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Articles from January 14, 2016

Alberta Energy Regulator Fines Calgary Company for 48-Day Oil Pipeline Leak
Calgary company fined for oil pipeline leak--EDMONTON - A Calgary-based company has been fined over a pipeline breach that spilled 537,000 litres of oil emulsion in northern Alberta over 48 days.The Alberta Energy Regulator says Pengrowth Energy Corporation...
A Look at Canada's Oscar Contenders
A look at Canada's Oscar contenders--Canadians are set to compete for a slew of Academy Awards when the Oscars are handed out Feb. 28. Here's a look at the Canuck contenders:"Brooklyn," best picture: This Canada-Ireland-U.K. co-production was partly...
A Rarity in a U.S. Presidential Debate: Candidate Defends His Canadian Birth
Canadian birth comes up in U.S. debate--WASHINGTON - Candidates in American presidential debates are frequently forced to deny they're too liberal, too conservative, too wishy-washy or simply wrong-headed.Now one has been forced to parry the calumny...
Argos GM Barker Was the Late Lawrence Phillips' Final Pro Football Coach
Barker was Lawrence Phillips' final pro coach--Jim Barker will forever remember Lawrence Phillips' final words to him.They came in 2003 after Barker, then the Calgary Stampeders head coach, gave Phillips his walking papers."I was the last guy to coach...
ATB Financial Predicts First Half of 2016 Roughest Yet in Alberta Downturn
ATB warns Alberta in for rough economic ride--EDMONTON - Alberta's Crown-owned bank is predicting the first six months of this year will be the roughest yet in the current economic downturn.ATB Financial is forecasting the petroleum industry will continue...
Bank of Montreal Joins Chorus of Economists Predicting Interest Rate Cut
Expectations of Bank of Canada rate cut grow--OTTAWA - The odds that the Bank of Canada will lower its key interest rate next week are rising as some of the country's big banks join the growing chorus predicting a cut.The Bank of Montreal updated its...
B.C. Mayor Says Chamber of Commerce Website Takeover by Porn Site 'Extortion'
Mayor says town website takeover was 'extortion'--BARRIERE, B.C. - The mayor of a British Columbia town says she's appalled that a pornography website acquired the Internet domain name for the local chamber of commerce.Virginia Smith said the chamber...
B.C. Teachers Hail Supreme Court's Decision to Hear Long-Running Dispute
Top court to hear B.C. teachers' case--VANCOUVER - A bitter dispute between British Columbia teachers and the provincial government over the right to negotiate class size and composition is headed to the Supreme Court of Canada.The top court announced...
Bennett Becomes Third Youngest NHLer to Score Hat Trick as Flames Top Panthers
Bennett leads Flames past Panthers 6-0--CALGARY - Sam Bennett saw it as a step in the right direction. But it was also a step into history.The Flames rookie became the third youngest player in NHL history to score four goals in a game -- including a...
Blawkhawks Top Canadiens 2-1 on Garbutt Goal for Ninth Straight Victory
Hawks top Habs 2-1 for 9th straight win--MONTREAL - Chicago goalie Corey Crawford says it never gets old playing in his hometown in front of family and friends at the Bell Centre.Crawford, of nearby Chateauguay, Que., put on a show for them Thursday...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--THURSDAY, JAN. 14,2016BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's late plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please...
Calgary's Bishop Condemns 'Totalitarian' Plan for LGBTQ Rules in Schools
Alberta bishop condemns LGBTQ school plan--EDMONTON - A Catholic clergyman is both condemning and calling for the outright rejection of Alberta's plan to draw up rules to assist LGBTQ students, particularly transgender ones, in schools."Totalitarianism...
Canada's Bizier Gets Shot at IBF Welterweight Champion Kell Brook in England
Canada's Bizier to fight IBF champ Brook--MONTREAL - Canadian Kevin Bizier will get his first shot at a world title when he takes on International Boxing Federation welterweight champion Kell Brook on March 26 in Sheffield, England, promoter Yvon Michel...
Canada's Chan Ups the Ante on Long Program, Adding a Second Triple Axel
Chan adds second triple Axel to program--Patrick Chan is upping the ante.On the heels of a humbling fourth-place finish at last month's Grand Prix Final, the 25-year-old from Toronto is adding a second triple Axel to his long program, cranking up the...
Canadian among Those Killed in Indonesia Attacks
Canadian man killed in Jakarta attacks--A Canadian man was killed in Indonesia's capital Thursday when gunmen launched a series of co-ordinated attacks which police said were linked to the Islamic State group.Jakarta police chief Maj.-Gen. Tito Karnavian...
Cartoon of Dead Syrian Toddler in Controversial French Newspaper Draws Outrage
Cartoon of dead Syrian toddler draws outrage--VANCOUVER - An inflammatory cartoon picturing a drowned Syrian toddler and predicting his future as a sex offender in Germany is "disgusting," says the boy's aunt.Tima Kurdi said she was brought to tears...
Clemson Defender Kyle Fisher Happy to Come North with the Montreal Impact
Impact draft choice ready for his close-up--BALTIMORE - Meet Kyle Fisher and he looks you right in the eye, asks for your name and shakes your hand. Two minutes in, you'd be comfortable sharing a foxhole with the Clemson defender.The Montreal Impact...
'Death of a Bachelor' by Panic! at the Disco among New CD Releases
'Death of a Bachelor' among new CD releases--Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week ending Jan. 16:3rd Force _ "Global Force"The Anchoress _ "Confessions of a Romance Novelist"Guy Blakeslee _ "The Middle Sister"Blaze ya Dead Homie _ "The...
DND Helped Market Bids for Canadian Armoured Vehicle Contacts in Kuwait, UAE
DND helped market Kuwait, UAE weapons bids--OTTAWA - The Canadian military has been asked on three occasions since 2012 to provide a light armoured vehicle and crew in order to help the Canadian manufacturer market its wares to two of Saudi Arabia's...
Dominion Diamond Chairman to Step Aside, Dissident Shareholders OK New Directors
Dominion Diamond makes changes at board level--TORONTO - Canada's largest publicly traded diamond company has responded to shareholder disapproval by announcing two new directors, including a veteran miner who will become chairman of its board by April...
Don't Leave Home without It: The Importance of Travel Insurance for Vacations
Travel insurance a necessity for vacations--OTTAWA - Sunscreen, check. Beach hat, check. Camera, check. How about travel medical insurance?As you prepare to head south on your winter getaway, travel experts want you remember to check your insurance coverage."The...
Drake Named Canada Coach at 2016 All-Star Celebrity Game, Team Features Steve Nash
Drake to lead Canada at NBA celebrity game--TORONTO - Toronto rapper Drake has spent plenty of time in his courtside seat next to his home team's bench, listening to Raptors head coach Dwane Casey holler at his players during timeouts. Now we'll find...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Thursday, Jan. 14
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...
Family Says Intellectually Disabled Winnipeg Boy Roughed Up, Thrown in Dumpster
Disabled Winnipeg boy thrown in dumpster--WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg family is asking for the public's help after they say two men threw their 13-year-old son, who lives with an intellectual disability, in a dumpster.John Morrissette and Marie Kinnear say...
Federal Finance Minister Says Low Oil, Dollar Add to Importance of Stimulus
Finance minister talks infrastructure--DUGALD, Man. - Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Thursday the low Canadian dollar and low price of oil make his plans for stimulus spending and tax cuts even more important.Morneau appeared to hint that...
Fish with Small Brain and Unflattering Name Displayed by B.C. Museum
B.C. museum displays ugly fish with unflattering name--The Royal BC Museum in Victoria has put on display a fish with a large head, small brain and unflattering name: a bony-eared assfish.The deep-sea creature, about 30 centimetres long, was caught by...
Five Stories in the News Today, Jan. 14
Five stories in the news today, Jan. 14--Five stories in the news today, Jan. 14, from The Canadian Press:------CANADIAN DOLLAR CLOSES BELOW 70 CENTS U.S.The Canadian dollar closed below 70 cents U.S. Wednesday for the first time in nearly 13 years while...
From Best Picture to Best Song, Canadians Figure Prominently in Oscar Races
Canadians figure prominently in Oscar races--BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - It'll be easy to play spot-the-Canadian at this year's Oscars bash -- actress Rachel McAdams, chart-topper the Weeknd and author Emma Donoghue were among the Canucks named as Academy...
Greyhound Bus Crash in Central B.C. Sends 9 to Hospital, Three Seriously Hurt
Bus crash in central B.C. sends 9 to hospital--PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Nine people aboard a Greyhound bus were transported to hospital Thursday after the vehicle flipped on its side beside an icy highway south of Prince George, B.C.RCMP Cpl. Dave Tyreman...
Hardware Issues Stall Effort to Move Federal Workers to New Email System
Hardware issues stall federal email project--OTTAWA - The department in charge of creating a single email system for the federal government says work has been put on hold indefinitely amid technical problems.Shared Services Canada says work to move civil...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Thursday, Jan. 14
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...
'He's a Harmless Child:' Family Shocked after Boy Attacked, Left in Dumpster
Family shocked after boy thrown in Dumpster--WINNIPEG - When his 13-year-old son came home late from school last week, John Morrissette figured he had just gone on "one of his walks."It wasn't until the next day that Morrissette found out his intellectually...
'I Am Not Donald Trump,' Says Brash O'Leary, Mulling Bid for Tory Leadership
Kevin O'Leary: 'I am not Donald Trump'--OTTAWA - Both of them are business titans, authors, and TV personalities -- one actively running to lead the U.S. political right, and the other thinking about doing the same in Canada.But if Kevin O'Leary does...
Inside Newfoundland and Labrador's Slide from Historic Wealth to Fiscal Mess
Oil crash washes the Rock in red ink--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - It's enough to make one of Canada's most successful folk musicians sing the blues.Bob Hallett, founding member of Great Big Sea, is now a businessman who invested big-time in a St. John's restaurant...
Judge Rules on Politics versus Office Politics in Discrimination Complaint
Politics versus office politics in court case--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Office politics are not grounds for discrimination, according to a New Brunswick judge in a ruling on a recent complaint in the province.Justice E. Thomas Christie of the Court of Queen's...
Lowry, Joseph Lead Raptors Past Magic 106-103 in London's O2 Arena
Lowry, Joseph lead Raptors past Magic 106-103--LONDON, England, United Kingdom - The Toronto Raptors are becoming accustomed to putting in extra effort on their trans-Atlantic trips.Kyle Lowry scored 24 points, Cory Joseph had 19 and the Raptors won...
Manitoba Grand Chief Wants Meeting with Saskatchewan Premier over Hunting Rights
Grand chief wants meeting with Premier Wall--WINNIPEG - A Manitoba grand chief is calling for a meeting with Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall after accusing the province of harassing indigenous hunters.Derek Nepinak with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs...
MLS Commissioner Says Talks Continue but No Word Yet on Didier Drogba's Future
No word yet on Didier Drogba's future--BALTIMORE - MLS commissioner Don Garber says talks continue on the future of Montreal Impact star striker Didier Drogba.The 37-year-old from the Ivory Coast, who has one more year on his deal with the Impact, reportedly...
MLS Draft Reunites a Pair of Canadians as Richie Laryea Joins Cyle Larin in Orlando
MLS draft reunites a pair of Canadians--BALTIMORE - The MLS SuperDraft unfolded beautifully Thursday for Toronto midfielder Richie Laryea.After a series of deals reshuffled the top of the draft, the University of Akron sophomore went seventh overall...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,336.03, up 165.62 points):Perpetual Energy Inc. (TSX:PMT). Oil and gas. Down half-a-cent, or 12.50 per...
Netflix Cracks Down on Proxy Services Used by Customers to Access Foreign Content
Netflix crack down on VPN workarounds--TORONTO - Netflix says it's planning on cracking down on users who use virtual private networks and proxy services to view content not available in their countries.Many of the company's distribution deals with major...
Ontario Nurses Associations Warns Hospital Layoffs Will Hurt Patients
Nurses say layoffs will hurt Ontario patients--TORONTO - The Ontario Nurses' Association is sounding the alarm about layoffs of Registered Nurses by cash-strapped hospitals, and warns patients will pay the price.The union, which represents 60,000 registered...
Panel Warning of Marijuana's Effects on Young People Begins Tour in Halifax
Pot panel begins four-city tour in Halifax--HALIFAX - As the federal government ponders how to carry out a promise to legalize marijuana, the arms-length agency that studies addiction is embarking on a four-city tour to spread warnings about the effects...
Patrick Cote Talks Vegetables, Treats and Anderson Silva on Eve of 19th UFC Fight
Patrick Cote talks on eve of 19th UFC fight--Veteran Montreal welterweight Patrick (The Predator) Cote (23-9-0) talked to The Canadian Press on the eve of his fight Sunday night against Ben (Killa B) Saunders (19-6-2) on a UFC televised card in Boston....
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Thursday, Jan.14, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photographers.ADDITION:AP coverage, US-Central...
Police Breached Cellphone Customers' Charter Rights, Ontario Judge Rules
Judge sides with telcos in cellphone privacy case--TORONTO - An Ontario court has ruled that Peel Regional Police violated cellphone customers' charter rights when requesting a broad swath of personal information from about 40,000 Telus and Rogers subscribers...
Police Watchdog Investigating Royal Newfoundland Constabulary:justice Department
Police subject of investigation by watchdog--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's Justice Department says an independent watchdog agency from Nova Scotia is investigating a complaint related to the handling of an investigation by the Royal...
Regina Police Went Too Far in Arrest, but No Racial Profiling, Says Commission
Regina police used excessive force in arrest:group--REGINA - Saskatchewan's police watchdog says two Regina police officers used excessive force against an aboriginal man during an arrest.Simon Ash-Moccasin lodged a complaint in December 2014 after police...
Regulator Raises Questions about Future Internet Services as 'Dark Cloud' Looms
CRTC launches Internet consultations--OTTAWA - A "cloud of uncertainty" hangs over public consultations launched Thursday on whether Canadians are getting the Internet services they need and want, says an advocate for better online access.The latest...
Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's Husband and Ex-Manager, Dies at the Age of 73
Rene Angelil dies at the age of 73--Rene Angelil, the entertainment maestro who guided Celine Dion to superstardom and then married her, has died, according to Francine Chaloult, a spokeswoman for Dion.He was 73.Chaloult said Angelil died Thursday morning...
Rene Angelil Remembered as 'Great Quebecer,' 'The King'
Rene Angelil remembered as 'great Quebecer'--MONTREAL - The late Rene Angelil is being remembered as a "great Quebecer" who "influenced the world."In Angelil's hometown of Montreal, Mayor Denis Coderre said flags at city hall would fly at half-mast to...
Report on Long-Term Care Highlights Growing 'Crisis' in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia long-term care in crisis: report--HALIFAX - Canada's health-care system is struggling to find the resources to provide adequate long-term care for people who can no longer live in their homes -- and the challenge has already reached the crisis...
Rio Tinto Freezes Non-Union Salaries in Anticipation of Tough 2016
Rio Tinto freezes non-union salaries--MONTREAL - Mining giant Rio Tinto has frozen the salaries of its global non-unionized workforce, including many in Canada, as it prepares to weather an expected tough year.In a note to employees, CEO Sam Walsh said...
Sakiewicz Looks to Grow Lacrosse as New National Lacrosse League Commissioner
Nick Sakiewicz looks to grow lacrosse--TORONTO - Nick Sakiewicz is determined to grow the sport of lacrosse.The newly named commissioner of the National Lacrosse League is still learning the sport, but he's ready to apply the lessons he's learned in...
Shaw Says It's Sticking to Strategic Plan despite Hard Times in Western Canada
Shaw says 2016 guidance remains intact--CALGARY - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) says despite hard times in Western Canada, it's making no changes to its 2016 plans and expects this year's operating income benchmark will be flat or slightly higher...
Short-Tracker Drolet Ready for Another Comeback after Having a Baby
Drolet set for another short-track comeback--MONTREAL - Marie-Eve Drolet is confident she can make Canada's short-track speed skating team again nearly a year after the 33-year-old had her first baby.Drolet is among 64 athletes -- 32 men and 32 women...
Shot-in-Canada Films Flood Oscar's Best Picture Race
Shot-in-Canada films flood best picture race--Canadian talent looms large at the Oscars this year, with the acclaimed shot-in-Canada co-productions "Brooklyn" and "Room" both going up against high-profile giants in the best picture battle.The one-two...
Taxi Driver Fined and Fired for Refusing Blind Passenger with Guide Dog
Taxi driver fined, fired for refusing dog--CALGARY - An inspector for the City of Calgary says a taxi driver has been fined $700 and fired for refusing to provide service to a passenger with a guide dog.Mario Henriques, Calgary's chief livery inspector,...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Friday, Jan 15
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Friday, Jan 15--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Jan. 15 as of 7:56 p.m. ET:x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage.Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from Jan. 24-30
The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from Jan. 24-30--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sunday, Jan. 24 to Saturday, Jan. 30; x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability....
'The New Easy' Is Donna Hay's Key to Fast Weeknight Meals, Special Weekend Fare
Donna Hay offers cooking shortcuts in 'The New Easy'--TORONTO - Donna Hay runs a publishing empire devoted to food, but at the end of the day she's still in the same boat as many working parents -- she has to get dinner on the table for her two sons."When...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 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 11:30
Top B.C. News--THURSDAY, Jan. 14B.C.-YUKON NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 11:30 a.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops._____BUZZ:Bengal...
Top News Advisory for Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
Top News Advisory for Jan. 14--Thursday, Jan. 146:20 a.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...
Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. MST on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
Top Prairies-North news--Thursday, Jan. 14, 20164 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 Bullish on Japanese Midfielder Tsubasa Endoh, Taking Him Ninth in MLS Draft
Toronto's bullish on Japanese draft pick--BALTIMORE - Love is flying 14 time zones in the hopes your son gets taken in the MLS SuperDraft.Tsubasa Endoh's mother did just that arriving -- video camera in hand -- to see her University of Maryland midfielder/son...
Tracks Being Laid to New Winnipeg-Area Bulk Export Loading Terminal
Tracks being laid to new grain terminal--WINNIPEG - Toronto-based grain handler and marketer BroadGrain Commodities Inc., will be an anchor tenant in a new rail installation that's set to break ground at Manitoba's inland port near Winnipeg.The family-owned...
Trade Minister Says Renegotiation of Pacific Trade Deal Not Possible
TPP renegotiation not in the cards, says minister--MONTREAL - A renegotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is not possible even though serious concerns may be raised during public consultations, Canada's trade minister said Thursday."The...
TSX Elbows Its Way Back into Black, but Loonie Stays below 70 Cents U.S
Loonie remains below 70-cent U.S. mark--TORONTO - After days of steep losses, the Toronto stock market elbowed its way back into the black Thursday while the Canadian dollar weakened amid speculation that the Bank of Canada will cut its key interest...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Jan. 14
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Jan. 14, 2016.<Ishares Balanced Income Coreportfolio Etf Un (TSX:CBD): $0.0681. Payable...
University of Regina Fixes Rules on Research after Criticism from Auditor
Regina university fixes rules on research--REGINA - University of Regina president Vianne Timmons says it's been a long and complex process, but the school has fixed most of its rules around research.Timmons says 22 of 26 recommendations made by Saskatchewan's...
Vancouver Whitecaps Says Georgetown Defender Chris Seiler Flew under Draft Radar
Whitecaps think they got a steal in Seiler--BALTIMORE - Cole Seiler was the third Georgetown defender to go in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft but Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson thinks he may have got the best of the deal based on his needs.Vancouver...
WestJet Vows to Compete with New Rival NewLeaf on Fares, Not Added Fees
WestJet vows to compete with new rival NewLeaf--MONTREAL - WestJet Airlines says it will use low fares to compete with new discount rival NewLeaf but its "ancillary revenue" will come only from extra fees that it thinks will "add value" for its guests.The...
WHL Roundup: Matt Bradley Scores Shootout Winner as Tigers Edge Blazers
WHL Roundup: Tigers edge Blazers 6-5 in SO--MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Mark Rassell scored twice and added an assist in regulation and Matt Bradley had the shootout winner as the Medicine Hat Tigers got past the Kamloops Blazers 6-5 on Wednesday night in...
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