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Articles from April 17, 2016

2016 World Senior Curling Championships Glance
2016 World Senior Curling Championships Glance--KARLSTAD, Sweden - Karlstad, Sweden -- Schedule and results Sunday from the 2016 world men's and women's seniors curling championships, from April 15-23 (all times Eastern):ROUND ROBINSunday's resultsEighth...
A List of Premiers since Manitoba Became a Province
A list of Manitoba premiers--WINNIPEG - Voters head to the polls Tuesday in Manitoba. Here's a list of premiers since 1870 when Manitoba became a province:1870-1871: Alfred Boyd (non-partisan)1871-1872: Marc-Amable Girard (non-partisan)1872-1874: Henry...
A Look at the Twists and Turns of the Manitoba Election Campaign
Twists and turns of the Manitoba campaign--WINNIPEG - Manitoba voters head to the polls Tuesday. Here is a look at some of the highlights of the election campaign:March 7: Just over a week before the official start of the campaign, an unidentified civil...
Anderson Cooper Talks 'Life-Changing' Bonding with Mom through Book and Doc
Anderson Cooper on 'life-changing' book--TORONTO - Anderson Cooper has been immersed in some of the world's biggest news events, from wars to natural disasters and terrorist attacks.But one of the most important experiences of his life has nothing to...
Border Agency Audit Uncovers Shoddy Screening of Incoming Rail Shipments
Border agency audit finds rail security gaps--OTTAWA - An internal audit has uncovered numerous gaps in the federal border agency's efforts to prevent dangerous cargo and people from entering Canada aboard freight trains.The Canada Border Services Agency...
Brad Gushue, Eve Muirhead Capture Players' Championship Titles
Brad Gushue wins Players' Championship--TORONTO - Brad Gushue defeated defending champion Brad Jacobs 5-4 in Sunday's men's final to win the Players' Championship and complete a career Grand Slam.Gushue and his rink from St. John's, N.L., -- featuring...
Canada Relegated after 3-2 Loss to Slovakia in Fed Cup Playoff Tie
Slovakia beats Canada in Fed Cup playoff tie--BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Dominika Cibulkova downed Aleksandra Wozniak 6-2, 6-0 to propel Slovakia past Canada 3-2 on Sunday in their Fed Cup World Group II playoff tie.Cibulkova had a virtually flawless performance...
Canada's Jennifer Abel Wins Gold, Bronze at FINA Diving World Series
Abel wins two medals at diving world series--WINDSOR, Ont. - Jennifer Abel achieved two personal bests to go along with two medals, while Vincent Riendeau had the best international round by a male Canadian diver in a decade to complete the third FINA...
Canada's Kasner, Kalthoff Open Mixed Doubles Worlds with Win over France
Canada beats France to open world mixed doubles--KARLSTAD, Sweden - Canada's Dustin Kalthoff and Marliese Kasner opened the 2016 world mixed doubles curling championship on Sunday with a 9-3 victory over France.France's Romain Borini and Sandrine Morand...
Canadian Women Finish Fifth at Rugby Sevens Event after Painful Quarter-Final Loss
Canada finishes 5th at rugby sevens event--LANGFORD, B.C. - Canada had to settle for fifth place at the HSBC Canada Sevens rugby tournament Sunday, consigned to consolation play after squandering a 12-0 lead in the last two minutes to lose 14-12 to France...
Department Says Offices Will Reopen but Protesters Say They Aren't Going
Occupation of federal offices continues--WINNIPEG - Indigenous and Northern Affairs says its offices are expected to reopen despite the fact protesters continued to occupy two of those offices in Toronto and Winnipeg over the weekend.Claudia Fournier,...
DeRozan, Lowry Vow Raptors Will Bounce Back after Ugly Game 1 Loss to Pacers
DeRozan, Lowry vow Raptors will bounce back--TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan believes athletes sometimes compete at their best when the situation is most dire.That's part of the reason why the Raptors all-star believes Toronto will bounce Monday after a thorough...
Eighth NewsWatch
---(Ecuador-Earthquake-Cda) (Audio: 55)Two Canadians are among at least 233 people killed by an earthquake in Ecuador.Global Affairs Canada says consular officials are in contact with two families.The department has not released names or hometowns.The...
Emergency Aid for Attawapiskat Crisis Critical, but What about Long-Term Solutions?
Attawapiskat needs long-term solutions: experts--Teams of mental health workers have travelled to Attawapiskat to help the remote northern Ontario reserve contend with an epidemic of suicide attempts among its young people.But can short-term therapeutic...
Facebook's Demands for Users' Photo IDs to Unlock Accounts Inappropriate: Lawyer
Facebook's demand for users' photo IDs wrong: lawyer--TORONTO - Thousands of Sarah Bell's online friends knew her only by her roller derby nickname, R'effin Adora Bell.Facebook simply knew her as a brazen offender of its real-name policy.Bell was locked...
Former Hurricanes Captain Back in the Post-Season after Long Seven-Year Wait
Staal relishing another chance at post-season--PITTSBURGH, Pa. - It had been a long wait for Eric Staal.Nearly seven years, in fact, between playoff appearances for the player who long ago captured the Stanley Cup as a 20-year-old wunderkind for the...
Free Tuition in Other Provinces Virtually Inevitable: Student Leaders
Free tuition inevitable: student leaders--HALIFAX - New Brunswick's recent decision to follow Ontario's lead by covering tuition for college and university students from lower income families has prompted student leaders to suggest it's the start of...
Group Wants Better Education about Genocide for Canadian High-School Students
Group seeks compulsory genocide education--MONTREAL - There's a very personal driving force behind Heidi Berger's quest to get provinces to introduce compulsory genocide education for high-school students.Her late mother, Ann Kazimirski, was a Holocaust...
Kenya Shocks Fiji to Win Singapore Sevens, Canada Fails to Win a Game
Kenya shocks Fiji to win Singapore Sevens--SINGAPORE - Kenya shocked Fiji 30-7 in the final of the Singapore Rugby Sevens on Sunday to claim its first World Series title while Canada endured yet more disappointment.Collins Injera scored two of Kenya's...
Labour Minister Eyes Dedicated Time for Fathers in New Parental Leave Rules
Liberals eye parental leave for dads--OTTAWA - The federal government is signalling that when it finally unveils changes to parental leave rules, there will be provisions dedicated exclusively to new fathers.When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mused about...
Mothers of Drug Victims to Carry Their Children's Voices to United Nations
Mothers of drug victims head to United Nations--VANCOUVER - Nearly four years after her daughter died of an opioid overdose, Donna May will share her story of loss and learning at the United Nations.May's daughter Jac, 35, died on Aug. 21, 2012, after...
Ontario Opposition Parties Say Corporate Grants Should Be Made Public
Opposition parties slam corporate welfare--TORONTO - Ontario's opposition parties say the Liberal government hands out billions of dollars in grants to profitable corporations every year, often with virtually no oversight.The government shouldn't be...
Precarious Work, Technological Advances Drive Basic Income Interest
Work woes, tech advances drive basic income talk--TORONTO - In the mid- to late 1970s, every single person in one rural Manitoba city received $1,255 a year -- roughly $7,500 in today's dollars.The amount increased depending on the number of people living...
Q&A: Anderson Cooper Talks U.S. Election and Prime Minister Trudeau
Q&A: Anderson Cooper talks U.S. election, Trudeau--TORONTO - Anderson Cooper is stumped by this U.S. presidential election."I think there's no way to predict," he said in a telephone interview with The Canadian Press."It seems like both these races...
QMJHL Roundup: Sea Dogs Rally Past Screaming Eagles to Force Game 7
QMJHL Roundup: Sea Dogs force Game 7--SYDNEY, N.S. - Sam Povorozniouk's second goal of the game on the power play was the winner as the Saint John Sea Dogs rallied past the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5-4 on Sunday to force a Game 7.The win ties the...
Raptors All-Stars DeRozan and Lowry Staying Away from Social Media
DeRozan, Lowry staying away from social media--TORONTO - Their ears might have been burning Saturday night after the Toronto Raptors' playoff loss. But Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan didn't read any of it.Social media was abuzz as the Raptors dropped Game...
Scores and Schedule
Scores and Schedule--Saturday's GamesNHL PlayoffsN.Y. Rangers 4 Pittsburgh 2(series tied 1-1)Washington 4 Philadelphia 1(Washington leads series 2-0)Dallas 2 Minnesota 1(Dallas leads series 2-0)San Jose 2 Los Angeles 1(San Jose leads series 2-0)---AHLToronto...
Signs Point to End of 16 Years of NDP in Manitoba Election Tuesday
Change on the way in Manitoba politics?--WINNIPEG - One of Canada's two remaining NDP governments finds itself on the ropes as it heads into an election Tuesday with polls suggesting Manitoba voters are ready to turn to the Progressive Conservatives.Premier...
Some of the Key Promises in the Manitoba Election Campaign for Tuesday's Vote
A list of Manitoba campaign promises--WINNIPEG - Voters head to the polls Tuesday in Manitoba. Here is a look at some of the promises the three main parties have made over the course of the campaign:NDP-- Cut ambulance fees in half, create 1,000 new...
Some Oil Companies Undeterred as Global Leaders Sign on to Paris Climate Deal
Paris climate deal signing doesn't deter oil--OTTAWA - With almost 150 countries, including Canada, poised to sign the Paris climate agreement at the end of this week in New York, some of the world's biggest oil companies aren't convinced there's any...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for April 18
The Canadian Press News Agenda for April 18--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Monday, April 18 as of 9 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
Top News Advisory for Sunday, April 17
Top News Advisory--TOP NEWS ADVISORYSunday, April 176 p.m.TOP NEWS:Earthquake kills 238 in Ecuador; emergency workers rush inLT-Ecuador-EarthquakePEDERNALES -- Rescuers pulled survivors from rubble Sunday after the strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador...
Trial over Infant Remains in Storage Locker Could Hinge on Experts: Lawyer
Trial over infant remains could hinge on experts--WINNIPEG - A lawyer for a woman charged with concealing the remains of six infants in a storage locker says her upcoming trial is likely to hinge on whether the babies were born alive. Andrea Giesbrecht's...
Two Canadians Reported Dead in 7.8-Magnitude Earthquake in Ecuador
Two Canadians reported dead in Ecuador quake--OTTAWA - Federal officials say two Canadians are among at least 233 people killed by a devastating earthquake in Ecuador.Global Affairs Canada spokeswoman Rachna Mishra confirms two Quebecers were among the...
Video Shows Woman Hopping First of Two Fences at Zoo's Tiger Exhibit
Video shows woman hopping zoo's tiger barrier--TORONTO - Toronto Zoo officials are investigating after a video surfaced that shows a woman jumping over the first of two fences that separate zoo-goers from Sumatran tigers.It appears the woman hopped the...
Weekend Grouped Soccer Scores
Weekend Grouped Soccer Scores--ENGLANDSaturday's resultsPremier LeagueSunderland 3 Norwich 0Everton 1 Southampton 1Manchester United 1 Aston Villa 0Newcastle 3 Swansea 0Watford 1 West Brom 0Manchester City 3 Chelsea 0ChampionshipMiddlesbrough 2 Bolton...
With Allergen-Free Classrooms on the Rise, Hamsters and Gerbils Are Left Behind
Allergen-free classrooms give up on hamsters--Once a familiar furry face in elementary school classrooms, the hamster has had a bad attendance record in Toronto these past two decades.An associate at a Toronto PetSmart outlet where hamsters and gerbils...
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