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Articles from April 1, 2016

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After Rough Start, Vancouver Whitecaps' Defence Got 'Back to Basics'
'Back to basics' working for Whitecaps--VANCOUVER - Keeping things simple helped get the Vancouver Whitecaps back on track.Following disastrous defensive outings in consecutive losses to start the season, the Whitecaps defeated the Seattle Sounders 2-1...
Aggravated Sex-Assault Conviction Upheld for Man Who Hid HIV-Positive Status
Conviction upheld for man who hid HIV status--TORONTO - An aggravated sexual assault conviction will stand for a man who had unprotected sex with two other men without telling them he was HIV-positive.In a ruling this week, Ontario's top court upheld...
An Igloo and a Caribou: Nunavut MLA, Companions Hunkered Down to Wait for Rescue
Missing Nunavut MLA back in office after rescue--IQALUIT, Nunavut - Lost on the tundra and low on fuel, Pauloosie Keyootak knew there was only one thing he could do to keep himself, his son and his nephew alive."I built an igloo with a small knife,"...
B.C. Man Arrested, Accused of Assault, Robbery and Ramming Police Car
B.C. man arrested, accused of ramming police car--KELOWNA, B.C. - A dramatic series of events that police say involved assault, robbery and the ramming of one of their own cruisers in Kelowna, B.C., tied up the city's downtown core and led to the arrest...
Beeston Says Every Day Felt like Saturday over Nearly Four Decades in Baseball
Beeston as passionate about Blue Jays as ever--TORONTO - Paul Beeston's old cigar boxes have been packed up and put away. The loads of paper that are packed in his filing cabinets are still a work in progress though. The former president of the Toronto...
BlackBerry Maintains Enthusiasm for Smartphones despite Lacklustre Sales
BlackBerry smartphone sales drop despite Priv--WATERLOO, Ont. - A drop in smartphone sales in BlackBerry's fourth quarter, despite the launch of the Priv, hasn't dampened the company's enthusiasm for its hardware business.BlackBerry (TSX:BB) said Friday...
Bombardier Founding Family Loses Hundreds of Millions on Share Price Collapse
Bombardier family loses big on share collapse--MONTREAL - Bombardier's stock price collapse cost its controlling family hundreds of millions of dollars last year even as they collectively spent some $50 million to increase their stake in the embattled...
British-Columbia-in-the-News
DOCTOR CAN HELP B.C. WOMAN DIE: COURTA woman with multiple sclerosis has become the first person in British Columbia to be granted a court exemption allowing a doctor to help her die.B.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson said in a written...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--FRIDAY, APRIL 1,2016BUSINESS 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 Joins Global Anti-Austerity Club: New PM, New Stance at Foreign Meetings
Under new PM, Canada's in anti-austerity club--WASHINGTON - Canada has become a vocal member of the international anti-austerity clique, as the new Liberal government promotes the spending-friendly principles of its new federal budget to foreign audiences.Prime...
Canada's Luke Bradley Set for World Series Rugby Sevens Debut in Hong Kong
Bradley set for World Series sevens debut--TORONTO - Luke Bradley is on track to make his HSBC Sevens Series debut next week in Hong Kong after being named to head coach Liam Middleton's 13-man rugby sevens squad on Friday.Bradley, 20, would become the...
Canada's World Champs Duhamel and Radford Second after Pairs Short Program
Duhamel, Radford second after short program--BOSTON - In the span of two minutes and 40 seconds, Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford emphatically shook off any negative feelings of a frustrating season.Duhamel and Radford are in second place after...
Canadian Auto Sales off to 'Dream Start' in 2016, DesRosiers Says
Canadian auto sales roar ahead again in March--TORONTO - Auto sales set yet another monthly record in March as Canadians continued to buy cars and light trucks in record numbers.DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says overall sales improved 9.3 per cent...
Canadian Press Package on the Cost of Policing in Canada
Canadian Press cost of policing package--The Canadian Press is moving out a three-part package on the cost of policing in Canada.The first story, by Colin Perkel, moved at 4 a.m. this morning. The subsequent stories are moving on the weekend and early...
Canadians Weaver and Poje Miss out on Medal at World Championships
Weaver, Poje disappointed at worlds--BOSTON - After two seasons of dominating international ice dancing, Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje will go home from the world figure skating championships without the gold medal they had their heart set...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 3
Celebrity birthdays for April 3--Celebrity Birthdays for April 3:Actress Doris Day is 93.Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl is 86.Conservationist Dame Jane Goodall is 82.Actor William Gaunt is 79.Songwriter Jeff Barry is 78.Actor Eric Braeden is 75.Actress...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 4
Celebrity birthdays for April 4--Celebrity Birthdays for April 4:Canadian conductor Victor Feldbrill is 92.Actress Estelle Harris is 88.Recording executive Clive Davis is 84.Country singer-songwriter Norro Wilson is 78.Bandleader Hugh Masekela is 77.Author...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 5
Celebrity birthdays for April 5--Celebrity Birthdays for April 5:Horror filmmaker Roger Corman is 90.'60s R&B Billy Bland is 84.Former U.S. Secretary of State and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell is 79.Country singer Tommy...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 6
Celebrity birthdays for April 6--Celebrity Birthdays for April 6:Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson is 88.Composer-conductor Andre Previn is 87.Country singer Merle Haggard is 79.Actor Billy Dee Williams is 79.Actor Roy Thinnes ("The Invaders")...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 7
Celebrity birthdays for April 7--Celebrity Birthdays for April 7:Country singer Bobby Bare is 81.Singer Charlie Thomas of The Drifters is 79.Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 77.Guitarist Mick Abrahams (Jethro Tull) is 73. Singer Patricia Bennett...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 8
Celebrity birthdays for April 8--Celebrity Birthdays for April 8:Comedian Shecky Greene is 90.Actor-turned-diplomat John Gavin is 85.Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh is 79.Basketball Hall-of-Famer John Havlicek is 76.Original...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 9
Celebrity birthdays for April 9--Celebrity Birthdays for April 9:Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 90.Satirical songwriter and mathematician Tom Lehrer is 88.Naturalist Jim Fowler ("Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom") is 86.Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo...
Cenovus Says It's Cutting 440 Jobs While Murphy Oil Also Confirms Cuts
Cenovus Energy, Murphy Oil confirm job cuts--CALGARY - Cenouvs Energy is slashing 440 jobs as part of its previously announced cost-cutting plans due to low oil prices.Spokesman Brett Harris says Cenovus has already cut 190 mostly contractor positions,...
Court Dismisses Appeal in $65-Million Fraud Case Targeting B.C. Seniors
B.C. court dismisses appeal in $65M fraud case--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's top court has refused to overturn the case of a former mutual funds salesman who defrauded hundreds of seniors by selling them $65 million in exempt securities.David Michaels...
Declining Commodity Prices Push TSX Lower; New York Indexes Rise on Jobs Report
Declining commodity prices push TSX lower--TORONTO - Declining commodity prices pushed the Toronto stock market to a lower close Friday, even as solid U.S. jobs data boosted stocks south of the border.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite...
Don't Unbundle Investment Advice Fees from Investment Products: Report
Don't unbundle investment fees: report--OTTAWA - Small investors stand to lose if securities regulators move to unbundle the cost for financial advisers from the investment products they sell, a new report says.Canadian securities regulators have been...
Editorial Exchange: Consumers Have Power to Get Action
Editorial Exchange: Consumers have power to get action--An editorial from the New Glasgow News, published March 30:Consumers get more than enough conflicting information about the safety or wholesomeness of various foods. No one wants more mixed messages.A...
Editorial Exchange: Deadly Fire Is Another Cry for Help from Reserves
Editorial Exchange: Deadly fire is another cry for help from reserves--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 31:It's a sad reality that many Canadians have become inured to the human tragedies that so often befall remote indigenous communities....
Editorial Exchange: Fire's Deadly, Routine Toll On-Reserve
Editorial Exchange: Fire's deadly, routine toll on-reserve--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published April 1:It may be the worst house fire on-reserve in living memory. Nine people at a remote Ontario reserve, not far from Manitoba's border,...
Editorial Exchange: Marie Henein Betrayed No One by Defending Jian Ghomeshi
Editorial Exchange: Marie Henein betrayed no one by defending Jian Ghomeshi--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 30:Did defence lawyer Marie Henein "betray" women when she shredded the credibility of Jian Ghomeshi's three female accusers...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Should Make Drug Companies Reveal Payments to Doctors
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa should make drug companies reveal payments to doctors--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published March 30:When Dr. Andre Lalonde presented a seminar to doctors at a dinner in 2014 on how to treat lower back pain that is...
Editorial Exchange: Risk Is an Ugly Reality in Sport
Editorial Exchange: Risk is an ugly reality in sport--An editorial from the Red Deer Advocate, published March 30:It is interesting how society views sport.Most people are able to separate out the humanity of the athletes from the action taking place...
Engines on Jean Lapierre Plane Were Functioning at Time of Crash: TSB
Engines on Lapierre plane were working: TSB--ILES-DE-LA-MADELEINE, Que. - Initial assessments of the plane that crashed with Jean Lapierre and six other people on board indicate its engines were operational at the time of the accident, the Transportation...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Friday, April 1
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...
Environment Minister McKenna Says Job Is Keep All aboard for Carbon Transition
All aboard for carbon transition: McKenna--OTTAWA - Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says her role is as a "kind of convener" among disparate factions of the progressive push for climate policies.McKenna appeared Friday at a panel discussion...
Expanded Refugee Health-Care Coverage Begins, but Concerns Remain over Access
Health coverage for refugees restored--OTTAWA - Expanded health-care coverage for refugees and asylum seekers was restored Friday as the Liberal government acted to end cuts that a judge called cruel and unusual.Thousands of people claiming asylum and...
FC Edmonton Confident about NASL Season, with Blend of Experience and Youth
FC Edmonton confident about NASL season--Thanks to a solid core and some judicious additions, coach Colin Miller is excited about FC Edmonton as the NASL season kicks off this weekend.Edmonton went 3-0-1 during a pre-season visit to Scotland, where Miller...
Financial Terms for Arena Used by Medicine Hat Tigers Reached Last Year: Team
Tigers arena money terms settled last year: team--MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - The Medicine Hat Tigers say financial terms for leasing the Canalta Centre where the Western Hockey League team plays were settled last June.The team says on its website that the...
Firms Report Tangible Benefits since Oil, Loonie Started Plunge: BoC Poll
Firms see low loonie as boon: Bank of Canada--OTTAWA - A majority of companies polled in the Bank of Canada's latest business outlook survey have seen increasingly tangible benefits since the oil price shock started to drive down the Canadian dollar.The...
First Day of April Brings Dose of Tomfoolery to Parliament Hill
April 1 brings Parliament Hill tomfoolery--OTTAWA - Once a year, the fools on the Hill let their hair down and this April 1, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair appeared poised to do the real thing.Mulcair posted a photo on the social media site Twitter showing his...
Former Rapids Players Return to Mile-High City as Members of Toronto FC
Former Rapids return to Colorado with TFC--Defender Drew Moor is looking forward to renewing acquaintances with a jalapeno cheeseburger at My Brother's Bar. Goalkeeper Clint Irwin plans to hit Forest Room 5 with some friends.The two former Colorado players...
Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Playoff Glance
Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Playoff Glance--GOJHL PlayoffsAll Times EasternThird RoundCONFERENCE FINALS(Best-of-7)GOLDEN HORSESHOE CONFERENCECaledonia (1) vs. St. Catharines (2)(Caledonia leads series 2-0)Friday's resultCaledonia 5 St. Catharines...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Friday, April 1
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...
Heather Rankin Goes Solo -- and Enlists Rapper for Remake of Tears for Fears Hit
Rankin goes solo -- and enlists a rapper--HALIFAX - It's an unlikely match -- she's a petite traditional singer from small-town Cape Breton with tidy hair, and he's a sneaker-clad emcee who dons backwards hats and spits rhymes about his gritty Halifax...
Herdman Says Women's Soccer Is on the Rise but Women Need to Buy into Sport
Herdman says women need to go all in on soccer--TORONTO - Canadian coach John Herdman says women's soccer is on the rise but has a ways to go before it can generate the kind of money that the men's game does."The women's game's grown massively over the...
History of Alleged Starlight Tours Back on Web Page about Saskatoon Police
Alleged starlight tours back on website--SASKATOON - Information about starlight tours has been reinserted on Wikipedia's page for the Saskatoon Police Service.University student Addison Herman had noticed the section was missing when he went to the...
Impact Head to Seattle with Promising West Coast Record
Impact in tough against hungry Sounders--MONTREAL - For a second game in a row, the Montreal Impact will be visiting a team that is hungry for victories.Two weeks ago, the Impact (2-1-0) came out flat and lost 2-0 to an FC Dallas side that was coming...
Jennifer Wakefield Powers Canada into Women's World Hockey Semifinals
Wakefield powers Canada to 6-1 win over Finns--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A dominant performance by Jennifer Wakefield and her linemates propelled Canada into the semifinals of the women's world hockey championship.Wakefield scored twice and assisted on two goals...
Judge Grants B.C. Woman Permission for Physician-Assisted Death
B.C. woman granted permission for assisted death--VANCOUVER - A British Columbia woman living with multiple sclerosis has become the first in the province to be granted a court exemption to have a doctor help her die.B.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice...
Judge Reserves Decision in Case of Profane Anti-Harper Sign in Car
No ruling in case of profane anti-Harper sign--PONOKA, Alta. - A provincial court judge has reserved his decision in the case of an Edmonton man who is fighting a $543 ticket for putting a sign in his car with an expletive aimed at former prime minister...
Junos Turn Spotlight on Banner Year for Canadian Music
Junos turn spotlight on banner year for Canadian music--CALGARY - Canada's stunning year of endurance on the pop charts will be celebrated at home this weekend as some of the country's top performers descend on the Juno Awards.A heavy slate of relative...
LaMarre Double in 10th Puts Red Sox over Jays 4-2 before 52,682 at Olympic Stadium
LaMarre doubles lifts Red Sox over Jays 4-2--MONTREAL - It was a big night for Russell Martin even if his Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Boston Red Sox.An energetic crowd of 52,682 saw the Red Sox post a 4-2 pre-season win over Toronto on a two-out, two...
Latte or Cabernet? Starbucks Launches Wine and Beer Menu in Canada
Latte or Cabernet? Starbucks debuts alcohol menu--TORONTO - Forget that complicated coffee order.Soon, a Starbucks barista may be taking down your name for a glass of Pinot Grigio or a pint of craft beer.After six years in the U.S., coffee giant Starbucks...
Manitoba Election Results Advisory
Manitoba election results advisory--EDITORS: On Tuesday, April 19, voters in Manitoba go to the polls in their provincial general election.All Manitoba election stories from The Canadian Press that day will continue to be available on the National (G)...
Manitoba Liberals Stand by Candidate Who Pleaded Guilty to Assaulting Woman
Manitoba candidate admitted to assault in 2002--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba Liberal Party is standing by a candidate who pleaded guilty to assaulting his common-law wife in 2002.Court documents show Kurt Berger was given a conditional sentence of two years...
Martin Sees Less Pressure, More Fun in Second Pre-Season Visit to Montreal
Martin looks to have fun as Jays host Sox--MONTREAL - The Toronto Blue Jays' pre-season visit to Olympic Stadium was an exhilarating but stressful time for catcher Russell Martin a year ago.But now that the Toronto-born, Montreal-raised Martin has been...
Military Watchdog Blasts Pension Wait Times after Daily Complaints by Soldiers
Military watchdog blasts pension wait times--OTTAWA - The military ombudsman and the NDP's defence critic say they are being bombarded -- sometimes daily -- with complaints from retiring soldiers over delays in getting pension cheques -- a problem the...
Montreal Native Medhi Abdesmad Embracing Time before 2016 NFL Draft
Abdesmad embraces time before NFL draft--Medhi Abdesmad has resumed training like a football player again, this time with all the comforts of home.The towering six-foot-six 284-pound Boston College defensive lineman is back in Montreal with his family...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,440.44, down 53.92 points):Lake Shore Gold Corp. (TSX:LSG). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.53 per cent, to $1.90...
Mulcair Campaigning Ahead of Critical Leadership Vote in Edmonton
Mulcair campaigning ahead of convention--OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair is no stranger to political campaigns and there is one thing that is clear ahead of the NDP convention next week: he is actively working to keep his job in wake of the party's devastating...
Navy Experiments with Shrinking Crew Sizes Ahead of Frigate Replacements
Navy experiments with smaller crews--OTTAWA - Defence planners hope "X" marks the spot for the sailor-strained Royal Canadian Navy as the military has embarked on a set of experiments aboard existing frigates aimed at reducing crew sizes on its future...
New Brunswick Introduces Compensation Legislation for First Responders with PTSD
Help coming for first responders with PTSD--FREDERICTON - The wife of one of the three Mounties shot and killed in New Brunswick in June 2014 is applauding the provincial government's efforts to help first responders suffering with post-traumatic stress...
Newfoundland Man to Seek Province's First Court-Approved Assisted Death:lawyer
Man to seek assisted death in Newfoundland--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A Newfoundland man who wants to end his life after years of battling cancer is searching for a doctor to sign off on the province's first court-approved assisted death. Lawyer Kyle Rees of...
New Ontario Ombudsman Steps into Role More Quietly Than Predecessor Left
New Ontario ombudsman starts today--TORONTO - Ontario's new ombudsman is stepping into his role much more quietly than his predecessor left.Paul Dube, the former federal taxpayers' ombudsman, started as Ontario ombudsman Friday and called the job a "dream...
New Potential Viking Site Discovered in Southern Newfoundland
Potential Viking site in Newfoundland--A potential Viking settlement discovered in southern Newfoundland may reveal that the pioneering seafarers travelled further into North America than previously thought, but experts caution there's still lots of...
Next Big Thing: Three Canadian Artists Who Could See Juno Glory Next Year
Next Big Thing: Juno hopefuls for next year--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 that would...
Nobel Laureate Says Canada Should Shun TPP as Flawed and Pro Big Business
Canada should reject TPP: Nobel winner--OTTAWA - Economist Joseph Stiglitz says he has told his "friend," International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, that Canada should reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership because it's a badly flawed trade deal.The...
OHL Roundup: Otters Sweep Spirit to Advance to Second Round of Playoffs
OHL: Otters sweep Spirit to advance to 2nd round--SAGINAW, Mich. - Dylan Strome scored twice, including the eventual power-play winner, as the Erie Otters beat the Saginaw Spirit 6-4 on Thursday to complete their four-game sweep of their Ontario Hockey...
OHL Roundup: Watson Has Goal, Four Assists as Frontenacs Eliminate Generals
OHL Roundup: Frontenacs advance to Round 2--KINGSTON, Ont. - There will be a new Memorial Cup champion this spring.Spencer Watson had a goal and four assists and Jeremy Helvig made 20 saves as the Kingston Frontenacs shut out the Oshawa Generals 6-0...
Ontario Has 'Number of Concerns' with U.S. City's Great Lakes Diversion Plan
Ontario has 'concerns' with Great Lakes plan--TORONTO - Ontario has "a number of concerns" with a Wisconsin city's request to draw water from the Great Lakes in what would be a precedent-setting move if the plan was approved.Waukesha, a city of about...
Ontario Summer Camps Rebrand after Allegations of Sexism
Ontario camps rebrand after sexism allegations--TORONTO - Two Ontario summer camp programs were forced to do some hasty rebranding recently after backlash against perceived sexism in some of their offerings.But the efforts have won mixed reactions, with...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Friday, April 1, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photographers. ADDS: HAVRE-AUX-MAISON, Que.--National...
PM: Canada Will Offer $42M to Help Protect Nuclear Material from Terrorists
Canada will offer $42M for nuke safety--WASHINGTON - World leaders watched a video of a hypothetical nuclear terrorist plot Friday as they closed out a two-day summit dedicated to ensuring such a calamity never comes to pass.More than 50 countries made...
Police Costs across Canada Rising despite Sinking Crime Rate
Police costs across Canada rising as crime rate sinks--TORONTO - The recent furor over comments by Toronto's outgoing deputy chief of police about cutting officers to save money focused the spotlight anew on policing costs that keep rising even as Canada's...
Police Investigate after Black Lives Matter Protest at Ontario Premier's Home
Police at Ontario premier's home after protest--TORONTO - Police were called to the home of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Friday after protesters with the Black Lives Matter Toronto group staged a vigil outside her residence the night before and...
Q&A: Canadian Singer Alessia Cara Talks Taylor Swift, Wanting to Be Justin Bieber
Q&A: Alessia Cara on Taylor Swift, wanting to be Bieber--CALGARY - Alessia Cara is having a big year in music by any measure.The 19-year-old singer from Brampton, Ont. -- a suburb outside Toronto -- is among the small faction of Canadian pop stars...
QMJHL Roundup: Foreurs Rally in Third to Beat Armada, Stave off Elimination
QMJHL Roundup: Foreurs stave off elimination--VAL-D'OR, Que. - Anthony Richard and Julien Gauthier both scored their second goals of the game on the power play in the third period as the Val-d'Or Foreurs rallied past the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada...
Quebec Rejects $330-Million Lawsuit Filed by SNC-Lavalin Consortium over Hospital
SNC group sues Montreal hospital, government--MONTREAL - Quebec's health minister has rejected a lawsuit filed Friday by an SNC-Lavalin consortium seeking $330 million for extra costs to build and manage a big Montreal hospital at the centre of bribery...
Review of Atheist Minister 'Difficult' but Necessary, United Church Says
United Church review of minister 'difficult'--TORONTO - An ordained minister who believes in neither God nor Bible will have every opportunity to explain herself before any action might be taken to defrock her, the United Church said Friday.Rev. David...
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...
Saskatoon Man Who Made, Possessed Child Porn Volunteered with Kids Groups
Man had 10,000 child porn videos, hearing told--SASKATOON - The Crown says a Saskatoon man who secretly filmed nude boys he met through a volunteer group not only victimized some of the most vulnerable children in society, but also cast suspicion on...
Schuler Goes from Wearing Maple Leaf to Coaching It in Women's World Hockey
Former player Schuler coaching Canadian women--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Women's hockey isn't old enough to have many full-circle moments, but Laura Schuler closed a significant one.She played for Canada in the first women's world hockey championship in 1990...
Second-Half Turnaround Has Bernier Feeling Good, Excited to Return Next Season
Bernier wants to be 'the guy' for Leafs--TORONTO - The dark cloud that lingered over Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier early this season was like nothing he'd ever been through before.Bernier knew his game was not in form and it rattled him. His...
Seven Stories in the News Today, April 1
Seven stories in the news today, April 1--Seven stories in the news today, from The Canadian Press:------PM WRAPS UP WASHINGTON VISITPrime Minister Justin Trudeau has a busy final day in Washington today where he has been attending a two day conference...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for April 2-4
The Canadian Press News Agenda for April 2-4--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for April 2 to April 4 as of 8:31 p.m. ET:x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage.Copy from other events based on merit and availability....
Third Parties Spent $6M to Influence Outcome of 2015 Vote, Monsef Vows Crackdown
Monsef vows to end money's impact on votes--OTTAWA - Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef is vowing to reduce the impact of money on federal politics amid new evidence that advocacy groups are becoming much more active in trying to influence...
Today in History - April 10
Today in History - April 10--Today in History for April 10:On this date:In 1555, Pope Marcellus II was elected the 222nd in the line of Peter, but he didn't last a month, dying on May 1. He was the last pontiff to maintain his baptismal name.In 1684,...
Today in History - April 11
Today in History - April 11--Today in History for April 11:On this date:In 1506, construction began on the new St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican under the guidance of Pope Julius II, who enlisted the talents of Michelangelo and Raphael. The original...
Today in History - April 12
Today in History - April 12--Today in History for April 12:On this date:In 1065, pilgrims under Bishop Günther of Bamberg (in Germany) reached Jerusalem.In 1204, the Fourth Crusade occupied and plundered Constantinople.In 1606, England adopted the original...
Today in History - April 13
Today in History - April 13--Today in History for April 13:On this date:In 655 (traditional date), Martin, pope from 649 to 655, died in banishment. He was the last pope venerated as a martyr.In 1598, King Henry IV of France endorsed the "Edict of Nantes,"...
Today in History - April 14
Today in History - April 14--Today in History for April 14:On this date:In 73 AD, rather than face defeat at the hands of the Romans, Jews in the fortress of Masada committed mass suicide.In 1682, Archpriest Avvakum, the leader of a traditionalist movement...
Today in History - April 15
Today in History - April 15--Today in History for April 15:On this date:In 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy. He would go on to paint some historic religious scenes, most specifically "The Last Supper," as well as the iconic "Mona Lisa."...
Today in History - April 16
Today in History - April 16--Today in History for April 16:On this date:In 556, Roman-born Pope Pelagius I became the 60th successor of St. Peter. He built the Church of the Twelve Apostles.In 1189, St. Drogo, also called Druon, a Flemish saint who became...
Today in Music History - April 10
Today in Music History - April 10--Today in Music History for April 10:In 787, the church of St. Corneille at Compiegne installed an organ at the request of Frankish King Pepin, in what is modern-day France. This is the first recorded mention of this...
Today in Music History - April 11
Today in Music History - April 11--Today in Music History for April 11:In 1958, Jerry Lee Lewis' first wife, Jane Mitcham, filed for divorce. Lewis had already secretly married his 13-year-old cousin, Myra Gale Brown.In 1961, Bob Dylan made his first...
Today in Music History - April 12
Today in Music History - April 12--Today in Music History for April 12:In 1932, Herbert Khaury, better known as "Tiny Tim," was born in New York City. With his ukelele and his squeaky falsetto voice, he became the '60s most successful novelty act. He's...
Today in Music History - April 13
Today in Music History - April 13--Today in Music History for April 13:In 1742, George Frideric Handel's majestic oratorio, "The Messiah," was first performed, in Dublin. The performance raised 400 pounds for charity.In 1859, Handel's "Judas Maccabeus,"...
Today in Music History - April 14
Today in Music History - April 14--Today in Music History for April 14:In 1759, German composer George Frideric Handel died at age 74 in London. He worked mainly in England and Italy, and his most famous work is "The Messiah." Despite being totally blind...
Today in Music History - April 15
Today in Music History - April 15--Today in Music History for April 15:In 1729, composer J.S. Bach conducted the premiere performance of his "St. Matthew Passion" at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany.In 1894, Bessie Smith, considered to be the greatest...
Today in Music History - April 16
Today in Music History - April 16--Today in Music History for April 16:In 1924, pianist, composer and orchestra leader Henry Mancini was born in Cleveland. After six years as a pianist-arranger with "The Glenn Miller-Tex Beneke Orchestra," Mancini joined...
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