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Articles from June 21, 2016

2016 Canadian Football League Schedule
2016 Canadian Football League Schedule--The 2016 Canadian Football League schedule, as released by the league (all times Eastern):REGULAR SEASONWEEK ONEBye: SaskatchewanThursday, June 23Hamilton at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.Friday, June 24Montreal at Winnipeg,...
2016 Major League Baseball's Players of the Week
2016 MLB Players of the Week--Players of the week for the 2016 season as announced Monday by Major League Baseball;AMERICAN LEAGUEJune 20 _ Josh Donaldson, 3B, Toronto Blue JaysJune 13 _ Chris Davis, 1B, Baltimore OriolesJune 6 _ Evan Longoria, 3B, Tampa...
AFL Says RCMP Should Investigate Threats against Women Politicians
AFL decries threats against women politicians--EDMONTON - The Alberta Federation of Labour says the RCMP should actively pursue investigations into the "ugly and dangerous rhetoric" that is being directed at women in politics.In an official statement,...
Alberta Defends $4.4M Summer Ad Blitz Promoting Climate-Change Plan
Alberta defends $4.4M climate-change ad--EDMONTON - Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says a $4.4-million summer advertising blitz to promote the province's climate-change plan is necessary because of its sweeping impact.But opposition politicians...
Alberta Toughens Regulations to Cope with Court Ruling on Orphan Wells
Sales of oil and gas wells face tougher rules--CALGARY - The Alberta Energy Regulator is making it tougher to transfer oil and gas well licences in view of a recent court ruling that allowed the buyer of a bankrupt company's assets to avoid acquiring...
Blue Jays Waste Solid Marco Estrada Start in 4-2 Loss to Diamondbacks
Blue Jays waste solid Estrada outing--TORONTO - A small circle formed around Marco Estrada in the Toronto Blue Jays clubhouse, with teammates carefully shaking his hand as his right arm was covered in ice packs.Estrada struck out eight over six innings...
Bombardier to Sell Water Bomber Business, Shift Some Work on Q400
Bombardier to sell water bomber business--TORONTO - A British Columbia company, Viking Air Ltd., has signed a deal to buy Bombardier's amphibious aircraft program, which has been on hold since December.Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.The...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--TUESDAY, JUNE 21,2016BUSINESS 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 Explores Hosting Winter Olympics a Second Time, Eyes 2026 Games
Calgary looks at another Winter Games bid--CALGARY - Calgary is looking at hosting another Winter Olympics.City council voted Monday to spend up to $5 million on an exploration committee to study a possible bid for the 2026 Winter Games.Calgary was the...
Calgary Park Gets Its Goats: Animals Part of Pilot Project to Control Weeds
No kidding: Goats to control weeds in Calgary--CALGARY - They're lean, mean, eating machines.Calgary has introduced 106 goats to a city park in an experimental effort to wipe out noxious weeds -- most notably the Canada thistle -- in a more environmentally...
Canada Considers Signing International Convention on Collective Bargaining
Ratifying labour convention on the table: memo--OTTAWA - Canada is giving serious thought to ratifying an international labour convention on the right to organize and collective bargaining it has refused to sign since 1949, newly released documents show.An...
Clark Seeks to Bring Home B.C. Aboriginal Remains, Sacred Belongings, Artwork
Clark seeks return of B.C.'s aboriginal items--VICTORIA - Aboriginal artwork, regalia and ancestral remains taken over centuries from British Columbia First Nations and placed in museums, universities and private collections must come home, Premier Christy...
Collaros More Than Willing to Skip Free Agency to Re-Sign with Ticats
Collaros happy to remain with Ticats--HAMILTON - Zach Collaros didn't need to hit the open market to know where he wanted to spend the next three years of his CFL career.The veteran quarterback was scheduled to become a free agent in February 2017 and...
Cribs on Standby in Group Homes as National Foster-Parent 'Crisis' Deepens
Cribs in group homes as foster crisis deepens--FREDERICTON - Canada is having a foster-parent crisis, with so few people willing to serve that one province is preparing to house infants in group homes if necessary.On Prince Edward Island, there are just...
Deal on Canada Pension Plan Reform Was Swift in Policy-Making Terms
Feds' CPP vow swiftly becomes a deal--OTTAWA - Higher Canada Pension Plan premiums are still more than two years off, and the ensuing benefits -- meant to accrue to future generations -- still several decades away. All of which makes it rather ironic...
Enbridge Beefing Up Its Equipment Just in Case of American Oil Spill
Enbridge to beef up gear in case of spill--TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - The Canadian company that owns twin underwater oil pipelines in the area where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet says it's spending US$7 million over the next two years on equipment that could...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, June 21
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...
First Nations Deeply Involved in Natural Resource Development: Study
First Nations deeply involved in resources: study--Canada's First Nations have a stake worth hundreds of millions of dollars in resource industry development and are likely to call more of the industry's shots in the future, concludes a research paper."There...
Five Stories in the News Today, June 21
Five stories in the news today, June 21--Five stories in the news today from The Canadian Press:------CPP DEAL REACHED, PREMIUMS RISE IN 2019Both Canadian workers and their employers will soon be on the hook for higher contributions to the Canada Pension...
Five Things about 'When the Beatles Rocked Toronto' Exhibit
Five things about new Beatles exhibit in Toronto--TORONTO - Toronto's Market Gallery is offering Beatles fans another look at the Fab Four through rare images and artifacts. "When the Beatles Rocked Toronto" explores how Beatlemania affected the city...
Five Things to Know about the Canada Pension Plan and Talks to Expand It
What you need to know about CPP talks--OTTAWA - Finance Minister Bill Morneau meets his provincial and territorial counterparts in Vancouver on Monday and one of the key agenda items is going to be the federal Liberals' wish to expand the Canada Pension...
Five Things to Know with Canada's News Media Industry under Public Policy Review
Five things: News media industry under review--OTTAWA - Five things to know about the federal government's move to have the Public Policy Forum review government policies related to the news media:1. The independent Public Policy Forum review revolves...
Giovinco Leads TFC Past Vancouver in First Leg of Canadian Championship Final
Giovinco leads Toronto past Vancouver--TORONTO - Advantage Toronto FC going into the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship final.But only just. And it took a while for Toronto to hit high gear at home in a 1-0 win over the Whitecaps before an...
Group Wants Expansion of INSPIRED Program That Helps Patients Manage COPD at Home
Program helps patients manage COPD at home--TORONTO - Five years ago, even the most routine tasks were too much for David Smith: walking upstairs in his Halifax home meant having to stop three times before he could reach the top. Making it to the front...
Halifax Council Considers Renaming Street for Crosby, despite Some Reservations
Halifax considers renaming street for Crosby--HALIFAX - Halifax council unanimously voted Tuesday to consider renaming a suburban street after hockey star Sidney Crosby, despite some councillors' reservations the city should pay tribute to "more than...
Harassment and Weapons Charges Face Ex-Husband Who Created Revenge Website
Charges against man who created revenge website--VANCOUVER - The former wife of a Vancouver-area man accused of criminally harassing her says she hopes the legal process he's about to go through will give her enough time to change her identity and hide.Desiree...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, June 21
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...
Health of Starter Darian Durant Key to Riders' Resurgence in 2016
Durant's health key for Riders in 2016--REGINA - The last two years have taught Darian Durant to take nothing for granted.The veteran quarterback enters his 10th CFL season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who'll open the campaign June 30 hosting the...
Hidy, Howdy; Could Calgary Shine as an Olympic Host City Again in 2026?
Could Calgary shine again as an Olympic host?--CALGARY - Oslo dropping out of the race for the 2022 Winter Olympics was a game-changer for Calgary.Alarm bells went off within the International Olympic Committee after the Norwegian capital's withdrawal...
High Upside for Hockey in Vegas, Flames Defenceman and Long-Time Resident Says
Vegas Strip gets old fast, Engelland says--The bright lights, endless buffets and blackjack tables of the Las Vegas Strip get old pretty quick, according to Calgary Flames defenceman Deryk Engelland.If anyone understands what the NHL might look like...
Kentucky Coach Calipari Predicts Canada's Murray to Be Top Rookie Scorer
Calipari: Murray will be top rookie scorer--TORONTO - Jamal Murray is on the cusp of becoming the next Canadian star in the NBA, and his college coach John Calipari predicts big things from the young sharp-shooter."Let me say this. . .I've been wrong...
Lawyer Held Personally Liable for Legal Costs of Failed Court Actions
Lawyer liable for legal costs of failed suit--TORONTO - A prominent Toronto lawyer who pursued a frivolous action on behalf of a client was found personally liable Tuesday for the legal costs incurred, a decision he said could deter lawyers from taking...
Liberals Seek outside Advice as They Mull Policy Help for Struggling News Media
Feds mull news media policy help, seek advice--OTTAWA - The federal Liberal government has enlisted the independent Public Policy Forum to assess the state of Canada's struggling news industry as it mulls over potential policy options.A rash of newspaper...
Life and Work of Lawren Harris in Focus with New Film 'Where the Universe Sings'
Life of Lawren Harris in focus with new film--TORONTO - With his paintings shattering records at auctions, and an upcoming exhibit of his work at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Lawren Harris is having a career renaissance more than four decades after his...
Man Convicted in Child Porn Case Alleges Abuse in Custody, Asks for Stay
Man convicted in child porn case alleges abuse--TORONTO - A man found guilty of making and distributing child pornography is asking for a stay of his conviction after alleging he was abused while in custody.Brian Way made the allegations at a recent...
Manitoba Premier Cites 'Personal Responsibility' in Pension Plan Decision
Manitoba hopes to change CPP deal--WINNIPEG - Manitoba does not support a national agreement on boosting the Canada Pension Plan in part because it does not address the need for people to set aside their own retirement savings, Premier Brian Pallister...
Masoli Assumes Starting Job as Ticats' Incumbent Collaros Continues Recovery
Masoli gets nod as Hamilton Ticats starter--HAMILTON - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will start the 2016 season without their top offensive weapon.Quarterback Zach Collaros won't play Thursday night when Hamilton opens the regular season visiting the arch-rival...
Masoli, Hamilton Tiger-Cats Look to Spoil Toronto Argonauts' Party at BMO Field
Masoli, Ticats look to spoil party in Toronto--Jeremiah Masoli and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats look to spoil the party Thursday night.The Ticats visit arch-rival Toronto in the first CFL regular-season game at BMO Field. The two teams met their during the...
Medical Rescue Plane Arrives at South Pole to Pick Up Sick Worker from Station
Antarctic rescue plane arrives at South Pole--CALGARY - A rescue plane has safely completed the first leg of a dangerous mid-winter flight to a South Pole research station to pick up a sick worker.A Twin Otter aircraft owned by Calgary-based Kenn Borek...
'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' Top Paid iPhone Game App in Canada
'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' top paid iPhone game app--Top 10 free and paid game apps for the iPhone and iPad in Canada for June 13-19.Top Paid iPhone Game Apps1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition (Mojang)2. Heads Up! (Warner Bros.)3. Plague Inc. (Ndemic Creations)4....
MintChip Launches Digital Cash App as It Prepares for Shift to Cashless Society
MintChip launches digital cash platform--TORONTO - MintChip, the digital cash platform started by the Royal Canadian Mint and acquired earlier this year by Toronto financial technology startup nanoPay, will be available to consumers starting today.All...
More Work Needed to Comply with Official Languages Act in New Brunswick: Report
Language commissioner says more work needed--FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's commissioner of official languages says the provincial government must do a better job of providing front-line services in both English and French.Katherine d'Entremont released...
'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' among New DVD Releases for the Week Ending June 25
'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' among new DVDs--A look at some DVDs scheduled to be released in the weeks ahead.For the weekending June 25All American Bikini Car WashAnesthesiaThe Black JacketThe Brothers GrimsbyCrackerjackThe Crush (1993) (Blu-ray)Embrace...
NHL 2015-16 Awards Nominees List
NHL 2015-16 Awards Nominees List--Nominees for the 2015-16 National Hockey League awards, to be announced Wednesday night at a ceremony held in Las Vegas:Hart Memorial Trophy(player judged to be the most valuable to his team)Jamie Benn, LW, Dallas; Sidney...
North American Markets Narrowly Mixed; Investors Cautious Ahead of Brexit Vote
North American markets narrowly mixed--TORONTO - North American equity markets were narrowly mixed Tuesday amid investor caution over the outcome of Thursday's referendum when Britons will decided whether to remain in the European Union.The Toronto Stock...
Northern Ontario First Nation Demands Federal Government Clean Up Mercury
First Nation demands mercury cleanup--WINNIPEG - Leaders of a northern Ontario First Nation are demanding action after new allegations about mercury dumping upstream from their community.Grassy Narrows, near the Manitoba boundary, has dealt with mercury...
Ontario Doesn't Know Whether Its Ban on Pit Bulls Reduced Dog Attacks
No way to know if Ontario pit bull ban worked--As Quebec municipalities plan bans on pit bulls in the wake of a horrific fatal attack in Montreal, they might naturally turn to Ontario for guidance given the province imposed its own ban on the dogs more...
Opening of Rogers Place, Outdoor Games in Toronto and Winnipeg Highlight NHL Sked
NHL schedule opens at new Rogers Place--NEW YORK, N.Y. - The opening of Edmonton's Rogers Place, the raising of the Pittsburgh Penguins' championship banner and the first NHL outdoor games in Toronto and Winnipeg highlight the 2016-17 NHL schedule.The...
Peace Bond Imposed on Dalhousie Student Accused of Threatening to Kill People
Peace bond for Dalhousie medical student--HALIFAX - An associate dean at Dalhousie University has reasonable grounds to believe a medical student could stab her daughter, a provincial court judge decided Tuesday as he imposed a six-month peace bond on...
PM Marks Aboriginal Day with Sunrise Ritual, Father's Buckskin and a Canoe Ride
Trudeau marks 20th National Aboriginal Day--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in vintage form Tuesday as he took part in a ceremony marking the 20th annual National Aboriginal Day.Trudeau attended a sunrise ritual on the shore of the Ottawa...
Q&A: 'Hockey Night in Canada' Composer Claman Reflects on Her Legendary Song
Q&A: 'HNIC' composer reflects on legendary theme--TORONTO - "The Hockey Theme" no longer has the exposure it once did as the theme song for "Hockey Night in Canada," but composer Dolores Claman doesn't regret selling the song's rights to CTV.Nearly...
Q&A: Sarah McLachlan on Playing Jazz Festivals, Memories of the Tragically Hip
Q&A: Sarah McLachlan on jazz fests, the Hip--TORONTO - Sarah McLachlan wouldn't consider herself a jazz musician by any stretch of the imagination, so she wants fans to know what to expect at her upcoming jazz festival gigs."I'm not going to be playing...
Quebec Police Search for Clues in Wooded Area Where Girl's Bones Were Found
Dead girl: Quebec police search for more clues--TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. - Up to 35 Quebec provincial police officers and judicial laboratory specialists searched a wooded area Tuesday hoping to find more clues in the case of a young girl whose remains were...
Raptors Ujiri Says Plenty of Options for Draft, Including Trading No. 9 Pick
Ujiri: Plenty of draft options on the board--TORONTO - In the roller-coaster week of the NBA draft, Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri said some daily themes have emerged."A couple of my guys are all over the place (in what player they like),...
Reasons Why Rogers Might Be Looking to Drop Stroumboulopoulos as 'HNIC' Host
Why Rogers might be looking to drop Strombo as 'HNIC' host--TORONTO - Back when he was The Guy on MuchMusic and, later, on CBC talk shows, George Stroumboulopoulos was often affectionately referred to as "Canada's boyfriend." Parachuted two seasons ago...
Redblacks Looking to Overcome Injuries, Notoriety in Quest to Build Winning Culture
Redblacks looking build winning culture--OTTAWA - The Ottawa Redblacks took just two seasons to build a winning team. Now their task is maintaining the form that got them all the way to last year's Grey Cup final. While the Redblacks were a surprise...
Religious Leaders in Saskatchewan Concerned about Assisted Dying Policies
Religious leaders worry about assisted dying--REGINA - Religious leaders across Saskatchewan say doctors who don't want to help patients die shouldn't be forced to refer them to another physician who will.Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders met with...
Report on Commons Harassment Policy Shows 10 Cases, No Investigations
Commons dealt with 10 harassment cases--OTTAWA - The administrative arm of the House of Commons has processed 10 cases involving alleged harassment, sexual harassment and abuse of authority since its new policy came into effect more than a year ago,...
Saskatchewan Feared 'Less Palatable' Options in Agreeing to CPP Reform
Saskatchewan feared 'less palatable' options on CPP--REGINA - Saskatchewan's finance minister says the province compromised on Canada Pension Plan reform because it feared something worse would be imposed. The federal government reached an agreement...
The Canadian Press Moving a Series on a Canadian Inmate in Florida
CP series on Canadian inmate in Florida--TORONTO - The Canadian Press has a series this week on a Canadian man convicted of first-degree murder in Florida nearly three decades ago, when he was 19 years old, for a crime he insists he did not commit. The...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Canadian Press News Agenda for June 22--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for June 22 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 Tuesday News Briefing: An At-a-Glance Survey of Some Top Stories
The Tuesday briefing: top news at-a-glance--Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, June 21:____WYNNE CREDITS ONTARIO FOR NATIONAL CPP DEAL: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne took credit Tuesday for the agreement reached by the country's finance ministers...
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 News Advisory for Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Top News Advisory for June 21--TOP NEWS ADVISORYTuesday, June 212:30 p.m. ETEditors: See at the end of this advisory for information on a package of Canadian Press stories that will move this week on a Canadian man convicted of first-degree murder in...
Tories' Ambrose Seeks to Keep Peace between Leadership Campaign, Caucus
Ambrose to remain an MP after Tory leadership--OTTAWA - All politicians work to a clock ticking down towards the next election, but interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose's immediate task winds up a lot sooner.In less than a year her party will select...
Toronto Police Chief to Apologize for '81 Raids Targeting City's Gay Community
Top cop to apologize for '81 raids targeting gays--TORONTO - Toronto's police chief is set to apologize for raids on local bathhouses that explicitly targeted the city's gay community more than three decades ago.Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook says Mark...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared June 21
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on June 21, 2016.<Life & Banc Split Corp. Pr (TSX:LBS.PR.A): $0.11875. Payable Oct...
U.S. City Gets Approval to Draw Water from Great Lakes
U.S. city gets approval to draw from Great Lakes--A Wisconsin city has been given the green light to draw water from the Great Lakes after eight states approved a precedent-setting request that had raised concerns in Canada and the U.S.The go-ahead means...
Vancouver Island Mom Urges Vaccination as Her Sick Baby Girl Suffers in Hospital
B.C. mom with sick baby urges vaccinations--VICTORIA - A mother who says her baby is hospitalized with whooping cough in Victoria is warning parents who don't vaccinate their children that there can be consequences for other kids.Annie Mae Braiden says...
What's Been Said about the CPP Deal between Ottawa and Some Provinces
Some of what was said about Monday's CPP deal--OTTAWA - A selection of what was being said Tuesday about the changes to the Canada Pension Plan agreed to by the federal government and most of the provinces and territories:___"Quite frankly, I was a thorn...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--POLICE RENEW PLEA OVER MISSING WOMANTwo decades ago, 18-year-old Olimpia Mikszan vanished without a trace from her Abbotsford basement suite.Police in that Fraser Valley city are renewing a call for information...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--B.C. MAN CHARGED FOR ALLEGEDLY CREATING WEBSITE TO HARASS EX-WIFEA charge of criminal harassment has been laid against a Burnaby man almost six months after Canadian officials originally declined to prosecute him...
With History of Fired Jack Adams Winners, Ruff Jokes Award Could Be Renamed
Ruff, Trotz, Gallant up for Jack Adams Award--LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Lindy Ruff joked recent history suggests the Jack Adams Award could do with a new name. "It might have to be changed to 'coach for the year,'" said the Dallas Stars bench boss.Ruff, Gerard...
Wynne Says No CPP Deal If She Hadn't Been 'Thorn in the Side' of Other Premiers
Wynne credits Ontario for national CPP deal--TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne took credit Tuesday for the agreement reached by the country's finance ministers to enhance the Canada Pension Plan.It was Ontario's constant demand to ensure people...
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