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Articles from November 11, 2015

Anticipation for 'Star Wars' Helps Sell Spin Master Toys in Third-Quarter
Spin Master sales up on 'Star Wars' toys--TORONTO - Growing hype around the latest "Star Wars" film, coupled with widespread popularity of the "Paw Patrol" franchise with pre-schoolers, helped drive third-quarter sales higher at toymaker Spin Master...
As Liberals Decide How to Bring 25,000 Syrians to Canada, the Choice Is Also Who
Who are the 25,000 Syrians coming to Canada?--OTTAWA - Somewhere right now, in a refugee camp in Amman or a rental apartment in Beirut or on a street in Istanbul, sits a Syrian hoping to be among the 25,000 people resettled to Canada, possibly by the...
A Trudeau-Style Gender-Equal Cabinet Pledge for the U.S.? No Thanks, Says Trump
Trump rejects Trudeau-style gender quotas--WASHINGTON - Critics of Justin Trudeau's guarantee of a gender-equal cabinet have found a famous ally south of the border: Donald Trump. The billionaire politician was asked Wednesday in an interview about imitating...
Bad Move for Canada? TPP's Rules on Intellectual Property Pulled into Spotlight
TPP copyright rules under microscope--OTTAWA - Concerns voiced by Jim Balsillie over the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty have intensified scrutiny of the pact's intellectual-property provisions -- and whether they represent a bad deal for Canada.The...
B.C. Anti-Gang Squad Report Reveals Brutal Side for Women in Gangs
B.C. anti-gang squad shows ugly face of crime--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's anti-gang squad is putting a more public face on the gang lifestyle -- and it's not pretty.The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit has released its annual report aimed...
B.C. First Nations Could Be Awarded Millions for Canada's 65-Year-Old Mistake
First Nations win battle over 65-year-old error--FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Canada could be on the hook for a 65-year-old mistake.The Specific Claims Tribunal has found that the federal government botched a land purchase for two northeastern British Columbia...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2015BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's afternoon plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions,...
Canada, Denmark Should Turn Hans Island into a Condominium: Academics
Turn Hans Island into condo: academics--Arctic experts from Canada and Denmark are proposing a novel solution to who controls an ice-bound speck of an island midway between the two countries.Turn Hans Island into a condominium."It would resolve a long-standing...
Canada Will Be Smaller Share of Molson Coors after US$12B Deal for Miller Brands
Molson Coors to nearly double in size--MONTREAL - Molson Coors will nearly double its size once it completes a US$12-billion purchase that secures full ownership of its U.S. beer business and gains worldwide control of the Miller brand name.Mark Hunter,...
Company Says It Is Working to Fix Water Discharge Problem at Alberta Coal Mine
Company working to fix water problems at coal mine--EDMONTON - A company that owns a coal mine west of Edmonton says it is working to fix environmental problems affecting one of its tailings ponds.The Alberta Energy Regulator has said it found significant...
Dogs of a Certain Age: Book 'Old Faithful' Turns Loving Lens on Elderly Pooches
'Old Faithful' turns lens on elderly dogs--TORONTO - After photographing his grandmother for her 100th birthday, Pete Thorne was inspired to explore the idea of aging by turning the lens on other senior subjects -- albeit of the four-legged variety.The...
Editorial Exchange: Bad Sports
Editorial Exchange: Bad sports--An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star, published Nov. 10:Few will ever forget Canadian cross-country skier Beckie Scott huffing and puffing her way to a bronze medal during the 2002 Olympic winter games in Salt...
Editorial Exchange: Burma's Election Was a Cry for Freedom
Editorial Exchange: Burma's election was a cry for freedom--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Nov. 9:Burma's democrats are claiming a decisive moral victory over the military and its allies, in the first credible national elections in 25...
Editorial Exchange: Monumental Decision Casts a Shadow
Editorial Exchange: Monumental decision casts a shadow--An editorial from the New Glasgow News, published Nov. 9:South is out. So what does that say about east or west? Surely that's a question that will linger as U.S. President Barack Obama puts his...
Editorial Exchange: Premiers Ready for Paris Summit
Editorial Exchange: Premiers ready for Paris summit--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published Nov. 10:There is a common assumption that when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada's provincial and territorial leaders head to Paris in...
Editorial Exchange: TPP Shortfalls Waiting for Trudeau's Attention
Editorial Exchange: TPP shortfalls waiting for Trudeau's attention--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Nov. 10:Now that the actual text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has been released -- all 6,000 pages of it -- there are...
Entertainment News as of 10 A.M. Wednesday, Nov. 11
Entertainment News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press entertainment department!Advisories will typically hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list please...
Every Day Is Remembrance Day for Those Touched by War, Afghan Veteran
Remembrance every day: Afghan vet--OTTAWA - Canadians paused on Wednesday, as they do every year on Nov. 11, for a moment of reflection, but for those touched by war, like Master Cpl. Gary Barrett, every day is Remembrance Day.For the veteran of the...
Extendicare to Buy Three Retirement Communities in Saskatchewan, Ontario
Extendicare to buy three retirement communities--TORONTO - Extendicare Inc. (TSX:EXE) is expanding its presence in Ontario and Saskatchewan with a series of acquisitions and developments, including the purchase of three retirement communities in deals...
Former Military Men Brew Craft Beer in Honour of Fallen Edmonton Police Officer
Craft beer honours fallen police officer--EDMONTON - It's not a brew that will be available at every liquor store, but word is spreading quickly about an Edmonton-produced craft beer being made in memory of a fallen police officer.Two Sergeant's Brewing...
French Activist Suspects Americans Behind Detention Ordeal in Canada
Frenchman suspects U.S. for Canadian ordeal--A French deradicalization activist once imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay said Wednesday he suspects American authorities were behind Canada's decision to refuse him entry and jail him for two days before sending...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 10 A.M. Wednesday, Nov. 11
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Good morning from the Canadian Press lifestyles department!Advisories will typically hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list please...
History Not on the B.C. Lions' Side Heading into West Semifinal Contest
History not on Lions' side facing Stampeders--Jonathon Jennings and the B.C. Lions won't have history on their side Sunday in Calgary.Jennings and Co. visit the defending Grey Cup champions in the West Division semifinal. Calgary won the season series...
Humphries in Dispute with Canada's Federation over Racing Four-Man Bobsleigh
Humphries angry with bobsleigh federation--CALGARY - Tension is building between Olympic women's bobsleigh champion Kaillie Humphries and her sport federation.Humphries wants to pilot four-man sleds on the World Cup circuit in addition to her women's...
Hundreds Mourn Losses of Loved Ones in Halifax Remembrance Day Ceremony
Remembrance Day ceremony draws hundreds--HALIFAX - Cannon from the Citadel bellowed in the background as hundreds gathered at the Grand Parade in Halifax on Wednesday to mourn those who gave their lives in military service.The Remembrance Day ceremony...
In Aftermath of Keystone XL Rejection, No Easy Options for TransCanada
No easy options in Keystone XL aftermath--CALGARY - Immediately after U.S. President Barack Obama denied a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) vowed to review all of its options.Unfortunately for the Calgary-based company,...
Liberal Party Uses Remembrance Day to Identify Potential Supporters, Donors
Liberals use Remembrance Day for data mining--OTTAWA - Lest we forget, politicking evidently never stops, even on Remembrance Day.The Liberal party, flush from the Oct. 19 election victory, used the solemn occasion Wednesday to continue trying to accumulate...
Manitoba Graphic Novel to Raise Profile of Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women
New graphic novel on infamous Manitoba murder--WINNIPEG - More than four decades before 15-year-old Tina Fontaine's body was pulled from Winnipeg's Red River wrapped in a bag, the country was shocked by the death of another aboriginal teenager in Manitoba.Her...
Montreal's Raw Sewage Dump Proceeding as Planned, Mayor Says
No issues as Montreal begins mass sewage dump--MONTREAL - The City of Montreal says the controversial process of dumping eight billion litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River went off without a hitch as it got underway Wednesday.Mayor Denis...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,341.93, down 69.70 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down five cents,...
Nova Scotia Couple Found Dead in Mexican Hotel, No Signs of Violence: Official
Nova Scotia couple found dead in Mexico--A Canadian couple who had travelled to Mexico to attend their daughter's wedding has been found dead at a hotel near the resort city of Playa de Carmen.A family member said Charles Mackenzie and his wife, Dorothy...
OHL Rosters for the CHL Canada-Russia Series
OHL rosters for the CHL Canada-Russia series--The rosters for the upcoming CHL Canada-Russia series as announced by the Ontario Hockey League (x-denotes player competing in both games):Game OneNov. 12 at Owen Sound, Ont. GoaltendersMackenzie Blackwood,...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, Nov.11, 2015. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photographers.ADDITION: Updates, transmission...
Provinces Prepared for Feds to Seek More Time on Right-to-Die Law
Provinces prepare for right-to-die extension--OTTAWA - Ontario and British Columbia appear prepared for the federal government to request more time to respond to the Supreme Court of Canada's landmark decision on doctor-assisted death.The new Liberal...
QMJHL Roundup: Gabriel Gagne Scores Twice as Tigres Get Past Voltigeurs
QMJHL Roundup: Tigres get past Voltigeurs 6-3--DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. - Gabriel Gagne had a pair of goals to lead the Victoriaville Tigres past the Drummondville Voltigeurs 6-3 on Wednesday night in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Bradley Lalonde,...
'Rogue Lawyer' by John Grisham Tops Maclean's Fiction List
'Rogue Lawyer' tops Maclean's fiction list--Here are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada for the week ending Nov. 8 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (1) Rogue Lawyer...
Rotting Old Ship's Hull Turned into Remembrance Day Memorial in Manitoba
Old ship turned into Nov. 11 memorial--SELKIRK, Man. - A unique Remembrance Day memorial has popped up along the banks of the Red River in Selkirk, Man.It's made from the rusted, decayed hull of the MS Lord Selkirk II, an abandoned old ship that used...
Six Stories in the News Today, Nov. 11
Six stories in the news today, Nov. 11--Six stories in the news today, Nov. 11, from The Canadian Press:------LEST WE FORGETCanadians will gather at cenotaphs and other locations across the country today to mark Remembrance Day in honour of Canada's...
Supernaturally Silly Japanese Hit "Yo-Kai Watch" Looks to Make Waves North America
"Yo-Kai Watch" hits North American stores--TORONTO - "Yo-Kai Watch" might be the biggest game you've never heard of.The Nintendo 3DS title has become big business in Japan, spawning a television show, comic books and a popular line of toys. A second...
Swimming Canada Suspends Coach Facing Sexual Assault Charges in Ontario
Swimming Canada suspends coach facing charges--AJAX, Ont. - Swimming Canada suspended coach Matt Bell of Ajax, Ont., on Wednesday after being informed of several criminal charges he is facing.Bell, the High Performance Coach and CEO of Ajax Swimming,...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Nov. 12--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Nov. 12 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 National Curling Glance
The National Curling glance--OSHAWA, Ont. - Results Wednesday from the National, part of the 2015-16 Grand Slam of Curling (all times Eastern):ROUND ROBINMENWednesday's resultsSecond DrawG.Howard 7 J.Shuster 6Third DrawT.Ulsrud 6 K.Koe 4J.Epping 8 R.Carruthers...
Thousands Line Streets in Vancouver to Pay Respect for Remembrance Day
Thousands line Vancouver streets for remembrance--VANCOUVER - The memory of how fortunate he was to come home from the Second World War has prompted Charlie Lee to faithfully attend every Remembrance Day ceremony held at Vancouver's Victory Square for...
Top B.C. News as of 5:25 P.M
Top B.C. News--WEDNESDAY, Nov 11B.C.-YUKON NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 5:15 p.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.MOVING BY 5:45 P.M.:B.C....
Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. MST on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Top Prairies-North news--Wednesday, Nov. 11, 20154 p.m. MSTPRAIRIES-NORTH NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. MST. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as...
Toronto, American Stock Markets End Trading in the Red as Energy Falls
Toronto and U.S. stock markets fall--TORONTO - North American markets closed in the red as commodity prices fell after more bad news about Chinese demand for energy and raw materials.The S&P/TSX composite index posted its sixth consecutive loss,...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Nov. 11
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Nov. 11, 2015.<Mart Resources, Inc. (TSX:MMT): $0.01. Payable Oct 30. Record Oct 24.<Cardinal...
Turcotte Murder Trial Hears from Final Crown Witnesses as Case Winds Down
Turcotte murder trial hears final witnesses--SAINT-JEROME, Que. - Guy Turcotte drank windshield washer fluid about an hour before he was arrested by police, a toxicologist testifying on behalf of the Crown said Wednesday.Turcotte, the ex-Quebec doctor...
Valeant Pharmaceuticals to Face Insider Trading Lawsuit over Bid to Buy Allergan
Valeant to face insider trading suit--MONTREAL - A U.S. judge has refused to dismiss an insider trading lawsuit filed by two pension funds against Quebec-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals and hedge fund manager Bill Ackman over their activities before last...
Veteran Skip Brad Gushue Makes Return for First Time since Head Injury
Gushue returns for first time since fall--OSHAWA, Ont. - Still sporting a shiner and some puffiness above his right eye, veteran skip Brad Gushue returned to action Wednesday for the first time since a nasty fall left him with a seven-stitch cut and...
WBSC Premier 12 Glance
WBSC Premier 12 Glance--WBSC Premier 12At Sites in Japan, South Korea and TaiwanWednesday's resultsCanada 2 Puerto Rico 0Chinese Taipei 7 Italy 1Japan 6 Mexico 5South Korea 10 Dominican Republic 1Venezuela vs. South Korea, 11 p.m.Puerto Rico vs. Cuba,...
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