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Articles from November 18, 2015

Alberta Farm Groups Want Proposed Workplace Rules to Be Practical, Done Right
Alberta farm groups want work rules done right--EDMONTON - Some Alberta farm groups say they generally accept including agricultural employees under work and safety rules but are concerned about the fine print and how the NDP government is going to roll...
Ancient Giant Wasp Species Discovered by British Columbia Researcher
Ancient giant wasp species found by B.C. scientist--VANCOUVER - It was literally a huge discovery.Bruce Archibald was searching for fossilized insects in British Columbia's southern Interior when he cracked open a rock and found a beautifully-preserved...
Apple Pay Launches in Canada for American Express Card Customers
Apple Pay launches in Canada for AMEX users--TORONTO - Apple Pay officially launched in Canada on Tuesday, but only a small number of Canadians will be able to buy books, burgers and bagels with their mobile phones at first.The mobile payments app allows...
Artist Translates Tour of Toronto's 100 Public Libraries into Adult Colouring Book
Colouring book offers tour of Toronto's libraries--TORONTO - In a city with no shortage of significant cultural landmarks, Daniel Rotsztain headed off the beaten track to explore Toronto. The CN Tower was not on the agenda.Over the course of two months,...
As Alberta Shifts from Coal, Electricity Utility Warns of Ontario-Style Rate Hikes
Alberta rate hikes debated in shift from coal--CALGARY - Change is coming to Alberta's electricity sector, but industry watchers are divided on how it will affect rates for consumers already hit hard by the enduring global oil price slump.Pointing to...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 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 Earns 0-0 Draw in El Salvador in World Cup Qualifying Tournament
Canada earns 0-0 draw in El Salvador--SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Canada's men's soccer team may still be looking for their first victory in Central America in more than a decade but they're leaving El Salvador feeling like they've put in a good month's...
Confident Parenteau Lights Up Avalanche, Continues to Show Value for Leafs
Confident Parenteau lights up Avalanche--TORONTO - Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau insisted he took no special joy in scoring twice against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.The Avalanche dealt Parenteau to Montreal two summers ago for Daniel Briere....
Cop Who Killed Teen on Empty Streetcar Had Non-Lethal Alternatives: Expert
Cop who killed teen on streetcar had options:expert--TORONTO - A Toronto officer who fired nine bullets at a teen on an empty streetcar had multiple alternatives to lethal force but didn't use them, his trial heard Wednesday.Robert Warshaw -- an expert...
David Jones Has Seventh Goal of Season to Lead Flames Past Devils 3-2
David Jones leads Flames past Devils 3-2--CALGARY - When David Jones broke into the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche eight seasons ago, he didn't think about eventually scoring his 100th goal.Not only did Jones reach the memorable milestone on Tuesday...
Defensive End Norwood Expected to Miss Ticats' Playoff Fame versus Ottawa
Norwood expected to miss East Division final--HAMILTON - Once again, Orlondo Steinauer has some shuffling to do.Defensive end Eric Norwood is doubtful Sunday when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats visit the Ottawa Redblacks in the East Division final. Norwood...
Editorial Exchange: Canada's Test as an Ally in a Crisis
Editorial Exchange: Canada's test as an ally in a crisis--An editorial from the Halifax-Chronicle-Herald, published Nov. 16:When your your city and country are suddenly the scene of terrorist carnage, it changes everything.That was true for Americans...
Editorial Exchange: Give Hate No Home in Ontario
Editorial Exchange: Give hate no home in Ontario--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Nov. 18:Ontario is a very big province, but it has no room for hate.If the message sounds obvious, it must be said, and it must be heard by the...
Editorial Exchange: Goal Needs to Be Set Realistically
Editorial Exchange: Goal needs to be set realistically--An editorial from the New Glasgow News, published Nov. 16:When the world witnesses something as horrific as the attacks in Paris on Friday, responses unfortunately can come in the form of senseless...
Editorial Exchange: Sifting through Internet Idiocy
Editorial Exchange: Sifting through Internet idiocy--An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star, published Nov. 18:Speaking out against negative Internet comments and criticisms can often verge on broken-record territory, not to mention the sensation...
Editorial Exchange: Trudeau Begins to Reverse Harper's Ugly Legacy of Over-Reaching Legislation
Editorial Exchange: Trudeau begins to reverse Harper's ugly legacy of over-reaching legislationplans--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Nov. 16:Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals are moving with commendable speed to reverse some of...
Editorial Exchange: Trudeau Should Stand Firm after Paris Attacks, Spell out Military, Refugee Plans
Editorial Exchange: Trudeau should stand firm after Paris attacks, spell out military, refugee plans--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Nov. 16:Well, that didn't take long.Barely four weeks have gone by since Canadians showed Stephen Harper's...
Editorial Exchange: We Must Not Let Them Win
Editorial Exchange: We must not let them win--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Nov. 17:On Sept. 17, 2001, just six days after 9/11, President George W. Bush made a gracious and generous gesture. Standing with some of the top Muslim...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 18
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...
Expanding Military Training beyond Kurds and Classroom a Possibility: Sajjan
Scope of military training could expand--OTTAWA - The country's new defence minister opened the door Wednesday to expanding the Canadian training mission in Iraq beyond just teaching Kurdish peshmerga fighters, saying the soldiers will go where it makes...
Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo's Tale of Personal and Political Success
Tootoo's story of personal, political success--OTTAWA - Hunter Tootoo, the first northerner to take on the role of fisheries minister, began his story north of 60 with a fight for survival.It was in Rankin Inlet in 1963 where he almost lost his life."I...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 18
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Good afternoon 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...
Layoff Notices Going out at TransCanada as Customers Feel Pinch from Low Oil
Layoff notices going out at TransCanada--CALGARY - It's been a tough week for workers at Canada's two biggest pipeline companies, with TransCanada the latest to hand out layoff notices.A TransCanada spokesman confirmed the cuts but declined to say how...
Light Therapy Eases Symptoms of Non-Seasonal Depression, Not Just SAD: Study
Light therapy aids non-SAD depression too: study--TORONTO - Light-box therapy typically used to treat people with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, during the winter months can also ease symptoms of depression that occur throughout the rest of the...
Loblaw Companies Ltd. Reports Third-Quarter Profit and Revenue Up from Year Ago
Loblaw reports Q3 profit up from year ago--BRAMPTON, Ont. - Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) says it earned $166 million in its latest quarter, up nearly 17 per cent from a year ago.The retailer, which includes the Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart banners,...
MacKinnon Goes into Cole Harbour Showdown Far Ahead of Crosby in Scoring
MacKinnon is far ahead of Crosby in scoring--TORONTO - As usual, there's a player from Cole Harbour, N.S., among the NHL leaders in scoring. This time, it's not Sidney Crosby.Nathan MacKinnon is off to the best start of his young career and has the upper...
Man, 21, Sues Toronto Police for Nasty Beating Caught on Videotape
Man sues Toronto police for videoed beating--TORONTO - A man beaten by police in an incident caught on videotape earlier this month filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging two officers attacked him without provocation and used excessive force during an illegal...
Manitoba Proposing Legislation on Sexual Violence at Universities
Law proposed on sexual violence at universities--WINNIPEG - All post-secondary institutions in Manitoba would have to bring in policies to prevent and respond to sexual violence on campus under legislation introduced Wednesday.Education Minister James...
Miner Teck Resources Cutting 1,000 Jobs around the World in Cost-Cutting Plan
Miner Teck Resources cutting 1,000 jobs--VANCOUVER - Mining company Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B) is cutting 1,000 jobs around the world through a combination of layoffs and attrition as part of a plan to reduce spending next year by $650 million.The...
Oil Well Drilling Association Forecasts 2016 to Be Worst Year in a Generation
Drilling association predicts grim 2016--CALGARY - Canada's oil well drilling industry will continue to shrink next year and may never bounce back to recent levels, the industry's main representative body said Wednesday."The drilling and service rig...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, Nov.18, 2015. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photographers.ADDITIONS: MONTREAL--Memorial...
Q&A: Krysten Ritter on Scoring Junkie Roles, Playing Superhero 'Jessica Jones'
Q&A: Krysten Ritter on playing superhero 'Jessica Jones'--TORONTO - Krysten Ritter was never drawn to comics, but the opportunity to take on a character-driven role in the new Netflix series "Marvel's Jessica Jones" convinced her to find her inner...
Reigning League MVP Carey Price Resumes Practising with Canadiens
Price resumes practising with Canadiens--MONTREAL - Goaltender Carey Price is glad to be back at practice, even if he doesn't know yet when he'll be ready to play for the Montreal Canadiens.Price took part in a full practice on Wednesday for the first...
Report Finds 96 per Cent of Cdn Economy No Less Competitive under Carbon Pricing
Carbon pricing won't kill business: study--OTTAWA - Canadians may have been told that carbon pricing is a "job-killing tax on everything" but a new study finds the impact rather underwhelming.The latest report from Canada's Ecofiscal Commission says...
'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. 15 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (1) Rogue Lawyer...
Saskatchewan Turning over 40 Government-Owned Liquor Stores to Private Hands
Saskatchewan privatizing some liquor stores--REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is shaking up liquor sales by selling 40 of its 75 liquor stores to make them private outlets, but the reaction is mixed.Don McMorris, minister for the Saskatchewan Liquor...
Six Stories in the News Today, Nov. 18
Six stories in the news today, Nov. 18--Six stories in the news today, Nov. 18, from The Canadian Press:------PARIS-BOUND FLIGHTS DIVERTED TO HALIFAX AND UTAHTwo Air France flights bound for Paris were diverted to airports in Halifax and Salt Lake City,...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Nov. 19--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Nov. 19 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...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4:30 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 B.C. News as of 11 A.M
Top B.C. News--WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18B.C.-YUKON NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 11 a.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.COMING LATER:VICTORIA...
Top News Advisory for Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
Top News Advisory for Nov. 18--Wednesday, Nov. 183 p.m.Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. Entries are subject to change. This includes projected word counts and the estimated timing of stories and updates, both of which can...
Trudeau Greeted as 'Hottie' at APEC Summit on Front Page of Philippine Newspaper
Trudeau greeted as 'hottie' at APEC summit--MANILA, Philippines - Who's sexier: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto?That was the burning question asked on the front page of a Manila newspaper Wednesday morning as the...
Valeant Likely to Extend Incentives to More Employees to Prevent Exodus
Valeant set to extend staff retention incentives--MONTREAL - Valeant Pharmaceuticals says it will likely boost cash and stock incentives in the coming weeks to retain more key staff amidst turmoil that has caused the company's share price to plummet.The...
What's Making News in Atlantic Canada
What's making news in Atlantic Canada--AUDITOR GENERAL CALLS FOR NEW UNIVERSITY FUNDING FORMULANova Scotia's auditor general says the province needs to update the funding formula it uses for the province's 10 universities.Michael Pickup says in his report...
WHL Roundup: Carter Hart Perfect in Everett Silvertips 2-0 Win over Kootenay Ice
WHL: Carter Hart perfect in Silvertips' win--CRANBROOK, B.C. - Carter Hart made the most of a quiet night.Hart stopped all 16 shots he faced as the Everett Silvertips shut out the Kootenay Ice 2-0 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.Dario Winkler...
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