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Articles from January 27, 2016

2016 CHL Top Prospects Game Roster
2016 CHL Top Prospects Game roster--TORONTO - The roster for the 2016 Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects game, Thursday at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver (c _ captain; i _ injured, will not play; x _ injury replacement):TEAM CHERRYGoaltendersEvan...
Air India Perjurer's Connection B.C. Town Lingers as Residents Support Families
Reyat's connection to B.C. town lingers--VANCOUVER - Residents of a British Columbia town are thinking of the families of 331 who died in the Air India bombings now that the only man convicted of the crimes has been released from prison.Inderjit Singh...
All-Star Raptors Guard Lowry Questionable for Game against Knicks
Lowry questionable for game against Knicks--TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors could be without all-star point guard Kyle Lowry when they play for a franchise-record 10th win in a row.Lowry didn't practise Wednesday after hurting his left wrist in Toronto's...
Battle for Release of Subsidy Figures Shows Information Laws Need Reform: Expert
Reveal result of subsidies to firms: decision--HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia decision recommending a Crown agency reveal how many jobs were created by firms that received government subsidies shouldn't have taken almost five years -- and demonstrates the need...
B.C. LNG Minister Says 'We're Not Afraid' of Federal Environmental Tests
B.C. LNG minister heads to Ottawa for talks--VICTORIA - British Columbia's minister in charge of liquefied natural gas is heading to Ottawa for talks on how the federal government's promised changes to environmental reviews will impact the province's...
B.C. Seniors' Advocate to Probe Deadly Violence among Residents at Care Homes
Seniors' violence in B.C. claims 16: advocate--VICTORIA - The deaths of 16 elderly people in three years along with hundreds of aggressive incidents at residential care facilities has prompted British Columbia's seniors' advocate to launch a review of...
Bitcoin Technology Could Help Banks Trim Costs, Improve Service: Experts
Banks exploring Bitcoin technology: experts--TORONTO - The virtual currency Bitcoin has earned a reputation as a plaything for libertarians or a tool used to covertly buy drugs on the Internet.But more recently the technology underlying the currency...
Bombardier Shares Close below $1 for First Time in 25 Years
Bombardier shares hits 25-year low--MONTREAL - Bombardier shares closed below $1 for the first time in 25 years on Wednesday as the plane and train maker struggles to regain its footing.The Montreal-based company's shares (TSX:BBD.B) lost two cents or...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27,2016BUSINESS 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...
Canada's Milos Raonic Beats Gael Monfils to Reach Australian Open Semifinal
Raonic reaches Australian Open semifinal--MELBOURNE, Australia - Canada's Milos Raonic has made significant changes to his game since the last time he played Andy Murray. It should add an interesting wrinkle to his Australian Open semifinal against the...
Canada's Wiggins, Powell Will Play on World Team in NBA's Rising Stars Challenge
Wiggins, Powell to play in Rising Stars game--TORONTO - Canadians Andrew Wiggins and Dwight Powell highlight the World Team selected for the Rising Stars Challenge, part of the NBA's all-star weekend.Wiggins, the reigning NBA rookie of the year, ranks...
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. 26 _ Giorgio Estephan, C, Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)Jan. 19 _ Reid Gardiner, RW,...
Canadian Iron Man Demonstrates Homemade Exoskeleton by Lifting a Car
Cdn Iron Man demonstrates homemade exoskeleton--KITCHENER, Ont. - A Canadian inventor, who says he was "definitely" inspired by the comic hero Iron Man, has demonstrated a homemade exoskeleton by lifting a car for a German TV crew.James Hobson, of Kitchener,...
Canadian Men Look for Improved Performance at Wellington Rugby Sevens
Canada set for Wellington rugby sevens--It has not been the best of starts for the Canadian men's rugby sevens team.Liam Middleton's side opened last month in Dubai against defending champion Fiji and was thumped 63-14. The Canadians ultimately finished...
Canadian Moguls Star Mikael Kingsbury Wants to Stay King of the Hill in Calgary
Kingsbury aims to stay king of the hill--CALGARY - He's gone where no man has gone before in moguls skiing with time to push the envelope even further.The winningest man in World Cup moguls before his 24th birthday, Canada's Mikael Kingsbury is contemplating...
Canadian Transit Authorities Step Up Fight against Graffiti Vandalism
Municipalities tackle transit graffiti--MONTREAL - Canadian municipalities have been accelerating the fight against graffiti by requiring new transit vehicles to contain built-in protections to minimize the street art considered an urban scourge by some.Montreal's...
Canadian Troops More Likely to Have Experienced Childhood Abuse, Violence: Study
Troops more likely to have faced child abuse--OTTAWA - Approximately half of military personnel in Canada have a history of abuse in their childhood -- including corporal punishment -- or witnessed domestic violence as children, the final version of...
Canadian Welterweight Matt Dwyer Aims to Put on a Show against New UFC Recruit
Canadian welterweight aims to put on a show--Just three fights into his UFC career, Kelowna welterweight Matt Dwyer has experienced a little of everything.On Saturday he'll get to see one of UFC president Dana White's hand-picked recruits when he steps...
Court Awards Terminated 'Dependent' Contractors $125,000 in Lieu of Notice
Court awards terminated contractors $125,000--TORONTO - Ontario's top court has shut down another attempt by a kitchen company to get out of paying severance to two workers it alleged were contractors, not employees.In its decision Wednesday, the Appeal...
Dion to Travel to Ukraine as Conservatives Renew Attacks on Russia Policy
Dion to visit Ukraine, offer support--OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion is travelling to Ukraine this weekend to express Canada's support for the eastern European country that lost the Crimean Peninsula to Russia in 2014.Dion announced...
Diplomats Welcome Canada's Shift to Engage Iran, as Tories Pile on Questions
Diplomats welcome Canada's shift on Iran--OTTAWA - Some of Canada's top allies are welcoming the Liberal government's decision to re-engage with Iran because they say the hardline stance of the previous Conservative government was unhelpful as they pursued...
Documents Show How Conservatives Cherry Picked Certain Syrian Refugee Files
How the Tories picked Syrian refugees--OTTAWA - Newly released government documents paint the clearest picture to date of how the Conservative government's controversial approach to Syrian refugee resettlement played out last year.Before last winter,...
Doll Creator Hopes 'Period Party' Kit Helps to Normalize Talk about Menstruation
'Period Party' wants to normalize talk about menstruation--TORONTO - Broaching the subject of puberty can be nerve-racking for parents and embarrassing for kids, but Nickolay Lamm is hoping to help smooth the process with an unexpected resource: miniature...
Don Cherry Sees Bleak Playoff Picture for Canada's Seven NHL Teams
Cherry: Canadian NHL playoff picture bleak--VANCOUVER - Canada's seven NHL teams sit outside of the playoffs heading into the all-star break, and Don Cherry doesn't envision the picture getting much rosier come April.The famed hockey pundit predicts...
Dressler's Big Task in Winnipeg? Convincing Regina-Born Fiance to Cheer for Bombers
Dressler excited to help Bombers end Grey Cup drought--WINNIPEG - Weston Dressler has two big goals now that he'll be catching balls for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.One, the veteran receiver wants to help end Winnipeg's four-year playoff drought and claim...
Editorial Exchange: A Victory for Native Children and Fair Welfare Funding
Editorial Exchange: A victory for native children and fair welfare funding--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 26:Canada is shortchanging native communities, shamefully. And as a result families are being broken up, kids are being put...
Editorial Exchange: Energy Balancing Act
Editorial Exchange: Energy balancing act--An editorial from the Summerside Journal-Pioneer, published Jan. 27:The oil industry has certainly taken a licking, what with the price of a barrell of crude now down to prices not seen in many years, and a severe...
Editorial Exchange: It's Good for Canada
Editorial Exchange: It's good for Canada--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published Jan. 26:Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and colleagues from some 82 municipalities have done Canada a disservice by uniting in opposition to the TransCanada...
Editorial Exchange: Police Shooting Exposes Holes in Policy
Editorial Exchange: Police shooting exposes holes in policy--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Jan. 27:Robert Dziekanski, the Polish man killed with police Tasers at Vancouver's airport, should be alive. So should Paul Boyd, a mentally...
Editorial Exchange: Police Use of Force Rules Need More Reform
Editorial Exchange: Police use of force rules need more reform--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Jan. 27:(Clarification: An earlier version of this editorial may have left the impression that Hamilton police have done little to expand...
Edmonton Approves Bylaw Allowing Ride-Sharing Companies like Uber to Operate
Uber OK to go: Edmonton city council approves bylaw--EDMONTON - Edmonton city council has approved a bylaw that will allow ride-sharing companies like Uber to operate legally.Councillors voted in favour of the bylaw on Wednesday.The bylaw, which takes...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Jan. 27
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...
Eugenie Bouchard to Skip Canada's Upcoming Fed Cup Tie against Belarus
Bouchard to skip Canada's Fed Cup tie--The Canadian team won't have its top player in the lineup for next week's Fed Cup World Group II first-round tie against Belarus.Eugenie Bouchard will not be available as she has decided to work on improving her...
Experts Applaud Ruling against Man Who Posted Ex's Explicit Video Online
Man ordered to pay for posting ex's explicit video online--TORONTO - Legal experts are celebrating a recent Ontario court decision that forces a man to compensate his ex-girlfriend after posting an explicit video of her online without her consent.Both...
Five Stories in the News Today, Jan. 27
Five stories in the news today, Jan. 27--Five stories in the news today, Jan. 27, from The Canadian Press:------AIR INDIA PERJURER RELEASED TO HALFWAY HOUSEThe only person convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings has been granted statutory release from...
Five Things to Know about Ottawa's New Review Process for Resource Projects
Five Things about pipeline approvals in Canada--OTTAWA - Five things to know about pipeline approvals in Canada:-- National Energy Board hearings on Kinder Morgan twinning its Trans Mountain pipeline are almost over; the government is extending the deadline...
Future Oil Prices, Pipelines Have Little Impact on Emissions, NEB Report Says
Energy consumption, emissions to rise: report--TORONTO - Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in Canada will continue to grow over the next 24 years regardless of whether oil prices rise or pipeline projects are built, a report from the National...
Halifax Police Officer Charged with Theft of Drug Exhibit
Halifax officer charged with drug theft--HALIFAX - A senior police officer in Halifax has been accused of stealing an illicit substance that was seized during an earlier drug investigation, according to the independent watchdog that oversees police in...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Jan. 27
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...
'I'm Done' -- Laid off Oil and Gas Workers Seek Employment outside Industry
Oil and gas veterans look elsewhere for jobs--CALGARY - For 36 years, Sue Jones rode out the ups and downs of Alberta's oilpatch. But after she was laid off last March, she knew her days in the oil and gas industry were over."I'm done," said Jones, 56,...
Impact's Dramatic Goal-Scorer Porter Has Another Surprise: Speaking French
Impact forward Porter full of surprises--MONTREAL - Cameron Porter is full of surprises.The 22-year-old beat the odds by making the Montreal Impact's roster and quickly playing himself into a starting role after being drafted 45th overall in 2015.Then...
'It Lit My Kid's Face on Fire:' Calls for Ban on Selling E-Cigarettes to Minors
Calls for ban on sale of e-cigarettes to minors--EDMONTON - The father of a southern Alberta teen says his son is recovering from burns, broken teeth and other injuries after an electronic cigarette blew up in his face.Perry Greer says his son Ty, 16,...
'It's a Blessing,' Says Mom of People Offering to Donate Kidney to Baby Boy
Mom touched by offers of help for baby boy--HALIFAX - A New Brunswick woman who was told she can't donate her kidney to her ailing baby boy says she has been touched by an outpouring of support and offers of help from around the world, even as she presses...
James Neal Scores Winner Late to Lift Predators over Canucks 2-1
Neal scores winner as Preds edge Canucks--VANCOUVER - James Neal isn't about to downplay the importance of the Nashville Predators' recent three-game winning streak.Neal scored late in the third period to give the Predators a 2-1 win over the Vancouver...
Jason Wu, Tanya Taylor, Thomas Tait among Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards Nominees
Jason Wu among Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards nominees--TORONTO - Acclaimed designer Jason Wu could soon be adding to his accolades at the upcoming Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards.The award-winning talent was announced as a nominee for international...
Kids at Manitoba School Rally around Young Classmate Who Lost Leg to Infection
Kids rally around classmate who lost leg--SELKIRK, Man. - Classmates of a nine-year-old boy in Selkirk, Man., are rallying around the youngster to help him and his family through an infection that cost him a leg.It started as a simple scrape on the knee...
Manitoba Child Welfare Agencies Breaking Law by Ignoring Relatives: Watchdog
Child welfare agencies breaking law: watchdog--WINNIPEG - The children's advocate for Manitoba First Nations says some child-welfare agencies are breaking the law and discriminating against indigenous family members.Cora Morgan says the agencies are...
Manitoba NDP MLA Who Challenged Premier's Leadership Quitting Politics
Rebel NDP MLA won't seek re-election--WINNIPEG - A former Manitoba cabinet minister who challenged Premier Greg Selinger's leadership announced Wednesday she is leaving politics -- a move that one analyst says is a blow to the NDP government's chances...
Maurice Strong Remembered as Father of World Environmental Movement
Late Maurice Strong's life celebrated--OTTAWA - He changed my life.That phrase came up repeatedly Wednesday as movers and shakers from around the globe paid tribute to Maurice Strong, a high school dropout who became a multi-millionaire businessman,...
Montgomery's Olympic Gold Helped Inspire Canadian Skeleton Racer Jane Channell
Montgomery's skeleton gold inspired Channell--Jane Channell points to two key moments that set her on the path to skeleton racing.The first came during the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City as she watched the sliders zoom past on television with her grandfather."He...
'My Name Is Lucy Barton' by Elizabeth Strout Tops Maclean's Fiction List
'My Name is Lucy Barton' tops Maclean's fiction list--Here are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada for the week ending Jan. 24 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (6) My...
NDP Urges Government to Cut Losses on Personal Support Worker Registry
Personal support worker registry suspended--TORONTO - The New Democrats are advising Ontario's Liberal government to cut its losses and forget about a long-delayed registry of personal support workers.When it promised a registry of the workers who provide...
New Resource Reviews to Look at Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions
New resource reviews to include GHGs--OTTAWA - The Liberal government has added two new review mechanisms to how major new pipeline proposals are assessed, but Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says approval or rejection ultimately will come down to...
Nova Scotia Not Keen on Border Toll Although No Indication One Is Coming:premier
Nova Scotia not keen on possible border toll--HALIFAX - The prospect of paying to get into -- or out of -- New Brunswick isn't going over well in some sectors of neighbouring Nova Scotia. The New Brunswick government is considering three toll options...
Nunavut Men Break 33-Game Losing Streak with Win over NWT at Junior Curling Championship
Nunavut junior curlers get first win ever--STRATFORD, Ont. - After nearly four years without a win at the Canadian junior curling championships, Nunavut teams have racked up two victories in less than 24 hours.Arthur Siksik's team from Rankin Inlet ended...
Ottawa Won't Overturn CRTC Ruling Allowing Oprah Network to Broadcast in Canada
Cabinet ruling keeps Oprah network on air--OTTAWA - Oprah is here to stay.The federal Liberal cabinet has sided with the country's broadcast regulator to allow the Oprah Winfrey Network to continue broadcasting in Canada, a decision that could have far-reaching...
Overbuilding on the Rise in Certain Canadian Real Estate Markets: CMHC
Overbuilding on the rise, CMHC says--TORONTO - Overbuilding is on the rise in the Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina and Ottawa real estate markets, according to the latest report from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.The housing agency says it uses two...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photographers.REMOVES:VANCOUVER--CHL/NHL top...
Q&A: One Resident's Thoughts on a Failed Bid to Resettle Newfoundland Community
Q&A on vote to resettle Newfoundland town--LITTLE BAY ISLANDS, N.L. - Residents of a small community in northern Newfoundland will be staying put for now after a vote on resettlement failed by the thinnest of margins to secure the needed majority.Municipal...
Questions Raised about Cleanliness, Care in New Saskatchewan Hospital
New hospital's cleanliness questioned--MOOSE JAW, Sask. - A woman in Moose Jaw, Sask., is blaming the provincial government's cost-cutting Lean program for what she believes is a reduced level of cleanliness and care in the city's new hospital.Cheryl...
Quotes on the Liberal Government's Environmental Review Announcement
Quotes on environmental review announcement--OTTAWA - The Liberal government has added two new review mechanisms to how major new pipeline proposals are assessed. Here are some quotes on the announcement:"We believe it is important and, in fact, essential...
Regina Pathologist Says Heart Failure Cause of Girl's Death, Starvation a Factor
Girl died of heart failure, was starving:doctor--REGINA - A little girl died of heart failure but she was also severely malnourished and dehydrated, a pathologist told a jury Wednesday.Dr. Shaun Ladham was the final prosecution witness in the trial of...
Rogers Defends Higher Cellphone Rates; Misses Forecasts despite Bigger Profits
Rogers cites competition as it misses earnings forecast--TORONTO - Rogers CEO Guy Laurence on Wednesday defended the communications giant's decision to raise cellphone rates despite higher revenue and profits, saying it was necessary to cover the high...
Rookie Nikolaj Ehlers Scores Three Goals to Lift Jets over Coyotes 5-2
Ehlers's hat trick lifts Jets over Coyotes--WINNIPEG - It was instant chemistry for Nikolaj Ehlers and his new linemates on Tuesday night.The 19-year-old scored his first-career hat trick in front of a raucous home crowd as the Winnipeg Jets beat the...
Run Dino Run: Carnivorous Dinos Developed Long Legs to Run Down Prey: Study
Long-legged dinos built for speed: study--EDMONTON - A University of Alberta study of leg length in meat-eating dinosaurs has found they evolved longer limbs so they could run faster and catch their prey.Doctoral student Scott Persons says he and his...
School in Northern Saskatchewan May Reopen with Security after Mass Shooting
La Loche school may reopen with security--LA LOCHE, Sask. - The northern Saskatchewan school where a mass shooting occurred won't open for at least another week and, when it does, it may have security.The Northern Lights School Division has told parents...
Scientist Calls $12.8B Rebuild of Ontario Nuke Plant Costly Make-Work Project
Scientist warns against $12.8B nuke project--TORONTO - The proposed $12.8-billion refurbishment of four nuclear reactors at the Darlington generating station is an ill-advised make-work project that will end up soaking taxpayers, a retired nuclear scientist...
Senior Parti Quebecois Member Says Caucus Needs to Show Support for Peladeau
Peladeau's leadership being questioned--QUEBEC - Pierre Karl Peladeau is not a quitter and will run in the next provincial election, Opposition house leader Bernard Drainville said Wednesday in response to rumours some in the PQ caucus have lost faith...
Student Documentary about Troubled la Loche Resurfaces in Wake of Shooting
Student doc about La Loche resurfaces--One of the creators of a six-year-old documentary about troubled La Loche, Sask., says he hopes the film can shed light on the social problems faced by the town's residents.A New York Times story that appeared the...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Jan. 28--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Jan. 28 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...
Tkachuk Hoping Cherry Gives His Last Name Another Try at Top Prospects Game
Tkachuk hoping to shine at prospects game--VANCOUVER - Matthew Tkachuk is well aware Don Cherry could never pronounce his father's name, but he's hoping the famed hockey broadcaster will give it another try.The son of former NHLer Keith Tkachuk is among...
Top B.C. News as of 11:15 A.M
Top B.C. News--WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27B.C.-YUKON NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 11:15 a.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.COMING LATER:ABBOTSFORD...
Top News Advisory for Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
Top News Advisory for Jan. 27--Wednesday, Jan. 273:40 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...
Toronto Raptors Poised to Break Franchise-Record Nine-Game Win Streak
Raptors poised to reach new heights--TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan was 12 years old the last time the Toronto Raptors roared to a nine-game winning streak, setting a franchise record that stood for 14 years.The Raptors had lost 13 consecutive games, and star...
TSX Gains Strength on Oil's Rise; Loonie Falls and New York Down as Fed Holds Steady
TSX gains strength as oil rises again--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market gained ground in volatile trading Wednesday as oil prices rose and the U.S. central bank said it would leave its overnight interest rate unchanged.The S&P/TSX composite index...
Two Former Ontario Liberal Staffers Due Back in Court Feb. 24 on Charges
Gas plant charges case back in court Feb. 24--TORONTO - The case of two former Ontario premier's top aides facing breach of trust and mischief charges began what may be a long journey through the courts on Wednesday.David Livingston, who was Dalton McGuinty's...
University Libraries Struggle to Stock Journals Priced in U.S. Dollars
University libraries grapple with low loonie--TORONTO - Students and faculty at some of Canada's post-secondary schools may soon have a tougher time doing research because the low loonie is forcing libraries to rethink what journals and books they stock."The...
University of Ottawa Hockey Team Members Decry 'Salacious' Allegations
University hockey players decry allegations--OTTAWA - Several members of the University of Ottawa hockey team say a court filing by the school has once again smeared them through "murky and salacious" accusations.The members are suing the university...
Webcam Search Engine Raises Privacy Concerns for Connected Devices
Webcam search engine raises privacy issues--TORONTO - A young child asleep on a couch in Israel. Mourners huddled together at a small funeral in Brazil. An elderly woman stretching in a fitness centre in Poland. All available for anyone to watch via...
What's Making News in Atlantic Canada
What's making news in Atlantic Canada--CHARGES LAID AGAINST HALIFAX OFFICER OVER MISSING EXHIBITNova Scotia's police watchdog says a 35-year-old Halifax officer has been charged following an investigation into a substance that went missing from a police...
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