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Articles from July 12, 2012

Alberta Firefighters Get Yukon Help Battling Blaze That Forced Residents to Flee
Alberta firefighters get help battling blaze--ZAMA CITY, Alta. - Alberta firefighters have help battling a blaze that has forced hundreds of people to flee their homes.Wildfire information officer Janelle Robb said 21 firefighters from the Yukon were...
Assessing Your Budget and Working within It When Getting Married Young Is Vital
Getting married young? Assess your budget--TORONTO - Many young couples dream of throwing a huge traditional wedding, surrounded by throngs of family members and friends, followed by a reception that guests will always remember.But it's essential for...
Athletics Canada Adds 5 to Largest Olympic Team since 1984 LA Games
Athletics Canada adds 5 to Olympic team--OTTAWA - Athletics Canada added five more athletes to its already sizable Olympic team on Thursday.Tremaine Harris (200 metres), Daundre Barnaby (400 metres), Aaron Brown (200 metres), Kerri-Ann Mitchell (100...
Barrie Police Evacuating 25 Homes after Explosive Devices Found during Arrest
Explosive devices found in Barrie home--BARRIE, Ont. - Residents of a Barrie neighbourhood evacuated as experts deal with explosive devices found during a homicide investigation could be out of their homes for up to 24 hours, police said Thursday.Const....
B.C. Court Rules against Compensating People Caught by Drunk Driving Law
No cash for those caught in drunk drive law--VANCOUVER - A decision by a British Columbia court spares the government from paying an estimated $50 million in compensation, but forces people caught up in drunk driving laws ruled unconstitutional to swallow...
B-C Update
(NOTE: new figure of number missing in lead item)--(BC-Landslide)Four people are missing after a landslide engulfed three homes near Kaslo in southeastern B-C.The slide roared down near the community of Johnson's Landing, about 70 kilometres north of...
Blue Jays Lock Up Slugger Edwin Encarnacion with 3-Year, US$27-Million Deal
Blue Jays lock up Encarnacion with 3-yr deal--TORONTO - Edwin Encarnacion's time with the Toronto Blue Jays appeared to be over after a rough 2010 season that saw him demoted to triple-A and ultimately put on waivers.Two years later, Encarnacion is one...
Business News as of 6 P.M. ET
Business News as of 6 p.m. ET--THURSDAY, JULY 12,6 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....
Calendar
---Here is the Central Canada calendar for Thursday, July 12th, 2012.Good Morning from the Ontario Desk of The Canadian Press in Toronto.The Ontario Editor is Merita Ilo.The phone number is (416) 507-2185, or toll-free 1-800-268-9237.Stations can file...
Calgary Officials Deactivate Emergency Plan Day after Telecommunications Chaos
Municipal emergency plan deactivated in Calgary--CALGARY - Officials in Calgary deactivated their municipal emergency plan on Thursday, saying 911 service was functioning normally again a day after a downtown fire and explosion at Shaw Communications...
Call for Pipeline Safety Review in Alberta Grows to Include 50 Groups
Call for pipeline safety review grows--EDMONTON - Calls for an independent review into pipeline safety in Alberta are growing, with some saying it's even more urgent now that a U.S. investigation has sharply criticized a Calgary company's efforts to...
Calvalley Petroleum Adopts Poison Pill, Launches Review of Strategic Options
Calvalley Petroleum adopts takeover defence--CALGARY - Takeover target Calvalley Petroleum Inc. (TSX:CVI.A) has adopted a poison pill defence and set up a committee of independent directors to review its strategic alternatives.A Norwegian oil and gas...
Canadian Banks Face Earnings Pressures, Will Look for Ways to Cut Costs: Analyst
Canadian banks face earnings pressure:analyst--TORONTO - Canada's biggest banks are taking a closer look at ways to reduce their expenses this summer as they prepare for slower earnings growth, according to a new report from Barclays.Analyst John Aiken,...
Canadians Hope Experience, Home-Field Advantage and Hitting Pay off at Worlds
Canada puts experience to test at worlds--While many Canadian athletes are preparing for the Olympics in London later this month, Canada's women's softball team will play its ultimate competition on home soil.But the expectation is no different as Canada...
Chorus Buys Six New Bombardier Planes, Union Says Will Result in Plant Closure
Chorus buys six new Bombardier planes--LONDON, Ont. - Chorus Aviation Inc. is rejuvenating its fleet by adding six new Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) Q400 NextGen airplanes, a move its union says will result in the closure of a maintenance base and job losses.The...
Cogeco Cable Profit Misses Analyst Q3 Estimates, 2012 Performance Target Lowered
Cogeco Cable misses profit estimate in Q3--MONTREAL - Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX:CCA) profit and revenue were up in its third quarter compared with the year-earlier period, but fell short of analyst estimates on both measures.The Montreal-based company,...
Companies Caught off Guard by Decison to Cancel Military Truck Deal
Feds caught military truck bidders off guard--OTTAWA - Companies looking to take advantage of a multimillion-dollar federal contract to replace aging Canadian Forces trucks say they were blindsided when the Conservative government abruptly decided to...
Consumers to Pay More, but Many Canadian Producers See Rewards from U.S. Drought
U.S. drought raising food prices: economist--OTTAWA - Drought conditions across large swaths of the United States and parts of Europe are raising concerns about a food-price shock later this year.But while consumers brace to pay more for everything from...
Corus Shares Retreat amid Soft Sales, Tough Advertising Market for Media Firms
Corus shares retreat amid soft revenue--TORONTO - Corus Entertainment Inc. shares dropped sharply Thursday, returning to levels they haven't visited in months, after the company's third-quarter revenue came in below market expectations.Shares in the...
Director Des McAnuff Eyeing Several Projects for Post-Stratford Festival Days
Des McAnuff's dance card filling up--TORONTO - Des McAnuff, the renowned outgoing artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, says it's not in his nature to get emotional with his goodbyes.So, while he feels privileged to have worked at...
Editorial Exchange: Business of Hope Is Not for Doctors
Editorial Exchange: Business of hope is not for doctors--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen , published July11:The road to hell is paved with good intentions and good intentions are surely what Dr. Suresh Katakkar had in his role with the BC...
Editorial Exchange: Drowning Deaths Are Preventable
Editorial Exchange: Drowning deaths are preventable--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published July 12 :Manitoba is stubbornly clinging to the ignominious distinction of being a high-drowning province, where the rate of preventable water deaths...
Editorial Exchange: Might as Well Go for a Soda
Editorial Exchange: Might as well go for a soda--An editorial from the Kamloops Daily News, published :No one is ever going to confuse New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg with libertarian darling Ron Paul, though some may wish Bloomberg had the individualistic...
Editorial Exchange: Stern Messages about War Crimes and Due Process from International Criminal Court
Editorial Exchange: Stern messages about war crimes and due process from International Criminal Court--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published July 10:Even the vilest war criminal deserves a fair shake in court. That's the stern message the International...
Editorial Exchange: They're Mad as Hell
Editorial Exchange: They're mad as hell ...--An editorial from the St. John's Telegram, published July 12:Scientists, by and large, are not the most political of people. Sure, they can be remarkably outspoken -- blunt, even -- about issues in their particular...
Editorial Exchange: Tour Needs to Recalibrate
Editorial Exchange: Tour needs to recalibrate--An editorial from the Red Deer Advocate, published July 11:After watching Canadian cycling champion Ryder Hesjedal exit the Tour de France on July 6 -- lucky that all he suffered in the horrific mass crash...
Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press
Canadian Press Entertainment briefs--Thursday, July 12Convicted MJ doctor may permanently lose licenseSACRAMENTO, Calif. --The California attorney general's office has accused Dr. Conrad Murray of incompetence and negligence in a bid to permanently revoke...
Entertainment News as of 1 P.M. July 12
Entertainment News Advisory--Thursday, July 12, 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....
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. July 12
Entertainment News Advisory--Thursday, July 12, 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....
Eskimos Confident Offence Will Be Much Improved against Blue Bombers
Eskimos confident in offensive rebound--EDMONTON - The Edmonton Eskimos are confident their offence will have a whole new look when they face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday.That'll be a welcome sight for Eskimo fans, because...
Explosion in Downtown Calgary Tower Causes Telecommunications Chaos
Explosion causes telecommunications chaos--CALGARY - An explosion in an electrical room on the 13th floor of Shaw Communications' downtown headquarters caused telecommunications chaos across Calgary on Wednesday.Fire chief Bruce Burrell said the blast...
Failure to Tell Speeding Driver about His Rights Leads to Drugs Acquittal
Rights breach gets motorist off drugs hook--TORONTO - Police should have informed a driver pulled over for speeding of his constitutional rights before questioning him about a box in his van, Ontario's top court ruled Thursday.In acquitting Andrew MacDonald...
Familiar Face: Fred Whitfield Wins Tie-Down Roping at Calgary Stampede
Whitfield wins tie-down roping at Stampede--CALGARY - Fred Whitfield continued his success at the Calgary Stampede on Wednesday, winning Pool B's tie-down roping event in 6.7 seconds.Last year, the 44-year-old Texan became only the third cowboy in the...
Fishy Business: Aquarium Builders Back on Animal Planet Show 'Tanked'
Fishy business: reality show 'Tanked' returns--It seems like there's a TV channel for everything these days. There are even channels that show constant loops of sunsets, roaring fireplaces and fish tanks.But what about the guys who make the fish tanks?...
Former Premier Danny Williams Sues Muskrat Falls Critics for Alleged Defamation
Danny Williams sues in Muskrat Falls flap--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams is targeting a vocal critic of the proposed Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project and a national environmental group in a lawsuit that...
Garth Brooks Still a Couple of Years before Return to Full-Time Touring
Garth Brooks enjoying semi-retirement for now--CALGARY - Country music superstar Garth Brooks doesn't look like a man who is missing fame and fortune, but there is an end in sight to his years of self-exile and life as a "soccer Dad" and family man.Brooks...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Thursday, July 12
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Thursday, July 12, 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...
Hitler Baby Poster OK Now That Jewish Group Sees Show Slams Hatred
B'nai Brith OK with poster of Hitler baby--MONTREAL - It took a while, but one of Canada's most prominent Jewish groups finally saw the humour behind the Hitler baby poster at the Just For Laughs Festival.B'nai Brith Canada initially scolded the international...
Iranian Canadians Say They're Outraged at TD's Decision to Close Accounts
Iranian Canadians outraged after TD closes accounts--TORONTO - Iranian Canadians who've had their bank accounts with one of Canada's biggest banks closed, often without notice, say they feel they're being treated as second-class citizens in their own...
Laid off Auto Workers Struggle to Pay Debt, Bills, CAW Study Finds
Laid off auto workers struggle to pay bills--TORONTO - A new report on the CAW's three-year study of laid-off auto workers finds that more than half of them have had to seek financial help from family and friends in order to pay the bills.The second...
Landslide Cuts Destructive Path through B.C. Village, Four Potential Victims
Four potential victims in B.C. landslide--JOHNSONS LANDING, B.C. - Roland Procter was enjoying a good read on his garden deck Thursday morning when an unmistakable noise shattered his peace, and within seconds, several of his neighbours' lives."It was...
Loonie Closes Higher, Oil Stages Late Day Comeback Ahead of Chinese Growth Data
Loonie moves higher amid higher oil--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed slightly higher Thursday amid worries about a slowing global economic recovery and a late-day gain in oil prices.The commodity sensitive currency was up 0.12 of a cent to 98.17...
Man Acquitted in Air India Case Won't Get $9.2 Million in Costs Reimbursed:judge
Man acquitted in Air India won't get money--VANCOUVER - A man acquitted in the Air India terrorist bombing trial won't be getting back $9.2 million in legal fees after a British Columbia judge rejected his claims for compensation.Ripudaman Singh Malik...
Manitoba Social Workers Lose Bid for Anonymity at Inquiry into Girl's Death
Social workers to be named at dead girl inquiry--WINNIPEG - Dozens of Manitoba social workers who dealt with a young girl who died of abuse and neglect will not be anonymous when they testify at a public inquiry into her death.Inquiry commissioner Ted...
Millions Announced in Alberta for 6 Projects to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
6 projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions--EDMONTON - A non-profit corporation created by the Alberta government has announced $46 million for six new projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The Climate Change and Emissions Management...
Most New Jobs of High-Paying, High-Quality Variety, Says CIBC Report
CIBC says most recent jobs of high quality--OTTAWA - A new look at Canada's labour market reveals the first six months of 2012 has seen a big improvement in the quality of jobs that have been created -- a surprise that was welcomed Thursday even though...
Movie Star Sigourney Weaver Wades into TV with 'Political Animals'
Weaver wades into TV with 'Political Animals'--TORONTO - As the ambitious and coldly calculating Elaine Barrish, Sigourney Weaver oozes a steely determination to get the job done in Bravo's new series "Political Animals."This, despite the moral quagmire...
NDP's Mulcair Sticks to His Guns on Energy during Stampede Visit to Oil Country
Federal NDP boss stands firm on energy--CALGARY - Federal NDP boss Tom Mulcair stuck to his guns Thursday during his first visit to the Stampede as leader about a proposed pipeline project proposed by a Calgary company.Mulcair, outfitted in a white cowboy...
Olympic Triathlon Champion Simon Whitfield Named Canada's Flag-Bearer
Whitfield named Canada's flag-bearer--OTTAWA - Some consider it a jinx, others too much of a distraction, but Simon Whitfield says being Canada's flag-bearer will be his secret weapon.The 37-year-old triathlete will lead the Canadian team into the opening...
Pacific West Wants the Keys to Shuttered NewPage Mill by Aug. 31, Says Monitor
Buyer wants keys to NewPage mill by Aug. 31--HALIFAX - The prospective buyer of a shuttered paper mill in Cape Breton is eager to get the deal wrapped up by Aug. 31 to avoid missing a lucrative season for paper orders, the court-appointed monitor handling...
Premiers Dunderdale, Dexter Say $6.2B Cost Will Rise but Stand by Muskrat Falls
Premiers talk Muskrat Falls as costs rise--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Labour and inflation costs will drive up the estimated $6.2-billion price tag for the proposed Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador but Atlantic premiers Kathy Dunderdale and Darrell...
Public Inquiry into Mall Collapse May Be Complicated by Criminal Probe
Cop probe may complicate Elliot Lake inquiry--TORONTO - While they're legally allowed to proceed at the same time, experts say a public inquiry into a deadly mall collapse in the northern Ontario community of Elliot Lake could be complicated by a criminal...
Quebec Student Protest Organizers Kick off Tour of Ontario Campuses
Quebec student protesters begin Ontario tour--TORONTO - Quebec organizers responsible for the longest and largest student strike in Canadian history are spreading their message across Ontario _ one university campus at a time.And one expert in social...
Report Slams Ottawa's Cuts to Parks Canada, Questions Viability of Parks
Management, budget cuts hurting parks:report--WINNIPEG - A report by an environmental group says budget cuts and government policy choices are driving bad management practices of Canada's national parks.The Winnipeg Free Press says from Ottawa that the...
Revised Fight Card Won't Disappoint Fans Contends UFC President White
Faber vows to put on a strong show--CALGARY - Urijah Faber was not expected to headline injury-marred UFC 149 in Calgary, but he is vowing to give disappointed fans their money's worth.Faber (26-5-0) will meet Renan Barao (30-1-0 with one no contest)...
Senators Sign Veteran Forward Chris Neil to Three-Year Contract Extension
Senators sign Chris Neil to 3-year extension--OTTAWA - Chris Neil will be staying in the city he has come to know as home.The Ottawa Senators signed the tough-as-nails veteran forward to a three-year contract extension Thursday. The 33-year-old has spent...
Stocks Lower amid Worries about Chinese Growth, Disappointment with U.S. Fed
Stock markets lower amid economic worries--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market finished in the red Thursday as pessimism about the latest Chinese growth figures added to worries about a slowing global economy.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 119.17...
Supreme Court Reins in Copyright Fees on Music, Videos, Printed Matter
Top court reins in more copyright fees--OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has reined in the application of copyright fees levied on music, movies, video games and printed materials that Canadians download and copy in different ways.The rulings could...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for July 13
The Canadian Press News Agenda for July13--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for July 13 as of 10:29 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...
Thursday's Calgary Stampede Rodeo Results
Thursday's Calgary Stampede Rodeo results--CALGARY - Results and aggregate earnings following Thursday's seventh performance of the Calgary Stampede rodeo:Bareback1. William Lowe, Canyon, Texas, Cajun Queen, 84.50 points; 2. Steven Peebles, Redmond,...
TMX Group Chief Executive Tom Kloet to Remain in Charge after Maple Takeover
Kloet to stay in charge after Maple takeover--TORONTO - TMX Group chief executive Tom Kloet will remain in charge of the company that runs the Toronto Stock Exchange, Maple Group Acquisition Corp. said Thursday as it appeared set to complete its takeover.The...
Too Few Patients Call an Ambulance after Suffering a Stroke: Study
Too few patients call 911 after stroke: study--TORONTO - Many people who suffer a stroke are still waiting too long to seek care and too few are turning to the best first option when they do, a new study suggests.The work, based on four years of stroke...
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 4:30 P.M
Top B.C. News--THURSDAY, July 12B.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 5:15 P.M. Thursday, July 12, 2012
Top News Advisory--TOP NEWS ADVISORY5:15 p.m.Here 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 news develops. This...
Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Thursday, July 12, 2012
Top Prairies-North News--Thursday, July 12, 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....
Torrential Downpour Has Drivers Ready to Dog-Paddle on Edmonton Freeway
Firefighters weigh anchor to rescue drivers--EDMONTON - Several drenched drivers had to be rescued by firefighters from an Edmonton freeway when their cars became trapped in flash flooding during a thunderstorm.Others abandoned their vehicles and waded...
Veteran Quarterback Ricky Ray Says He's Happy Being with the Toronto Argonauts
Rays says he's happy being with Argos--MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Eric Tillman might be having second thoughts, but Ricky Ray isn't anymore.The veteran quarterback says he's settled nicely into his new life with the Toronto Argonauts, seven months after Tillman's...
Walt's Ego Fuels Final Eps of 'Breaking Bad,' Says Canuck Producer/director
'Breaking Bad' conclusion far from certain--TORONTO - After last season's jaw-dropping "Breaking Bad" finale, there's little doubt that prideful anti-hero Walter White has officially become full-on bad with a capital B.The explosive death of druglord...
Whitecaps Sell Chiumiento, Impact Trade Braun and TFC Lets Soolsma Go
Canadian MLS teams make roster moves--TORONTO - All three Canadian MLS teams made moves Wednesday with the Vancouver Whitecaps selling midfielder Davide Chiumiento, the Montreal Impact dealing forward Justin Braun and Toronto FC parting ways with forward...
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