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$23M in Funding Will Provide More Police and Prosecutors to Fight Gangs: Premier
B.C. boosts gangs and guns funding by $23M--SURREY, B.C. - British Columbia is spending another $23 million to fight escalating gang violence in Metro Vancouver aimed at increasing public safety.Premier Christy Clark was flanked by the public safety...
3 Families Sue US Sperm Bank, Canadian Distributor over 'Schizophrenic' Sperm Donor
Families launch suits against U.S. sperm bank--TORONTO - Three Ontario families have launched lawsuits against a U.S.-based sperm bank and its Canadian distributor, alleging they were misled about their sperm donor's medical and social history, which...
Addictions Expert Says More Injection Sites Needed to Stop Overdose Deaths
Health alert prompts call for more injection sites--VICTORIA - Two days before Christmas, Debbie Porter was found dead on the floor of her Victoria-area home. She had overdosed on heroin."Picture this in your mind: Our daughter was found laying on the...
Alberta Hit with Credit Downgrade after Budget, Notley Says Still Best Plan
Alberta gets credit downgrade after budget--EDMONTON - Alberta got hit with a credit downgrade Friday, less than a day after it announced removal of its debt ceiling and $58 billion in debt by 2019.Credit rating agency DBRS knocked Alberta's rating down...
Animal Rights Group Slams OSPCA over Handling of Tiger-Whipping Case
Animal rights group slams OSPCA over tiger case--An animal rights group says Ontario's animal welfare agency didn't go far enough after laying animal cruelty charges against a zoo owner famous for training animals for Hollywood movies.In December, the...
A Tale of Two Budgets: Deluge of Red Ink in Alberta, N.L. amid Oil Crash
Red ink spills over Alberta, N.L. budgets--CALGARY - Albertans bewailing the deluge of red ink in the provincial budget can take some comfort in knowing matters could be worse: they could be in Newfoundland and Labrador's predicament.The two provinces,...
B.C. Prisoners Get Addiction Therapy after Settlement in Charter Challenge
B.C. prisoners with opiate addiction gain therapy--VANCOUVER - Prisoners struggling with opiate addictions in British Columbia jails have gained the same right to medical treatment as people outside the corrections system.B.C. Corrections has implemented...
Boosting Government Spending Would Benefit the World's Economy: Poloz
Fiscal boosts would help world economy: Poloz--OTTAWA - Stephen Poloz talks like a man who's had a weight lifted off his shoulders.Eight years after the financial crisis, the Bank of Canada governor believes much of the pressure that pushed the world...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--FRIDAY, APRIL 15,2016BUSINESS 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 Marriage Counsellor Charged with Sexually Assaulting Client
Marriage counsellor charged with assaulting client--CALGARY - Police have charged a therapist with sexual assaulting one of his clients who had visited him for marriage counselling.Staff Sgt. Steve Lorne says a woman in her 30s and her husband began...
Canada Announces Funding for Syria's Neighbours, Grappling with Effects of War
Canada announces $75M in foreign aid--WASHINGTON - Among the stories that left an impression on Canada's development minister from her early foreign visits was one about the shiny new cars pulling up to a refugee camp.She was told their appearance meant...
Canada's Abanda, Slovakia's Cibulkova to Start Fed Cup Playoff Tie in Bratislava
Abanda to kick off Fed Cup tie in Slovakia--BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Francoise Abanda will kick off Canada's Fed Cup World Group II playoff tie with Slovakia on Saturday when she takes on World No. 38 Dominika Cibulkova.The weekend best-of-five series...
Canadian Home Sales Hit Record in March but Vancouver, Toronto Slow Down: CREA
Canadian home sales hit record in March: CREA--TORONTO - A record number of homes were sold across the country in March, although the Vancouver and Toronto markets saw sales declines from the previous month, the Canadian Real Estate Association said...
Canadian Players Ready to Make History as New Pro Rugby League Kicks off in U.S
New pro rugby league kicks off in U.S.--Canadian international Ray Barkwill will help make history Sunday as professional rugby comes to North America.Barkwill, a gritty hooker with a heart as big as his beard, will line up for Sacramento against visiting...
Canadians Benfeito, Filion Earn Silver in 10-M Synchro at Diving World Series
Benfeito, Filion place 2nd at World Series--WINDSOR, Ont. - Canadian divers Meaghen Benfeito and Roseline Filion earned silver medals in the 10-metre synchronized platform event on Friday at the FINA diving world series.Pamela Ware of Greenfield Park,...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 17
Celebrity birthdays for April 17--Celebrity Birthdays for April 17:Chris Barber, British trombonist and bandleader, is 86.Actor David Bradley ("Game of Thrones") is 74.Canadian pop singer Bobby Curtola is 73.Quebec singer and actress Michele Richard...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 18
Celebrity birthdays for April 18--Celebrity Birthdays for April 18:Actress Barbara Hale ("Perry Mason") is 95.Actor Clive Revill is 86.Actor James Drury is 82.Actor Robert Hooks is 79.Mike Vickers, saxophone player and guitarist of Manfred Mann, is 76.Canadian...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 19
Celebrity birthdays for April 19--Celebrity Birthdays for April 19:Actor Hugh O'Brian is 91.Actress Elinor Donahue ("Father Knows Best") is 79.Keyboardist Alan Price of The Animals is 74.Singer Eve Graham of the New Seekers is 73.Bernie Worrell, keyboardist...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 20
Celebrity birthdays for April 20--Celebrity Birthdays for April 20:Actor Leslie Phillips is 92.Walter Ostanek, "Canada's Polka King," is 81.Actor George Takei) ("Star Trek") is 79.Singer Johnny Tillotson is 78.Actor Ryan O'Neal is 75.Bluegrass singer-musician...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 21
Celebrity birthdays for April 21--Celebrity Birthdays for April 21:Queen Elizabeth II is 90.Actress-comedian-writer Elaine May is 84.Actor Charles Grodin is 81.Actor Reni Santoni is 77.Singer Iggy Pop is 69.Actress Patti LuPone is 67.Actor Tony Danza...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 22
Celebrity birthdays for April 22--Celebrity Birthdays for April 22:Actress Charlotte Rae ("The Facts of Life") is 90.Actress Estelle Harris ("Seinfeld") is 88.Singer Glen Campbell is 80.Actor Jack Nicholson is 79.Singer Mel Carter is 77.Author Janet...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 23
Celebrity birthdays for April 23--Celebrity Birthdays for April 23:Actor Alan Oppenheimer is 86.Bluegrass musician Roland White, formerly of the Kentucky Colonels, is 78.Actor David Birney is 77.Actor Lee Majors ("Six Million Dollar Man") is 77.Hockey...
Coast Guard Said Small Diesel Spill Has Coloured Vancouver's Harbour
Small diesel spill colours Vancouver harbour--VANCOUVER - A small diesel slick spotted in Vancouver's False Creek and nearby English Bay isn't large enough to attempt a cleanup, according to a Canadian Coast Guard spokesman.Dan Bate said in an interview...
Community Support for Aboriginal Youth Needed to Guard against Suicide
Support for youth needed to guard against suicide--TORONTO - A university professor who has studied suicides among aboriginal people says strong community support for youth and determined leadership can guard against outbreaks of attempted suicides,...
Coroner's Jury Seeks Taser Review, Better Mental Health Services in Rural B.C
Jury makes 15 findings in death of B.C. teen--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A coroner's jury in Kamloops B.C., has concluded an inquest into the death of 18-year-old Jacob Setah by calling for better mental health services in rural communities.The recommendation...
Crown Confident as Hearing Begins for British Sailors Charged in Alleged Sex Assault
Hearing for sailors charged with sex assault--HALIFAX - A Crown prosecutor says he has a "good case" against four British sailors charged with sexually assaulting a young woman at a military base in Halifax."We wouldn't be here if we didn't think it...
'Don't Get Me Started:' Trudeau Delivers Impromptu Quantum Computing Lesson
PM delivers impromptu quantum computing lesson--WATERLOO, Ont. - Self-described geek Justin Trudeau seized an opportunity with both hands Friday to deliver an impromptu lesson on quantum computing to some of the country's smartest theoretical physicists...
Drogba "An Option" for Impact against Fire; Scored Four Times against Chicago Last Season
Drogba set to return as Impact faces Fire--MONTREAL - There aren't many Chicago Fire players left from the team that gave up four goals to Didier Drogba in two games last September.That could be to Chicago's benefit as it tries to extend a three-game...
Editorial Exchange: Action Overdue on First Nations Reserves
Editorial Exchange: Action overdue on First Nations reserves--An editorial from the Summerside Journal-Pioneer, published April 14:When 13 young people are taken to hospital over fears of a suicide pact it should be cause for serious concern.This was...
Editorial Exchange: A Flawed but Promising Start on Right to Die
Editorial Exchange: A flawed but promising start on right to die--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published April 14:Call it assisted suicide, the right-to-die, doctor-assisted death or the current label "medical assistance in dying." The bottom...
Editorial Exchange: A Sane Law for Assisted Dying
Editorial Exchange: A sane law for assisted dying--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published April 15:It was always going to be impossible for the federal government to please everyone with a new law to allow medically assisted dying in...
Editorial Exchange: Attawapiskat Crisis Highlights the Urgency of First Nations Needs
Editorial Exchange: Attawapiskat crisis highlights the urgency of First Nations needs--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published April 13:Why are First Nations youths in Attawapiskat and other remote communities threatening to kill themselves in...
Editorial Exchange: Fulfilling the Promise, Duty to Metis
Editorial Exchange: Fulfilling the promise, duty to Metis--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published April 14:History shows the federal government has at times treated Metis people as it did "Indians," exercising its authority to strike deals...
Editorial Exchange: 'Medical Aid in Dying' Law Strikes a Good Balance
Editorial Exchange: 'Medical aid in dying' law strikes a good balance--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published April 14:Canadian attitudes have changed, immeasurably, since Sue Rodriguez famously asked "Whose body is this? Who owns my life?" 25...
Editorial Exchange: Openness Takes a Hit in Saudi Arms Sale
Editorial Exchange: Openness takes a hit in Saudi arms sale--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published April 14:Usually, the truth is the best PR strategy.With that in mind, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion could have told Canadians...
Editorial Exchange: Patrick Brown Makes His First Big Mistake
Editorial Exchange: Patrick Brown makes his first big mistake--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published April 15:And he was doing so well.The relatively new leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservative party was making all the right moves...
Editorial Exchange: We Need a Shift in Our National Consciousness
Editorial Exchange: We need a shift in our national consciousness--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published April 15:Why did it take a rash of suicide attempts and a state of emergency to get help for Attawapiskat? Why were such desperate...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Friday, April 15
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Finance Ministers Warn of Consequences for Not Adopting New Tax Evasion Rules
Adopt tax evasion rules or else, G20 warns--WASHINGTON - The world's major economies have issued a warning that countries could be punished if they resist new global anti-tax-evasion rules amid the wide-ranging fallout over the so-called Panama Papers.The...
Former Broker Handed Three-Year Sentence in Knowledge House Stock Fraud Case
Former broker gets three years for fraud--HALIFAX - A former stockbroker described by a judge as the "competent tactician" in a multi-million dollar stock market fraud involving the Knowledge House e-learning company before it collapsed in 2001 was sentenced...
Former Ontario Ombudsman Sues for Wrongful Dismissal
Former Ontario ombudsman sues government--TORONTO - Ontario's former ombudsman is suing for wrongful dismissal, alleging Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals "orchestrated" his removal from public office because he was so critical of them.Andre Marin...
Global Affairs Releases Saudi Rights Report Showing Small Gains, Much Gloom
Saudi report shows small gains, much gloom--OTTAWA - Canada's Department of Global Affairs has released a heavily redacted version of its 2015 report on human rights in Saudi Arabia, saying there have been some minor improvements in the kingdom.Foreign...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Friday, April 15
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'I Don't Stop Working:' Manitoba Tory Leader Defends Time in Costa Rica
Tory leader defends time spent in Costa Rica--WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Progressive Conservative leader says he "probably" will spend less time at his vacation home in Costa Rica if he is elected premier next week.Brian Pallister spent Friday defending his...
In the Bank of Canada Governor's Words: Excerpts from Poloz Interview
Excerpts from interview with BoC's Poloz--OTTAWA - Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz spoke with The Canadian Press on Wednesday. Here are excerpts of that discussion, in Poloz's own words. (Some responses below have been edited to condense his responses.)CP:...
Jacques Demers Getting Better Every Day and Is Now Eating after Recent Stroke
Demers getting better every day:doctors--MONTREAL - Sen. Jacques Demers is getting better every day and has begun eating after his recent stroke, his doctors said Friday.Demers, 71, still has some weakness on the right side and difficulty with speech...
Jason Wu, Greta Constantine among Winners at Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards
Jason Wu wins at Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards--TORONTO - Jason Wu has added to his lengthy list of accolades with a win at the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards.The award-winning New York-based designer was named international Canadian designer...
Judge Allows Accused Killer to Stay out on Bail during Trial, Adds Drug Tests
Vader stays out on bail despite 4 times late--EDMONTON - An Alberta man accused of killing two seniors will remain out on bail while his trial is ongoing.The Crown asked for the review of Travis Vader's bail conditions earlier this week after he was...
Labour Minister Says Sweeping Review of Federal Jobs Grant System Underway
Liberals look to overhaul job grant system--OTTAWA - The federal government is reviewing every grant program designed to help groups provide skills and job training to make sure they help workers actually get jobs, the labour minister says.There are...
Lowry, DeRozan Have Been Waiting a Year to Make Up for Last Season's Heartbreak
Lowry, DeRozan ready for playoff rewrite--TORONTO - The pain was less than 24 hours old, and Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan were already plotting.It was this time last year and Toronto had just been dispatched from the playoffs in the most humiliating...
Lundqvist Recalls 'Really Bad Thoughts' after Being Struck by Stick
Lundqvist a game-time decision for Game 2--PITTSBURGH, Pa. - When the stick blade of teammate Marc Staal struck the area near his right eye, Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist had some terrible thoughts.He feared major damage, perhaps even blindness."Before...
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 NDP Commits to More Spending in Final Days of Campaign
NDP platform has millions in new spending--WINNIPEG - NDP Leader Greg Selinger has revealed days before the Manitoba election that his campaign platform would add tens of millions of dollars to a provincial budget already in the red.Selinger on Friday...
Moncton Lawyer Seeking Progressive Conservative Leadership in New Brunswick
Moncton lawyer seeking N.B. Tory leadership--MONCTON, N.B. - Moncton lawyer Monica Barley has become the third candidate seeking the leadership of New Brunswick's Progressive Conservatives, vowing to make tough decisions to stop the province's decline.The...
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 (13,637.20, down 31.09 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up nine cents, or 5.88...
Mother Accused in Son's Death in Alberta Wishes She Had Taken Him to a Doctor
Mother cross-examined in son's meningitis death--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A woman accused in her toddler's death from bacterial meningitis says she wishes she had taken him to a doctor.Collet Stephan said Friday she could not recall doing tests in March 2012...
New Brunswick Woman Charged with Murder and Arson Found Fit to Stand Trial
Murder suspect found fit to stand trial--MONCTON, N.B. - A New Brunswick woman who spent two-and-a-half-months as a fugitive on charges of first-degree murder and arson has been found fit to stand trial.Marissa Shephard was arrested March 1, under a...
New, Trimmed-Down TV Packages Proving Popular for Many, Says CRTC
Thousands sign up for "skinny basic" TV--GATINEAU, Que. - The country's broadcast regulator says tens of thousands of Canadians have either signed up for the first time or switched to the recently mandated skinny-basic TV packages.The Canadian Radio-television...
Next Big Thing: Three Picks to Prepare for National Canadian Film Day
Next Big Thing: Three Canadian film picks--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...
North American Markets Close in the Red, Following Oil Lower; Loonie Edges Up
North American markets close in the red--TORONTO - North American markets closed slightly lower Friday in anticipation of this weekend's meeting of OPEC countries that could culminate in an oil production freeze.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX...
'Not All Evil:' New True Crime Book Dives into Minds of Notorious Killers
True-crime book dives into killers' minds--TORONTO - The headlines are lurid. The trials sensational. The crimes beyond horrific. A passenger beheaded and cannibalized on a bus. A student dismembered and sexually defiled. Children snatched, sexually...
Oft-Injured DeMarre Carroll Declares Himself Healthy for Playoffs
Carroll declares himself healthy for playoffs--TORONTO - On the eve of his first post-season appearance with the Toronto Raptors, oft-injured DeMarre Carroll declared himself healthy and ready to the battle the Indiana Pacers. At the very least."I'm...
One Year Later: RCMP Continue to Investigate Murder-Suicide of 5 in Saskatchewan
RCMP continue to investigate mass murder-suicide--TISDALE, Sask. - Mounties found the bodies of the woman and her three children in their mobile home nearly one year ago.The yellow trailer is still parked in the Wicks' Mobile Home Park on the outskirts...
Ottawa's Mitel Networks to Buy Polycom Video Conference Business for US$1.96B
Mitel to buy Polycom for US$1.96 billion--TORONTO - Mitel Networks Corp. has a friendly deal to pay US$1.96 billion in cash and stock for Polycom Inc., a similarly sized Silicon Valley company with global expertise in workforce collaboration and video...
Playing Outdoors at BMO Field No Concern for Argos Kicker Hajrullahu
Being outside no worry for Hajrullahu--TORONTO - Lirim Hajrullahu isn't losing any sleep worrying about what awaits him at BMO Field.The Toronto Argonauts move into the refurbished stadium this season, officially kicking off the 2016 CFL campaign June...
Police Tried to Stop Suspect before Crash Killed Female Mountie: RCMP
RCMP tried to stop suspect in fatal officer crash--SURREY, B.C. - British Columbia's Independent Investigations Office is stepping in to probe a crash that killed a Mountie after revelations that police were trying to stop a suspect vehicle minutes before...
Q-and-A: Island-Hopping with a Bike in Scenic Canada-U.S. Archipelago
Q&A: Island-hopping with a bike off West Coast--For 75-year-old John Crouch, a bike ride of a thousand kilometres or more seems to be no big deal.To celebrate his 70th birthday he cycled from Whitehorse, Yukon, to his home in Victoria, an adventure...
QMJHL Roundup: Fiore Stars in Overtime as Screaming Eagles Beat Sea Dogs 4-3
QMJHL: Fiore lifts Screaming Eagles to OT win--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Giovanni Fiore scored 7:25 into overtime as the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles downed the Saint John Sea Dogs 4-3 on Friday in their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff series.Michael...
Senators Who Fear Assisted Dying Law Violates Charter Willing to Amend, Kill It
Could Senate amend, kill assisted dying law?--OTTAWA - Advocates of medical assistance in dying are hoping to persuade MPs to amend the federal government's proposed new law to make it less restrictive -- but they may have more luck focusing their attention...
Sentencing Handed Down to Saskatoon Man Who Made Child Pornography
Sentencing handed down for child pornographer--SASKATOON - A Saskatoon man who pleaded guilty in March to making and possessing child pornography will end up spending an additional two years less a day behind bars.That means Justin Gryba, 27, can serve...
Sister of Travis Vader Backtracks on Testimony during Murder Trial
Sister backtracks on testimony in Vader trial--EDMONTON - Travis Vader's youngster sister has taken the witness stand and backtracked on statements she made to police investigators back in 2010.The Crown now wants permission to treat Bobbi Jo Vader as...
Six Stories in the News Today, April 15
Six stories in the news today, April 15--Six stories in the news today from The Canadian Press:------OVERDOSE DEATHS PROMPT EMERGENCY IN B.C.British Columbia has become the first province in Canada to declare a public health emergency after a dramatic...
Something Old? Brides Turn to Second-Hand Decor, Dresses to Cut Wedding Costs
Budget brides going second-hand for wedding wares--VANCOUVER - When Rachael Lipetz started planning a budget wedding, the bride-to-be decided to cut costs in a non-traditional way -- by focusing on something old.The Vancouver bride's $5,000 budget didn't...
Sportsbreak
---The Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators open their first-round series tonight in California. It's one of three playoff games on the ice. Tampa Bay faces Detroit while St. Louis plays Chicago, with the Lightning and Blues both holding 1-0 series...
Supreme Court Rules Two Tough-on-Crime Laws Unconstitutional
Court quashes two tough-on-crime laws--OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down two federal laws from the previous Conservative government's tough-on-crime agenda, ruling both to be unconstitutional.The decisions mean an end to rules for...
Syrian Refugees Tell MP Finding Jobs, Learning Language Are Hurdles
Syrians tell MP of barriers to jobs, language--OTTAWA - They might not yet be able to vote but that's not stopping Syrians from taking part in one element of Canadian political life -- giving their MP an earful.Over two dozen Syrians who've arrived in...
Today in History - April 24
Today in History - April 24--Today in History for April 24:On this date:In 1626, French explorer Samuel de Champlain sailed from Dieppe on his 11th voyage to Canada.In 1800, the U.S. Library of Congress was established in Washington, D.C. It's the world's...
Today in History - April 25
Today in History - April 25--Today in History for April 25:On this date:In 912, Venice was founded and its main square named after St. Mark to honour his feast day.In 1214, Louis IX, king of France and saint, was born. Leader of the Seventh and Eighth...
Today in History - April 26
Today in History - April 26--Today in History for April 26:On this date:In 322, St. Basil was martyred by torture and beheading after he sheltered a young Christian woman named Glaphiga from the clutches of Roman Emperor Lucinius.In 387, St. Augustine,...
Today in History - April 27
Today in History - April 27--Today in History for April 27:On this date:In 1278, St. Zita, patroness of servants, died. She was credited with many miracles in helping the poor in Italy.In 1509, Pope Julius II excommunicated everyone in the entire Italian...
Today in History - April 28
Today in History - April 28--Today in History for April 28:On this date:In 1220, Bishop Poore laid the first five stones of the famed Salisbury Cathedral in England, one each for himself, Archbishop Stephen Langton, Pope Honorius III, Earl William and...
Today in History - April 29
Today in History - April 29--Today in History for April 29:On this date:In 1429, Joan of Arc entered Orleans, France to score her great victory in driving out the English.In 1607, English settlers established the first Anglican church in the American...
Today in History - April 30
Today in History - April 30--Today in History for April 30:On this date:In 311, Roman Emperor Galerius issued the first edict of toleration for Christianity, ending three centuries of persecution.In 1087, Julian Katarva, a nobleman who through a tragic...
Today in Music History - April 24
Today in Music History - April 24--Today in Music History for April 24:In 1792, the French national anthem "La Marseillaise" was composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle.In 1897, the first "Halifax Symphony Orchestra" gave its inaugural concert at the...
Today in Music History - April 25
Today in Music History - April 25--Today in Music History for April 25:In 1800, English poet and hymn writer William Cowper died. He wrote such enduring hymns as "God Moves in Mysterious Ways" (1774) and "There is a Fountain Filled With Blood" (1771).In...
Today in Music History - April 26
Today in Music History - April 26--Today in Music History for April 26:In 1886, pioneer blues singer Gertrude "Ma" Rainey was born in Columbus, Ga., During her heyday in the 1920s, she was billed as the "Mother of the Blues" and served as a model for...
Today in Music History - April 27
Today in Music History - April 27--Today in Music History for April 27:In 1857, "The Septett Club," a string and wind ensemble formed by Antoine Dessane, gave its first concert in Quebec City. The club performed classical and romantic music which, until...
Today in Music History - April 28
Today in Music History - April 28--Today in Music History for April 28:In 1932, violinist Steven Staryk, considered the leading Canadian-born virtuoso of his generation, was born in Toronto. Staryk has served as concertmaster for world-renowned orchestras...
Today in Music History - April 29
Today in Music History - April 29--Today in Music History for April 29:In 1899, jazz musician, composer and bandleader Edward Kennedy (Duke) Ellington was born in Washington, D.C. He made his first professional appearance as a jazz pianist in 1916, and...
Today in Music History - April 30
Today in Music History - April 30--Today in Music History for April 30:In 1925, country singer Johnny Horton was born in Tyler, Texas. His "Battle of New Orleans" sold one million copies in 1959, as did his 1960 "North to Alaska," the title song from...
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, April 15B.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.___STORIES IN THE NEWS:B.C....
Top News Advisory for Friday, April 15, 2016
Top News Advisory for April 15--Friday, April 156:20 a.m. ETHere 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...
Top Prairies-North News as of 4:30 P.M. MST on Friday, April 15, 2016
Top Prairies-North news--Friday, April 15, 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...
Tough Economic Times Impacting Tour of Alberta Cycling Stage Race
Economy shortens Tour of Alberta stage race--EDMONTON - The economic downturn in Alberta has shortened the Tour of Alberta cycling stage race from six days to five.Routes and communities for the fourth edition of the race Sept. 1-5 were announced Friday...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared April 15
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Apr. 15, 2016.<Brookfield Canada Office Properties Trust Un (TSX:BOX.UN): $0.1092. Payable...
UFC Fighter Sarah Kaufman Helps Canadian Women's Rugby 7s Team on Road to Rio
UFC fighter helps rugby team on road to Rio--VICTORIA - As it gears up for the Rio Olympics, the Canadian women's rugby sevens team has a former world champion in its corner.Victoria mixed martial artist Sarah Kaufman, a former Strikeforce title-holder...
UFC Show in Ottawa in June Sells out Quickly, Fastest Sellout Ever at Venue
Ottawa UFC show in June sells out quickly--TORONTO - The UFC's first show in Ottawa wasted little time selling out.Tickets went on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. ET Friday, although there was a pre-sale Wednesday and Thursday to UFC Fight Club...
United Airlines Squares off with Montreal Passenger Rights Advocate in Court
United squares off with McGill prof in court--MONTREAL - A Quebec court began hearing testimony Friday in a 20-year-old dispute between United Airlines and a Montreal passenger rights advocate who claims the U.S. carrier is trying to muzzle criticism...
Vancouver Pool to Close Rather Than Rub Shoulders with Annual Marijuana Protest
Annual marijuana protest prompts pool closure--VANCOUVER - Concerns about marijuana smoke seeping in to the ventilation system and misuse of city property have prompted the closure of the Vancouver Aquatic Centre on April 20 while an annual pot protest...
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