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Articles from September 26, 2016

2016 National Hockey League Free Agent Signings
2016 NHL Free Agent signings--Players who signed contracts through Sept. 25 during the National Hockey League's 2016 free agency period (with position and last 2015-16 team, if available):ANAHEIMNate Guenin, D, Colorado; Jared Boll, RW, Columbus; Mason...
4 Ontario Cops Injured, 4 Cruisers Rammed as Officers Try to Stop Stolen Vehicles
Southern Ontario incident leaves 4 cops injured--SOUTHWOLD, Ont. - Ontario Provincial Police say a 26-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy are facing a total of 54 charges arising from an incident that sent four officers to hospital and left four cruisers...
A Look at Some Iranian-Canadians Who Have Been Detained in Iran
List of Iranian-Canadians detained in Iran--MONTREAL - Homa Hoodfar, a Montreal-based retired university professor, has been released from a prison in Tehran after being imprisoned in the country since June.Her family and friends confirmed Monday she...
Applications for Canadian Nieman Fellowship at Harvard
Applications for Canadian Nieman Fellowship at Harvard--MARTIN WISE GOODMAN CANADIAN NIEMAN FELLOWSHIP 2017-2018NIEMAN FOUNDATION FOR JOURNALISM at HARVARD UNIVERSITYOne Nieman fellowship for a Canadian journalist to study at Harvard University will...
Are Packaged Motor Coach Tours or Independent Travel the Right for You?
Are packaged coach tours right for you?--FREDERICTON - I love to travel, and I enjoy all the planning that goes into a big trip. So it was with some trepidation that I left all the details of a recent trip through Europe to a motor coach company that...
B.C. Indian Chiefs Won't Participate in Reconciliation Event Attended by Royals
First Nation group rebuffs William and Kate pomp--VICTORIA - A ceremony involving the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meant to symbolize the reconciliation of British Columbia's Aboriginal Peoples has been rebuffed by a First Nations group.Grand Chief...
B.C. Ministry to Expand Metis Commission's Role amid High-Profile Toddler Case
Metis group's role to grow amid toddler case--VANCOUVER - British Columbia will expand the role of its Metis representative in the child welfare system, amid criticism of the province's plan to adopt a Metis toddler to non-aboriginal parents in Ontario.A...
Beating Canada Twice in Best-of-Three Will Require Something Special from Europe
Five things to know about the World Cup final--TORONTO - It will take an upset of monumental proportion for Team Europe to edge Canada twice in the best-of-three World Cup of Hockey final.Here are five things to consider about the matchup:1. Can anyone...
Blue Jays Ponder Wild-Card Pitching Options as Playoff Push Continues
Jays ponder wild-card pitching options--TORONTO - As the Blue Jays continue their push towards the playoffs, the team's braintrust ponders its options on pitching once it reaches its post-season destination.With Boston holding a 5.5-game lead in the...
Blue Jays, Yankees Empty Benches and Go at It after String of Hit Batsmen
Blue Jays, Yankees empty benches--TORONTO - Things turned ugly quickly Monday night as the Blue Jays and Yankees emptied the benches twice and went at it in the second inning after a string of hit batsmen.By the time the dust had settled in the second...
Bombardier CSeries Environmental Performance Confirmed by outside Global Agency
CSeries plane gets green declaration--MONTREAL - Bombardier says its new CSeries aircraft has received the aviation industry's first independent environmental certification, confirming the promise of a commercial jet with a substantially lower carbon...
Brad Trost Urges Former Harper Aide Guy Giorno to Repay Moving Expenses
Leadership hopeful urges Tory aide to repay--OTTAWA - Federal Conservative leadership hopeful Brad Trost wants a key aide to former prime minister Stephen Harper to repay some of the moving expenses he was reimbursed for eight years ago."What's good...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 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 Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Death of Stampeders Player
Murder charge in CFL player shooting--CALGARY - Police say about 20 witnesses, including several members of the Calgary Stampeders, were interviewed following the weekend shooting death of their teammate, Mylan Hicks.A 19-year-old man was charged Monday...
Canadian Academic Nominated for Position at England's Cambridge University
Canadian academic headed to Cambridge--TORONTO - The director of the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs has been nominated as vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge.The nomination of Prof. Stephen Toope -- an international...
Canadian-Iranian Professor Homa Hoodfar Freed from Prison in Iran
Canadian-Iranian professor freed in Iran--MONTREAL - Retired Canadian-Iranian professor Homa Hoodfar has been released from an Iranian prison and is recovering with family in Oman, her friends and colleagues confirmed Monday, four months after her arrest...
Christopher Plummer Presents Gordon Pinsent with Stratford Festival Legacy Award
Plummer honours Pinsent with Stratford award--TORONTO - Oscar winner Christopher Plummer hailed Gordon Pinsent in a playful and praise-filled tribute as he presented a special honour celebrating the career of the Canadian acting legend.Pinsent was recognized...
Christopher Plummer to Present Gordon Pinsent with Stratford Festival Legacy Award
Plummer to honour Pinsent with Stratford award--TORONTO - Two Canadian acting legends will be in the spotlight Monday night as Christopher Plummer presents a special honour to Gordon Pinsent.Pinsent is being recognized as this year's recipient of the...
DeRozan, Lowry Hungry for More Success as Raptors Open NBA Training Camp
DeRozan, Lowry hungry for more success--DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are coming off a remarkable few months that included a berth in the NBA's Eastern Conference final and a pair of Olympic gold medals.The basketball slate has been wiped clean with a...
Editorial Exchange: Canada Facing Suicide Crisis
Editorial Exchange: Canada facing suicide crisis--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Sept. 21:When we hear about suicide prevention, we often assume it's young people most at risk. But Canada is facing an aspect of the grey tsunami...
Editorial Exchange: Carbon Output Flexibility Is Needed
Editorial Exchange: Carbon output flexibility is needed--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Sept. 25:Canada has never been a "one-size-fits-all" federation.Quebec, for instance, is a province "pas commes les autres". It has its...
Editorial Exchange: Entitlement Gets in Way of Judgment
Editorial Exchange: Entitlement gets in way of judgment--An editorial from the New Glasgow News, published Sept. 26:It's almost as frustrating as having to explain something over and over to a two-year-old. But in this case it's people purportedly leading...
Editorial Exchange: Hockey Parents Get Much-Needed Training
Editorial Exchange: Hockey parents get much-needed training--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Sept. 26:If you've ever been to a junior hockey game, you've likely encountered an example of the Raging Puckhead, a troubling class of hockey...
Editorial Exchange: Set Up a Cellphone-Based Alert System
Editorial Exchange: Set up a cellphone-based alert system--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Sept. 25:Receiving a prompt alert during a dangerous emergency could spell the difference between life and death. But Canadians still don't have...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Monday, Sept. 26
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...
Federal Decision Is at Hand for Proposed LNG Plant in Northern B.C
Decision at hand for northern B.C. LNG plant--OTTAWA - Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has a final environmental assessment of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project in hand, with the federal Liberal cabinet set to meet Tuesday in the national capital.A...
Federal Government Looks to Prod Social Innovation in Bid to Fight Homelessness
Feds use small grants to target homelessness--OTTAWA - The Liberals are giving a makeover to a small program designed to more actively prod the creation of innovative projects designed to help fight poverty and homelessness.The federal government announced...
Feds Monitoring Weak Economy, Could Take Action as Early as Fall: Morneau
Feds could move to help economy this fall--OTTAWA - Canada's finance minister is hinting the federal government could take steps as early as this autumn's economic update to help the economy at a time of slower-than-expected growth.When asked today about...
Find Mill Shooter Not Guilty Because He Was Depressed: Defence Lawyer Says
B.C. mill shooter was depressed: defence lawyer--NANAIMO, B.C. - A defence lawyer says the man accused of murdering two of his former co-workers at a British Columbia sawmill should be acquitted of first-degree murder and convicted of manslaughter.In...
Four Stories in the News Today, Sept. 26
Four stories in the news today, Sept. 26--Four stories in the news today from The Canadian Press------ROYAL VISIT CONTINUES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA TODAY:The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit British Columbia's central coast today as they continue their...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Monday, Sept. 26
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...
Henrique Scores Twice on Power Play to Lead Devils in Pre-Season Win over Habs
Henrique scores twice as Devils beat Habs--MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens showed they had some fight in them despite losing the first game of their NHL pre-season on Monday night.Down by two goals against the Devils late in the game, the Canadiens...
Hicks's High School Coach Stunned to Hear of Calgary Stampeder Player's Death
High school coach stunned by Hicks's death--Mylan Hicks was a football coach's dream.Blessed with speed and athleticism to dazzle on the field, he also had the humility to accept criticism and coaching. And he always did it with a smile, according to...
Jeffrey Tambor Says 'Transparent' Has Been a Life-Changing Experience
Jeffrey Tambor changed by 'Transparent'--TORONTO - Playing a transgender woman who comes out to her family in her twilight years has done more than add a slew of accolades and awards to Jeffrey Tambor's resume.It's also changed the life of the star of...
Labrador Doctor Who Asked Woman If She Likes 'Big Ones or Small Ones' Suspended
College suspends physician for six months--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A Labrador West physician who asked a woman during a Pap test if she "liked big ones or small ones" has lost his medical licence for six months and must be chaperoned when seeing female patients...
Liberal Deny Tampering with Witnesses at Hearing into Wind Turbines near Airport
Tories claim Liberals tampered with witnesses--TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government denies Opposition charges that it interfered with the witness list for a hearing into a plan to install at least six, 152-metre-high wind turbines near the Collingwood...
Lumber Giant West Fraser Mills Facing Environmental Charges in Alberta
Lumber giant facing environmental charges in Alberta--HINTON, Alta. - The Alberta government has charged a pulp mill with several offences under the Environmental Protection Act.West Fraser Mills in Hinton, Alta., faces a total of six charges after the...
Madeleine Thien, Emma Donoghue Finalists in Female-Dominated Giller Short List
Donoghue, Thien on female-dominated Giller short list--TORONTO - Vancouver-born Madeleine Thien could walk away with two of the biggest awards in fiction this fall as she joins a female-dominated list of finalists for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize."I'm...
Man Encased in Hot Tar in Toronto Industrial Accident in Critical Condition
Man encased in hot tar in Toronto industrial accident--TORONTO - A man is in life-threatening condition after being encased in hot tar that solidified during an industrial accident in Toronto on Monday morning.Rescuers worked for more than an hour to...
Man Launches Lawsuit against Ontario Government over Vicious Jail Assault
Man sues Ontario government over jail assault--TORONTO - A former inmate has launched a lawsuit against the Ontario government over conditions at a provincial jail, claiming a vicious beating he suffered behind bars was the result of the province's negligence.Francis...
Marchand Adds New Contract to Big World Cup Showing at Crosby's Side
Marchand hitting it big on World Cup stage--TORONTO - Brad Marchand wasn't among the first 16 players named to Canada's World Cup of Hockey roster because the team's brass wanted to avoid a controversy.Even though everyone involved in the selection process...
Mi'kmaq Protesters Block Entrance at Proposed Natural Gas Storage Site
Natives block N.S. gas storage project--FORT ELLIS, N.S. - Mi'kmaq protesters blocked access to a construction site near proposed natural gas storage caverns in Nova Scotia, saying the project threatens a tidal river that passes through their traditional...
Monsef Case Highlights Absurdity of Unfair Law, BCCLA, Refugee Lawyers Say
Monsef citizenship could be revoked: lawyers--OTTAWA - Maryam Monsef could be stripped of her citizenship without a hearing under a law the Liberals denounced while in opposition but which they've been enforcing aggressively since taking power, civil...
Montreal City Council Set to Weigh Merits of Proposed Pit Bull Bylaw
Montreal council to weigh proposed pit bull bylaw--MONTREAL - The fight over Montreal's contentious pit bull legislation comes to a head this week as city lawmakers are set to weigh the merits of the bylaw amid a last-ditch counter-offensive by opponents...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,619.46, down 78.47 points):Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 31 cents, or 2.59 per cent, to $12.30...
Nate Parker to Attend Vancouver Film Festival for 'The Birth of a Nation'
Nate Parker to attend Vancouver film fest--VANCOUVER - Controversy-plagued filmmaker Nate Parker is expected to attend the Vancouver International Film Festival this weekend for "The Birth of a Nation."Organizers say Parker, who co-wrote, directed and...
Net Zero Lifted as Bargaining Restriction for Ontario Public Deals
Net zero lifted as Ontario bargaining term--TORONTO - Ontario may be loosening the purse strings for the next round of public-sector bargaining as it has a balanced budget in its sights.The Liberals have run deficits for about a decade, at one point...
New Brunswick Premier Calls for 'Tolerance' amid Bilingualism Tensions
Premier calls for 'tolerance' on bilingualism--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - New Brunswick's premier is making a passionate plea for tolerance on bilingualism, as he seeks to debunk long-standing "myths" of its costs amid a perceived increase in linguistic tensions.It...
New Democrat MP Randall Garrison Introduces Bill to Repeal Anti-Terror C-51
NDP MP introduces bill to repeal C-51--OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP has followed through on a promise to table a private member's bill to repeal controversial anti-terrorism measures.NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison says the omnibus security legislation...
Newfoundland Radio Host Leaves Station after 'Disrespect' of Woman on Twitter
Station apologizes after Twitter 'disrespect'--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A Newfoundland radio station says it has parted ways with an announcer who told a young woman on Twitter that she should strip.The woman had invited her followers to watch a live stream...
No New Trial for B.C. Serial Killer Because Judge Wasn't Biased: Appeal Court
No new trial for serial killer in B.C.--VANCOUVER - The British Columbia Court of Appeal has rejected a serial killer's application to have a new trial based on a claim that a judge implied the man's lawyers behaved unethically.Cody Legebokoff was convicted...
Olympic Silver Medallist and World Champion Pairs Skater Dafoe Dies at 86
Hall of Fame pairs skater Frances Dafoe dies--OTTAWA - Frances Dafoe, a Canadian pairs figure skater who won a world title and an Olympic silver medal, has died at age 86.Skate Canada confirmed Dafoe in a release that Dafoe died on Friday evening.Dafoe,...
Ombudsman Opens Investigation into Problems with School Buses in Toronto
Ombudsman to probe school bus delays--TORONTO - Ontario's ombudsman is launching a systemic investigation into problems with school buses at the Toronto public and Catholic school boards this month.Thousands of Toronto children waited hours for buses...
Parks Canada Confirms Ship Found in Arctic Was Franklin's HMS Terror
Parks Canada confirms Franklin ship found--Parks Canada scientists are already panting with impatience to return to the "dramatic, pristine" wreck found in the Arctic earlier this month that has now been positively identified as the second ship from...
Pertussis Vaccine Offers Good Protection to Babies but Wanes in a Few Years: Study
Pertussis vaccine protection soon wanes: study--TORONTO - The current vaccine for pertussis, or whooping cough, is highly effective during the first three years after children get their shots, but immunity wanes over the next several years, leaving little...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory for Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.ADDITIONS:MONTREAL--A slander trial...
Police Wonder If Lines Can Be Drawn between Weekend Shootings in Manitoba City
Bullets fly in Manitoba's 'Wheat City'--BRANDON, Man. - A Manitoba couple say they have no idea why armed intruders kicked down their back door and point a gun at one of them.Police in Brandon are searching for two men who forced their way into the home...
Program to Help Troubled Military Veterans Find Work Gets $2.9M from Feds
Mental health program for vets gets $2.9M--OTTAWA - The federal government is contributing $2.9 million for a program to help veterans struggling with mental health problems to find jobs.The money is going to the Mood Disorders Society of Canada to help...
Raptors All for Using High-Profile Platform to Raise Inequality Awareness
Raptors agree on using platform for change--TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors plan to join the growing chorus of pro athletes speaking out against police brutality, a topic that has hit close to home for DeMar DeRozan."I had a close friend of mine a couple...
RCMP Pitched Parallel Process for National Inquiry into Missing, Murdered Women
Memo: RCMP pitched review process for inquiry--OTTAWA - The Mounties came up with a review process to run alongside the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, according to a newly released document from the Justice Department.The...
Royals Blown off Course: William and Kate Brave Bad Weather to Visit Rainforest
Royal tour blown off course in B.C. rainforest--BELLA BELLA, B.C. - Prince William and Kate's tour of British Columbia was knocked off course on Monday as the royal couple braved bad weather to add a unique area of rainforest coastline to a conservation...
Saskatoon Transit Workers Take a Pass on Casting Ballot on New Contract
Bus drivers roll past stop on contract vote--SASKATOON - More than 90 per cent of unionized transit workers in Saskatoon have voted overwhelmingly in favour of not voting on the city's final contract offer.The announcement follows balloting Sunday at...
Scheifele Says Jets Players Didn't See Trouba's Trade Request Coming
Trouba's trade request surprises Jets players--WINNIPEG - Mark Scheifele had a feeling something might be up with teammate Jacob Trouba, but he was surprised to learn the young Winnipeg Jets defenceman has asked to be traded."Obviously, talking to him...
Spending Squabble Looms as Pressure Mounts on Liberals over Health Spending
Health care spending squabble looms large--OTTAWA - A fresh bout of bickering over health care spending loomed on Canada's political horizon Monday as the federal Liberal government came under opposition fire for its apparent refusal to fully restore...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Sept. 26
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Sept. 26--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sep. 26 as of 3:16 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All...
The Monday News Briefing: An At-a-Glance Survey of Some Top Stories
The Monday briefing: Top news at-a-glance--Highlights from the news file for Monday, Sept. 26____CANADIAN-IRANIAN PROFESSOR FREED FROM PRISON IN IRAN: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a retired Canadian-Iranian professor has been released from a Tehran...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 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...
Undersea Canyons with Multicoloured Coral off N.S. Getting Special Protection
Ottawa to protect colourful coral canyons--HALIFAX - In a dark corner of the Atlantic Ocean, amid a pair of steep-sided canyons far off the southwest coast of Nova Scotia, there's a welcoming home for schools of fish decorated with coral so colourful...
Varone's Four-Point Night Leads Senators in Pre-Season Win over Leafs
Varone leads Senators in pre-season win over Leafs--HALIFAX - New Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher was not surprised by Phil Varone's offensive outburst in a 6-3 pre-season win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.Boucher, who coached SC Bern of the...
Video Streaming Service Shomi Says It Will Shut Down as of Nov. 30
Shomi says it will shut down as of Nov. 30--TORONTO - Shomi announced Monday it was shutting down at the end of November, two years after the video-on-demand service launched amid hopes of thriving in a hyper-competitive market."The business climate...
Weekend Grouped Hockey Scores
Weekend grouped hockey scores--MHLSunday's resultsTruro 6 Valley 3Amherst 5 Campbellton 3Saturday's resultsMiramichi 2 Amherst 1Truro 4 Valley Jr. 3 (SO)Dieppe 6 Woodstock 2Yarmouth 7 South Shore Lumberjacks 1OJHLSunday's resultsOakville 4 Markham 3Whitby...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--B.C. RAINFOREST OFFICIALLY PART OF COMMONWEALTH CONSERVATION PROJECTPremier Christy Clark has announced a $1-million trust will be created to celebrate the royal visit and to promote the Great Bear Rainforest.Pouring...
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