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Articles from June 4, 2015

Amanda Todd's Mother Says Memorial Plaque Honouring Dead Teen Stolen
Amanda Todd's mother says memorial plaque stolen--PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - A British Columbia mother who has said her teenage daughter took her own life after enduring online sexual exploitation is shocked that someone appears to have stolen a memorial...
A Primer on the Issues in the Gun Registry Data Destruction Dispute
A primer on the gun registry data dispute--OTTAWA - A primer on the issues involved in unprecedented, retroactive legal changes to the handling of gun registry records in the latest Conservative omnibus budget bill:The Root Dispute: The initial dispute...
Baloney Meter: Has Spending on National Defence Really Grown 38 per Cent?
Baloney Meter: defence spending up 38%?--OTTAWA - "Since 2006, we've increased the National Defence expenditure from $14.5 billion to $20.1 billion in the fiscal year just ended. That represents a 38 per cent increase." -- Defence Minister Jason Kenney,...
B.C. Student's Grad Dress Made from Old Homework Auctioned for Girls' Education
Grad dress made of homework auctioned for girls' education--Forget silk or sequins: paper was the material of choice for Erinne Paisley who transformed old homework into a statement-making grad dress.The Victoria student had planned to buy a normal dress...
B.C. Woman Tracks Down Biological Dad Who Is an Elvis Impersonator in Thailand
B.C woman locates biological dad in Thailand--A Canadian woman says tracking down her biological father was always on her mind until a three-day social media campaign helped identify him as an Elvis impersonator working in Thailand.Forty-six-year-old...
Big City Mayors Call for Federal Leaders' Debate on Crumbling Infrastructure
Big city mayors urge infrastructure debate--EDMONTON - Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, speaking on behalf of Canada's big city mayors, called Thursday for a federal leaders' debate on municipal issues in the fall federal election."We want to see all...
Blackhawks Storm Back to Beat Lightning in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final
Blackhawks storm back to beat Lightning--TAMPA, Fla. - Antoine Vermette knew the Chicago Blackhawks could come back in any game from playing against them in the playoffs. Teuvo Teravainen witnessed it from afar.In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final Wednesday...
Blackhawks Teammate Timonen Says Teravainen Is a Long Way from NHL Stardom
Timonen says Teravainen long way from stardom--TAMPA, Fla. - Teuvo Teravainen is a cold-blooded scorer in the eyes of Marian Hossa."He doesn't seem to have a heartbeat," Hossa said. "He's so calm. He's Finnish cold."With ice chips in his veins as the...
Business News as of 3 P.M. ET
Business News as of 3 p.m. ET--THURSDAY, JUNE 4,2015, 3 p.m. ET.BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's plans for today as of 3 p.m. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you...
By the Numbers: A Look at Rental Statistics in Toronto and Vancouver
By the numbers: Canada's rental renaissance--TORONTO - After stagnating for two decades, construction of rental buildings is on the rise in the red-hot real estate markets of Toronto and Vancouver. Some figures on the emerging trend:In the pipeline:...
Canada's Anti-Terrorism Efforts Get Funding Boost; CSIS among Beneficiaries
Anti-terrorism efforts to get funding boost--TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper played up his tough-on-terrorism credentials Thursday, announcing a trifecta of measures aimed at beefing up the country's ability to thwart violent jihad.The measures,...
Canada's Brooke Henderson Adjusts to Growing Popularity at Manulife LPGA Classic
Canada's Henderson adjusts to popularity--CAMBRIDGE, Ont. - Brooke Henderson felt her growing popularity during the first round of the Manulife LPGA Classic.Chants of "Go Canada Go!" and cheers every time she dropped a putt followed her around the course...
Canada Seeks $3 Billion in Tariffs on US Products, in Step toward Trade War
Canada wants $3 billion tariff on US goods--WASHINGTON - Canada has filed a request to impose more than $3 billion a year in tariffs on the United States unless a simmering trade dispute gets resolved quickly.The Canadian government has asked the World...
Canada Soccer: FIFA Bribery Scandal Won't Taint Women's World Cup
Canada Soccer: Scandal won't taint World Cup--VANCOUVER - Victor Montagliani says the mounting FIFA bribery scandal won't taint the upcoming Women's World Cup.In fact, the president of Canada Soccer and chair of the tournament's organizing committee...
Canada Was the Last Country in Bid to Host the 2015 Women's World Cup
A look back at how Canada won World Cup bid--EDMONTON - So how did Canada get the Women's World Cup?With FIFA reeling from corruption allegations surrounding the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 men's tournaments (Russia and Qatar won, respectively), Canadian...
Canada Will Never Let Russia under Putin Back into G7, Harper Says
No Russia under Putin in G7, Harper says--TORONTO - Canada would never agree to allow Russia back into the G7 as long as Vladimir Putin is president, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday.In an interview with the Associated Press, Harper said Putin...
Canada Wins Second Straight at World League Semis with 3-0 Shutout of Austria
Canada blanks Austria at world league semis--BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Goalkeeper David Carter earned his first shutout of the world league semifinals on Thursday as Canada's men's field hockey squad blanked Austria 3-0.The victory is Canada's second...
Canadian LNG Export Prospects Have 'Darkened,' International Report Says
LNG prospects have 'darkened,' report says--CALGARY - The outlook for Canada's liquefied natural gas industry over the next five years has "darkened," said a report released Thursday that casts clouds over British Columbia's LNG ambitions.The report...
Canadian Man Sentenced to over 10 Years in Prison in Florida Sex Tourism Case
Canadian gets 10 years in sex tourism case--A Quebec man who admitted to travelling to Florida to have sex with someone he believed was an underage boy, was sentenced to just over 10 years in a U.S. prison on Thursday.A Miami judge also ordered that...
Canadians Reasonably Well-Prepared for Retirement, C.D. Howe Report Says
Canadians retirement saving OK: report--OTTAWA - Canadians are saving enough and are reasonably well-prepared for life after work, said a report Thursday by the C.D. Howe Institute, which challenges some of the common assumptions about retirement planning.The...
Chefs in 24 Restaurants Create Signature Lentil Dishes for Cross-Country Contest
Chefs create lentil dishes for cross-country contest--TORONTO - Chefs in two dozen restaurants across Canada are competing this month with signature dishes all incorporating the same homegrown ingredient: lentils.The restaurants in seven cities have...
Coach John Herdman Says Team Is Chilled out Ahead of Women's World Cup Opener
Coach says Canada is 'chilled' ahead of World Cup--EDMONTON - Coach John Herdman says his Canada team is feeling no nerves ahead of Saturday's Women's World Cup opener against China."No, they're really chilled out," he said after practice Thursday. "I...
Coach Names Canada Rugby Squad for Women's Super Series in Alberta
Coach names Canada women's rugby squad--TORONTO - Coach Francois Ratier has named 12 veterans of the 2014 World Cup to his squad for the Women's Super Series in Alberta.The tournament feature Canada, England, New Zealand and the U.S. with doubleheaders...
Competition Committee Approval Puts Coach's Challenge Closer to Coming to NHL
Coach's challenge closer to coming to NHL--NEW YORK, N.Y. - A coach's challenge system is one step closer to being a reality in the NHL.The joint NHL/NHL Players' Association competition committee on Thursday recommended coach's challenges for goals...
CTV Touts Few Changes to Upcoming Fall and Winter Lineup
Few changes to CTV fall and winter lineup--TORONTO - CTV bosses are touting an upcoming TV lineup that looks a lot like the current one.Executives detailed their fall and winter plans Thursday with help from celebrities including Hayley Atwell of "Marvel's...
Daryl Hannah Mystified by Her Mysterious, Otherworldly 'Sense8' Role
Daryl Hannah mystified by secretive shoot--TORONTO - Understandably, there were secrets surrounding the plot and storyline of Netflix's upcoming sci-fi series "Sense8."But star Daryl Hannah says they extended to details she was given about her own role...
Debate over Minimum Wage Hike in Alberta Heats Up as Consultations Begin
Alberta's minimum wage debate heats up--CALGARY - John Batas, the owner of Michael's Restaurant & Pizza in Calgary, is blunt in his assessment of the Alberta government's plan to raise the hourly minimum wage by nearly four dollars in three years...
'Degrassi' Ending Run in July after 14 Seasons of Youth Issues and Life
'Degrassi' ending run after 14 seasons--TORONTO - The award-winning sudsy teen saga "Degrassi" is ending its run on MTV.MTV said Thursday that the Toronto-shot serial -- widely acclaimed for its unflinching portrayal of teen life -- will wrap with 12...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Thursday, June 4
Entertainment News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press entertainment department!Starting today, we're sending out a new advisory designed to better highlight the top stories of the day and the coverage plans we can share for the week ahead....
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for tomorrow night Saturday Next night Sunday Next night Monday Next night Tuesday Next night and Wednesday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 edt Thursday 4...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Saturday Next night Sunday Next night Monday Next night Tuesday Next night and Wednesday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Thursday 4 June 2015.City...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Saturday Next night Sunday Next night Monday Next night Tuesday Next night and Wednesday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Thursday 4 June...
F1 Leader Hamilton Wants to Forget Monaco, Focus on Canadian Grand Prix
Hamilton wants to put Monaco behind him--MONTREAL - Lewis Hamilton doesn't want to talk about Monaco any more.The reigning Formula One driving champion said he has put the team mistake that cost him almost certain victory at the Monaco Grand Prix two...
Federal Justice Minister Dismisses Montreal Mayor's Threat to Open Injection Sites
Justice minister says Ottawa will uphold drug laws--MONTREAL - The federal justice minister says his government will uphold the country's drug laws in response to Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre's commitment to proceeding with safe injection sites with...
Five of the Most Famous 'Degrassi' Graduates, from Drake to Dobrev
Five most famous 'Degrassi' graduates--TORONTO - Some mighty famous faces roamed the halls of "Degrassi: The Next Generation" over its stunning 14 seasons.With news that school's out on "Degrassi" -- which will end its long run next month -- The Canadian...
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 Thursday 4 June 2015.Labrador City and Wabush: Today, cloudy. Showers beginning in the morning. Amount 2 mm. High 11. UV index 3 or moderate.Churchill...
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 4 June 2015.City of Toronto: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. 70 percent chance of showers in the 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 11:00 edt Thursday 4 June 2015.City of Toronto: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. High 24 except 19 near Lake Ontario. UV index 9 or very high. Tonight,...
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 4 June 2015.City of Regina: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. Wind southeast 20 km-h. High 22. UV index 7 or high. Tonight,...
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 4 June 2015.City of Regina: Today, increasing cloudiness early in the morning. 30 percent chance of showers late in...
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 4 June 2015.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Lunenburg County: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. High 16. UV index...
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 4 June 2015.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Lunenburg County: Today, mainly sunny. Wind becoming south 20 km-h...
Forecasts for the Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Columbia, the Central Interior and the Peace River districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 mdt Thursday...
Former Calgary Stampeders Star Linebacker Wayne Harris Dies at Age 77
Former Stamps great Harris dies at age 77--CALGARY - Wayne Harris, who was named the MVP of the Calgary Stampeders' Grey Cup win in 1971, has died at the age of 77.The Stampeders confirmed Harris's death in a release Thursday.Harris was drafted by the...
Get the Shoehorn: 'Kinky Boots' Toronto Cast Start Rehearsals in Stilettos
'Kinky Boots' cast start stiletto lessons--TORONTO - It's boot camp in the most literal sense, but with stiletto heels.The cast of the Canadian premiere production of "Kinky Boots" have embarked on bunion-busting rehearsals to learn how to perform in...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. ET Thursday, June 4
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press lifestyles department!Starting today, we're sending out a new advisory designed to better highlight the top stories of the day and the coverage plans we can share for the days ahead....
Hellboy: Bizarre Alberta Dinosaur Find Suggests Horns for Display, Not Defence
Scientists find 'Hellboy' along Alberta riverbank--They called it Hellboy, and not just for the two horns sticking out over its eyes.The skull from the new species of dinosaur did have cranial similarities to the famous comic book and movie character....
Information Commissioner's Own Words on Erasing the Long-Gun Registry
Info commissioner on erasing long-gun registry--OTTAWA - Some of what information commissioner Suzanne Legault told the Senate finance committee Wednesday about the government's omnibus budget bill.Legault says a portion of the bill is designed to exempt...
'Insidious' Director Locked Lead Actress in a Closet with Death Metal to Set Mood
'Insidious' director uses death metal to set mood on set--TORONTO - "Insidious: Chapter 3" writer-director Leigh Whannell employed some rather unique methods to get his cast into terror mode.On set, he used an air horn to scare the actors, and with star...
John Herdman Makes Canadian Women's Soccer Team Better Players and Better People
The 'Black Flash' leads Canada at World Cup--EDMONTON - The Canadian women call John Herdman the "Black Flash" when their coach joins in on their soccer practices. It's a name he gave himself, they note.Herdman, who played for his university as well...
Justin Bieber Pleads Guilty in Stratford, Ont., Collision Case
Bieber pleads guilty in Stratford collision--Justin Bieber pleaded guilty Thursday to assault and careless driving charges stemming from a collision near his hometown of Stratford, Ont., that involved the paparazzi.The Canadian pop star appeared before...
Kerr, Kongkraphan, Woods Tie Course Record to Share First-Round Lead
Three-way tie for lead at Manulife LPGA Classic--CAMBRIDGE, Ont. - Cristie Kerr, K.P. Kongkraphan and rookie Cheyenne Woods were on fire at Whistle Bear Golf Club on Thursday, tying the course record of 9-under par 63 to share a one-shot lead after the...
Kinder Morgan Says $100-Million Investment Will Protect against Oil Spills
Kinder Morgan pledges to protect against spills--BURNABY, B.C. - Kinder Morgan is pledging to protect against any threat of oil spills caused by its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, as opposition to the project mounts in British Columbia.The energy-shipping...
Lightning Used to Falling Behind in Series, Not Worried about Bouncing Back
Lightning not worried about series deficit--TAMPA, Fla. - Blowing a lead to lose Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final didn't put Tampa Bay Lightning centre Brian Boyle in the best of moods."You wake up in the morning today, you should be a little angry, a...
Manitoba Government, Opposition Seem to Be in a Game of Chicken over Session End
Manitoba politicians call bluffs for session end--WINNIPEG - Manitoba politicians appear to be in a game of chicken about when the current legislature session might end.The NDP government started the spring sitting three weeks later than normal this...
Manitoba Government Proposes Harsher Penalties for Drivers Who Drink or Text
Manitoba targets drunk, distracted drivers--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is bringing in stiffer penalties for people who drive while impaired or while using a cellphone.Drivers found to be talking or texting on hand-held mobile phones will be dinged...
Masaharu Morimoto Joins Canadian Culinary Talent at Taste of Toronto Festival
Morimoto lends star power to Taste of Toronto--TORONTO - "Iron Chef" star Masaharu Morimoto will be debuting dishes from his first restaurant venture in Canada at a Toronto food festival next month.The renowned Japanese chef, whose latest eponymous restaurant...
Memorial Design and Musical Ride Mark Anniversary of Mountie Shootings
Wives offer thanks a year after shootings--MONCTON, N.B. - The wives of three fallen Mounties say the outpouring of public support has helped them and their families in the year since their husbands were gunned down in Moncton, N.B."To everyone near...
New Head of Bell Media Faces Social Media Backlash over Netflix Comment
Watching U.S. Netflix is stealing, Bell says--TORONTO - The new head of Bell Media is facing backlash on social media after saying it should be socially unacceptable for Canadians to use technological tricks to access U.S. Netflix.Mary Ann Turcke told...
Nurses Unions Plan to Get Involved in Federal Election Campaigning
Nurses unions to get political in election--HALIFAX - A national nurses union is gearing up for the federal election by training members to spread the message about health care and push campaigning politicians to make it a priority - or risk losing votes.Linda...
Officer Says No Specific Threat in Emails by Man Accused in Chemicals Case
No specific threat in Phillips emails: police--HALIFAX - The third day in the trial of a man accused of stockpiling chemicals in Nova Scotia concluded with a police officer testifying that he perceived no specific threats in emails written by Christopher...
Olympic Speedskating Champion Christine Nesbitt Announces Retirement
Olympic speedskating champion Nesbitt retires--CALGARY - It was never about the medals for Christine Nesbitt, although she won a lot of them during her speedskating career.She chased the perfect race, which is why Nesbitt's celebrations seemed muted...
Ontario News Advisory for Thursday, June 4, 2015
Ontario News Advisory--THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015Here are the latest Ontario News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change. Don't hesitate to email Ontario Senior Editor Lee-Anne Goodman...
Ontario to Limit Third-Party Election Advertising, Add 15 MPPs for 2018 Vote
Ontario adds 15 MPPs for 2018 election--TORONTO - Ontario plans to move its fixed elections from October to June and could even hold them on Saturdays to increase voter turnout, but Premier Kathleen Wynne isn't ready to try online voting just yet."I...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Thursday, June 4, 2015. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photographers. ADDITION: QUEBEC CITY--Question Period...
Piatti's Late Goal Lifts Montreal Impact over Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1
Piatti lifts Impact to win over Whitecaps--MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact didn't let a late goal affect the rest of their game.After Vancouver tied the game from the penalty spot with 10 minutes on the clock, Montreal responded with a goal of its own...
Plan Ahead to Deal with Taxes If You Want to Pass Your Cottage to Your Children
Passing down a cottage means a tax bill--OTTAWA - Sitting by the lake and watching the grandchildren cannonball off the dock might be the dream of many cottage-owning baby boomers.But handing down the cottage to those grandkids so that they might one...
Pre-Election Ad Spree Makes Mockery of Campaign Spending Limits: Senator
End sought to pre-election spending spree--OTTAWA - Federal political parties are being challenged to publicly disclose how much taxpayer-subsidized money they're spending on advertising during the unregulated pre-election season.The advent of fixed...
Premier 'Troubled' as Nalcor Defends Hiring Firm Facing Muskrat Falls Lawsuits
Nalcor defends hiring company facing lawsuits--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's premier is questioning why a construction firm now facing several lawsuits and with ties to Quebec's inquiry on corruption was hired for the Muskrat Falls hydro...
Q&A: Workman on Turning 40, Leaving Mainstream Behind and Tegan and Sara
Q&A: Workman on being 40, Tegan and Sara--TORONTO - The first time Hawksley Workman answers the phone, he feels on the verge of vomiting. The next time, he's apologizing profusely.As it turns out, the Juno winner has begun a serious workout regimen...
Quebec Premier Says Indian Act Should Be an Issue in Federal Election Campaign
Couillard wants Indian Act to be election issue--QUEBEC - Quebec's premier wants changes to the Indian Act to become an issue in the upcoming federal election campaign, declaring that the legislation needs to be updated."There has to be an acknowledgment...
Saskatchewan's Wall Pitches His Province over Alberta for Royalty Stability
Wall pitches his province over Alberta on royalties--WEYBURN, Sask. - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is using the NDP's pending royalty review in Alberta to pitch his province to the oil industry.In a speech to an industry audience in Weyburn this week,...
Senators under Spending Scrutiny Lash out at MPs as AG's Audit Looms Large
Senators under fire: what about the Commons?--OTTAWA - Senators forced to account for spending on postage stamps and paper clips say MPs should invite the auditor general to scrutinize their expenses too.The senators are bracing for an avalanche of criticism...
Tempest in a Timbit: Enbridge Ads Yanked from Screens in Tim Hortons Locations
Enbridge ads yanked from Tim Hortons screens--CALGARY - Tim Hortons has brewed up controversy for its decision to yank ads by pipeline giant Enbridge from its in-store screens.On Thursday morning, the coffee-and-doughnut purveyor responded to complaints...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for June 5
The Canadian Press News Agenda for June 5--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for June 5 as of 9:38 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 June 7-13
The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from June 7-13--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sunday, June 7 to Saturday, June 13; x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability....
The Science of Love: Alberta Paleontologist Pops the Question in Dinosaur Paper
Alberta scientist pops question in dino journal--It's a scientific love story with a happy ending.Paleontologist Caleb Brown with Alberta's Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller co-authored a paper that was published Thursday in Current Biology about the...
Third Man Guilty of Manslaughter in B.C. Shooting Death during Home Invasion
Third man guilty of manslaughter in B.C. shooting--VANCOUVER - The "architect" of a violent home invasion that resulted in the death of a Vancouver-area man has been found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter because prosecutors couldn't prove...
Top B.C. News as 11:30 A.M
Top B.C. News--THURSDAY, June 4B.C. NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Top B.C. News stories from The Canadian Press as of 11:30 a.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.COMING LATER:BURNABY, B.C. -- Media...
Toronto Stock Market and Loonie Go Down Sharply as Oil Price Drops
TSX posts triple-digit slide on oil weakness--TORONTO - The TSX posted a triple-digit decline Thursday as a fall in the price of oil and fears of European volatility dragged down markets worldwide.The Toronto stock market's S&P/TSX composite index...
Toronto, Vancouver Experiencing Rental Renaissance as Appetite for Condos Wanes
Toronto, Vancouver see rental renaissance--TORONTO - For the past two decades, developers in Canada's hottest real estate markets have busily erected shiny new condominium towers while construction of rental buildings has stagnated.But with the appetite...
Travel to Personal Funerals Included Government Work, Duffy Lawyer Says
Duffy lawyer defends personal funeral trips--OTTAWA - Three funerals that Sen. Mike Duffy attended -- and billed taxpayers for -- each included some element of government business and weren't personal trips, his lawyer argued Thursday.The funerals that...
Veteran Receiver Bakari Grant Not Shy about Making Ticats' Teammates Accountable
Grant not afraid to make Ticats accountable--HAMILTON - Bakari Grant isn't shying away from making the Hamilton Tiger-Cats more accountable this season.The six-foot-four, 195-pound receiver showed that during training camp Wednesday at McMaster University....
Veterans Minister Fires Back at Union Campaign on Cuts to Services
Vets minister fires back at union campaign--OTTAWA - Calling it "seriously irresponsible," the veterans affairs minister is accusing a public service union of trying to deliberately mislead people with a new ad campaign about mental-health services for...
Via Rail CEO Says Demographics Makes It Right Time to Boost Passenger Service
Via Rail chief wants to foster cultural shift--TORONTO - The chief executive of Via Rail says it's a good time to expand passenger rail service in Canada by building dedicated tracks and increasing the frequency of its trains."There is a renaissance...
Wednesday's Toronto Stock Market Posted Gains on Positive Data from U.S. Economy
Wednesday's TSX posted gains on U.S. data--TORONTO - On Wednesday, the Toronto stock market closed higher after reports of a shrinking trade deficit and unofficial job gains in the United States as well as signs of optimism in the European Union.The...
With Three NHL Goalies under Contract, Sens GM Murray Knows Something Has to Give
Murray knows goaltending needs to be addressed--OTTAWA - With three NHL goalies under contract, Bryan Murray knows something has to give.The Ottawa Senators general manager told media Thursday morning that he has fielded a number of calls regarding his...
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