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Articles from July 7, 2016

Advisory Board Now Accepting Online Applications for 20 Senate Seats
Want to be a senator? Apply online.--OTTAWA - Dream of being a senator? The government is ready to hear from you."The Senate application process is now open. Apply online," says the invitation posted Thursday on the government website.There have always...
Alberta Crown Appeals Sentence in Toddler Meningitis Death; Says Not Enough
Crown appeals sentence in child death--CALGARY - Alberta prosecutors say the sentences given last month to a couple who failed to get proper medical treatment for their son who later died of bacterial meningitis are insufficient given the seriousness...
Alberta RCMP Praise Kids for Going to Adult with Loaded Handgun Found in Yard
Kids find loaded handgun in backyard--GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. - RCMP in northwestern Alberta are praising two young kids for doing the right thing when they found a loaded handgun ditched by a shooting suspect."The children were astute enough to not touch...
'A Little Baloney' in Claim Decriminalizing Pot Wouldn't Help Youth, Stop Crime
Baloney Meter: decriminalizing marijuana--OTTAWA - "It is important to understand that decriminalization does not achieve either of our objectives, which are, one, to keep marijuana out of the reach of young people and two, to take profits out of the...
A Look at Some of the Key Numbers in the Ongoing Canada Post Labour Dispute
The Canada Post labour dispute by the numbers--OTTAWA - Canada Post and its largest union, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, remain at loggerheads over a union proposal to increase wages for rural and suburban mail carriers, and the Crown corporation's...
A Look beyond His Books: Dr. Seuss Secret Artwork Displays Author's Private Mind
Secret Dr. Seuss artwork a look beyond his books--VANCOUVER - Late at night, with the world asleep, Theodor Seuss Geisel to his studio would creep. The author and illustrator stashed his unfinished prose and unrolled artwork that nobody knows.The world...
'Amazing Race Canada' Heads to Vietnam for 'Dramatically Different' Locale
'Amazing Race Canada' heads to Vietnam--Executive producer John Brunton had one question when thinking about bringing "The Amazing Race Canada" to Vietnam: could this faraway land of jungles and rivers provide enough technical support for his large crew...
B.C. College Issues Cease and Desist Letter to 'Death Midwives' Group
'Midwifery' not regulated for death: college--VANCOUVER - When a close family friend died last August, Satwinder Bains got a call asking her to help give the dead woman a bath."It was such an honour, such a privilege to be able to do it," said Bains,...
B.C. Finance Minister Says Data Show Foreign Home Buyers Mostly from China
B.C. releases first stats on foreign home sales--VICTORIA - British Columbia has released its first snapshot of foreign real estate transactions, but the Opposition New Democrats say it's based on unreliable information that doesn't portray the affordability...
'Beautiful Broken' by Heart among New Album Releases
'Beautiful Broken' among new album releases--Here's a list of some new album releases for the week ending July 9:Aphex Twin _ "Cheetah" (EP)AraabMuzik _ "Dreamworld"Arca _ "Entranas"Asphalt Graves _ "The New Primitive"The Avalanches _ "Wildflower"BadBadNotGood...
Bell Outlines Plans to Improve Cell Service in Northern Manitoba If MTS Deal OK'd
Bell outlines plans to improve Manitoba service--THOMPSON, Man. - Bell has outlined plans to improve cell service in northern Manitoba.The company says it will provide wireless coverage on Highway 6 from Grand Rapids to Thompson.It also is promising...
Blue Bombers Beat Tiger-Cats 28-24 for First Win of the Season
Medlock, Bombers pick up first win of season--HAMILTON - Until this season began, Justin Medlock was the only kicker Tim Hortons Field had ever known.The 32-year-old was with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats when the stadium opened in September 2014 and navigated...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--THURSDAY, JULY 7,2016BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's early plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--THURSDAY, JULY 7,2016BUSINESS 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 Stampede Chuckwagon Races Have New Safety Measures in Place This Year
Stampede chuckwagon races have new safety measures--CALGARY - Officials at the Calgary Stampede have made changes to improve chuckwagon safety this year.The changes include a rebuild of the inside rail, which has been reinforced for better footing for...
Canada Post Lockout Deadline Extended until Monday
Canada Post extends lockout deadline--OTTAWA - Canada Post is extending its lockout notice to Monday at 12:01 a.m. ET and says it is willing to submit to binding arbitration in an effort to resolve the ongoing labour dispute.In a statement late Wednesday,...
Canada's Job Market Still Lags Pre-Recession Level by Many Measures: OECD Report
OECD: Canada's job market not fully recovered--TORONTO - The OECD says Canada's labour market is doing better than in many other countries but it hasn't fully recovered to pre-recession levels.The Paris-based think-tank says the percentage of working-age...
Canadian Designers Lose Style Showcase with Demise of Toronto Fashion Week
IMG pulls plug on Toronto Fashion Week--TORONTO - One of the biggest showcases for emerging and established Canadian designers was wiped from the calendar Thursday after organizers said they were pulling the plug on Toronto Fashion Week due to a lack...
Case of Ex-Nazi Death Squad Member Back in Federal Cabinet's Hands
Oberlander case back in federal hands--OTTAWA - A long-running legal case about whether former Nazi death squad member Helmut Oberlander will be stripped of his citizenship is back in the hands of the federal cabinet.The Supreme Court of Canada said...
Chief Electoral Officer Tells MPs Time Is Tight to Make 2019 Voting Changes
Time tight for 2019 voting changes: Mayrand--OTTAWA - Canada's chief electoral officer has laid out the scale of the challenge for Parliament if it wants to change Canada's voting system in time for the next federal election in 2019.Elections Canada...
Chris Who? Eskimos Unworried by Former Head Coach's Return to Edmonton
Eskimos downplay Jones's return to Edmonton--EDMONTON - When Chris Jones brings his Saskatchewan Roughriders into Commonwealth Stadium Friday evening he's likely to be greeted by cheers from some fans for bringing a Grey Cup to Edmonton last season,...
Church Being Sued by Victims of Sex Abuse at Hands of Winnipeg Priest
Church being sued by sex abuse victims--WINNIPEG - A former Winnipeg priest, the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface and Clercs de Saint-Viateur du Canada have been named in two separate sexual assault lawsuits.The lawsuits are connected to Ronald Leger, a...
Cliquish Atlantic Canadians Rethink an Unfriendly Phrase: 'Come from Away'
Cliquish East Coast rethinks defining phrase--HALIFAX - Glynn Williams remembers the wariness and distrust he faced 11 years ago when he started buying properties in a small, economically depressed town in eastern Nova Scotia."There were some vocal people...
Coach John Tait Faces Tough Choices in Deciding Canada's Olympic Rugby 7s Roster
Tough roster choices for Canada rugby coach--TORONTO - After a season marked by injury, Canadian women's rugby sevens coach John Tait has seen his trainers' room empty just in time for the Rio Olympics.That has creates both depth and competition for...
Correctional Officers Get 4.4 per Cent Raise after Arbitrator Ruling
Correctional officers get 4.4 per cent raise--TORONTO - Correctional officers in Ontario will be getting 4.4-per-cent raises next year, after an arbitrator ruled their salaries had fallen behind those of their federal counterparts and police officers.The...
Dispute over Rural Wages a Brewing Issue in Canada Post Contract Talks
Postal workers' union refuses arbitration--OTTAWA - Rene Legacy's mail route in rural New Brunswick, just northwest of Bathurst, is about 32 kilometres long and takes him the morning to complete.He's paid by the number of spots he stops and the number...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Thurday, July 7
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...
Establishing a Strong Credit History Important for Newcomers to Canada
Establishing credit important for newcomers--OTTAWA - Navigating finances and establishing a good relationship with your bank can be a challenge for many Canadians at the best of times.But for those new to Canada, it can be even more difficult.Elizabeth...
Federal Banking Regulator Steps Up Supervision of Mortgage Underwriting
Banking regulator steps up scrutiny of mortgages--OTTAWA - The federal banking regulator served notice to the Canadian mortgage lending industry on Thursday that they've got their eye on them.The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions...
Former Auditor General to Review RCMP's Response to Harassment Lawsuits
Adviser to review RCMP response to lawsuits--OTTAWA - The Liberal government has appointed a former auditor general to review the RCMP's response to lawsuits from four members of the force alleging harassment.The government says the move is the latest...
Fort McMurray Fire Costliest Disaster on Record, Insurance Bureau of Canada Says
Fort McMurray fire costliest disaster on record--CALGARY - The wildfire that rendered the heart of oilsands country a charred and ashy mess is estimated to be the costliest disaster in Canada, worrying evidence that extreme weather events have increased...
Four Montreal Cops Arrested, with One Facing Charge of Obtaining Sexual Services
Four Montreal police officers arrested--MONTREAL - Four Montreal police officers have been arrested, with two facing various charges including perjury, attempting to obstruct justice, soliciting and obtaining sexual services, Chief Philippe Pichet said...
Go Wide! Cineplex Plans Multi-Screen Movie Theatres in Three Canadian Cities
Cineplex to open first multi-screen theatres--TORONTO - Another flashy new concept will arrive at some Canadian movie theatres this month as Cineplex installs multi-screen cinemas in three cities.The country's largest chain of movie theatres says it...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Thursday, July 7
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...
Impact Acquire Italian Striker Mancosu on Loan for One Year from Bologna
Impact acquires striker Mancosu on loan--MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact acquired Italian striker Matteo Mancosu on loan for one year from Bologna of Serie A, the Major League Soccer club announced Thursday.Mancosu, 31, who will be with Montreal until...
Injuries to Key Players Not a Problem Yet for Red Hot Redblacks
Redblacks overcome key injuries--OTTAWA - An early rash of injuries, including a broken finger to star quarterback Henry Burris, has not been a problem so far for the Ottawa Redblacks.The Redblacks will look to improve to 3-0 Friday night as they host...
Inmate Advocacy Group Says Ontario Prisoner's Death 'Preventable'
Inmate's death 'preventable': advocacy group--TORONTO - The recent death of a woman serving a life sentence in an Ontario prison was "preventable," an advocacy group said Thursday as it demanded an end to segregation for incarcerated women, particularly...
Kelly Returns to Senators, Signing One-Year Deal with His First NHL Club
Senators sign Kelly to one-year contract--OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Chris Kelly to a one-year contract worth US$900,000.Kelly returns to the team for which he began his career after playing his first 463 NHL games with the Senators....
List of Canadian Athletes or Events Who Could Benefit from Russian Ban
Canadians who will benefit from Russia ban--EDMONTON - Russia finished second in track and field medals at the 2012 London Olympics, with 16.Canada finished way down in a tie for 33rd, with one medal, a bronze by Derek Drouin in high jump.Now that Russia's...
Manitoba Joins Other Provinces in Efforts to Reform Canada Pension Plan: Morneau
Manitoba joins effort to reform CPP--OTTAWA - Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Manitoba has joined the other provinces and agreed to help strengthen the Canada Pension Plan.The agreement in principle now includes every province except for Quebec.Quebec...
More Than Half of Vancouver Airbnb Hosts Use Income to Pay Rent, Mortgage: Study
Vancouver Airbnb hosts rely on extra income:report--VANCOUVER - The home-sharing service Airbnb is pushing back against growing concerns that it's having a negative impact on rental vacancies in Vancouver.A new report released by the company Thursday...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,134.46, down 96.60 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down 16 cents, or 4.20 per cent, to $3.65...
Mounties Revamp Witness Protection Program Following Secret Review
Secret review spurs witness protection revamp--OTTAWA - The RCMP is retooling its witness protection program following a secret internal review that called for changes to enrolment decision-making and better reporting on the program's impact.The changes...
New Party from Scratch? Jason Kenney Says Alberta Needs New United Right
Kenney says new party, new leadership race--EDMONTON - MP Jason Kenney says his plan for a united right in Alberta includes a new party that would hold a leadership race before the next provincial election.Kenney made it clear at a news conference in...
New Sighting of Entangled Humpback Whale off Eastern Newfoundland
New sighting of entangled humpback whale--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - There has been another sighting of a humpback dragging fishing gear off Newfoundland, and a whale rescuer is urging boaters to steer clear and call it in if they see it again.Wayne Ledwell,...
No Russia in Rio Could Impact Canadians, but Bishop & Co., Focused on Themselves
No Russia in Rio could impact Canadians--EDMONTON - When Melissa Bishop steps up to the 800-metre start line at the Rio Olympics, she won't worry about the women in the lanes to her left and right -- or the country's colours they're wearing.Canada's...
Nova Scotia Commits to Cleaning Up the Polluted LaHave River
Nova Scotia commits to river cleanup--BRIDGEWATER, N.S. - When 12-year-old Stella Bowles decided to test the waters of a scenic river near her Nova Scotia home last fall, she had no idea her elementary school project would be the catalyst for a government...
OK for Saskatchewan to Give Homeless Men B.C. Bus Tickets: Report
OK to give homeless men bus tickets: report--A report says giving two homeless men in Saskatchewan one-way bus tickets to British Columbia was within Social Services policy but the situation could have been better handled.The men aren't named in the...
Ontario Farmers Face Wilted Crops, Lost Profits Due to Severe Drought
Ontario farmers face severe drought--TORONTO - Farmers are facing smaller crops and higher costs as parts of southern and eastern Ontario suffer through severe drought that is having an impact on fruit and vegetable production.Agriculture and Agri-Food...
P.E.I. Restaurant Creates Lobster Ice Cream, Says People Seem to Enjoy It
P.E.I. restaurant creates lobster ice cream--SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - It's not what you would expect to find in your ice cream -- the soft pink flesh of a lobster claw poking out of the frosty treat.A Summerside, P.E.I., restaurant has created lobster ice...
P.E.I. Sets Voting-Reform Plebiscite for Fall, Allows 16-Year-Olds to Vote in It
16-year-olds get vote in P.E.I. plebiscite--CHARLOTTETOWN - The Trudeau government is showing signs of resistance to a referendum on electoral reform, but Prince Edward Island has scheduled a plebiscite this fall on five different options -- and will...
Postmedia Plans to Reduce Debt Load by $307M and Annual Interest Costs by $50M
Postmedia plans to slash debt nearly in half--TORONTO - Debt-ridden media conglomerate Postmedia announced a proposal Thursday to slash its $648-million debt by nearly half -- but the company's chief executive says it still has work to do to operate...
Pride Toronto's Way of Dealing with Black LGBTQ Youth 'Abysmal': Group
Pride's treatment of blacks 'abysmal': group--TORONTO - An activist group fighting for more rights for racialized communities says the way organizers of Canada's largest Pride parade deal with blackness and black LGBTQ youth is "abysmal."Black Lives...
Provinces Poised to Agree on Plan to Open Up Internal Trade: Ontario Minister
Internal trade proposal imminent: Ontario--OTTAWA - Ontario's economic development minister says he fully expects the provinces and the federal government to agree Friday on a long-awaited proposal that aims to ease Canada's interprovincial trade barriers.Brad...
Rapper Drake Calls for 'Dialogue' after Alton Sterling Killed by U.S. Police
Drake: Changes needed after Sterling killing--TORONTO - Drake has spoken out against the killing of Alton Sterling by police in Louisiana, saying it points to a larger problem.The Toronto-born rapper posted on Instagram that he was "disheartened, emotional...
Renovation, Not Demolition Preferred Route for PM's Official Home: NCC
No wrecking ball for 24 Sussex: NCC--OTTAWA - Rather than taking a giant wrecking ball to the prime minister's official residence, the body overseeing federal properties in Canada's capital is making clear it wants instead to give the crumbling building...
Second-Hand Stampede: Economic Slump Means Rush to Snap Up Preloved Cowboy Duds
Second-hand Stampede: Cowboy duds on a budget--CALGARY - For a lot of Calgarians hit by the economic slump, this probably isn't the year to shell out hundreds of dollars on a new pair of handmade leather cowboy boots.But there are ways to western-up...
Shanahan Says Centennial Season Will Hinge Growth and Progress for Young Leafs
Shanahan: Leafs seek 'forward steps' next season--TORONTO - Two players from the Toronto's last Stanley Cup championship team looked on as Brendan Shanahan etched out his plan for bringing the Maple Leafs back to glory.Johnny Bower and Ron Ellis sat...
Sharp Drop in Price of Crude Oil Drags Down Toronto Stock Exchange
Drop in oil drags down Toronto Stock Exchange--TORONTO - A sharp drop in the price of oil dragged the Toronto Stock Exchange to a lower close on Thursday after data out of the U.S. showed that crude stockpiles didn't fall as much as investors had expected.The...
Sir Dudley Digges Suffering No Setbacks in Recovery from Plate Victory
Plate winner's recovering nicely from race--Sir Dudley Digges has suffered no setbacks from his stirring upset win in the $1-million Queen's Plate.Trainer Mike Maker said Wednesday the three-year-old son of Gio Ponti is in Louisville, Ky., none the worse...
Six Stories in the News Today, July 7
Six stories in the news today, July 7--Six stories in the news today from The Canadian Press:------CANADA POST LOCKOUT DEADLINE EXTENDEDCanada Post is extending its lockout notice to Monday at 12:01 a.m. ET and says it is willing to submit to binding...
Study Finds Male Sex Workers Felt Safer Advertising Online Than in the Streets
Male sex workers found safety online, study says--VANCOUVER - A study on male sex workers in Vancouver has found that although the move to selling sex online rather than on the streets improved safety, a recent law prohibiting the advertisement of sex...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for July 8
The Canadian Press News Agenda for July 8--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for July 8 as of 7:57 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 Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from July 10-16
The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from July 10-16--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sunday, July 10 to Saturday, July 16; x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability....
The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from July 17-30
The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from July 17-30--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sunday, July 17 to Saturday, July 30; x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability....
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 News Advisory for Thursday, July 7, 2016
Top News Advisory for July 7--TOP NEWS ADVISORYThursday, July 76:20 a.m.Here 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...
Troy Tulowitzki Powers Blue Jays Past Tigers 5-4; Toronto Wins Six Straight
Tulowitzki powers Blue Jays past Tigers 5-4--TORONTO - The only thing consistent about the Toronto Blue Jays is that they keep winning.Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had a pair of RBI singles, including a tie-breaking hit in the bottom of the eighth inning,...
Trudeau Heads to NATO Summit with Commitments, but Will Face Questions
Trudeau heads to first NATO leaders' summit--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's plan to turn Canada back into a peacekeeping powerhouse is expected to bump up against the threat of a new Cold War in Europe when he lands in Poland on Friday for...
Tupper, Pearson Add Olympic Experience to Canadian Men's Field Hockey Team
Canadian Olympic field hockey team named--VANCOUVER - Team captain Scott Tupper will lead Canada's men's field hockey squad at the 2016 Rio Olympics.Tupper was one of 16 athletes named to the field hockey team on Thursday.Tupper and teammate Mark Pearson...
Turning the Page: Timeline of Postmedia Empire's Inception and Struggles
Timeline of Postmedia inception and struggles--TORONTO - Postmedia announced a proposal Thursday it hopes will reduce its massive debt load, which has been an albatross for the company in an era when it has seen advertising revenue and print circulation...
Uber Drivers in Ontario Now Insured Automatically
Uber drivers in Ontario now insured--TORONTO - Uber drivers in two Canadian provinces are now insured, as Ontario joins Alberta in approving coverage that extends from when the app is turned on to when passengers exit the vehicle.Ontario's insurance...
Unrelenting Demand for Luxury Properties in Vancouver, Toronto: Sotheby's
Luxury property sales still strong says Sotheby's--VANCOUVER - Real estate markets remained supercharged in Vancouver and Toronto over the first half of 2016 but a new report from Sotheby's International Realty Canada shows even Calgary's struggling...
Vancity Report Shows Vancouver Rental Market Too Pricey for Young Workers
Vancouver rents too pricey for millennials: report--VANCOUVER - Canada's largest credit union is warning that young workers who have long since abandoned hope of owning a home in the Vancouver area are now being priced out of the city's rental market.A...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--NDP CRITICIZE HOUSING REPORTB.C.'s Opposition New Democrats say the government's snapshot of foreign real estate transactions doesn't correctly portray the affordability crisis that's going on in the province.Finance...
What's Making News in the Prairies
What's making news in the Prairies-----POLICE SAY FIRE THAT KILLED TWO AT ROOMING HOUSE 'SUSPICIOUS'Police say the cause of a blaze at a Winnipeg rooming house that left two men dead is suspicious.The men died Thursday after flames broke out in a three-storey...
What Will and Won't Be Delivered If There's a Labour Disruption at Canada Post
How a Canada Post work stoppage affects you--OTTAWA - Canada Post is facing a potential labour disruption as of Monday. Here's what you need to know if there's a halt in postal services:-- All packages and parcels are already in the system will be stuck...
Women 'Have to Be on a Pole': Chantal Kreviazuk Reflects on State of Pop Music
Chantal Kreviazuk on how trauma inspired her--TORONTO - Chantal Kreviazuk doesn't buy into the notion of newfound pop music feminism.As superstars like Beyonce and Miley Cyrus proclaim their dedication to stronger female voices, Kreviazuk balks at the...
Young Toronto FC Striker Jordan Hamilton Grabs Opportunity to Show He Belongs
Young Toronto FC striker shows he belongs--TORONTO - Jordan Hamilton was taken aback and "really humbled" when he was recognized recently walking down Yonge Street.With two goals in Toronto FC's last two league games, the young striker has turned heads...
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