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Articles from July 4, 2016

2016 National Hockey League Free Agent Signings
2016 NHL Free Agent signings--Players who signed contracts through Sunday during the National Hockey League's 2016 free agency period (with position and 2015-16 team, if available):ANAHEIMNate Guenin, D, Colorado.ARIZONAJamie McGinn, F, Anaheim; Kevin...
69 Families Still Displaced after Explosion in Mississauga, Ont.: Firefighters
69 families still displaced after explosion--Dozens of families were still unable to go home Monday as investigators worked to determine what caused an explosion west of Toronto that killed two people and injured nine others last week.Firefighters said...
Aaron Sanchez Solid, Offence Explodes as Blue Jays Topple Royals 6-2
Sanchez solid as Blue Jays top Royals--TORONTO - Aaron Sanchez is pitching like he wants to stay in the Blue Jays rotation. Even if that decision isn't up to him.The 24-year-old right-hander threw eight sparkling innings of one-run ball as Toronto topped...
A Quick Look at the Changes at Canada Post Due to E-Commerce Growth
A quick look at the changes at Canada Post--OTTAWA - Canada Post and the union representing postal workers are continuing negotiations to avert a labour dispute. Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton says the company has not given the required 72 hours...
Atlantic Premiers and Federal Ministers Announce Immigration Boost
Atlantic premiers announce growth strategy--ST. PETERS BAY, P.E.I. - The Atlantic premiers have announced details of a first-in-Canada pilot project designed to boost the region's flagging economy through immigration, with a particular focus on ensuring...
Auto Sales on Pace for Record, Driven by Popularity of Light Trucks
Canadian auto sales on pace for record--TORONTO - Ken Dacko makes the 200-kilometre round trip from his home in Alma, Ont., to a factory in Brampton, Ont., where he works once a week, in his 2016 Jeep Wrangler.Dacko purchased the vehicle earlier this...
B.C. Man Accused of Selling False Teeth Made of Clay Says Girlfriend Placed Ad
Man says girlfriend placed false teeth ad--VANCOUVER - A man accused of making false teeth from modelling clay says a petition filed against him by three dental regulatory organizations in British Columbia is cruel and unnecessary.Matthew Block says...
Blue Jays Right-Hander Estrada Hopeful He'll Make His Next Scheduled Start
Estrada hopeful he'll make his next start--TORONTO - Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada is hoping cortisone shots to his sore back will prevent him from missing his next scheduled start.Estrada, who reaggravated a previous back injury while swinging...
Businesses Grapple with Negative Online Reviews by Making Nice, Hiring Knights
Businesses grapple with bad online reviews--TORONTO - Canadian businesses are taking aim against negative online reviews that can often inflict crushing blows on a company's bottom line and reputation.Some businesses have made headlines for the unsavoury...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--MONDAY, JULY 4,2016BUSINESS 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 Businesses Hoping for Stampede Boost as Energy Downturn Drags On
Calgary looks to Stampede boost in tough times--CALGARY - When Warren Connell decided to take the reins at the Calgary Stampede two years ago, the world was a very different place."When I applied for this job, oil was at $105 a barrel and the same government...
Calgary Stampede Looks to Year-Round Event Space for Economic Growth
Stampede looks to year-round event space--CALGARY - The Calgary Stampede Park will soon be full of hundreds of thousands of fairgoers for the 10-day party that begins Friday, but the grounds will hardly go quiet once the show is over.From the Cirque...
Canada Names Olympic Sailing Team; Dannie Boyd Looking for Success in Maple Boat
Canada names Olympic sailing team for Rio--TORONTO - Dannie Boyd already knew she was going to represent Canada at Rio.The 26-year-old from Kingston, Ont., and 27-year-old Halifax crewmate Erin Rafuse earned an Olympic berth for Canada in the women's...
Canada's Two-Game Winning Streak Snapped by Puerto Rico at Pan American Cup
Canada's win streak snapped against Puerto Rico--SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Shainah Joseph scored 13 points as Canada fell in straight sets to Puerto Rico on Monday at the NORCECA Women's Pan American Cup.The loss drops the Canadians to 2-1...
Canadian Manufacturers' Outlook Dims in June, Royal Bank Survey Suggests
Manufacturers' outlook dims in June: RBC survey--TORONTO - A monthly survey of purchasing managers suggests the outlook for Canada's manufacturing sector has become slightly less positive than it was in May.The RBC Canadian manufacturing PMI index registered...
Canadians Witnessed Obama's Warmup Lap, Now He's Hitting the U.S. Election Trail
After a Canadian warmup, Obama hits the trail--WASHINGTON - Canadians just glimpsed the test run of a man preparing to enter the 2016 U.S. presidential race.Barack Obama is hitting the trail.The incumbent president will appear at his first rally Tuesday...
Canadian Teens Plan on Changing the World, Equipped with Passion and Smartphones
Canadian teens plan on changing the world--TORONTO - When Bruce Gao was in high school, he visited an orphanage in China where he saw children huddled together in beds to share body heat.It was monsoon season, and it was cold. There was heating in the...
Chef-Turned-Fighter Mehdi Baghdad Ready to Tackle Montreal's John Makdessi
Former chef to face Canadian John Makdessi--Lightweight Mehdi (The Sultan) Baghdad earned a diploma in culinary arts in his native France and loves to cook -- good food, rather than dietary meals, that is."When I have some time, I cook," he explained....
Cop Union Head Says Possible Ban on Police Floats at Future Pride Parades Is "Stupid"
Black Lives Matter demands "stupid":police union head--TORONTO - Members of the Toronto police force say they're offended that Pride organizers agreed to a list of demands set out by Black Lives Matter during Sunday's parade.The list includes nine demands...
Dressler Ready for Winnipeg Do-Over after Being Knocked out of Bombers Debut
Dressler ready for Winnipeg do-over--WINNIPEG - Weston Dressler is ready for a do-over of his first CFL regular-season game with the Blue Bombers.The veteran receiver said after Monday's practice he's "good to go" and will play Thursday in Hamilton.Dressler...
Duron Carter Suspended, Several Fined in Wake of Alouettes-Redblacks Melee
Alouettes receiver Carter suspended one game--TORONTO - The CFL has suspended Montreal Alouettes receiver Duron Carter one game for his part in a wild melee in a game on Friday against the Ottawa Redblacks.Carter was hammered as he made a spectacular...
Editorial Exchange: A Welcome Plan for the Planet
Editorial Exchange: A welcome plan for the planet--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published July 4:How we will miss the President of the United States when he is gone next year. "The world needs more Canada," Barack Obama pronounced last...
Editorial Exchange: 'Heterosexual Pride Day' Is a Shameful Idea
Editorial Exchange: 'Heterosexual Pride Day' is a shameful idea--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published July 4:As Gay Pride month came to an end last week, an all-too-predictable whine emerged from social media: a number of heterosexuals felt...
Emergency Officials Say New SaskAlert App Worked during Weekend Storms
Officials say SaskAlert app worked in storms--REGINA - Officials in Saskatchewan say a new emergency app properly picked up all tornado alerts from Environment Canada on the weekend.There were four tornado warnings and three watches issued by the weather...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Monday, July 4
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...
Even Peggy's Cove, Lake Louise, Get Slammed in Online Reviews
Even Peggy's Cove gets slammed in online reviews--TORONTO - Businesses are taking efforts to combat what they argue are often unfair or petty. Even some of Canada's most iconic and beloved tourist spots can come in for criticism. Some examples:------In...
Federal Officials Wrestling with Gender-Neutral ID Issues for More Than a Year
Feds wrestle with gender-neutral ID issues--OTTAWA - The federal Liberals could easily drop any mention of sex or gender from identity documents like passports immediately, notwithstanding concerns civil servants have expressed about the idea privately...
Ferry Service to Fogo Island Tourism Hot Spot to Resume amid Hope, Skepticism
Troubled Fogo Island ferry to resume service--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Hopes are high that it will be smooth sailing at last when the breakdown-prone ferry to Fogo Island, one of Newfoundland's prime tourism draws, returns to service Wednesday.But the mayor...
Four Stories in the News Today, July 4
Four stories in the news today, July 4--Four stories in the news today from The Canadian Press:------CALGARY GEARS UP FOR STAMPEDEThe Calgary Stampede gets underway this week and the event's CEO says the landscape has changed a lot in the past two years....
Fresh from Commanding Win over England, Canadian Women Take on U.S. in Rugby Test
Canadian women take on U.S. in rugby test--SALT LAKE CITY - Canada is essentially sticking with the same lineup for the U.S. on Tuesday as the one that thumped England 52-17 last Friday in the opening game of the Women's Rugby Super Series.Interim head...
Funding Drive Set Up to Pay Legal Bills for Ex-Quebec Deputy Premier Normandeau
Funding drive starts for ex-Quebec deputy premier--GASPE, Que. - Former Quebec deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau is innocent of the fraud charges she faces and needs money to cover her legal expenses, an ex-Liberal riding association president said...
Girls Squeezed out of Lemonade Stand over Paperwork Get Apology, Second Chance
NCC apologizes for closing lemonade stand--OTTAWA - Two Ottawa girls whose lemonade stand was shut down over the weekend because they didn't have the right permit could be back in business by the end of the week -- but they still need the paperwork.The...
Half of B.C.'S Burns Bog Fire Contained, but Most of Will Regenerate: Society
Bog fire in Delta, B.C., 50 per cent contained--DELTA, B.C. - About 90 per cent of a peat bog south of Vancouver is expected to regenerate in the coming years, but it could take a century before the entire area recovers from a fire that tore through...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Monday, July 4
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...
HPV Vaccination Reduces Cervical Abnormalities in Young Women, Study Finds
HPV vaccine cuts cervical abnormalities: study--TORONTO - Young women immunized against human papilloma virus were significantly less likely to have potentially cancerous cervical abnormalities compared to those who didn't receive the HPV vaccine, a...
Judge to Apologize for 'Insensitive' Comments Made during Sexual Assault Trial
Justice to apologize at upcoming inquiry--CALGARY - A Federal Court judge who asked a sexual assault complainant why she couldn't keep her knees together wants to keep serving on the bench and plans to apologize for his remarks at a public hearing.A...
Matthews Hits the Ice as Maple Leafs Career Gets Underway at Development Camp
Matthews' Leafs career officially underway--TORONTO - Sporting the new logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs on his chest, Auston Matthews made his on-ice debut as a member of the Original-Six franchise. The American centre and No. 1 overall pick of the 2016...
More Resources Needed to Fight Online Child Exploitation: Internal Federal Memo
Child exploitation fight needs boost: memo--OTTAWA - Canadian police lack the resources to keep pace with the burgeoning threat to children from online sexual predators, federal officials have warned the public safety minister.An internal briefing note...
NATO Head Applauds Canada's Decision to Boost Presence in Eastern Europe
NATO applauds Canada's troop commitment--OTTAWA - The head of NATO has praised Canada for agreeing to take a leadership role in the standoff with Russia, even as new figures show Canadian defence spending has fallen to record lows.The Liberal government...
One Board Leads to Another; Snowboard Star Mark McMorris Close to Return
Skateboarding propels McMorris towards snow--Mark McMorris is finding joy on a different sort of board as he works towards a return to snow.The Saskatchewan snowboarding star says the recent tricks he's been able to do skateboarding make him feel closer...
Parti Quebecois Officially Launches Leadership Race to Replace Peladeau
PQ officially launches leadership race--MONTREAL - Five candidates have collected enough signatures and money to enter the race to become Parti Quebecois leader, party president Raymond Archambault said Monday as the campaign to succeed Pierre Karl Peladeau...
P.E.I. Opposition Demands Inquiry into Source of Sex Assault Allegations
P.E.I. Opposition calls for inquiry--CHARLOTTETOWN - The Opposition in P.E.I. is calling for an inquiry into the bizarre case of a non-verbal, autistic woman whose caregivers at a group home claimed she had accused her father of sexual assault.The father...
Provincial Crews Called in to Help Battle Wildfire near Delta, B.C
Provincial crews battle Burns Bog fire--DELTA, B.C. - A fire burning in a suburban Vancouver conservation area has jumped the highway, forcing roads to close and businesses to be evacuated.The blaze in Burns Bog was first reported around 11:40 a.m. Sunday...
Q&A: Shawn Mendes on His Canadian-Themed Tattoo, Being Obsessed with John Mayer
Q&A: Shawn Mendes on his first tattoo--TORONTO - Pop star Shawn Mendes is growing up right before our very eyes.Shortly before he graduated from high school last week the 17-year-old singer swung by a Toronto tattoo shop to get his arm inked for...
Raonic Comes Back from 2 Sets Down to Beat Goffin, Advance to Wimbledon Quarters
Raonic storms back to beat Goffin at Wimbledon--LONDON - Milos Raonic rallied for the biggest comeback of his career, but first he had to stop playing "feel-good" tennis.The sixth-seeded Canadian advanced to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Monday,...
Release Conditions Upheld for Egyptian Man Branded a Security Threat
Court upholds Mahjoub release conditions--TORONTO - An Egyptian man long branded as a threat to Canada's national security has lost his bid to lift restrictions on his freedom.While some minor changes are appropriate, Federal Court Judge Simon Noel ruled...
Researchers Anticipating New Data on Jupiter When Juno Spacecraft Enters Orbit
Juno spacecraft will give new view of Jupiter--TORONTO - Researchers in Canada are looking forward to new information from NASA's Juno spacecraft, set to begin orbiting Jupiter on Monday night.Juno, launched in August 2011, will complete its journey...
Road Trip Theme for July Fourth Bash as Embassy Still Rides High of Obama Visit
U.S. ambassador hosts record July Fourth bash--OTTAWA - For U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki, their annual Fourth of July bash on Monday was all about road-tripping.The vast manicured lawn of their official residence, Lornado, in Ottawa's...
Security Cameras on Site: Big Brother Keeping a Close Eye on Calgary Stampede
Grounds a separate police district for Stampede--CALGARY - Police and security officials say Big Brother will be a big help as they prepare to enforce the law at the Calgary Stampede.The 10-day cowboy festival, which kicks off Friday with a parade, will...
Subdued Business Outlook for the Next Year, Bank of Canada Poll Says
Business sentiment subdued: Bank of Canada poll--OTTAWA - Canadian businesses are anticipating only a minimal acceleration in sales growth over the next 12 months amid bleak expectations among firms linked to the energy industry, a new Bank of Canada...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, July 4
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, July 4--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for July 4 as of 3:09 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, July 5, 2016
The Canadian Press News Agenda for July 5--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for July 5 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...
Tiny East Coast Island Offers Amazing Up-Close Visit with Atlantic Puffins
Tiny East Coast island is a puffin paradise--MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND, N.B. - The face of 10-year-old Taya Robillard beams with excitement when asked to describe the thousands of colourful Atlantic puffins that populate the barren landscape of Machias Seal...
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 Monday, July 4, 2016
Top News Advisory for July 4--TOP NEWS ADVISORYMonday, July 4Here 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...
Toronto Stock Exchange Regains Post-Brexit Losses, Canadian Dollar Up
Toronto stock market recoups post-Brexit losses--TORONTO - The Toronto Stock Exchange emerged from its long weekend slumber in an upbeat mood Monday, rising by nearly 1.4 per cent as it more than recouped the losses it incurred following Britain's vote...
Veteran Phillips Says Buono's Return a Factor in Lions Early Success
Phillips: Lions feel impact of Buono's return--Defensive back Ryan Phillips calls it the Wally Buono effect.B.C. is 2-0 following last week's 28-3 road victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Phillips had a fumble recovery and interception in the win,...
Whale Entangled in 'Large Amount of Fishing Gear' off Southeast Newfoundland
Whale stuck in 'large amount of fishing gear'--A large whale has become tangled in fishing gear off southeast Newfoundland, raising fears it will die before it can shed the equipment or rescuers can remove it."This is what we call heavy fishing gear,...
What's Making News in Atlantic Canada
What's making news in Atlantic Canada--ATLANTIC PREMIERS TALKING ECONOMY, IMMIGRATION IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDNew Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says he and his Atlantic counterparts and several federal cabinet ministers will focus on strengthening the...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--BURNS BOG FIRE EXPECTED TO BE PUT OUT BY TUESDAYA fire at Burns Bog in Delta has been about 50 per cent contained, and crews expect it will be fully extinguished by either by Monday night or Tuesday morning.The...
What's Making News in the Prairies
What's making news in the Prairies--SECURITY RAMPED UP FOR CALGARY STAMPEDEBag checks, security cameras and extra officers will be part of this year's Calgary Stampede.There will also be a separate police district at the Stampede grounds when the 10-day...
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