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Articles from July 6, 2014

Applications Suggest Waning Interest in Harper's Volunteer Awards
Waning interest in PM's volunteer awards--OTTAWA - Canadians appear to be losing interest in a controversial awards program linked to Stephen Harper's office.The Harper government launched the Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards in 2011, to honour 17 Canadians...
Cabins Get Clobbered by Trees and Waves as Storm Hits Swollen Saskatchewan Lake
Storm on swollen lake batters cabins--REGINA - Cottages on Crooked Lake were battered by trees and waves whipped up by the storm that hit Saskatchewan on Saturday night.Carla Crozier, who owns a cabin on Grenfell Beach, says waves that were more than...
Eugenie Bouchard's Loss at Wimbledon Cost Her Millions in Sponsorship: Experts
Bouchard's Wimbledon loss may cost millions--TORONTO - Eugenie Bouchard's loss to Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova in the Wimbledon women's final on Saturday may have cost her millions in sponsorship income, according to experts who say the Canadian tennis...
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 6 July 2014.City of Toronto: Tuesday, cloudy with 30 percent...
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 6 July 2014.City of Toronto: Tuesday, cloudy with 60 percent...
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 6 July 2014.City of Regina: Tuesday, sunny. Low...
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 6 July 2014.City of Regina: Tuesday, sunny. High...
First Nations, Environmentalists Challenge Yukon Government in Court
Peel watershed case begins in Yukon--WHITEHORSE - Environmental groups and First Nations will square off against the Yukon government on Monday for a week-long legal battle over the future of the Peel River watershed.The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun,...
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 6 July 2014.City of Toronto: Today, sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km-h late...
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 6 July 2014.City of Toronto: Today, a few showers ending in the morning then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Risk...
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 6 July 2014.City of Regina: Today, mainly sunny. Wind northwest 20 km-h. High 25. UV index 8 or very high. Tonight, increasing...
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 6 July 2014.City of Regina: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon with risk...
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 6 July 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County, Queens County:...
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 6 July 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Lunenburg County, Queens County:...
Internal DND Analysis Paints Refined Picture of Military Suicide Crisis
PTSD accounted for only 3 DND suicides--OTTAWA - Post-traumatic stress is thought to have played a role in only three of ten suicides in the Canadian military last winter, and the majority of soldiers who took lives were not in danger of being kicked...
Investigators Bring in Boat in Search near Calgary-Area Acreage in Missing Family Case
Police expand search at Airdrie acreage--AIRDRIE, Alta. - Investigators brought in a dog and a police motorboat on Sunday as they shifted their search for a five-year-old Calgary boy and his grandparents to a field and a slough north of an acreage.The...
Kelowna's Sarah Moras Wins UFC Debut, but London Lightweight Jesse Ronson Loses
Kelowna's Sarah Moras wins UFC debut--LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Canadian Sarah (Cheesecake) Moras won her UFC debut with a unanimous decision over Alexis (Sneaky Zebra) Dufresne on the undercard of "The Ultimate Fighter" Season 19 televised finale Sunday.Lightweight...
Lac-Megantic, Dignitaries Honour Dead One Year after Rail Disaster
Crowds pack church for Lac-Megantic memorials--LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - The people of Lac-Megantic marked the first anniversary Sunday of the fatal rail disaster that wiped out part of their town with church services, a salute to first responders and moving...
Lexie Lou Wins $1-Million Queen's Plate Horse Race at Woodbine Racetrack
Lexie Lou wins $1-million Queen's Plate--TORONTO - Mark Casse finally has his first Queen's Plate victory.Filly Lexie Lou captured the $1-million race Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack, giving the six-time Sovereign Award winner as Canada's top trainer his...
Marathon Prostitution Hearings Begin Monday in Special Summer Parliament Session
Marathon prostitution hearings begin Monday--OTTAWA - Political fireworks and gut-wrenching, street-level testimonials are expected to mark this week's marathon round of hearings by the House of Commons justice committee on the Harper government's new...
Maritimes in Cleanup Mode after Post-Tropical Storm Arthur Ravages Region
The worst is over as Arthur leaves Maritimes--HALIFAX - The remnants of a post-tropical storm Arthur were moving out of Atlantic Canada late Sunday as an official at the Canadian Hurricane Centre said the worst is over, but the system's aftermath was...
Middleweight Uriah Hall Suffers Gruesome Toe Injury at UFC 175 but Still Gets Win
Broken toe has UFC 175 crowd cringing--LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Uriah Hall limped away from UFC 175 with a win and a toe pointing in another direction.The 29-year-old middleweight from New York City broke his toe in the first round against Brazil's Thiago Santos...
NASCAR Canadian Tire-Jiffy Lube 100 Results
NASCAR Canadian Tire-Jiffy Lube 100 Results--1. (1) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 30 laps, 37.952 m.p.h.; 2. (3) Alex Guenette, Terrebonne, Que., Dodge, 30; 3. (4) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 30; 4. (5) Alex Labbe, St-Albert,...
Newfoundland and Labrador Tories Launch Fresh Contest after Leadership Debacle
Newfoundland Tories revamp leadership race--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - It's Take Two for Newfoundland and Labrador's governing Tories as they launch a fresh leadership race after the debacle that was their first attempt.Progressive Conservatives and their critics...
Overheated U.S. Market to Force Couche-Tard into Overseas Acquisitions: Analysts
Couche-Tard expected to pursue overseas deals--MONTREAL - Alimentation Couche-Tard is expected to focus on growing its overseas convenience store network because of the high cost of expanding in an overheated acquisition market in the United States,...
Prime Minister Stephen Harper Tours Areas in Manitoba Threatened by Flooding
Stephen Harper tours Manitoba flood zone--BRANDON, Man. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper got a bird's-eye view of Manitoba's flooded farm fields, washed out roads and dikes holding back a raging Assiniboine River fuelled by floodwater pouring in from...
Report Calls for National Plan to Halt 'Alarming Slide' in Education Quality
National education plan needed: report--OTTAWA - A new report urges Ottawa to work with the provinces and industry to put a stop to what it calls an alarming slide in the quality of Canada's education and skills training.The Canadian Council of Chief...
(Rowdy) Ronda Rousey Demolishes Canadian Alexis Davis in 16 Seconds at UFC 175
Ronda Rousey demolishes Alexis Davis--LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Bantamweight champion (Rowdy) Ronda Rousey made short work of Alexis Davis, demolishing the Canadian in just 16 seconds in the co-main event of UFC 175 Saturday night.It was a dominant performance...
(Rowdy) Ronda Rousey's UFC Legend Grows as People Ask Who Can Halt Her Progress
(Rowdy) Ronda Rousey's legend grows in UFC--LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The (Rowdy) Ronda Rousey legend grows.On Saturday night, the UFC women's bantamweight champion flattened Alexis Davis in 16 seconds as the Canadian challenger never knew what hit her.The 16-second...
Sebastian Fernandez Leads Vancouver Whitecaps over Seattle Sounders 1-0
Fernandez leads Whitecaps past Seattle 1-0--VANCOUVER - The timing was right for the Vancouver Whitecaps to play the best team in the league.Sebastian Fernandez scored a pretty goal on a booming shot from about 30 yards out as the Whitecaps beat the...
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...
Sprinklers Set off, Small Fire and Guests Forced out after Toronto Hotel Incident
Tampered fire hose forces hotel evacuation--TORONTO - Hundreds of guests at a Toronto hotel were forced out of their rooms in the middle of the night and a man is charged after police say a fire hose that had been tampered with triggered a small fire,...
Stefan (Skyscraper) Struve Scratched from UFC 175 after Passing out Backstage
Dutch fighter faints before UFC 175 bout--LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Dutch heavyweight Stefan (Skyscraper) Struve, slated to make a comeback Saturday after a heart scare, was scratched from his UFC 175 bout with Matt Mitrione after blacking out while warming...
Stephen Harper Targets Justin Trudeau in Speech to Supporters in Calgary
PM touts record in speech to supporters--CALGARY - Prime Minister Stephen Harper hammered Liberal leader Justin Trudeau in a speech to party faithful at his annual Calgary Stampede barbecue on Saturday.With a federal election looming next year, Harper...
Surprisingly Strong Loonie Spoiling Bank of Canada's Best Laid Plans for Economy
Loonie spoiling BoC's plan for growth--OTTAWA - With the resurgent loonie spoiling the Bank of Canada's best laid plans, has the time come for governor Stephen Poloz to take off the kid gloves?The re-emergence of a muscular Canadian currency from as...
Top News Advisory for Sunday, July 6, 2014
Top News Advisory--Sunday, July 62 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 at...
Torres Scores in the 94th Minute to Give Chivas USA a 1-0 Win over Montreal
Torres scores late, Chivas USA beats Impact--CARSON, Calif. - The Montreal Impact's improving defence was seconds away from stifling one of Major League Soccer's hottest goal scorers Saturday night.But Erick Torres converted a volley in the 94th minute...
Traders Cautious Ahead of a Flood of U.S. Second- Quarter Earnings Reports
Traders look to start of Q2 earnings season--TORONTO - Traders will likely be cautious heading into this week, looking for reassurance about U.S. economic strength from a flood of American corporate earnings coming out this month.Resource company Alcoa...
TV Blog Buzz: 25 Years since 'Seinfeld''s Debut; an Iranian 'Modern Family'
TV Blog Buzz: 25 years since 'Seinfeld''s debut--Saturday marked 25 years since the airing of "Seinfeld"'s pilot, the first of 180 episodes that would rewrite TV history.In a tribute to the comedy about nothing, Time magazine says it's remarkable that...
Vancouver's Port Authority Responds to Union Truckers' Strike Threat
Vancouver port responds to strike threat--VANCOUVER - The authority in charge of Vancouver-area ports is responding to unionized truckers' threat of a second strike, saying it is already taking steps to enforce minimum pay rates.Port Metro Vancouver...
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