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Articles from November 2, 2016

A Closer Glance at the Latest Batch of Senators Recommended Wednesday
A look at Canada's six newest senators--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recommended six more Canadians to be appointed to the Senate to represent regions of Quebec. Here's a brief look at each of them: Renee DupuisA lawyer and writer, Dupuis...
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After Fall Update, Morneau Embarks on Sales Pitch to Sell Infrastructure Bank
Morneau sells idea of infrastructure bank--OTTAWA - Canada's finance minister began the job Wednesday of selling his government's new vehicle for building the country's infrastructure -- and, the Liberals hope, the economy -- as critics insisted the...
Alberta Now Offering Pregnant Women in Central Zone Whooping Cough Vaccine
Alberta expands whooping cough vaccine program--RED DEER, Alta. - Continuing high rates of whooping cough have prompted Alberta Health Services to expand its immunization program in the central part of the province.The pertussis vaccine is now being...
Anthony Bourdain Turns to Home Cooking in New Book 'Appetites'
Anthony Bourdain turns to home cooking in 'Appetites'--TORONTO - Anthony Bourdain thinks so highly of three Montreal chefs he believes they should be declared national heroes.The globe-trotting host of "Parts Unknown" visited Quebec while filming the...
Arrests Made after Major Find of Fentanyl Pills in Two Calgary Neighbourhoods
Major find of fentanyl pills in Calgary--CALGARY - Three people are facing charges after police seized thousands of fentanyl pills during two separate investigations in Calgary late last month.The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team, or ALERT, says...
ATB Financial Says Worst of Energy Downturn over as Oil Starts to Stabilize
ATB says worst of energy downturn over--CALGARY - ATB Financial says it expects the worst of the energy downturn to be over and Alberta to emerge from a two-year recession caused by the collapse of oil prices. In its economic outlook released Wednesday,...
B.C. Authors Yasuko Thanh, Deborah Campbell among Writers' Trust Award Winners
Yasuko Thanh wins Writers' Trust Fiction Prize--TORONTO - Victoria author Yasuko Thanh scored a major win for her debut novel, "Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains," which has been awarded the 2016 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.Set in...
Beef Spokesman Urges Better Transparency from Food Inspection Agency
Beef spokesman urges better transparency--CALGARY - The co-chair of the Alberta Beef Producers says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency needs to be more transparent with ranchers affected by a case of bovine tuberculosis in the province.The case has...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's later afternoon plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions,...
Camp and Catering Firm Blames Poor Results on Slow Recovery from Fort McMurray Fire
Slow wildfire recovery hits results: Horizon--CALGARY - A company that operates workcamps for the oilsands industry in northern Alberta says demand for its services has been weaker than expected over the summer in the wake of the Fort McMurray wildfire.Calgary-based...
Canadian Couple Faces U.S. Charges for Allegedly Importing, Exporting Fentanyl
Canadian couple faces drug charges in U.S.--A Canadian couple is accused of importing fentanyl products from China into the United States and then mailing the powerful opioid drugs to Canada.Karl and Sorina Morrison, both 59, were arrested at a border...
Canadian Firms, Pension Managers See Opportunities in Infrastructure Spending
Firms welcome higher infrastructure spending--MONTREAL - Canadian construction firms and pension fund managers see opportunities from increased federal infrastructure spending, even though projects approved in the last year have been slow to get off...
Carey Price Earns Shutout as Canadiens Blank Canucks for Eighth-Straight Win
Price, Canadiens shut out Canucks 3-0--MONTREAL - Defenceman Nathan Beaulieu believes Montreal's win against Vancouver on Wednesday night should act as a wake-up call for his side.The Canadiens were flat for much of the game but still crept away with...
Charles Hamelin Chasing More Short-Track Speedskating Glory into 2018
Hamelin chasing more short-track glory--CALGARY - With his three Olympic and 10 world championship gold medals, it seems like Charles Hamelin has won almost everything there is to win in short-track speedskating.But two elusive prizes have kept Hamelin...
Concerns Raised over All-Military Team Tasked with Probing Military College
Concerns raised over military college review--OTTAWA - The Canadian Forces came under fire Wednesday for leaving academics and other non-military personnel off the team investigating the Royal Military College of Canada, which has been rocked by a series...
Conservative Motion Aims to Force Liberal Hand on Policing Ethics
Conservatives to force Liberal hand on ethics--OTTAWA - The Conservatives are hoping to hoist Justin Trudeau on his own ethical petard.The Liberals defeated the Tories in last year's federal election thanks in part to the prime minister's promise to...
CPC Leadership Candidate Michael Chong Pitches Tax Overhaul Based on Carbon Tax
Cut taxes, close gap with carbon tax: Chong--OTTAWA - Federal Conservative leadership candidate Michael Chong is proposing a dramatic overhaul of the tax system based on new revenues from taxing carbon.Chong says his plan would cut overall federal income...
'Do Not Say We Have Nothing' by Madeleine Thien Tops Maclean's Fiction List
'Do Not Say We Have Nothing' tops Maclean's fiction list--Here are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada for the week ending Oct. 30 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (1)...
Editorial Exchange: Don't Forget Short-Term Growth
Editorial Exchange: Don't forget short-term growth--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Nov. 1:Governments usually get criticized for thinking short-term. Since they have to go back to the voters every four years they're naturally fixated on...
Editorial Exchange: Police Spying on Journalist Threatens Freedom of the Press
Editorial Exchange: Police spying on journalist threatens freedom of the press--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Oct. 31:"Are you a journalist?" tweeted American whistleblower Edward Snowden on Monday. "The police spying on you specifically...
Editorial Exchange: Sane Goals for Immigration
Editorial Exchange: Sane goals for immigration--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Nov. 2:Canada is a nation of immigrants that proudly puts out the welcome mat for newcomers. But it is also a nation where immigration remains a hot-button...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 2
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File with 1,000 Patient Records Taken from Office in Winnipeg Hospital
Hospital file with 1,000 patient records taken--WINNIPEG - Police are investigating the theft of a file containing the records of about 1,000 patients from Manitoba's largest hospital.The file was taken from a diagnostic imaging office at Winnipeg's...
Findlay Picks Mix of Youth, Veterans for Canada's Friendly vs. South Korea
Findlay picks mix of youth, vets vs. Koreans--Michael Findlay said he could have selected players virtually from anywhere for Canada's men's soccer friendly Nov. 11 against South Korea, because the game falls on a designated FIFA date.But in the midst...
First Nations Housing Crisis Will Take a Lifetime to Solve: AFN Regional Chief
A long time to fix First Nations housing: chief--WINNIPEG - New federal money for First Nations housing is welcome but will not solve a monumental shortage for at least a generation, an indigenous leader said Wednesday."I don't see it happening in my...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 2
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...
Home School Shut Down amid Allegations of Misspending Takes Alberta to Court
Shutdown home school takes Alberta to court--EDMONTON - Two agencies overseeing thousands of home-schooled children in Alberta are asking a court to reverse the province's decision to pull funding and accreditation over allegations of misspending.Trinity...
Impact Look to End Away Losing Run to Red Bulls in MLS Conferecne Semifinal
Impact look to end Red Bull Arena blues--MONTREAL - Since they joined Major League Soccer in 2012, the Montreal Impact have played seven games at Red Bull Arena and lost every one.Now, they need to break that streak to stay alive in the playoffs."This...
James Vernon 'Vern' Handrahan, the Only Pitcher from P.E.I. to Play in MLB, Dies
James Vernon 'Vern' Handrahan dies at age 79--CHARLOTTETOWN - James Vernon "Vern" Handrahan, the only pitcher from Prince Edward Island to play Major League Baseball, died Wednesday. He was 79.Handrahan signed his first professional contract with the...
Jay Beagle and Braden Holtby Power Washington Capitals Past Winnipeg Jets 3-2
Beagle, Holtby lift Capitals over Jets 3-2--WINNIPEG - Jay Beagle was rewarded for not giving up on Tuesday night.The veteran Washington forward scored with 30 seconds left in the third period to lift the Capitals to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets...
Kadri Steals Spotlight in First Ever NHL Matchup between McDavid, Matthews
Kadri steals spotlight from McDavid, Matthews--TORONTO - Nazem Kadri claimed to be unaware of the hype driving Tuesday's matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers, the first ever NHL meeting between Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews.The...
Lawsuit Claims Ottawa Doctor Used Own Sperm to Impregnate Fertility Patients
Lawsuit accuses doctor of impregnating patients--An Ontario doctor once suspended for inseminating women with the wrong sperm at his fertility clinic is now accused of allegedly using his own biological material to impregnate certain patients who came...
Lisa Raitt Joins Tory Leadership Race, Brings Field to 10 Candidates
Lisa Raitt joins Tory leadership race--OTTAWA - Conservative MP Lisa Raitt has joined the race to replace former prime minister Stephen Harper as party leader."I know where that Liberal path leads us, 'cause I grew up at the end of it," Raitt said in...
Longtime CBC Comedian Dave Broadfoot Dead at 90
Canadian comedian Dave Broadfoot dead at 90--TORONTO - Whether it was playing a comical Mountie or performing for the U.S. president, Dave Broadfoot was deeply committed to Canadian culture and his craft, his colleagues said Wednesday in paying tribute...
More Quebec Reporters Were under Surveillance, This Time by Provincial Police
More Quebec journalists under police watch--MONTREAL - The controversy surrounding the surveillance of reporters in Quebec intensified Wednesday as provincial police admitted they monitored the cellphones of several prominent journalists three years...
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 (14,594.72, down 183.60 points):Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up six cents, or 1.25 per cent, to $4.87...
Murder Convictions to Stand for Shafia Trio Who Killed Four Family Members
Ontario's top court rejects Shafia appeals--TORONTO - A father, mother and son found guilty in the drowning deaths of three teenaged sisters and another woman who had apparently shamed the family lost their bid Wednesday to overturn their first-degree...
N.L. Man Who Watched His Father Murder His Mother Wants Stiffer Sentences
N.L. man wants stiffer murder sentences--A Newfoundland man who was four years old when he saw his father brutally beat his mother to death says he's living in fear knowing Dale Ogden is out on day parole and believes he should have received a more punitive...
Nova Scotia Legislation Would Ensure No Work Stoppages on Mega-Projects
Bill would ensure no strikes on large projects--HALIFAX - Developers of large construction projects of $2 billion or more in Nova Scotia, including two proposed liquefied natural gas projects, would be allowed to enter into specific agreements to ensure...
Nova Scotia to Pay Next to Nothing for Muskrat Falls Energy: Nalcor CEO
Deal with Nova Scotia a bad one: Nalcor--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia will be getting electricity for "next to nothing" when the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador starts producing energy, the man in charge of the megaproject says.Nalcor Energy...
Nova Scotia to Purchase 12 Privately Built Schools for $86 Million
Nova Scotia to buy 12 schools for $86 million--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia taxpayers are facing a bill of nearly $86 million in 2020 after the province decided to buy 12 of 13 schools built through public-private partnerships in the late 1990s.The Education...
OHL Roundup: Alex DeBrincat Scores OT Winner as Otters Beat Storm
OHL Roundup: Otters edge Storm in OT--ERIE, Pa. - Alex DeBrincat scored his second goal of the game in overtime and added an assist to lead the Erie Otters over the Guelph Storm 5-4 on Wednesday night in Ontario Hockey League action.Kyle Maksimovich...
Oilfield Services Group Predicts Modest Drilling Industry Uptick in 2017
Slight drilling rebound forecast by PSAC--CALGARY - Oil and gas drilling is set to stage a modest rebound in 2017 but will remain well below activity in 2014, according to a forecast from the Petroleum Services Association of Canada.The Calgary-based...
Ombudsman Says Agency That Enforces Child Support Generates Most Complaints
Family Responsibility Office gets most complaints--TORONTO - Ontario's Family Responsibility Office, which enforces court-ordered child and spousal support payments, tops the list of provincial government organizations generating complaints to the ombudsman's...
Once Rotten Luck Turns around for Maple Leafs Forward Kadri Early This Season
Luck on Kadri's side early this season--TORONTO - Nazem Kadri's once rotten luck has taken a sharp turn for the better.The 26-year-old Maple Leafs centre was 27 games and more than 100 shots into the 2015-16 campaign before he had five goals on the board....
One Female Student Dead, One Injured after Stabbing at B.C. School
Female student dead after stabbing at B.C. school--ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Police say a female student is dead and another is in hospital following a stabbing at a high school in Abbotsford, B.C.Abbotsford police Chief Bob Rich says a young man is in custody...
Ontario Nurse Accused in Deaths of 8 Nursing Home Residents Appears in Court
Nurse accused in 8 deaths appears in court--WOODSTOCK, Ont. - A nurse accused of killing eight seniors at two long-term care homes in southwestern Ontario has had her case put over to Nov. 18 after a brief court appearance Wednesday morning.Elizabeth...
Ontario Premier's Former Staffer Made Alleged Offer to Energy Minister
Alleged offer made to Ontario energy minister--TORONTO - A former senior staffer for Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne offered a federal MP -- who is now Ontario's energy minister -- an inducement to run for the provincial Liberals, knowingly violating...
Opposition Calls for Stop to Out-of-Province Donations in Saskatchewan
NDP urges stop to out-of-province donations--REGINA - The Opposition in Saskatchewan says the province's political donation laws are the weakest in the country and often are described as the Wild West.There are no donation limits for contributing to...
OSC Should Focus on Protecting Whistleblowers from Retaliation: SEC
'It's not easy' for whistleblowers: SEC--TORONTO - The head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says its Ontario counterpart should focus on protecting corporate whistleblowers from retaliation if it wants its new program aimed at fighting...
Penn West Reduces Q3 Loss to $232M, Adjusts Outlook in Line with Asset Sales
Penn West reduces Q3 loss, adjusts outlook--CALGARY - Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT) says its third-quarter revenue was less than half what it was a year ago, but its loss for the period was reduced by nearly 70 per cent as it slashed operating costs.The...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, Nov.2, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists. ADDITIONS: TORONTO--Ontario...
Poulin Scores Winner as Canada Defeats Sweden 3-1 at Four Nations Tournament
Canada tops Sweden 3-1 at Four Nations--VIERUMAKI, Finland - Canada defeated Sweden 3-1 on Wednesday to set up a pair of showdowns with the archrival Americans at the Four Nations women's hockey tournament.The first game will close out round-robin play...
QMJHL Roundup: Foreurs' Beauchemin Scores Hat Trick in Win over Voltigeurs
QMJHL Roundup: Foreurs edge Voltigeurs--VAL-D'OR, Que. - Francois Beauchemin scored a hat trick to move into a tie for the most goals in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League while leading the Val-d'Or Foreurs over the Drummondville Voltigeurs 5-4 on...
Rachel McAdams Talks the Influence of Robert Downey Jr. on Superhero Blockbusters
Rachel McAdams on the lure of superhero films--TORONTO - Rachel McAdams hands it to Robert Downey Jr. for giving marquee actors more reason to jump aboard Hollywood superhero movies.The London, Ont.-born actress says it was Downey's role as Tony Stark...
Sen. Andre Pratte Wants Stronger Protection for Reporters, Sources
Senator urges better protection for media--OTTAWA - Independent senator and former journalist Andre Pratte wants the Liberal government to look seriously at beefing up protection for reporters and their sources.Pratte says if the government shows no...
Senators Send Seldom-Used Defenceman Chabot Back to QMJHL's Saint John
Senators send defenceman Chabot back to junior--OTTAWA - After playing in just one of the Ottawa Senators' first nine games, 19-year-old defenceman Thomas Chabot knew a trip back to the major junior ranks was likely.So he wasn't surprised to learn Wednesday...
Shaw to Focus on Wireline Network in Coming Year after Transformative 2016: CEO
Shaw to focus on wireline network for 2017--CALGARY - Shaw Communications will work to improve its network and launch a new generation of video services in the coming year, chief executive Brad Shaw said Wednesday in the cable company's latest financial...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Nov. 2
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Nov. 2--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Nov. 2 as of 3 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local...
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, Nov. 2MORNEAU SAYS INVESTORS WANT INFRASTRUCTURE AGENCY: Canada's finance minister says the country needs a new agency designed to pump private dollars into infrastructure...
Timeline of Key Dates in Liberal Sudbury Byelection Scandal
Liberal Sudbury byelection scandal timeline--SUDBURY, Ont. - The Ontario Provincial Police have laid Election Act bribery charges against a former top staffer of Premier Kathleen Wynne and a Liberal fundraiser. The allegations date back to a byelection...
Toronto FC Feeling the Love at Home, but Not Getting Much Respect Elsewhere
Toronto FC gears up for hostile environment--TORONTO - Coach Greg Vanney says it will be Toronto FC against the world Sunday when his team takes on New York City FC at Yankee Stadium.While Toronto holds a 2-0 lead going into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference...
Torstar Banks on App as Replacement for Dwindling Print Circulation
Torstar looks to digital future with app--TORONTO - The company that owns the Toronto Star newspaper will continue to funnel millions of dollars into its tablet app despite failing to muster the audience it hoped for since its launch more than a year...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Nov. 2
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on November 02, 2016.<Westernone Inc. (TSX:WEQ): $0. Payable Mar 23. Record Feb 27.<Accord...
TSX Racks Up Three-Digit Loss as Oil Sinks; U.S. Fed Stands Pat on Rates
TSX racks up three-digit loss as oil sinks--TORONTO - Canada's main stock index pulled back more than one per cent with a three-digit loss Wednesday, as oil prices fell and the U.S. Federal Reserve announced it wasn't ready to move on interest rates...
Union Says Cutting 14 Deputy Sheriff Jobs in Saskatchewan Will Jeopardize Safety
14 deputy sheriffs cut in Saskatchewan: union--REGINA - The union representing deputy sheriffs says 14 jobs have been cut at courthouses in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, North Battleford and Weyburn.The deputy sheriffs screen people entering a courthouse,...
Vancouver Home Sales Plunge 38.8% Last Month, Real Estate Board Says
Vancouver home sales plunge 38.8% last month--VANCOUVER - Home sales plunged 38.8 per cent last month compared with October 2015, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says.The board said 2,233 properties were sold in October of this year, down...
'We're Leading the Way:' Government to Run on Green Power by 2025
Government to run on green power by 2025: McKenna--CALGARY - The federal Liberals are promising to run all government operations on renewable energy within a decade, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Wednesday.Speaking in Calgary to the Canadian...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--DEADLY SCHOOL STABBING IN ABBOTSFORD a "RANDOM ACT"School board officials in Abbotsford say it's believed the stabbing of two girls at a high school was "a random act of violence."One girl died and the other was...
WHL Roundup: Halbgewachs, Sawchenko Lead Warriors over Raiders 3-1
WHL Roundup: Warriors beat Raiders 3-1--MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Jayden Halbgewachs scored twice, including the winner, and Zach Sawchenko made 41 saves as the Moose Jaw Warriors beat the Prince Albert Raiders 3-1 on Tuesday night in Western Hockey League...
Whyte Crapigna, Hajrullahu, Fantuz and Woods Earn Multiple CFL Award Nominations
Five CFL players earn multiple nominations--TORONTO - There's a silver lining to the bitter end of Andy Fantuz's historic 2016 season.The Hamilton Tiger-Cats slotback was one of five double nominees Wednesday in opening-round voting for the CFL's outstanding...
Winnipeg Bombers Can Provide Playoff Clarity with Win over Ottawa Redblacks
Bombers look to gain playoff clarity--Matt Nichols and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers could give themselves some playoff clarity Friday night.Winnipeg (10-7) concludes its regular season visiting the Ottawa Redblacks (8-8-1). The Bombers have clinched a post-season...
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