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Articles from March 1, 2015

2015 Tim Hortons Brier Glance
2015 Tim Hortons Brier Glance--CALGARY - Standings and results Saturday after the second draw at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier, the Canadian men's curling championship, from Feb. 26-March 8 at the Scotiabank Saddledome (all times Eastern):ROUND ROBINSaturday's...
Anti-Turbine Farm Families Fight Whopping Legal Bill from Wind-Farm Companies
Families face large wind-farm legal bill--TORONTO - A demand that four Ontario families pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs to billion-dollar companies is a thinly disguised warning to anyone pondering a challenge to industrial wind farms...
Asian Demand for Canadian Lobster on the Rise, Prices Not So Much: Fisherman
Asian demand for Canadian lobster on the rise--HALIFAX - Canadian lobster exports to Asia are growing but one lobster fisherman says that hasn't had much impact on Maritime shore prices.Bernie Berry of the Coldwater Lobster Association said prices are...
Auction Market Makes Sure Captured Alberta Horses Aren't Sold for Meat
Wild horses saved from slaughterhouse--INNISFAIL, Alta. - More than a dozen wild Alberta horses that were auctioned off over the weekend have been saved from the slaughterhouse.The Innisfail Auction Market says it made sure the 14 animals, which were...
BlackBerry Deepens Samsung Partnership in Attempt to Attract Business Customers
BlackBerry deepens partnership with Samsung--TORONTO - BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) is bulking up its security partnership with Samsung Electronics in an effort to attract more business customers.The Waterloo, Ont.,-based smartphone company says it has locked...
Blue Jays Sign Former White Sox Outfielder Dayan Viciedo to Minor-League Deal
Blue Jays sign Viciedo to minor-league deal--DUNEDIN, Fla. - Taking another flyer, the Blue Jays signed outfielder Dayan Viciedo to a minor-league contract Sunday.The 25-year-old Cuban, released by the White Sox in early February, will be given a chance...
Canada's Rocque Improves to 2-0 at World Junior Curling Championships
Rocque improves to 2-0 at world juniors--TALLINN, Estonia - Kelsey Rocque and her Edmonton rink defeated the United States 7-3 Sunday as Canada's women's team improved to 2-0 at the world junior curling championships.Rocque, the defending world champion,...
Canada Supports Nemtsov Marchers in Russia, Says Nicholson, Bound for France
Canada supports Nemtsov marchers: Nicholson--OTTAWA - Canada stands with the tens of thousands of Russians who took to Moscow streets on Sunday to protest the killing of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson says.Speaking...
Canadian Mikael Kingsbury Wins Record 7th Straight FIS World Cup Moguls Event
Kingsbury wins 7th straight moguls event--TAZAWAKO, Japan - Canada's Mikael Kingsbury has been dominant all season long on the World Cup freestyle skiing circuit, and now he has the records to prove it.Kingsbury, from Deux-Montagnes, Que, won a record...
Canadians Can Claim Refund for Overpriced Electronics after Class Action Suit
DRAM class action: Canadians can claim $20--Canadian consumers who bought electronics between April 1,1999 and June 30, 2002 are eligible to get at least $20 back following several class action lawsuits against the manufacturers of dynamic random access...
Canadian Universities Attracting Kids, Especially Girls, to Sciences
Kids, especially girls, lured to sciences--TORONTO - Groups of students huddle around desks at a university campus as the instructor gives out a quick overview of the job at hand: build a crane, create an electromagnet and pick up metal.Work begins in...
Changing of the Guard in Canadian Men's Curling Evident at the Brier
Brier in Calgary has a freshmen feel--CALGARY - The Brier has become a young-er man's game.When Brad Jacobs and his Northern Ontario team won the Canadian men's championship two years ago with an average age of 29, they were considered the fresh faces...
Dioner Navarro Is King of the Console When It Comes to Gaming among Blue Jays
Navarro king of the console with Jays--DUNEDIN, Fla. - Spring training is a time to answer Blue Jays questions. But not when it comes to video games.Catcher Dioner Navarro is the king of the console castle.Navarro, an avid soccer fan, excels at the made-in-Canada...
Extended Forecasts for Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for Alberta and northeastern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 mst Sunday 1 March 2015.City of...
Extended Forecasts for British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Extended forecasts for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 pst Sunday 1 March 2015.Metro Vancouver: Tuesday,...
Extended Weather Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the Maritimes and Iles de la Madeleine issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 ast Sunday 1 March 2015.Halifax...
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 est Sunday 1 March 2015.City of Toronto: Tuesday, periods of snow or...
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 est Sunday 1 March 2015.City of Toronto: Tuesday, periods of snow or...
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 1 March 2015.City of Regina: Tuesday, a mix of...
February Was the Coldest Month on Record for Quebec, Parts of Ontario
February weather shattered records--MONTREAL - Between Ontario and Quebec deep freezes, the Maritime snowpocalypse, and British Columbia's early spring, February was a month of extreme weather.In general, temperatures across Quebec and southern Ontario...
Federal and Ontario Governments Pay for Study on How to Ignite the Ring of Fire
Feds, Ontario jointly invest in Ring of Fire--TORONTO - Some of Canada's most remote and impoverished First Nations communities isolated within northern Ontario's so called Ring of Fire region are getting funding to conduct a study on how to open the...
Flames Trade Winger Curtis Glencross to Capitals for Draft Picks
Flames trade Glencross to Capitals for picks--CALGARY - Despite being in the playoff picture, the Calgary Flames traded pending-free-agent winger Curtis Glencross to the Washington Capitals for second- and third-round picks.The 32-year-old found out...
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 Sunday 1 March 2015.City of Calgary: Today, periods of light snow ending late in the morning then a mix...
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 Sunday 1 March 2015.City of Winnipeg: Today, a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of light snow near noon. Clearing this afternoon....
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Newfoundland and Labrador issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Labrador issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 nst Sunday 1 March 2015.St. John's - Bonavista Peninsula:...
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 Sunday 1 March 2015.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent...
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 Sunday 1 March 2015.City of Toronto: Today, cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. High -3. Tonight, mainly cloudy with 60 percent...
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 Sunday 1 March 2015.City of Toronto: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. Becoming sunny in the morning. Wind northwest 30 km-h gusting to 50...
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 1 March 2015.City of Regina: Today, sunny. High -9. Tonight, clear. Local blowing snow late this evening and overnight....
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 1 March 2015.City of Regina: Today, increasing cloudiness. Light snow and blowing snow beginning near noon. Wind south...
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 ast Sunday 1 March 2015.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake: Today, sunny. Wind becoming...
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 ast Sunday 1 March 2015.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake: Today, snow. Amount 10 cm....
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 Sunday 1 March 2015.City of Thunder Bay, Superior West: Today, mainly sunny. Wind light. High...
Forecasts for Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for Alberta and northeastern British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 mst Sunday 1 March 2015.City of Calgary: Today, mainly sunny. Wind becoming south 20 km-h gusting to 40...
Forecasts for the Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Southwest Interior and Kootenay Regions issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the southwest interior and the Kootenay Districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 pst Sunday 1 March 2015.North Okanagan -...
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 Sunday 1 March 2015.Whitehorse: Today, mainly sunny. Wind northwest 30...
For Republican Presidential Aspirants, Last Year's Favourite Is Next Year's Longshot
Republicans' fast-shifting presidential horserace--OXON HILL, Md. - In the space-time continuum of U.S. presidential politics, a year can be an eternity. Ask the guys who delivered speeches at a just-concluded annual gathering of conservatives.Last year's...
Greg Selinger Has Juggled Manitoba NDP Leadership Campaign, Job as Premier
Manitoba premier to learn fate in one week--WINNIPEG - If Greg Selinger is worried about possibly getting kicked out of the Manitoba premier's office next Sunday, he's showing no signs of it. Selinger has appeared relaxed, affable and even chatty at...
Gushue, Nichols Reunite for Another Run at a Canadian Men's Curling Title
Gushue, Nichols reunite to chase Brier title--CALGARY - Brad Gushue's pursuit of his first Canadian men's curling title on his 12th attempt strengthened with the return of Mark Nichols.The Newfoundland and Labrador skip and vice appear to have regained...
HKN-Exp-Conference-Stdgs
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...
HKO-AHL-Stdgs
HKO-AHL-Stdgs--AHLEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISIONNORTHEAST DIVISIONEAST DIVISIONWESTERN CONFERENCENORTH DIVISIONMIDWEST DIVISIONWEST DIVISIONz-league title; y-conference title;d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked...
HKO-LHJMQ-Sums-Blainville-Boisbriand-Sherbrooke
HKO-Sums--LHJMQBlainville-Boisbriand 1, Sherbrooke 0First PeriodNo Scoring.Penalties -- Martel BB (unsportmanlike conduct) 3:32, Audette She (tripping) 8:11.Second Period1. Blainville-Boisbriand, Katerinakis 2 (Martel) 3:45.Penalties -- Ricci BB (elbowing)...
HKO-OHL-Stdgs
HKO-OHL-Stdgs--OHLEASTERN CONFERENCEEAST DIVISIONCENTRAL DIVISIONWESTERN CONFERENCEMID-WESTERN DIVISIONWESTERN DIVISIONz-league title; y-conference title;d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions...
HKO-WHL-Stdgs
HKO-WHL-Stdgs--WHLAll Times MountainEASTERN CONFERENCEEAST DIVISIONCENTRAL DIVISIONWESTERN CONFERENCEB.C. DIVISIONU.S. DIVISIONz-league title; y-conference title;d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top two positions...
HKO-WHL-Stdgs
HKO-WHL-Stdgs--WHLAll Times MountainEASTERN CONFERENCEEAST DIVISIONCENTRAL DIVISIONWESTERN CONFERENCEB.C. DIVISIONU.S. DIVISIONz-league title; y-conference title;d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top two positions...
It's a Busy Seller's Market for NHL Teams Ahead of Trade Deadline
NHL trade deadline is a seller's market--General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they're valuable currency.In the days leading up to Monday's 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline, draft picks have been moving at a fast and furious pace....
Jade Parsons, Brock Badgers Win Big at CIS Wrestling Championships
Brock wins big at CIS wrestling championship--EDMONTON - Brock University's Jade Parsons won her fourth straight gold medal Sunday at the CIS wrestling championships.Parsons won the 48-kilogram weight class as the Badger women tied a CIS record of four...
Ladd Scores Twice, Jets Increase Wild-Card Lead with Win over Kings
Ladd scores two as Jets top Kings 5-2--WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets added two points in the standings and one forward to their depth chart as they continued their playoff push on Sunday.The Jets announced a trade for forward Lee Stempniak in the waning...
Markets to Focus on Bank of Canada: Will Central Bank Cut Rates Again?
Traders look to BoC rate announcement--TORONTO - Market attention moves to the Bank of Canada this week now that the quarterly earnings season has pretty much wrapped up.There are still a few companies to report, notably Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS),...
Medical Marijuana Industry Competes for Scarce Investment Dollars
Medical marijuana industry shifts gears--VANCOUVER - The free-for-all era of Canada's commercial medical marijuana industry is over as a new crop of growers try to woo scarce investment dollars in an increasingly competitive business, observers say.Boris...
Montreal Erotic Parlours Flourishing despite Federal Anti-Prostitution Law
Montreal massage parlours operating despite law--MONTREAL - One year after the mayor promised to crack down on erotic massage parlours, Montreal still doesn't know what it's going to do with the hundreds of establishments operating right across the city.City...
Northerners Debate Uranium Mine and Caribou Effects
Northerners debate uranium mine, caribou--BAKER LAKE, Nunavut - Huli Tagoona was just a girl the first time uranium miners proposed to develop a massive deposit of the radioactive metal near her home town of Baker Lake, Nunavut."I was about 11," she...
OHL Roundup: DeAngelo Has Five Points as Greyhounds Extend Streak against Knights
OHL: DeAngelo extends Greyhounds win streak--SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. - One winning streak was bound to end of Sunday.Anthony DeAngelo had a five-point night -- including two goals -- as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds extended their streak to nine games...
Ontario Beats Nova Scotia to Win Women's Curling Gold at Canada Winter Games
Ontario wins women's curling gold at CWG--PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - With the women's curling final at the Canada Winter Games tied in an extra end, Megan Smith could feel the tension mounting with every shot."It was pretty stressful," said the 17-year-old...
Ontario Tops Alberta 3-1 to Win Men's Hockey Gold at the Canada Winter Games
Ontario beats Alberta for hockey gold at CWG--PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Michael DiPietro wasn't bothered by losing his shutout bid.All he cared about was celebrating with his teammates.DiPietro made 29 saves on Sunday as Ontario defeated Alberta 3-1 to win...
Paul Stastny Scores Winner as Blues Edge Oilers 2-1
Stastny scores winner, Blues beat Oilers 2-1--EDMONTON - It wasn't the easy ride the standings suggested it might be, but the St. Louis Blues at least got the result they were looking for on Saturday.Paul Stastny scored the game winner and added an assist...
QMJHL Roundup: Laberge Scores Deciding Goal in Shootout as Tigres Edge Armada
QMJHL: Laberge scores winner in SO for Tigres--BOISBRIAND, Que. - Pascal Laberge scored the decisive goal in the shootout as the Victoriaville Tigres edged the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4-3 on Sunday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Samuel...
Saskatchewan Politicians Return for Spring Sitting of Regina Legislature
Saskatchewan politicians to return to legislature--REGINA - Premier Brad Wall says he expects debate during the spring sitting of the legislature that starts Monday to focus on growing the Saskatchewan economy in light of low oil prices.Wall has said...
Trinity Western Spartans Win CIS Women's Volleyball Championship
Trinity Western wins CIS women's title--TORONTO - The Trinity Western Spartans lived up to their No. 1 seed, overcoming a two-set deficit to defeat the Alberta Pandas 3-2 on Sunday and claim their first-ever Canadian university women's volleyball championship.Trinity...
Weekend Grouped Soccer Scores
Weekend Grouped Soccer Scores--ENGLANDSaturdayPremier LeagueCrystal Palace 3 West Ham 1Swansea 1 Burnley 0Manchester United 2 Sunderland 0Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 0Stoke 1 Hull City 0West Brom 1 Southampton 0Chelsea at Leicester City (postponed)ChampionshipBirmingham...
WHL Roundup: Shynkaruk Scores Winner in Overtime as Warriors Edge Pats
WHL: Shynkaruk nets OT winner for Warriors--MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Jesse Shynkaruk scored 1:31 into overtime as the Moose Jaw Warriors held on to beat the Regina Pats 6-5 on Saturday night in Western Hockey League action.Tanner Eberle had a three-point night...
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