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Articles from May 9, 2016

Animal Lovers to Try Working with Authorities to Rescue Pets Left in Fort Mac
Pet rescue efforts underway in Fort Mac--A small but dedicated group of animal lovers is determined to continue rescuing pets from a potential "mass grave" in the abandoned homes of Fort McMurray, Alta., despite having been kicked out last week.Members...
As Risk of Farm Losses Rise, So Too Do Number of Farmers Buying Crop Insurance
Prairie farmers buying more crop insurance--CALGARY - Kelly McIntyre has tilled the soils of northwestern Alberta for more than 30 years, but only this spring did he conclude that he needed crop insurance."There just seems to be increased risk, more...
B.C. Brings in Higher Fines and Penalties for Drivers Caught Texting, Emailing
B.C. imposes new distracted driving penalties--VICTORIA - Three months after starting a program to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, Karen Bowman was jolted by a call about her eight-year-old daughter being injured in a car crash.The...
B.C. Whale-Watching Company Says Capsizing That Killed 6 People Was 'Act of God'
Tour company calls fatal capsizing 'act of God'--VANCOUVER - The deadly capsizing of a whale-watching vessel off Vancouver Island last year was an "act of God" that could not have been reasonably predicted nor prevented, says the owner of a tour operator.Jamie...
Blue Jays' Biagini Excited to Pitch in Favourite Childhood Ballpark
Jays' Biagini excited to pitch at AT&T Park--Joe Biagini always envisioned himself pitching at San Francisco's AT&T Park while wearing a Giants uniform.He'll get the chance to fulfil at least half of that dream over the next few days.Biagini,...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--MONDAY, MAY 9,2016BUSINESS 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 don't...
Canada Beats Curacao 7-4 for First Win at CONCACAF Futsal Championship
Canada beats Curacao at CONCACAF Futsal Championship--SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Nazim Belguendouz scored twice -- including his first in the opening minute of the match -- as Canada beat Curacao 7-4 on Monday to earn its first victory in the group stage...
Canada Falls 3-2 to Costa Rica to Open CONCACAF Futsal Championship
Canada falls to Costa Rica at CONCACAF Futsal Championship--SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Frederico Moojen scored twice, but it wasn't enough as Canada fell 3-2 against Costa Rica on Sunday to open the group stage at the CONCACAF Futsal Championship.Erick Brenes...
Canada Pledges $785M to Fight AIDS, TB, Malaria; Hosting Global Fund Conference
Cda donates to fight AIDS, TB and malaria--OTTAWA - The phrase "Canada is back" echoed across an Ottawa conference hall Monday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will host a fundraiser for the Global Fund, and donate $785 million...
Chretien Reiterates Position on Pot Decriminalization, Says Politicians Must Adjust
Chretien restates position on decriminalization--HALIFAX - Jean Chretien says politicians have to adjust to changing times, as his own views on marijuana, capital punishment and other contentious issues evolved after he was first elected in the early...
Committee Rejects Most Amendments Proposed to Assisted Dying Bill
Little appetite to amend assisted dying bill--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is open to improving its controversial bill on medically assisted dying but so far the Liberal-dominated committee examining the legislation is showing...
Controversial Comedian Dieudonne to Land in Montreal Tuesday for Sold-Out Shows
Dieudonne to arrive in Montreal on Tuesday--MONTREAL - Highly anticipated performances by a contentious French comic will proceed despite public outcry as well as an alleged act of vandalism against the Montreal venue where he is scheduled to speak,...
Drake Nabs First Chart-Topping Solo Single on U.S. Billboard Hot 100
Drake nabs 1st chart-topper on U.S. Billboard Hot 100--TORONTO - Drake is finally getting a view from the top of the Billboard U.S. song chart.The Toronto musician climbed to the No. 1 spot this week on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with "One Dance," his...
Editorial Exchange: Fire Unites, Defines Us
Editorial Exchange: Fire unites, defines us--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published May 8:The Fort McMurray fire, in which tens of thousands of people lost their homes and two people lost their lives, has created a series of haunting...
Editorial Exchange: Notes from a Disaster
Editorial Exchange: Notes from a disaster--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published May 6:Some takeaways from the Fort McMurray tragedy:- Canadians care. The outpouring of support from across the country shows once again that this country...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Delivers a Bargain on Openness
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa delivers a bargain on openness--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 9:It's not a free ride -- but close enough.The federal government's immediate lifting of all costs for processing access to information requests,...
Editorial Exchange: Strong Military Needed at Home, Too
Editorial Exchange: Strong military needed at home, too--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published May 7:On Tuesday afternoon, the wildfire burning outside Fort McMurray, Alta., jumped the highway into the city of 80,000. The next day the...
Editorial Exchange: The Ties That Bind Canada Together Visible in Fort Mac
Editorial Exchange: The ties that bind Canada together visible in Fort Mac--An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published May 7:Many Islanders know someone directly affected by the wildfire disaster in Fort McMurray.A retired City of Charlottetown...
Editorial Exchange: True Karma
Editorial Exchange: True karma--An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star, published May 9:Merriam-Webster's broad definition of karma goes like this: "The force created by a person's actions that some people believe causes good or bad things to...
Editorial Exchange: Women in the Firehouse
Editorial Exchange: Women in the firehouse--An editorial from the Summerside Journal-Pioneer, published May 9:It's a man's job. If you're not fit for it, stay away. And if you can't take a joke, you don't belong in the crew.That just about sums up the...
Effect of Oil Price Shock Still Unfolding but Economy Coping Well So Far: IMF
Effect of oil price shock still unfolding: IMF--TORONTO - Canada's economy has coped well with a shocking decline in oil prices but the country's central bank and federal government should remain prepared to do more if the need arises, an International...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Monday, May 9
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Ex-Cabinet Minister Veronique Hivon the First to Join Parti Quebecois Race
Veronique Hivon enters PQ leadership race--JOLIETTE, Que. - Former Quebec cabinet minister Veronique Hivon has become the first official candidate in the race to succeed Pierre Karl Peladeau as Parti Quebecois leader.Hivon, 46, announced her intention...
Ex-Quebec Deputy Premier Normandeau Sues Media Outlet for Unfair Dismissal
Normandeau sues former employer Cogeco Media--QUEBEC - Former Quebec deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau filed a $722,500 lawsuit on Monday against a media outlet for what she claimed is unfair dismissal, according to court documents.The ex-Liberal member...
Father of Alberta Quads Says Seeing One Baby after Another 'Like a Magic Show'
Astronomical odds: Natural quads enter the world--EDMONTON - An Alberta couple will mark their first wedding anniversary next month not as a couple but as a full family of six.Bethani and Tim Webb of Hythe, 500 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, became...
Filming for Comedy 'Bon Cop Bad Cop 2' Set to Begin in Quebec This Month
Filming for 'Bon Cop Bad Cop 2' to start this month--MONTREAL - Ten years after the release of the record-breaking bilingual "Bon Cop Bad Cop," shooting for the sequel is about to begin, with star Colm Feore saying the comedy will be "biglier" than its...
Five Things to Know about UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Five things to know about UN declaration--OTTAWA - Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says Canada will be changing its position on the UN's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in New York on Tuesday to remove its status as a permanent...
Former Residential School Students Hope for Apology, Compensation
Update expected on residential schools talks--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - James Tuttauk will be among hundreds of former residential school students anxiously watching for any sign Tuesday from Newfoundland and Labrador's Supreme Court of a settlement he says...
Former Saskatchewan Principal Appeals Six-Month Teaching Certificate Suspension
Former principal appeals teaching suspension--REGINA - A former Saskatchewan school principal now working in Alberta has launched an appeal of a Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation decision to take away her teaching certificate for six months.Last month,...
Fort McMurray Firefighters Save Homes of Others, but Lose Their Own
Fort McMurray firefighters lose their own homes--FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - When several firefighters learned their own homes had burned to the ground in Fort McMurray, they didn't drop their hoses and take time to grieve.Nick Waddington, president of the...
Fort McMurray Gretzky Collector Saved Jerseys, but No Longer So Keen on Hobby
McMurray hockey collector saves jerseys, loses hobby--EDMONTON - He saved precious hockey memorabilia from the flames, but one of Canada's biggest sports collectors says the Fort McMurray fire may have cost him his hobby."I don't know that collecting...
Fort McMurray Wildfire Will Leave Toxic Legacy: Experts
Wildfire will leave toxic legacy: experts--EDMONTON - Danger from the Fort McMurray wildfire that has destroyed entire city blocks in the northern Alberta city won't end when the flames stop.Research from California fires that have burned through homes...
Ghomeshi's Sex Assault Charge to Be Withdrawn in Favour of Peace Bond:source
Ghomeshi charge to be withdrawn for peace bond:source--TORONTO - A sexual assault charge laid against former CBC radio star Jian Ghomeshi is expected to be withdrawn Wednesday, a source has told The Canadian Press.In exchange, Ghomeshi will first have...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Monday, May 9
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Injured Raptors' Centre Jonas Valanciunas Unsure of Potential Return
Raptors' Valanciunas unsure of return--MIAMI - Jonas Valanciunas hobbled around in a walking cast Monday morning, appearing like he won't be back playing any time soon.The Toronto Raptors centre was ruled out for the rest of the Eastern Conference semifinals...
Insurance Companies Mobilize Staff to Begin Claims Process in Fort McMurray
Insurers prep for Fort McMurray fire claims--As the wildfire situation in Fort McMurray, Alta., appeared to stabilize Sunday, insurance companies across Canada have already begun deploying mobile response units and flying in personnel to the province...
Manitoba Liberals Will Likely Have to Look outside Caucus for New Leader
Search on for new Manitoba Liberal leader--WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Liberal party is searching for a new leader -- likely one from outside the caucus -- following the surprise announcement by Rana Bokhari that she is stepping down.Bokhari announced her...
More Cottages Evacuated Due to Wildfires Burning in Manitoba and Ontario
More cottages evacuated in Manitoba, Ontario--BERESFORD LAKE, Man. - Hundreds of cottagers have been evacuated as two fires burning on the Manitoba-Ontario boundary continue to challenge crews.On Monday, 61 cottages and a lodge were evacuated at Wallace...
OHL Roundup: Knights a Win Away from Winning J. Ross Robertson Cup
OHL Roundup: Knights come back to win in OT--ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Niagara IceDogs let one slip away.Owen MacDonald scored at 2:58 of overtime as the London Knights came from behind for a 6-5 win over the host IceDogs on Monday in Game 3 of the...
One of Two Men Accused of Killing Tim Bosma Won't Take the Stand in His Defence
Bosma's accused killer won't take the stand--HAMILTON - The accused killer of a Hamilton man who disappeared after taking two strangers on a test drive in a truck he was trying to sell will not testify in his own defence."The defence elects to call no...
Ontario Liberals Say Sexual Harassment Complainants Are Free to Speak Out
Harassment complainants free to talk: Liberals--TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals are denying suggestions that a woman who accused a now-former member of the legislature of workplace sexual harassment is prevented from speaking out about it.Premier...
O'Reilly Scores Twice as Canada Routs Belarus 8-0 at Hockey World Championship
Canada routs Belarus 8-0 at world championship--ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Matt Duchene says opponents always bring their best when they face Canada at the world hockey championship.So far the defending champions have been able to respond to the challenge,...
Pace of Canadian Housing Starts Falls in April; Ontario, Quebec Lead Decline
Housing starts slow in Ontario, Quebec--The pace of Canadian housing starts slowed in April to the lowest level in three months, with Ontario and Quebec responsible for most of the pullback.Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Monday that the seasonally...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Monday, May 9, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photographers.ADDITIONS: AP CENTRAL PHOTO PLANNER...
Pint Sized Alfred E. Neuman Canadian Lookalike Basking in the Spotlight
No worries for Alberta Mad Magazine lookalike--MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - A seven-year-old Medicine Hat, Alta. boy is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame after catching the attention of Mad Magazine due to his marked resemblance to Alfred E. Neuman.With his red...
Rio Olympics Should Be Postponed or Moved Due to Zika: Public Health Professor
IOC urged to reschedule, move Games due to Zika--TORONTO - The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved to other venues because of the global threat posed by the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil, says a Canadian professor of law who...
Roughriders Listening to Offers for First Overall Selection in CFL Draft
Riders listening to offers for No. 1 pick--TORONTO - Chris Jones has a decision to make.The Saskatchewan Roughriders' head coach/GM said Monday he's fielded numerous offers for the top pick in Tuesday night's CFL draft. The Riders' have the first selection...
Russian Offer to Send Heavy Water Bombers to Fight Fort Mac Fire in Limbo
Russia wildfire aid offer still in limbo--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government has yet to respond to an offer by Russia to dispatch massive water bombers and fire fighting specialists to battle the growing inferno around Fort McMurray, Alta.The proposal was...
Saskatchewan Watching Fort McMurray Fire Approach, but No Imminent Threat
Saskatchewan watching Fort McMurray fire--REGINA - The Fort McMurray wildfire and another blaze in northern Alberta are moving towards Saskatchewan, but have not crossed the provincial boundary as quickly as initially feared.Steve Roberts, executive...
Senators GM Dorion Says Boucher Was First Choice to Fill Coaching Vacancy
Dorion: Boucher was first choice for Senators--OTTAWA - Pierre Dorion said he knew he had found the next Ottawa Senators' head coach after his first meeting with Guy Boucher.The new Senators GM said Boucher was the first candidate he interviewed for...
Ship Hector Recounts Voyage of Nova Scotia's First Big Wave of Scottish Settlers
Ship recounts voyage of Scottish settlers--PICTOU, N.S. - Standing in the bowels of the Ship Hector, it's hard to believe that nearly 200 people crammed into the rows of bunks for a trying 11-week voyage from Scotland to Nova Scotia more than two centuries...
Six-Year Prison Sentence for Ontario Daycare Operator Convicted in Child's Death
Six-year prison sentence for daycare operator--A Toronto-area daycare provider convicted of manslaughter in a toddler's death was sentenced to six years in prison Monday, after a judge determined she was "a good person who did a bad thing."April Luckese...
South Sudan Man, 29, Who Passed Himself off as a Teenager, Granted Bail
'Teenaged' South Sudan man, 29, granted bail--TORONTO - A South Sudanese man who passed himself off as a teenager so he could attend a Canadian high school on a basketball scholarship has been granted bail pending possible deportation action.A spokeswoman...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, May 9
The Canadian Press News Agenda for May 9--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for May 9 as of 3:00 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Canadian Press News Agenda for may 10--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for May 10 as of 9 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local...
The Monday News Briefing: An At-a-Glance Survey of Some Top Stories
The Monday briefing: top news at-a-glance--Highlights from the news file for Monday, May 9:___85 PER CENT OF FORT MCMURRAY IS INTACT: Fort McMurray's fire chief says 85 per cent of the northern Alberta city is still intact despite a devastating wildfire...
Three Stories in the News Today, May 9
Three stories in the news today, May 9--Three stories in the news today from The Canadian Press:------ALBERTA PREMIER TO VISIT FORT MCMURRAY FIRE ZONEWith cooler weather helping crews hold the line on the Fort McMurray wildfire, Alberta Premier Rachel...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 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--MONDAY, May 9Here 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. Projected word counts and timing of stories and...
Toronto FC Coach Says Goals Will Come for U.S. International Jozy Altidore
Toronto FC says goals will come for Altidore--TORONTO - On a night when he won cheers from the crowd, praise from his coach and helped his team to a win, Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore left BMO Field with a burr under his saddle.The normally mellow...
Trudeau Says Mom, In-Laws Personally Invited to State Dinner by Obama
PM defends large delegation to Washington--OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is defending the size of the delegation that accompanied him during his first visit to Washington last March, revealing that at least three of them -- his mother and his in-laws -- were...
Trudeau Turns Down Russian, U.S., Mexican Offers to Help Fight Fort Mac Wildfire
Trudeau turns down foreign wildfire help--OTTAWA - Russia, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have all offered help in fighting the northern Alberta wildfire, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there's no need...
Trump's Play-Doh Platform: How Details of His Plans Are Ever-Changing
Shifting shape of Trump's Play-Doh platform--WASHINGTON - American politics is now witnessing the spectacle of a presidential platform made out of Play-Doh: perpetually malleable, offering different things to different people, and difficult to attack...
TSX and Canadian Dollar Kick off Week in the Red as Commodities Weaken
TSX drops sharply as commodities weaken--TORONTO - A political shakeup in Saudi Arabia, along with continuing signs of an economic slowdown in China, put pressure on commodity prices Monday, driving both the Toronto stock market and the Canadian dollar...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared May 9
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on May 09, 2016.<United Corporations Ltd. (TSX:UNC): $0. Payable Jun 30. Record Jun 15.<Ag...
Update Puts Buildings Lost in Fort McMurray at 2,400, but 25,000 Saved
Notley says 2,400 buildings lost in Fort McMurray--EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the "ocean of fire" that hit Fort McMurray burned about 10 per cent of the buildings, but the hard work of firefighters saved the bulk of the city so it...
Vancouver Jockey Hero Looks to Local Cheers to Bolster Bid for Triple Crown Win
Vancouver jockey hero sets sights on Triple Crown--LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Although Mario Gutierrez couldn't hear the raucous cheers from the thousands of people in Vancouver who watched him cross the finish line to take his second Kentucky Derby title in...
Veterans Say Auditor General's Prescribed Pot Report Flawed, Too Narrow in Scope
Vets say auditor's pot report is flawed--OTTAWA - A veterans group says auditor general Michael Ferguson's latest report clouds the most important issue when it comes to the increasing use of medical marijuana to treat injuries such as post-traumatic...
Wade with 30, Heat Beat Raptors 94-87 in Overtime to Even Series
Wade leads Heat over Raptors in Game 4--MIAMI, Fla. - Dwyane Wade poured in 30 points to lift the Miami Heat over the Toronto Raptors 94-87 on Monday, evening up the Eastern Conference semifinals at two wins apiece. The game needed overtime to decide...
What's Making News in Atlantic Canada
What's making news in Atlantic Canada--ATLANTIC CANADA GIVES THOUSANDS FOR FORT McMURRAY RELIEFAll four Atlantic provinces are pitching in to help those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire.The smallest province, Prince Edward Island, is contributing...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--DISTRACTED DRIVING TO COST MORE IN B.C.Public Safety Minister Mike Morris says B.C.'s tough new distracted driving penalties will target irresponsible drivers by hitting them in the wallet and taking away their...
What's Making News in the Prairies
What's making news in the Prairies--TOUR PROVIDES LOOK AT FIRE DESTRUCTION IN FORT MCMURRAYPremier Rachel Notley is on the ground in Fort McMurray, getting a first-hand look at the aftermath of the devastating wildfire that tore through the northern...
Workforce Key to Oilsands Restart, Observers Say Ahead of Premier Meeting
Workforce critical to oilsands restart--CALGARY - When energy company executives meet Tuesday with Premier Rachel Notley, they should urge the Alberta government to do whatever it can to facilitate the return of their employees in the wake of the wildfire...
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