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Articles from December 14, 2016

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Alan Thicke's Death Raises Question: When Should Seniors Hang Up Their Skates?
When should seniors hang up their skates?--A cardiologist says there's no right age for someone to hang up their skates in the wake of Alan Thicke's death from a heart attack after playing hockey with his son.The Canadian actor died Tuesday in Los Angeles...
Alberta Rocky Mountain Town Gets OK to Build Affordable Housing Project
Mountain town gets OK to build affordable housing--BANFF, Alta. - The Alberta Rocky Mountain town of Banff has been given the go-ahead for its affordable housing project, subject to any appeals.The municipal planning commission approved of the town's...
Amazon Brings Its Video Streaming Service to Canada as Part of Global Rollout
Amazon brings video streaming service to Canada--TORONTO - Amazon brought its video-streaming service to Canada on Wednesday as part of a global launch in more than 200 countries and territories.The Seattle-based company says members of Amazon Prime...
Ashley Madison's Parent Company Pays US$1.6M in Settlements with U.S. Government
Ashley Madison settles with US government, states--TORONTO - The Toronto-based parent company of the infidelity dating site Ashley Madison said Wednesday it hoped to have turned the page after reaching settlements in an investigation led by the U.S....
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Atlantic Audio 3:15 PM AT--AT04 - (NB-Capital-Budget)FREDERICTON. x-15s. The New Brunswick government will spend more than 20-million dollars in the coming year to improve the energy efficiency of government-owned buildings -- a 50 per cent increase...
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Atlantic Audio 4:35 AM AT--AT03 - (NS-Teachers-Strike-Inclusion)HALIFAX. x-13s. Classroom inclusion is at the heart of the ongoing contract dispute involving Nova Scotia's public school teachers -- even though there has been a reluctance by both the...
Auston Matthews the First Real Byproduct of Coyotes Community to Crack NHL
Matthews the first real Coyotes byproduct--TORONTO - Back when Daniel Briere was putting up 283 points over 364 games as a dynamo centre for the Phoenix Coyotes, a young boy named Auston Matthews was one of his biggest fans.Today the 19-year-old Matthews,...
BC Audio 3:55 PM ET
BC Audio 3:55 PM ET--BC04 - (Deer-Contraception)OAK BAY, B-C. X-14s. The mayor of the idyllic Vancouver Island city of Oak Bay says the deer population has "exploded" to the point that they're roaming around in yards and gardens, eating up hedges and...
BC Audio 5:35 PM ET
BC Audio 5:35 PM ET--BC07 - (BC-TSB-Report-Caledonian)RICHMOND, B.C. x-08s. The Transportation Safety Board wants personal floation devices to be seen as being similar to seatbelts. The board's president, Kathy Fox, says there was a time when it was...
B-C Update
(BC-TSB-Report-Caledonian)More details are expected today about what happened when a commercial fishing boat capsized near Tofino last year, killing three men.The Transportation Safety Board is set to release a report on the sinking of the Caledonian,...
Blue Jackets Make It Seven Straight Wins, Beat Oilers 3-1
Gagner, Blue Jackets beat Oilers 3-1--EDMONTON - The Columbus Blue Jackets didn't start strong. But the way they finished was all that mattered.Sam Gagner had a goal and an assist as the red-hot Blue Jackets won their seventh straight game with a 3-1...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's afternoon plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions,...
'Cancelling Christmas': 2 Kids, Mother, Great-Grandmother Die in Ontario House Fire
2 kids, mom, great-grandmother dead in house fire--PORT COLBORNE, Ont. - A house engulfed in flames several metres high. A father running out of the burning home frantically pleading for someone to help rescue his wife and two children trapped inside....
Clayton Vies for First Pro Title against Tyner on Beterbiev-Prieto Undercard
Clayton to face Tyner for first pro title--MONTREAL - Canadian 2012 Olympian Custio Clayton will fight for his first professional title when he takes on Lanardo Tyner in a 10-round bout for the North American Boxing Association welterweight belt on Dec....
Councillor Apologizes for Arguing against Residential School Training
Councillor apologizes for residential school remarks--WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg city councillor is apologizing after arguing city employees such as "grass cutters" and "pothole fillers" don't need sensitivity training on residential schools.Jeff Browaty...
Debt-to-Income Ratio Climbs to 166.9 per Cent in Q3: Statistics Canada
Debt-to-income ratio climbs in third quarter--OTTAWA - The Canadian household debt compared with income climbed to a record high in the third quarter as borrowing grew faster than incomes.Statistics Canada said Wednesday the ratio of household credit...
'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 Dec. 11 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (1)...
Editorial Exchange: A Battle Within
Editorial Exchange: A battle within--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Dec. 14:Numbers in a recently released survey of Canadian military personnel were extremely disturbing. They show nearly 1,000 full-time soldiers, almost two...
Editorial Exchange: Affordable Child Care Not Just about Parents
Editorial Exchange: Affordable child care not just about parents--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Dec. 14:A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows child-care costs for average Canadian families are increasing...
Editorial Exchange: Build a National Child Care System
Editorial Exchange: Build a national child care system--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 12:Anyone with young kids knows how tough it is to find affordable, licensed child care. Now a new study shows that it's getting even more out...
Editorial Exchange: Pot Panel Charts a Smart Way Forward on Legalization
Editorial Exchange: Pot panel charts a smart way forward on legalization--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 13:Deciding to legalize marijuana was the easy part for the Trudeau government. Seventy per cent of Canadians say they like the...
Editorial Exchange: Shelve Electoral Reform, for Now
Editorial Exchange: Shelve electoral reform, for now--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Dec. 13:Last week, Rona Ambrose, the interim Conservative Party leader, advised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to park his electoral reform project,...
Editorial Exchange: Spies and Lies
Editorial Exchange: Spies and lies--An editorial from the Amherst News, published Dec. 13:This goes from the sublime to the bizarre -- and beyond.Back in November, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service found itself in the hottest of hot water: a...
Editorial Exchange: We Must Not Look Away from the Horror in Aleppo
Editorial Exchange: We must not look away from the horror in Aleppo--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 13:On Monday, as pro-government forces in Syria continued their brutal bombardment of east Aleppo, reportedly capturing the last urban...
Edmonton Councillor Concerned about Hard-to-Spell Indigenous Street Names
Councillor concerned about street names--EDMONTON - The grand chief of Treaty Six First Nations says he is discouraged that an Edmonton city councillor has concerns about naming streets with indigenous words that some people may find hard to pronounce...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Dec. 14
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Fed Move Unlikely to Cause Significant Boost in Canadian Rates: Experts
Fed move unlikely to cause significant boost in Canada--TORONTO - Canadian mortgage brokers say it's unlikely the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate hike will cause any significant boost in mortgage rates north of the border."The bond market is pretty smart,"...
Feds Scrap Controversial First-Come, First-Serve Parent Visa Application Process
Coveted parent visas to be awarded by lottery--OTTAWA - Coveted spots for the parent and grandparent visa program will be awarded by lottery in 2017 after the federal Liberals have scrapped the old first-come, first-serve system that had raised concerns...
Fifth NewsWatch
---(Air-Crash-Lawsuit)Federal lawyers representing Transport Canada are asking a Nova Scotia judge to exempt it from a proposed class-action lawsuit stemming from last year's crash of an Air Canada jet at the Halifax airport.The government argued yesterday...
Five Stories in the News Today, Dec. 14
Five stories in the news today, Dec. 14--Five stories in the news for Wednesday, Dec. 14------CANADIAN ACTOR ALAN THICKE DEAD AT AGE 69Canadian Alan Thicke, a versatile performer who gained his greatest fame as the beloved dad on the long-running sitcom...
Former N.S. Teacher Gets House Arrest for Sex Crimes Involving Teenaged Boys
Former N.S. teacher sentenced for sex crimes--PICTOU, N.S. - A former Nova Scotia teacher with bipolar disorder who sexually abused one teenage male student and sent sexually explicit texts to another has been sentenced to 15 months of house arrest by...
Former University of British Columbia President David Strangway Dies
Former UBC president David Strangway dies--VANCOUVER - David Strangway, a geophysicist who served as president of the University of British Columbia from 1985 to 1997 and worked for NASA during the Apollo space missions, has died.University president...
Frederik Andersen Finding His Groove as the Maple Leafs Busy No. 1
Andersen finding his groove as Leafs No. 1--Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach D.J. Smith usually blows the whistle shortly after practice wraps and orders those still lingering to get off the ice, especially Frederik Andersen.The Leafs' busy first-year...
From Digital Boards to Big, Bad Amazon: The Things to Watch in Retail in 2017
What to watch in Canadian retail in 2017--TORONTO - Competition among Canadian retailers continued to heat up this year, with some brands beefing up their physical stores and e-commerce offerings, while new entrants like Saks Fifth Avenue and Uniqlo...
Global Task Force Urges Private Sector to Better Disclose Climate Risks
Businesses advised to report on climate risks--TORONTO - A high-profile task force is recommending the global private sector do more to disclose the risks climate change pose to their businesses, and what they're doing to adapt."Warming of the planet...
Grey Cup-Champion Redblacks Re-Sign Defensive Back Antoine Pruneau
Redblacks re-sign defensive back Pruneau--OTTAWA - The Ottawa Redblacks signed Canadian defensive back Antoine Pruneau to a two-year contract extension Wednesday.The deal keeps the Montreal native with the CFL club through the 2018 season.Pruneau, Ottawa's...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Dec. 14
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...
Heavyweights Junior Dos Santos, Stefan Struve to Headline UFC Halifax Show
Heavyweights to headline UFC Halifax show--TORONTO - Former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will face Stefan (Skyscraper) Struve in the main event of a Halifax UFC card on Feb. 19.The two big men first met at UFC 95 in February 2009 when Dos Santos...
Indian Residential School Hearing Delayed Pending Higher Court Written Ruling
Residential school legal fight delayed--TORONTO - Two survivors of a notorious Indian residential school will now have to wait several more months to find out whether the courts will even allow them to press their abuse compensation case.However, they...
Judge Delays Ruling for Police Officers in Shooting of New Brunswick Businessman
No ruling for police in businessman's death--BATHURST, N.B. - Two police officers charged in the fatal shooting of a New Brunswick businessman they mistakenly thought was involved in the drug trade won't find out until next year whether their case will...
Kevin Chief's Resignation a 'Big, Big Loss' for Manitoba NDP: Analyst
Former cabinet minister quits politics--WINNIPEG - A former cabinet minister and arguably the most popular member of the Manitoba New Democratic Party caucus is quitting politics to spend more time with his family.Kevin Chief said Wednesday his decision...
Kevin Labanc Scores in Shootout, Sharks Hand Senators Third Straight Loss
Labanc, Sharks edge Senators 4-3 in shootout--OTTAWA - Guy Boucher saw more of what he wants from his team on Wednesday, despite the fact they couldn't pull off the win.Kevin Labanc scored the only goal of the shootout in the fourth round as the San...
Liberal Campaign Set Up Volunteers in Office Rented from Canada 2020
Liberal campaign rented space from Canada 2020--OTTAWA - The Liberal Party of Canada temporarily expanded its campaign headquarters during the federal election last year by renting office space from Canada 2020, a not-for-profit organization founded...
Liberals Won't Face Flak from Tories over Tough Stance on Health Funding
Libs, Tories see eye-to-eye on health funding--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government may not be winning friends among Canada's premiers as they try to wring more health-care funding out of Ottawa, but its hard line seems to be garnering support from an unlikely...
Marijuana Dispensaries Selling to Recreational Users Set to Open in Montreal
Pot dispensaries set to open in Montreal--MONTREAL - Several pot dispensaries set to open in Montreal on Thursday will be selling marijuana to recreational users despite federal rules that forbid such shops.Jodie Emery, a marijuana activist who owns...
Montreal Alouettes Promote Assistant Coach Reed to General Manager
Kavis Reed named Montreal Alouettes GM--Kavis Reed understands he has big shoes to fill.The 43-year-old native of Georgetown, S.C., was officially named general manager of the Montreal Alouettes on Wednesday. In his first foray into CFL management Reed...
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 (15,197.18, down 188.09 points):Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down 57 cents, or 7.96 per...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT081 - (US-Screen-Actors-Guild-Nominations) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOLLYWOOD. x-32s. (Jason Nathanson) The Screen Actors Guild has released its T-V award nominations. (contains sound) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT082 - (US-Newtown School...
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National Audio 12:05 PM ET--NAT076 - (Business-Minute) TORONTO. x-60s. (Michael McDonald) The Canadian Press Business Minute. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--NAT077 - (US-Fracking-Drinking-Water) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-23s. (Maggie Rulli) The...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (OBIT-Alan-Thicke) TORONTO. x-20s. Canadian Alan Thicke, who gained fame as the beloved dad on the U-S sitcom "Growing Pains," has died at the age of 69. A publicist for his son, singer Robin Thicke, says the Kirkland...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT006 - (OBIT-Alan-Thicke) WASHINGTON. x-18s. Canadian-born performer Alan Thicke, who gained his greatest fame as the beloved dad on a long-running U-S sitcom, has died at the age of 69. A publicist for his son, singer Robin...
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT089 - (TSB-Report-Caledonian) RICHMOND, B.C. x-11s. The Transportation Safety Board wants all commercial fishing vessels, both large and small, to have their stability assessed after investigating a deadly capsizing off...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT093 - (Ont-Fire-Fatal) PORT COLBORNE, Ontario. x-23s. Two children, their mother and their great-grandmother were killed in a house fire that has devastated the small southwestern Ontario community of Port Colborne. Niagara...
National Audio 4:15 PM ET
National Audio 4:15 PM ET--NAT100 - (Alan-Thicke-Seniors-Hockey) CALGARY. x-20s. A cardiologist says there's no right age for someone to hang up their skates in the wake of Alan Thicke's death from a heart attack while playing hockey. The Canadian actor...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT026 - (US-SCI-Arctic-Report-Card) WASHINGTON. x-22s. The U-S National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says in its annual Arctic Report Card that Arctic warming is increasing. Carlotta Bradley reports Arctic warming...
National Audio 4:35 PM ET
National Audio 4:35 PM ET--NAT103 - (Deer-Contraception) OAK BAY, B-C. x-10s. The mayor of the Victoria suburb of Oak Bay says gardeners are tired of deer eating away their hedges and tulips. Nils Jensen says a local group has formed to try and deal...
National Audio 5:25 PM ET
National Audio 5:25 PM ET--NAT112 - (Mba-Politician-Resigns) WINNIPEG. x-14s. A former Manitoba cabinet minister and popular New Democrat is quitting politics to spend more time with his family. Kevin Chief says he is resigning his seat at the end of...
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT040 - (US-Law-of-War-Civilian-Casualties) WASHINGTON. x-13s. The Pentagon is revising its rules of war. Ross Simpson reports the new rules emphasize the need to reduce civilian casualties. ("..the current policies.") (SOURCE:The...
National Audio 6:35 AM ET
National Audio 6:35 AM ET--NAT045 - (US-Ohio-Abortions) UNDATED. x-15s. Ohio Governor John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has signed a bill imposing a 20-week abortion ban while vetoing stricter provisions in a separate measure that would have barred the procedure...
N.B. Focuses on Energy Savings in Capital Plan: 'We Would like to Do a Lot More'
N.B. focuses on energy costs in capital plan--FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government will spend more than $20 million in the coming year to improve the energy efficiency of government-owned buildings -- a 50 per cent increase over this year.The increase...
New Food Labels to Group Sugars in Ingredients List, Aid Comparison Shopping
New food labels to group sugars in ingredients list--OTTAWA - New food labelling amendments announced Wednesday by Health Canada are designed to make it easier to compare serving sizes on different products while shopping.With the new labels, Canadians...
Notley Says Open to Talks on Child Care Panel as Legislature Wraps Up
Notley open to talks on child care panel--EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she's open to negotiating with the opposition to rescue a fractious all-party panel exploring ways to keep kids safe in government care."There are elements of what...
Nova Scotia Appeal Court Denies Wealthy Couple Oceanfront Swimming Pool
Top court denies couple oceanfront pool--HALIFAX - A wealthy Halifax couple who took their quest for an oceanfront swimming pool all the way to Nova Scotia's highest court have lost.John and Esther Ghosn built a mansion on the Northwest Arm, a picturesque...
N.S. to Resume Talks with Teachers Union, as NSGEU Reject Tentative Deal
N.S. to resume talks with teachers union--HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government made a bid for peace with the province's teachers union Wednesday, while another labour battle was brewing with public servants.Premier Stephen McNeil asked the Nova Scotia...
Ontario Audio 10:35 AM ET
Ontario Audio 10:35 AM ET--R02 - (Ont-Doctors)TORONTO. x-15s. Ontario is looking to target high-billing specialists as it proposes a new three-year budget for physician services that would also see more money for family doctors. Doctors voted overwhelmingly...
Ontario Liberal Bribery Case Adjourned amid Discussions about Crown's Comments
Ontario Liberal bribery case adjourned--SUDBURY, Ont. - An Election Act bribery case involving two Ontario Liberals has been adjourned to next month as the Crown attorney's future on the case appears to be up in the air.Vern Brewer, the federal prosecutor...
Ontario Looks to Target High-Billing Doctors with New Physician Budget
Ontario looks to target high-billing doctors--TORONTO - Ontario's lengthy dispute with its doctors escalated Wednesday as the province's medical association dismissed as "unreasonable" a government proposal that would see fee cuts for high-billing specialists...
Opioid Prescribing Down, but OD-Related Hospital Visits Continue to Climb: Study
Opioid ODs rise despite lower drug use: study--TORONTO - Medically sanctioned opioid use has dropped by almost 14 per cent since national guidelines for prescribing the drugs were introduced in 2010, yet the rate of overdose-related hospital visits continued...
Parliamentary Budget Watchdog Puts New Numbers to Liberal Child Benefit
Budget watchdog looks anew at child benefit--OTTAWA - The parliamentary budget watchdog says the government's cornerstone child benefit will end up costing billions more after the next election if its value increases with the cost of living.The Canada...
PC MPP Apologizes and Retracts Comments about Fighting for Social Conservative Views
Brown orders PC MPP to retract comments--TORONTO - Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown is trying again to keep a lid on social conservative views in his caucus, ordering a member of the legislature to retract comments about how some issues...
Phoenix Pay System Plays Role in Donation Shortfall in Workplace Campaign
Phoenix pay glitches upend performance pay--OTTAWA - One of the biggest workplace fundraising campaigns in Canada will fall short of its $19-million goal this holiday season -- and the Grinch in the works is the federal pay system that handles most of...
Photo Advisory
Photo advisory--The Canadian Press photo advisory for Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists.HALIFAX--Finance and Treasury Board Minister...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists. ADDITION: AP coverage, US-East,...
Police Pilot Project Will Test Systems to Detect Drug-Impaired Drivers
Police to test drug-detection methods--OTTAWA - Drivers in some jurisdictions may soon find themselves asked by police to volunteer for a saliva test, part of a pilot project aimed at detecting drug-impaired drivers.The federal government, the RCMP and...
Prairie Audio 2:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 2:20 PM MT----PR02 - (Mba-Councillor-Residential-Schools)WINNIPEG. x-11s. A Winnipeg city councillor is coming under fire for rejecting the idea of training city employees on the legacy of residential schools. Jeff Browaty (BROH'-wah-tee)...
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Prairie Audio 2:50 PM MT----PR04 - (Mba-Politician-Resigns)WINNIPEG. x-10s. A Manitoba New Democrat is resigning his seat in the legislature. Kevin Chief says he is leaving politics to spend more time with his family. The former cabinet minister says...
Prairie Audio 5:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 5:20 PM MT----PR07 - (Indigenous-Street-Names)NEW YORK. x-11s. The grand chief of Treaty Six First Nations in Alberta says he is discouraged that an Edmonton city councillor has concerns about naming streets with indigenous words that some...
Prairie Update
---(Sask-Impaired-Driving)Statistics Canada says Saskatchewan had the highest rate of police-reported impaired driving among the provinces last year.The federal agency says there were 575 impaired driving incidents per 100-thousand people in Saskatchewan...
Privacy Watchdog Recommends Better Privacy Protection in Electoral Reform Survey
Privacy watchdog looks at election survey--OTTAWA - The federal privacy watchdog has opened a formal investigation into the Trudeau government's much-maligned online survey on electoral reform, which asks participants to disclose detailed personal information.But...
PTSD Top Diagnosis for Troops in Danger of Being Forced from Military: Records
PTSD top diagnosis for troops facing release--OTTAWA - Internal Defence Department records show post-traumatic stress as the top diagnosis for hundreds of troops at risk of being forced out of the military because they are too sick or injured for duty.The...
QMJHL Roundup: Aquin Scores 3, Leads Islanders over Screaming Eagles
QMJHL Roundup: Islanders top Screaming Eagles--CHARLOTTETOWN - Pascal Aquin scored three goals, including an empty-netter on a power play with 29 seconds left as the Charlottetown Islanders doubled up the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 6-3 on Wednesday...
Quebec Court Acquits Man in Hells Angels Slaying after Key Witness Admits Lying
Murder conviction tossed decade later--MONTREAL - The Quebec Court of Appeal has acquitted a man in the April 2000 slaying of a high-ranking Hells Angels member because a key prosecution witness admitted to lying on the stand.The court acquitted Tony...
Safety Board Urges Life-Jacket Laws, Stability Assessments after Fatal Capsizing
TSB wants commercial fishermen to wear life-vests--RICHMOND, B.C. - The federal government should look at the success of seatbelt laws when it considers a recommendation that would require commercial fishermen to wear a life-jacket at all times while...
Scientists Unsure What Killed Tens of Thousands of Herring: 'A Bit of a Mystery'
Tests haven't solved N.S. dead-fish 'mystery'--HALIFAX - Scientists remain baffled by what has caused tens of thousands of dead herring to wash ashore along Nova Scotia's southwestern coast, despite a battery of tests."What it is, is a bit of a mystery,"...
Sexual Abuse 'Always Known to Be Evil,' Lawyer Tells Mount Cashel Lawsuit Judge
Church liable for Cashel abuse, judge told--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Mount Cashel lawsuit is not about money -- it's to finally see local church officials held responsible for horrific abuse at the orphanage, a plaintiff said Wednesday as the case neared...
Smart Meters Returning to Saskatchewan after Fires in the Devices in 2014
Saskatchewan bringing back smart meters--REGINA - The head of Saskatchewan's power company says smart meters are returning to the province despite a failed attempt to use the devices a couple of years ago.SaskPower CEO Mike Marsh says the program will...
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET--NAT013 - (SPORTS-HKN: Blue Jackets 3, Oilers 1) EDMONTON. x-15s. Sam Gagner came back to haunt his old team with a two-point performance in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Oilers defenceman Kris...
SportsCall Audio 3:10 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:10 AM ET--NAT024 - (SPORTS-HKN: Blackhawks 2, Rangers 1) NEW YORK. x-16s. Scott Darling stopped 33 shots, Artem Anisimov (ah-NEE'-see-mahv) scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second and the Central Division-leading Chicago Blackhawks...
Sports Community Weighs in on Passing of Canadian Entertainer Alan Thicke
Sports community weighs in on Thicke's passing--Former Blue Jays great Joe Carter first got to know Canadian entertainer Alan Thicke at a charity golf tournament a few years ago in Las Vegas.Carter was a fan of Thicke's television work and walked over...
Statoil Sells Oilsands Assets to Athabasca Oil in Deal Worth Up to $832 Million
Statoil sells oilsands assets to Athabasca Oil--Calgary-based Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH) has struck a deal to buy the northern Alberta oilsands assets of Norwegian oil giant Statoil ASA for up to $832 million.The surprise sale agreement announced...
Task Force Outlines Framework for Business, Industry to Report Climate Risks
Businesses advised to report on climate risks--TORONTO - A global task force chaired by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is recommending the world's businesses and industries adopt a universal approach for reporting the financial impact of climate...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Dec. 15
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Dec. 15--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Thursday, Dec. 15 as of 3 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, Dec. 14DOCUMENTS SHOW OTTAWA WATCHED U.S. CAMPAIGN WARILY: Canadian diplomats in Washington warned Ottawa earlier this year that a Donald Trump presidency would...
Third Overall Draft Pick Dubois Looks to Find Game at World Junior Championship
Dubois looks to find game at world juniors--BOISBRIAND, Que. - Highly rated prospect Pierre-Luc Dubois hasn't dominated the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League since his return from the Columbus Blue Jackets camp, but he has a chance to make up for it...
Third-Period Struggles Persist as Yet Another Lead Slips Away from Leafs
Another third-period lead gets away from Leafs--TORONTO - No team in the National Hockey League has entered the third period with a lead more times this season than the Toronto Maple Leafs.The problem? The Leafs have closed those games out only 62.5...
Today in History - Dec. 14
Today in History - Dec. 14--Today in History for Dec. 14:In 1503, French physician and prophet Nostradamus was born. He remains famous today for his book "The Prophecies," which was first published in 1555. His supporters credit it with predicting a...
Today in Music History - Dec. 14
Today in Music History - Dec. 14--Today in Music History for Dec. 14:In 1836, Frances Ridley Havergal, English devotional writer, was born. In frail health most of her life, Havergal nevertheless authored such hymns as "Take My Life" and "Let It Be"...
Tom Green Pays Tribute to 'Legendary' Alan Thicke as 'Entertainment Icon'
Tom Green pays tribute to 'legendary' Alan Thicke--TORONTO - Tom Green remembers watching Alan Thicke's homegrown talk show as a kid in Pembroke, Ont., in the early 1980s.Green was only about seven but was entranced with Thicke's baritone-voiced charm,...
Top News Advisory for Wednesday Dec. 14
Top News Advisory for Dec. 14--TOP NEWS ADVISORYWednesday, Dec. 146:20 a.m. ETAll 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 City Council Endorses Highway Tolls, Still Needs Provincial Approval
Toronto one step closer to highway tolls--Toronto is one step closer to imposing road tolls on two major commuter highways after city council voted overwhelmingly in favour of the project.Councillors voted 32-9 Tuesday night to ask the province for the...
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