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Articles from August 24, 2016

B.C. High Court Rejects Acquittal of Vernon Man in Dial-a-Dope Case
Drug charge acquittal overturned for B.C. man--VANCOUVER - The B.C. Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for a Vernon, B.C., man acquitted of drug charges after a lower court threw out a key search warrant.The decision written by Chief Justice Robert...
Blue Jays' Devon Travis Once Again Sidelined with Right Hand Injury
Travis again sidelined with right hand injury--TORONTO - Devon Travis isn't sure how he hurt himself, he just knows he's missing playing time as the Toronto Blue Jays fight to repeat as American League East Division champions.The Jays second baseman...
Bouwmeester in, Keith out for Canada at Upcoming World Cup of Hockey
Canada adds Bouwmeester to World Cup roster--TORONTO - St. Louis Blues defenceman Jay Bouwmeester was added to Canada's roster for the World Cup of hockey on Wednesday to replace Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks.Keith withdrew from the tournament...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 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...
Camara Goal Gives Impact 1-1 Draw with D.C., Ends Two-Game Losing Run
Camara goal gives Impact 1-1 draw with D.C.--MONTREAL - Even if the Montreal Impact were held to a 1-1 draw by D.C. United, they were happy to rebound from their worst outing of the season with a strong effort on Wednesday night.Defender Hassoun Camara,...
Canada Post Contract Talks Appear to Stall as Strike Mandate Deadline Nears
Postal workers strike mandate set to expire--OTTAWA - It appears contract talks at Canada Post have stalled as a strike mandate for more than 51,000 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is set to expire.The postal agency's biggest union has...
Canadian-Trained Kurdish Forces Won't Clear ISIL from City of Mosul
Canadian-trained forces won't enter Mosul--OTTAWA - Canadian-trained Kurdish forces in Iraq are expected to watch the upcoming fight for the city of Mosul from the sidelines, underlying the ethnic and religious divisions that persist within the country.Preparations...
Cats Are Vanishing in Nova Scotia Town, Police Open Investigation
Cats are vanishing in Nova Scotia town--TRURO, N.S. - Bedtime for Stacey Taylor's 11-year-old son Kai hasn't been the same since his cat Marley went missing -- one of more than 18 pets that have mysteriously disappeared from Truro, N.S., in recent months."(Marley)...
Collapse of Wind Turbine in Cape Breton Believed to Be a Canadian First
Collapse of wind turbine a first in Canada--HALIFAX - Two investigations have been launched into the collapse of an 80-metre wind turbine in Cape Breton, believed to be the first catastrophic failure of its kind in Canada.Montreal-based Enercon Canada...
Cost to Fix Phoenix $25M and Rising: Official
Cost to fix Phoenix pay problems soaring--OTTAWA - Fixing the problems with the federal government's new payroll system will cost more than $25 million, although the total won't be known for weeks, a top official at Public Works and Government Services...
Cristian Techera Scores Twice to Lead Whitecaps to Champions League Win
Techera, Whitecaps beat Sporting KC 3-0--VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Whitecaps answered the challenge.Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson told his players they had to be better after losing 2-0 to Sporting Kansas City in a Major League Soccer match Saturday...
Doctors 'Waking Up' to Opioid Over-Prescription Problem in Canada: CMPA
Opioids over-prescribed in Canada: CMPA--VANCOUVER - The medical profession is waking up to the reality that opioids have been over-prescribed in Canada and is actively searching for solutions, says a national association that represents doctors in legal...
Economy, Middle-Class, Bonding on the Agenda as Liberal MPs Prepare for Fall
Liberal MPs in Saguenay for caucus retreat--SAGUENAY, Que. - Liberal MPs began catching up on vacation stories and other tales from outside the political bubble Wednesday evening as they began arriving for a summer retreat to get ready for a year of...
Editorial Exchange: A Weekend of Celebratory Ritual
Editorial Exchange: A weekend of celebratory ritual--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Aug. 23:With the advent of PVRs, there are few events that are watched in real time anymore. The media environment has fragmented into a million...
Editorial Exchange: Citius, Altius, Fortius
Editorial Exchange: Citius, altius, fortius--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Aug. 23:The Olympic Games are over. Now what do we watch on television?Prior to the games, we were worried about whether the venues would be ready or...
Editorial Exchange: Downie's Hip Uplift
Editorial Exchange: Downie's Hip uplift--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Aug. 23:It was an adieu that captured the collective heart and soul of a nation, which, in turn, seized the opportunity to embrace one of its favourite...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Must Apologize for 'Sixties Scoop' and Compensate Survivors
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa must apologize for 'Sixties Scoop' and compensate survivors--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Aug. 22:As Canada began to phase out compulsory Indian residential schools in the 1950s, it found a new way to pursue...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Should Make Mining Companies More Accountable
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa should make mining companies more accountable--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Aug. 21:Canada likes to think of itself as a principled middle power, projecting a moral voice in the world. But in the rugged fields...
Editorial Exchange: Our Athletes Shone at Games
Editorial Exchange: Our athletes shone at Games--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Aug. 23:What an Olympic Games that was. From the thrill of the opening ceremonies, through all the exemplary performances of our athletes, to the...
Editorial Exchange: Thanks, Gord
Editorial Exchange: Thanks, Gord--An editorial from the Summerside Journal Pioneer, published Aug. 21:To the event that most Canadians will be talking about around the water cooler on Monday and for years at come, what is said to be the final concert...
Editorial Exchange: Toronto Derailment Shows Rail Safety Gap
Editorial Exchange: Toronto derailment shows rail safety gap--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Aug. 22:Toronto was lucky over the weekend -- no one was hurt and damage was minimal after a train derailment in the heart of Canada's largest...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Aug. 24
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Federal, Provincial Liberals Signing $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...
Foreign-Buyer Tax to Have Short-Term Effect on Vancouver Market: Credit Union
B.C. housing market to remain robust: credit union--VANCOUVER - A credit union is forecasting that British Columbia's housing market will remain strong for the next two years as a growing population and limited housing supply continue to push prices...
'Four in the Morning' Creators Surprised CBC-TV Picked Up Edgy Series
'Four in the Morning' brings edge to CBC-TV--TORONTO - With its sex scenes, drug use and salty language, the creators of the edgy new CBC-TV comedy series "Four in the Morning" admit they were surprised the public broadcaster gave it the green light.Creator/showrunner...
From Lobster to Loofah? B.C. Chemist Works to Turn Shells into Plastics
B.C. chemist working to turn shells into plastics--VANCOUVER - Where most people see an empty shell after a tasty dinner, a scientist in Vancouver sees an opportunity to create a sustainable new plastic.Chemist Mark MacLachlan at the University of British...
Guide Aims to Help Schools with Islamophobia in Wake of Syrian Refugee Program
Guide launched to help Muslim students--OTTAWA - Last spring, school boards grappled with the practical issues that came with welcoming thousands of new Syrian students: finding them desks, pencils, books.But as they gear up for this school year, Muslim...
Harris Gets the Start as Redblacks Look to Right the Ship against Lions
Redblacks need to regain pride against Lions--OTTAWA - The Ottawa Redblacks want to right the ship and regain some pride, even if they have to sit last season's most outstanding player to do it.First-year Redblack Trevor Harris will start in place of...
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two' by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne 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. 21 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Aug. 24
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...
Health Staff Aware Inmate Who Died of Overdose 'Intoxicated', Took Pills:report
Report raises issues about prison health care--A police report says a man who died from a drug overdose in a Cape Breton jail told a prison nurse he had taken five "nerve pill(s)" and appeared intoxicated, raising questions for an addictions expert about...
Historic Train Station in Quebec Capital Celebrates Its Centennial
Quebec City's historic train station marks centennial--QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Dignitaries marked the centennial of Quebec City's main train station, the Gare du Palais, lauding the building as an architectural icon with a rich history.Inaugurated on Aug....
'It's a Lit Fuse:' Release of Ancient Carbon from Melting Permafrost Measured
Ancient carbon release from permafrost measured--Researchers have confirmed the widespread release of ancient carbon from melting Arctic permafrost in what could be the lit fuse on a climate-change bomb.A paper published this week in Nature Geoscience...
Judge Certifies Class-Action Lawsuit Launched by Former Inmates of Ontario Jail
Lawsuit by former Ontario inmates certified--A class-action lawsuit launched by former inmates of a London, Ont., detention centre over the conditions of the facility has been given the green light to proceed.Superior Court Justice A. Duncan Grace certified...
"Just Another Week on Tour" Olympians Back to Work at Canadian Open
Back to reality - Olympians prepare for Open--PRIDDIS, Alta. - It's back to the real world for Brooke Henderson, Lydia Ko and a handful of other Olympians who have left Rio de Janeiro behind and are preparing for the Canadian Open.Henderson, the 18 year...
Lawyers Get More Time to Review Psychiatric Report of Girl Accused in Baby Death
More time needed to review psychiatric report--SASKATOON - Lawyers are getting more time to review the psychiatric assessment of a teenage girl charged with second-degree murder in the killing of a six-week-old boy in Saskatoon.The 16-year-old appeared...
Liberals Not Keen on Banning Cash-for-Access Fundraisers through Legislation
No cash-for-access ban in legislation?--TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government is not keen on banning cash-for-access fundraisers through legislation because it could restrict them from doing any fundraising at all, the government house leader suggested...
Marco Estrada Gets Burned by Trout, Pujols as Angels Rout Blue Jays
Albert Pujols, Angels rout Blue Jays 8-2--TORONTO - The dynamic duo of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols got the best of Marco Estrada.Trout and Pujols hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning as the Los Angeles Angels snapped an 11-game road losing...
McEducation? Burger Chain's Managers Can Earn College Credit
McDonald's managers can earn college credit--TORONTO - A job at McDonald's Canada could now help workers earn a college diploma.Managers who complete some of the burger chain's training can bypass the first of two years of a business or business administration...
More Olympic Athletes Back on Home Soil
More Canadian Olympians return home--TORONTO - For the second day in a row, Canadian Olympians returned home from the Rio Olympics to excited crowds of loved ones and fans.Runner Andre De Grasse of Markham, Ont., who won a silver and two bronze medals,...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,626.24, down 138.53 points):Telesta Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:TST). Health care. Up 6.5 cents, or 92.86...
Mounties Say Female Members Can Wear Specially Developed Hijab If They Choose
RCMP approves hijab for female members--OTTAWA - The RCMP says its female members can wear a hijab if they choose.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale's office says the national police force respects people of all cultural and religious backgrounds.The...
Newly Arrived Refugee Youth Explore Their New Homeland through Photography
Refugee youth explore adopted home through photography--TORONTO - Islam Lazakani is eager to show off her budding photography skills.The chatty 13-year-old Syrian refugee flips through a smartphone, pointing out unusual colours and angles that caught...
Nine Bears Killed in One Week in B.C. Community, Better Garbage Storage Advised
Nine bears killed in one week in B.C. community--REVELSTOKE, B.C. - Residents of a B.C. community are being chastised after nine black bears were killed in a single week for raiding garbage cans and becoming too accustomed to humans.The Conservation...
Notley Fires Back at Power Companies in Lawsuit, Says They Want a 'Free Ride'
Notley says power companies want 'free ride'--EDMONTON - Premier Rachel Notley says the high-stakes court fight over millions -- if not billions -- of dollars in power contracts is about protecting consumers against entitled power companies seeking "a...
Notley Urges Patience as Alberta Deals with Multibillion-Dollar Deficits
Notley urges patience on big-buck deficits--EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is urging patience as her government grapples with a budget deficit projected to hit almost $11 billion this yearWhile the situation is bad, it would have been far worse...
Online Furniture Retail Startups Try to Appeal to Customers with Price, Selection
The growth of online furniture businesses--TORONTO - Imagine paying hundreds of dollars for a couch you've never sat on or a bed you've never tested out.A growing number of online retailers say more customers are willing to do just that when it comes...
Ontario Considering Changes to Permits for Bottled Water Companies
Ontario mulling water-taking permit changes--TORONTO - Bottled water companies in Ontario may soon have to pay more and take less water as public outcry over revelations that the province charges them just $3.71 for every million litres triggered a government...
Ontario Fails to Help People with Developmental Disabilities: Ombudsman
Ontario ombud says vulnerable people at risk--TORONTO - Widespread inconsistencies and gaps in Ontario's support network have left many adults with developmental disabilities scrambling for care, at times exposing them to abuse or landing them behind...
Ontario Farmer Tells Animal Activist's Trial He Was Worried about His Pigs
Farmer tells 'pig trial' he was worried about animals--BURLINGTON, Ont. - The trial of a woman who gave water to slaughterhouse-bound pigs heard Wednesday from the owner of the animals who said he complained to police because he was concerned about the...
Possible Tornado in Windsor, Ont., Area Damages Homes; 3 Injured
Possible tornado touches down in Windsor area--WINDSOR, Ont. - More than a dozen homes were damaged and at least three people injured Wednesday evening amid multiple reports of a possible tornado touching down in southwestern Ontario.Environment Canada...
Price Is Right for Manitoba Couple's Plan to Rehabilitate Orphaned Bear Cubs
Price is right for black bear cub rehabilitation--STONEWALL, Man. - Former television game show host and animal rights advocate Bob Barker is providing $50,000 to a Manitoba couple who want to build the province's first black bear cub rehabilitation...
Q&A:Fehr on Future Lockouts, Salary Cap, World Cup, Fighting, European Expansion
Q&A with NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr--Donald Fehr is approaching six years in his post as the head of the NHL Players' Association.In advance of the World Cup, the 68-year-old sat down with The Canadian Press to discuss next month's tournament...
Quebec Health Minister Sorry for Comments in Reaction to PQ Shooter Verdict
Quebec minister sorry for Bain verdict remark--QUEBEC - Quebec's health minister apologized profusely Wednesday after suggesting earlier in the day that election-night shooter Richard Henry Bain acted partly out of frustration with the political rhetoric...
Quebec Man Caught Crossing Border with Sled Full of Drugs Sentenced in Vermont
Quebec man with sled full of drugs sentenced--BURLINGTON, Vt. - A Quebec man arrested while dragging a sled loaded with more than 82 kilograms of prescription pills into the United States has been sentenced to a year in prison.Cedrik Bourgault-Morin...
Racism Not Unique or More Prevalent in Saskatchewan: Premier Brad Wall
Racism not unique to Saskatchewan: Wall--REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says some of the racism that has come to light since the shooting death of a 22-year-old Cree man is a national problem.Wall says racism is not unique to Saskatchewan, nor...
Regina Health Region Didn't Notify People about Snooping Worker: Privacy Official
Regina health region chastised after privacy breach--REGINA - Saskatchewan's privacy commissioner says the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region didn't do enough after an employee was caught snooping into patient's records.A report from the commissioner's...
Royal Bank 'Closely Monitoring' Housing Markets in Vancouver, Toronto: CEO
RBC monitoring hot housing markets: CEO--TORONTO - Royal Bank CEO David McKay says the lender is "closely monitoring" the real estate markets in Vancouver and Toronto, where home prices have been climbing at a breakneck pace."The short supply of single-family...
Sarnia Mayor Invites 1,500 American 'Invaders' to Return to City as Tourists
Sarnia mayor asks American 'invaders' to return--The mayor of an Ontario border city that was unwittingly visited by 1,500 wayward Americans over the weekend said he'd like them to come back someday -- but this time with money, clothes and passports."I...
Saskatchewan Councillor Resigns after Comment about Killing of Aboriginal Man
Saskatchewan councillor resigns after post--LAMPMAN, Sask. - A Saskatchewan rural councillor has resigned from his job after posting an online comment about the shooting death of a First Nations man.The rural municipality of Browning, southeast of Regina,...
Saskatchewan Working to Develop Comprehensive Flood Risk Assessment
Saskatchewan working on flood risk plan--REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is developing a provincial flood and natural hazard risk assessment.Emergency management commissioner Duane McKay says risk assessments have been done in several areas of government...
Scalpel-Free Brain Surgery Safe, Effective for Essential Tremor: Researchers
Scalpel-free surgery calms hand tremor: study--TORONTO - For years -- decades, actually -- Noreen Smith couldn't perform the simple actions of everyday living that most of us take for granted: drinking a cup of coffee; writing her name; styling her hair.Her...
Seguin Conflicted by Benn's World Cup Absence; Likes Stars' Chances Next Season
Seguin conflicted by Benn's World Cup absence--TORONTO - Tyler Seguin was a bit conflicted when he learned that his all-star teammate Jamie Benn would not play for Canada at the World Cup of Hockey.Seguin was disappointed that he wouldn't get to team...
Seven Stories in the News Today, Aug. 24
Seven stories in the news today, Aug. 24--Seven stories in the news today from The Canadian Press------LIBERALS IN SAGUENAY, QUE., FOR CAUCUS RETREATLiberal MPs arrive in Saguenay, Que., today for a caucus retreat where they will prepare for a year of...
Son of Canadian Jailed in China Hopes Trudeau Visit Can Help His Dad's Case
Son of jailed man in China hopes PM can help--OTTAWA - The son of a Canadian man jailed in China on espionage charges is hoping Justin Trudeau's upcoming visit to the east Asian country will help his father's case -- but Simeon Garratt is not getting...
Study Raises Questions over Extent to Which LNG Exports Would Benefit Environment
Study raises Canadian LNG export questions--CALGARY - A new study is raising questions about the degree to which exports of Canadian liquefied natural gas would help reduce carbon emissions abroad -- a core justification for developing such an industry.The...
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. 24___EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY REDUCES TOWNS TO RUBBLE: Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4:30 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 Wednesday, Aug. 24
Top News Advisory for Aug. 24--TOP NEWS ADVISORYWednesday, Aug. 246:20 a.m. ETHere 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...
Toronto Stock Market Sheds More Than 100 Points amid Lower Gold and Oil Prices
Declines in gold and oil pull down TSX--TORONTO - Lower commodity prices weighed on the Toronto stock market Wednesday, pulling the index down more than 100 points at the close.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell by nearly one...
Trevor Harris Returns under Centre to Lead Redblacks against Lions
Harris returns to lead Redblacks versus Lions--It wasn't that long ago Chris Williams was terrorizing CFL defences.The speedy receiver opened the 2016 CFL season with a bang, registering 25 catches for 493 yards and six TDs in Ottawa's first three games....
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Aug. 24
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 24, 2016.<Horizons Active Global Fixed Incme Etf Adv (TSX:HAF.A): $0.02098. Payable...
Tuesday's Grouped Soccer Scores
Tuesday's Grouped Soccer Scores--UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUEQualifying RoundSecond LegFC Porto 3 AS Roma 0(FC Porto wins on 4-1 aggregate)AS Monaco 1 Villarreal 0(AS Monaco wins 3-1 on aggregate)Ludogorets Razgrad 2 Viktoria Plzen 2(Ludogorets Razgrad wins...
Victim Satisfied with Quebec Election Shooter's 2nd-Degree Murder Conviction
Victim satisfied with Bain trial verdict--MONTREAL - Four years after being seriously wounded by the same bullet that killed his friend outside the Metropolis nightclub in 2012, Dave Courage says justice has finally been done."Everyone did their jobs...
Wet Weather in the West and Dry Weather in the East Affecting Crops
Weather extremes affecting Canadian crops--FREDERICTON - Nova Scotia farmer Danny Dill is hoping for lots of rain in the coming weeks -- or his giant pumpkins, used to float contestants in Windsor's annual pumpkin regatta, may end up on the small side."It's...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--IMPACT OF FOREIGN BUYERS TAX TEMPORARY: ECONOMISTAn economist says a new tax on foreign buyers will cause a substantial but temporary 10 per cent drop in Metro Vancouver housing sales, extending into next year.Central...
What's Making News in the Prairies
What's making news in the Prairies--(CORRECTS fourth item, only some bushes being pulled out. )---COURT DATE FOR CALGARY DOUBLE-MURDER SUSPECT PUT OVERThe case of a man charged in the deaths of a Calgary woman and her five-year-old daughter will be back...
Wilderness Group Wants Tolko Logging Roads Shut Down When Manitoba Mill Closes
Wilderness group wants logging roads shut down--THE PAS, Man. - An environmental group wants logging roads built by a forest products company in northern Manitoba to be shut down when its plant closes.Tolko Industries has announced the mill near the...
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