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Articles from July 9, 2014

2-0 Bombers Filling Sick Bay as They Head East to Face 1-1 Alouettes
Bombers coping with injuries as they face Als--WINNIPEG - The loss of offensive lineman Chris Greaves is just one of the injuries forcing the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to make lineup changes for Friday night's game against the Montreal Alouettes."This isn't...
Alouettes to Honour Former Head Coach Marc Trestman at Percival Molson Stadium
Alouettes to honour former coach Trestman--MONTREAL - Former Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman can finally take time to enjoy the city he called home for five years.Now coach of the NFL's Chicago Bears, Trestman is briefly back in Montreal...
B.C. Government Should Follow Panel Recommendation, Send Site C to Review: Mayor
B.C. regulator should review Site C: mayor--VANCOUVER - With a provincial decision on BC Hydro's proposed Site C hydroelectric dam expected in September, the mayor of Hudson's Hope appealed to the province Wednesday for a review by the independent utilities...
B.C. Species-at-Risk Plan Encourages Wide-Ranging Risk Management
B.C. releases 5-year species at risk plan--VICTORIA - With about 50,000 plants and animals calling British Columbia home, the province boasts the highest wildlife diversity in Canada.But a report released Wednesday states some, including the prehistoric-like...
Business News as of 5 P.M. ET
Business News as of 5 p.m. ET--WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014, 5 p.m. ETBUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available....
Calgary Police Expand Investigation into Missing Boy, Grandparents, to Landfill
Calgary police expand missing search to landfill--CALGARY - Calgary police expanded their search for a missing boy and his grandparents to a garbage dump Wednesday, as the man they consider a person of interest in the case learned he could be released...
Canada Prostitution Bill Likely Unconstitutional, Says Swedish Expert
Sex trade bill unconstitutional: expert--OTTAWA - One of the architects of Sweden's anti-prostitution strategy -- a model the Conservatives are trying to emulate -- says the government's proposed new law is likely unconstitutional.A provision of the...
Canadian Billionaire and Real Estate Tycoon David Azrieli Dead at 92
Canadian billionaire David Azrieli dies--MONTREAL - David Azrieli, a billionaire real estate developer and philanthropist, died Wednesday at his summer home in rural Quebec, according to a statement from the foundation that bears his name. He was 92.The...
Cascades Makes Second Change in a Week by Closing Quebec Kraft Paper Plant
Cascades to close Quebec kraft paper plant--MONTREAL - Cascades announced the closure of its kraft paper plant Wednesday as it continued to focus its business on its key packaging, tissue and recycling operations.The closure and loss of 175 jobs at the...
CMHC Says Housing Starts Up Slightly in June; Trend Stable since March
CMHC says housing starts up slightly in June--OTTAWA - The pace of housing starts in Canada defied expectations and picked up in June to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 198,185 in June, compared with 196,993 in May.Economists had expected the rate...
Cogeco Cable Reports Higher Third Quarter Revenue, but Lower Profit
Cogeco has higher Q3 revenue, lower profit--MONTREAL - Cogeco Cable (TSX:CCA) and its parent company Cogeco Inc. (TSX:CGO) are reporting higher revenue but lower profits for the third quarter.The cable company made a profit of $35.5 million, or 73 cents...
Community Services to Replace Some Hospital Care in Fraser Health: B.C. Minister
Community services to replace some hospital care--VANCOUVER - Patient care will be improved by reducing reliance on hospitals and providing more community services within the Fraser Health Authority, B.C.'s health minister says.Terry Lake said changes...
Creator's Game: Iroquois Nationals Return to World Field Lacrosse Championships
Iroquois return to field lacrosse worlds--The Iroquois nationals are playing for more than wins and losses at the world field lacrosse championships -- they're playing for their people's international standing.The team will don the distinctive purple...
Crews Continue Work as Thousands Remain without Power Four Days after Arthur
Power still out for thousands in Maritimes--HALIFAX - Thousands of households and businesses remained without power Wednesday in areas of the Maritimes, four days after they were ravaged by the force of post-tropical storm Arthur.In New Brunswick, which...
Dan Aykroyd, Jesse Tyler Ferguson Announced Stand Up to Cancer Canada
Stars announce Stand Up To Cancer Canada--TORONTO - Dan Aykroyd lost his business manager to cancer just this week, Kyle MacLachlan saw both of his parents die from the disease, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson's husband won a battle against it as a teen.The...
DC Entertainment Reverses Decision, Gives OK for Superman Logo on Boy's Statue
Company gives OK for Superman logo on statue--TORONTO - DC Entertainment has reversed an unpopular decision that generated a "maelstrom" of backlash, agreeing Wednesday to allow the Superman logo to be used on a memorial statue of a Toronto boy who was...
Dean del Mastro Testifies in His Own Defence at Election Overspending Trial
Del Mastro testifies in his own defence--PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Dean Del Mastro finally spoke out in his own defence Wednesday, telling his election-overspending trial that he never asked a data-consulting firm to conduct the voter ID calls that are at...
Defence Attacks 'Outrageous' Payments to Gangster Witness at Murder Trial
Defence attacks payments to gang witness--VANCOUVER - A key Crown witness at a gang murder trial in Vancouver is an admitted killer who received "outrageous" cash payments and other benefits worth nearly $1.5 million -- all public money -- in exchange...
Ebola Outbreak Not Right for Testing Experimental Vaccines, Drugs: Experts
Don't test Ebola vaccine, drugs now: experts--TORONTO - The largest Ebola outbreak in history is defying the containment efforts of affected countries and international response teams, leading to calls from some quarters to use experimental drugs or...
Editorial Exchange: Claimants Deserve Equal Treatment
Editorial Exchange: Claimants deserve equal treatment--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published July 9:Imagine two people who have found their way to Canada from a troubled situation in another country. One has come from Iraq. The other...
Editorial Exchange: Grasping Social Media's Influence
Editorial Exchange: Grasping social media's influence--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published July 8:Facebook, the social networking company, has shown it can play with the emotions of its millions of users by tweaking the algorithm that...
Editorial Exchange: No Singing Allowed on the Bus?
Editorial Exchange: No singing allowed on the bus?--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published July 9:What kind of society would fine citizens for singing in public? The question is relevant in city council's coming discussion of what makes...
Editorial Exchange: Sex Workers Remain in Danger under Ottawa's Proposed New Prostitution Law
Editorial Exchange: Sex workers remain in danger under Ottawa's proposed new prostitution law--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published July 8:Instead of making life safer for some of Canada's most vulnerable and at-risk workers, Prime Minister...
Enbridge Outlook for Northern Gateway Unchanged Following Supreme Court Ruling
Enbridge undeterred by Supreme Court ruling--CALGARY - The Supreme Court of Canada's recent ruling on aboriginal title has not swayed Enbridge Inc.'s outlook for its controversial Northern Gateway pipeline to the West Coast, CEO Al Monaco said Wednesday."I...
Encana Selling Alberta Power Assets as It Continues to Focus Portfolio
Encana selling Alberta power assets--CALGARY - Encana Corp. CEO Doug Suttles says the company has agreed to sell one gas-fired power plant it owns and operates in Alberta and the 50 per cent stake it holds in another.The value of the deal and the buyer...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Wednesday, July 9
Entertainment News Advisory--Wednesday, July 9, 20145 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....
Environment Watchdog Warns Ontario Must Do More to Combat Climate Change
Ontario warned to do more on climate change--TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government has done virtually nothing to address climate change beyond boasting about its move to stop burning coal to generate electricity, the province's environmental watchdog...
Eskimos' Mad-Dog Defence Setting Tone for Takeaways in 2014 CFL Season
Eskimos' mad-dog defence sets tone in 2014--EDMONTON - It's early days, but the 2-0 Edmonton Eskimos' mad-dog defence is setting the tone for takeaways in the 2014 CFL season.Under new head coach Chris Jones, the Eskimos are off the charts in the CFL's...
Ex-MP Ianno Joins Libel Suit over Trudeau Team Blocking Wife's Candidacy
Ex-MP Ianno joins lawsuit against Liberals--OTTAWA - Former cabinet minister Tony Ianno has joined a libel suit launched by his wife, Christine Innes, after she was barred from running for the Liberals in the recent Trinity-Spadina byelection.In April,...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 edt Wednesday 9 July 2014.City of Toronto: Friday, sunny. Low 13. High 25....
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Wednesday 9 July 2014.City of Toronto: Friday, sunny. High 25. Saturday,...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst Wednesday 9 July 2014.City of Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle - Indian...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Wednesday 9 July 2014.City of Regina: Friday, sunny. High 24....
Father of Girl Missing in Estevan for a Decade Says He's Angry at RCMP
Father of missing girl angry at RCMP--ESTEVAN, Sask. - The father of a missing girl who police believe was murdered a decade ago says he hasn't been kept up on developments in the case, adding he thinks RCMP still consider him a suspect.Mark Struble...
First-Year Running Back Grigsby Leading Way for Upstart Blue Bombers
Grigsby leading way for upstart Bombers--Nic Grigsby has been quite a find for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.The five-foot-11, 195-pound running back has played a big role in Winnipeg opening the season 2-0. Grigsby ran for 122 yards in the club's season-opening...
Forecast for Labrador Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Labrador issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Labrador issued by Environment Canada at 16:30 ndt Wednesday 9 July 2014.Labrador City and Wabush: Today, increasing cloudiness. A few showers beginning in the morning. Amount 2 mm. Wind...
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 Wednesday 9 July 2014.City of Toronto: Today, mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind becoming west 20 km-h this afternoon....
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 Wednesday 9 July 2014.City of Toronto: Today, sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. High 23. UV index 8 or very high.Windsor...
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 Wednesday 9 July 2014.City of Regina: Today, sunny. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. Tonight, clear. Increasing cloudiness near...
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 Wednesday 9 July 2014.City of Regina: Today, sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. Wind southeast 20 km-h...
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 Wednesday 9 July 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Guysborough County: Today,...
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 Wednesday 9 July 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Guysborough County: Today,...
Former Archbishop Sentenced to Jail for Molesting Alter Boy in Winnipeg
Former archbishop gets jail for molesting boy--WINNIPEG - A former Orthodox priest is appealing his conviction for molesting an altar boy almost 30 years ago after being sentenced to eight months in jail for the crime.Seraphim Storheim showed no emotion...
Former Sex Worker Says MP's Question about Rights and Rape Did Not Offend Her
Former sex worker defends MP's rape question--TORONTO - A former sex worker at the centre of a controversy involving an MP's much-criticized question about constitutional rights and rape says she took no offence.Timea Nagy told a news conference Wednesday...
Guillermo del Toro and Natalie Brown Talk FX Vampire Series 'The Strain'
Guillermo del Toro talks 'The Strain'--TORONTO - Guillermo del Toro's vampires are not gothic, romantic creatures; they don't brood, sparkle or swoon.His vampires are parasitic monsters that infect their prey like a virus. And in "The Strain," premiering...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Wednesday, July 9
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Wednesday, July 9, 20145 p.m.HEALTH-LIFESTYLES-TRAVEL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Health-Lifestyles-Travel stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Questions can go...
Lawyer for First Nation in Northwest Territories Attacks Yukon's Watershed Plan
Lawyer attacks Yukon's watershed plan--WHITEHORSE - The recommended land-use plan that would protect most of the Peel River watershed from development should be legally binding, says a lawyer for a First Nation that has intervener status in a lawsuit...
Liberals Blame Bad Weather for Delays in Building New Hamilton Stadium
Bad weather blamed for Hamilton stadium delay--TORONTO - Bad weather is to blame for delays in completing a new Hamilton stadium and key venue for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Games, the governing Liberals said Wednesday."Mother Nature has prolonged the...
Loonie Higher amid Canadian Housing Starts, Key Employment Report on Friday
Loonie higher amid Canadian housing starts--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar advanced Wednesday amid stronger than expected figures for Canadian housing starts and ahead of a key employment report on Friday.The loonie gained 0.15 of a cent to 93.81 cents...
Manitoba Premier Says Dikes Are Higher and Drier Than Last Flood in 2011
Premier confident but cautious as river peaks--PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. - The Manitoba government appeared confident but cautious Wednesday as the swollen Assiniboine River crested near Portage La Prairie.Less than a week after Premier Greg Selinger...
Music Streaming Service Spotify Says It's Launching in Canada in Coming Months
Spotify hinting it's coming to Canada soon--TORONTO - The online music streaming service Spotify is hinting that it will be coming to Canada soon.The company, which was founded by Swedish entrepreneur Daniel Ek in 2006, pioneered the concept of granting...
Nearly Half of Teens Report Having Texted While Driving, Student Survey Finds
Nearly half of teens text while driving: survey--TORONTO - An alarming proportion of Ontario teens report that they have texted while behind the wheel of a vehicle, says a survey of Grade 7 to 12 students in the province conducted for the Centre for...
Nelsen: Brazil Loss Was like a Car Crash but Shows Everyone Feels Pressure
Nelsen: Brazil game was like watching car crash--TORONTO - Toronto FC manager Ryan Nelsen watched Brazil's humiliating World Cup loss with wonder and a little bit of horror."It was like watching a car crash or something," Nelsen said of the Brazil's...
No Motive in Triple Shooting That Left Toronto Teacher Dead: Police
No motive in triple shooting: Toronto police--TORONTO - There appears to be no motive in a triple shooting that left a popular supply teacher dead, police say.Abshir Hassan, 31, was killed early Tuesday in the north end of the city and both a 22-year-old...
Northern B.C. Fire Quadruples in Size and Threatens to Burn into Alberta
Growing B.C. fire threatens Alberta border--TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. - A forest fire in northeastern B.C. has more than quadrupled in size in 24 hours and threatens to singe Alberta's boundary.Information officer Jill Kelsh said the blaze about 60 kilometres...
Ontario to Bring Back Bill to Toughen Penalties for Distracted Driving: Wynne
Ontario to toughen distracted driving penalties--TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne says she's concerned that Ontario teens are forming bad habits when it comes to texting while driving, after a new survey suggested an alarming number of students are typing...
Ousted 'Amazing Race Canada' Pals Speak out about Chilly Challenge
Ousted 'Amazing Race Canada' pals speak out--TORONTO - The second season of "The Amazing Race Canada" launched amid the glacial splendour of the Columbia Icefield -- and before the premiere was through, one of the 11 teams had its hopes doused in cold...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press picture advisory for Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Daily coverage is provided by a combination of The Canadian Press staff and member papers. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time are staffed by The...
Royal LePage Says House Prices Expected to Increase Steadily for Rest of 2014
House prices up in big cities: Royal LePage--TORONTO - Real estate company Royal LePage says big cities Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary are driving increases in national average home prices, while smaller cities had more moderate gains.Royal LePage says...
Saskatchewan Implements Flu Shot or Surgical Mask Policy for Health-Care Workers
Saskatchewan implements flu shot or mask policy--REGINA - Health-care workers in Saskatchewan will face an ultimatum this upcoming flu season -- get a flu shot or wear a surgical mask while caring for patients.Dr. David Torr, chairman of the Medical...
SOC-FIFAWC-Stdgs
SOC-FIFAWC-Stdgs--FIFA WORLD CUPAt BrazilAll Times EasternGROUP AGROUP BGROUP CGROUP DGROUP EGROUP FGROUP GGROUP HThursday, June 12Brazil 3 Croatia 1Friday, June 13Mexico 1 Cameroon 0Spain 1 Netherlands 5Chile 3 Australia 1Saturday, June 14Colombia 3...
Stock Markets Climb amid Fed Minutes That Show U.S. Stimulus Will Stop in October
TSX, Wall St. higher amid latest Fed minutes--TORONTO - North American markets rallied Wednesday as minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve indicated that the U.S. central bank plans to end its massive bond buyback program in October and...
Study Suggests Link between Density of Fast-Food Restaurants and Heavier People
More fast-food spots, more heavy people: Study--TORONTO - Neighbourhoods with a high number of fast food restaurants are no place for the weight conscious, a new study suggests.The research reveals that the average body mass index of Canadians living...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Canadian Press News Agenda for July 10--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for July 10 as of 9 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...
The Push to Impeach Barack Obama Finds a Famous Face in Sarah Palin
The impeach-Obama cause gets a famous backer--WASHINGTON - The movement to impeach U.S. President Barack Obama has had no realistic chance of success, no discernible groundswell of public support, but it now has a celebrity champion.Step right up, Sarah...
Three Western Premiers Want Overhaul of Internal Trade Deal with All Provinces
Three western premiers want new trade deal--REGINA - The leaders of three western provinces want to overhaul an agreement on internal trade.Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, Alberta Premier Dave Hancock and B.C. Premier Christy Clark have sent a letter...
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 News Advisory for Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Top News Advisory--Wednesday, July 93 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 Team, Known for Human-Powered Helicopter, Aims for Land Speed Record
Toronto team aims for human land speed record--TORONTO - The Canadian team that made an aviation breakthrough last year is trying for a new milestone -- the land speed record for a human-powered vehicle.The Toronto-based team, AeroVelo, is best known...
Tug-of-War between Minister, Military Brass Delayed Afghanistan Memorial Date
Tug-of-war delayed Afghan memorial date--OTTAWA - A memorial for Canadians killed in Afghanistan is making its way across Canada this summer and fall, but only after a drawn-out struggle inside the department over how and when to commemorate the mission.Sources...
Union Says It Has Reached a Deal with Globe and Mail over Contract Dispute
Union says it has reached a deal with Globe--TORONTO - A tentative deal has been reached between the Globe and Mail and its unionized employees, averting a work stoppage at the newspaper in the final hour of negotiations.Unifor -- which represents journalists,...
Veto of NDP's Manitoba Flood Zone Tour 'Regrettable' Partisan Politics: Mulcair
Vetoed flood briefing 'regrettable': Mulcair--WINNIPEG - Tom Mulcair is accusing the Harper government of playing petty partisan games with natural disasters after he was denied permission to tour Manitoba's flood zone.The NDP leader was in Winnipeg...
Western Premiers, Emissaries in Iqaluit to Discuss Development's Impact on North
Western provinces in Iqaluit for conference--IQALUIT, Nunavut - Officials from six western provinces and territories, including three premiers, arrived Wednesday in the Arctic boom town of Iqaluit, Nunavut, to talk about natural resources development...
What's Better, LCD or AMOLED? Comparing Mobile Screen Technologies
LCD or AMOLED? Comparing mobile screen technologies--TORONTO - LCD or AMOLED? IPS or FFS or TN?With screen technology increasingly becoming a major differentiator for new smartphones and tablets, consumers may want to get up to speed on some of the acronyms...
With Saskatchewan, N.B. on Board, Ottawa Says National Regulator Soon a Reality
Saskatchewan, N.B. join national regulator--OTTAWA - Finance Minister Joe Oliver welcomed the addition of Saskatchewan and New Brunswick to the federal drive to create a national securities regulator, setting up a timetable to have the new office in...
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