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Articles from August 17, 2016

BRP Evaluating Two-Wheel Motorcycle Business among Options to Fuel Growth
BRP evaluating two-wheel motorcycle business--MONTREAL - The maker of Ski-Doos, personal watercraft and three-wheel Spyder vehicles is evaluating whether to enter the two-wheel motorcycle business to help power its aggressive growth plans."We are in...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 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 Aims to Spread Chinese Immigrants across Country: John McCallum
Chinese immigrants needed across Canada: McCallum--VANCOUVER - Canada's immigration minister says it appears the country needs more newcomers, but as housing prices skyrocket in Vancouver and Toronto his government hopes to lure them elsewhere.John McCallum...
Canada Back on Familiar Turf for Olympic Bronze-Medal Game against Brazil
Canada back on familiar turf for bronze-medal game--SAO PAULO - After losing a shot at gold, the Canadian women's soccer team is back on familiar ground -- in Sao Paulo and looking for Olympic bronze.Friday's third-place game with No. 8 Brazil marks...
Canadian Vacations End for Two Texans Who Brought Guns along on Separate Trips
Texans' Canadian trips end after guns found--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Two Texas men who tried to bring hidden guns along on separate Canadian vacations last weekend have lost their guns, been fined and sent home.The men, both retirees in their 50s from the...
Case of Teens Accused of Sharing Intimate Images Important: Prosecutor
Case adjourned in intimate images case--BRIDGEWATER, N.S. - The "large-scale" case of six teenaged boys accused of keeping intimate photos on a Dropbox account will be an early test of a law designed to combat the unwanted online sharing of naked images,...
Costs Limit Extracurricular Activities for Students: TD Survey
Costs limit extracurriculars for students: TD--TORONTO - A new TD report suggests university students who are having a hard time funding extracurricular activities need to make smarter choices with their budgets.The survey found that when it comes to...
Editorial Exchange: Border Services Agency Needs Independent Oversight
Editorial Exchange: Border Services Agency needs independent oversight--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Aug. 15:On the face of it, there's much to applaud in Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale's announcement that Ottawa is setting aside...
Editorial Exchange: Elizabeth May Should Stay and Fight to Save Greens
Editorial Exchange: Elizabeth May should stay and fight to save Greens--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Aug. 15:Elizabeth May and Canada's Green party badly need one another. Without the popular May, the Greens would go almost entirely...
Editorial Exchange: Empty Benches Shortchange Canada's Justice System
Editorial Exchange: Empty benches shortchange Canada's justice system--An editorial from the Amherst News, published Aug. 16:It's not as big a problem in the Atlantic region as it is in other places, but that's no reason to ignore the issue.Last week,...
Editorial Exchange: Equalization Is Political Football
Editorial Exchange: Equalization is political football--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Aug. 17:It's a predictable political strategy: blame the other guy. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister warned last week the Liberal government...
Editorial Exchange: How Far Are Ontario Doctors Prepared to Push Their Demands?
Editorial Exchange: How far are Ontario doctors prepared to push their demands?--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Aug. 16:It's no great shock that Ontario's doctors have turned thumbs down on the deal their medical association negotiated...
Editorial Exchange: No Bright Side in MD-Provincial Contract War
Editorial Exchange: No bright side in MD-provincial contract war--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Aug. 17:Labour relations between Ontario doctors and the provincial government are an unholy mess. On Sunday doctors voted 63 per cent...
Editorial Exchange: Preach vs. Practice
Editorial Exchange: Preach vs. practice--An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star, published Aug. 17:Now, a trip to a government a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away -- well, OK, maybe it only seems that way.But let's look back at a point...
Edmonton-Born Director Arthur Hiller Dies at Age 92
Edmonton-born director Arthur Hiller dies--LOS ANGELES, - Arthur Hiller, the Edmonton-born director who was nominated for an Oscar and served as president of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, has died.Hiller died Wednesday in Los Angeles of...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Aug. 17
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Fahmy Recommends Families Take Proactive Approach to Free Detained Loved Ones
Fahmy says detained Canadians need a human face--CALGARY - A Canadian journalist who spent almost two years jailed in Egypt says the families of two people detained in the Middle East can't depend on the federal government to win their freedom.Mohamed...
Feds Eyeing Mandatory Counselling for Terror Suspects under Peace Bonds: Goodale
Feds ponder mandatory peace bond counselling--OTTAWA - The Liberal government is looking at making counter-radicalization counselling mandatory for people under anti-terrorism peace bonds, the public safety minister says.Ralph Goodale floated the idea...
Forecasters Say a Hot, Dry Summer Could Shorten the Window to See Fall Foliage
Dry summer could put fall foliage in jeopardy--TORONTO - The vibrant colours of Ontario's fall foliage could have a shorter display than expected this year after a hot and dry summer.Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips said the trees...
Former B.C. MP Latest to Solicit Support for Possible Tory Leadership Run
Former MP seeking support for Tory leadership--OTTAWA - A defeated Conservative MP is considering a political comeback -- running for leadership of his party. Andrew Saxton, who lost his North Vancouver, B.C. seat last fall, is the latest Tory testing...
Goodale Urges Public Discussion on Police Access to Passwords and Digital Data
Goodale urges talk on police and passwords--OTTAWA - Canadians need to think about how far police should be allowed to go in accessing their electronic devices and communications, the federal public safety minister says.A federal review of cybersecurity...
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two' Tops Maclean's Fiction List
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two' tops Maclean's fiction list--Here are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada for the week ending Aug. 14 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Aug. 17
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...
Indigenous Leaders Call for Apology, Settlement in '60S Scoop Lawsuit
Ottawa wants to discuss '60s Scoop--WINNIPEG - The federal government wants to sit down and find a settlement to lawsuits over the '60s Scoop, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said Wednesday.Bennett said she is open to finding a solution to...
Indigenous Parents More Fearful, Distrusting of Education System: Study
Indigenous parents more fearful of school: study--EDMONTON - A study suggests the legacy of residential schools has left some indigenous people more wary and fearful of Canada's current education system.The study, published in this month's issue of the...
Liberal Cabinet Ordered to Boycott Ex-Liberal Minister Normandeau's Radio Show
Liberals to boycott Normandeau's radio show--QUEBEC - Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is ordering members of his cabinet to boycott the radio show of a former Liberal minister charged with fraud.A directive from his office prohibits cabinet ministers...
Lowe's Warns 2016 Earnings Will Take a Hit Because of Rona Acquisition
Lowe's to take a 2016 hit from Rona--MONTREAL - Lowe's is blaming its lowered earnings outlook for 2016 on the acquisition of Rona, but says it's on track to double the Canadian chain's profitability within five years.The U.S. retailer trimmed its full-year...
Manitoba Tory Government Hires Another Party Campaign Veteran
Former campaign manager gets government gig--WINNIPEG - The man who managed the successful election campaign for the Manitoba Tories has been given a senior political job that pays more than $10,000 a month.David McLaughlin has been hired on a seven-month...
Mom Can't Walk after Saving Kids from Falling Branch, but Says She'd Do It Again
Alberta mom saved kids, but now can't walk--EDMONTON - An Alberta woman who rushed towards a tent to save her children from a falling tree branch may never walk again, but says she would do it again.Jessica Dicks, 27, from Athabasca says her family was...
Montreal Bans New Pit Bulls; Plans to Phase out Animal on Territory
Montreal to phase out pit bulls on territory--MONTREAL - Pit bulls purchased after September will be banned from Montreal's territory, the city announced Wednesday in response to several recent attacks throughout the province.Current owners will have...
More Family Doctors Should Be Trained to Help Drug-Addicted Patients: B.C. Study
Train family doctors to help addicts: study--VANCOUVER - A study by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is calling for more doctors across Canada to be formally trained to diagnose and treat patients addicted to drugs.Dr. Evan Wood,...
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Brushes off Concussion Criticism from U.S. Senator
Bettman brushes off latest attacks from U.S. Senator--TORONTO - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has brushed aside the latest swipes from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal over the league's stance on concussions.Bettman responded Wednesday to attacks earlier...
N.W.T. to Probe Stroke Death of Elder Who Was Assumed to Be Drunk
N.W.T. to probe death of elder assumed drunk--YELLOWKNIFE - The Northwest Territories has promised an independent investigation into the death of an aboriginal elder assumed to be drunk when he was suffering from a stroke."I believe that the serious...
Ontario to Introduce Bill That Would Regulate Home Inspectors
Ontario looks to regulate home inspectors--TORONTO - Home inspectors in Ontario could soon be regulated under legislation the Liberal government intends to introduce this fall.Consumer Services Minister Marie-France Lalonde announced Wednesday that the...
Performance Sports Reveals SEC Also Investigating in Wake of Delayed Audit
Performance Sports reveals SEC investigation--TORONTO - The maker of Bauer hockey equipment says it's under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and that Canadian authorities have also made inquiries about unspecified problems.The...
Philpott to Stop Using High-End Vehicles from Limo Company Owned by Liberal
Car service too pricey: minister's office--OTTAWA - Health Minister Jane Philpott will stop using a pricey limousine service owned by a Liberal supporter after Conservatives complained about a $1,700 bill for transportation in the Greater Toronto Area.Philpott...
Plenty on the Line When Stampeders and Lions Hook Up in CFL Action
Plenty on the line for Stampeders and Lions--There'll be more at stake than top spot in the West Division when Calgary Stampeders and B.C. Lions meet Friday night at B.C Place Stadium.Calgary (5-1-1) has the CFL's top record, just ahead of B.C. (5-2)....
'Protective' Feline Takes on Inquisitive Pit Bull in Saanich, B.C
Elderly Saanich cat tangles with pit bull--SAANICH, B.C. - The owners of an elderly cat named Baby say their pet's sudden reputation as a fearless mauler of pit bull dogs is completely undeserved.Betty Jean Thompson, 78, and her husband Del said they...
Public Works Has List of 29 Canadian Women Thought to Be Deserving of Honour
Iconic Canadian women waiting for buildings--OTTAWA - Status of Women prepared a list in March 2012 of 29 prominent women from Canadian history it thinks deserve to have buildings named in their honour.Public Services and Procurement Canada says the...
Public Works Lists 29 Women Who Should Have Buildings Named for Them
Prominent women still waiting for building--OTTAWA - The federal government has a list of 29 prominent Canadian women it thinks deserve to have buildings named in their honour, but very little has been done with it.Status of Women prepared the list of...
Quebec Politicians Cautious When Questioned on Possible Burkini Ban
Quebec politicians wade into burkini debate--QUEBEC - It would be difficult for Quebec to follow the lead of the French cities that have banned burkini swimsuits, the province's international relations minister said Wednesday.Christine St-Pierre said...
Raising Benefits for Military, RCMP Families Would Add $6B Liability: PBO
PBO studies call to hike pension benefits--OTTAWA - A new analysis says an NDP proposal to boost pension benefits for families of deceased Canadian Forces and RCMP veterans could hurt Ottawa's bottom line by more than $6 billion.The NDP private member's...
Recipe: Large Batch of Meatballs for School Lunches
Recipe: meatballs for school lunches--Sixty per cent of kids don't eat enough vegetables and fruit, so adding shredded vegetables to everyday foods helps. It also add moisture and flavour."Once you've got meatballs there's five or six different ways...
Renowned B.C. Garden Ejects U.S. Couple for Dressing in Victorian-Era Garb
B.C. garden ejects pair dressed in historical garb--SAANICH, B.C. - A Washington state couple says they knew they'd face the occasional unanticipated challenge when they began adopting a Victorian-era lifestyle seven years ago, but they never expected...
School Lunch: Boost Child's Veggie Intake by Making Meals Fun
Boost child's veggie intake by making lunches fun--TORONTO - When it comes to healthy school lunches, Carol Harrison is passionate about making them a teaching opportunity."We know food skills aren't really being taught in school and they're so important,"...
Special Prosecutor Named in Case of B.C. Politician Who Stepped Down as Liberal
Special prosecutor named in B.C. politician case--VICTORIA - A special prosecutor has been appointed in the case of a member of the B.C. legislature after his announcement this week that he has left the governing Liberal caucus over unspecified allegations.Pat...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Aug. 18
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 18--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Thursday, Aug. 18 as of 9:30 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All...
The Tory Leadership Race: Who Is in, out and Still Testing the Waters
The Tory leadership race: status update--OTTAWA - The list of those interested in running for leadership of the Conservative party continues to lengthen, with former MP Andrew Saxton's name being the latest to surface.Here's a look at who else is on...
The Wednesday News Briefing: An At-a-Glance Survey of Some Top Stories
The Wednesday briefing: Top news at-a-glance--Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, Aug. 17.____FEDS PONDER MANDATORY PEACE BOND COUNSELLING: The Liberal government is looking at making counter-radicalization counselling mandatory for people under...
'Tireless MP and Brave Fighter': PM Announces Mauril Belanger's Death at 61
Liberal MP Mauril Belanger dead at 61--OTTAWA - Mauril Belanger, a Liberal member of Parliament for more than two decades and a lifelong advocate for francophone rights in English Canada, has died after a very public battle with an incurable neurodegenerative...
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...
Toronto, New York Stock Markets End Flat amid Latest U.S. Fed Minutes
Toronto, New York stock markets end flat--TORONTO - The latest minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve did little to move North American stock markets Wednesday, as traders found themselves still looking for more direction on interest rates.The S&P/TSX...
Tragically Hip Fans Look to Celebrate Life, Family during Kingston, Ont. Show
Hip fans plan to come together for Kingston show--TORONTO - When Jeff and Jen Malcolm watch the Tragically Hip's big show in Kingston, Ont., on Saturday, it will be more than just a concert.The evening, expected to be tinged with sadness and celebration,...
Trudeau, Other MPs, Pay Tribute to Longtime MP Mauril Belanger
Trudeau pens tribute to MP Belanger--OTTAWA - Mauril Belanger loved Parliament so it seems fitting that it has become something of a shrine to the veteran Liberal MP who died Tuesday after a courageous battle with an incurable neurodegenerative disease.Prime...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Aug. 17
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 17, 2016.<Element Financial Corporation 0.066 Pr Ser A (TSX:EFN.PR.A): $0.4125....
Unforgettable Moments to Come: Unique Hotspots to Watch the Hip's Kingston Show
Plenty of options for a Hip viewing party--Even if you didn't snag tickets to the Tragically Hip's final tour stop in Kingston, Ont., there's an array of viewing parties catering to every type of fan.Besides watching the show from the comfort of your...
What Canada Did Wednesday at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics
What Canada Did Wednesday at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics--RIO DE JANEIRO - What Canada Did on Wednesday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games (distances in metres):ATHLETICSMen's 200 _ Andre De Grasse, Markham, Ont., ran a Canadian record 19.80 seconds in...
World Cup of Hockey Jerseys to Feature Advertisements
World Cup jerseys to feature advertisements--TORONTO - Ads on jerseys, puck and player tracking technology and interactive boards will be among the features at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.The NHL and NHLPA announced the ventures Wednesday, as well...
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