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Articles from January 26, 2015

$10 Million More Funding for Mine Safety and Permitting Process: Premier Clark
More B.C. funding for mine safety, permits--VANCOUVER - A mining disaster and increased pressure to speed up the mine-review process in British Columbia has prompted Premier Christy Clark to promise more funding.Clark told a crowd at Roundup 2015, the...
After 126 Years Capilano Suspension Bridge Still Drawing in Visitors
Suspension bridge not for the faint of heart--VANCOUVER - He built it and they came -- in droves -- but it wasn't the original goal of George Grant Mackay who built the Capilano Suspension Bridge in the District of North Vancouver 126 years ago.Mackay,...
Alberta Liberal Boss Raj Sherman Steps Down as Leader; Won't Run in Next Vote
Alberta Liberal boss steps down as leader--EDMONTON - The last of the four party leaders who ran in Alberta's 2012 election is calling it quits.Raj Sherman of the Alberta Liberals announced Monday he was stepping down from the party's top job immediately...
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BKO-CIS-MEN-Stdgs--CIS MENCanada WestQuebec ConferenceOUAAUSSunday's resultsMemorial 83 Dalhousie 80Algoma 72 Nipissing 59Tuesday's gamesAcadia at Dalhousie, 7 p.m.Wednesday's gamesSaint Mary's at StFX, 7 p.m.McMaster at Guelph, 8 p.m.Waterloo at Laurier,...
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BKO-CIS-WOMEN-Stdgs--CIS WomenAUSCanada WestQuebec ConferenceOUASunday's resultsDalhousie 69 Memorial 62Algoma 59 Nipissing 44Tuesday's gamesAcadia at Dalhousie, 5 p.m.Wednesday's gamesSaint Mary's at StFX, 5 p.m.Ryerson at Brock, 6 p.m.McMaster at Guelph,...
Bombardier Selling Military Training Unit to CAE, Including NATO Pilot School
Bombardier selling military training unit--MONTREAL - Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) is preparing to sell its Military Aviation Training unit for C$19.8 million to CAE Inc. (TSX:CAE), a Montreal-based company that specializes in training equipment and services....
Brown Attacks Elliott in Progressive Conservative Leadership Debate
Brown attacks Elliott in PC leadership debate--LONDON, Ont. - Progressive Conservative leadership hopeful Patrick Brown went after the perceived front-runner in the race during a debate in London, Ont., Monday, accusing Christine Elliott of backing the...
Brown Leads B.C. Women Back to Playoffs at Canadian Junior Curling Championships
B.C. women advance at Canadian juniors--CORNER BROOK, N.L. - Corryn Brown led her B.C. rink to the championship round of the Canadian junior curling championships on Monday with an 8-3 win over Carina McKay-Saturnino of the Northwest Territories in women's...
Budget Watchdog Defends against Government Attack on Falling Aid Numbers
PBO defends against attack on aid numbers--OTTAWA - The parliamentary budget office is defending itself from a government attack on its latest report on Canada's plunging overseas development spending.The Foreign Affairs Department accused the parliamentary...
Business News as of 5 P.M. ET
Business News as of 5 p.m. ET--MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2015, 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. Entries...
Canada Finds Case of H7N9 Bird Flu in Traveller; First in North America
Canada finds first case of H7N9 bird flu--TORONTO - A woman from British Columbia is the first person in North America to be diagnosed with H7N9 bird flu, after apparently contracting the virus while travelling in China earlier this month, Canadian health...
Canada's Economy Can Weather Low Oil Prices, Oliver Tells Commons
Debate over fiscal policy, oil, heats up--OTTAWA - Canada's economy is diverse enough to weather a slump in oil prices, Finance Minister Joe Oliver insisted Monday as one of his cabinet counterparts hinted the Conservatives may need their rainy-day fund...
Canada Should Look Overseas for Growth amid Falling Oil Prices: CPPIB CEO
Canada should look abroad for growth: CPPIB--TORONTO - The head of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says oil's sharp decline has highlighted the need for investing internationally.Still, CPPIB CEO Mark Wiseman says the board, which invests on...
Canadian Dollar Declines as TD Cuts Forecast, Traders Look to Fed Rate Meeting
Loonie down ahead of Fed rate announcement--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed lower Monday as TD Bank lowered its expectations for economic growth and traders weighted the chances of the Bank of Canada cutting rates further.The loonie shed 0.26 of...
Canadian Holocaust Survivor Returns to Auschwitz for the First Time
Canadian survivor returns to Auschwitz--A Canadian woman who was one of the few children to come out of Auschwitz alive on liberation day in 1945 has returned to the infamous Nazi death camp for the first time.Miriam Friedman Ziegler said she had not...
Canadiens Prospect Hudon Continues Impressive Season at AHL All-Star Game
Hudon continues impressive start at all-star game--UTICA, N.Y. - Montreal Canadiens draft pick Charles Hudon is off to a an impressive start in his first professional season.On Monday night, he put an exclamation point on that performance.Hudon was one...
CFL, NFL Have Similar Protocol regarding Inflation of Their Footballs
CFL, NFL have similar protocol regarding footballs--TORONTO - The NFL and the CFL may have different rules and play different styles of football but they follow a similar protocol when it comes to inflating balls.It's a touchy subject in the NFL these...
Charlie Hebdo Staffer Says Magazine Now Getting Much-Needed Financial Support
Charlie Hebdo now getting much-needed support--MONTREAL - A journalist with Charlie Hebdo says the satirical weekly is getting much-needed financial support -- but at a heavy price."Charlie Hebdo was a poor newspaper (in terms of money), a really poor...
Childhood Spent out Doors, Adulthood Devoted to Service: The Life of David Wynn
A look at the life of RCMP Const. David Wynn--ST. ALBERT, Alta. - A look at the life of RCMP Const. David Matthew Wynn, who died in the line of duty:Oct. 18, 1972: Born in Newcastle, N.B. Wynn's family says his childhood revolved around the outdoors:...
Cineplex Plans Entertainment Complex with Live Music, Comedy, Games
Cineplex to launch new entertainment complex--TORONTO - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX) is looking beyond Hollywood with a new concept that combines arcade games and live performances.The country's biggest movie theatre chain said Monday it plans to...
Current Refugee Health Care System Still Violates Court Decision: Advocates
Refugee health care case goes back to court--OTTAWA - The Conservative government is continuing to violate a Federal Court ruling that affirmed the right of refugee claimants in Canada to access health care services, lawyers are set to argue Tuesday.The...
Dalhousie Student Implicated in Facebook Scandal to Take Part in Hearing: Lawyer
Dalhousie student will take part in hearing--HALIFAX - A dentistry student at Dalhousie University has agreed to return to a disciplinary hearing investigating his role in a Facebook page that contained sexually violent content aimed at his classmates,...
Decadent Hot Cocoa and Chocolate Drink Recipes for Adults and Children
Hot cocoa drink recipes for adults and kids--Here are some decadent recipes for hot cocoa or chocolate -- and one recipe with a cold, summer-time variation -- to try at home.MIKE'S MAYAN HOT COCOAThe following spicy drink is very chocolatey and retains...
'Do It for Him:' Alberta Mountie's Sister Urges Mourners to Live Life to Fullest
Mountie had capacity to change world: sister--ST. ALBERT, Alta. - The sister of an Alberta Mountie told mourners at his funeral Monday that he would want them to live life the way he did -- with joy, with passion and with every effort to make the world...
Editorial Exchange: Aboriginals Have Special Link to Museums
Editorial Exchange: Aboriginals have special link to museums--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Jan. 24:Imagine a museum dedicated to your family story. It includes your ancestors' artifacts, archaeological remains and historical interpretations...
Editorial Exchange: Abusive, Unrestricted Segregation of Inmates
Editorial Exchange: Abusive, unrestricted segregation of inmates--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Jan. 26:Edward Snowshoe was a 24-year-old prisoner at Edmonton's maximum security prison when he hanged himself. He had been at Stony...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Monday, Jan. 26
Entertainment News Advisory--Monday, Jan. 26, 20155 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....
Ex-Taxpayers Lobby Group Spokesman Hopes to Run for Wildrose; Mulls Leadership
Ex-taxpayers spokesman hopes to run for Wildrose--STRATHMORE, Alta. - A onetime spokesman for a taxpayer lobby group says he is getting public pressure to seek the leadership of the Alberta Wildrose party, but he has yet to make his decision.Derek Fildebrandt,...
Extended Forecasts for British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 pst Monday 26 January 2015.Metro Vancouver: Wednesday,...
Extended Weather Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the Maritimes and Iles de la Madeleine issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 ast Monday 26 January 2015.Halifax...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 est Monday 26 January 2015.City of Toronto: Wednesday, a mix of sun and...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 est Monday 26 January 2015.City of Toronto: Wednesday, a mix of sun and...
Federal Officials Meeting with Youth Worker Advocates to Discuss Unpaid Interns
Are feds about to act on unpaid interns?--OTTAWA - The parliamentary secretary to Labour Minister Kellie Leitch is meeting this week with various stakeholders about unpaid interns, stoking hopes among advocates that the federal government may be ready...
Five Things You Should Know as Parliament's Final Pre-Election Sitting Opens
Five things to know as Parliament resumes--OTTAWA - The House of Commons resumed Monday following a five-week break and now enters its last scheduled sitting before the fixed federal election date next October. Here are five things you should know:--...
Forecasters Warn of Heavy Snowfall, High Winds as Blizzard Marches to Maritimes
Maritime provinces brace for blizzard--HALIFAX - A blizzard from the Eastern U.S. is expected to hit the Maritimes beginning early Tuesday with heavy snow and strong winds that could knock out power and make for treacherous driving conditions.Environment...
Forecast for Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Alberta and northeastern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 mst Monday 26 January 2015.City of Calgary: Today, increasing cloudiness late in the morning. High 14.Okotoks...
Forecast for Coastal British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 pst Monday 26 January 2015.Metro Vancouver: Today, cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. High 11.Greater...
Forecast for Manitoba Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 cst Monday 26 January 2015.City of Winnipeg: Today, cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries near noon and risk of freezing drizzle. Clearing...
Forecast for Northwestern Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Northwestern Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Northwestern and Northern Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:30 est Monday 26 January 2015.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, periods of snow. High -4. Tonight,...
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 est Monday 26 January 2015.City of Toronto: Today, mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind northeast 20 km-h gusting to 40....
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 est Monday 26 January 2015.City of Toronto: Today, clearing in the morning. 40 percent chance of flurries along the lakeshore early in the...
Forecast for the Northwestern Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Northwestern Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Northwestern and Northern Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 est Monday 26 January 2015.City of Thunder Bay, Cloud Bay - Dorion: Today, mainly cloudy. 30 percent...
Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 pst Monday 26 January 2015.Metro Vancouver: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. High 12. Tonight, partly cloudy....
Forecasts for Yukon and Northwestern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for Yukon and northwestern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Yukon and northwestern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 pst Monday 26 January 2015.Whitehorse: Today, a mix of sun and cloud with...
Gender Identity to Determine Where Ontario Transgender Inmates Are Placed
New policy for transgender inmates in Ontario--TORONTO - Transgender inmates in Ontario will now be dealt with based on their own gender identity, not their physical sexual traits, a policy Ontario's corrections minister is calling the most progressive...
Government Looking at Changes to Oft-Criticized Northern Food Subsidy
Nutrition North program set for overhaul?--OTTAWA - It appears the Conservative government is open to the idea of changing the way it tries to offset the high cost of food in the North.The department that oversees the beleaguered Nutrition North program...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Monday, Jan. 26
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Monday, Jan. 26, 20155 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...
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HKN-Exp-Conference-Stdgs--NHLAll Times EasternEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWILD CARDWestern ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionWILD CARDNote: a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory...
Hot Chocolate or Cocoa Cold-Weather Indulgence Enjoyed by Adults and Kids Alike
Indulge in warming hot chocolate or cocoa--LONDON, Ont. - Is that delightful chocolate-flavoured drink that warms us from the inside out on a cold winter day called "hot cocoa" or "hot chocolate"?The terms are used interchangeably so often that one might...
Japanese Fashion Retailer Uniqlo to Open First Two Canadian Locations in Toronto
Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo coming to Canada--TORONTO - Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo will open its first two Canadian stores in Toronto next year.Uniqlo is owned by Fast Retailing Co., which designs, manufactures and sells clothing under several...
Legislation to Bump Veterans to Front of Federal Job Line Is Flawed: Ombudsman
Vets jobs bill flawed: military ombudsman--OTTAWA - Canada's military watchdog is worried about what it says are flaws in a bill intended to give veterans first crack at federal civil service jobs.Bill C-27, which is currently before the Senate after...
Little Drone, Big Fears: White House Incident Occurs amid Worries over UAVs
Drone crash at White House hints at worry--WASHINGTON - A tiny drone that crashed on the White House lawn Monday struck a sensitive area -- and not just in the geographic sense.There's big concern about those small devices in the U.S. intelligence community.So...
More Guidance Counsellors Needed in Ontario Elementary Schools: Report
Need for more guidance counsellors: report--TORONTO - A new report says Ontario elementary school guidance programs are understaffed.The report by the parent group People for Education says only 14 per cent of Ontario's elementary schools have at least...
National Energy Board Says It Is Considering Opening Pipeline Safety Meetings
Pipeline meetings may be open: regulator--HALIFAX - A group opposed to the development of the Energy East Pipeline is calling on the National Energy Board to open up meetings about pipeline safety, an idea the federal regulator says it is considering.About...
Newfoundland and Labrador Residential Schools Lawsuit Moves to Mediation: Lawyer
Lawyers to mediate residential schools suit--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Lawyers who filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of former students of residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador say they will try to resolve the dispute through mediation.Ches...
Oscar Nomination Comes after a Few Lean Years for National Film Board
Oscar nom rewards hard times for NFB--TORONTO - After a tumultuous period of budget cuts and high-profile staff departures, the National Film Board celebrated its 75th year with a welcome bit of good news: an Academy Award nomination.During a tough 2014,...
Paul Beeston Will Remain Blue Jays President through 2015 Season
Beeston will remain Jays president through 2015--TORONTO - After months of speculation, the Toronto Blue Jays announced Monday that longtime president Paul Beeston will be returning for one more year.Beeston signed a contract extension with the club...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press picture advisory addition for Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.Entries with an estimated photo transmission time are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photographers.ADDS: --US East, Central, South Photo...
Profs at B.C. School Consider Joining Movement to Sell off Fossil-Fuel Stocks
UBC profs vote on fossil fuel divestment--VANCOUVER - Faculty members at the University of British Columbia are considering whether the school should become the first in Canada to fully divest its lucrative endowment fund of investments related to fossil...
Project Manager in Deadly Scaffolding Collapse Allowed Lax Safety: Court Hears
Lax safety allowed before scaffolding collapse--TORONTO - A project manager who oversaw a construction crew involved in a deadly scaffolding collapse in 2009 didn't insist workers be attached to safety lifelines and asked a survivor to lie about the...
Revised UNESCO Bid Submitted for Boreal Forest along Manitoba-Ontario Border
Revised UNESCO bid for boreal forest--WINNIPEG - Manitoba is trying once again to get special UNESCO recognition for the boreal forest the province shares with Ontario.The international world heritage committee deferred Canada's bid in 2013 and asked...
Siblings with Autism Often Have Different Genetic Mutations: Study
Gene profile may differ in siblings with autism--TORONTO - As if autism wasn't already enough of a puzzle, researchers have discovered that even siblings affected by the disorder often don't share the same genetic mutations that appear to underlie their...
Some Quotes from the Funeral of RCMP Const. David Wynn
Some quotes from the funeral of Const. David Wynn--ST. ALBERT, Alta. - Some quotes from the funeral of RCMP Const. David Wynn, who was shot in the line of duty on Jan. 17:"David would want us to follow our hearts, to do the things that we love. He certainly...
Special Forces Troops Involved in Two More Firefights with ISIL Fighters
Canadian troops in more Iraqi firefights--OTTAWA - There have been two more firefights between Canadian special forces troops and militants in the Middle East -- clashes sure to fan the flames of a raging political debate about Canada's evolving combat...
Study Suggests Kids Shouldn't Have Morphine for Pain after Tonsillectomies
Avoid morphine after tonsillectomies in kids--TORONTO - Children who have had their tonsils removed because they have obstructive sleep apnea should be given ibuprofen not morphine for pain after the surgery, a new study suggests.The research suggests...
TD Bank Slashes Canadian Economic Outlook over Low Oil, Foresees Second Rate Cut
TD Bank slashes forecast, predicts rate cut--OTTAWA - The squeeze of the oil slump is prompting one of Canada's biggest banks to slash its 2015 forecast for the country's economy and warn that another interest-rate cut could be on the way.TD Bank said...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Jan. 26
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Jan. 26--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Jan. 26 as of 2:55 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Jan. 27--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Jan. 27 as of 9:35 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
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...
Toronto FC Adds to Defence but Questions Remain about Who Will Captain MLS Team
Toronto adds to defence, but who will be skipper?--TORONTO - Toronto FC addressed the issue of defensive depth with two acquisitions Monday but other questions remained on Day 1 of training camp.Who will captain the MLS team? Will star signing Sebastian...
TSX Advances, Traders Look to Fed Rate Announcement, Canadian/U.S. Growth Data
TSX rises ahead of Fed meeting, economic data--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed slightly higher Monday as traders played it cautious ahead of a busy week for economic data and earnings news, including the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest word on...
Vancouver Whitecaps Begin Pre-Season Training with Some New Faces, High Hopes
New Whitecaps looking forward to opportunity--VANCOUVER - Pa-Modou Kah speaks an impressive eight languages.By the end of his first season with the Vancouver Whitecaps he could know a ninth.The veteran central defender signed with the Major League Soccer...
Veteran Defensive End Ricky Foley Anxious to Return to Toronto Argonauts
Foley anxious to about return to Argos--TORONTO - Ricky Foley's shock and dismay have been replaced by the excitement of returning home.The veteran defensive end spoke Monday for the first time since the Saskatchewan Roughriders dealt him to the Toronto...
Weigh Your Patients, Say New Obesity Guidelines for MDs; Experts Unconvinced
Weigh your patients, new guidelines tell MDs--TORONTO - An expert committee has issued new guidelines for family doctors instructing them on how to help address the ballooning problem of adult obesity.But other experts in the field question whether the...
What the Six Canadian NHL Teams in Contention Must Do to Make Playoffs
What Canadian teams must do to make playoffs--COLUMBUS, Ohio - Four Canadian teams are in playoff positions at the NHL's all-star break. The Montreal Canadiens are the lone Eastern Conference team, while the Winnipeg Jets, Vancouver Canucks and Calgary...
Wynne Says Teaching about Consent, Healthy Relationships Could Start in Grade 1
Consent could be taught in Grade 1: Wynne--TORONTO - Ontario students should start learning how to read facial expressions and emotions as early as Grade 1 to give them the ability to understand consent in sexual relations, Premier Kathleen Wynne said...
Wynne to Meet Elections Ontario Officials over Claims of Byelection Misconduct
Elections Ontario to interview premier--TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne and a senior Liberal official will meet with Elections Ontario this week in an investigation into claims of improper behaviour in a byelection.Wynne asked Andrew Olivier, the Liberals'...
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