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Articles from September 6, 2016

5 Things: Canada Has Tough Challenge to Retain Paralympic Basketball Gold
Canada has tough challenge in Paralympic basketball--The Canadian men's wheelchair basketball team will be out to defend their gold medal at the Rio Paralympics. Their first round-robin game at the 12-nation tournament is Thursday against No. 4 Spain....
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Appeal Court Reviewing Trucker's Acquittal in Indigenous Woman's Death
Alberta's top court reviews acquittal in woman's death--EDMONTON - The Alberta Court of Appeal is hearing arguments on whether to overturn a controversial acquittal of an Ontario trucker charged with killing an indigenous woman.Last year, a jury found...
Basketball Player David Eng to Carry Canadian Flag at Paralympics
Eng to carry Canadian flag at Paralympics--RIO DE JANEIRO - When David Eng made his Paralympic debut 12 years ago in Athens, coach Mike Frogley would jot down a word each day and pin that word on the wall. They were words like "leadership" and "commitment,"...
'Bat out of Hell: The Musical' 1st Live Venture between Bell Media, Michael Cohl
Cohl, Bell Media team up on 'Bat Out of Hell'--TORONTO - "Bat Out of Hell: The Musical" is the first live theatre production from a new joint venture between Canadian producer Michael Cohl and Bell Media, the company announced Tuesday.The co-production...
B.C. Government Will Not Reconsider Tax on Foreign Homebuyers, Says Premier
Foreign-homebuyers tax to stay, B.C. premier says--VANCOUVER - The plunge in real estate sales and deceleration in price increases in the Vancouver area last month were exactly what the government was trying to manoeuvre, and Premier Christy Clark says...
B.C.'S Health-Care Shortcomings Violate Patients' Constitutional Rights: Lawyers
B.C. health failures violate constitution: lawyers--VANCOUVER - British Columbia shouldn't be allowed to bar patients from taking action privately to meet their own medical needs if the government is failing them in the public health-care system, a court...
B.C. to Restore Ferry Service on Central Coast to Boost Aboriginal Tourism
B.C. to restore ferry service on Central Coast--VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government will restore summer ferry service between Bella Coola and Port Hardy, after it cut a similar route in 2014, restricting access to aboriginal tourism sites and...
Bombardier Cuts Deliveries of CSeries Plane by More Than Half in Latest Setback
Bombardier cuts CSeries delivery forecast--MONTREAL - Bombardier is slashing deliveries of its new CSeries plane by more than half this year because of delayed engine deliveries from Pratt & Whitney, marking another setback for the jet.The Montreal-based...
Brother Tells Court He Has Nightmares from Abuse That Killed 17-Year-Old Sister
Brother has nightmares from abuse that killed sister--TORONTO - The brother of a 17-year-old girl who was killed by her father and stepmother more than two decades ago told a Toronto court that witnessing the abuse she endured has left him permanently...
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Business News Advisory--TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 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...
Calgary Neighbourhood Tells Tree Planters to Make like a Tree and Leaf
New trees upset Calgary neighbourhood--CALGARY - Protests over trees usually happen when they're being cut down, but some Calgary residents are upset the city has planted saplings in a park across from their homes.Ian Burgess said some of his neighbours...
Canada Not Perfect on Human Rights, Either, Trudeau Tells Chinese Leaders
Trudeau to China: Canada not perfect, either--HONG KONG - When Justin Trudeau raised concerns directly with China's political elite about their human-rights record, he says he also acknowledged that Canada isn't perfect.The prime minister shared more...
Canada Pushes for Border Bill as U.S. Lawmakers Return to Work
Canada pushes for border bill in the U.S.--WASHINGTON, United States of America - Canadian diplomats will be pushing for the adoption of border legislation as the current U.S. Congress convenes for its final few months of business.The embassy in Washington...
Canadian Goalie Set to Represent Canada for the First Time in Nearly a Decade
Holtby takes long road back to Team Canada--OTTAWA - When Braden Holtby last represented Canada on the international stage it was almost a decade ago and he barely played. The 26-year-old from Lloydminster, Sask., has been slowly inching upward ever...
Canadians Advised to Avoid Western Mexico amid Tropical Storm Newton
Travel advisory out as tropical storm hits Mexico--Canadians are being advised to avoid travelling to western Mexico as hurricane Newton threatens to strike the region.Global Affairs Canada has issued a travel advisory as the hurricane heads toward the...
Canadian Star Raonic out for Davis Cup Tie against Chile, Nestor Questionable
Raonic to miss Davis Cup tie against Chile--TORONTO - Singles star Milos Raonic is not on the roster for Canada's upcoming Davis Cup playoff against Chile and doubles ace Daniel Nestor may not be available either.Injuries have forced Canadian captain...
Canadian Surveillance Aircraft Feeding ISIL Bombing Campaign with Info
Allies using Canadian info to bomb ISIL--OTTAWA - Despite the withdrawal of Canada's fighter jets from Iraq and Syria last spring, a senior officer says Canadian military aircraft are providing vital intelligence to allies for air strikes and other operations...
Charge Withdrawn for Teen Accused of Making Death Threats in Lyrics on Facebook
Death-threats charge withdrawn in lyrics case--PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. - The Crown has withdrawn death-threat charges against a Cape Breton teenager who posted online a song he wrote that included lyrics suggesting a school shooting "sounds like bliss."The...
CIS Roundup: Marauders Down Varsity Blues 32-5 to Improve to 2-0
CIS: McMaster 2-0 after win over Toronto--HAMILTON - Asher Hastings tossed a touchdown to go with 346 yards as the McMaster Marauders downed the Toronto Varsity Blues 32-5 at Tim Hortons Field on Monday.Dan Vandervoort pulled down five catches for 119...
Conservative Leadership Candidate Says Test about Unified Canadian Identity
Values screening not about Islam, says Leitch--OTTAWA - Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch says her proposal to vet newcomers for anti-Canadian values has everything to do with promoting tolerance and respect -- and nothing to do with singling...
Convicted Rapist Larry Takahashi Has Not Been Seen in Vancouver, Say Police
Takahashi sightings in Vancouver are false: police--VANCOUVER - Vancouver police say convicted rapist Larry Takahashi has not been seen in an east Vancouver neighbourhood.Someone has posted leaflets claiming to have seen the 63-year-old in the neighbourhood...
Crown Firm in Case against Frank Editor Charged with Breaking Publication Ban
Crown proceeds with charge against editor--HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia prosecutor has put a damper on a Halifax gossip magazine editor's hopes that a charge of violating a publication ban in the case of a police officer's murder is going to be dropped swiftly.Instead,...
'Dubious Record:' Hearings Start on How to Boost Organ Donations in Saskatchewan
Public hearings start on organ donation--REGINA - A Saskatchewan woman needing a double-lung transplant says the wait is frustrating and there are days when she feels she must learn to cope with death.Charlotte L'Oste-Brown made the comments Tuesday...
Education Costs Going Up, Start RESP Early and Maximize the Government Grants
Education costs going up, start RESP early--OTTAWA - Parents looking at the bills rolling in as students head off to university and college may be wishing they had saved more.But if you're not at that stage yet, financial advisers say, it's important...
Election Deficits and Leadership Troubles Challenge Manitoba Opposition Parties
Manitoba's opposition parties face money woes--WINNIPEG - Both Manitoba's opposition parties are facing new challenges as summer draws to a close -- sizable deficits from the spring election campaign, a slow summer of fundraising and potentially costly...
Enbridge to Buy Spectra Energy in All-Stock Deal Worth C$37 Billion
Enbridge to buy Spectra Energy in C$37B deal--CALGARY - Enbridge is making a big bet on natural gas with the C$37-billion friendly takeover of Spectra Energy Corp., as it looks to grow while facing severe pushback on infrastructure projects.The all-stock...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Sept. 6
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Expectations High for Proposed National Housing Strategy, CMHC Says
Housing strategy hearings set to heat up--OTTAWA - The Crown corporation overseeing work on a national housing strategy is signalling that those interested in the plan should temper their expectations about the final outcome.Housing advocates have long...
Ex-Quebec Deputy Premier Normandeau Rips Up Liberal Membership Card
Normandeau rips up Quebec Liberal membership card--QUEBEC - Former Quebec deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau said Tuesday the province's anti-corruption unit has declared war on her.On her first day of work for Quebec City radio station BLVD FM, the...
Federal Consultations on Infrastructure Plan Point to Need for Flexibility
Cities want more flex in infrastructure plans--OTTAWA - Canadian municipalities want the federal government to change the way it decides how much money cities should get for transit and water projects.The changes outlined in June to the federal infrastructure...
Government Should Rethink B.C. Post-Secondary Funding: Teachers
Re-evaluate post-secondary funding: B.C. teachers--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's post-secondary system is in crisis and is failing students by forcing them into careers they may not be suited for, says a group of university and college teachers.The...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Sept. 6
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'He Made Me Hate Myself': Sex Assault Complainant Testifies at Judge's Hearing
Woman testifies at 'knees together' judge review--CALGARY - A woman who was asked whether she could have kept her knees closed by an Alberta judge during a sexual assault trial says she contemplated suicide as a result of her experience."He made me hate...
Kevin Newman to Host CTV's Doc Series 'W5'; Robertson Is Special Correspondent
Kevin Newman to host CTV's doc series 'W5'--TORONTO - Kevin Newman will take the helm of CTV's documentary series "W5," the network announced Tuesday.The journalist, who joined the show as a correspondent four years ago, takes over hosting and managing...
Loonie Soars, While TSX Racks Up a Small Gain and the NASDAQ Sets a Record Close
Loonie soars, while Nasdaq sets record close--TORONTO - Higher oil prices and a weak U.S. dollar helped drive up the loonie Tuesday as North American stock markets racked up some small gains.The Canadian dollar added on 0.86 of a cent at 77.84 cents...
Man Posed as U.K. Diplomat as Part of $30K Fraud of Ont. Woman: Police
Woman loses $30K in multiple scams: police--NEWMARKET, Ont. - Police say a 41-year-old man -- who allegedly claimed to be a diplomat from the United Kingdom as part of an elaborate fraud -- is facing charges after an Ontario woman lost $30,000 in a couple...
Mansbridge's Departure Primes 'The National' for Revamp, Say Observers
'The National' ripe for revamp: observers--TORONTO - Veteran anchor Peter Mansbridge's departure from "The National" is ushering in "the next phase" of CBC's flagship news program, the public broadcaster's editor-in-chief said Tuesday.In a letter to...
Merger Facts: A Look at Enbridge and Spectra Energy as They Merge
Facts about the Enbridge-Spectra merger--CALGARY - Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. said Monday it will buy Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. in a $37-billion cross-border deal that will create the largest energy pipeline and storage company in North America....
'Money Monster' among New DVD Releases for the Week Ending Sept. 10
'Money Monster' among new DVDs--A look at some DVDs scheduled to be released in the weeks ahead.For the weekending Sept. 10All the WayAmerican Crime Story: The People v. O.J. SimpsonA Bigger SplashThe BodyguardBuddymoonCompadresCSI: Cyber: Season 2The...
Montreal Taxi Drivers Planning to Sue City for the Right to Wear Black Jeans
Montreal taxi drivers to sue city over jeans--MONTREAL - A group of more than 100 Montreal taxi drivers announced Tuesday it will sue the city over the right to wear black jeans on the job.Cabbies say they will file an injunction in the coming days asking...
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 (14,813.02, up 17.32 points):Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Up $2.05, or 3.85 per cent, to $55.30...
No Evidence to Warrant Funding Transfer from Community to Local TV, Says Group
Community TV group asks CRTC for a rethink--OTTAWA - Canada's community TV stations want their money back.The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations has asked the country's broadcast regulator to reconsider a decision to transfer...
Olympic Medallist Penny Oleksiak Returns to Normal Life at Toronto High School
Olympic medallist Penny Oleksiak returns to school--TORONTO - Penny Oleksiak is kind of a big deal at her high school.The star swimmer, who won four medals at the Rio Olympics, returned to class on Tuesday as she enters grade 11, but her recently found...
Ottawa to Invest $93.7 Million in Ocean Research Centre Headquartered in Halifax
Ocean research centre gets $93.7 million--HALIFAX - Ocean research on Canada's East Coast received a major boost Tuesday when the federal government announced nearly $94 million in funding over seven years for a new institute based at Dalhousie University...
Passing on the Kibble: Some Dog Owners Ditching Dry Food for Raw, Cooked Options
Foodie culture going to the dogs--TORONTO - It seems like kismet that one of the inspirations behind Planet Pup, a Winnipeg dog bakery, was a pooch named Biscuit.Deb Kurdydyk, who runs the business from her kitchen, said the idea came to her after she...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory for Tuesday, Sept.6, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists. UPDATES TRANSMISSION TIMESHALIFAX--Frank...
Prairie Universities Get $228M for Research into Lower Carbon Energy, Water
Prairie universities get $228M for research--EDMONTON - Three universities in the Prairies are getting nearly $228 million in federal money to do research on energy and water.The University of Alberta is getting $75 million to help smooth the transition...
Saskatchewan Miners Briefly Stuck Underground after Small Earthquake
Miners stuck underground after earthquake--ROCANVILLE, Sask. - Some people were shaken awake and some miners stuck underground in southeast Saskatchewan when a magnitude 3.8 earthquake hit early Monday morning.Earthquakes Canada said it happened around...
Seven Stories in the News Today, Sept. 6
Seven stories in the news today, Sept. 6--Seven stories in the news today from The Canadian Press------PM TRUDEAU HONOURS WAR DEAD IN HONG KONGPrime Minister Justin Trudeau paid homage Tuesday to Canadian soldiers who died after fighting to defend Hong...
'She's Our Child:' Family's Tearful Plea for Help to Find Missing Manitoba Woman
Urgent plea to help locate missing woman--WINNIPEG - The parents of a missing woman from northern Manitoba are begging for help to find their daughter who has disappeared without a trace.Christine Wood, who is 21, was with her mother and father in Winnipeg...
Spill Response Base Planned for Vancouver Harbour If Trans Mountain Proceeds
New spill response base depends on Trans Mountain--VANCOUVER - Western Canada Marine Response Corp. says it's moving ahead with plans to build a new on-water spill response base in Vancouver harbour, even though the project will only proceed if the Trans...
Striker Drogba One of Four Players Set to Return for Montreal Impact
Impact getting healthy at right time--MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact have a clean bill of health and it couldn't have come at a better time.As the race for post-season play in Major League Soccer heats up, four previously injured players will be available...
Stung by Injuries in 2014, Stamkos, Tavares Eagerly Await World Cup Redemption
Canadian stars seek redemption at World Cup--OTTAWA - Steven Stamkos was on the other side of the world when the Canadian men's hockey team won Olympic gold in Russia. John Tavares was at the Bolshoy Ice Dome that day in 2014, but on the sidelines in...
Survivors of Ontario's 'Training Schools' Say Their Suffering Is Being Ignored
Training school survivors decry plan to repurpose site--CLARINGTON, Ont. - Survivors of a shadowy chapter in the history of Canada's prison system say the legacy of the alleged abuse they endured as children is being ignored, if not erased.They point...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Sept. 7
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Sept. 7--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sept. 7 as of 8:48 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
Toronto Film Fest Titles Reflect Current Affairs, from Race to U.S. Presidency
TIFF 2016 looks at past to reflect present--TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off Thursday by diving into the past while also reflecting the present.Antoine Fuqua's remake of the 1960 western "The Magnificent Seven" makes its world...
Toronto Man Serving Life Sentence for Killing Neighbour to Get New Trial
Toronto man serving life sentence gets new trial--TORONTO - A Toronto man serving a life sentence after admitting to killing his neighbour will get a new trial, an Ontario court has ruled.The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled last week that Thomas Dupe may...
Tory Leadership Hopeful Maxime Bernier Wants Maple Syrup Restrictions Lifted
Bernier wants maple syrup restrictions lifted--OTTAWA - The federal government must use its constitutional powers to give Quebec's maple syrup producers the right to sell their products as they see fit, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier...
Unifor Selects General Motors as Target in Ongoing Contract Negotiations
Unifor selects GM as target in negotiations--TORONTO - The union representing Canadian auto workers is bracing for a battle as it sets its sights on General Motors in the opening round of contract negotiations."Who do we perceive as the biggest challenge?...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--ALLEGED SIGHTINGS OF CONVICTED RAPIST IN VANCOUVER ARE FALSE, SAY POLICEVancouver Police say alleged sightings of a convicted rapist in an east Vancouver neighbourhood are false.Acting Sgt. Brian Montague says...
What's Making News in the Prairies
What's making news in the Prairies-----GRAND CHIEF SAYS WOMAN'S DISAPPEARANCE UNDERLINES NEED TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMENThe grand chief who represents northern Manitoba First Nations says a 21-year-old woman's disappearance underlines the urgent...
World Has Caught Up to Canada in Paralympic Sport
Canada gunning for top-16 Paralympic finish--RIO DE JANEIRO - When Chantal Petitclerc competed at the 1992 Paralympics in Barcelona, her wheelchair races went directly to finals.There weren't enough athletes to require heats.The Paralympic movement has...
Wrong Fuel Caused Northern Manitoba Plane to Crash, Injuring Eight
Wrong fuel caused plane to crash, injuring 8--WINNIPEG - A new report by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada found use of the wrong fuel and inadequate supervision were to blame for a small plane crash near Thompson, Man., that injured eight people...
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