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Articles from May 30, 2016

After Years of Struggle, Developers Say Time Is Right for Tidal Power
The time is right for tidal power: industry--FREDERICTON - They flank the bay that is home to the highest and strongest tides in the world, but for hundreds of years Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have struggled to channel the awesome might of the Bay...
Alberta NDP Says Wynne Affair Shows Wildrose Trying to Scuttle Energy East
Wildrose sabotaging Energy East pipeline:NDP--EDMONTON - Alberta's NDP government says the discourteous treatment of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in the legislature raises concerns the Opposition Wildrose party is trying to scuttle the Energy East...
Alpine Canada Gives Jan Hudec Green Light to Ski Race for Czech Republic
Hudec gets green light to race for Czechs--CALGARY - Jan Hudec will no longer wear the Maple Leaf on his ski suit after Alpine Canada gave him permission to race for another country Monday.Canada's governing body of ski racing approved Hudec's transfer...
Another Canadian Women's Soccer Goalie Goes Down Ahead of Rio Olympics
Another Canadian goalie goes down ahead of Rio--TORONTO - The Canadian women's soccer team has been hit with another injury at goalkeeper in advance of the Olympics.Sabrina D'Angelo, who figured to be Stephanie Labbe's backup in Rio, fractured her left...
Anti-Gentrification Montrealers Rob Store of Thousands of Dollars Worth of Goods
Gentrification: another attack on Montreal store--MONTREAL - The co-owner of a boutique grocery store in a gritty Montreal neighbourhood which was robbed by mask-wearing protesters in a smash-and-grab raid says they were misguided in their actions.About...
Any Fear over Assisted Dying Can't Be Blamed on Lack of Knowledge: Chief Justice
Public well informed on assisted dying: McLachlin--CALGARY - Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin says any public consternation over physician-assisted dying can't be attributed to a lack of awareness about the issue.McLachlin fielded audience...
A Selection of Quotes from Aboriginal Leaders, Residential School Survivors
Quotes reacting to residential school apology--TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne has apologized on behalf of the Ontario government to First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities for the abuses residential school survivors faced. The formal apology in...
Atlantic Canadians Eager to Return to Work after Wildfire in Fort McMurray
Atlantic Canadians eager for Fort Mac return--FREDERICTON - Atlantic Canadians who were forced to flee their homes and jobs in Fort McMurray because of raging wildfires say they're packed and waiting for the green light to head west again."I'm very anxious...
Aunt of Missing Syrian Girl Holds out Hope Niece Survived, Vows to Keep Searching
Aunt vows to keep searching for Syrian girl--KITCHENER, Ont. - An Ontario woman whose young niece went missing while fleeing Syria with her family said she knows there's a chance the girl didn't survive the shipwreck that killed her parents and siblings.But...
Bettman Stakes Clear Position on NHL Participation at Olympics; Updates Expansion
Bettman says NHL won't pay costs for Olympics--PITTSBURGH, Pa. - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said NHL participation in the next Olympics would likely hinge on money.In his annual state of the union address at the Stanley Cup final, Bettman said the...
Billboard Says Drake's 'Views' Now Holds Four Biggest Streaming Music Weeks
Drake sets record for most weekly streams--TORONTO - Drake isn't just topping the charts these days, he's also dominating the streaming music market.Billboard says the Toronto rapper's latest album has become a favourite on services like Apple Music...
Blue Jays Recall Reliever Tepera, Designate Infielder Paredes for Assignment
Blue Jays recall Tepera, send Paredes down--TORONTO - A worn-out bullpen forced the Toronto Blue Jays to make a roster move.Right-handed pitcher Ryan Tepera was recalled by Toronto from its triple-A affiliate on Monday afternoon, while infielder Jimmy...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--MONDAY,MAY 30,2016BUSINESS 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 Names Wheelchair Basketball Teams with 100 Days to Go to Rio Paralympics
Wheelchair basketball teams named for Rio--TORONTO - Darda Sales has been to three Paralympics as a swimmer. She'll be on the hardcourt for her return to the Games this summer in Rio.Sales was forced to give up her swimming career in 2010 after she developed...
Canada Slips to 10th Place in IMD Competitiveness Ranking, Worst in Years
Canada falls in IMD competitiveness rankings--OTTAWA - A plunge in commodity prices hurt Canada as it fell to 10th place in the latest rankings of business competitiveness by the IMD World Competitiveness Center, its worst position in several years.The...
Canadian Women to Face Familiar Foes at FIFA U-17 World Cup in Jordan
Canada to face familiar foes at U-17 tourney--TORONTO - Canada has been drawn in Group B with Cameroon, Germany and Venezuela at the FIFA-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan this fall.Two are familiar foes.Canada tied Germany 2-2 in the pool stage at the...
Climate Change Scientists Ask Federal Government to Reject B.C. LNG Project
Scientists call on feds to reject LNG project--VANCOUVER - Dozens of international climate scientists are calling on the Canadian government to reject a proposed liquefied natural gas project in northwestern British Columbia, saying it would have dire...
Diamond-Encrusted Eagle Worth $5 Million Stolen in Vancouver-Area
Eagle statue worth $5M stolen in Vancouver area--VANCOUVER - A solid gold eagle sculpture encrusted with 763 diamonds and worth millions of dollars was stolen from its owner during a violent robbery in suburban Vancouver.Acting Sgt. Sarah Swallow of...
Editorial Exchange: Conservatives Reset with a Rush to the Centre
Editorial Exchange: Conservatives reset with a rush to the centre--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published May 29:Canada's Conservatives decided this weekend that gay marriage might not be such a bad thing after all.The party faithful,...
Editorial Exchange: Harper Leaves Party in Good Shape
Editorial Exchange: Harper leaves party in good shape--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published May 30:It's truly the end of an era. Stephen Harper, the rebuilder and leader of the Conservative Party who later became Canada's prime minister...
Editorial Exchange: Kevin Vickers Is a Hero, but He Was out of Line in Dublin
Editorial Exchange: Kevin Vickers is a hero, but he was out of line in Dublin--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 30:Imagine this:It's a spring day in Ottawa, and Important People have gathered to honour the memory of Sir John A. Macdonald....
Editorial Exchange: Police Right to Enforce Rules on Illegal 'Pot Shops'
Editorial Exchange: Police right to enforce rules on illegal 'pot shops'--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 29:Chief Mark Saunders took a lot of heat from cannabis advocates while answering questions about police raids this past week...
Editorial Exchange: Rewrite the Physician-Assisted Law
Editorial Exchange: Rewrite the physician-assisted law--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published May 30You can hear the clock ticking. The June 6 deadline imposed by the Supreme Court of Canada is looming, and the Liberals are scrambling...
Editorial Exchange: We Should Learn the Lessons of the Harper Era
Editorial Exchange: We should learn the lessons of the Harper era--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 30:"The past is no place to linger," Stephen Harper told delegates during a speech at the Conservative Party convention last week. "The...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Monday, May 30
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...
Face of the Franchise: Jonathon Jennings Ready to Lead B.C. Lions in 2016
Jennings poised to lead B.C. Lions in 2016--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Jonathon Jennings waits patiently in one of the end zones as the media begins to assemble following a morning practice at B.C. Lions training camp.At this time last year, the quarterback might...
Finance Minister Says Feds Not Considering Extended EI for Any More Regions
No more extended EI benefits: Morneau--OTTAWA - Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government isn't going to provided extended EI benefits to any more regions of the country, even those that are the on cusp of meeting government requirements...
Five Things to Know about Smoking Food
Five things to know about smoking food--Steven Raichlen wants people to know there's a difference between barbecue and smoking.All barbecue is smoked, but not all smoked foods are barbecue. Texas brisket, Carolina pork shoulder and Kansas City ribs are...
Five Things: What Happens after Supreme Court's June 6 Assisted-Death Deadline?
Five things: Canada's assisted-death debate--OTTAWA - Health Minister Jane Philpott admitted Monday the government is at risk of missing next Monday's Supreme Court deadline for a law governing doctor-assisted death. Here are five questions about what...
Former Nalcor Head Says Province Approved Controversial $1.4 Million Severance
Province approved severance: Ed Martin--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Growing controversy around severance for the ex-CEO of Newfoundland and Labrador's Crown energy corporation erupted Monday as he flatly denied Premier Dwight Ball's explanation of the $1.4-million...
Former NHL All-Star and Medicine Hat Tiger Great Tom Lysiak Dead at 63
Former NHL all-star Lysiak dead at 63--Former NHL all-star Tom Lysiak has died of leukemia. He was 63.Lysiak's daughter confirmed his death on her Twitter account.The native of High Prairie, Alta., played 13 seasons in the NHL with the Atlanta Flames...
Fort McMurray Pit Bull Avoids Ontario Ban with Layover at Toronto Airport
Fort McMurray pit bull avoids Ontario ban--CHARLOTTETOWN - Lucy the pit bull has made it across Ontario.The dog and her family, among more than 80,000 residents evacuated after a wildfire spread into Fort McMurray, Alta., were stuck in Manitoba last...
Fredericton Art Gallery to Display Political Cartoons by Michael De Adder
Art gallery to feature de Adder cartoons--FREDERICTON - The work of one of Canada's foremost political cartoonists will move from newspapers and online sites to a more stately platform in Fredericton next month.The Beaverbrook Art Gallery has launched...
Gorilla Death in Cincinnati 'A Teachable Moment', Says Group Representing Canada's Zoos
Canada's zoos reminded about safety after gorilla death--TORONTO - The main regulatory body for Canada's zoos says the death of a gorilla in the United States should serve as a "teachable moment" for Canadian organizations.Canada's Accredited Zoos and...
Halifax Police Officer Picks Miley Cyrus Tribute as Favourite Meme of Viral Pic
Miley Cyrus tribute wins HaliCop contest--HALIFAX - The Halifax police officer who became a viral sensation last week has picked a winner from dozens of memes spawned by the photo of him chatting casually with a busker.A photo of Const. Shawn Currie...
Health Canada to Propose Allowing the Sale of Irradiated Ground Beef
Beef irradiation to get another chance--EDMONTON - Health Canada will propose regulatory changes to Food and Drug Regulations next month that would allow the sale of irradiated ground beef in Canada.A page on the department's website states the proposed...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Monday, May 30
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...
Homes Not Safe: Alberta Premier Says Return to Fort McMurray Delayed for Some
Return to Fort McMurray delayed for some--EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says concerns about environmental contamination will delay the return of up to 2,000 evacuees expecting to move back to their homes in fire-damaged Fort McMurray until...
Innocent Verdict for Canadian Held in U.A.E., but Man Remains in Custody: Family
Innocent verdict for Cdn detained in UAE: family--A Canadian imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates for nearly two years has been acquitted of all charges by the country's Supreme Court, his family said Monday as they appealed to Ottawa to help bring...
Jim Cuddy Headlines Benefit Show for People Affected by Fort McMurray Wildfire
Jim Cuddy headlines Fort McMurray benefit show in Toronto--TORONTO - Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy will headline a benefit concert in Toronto in support of Fort McMurray residents affected by the devastating wildfire that destroyed thousands of homes.The...
Liberal Government Plans Plain Tobacco Packages; Legal Battle Looming
Legal battle looms over tobacco pack changes--OTTAWA - A legal showdown appears to be looming as the federal government moves ahead with plans for plain packaging of tobacco products.Health Minister Jane Philpott is set to make an announcement Tuesday...
Liberals Want to End Jailing of Child Migrants, Goodale Tells Senators
Liberals look to end lockup of child migrants--OTTAWA - Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he wants to end the Canada Border Services Agency's practice of detaining child migrants. Goodale told a Senate committee on Monday his department is looking...
Los Angeles Murder Suspect Reportedly Son of Toronto Developer
L.A. murder suspect reportedly a Canadian--LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A man arrested in Los Angeles in connection with the alleged murder of his girlfriend is reportedly the son of a wealthy Toronto real estate developer.Police with the Los Angeles sheriff's...
Manitoba Tory Government Promises Savings in Its First Budget
Signs of change expected in Manitoba budget--WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government is promising a change of course in its first provincial budget Tuesday -- a blueprint expected to include some small tax cuts, spending restraint and...
Memorial Cup Champions List
Memorial Cup Champions List--Memorial Cup ChampionsCanadian Junior Hockey Champions2015-16 _ London Knights (OHL)2014-15 _ Oshawa Generals (OHL)2013-14 _ Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)2012-13 _ Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)2011-12 _ Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)2010-11...
Memorial Cup Final Scores
Memorial Cup Final Scores--Memorial Cup Championship Game Scores Since 1972(start of round robin format)2016 _ London 3 Rouyn-Noranda 2 (OT) (at Red Deer, Alta.)2015 _ Oshawa 2 Kelowna 1 (OT) (at Quebec City)2014 _ Edmonton 6 Guelph 3 (at London, Ont.)2013...
Memorial Cup Most Sportsmanlike Award Winners
Memorial Cup Most Sportsmanlike Award Winners--Memorial Cup Sportsmanship Award(George Parsons Memorial Trophy)2016 _ Francis Perron, Rouyn-Noranda2015 _ Alexis Loiseau, Rimouski2014 _ Curtis Lazar, Edmonton2013 _ Bo Horvat, London2012 _ Zack Phillips,...
Memorial Cup Most Valuable Players List
Memorial Cup Most Valuable Players List--Memorial Cup Most Valuable Players(Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy)2016 _ Mitch Marner, London2015 _ Leon Draisaitl, Kelowna2014 _ Edgars Kulda, Edmonton2013 _ Nathan MacKinnon, Halifax2012 _ Michael Chaput, Shawinigan2011...
NHL Expanded Stanley Cup Titles by Team List through 2015
NHL Stanley Cup expanded titles by team--NHL Stanley Cup Titles By TeamThrough 2015 FinalMontreal Canadiens (23)(does not include 1916 title won prior to creation of NHL)1923-24, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1943-44, 1945-46, 1952-53, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58,...
Parents Decry Cut to Language Schools as Saskatchewan Tightens Budget Belt
Parents decry cut to language schools--REGINA - Parents and volunteers say they fear the Saskatchewan government's decision to cut all funding for heritage language learning will mean the loss of culture.The province has said that after 25 years, it's...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Monday, May 30, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photographers.ADDITIONS: OTTAWA--Public Safety...
Quebec Milk Farmers Heading to Ottawa by Tractor to Protest Lax Rule Enforcement
Quebec milk producers heading to Ottawa--QUEBEC - Milk farmers from all over Quebec began travelling to Ottawa by tractor on Monday in a protest aimed at getting the federal government to enforce existing rules governing supply management in their industry.Dairy...
Quebec to Spend $250 Million in Aerospace Sector to Diversify Industry
Quebec invests $250 million for aerospace--LONGUEUIL, - Quebec will give $250 million in direct aid toward expanding and diversifying the province's aerospace industry, Premier Philippe Couillard announced Monday.Another $260 million will be offered...
Raptors GM Ujiri Says Bringing Back Star Guard DeRozan Is Top Priority
Ujiri:DeRozan is top off-season priority--TORONTO - When Masai Ujiri met with DeMar DeRozan on Sunday, the pain of a season that ended just a little bit too soon was still written on DeRozan's face. It was the look of unfinished business.The Raptors'...
Redblacks Know Expectations Are High a Year after Going from Basement to Grey Cup
Redblacks try to build on rapid improvement--OTTAWA - The Ottawa Redblacks know expectations will be high this year, and that's exactly where they want them.A year after debut season in which they won just two games, the Redblacks posted a 12-6 record...
Report Calls for Mercury to Be Safely Removed from Wabigoon River
Report says mercury can be removed from river--TORONTO - A First Nations community in northern Ontario is again asking the province for help to clean up the mercury that's been poisoning the Wabigoon River for nearly 50 years.Grassy Narrows, near the...
Schools Look to Address Mental Health Effect of Student Debt
Schools look to lessen student stress over debtloads--TORONTO - Many of this year's new post-secondary graduates have left the academic world carrying tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Meantime, those heading to college and university this fall will...
Seven Injured in Structure Collapse of Framework at Muskrat Falls
Industrial accident at Muskrat Falls probed--MUSKRAT FALLS, N.L. - Seven workers were injured in the collapse of a structure used in the pouring of concrete at a building at the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador, the contractor said Monday.Matthew...
Sharks Overcome Years of Disappointment to Reach First Stanley Cup Final
Sharks find redemption after years of disappointment--PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Logan Couture thinks the San Jose Sharks have seen just about everything, good or bad, that could happen to a hockey team.He may be right.Captains stripped of their letters, coaches...
Sharks the Upset Pick to Win First Stanley Cup
Sharks poised to win first Stanley Cup--The San Jose Sharks are best known in their brief history for falling short, but in their first ever Stanley Cup Final appearance they might just have enough to vanquish the past.Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose...
Smoking Is the New Grilling, Says BBQ Guru Steven Raichlen
Smoking is the new grilling, says Steven Raichlen--TORONTO - Most people wouldn't dream of smoking ice cream, but grilling guru Steven Raichlen insists you can.In his pursuit of adding depth of flavour to food, he's tried smoking almost everything.Not...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, May 30
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, May 30--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for May 30 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...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Tuesday, May 31
The Canadian Press News Agenda for May 31--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Tuesday, May 31 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...
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 30:___FORT MCMURRAY RETURN DELAYED FOR SOME: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says concerns about environmental contamination will delay up to 2,000 evacuees expecting...
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...
Toronto Dispensary Coalition Calls for Pot Charges to Be Dropped after Raids
Drop pot charges:Toronto dispensary coalition--TORONTO - A coalition of marijuana dispensaries say the City of Toronto and its police force made a "major mistake" when they targeted dozens of pot shops and are calling for charges to be dropped against...
Toronto FC Hopeful That Injury to Star Striker Sebastian Giovinco Is Not Serious
Toronto hopeful Giovinco injury is not serious--TORONTO - Star striker Sebastian Giovinco had an MRI Monday with Toronto FC hopeful the Italian will soon be back."There's no indication there'd be anything longterm. The question, I think, is whether he...
Tourism a Bright Spot in Bleak Fiscal Times for Newfoundland and Labrador
Tourism vital as fiscal crisis grips the Rock--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Tourism is always vital for Newfoundland and Labrador but never more so than this year as a financial crisis rocks the province."We have a lot riding on the summer," said Courtney Howell,...
Tragically Hip Fans Hit Pre-Sale Troubles, Complain of Hiked Prices on StubHub
Tragically Hip fans hit pre-sale troubles--TORONTO - Tickets for the Tragically Hip's summer tour are already causing tension -- and they haven't even gone on sale to the public yet.Within moments of a fan club pre-sale being launched on Monday morning...
Transcontinental Sells All Assets in Saskatchewan, Lays off 65 Employees
Transcontinental sells assets in Saskatchewan--MONTREAL - Transcontinental is selling all of its assets in Saskatchewan, including 13 newspapers, and laying off 65 employees in the latest sign of the ongoing troubles that have beset some of Canada's...
TSX Lower amid Mixed Commodity Prices; New York Markets Closed for Memorial Day
TSX lower amid mixed commodity prices--TORONTO - There was little change in the Toronto stock market Monday amid low trading volumes and no guidance from U.S. markets, which were shut for the Memorial Day holiday.The S&P/TSX composite index faded...
Use Regional Environmental Assessment for Northern B.C. Projects: Report
Concern grows about many resource projects: report--VANCOUVER - Two British Columbia groups anticipating a nationwide review of environmental assessment processes hope a new report will encourage the federal government to strengthen laws involving resource...
Vancouver Sees Jobs Boom, but Young Workers Still Can't Afford Housing
B.C.'s jobs boom offset by housing cost--VANCOUVER - Kala Vilches always knew she'd have to leave Vancouver if she wanted to buy a house.Three years ago, the fashion design graduate was working as a product developer at Lululemon, earning a good salary...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--FLOOD RISKS RISING FOR LOWER MAINLAND: REPORTA new study says climate change could lead to the most costly natural disaster in Canadian history -- a major flood along the coast or the Fraser River.The Fraser Basin...
What's Making News in the Prairies
What's making news in the Prairies--TWO WOMEN STAFF MEMBERS ATTACKED AT MANITOBA ADDICTIONS FACILITYTwo woman staff members are recovering from serious injuries after an armed robbery at a long-term residential addictions treatment facility near Winnipeg.Both...
What's New on Netflix Canada, Shomi, CraveTV in June
New on Netflix Canada, Shomi, CraveTV in June--A monthly look at what's scheduled to be added to the catalogues of streaming services Netflix Canada, Shomi and CraveTV: TOP PICKSA fourth season of Netflix's hit original series "Orange is the New Black"...
'Will of Canadians' Needs to Back Any Reforms to Electoral System, Say Liberals
Electoral reform needs voter buy-in: Liberals--OTTAWA - The federal government says it will seek the public's support for whatever changes it ends up deciding to propose for Canada's electoral system.But the threshold for that support, and how it will...
Winners of the Stanley Cup since Inception of Trophy
NHL Stanley Cup Champions--NHL Stanley Cup Championsx _ Strike-shortened regular season.y _ Series between Montreal and Seattle cancelled due to influenza epidemic.2014-15 _ Chicago Blackhawks2013-14 _ Los Angeles Kings2012-13 _ x-Chicago Blackhawks2011-12...
Wynne Apologizes for 'Brutalities' of Residential School System in Ontario
Wynne apologizes for residential schools--TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne apologized to First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities on Monday for the "brutalities" suffered at residential schools, calling it one of the most "shameful chapters"...
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