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Articles from November 27, 2015

Alan Kurdi's Aunt Hopes Her Brother Mohammed's Family Will Arrive in Canada Soon
Alan Kurdi's aunt says brother approved by Canada--VANCOUVER - The aunt of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body was photographed on a Turkish beach says she's torn between grief and happiness after one of her brothers was approved to come to Canada.Tima...
Alberta Climate Change Plans Strengthen First Nations Hand: Chief
Climate change policy strengthens hand: chief--EDMONTON - Alberta's new climate change policy strengthens the hand of First Nations as they argue for a greater role in planning energy development, says an aboriginal leader."Anything that's done to our...
A Look at Some of the Recent Ethnic Mascot Controversies in Canada
A look at Canadian ethnic mascot controversies--EDMONTON - Canada's national Inuit organization wants Edmonton's Canadian Football League team to stop using the name Eskimos. There's been vigorous debate over the use of ethnic mascots, particularly aboriginal-themed...
B.C. Climate Report Says Hike Carbon Tax, Extend Reduction Targets to 2050
B.C. climate report suggests a hike in carbon tax--VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark has said she will bill British Columbia as an environmental leader at the upcoming world climate change summit in Paris. But her own government-commissioned report concludes...
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BKO-CIS-MEN-Stdgs--CIS MENCanada WestPioneer divisionExplorer DivisionQuebec ConferenceOUANorth DivisionEast DivisionCentral DivisionWest DivisionAUSThursday's resultsSaskatchewan 97 Trinity Western 86Friday's gamesSaint Mary's at UNB, 7 p.m.UQAM at...
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BKO-CIS-WOMEN-Stdgs--CIS WomenCanada WestPioneer DivisionExplorer DivisionQuebec ConferenceOUANorth DivisionEast DivisionCentral DivisionWest DivisionAUSThursday's resultsSaskatchewan 70 Trinity Western 48Friday's gamesSaint Mary's at UNB, 5 p.m.Algoma...
Bowman, Eskimos' Receiving Corps Ready to Measure Up against Redblacks
Eskimos receivers ready for Grey Cup--WINNIPEG - Edmonton Eskimos' leading receiver Adarius Bowman sees similarities between his team's pass catchers and their Ottawa Redblacks' counterparts.While Ottawa's offence features four receivers who each hauled...
Canadian Downhiller Erik Guay Ready for Return to Racing after Lost Season
Canada's Guay ready for return to racing--LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Erik Guay will battle both his emotions and Norwegians in his first World Cup race in 20 months.Canada's most decorated downhiller returns to racing Saturday in Lake Louise, Alta., after...
Carabins Expect Tough Challenge despite UBC Claiming Underdog Vanier Status
UBC claims underdog role for Vanier Cup--QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Coach Blake Nill has claimed the underdog role for his University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in the Vanier Cup game but his Montreal Carabins counterpart Danny Maciocia isn't buying it."I...
Chantal Petitclerc among Seven Inducted into Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame
Seven inducted into Canadian Para Hall of Fame--OTTAWA - Wheelchair racer Chantal Petitclerc was one of seven inductees into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame on Friday night.Montreal's Petitclerc was inducted in the athlete category along with wheelchair...
Chief of Alberta First Nation Files Lawsuit over Coal Tailings Pond Spill
Lawsuit filed over coal tailings waste water spill--EDMONTON - The chief of an Alberta First Nation is suing three companies over spill from a coal tailings pond that went into waterways that feed the Athabasca River.Ronald Kruetzer of the Fort McMurray...
Curling Canada Adopts Ban on Controversial Broom Heads for 2015-16 Season
Canada bans controversial broom heads--OTTAWA - Curling Canada has followed the lead of the World Curling Federation in banning controversial broom heads for the 2015-16 season.Olympic gold medallists Brad Jacobs, Brad Gushue, Jennifer Jones and former...
Emissions Targets Stemming from Paris Won't Be Internationally Binding; McKenna
McKenna unveils Canada's plan for Paris talks--OTTAWA - Canada's environment minister says she hopes a durable, binding agreement will be reached at next week's climate summit in Paris.But any eventual targets set by countries involved in the negotiations...
Expert Says 'Meat-Eater' Name Eskimo an Offensive Term Placed on Inuit
'Nobody uses Eskimo in Canada anymore'--EDMONTON - Canada's national Inuit organization is calling for the Edmonton Eskimos football team to change its name. So what does the word really mean?Many historians believe the origin of Eskimo comes from an...
Final Arguments Delivered in Suncor Energy's Hostile Bid for Canadian Oil Sands
Lawyers for Suncor, COS deliver final arguments--CALGARY - Final arguments in Suncor Energy's hostile bid for Canadian Oil Sands played out before Alberta regulators on Friday, with lawyers for COS insisting shareholders need more time to consider their...
Grey Cup Officially Sold out but Tickets Still Online, Some at Bargain Prices
Football fans flock to Winnipeg for Grey Cup--WINNIPEG - Football fans from across Canada have descended on Winnipeg for Sunday's Grey Cup, and while the game officially became a sellout Friday afternoon, there were still plenty of tickets available...
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HKN-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...
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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...
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HKO-CIS-Men-Stdgs--CISAUS DivisionCanada West DivisionOUA East DivisionOUA West DivisionThursday's resultsLaurier 3 Ryerson 1Manitoba 6 Regina 2Wednesday's resultsMoncton 7 UNB 4UPEI 5 St. Thomas 4StFX 4 Dalhousie 1Acadia 3 Saint Mary's 1Friday's gamesSt....
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HKO-GOJHL-Stdgs--GOJHLGolden Horseshoe ConferenceMidwestern ConferenceWestern ConferenceFriday's resultsSt. Catharines 7 Ancaster 2Welland 5 Niagara Falls 3Kitchener 8 Brampton 5Listowel 3 Cambridge 2 (OT)Stratford 5 Guelph 4 (OT)London 4 St. Marys 0Chatham...
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HKO-OHL-Stdgs--OHLEASTERN CONFERENCEEAST DIVISIONCENTRAL DIVISIONWESTERN CONFERENCEMIDWEST DIVISIONWEST DIVISIONz-league title; y-conference title;d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top two positions per conference...
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HKO-OHL-Stdgs--OHLEASTERN CONFERENCEEAST DIVISIONCENTRAL DIVISIONWESTERN CONFERENCEMIDWEST DIVISIONWEST DIVISIONz-league title; y-conference title;d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top two positions per conference...
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HKO-OJHL-Stdgs--OJHLAll Times EasternNortheast ConferenceNorth DivisionEast DivisionSouthwest ConferenceSouth DivisionWest DivisionFriday's resultsMarkham 11 Milton 4Aurora 3 Stouffville 1Burlington 4 Kingston 2Whitby 4 Lindsay 3 (OT)Oakville 3 Toronto...
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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...
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HKO-Sums--WHLHurricanes 9, Ice 0First Period1. Lethbridge, Sheen 1 (Davis, Atwal) 11:10.Penalties -- Folk Let (kneeing) 16:46.Second Period2. Lethbridge, Burke 6 (Estephan, Wong) 2:35.3. Lethbridge, Estephan 9 (Burke, Babenko) 6:04.4. Lethbridge, Gutierrez...
Humans Have a Duty to Fight Both Terrorism and Climate Change: French President
France calls climate fight mankind's duty--VALLETTA, Malta - French President Francois Hollande likened the battle against global warming to the fight against terrorism Friday on the eve of the UN-sponsored climate change conference.Hollande made an...
'It Was Absolutely Available': Defamation Trial Hears Column Online for Years
Defamation trial hears article available for years--CALGARY - A forensic computer expert says an article at the heart of a defamation lawsuit filed by former television reporter Arthur Kent was readily accessible for years after it was originally published.Kevin...
Little Winnipeg Girl Named Isis Won't Be Bullied, Gets Apology from Soldier
Little girl named Isis won't be bullied--WINNIPEG - A nine-year-old Winnipeg girl whose parents named her after an Egyptian goddess says she's feeling a lot better after a Canadian Forces soldier apologized for getting upset at her during a Grey Cup...
Marc Garneau Says Liberals Won't Reconsider Expansion of Toronto Island Airport
Billy Bishop airport ruling stands: minister--OTTAWA - The federal Liberals won't change a decision that effectively halts an expansion of the island airport in downtown Toronto, with the new transport minister calling it a "quality of life issue" for...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,368.24, down 56.95 points):Telesta Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:TST). Health-care. Up 11.5 cents, or 48.94 per...
Nova Scotia Wants to Examine Century-Old Beer Bottle Unearthed from Harbour
Nova Scotia wants to examine beer bottle--HALIFAX - An amateur scuba diver who recovered a century-old beer bottle from the bottom of Halifax harbour says he's willing to have provincial museum officials look at the artifact.Jon Crouse recently pulled...
OHL Roundup: Eric Cornel Scores Hat Trick as Petes Double Up Generals
OHL Roundup: Petes double up Generals 4-2--OSHAWA, Ont. - Eric Cornel scored a hat trick as the Peterborough Petes continued their hot streak by doubling up the Oshawa Generals 4-2 on Friday night in Ontario Hockey League action.Jonathan Ang had the...
QMJHL Roundup: Conor Garland Has Five Points in Wildcats' Win over Tigres
QMJHL Roundup: Wildcats beat Tigres 7-4--VICTORIAVILLE, Que. - Conor Garland had a hat trick and added two assists as the Moncton Wildcats beat the Victoriaville Tigres 7-4 on Friday night in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Matthew Klebanskyj,...
Quebec Pharmacies Vow 'Big Battle' against Province's Drug Pricing Plan
Drug pricing firestorm brewing in Quebec--MONTREAL - The cash-strapped Quebec government's move earlier this week to lower generic drug prices has ignited a debate that risks spreading across the country.In its latest bid to reduce health-care spending,...
Quebec Rejects Ottawa's Request to Put Right-to-Die Legislation on Hold
Quebec to move forward on right-to-die law--QUEBEC - Quebec will forge ahead with the province's right-to-die law despite a request from Ottawa to put it on hold.The health and justice ministers said Thursday the law will still enter into effect on Dec....
Raptors Coach Casey: James Johnson Tweet Is "Not a Big Deal"
Casey says he's moved on from Johnson tweet--TORONTO - The day after James Johnson took to Twitter to voice his frustration, Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey insisted the team had moved on.Johnson played five-and-a-half minutes in the Raptors' thrilling...
Remains Found of Woman Missing More Than Five Years; Saskatoon Police Arrest Man
Remains found of woman missing more than 5 years--SASKATOON - An arrest has been made in the disappearance and death of a woman whose mother last saw her more than five years ago getting into a man's car.Police on Friday identified human remains found...
Steve Martin Generated 'A Lot of Attention' for Lawren Harris Sales: Heffel
Martin generated 'a lot of attention' for Harris sales: Heffel--TORONTO - Comic legend Steve Martin's passionate evangelism of Lawren Harris seems to have boosted interest in the Canadian painter, the president of Heffel Fine Art Auction House said a...
Stop, Eskimos, Stop: Inuit Group Wants Edmonton CFL Team to Change Name
Inuit group wants CFL Eskimos to change their name--EDMONTON - Canada's national Inuit organization says the storied Edmonton Eskimos Canadian Football League franchise should change its name."It isn't right for any team to be named after an ethnic group,"...
Top B.C. News as of 5 P.M
Top B.C. News--FRIDAY and the weekend B.C.-YUKON NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.MOVING SUNDAY:B.C....
Top Prairies-North News as of 4:30 P.M. MST on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015
Top Prairies-North news--Friday, Nov. 27, 20154:30 p.m. MSTPRAIRIES-NORTH NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of noon MST. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as...
Toronto Stock Market Faces Weaker Oil Prices; New York Trades in Short Session
TSX takes a hit from weaker oil prices--TORONTO - A drop in commodity prices dragged the Toronto stock market lower on Friday as Wall Street finished early for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 56.95 points at...
Vachon Leads Canada to Silver at Trampoline Gymnastics World Championship
Vachon leads Canada to silver in trampoline--ODENSE, Denmark - National team veteran Denis Vachon led the Canadian men's double mini-trampoline squad to a silver medal Friday at the 2015 trampoline gymnastics World Championships.Vachon, 31, is set to...
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