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Articles from August 31, 2014

Allen Scores Late TD as Roughriders Win Labour Day Thriller against Blue Bombers
Roughriders win thriller against Bombers--REGINA - Weston Dressler is once again a Roughrider, but the fan favourite's return was a footnote on a Labour Day Classic dominated by Saskatchewan's ground attack.Running back Anthony Allen's 15-yard touchdown...
Australian Drug Trade 'High-Reward' for Canadian Criminals: Police
Canadians in Australia drug trade: police--There is an increasing Canadian presence in the Australian drug scene, where traffickers brave harsh enforcement for large profits in a "high-risk, high-reward" market, authorities say.The Australian Crime Commission...
Bautista Homers in Fifth Straight Game as Blue Jays Beat Yankees
Bautista homers in fifth straight game--TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays used the big hitters to tie it with homers -- but all it took to win it was a single by one of their little guys.Jose Bautista homered for the fifth straight game in the sixth inning,...
B.C. to Start Daycare Payments to Parents as Teachers Strike Talks Collapse
B.C. to start daycare payments to parents--VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government said on Sunday it expects to be helping parents pay the costs of daycare because the first day of school appears to be delayed indefinitely by an ongoing teachers'...
Britain's Brownlee Races to Triathlon Gold, Canada's Jones Finishes 18th
Britain's Brownlee races to triathlon gold--EDMONTON - Alistair Brownlee has further cemented his status as a big event athlete.The British triathlete, a gold medal winner at both the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland,...
Calgary Receiver Continues to Play through Grief Following Brother's Murder
West to play in Labour Day game for Calgary--CALGARY - The loss of a loved one can make football seem not very important. But Stampeders receiver Joe West says football is getting him through a tough week before he heads home for his brother's funeral.West...
Canada's Bouchard Not Looking Past Fourth-Round Opponent Makarova at U.S. Open
Bouchard keeping mind off U.S. Open draw--NEW YORK, N.Y. - Eugenie Bouchard will be keeping her mind off the draw and concentrating on Monday opponent Ekaterina Makarova as the Canadian aims to extend her run into the second week of the U.S. Open.The...
Canada's Men's Volleyball Team Gunning for Top-Six Finish at World Championships
Canada gunning for top-six volleyball finish--Dan Lewis figures Canada's volleyball team has logged well over 100,000 kilometres this summer.It's a journey that has the Canadians in Poland for the world championships -- and one they hope will continue...
Canada's Refugee Policy Risks Tearing Parents from Their Children, Activists Say
Refugee policy hurts children, activists say--MONTREAL - For the past month, Sheila Sedinger woke up every morning fraught with worry over the prospect of being deported to Mexico without her two young children.But Sedinger, who came to Canada in 2005,...
Canadian Author Tackles Becoming Jewish Again in Her Memoir 'Between Gods'
Canadian author tackles becoming Jewish again--TORONTO - When Canadian poet and novelist Alison Pick was 11, her classmate Jordan told her that she was Jewish."I remember having this instinctive fear and saying, 'No, I'm not,' while at the same time...
Coffee and Kittens: Cat Cafe in Montreal Claims to Be North America's First
Coffee and kittens: Cat cafe opens in Montreal--MONTREAL - Would you like a cat with your coffee?A new Montreal cafe is hoping plenty of people do. The Cafe des Chats, which opened its doors on Saturday, is a lot like a regular coffee house -- except...
Collaros Returns to Ticats Lineup in Time to Face Former Argos Teammates
Collaros faces former Argos teammates--HAMILTON - Zach Collaros couldn't have picked a bigger game to mark his return to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' lineup.The third-year quarterback will play Monday when Hamilton hosts the Toronto Argonauts. Not only will...
Defensive Blunders Lead Vancouver Whitecaps to 3-0 Loss against Timbers
Vancouver Whitecaps fall 3-0 to Portland--VANCOUVER - In one of the most important games of the season, the Vancouver Whitecaps suffered one of their worst Major League Soccer losses.The Portland Timbers took advantage of several Vancouver defensive...
Edmonton's Starting QB a Question Heading into Labour Day Game against Calgary
Eskimos quarterback a question mark--CALGARY - The mystery of Edmonton's starting quarterback for the Labour Day game in Calgary will extend into game day.Mike Reilly's thumb on his throwing hand has not completely healed since he injured it last week...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 edt Sunday 31 August 2014.City of Toronto: Tuesday, a mix of sun and...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Sunday 31 August 2014.City of Toronto: Tuesday, a mix of sun and...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst Sunday 31 August 2014.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Sunday 31 August 2014.City of Regina: Tuesday, a mix of...
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 edt Sunday 31 August 2014.City of Toronto: Today, cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km-h. High 27....
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Sunday 31 August 2014.City of Toronto: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming southwest 20 km-h in the afternoon. High 28. UV index...
Forecast for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 cst Sunday 31 August 2014.City of Regina: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers with risk of a thunderstorm....
Forecast for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 cst Sunday 31 August 2014.City of Regina: Today, sunny. Wind becoming northwest 30 km-h in the morning. High 20. UV index 5 or moderate.City...
Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 adt Sunday 31 August 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County, Queens...
Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 adt Sunday 31 August 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County, Queens...
Fred Couples Beats Billy Andrade in Playoff to Capture Shaw Charity Classic
Fred Couples wins Shaw Charity Classic--CALGARY - Heading into the final round of the Shaw Charity Classic, Fred Couples thought he had absolutely no chance of winning the tournament.Couples then went out and carded a course record 9-under 61 at Canyon...
Grouped Weekend Soccer Scores
Grouped Weekend Soccer Scores--EnglandSATURDAYPremier LeagueBurnley F.C. 0 Manchester United 0Stooke 1 Manchester City 0Newcastle 3 Crystal Palace 3Queens Park Rangers 1 Sunderland 0Swansea 3 West Brom 0Southampton 3 West Ham 1Chelsea 6 Everton 3ChampionshipNottingham...
HKO-WHL-Stdgs
HKO-WHL-Stdgs--WHLAll Times MountainEASTERN CONFERENCEWESTERN CONFERENCEz-league title; y-conference title;d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless of points; a team winning...
Investors Look for Direction as Market Prepares for Worst Month of the Year
Investors look for next leg in stocks rally--TORONTO - Stock markets could be in for some tough sledding in the near term as investors contemplate trading in a month that sports a nasty reputation."Historically, September is the worst month of the year...
Jeter Gets Ovation in Last at Bat in Toronto -- Even with Jays Win on the Line
Jeter gets ovation in last at bat in Toronto--TORONTO - As Derek Jeter came up to bat with two outs in the ninth, Toronto Blue Jays fans rose to their feet and started to cheer.Although the game-tying runner was on third base, Toronto fans still gave...
Labour Movement Redefining Role as Face of Canada's Workforce Changes
Labour movement redefining role--Labour Day celebrations across Canada this year come at a time when organized labour is in the midst of redefining its role in the workforce as a decline in the manufacturing industry and the rise of contract and part-time...
Mediator Walks Away, Ending Hopes Teachers' Strike Will End before School Starts
School in B.C. will not begin on time: negotiator--RICHMOND, B.C. - Veteran mediator Vince Ready has walked away from talks between British Columbia teachers and their employer, smothering parents' hopes the school year will start on time.The province's...
NATO Pushes for Bigger Crisis Response Brigade as Canada Mulls Opportunity
Canada mulls role in NATO rapid brigade--OTTAWA - Canada will send troops, jets and warships to participate in a massive NATO training exercise next year in a deployment that could be the first step towards deeper involvement in the alliance's long-term...
Newfoundlanders Who Lined Up to Serve in WWI Still Revered as the Blue Puttees
Newfoundlanders lined up to serve in WWI--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Diana Snow's grandfather was among hundreds of Newfoundlanders who lined up a century ago to fight in the First World War as part of a fervent bid to help Britain.The former British colony...
Shannon Kook on Being a Rising Star at Toronto International Film Festival
Shannon Kook on being a TIFF Rising Star--TORONTO - The spotlight will be on Toronto's Shannon Kook at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.The actress -- who was raised in South Africa -- has been named a "rising star" at the annual movie...
Strike-Lockout Interrupts Production at Two Saskatchewan Uranium Facilities
Labour dispute stops work at Cameco sites--SASKATOON - A labour dispute has interrupted work at two Saskatchewan uranium facilities.Cameco (TSX:CCO) shut down production at the McArthur River mine and Key Lake mill when the union's strike deadline early...
Top News Advisory for Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Top News Advisory--Sunday, August 316 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. Contact the National Desk...
Toronto FC Fires Nelsen and Coaching Staff, Fans Wait on Future of Jermain Defoe
Toronto FC axes coaches, wonders about Defoe--TORONTO - Manager Ryan Nelsen and five assistant coaches are gone. And a question mark looms over star striker Jermain Defoe's future.The latest grand vision for Toronto FC may not be in tatters. But a team...
Tough Conditions for Cleanup 50 Years Later of Former Saskatchewan Uranium Mill
Former uranium mill cleaned up 50 years later--More than 50 years after a Saskatchewan uranium mill that is a key part of Canada's nuclear history closed, heavy machinery is once again rumbling across the remote northern corner of the province.But this...
TV Blog Buzz: Did the NHL Sic Its Lawyers on 'The Simpsons' for Soiling the Cup?
TV Blog Buzz: The 'Simpsons' joke the NHL didn't like--There are some hockey fans in "The Simpsons"' writers' room but apparently the NHL felt a joke that soiled the Stanley Cup went too far.In the U.S., the network FXX is in the midst of an epic marathon...
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