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Articles from June 29, 2012

Accused Serial Killer Says He's Not Responsible for Other Unsolved Cases
Sad for victims:accused serial killer--WINNIPEG - Accused serial killer Shawn Lamb says he hopes the killers of dozens of women in Manitoba are caught."It's a sad thing for the victims and their loved ones," Lamb said in an exclusive, 20-minute interview...
Ailing Former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein Named a Recipient of Order of Canada
'While words are difficult, his face brightened'--CALGARY - Six years after leaving public office, the man simply known as "Ralph" to most Albertans has been named an officer of the Order of Canada."It's high time. The family is very, very happy," said...
Argos QB Ricky Ray Expects Boos as He Returns to Edmonton to Play Eskimos
Ricky Ray expects boos in Edmonton return--EDMONTON - Ricky Ray isn't banking on any love from Edmonton Eskimo fans when he leads his new team, the Toronto Argonauts, against his old teammates Saturday."I'm expecting boos," Ray said after arriving at...
B.C. Liquor Warehouses in Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops Face Strike Next Week
B.C. liquor warehouses face strike next week--VANCOUVER - The union representing B.C. government workers has issued 72-hour strike notice and its first target will be provincial liquor centres in Vancouver, Victoria and Kamloops.The B.C. Government and...
Blue Jays Waste Bautista's 26th Homer of the Season, Fall 9-7 to Angels
Bautista hits 26th homer, Jays still lose--TORONTO - Brett Cecil felt responsible for wasting another strong performance by Jose Bautista.The Blue Jays slugger blasted a three-run shot for his major-league leading 26th home run of the season Thursday,...
Booze, Bag Rules Set to Change on Canada Day
Booze, bag rules set to change on July 1--TORONTO - Canada Day revellers will be able to celebrate as the last vestige of Ontario's outdated liquor laws is swept away.The last of the regulatory changes that relaxed Ontario's booze rules will take effect...
Border Privacy Pact Puts Personal Info at Risk, Says Privacy Watchdog
Border pact risks personal info: privacy czar--OTTAWA - The perimeter security deal puts the personal information of Canadians at risk because in some cases it allows the United States to pass that data to other countries without permission, says the...
Brothers Justyn and Ian Warner Race to Gold and Silver in the 100 Metres
Warner brothers race to 100 gold, silver--CALGARY - Justyn and Ian Warner grew up chasing each other up and down the cul-de-sac in front of their Toronto home.The brothers chased each other to the finish line on Friday in a race they hope will take both...
Business News as of 6 P.M. ET
Business News as of 6 p.m. ET--Friday, June 29,6 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...
Calgary Flames Re-Sign Lee Stempniak, Cory Sarich to Two-Year Deals
Calgary Flames re-sign Stempniak, Sarich--CALGARY - The Calgary Flames have re-signed right-winger Lee Stempniak and defenceman Cory Sarich to a pair of two-year contract extensions.Stempniak will earn US$5 million, while Sarich agreed to a deal worth...
Canada Beats El Salvador Thanks to Late Goal by Goalie in Futsal Qualifier
Canada rallies to win futsal qualifier--GUATEMALA CITY - Canada scored twice in the last 16 seconds Friday to edge El Salvador 7-6 on aggregate and advance to the CONCACF Futsal Championship for the first time.Goalkeeper Josh Lemos, playing up front...
Canada Drops 59-56 Decision to Croatia in Women's Basketball Quarter-Final
Canada loses to Croatia in women's basketball--ANKARA, Turkey - The Canadian women's basketball team missed a golden opportunity to secure an Olympic berth on Friday, dropping a 59-56 decision to Croatia in quarter-final play at the FIBA Olympic qualifying...
Canada's Economy Shows Resilience, Then Gets Good News from Europe
Report on economy better than expected--OTTAWA - Canada's economy is proving somewhat resilient against global economic turmoil, recording a surprisingly perky 0.3 per cent gain in April that points to continuing -- if modest -- growth.Analysts said...
Canada's Troubled Asbestos Industry Gets a $58 Million Lifeline
$58 million to revive asbestos mining in Canada--ASBESTOS, Que. - Canada's beleaguered asbestos industry, which has been a target of activists who link its product to cancer, has been given a $58 million lease on life by the Quebec government.While the...
Canadian Coach Looking for Strong Performance in Pre-Olympic Test with U.S
U.S. poses major test for Canadians--VANCOUVER - Canadian women's soccer coach John Herdman does not hold back when describing the importance of Saturday's pre-Olympic test against the United States."It's one of them where it'll be a real yardstick,"...
Canadian Pacific Taps Former Rival Hunter Harrison as New Chief Executive
Hunter Harrison confirmed as new CEO of CP--CALGARY - Canadian Pacific Railway named Hunter Harrison as its new president and chief executive officer on Friday, drawing the long-time railroader come out of retirement to lead what was once his biggest...
Canadians Out: Milos Raonic and Daniel Nestor Both Lose at Wimbledon
Raonic and Nestor lose at Wimbledon--WIMBLEDON, United Kingdom - It was a tough day for the Canadians at Wimbledon on Friday as Milos Raonic lost his second-round singles match and Daniel Nestor was upset in doubles play.Raonic dropped a 6-7 (3), 7-6...
Canadiens Sign Moen to Four-Year Deal, Add Daigneault as Assistant Coach
Habs sign Moen to four-year contract--MONTREAL - Veteran forward Travis Moen has elected to remain a Montreal Canadien for another four seasons.The 30-year-old potential free agent agreed to a US$7.4 million, four-year contract with the club on Friday....
Carleton University Released Details of $15M Donor Deal to Politics School
Carleton U releases $15M donor deal--OTTAWA - Carleton University has released information about a $15-million donation that created a school backed by Preston Manning.The Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management was launched in October...
Celebrity Birthdays for July 1
Celebrity birthdays for July 1--Today is July 1:Actress Olivia de Havilland is 96.Actress-dancer Leslie Caron is 81.Actor Jamie Farr is 78.Actress Jean Marsh ("Upstairs, Downstairs") is 78.Bluesman James Cotton is 77.Actor David Prowse is 77.Cookiemaker...
Celebrity Birthdays for July 2
Celebrity birthdays for July 2--Today is July 2:Country singer Marvin Rainwater is 87.Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos is 83.Jazz musician Ahmad Jamal is 82.Actor Robert Ito ("Quincy") is 81.Folk singer Tom Springfield is 78.Actress Polly Holliday...
Celebrity Birthdays for July 3
Celebrity birthdays for July 3--Today is July 3:Actor Tim O'Connor is 85.Jazz musician Pete Fountain is 82.Playwright Tom Stoppard is 75.Writer-producer Jay Tarses is 73. Quebec pop singer Renee Claude is 73.Singer Fontella Bass is 72.Actor Kurtwood...
Celebrity Birthdays for July 4
Celebrity birthdays for July 4--Today is July 4:Advice columnist Abigail Van Buren is 94.Actress Eva Marie Saint is 88.Actress Gina Lollobrigida is 85.Playwright Neil Simon is 85.Country singer Ray Pillow is 75.Singer Bill Withers is 74.Actor Ed Bernard...
Celebrity Birthdays for July 6
Celebrity birthdays for July 6--Today is July 6:Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan is 91.Ex-federal cabinet minister Allan MacEachen is 91.Actor William Schallert ("The Patty Duke Show") is 90.Musician-composer Delores Claman ("The Hockey Theme") is...
Celebrity Birthdays for July 7
Celebrity birthdays for July 7--Today is July 7:Fashion designer Pierre Cardin is 90.Bandleader Doc Severinsen is 85.Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough is 79. Drummer Ringo Starr is 72.Singer-guitarist Warren Entner of the Grass Roots is...
Changing of the Guard: Kickers and Punters Fight for Survival in CFL
Kickers, punters face survival test in CFL--VANCOUVER - Paul McCallum is wondering where the years went."I never thought that I'd be standing here going into my 20th season," the 40-year-old B.C. Lions kicker said recently. "But it comes quick."Long-serving...
Charmaine Crooks, Bruny Surin Lead Athletics Canada's Hall of Fame Class
Crooks, Surin lead Hall of Fame class--CALGARY - Five-time Olympian Charmaine Crooks was one of five athletes inducted into Athletics Canada's Hall of Fame on Friday.Crooks was joined by Milt Ottey, Guillaume LeBlanc, Dave Steen and Bruny Surin.Robert...
Confident after Win in Montreal, Toronto FC Prepares for High-Flying Red Bulls
Toronto FC faces stiff test in Red Bulls--TORONTO - Toronto FC's newfound confidence under manager Paul Mariner will be tested Saturday night when the high-flying New York Red Bulls come to visit.Toronto is 1-1-2 since Mariner took over in the wake of...
Despite Signing Schneider to a New Deal, Gillis in No Rush to Trade Luongo
Canucks will take time trading Luongo--VANCOUVER - Even though Cory Schneider has signed a new contract, Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis says he's in no rush to trade veteran goaltender Roberto Luongo.Schneider displaced Luongo as Vancouver's...
Durant, Dressler Spoil Debut of Burris, Fantuz with Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Durant, Dressler lead Riders to win--HAMILTON - They broke into the CFL together with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and in 2010 formed one of the league's most formidable passing tandems. But before lining up for different teams Friday night, there was...
Editorial Exchange: Damning Report
Editorial Exchange: Damning report--An editorial from the St. John's Telegram, published June 29:An exhaustive report released June 27 exonerates front-line Canadian Forces officers from culpability for exposing Taliban detainees to possible torture.That's...
Editorial Exchange: Games Bid a Great Step
Editorial Exchange: Games bid a great step--An editorial from the Red Deer Advocate, published June 28:Spending $5,000 to find out if Red Deer's sporting infrastructure can be made capable of hosting a Canada Winter Games is an excellent down payment...
Editorial Exchange: Military Police Report Has Harsh Words for Ottawa's Stonewalling
Editorial Exchange: Military police report has harsh words for Ottawa's stonewalling--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published June 27:Canadians now know that Afghan security forces routinely beat Al Qaeda and Taliban suspects senseless with cudgels,...
Editorial Exchange: Rebuilding Confidence in the RCMP
Editorial Exchange: Rebuilding confidence in the RCMP--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published June 29:Proposed changes that would give Canada's top Mountie the tools needed to deal with allegations of bad behaviour may well be what's...
Editorial Exchange: Shame Falls to MacKay
Editorial Exchange: Shame falls to MacKay--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press , published June 29:Defence Minister Peter MacKay took great solace, and told the country as much, in a report by the Military Police Complaints Commission, which on...
Editorial Exchange: United Nations' Criticism Unwarranted
Editorial Exchange: United Nations' criticism unwarranted--An editorial from the Kamloops Daily News, published June 28:The United Nations' slow slide into irrelevance seemed to pick up speed last week after two representatives criticized Canada for...
Elliot Lake, Ont., Mall Collapse a Blow to Economy; Stores, Library, Hotel Lost
Elliot Lake mall collapse a blow to economy--As residents of Elliot Lake, Ont., grieve the loss of two community members killed in a collapse of their mall's roof, they are also dealing with a massive blow to the city's economy.When a section of the...
Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press
Canadian Press Entertainment briefs--Friday, June 29Adele pregnant with first childNEW YORK -- Adele is celebrating another milestone -- a pregnancy.The superstar singer's representative confirmed Friday that the 24-year-old is expecting a child. The...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. June 29
Entertainment News Advisory--Friday, June 29, 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....
Expansion Impact Look to Be More Consistent Winners in Second Half of MLS Season
Impact look for consistency in second half--MONTREAL - There was the great high of earning a point against Los Angeles before 60,000 fans at Olympic Stadium in April and the embarrassment of a 3-0 loss at home this week to rival Toronto FC.The first...
Federal Government Seeks Comments on Tighter Rules for Foreign Students
New rules may be coming for foreign students--OTTAWA - The Immigration Department is looking at tightening the rules covering foreign students, and wants to know what Canadians think.A notice in the latest Canada Gazette asks for written comments from...
Fehr Surrounds Himself with Large Committee Heading into CBA Talks with NHL
Large group of players get a say in CBA talks--Don Fehr sees strength in numbers.As the boss of the NHL Players' Association kicks off discussions with the league on a new collective bargaining agreement Friday, he'll do so in close consultation with...
Flaherty Says Action to Cool Housing May Dampen Growth, but Risk Worth Taking
Flaherty says action on mortgages necessary--OTTAWA - New mortgage rules to discourage homebuyers from borrowing too much could further dampen a fragile economy, but it's a risk worth taking, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Friday.Concerned about...
Flaherty Says He's Encouraged by EU Action on Crisis, but Still Has Questions
Flaherty calls EU action encouraging--OTTAWA - Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says European leaders have taken "significant strides" toward containing the Continent's banking problems.Flaherty, who has been publicly critical in the past of the...
Former Premier, Justice, Hockey Coach Added to the Order of Canada
Binnie, Klein, Quinn join Order of Canada--OTTAWA - A former Supreme Court justice, a renowned historian, a former premier and a legendary hockey coach are among the latest additions to the Order of Canada.Ian Binnie, who retired from the high court...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Thursday, June 29
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Friday, June 29, 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...
Independent Public Inquiry to Be Launched in Elliot Lake Roof Collapse: McGuinty
Public inquiry to launch in roof collapse--TORONTO - The premier of Ontario is launching an independent public inquiry into the deadly roof collapse at a mall in Elliot Lake, as questions persist over whether an apparent lack of information sharing between...
International News Advisory as of 1 P.M. Friday, June 29, 2012
International News Advisory--Friday, June 29, 20121 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...
Jenna Martin Makes Good on Last Chance, Booking Berth in 400 Metres for London
Martin books Olympic berth in final shot--CALGARY - Jenna Martin had less than a minute to make it count -- 51.55 seconds, to be exact.With one last shot at cementing a spot on Canada's Olympic track and field team for London, the 24-year-old from Bridgewater,...
'Jesus Christ Superstar' Team Not Surprised by Closing, Citing Stiff Competition
Broadway 'JCS' team not shocked by closing--TORONTO - It will be a bittersweet Canada Day for the largely Canuck cast of "Jesus Christ Superstar" on Broadway.As Canadians belt out the national anthem during July 1 festivities, those in "JCS" will be...
Kenney Defends Cuts to Extended Health-Care Benefits for Refugees
Kenney defends refugee health-care cuts--OTTAWA - Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is defending the Conservative government's decision to reduce health coverage for refugee claimants.Benefits under the interim federal health program, which provides...
Kristina Vaculik among Gymnasts to Compete for Canada at London Games
Vaculik named to Canada's gymnastics team--OTTAWA - Gymnast Kristina Vaculik has enjoyed plenty of success on home soil and now the three-time all-around national champion is hoping she travels just as well.Vaculik, a 19-year old native of Whitby, Ont.,...
'Leap Second' Adds Extra Moment for First Time since 2008
'Leap second' makes weekend a moment longer--PARIS - Scientists say Saturday will stretch a second longer.Universal time will read the unusual 11:59:60 before it hits midnight.International timekeepers periodically add a "leap second" to make up for...
Loonie Gains More Than a Cent, Investor Sentiment Buoyed by Eurozone Progress
Loonie gains nearly a cent and a half--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed more than a penny higher against the U.S. dollar Friday as commodity prices got a boost after European leaders made more progress than expected on the debt crisis and Canada's...
Manitoba Chiefs, Federal NDP Want Inquiry on Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women
Federal NDP wants inquiry into native women--WINNIPEG - Manitoba chiefs and the federal New Democrats are calling for a national inquiry into the growing number of aboriginal women across the country who have fallen victim to violent crime."We are facing...
Manitoba Premier Marks Opening of First Road Linking Winnipeg to First Nation
Manitoba premier opens First Nation road--BLOODVEIN, Man. - Manitoba's premier led a delegation to open a five-kilometre stretch of gravel highway at the Bloodvein First Nation.It's a key stretch in the first road linking Winnipeg to a remote community...
National News as of 2:50 P.M. ET June 29
National News as of 2:50 p.m. ET June 29--June 29, 20122:50 p.m. ETNATIONAL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top National News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries...
News of Cuts and Delays at Research in Motion Leaves Community Reeling
RIM cuts and delays leaves community reeling--WATERLOO, Ont. - A day after Research in Motion Inc. (TSX:RIM) reported a more than a half billion dollar loss, those in the city where the Canadian tech giant is based were reeling from the news but admitted...
Ontario News as of 3 P.M. Friday, June 29
Ontario News Advisory--Friday, June 29, 2012As of 3 p.m.ONTARIO NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Ontario News stories from The Canadian Press as of 3 p.m. ET. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are...
Oversight Board Admits Mistakes in G20 Policing in Light of Critical Report
Oversight board admits G20 policing mistakes--TORONTO - The civilian agency charged with overseeing Toronto's police force made mistakes in handling policing of the violence-marred G20 summit, its head admitted Friday, but the city's top officer said...
Poll Finds Canadians Planning Summer Vacation Expect to Spend $1,700 on Average
Average Canadian vacation budget: $1,700--TORONTO - An online survey of more than 1,500 people across Canada finds 55 per cent plan to take a vacation this summer.The Leger Marketing poll, conducted last week and released Friday ahead of the Canada Day...
Raptors Welcome Draft Picks Terrence Ross and Quincy Acy to Toronto
Raptors welcome top draft picks to Toronto--TORONTO - Terrence Ross refused to let an early-morning flight and an airport delay dampen his spirits.The Toronto Raptors' first-round draft pick arrived at Air Canada Centre on Friday wearing his new team's...
Rejected Greenpeace Solar Billboard Finds Bright Home in South Edmonton
Rejected solar ad finds bright Edmonton home--EDMONTON - Greenpeace says its ad touting solar energy over oil spills has found a home on a solar-powered electronic billboard in south Edmonton.Earlier this month, Greenpeace said it had a deal with billboard...
Research in Motion Faces Challenge of Selling Consumers Outdated Technology
RIM's delays present new challenges--TORONTO - While Research In Motion battles to convince investors it's making the right moves, the company also faces perhaps a more difficult struggle to sell its millions of users on the idea of waiting until next...
Ride Ryder Ride: Hesjedal Gears Up for Tour De France after Giro d'Italia Win
Can Hesjedal repeat Giro success in Tour?--Ryder Hesjedal has already made Canadian cycling history by winning the Giro d'Italia. So what can he do for an encore at the Tour de France?The 31-year-old from Victoria went into the Giro knowing it was well...
Seizing Vehicles Option on Oilsands 'Death' Highway, but No Photo Radar or Tolls
Seizing vehicles option on oilsands highway--EDMONTON - Drivers concerned about their safety on a treacherous highway to Alberta's oilsands want speeders to face higher fines and have their vehicles towed away on the spot.Transportation Minister Ric...
Squamish, B.C., Agrees to New RCMP Contract, Bringing Final Holdout on Board
Final holdout in B.C. agrees to RCMP contract--SQUAMISH, B.C. - Every municipality in British Columbia that uses the RCMP as its local police force has now agreed to sign the latest contract, after Squamish, the final holdout, signalled Friday that it...
Stellingwerff, Sifuentes and Brannen Book London Tickets in 1,500 Metres
Three track athletes book London tickets--CALGARY - For Hilary Stellingwerff, Friday was the easy part.One hundred per cent healthy and with the Olympic standard already in her back pocket, Stellingwerff only needed a finish top-three in the women's...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Saturday, June 30 to Monday, July 2
The Canadian Press News Agenda for June 30-July 2--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Saturday, June 30, to Monday, July 2 as of 3 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit...
This Week in Religion History - July 1-7
This week in religion history - July 1-7--July 1In 1643, the Westminster Assembly first convened in England. From this emerged the Westminster longer and shorter catechisms, still used as doctrinal standards by many Presbyterian churches.In 1899, in...
This Week in Religion History - July 8-14
This week in religion history - July 8-14--July 8In 1654, Jacob Barsimon became the first known Jew to settle in North America when he made his home in New York.In 1792, Lowell Mason, Presbyterian pioneer of congregational singing, was born. He composed...
Today in History - July 10
Today in History - July 10--Today is July 10:On this date:In 1509, theologian John Calvin was born in Noyon, France. After Martin Luther, Calvin was seen as the guiding spirit of the Protestant Reformation.In 1553, Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed Queen...
Today in History - July 11
Today in History - July 11--Today is July 11:On this date:In 1533, Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII.In 1656, Ann Austin and Mary Fisher became the first Quakers to arrive in America and were promptly arrested. Five weeks later,...
Today in History - July 12
Today in History - July 12--Today is July 12:On this date:In 1191, the armies of the Third Crusade (1189-92), led by England's King Richard I (The Lionhearted), captured the Syrian seaport of Acre, now located in northern Israel.In 1543, England's King...
Today in History - July 13
Today in History - July 13--Today is July 13:On this date:In 100 B.C., Julius Caesar, the most famous general in Roman history, was born.In 1762, Czar Peter III of Russia was dethroned in a coup.In 1789, the British ship "Princess Royal" was seized by...
Today in History - July 14
Today in History - July 14--Today is July 14:On this date:In 1430, Joan of Arc, taken prisoner by the Burgundians in May, was handed over to Pierre Cauchon, the bishop of Beauvais.In 1789, a Paris mob stormed the notorious Bastille prison and released...
Today in History - July 8
Today in History - July 8--Today is July 8:On this date:In 1629, Spain's King Philip III sent England's King Charles the First an elephant and five camels. Included were instructions that the elephant be given a gallon of wine each day.In 1654, Jacob...
Today in History - July 9
Today in History - July 9--Today is July 9:On this date:In 1228, Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury, died. Langton formulated the original division of the Bible into chapters. He is also credited with creating much of the "Magna Carta."In 1540,...
Today in Music History - July 10
Today in Music History - July 10--Today is July 10:In 1941, Ian Whitcomb, singer, record producer and pop music historian, was born.In 1941, pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton, who claimed he invented jazz, died in Los Angeles at age 50. Morton,...
Today in Music History - July 11
Today in Music History - July 11--Today is July 11:In 1889, "Leo the Royal Cadet," described as a military opera, premiered at Martin's Opera House in Kingston, Ont. The performance took place under the patronage of the nearby Royal Military College.In...
Today in Music History - July 12
Today in Music History - July 12--Today is July 12:In 1943, Christine McVie, former vocalist and keyboards player with "Fleetwood Mac," was born in Birmingham, England. McVie, whose maiden name was Perfect before she married John McVie of "Fleetwood...
Today in Music History - July 13
Today in Music History - July 13--Today is July 13:In 1769, hymn-writer Thomas Kelly, an Irish Episcopal clergyman, was born. He authored 765 hymns, including "Praise the Savior," "Ye Who Know Him."In 1939, Frank Sinatra made his first record, singing...
Today in Music History - July 14
Today in Music History - July 14--Today is July 14:In 1912, folk singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie was born in Okemah, Okla. Many regard Guthrie as the greatest contemporary folk composer, and his songs of social comment and protest had a tremendous...
Today in Music History - July 8
Today in Music History - July 8--Today is July 8:In 1792, Lowell Mason, Presbyterian pioneer of congregational singing, was born. He composed over 1,000 hymn tunes, including "Nearer, My God," "To Thee, Blest Be the Tie That Binds" and "When I Survey...
Today in Music History - July 9
Today in Music History - July 9--Today is July 9:In 1946, Mitch Mitchell, drummer for "The Jimi Hendrix Experience," was born. Chas Chandler of "The Animals" took Hendrix, an American, to London in 1966 and arranged the formation of "The Experience"...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 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 4:30 P.M
Top B.C. News--FRIDAY, June 29B.C. NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Top B.C. News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4:30 p.m. All times local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops....
Top News Advisory as of 10 P.M. Friday, June 29, 2012
Top News Advisory--Thursday, June 29, 201210 p.m.TOP NEWS ADVISORYHere are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as...
Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, June 29, 2012
Top Prairies-North News--Friday, June 29, 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....
Top Sports Advisory at 9 P.M., Friday, June 29
Top Sports Advisory at 9 p.m., Friday, June 29--Here are the top Sports stories from The Canadian Press as of 9 p.m. All times are Eastern. Advisories will move at approximately 10:15 a.m., 4 p.m., and 9 p.m. ET weekdays and at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET weekends....
Toronto FC Confirms Interest in Veteran Italian Defender Alessandro Nesta
Toronto FC is after Italian defender Nesta--TORONTO - Toronto FC coach Paul Mariner has confirmed his MLS team is after veteran Italian defender Alessandro Nesta"He's on our list of targets, let put it that way," said Mariner.Nesta, a 36-year-old centre...
Toronto Raptors Take Guard Terrence Ross with No. 8 Pick in NBA Draft
Raptors take Ross in first round of NBA draft--TORONTO - Not many people had the University of Washington's Terrence Ross headed to Toronto with the eighth overall pick in the NBA draft.But given the other options still available, Raptors head coach...
TSX Closes Higher Friday as Commodities Rise, Traders Cheered by Eurozone Deal
TSX closes higher as traders cheered--TORONTO - The TSX closed with a triple-digit gain Friday, rising along with global markets as investor sentiment improved after a surprising move by European leaders to take aggressive steps toward solving their...
Turn off Your Smartphone and Enjoy a Gadget-Free Canada Day, Experts Advise
Have a happy phone-free Canada Day!--TORONTO - The world will still keep turning if you ignore a buzzing unread text or email.That's the message coming from the experts as we head into the Canada Day long weekend.For Barbara Miller, however, that is...
Visitors to Get New Welcome Centre but Fewer Chances to Actually Tour Parliament
Mixed messages to Parliament's visitors--OTTAWA - The federal government is planning to spend almost $50 million to create a new underground welcome centre for the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit Parliament Hill each year.But it's simultaneously...
Water in B.C. Rivers and Lakes Drops, Giving Flood-Weary Residents a Break
B.C. flood situation eases as water recedes--VANCOUVER - Water levels in many of British Columbia's rivers and lakes are dropping, giving flood-weary residents a break.And while that danger recedes, officials are warning people planning Canada Day celebrations...
WTO Sides with Canada Again in Country-of-Origin Labelling Appeal
WTO sides with Canada in labelling appeal--DUNDURN, Sask. - An international trade referee has sided with Canada in a long-running dispute over labelling beef and pork products produced in this country.In a decision welcomed by industry officials and...
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