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Articles from January 6, 2016

Bell Media Joins with iHeartRadio to Offer Canadians Multidevice Digital Radio
iHeartRadio forms pact with Bell Media--TORONTO - Another global music brand is headed to Canada this year as Bell Media locks in a partnership with U.S. entertainment broadcaster iHeartMedia.The Montreal-based telecommunications company said Wednesday...
BlackBerry Takes on Driverless Car Market with New Software Developments
BlackBerry speeds into driverless car market--BlackBerry's automotive division has lifted the hood on a slate of new software for the rapidly evolving driverless car market.The company's Ottawa-based QNX operations on Wednesday showcased prototypes of...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--TUESDAY, JAN. 5,2016BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's updated plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please...
Canadian Hockey League 2015-16 Players of the Week
Canadian Hockey League 2015-16 Players of the Week--TORONTO - The weekly awards for the 2015-16 season as announced by the Canadian Hockey League: Players of the WeekJan. 5 _ Kevin Labanc, RW, Barrie Colts (OHL)Dec. 29 _ No Award GivenDec. 22 -- Brendan...
Canadian Scientists on Trail of MCR-1 Gene That Makes Some Bacteria Drug-Resistant
Canadian scientists on trail of superbug gene--TORONTO - The discovery that a gene which turns some bacteria into antibiotic-resistant superbugs has been in Canada for at least five years has scientists wondering when it first emerged and how to stop...
Canadian Single Distance Long Track Speed Skating Championships Results
Canadian single distance speed skating results--CALGARY - Results Tuesday from the third day of competition at the Canadian single-distance long-track speed skating championships held on the Olympic Oval (all distances in metres)WOMEN5001. Heather McLean,...
Editorial Exchange: Bromance Budding in U.S.-Canadian Relations?
Editorial Exchange: Bromance budding in U.S.-Canadian relations?--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published Jan. 4:What does a seemingly strong budding rapport between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama, two...
Editorial Exchange: New Elements Warrant New Thinking
Editorial Exchange: New elements warrant new thinking--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 5:Chemistry texts around the world are in need of a rewrite following the addition of four new elements to the periodic table. The simultaneous...
Editorial Exchange: Plenty of Eyes on Improving Our Outlook
Editorial Exchange: Plenty of eyes on improving our outlook--An editorial from the Amherst Daily News, published Jan. 6:Ending one year and heading into the next might not be the most opportune time to ask Canadians how confident they feel about their...
Editorial Exchange: Saudi Arabia's Reckless Executions Fan Instability
Editorial Exchange: Saudi Arabia's reckless executions fan instability--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 5:Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his regime may posture as steely guardians of Mideast stability, after their mass execution of...
Editorial Exchange: Tournament Ends Hockey Myths
Editorial Exchange: Tournament ends hockey myths--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Jan. 5:Canadian sports fans were likely more disappointed than thrilled by this country's final game at this year's world junior hockey championships.Yes,...
Embattled Quebec Drug Giant Valeant Pharmaceuticals Names Interim CEO, Chairman
Valeant Pharmaceuticals appoints interim CEO--MONTREAL - Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the embattled Quebec-based drug giant, has turned to a familiar face to act as interim CEO while Michael Pearson remains in hospital for severe pneumonia.The drugmaker...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Jan. 6
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Ex-Quebec Doctor to Appeal Second-Degree Murder Conviction in Kids' Deaths
Ex-Quebec doctor to appeal conviction in kids' deaths--MONTREAL - A former Quebec doctor is appealing his murder conviction in the stabbing deaths of his two children as he seeks a third trial.Guy Turcotte was found guilty of second-degree murder by...
Groups Consider Appeal of Court Ruling That Didn't Overturn GM Salmon Production
Appeal possible in GM salmon court case--HALIFAX - Environmental groups say they are considering appealing a court ruling that quashed their bid to overturn federal approval of the production of genetically modified salmon eggs in P.E.I.Mark Butler of...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.m Wednesday, Jan. 6
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...
Protein-Packed Chickpeas, Lentils Popular during International Year of Pulses
Protein-packed pulses take prominence--SASKATOON - At a recent dinner party, Carol Henry served up delicious homemade meatballs, but even a guest described as a "diehard meat eater" didn't know the dish was made with pulses."His wife said, 'You know...
Ramo Nearly Perfect for Second Straight Game as Flames Topple Lightning 3-1
Ramo leads Flames in win over Lightning--CALGARY - The resurgence of Karri Ramo and the Calgary Flames continued Tuesday night.Ramo made 30 saves and Mark Giordano led the offence with a pair of assists as Calgary beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1.Perfect...
'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 Jan. 3 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (1) Rogue Lawyer...
Saskatoon Hotel Plans to Go Ahead with African Trophy Hunt Exposition
Hotel stands ground on anti-hunt petition--SASKATOON - A Saskatoon hotel says it won't pull out of an exposition showcasing outfits offering African trophy hunts, despite an online petition that says the booking should be cancelled.African Events Canada...
Scores and Schedule
Scores and Schedule--Tuesday's GamesWorld Junior Hockey Championship at Helsinki, FinlandGold medal gameFinland 4 Russia 3 (OT)Bronze medal gameUnited States 8 Sweden 3 ---NHLWashington 3 Boston 2Florida 5 Buffalo 1N.Y. Rangers 6 Dallas 3Chicago 3 Pittsburgh...
Six Stories in the News Today, Jan. 6
Six stories in the news today, Jan. 6--Six stories in the news today, Jan. 6, from The Canadian Press:------COURTS THREATEN ACTION OVER NEW IT RULESNewly released documents show the country's highest court is ready to launch a legal battle with the federal...
Statistics Canada Says the Trade Deficit Narrowed to $2.0 Billion in November
Trade deficit narrows to $2.0B in November--OTTAWA - Canada's trade deficit for November was smaller than economists expected as the country's trade surplus with the United States grew.Statistics Canada said Wednesday that the country's trade deficit...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Jan. 7--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Jan. 7 as of 10:30 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 Courts Threaten Federal Government with Legal Action over New IT Rules
Courts threaten legal action over new IT rules--OTTAWA - Newly released documents show the country's highest court is ready to launch a legal battle with the federal government over new IT rules which the Supreme Court of Canada fears would threaten...
Top News Advisory for Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016
Top News Advisory for Jan. 6--Wednesday, Jan. 63:45 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...
Trump in the White House? Atlantic Lottery Takes Bets on U.S. Presidential Race
U.S. presidency is Atlantic Lotto's new game--HALIFAX - Atlantic Canadians captivated by the U.S. presidential race can now put their political instincts to the money test: the regional lottery corporation is for the first time taking bets on the fate...
Union Wants Non-Guard Jail Workers' Safety Guaranteed in the Event of a Strike
Union wants jail workers' safety guaranteed--TORONTO - Ontario's public service union is asking the deputy premier to guarantee the safety of nurses and other Ontario jail employees in the event of a strike.Jail guards and probation officers will be...
WHL Roundup: Helewka, Rebels Top Raiders 4-3 for Third Straight Victory
WHL Roundup: Rebels top Raiders 4-3--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Adam Helewka scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Red Deer Rebels extended their win streak to three games with a 4-3 victory over the Prince Albert Raiders on Tuesday...
Wynne in Liberal Radio Ads for Whitby-Oshawa Byelection She Still Hasn't Called
Wynne in radio ads for uncalled byelection--TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne hasn't yet called a byelection in Whitby-Oshawa to fill a vacant seat in the Ontario legislature, but she is already featured in radio ads promoting the Liberal candidate.The...
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