The Canadian Press

Articles from September 7, 2016

$1.7M to Train Ontario Waiters to Intervene in Incidents of Sexual Harassment
Ontario waiters get sex harassment training--TORONTO - Ontario is launching a $1.7-million program to train bartenders and servers how to identify and intervene in instances of sexual violence and harassment among employees and customers.Women's Issues...
2016 Canadian Football League Performers of the Week/Month
2016 Canadian Football League Performers of the Week/Month--Performers of the week for the 2016 season as announced by the Canadian Football League:PERFORMERS OF THE WEEKWeek 111. Justin Medlock, K/P, Winnipeg Blue Bombers; 2. Soloman Elimimian, LB,...
2016 Canadian Paralympic Team Roster
2016 Canadian Paralympic team roster--The Canadian team for the Paralympic Summer Games, to be held through Sept. 18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (with sport, name and hometown):ARCHERYKevni Evans, Jaffray, B.C.; Karen Van Nest, South Bruce Peninsula, Ont.ATHLETICSJennifer...
2016 World Cup of Hockey Schedule
2016 World Cup of Hockey schedule--2016 World Cup of HockeyAll Times EasternGroup ACanada, Czech Republic, Europe, United StatesGroup BFinland, North America, Russia, Sweden___EXHIBITIONThursday's gamesAt Helsinki, FinlandSweden vs. Finland, 12 p.m.At...
Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann Wants More Action on Fentanyl
Liberal leader wants more action on fentanyl--CALGARY - Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann says the government should declare a public health emergency to allow officials to get a better handle on the drug fentanyl.Swann says it would be likely to prompt...
Alberta's Infrastructure Minister Says Any New Capital Spending a Challenge
Mason says extra capital spending a challenge--EDMONTON - Alberta's infrastructure minister says he wants to help towns and cities as much as possible but there are limits with the provincial economy still deep in the red."It's difficult for us in present...
'Ashamed of My Actions:' Ex-Saskatchewan Deputy Premier Admits to Drunk Driving
Politician pleads guilty to drunk driving--REGINA - The former deputy premier of Saskatchewan has been fined and lost his licence for a year for driving with 2 1/2 times the legal amount of alcohol in his system.Don McMorris pleaded guilty Wednesday...
Bank of Canada Raises Concerns about Economy, Holds Interest Rate at 0.5%
Bank of Canada raises concerns about economy--OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada struck a note of caution Wednesday as it held its key interest rate target steady at 0.5 per cent and raised concerns after the export sector disappointed earlier this year."While...
B.C. Couple Who Faced Terror Charges Still Pose a Threat to the Public: Crown
Pair who faced terror charges still a threat: Crown--VANCOUVER - A British Columbia couple found guilty of masterminding a terrorist plot but then freed when a judge ruled they had been entrapped by police are still a danger to the public, a Crown lawyer...
Border City Starts Online News to 'Clarify' Potentially Misleading Media Reports
City starts online news to clarify media reports--LLOYDMINSTER, Alta. - A city that straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary has started its own online news report to counter what it calls potentially misleading media stories."Welcome to the Lloydminster...
Brazilian Star Kaka Scores Twice to Lead Orlando City Past Impact
Kaka scores twice, Orlando City downs Impact--MONTREAL - Montreal Impact coach Mauro Biello was extremely critical of his squad after losing big at home in a game with major post-season implications.Brazilian star Kaka scored twice, including once from...
Bruce McDonald Hits the Road Again with Black-and-White 'Weirdos'
McDonald hits the road again with 'Weirdos'--TORONTO - Bruce McDonald likes to shoot his movies in black and white. Apparently that makes him a weirdo.The veteran Canadian filmmaker says it's not easy getting the green light to go black and white, but...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 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 Judge in 'Knees Together' Case Has Worked Hard to Change: Mentor
Mentor to 'knees closed' judge says he's changed--CALGARY - A Manitoba justice says she was initially appalled by the comments a judge made to a sex-assault complainant but agreed to mentor him.Deborah McCawley was the only witness Wednesday before a...
Canada Beats El Salvador, but Fails to Advance in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
Canada's 2018 FIFA World Cup hopes end--VANCOUVER - Canada's last-dash hopes of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia have ended.Cyle Larin, Nikolas Ledgerwood and David Edgar all scored for the Canadian men's soccer team on Tuesday night...
Canada Edges Aussies 5-3 at Women's Baseball World Cup
Canada wins at women's baseball World Cup--GIJANG, South Korea - Canada opened the super round of the WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup with a 5-3 win over Australia on Wednesday.After building a five-run lead and holding Australia hitless through five...
Canada Is Back to the Drawing Board after Another Failed World Cup Bid
Canada's World Cup dreams dashed--VANCOUVER - After another failed bid to qualify for the World Cup, Canada Soccer is once again faced with the task of figuring out how to turn around its men's program.Canada was eliminated from the 2018 qualifying phase...
Canada Now Allows Prescription Heroin in Severe Opioid Addiction Cases
Prescription heroin regulated in Canada--VANCOUVER - Health Canada has amended regulations allowing doctors to prescribe heroin to people who are severely addicted to opioids.The government says the country is facing an opioid overdose crisis and health-care...
Canadian Dollar Loses Ground as Bank of Canada Airs Concerns about Economy
Loonie loses ground, stocks mostly quiet--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar lost nearly a third of a cent Wednesday after the Bank of Canada, in announcing it was holding its interest rate steady, expressed concerns over economic growth.The loonie fell 0.32...
Canadian Movie Makers at Toronto Film Fest Making 'Bold Moves,' Say Organizers
Canadian TIFF filmmakers making 'bold moves'--TORONTO - If there's one thing to take away from the Canadian lineup at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, it's that homegrown movie makers are pushing the creative boundaries, say programmers."Across...
CCMA Award Nominee Dean Brody on Risking It All for a Shot at Country-Music Fame
Singer Dean Brody's tough road to country hits--TORONTO - Country singer Dean Brody knows all about hard times and big gambles.Today, he has a combined 11 trophies from the Canadian Country Music Association and the Junos, and he's in the running for...
Competition Bureau Requires Couche-Tard to Sell Two Gas Stations in Esso Deal
Competition Bureau OKs Couche-Tard Esso deal--MONTREAL - Alimentation Couche-Tard has agreed to sell two gasoline stations in Ontario and Quebec to resolve Competition Bureau concerns about the convenience store chain's purchase of nearly 300 Esso locations...
Crown Lawyer Relays Chilling Account of Workplace Shooting in Nanaimo, B.C
Accused yells, 'you know who I am:' Crown--NANAIMO, B.C. - A Crown lawyer says a man accused of killing two employees and attempting to kill two others yelled expletives and said, "You know who I am" during a shooting rampage at his former workplace...
Drake's 'One Dance' Pegged as Song of the Summer by Spotify, Billboard
Drake's 'One Dance' grabs song of summer status--TORONTO - Drake proclaimed that this summer would be his season to shine -- but now it's official.The Toronto-born rapper's massive hit "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, has been crowned "song of...
Drilling Association Says 2016 on Track to Be Worst for Activity on Record
Drilling association says 2016 worst on record--CALGARY - The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors expects 2016 to be the worst year for drilling activity in almost four decades of record keeping.The association revised down its forecast...
Editorial Exchange: Dog Whistle Politics and the Conservatives
Editorial Exchange: Dog Whistle politics and the Conservatives--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Sept. 6:Kellie Leitch has a problem. The Conservative leadership candidate wants Canadians to believe she and her supporters are not xenophobic...
Editorial Exchange: Do More to Stop Online Predators
Editorial Exchange: Do more to stop online predators--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Sept. 6:With online predators just a few mouse-clicks away, young people can be victimized with tragic ease, even from the far side of the world. That's...
Editorial Exchange: Donald Trump's Alt-Right Brain
Editorial Exchange: Donald Trump's alt-right brain--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Sept. 6:Donald Trump has devoted most of the past two weeks to discussing immigration, even though only 8 per cent of Americans rank it as "the...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Must Step Up Pressure to Free Homa Hoodfar
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa must step up pressure to free Homa Hoodfar--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Sept. 5:The plight of Montreal professor Homa Hoodfar grows more alarming by the day.In February, the Concordia University anthropology...
Editorial Exchange: Trudeau Should Offer Clarity on Canadian Content
Editorial Exchange: Trudeau should offer clarity on Canadian content--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Sept. 6:The latest decision on Canadian content rules suggests that, despite a new federal government and new rhetoric on cultural policy,...
Editorial Exchange: Trudeau Triumphs on China Visit
Editorial Exchange: Trudeau triumphs on China visit--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Sept. 6:Justin Trudeau's first state visit to China lasted just seven days but it accomplished a lot.By the time the prime minister flew out...
Editorial Exchange: Welcome to the New Epoch
Editorial Exchange: Welcome to the new epoch--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Sept. 3:The idea that it's time to proclaim a new geological epoch -- the Anthropocene -- is as unpleasant as it is predictable, and a reminder of just...
Emma Donoghue, David Bergen and Madeleine Thien Make Giller Long List
Donoghue, Bergen and Thien on Giller long list--TORONTO - Even with a lengthy list of awards and accolades to her credit, Emma Donoghue says there's a special distinction in being recognized by the Scotiabank Giller Prize."(For) Canadian writers, I don't...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Sept. 7
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...
Expansion Has Taught Hudson's Bay That Europeans Are More 'Practical' about Shoes
HBC learning 'nuances' about European shoppers--TORONTO - More than a year after Hudson's Bay Company (TSX:HBC) entered Europe with its blockbuster purchase of Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store chain in Germany and Belgium, the iconic retailer...
Feds Reducing Paycheque Problems, Aim to Solve All by Oct. 31
Feds whittle down paycheque problems--OTTAWA - The federal government says it's going to cost at least $40 million to $50 million this year to straighten out its troubled new pay system.However, officials say they are starting to see progress in their...
Finally Deported but Jamaican Seeks Damages for 5-Year Immigration Detention
Deported Jamaican seeks damages for detention--TORONTO - A mentally ill man finally deported to Jamaica on Wednesday deserves compensation because his five years in immigration detention was inhumane, illegal and violated his rights, his lawyer told...
First Arctic Patrol Ships Are a 'Significant Challenge,' Irving Shipyard Says
First Arctic ships a 'significant challenge'--HALIFAX - Assembling the Lego-like blocks of Canada's first Arctic offshore patrol ship on time and within budget is proving to be a "significant challenge" for the Irving Shipyard, though its top executive...
Five Things to Know about the Canadian Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team
Five things to know about the Canadian women's wheelchair basketball team--The Canadian women's wheelchair basketball team heads into the Rio Paralympics looking to reach the podium for the first time since claiming bronze in 2004 in Rio. They open round-robin...
Former Marriage Commissioner Fights Requirement to Perform Same-Sex Ceremonies
Former commissioner says rights violated--WINNIPEG - A former Manitoba marriage commissioner is asking a court to strike down the province's requirement that all commissioners perform same-sex marriage ceremonies.Kevin Kisilowsky, who was forced out...
Former NHLer Recalls Fishermen Lost off Newfoundland:'They Just Loved the Water'
Lost N.L. fishermen 'just loved the water'--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Former NHLer Terry Ryan laughed through tears Wednesday, recalling how playing ball hockey with fishermen now lost off Newfoundland made him feel like the superstar he might have been."I...
Gold-Mining CEO Puts Seven-Storey Waterfront Mansion on Market for $10 M
CEO selling seven-storey mansion for $10 M--HALIFAX - Toronto has the Bridle Path. In Vancouver, it's Shaughnessy. Montreal boasts Westmount.In Halifax, you'll find the multi-millionaires along an exclusive strip of waterfront properties on the Northwest...
Half of Working Canadians Living Paycheque to Paycheque, Says Survey
Canadians finding it hard to save: survey--TORONTO - A new poll suggests that about half of working Canadians would be hard-pressed to meet their financial obligations if their paycheque was delayed for a week.The survey released Wednesday by the Canadian...
'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 Sept. 4 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Sept. 7
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Good afernoon 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...
Hesjedal, Defending Champ Uran among Strong Field for Canadian UCI Race Stops
Uran back to defend QC cycling title--MONTREAL - Defending champion Rigoberto Uran will be looking for a repeat victory at the Grand Prix Cycliste in Quebec City this week.Uran will lead the Cannondale team in one-day UCI events Friday in Quebec City...
Leitch Campaign Goading Rivals to Step into Values Debate
Leitch campaign pushes rivals to respond--OTTAWA - The Conservative leadership campaign of Kellie Leitch is trying to goad her rivals and caucus colleagues into reacting to her proposal that newcomers be vetted for their views on gender equality, religious...
Lions' Linebacker Elimimian Back to Dominant Self Following Achilles Injury
Elimimian back to dominant self with Lions--Solomon Elimimian is back wreaking havoc on CFL offences.The B.C. Lions' tenacious linebacker has regained the form that made him the CFL's outstanding player in 2014. This comes after Elimimian thought last...
McDavid among Front-Runners to Be Team North America Captain at World Cup
North America yet to name team captain--MONTREAL - Team North America will likely name its captain sometime this week, coach Todd McLellan said Wednesday.It is the only one of the eight teams in the World Cup of Hockey yet to name its captain and alternates."It'll...
Montreal Academics Push for Release of Professor Jailed in Iran
Montreal academics push for Hoodfar's release--MONTREAL - The colleagues of a Canadian-Iranian university professor jailed in Iran are urging governments to apply pressure as her detention enters a third month with no end in sight.Homa Hoodfar, who taught...
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 (14,796.75, down 16.27 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down three cents, or 0.79 per cent, to $3.78...
New Yorkers Sending World Trade Center Relic to Gander as a Thank-You
World Trade Centre relic enroute to Gander--NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - Fifteen years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, New York City continues to thank the people of Gander, N.L., for opening their arms to thousands of stranded travellers.A...
North American Squad Has Young Veterans to Lean on at World Cup of Hockey
North American squad leans on young veterans--MONTREAL - Team North America head coach Todd McLellan has "young experience" on his squad that may end up playing a key role in the World Cup of Hockey.While teenagers like Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews...
Ottawa Agrees to Revisit Case of Toronto Woman Stranded in Russia
Ottawa to revisit case of woman stranded in Russia--TORONTO - The family of a Toronto woman stranded in Russia after having her permanent residency status revoked says Ottawa has agreed to revisit her case.Julia Yakobi had her request for a travel document...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, Sept.7, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDITIONS: AP coverage, US-East,...
Price, Lundqvist, Quick, Murray Highlight the Likely Class of World Cup Goaltenders
Meet the goalies of the World Cup of Hockey--Kristers Gudlevskis, a little-known fifth-round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning, briefly turned the hockey world upside down in Sochi with an unbelievable 55-save performance that nearly pushed Latvia past...
Price to Play First Game in Nearly 10 Months; Long Layoff a Potential Concern
Price to start Canada's exhibition opener--OTTAWA - Carey Price will play his first game in 289 days when he starts Canada's World Cup of Hockey exhibition opener on Friday against the United States.The Montreal Canadiens goalie last played competitively...
Province Estimates Wildfire Put $1-Billion Dent in 2016 Oilsands Spending Plans
Oilsands spending off $1B due to wildfire--CALGARY - Alberta wildfires that swept through Fort McMurray in May have resulted in the loss of $1 billion in planned capital spending in the oilsands for 2016, according to Alberta's chief energy economist.Matt...
Qualtrough Says Rio Paralympics Face Challenges, but Legacy Will Be Significant
Qualtrough says Paralympics to leave Rio legacy--Canada's sports minister has a deep background in Paralympic sport as an athlete and leader.Carla Qualtrough says athletes will be able to compete to the best of their abilities in Rio de Janeiro despite...
Quarterback Zach Collaros Has Been Solid since Returning to Hamilton's Lineup
Collaros solid in return to Ticats' lineup--It's been a triumphant return for Zach Collaros.The 28-year-old quarterback has been nothing short of sensational since rejoining the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In his four starts, Collaros has completed 109 of 158...
Regulator Questions Whether Consumers Are Getting Value from New TV Offerings
TV providers deny being 'paternalistic'--GATINEAU, Que. - The big four TV service providers are defending how they rolled out new, trimmed-down TV packages earlier this year, denying in hearings Wednesday that they were being "paternalistic" with customers...
Safe Work Manitoba Project Finds Workers Willing to Take Risks on the Job
Workers willing to take risks on the job--WINNIPEG - A new Safe Work Manitoba campaign is highlighting why some young workers may be willing to put job performance over safety.Safe Work Manitoba did interviews with 40 job seekers and secretly recorded...
Sears Canada Posts $91.6 Million Loss in Second Quarter, Revenue Down 15.6%
Sears Canada posts $91.6 million loss--TORONTO - Sears Canada reported a $91.6-million loss in its second quarter on Wednesday, a turnaround from the profit it recorded in the same period a year earlier as it racked up severance and other costs associated...
Six Stories in the News Today, Sept. 7
Six stories in the news today, Sept. 7--Six stories in the news today from The Canadian Press------CANADIANS FINDINGS IT HARD TO SAVE: SURVEYA new poll suggests that about half of working Canadians would be hard-pressed to meet their financial obligations...
Submarines to Start Retiring in 2022 without Billion-Dollar Upgrade
Navy subs need upgrades to extend service--OTTAWA - The navy's submarine fleet will have to be cut adrift in the next few years unless the federal government opts to spend billions to upgrade the ships, according to internal Defence Department documents.The...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Sept. 8
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Sept. 8--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Thursday, Sept. 8 as of 9 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
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, Sept. 7------BANK OF CANADA RAISES ECONOMY CONCERNS: The Bank of Canada struck a note of caution Wednesday as it held its key interest rate target steady at 0.5...
TIFF 2016: When the Stars Get Star-Struck
TIFF 2016: When the stars get star-struck--TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off Thursday and will no doubt see thousands of screaming star-watchers getting worked up into a frenzy on the red carpet-lined streets.But did you know...
Top News Advisory for Wednesday, Sept. 7
Top News Advisory for Sept. 7--TOP NEWS ADVISORYWednesday, Sept. 72:30 p.m.All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.------TOP...
Toronto Area's Home Sales, Average Prices Hit Record Highs in August
Toronto home sales hit record high last month--TORONTO - Home sales in the Greater Toronto Area hit a record last month as fewer homeowners put their properties up for sale, the city's real estate board said Wednesday.The Toronto Real Estate Board said...
Transgender Policies for Ontario Hockey Dressing Rooms Launch This Season
Transgender hockey policies launch in Ontario--Transgender inclusiveness in Ontario minor hockey dressing rooms will go into wide effect this season.Hockey Canada's Ontario branches agreed to change its policies after Jesse Thompson, a transgendered...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Sept. 7
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on September 07, 2016.<Energy Leaders Plus Income Fund Cl A (TSX:HPF.UN): $0.0583. Payable...
University of Ottawa Hockey Team Prepares for Return after Two-Year Suspension
University of Ottawa hockey team starts training--The University of Ottawa says its varsity hockey team is preparing to hit the ice again this fall, two years after the program was suspended in connection with a sexual assault investigation.Spokeswoman...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--TERSE WORDS LAUNCH ANNUAL GATHERING OF B.C. POLITICIANS AND FIRST NATIONSGrand Chief Stewart Phillip didn't hide his frustration as he delivered opening remarks at the annual gathering of aboriginal leaders and...
What's Making News in the Prairies
What's making news in the Prairies-----FORMER SASKATCHEWAN PREMIER ASHAMED OF BEING PULLED OVER, BLOWING TWO TIMES OVER LEGAL LIMITFormer Saskatchewan deputy premier Don McMorris says he knows he let a lot of people down.McMorris was fined and lost his...
Wilson-Raybould Lays out Vision for UN Indigenous Rights Declaration
Wilson-Raybould lays out vision for UN declaration--VANCOUVER - Canada must adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in a way that translates into real change for its aboriginal citizens, federal Justice Minister Jody...
Wynne Defends Plan to Ban Provincial Politicians from Fundraising
Wynne defends MPP fundraising ban--TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne is defending a plan to ban all elected provincial politicians from fundraising, saying there's a chance any of them could be in government one day and have the influence of a cabinet...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.