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Articles from August 21, 2014

2014 Canadian Football League Players of the Week/Month
2014 Canadian Football League Players of the Week/Month--Players of the week as announced by the Canadian Football League:PLAYERS OF THE WEEKWeek EightOffensive _ Stefan Logan, RB, B.C. LionsDefensive _ John Chick, DE, Saskatchewan RoughridersSpecial...
Alberta Opposition Wants Probe into Reports of Deaths of Care-Home Patients
Calls for probe into reports of disabled deaths--RED DEER, Alta. - The Alberta government is confirming that five people who were moved out of a Red Deer care home for the mentally and physically disabled have died.A spokeswoman for the associate minister...
Alberta Tory Leadership Hopeful Jim Prentice Promises Political Term Limits
Prentice promises Alberta political term limits--EDMONTON - Term limits on politicians are a needed part of an overall package of reforms to improve transparency and accountability in government, says Alberta Tory leadership hopeful Jim Prentice."It...
Armstrong Now an Olympic Bronze Medallist, Will Receive Beijing Medal in Future
Armstrong now an Olympic bronze medallist--It has been six years since Canadian shot putter Dylan Armstrong just missed the Olympic podium and over a year since the Belarusian who beat him for the bronze medal was banned from the sport for life.Armstrong's...
Athletic Groups Need to Address All Issues Surrounding Concussions: Report
Concussions still major issue in sports:group--TORONTO - A coalition of health and sporting groups across the country is calling for Canada's athletic organizations to get more proactive about protecting participants from head injuries.The Canadian Concussion...
Bazinga! Edmonton Doctor Uses Laughs to Help People Learn about Obesity
Doctor tips the scale on the side of humour--EDMONTON - Dr. Arya Sharma, one of the leading experts on obesity in Canada, doesn't make fat jokes.But he still pokes fun at the science, stereotypes and struggles of being overweight.The 54-year-old is the...
B.C. Mining Boom, Recent Tailings Pond Bust Prompt Environmental Fears in Alaska
Alaskan concerns over B.C. mining--VANCOUVER - Heather Hardcastle has spent her life fishing for salmon at the mouth of the Taku River, which starts in a remote corner of northwestern British Columbia before dumping into the ocean near her home in Juneau,...
Best Polio Vaccine? Oral and Injectable, Used in Tandem, New Study Says
Use of oral and injectable polio vaccine best--TORONTO - For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to finish the job of eradicating polio. Now a new study offers an answer: both. The research,...
Blue Bombers Expect Tough Running Attack from Struggling Alouettes
Bombers won't take Alouettes lightly--WINNIPEG - The Montreal Alouettes may be on a five-game losing skid, but quarterback Drew Willy isn't viewing Friday's game as a slam dunk for the Blue Bombers.Winnipeg (5-3) has had troubles of its own lately, losing...
Business News as of 5 P.M. ET
Business News as of 5 p.m. ET--THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 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....
Canadian Catwalker with Vitiligo Competes to Become 'America's Next Top Model'
Canadian with vitiligo vies to be 'Top Model'--TORONTO - The border proved to be no barrier for Chantelle Brown-Young as the Canadian is now in the running to become "America's Next Top Model," thanks in part to the show's host, Tyra Banks."She saw my...
CIS Offering More Generous Women's Hockey Scholarships in Pilot Project
Women's hockey a CIS scholarship test case--CALGARY - Canadian Interuniversity Sport has launched a women's hockey pilot project offering more scholarship money to see if it keeps athletic talent in the country.Almost 4,000 Canadians are on NCAA rosters...
Companies Must Be Transparent with Customers, Privacy Watchdog Says
Companies must be transparent: watchdog--OTTAWA - All businesses -- especially those operating online -- should be upfront with customers about their data-collection practices as transactions move into the digital realm, Canada's privacy czar says.Websites...
Coverage Plans for Toronto International Film Festival 2014
TIFF 2014 coverage plans--This year's Toronto International Film Festival runs from Sept. 4 to 14, and The Canadian Press will have a team of reporters, videographers and photographers covering all the action, including red carpets, sit-down celebrity...
Daniel Radcliffe Happy with New Ending for 'The F Word'
Daniel Radcliffe embraces new 'F Word' ending--TORONTO - When the Canadian-made romantic comedy "The F Word" opens on Friday, it will feature a different ending than it originally had when it premiered at last year's Toronto International Film Festival.Star...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Thursday, Aug. 21
Entertainment News Advisory--Thursday, Aug. 21, 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....
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 edt Thursday 21 August 2014.City of Toronto: Saturday, a mix of sun and...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Thursday 21 August 2014.City of Toronto: Saturday, a mix of sun and...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst Thursday 21 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 Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Thursday 21 August 2014.City of Regina: Saturday, cloudy...
Fiddler Buddy MacMaster Sparked Renewed Appreciation of Cape Breton Music
Cape Breton fiddler Buddy MacMaster dies--HALIFAX - Buddy MacMaster, the beloved fiddler who sparked a renewed appreciation for traditional Cape Breton music and inspired a new generation of talent, died Thursday. He was 89.Celebrated internationally,...
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 Thursday 21 August 2014.City of Toronto: Today, mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm....
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 Thursday 21 August 2014.City of Toronto, Vaughan - Richmond Hill - Markham, Pickering - Oshawa - Southern Durham Region: Today, a mix of...
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 Thursday 21 August 2014.City of Regina: Today, cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon 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 Thursday 21 August 2014.City of Regina: Today, mainly cloudy. Wind becoming northeast 20 km-h near noon. High 18. UV index 5...
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 Thursday 21 August 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Hants County, Colchester...
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 Thursday 21 August 2014.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake, Hants County, Colchester...
Forecasts for the Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the southwest interior and the Kootenay Districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 pdt Thursday 21 August 2014.North...
Gold Stocks Lead TSX Down; Data Shows U.S. Economic Strength, Weakness Elsewhere
Gold stocks lead Toronto stock market lower--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed with a small loss Thursday as traders weighed data showing an improving climate for U.S. manufacturers but worsening conditions in China and the eurozone. They also...
Greenpeace Says Defamation Lawsuit an Attempt to Muzzle Criticism
Greenpeace says lawsuit an attempt to muzzle--THUNDER BAY, Ont. - An environmental group has filed court documents saying a lawsuit against it is an attempt to silence its criticism of a forestry company's harvesting practices."Greenpeace states that...
Harper Draws Parallels between Taliban and Islamist Militants in Iraq, Syria
Harper likens ISIL militants to Taliban--WHITEHORSE - Stephen Harper is drawing parallels between the Islamist militants who have seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria and the Taliban insurgents who controlled much of Afghanistan before the...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Thursday, Aug. 21
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Thursday, Aug. 21, 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...
Is Taking a Gap Year after High School a Smart Financial Decision?
Financial tips to prepare for university--TORONTO - Is there value in a "gap year" after high school?That's the question Jonathan Nikodem faced when he graduated and weighed the financial and personal benefits of taking a year off before university to...
Jennifer Kirby Is Top Canadian through First Round at CP Women's Open
Kirby top Canadian early at CP Women's Open--LONDON, Ont. - The only all-Canadian group at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open got more than polite golf claps from the many fans who followed them throughout the first round."They clapped for everything,"...
Loonie Rises, Greenback Weakens as Strong Data Raises Rate Hike Expectations
Loonie advances amid strong U.S. data--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed higher Thursday as the greenback weakened somewhat after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting supported expectations that the central bank could move to hike rates...
MLSE Looking for New Chief Executive after Leiweke Exit Plan Unveiled
MLSE begins search for new chief exec--TORONTO - Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment has cleared up the uncertainty surrounding president and chief executive officer Tim Leiweke's long-term future with the company.He will stay in the position until...
Most Who Contest Benefits Decisions Win Their Appeals, Tribunal Says
Most appeals granted, benefits tribunal says--OTTAWA - The majority of ailing Canadians who have appealed an initial decision to deny them Canada Pension Plan disability benefits have won their appeals, the country's new social security tribunal says.The...
Motorcycle Deaths in Ontario Could Reach 7-Year High; OPP Urges Caution
Motorcycle deaths could reach 7-year high--TORONTO - Ontario could be headed for a seven-year spike in motorcycle deaths and all motorists need to exercise caution, the provincial police warned Thursday.The OPP said as of Aug. 18, 26 people -- 25 motorcyclists...
Mounties, Military Spend Millions on Weeding out Illicit Marijuana Harvest
Up in smoke: millions spent destroying pot--OTTAWA - The RCMP and Canadian military have spent nearly $11.5 million in the last eight years on a national search-and-destroy mission for illicit marijuana crops.Federal figures show the annual Mountie-led...
MSF President Says WHO, Governments Need to 'Step Up' to Contain Ebola Outbreak
WHO, governments need to step up on Ebola:MSF--TORONTO - The World Health Organization and national governments need to step up their efforts if the West African Ebola outbreak is to be brought under control, the president of the leading aid group in...
New Brunswick Liberal Leader Hypocritical on Energy, Premier David Alward Says
David Alward challenges Liberals on energy--PENOBSQUIS, N.B. - Premier David Alward strove to clearly set apart his position on energy from that of his main rival as the New Brunswick election campaign began Thursday, accusing Liberal Leader Brian Gallant...
Nova Scotia Sets May Deadline for Paper Mill to Fix Emissions Problems
Nova Scotia mill faces deadline to clean up--HALIFAX - A paper mill in Nova Scotia that has been spewing emissions above legal limits has nine months to meet those environmental standards or it will be forced to close, Premier Stephen McNeil said Thursday.The...
Ontario May Buy More Electricity from Quebec: Wynne
Ontario may buy more energy from Quebec--QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Premier Kathleen Wynne is raising the possibility that Ontario may buy more electricity from Quebec, a move environmentalists have been urging her government to pursue.The Liberals need to...
'Outlander' TV Series Based on Gabaldon Novels Explores Scotland Past and Present
'Outlander' TV saga features sizzling romance--GLASGOW, Scotland - If Diana Gabaldon wants to know how her life will change now that her "Outlander" novels have been turned into a TV series, all she has to do is ask "Game of Thrones" author George R.R....
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press picture advisory for Thursday, August 21, 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...
Port Authority OKs Controversial Coal-Shipping Facility in Metro Vancouver
Vancouver port authority OKs coal facility--VANCOUVER - Port Metro Vancouver approved Thursday construction of a controversial coal-shipping facility on the Fraser River, over concerns from local medical health officers and area residents about air quality...
Prime Minister Stephen Harper Embarking on Annual Tour of the North
Harper embarking on annual northern tour--WHITEHORSE - Stephen Harper will tour a local college and make an announcement about northern research in Whitehorse on Thursday as he begins his annual trek to the North, his ninth time doing so since becoming...
Quebec and Ontario Want Increase in Federal Infrastructure Funds
Quebec and Ontario want more infrastructure cash--QUEBEC - Ontario and Quebec are calling on the federal government to increase infrastructure funding because of the slower rate of economic recovery and job creation in Eastern Canada.Ontario Premier...
Regulator Offers Up Broad Proposals for Changing Canada's TV Delivery System
CRTC issues proposals to change TV delivery--OTTAWA - Canada's broadcast regulator has issued broad new proposals that could, if adopted, dramatically alter how Canadians receive and pay for their television.The proposals issued Thursday by the Canadian...
Rookie Cop Didn't Look for Signs of Alcohol Smell after Fatal B.C. Crash: Trial
No alcohol smell noted after fatal crash:cop--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A Mountie who responded to a crash that killed two people says she didn't smell any alcohol on the breath of the alleged driver but that she didn't look for such signs as an inexperienced...
Ryu Gets a Little Help from Friends before Taking Lead at CP Women's Open
Ryu sets course record, leads CP Women's Open--LONDON, Ont. - On the eve of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, So Yeon Ryu, Na Yeon Choi and Inbee Park got together for dinner with some fellow South Korean golfers. While Park picked up the tab after...
Scientists Finally Find a Good MERS Animal Model, but Marmosets a Mixed Blessing
Finally, a good animal model for MERS--TORONTO - Scientists working to solve the mysteries of the MERS coronavirus have finally filled a gaping hole -- with a very tiny animal.U.S. researchers have reported that marmosets are a good animal model for...
Senators, Not PM, Should Choose Senate Speaker, Liberal Senator Says
Small step toward Senate democracy proposed--OTTAWA - Canada's Senate may never become an elected parliamentary chamber, but a move is afoot to bring at least a measure of democracy to the appointed upper house.Terry Mercer, an independent Liberal senator,...
Southern Albertan Sentenced to 7 Years for Killing Grand-Niece of Former Premier
Alberta man gets seven years for manslaughter--MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - A southern Alberta man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for killing the grand-niece of former Social Credit premier Harry Strom.Jerrison Herve Stopanski was originally charged...
Stockwell Day Joins Company Planning to Build B.C. Bitumen Refinery
Stockwell Day joins bitumen refinery proposal--CALGARY - Stockwell Day has joined the leadership team of a Vancouver company that's planning to build a $10-billion oilsands refinery on the West Coast.The former politician, who has held high-profile cabinet...
Taxes No Longer a Pain in the App for Small, Medium-Sized Businesses: CRA
Tax pain? There's an app for that--VANCOUVER - Taxes may foster fear and panic among many small and medium-sized businesses owners in Canada, but a new government initiative aims to make them less of a pain in the app.A new mobile application released...
Telefilm Raises $14 Million in Private Donations for Canadian Filmmakers
Telefilm raises $14 million for Canadian film--TORONTO - Telefilm Canada has raised more than $14 million in private donations for Canadian filmmakers -- a first in the federal agency's nearly 50-year history.The bulk of the new money came from Bell...
The Canadian Press Back-to-School Story Advisory
The Canadian Press back-to-school advisory--The Canadian Press will have a variety of staff-written stories suitable for use during the back-to-school season.Stories will move with slug header Back-to-School unless otherwise indicated. Additional stories...
The Canadian Press News Agenda Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 22--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Aug. 22 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 Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from Aug. 31-Sept. 6
The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from Aug. 31-Sept. 6--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sunday, Aug. 30 to Saturday, Sept. 6; x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit...
'They Are Terrorists and Must Be Punished:' Calgary Imam Speaks out against ISIL
Imam to draw attention to threat of ISIL--CALGARY - A prominent imam intends to draw attention to what he calls the "un-Islamic" beliefs and actions of militants claiming responsibility for the murder of a U.S. journalist.Imam Syed Soharwardy of Calgary...
'They Are Terrorists and Must Be Punished:' Calgary Imam Speaks out against ISIS
Imam to draw attention to threat of ISIS--CALGARY - A prominent imam intends to draw attention to what he calls the "un-Islamic" beliefs and actions of ISIS in light of the murder of a U.S. journalist.Imam Syed Soharwardy of Calgary plans a 48-hour hunger...
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 Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Top News Advisory--Thursday, Aug. 213:45 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...
Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. MDT on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2014
Top Prairies-North News--Thursday, Aug. 21, 20144 p.m. MDTPRAIRIES-NORTH NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. MDT. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Aug 21
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or up on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 21, 2014.<Horizons Active Fltg Rate Pref Shr Etf (TSX:HFP.A): $0.02356. Payable Aug...
TSX-Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared August 21, 2014
TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared August 21, 2014--TORONTO - Dividends or distributions were declared or up on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 21, 2014.SYMBOL: TSX:HFP.A, TSX:VDY, TSX:BDI, TSX:CEF.A,...
Vancouver to Take Trans Mountain Pipeline Challenge to Federal Court
Vancouver taking pipeline challenge to court--VANCOUVER - The city of Vancouver is going to court to try and have global climate change considered in Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline proposal.The city will ask the Federal Court of Appeal on Friday...
What Did You Just Call Me? Harper Tags Trudeau as an Elite in Run-Up to Election
Will Harper's 'elite' tag stick to Trudeau?--OTTAWA - In the communications arsenal the Conservatives are building against Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, the word "elite" is proving to be one of the most popular put-downs.Prime Minister Stephen Harper...
Whitecaps Trade Nigel Reo-Coker to Chivas U.S.A. for Mauro Rosales
Whitecaps Reo-Coker traded to Chivas U.S.A.--VANCOUVER - Nigel Reo-Coker is leaving the only Major League Soccer club that he has ever known.The Whitecaps confirmed in a news release Thursday that they have traded Reo-Coker, a 30-year-old former English...
Wind Mobile Drops Domestic Roaming Fees for Customers
Wind Mobile drops domestic roaming prices--TORONTO - Wind Mobile has announced it will charge substantially lower domestic roaming fees and bring in faster data speeds for customers that travel outside the company's coverage areas and need to use another...
Woman Accused of Plotting Parents' Death Sobs on Stand While Describing Attack
Woman accused in murder plot sobs on stand--NEWMARKET, Ont. - A woman accused of arranging to have her parents murdered sobbed on the stand Thursday as she described hearing the gunshots that killed her mother and left her father on the brink of death.Jennifer...
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