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Articles from December 4, 2015

Alberta Premier Posts Letter on Facebook to Address Farm Bill Protests
Notley uses Facebook to address farm bill worries--EDMONTON - Premier Rachel Notley has posted an open letter on social media that tries to address concerns that have been expressed over the government's proposed farm safety legislation.Notley says Bill...
Angry Exchanges Mark End of Tory Insider Testimony at Scud Stud Defamation Trial
Scud Stud's lawyer says source was fuelled by anger--CALGARY - A lawyer for Arthur Kent suggested Friday it was anger that fuelled comments from one of the anonymous sources behind an article critical of the former journalist's run for office.Party insider...
B.C. Appeal Court Refuses to Chop Sentence for Man Who Abducted 3-Year-Old Boy
No reduced sentence for man who abducted B.C. boy--VANCOUVER - A child abductor's claim of serving hard time wasn't enough to convince a British Columbia Appeal Court panel to soften his final prison sentence.Randall Hopley snuck a three-year-old boy...
Canada-US Will Play outside at Bills' Stadium at 2018 World Junior Championship
Classic junior rivalry heads outdoors--ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Moments after U2's "Beautiful Day" and Imagine Dragons' "Roots" played on the speakers at Ralph Wilson Stadium, USA Hockey announced on a chilly day that it was going back to the sport's outdoor...
CP Rail Slams Norfolk Southern over 'Mischaracterization' of Its Takeover Offer
CP Rail disappointed Norfolk rejected offer--MONTREAL - A proposal by Canadian Pacific Railway to create the largest railroad in North America took a testy turn Friday after the company accused Norfolk Southern of mischaracterizing the takeover deal.The...
De Beers to Idle Snap Lake Diamond Mine in Canada's N.W.T., 434 Jobs Eliminated
De Beers to idle Canadian diamond mine--YELLOWKNIFE - The De Beers Group is shutting down its Snap Lake diamond mine in the Northwest Territories due to a softening market for the gemstone, resulting in the loss of more than 400 jobs.Kim Truter, CEO...
Dog/raccoon Fight Unearths Case of Raccoon Rabies in Hamilton, Ont
Dogs fight rabid raccoon in southern Ontario--A fight between two Ontario dogs and an aggressive raccoon in the back of an animal control van has led to the discovery of the first documented case of rabies in a raccoon in the province in nearly a decade.The...
Editorial Exchange: Trudeau Should Pay for Nannies Himself
Editorial Exchange: Trudeau should pay for nannies himself--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 2:Ah, there's just a whiff of a late autumn squall over Camelot. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau -- still riding high in the saddle -- has...
Five Things to Know about Rabies
Five things to know about rabies--What began as a dog fight between two pet canines and an urban raccoon took on more ominous connotations on Friday. Medical tests revealed that the raccoon has tested positive for rabies, raising potential red flags...
Former B.C. Premier Bill Bennett Dies at 83 after Years of Alzheimer's Disease
Former B.C. premier Bill Bennett dies at 83--KELOWNA, B.C. - Former British Columbia premier Bill Bennett, an architect of financial restraint in the province and a signatory to Canada's constitution, has died in his hometown of Kelowna at the age of...
Friday's Women's World Cup Downhill Results
Friday's Women's World Cup Downhill Results--1. Lindsey Vonn, United States, 1:50.50.2. Cornelia Huetter, Austria, 1:51.08.3. Ramona Siebenhofer, Austria, 1:51.57.4. Margot Bailet, France, 1:51.66.5. Stacey Cook, United States, 1:51.77.6. Fabienne Suter,...
Group Calls on B.C. to Toughen Protection for Giant Trees to Aid Climate Change
Group says giant trees an aid to climate change--WALBRAN VALLEY, B.C. - Conservationists who want the government to take action on climate change by protecting British Columbia's old-growth forests say they've measured a near-record-size red cedar in...
HKN-Conference-Stdgs
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...
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-Sums-Manitoba-Chicago
HKO-Sums--Wolves 8, Moose 2First Period1. Chicago, Asuchak 1 (Veilleux, Lindbohm) 3:12.2. Chicago, Caron 3 (Rattie, Hodgman) 8:20.3. Chicago, Rattie 8 (Benoit, Hodgman) 19:51.Penalties -- Beach Chi (cross-checking) 5:18, Brassard Man (high-sticking)...
HKO-GOJHL-Stdgs
HKO-GOJHL-Stdgs--GOJHLGolden Horseshoe ConferenceMidwestern ConferenceWestern ConferenceFriday's resultsSt. Catharines 4 Welland 2Niagara Falls 4 Caledonia 3 (OT)Pelham 2 Thorold 1Brampton 4 Listowel 1Stratford 3 Brantford 2Sarnia 6 St. Marys 4Saturday's...
HKO-OHL-Stdgs
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...
HKO-OJHL-Stdgs
HKO-OJHL-Stdgs--OJHLAll Times EasternNortheast ConferenceNorth DivisionEast DivisionSouthwest ConferenceSouth DivisionWest DivisionFriday's resultsMarkham 4 Whitby 2Georgetown 5 Burlington 2Lindsay 1 Aurora 0Toronto Patriots 5 Milton 2Oakville 6 Toronto...
HKO-Sums-Charlottetown-Moncton
HKO-Sums--Moncton 3, Charlottetown 1First Period1. Moncton, Cormier 2 (Garland, Macewen) 9:21.2. Moncton, Garland 16 (Askew, Wiederer) 16:01.Penalties -- Klima Mon (cross-checking) 1:50, Wiederer Mon (hooking) 3:55, Cooper Cha (unsportmanlike conduct)...
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-Sums-Calgary-Lethbridge
HKO-Sums--Hurricanes 6, Hitmen 4First Period1. Lethbridge, Folk 4 (Millette, Nielsen) 13:54.2. Calgary, Kanzig 3 (Kastelic, Platt) 16:38.3. Calgary, Karnaukhov 3 (unassisted) 16:55.Penalties -- Gutierrez Let (hooking) 6:30.Second Period4. Lethbridge,...
HKO-WHL-Sums-Medicine Hat-Vancouver
HKO-Sums--Giants 6, Tigers 0First Period1. Vancouver, Lang 6 (Benson) 19:26.Penalties -- Kirichenko MH (tripping) 1:51, Menell Van (clipping) 4:06.Second Period2. Vancouver, Plouffe 1 (Bondra) 2:26.3. Vancouver, Ronning 14 (Cox) 14:03.Penalties -- Clouston...
Middle-Class Tax Cut and New Child Benefit Top Priorities in Throne Speech
Tax cut and child benefit top throne speech--OTTAWA - It isn't money in your pocket yet, but the Liberal promise for a tax cut for middle-income earners was called an "immediate priority" in the throne speech Friday.For the tax cut to take effect on...
Military Police Investigate Alleged Sexual Assault aboard HMCS Athabaskan
Alleged sexual assault on navy ship--HALIFAX - The commander of the Royal Canadian Navy on the Atlantic coast confirmed Friday that military police are investigating an alleged sexual assault involving one male attacking another aboard HMCS Athabaskan.Rear...
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 (13,358.77, up 34.10 points):Bankers Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:BNK). Oil and gas. Down 12 cents, or 9.76 per cent,...
No Hint of Slower Spending in Throne Speech, Experts Cautiously Say OK
No hint of slower spending in throne speech--OTTAWA - The federal Liberals signalled in Friday's speech from the throne that they want to go ahead with an ambitious spending agenda, despite a tighter fiscal framework.Interim Conservative Leader Rona...
No Mention of Assisted Dying and Other Omissions in Maiden Throne Speech
What's not in the Liberal throne speech?--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government's maiden throne speech was intended to be a short, concise work plan for the next year or so, focused on the Liberal regime's immediate priorities. Hence, not every promise Justin...
Police in Newfoundland Investigating Anonymous 'Ugliest Girls' Poll
Police investigating 'Ugliest Girls' poll--Police are now investigating a case of cyberbullying involving an anonymous online poll ranking girls at a high school based on their looks, but legal experts say a criminal conviction is unlikely.Lynelle Cantwell,...
QMJHL Roundup: Alexis Pepin Scores Hat Trick in Foreurs Victory over Titan
QMJHL Roundup: Foreurs topple Titan 7-5--BATHURST, N.B. - Alexis Pepin scored a hat trick as the Val-d'Or Foreurs beat the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 7-5 on Friday night in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Anthony Richard had a goal and two assists...
Quebec Introduces Bill to Axe School Board Elections, Empower Parents and Schools
Quebec moves to axe school board elections--QUEBEC - Quebec Education Minister Francois Blais tabled a bill Friday that would eliminate provincewide school board elections and give more decision-making power to parents and schools.The bill provides for...
Quebec Passes Legislation to Better Protect Animals
Quebec adopts law to better protect animals--QUEBEC - The Quebec national assembly has passed legislation that better protects animals and defines them as sentient beings.Agriculture Minister Pierre Paradis, who spearheaded Bill 54, is hoping it will...
Quebec Premier Says No Big Spending in 2016 despite Balanced Books
Tight Quebec spending to continue in 2016--MONTREAL - Even though Quebec is still projecting a balanced budget this fiscal year and the government intends to invest more in 2016, Quebecers shouldn't expect cash to be flowing freely, Premier Philippe...
Ray Ready to Move on from Tough 2015, but Might Have to Fight for No. 1 Job with Argos
Ray ready to move on from tough 2015--TORONTO - Ricky Ray is ready to put a tumultuous 2015 season for himself and his team behind him and help usher in a new era of stability for the Toronto Argonauts.Whether or not he'll do that as the team's starting...
Ross the Boss: Toronto Blue Jays Introduce New General Manager Ross Atkins
Ross Atkins introduced as Blue Jays GM--TORONTO - Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro was the Cleveland Indians' farm director when he first met Ross Atkins about 20 years ago. He was quite impressed by the young pitcher, who took a keen interest in what...
Struggling Maple Leafs Goalie Bernier Begins Conditioning Stint with Shutout
Bernier gets shutout in first Marlies start--ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Jonathan Bernier's temporary teammates celebrated with him like he was one of their own after a 22-save shutout. He received a hearty ovation minutes later in the Toronto Marlies' locker-room.Bernier's...
Supreme Court Rules That Class-Action Lawsuit against CIBC Can Proceed to Trial
Class-action lawsuit against CIBC can proceed--TORONTO - The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal by CIBC, allowing a class-action lawsuit brought by shareholders against the bank to proceed to trial.The bank is alleged to have failed to adequately...
Throne Speech Heralds Hope of New Relationship with Aboriginal Peoples
Throne speech heralds new First Nations era--OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau's Liberal government set out to make good on its campaign promise to reset the relationship with Canada's Aboriginal Peoples in a throne speech Friday that emphasized the need for reconciliation.The...
Throne Speech Launches Trudeau Era in Parliament, Recaps Election Promises
Throne speech recaps Liberal election vows--OTTAWA - The speech from the throne officially launched the Justin Trudeau era in Parliament on Friday with a general sketch that was heavy on social policy but light on details about the government's broader...
TSX Index Lags American Stock Markets as U.S. Jobs Data Impresses
U.S. markets jump on jobs data, TSX higher--TORONTO - North American stock markets finished the Friday session higher led by a gain of nearly 370 points on the Dow after another month of solid U.S. jobs growth.Toronto's S&P/TSX composite index was...
Vonn Recovers from near Disaster to Win Lake Louise Downhill Again
Lindsey Vonn victorious again in Lake Louise--LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Lindsey Vonn drew on her storied history at Lake Louise and won again despite a near fall Friday.Vonn almost turned herself into a wishbone a third of the way down the course in the season-opening...
'You Can't Quit': Willie Desjardins Implores Struggling Canucks to Keep Going
Desjardins wants Canucks to keep the faith--VANCOUVER - Vancouver Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins is imploring his team to keep going.Losers of four straight and 12 of 15, the Canucks are just 9-10-8 so far in 2015-16 after topping the 100-point...
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