....
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press picture advisory addition for Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Daily coverage is provided by a combination of The Canadian Press staff and member papers. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time are staffed...
Pickton Victims' Families Cautious but Hopeful for Change Following Inquiry
Pickton victims' families cautious at report--VANCOUVER - Families of women believed murdered by serial-killer Robert Pickton welcomed the massive inquiry report into the police bungling that allowed the pig farmer to continue killing, saying wearily...
Pickton Victims Treated as 'Throwaways': Inquiry Commissioner
Women treated as throwaways: inquiry--VANCOUVER - The families of Robert Pickton's victims have received public confirmation of something they already knew to be true: if their daughters, sisters and mothers weren't poor, drug-addicted sex workers from...
Planning on Tackling Your Weight in 2013? Here Are 5 of the 'Low-Hanging Fruit'
5 easy-ish ways to tackle weight in 2013--TORONTO - Hands up everyone who plans to start the new year with a resolution about weight. Yup, that's a lot of hands.As everyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows, it's not an easy pledge to fulfil. Time...
Prairie Update
(Man-Assaulted) (Mba note)Winnipeg police have identified the victim of a vicious beating.Orland Joseph Adams was attacked in a home in St. Boniface on Friday and later died in hospital.Police say the 49-year old man was known to them.No arrests have...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Sask-Food-Bank)Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan have donated two thousand frozen chickens to Saskatoon's food bank.The birds were processed for free by Lilydale.Diane Pastoor with Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan says they feel it's their social responsibility...
Real Estate Association Cuts Canadian Home Sales Forecast for 2012 and 2013
CREA cuts home sales forecast for '12 and '13--OTTAWA - The Canadian Real Estate Association cut its sales forecast for this year and next on Monday as it reported slower sales for November in the wake of tighter lending rules that came into force in...
Snowmobiler Says There's Nothing like Riding 10,000 Km of Saskatchewan Trails
Snowmobilers roar down 10,000 km of trails--REGINA - Snow falls across Saskatchewan and, with a roar, snowmobiles spring to life, ready to charge down more than 10,000 kilometres of groomed trails.And the best part? All of the trails are connected, said...
Stamkos Trying to Make the Best of a Bad Situation during Lockout
Steven Stamkos 'frustrated' by lockout--TORONTO - The longest hiatus Steven Stamkos has ever taken from high-level hockey is not without its occasional good moments.There are always plenty of laughs when the NHL star takes the ice for a weekly pickup...
Start the New Year in Style: Five Fashionable Trends to Try in 2013
Fashion forward: Five stylish trends for 2013--TORONTO - Sweats? Sweaters? Suits? Or T-shirts and jeans?Comb through your closet and undoubtedly clues will emerge of which well-worn items stacked in multiples may rank among your fashionable favourites.A...
Steve Fehr Says NHLPA 'Ready to Meet' but No Talks Are Scheduled with NHL
Standoff continues between NHL and NHLPA--The standoff continues for the NHL and NHL Players' Association.Another day passed without communication between the sides, who have no plans to return to the bargaining table and appear to be digging in. Both...
Studies Suggest Later Start Safe for Cervical Cancer Screening; Little Value under 25
Studies suggest later start safe for Pap tests--TORONTO - Are young Canadian women undergoing too many Pap tests? New research suggests they probably are.And the findings provide strong hints that change may be in the wind when the Canadian Task Force...
Sun Life Aims to Grow U.S. Group Insurance after Sale of Variable Annuity Unit
Sun Life sells U.S. annuity business--Sun Life Financial will focus on growing its U.S. group insurance and asset management businesses after selling the more volatile variable annuity life insurance unit for US$1.35 billion to Delaware Life Holdings.Dean...
TD, CIBC Reports Warn Canadian Oilpatch Running out of Pipeline Capacity
Banks warn more pipeline capacity needed--CALGARY - Two major banks are warning that increased pipeline capacity is badly needed to bring Canadian oil to market.In a report released Monday, TD Economics calls pipeline expansion a "national priority.""Canada's...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Dec. 17
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Dec. 17--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Dec. 17 as of 3:40 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Tuesday, Dec. 18
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Dec. 18--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Tuesday, Dec. 18 as of 9 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. AT. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. This advisory...
Top B.C. News as of 9 P.M
Top B.C. News--MONDAY, Dec. 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.Contact...
Toronto Blue Jays Agree to Two-Year Extension with Pitcher R.A. Dickey
Jays agree to extension with Dickey--TORONTO - Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos paid a steep price to land knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, but he says it was the deal he needed to make for Toronto to be contenders for longer than just next season.Anthopoulos...
TransCanada Factoring Politics into Plans for New Pipelines, CEO Says
TransCanada works politics into project plans--CALGARY - TransCanada Corp. is changing the way it tackles new projects, having learned the hard way how politics can affect construction schedules and costs, CEO Russ Girling said Monday.In a year-end interview...
TransCanada Signs Deal to Build, Operate 900-Megawatt Ontario Power Plant
TransCanada signs Ontario power plant deal--TORONTO - The Ontario Power Authority announced Monday it had signed a contract with TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) to own and operate a gas-fired generating station near Kingston that was originally planned for...
TSX-Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Dec. 17
TSX-listed corporate dividends, distributions--TORONTO - Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Dec. 17, 2012.<Avenex Energy Corp. (TSX:AVF): $0.035. Payable Jan 15. Record...
Van Guilder, Beck Guide Milwaukee Admirals Past Hamilton Bulldogs 4-3
Van Guilder, Beck lead Admirals past Bulldogs--MILWAUKEE - Mark Van Guilder scored and Taylor Beck added two assists as the Milwaukee Admirals slipped past the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-3 on Sunday in American Hockey League action.Victor Bartley and Kevin...
WHL Roundup: Michael St. Croix Scores Four Times in Oil Kings 8-1 Win
WHL:St. Croix scores 4 times in Oil Kings win--Michael St. Croix scored four times as the Edmonton Oil Kings downed the visiting Regina Pats 8-1 on Sunday in Western Hockey League action.T.J. Foster had two goals and two assists for the Oil Kings (22-7-5),...
Wolf Kill Contest in Northern B.C. Is Illegal, Back-Door Cull: Conservationist
Wolf kill contest in B.C. illegal: enviros--VICTORIA - A conservation organization wants the RCMP to launch a criminal investigation into a "barbaric" wolf-killing contest in British Columbia's northeast.Pacific Wild spokesman Ian McAllister said Monday...
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