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2016 Women's World Curling Championship Rosters
2016 Women's World Curling Championship rosters--SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Rosters for the Women's World Curling Championship, to be held Saturday through Mar. 27 in Swift Current, Sask. (in order of team, skip, third, second, lead, alternate and coach):CANADAGlencoe...
Accused in Murder of Nova Scotia Officer Confessed to Crime: Police Affidavit
Accused in murder confessed: police affidavit--HALIFAX - A 28-year-old man accused of killing a Nova Scotia police officer allegedly confessed to being responsible for her death, telling investigators he strangled her and heard "her last gasp," according...
Actor Dylan O'Brien Injured on Set of 'Maze Runner' Sequel in British Columbia
'Maze Runner' actor injured on British Columbia set--CACHE CREEK, B.C. - Actor Dylan O'Brien has been injured on the set of "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" during production in British Columbia.20th Century Fox said in a statement Friday that O'Brien was...
Andrew Ladd Makes First Appearance in Winnipeg since Jets Traded Him to Chicago
Ladd makes first trip to Winnipeg since trade--WINNIPEG - Andrew Ladd is looking forward to getting back something very important that he left behind in Winnipeg -- his family.When the Winnipeg Jets dealt their captain to the Chicago Blackhawks on Feb....
B.C. Inmates Say Difficulty Accessing Opiate Replacements Unconstitutional
B.C. inmates sue for opiate replacements in jail--VANCOUVER - Four heroin-addicted inmates in British Columbia jails have launched a charter challenge to gain opiate addiction treatment, arguing they deserve the same health care they could access in...
B.C. LNG Approval Deadline Next Week 'Premature' as Feds Review Documents
B.C. LNG approval decision premature--VICTORIA - A deadline in the approval process for a proposed $36 billion liquefied natural gas project planned for British Columbia's northern coast is now being called premature as federal officials review a glut...
B.C. Premier Says New Rules Aim to End 'Pure, Naked Greed' in House Flipping
B.C. aims to end 'shady' house flipping--VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government says it will impose regulatory changes to end the "shady" practice of contract flipping to protect sellers and consumers in the province's hot housing market.Premier...
Biologists Track 60 Habituated Deer Now Living New Lives in B.C.'S Backcountry
Relocated deer steering clear of urban attractions--CRANBROOK, B.C. - Sixty habituated mule deer are reacquainting themselves with the backcountry after being moved out of four southeastern British Columbia communities.The problem deer were caught in...
Blood, Guts and Boy Bands: Nick Carter on His Leap into Writing Horror Movies
Nick Carter unites boy bands for horror flick--TORONTO - Flashback to the early 1990s and you might've found a young Nick Carter roaming the aisles of his local video store with VHS copies of "Friday the 13th" and "Hellraiser" in hand."Blood, gore, guts,"...
BRP Anticipates Another Strong Year after Posting Record Results despite Weather
BRP Q4 snowmobile sales hurt by lack of snow--MONTREAL - Recreation vehicle manufacturer BRP Inc. (TSX:DOO) is forecasting another good year after generating record adjusted profits in fiscal 2016 despite a mild winter, a weak economy in Western Canada...
Budget Will Have Money for Affordable Housing: Sources
Money for housing in budget: sources--OTTAWA - Housing and anti-poverty advocates say the coming federal budget will see an increase in funding for affordable housing, with short-term investments buying time for the government to build a long-term plan.Just...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--FRIDAY, MARCH 18,2016BUSINESS 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 Has Imposed More Sanctions over Russia's Handling of Ukraine
Canada has expanded sanctions against Russia--OTTAWA - Canada has announced it's adding more names to those affected by sanctions imposed because of Russia's aggression toward Ukraine.Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says 10 additional entities...
Canada's Raonic Reaches Semifinals at Indian Wells for Second Straight Year
Raonic reaches semifinals at Indian Wells--INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Milos Raonic is determined not to let the injuries that derailed his 2015 season drag him down again.The Canadian tennis star advanced to the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open with a...
Canadian Rink Focused on Itself at Women's Curling World Championships
Canada playing for itself at women's worlds--SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - It doesn't matter who Canada plays at the women's curling world championships.Skip Chelsea Carey and third Amy Nixon know little about Denmark, Canada's opponent on Saturday in the first...
Canadian Skipper Confident Ahead of Mexico Matchups in World Cup Qualifying
Canada confident ahead of Mexico matchup--TORONTO - On the eve of two World Cup qualifying games against mighty Mexico, captain Julian de Guzman looks at the Canadian squad and likes what he sees."The confidence we have coming into this camp, just looking...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 20
Celebrity birthdays for March 20--Celebrity Birthdays for March 20:Singer Dame Vera Lynn is 99.Producer-director-comedian Carl Reiner is 94.Bandleader Larry Elgart is 94.Actor Hal Linden is 85.Canadian country singer Tommy Hunter is 79.Country singer...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 21
Celebrity birthdays for March 21--Celebrity Birthdays for March 21:Former federal NDP leader Ed Broadbent is 80.Actress Kathleen Widdoes ("As the World Turns") is 77.Singer-guitarist Keith Potger of The Seekers is 75.Actress Marie-Christine Barrault...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 22
Celebrity birthdays for March 22--Celebrity Birthdays for March 22:Composer Stephen Sondheim is 86.Evangelist broadcaster Pat Robertson is 86.Actor William Shatner is 85.Actor M. Emmet Walsh is 81.Singer Roger Whittaker is 80.Hockey Hall of Fame centre...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 23
Celebrity birthdays for March 23--Celebrity Birthdays for March 23:Comedian Marty Allen is 94.Sir Roger Bannister, the runner who broke the 4-minute mile in 1954, is 87.Movie director Mark Rydell is 87.Motorsports Hall of Famer Craig Breedlove is 79.Singer...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 24
Celebrity birthdays for March 24--Celebrity Birthdays for March 24:Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti is 97.Actor William Smith is 83.Scientist-broadcaster David Suzuki is 80.Fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie is 76.Actor R. Lee Ermey ("Full Metal Jacket")...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 25
Celebrity birthdays for March 25--Celebrity Birthdays for March 25:Movie reviewer Gene Shalit is 90.Apollo 13 astronaut James Lovell is 88.Feminist activist and author Gloria Steinem is 82.Singer Anita Bryant is 76.Singer Aretha Franklin is 74.Actor...
Celebrity Birthdays for March 26
Celebrity birthdays for March 26--Celebrity Birthdays for March 26:Canadian jazz pianist Al Neil is 92.Actor Alan Arkin is 82.Actor James Caan is 76.Author Erica Jong is 74.Journalist Bob Woodward is 73.Singer Diana Ross is 72.Actor Johnny Crawford ("The...
Couillard Again Distances Himself from Former Government after Normandeau Arrest
Couillard distances himself from Normandeau--MONTREAL - Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard continued on Friday to distance himself from the previous Liberal government a day after the arrest of ex-deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau.Normandeau was one...
Crown in Travis Vader Trial Calls Witness Statements Inconsistent
Crown calls witness statements inconsistent--EDMONTON - The prosecution at the trial of Travis Vader says the testimony of one of its own witnesses is inconsistent with what was told to investigators looking into the disappearance of an elderly Edmonton-area...
Daycare Operators Get Jail Time and Fine after Toddler's Death
Jail time for Ontario trio who ran illegal daycare--TORONTO - The penalty handed down to three people who ran a daycare north of Toronto where a toddler died nearly three years ago is too little, too late, the lawyer representing the child's parents...
Declining Gold, Oil Prices Push TSX, Loonie Lower; U.S. Markets Rise
Commodity prices push TSX, loonie lower--TORONTO - Declining commodity prices pushed the Toronto stock market to a lower close Friday, while south of the border investors remained buoyed by recent news that the U.S. Federal Reserve will likely slow its...
Dropping Gas Prices Help Cool Down Canada's Annual Inflation Rate
Lower gas prices cool down inflation--TORONTO - Lower prices at the pump helped cool Canada's annual inflation rate to 1.4 per cent last month, down from 2.0 per cent in January, while offsetting increases in food prices.Gasoline prices dropped a whopping...
Editorial Exchange: America, You're Fired
Editorial Exchange: America, you're fired--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published March 17:American astronaut Scott Kelly returned to earth on March 1, looking his normal self and in robust health after spending 340 days in space.The...
Editorial Exchange: Canada Should Not Get Sucked into Military Action in Libya
Editorial Exchange: Canada should not get sucked into military action in Libya--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 18:Canada has barely figured out the details of its re-configured military mission in Iraq and the pressure is already...
Editorial Exchange: Eat It, Don't Just Tweet It, If You Want to Support French's Ketchup
Editorial Exchange: Eat it, don't just tweet it, if you want to support French's ketchup--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 16:Did you hear how upstart French's ketchup put the squeeze on marketing giant Heinz?If not, you missed partaking...
Editorial Exchange: Keep Canada's Currency Current, Showcasing Faces Other Than Queen and Prime Ministers
Editorial Exchange: Keep Canada's currency current, showcasing faces other than Queen and prime ministers--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published March 16:Since ancient times, the coins of nations and empires have borne the likenesses...
Editorial Exchange: Knowing When to Step Aside
Editorial Exchange: Knowing when to step aside--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published March 16:The toughest choice for most politicians is their last one.When is it time to quit?For Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio, he waited...
Editorial Exchange: Product with Roots in Canada Gets Boost
Editorial Exchange: Product with roots in Canada gets boost--An editorial from the Amherst Daily News, published March 18:If only people were always this passionate about the origins of their food.Seriously, what proportion of people were all that aware...
Editorial Exchange: The Real Threat from Trump
Editorial Exchange: The real threat from Trump--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 16:Let the pundits debate whether Donald Trump will succeed in his hostile takeover of the Republican party, or can be stopped by wheeling and dealing...
Editorial Exchange: This Comes as a Relief to Some Folk
Editorial Exchange: This comes as a relief to some folk--An editorial from the New Glasgow News, published March 17:The federal Liberals are poised to undo a change made by the former government that got some bad press.In a peek at some of the items...
Editorial Exchange: Times Point to a Change with Federal NDP
Editorial Exchange: Times point to a change with federal NDP--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published March 16:Tom Mulcair says he wants to remain leader of the federal New Democrats.After his own version of the walk in the snow, (actually...
Editorial Exchange: Waiting Game
Editorial Exchange: Waiting game--An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star, published March 17:For once, news this week about long wait times didn't have anything to do with emergency rooms and surgeries. Instead, the coverage centered on jobless...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Friday, March 18
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...
Ex-Soldier Acquitted before Military Court Martial, but Faces $8,000 Legal Bill
Ex-soldier acquitted by military court--OTTAWA - A former army warrant officer, accused of mouthing a schoolyard taunt to a junior officer at an official dinner, was acquitted of disciplinary charges before a court martial on Thursday, but has been left...
Fired Thorhild County Councillors Can Stay on the Job Another Two Months: Judge
Court gives Thorhild council members reprieve--EDMONTON - A judge has ruled that three Thorhild County councillors who were fired by the Alberta government can stay on the job at least until mid-May.Reeve Dan Buryn and councillors Wayne Croswell and...
Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Playoff Glance
Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Playoff Glance--GOJHL PlayoffsAll Times EasternSecond RoundCONFERENCE SEMIFINALS(Best-of-7)GOLDEN HORSESHOE CONFERENCECaledonia (1) vs. Niagara Falls (4)(Caledonia leads series 2-0)Friday's resultCaledonia 5 Niagara...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Friday, March 18
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...
Human Rights Chief Wants Border Agency Watchdog, Investigation of Deaths
Rights chief wants border agency watchdog--OTTAWA - The head of Canada's human rights commission has added her voice to those calling for greater oversight of the federal border agency after two deaths of immigrant detainees in the span of a week.Marie-Claude...
'It's Been Self-Inflicted': Whitecaps Looking to Correct Mistakes
Whitecaps looking to correct mistakes--The Vancouver Whitecaps' main concern isn't that they've dropped their first two games of the season. It's the self-defeating way those losses came about.The club fell 3-2 at home to the Montreal Impact in its opener...
Jewelry, Jeans, Furs, Pop Prints Highlight Diverse Day 4 of Toronto Fashion Week
Diverse style slate on Day 4 of Fashion Week--TORONTO - The diverse slate of Canadian design offerings were front and centre at Toronto Fashion Week on Thursday, with across-the-board styles in apparel and accessories unveiled for fall and winter.Here...
Loblaw, Metro, Sobeys, Walmart Commit to 100% Cage-Free Eggs in Stores by End of 2025
Canadian grocery stores commit to cage-free eggs--TORONTO - A slew of grocery members of the Retail Council of Canada, including Loblaw, Metro, Sobeys, Walmart and others have joined a growing list of merchants saying they plan to offer only cage-free...
Lowry Pours in 32 Points to Lead Raptors to 105-91 Victory over Celtics
Lowry lifts Raptors to win over Celtics--TORONTO - Luis Scola scored on a fast-break dunk in the first quarter of Toronto's win Friday night, and shot a grin at the Raptors bench, where every player was on his feet in wild celebration.The 35-year-old...
Messages of Support Pour in for Rob Ford as Former Mayor Battles Cancer
'Difficult time' for Rob Ford in hospital--TORONTO - Messages of support are pouring in for Rob Ford as the former Toronto mayor goes through what's being called a "difficult time" in his battle with cancer.The city councillor's chief of staff released...
Next Big Thing: Doc Follows Vancouver Duo Aiming for Moon in Google's Space Race
Next Big Thing: Vancouverites in Google's space race--The weekly Next Big Thing column highlights what's bubbling under the surface in entertainment with a look at rising stars in the world of music, as well as standout TV shows, movies and web series...
No Charges against Toronto Officer Who Fatally Shot Hammer-Wielding Man
No charges against cop who shot man with hammer--TORONTO - Ontario's police watchdog says a Toronto police officer who fatally shot a man armed with a hammer didn't exceed the range of justifiable force.The Special Investigations Unit says it will not...
Notley Looking for $1B in Infrastructure Money, EI Changes in Federal Budget
Notley looking for $1B in federal budget--CALGARY - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she is looking for at least $1 billion in infrastructure funding for her province in next week's federal budget.She says she is also looking for changes to employment...
OHL Roundup: Santos, Smith Lead Battalion Past Wolves in Overtime
OHL Roundup: Battalion edge Wolves in OT--SUDBURY, Ont. - Mathew Santos scored 1:18 into overtime and Jake Smith made 40 saves as the North Bay Battalion edged the Sudbury Wolves 4-3 on Friday night in Ontario Hockey League action.Brett McKenzie, on...
Ontario Junior Hockey League Playoff Glance
Ontario Junior Hockey League Playoff Glance--OJHL PlayoffsAll Times EasternSecond RoundCONFERENCE SEMIFINALS(Best-of-7)NORTH-EAST CONFERENCETrenton (1) vs. Wellington (4)(Series tied 1-1)Friday's gameWellington 3 Trenton 2Wednesday's resultTrenton 2...
Ontario Man Dies in 'Peace and Dignity' with Doctor Help after Court Approval
Ontario man dies with court-approved help--TORONTO - An elderly man died Friday less than 24 hours after a court approved his doctor-assisted death in the first such case in Ontario, his family said.The married father and grandfather, 81, had been suffering...
Ottawa Fleshes out How It Proposes to Measure Upstream Greenhouse Gases
Ottawa fleshes out resource review regulations--CALGARY - The federal government has fleshed out how it proposes to measure upstream greenhouse gas emissions resulting from new resource projects.Ottawa announced in January that federal project reviews...
Parents of Dead Provincial Inmates Grieve as Demands for Accountability Rebuffed
Dead prisoners' parents fight for information--SYDNEY, N.S. - Ernest LeBlanc sits by the wooden box that contains his son's cremated remains, clenching his hands as he describes his anger at the wall of silence that has greeted most of his questions...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory additions for Friday, March 18, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photographers. ADDS: MONTREAL--Quebec Premier...
Press Gallery Should Control Access to Alberta Legislature Media Events: Report
Reporters should control press access: report--EDMONTON - A review into who should be allowed to ask questions at Alberta legislature news conferences says reporters should be the ones to make the call. Heather Boyd, retired Western Canadian bureau chief...
QMJHL Roundup: Huskies Pick Up 13th Straight Win by Routing Voltigeurs
QMJHL Roundup: Huskies rout Voltigeurs--DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. - Timo Meier had two goals and two assists as the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies continued their winning ways with a 7-3 victory over the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Friday night in Quebec Major Junior...
RCMP Charge Teen with Murder of 11-Year-Old Girl on Remote Manitoba Reserve
RCMP charge teen with murder of girl on reserve--WINNIPEG - RCMP have charged a 15-year-old boy with first-degree murder in the death of an 11-year-old girl on a reserve in northern Manitoba.Supt. Paulette Freill said Friday that the killing of Teresa...
Recommendations to Alberta Government on Press Access to Media Events
Suggestions for press access to Alberta legislature--EDMONTON - A review into who should be allowed to ask questions at Alberta legislature news conferences was released Friday. The government said it accepts the report's recommendations.1. Avoid developing...
Saint Mary's to Face UNB in Semis after Upset Victory over No. 1 UQTR
Saint Mary's upsets UQTR in quarter-finals--HALIFAX - Anthony Repaci scored twice as the host Saint Mary's Huskies upset the No. 1 ranked UQTR Patriotes 3-2 in quarter-final action on Friday night at the CIS men's hockey championship.Ben Duffy added...
Saskatchewan Election Results Advisory
Saskatchewan election results advisory--EDITORS: On Monday, April 4, voters in Saskatchewan go to the polls in their provincial general election.All Saskatchewan election stories from The Canadian Press that day will continue to be available on the National...
Sears Canada to Cut Up to $127 Million in Expenses This Year, Most by Q1
Sears Canada plans more cost-cutting--TORONTO - Sears Canada says it's planning to cut its overhead costs by a further $100 million to $127 million this year, on top of about $125 million in expense reductions it made last year.The national retail chain...
Shakespeare Offers Insight into Trans Struggles, Experience: Scholar
Shakespeare offers lens into trans struggles--VANCOUVER - The struggles of a gender-bending spirit servant in a Shakespearean classic offer unlikely but valuable insights into the experience of life as a modern-day trans person, argues a British Columbia...
Six Stories in the News Today, March 18
Six stories in the news today, March 18--Six stories in the news today, March 18, from The Canadian Press:IT'S 2016: WOMEN WILL OUTNUMBER MEN ON KEY FEDERAL ADVISORY COUNCILFederal Finance Minister Bill Morneau will announce the members of a key economic...
Speedskater Denny Morrison Buoyed by First Race since Motorcycle Accident
Morrison races again after accident--CALGARY - The result didn't matter to Denny Morrison. Stepping to the start line and racing did.Less than a year after serious injuries sustained in a motorcycle wreck nearly ended not just his speedskating career...
Study Says Homeless Youth with Pets Less Likely to Be Depressed, Use Hard Drugs
Pets help street youth stay safe, study says--OTTAWA - A new study suggests that homeless youth who keep pets have lower levels of depression than their counterparts who are without a dog, cat, or even rat by their side.The study from the Ontario Veterinary...
Suspect in Military Stabbing Case Remanded in Custody until Next Week
Military stabbing suspect remanded in custody--TORONTO - A man charged in a double stabbing at an armed forces recruiting centre in Toronto was remanded in custody Friday as his lawyer scrambles to find potential bail sureties.Ayanle Hassan Ali, 27,...
Tech Company Pitches on System to Link Veterans with Private Sector Jobs
Tech company pitches feds on vet jobs--OTTAWA - A U.S-based technology company is pitching the Trudeau government on an innovative idea to link veterans -- who are either out of uniform or about to leave the military -- with jobs in the private sector.Monster...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Friday, Mar. 18
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Friday, Mar. 18--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Mar. 18 as of 3:04 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Mar. 19-21
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Mar. 19-21--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Mar. 19 to Mar. 21 as of 7:25 p.m. ET:x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage.Copy from other events based on merit and availability....
The Globe and Mail Leads 2015 National Newspaper Award Nominations
Globe and Mail leads NNA nominations--TORONTO - The Globe and Mail has received the most nominations for the 2015 National Newspaper Awards, with 19 entries on the list of finalists.Montreal's La Presse was next with seven, the Toronto Star got six,...
Thomas Scores in Fourth Overtime, Huskies Edge Ravens in CIS Men's Hockey Opener
Huskies edge Ravens 3-2 in quadruple overtime--HALIFAX - Parker Thomas scored in the fourth overtime, and the No. 2 Saskatchewan Huskies avoided an upset at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's hockey tournament with a 3-2 win over No. 7 Carleton...
Today in History - April 1
Today in History - April 1--Today in History for April 1:On this date: In 1548, England's Parliament ordered the publication of the "Book of Common Prayer."In 1564, All Fools' Day is said to have originated when King Charles IX of France changed the...
Today in History - April 2
Today in History - April 2--Today in History for April 2:On this date:In 742, Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, was born. Pope Leo III crowned him Emperor of the Romans on Christmas Day, 800. During his reign, Charlemagne appointed and deposed bishops,...
Today in History - March 27
Today in History - March 27--Today in History for March 27:On this date:In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted present-day Florida.In 1613, Newfoundland's first English child was born.In 1625, King James I died. In 1604, at the Hampton...
Today in History - March 28
Today in History - March 28--Today in History for March 28:On this date:In 1380, gunpowder was first used in Europe in a battle between the Genoese and the Venetians.In 1515, Spanish mystic St. Teresa of Avila, founder of a reformed Carmelite order,...
Today in History - March 29
Today in History - March 29--Today in History for March 29:On this date:In 1139, Pope Innocent II made the Templars an independent unit within the Catholic Church. The order of knights had been created to protect pilgrims from bandits in the Holy Land.In...
Today in History - March 30
Today in History - March 30--Today in History for March 30:On this date:In 1135, Moses Maimonides, the renowed medieval Jewish scholar, was born. Considered the foremost Talmudist of the Middle Ages, his most important writing was "Guide to the Perplexed"...
Today in History - March 31
Today in History - March 31--Today in History for March 31:On this date: In 1492, Spain issued a royal edict advising Jews to either become Catholics, leave the country, or be executed.In 1596, French mathematician and philosopher Rene Descartes was...
Today in Music History - April 1
Today in Music History - April 1--Today in Music History for April 1:In 1917, Scott Joplin, the "King of Ragtime," died in a mental institution in New York City. Joplin fell into a deep depression -- which eventually led to insanity -- after the failure...
Today in Music History - April 2
Today in Music History - April 2--Today in Music History for April 2:In 1872, renowned Canadian soprano Emma Albani made her London debut, singing the role of "Amina" in "La Sonambula."In 1939, Motown hitmaker Marvin Gaye was born in Washington, D.C....
Today in Music History - March 27
Today in Music History - March 27--Today in Music History for March 27:In 1905, blues pianist, singer and songwriter Leroy Carr was born in Nashville. With guitarist Scrapper Blackwell, Carr formed one of the greatest blues partnerships of all time....
Today in Music History - March 28
Today in Music History - March 28--Today in Music History for March 28:In 1915, songwriter Jay Livingston was born in McDonald, Penn. He colloborated with Ray Evans on three Oscar-winning songs -- "Mona Lisa," "Que Sera, Sera" and "Buttons and Bows."...
Today in Music History - March 29
Today in Music History - March 29--Today in Music History for March 29:In 1871, the Royal Albert Hall in London was opened by Queen Victoria.In 1909, country singer and pianist Aubrey "Moon" Mullican was born in Polk County, Texas. His two-fingered piano...
Today in Music History - March 30
Today in Music History - March 30--Today in Music History for March 30:In 1913, Frankie Laine, whose jazz-influenced singing style produced dozens of hit records in the '40s and '50s, was born in Chicago. His work included "That's My Desire," "Mule Train,"...
Today in Music History - March 31
Today in Music History - March 31--Today in Music History for March 31:In 1732, composer Franz Joseph Haydn, known as the "Father of the Symphony," was born in Austria. One of his greatest contributions to church music was his 1798 oratorio "The Creation."...
Tom Mulcair Supporters Speak out as Knives Sharpen for NDP Leader
Mulcair supporters speak out after bad press--OTTAWA - After a week of bad press for Tom Mulcair, his supporters are starting to speak out in favour of the beleaguered NDP leader.Two young Quebec MPs who were supported by Mulcair at the start of their...
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 B.C. News as of 11 A.M
Top B.C. News--FRIDAY, March 18B.C.-YUKON NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 11 a.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.MOVING SUNDAY:B.C. assisted-dying...
Top News Advisory for Friday, March 18, 2016
Top News Advisory for March 18--Friday, March 185:25 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...
Top Prairies-North News as of 4:30 P.M. MST on Friday, March 18, 2016
Top Prairies-North news--Friday, March 18, 20164:30 p.m. MSTPRAIRIES-NORTH NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4:30 p.m. MST. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change...
Top-Ranked Ryerson Needs Overtime to Edge UBC at CIS Men's Basketball Tourney
Top-ranked Rams survive scare, beat UBC--VANCOUVER - Just when it looked like they were lost, the top-ranked Ryerson Rams found their way.Guard Jean-Victor Mukama tied the game with a three-point shot with just 28 seconds remaining, then the Rams overpowered...
Toronto FC Looks for Best Way to Connect Giovinco and Altidore Up Front
Toronto's Altidore fit after hamstring issue--TORONTO - Following up on his MVP season, star striker Sebastian Giovinco continues to be the straw that stirs Toronto FC's drink.Now with U.S. international Jozy Altidore back from a minor hamstring injury,...
TRC Judge, Paralympian, Journalist and Politician among New Senate Appointees
Seven new senators appointed by Trudeau--OTTAWA - The evolution of the discredited Senate into a supposedly more reputable, less-partisan chamber of sober second thought picked up steam Friday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named seven new senators...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared March 18
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Mar. 18, 2016.<Bmo Long Corporate Bond Index Etf Units (TSX:ZLC): $0.067. Payable Mar...
What's Making News in Atlantic Canada
What's making news in Atlantic Canada--POLICE WARN HALIFAX RESIDENTS ABOUT RELEASE OF ELDERLY CONVICTHalifax residents are being warned about the release of an 80-year-old woman known as the "Black Widow."Police say Melissa Ann Shepard, who was released...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--VANCOUVER MAYOR ON BOARD FOR B.C. HOUSING RULE CHANGESVancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is voicing his support for new rules being promised by the province to end the practice of contract flipping in the real estate...
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