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Articles from February 10, 2016

Agriculture Industry Betting the Farm on Innovation to Boost Yields and Profits
Betting the farm on big data to boost outputs--CALGARY - The family farm is going high-tech.From robotic milking machines to data-gathering drones, industry watchers say technology is making agriculture more precise and efficient as farmers push for...
Alberta Auditor Criticizes Work on Disaster Recovery after 2013 Floods
Errors in disaster recovery: Alberta auditor--EDMONTON - Alberta's auditor general is taking the province to task for overhauling its disaster recovery program while still handling the biggest natural disaster in its history.Merwan Saher, in a report...
Alouettes Offensive Co-Ordinator Calvillo Welcomes Help from Veteran Chapdelaine
Als' OC Calvillo welcomes Chapdelaine's help--MONTREAL - Anthony Calvillo wanted help in his first full season as an offensive co-ordinator, and Montreal Alouettes coach and general manager Jim Popp found him a proven veteran in Jacques Chapdelaine."I...
A Top Toronto Cop Resigns from Force after Controversial Statements on Policing
A top Toronto cop resigns from force--TORONTO - One of Toronto's top police officers has announced his resignation just a few weeks after coming under fire for suggesting the force was in crisis, needed radical change and could cut hundreds of front...
Auto Czar Calls on Federal Government to Change Automotive Innovation Fund
Auto czar calls for federal investment changes--TORONTO - Ottawa needs to boost incentives and do a better job of touting the benefits of doing business in Canada if it expects to attract more global investment to the auto sector, a special adviser to...
Baseball Mode: Work Begins on Rogers Centre All-Dirt Infield for Blue Jays
Work begins on Rogers Centre all-dirt infield--TORONTO - Rogers Centre is switching to "baseball mode" permanently.Work began on the stadium's new all-dirt infield on Wednesday with drills and an excavator breaking up the concrete floor of the Toronto...
B.C. Lions Sign Free-Agent Running Back Jeremiah Johnson to One-Year Deal
Lions sign free-agent running back Johnson--VANCOUVER - The B.C. Lions agreed to terms with running back Jeremiah Johnson and signed offensive lineman Levy Adcock on Wednesday.The five-foot-nine, 210-pound Johnson, a native of Los Angeles, spent last...
B.C. Ministers Say Throne Speech Comments Weren't Meant to Insult Alberta
We didn't insult Alberta in throne speech: B.C.--VICTORIA - A day after British Columbia suggested Alberta hasn't done a good job of managing its oil revenue, a B.C. cabinet minister blamed it for adding to his province's homeless population.Housing...
B.C. Superintendent of Real Estate Denies Ignoring 'Shadow Flipping' Problem
Superintendent denies ignoring 'shadow flipping'--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's superintendent of real estate is denying that she has failed to take action on "shadow flipping," saying she only learned of specific allegations from the media last week.Carolyn...
Blue Jays Sign AL MVP Josh Donaldson to Two-Year Contract Worth US$28.65 Million
Blue Jays confirm Josh Donaldson signing--TORONTO - Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins has no trouble praising American League MVP Josh Donaldson.He's just glad he didn't have to do it in an arbitration hearing.Donaldson agreed to a contract worth...
Businessman Who Took $8.5 Million from RBC Jailed in Record Nova Scotia Fraud
Businessman jailed in $8.5 million RBC fraud--KENTVILLE, N.S. - An Annapolis Valley businessman has been sentenced to four years in jail after admitting to taking $8.5 million from the Royal Bank of Canada in what could be the largest fraud case in Nova...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10,2016BUSINESS 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 Police Chief Says It Took Too Long, Too Much Money to Fire Officer
It took too long to dismiss officer: police chief--CALGARY - Calgary's police chief says it took too long and too much money was paid out for the dismissal of a police officer involved in a high-speed collision that seriously injured a taxi driver more...
Candidates Note the Christine Elliott Factor in Ontario Byelection
Ontario byelection not a cakewalk for PCs--WHITBY, Ont. - A provincial byelection east of Toronto should, on the face of it, be the Progressive Conservatives' to lose, but several factors are making for a tougher fight -- and a more interesting race.Byelections...
Carr Promises First Nations Collaboration on Energy Development
Carr promises energy collaboration with aboriginals--VANCOUVER - Canada's natural resources minister is promising a new relationship with First Nations on energy development and indigenous leaders are expressing cautious optimism about the new Liberal...
Concerns Raised over LNG Proposal over Predicted Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Concerns raised in LNG project over GHG emissions--VANCOUVER - Canada's environmental review body says greenhouse gas emissions from a proposed liquefied natural gas facility on British Columbia's north coast pose a significant ecological threat.The...
Conservative Loan Program Cost Taxpayer Millions in Advertising
Tory loan program cost millions to advertise--OTTAWA - A new report shows that for every dollar the Conservative government budgeted for its marquee job-training program, it spent 53 cents advertising it in the first year.Newly released details of the...
CPPIB Chief Says Foreign Holdings Helped Investment Return in Latest Quarter
Canadian equities a drag on CPPIB's Q3 return--TORONTO - The CPP Investment Board says the fund it manages for the Canada Pension Plan delivered a 4.5 per cent rate of return in the final three months of 2015, as investments outside of the country offset...
CP Rail CEO Prepared to Walk Away from Norfolk Merger If Shareholders Vote No
CP Rail could walk away from Norfolk bid: CEO--MONTREAL - Canadian Pacific Railway CEO Hunter Harrison says he's prepared to walk away from a takeover bid for Norfolk Southern if the U.S. railway's shareholders don't vote to urge its board to enter into...
Dash Cam That Captured Wild P.E.I. Porsche Ride Helps Send Its Driver to Jail
Dash cam captures wild P.E.I. Porsche ride--CHARLOTTETOWN - A 32-year-old Charlottetown man whose Porsche was filmed wildly careening down a city street has learned the hard way that amateur dash cams can provide a prosecutor's dream evidence.Steven...
Disciplined Calgary Flames Apologize for Disappointing Fans, Teammates
Disciplined Flames apologize for blunders--CALGARY - The three disciplined Calgary Flames made their apologies and head coach Bob Hartley called for a halt to the "tsunami in a fishbowl" on Wednesday.Moving on from the benching of the team's two top...
Dylan's 'Basement Tapes' Give Canadian Restoration Duo Grammy Attention
'Basement Tapes' archivists talk Grammy nom--TORONTO - Years of sifting through dusty attic boxes and reels of fuzzy audio recordings has given two Canadian music archivists a shot at Grammy glory.Producer Jan Haust and engineer Peter Moore are nominated...
Editorial Exchange: Canada Advances While It Retreats
Editorial Exchange: Canada advances while it retreats--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Feb. 9:When Justin Trudeau pulls six Canadian fighter jets out of the Middle East later this month, he can say he's kept a major election promise....
Editorial Exchange: Canada Must Diversify beyond Oil
Editorial Exchange: Canada must diversify beyond oil--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published Feb. 10:The oil price collapse, notwithstanding savings at the gas pumps, is bad news for Canada.Much of Canada's wealth is attributable to...
Editorial Exchange: Finally, Some Clarity on Canada's Mission in Iraq
Editorial Exchange: Finally, some clarity on Canada's mission in Iraq--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Feb. 8:Canadians have received some much-needed clarity on the future of the country's fight against Islamic State militants, and the...
Editorial Exchange: Fog of War
Editorial Exchange: Fog of war--An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star, published Feb. 10:What is war good for? Absolutely nothing.So said the peace movements from the 1960s onwards. And for the most part, we still tend to agree today.Justin...
Editorial Exchange: History Sadly Includes a Nasty Side
Editorial Exchange: History sadly includes a nasty side--An editorial from the New Glasgow News, published Feb. 9:The victors write the history books - that's often duly noted when the contributions of others aren't as well recorded. They also leave...
Editorial Exchange: Justice Is Just Us
Editorial Exchange: Justice is just us--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Feb. 9:There is no justice.There is only the law, a crude, unreliable instrument in constant flux. The general public wants the law to behave like a scalpel,...
Editorial Exchange: Liberal War Strategy Is Reasonable
Editorial Exchange: Liberal war strategy is reasonable--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Feb. 10:The Liberal government has come under heavy political fire over its decision to adjust Canada's military role against Islamic State,...
Editorial Exchange: Shift from Oil Will Take Decades
Editorial Exchange: Shift from oil will take decades--An editorial from the Guelph Mercury, published Feb. :Two things can be said about the University of Waterloo professors and students clamouring for their school to sell off its investments in fossil...
Editorial Exchange: War Mission Messaging Mishandled
Editorial Exchange: War mission messaging mishandled--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Feb. 10:There is so much irony in Canada's new ISIS mission, it barely fits in one editorial. But let's try.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during...
Efforts Continue to Exonerate Wilbert Coffin 60 Years after His Execution
Quebec man executed 60 years ago today--MONTREAL - Lawyers studying the controversial case of a Quebec man executed 60 years ago say another look at the file may yield enough evidence to make a compelling case for his exoneration.Wilbert Coffin was hanged...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Feb. 10
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Expert Say Socialization Can Affect How Women Deal with Sexual Assault
Dealing with sex assault can be long process--TORONTO - The Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault trial has focused a lens on the conduct of the three women complainants in the case who continued to have contact with the disgraced broadcaster in the aftermath...
Family of Man Killed in Muzik Nightclub Shooting Files $2.5M Lawsuit
Family files lawsuit over Muzik shooting--TORONTO - A popular Toronto nightclub that was the scene of a fatal double shooting failed to provide enough security to protect its patrons, the family of one of the victims alleged Wednesday.The parents, siblings...
Federal Delay on Reform Led to $3B Lawsuit: Aboriginal Leaders
Federal delay on reform led to $3B lawsuit--Aboriginal leaders say seven years of federal foot-dragging over reform to an agency in charge of oil and gas on reserve lands is at least partly behind a $3-billion lawsuit filed against Ottawa this week."Nine...
Federal Environment Minister Announces 20 Municipal Green Grants, Loans
Feds tout 20 municipal green grants, loans--OTTAWA - A $31.5-million funding announcement Wednesday is a taste of what municipalities could do with billions in promised green infrastructure money from the federal government, municipal leaders say.The...
Federal, Ontario Ministers Lower Expectations for Climate Negotiations
Ministers lower bar for climate talks--OTTAWA - The federal and Ontario environment ministers say a highly anticipated meeting next month between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers isn't likely to conclude in a new climate plan for the country.Federal...
Federal Shortfalls Could Total $90B over Liberals' First Mandate: Bank Study
Federal deficits could total $90B: bank--OTTAWA - The country's dampened economic prospects could put the Liberal government on pace for $90 billion in deficits over its four-year mandate, a new report said Wednesday. Research by the National Bank of...
Film and TV Star Sandra Oh Brings Diversity Debate to World of Animation
Sandra Oh on voicing 'Asian' characters--TORONTO - Film and TV star Sandra Oh is bringing the diversity debate to the world of animation.The former "Grey's Anatomy" star says race seems to have been a bigger factor in landing animated parts than her...
'Firewatch' Drops Gamer into Wyoming Wilderness with a Radio and Many Questions
'Firewatch' a refreshing video game change--TORONTO - In a video game world full of shooters and sequels, "Firewatch" offers a refreshing change of pace."Firewatch," available for PC and PlayStation 4 for $19.99, drops the gamer into the Wyoming wilderness...
Five Stories in the News Today, Feb. 10
Five stories in the news today, Feb. 10--Five stories in the news today, Feb. 10, from The Canadian Press:------DION: LEBANON AND JORDAN AT 'TIPPING POINT'Lebanon and Jordan are at a critical "tipping point" and need more Canadian help in order to survive...
Flames Coach Hartley Sends Message to Team by Scratching Gaudreau, Monahan, Bouma
Hartley sends message with healthy scratches--CALGARY - Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley sent a strong message to three of his key players Tuesday night that team rules apply to everyone.All-star Johnny Gaudreau, first-line centre Sean Monahan and rugged...
Former Maple Leaf Phaneuf Finds His Way in First Game as a Senator
Phaneuf finds his way in first game with Sens--DETROIT - Dion Phaneuf famously turned up the dressing room stereo when he first joined the Toronto Maple Leafs six years ago, seizing control of the team's leadership in the process.By contrast, he was...
George Likes His Chicken Spicy? Resto Pop-Ups Lure Customers with Nostalgia
Restaurants lure customers with nostalgia--TORONTO - This summer in Toronto, Seinfeld fans will be able to dine at replica of Monk's Cafe, while Friends enthusiasts will have the chance to get their caffeine fix at Central Perk.The iconic fictional hangout...
Ghomeshi's Trial Won't Hear from Ghomeshi, Heads to Closing Arguments
Ghomeshi trial heads to closing arguments--TORONTO - As the sexual assault trial of Jian Ghomeshi neared its final stages Wednesday, one thing became clear -- the former broadcaster would not take the stand.The 48-year-old former CBC Radio host, who...
Group Wants to Reverse Organ Rules -- Everybody Donates Unless They Opt Out
Group wants rules on organ donations reversed--WINNIPEG - A group of transplant patients and their families wants the Manitoba government to change the rules so that people don't have to sign up in order to donate their organs after death.Instead, the...
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Re-Sign Canadian Defensive Tackle Laurent to Two-Year Deal
Ticats announce re-signing of Laurent--HAMILTON - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Wednesday they've re-signed veteran defensive lineman Ted Laurent and offensive lineman Brian Simmons to two-year deals.Laurent, 28, was one of the top names available...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Feb. 10
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...
Impact's Two Left-Footed Fullbacks Toia, Oyongo Happy to Switch Sides
Toia, Oyongo switch sides with Impact--MONTREAL - If Donny Toia likes playing on the right side and Ambroise Oyongo prefers the left, why were the two Montreal Impact fullbacks on the opposite sides of the field last season?It was all about continuity,...
Judge Sides with Crown on Punishment for Fatal Edmonton Drunk-Driving Crash
Judge sides with Crown in drunk-driving crash--EDMONTON - An Edmonton judge has handed down a five-year prison sentence to a man who admitted to driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when he slammed into a car, killing...
Lawsuit against Saskatchewan Social Services over Abused Sisters Moving Ahead
Lawsuit by mother of abused sisters moving ahead--REGINA - A Regina lawyer representing the mother of two abused sisters says the woman's lawsuit against Social Services can move ahead now that a criminal trial is almost over.Tony Merchant says the recent...
Lethbridge 7 Saskatoon 4
WHL Lethbridge and Saskatoon--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Saskatoon 0 2 2 - 4Lethbridge 0 3 4 - 7First PeriodNo Scoring.Penalties-MacKenzie Sas (roughing), 9:42; Davis Let (cross checking), 12:42.Second Period1, Saskatoon, Zajac 13 (Perillat), 0:23. 2, Lethbridge,...
Manitoba Changes How It Counts Kids in Care to Exclude Cases like Tina Fontaine
Manitoba changes how it counts kids in care--WINNIPEG - Manitoba is changing how it counts the number of children in its care to exclude hundreds of cases such as Tina Fontaine's amid concerns it is being unfairly compared to other provinces.The 15-year-old,...
Manitoba Opposition Wants Details of Investigation into Former Premier's Adviser
Former adviser to Manitoba premier investigated--WINNIPEG - A former adviser to Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger is being investigated by her employer and the Opposition Tories are demanding details.Heather Grant-Jury, a longtime labour activist who worked...
Manufacturing's Rebound Faces 'Significant' Structural Hurdles: Federal Memo
Manufacturing's hurdles 'significant': feds--OTTAWA - Amid hopes that Canadian manufacturing will drive economic growth in a country reeling from low oil prices, internal federal documents warn the sector's rebirth is staring at "significant" structural...
Ministers Hear from Saskatoon Families, Loved Ones of Missing, Murdered Women
Ministers hear from families ahead of MMIW inquiry--SASKATOON - Two federal ministers have met with family members and loved ones of missing and murdered indigenous women in Saskatoon.Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says it hasn't been easy to...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,185.72, down 96.93 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up two cents, or 1.64 per cent, to $1.24...
NAFTA an Orphan in the New Hampshire Primary: Both Winners Want to Scupper Deal
Both New Hampshire winners want to kill NAFTA--MANCHESTER, N.H. - Both winners of the New Hampshire primary oppose the North American Free Trade Agreement and say they want to scupper the deal should they win the presidency.That idea faces monumental...
OHL Roundup: Parsons, Knights Snap Otters' Streak with 4-1 Victory
OHL Roundup: Knights down Otters 4-1--ERIE, Pa. - Tyler Parsons turned aside 31-of-32 shots and four different Knights skaters scored as London downed the Erie Otters 4-1 on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action.Aaron Berisha, JJ Piccinich, Chris...
Passion for Suds Puts Craft Beer at No. 1 on Canadian Chefs Survey
Craft beers, house-made items tops among chefs--TORONTO - The craft beer craze isn't going away anytime soon, according to a survey of nearly 500 Canadian chefs.For the second year in a row, craft and micro brews have taken the top spot on the Canadian...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photographers. ADDITIONS: QUEBEC CITY--Opposition...
Prospect Tobias Lindberg Joins Marlies, Optimistic about Opportunity
Lindberg excited to join AHL Marlies--TORONTO - Tobias Lindberg felt some confusion when he was held out of the Binghamton Senators' practice on Tuesday morning.The unknown eventually turned to concern."I was worried and didn't really know what was going...
QMJHL Roundup: Teasdale Scores Overtime Winner as Armada Edge Phoenix
QMJHL Roundup: Armada top Phoenix in OT--SHERBROOKE, Que. - Joel Teasdale scored 58 seconds into overtime to lift the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada to a 4-3 victory over the Sherbrooke Phoenix on Wednesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Jan...
Saskatchewan Auditor Says Government Land Deal Investigation a Priority
Land deal investigation a priority: auditor--REGINA - Saskatchewan's auditor says an investigation into a government land deal is a priority, but Judy Ferguson says she doesn't know when she'll be able to report the findings.Ferguson says she's seeking...
Saskatchewan Roughriders coach/GM Jones Active on Second Day of CFL Free Agency
Riders active on Day 2 of CFL free agency--Chris Jones is taking the same approach to rebuilding the Saskatchewan Roughriders that has won Grey Cup titles in his previous CFL stops.The Riders' head coach/GM was busy bolstering his defence Wednesday,...
Saskatchewan Roughriders Sign Veterans Ed Gainey, Shamawd Chambers
Roughriders sign veterans Gainey, Chambers--REGINA - The Saskatchewan Roughriders drastically upgraded their defence Wednesday after adding Canadian defensive end Justin Capiccotti, linebacker Greg Jones and defensive backs Ed Gainey and Otha Foster.The...
Short-Handed Flames Hold on for 4-3 Win over Maple Leafs
Granlund, Flames down Maple Leafs 4-3--CALGARY - Calgary centre Markus Granlund made the most of his opportunity after the benching of three of his teammates.Granlund scored his first goal in 21 games and added an assist to lead the Flames to a 4-3 victory...
Stars 7 Moose 6 (SO)
AHL Stars and Moose--WINNIPEG - Texas 1 2 3 0 - 7Manitoba 2 1 3 0 - 6First Period1, Manitoba, Kosmachuk 10 (Petan, Raffl), 1:09. 2, Manitoba, Petan 6 (Albert, Cormier), 9:25. 3, Texas, Hulak 11 (Ranford, Dickinson), 12:39. Penalties-Evans Tex (interference),...
State of the Art War Room the Highlight of Raptors' New Practice Facility
Raptors unveil new practice facility--TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry snuck into the Biosteel Centre in the early hours one recent morning, and shot hoops on the gleaming new hardcourt. The Toronto Raptors co-captains couldn't wait to check out...
Status Quo Not an Option, Atlantic Premiers Say as They Ask Ottawa for Economic Help
Status quo not an option: Atlantic premiers--FREDERICTON - The status quo is not an option as Atlantic Canada faces potentially crippling economic challenges, New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant said Wednesday after a meeting of regional leaders.Economists...
Study of Former NHL Enforcer Todd Ewen's Brain Shows No Signs of CTE
Study of Ewen's brain shows no signs of CTE--TORONTO - The brain of deceased NHL enforcer Todd Ewen did not show signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy despite suffering several concussions during the player's career, the Canadian Concussion Centre...
Taxi Drivers in Montreal Descend on Airport to Protest against Uber
Montreal taxis protest Uber with blockade--MONTREAL - Montreal taxi and limousine drivers targeted the city's airport Wednesday as part of their protest against Uber, promising to increase pressure tactics if the company doesn't suspend operations.Drivers...
Teacher Accused of Professional Misconduct Says She Did Not Act Unethically
Teacher accused of misconduct testifies--SASKATOON - A former Saskatchewan principal says she was "trying to be a good person" when she offered to pay teachers to help improve her university-aged daughter's high school marks.Kimberley Sautner, 44, testified...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Feb. 11--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Feb. 11 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...
'The High Mountains of Portugal' by Yann Martel Tops Maclean's Fiction List
'The High Mountains of Portugal' tops Maclean's fiction list--Here are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada for the week ending Feb. 7 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1....
The Obscure, Legal Loophole That Lies at the Heart of 'Shadow Flipping'
Assignment clause: the root of 'shadow flipping'--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's housing industry has been jolted by allegations that real estate agents are taking part in so-called shadow flipping. The controversial practice involves brokers reselling...
Tickets Still Available for NBA All-Star Game - for a Stiff Price
Prepare to pay steep price for all-star ticket--TORONTO - Tickets can still be had for this week's NBA all-star festivities in Toronto. But prepared to pay a stiff price.The cheapest ticket to Sunday's 65th annual all-star game as of Wednesday evening...
Tom Mulcair Shoulders Blame for Campaign in Letter to New Democrat Supporters
Could have done better in campaign: Mulcair--OTTAWA - NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has written a personal letter to supporters taking full responsibility for the dismal results of the October election campaign and saying he could have done better.The note...
Top B.C. News as of 11:30 A.M
Top B.C. News--WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10B.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.COMING TOMORROW:Inflatable...
Top News Advisory for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
Top News Advisory for Feb. 10--Wednesday, Feb. 104:45 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...
Toronto Stock Exchange Heads Lower as Crude and Commodities Continue Slump
TSX lower as crude oil slump continues--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market pulled back at the close Wednesday amid lower commodity prices and cautious comments on interest rates and the global economic recovery from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve.The...
Travis Lulay OK with Playing Second Fiddle to Jonathon Jennings for B.C. Lions
Travis Lulay OK with being Lions' backup--SURREY, B.C. - Travis Lulay needed some time.After five years as the B.C. Lions' undisputed No. 1 quarterback, there was no doubt the torch had been passed to Jonathon Jennings.The rookie took the reins in the...
Trudeau and UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon to Talk Climate, Refugees, Peacekeeping
Trudeau and UN chief to hold talks--OTTAWA - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrives for talks in Ottawa on Thursday as part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's efforts to reinvigorate Canada's relationship with the world body.Ban's visit will also take...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Feb. 10
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Feb. 10, 2016.<Onereit Units (TSX:ONR.UN): $0.025. Payable Feb 12. Record Jan 29.<Atrium...
U.S. Defence Secretary Carter Thanks Sajjan for Extra Iraq Trainers
Carter thanks Sajjan for extra Iraq trainers--OTTAWA - U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter has thanked his Canadian counterpart Harjit Sajjan for tripling the contingent of military trainers in Iraq in a conversation that reprised the defence minister's...
Victims-of-Crime Fund Racking Up Millions as Aid Grants Cut: Alberta Auditor
Alberta auditor criticizes crime victim fund--EDMONTON - Alberta's auditor general says the Justice Department has lost its way regarding its multimillion-dollar fund to help victims of crime.Merwan Saher said in a report issued Wednesday that the fund...
Victoria-Area Basketball Team Suspended for the Season after Bullying Incident
B.C. high school team suspended for bullying--OAK BAY, B.C. - A Vancouver Island high school has suspended its junior boys' basketball team for a serious case of cyberbullying and says the action was meant to prevent future harm against students.The...
What's Making News in Atlantic Canada
What's making news in Atlantic Canada--HALIFAX AMONG 20 CITIES GETTING FEDERAL CASH FOR GREEN PROJECTSHalifax is one of 20 cities and towns across the country being promised new federal funding for green projects.Federal Environment Minister Catherine...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--B.C. THRONE SPEECH NO SNUB TO ALBERTA: MINISTERSCabinet ministers in British Columbia are defending parts of the province's throne speech that appeared to cast aspersions on Alberta.The throne speech warned of...
What's Making News in the Prairies
What's making news in the Prairies--FORMER ADVISER TO MANITOBA PREMIER INVESTIGATEDManitoba's Opposition is demanding details about a former adviser to Premier Greg Selinger who is being investigated by her one-time union employer.Heather Grant-Jury...
Whistler Blackcomb Records 1.1 Million Skier Visits So Far, a Record High
Whistler Blackcomb heads for record ski season--WHISTLER, B.C. - The Whistler Blackcomb resort is having a strong ski season so far and is on track to have a record number of visits, according to its parent company's latest financial report.Whistler...
WHL Roundup: Barzal Scores Three Times, Flodell Makes 31 Saves in Seattle Win
WHL Roundup: Seattle downs Kelowna 6-0--KENT, Wash. - Mathew Barzal had three goals and an assist and Logan Flodell made 31 saves as the Seattle Thunderbirds blanked the Kelowna Rockets 6-0 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.Barzal opened the...
Who Were Trump's Voters? Explained, in Their Own Words, and in Numbers
Who voted for Trump? In numbers and words--MANCHESTER, N.H. - Donald Trump's rallies had a working-class feel in New Hampshire -- with more ball caps, checkered flannel and camouflage-themed gear than some of the more establishment crowds.Working-class...
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