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Articles from September 19, 2016

2016 Major League Baseball's Players of the Week
2016 MLB Players of the Week--Players of the week for the 2016 season as announced Monday by Major League Baseball:AMERICAN LEAGUESept. 19 _ Khris Davis, LF, Oakland Athletics, and Hanley Ramirez, 1B, Boston Red SoxSept. 12 _ Kendrys Morales, DH, Kansas...
2016 NHL Pre-Season Schedule
2016 NHL Pre-season Schedule--NHL 2016 Pre-season ScheduleAll Times Eastern(Note: ss _ split squad)Sunday, Sept. 25Columbus (ss) at St. Louis (ss), 1 p.m.St. Louis (ss) at Columbus (ss), 7 p.m.Monday, Sept. 26Ottawa vs. Toronto (at Halifax), 6 p.m.Columbus...
A By-the-Numbers Look at Foreign Pensioners in Canada, and Payments Abroad
British pensioners in Canada by the numbers--OTTAWA - British pensioners living in Canada are lobbying the Liberal government to make indexing their pensions to the cost of living a requirement for any future free trade deal with Britain -- an agreement...
Alberta Committee on Political Ethics Hit by Allegations of Backroom Deals
Alberta ethics committee hit by ethics flap--EDMONTON - An Alberta legislature committee tasked with improving ethics in politics ground to a halt Monday over its own internal ethical issues after allegations of back-room dealing by its chair.New Democrat...
Alberta Government Launches Inquiry into Christian School Society
Inquiry launched into Christian school society--EDMONTON - The Alberta government says a Christian educator has failed to deliver on a demand to allow gay-straight alliances in two of his schools.Education Minister David Eggen says the province is now...
Alexandre Trudeau Explores China in New Book, but Avoids Political Talk with PM
Alexandre Trudeau avoids political talk with PM--TORONTO - While Alexandre Trudeau's new book is devoted to travels through China, there was little discussion with elder brother Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his recent diplomatic trip to the country."I...
At Least 13 Countries Seek to Emulate Canada Refugee-Sponsor System: McCallum
Others may copy Canada's refugee program: McCallum--UNITED NATIONS, - At least 13 countries have made inquiries about Canada's private refugee-sponsoring system in the hope of potentially emulating it, the federal immigration minister said Monday during...
Auditor General to Examine What Went Wrong with New Federal Payroll System
Foote grilled on federal payroll fiasco--OTTAWA - Auditor general Michael Ferguson has been asked to determine how a move to modernize the federal government's payroll system turned into a fiasco in which more than 80,000 public servants were paid too...
Bail Hearing Tuesday for Quebec Teens in Alleged Murder Plot Involving Peers
Bail hearing Tuesday for Quebec teens in plot--ST-HYACINTHE, Que. - Two Quebec teens facing multiple charges in an alleged murder conspiracy plot against three of their peers are scheduled to attend a bail hearing Tuesday.The two boys, who are 14 and...
B.C. Government to Spend Half Billion Dollars on 2,900 Rental Housing Units
B.C. has $500-million rental housing plan--BURNABY, B.C. - A new tax on foreign buyers and a windfall budget surplus are funding more rental housing in B.C., says Premier Christy Clark. The province announced Monday that $500 million will be used to...
Big Jackpots Ride on a Few Cards as Chase the Ace Grips Three Atlantic Towns
Chase the Ace grips three Atlantic towns--BAY DE VERDE, N.L. - Parish secretary Diane Sparkes just wants someone to catch the God-forsaken ace."Never again," Sparkes said Monday of her parish's Chase the Ace fundraiser. "I never thought this would happen."Sparkes...
British Retirees in Canada Push Liberals to Fix Decades-Old Pension Fight
Expat Brits push Liberals for pension help--OTTAWA - Anne Puckridge has two medals, earned during her service to Britain in the Second World War.The 91-year-old jokes that she is still fighting -- except now it is against the British government.Puckridge...
Brown Promised in 2015 Email That He Would Repeal Liberal Sex-Ed Curriculum
Brown in 2015 email: 'I will repeal' sex ed--TORONTO - Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown said Monday that he used to oppose the Liberals' sex-ed curriculum, but did not address a revelation that he had promised a social conservative supporter...
Businessman Mitch Garber Calls for End of 'Two Solitudes' Dividing Quebecers
Garber calls for end of 'two solitudes'--MONTREAL - Montreal businessman Mitch Garber called for Quebec's francophone and anglophone communities to expand their horizons and put an end to the "two solitudes" that has divided them for nearly 40 years."The...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 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...
Canadian Actors Thrilled by Tatiana Maslany's Emmy Win
Canadian actors thrilled by Tatiana Maslany's Emmy win--TORONTO - Tatiana Maslany's Canadian peers are celebrating her Emmy win for "Orphan Black" as a victory for the country's acting industry as a whole."I think people in our industry, we can be a...
Canadian Diamond Industry Growing as De Beers Opens Gahcho Kue Mine
De Beers to open Gahcho Kue diamond mine--CALGARY - Canada's position as a big player in the global diamond industry will be further crystallized Tuesday when it formally opens Gahcho Kue, estimated to be one of the 10 biggest diamond mines in the world.The...
Canadian Medallists at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Summer Games
Canadian medallists at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Summer Games--RIO DE JANEIRO - Canadian medallists at the 2016 Rio Paralympic summer games (distances in metres):GOLD (8)ATHLETICS (3)Men's 100 (T53) _ Brent Lakatos, Dorval, Que.Women's 100 (T52) _ Michelle...
Canadians Can Threaten World Cup Chances of U.S. Rivals with Win on Tuesday
Canada expects 'desperate' American bunch--TORONTO - Mike Babcock doesn't want Team Canada getting "fat" after opening the World Cup of Hockey with a one-sided victory over the Czech Republic.Overconfidence can be dangerous in tournaments like this one,...
Canadian Tatiana Maslany Wins Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama
Canadian Tatiana Maslany wins Emmy--An admittedly shocked Tatiana Maslany took home the Emmy for best lead actress in a drama on Sunday for her multiple roles in the sci-fi series "Orphan Black.""I should have had this written down," said the 30-year-old...
Chapdelaine Named Interim Als Head Coach, Popp to Focus on GM Duties
Chapdelaine named Als head coach--MONTREAL - Jacques Chapdelaine hopes to restore order and get the offence moving as the new head coach of the struggling, dissension-riddled Montreal Alouettes.The Canadian Football League club announced Monday that...
Commons Committee Calls for Faster Pathway to Residency for Migrant Workers
Overhaul foreign worker program: report--OTTAWA - A House of Commons committee is calling for sweeping changes to the controversial temporary foreign workers program, including a faster path for citizenship for those with long-term work permits.The report...
CPP Reform to Sting Economy, Jobs over Short Term, but Help beyond 2025: Feds
CPP to sting in near term, help in long term--OTTAWA - The federal government is expecting Canada Pension Plan reform to slow economic and employment growth slightly in the short term before boosting both in the long run.The Finance Department released...
Dakota Fanning, David Oyelowo and Other TIFF Stars on Red-Carpet Anxiety
TIFF stars on red-carpet anxiety--TORONTO - Miley Cyrus's recent vow that she'll "never do a red carpet again" reflects a complicated relationship between the stars and the synthetic fibres beneath their feet.In a recent interview with Elle magazine,...
Dallaire Says Peacekeeping in Canada's Interest despite Problems
Peacekeeping in Canada's interest: Dallaire--OTTAWA - It is in Canada's interest to play a leadership role in United Nations peacekeeping, former military commander Romeo Dallaire said Monday even as he delivered a pointed critique of how the world body...
DNA Led to Charges: Accused in Deaths of 2 Women Pleads Guilty at Start of Trial
Accused pleads guilty to murder of two women--REGINA - A Regina man has pleaded guilty to killing a young mother whose body was dumped in an industrial garbage bin and of another woman whose remains have never been found.Clayton Eichler's trial was to...
East Coast Lawyers File Legal Challenge of Changes to Supreme Court Appointments
East Coast lawyers fight change to top court--HALIFAX - Trial lawyers from across Atlantic Canada are taking Ottawa to court to ensure the region keeps its traditional Supreme Court of Canada seat, saying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can't change the...
Editorial Exchange: For the Loon, a Quintessentially Canadian Bird
Editorial Exchange: For the loon, a quintessentially Canadian bird--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Sept. 18:The United States boasts the majestic bald eagle; Mexico has chosen the golden eagle; and both Hungary and Mongolia lay claim to...
Editorial Exchange: Honeymoon over for Justin Trudeau
Editorial Exchange: Honeymoon over for Justin Trudeau--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Sept. 19:Justin Trudeau's honeymoon with Canadian voters has been unusually long and blissful since last fall's federal election, but like...
Editorial Exchange: Movie Morals
Editorial Exchange: Movie morals--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Sept. 16:A common movie theme, particularly in the United States, portrays an individual or a small, ragtag group of rebels battling for justice against the oppression...
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa Should Tell the Truth about 'Stingrays'
Editorial Exchange: Ottawa should tell the truth about 'stingrays'--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Sept. 18:When the warden of Warkworth Institution in Campbellford, Ont., wanted to investigate reports of contraband in his prison, he wrote...
Editorial Exchange: Time for Repairs on National Approach to Pipelines
Editorial Exchange: Time for repairs on national approach to pipelines--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Sept. 18:Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has urged Justin Trudeau to grab hold of the pipeline file and get Canada's...
Editorial Exchange: U.S. Should Cut a Deal Allowing Snowden to Go Home
Editorial Exchange: U.S. should cut a deal allowing Snowden to go home--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Sept. 18:In the past three years there's been a sea-change in the way we think about the balance between security and personal freedom.In...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Monday, Sept. 19
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...
Five Stories in the News Today, Sept. 19
Five stories in the news today, Sept. 19--Five stories in the news today from The Canadian Press------CANADA'S TATIANA MASLANY HONOURED WITH EMMYShe's known as one of the hardest working women in TV, and last night Tatiana Maslany was rewarded for her...
Five Things to Know about Contract Negotiations between Unifor and GM
Five things to know about the auto talks--TORONTO - Unifor, the union representing Canadian auto workers, has been locked in tough negotiations with General Motors as it tries to secure a new collective bargaining agreement. Here are five things to know...
Former Calgary Police Chief Rick Hanson Chairs Group Studying 2026 Olympic Bid
Former Calgary police chief leads Games group--CALGARY - Former Calgary police chief and politician Rick Hanson is back in the public eye as the head of the city's exploration committee studying a possible bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.Hanson resigned...
Former Statistics Chief Questions Liberal Promise of More Independence
Smith doubts Liberal commitment to Statcan--OTTAWA - The country's former chief statistician is casting doubt on the Liberal government's promised commitments to Statistics Canada based on its handling of an issue that forced his sudden departure last...
Halifax Mayoral Candidates Agree to Forego Lawn Signs to Send Pro-Green Message
Halifax mayoral hopefuls agree to ditch signs--HALIFAX - The candidates for Halifax's highest municipal office have agreed to ditch lawn signs as a way of sending a message that political campaigns shouldn't produce unnecessary waste. Halifax Mayor Mike...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Monday, Sept. 19
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...
'I Believe You' Campaign Aimed at Alberta Sex Assault Survivors
Believing sex assault victims key to recovery--CALGARY - Even after 25 years of dealing with sexual assault victims, Danielle Aubry finds it difficult to get the words out."I'd like you to think for a moment about the profound isolation and loneliness...
Key Dates This Autumn for Federal Climate, Energy Decision-Making
Key fall dates on climate, energy decisions--OTTAWA - The fall of 2016 is shaping up as a period of crucial decisions by the federal government on climate policy and energy infrastructure. Here are some key dates:Sept. 22 -- The deadline for the federal...
Lost in Red Tape: Ombudsman Maps Transition System for Ill, Injured Troops
Mapping red tape for wounded, sick--OTTAWA - The military ombudsman has, for the first time, literally mapped out the numerous hurdles which ill and injured soldiers are forced to jump as they leave the Canadian Forces and re-enter civilian life.The...
Man Charged after Attack on Female Jogger at Provincial Park near Montreal
Man charged in Quebec jogger-assault case--LONGUEUIL, Que. - A Quebec man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with an attack on a female jogger in a provincial park near Montreal.Yves Roy, 46, of Ste-Julie has also been arraigned on...
Matthews Scores in Losing Cause as Russia Beats North America at World Cup
Russia hangs on to beat North America--TORONTO - Team North America went out on its shield Monday night, coming just short in a furious comeback that ultimately ended in a 4-3 win for Russia at the World Cup of Hockey.Four Russian goals in a span of...
Milo Ventimiglia on the Appeal of New Family Drama 'This Is Us'
Milo Ventimiglia on 'This Is Us'--TORONTO - With many calling it the new "Parenthood" and over eight million views of its trailer on YouTube alone, it's clear there's much anticipation for the new series "This Is Us."Debuting Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on...
Montreal Company Begins Sales of Smart Technology Sports Bra That Coaches Runners
Smart sports bra sales get underway--MONTREAL - A Montreal company is entering the competitive sports bra market by launching a smart technology product specifically targeting female runners.OMbra contains sensors that read biometric signals such as...
More Women Join Growing Ranks of Ontario's Entrepreneurs: Report
Women join ranks of Ontario's entrepreneurs: Study--TORONTO - A new report suggests women are joining the growing ranks of Ontario's entrepreneurs in increasing numbers, outpacing the rest of the country.The Ontario edition of the Global 2015 Entrepreneurship...
MPs Reprise 2008 Election with Battle over Carbon Pricing as Commons Returns
Carbon tax rhetoric feels like 2008, not 2016--OTTAWA - "Because it's 2015" became a Liberal catchphrase after the election of the new government late last year, but Monday's return of Parliament following a three-month summer recess had a distinctly...
Nature Is Reclaiming the Ruins of a Century-Old Dam in Eastern Manitoba
Abandoned dam makes for eerie park--PINAWA, Man. - Walking amid the crumbling ruins of the Pinawa Dam feels a bit like stumbling onto the set of a post-apocalyptic movie.Chunks of concrete have fallen or eroded from the massive, 13-metre-high structure....
NDP Government Appoints Task Force to Advise on Green Tech Investments
Task force to offer green tech advice to NDP--CALGARY - A task force appointed Monday to advise the Alberta government on climate technology investments is being given an open-ended mandate with no limits on size or type of proposals to be considered,...
'Nothing Came About:' Alberta First Nation Revives Oilsands Pipeline Lawsuit
Alberta First Nation revives pipeline lawsuit--EDMONTON - An Alberta aboriginal leader says inaction from the provincial government is forcing his First Nation to reactivate a court challenge to an approval for a major oilsands pipeline already under...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.UPDATES TRANSMISSION TIMES:...
Pietrangelo Says Switch to Off-Side Has Required Tactical Adjustments
Pietrangelo makes big adjustment for Team Canada--TORONTO - Half the forwards on Team Canada are playing out of position at the World Cup of Hockey, a testament to the country's depth. But the player making the most difficult adjustment is Alex Pietrangelo,...
Premier Rachel Notley Says Alberta's Climate Plan Warmly Received in New York
Premier Rachel Notley touts Alberta in NYC--NEW YORK, N.Y. - Premier Rachel Notley is in New York City touting Alberta's climate change plan and trying to drum up investment in the province's battered oilpatch.Notley said she told a delegation of CEOs...
Private Members' Bill Seeks to Ban Lawyer Referral Fees, Cap Contingency Fees
Bill seeks to ban, cap some legal fees--TORONTO - Turn on a radio or TV or watch a bus drive by and it likely won't take long to spot an advertisement for personal injury lawyers, as the once largely American phenomenon increasingly pops up in Ontario.A...
Proposal to Give Labrador to Quebec for Energy Laughable, Newfoundland Tory Says
Labrador-sale proposal raises eyebrows--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A retired Hydro-Quebec executive has raised eyebrows in Newfoundland with his proposal that Labrador should be given to Quebec in exchange for 1,000 megawatts of energy."It caused me to chuckle,"...
QuickFacts: A Look at the History and Current State of Canada's Diamond Industry
QuickFacts: Canada's diamond industry--De Beers opens Gahcho Kue, its third diamond mine in Canada, on Tuesday. A few quick facts about the industry: The newest mine:Gahcho Kue is Canada's sixth diamond mine. It sits about 280 kilometres northeast of...
Quick Study: B.C. Lions Sign Former Tiger-Cats Receiver Terrell Sinkfield
B.C. Lions sign receiver Terrell Sinkfield--SURREY, B.C. - Contemplating a CFL return, Terrell Sinkfield made sure he did his homework.The speedy receiver was cut by the Minnesota Vikings at the tail end of training camp last month and could have signed...
Rocks from the Northwest Territories Shed Light on Earth's Earliest History
N.W.T. rocks shed light on early history--EDMONTON - Even a geologist will admit these brownish-grey, fine-grained, indifferently striped rocks look boring.But a University of Alberta-led team has teased apart the chemistry of these stones from the Northwest...
Saskatchewan Won't Approve Proposed Wind Energy Project to Protect Birds
Wind energy project denied to protect birds--REGINA - A proposed project that would have generated electricity from wind energy in southwestern Saskatchewan has been denied over concerns about birds.Environment Minister Scott Moe says an environmental...
Swim Star Aurelie Rivard Named Canada's Flag-Bearer for Paralympic Closing
Rivard named Canada's Paralympic flag-bearer--RIO DE JANEIRO - Aurelie Rivard is young and talented and loaded with promise.And the triple gold medallist in swimming is the perfect representation, said Chantal Petitclerc, of Canada's rebuilding team...
Team Europe Clicking after 3-2 Overtime Win over Czech Republic at World Cup
Team Europe clicking after 3-2 overtime win--TORONTO - Ralph Krueger was well aware of the odds against Team Europe entering the World Cup of Hockey, but his group never saw it as a hurdle. Instead, the team represented by seven different countries,...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Sept 19
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Sept 19--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sep. 19 as of 2:59 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 20
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Sept. 20--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sept. 20 as of 9:30 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
Too Many Albertans Getting Vehicle Registration Renewal Tickets: Wildrose
Too many vehicle registration tickets: Wildrose--EDMONTON - The Opposition Wildrose says too many Albertans are getting tickets because of the NDP government's new vehicle registration policy.Last March the government announced it would no longer mail...
Toronto FC Coach Greg Vanney Faces a Decision in Goal as Playoffs Approach
Toronto FC faces goalkeeping decision--TORONTO - Injury forced goalkeeper Clint Irwin out of the Toronto FC lineup. The fine play of backup Alex Bono has extended that absence.Both are healthy now and coach Greg Vanney has a decision to make as the Reds...
Tragically Hip Tour Raises More Than $1M for Brain Cancer Research in Canada
Hip tour raises over $1M for cancer research--TORONTO - The Canadian Cancer Society and the Sunnybrook Foundation say the Tragically Hip's recent tour has raised more than $1 million for brain cancer research in Canada.The Sunnybrook Foundation says...
Traps Set for Unwanted Guest Grizzlies off Northeastern Vancouver Island
Grizzlies make first-ever visit to Alert Bay, B.C.--ALERT BAY, B.C. - Grizzly bears have never been seen on Cormorant Island, off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, so when two showed up in the area, residents were intrigued but firm -- the duo...
Trudeau Government on Notice in First Nations Child Welfare Dispute: Blackstock
Feds on notice on child welfare: Blackstock--OTTAWA - The Canadian Human Rights Commission and two major First Nations groups are planning to ask a Federal Court judge to find the Liberal government in contempt over its treatment of children living on...
TSX Heads Higher on Oil Prices; New York Is Quiet Ahead of Fed Meeting
TSX rises on higher oil, New York barely moves--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market rose Monday, supported by a rally in oil prices, while its New York counterparts were in a wait-and-see mood ahead of this week's highly-anticipated U.S. Federal Reserve...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Sept. 19
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on September 19, 2016.<Advantaged Canadian High Yld Bond Fnd Cl (TSX:AHY.UN): $0.115. Payable...
Vancouver-Seattle Partnership Must Be Explored, Innovation Minister Says
Vancouver-Seattle alliance must be explored: Bains--VANCOUVER - Canada's Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister says it's important to explore ways that Vancouver and Seattle can work together more closely as one region.Navdeep Bains made...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--HALF BILLION DOLLARS INVESTED IN RENTAL HOUSINGPremier Christy Clark says a $500,000 investment in the province's rental housing stock will help more people find an affordable place to live.The money will be used...
What's Making News in the Prairies
What's making news in the Prairies-----ETHICS COMMITTEE CHAIR STEPS ASIDE AFTER ACCUSATIONS OF BACK-ROOM DEALINGAn Alberta legislature committee set up to improve ethics in politics is finding itself mired in allegations of favouritism and back-room...
Woman Convicted in Death of Stepdaughter Gets Life with No Parole for 16 Years
Biddersingh: Life with no parole for 16 years--TORONTO - An Ontario woman consumed by her religious beliefs not only turned a blind eye to the violence her husband inflicted on his daughter but encouraged the abuse that led to the girl's death, a judge...
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