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Articles from March 20, 2016

Addictions and Northern Development Debated in Manitoba Election Campaigning
Manitoba campaign approaches second week--WINNIPEG - Parties looking to unseat the Manitoba NDP in next month's provincial election have focused on justice costs and northern development during weekend campaigning.Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari promised...
Brian Elliott Earns Shutout in Return, Blues Blank Canucks 3-0
Elliott, Blues blank Canucks 3-0--VANCOUVER - Ryan Miller expected a rested St. Louis team to come out firing on Saturday against his Canucks. Unfortunately for the Vancouver goalie, the Blues proved him absolutely right.St. Louis had a season-high 50...
Calgary Stuns Ryerson, Will Play Carleton in CIS Final 8 Title Game
Calgary stuns Ryerson at CIS Final 8--VANCOUVER - Thomas Cooper has the Calgary Dinos one step from history.The guard scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 4 Calgary stunned the top-ranked Ryerson Rams 98-87 on Saturday in the semifinals of...
Canadian Skier McKeever Finishes IPC World Cup Season with Back-to-Back Wins
McKeever finishes IPC season with two wins--VUOKATTI, Finland - Canadian skier Brian McKeever and guide Graham Nishikawa won the final IPC World Cup race of the season, finishing first in the men's 10-kilometre skate-ski race in the visually impaired...
Chase the Ace Winner Helps Son Become Fisherman, Another Jackpot Up for Grabs
Life much the same for Chase the Ace winner--ENGLISHTOWN, N.S. - A Nova Scotia woman who won $1.7 million in a local lottery that triggered a province-wide "Chase the Ace" craze says her son has been able to follow his dream of becoming a lobster fisherman...
Chelsea Carey Leads Canada to 8-7 Rally over Denmark at Women's Worlds
Canada rallies for 8-7 win at women's worlds--SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Skip Chelsea Carey couldn't keep a straight face after Canada won its opening game at the women's curling world championship.Carey won on the final shot of the 11th end as Canada rallied...
Dally, Dukate Lead Huskies to 85-71 Win over Rams in Women's Basketball Final
Saskatchewan wins 1st CIS women's hoops title--FREDERICTON - Laura Dally had 25 points and six rebounds as the Saskatchewan Huskies beat the Ryerson Rams 85-71 to win their first Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's basketball title.Sabine Dukate had...
DeRozan Tops Raptors with 25 Points in 105-100 Victory over Magic
DeRozan scores 25, Raptors beat Magic 105-100--TORONTO - With 13 games to go in what has the making of a record-breaking season for the Toronto Raptors, they're walking a fine line -- between resting players, maintaining momentum, and shooting for the...
Elite 10 Glance
Elite 10 Glance--VICTORIA - Results Saturday from the Elite 10 (through Sunday), part of the 2015-16 Grand Slam of Curling (all times Eastern):ROUND ROBINFriday's resultsFourth DrawRachel Homan 2 Charley Thomas 1Steve Laycock 4 Niklas Edin 1Reid Carruthers...
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 3-0)Saturday's result Caledonia 8 Niagara...
Halifax-Area Music School Aims to Foster Young Celtic Musicians
School aims to foster young Celtic musicians--HALIFAX - A new music school in the Halifax area is hoping to get more young people interested in Celtic music to help ensure that the traditional music genre continues to flourish in a province named for...
Journalists-Turned-Politicians Playing Key Role in Commons' Media Study
Commons' media study takes MPs over the map--OTTAWA - Journalists-turned-politicians have earned a bad reputation in Ottawa in recent years thanks to the spending shenanigans of two in particular: Senators Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin.Both former broadcasters,...
Liberals Face Decisions on Navy's $104 Billion Frigate Replacement Program
Libs facing decisions on frigate replacements--OTTAWA - The federal cabinet will soon be asked to make an initial down payment on the navy's $104-billion frigate replacement program with an approval that will lay the groundwork for the new fleet, The...
Marine le Pen Criticizes Canada's Immigration Policy during Quebec City Visit
Le Pen criticizes Canada's imigration policy--QUEBEC - The head of France's right-wing Front national party says Canada is on the wrong path with its immigration policy.Marine Le Pen says the federal Liberal's decisions on immigration, particularly its...
Monahan Scores Two, Sets Up Another, as Flames Down Canadiens 4-1
Monahan scores two as Flames top Habs 4-1--MONTREAL - Sean Monahan scored twice and set up another as the Calgary Flames downed the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Sunday night.Joe Colborne and Johnny Gaudreau also scored for the Flames (31-35-6), who have...
NDP Leader Reacts to Release of SaskParty Platform, Calling It 'Boring'
NDP leader calls SaskParty platform 'boring'--REGINA - Saskatchewan's NDP leader is calling the Saskatchewan Party's platform "boring."Cam Broten told reporters in front of the legislature building on Sunday that the election platform contains little...
Nylander's First Multi-Point Game Lifts Leafs to Thorough Victory over Buffalo
Nylander's first multi-point game lifts Leafs--TORONTO - Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock wanted to give 19-year-old William Nylander a test on Saturday evening, only it didn't exactly turn out that way.Nylander didn't get to face the Sabres' Calder...
OHL Roundup: Connor Chatham's Four-Point Outing Leads Windsor over Sarnia
OHL Roundup: Spitfires toppled Sting 6-3--SARNIA, Ont. - Connor Chatham scored once and set up three more and Aaron Luchuk had a pair of goals as the Windsor Spitfires ended their Ontario Hockey League regular season with a 6-3 victory over the Sarnia...
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 resultWellington 3 Trenton 2Wednesday's resultTrenton...
Ontario Professor's Family May Have to Leave Country over Son's Down Syndrome
Son's Down Syndrome an immigration issue--TORONTO - An Ontario university professor who has applied for permanent residency in Canada is facing the prospect of having to leave the country because his son has Down Syndrome.Citizenship and Immigration...
Parhar Scores SO Winner, UBC Advances to CIS Women's Hockey Final vs. Montreal
UBC to face Montreal for women's hockey gold--CALGARY - Haneet Parhar scored the winner in the eighth round of the shootout as the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds edged the Guelph Gryphons 2-1 in the semifinals of the CIS women's hockey championship...
PR Experts Say Jian Ghomeshi's Career Could Rebound with Acquittal but Not Easily
PR experts muse on Ghomeshi's career future--TORONTO - It took mere days for Jian Ghomeshi's celebrated media career to disintegrate when sexual assault allegations first emerged in 2014.After decades spent ascending to CBC Radio's top echelon he crashed...
Raonic Beats Goffin in Three Sets to Reach BNP Paribas Open Tennis Final
Raonic beats Goffin to reach BNP final--INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Canadian Milos Raonic is off to the final at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament.Raonic, of Thornhill, Ont., fired 10 aces in defeating Belgian David Goffin 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in semifinal...
Raonic Falls to Djokovic, Williams Downed by Azarenka at Indian Wells Finals
Raonic falls to Djokovic at Indian Wells--INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Canadian Milos Raonic believes he has what it takes to beat the top players in tennis. He just didn't have it in him on Sunday. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic rolled past the Thornhill, Ont.,...
Reigning Olympic Champion Rosie MacLennan Clinches Berth in 2016 Rio Games
Rosie MacLennan clinches 2016 Olympic berth--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Reigning women's Olympic trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan earned her place in the 2016 Rio Games with a convincing victory on Sunday at the Canada Cup.MacLennan, from Toronto, placed first...
Scores and Schedule
Scores and Schedule--Saturday's GamesNHLVancouver 3 St. Louis 0Toronto 4 Buffalo 1Ottawa 5 Montreal 0Minnesota 3 Carolina 2 (SO)Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 1San Jose 4 N.Y. Rangers 1Detroit 5 Florida 3Columbus 6 New Jersey 3Dallas 3 N.Y. Islanders 0Tampa...
Silfverberg Scores in Overtime as Surging Ducks Beat Slumping Jets 3-2
Silfverberg's OT winner leads Ducks past Jets--WINNIPEG - Jakob Silfverberg and the Anaheim Ducks weren't quick to pat themselves on the back following their 3-2 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.Silfverberg scored his 13th with under a minute...
Some Canadians Turn off the Lights for 10th Edition of Earth Hour
Canadians dim lights for Earth Hour--MONTREAL - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was one of many Canadians who joined millions around the world Saturday night in turning off their lights for Earth Hour.Government buildings and monuments across the country...
Status of Gene Patents in Cda Unresolved, despite Hospital's Successful Challenge
Legality of gene patents in Cda still in question--TORONTO - One of the most contentious issues in genetics is whether researchers should be allowed to patent human genes found to cause disease and to commercialize diagnostic tests based on those mutated...
Tensions High during Quebec's Environmental Hearings into Energy East Pipeline
Tensions at Quebec's Energy East hearings--LEVIS, Que. - As Luc Villeneuve begins talking to a reporter about his renewable energy foundation, he is abruptly interrupted outside the conference room where public hearings on Energy East are taking place."You...
The Deficit Dive: Liberals Will Try to Sell Bigger Shortfalls as Key to Growth
Liberals to sell deficits as long-term plan--OTTAWA - The political messaging that will weave through Justin Trudeau's first budget is poised to have a recognizable ring to it: reducing inequality while laying the groundwork for long-term economic growth.But...
Top News Advisory for Sunday, March 20
Top News Advisory--TOP NEWS ADVISORYSunday, March 207:35 p.m.Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change. Contact...
UNB Earns Sixth CIS Men's Hockey Championship with Win over StFX
UNB downs StFX for CIS men's hockey gold--HALIFAX - The University of New Brunswick made it all the way to the 2015 CIS men's hockey final only to watch Alberta celebrate a victory in the championship game.This year it was different.The No. 5 Varsity...
Vancouver Doctor Who Helped Woman with ALS Die an Advocate for Choice
B.C. assisted-dying doctor a choice advocate--VANCOUVER - For 40 years, Dr. Ellen Wiebe has been fighting for choice.At a time when providing abortions meant death threats and violent attacks on her peers, she spearheaded clinical trials of a pregnancy-termination...
Weekend Grouped Soccer Scores
Weekend Grouped Soccer Scores--ENGLANDSaturday's resultsPremier LeagueArsenal 2 Everton 0Chelsea 2 West Ham 2Leicester City 1 Crystal Palace 0Stoke 2 Watford 1Norwich 1 West Brom 0ChampionshipDerby County 1 Nottingham Forest 0Birmingham 1 Fulham 1Blackburn...
WHL Roundup: Bobyk Scores Twice Early as Rebels Down Oil Kings 7-2
WHL Roundup: Rebels down Oil Kings 7-2--RED DEER, Alta. - Colton Bobyk scored twice in the opening 3:13 of the first period and added an assist as the Red Deer Rebels downed the Edmonton Oil Kings 7-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.Austin...
WHL Roundup: Thunderbirds Roll into Post-Season with Points in 14 Straight Games
WHL Roundup: Thunderbirds down Winterhawks--PORTLAND, Ore. - Logan Flodell stopped 33 shots as the Seattle Thunderbirds ended the Western Hockey League regular season with a 4-1 win over the Portland Winterhawks on Sunday.Mathew Barzal, Elijah Brown...
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