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Articles from August 16, 2016

Actor Emma Thompson Visits Nunavut Hamlet in Fight against Seismic Testing
Actor Emma Thompson visits Nunavut hamlet--CLYDE RIVER, Nunavut - British actor Emma Thompson says she received a lesson in the pervasiveness of modern celebrity as Inuit children surrounded her at a grocery store in a remote Canadian Arctic community."It's...
Alberta Judge Upholds Human Rights Prayer Decision against Private School
Judge upholds private school prayer ruling--CALGARY - An Alberta judge has upheld a human rights decision that found a private school discriminated against two Muslim students by not allowing them to pray.The Alberta Human Rights Commission tribunal...
Alberta's Ethics Commissioner Urges $100 Cap on Gifts from Lobbyists
Alberta ethics boss urges $100 cap on gifts--EDMONTON - Alberta's ethics commissioner is urging that provincial laws be changed so politicians are banned from accepting any hospitality gifts from lobbyists that exceed $100.Marguerite Trussler says a...
Alouettes Look for Offence against Redblacks, with or without Receiver Carter
Als' Carter set for suspension hearing--MONTREAL - The Montreal Alouettes are already the CFL's lowest-scoring team and face visiting the first-place Ottawa Redblacks without star receiver Duron Carter.Carter is to attend a hearing with an arbitrator...
Arbitrator Sides with Canada Post in Contract Negotiation with Rural Postmasters
Arbitrator sides with Canada Post--TORONTO - An arbitrator has accepted Canada Post's proposal for a new collective agreement with its postmasters and assistants in rural offices across the country.Key changes under the agreement include a defined contribution...
Barber Crashes out of Pole Vault Event as Canada's Medal Streak Ends at Nine Days
Canada's medal streak halted at nine days--RIO DE JANEIRO - As the pole vault bar fell 5.65 metres to the ground, Shawn Barber's Olympic dreams came crashing down with it.It was a bitter but fitting end to Day 10 of the Rio Olympics for Canada, the first...
Blumenthal Continues Blistering Attack on Bettman, NHL regarding Concussion Stance
U.S. Senator keeps hitting Bettman on concussions--U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal continues to call out NHL commissioner Gary Bettman over the league's stance on concussions.Bettman recently penned a 24-page letter in response to questions from Blumenthal,...
Border Phone Search Case Raises Thorny Privacy, Charter Issues: Lawyers
Border phone search raises questions: lawyers--HALIFAX - Several thorny questions still haven't been answered in the case of a Quebec man who refused to give border officers his cellphone pass code, say privacy and technology lawyers.Alain Philippon...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 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...
Canadian Football Hall of Fame Game Returns to Hamilton for First Time since '08
Hall of Fame game returns to Hamilton--HAMILTON - The annual Canadian Football Hall of Fame game is returning to Hamilton.The 2016 induction class -- which includes builder Don McDonald and former players Doug Brown, Rodney Harding, Derrell (Mookie)...
Contract Talks with Canada Post Stalled as CUPW's Strike Mandate Runs Out
Canada Post, CUPW contract talks stalled--OTTAWA - As the clock ticks down on the Canadian Union of Postal Workers' strike mandate, contract talks with Canada Post are going nowhere fast.Each side blames the other for the stalled negotiations.The union...
Couche-Tard on Cusp of Deal to Buy CST Brands, Says Published Report
Couche-Tard nearing deal for CST Brands--MONTREAL - Quebec-based Alimentation Couche-Tard says it's in talks about potential acquisitions but would not confirm a published report that it could be on the cusp of reaching a deal to purchase rival CST Brands.The...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Aug. 16
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Family's Home Sale Mired in Uncertainty in Wake of B.C. Foreign Buyers' Tax
B.C. foreign buyers' tax imperils family home sale--COQUITLAM, B.C. - Cardboard moving boxes are piled about the living room of an otherwise half-packed house nestled on a tree-lined residential street in a quiet Vancouver-area suburb -- a scene frozen...
Federal Government Apologizes for Forced Relocation of Sayisi Dene in Manitoba
Apology for forced relocation in Manitoba--TADOULE LAKE, Man. - The federal government has formally apologized and provided compensation for the forced relocation of a First Nations community in northern Manitoba 60 years ago.Indigenous and Northern...
Films with Jacob Tremblay, James Franco, Jennifer Garner Head to TIFF
Films with Jacob Tremblay, James Franco head to TIFF--TORONTO - New films from James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner and last year's breakout star, Canadian Jacob Tremblay, are heading to the Toronto International Film Festival.Festival organizers...
First Case of Zombie Fly Parasite Confirmed in Honey Bees in Nanaimo, B.C
Zombie fly parasite spreads to Canadian bees--VANCOUVER - A beekeeper in Nanaimo, B.C., is the first to document what could be a devastating parasite in Canadian honey bees.Sarah Wallbank says she noticed bees from her hive were flying erratically at...
Five Issues Raised Tuesday by Canadian Police Chiefs at Their Annual Conference
Five issues flagged by Canadian police chiefs--OTTAWA - Five positions taken Tuesday by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police:National security -- Early intervention, education and public help is vital to prevent radicalization and extremism....
Funeral for Terrorist Sympathizer Will Not Be Held at Mosque: Spokesman
Aaron Driver's funeral will not be at mosque--Muslim institutions in London, Ont., are keeping their distance as funeral arrangements are underway for a terrorist sympathizer killed in a high-stakes police standoff in a nearby community.A spokesman for...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Aug. 16
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...
How Soft-Serve Ice-Cream Companies Can Survive Winter and Hold onto Customers
How the soft-serve ice-cream craze can survive winter--TORONTO - Soft-serve, the often overlooked ice cream, is in the midst of a makeover.It's being dipped in melted Belgian chocolate flavours, like key lime pie and white chocolate Oreo, before being...
Judge Slams Government for Nixing Woman's Airport Security Clearance
Nixed airport security clearance 'unfair'--TORONTO - A government decision that stripped a woman of her airport security clearance and put her out of work more than two years ago was unfair, incomprehensible and unreasonable, a Federal Court judge has...
Loonie Closes at Highest Level in More Than a Month; Stock Markets Pull Back
Loonie climbs for fourth straight day--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar continued to ride higher with oil prices Tuesday, as both the currency and a barrel of crude climbed in value for a fourth straight day.The loonie added 0.38 of a cent to 77.80 cents...
Manitoba Wants to Withdraw from Federal Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation
Manitoba wants to withdraw from fish marketing--WINNIPEG - Manitoba has served notice that it plans to withdraw from a federal Crown corporation that markets freshwater fish.Premier Brian Pallister says the province wants to give its fishers the opportunity...
Man Who Hopped on Subway Tracks for Online Video about Pokemon Go Charged
Man charged after making Pokemon Go video--TORONTO - A comedian who hopped on Toronto's subway tracks to make a "cautionary" video about Pokemon Go says he won't fight a charge against him.Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Brad Ross said Mark Correia,...
'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 Aug. 8-14.Top Paid iPhone Game Apps1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition (Mojang)2. Reigns (Devolver Digital)3. Heads Up! (Warner Bros.)4....
Montreal to Host Concert for World Health; Trudeau and Bill Gates Invited
Montreal to host concert for world health--MONTREAL - A concert to raise awareness about the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria will be held in Montreal on Sept. 17, organizers said Tuesday.Usher, Half Moon Run, Metric and Grimes will be part...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,703.44, down 73.58 points):Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX:IVN). Miner. Up seven cents, or 4.22 per cent, to...
OMA Wants New Negotiating Mandate after Doctors Reject Tentative Fee Agreement
OMA looks for new mandate from doctors--TORONTO - Health Minister Eric Hoskins won't rule out imposing a contract on doctors, but says he's willing to give the Ontario Medical Association time to canvass its members after physicians voted to reject a...
Ottawa Senators to Retire Former Captain Daniel Alfredsson's No. 11 Jersey
Senators to retire Alfredsson's No. 11 jersey--OTTAWA - No. 11 is synonymous with Daniel Alfredsson and the Ottawa Senators, and now the organization is making sure it always will be.Senators owner Eugene Melnyk announced Tuesday the team would be retiring...
Painful Memories Causing Sleepless Nights for Fort McMurray Fire Victims: Study
PTSD survey of Fort McMurray fire victims--FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Genevieve Belleville is struck most about the many Fort McMurray residents who are having nightmares and trouble sleeping.The psychology professor at Laval University in Quebec City is...
Papers Discuss Fracking Impact on B.C. Dams, Province Defends Approach
Papers discuss fracking impact on B.C. dams--VANCOUVER - Officials at British Columbia's public power utility raised concerns as early as 2009 that earthquakes caused by a controversial gas-extraction method used in the mining industry may put the province's...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalistsADDS: AP Photo PlannerBRIDGETOWN,...
PM Says Civil Liberties Must Be Balanced with Security in Battling Terrorism
Security, liberties must be balanced: PM--BRIDGETOWN, N.S. - An alleged terrorist plot in Ontario that created anxieties over police monitoring of suspects hasn't shaken Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's emphasis on balancing civil liberties with public...
Police Chiefs Want New Law That Would Compel People to Reveal Passwords
Police chiefs want means to get passwords--OTTAWA - Canada's police chiefs want a new law that would force people to hand over their electronic passwords with a judge's consent.The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has passed a resolution calling...
Progress in ALS, Which Took Life of Mauril Belanger, Accelerating: Researchers
ALS prognosis grim, but hope for treatment high--TORONTO - The death of Liberal MP Mauril Belanger has shone a spotlight on one of humanity's most devastating diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.While the prognosis for those who develop ALS remains...
RCAF Aviator in Nova Scotia Facing Charges after Marijuana and a Weapon Seized
RCAF aviator faces drug and firearms charges--GREENWOOD, N.S. - A member of the Royal Canadian Air Force faces drug and firearms charges after investigators said they seized marijuana and a non-military firearm from his Nova Scotia home.Canadian Forces...
Riley & McCormick, One of Alberta's Oldest Western Wear Businesses, Is Closing
One of Alberta's oldest businesses is closing--CALGARY - Western wear purveyor Riley & McCormick, one of Alberta's oldest businesses, is riding into the sunset.Owner Brian Guichon says increased costs and changing tastes means it's time to close...
Roundup: Reigning World High Jump Champion Drouin Wins Olympic Gold for Canada
Golden Boy: Drouin gets Canada back on track--RIO DE JANEIRO - Derek Drouin emphatically got Canada back on track at the Rio Olympics, laying down an inspiring performance to win the gold medal in the men's high jump on Tuesday.Canada was coming off...
Saskatchewan Village to Get Health, Education Help after School Shooting
Help for community after school shooting--LA LOCHE, Sask. - A remote northern Saskatchewan village where people were traumatized after a deadly school shooting is getting help to improve its future.Premier Brad Wall was in La Loche on Tuesday where he...
Spear Hunting Already Illegal in Ontario; Alberta Aiming to Introduce Ban
Spear hunting already illegal in Ontario--An official with a hunting education group says a controversial online video of a black bear being pierced by a long spear shows an extreme form of hunting that's unsafe and unusual.U.S. hunter Josh Bowmar has...
Statistics Canada Says Manufacturing Sales Up 0.8 per Cent in June
Manufacturing sales move higher in June--OTTAWA - Canadian manufacturing sales bounced back slightly more than expected in June after losing ground in May.Statistics Canada said Tuesday manufacturing sales gained 0.8 per cent to $50.2 billion in June...
Still the One: Rapper Drake Shows Respect to Shania Twain at Nashville Show
Drake gives nod to Shania Twain in Nashville--TORONTO - Rapper Drake was feeling the Nashville vibe at one of his weekend concerts and gave a shout-out to Canadian country superstar Shania Twain.The Toronto-born "Hotline Bling" performer took a moment...
Text of Federal Government's Apology to Manitoba Dene
Ottawa apologizes to Manitoba Dene--TADOULE LAKE, Man. - The federal government apologized Tuesday for the forced relocation of the Sayisi Dene First Nation in northern Manitoba 60 years ago. Here is the full text of the apology as delivered by Indigenous...
'The Angry Birds Movie' among New DVD Releases for the Week Ending Aug. 20
'The Angry Birds Movie' among new DVDs--A look at some DVDs scheduled to be released in the weeks ahead.For the weekending Aug. 20The Affair: Season 2The Angry Birds MovieA Cinderella Story: If the Shoe FitsGod's Not Dead 2Gotham: The Complete Second...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Aug. 17
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 17--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Wednesday, Aug. 17 as of 9 p.m: 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, Aug. 16.___PM SAYS SECURITY, LIBERTIES MUST BE BALANCED: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says balancing individuals rights with keeping Canadians secure from bombing...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5:30 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...
Toronto Doctor Facing Penalty over Patient's Sexual Abuse Allegations
Doctor faces penalty over patient's allegations--TORONTO - A Toronto doctor faces a possible penalty after Ontario's medical watchdog found he made sexual remarks and inappropriately touched a female patient during psychotherapy sessions over several...
Tragically Hip Fans Cross Their Fingers for Their Favourites at Saturday's Big Show
Hip fans hope to hear their favourites on Saturday--TORONTO - You can't always get what you want -- but fans of the Tragically Hip looking forward to Saturday's big show in Kingston, Ont., certainly have a list of what they'd like to hear.There are huge...
Trudeau's Appeal for Donations Irks Expats Still Barred from Voting
Trudeau's appeal for donations irks expats--TORONTO - An appeal by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Canadians living abroad for donations to the Liberal party has struck a sour note with disenfranchised long-term expats.The cash solicitation on Trudeau's...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Aug. 16
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 16, 2016.<Guardian Capital Group Ltd. (TSX:GCG): $0.085. Payable Oct 18. Record...
Veteran Waters Available but Argos Aren't in the Market for a New Kicker
Waters available but Argos don't need kicker--Swayze Waters is looking for a job, but don't expect him to return to the Toronto Argonauts any time soon.Waters spent four seasons as a kicker and punter in Toronto before signing as a punter with the NFL's...
What Canada Did Monday at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics
What Canada Did Monday at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics--RIO DE JANEIRO - What Canada Did on Monday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games (distances in metres):ATHLETICSWomen's 3,000 steeplechase _ Genevieve Lalonde, Moncton, N.B., finished 16th in the final...
What Canada Did Tuesday at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics
What Canada Did Tuesday at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics--RIO DE JANEIRO - What Canada Did on Tuesday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games (distances in metres):ATHLETICSMen's 200 _ Andre De Grasse, Markham, Ont., finished first in qualifying in 20.09. Aaron...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--B.C. TERRORISM CASE GOING STRAIGHT TO TRIALThe case against a British Columbia man charged with four terrorism-related offences will proceed by direct indictment.The Public Prosecution Service of Canada said that...
What's Making News in the Prairies
What's making news in the Prairies--APOLOGY FOR FORCED RELOCATION OF DENE IN MANITOBAThe federal government says it made a tragic decision to forcibly relocate a northern Manitoba indigenous community during a shameful chapter in Canada's history.Indigenous...
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