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Articles from August 30, 2016

Accused in Crossbow Attack Was Low Risk to Reoffend after Robbery Conviction:docs
Accused in crossbow case had history of depression:docs--TORONTO - A man accused of strangling his mother and killing two of his brothers using a crossbow bolt and arrowhead had been treated for depression while serving a sentence for multiple bank robberies,...
Alberta to Redouble Messaging Efforts after Quebec Protest on Energy East Line
Alberta criticizes Energy East Quebec protest--EDMONTON - Alberta's energy minister says the violent disruptions at the Energy East pipeline hearings in Quebec are disconcerting and are hindering the debate.But Marg McCuaig-Boyd said Alberta is determined...
All 17 Tragically Hip Albums Land on Billboard's Canadian Albums Chart
All of Tragically Hip's albums on Billboard--TORONTO - Canada's insatiable appetite for the Tragically Hip sent the rock band's entire discography back onto the Billboard charts last week.All 17 Hip albums, ranging from their 1987 debut EP to their most...
Banks Shrug off Oilpatch Concerns, Report $9.9 Billion in Combined Q3 Profits
Banks see $9.9 billion in combined profits--TORONTO - Canada's five biggest banks raked in a combined $9.89 billion in profits during the third quarter, as analysts shifted their focus from sour oilpatch loans to a possible housing downturn.Executives...
Bouchard Makes Early Exit from US Open after First-Round Loss to Siniakova
Bouchard out of US Open after first-round loss--NEW YORK, N.Y. - Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard made an early exit from the U.S Open after losing 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 to Katerina Siniakova on Tuesday.Bouchard appeared to struggle with her serve in the...
Brock University Not Proceeding with Appointment of New President Wendy Cukier
Incoming Brock president no longer joining school--ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Incoming Brock University president Wendy Cukier will no longer be joining the school for the new academic year.In a statement Monday, Brock board of trustees chair John Suk said...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 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...
Bylaw Forces Business to Build $10K 'Sidewalk to Nowhere' in Smithers, B.C
'Sidewalk to nowhere' draws debate in Smithers--SMITHERS, B.C. - On a lonely stretch of pavement in Smithers, B.C., a black-and-white sign cautions passersby: "The end is near."But rather than warn of impending doomsday, the sign literally refers to...
Canada Post, Postal Union Avert Job Action, Reach Tentative Deals
Canada Post, union reach deal--OTTAWA - Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk says Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have reached tentative agreements, averting the prospect of a labour dispute that has loomed over the talks for months.In...
Canada Post, Union Reach Tentative Deal; Averts Possible Job Action This Week
Tentative deal between Canada Post and union--OTTAWA - Canada Post and its largest union have reached a tentative settlement, averting the prospect of job action this week at the postal service.The tentative agreements must still be ratified by more...
Canadian and His Wife, Hostages in Afghanistan, Plead for Lives in Video
Canadian man, wife plead for lives in video--OTTAWA - A newly released video shows a Canadian man and his American wife, held captive in Afghanistan for almost four years, pleading for government help to save their lives. In the video, Joshua Boyle...
Canadian IndyCar Driver Hinchcliffe Taking a Spin on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Indy driver Hinchcliffe joins 'Dancing with the Stars'--TORONTO - Canadian IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe is taking a lap around the dance floor.The 29-year-old Oakville, Ont., native will appear on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars.""This...
Canadian National Exhibition Shuts Down Early Due to Fights, Overcrowding
CNE shuts down early due to crowds, fighting--TORONTO - The Canadian National Exhibition shut down a few hours earlier than planned on Tuesday night due to overcrowding and fighting inside the fairgrounds.The CNE said on its website that it was experiencing...
Cape Breton Store Offers Up Land to People Who Work for Business for Five Years
Land offered to people willing to work--WHYCOCOMAGH, N.S. - They're offering free land and a job to anyone interested in working at the family roadside general store -- and two Cape Breton businesswomen say they've been swamped with replies.Sandee MacLean...
Coldplay Endorsement One of Many for #FillTheSeats Paralympic Campaign
#FillTheSeats sending Brazilians to Paralympics--TORONTO - When Greg Nugent started receiving thousands of Twitter notifications last Wednesday, he figured something had gone terribly wrong with his Paralympic fundraising campaign.The 42-year-old Englishman...
Containing Explosive Returner Rainey Crucial for Argos in Game versus Lions
Containing Rainey crucial for Argos--TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts will be leaning heavily on kicker/punter Lirim Hajrullahu on Wednesday as they try to contain the B.C. Lions' dangerous return game.Toronto (4-4) hosts B.C. (6-3) looking for its first...
Couche-Tard Still Sees Runway for Growth in North America despite CST Deal
Couche-Tard Q1 profit rises to US$324 million--MONTREAL - Convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard says it remains on the hunt for deals to grow its North American network a week after signing the largest acquisition deal in the company's...
Domestic Violence Cost Canadian Employers $78 Million in 2009: Report
By the numbers: domestic violence at work--OTTAWA - Manitoba is the first jurisdiction in Canada where victims of domestic violence are allowed to take leave from the workplace.Employers have expressed concern about the burden it places on them, but...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Aug. 30
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Family of Canadian in Iranian Jail Say Her Condition Is Rapidly Declining
Health of Cdn woman in Iran jail declining: family--MONTREAL - Relatives of a Montreal-based university professor being held in an Iranian jail fear for her life as her condition has deteriorated to the point she can hardly walk or talk.Homa Hoodfar,...
Federal Documents Point to Funding Problem in Aboriginal Student Fund
Report cites issues with federal student fund--OTTAWA - Federal officials believe the largest federal program aimed at helping aboriginal students pay for post-secondary education faces numerous issues, including a financing cap which limits the fund's...
Feds Promote Increase in Student Grants in Time for Back to School
Feds tout increase in student grants--ETOBICOKE, Ont. - The federal government was out promoting an increase to its student grant program on Tuesday, but more changes are in store for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.Science Minister Kirsty Duncan...
Former Canadian International Jason deVos Takes New Role at Canada Soccer
Former international deVos joins Canada Soccer--OTTAWA - Former Canadian international Jason deVos has been named Canada Soccer's director of development.In the newly created role, deVos will be responsible for the overall management, direction and development...
Former Canucks Forward Higgins Signed to Professional Try-Out with Flames
Higgins gets professional try-out with Flames--CALGARY - Forward Chris Higgins will join the Calgary Flames' training camp on a professional try-out.The Smithtown, N.Y. native spent the last six seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, notching 62 goals and...
Former Okanagan Politician, World War II Veteran Fred King Dies at 93
Former Okanagan politician dies at 93--PENTICTON, B.C. - A World War II veteran who went on to represent British Columbia's Okanagan region in Parliament has died.Fred King died at a hospice in Penticton, B.C., on Tuesday morning. He was 93.Born and...
Full Scope of Goalie Equipment Change Unlikely before 2017-18 NHL Season
Delays expected to NHL's new goalie equipment--NHL goalies won't look as trim as expected this season because of delays to an ambitious redesign of their bulky equipment.NHL officials at the general managers' meetings in March said the league and the...
Grandfather Actually Fathered Boy Who Died of Horrific Injuries: Court Documents
Calgary boy died of horrific injuries: documents--CALGARY - Unsealed court documents say five-year-old Emilio Perdomo suffered from numerous brain bleeds, broken bones and a "goose egg" bruise "as large as you can get" before he died.The documents also...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Aug. 30
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Impossible to Tell from Remains in Storage Locker How Babies Died: Pathologist
Baby remains: Cause of death impossible to say--WINNIPEG - Ontario's chief forensic pathologist says there's no way to determine the cause of death for six infants whose remains were found in a storage locker, but the babies were certainly big enough...
Indefinite Immigration Detention Rapped as Rare Release Hearing Gets Underway
Rare hearing spotlights immigrant detentions--TORONTO - A rare court hearing for a mentally ill Jamaican man who's been in prison for five years without charge began Tuesday as activists called on the Liberal government to overhaul an immigration system...
'Lot of Questions:' Free DNA Tests Offered after Manitoba Men Switched at Birth
Free DNA tests offered after men switched at birth--NORWAY HOUSE, Man. - When Ron Evans was 17, he worked as a driver shuttling staff home after their shifts at the Norway House Indian Hospital in northern Manitoba.He's now racking his brain trying to...
Man Accused in Winnipeg Mail Bombings Fires His Lawyer
Alleged Winnipeg mail bomber fires lawyer--WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg man accused of sending letter bombs in the mail, including one that cost a lawyer her hand, has fired his lawyer.Guido Amsel, who faces five counts of attempted murder, told court he has...
Margaret Atwood Returns to Comic Roots with New Graphic Novel 'Angel Catbird'
Atwood returns to comic roots with 'Angel Catbird'--TORONTO - Coloured pencils were never in short supply during Margaret Atwood's childhood, and she put them to good use."I was always a visual person," the famed Canadian author said during a recent...
Military Says Progress Made on Sexual Misconduct, but Admits Long Way to Go
Military touts progress on sexual misconduct--OTTAWA - The military's top brass says progress has been made in the war on sexual misconduct in the ranks, as evidenced by an increase in the number of cases being reported.But they admit that victory remains...
'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' Top Paid iPhone App in Canada
'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' top paid iPhone app--Top 10 free and paid apps for the iPhone and iPad in Canada for Aug. 22-28.Top Paid iPhone Apps1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition (Mojang)2. Moji Maker (AppMoji, Inc.)3. Heads Up! (Warner Bros.)4. Geometry Dash...
Minto Cup Champions List
Minto Cup champions list--Minto Cup ChampionsCanadian Junior Lacrosse Champions2015 -- Coquitlam Adanacs2015 -- Six Nations Arrows2014 -- Six Nations Arrows2013 -- Whitby Warriors2012 -- Orangeville Northmen2011 -- Whitby Warriors2010 -- Coquitlam Adanacs2009...
More Help Needed for First Responders Coping with Stress, Say Researchers
More help needed for first responders: prof--REGINA - Researchers at the University of Regina say there's a such a mishmash of programs aimed at helping first responders cope with stress that it's tough to know if any are working.They released a paper...
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 (14,684.85, up 2.88 points):Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 40 cents, or 6.90 per cent, to $5.40...
National Energy Board Suspends Hearings into Energy East
Energy East hearings suspended--MONTREAL - All future National Energy Board hearings into the Energy East pipeline project will be suspended until the board rules on motions demanding two panel members resign, the federal agency announced Tuesday.The...
NDP Handily Wins Nova Scotia Byelection Race in Halifax Party Stronghold
NDP wins Nova Scotia byelection in Halifax--HALIFAX - The provincial NDP in Nova Scotia has handily won a byelection in one of its Halifax strongholds in what one pollster says is an early test of the party's leftward shift.Unofficial results for the...
Negotiators Working Hard in China to Resolve Canola Trade Dispute, Freeland Says
In China, officials toil on canola dispute--BEIJING, China - Government negotiators in China are working hard to resolve a dispute that could affect Canadian canola exports, says Canada's international trade minister.Chrystia Freeland, part of Prime...
New Brunswick Government Dips into Contingency Fund after First Quarter
New Brunswick spending millions over budget--FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government has reduced its projected deficit after the first quarter, but is dipping deep into its contingency fund to offset increased spending and lower-than-expected revenues...
Next Alberta Tory Boss Must Have Tory Values: Potential Leadership Contender
Call made for next Tory boss to have Tory values--EDMONTON - Alberta Progressive Conservative MLA Richard Starke won't say if he believes leadership race rules will spike a bid by MP Jason Kenney to dissolve the party as part of a merger with the Wildrose.But...
North American Stock Markets Flatten amid No Economic News; Gold, Oil Also Slide
Stock markets flatten amid no economic news--TORONTO - North American stock markets were muted Tuesday amid a relatively quiet week that has so far been thin on economic news.In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was flat, gaining 2.88 points to...
Northern Saskatchewan Mine Worker Recovering in Hospital after Wolf Attack
Saskatchewan mine worker attacked by wolf--SASKATOON - A 26-year-old man is recovering in hospital after he was attacked in northern Saskatchewan by a lone wolf.The man, a shift worker at Cameco's Cigar Lake uranium mine, was walking between buildings...
Oilfield Services Group Pitching Rejigged Well Cleanup Proposal to Ottawa
Rejigged well cleanup proposal pitched--CALGARY - The head of an oilfield services lobby group says if Ottawa won't give the industry money to clean up dormant oilwells, a loan would work just as well.Mark Salkeld, CEO of the Petroleum Services Association...
Ottawa Watching Leave for Domestic Violence Victims in Manitoba, Ontario
Feds watch Manitoba on domestic violence--OTTAWA - Mary Daoust has seen it all too often: women who stay in a dangerous relationship for fear of being unable to pay the bills or of getting fired amid the ensuing personal tumult."They should not be penalized...
Parole Board Extends Day Parole for Saad Gaya, Member of Toronto 18
Day parole extended for Toronto 18 member--TORONTO - A man who pleaded guilty to participating in a plot to bomb targets in Toronto has had his day parole extended as the Parole Board of Canada found he has made a "strong beginning" to his period of...
Patrick Brown Says He Was Unaware of Letter Promising to Scrap Sex-Ed Curriculum
Brown says he was unaware of sex-ed letter--TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader says he didn't know that a letter was being distributed with his name on it saying he would scrap the Liberal government's sex-ed curriculum.The letter purporting...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory additions for Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists. ADDS: BEIJING, China--Canadian...
PotashCorp, Agrium in Preliminary Merger Talks to Create Agricultural Giant
PotashCorp and Agrium in merger talks--CALGARY - Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan and Agrium, already global powerhouses in the agricultural sector, said Tuesday they are in merger talks in what could create an industry giant worth well over $30 billion.Both...
Redblacks Try to Avoid 3-Game Skid in Last Regular-Season Meeting with Alouettes
Redblacks, Alouettes play for season series--OTTAWA - The Ottawa Redblacks are stopping short of calling Thursday's matchup against the Montreal Alouettes a "must win" game.Still, they know the stakes are high. The Redblacks, who had a roaring start...
Six Stories in the News Today, Aug. 30
Six stories in the news today, Aug. 30--Six stories in the news today from The Canadian Press------TRUDEAU ARRIVES IN BEIJING FOR OFFICIAL VISITPrime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Beijing for an official visit that will focus on strengthening...
Sperm Donor at Centre of Canadian Lawsuits Admits to False Info: Police
Sperm donor admits to false information: cops--An American who fathered more than 30 children through sperm donations, including at least three in Canada, has admitted he lied to a sperm bank about his background, police said.Police in Georgia say James...
Stray Pit Bulls from Montreal Being Rescued, Brought to Saskatchewan
Montreal pit bulls brought to Saskatchewan--REGINA - Stray pit bulls are getting a new leash on life in Saskatchewan as Montreal moves to join other cities that have banned the breed.So far five pit bulls have been brought to the prairie province through...
Tech Giant IBM Joins Fintech Hub at MaRS to Focus on Cognitive Technologies
Tech giant IBM joins fintech hub at MaRS--TORONTO - IBM will be joining the fintech hub at Toronto's MaRS discovery district, becoming the first technology tenant in a space currently occupied by financial services companies.The technology giant will...
TFC Coach Vanney Optimistic of Quick Recovery for Star Forward Giovinco
Vanney optimistic of quick Giovinco return--TORONTO - Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney says his team can benefit from what he hopes is a brief spell without Sebastian Giovinco.The star striker suffered quadriceps and adductor strains in Toronto's 1-0 Major...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Sept. 31
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Sept. 31--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Aug. 31 as of 9:15 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 Jungle Book' among New DVD Releases for the Week Ending Sept. 3
'The Jungle Book' among new DVDs--A look at some DVDs scheduled to be released in the weeks ahead.For the weekending Sept. 319-2: Season 2Arrow: The Complete Fourth SeasonBlunt TalkThe Call UpThe Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes Ultimate CollectionChicago...
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. 30TRUDEAU SAYS CANADA CAN HELP CHINA WITH ITS IMAGE: Justin Trudeau delivered a message to powerful business leaders in Beijing on Tuesday, shortly after his...
Thieves Use Chainsaws to Down Power Poles and Strip Copper: BC Hydro
Thieves use chainsaws in metal theft: Hydro--SURREY, B.C. - BC Hydro says thieves risked death or serious injury by cutting down two power poles with chainsaws in Surrey, B.C.Hydro said the two poles were located on separate properties and their transformers...
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 Tuesday, Aug. 30
Top News Advisory for Aug. 30--TOP NEWS ADVISORYTuesday, Aug. 306:20 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 to...
Toronto and Vancouver Real Estate Markets Headed in Different Directions: TD
Vancouver and Toronto housing diverging: TD--TORONTO - A new study suggests the two hottest real estate markets in Canada appear to be headed in different directions, as Vancouver softens and Toronto looks to maintain its momentum.In a report published...
Toronto Officer Who Struck Jaywalker, Breaking Her Ankles, Won't Face charges:SIU
No charges against cop who struck jaywalker:SIU--TORONTO - The province's police watchdog says a Toronto officer who struck a jaywalker, breaking both of her ankles, won't face criminal charges.The Special Investigations Unit says the 57-year-old woman...
Trudeau Suggests to China: Improve Your Image by Tightening Ties with Canada
Canada can help China with its image: Trudeau--BEIJING, China - Justin Trudeau delivered a message to powerful business leaders in Beijing on Tuesday, shortly after his plane touched down: China needs a little more Canada.The prime minister tried to...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Aug. 30
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 30, 2016.<Bank Of Nova Scotia (the) (TSX:BNS): $0.74. Payable Oct 27. Record...
Victims in Crossbow Attack Part of Accused Killer's Family: Police
Victims in crossbow attack identified--TORONTO - The three people killed in a bloody crossbow attack at a home in Toronto's east end last week were the mother and two brothers of the accused, police said Tuesday after an Ontario court allowed the victims...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--THIEVES CUT DOWN POWER POLES, STEAL METALBC Hydro says thieves risked death or serious injury by using chainsaws to cut down two power poles in Surrey, B.C., and strip them of copper.Spokeswoman Mora Scott said...
Wood Fire at Edmonton Garbage Prompts Air Advisory from Provincial Agency
Fire at garbage dump prompts air advisory--EDMONTON - A difficult fire at one of Edmonton's garbage dumps has prompted Alberta Health Services to issue an air quality advisory.The caution asks residents and visitors to the city to be aware of air conditions...
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