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Articles from November 19, 2012

Advisory-Central-Canada-Calendar
---Here is the Central Canada calendar for Monday, November 19, 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...
Agrium Board Targeted for Shakeup by Jana Partners; 5 New Directors Proposed
Jana seeks to install 5 new Agrium directors--CALGARY - It's looking likely that a push for change at Canadian fertilizer giant Agrium Inc. will come down to a shareholder vote, the founder of New York hedge fund Jana Partners LLC said Monday.Barry Rosenstein...
Alberta Update
(Alta-Plane-Crash)The Transportation Safety Board will investigate a crash of a small plane in northern Alberta that killed a 52-year-old pilot.R-C-M-P say the single-engine turboprop entered an area between La Crete and High Level on Saturday where...
Anthony Calvillo Wants Time before Deciding If He'll Play Again Next Season
Calvillo won't make rash decision about 2013--MONTREAL - It's become the number one question of the Alouettes' off-season in recent years: Will Anthony Calvillo return?Less than 24 hours after the Toronto Argonauts ended their season, the Alouettes were...
Argo Defeat in '71 Grey Cup Moved PM to Tears, but He Now Cheers for Stamps
Argo loss in '71 Grey Cup moved PM to tears--OTTAWA - The Toronto Argonauts' stunning loss to the Calgary Stampeders in the 1971 Grey Cup prompted tears in front of the television from the boy who would eventually become Prime Minister Stephen Harper.But...
BCE Says Reworked Astral Deal Addresses CRTC Concerns about Market Dominance
New Astral deal to address CRTC concerns: BCE--MONTREAL - BCE Inc. expects that its new proposal to buy Astral Media will address the federal regulator's concern about the telecom giant dominating the television market.Bell's chief regulatory officer...
B.C. Inquest Hears Evidence in the Drowning of Search-Rescue Official
B.C. inquest hears evidence in drowning death--NELSON, B.C. - The drowning of a volunteer search-and-rescue official in British Columbia's Kootenay region last year can be blamed on poor planning and inadequate equipment, a coroner's inquest has heard.Testimony...
B.C. Liberal Caucus Staff Told to Clean Up Act after They Help Create Attack Ad
B.C. Liberals told to clean up act--VICTORIA - British Columbia Liberal caucus workers who are paid to spend their days highlighting the efforts of Liberal members of the legislature were told Monday to keep their noses out of Liberal Party attack ads...
B.C. Mountie Denies Harassment Allegations Filed against Him by Female Officer
BC Mountie denies harassment allegations--VANCOUVER - An RCMP officer who has been accused of harassing a fellow Mountie in British Columbia is denying the allegations, arguing the conduct complained of simply didn't occur.The civil lawsuit against Corp....
B.C.'S Busiest Emergency Room Flooded after Construction Accident
B.C.'s busiest emergency room flooded--SURREY, B.C. - B.C.'s busiest emergency room was closed and patients were evacuated as contaminated water from a broken water main poured in, forcing nurses to try to control the flood of dirty water by tossing...
B-C Update
(BC-Murdered-Girl)The 18-year-old accused of killing Kelowna-area teen Ashlee Hyatt has been convicted of manslaughter.A jury brought down the verdict yesterday, also finding the accused -- who can't be named -- not guilty of the more serious charge...
B-C Update
(BC-Missing-Women-Inquiry)Relatives of the victims of serial killer Robert Pickton say three human rights groups are right when they claim the Pickton inquiry has been a failure.The B-C Civil Liberties Association, Pivot Legal Society and West Coast...
Business News as of 6 P.M. ET
Business News as of 6 p.m. ET--Monday, Nov. 196 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 Stampeders Will Look to Duplicate Fast Start in 100th Grey Cup
Stampeders will look to duplicate fast start--CALGARY - A fast start helped propel the Stampeders to the Grey Cup game, and Calgary will hope to duplicate that feat in Sunday's championship.Led by quarterback Kevin Glenn, the Stamps are looking to employ...
Canada Must Step Up Its 'Global Energy Game,' Says Former Minister Prentice
Canada needs to up its energy game: Prentice--OTTAWA - Canada is a weak player in the "global energy game" and needs to improve its performance by selling more oil to China and Asia, warns one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's most trusted former cabinet...
Canada to Host Spain in Vancouver in Davis Cup World Group First-Round Tie
Canada to host Spain in Vancouver in Davis Cup--VANCOUVER - Canadian Davis Cup captain Martin Laurendeau says home is where the heart is.He's hoping a return to Vancouver for the second time in a year will enable his team to show its heart -- and talent...
Canucks' Schneider Says He Will Consider Playing in Switzerland More Seriously
Schneider weighing Swiss playing options--VANCOUVER - Cory Schneider's patience is starting to wear out.The Vancouver Canucks goaltender said Monday he will look to play in Europe if the NHL lockout lasts much longer. Schneider plans to go home to the...
Cliffs Natural Resources Delays Expansion at Bloom Lake Mine in Quebec
Cliffs delays expansion at Quebec mine--CLEVELAND - Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has delayed portions of its Bloom Lake mine expansion in Quebec while also idling some production at two of its U.S. iron ore operations.The decision to stop work on the...
Conservative MPs Keep Abortion Debate Alive on Floor of Commons with Petitions
Petitions keep abortion issue alive in House--OTTAWA - It's been two months since the House of Commons rejected a controversial abortion-related motion, but Conservative MPs are using a tried and true parliamentary tool to keep the issue alive.Petitions...
Date for Randall Hopley Dangerous Offender Hearing Delayed Again
Hopley case delayed until January--CRANBROOK, B.C. - It will be many more weeks before the public learns whether the man who abducted little Kienan Hebert from his home and then returned him days later will be given an indefinite prison sentence.Randall...
Editorial Exchange: Get Us Canadian Oil, but Safely
Editorial Exchange: Get us Canadian oil, but safely--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Nov. 17:In July 2010, a ruptured pipeline spewed 840,000 gallons of heavy crude oil into Michigan's Kalamazoo River, forcing the evacuation of...
Editorial Exchange: Sobriety Sensors a Sensible Move
Editorial Exchange: Sobriety sensors a sensible move--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Nov. 19:The job description seems pretty straight forward: Pick up students at or near their homes and transport them to their school. At the...
Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press
Canadian Press Entertainment briefs--Monday, Nov. 17Wranglers say 'Hobbit' animals died on unsafe farmWELLINGTON -- Animal wranglers involved in the making of "The Hobbit" movie trilogy say the production company is responsible for the deaths of up to...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Nov. 19
Entertainment News Advisory--Monday, Nov. 19, 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....
Exhibit Offers New Perspective on Impressionist Movement
Exhibit offers glimpse into impressionists--MONTREAL - Canadians are getting their first chance ever to see some of the world's great impressionist masterpieces in a breathtaking new show at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts."Once Upon A Time . . . Impressionism:...
Exposure to Workplace Chemicals Can Increase Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says
Workplace can increase breast cancer risk--TORONTO - Women working in certain types of jobs -- mainly agriculture and industrial settings -- appear to have about double the risk of developing breast cancer as women who do other kinds of work, a new Canadian...
First Grey Cup Site a Quiet Field Not Far from Toronto's Downtown Core
Rosedale Field a big part of Grey Cup history--TORONTO - The downtown streets of Ontario's capital will soon be injected with a blast of Canadiana as football fans from across the country descend on Toronto in eager anticipation of the 100th Grey Cup...
Government Calls RCMP over Leaked Memo about Russian Embassy Security
Government refers leaked memo to RCMP--OTTAWA - The federal government is asking police to investigate the leak of an internal memo that warns of a lack of security at Canada's embassy in Moscow.The Canadian Press reported on the weekend about an internal...
Hallowed Grey Cup Has a Rich and Colourful History off the Football Field
Grey Cup has rich history off the field--It has been lost, forgotten, stolen, held for ransom, caught up in a compromising position with exotic dancers and even come under attack by the Taliban.Such is the rich and colourful history of the Grey Cup.The...
Harper Warns of Unforeseen Consequences If U.S. Fails to Avoid Fiscal Cliff
Harper warns of fiscal cliff consequences--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says if President Barack Obama and U.S. lawmakers can't find a solution to the looming fiscal cliff it could spark other unforeseen economic woes.Harper told a Canada-United...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Monday, Nov. 19
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Monday, Nov. 19, 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...
Heroux-Devtek Wins Boeing H-47 Chinook Helicopter Landing Gear Contract
Heroux-Devtek wins Boeing helicopter contract--MONTREAL - Heroux-Devtek Inc. has been awarded a five-year contract from Boeing to manufacture landing gear for the H-47 Chinook helicopter for the U.S. army.Delivery of the landing gear for the medium-...
How's This for a Highway Obstacle? A Middle-of-the-Road Hydro Pole
Authorities deal with puzzling pole in middle of Quebec highway--MONTREAL - Alleged corruption-fuelled cost overruns aren't the only menace upon Quebec's road network these days.Officials say they are dealing with the puzzling appearance of a utility...
IMF Eyes Elevating Loonie to Elite Club of Global Reserve Currencies
Loonie considered for elite global club--OTTAWA - The high-flying Canadian loonie may soon be joining the elite club of global reserve currencies.The International Monetary Fund signalled in a new report it is considering asking foreign countries to...
'Jerusalem' Authors Put Their Own Twist on Traditional Couscous Dish, Fattoush
'Jerusalem' authors adapt couscous, fattoush--In "Jerusalem: A Cookbook," authors Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi explore the tastes and sights of their hometown. They offer readers "a glimpse into a hidden treasure, and at the same time explore our...
Lessons Must Be Learned from Failures of Missing Women's Inquiry: Rights Groups
Relatives criticize missing women inquiry--VANCOUVER - It's been 16 years since Lorelei Williams' cousin vanished from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, but sitting through a recent public inquiry into serial killer Robert Pickton has roused in her the...
Let's Talk about Sex (and People with Disabilities), Say Advocates
Disability no bar to sex, say experts--TORONTO - People with disabilities face any number of challenges, but perhaps the most insidious is society's unspoken belief that they are somehow asexual beings -- neither wanting nor able to express that most...
Lighten Our Regulatory Burden in New Digital Realm, CBC Urges CRTC
CBC wants less regulation in digital world--GATINEAU, Que. - The CBC is asking the federal broadcast regulator for more flexibility as it grapples with the swiftly unfolding digital universe.The strict regulatory shackles of the past don't work in today's...
Loonie Closed Higher on Growing Optimism U.S. Fiscal Cliff Can Be Avoided
Loonie up, fiscal cliff worries ease--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed higher Monday with traders willing to take on more risk as American politicians were seen to be making progress in averting a fiscal crisis at the end of next month.Canada's commodity-sensitive...
Lowe's Still Eyeing Canadian Acquisition in Wake of Failed Rona Bid
Lowe's still eyeing Canadian acquisition--NEW YORK, N.Y. - Lowe's says it's still considering an acquisition to expand its presence in Canada, but it isn't naming a specific target company.The U.S. home improvement retailer had attempted to acquire Quebec-based...
Manitoba Update
(Mba-Plane-Crash)Transportation Safety Board investigators will be in Snow Lake in the province's north to try to figure out what led to a plane crash that killed the pilot and injured several passengers.R-C-M-P say a Cessna 208 Caravan went down not...
McCain-Sobey Private Equity Firm Scoops Crane Company in First Deal
McCain-Sobey firm makes first purchase--HALIFAX - A private equity firm launched this year by two well-known Atlantic Canadian business families has scooped up a crane company in its first deal.Rob Normandeau, chief executive of SeaFort Capital Inc.,...
Members of Toronto's Jewish Community Rally to Show Support for Israel
Toronto Jewish community rallies for Israel--TORONTO - Members of Toronto's Jewish community rallied at a city synagogue Monday night in a show of solidarity with Israel as the country's conflict with Hamas rulers in Gaza continues.The Beth Emeth Bais...
Military Examined Dramatic Increase in Enhanced Illegal Drug Testing
Military examined expanded drug testing--OTTAWA - National Defence quietly examined the idea of designating more positions within the military as "safety sensitive" in order to catch and punish soldiers for illegal drug use.Internal documents show the...
Mortgage Brokers Call for New Look at Impact of New Rules on First-Time Buyers
Mortgage brokers say new rules too stringent--TORONTO - Canada's mortgage brokers say recent changes to federal rules have taken too big a bite out of an already cooling housing market and they suggest policymakers should address the needs of their industry.The...
NHL Requests Complete Proposal from NHLPA during Bargaining Session
NHL asks players for full CBA proposal--NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL wants to see everything put in writing.With negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement seemingly at a stalemate, the league met with the NHL Players' Association on Monday night...
Nova Scotia Introduces Legislation to Push Back Drinking, Waste Water Standards
Nova Scotia pushes back water targets--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's municipalities would be granted more time to comply with standards for drinking and waste water under legislation introduced Monday.The provincial government tabled changes to the Environmental...
Okanagan Teen in Court Dec. 3, after Manslaughter Conviction for Stabbing
Kelowna teen convicted of manslaughter--KELOWNA, B.C. - A mother's tears capped five weeks of high emotion in a Kelowna, B.C., courtroom, as the teen charged with stabbing Ashlee Hyatt in the neck was found guilty of manslaughter.Charrie Hyatt lost her...
Opposition Fumes as Province Limits Debate on Muskrat Falls Project in Labrador
Muskrat Falls flashpoint for political anger--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Anger boiled over at the legislature in St. John's, N.L., Monday as Premier Kathy Dunderdale signalled she's ready to approve the $7.4 billion Muskrat Falls hydro project even before a...
Ottawa Rejects Ban on Generic Oxycodone, Saying Provinces Can Control Abuse
Ottawa rejects plea to ban generic oxycodone--OTTAWA - The federal government is refusing to interfere in the drug approval process to halt the highly addictive generic form of OxyContin, saying the provinces have the wherewithal to do a lot more.Health...
Paul Martin Predicts Federal Liberals Back in Contention by 2015 Election
Paul Martin predicts Liberal revival by 2015--OTTAWA - Former prime minister Paul Martin predicts the humbled federal Liberal party will re-emerge as a force to contend with by the time of the next election in just three years.Many Liberals, including...
Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry in Winnipeg Hears from Social Worker
Phoenix Sinclair inquiry hears from worker--WINNIPEG - A year after Phoenix Sinclair had been taken from her parents by Child and Family Services, a child welfare worker signed a report saying she had "no problem" with the couple taking home a third...
Prairie Update
(Mba-Plane-Crash)Seven survivors of a fatal plane crash in northwestern Manitoba are in stable condition in several different hospitals.Health officials say the men, who work for Dumas Mine Contracting, were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.The...
Premier Not Ready to Call Inquiry into Abuse Allegations at Halifax Orphanage
N.S. premier not ready to call inquiry for ex-orphanage--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's premier says he's not ready to call a public inquiry into long-standing allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a Halifax orphanage, despite the facility's board saying...
Premier Redford's Sister Expensed Public for Tory Party Events: Documents
Redford's sister billed public for party--EDMONTON - Documents show the sister of Alberta Premier Alison Redford used her position as a health board executive to attend and hold Progressive Conservative party events on the taxpayers' dime.There was money...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Mba-Flood-Update)Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Steve Ashton says payouts for damaged crops and disaster are still being tallied from last year's flooding in the province.But the Manitoba government says the cost is expected to top 1-point-25 billion.Heavy...
Quebec Still Perfect with Wins over B.C., New Brunswick at Mixed Curling Event
Quebec 5-0 at mixed curling championships--MONTREAL - Mike Fournier's hometown rink remained perfect at the 2013 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship on Monday with a 9-6 win over B.C. and a 6-5 victory against New Brunswick.Fournier, with teammates Alanna...
Return of Kucera, Osborne-Paradis from Injury Boosts Canadian Ski Team
Canadian ski team prepares for Lake Louise--CALGARY - The fastest men on Canada's alpine ski team are together again for the first time in some time.Erik Guay of Mont Tremblant, Que., Vancouver's Manuel Osborne-Paradis and Calgary's John Kucera and Jan...
Rob Ford Alleged Business Deal Was Corrupt to Get Votes, Lawyer Suggests
Ford alleged corruption for votes: lawyer--TORONTO - Rob Ford's campaign promise to stop the so-called gravy train at city hall may have steamrolled him into office two years ago, but it came at the price of a local businessman's reputation, the Toronto...
Saputo Pushes Vachon Sales in U.S. as Twinkies Future Remains in Doubt
Saputo continues drive for U.S. sales--MONTREAL - A Canadian snack cake maker hopes that American fans of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Ho's will get their fix by switching to Jos. Louis and May West.Canadian cheese and bakery products company Saputo Inc....
Saskatchewan Labour Minister's Remarks on New Union Rules Disappoint Group
Labour minister's remarks disappoint union--REGINA - Unions in Saskatchewan say they deserve better treatment than to learn about new labour rules in "dribs and drabs" from a minister's speech to a business crowd.Saskatchewan Federation of Labour president...
Saskatchewan to Sell Crown That Handles Land, Personal Property Registry
Saskatchewan to sell land registry Crown--REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is selling the Crown corporation that handles land and personal property registries, but the Opposition NDP says the move breaks a promise.The government introduced legislation...
Saskatchewan Update
(Rail-Yard-Body)Regina police are investigating after a body was found in the Canadian Pacific rail yard.Police were called to the scene yesterday afternoon after a worker found the body of a man.The scene was quickly blocked off and the coroner's office...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Tuesday, Nov. 20
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Nov. 20--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Tuesday, Nov. 20 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...
Thousands of Elementary Teachers Join High Schools in Taking Strike Action
About 5,000 elementary teachers take strike action--TORONTO - Almost 5,000 elementary teachers in one of Ontario's largest school boards took strike action Monday, joining about 35,000 education workers in public high schools across the province.Elementary...
Throne Speech Outlines New Spending: Manitoba Admits More Deficits May Come
Manitoba may run more deficits: premier--WINNIPEG - Manitoba's NDP government appears set to break its promise to balance the budget by 2014 as it invests new money in health care, environmental programs and other items.Premier Greg Selinger says he...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 11:30 a.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 Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012
Top Prairies-North News--Monday, Nov. 19, 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....
Tories Want Ontario Public Sector Pensions Changed to Defined Contribution
Reduce pensions for new public workers: Hudak--TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservatives said Monday that taxpayers can no longer afford "gold-plated pension plans" for public sector workers, but the Liberal government called the Opposition's proposals...
Toronto Argonauts Have Shown Resilience in March to 100th Grey Cup Contest
Resilience has guided Argos into Grey Cup--MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Scott Milanovich's gameplan for Sunday's Grey Cup remains a work in progress, but it won't involve the Toronto Argonauts following the same dangerous path that they took to get to the CFL...
Toronto Argonauts to Play 100th Grey Cup at Home against Calgary Stampeders
Argos host 100th Grey Cup against Stamps--TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts have a chance to celebrate the Grey Cup's centennial on home turf this week. The Calgary Stampeders will do their best to spoil the party.The 100th Grey Cup will be Toronto versus...
Toronto Portrait Artist Arnaud Maggs Dies at Age 86, Says Gallery
Portrait artist Arnaud Maggs dies in Toronto--TORONTO - Renowned Toronto-based portrait artist Arnaud Maggs brought an intellectual, honest touch to images of notables including Northrop Frye, Anne Murray, Irving Layton and Leonard Cohen, his colleagues...
Toronto Teen Goyo Eyes Adult Career beyond 'Rise of the Guardians'
Santa gets tough for 'Rise of the Guardians'--TORONTO - A tattooed Santa Claus, boomerang-wielding Easter Bunny and a silent Sandman hit the big screen this week in the animated feature "Rise of the Guardians," offering a few twists to the mysterious...
Trooper, Bruce Cockburn, Deadmau5 among Musicians Honoured at SOCAN Bash
Trooper, Cockburn, Hedley honoured by SOCAN--TORONTO - No Trooper song is more famous than the arena-ready rallying cry "Raise a Little Hell" and, as it turns out, no Trooper song is much older, either.As the Vancouver group claimed the national achievement...
U.K. Authors Highlight Food and Sights of Jerusalem in New Cookbook
Authors uncover gastronomic Jerusalem--TORONTO - The colourful sights and robust flavours of Jerusalem are highlighted in a new cookbook by two chefs with parallel biographies.Yotam Ottolenghi, who hails from the Jewish west part of Jerusalem, and Sami...
U.S. Recovery to Pull Ontario Economy out of Its Doldrums: Think-Tank
Ontario poised for modest economic rebound--OTTAWA - Ontario's fragile economy is hanging in against a double-barrel dose of austerity from the federal and provincial governments and may be poised for a modest rebound, the Conference Board said Monday.The...
West Division Champions Coming into Grey Cup on Impressive Win Streak
Calgary hits Grey Cup on impressive roll--TORONTO - The Calgary Stampeders head into the Grey Cup as the CFL's hottest team but certainly had their trouble this season with the Toronto Argonauts.Calgary will look to cap its season with a seventh straight...
WestJet CEO Says Regional Airline Will Spur Demand for Lower Fare Service
WestJet Encore set to cut fares: CEO--MONTREAL - WestJet's new regional service will spur passenger demand by offering fares at up to half the amount charged on those routes by monopoly operators such as Air Canada, chief executive Gregg Saretsky said...
WHL Roundup: A Look at Sunday's Games
WHL Roundup: A look at Sunday's games--Pavlo Padakin scored twice to lead the Calgary Hitmen to a 4-2 win over the visiting Swift Current Broncos in Western Hockey League action on Sunday.Cody Sylvester and Peter Kosterman also scored for the Hitmen...
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