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Articles from July 2, 2016

2016 National Hockey League Free Agent Signings
2016 NHL Free Agent signings--Players who signed contracts through Saturday during the National Hockey League's 2016 free agency period (with position and 2015-16 team, if available):ARIZONAJamie McGinn, F, Anaheim; Kevin Connauton, D, re-signed; Jamie...
Argonauts Acquire Defensive Lineman Shawn Lemon from Roughriders for Sewell, Gale
Argos acquire DL Shawn Lemon from Roughriders--TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts acquired defensive lineman Shawn Lemon and a conditional 2018 CFL draft pick from the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday for offensive lineman Matt Sewell and quarterback...
Canada Post Workers Make New Proposal and Hold off on Strike Notice
Canada Post disappointed in union proposal--The union representing postal workers says it has presented Canada Post with new offers, and workers won't be striking before Wednesday at the earliest.The Canadian Union of Postal Workers must give 72 hours...
Canada's Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley Take Silver at the Porec Major
Canadians Pavan and Bansley take silver--POREC, Croatia - Canada's Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley took silver for the second year in a row at the Porec Major.Pavan, of Kitchener, Ont., and Bansley, from Waterdown, Ont., fell in straight sets to Germany's...
Convicted Murderer Found Dead in Saskatchewan Psychiatric Facility
Convicted murderer found dead in cell--SASKATOON - A man convicted of grisly murders in British Columbia and Manitoba has been found dead in a Saskatchewan psychiatric facility.The Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon issued a statement saying Traigo...
Dickenson Earns First Win as CFL Coach as Stamps Down Bombers 36-22
Mitchell, Messam lead Stampeders over Bombers--CALGARY - The Calgary Stampeders haven't started a season with two straight losses since 2009 and they weren't about to do so with new coach Dave Dickenson at the helm.After losing 20-18 last Saturday to...
Field for the 2016 Queen's Plate
Field for the 2016 Queen's Plate--TORONTO - The field for the 157th running of the Queen's Plate, a 1¼-mile event for three-year-olds foaled in Canada, to be run Sunday at 5:36 p.m. (Eastern) at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto (with post position, horse,...
Fundy Tidal Power Project Delay Continues
Fundy tidal power project still on hold--HALIFAX - One of the giant turbines destined for the Bay of Fundy will be hauled by barge to Halifax for final preparations in the coming days, however, exactly when it will be installed is still unknown.In a...
Huge Crowds as Newfoundland Marks 100 Years since Carnage at Beaumont-Hamel
Newfoundland marks 100 years since the Somme--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - There were tears of pride, loss and remembrance as huge crowds gathered Friday to mark 100 years since the Newfoundland Regiment's slaughter at Beaumont-Hamel shook the former British dominion...
'I Think It Matters': Kim Campbell Being the First and Only Female PM in Canada
Canada's first woman PM on Hillary Clinton--OTTAWA - The speech U.S. President Barack Obama delivered in Ottawa this week was rife with references to tropes of Canadian history and culture, including hockey rinks, cross-border shopping trips and the...
Jamie Kompon Named New Winnipeg Jets Assistant Coach
Jamie Kompon named Jets assistant coach--WINNIPEG - Jamie Kompon was named an assistant coach for the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, joining Charlie Huddy, goaltender coach Wade Flaherty and video coach Matt Prefontaine on head coach Paul Maurice's staff.Kompon,...
Jordan Morris Goal Gives Seattle Sounders a 1-1 Draw with Toronto FC
Toronto settles for 1-1 draw with Seattle--TORONTO - A lapse of concentration and some poor finishing cost Toronto FC in a 1-1 tie with the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night.On the plus side, Toronto managed a point with a makeshift lineup that featured...
Military Identifies Two Soldiers as Victims of Small-Plane Crash in Manitoba
Military men IDed in plane crash deaths--WINNIPEG - The names of the two victims killed in a fatal plane crash near Winnipeg have now been released by 1 Canadian Air Division and the Canadian NORAD Region headquarters in Winnipeg.Capt. Bradley Ashcroft...
Parks Canada Officials Say Human Contact Putting Wildlife, People at Risk
Human contact putting wildife at risk--BANFF, Alta. - Tourists are repeatedly warned about getting too close to wildlife they come across in the mountains, but Parks Canada officials say despite the advisories, it's still happening.One recent incident...
Patrick Huard and Colm Feore Say Filming 'Bon Cop Bad Cop 2' a Blast
Feore, Huard: filming 'Bon Cop Bad Cop 2' a blast--MONTREAL - Patrick Huard and Colm Feore say reuniting for the filming of "Bon Cop Bad Cop 2" has been a blast.Huard, who stars in the movie and is also its writer and one of its producers, says the comedy...
PM Pays Tribute to Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel Who Died Saturday
PM honours Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel--Many Canadians were mourning the death of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Holocaust survivor, and author Elie Wiesel.On social media, prominent Canadian politicians paid tribute to Wiesel, who was an advocate for victims...
Q&A: RuPaul Charles Reflects on Orlando, Weighs Canadians on 'Drag Race'
Q&A: RuPaul Charles reflects on Orlando--TORONTO - International drag queen extraordinaire RuPaul is taking a moment to hang up the wig and evening gown to get serious with Canadians.The sassy performer, known for steering the ship on reality TV...
Rookie Michael Salazar Scores Two as Drogba-Less Impact Top Revolution 3-2
Salazar scores two as Impact top Revs 3-2--MONTREAL - A leg injury to Didier Drogba gave rookie forward Michael Salazar his first start in Major League Soccer, and the 23-year-old didn't waste it.The Belize international simply scored his first two MLS...
Saskatchewan Minister Says She's Committed to Resuming Talks with Tribal Council
Minister to resume talks with tribal council--REGINA - Saskatchewan's social services minister says the province is committed to resuming discussions with the Saskatoon Tribal Council over the contentious issue of children in care on its member reserves.Donna...
Six Months after Arrival, Syrian Refugees Eager for Jobs in New Country
Six months after arrival, refugees seek jobs--QUEENSLAND, N.S. - The journey from life in war-torn Syria to a sense of belonging in Canada is both sweet and sad for refugee families like those of Ziad Zeina, as they settle into a pattern of job hunting...
Top News Advisory for Saturday, July 2
Top News Advisory--TOP NEWS ADVISORYSaturday, July 2Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops....
Toronto Outscores Cleveland 9-6 to End Indians' 14-Game Winning Streak
Jays end Indians' 14-game streak with 9-6 win--TORONTO - With their bullpen fatigued after a 19-inning marathon a day earlier, the Toronto Blue Jays were hoping starter Marco Estrada could go deep in Saturday's matinee against Cleveland.He was able to...
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