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Articles from August 23, 2016

Aboriginals Rally at '60S Scoop Courthouse as Class-Action Hearing Begins
Aboriginals rally at '60s Scoop courthouse--TORONTO - Scores of aboriginals from across Ontario rallied Tuesday ahead of a landmark court hearing on whether the Canadian government robbed them of their cultural identities during a two-decade period in...
Alberta Says No Charges for U.S. Hunter Who Posted Video of Killing Bear
No charges for hunter who killed bear with spear--EDMONTON - An Alberta government spokesperson says a U.S. hunter who posted a video of himself baiting and then killing a bear with a spear will not face charges.The spokesperson with Alberta Justice...
A Look at Some Key Dates in Richard Henry Bain Case
A look at some key dates in Richard Henry Bain case--MONTREAL - A look at some key dates in the case of Quebec election-night shooter Richard Henry Bain, who was convicted Tuesday on one charge of second-degree murder and three of attempted murder:Sept....
Al Waxman, Darryl Sittler, Corey Hart, Jeanne Beker among Walk of Fame Inductees
Waxman, Sittler, Beker among Walk of Fame inductees--TORONTO - With a career spanning a half-century, 1,000 productions and countless accolades, Al Waxman's legacy as a legendary entertainer will soon be permanently cemented with a star on Canada's Walk...
Ashley Madison Had Inadequate Security Safeguards, Privacy Officials Say
Ashley Madison had inadequate security: report--Ashley Madison marketed itself as a discreet and secure service, but the site for married people seeking affairs had inadequate security safeguards and policies when it was targeted by hackers, privacy...
Bank Earnings, Oil Prices Help Lift Toronto Stock Market and Canadian Dollar
Bank earnings, oil prices help lift TSX--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market ended slightly higher Tuesday, buoyed by rising oil prices and strong earnings from one of Canada's largest banks.The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 16.58 points to 14,764.77,...
Bank of Montreal Sees Profit Rise despite Rise in Oilpatch Loan Losses
BMO profit up despite rise in oil loan losses--TORONTO - The Bank of Montreal, the first of Canada's big banks to report its third-quarter results, saw profits grow by four per cent in what one analyst says could be a signal that concerns over rising...
B.C. Study Says Rats Remain Slackers Even When Given Medicinal Part of Marijuana
Rats still slackers with medicinal pot: study--VANCOUVER - Apparent laziness caused by the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana persists even when the same amount of pot's medicinal component is added, a new study suggests.Lead author Mason Silveira,...
Blue Jays Activate Outfielder Pillar from 15-Day DL, Bautista Returning Thursday
Blue Jays activate Pillar from 15-day DL--TORONTO - Despite suffering a hand injury that placed him on the disabled list, don't expect Kevin Pillar's game to change any time soon.The Toronto Blue Jays activated the rugged centre-fielder from the DL on...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 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 Olympic Athletes Return Home to Cheering Fans and Relatives
Several Canadian Olympians back home--TORONTO - Two plane loads of Canadian Olympians returned home from Rio to a hero's welcome, as flag-waving fans clamoured for autographs and cheering family members offered up homecoming hugs.Several members of Team...
Cost of Paying Canada's Doctors Rose Almost 4 per Cent, to $25 Billion: Report
Payments to MDs up almost 4 per cent: report--TORONTO - A new report shows the number of physicians in Canada grew last year as did the overall cost of their services, which rose almost four per cent to $25 billion.The report by the Canadian Institute...
Dorchester Jail Death Raises Issues of Use of Force, Health Care: Investigator
Prison death raises issues over use of force--HALIFAX - The disturbing death of a Cape Breton man who was pepper sprayed four times in the face in rapid succession raises concerns about both how guards restrain inmates and the quality of health care...
Elsie Wayne: Popular Saint John Mayor and MP Dead at the Age of 84
Former Saint John mayor Elsie Wayne has died--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - When Elsie Wayne called Saint John, N.B., "the greatest little city in the east," she made you believe it -- and it was that unassailable love of her city that carried her to prominence...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Aug. 23
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...
Ethics Commissioner to Examine Philpott Use of Vehicle Service Owned by Liberal
Ethics watchdog to review Philpott car use--OTTAWA - Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson is now examining whether Health Minister Jane Philpott violated the Conflict of Interest Act in her use of a high-end car service owned by a Liberal supporter.Dawson's...
Evacuation Remains in Effect around Bear Creek Wildfire near West Kelowna, B.C
No immediate end to evacuation around B.C. blaze--WEST KELOWNA, B.C. - Visitors forced to flee from a campsite in B.C.'s Okanagan Valley ahead of a raging wildfire on Sunday night will have a chance to retrieve abandoned items.The Central Okanagan Regional...
Federal, Provincial Liberals to Sign $1.49-Billion Transit Funding Agreement
Federal infrastructure funds flow to Ontario--OTTAWA - The federal treasury is doling out $1.49 billion worth of transit funding among cities in Ontario for track upgrades, new buses and improvements and accessibility upgrades to stations, the prime...
Female Journalist's Response to Online Harassment Met with Male Support
Female reporter responds to online harassment--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A reporter in Newfoundland and Labrador says the commentary piece she wrote about the harassment female journalists face earned some hate mail, but even more online support -- particularly...
Fire Adds to Deficit: Key Numbers in Alberta's First-Quarter Fiscal Update
Key numbers in Alberta's fiscal update--EDMONTON - Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci released revised budget estimates Tuesday in his 2016-17 first-quarter fiscal update. Here are some key numbers:$10.9 billion -- Alberta's estimated deficit pushed up...
Fort McMurray Wildfire Adds $500M to Alberta's Projected Deficit
Wildfire adds $500M to Alberta deficit--EDMONTON - The devastating Fort McMurray wildfire is expected to torch Alberta's bottom line by about $500 million this year.Finance Minister Joe Ceci says he has had to revise the projected deficit upward in his...
Fraser Institute Says Average Canadian Family Spent $34,154 on Taxes Last Year
Study says taxes cost average family $34,154--VANCOUVER - The Fraser Institute calculates that the average Canadian family paid $34,154 in taxes of all sort last year, including "hidden" business taxes that are passed along in the price of goods and...
Gosling, Hathaway among Celebs Planning to Attend TIFF; Mark Wahlberg to Do Q&A
Gosling, Garner among stars slated to be at TIFF--TORONTO - Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are among the stars bound for the Toronto International Film Festival.The festival made its final programming announcements...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Aug. 23
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...
Heavy Rain Washes out Roads, Floods Basements in Westlock, Alberta
Heavy rain causes flooding in northern Alberta--WESTLOCK, Alta. - Heavy rain has caused significant flooding in areas north and west of Edmonton.The Alberta government had issued an emergency alert for Westlock on Monday night but cancelled it early...
Heralded Filly Tepin's Solid Workout Leaves Her on Schedule to Run at Woodbine
Tepin solid in second workout since July 22--Tepin's second workout in nearly five weeks has the champion turf mare firmly on schedule to run in next month's $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile.The heralded filly ran a half-mile in a sharp 47.04 seconds on...
Hesjedal, Mollema Headline Multi-Stage Tour of Alberta Cycling Race
Hesjedal, Mollema headline Tour of Alberta--EDMONTON - Defending champion Bauke Mollema and Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal will headline the 2016 Tour of Alberta multi-stage cycling race.Mollema, who won the 2015 Tour of Alberta, finished 11th overall...
Indigenous Leaders Praise Gord Downie for Calling Attention to Their Plight
Indigenous leaders praise Gord Downie--TORONTO - Leaders of Canada's indigenous community say they feel stunned and grateful to Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie for training the spotlight on issues plaguing First Nations.Downie spoke passionately...
Injured Benn Won't Be Ready in Time for World Cup; Replaced by Couture on Canada
Couture replaces Benn on Canada's WC team--Team Canada won't have Jamie Benn for the World Cup after all.Hockey Canada announced Tuesday morning that the Dallas Stars forward, who is still recovering from an injury, would be replaced by San Jose Sharks...
Innovation, Not Just Money, Needed to Fix Health-Care System: Philpott
Money alone won't fix health care: Philpott--VANCOUVER - Canada needs innovative solutions to improve home and primary health care so it can match other countries including Britain and Australia, which have overcome similar problems by spending less...
John Tory Says More Support Needed to Address Shortage of Affordable Housing
Tory calls for affordable housing support--TORONTO - Toronto Mayor John Tory says he needs more co-operation from the provincial and federal governments to address the lack of affordable housing in Canada's biggest city.Some progress has been made on...
Kurdi Family Settles into Life in Canada, but Still No Luck Finding a Home
Kurdi family settles into life in Canada--COQUITLAM, B.C. - Shergo Kurdi lifts his shirt to reveal a pale, mottled patchwork of burn scars on his belly and chest -- a legacy, he says, of years spent ironing fabric in a Turkish clothing factory after...
Leading Researcher in Newfoundland Calls for Closure of the Capelin Fishery
Top researcher calls for closure of fishery--HALIFAX - They are tiny fish that feed the mightiest of mammals -- and they're in trouble.Capelin travel in large schools off Canada's east coast and are the preferred food of many species of whales, but these...
Manitoba Government Says Nearly 15,00 Kids on Wait List for Child Care
15,000 kids on wait list for child care in Manitoba--WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government says nearly 15,000 children are on a waiting list for child care.Minister of Families Scott Fielding says the wait list as of July 31 is 14,872.He says the province...
Muslim Leaders Dispute Charge That Extremist Writings Common in Mosque Libraries
Muslim leaders dispute extremism study--OTTAWA - Canadian Muslim leaders are fiercely disputing a new study that says several mosques and Islamic schools are endangering young people with extremist teachings.The study is "yet another anecdotal attempt...
New York Alleges in Lawsuit Blue Jay Encarnacion Knowingly Gave Her Two STDs
Woman files lawsuit against Encarnacion--TORONTO - A New York woman is suing Edwin Encarnacion, alleging the Toronto Blue Jays slugger knowingly infected her with two sexually transmitted diseases.Ashley Lebron, 24, filed the lawsuit in a New York court...
Olympic Decision Still Pending as World Cup of Hockey Approaches
NHL, NHLPA uncertain over 2018 Olympics--TORONTO - On the eve of staging their own international tournament that will pit best on best, the leaders of the NHL and NHL Players' Association are weighing the pros and cons of returning to the Winter Olympics...
Ottawa's Economic Advisers to Meet Morneau to Discuss Canada's Weak Growth
Feds' economic advisers to meet Morneau--OTTAWA - A team of federal advisers recruited to help resurrect Canada's sagging economic growth has been exploring opportunities around trade, infrastructure, innovation and labour markets, says the group's chair,...
PEI's Lorie Kane, Winner of Four LPGA Titles, Joins Canadian Golf Hall of Fame
Kane prepares for 26th Canadian championship--PRIDDIS, Alta. - She was the fresh face of Canadian women's golf a year before Brooke Henderson was born.Now Lorie Kane, who at 51 is making her 26th straight appearance at the Canadian Open, is being inducted...
Peter Doig 'Absolutely Did Not Paint' Canadian-Owned Work, Judge Rules
Doig 'absolutely did not paint' disputed work--A painting at the centre of a strange multimillion-dollar civil lawsuit filed by a former Canadian correctional officer who owns the canvas was not the work of famed artist Peter Doig, a Chicago judge ruled...
Race Needs an Outsider, Toronto Tory Says in Launching Her Bid for Leadership
Toronto Tory launches leadership bid--OTTAWA - The list of candidates for Conservative leadership is broadening beyond current and former MPs with the entrance of a Toronto communications consultant who says she believes an outside perspective is badly...
Richard Henry Bain Found Guilty of 2nd-Degree Murder
Bain guilty of 2nd-degree murder--MONTREAL - The man charged in the 2012 shooting death of a man outside a club where the sovereigntist Parti Quebecois was celebrating its election victory sat impassively Tuesday as he was convicted of second-degree...
Russell Martin Stays Hot, Dickey Goes into Seventh as Blue Jays Beat Angels
Martin, Dickey lead Blue Jays past Angels 7-2--TORONTO - Russell Martin's bat continues to heat up, even as the summer starts to cool down.The Canadian catcher had three hits and drove in two runs on Tuesday night as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Los...
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall Shuffles Cabinet as Promised after Election
Saskatchewan premier shuffles cabinet--REGINA - Six ministers are changing portfolios and four new faces are being added in a cabinet shuffle Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall promised after last spring's election.Some of the high-profile changes include...
Six Stories in the News Today, Aug. 23
Six stories in the news today, Aug. 23--Six stories in the news today from The Canadian Press------JANE PHILPOTT TO REPAY $520 FOR AIRPORT LOUNGE ACCESSThe controversy surrounding Jane Philpott's travel expenses grew Monday as evidence surfaced that...
Sobeys Likely to Withdraw Appeal of Discrimination Decision, Facing Boycott
Sobeys expects to end discrimination appeal--HALIFAX - One of Canada's largest grocery store chains says it intends to withdraw an appeal of a human rights decision that found a Sobeys employee discriminated against a black customer -- but a group of...
Struggling Impact Hope to Get Game Back on Track as D.C. Visits Saputo Stadium
Impact look to rebound against United--MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact seek to rebound from their worst defeat of the season when they face D.C. United on Wednesday night at Saputo Stadium.Coach Mauro Biello apologized to the fans after Montreal's 3-0...
Taxes, Fees and Bankruptcies Up as Newfoundland and Labrador Budget Reverberates
Newfoundland and Labrador tax hikes felt--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador is now leading all provinces for inflation -- but the full impact of its tax-hiking spring budget still hasn't kicked in, say critics and bankruptcy specialists.The...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Aug. 24
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 24--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Aug. 24 as of 9:45 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 Conservative Leadership Race: Who Is in, out and Still Undecided
The Tory leadership race: status update--OTTAWA - The list of those interested in running for leadership of the Conservative Party continues to grow as party members emerge from summer holiday and begin campaigning in earnest.Here's a look at the field...
'The Nice Guys' among New DVD Releases for the Week Ending Aug. 27
'The Nice Guys' among new DVDs--A look at some DVDs scheduled to be released in the weeks ahead.For the weekending Aug. 27Ash vs Evil Dead: Season One The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971)Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season ThreeCastle: Season 8Clean BreakClownDC's...
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. 23___ETHICS COMMISSIONER TO REVIEW HEALTH MINISTER'S CAR USE: Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson said she will examine whether Health Minister Jane Philpott violated...
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...
Top News Advisory for Tuesday, Aug. 23
Top News Advisory for Aug. 23--TOP NEWS ADVISORYTuesday, Aug. 236:20 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...
Toronto Film Festival Stands Behind 'The Birth of a Nation' amid Controversy
TIFF stands behind 'Birth of a Nation'--TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival says it still stands behind "The Birth of a Nation," as a 17-year-old rape case looms heavily over the slavery drama that's slated to screen at the fest next month.In...
Travellers Upset Air Transat Is No Longer Accommodating Special Dietary Requests
Air Transat meal policy upsets some travellers--TORONTO - A popular airline says it has stopped offering meal accommodations for the majority of travellers who require special diets for health or religious reasons.Air Transat says passengers flying economy...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Aug. 23
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 23, 2016.<Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp. Cl (TSX:BBO): $0.05. Payable Sep 15. Record...
Union Says Layoffs at Manitoba Paper Mill Tolko 'Deer-in-Headlights Stuff'
Tolko workers stunned over mill's closure: union--THE PAS, Man. - A spokesman for Canada's largest private-sector union says word that a big northern Manitoba forest products plant is shutting down has left staff at the mill stunned and feeling "pretty...
Venezuela Ordered to Pay Vancouver-Based Mining Firm More Than US$1.2 Billion
Venezuela ordered to pay Vancouver mining firm--An international arbitration tribunal has ordered Venezuela to pay a Vancouver-based mining company more than US$1.2 billion for expropriating its gold mines.Venezuela took over Rusoro Mining's investments...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--BEAR DEATHS PREVENTABLE: CONSERVATION OFFICERA veteran conservation officer says the euthanizing of nine problem bears in the Revelstoke area last week could have been avoided if people just stopped leaving food...
What's Making News in the Prairies
What's making news in the Prairies--FIRE ADDS $500M TO ALBERTA DEFICITAlberta's finance minister says the projected deficit in his first-quarter fiscal update has been revised to almost $11 billion -- up from $10.4 billion -- due to the Fort McMurray...
Whitecaps Sign Canadian Defender/midfielder Levis to Multi-Year Contract
Whitecaps sign Saskatoon native Levis--VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed Canadian defender/midfielder Brett Levis to a multi-year first-team contract.The contract is through 2017 with options for 2018 and 2019.Levis, who was born and raised...
Whoopi Goldberg Eyes Canada as She Looks to Expand Menstrual Marijuana Business
Whoopi Goldberg eyes Canada for pot business--TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's promise to legalize marijuana has grabbed the attention of many pot entrepreneurs -- including Whoopi Goldberg, who's eyeing Canada as a potential market for her...
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