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Articles from July 19, 2016

Alberta Child Advocate Urges Change, Cultural Rethink on Indigenous Kids in Care
Child welfare changes for aboriginals urged--EDMONTON - Alberta's child advocate says seven out of every 10 youngsters in the province's welfare system are aboriginal and big changes are needed to bring those numbers down."Things are clearly not working,"...
Alleged Election- Night Shooter Says Memory Came Back at 2nd Interrogation
Bain on stand for second day at murder trial--MONTREAL - Less than two days after Quebec's 2012 election-night shooting, accused murderer Richard Henry Bain moved quickly to protect his legal rights and fumed as a detective quizzed him on his lack of...
A Look by Province at the Anti-Poverty Effects of the New Child Benefit
The effects of the new child benefit--OTTAWA - The federal government's new child benefit that rolls out this week is expected to lift almost 300,000 children out of poverty by 2017.That's being measured by looking at how many children will, as a result,...
American Skier Lauds New Technique at Vancouver Hospital for Brain Recovery
Skier lauds Vancouver treatment for brain recovery--VANCOUVER - For weeks after professional skier Jamie Crane-Mauzy injured her brain while competing in Whistler, B.C., the 23-year-old says she experienced the world like the protagonist in the movie...
Attached to the Hip: Artists Reflect on the Legacy of Canada's Prolific Rockers
Musicians reflect on influence, legacy of the Hip--TORONTO - Friday marks the start of what's expected to be a bittersweet chapter in the history of one of Canada's most iconic bands.Two months after the Tragically Hip revealed lead singer Gord Downie...
'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' among New DVD Releases for the Week Ending July 23
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' among new DVDs--A look at some DVDs scheduled to be released in the weeks ahead.For the weekending July 23Bad Moon (1996) (Blu-ray)Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition)Bitten: The Final SeasonCaillou...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--TUESDAY, JULY 19,2016BUSINESS 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...
Canada's Golfers Ready for Chance to Defend Olympic Title after 112-Year Wait
Canada's golfers ready for Olympic opportunity--OAKVILLE, Ont. - There was a time when Graham DeLaet thought he would never be able to represent his country on the Olympic stage.Now DeLaet will be part of a Canadian team brimming with potential when...
Canada's Vasek Pospisil Makes First-Round Exit at Citi Open
Pospisil makes first-round exit at Citi Open--WASHINGTON - Vasek Pospisil's run at the 2016 Citi Open didn't last long.Pospisil, the 2014 tournament finalist, was one of three Canadians to suffer first-round defeat on Monday on the hard court in Washington,...
Canada to Play Davis Cup World Group Playoff Tie against Chile in Halifax
Davis Cup: Canada to play Chile in Halifax--TORONTO - Canada's Davis Cup World Group playoff tie against Chile will take place on an indoor hard court in Halifax.Tennis Canada made the announcement Tuesday. The tie will take place Sept. 16-18 at the...
Canada to Pledge Up to $200 Million in Loans to Iraq Fundraising Conference
Canada to pledge $200 million to Iraq fund--OTTAWA - Canada will open its wallet to help Iraq's shattered economy when it co-hosts a major meeting in Washington on Wednesday to discuss the Middle East country's current and long-term needs.Officials from...
Canadian Businesses Catch Pokemon Go Fever, Trying to Capitalize on the Craze
Businesses try to cash in on Pokemon Go fever--TORONTO - The Pokemon Go sign directing people to the front door of Rock Candy Boutique in Halifax has only been up for a week, but Jeff Powers says he is already seeing it pay off."Downtown is alive in...
Cancer Patient Uses Pokemon Go to Encourage Her to 'Get off the Couch'
Woman uses Pokemon Go in cancer treatment plan--TORONTO - A Toronto woman has incorporated Pokemon Go into her cancer treatment plan.Sixty-year-old Lisa Freedman, a lawyer, has to walk at least 20 minutes a day to help recover from the radiation used...
Canucks Sign Defenceman Pedan, Forward Grenier to One-Year, Two-Way Deals
Canucks sign Pedan, Grenier to 1-year deals--VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Andrey Pedan and forward Alexandre Grenier to one-year, two-way contract extensions.Pedan, 23, appeared in 13 games for the Canucks last season, averaging...
Carlos Condit to Face Demian Maia in Main Event of UFC Vancouver Show
Condit-Maia to headline UFC Vancouver show--The welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Carlos (The Natural Born Killer) Condit has been shifted from UFC 202 to the main event of the UFC show in Vancouver on Aug. 27.Maia, ranked third among 170-pound...
Convenience, Desire for Exclusive Products Behind Rise of Grocery Free Agents
The rise of grocery industry's free agents--TORONTO - It's one of Vancouver's worst-kept secrets.Since 2012, diehard fans of U.S. grocery chain Trader Joe's have been able to get their hands on Speculoos Cookie Butter and Triple Ginger Snaps at a tiny...
Court Hears Frustration Sparked Man to Drive through Edmonton Gas Bar
Frustration drove customer's rage: court--EDMONTON - A man accused of injuring four people when he drove his pickup truck into an Edmonton gas bar has pleaded guilty to charges that include aggravated assault and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.Steven...
Delays in Refugee Arrivals from Turkey Are Likely in Wake of Attempted Coup
More delays likely for some Syrian refugees--OTTAWA - Delays in the resettlement of Syrian refugees from Turkey to Canada are likely to grow even longer after a failed coup attempted there last week.Securing exit permits for Syrians in Turkey has been...
Dynamic U.S. Presidential Election Fuelling Novelty Bets in B.C., Manitoba
B.C., Manitoba betting big on U.S. election--VANCOUVER - Most Canadians can't vote in the U.S. presidential election, but it hasn't stopped many from using their cash to voice an opinion on who they think will win.The B.C. Lottery Corp. is taking online...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, July 19
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...
Environmental Groups Want Alberta Government to Ditch Caribou Plan
Environmentalists urge feedback to caribou plan--EDMONTON - About a dozen environmental groups from across the country are urging the Alberta government to abandon a draft plan for the recovery of woodland caribou.The groups say a proposal to fence in...
Feeling Let Down by Universities, Survivors Meet to Fight Campus Sex Assaults
Survivors meet to fight campus sexual assault--VANCOUVER - Mandi Gray has lost count of the messages she's received from women who say their universities failed them after they were sexually assaulted.The PhD student publicly alleged last year that York...
Financial Watchdog Warns Ontario's Debt Will Grow to $350 Billion in Four Years
Ontario debt to hit $350 billion by 2020-21--TORONTO - Ontario's financial watchdog warns the province's net debt will grow by another $50 billion to $350 billion in the next four years, and predicts a return to deficit budgets even if the books are...
Former Newfoundland Priest Granted Parole after Serving Third of Abuse Sentence
Former priest granted parole on sex charges--CORNER BROOK, N.L. - Roman Catholic priest George Ansel Smith abused more than a dozen boys over two decades, using alcohol, threats and bribes with children as young as 8 years old.In 2013, the judge who...
Fully Incomplete: Musicians Pick Songs for Dream Tragically Hip Set List
Musicians pick dream Tragically Hip set list--With the Tragically Hip's much-anticipated "Man Machine Poem" tour kicking off Friday in Victoria, B.C., many longtime Hip aficionados are imagining a dream set list constructed from the band's vast catalogue...
Half of Aboriginal Families on Reserve Could Miss New Federal Child Benefit
New child benefit set to land this week--OTTAWA - Half of the country's aboriginal families living on reserve could miss out on the federal government's new child benefit aimed at raising hundreds of thousands of Canadians out of poverty.Tax returns...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, July 19
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 Look to Make Saputo Stadium a Fortress after So-So First Half Results
Impact look to improve weak home record--MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact want to make Saputo Stadium an unpleasant place for visiting teams to play.It hasn't been the case this season, where a 2-2-3 record in their 20,801-seat home park is a big reason...
John Cho Had Concerns about 'Star Trek''s Sulu Gay Revelation
John Cho on 'Star Trek''s Sulu gay revelation--TORONTO - "Star Trek Beyond" cast member John Cho says he had a few concerns about the film boldly going where none in the franchise has gone before -- revealing that his character, Hikaru Sulu, is gay.Cho...
Liberals Replace Tory Political Appointments in Major Diplomatic Shuffle
Liberals sweep top diplomatic ranks--OTTAWA - The Liberal government's new ambassador to Japan was lauded Tuesday by a former Conservative trade official as a good choice for helping Canadian exporters crack the world's third largest economy.Ian Burney...
Link between Laid-Off Canadians and Post-Secondary Education: Statistics Canada
Layoffs led to post-secondary studies: report--OTTAWA - A new Statistics Canada study says there are significant correlations between job layoffs and full-time enrolment in post-secondary education.To help illustrate its findings, the report released...
Loonie Falls Half a Cent amid Declining Crude; Stock Markets Look for Direction
Loonie falls as stock markets lack direction--TORONTO - North American traders avoided moving stock markets in any solid direction Tuesday, amid a dry spell of economic data and an anticipated meeting of the European Central Bank to be held later this...
Made-in-Canada Approach to Opioid Addiction Gets Nod from Prominent Medical Journal
B.C. opioid treatment gets nod from medical journal--VANCOUVER - A made-in-Canada approach to treating opioid addiction is garnering positive international attention from one of the world's most widely circulated medical publications.The Journal of the...
Man Charged with Murder in Saskatchewan Woman's Death Five Years Ago
Man charged in five-year-old homicide case--SASKATOON - RCMP have charged an Alberta man in the death of a Saskatchewan woman five years ago.Carol King was 40 when she disappeared on Aug. 6, 2011.Police were unable to find any signs of King on her farm...
Meet Some of the Canadians Playing Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go players explain the appeal--Canadians are embracing the Pokemon Go craze since the app became available in Canada on Sunday. Here are some avid Pokemon Go players explaining why they're such fans:Hannah Bennett, 22, in Halifax:Hannah Bennett...
Mountie Gets Conditional Discharge after Being Convicted of Assault
Officer gets conditional discharge in assault--RED DEER, - A Mountie who was found guilty of assault for using excessive force during an arrest has now been given a conditional discharge.Const. Eric Pomerleau had been convicted for his actions during...
New Brunswick Couple Arrives at Emergency Room, Told to Call 911
Couple arrives at ER, told to call 911--MONCTON, N.B. - A New Brunswick woman says she has filed a complaint after a hospital told her to call an ambulance even though she drove her ailing husband right up to the emergency room doors.Candy Price of Riverview,...
No Same-Sex Weddings Yet for Maritime Anglicans, Bishops Announce
No same-sex weddings for Maritime Anglicans--HALIFAX - Anglican bishops in the Maritimes say they will not allow their clergy to participate in same-sex weddings for the time being, even as some bishops elsewhere have given the green light.The Canadian...
Notley Tells Saskatchewan's Wall to Call Her If He Dislikes Alberta Beer Tax
Notley to Wall on beer flap: Pick up the phone--EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her Saskatchewan counterpart Brad Wall should pick up the phone if he has a problem with her province's new beer rules.Notley says criticism of her policy is...
Ontario Provides $100 Million for Homecare Clients and Their Caregivers
$100 million for homecare clients, caregivers--TORONTO - People who rely on health services at home and their caregivers will get increased supports from a $100 million commitment from the Ontario government this year.Health Minister Eric Hoskins said...
Opposition Wants Details of Alleged Sharing of Photo of Dead Home-Care Resident
Opposition wants details on privacy breach--CHARLOTTETOWN - The P.E.I. government is under fire for its handling of a privacy breach in which photos taken of residents of a long term care home were shared on social media.A CBC report says one photo shared...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists. ADDS: EDMONTON--Auditor general...
Pilots Held for Suspected Drinking before Glasgow to Toronto Flight
Pilots arrested for suspected drinking--Two television personalities whose flight from Scotland to Toronto was postponed by a day after both pilots were arrested on suspicion of drunkenness said they were frustrated by the delay but relieved that their...
Republican Platform Calls for Reviving the Keystone XL Canadian Oil Pipeline
Republican platform calls for reviving Keystone XL--CLEVELAND - Reviving the Keystone XL pipeline project from Canada has become an official policy of the Republican party in the 2016 election, with its inclusion in the platform that's just been approved...
Rogers Cup Field Suffers Big Hit as Federer, Nadal Withdraw from Tournament
Federer, Nadal withdraw from Rogers Cup--TORONTO - Tennis stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have pulled out of the Rogers Cup, leaving the Toronto tournament without three of the world's top four men's tennis players.Tennis Canada announced the withdrawals...
Shrewd Signing: Redblacks QB Harris Named CFL Top Performer for Third Time
Harris named CFL top performer for 3rd time--TORONTO - Trevor Harris continues to make the Ottawa Redblacks look good on the field and shrewd in the front office.For the third time in four weeks, the Redblacks quarterback has been named one of the CFL's...
Six Stories in the News Today, July 19
Six stories in the news today, July 19--Six stories in the news today from The Canadian Press:------REPUBLICAN PLATFORM CALLS FOR REVIVING KEYSTONE XLReviving the Keystone XL pipeline project from Canada has become the official policy of the Republican...
Sixteenth NewsWatch
---(Child-Benefit)Families with children should expect to receive government cheques to arrive in the mail starting this week.Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says the new child benefit program replaces a more complicated system that required families...
Teen Arrested after Someone Wearing Mask Waves Gun at Winnipeg Intersection
Teen charged after gun waved at busy intersection--WINNIPEG - The deputy police chief says officers who responded to a woman wearing a face mask and brandishing a gun at one of Winnipeg's busiest intersections showed great restraint.Gord Perrier says...
Teeth from as Far Back as 1200s Show Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency: McMaster
Ancient teeth tell vitamin D story: researchers--Teeth from four French women and two Quebec residents who died hundreds of years ago show the telltale signs of vitamin D deficiency, a new study says.Lori D'Ortenzio, a PhD candidate in anthropology at...
Tennis Canada Awaits Bouchard's Decision on Playing at Rio Olympics
Tennis Canada awaits Bouchard's Rio decision--MONTREAL - Milos Raonic has already pulled out of the Olympics and now Tennis Canada is awaiting final word on whether Eugenie Bouchard will play at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.Bouchard, ranked 41st...
Tenor Remigio Pereira Leaves Ontario Concert Tour after O Canada Anthem Incident
Tenor Remigio Pereira leaves Ontario concerts--TORONTO - The Tenors member who altered the lyrics to O Canada prior to the Major League Baseball all-star game is backing out of at least two upcoming concerts in Ontario.Remigio Pereira recently apologized...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, July 20
The Canadian Press News Agenda for July 20--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for July 20 as of 9:38 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
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, July 19PILOTS ARRESTED FOR SUSPECTED DRINKING: Two television personalities whose flight from Scotland to Toronto was postponed by a day after both pilots were arrested...
Three Quick Facts about the Government's New Canada Child Benefit
Three quick facts about the new child benefit--OTTAWA - The federal government's new child benefit will arrive in bank accounts and mailboxes starting Wednesday, and replaces the universal child care benefit, the Canada child tax benefit and the national...
Top B.C. News as of 4 P.M
Top B.C. News--TUESDAY, July 19Here are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Projected word counts and timing of stories and...
Top News Advisory for Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Top News Advisory for July 19--TOP NEWS ADVISORYTuesday, July 192:10 p.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...
Toronto Condo Builders Have Taken Conservative Path to Adding Supply: CMHC
Toronto condo builders conservative: CMHC--TORONTO - Most builders of condominiums in Toronto wait until at least 70 per cent of their units are sold before beginning construction, mitigating the risk of speculation, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp....
Toronto FC Says Giovinco Is Being Hard on Himself during Scoring Drought
TFC says Giovinco is being hard on himself--TORONTO - Sebastian Giovinco always wears his heart on his sleeve. Scoreless in eight MLS games, the Italian star's frustration has been plain to see lately.Toronto FC officials say Giovinco is just being hard...
Trudeau Skips Traditional Channels to Convince Youth to Join National Council
Trudeau asks youth to join new council--OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau skipped over normal government communication channels Tuesday in a bid to speak directly to young people he wants to see serve on a national council to advise him on their priorities.Trudeau...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared July 19
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on July 19, 2016.<Picton Mahoney Tactical Income Fund Cl A (TSX:PMB.UN): $0.0338. Payable...
Unpaid Civil Servants Facing Banking Fees Should Be Reimbursed, Says Foote
Unpaid workers to be compensated: Foote--OTTAWA - Civil servants who have been forced to max out credit cards or borrow money as a result of problems with the federal government's dysfunctional new pay system can expect to be compensated, the minister...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--AMERICAN SKIER CREDITS HOSPITAL FOR RECOVERY FROM BRAIN INJURYA new technique at Vancouver General Hospital is winning praise from an American competitive skier who recovered from a serious brain injury after a...
Winnipeg Woman Accused of Hiding Baby Remains Had Affair: Trial Witness
Woman accused of hiding baby remains had affair--WINNIPEG - A woman accused of concealing the remains of six infants in a storage locker had a long-term, extra-marital affair that led to a pregnancy, a former friend testified Tuesday.Lyn Burdett told...
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