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Articles from December 15, 2016

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'2112" (40Th Anniversary Edition)' by Rush among New Album Releases
'2112" (40th Anniversary Edition)' among new album releases--Here's a list of some new album releases for the week ending Dec. 17 and the week ending Dec. 24 (final list of 2016):Week Ending Dec. 17:Michael Angelakos _ "Merry Christmas, Mr. Fields"The...
Alberta Judge Rejects Trial Delay Argument in Calgary Swarming Death Case
Alberta judge rejects trial delay argument--CALGARY - An Alberta judge has upheld the murder and manslaughter convictions of three men who argued their case took too long to work its way through the court system on the basis of a landmark Supreme Court...
A Look at Canada's 140-Year History with Asbestos, to Be Banned in 2018
A chronology of Canada and asbestos--OTTAWA - The federal government says it will ban all products containing asbestos by 2018. Here's a timeline of the history of asbestos in Canada.1876: Large deposits of asbestos are discovered near what is now Thetford...
A Minimalist Holiday Season: How to Simplify Gift-Giving without Being a Scrooge
Simplifying the holidays without being a Scrooge--TORONTO - Rachel Jonat and her husband didn't purchase any Christmas gifts for their three sons when they were too young to understand the tradition.Now, she asks extended family to ease up on presents...
Analysts Praise Athabasca Oil for Bargain Price Paid for Statoil Oilsands Assets
Statoil assets fetch bargain price: analysts--CALGARY - Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH) is paying a bargain price for Statoil's northern Alberta oilsands assets, observers say.Statoil, a Norwegian national oil corporation, has likely invested billions...
Animal Activists Honour N.B. Firefighters Who Rescued Moose from Frozen River
Moose rescue earns award for firefighters--SHEDIAC, N.B. - New Brunswick firefighters who freed a 225-kilogram female moose from a frozen Shediac River last weekend are getting an award for the rescue.People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)...
April Wine Frontman Myles Goodwyn Shares Highs and Heartaches in New Memoir
April Wine's Myles Goodwyn shares highs, heartaches--TORONTO - April Wine frontman Myles Goodwyn has experienced his share of highs and heartaches in and out of the spotlight, but a near brush with death motivated the musician to steer towards a smoother...
Atlantic Audio 1:05 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 1:05 PM AT--AT01 - (NS-Budget-Forecast)HALIFAX. x-17s. Nova Scotia's projected surplus is now 12.1 million dollars -- a figure down five million from the razor thin surplus estimated in the April budget. The province says the slight reduction...
Atlantic Audio 4:15 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 4:15 PM AT--AT04 - (Prison-Beatings-Sapers)OTTAWA. x-16s. Canada's prisoners ombudsman says it's time for the Liberal government to move on promised reforms to reduce a wave of violence in the nation's penitentiaries. Howard Sapers, the...
Atlantic Audio 4:25 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 4:25 PM AT--AT07 - (Moose-Rescue-Peta)WASHINGTON, D.C. x-11s. New Brunswick firefighters who freed a female moose from the frozen Shediac River last weekend are getting an award. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is sending a...
Atlantic Canada Headed for Deep Freeze as Weather Warnings Issued for Region
Cold, snow move into Atlantic Canada--HALIFAX - Schools were closed and travel hampered as temperatures headed into the deep freeze throughout Atlantic Canada on Thursday.Environment Canada issued weather warnings and special weather statements for the...
Atlantic Update
(NS-Budget-Forecast)Nova Scotia's finance minister says a shrinking surplus means the province can't afford to sweeten salary offers for its teachers and civil servants.Randy Delorey's year-end fiscal update showed a revised surplus of 12.1 million dollars,...
Aussie Actor Practised Accent on Strangers to Play Young Obama in 'Barry'
Aussie actor embodies Obama in 'Barry'--TORONTO - As he prepared to play a young Barack Obama on the big screen, Devon Terrell shed his Australian accent, altered his body language and started practising his part on strangers he met on the streets of...
B.C. Offers Five-Year, Interest-Free Down-Payment Loans to First-Time Buyers
B.C. offers interest-free down-payment loans--SURREY, B.C. - British Columbia wants to help first-time homebuyers scrape together more money for their down payments with five-year interest-free and payment-free loans, but critics say the plan could increase...
B.C.'S Economy to Grow in 2017, but Regional Divide Exists: Credit Union
B.C. to grow, but regional divide exists: report--VANCOUVER - A B.C. credit union says Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna will lead the province in economic growth next year while other regions of the province will grow slowly.Central 1 Credit Union says...
B.C. Town Considers Deer Contraceptive to Control Animals Eating Up Gardens
B.C. town researches deer contraceptive--OAK BAY, B.C. - Residents of a picturesque community on Vancouver Island have had enough of deer munching on their prized gardens, so a group is looking at whether birth control might help rein in the population.Oak...
B-C Update
---(BC-Home-Buyers)Premier Christy Clark will be making an announcement to support first-time home buyers later this morning.A news release from the province says the premier and Housing Minister Rich Coleman will be introducing a new initiative this...
Bombardier and Trudeau Say They're Close to Hammering out a Funding Deal
Bombardier predicts strong growth in 2017--MONTREAL - Bombardier says it's close to hammering out a financing deal with the federal government even as the transportation giant forecasts strong earnings growth in next year and enough cash to achieve to...
Brian Boyle Scores Twice, Tampa Bay Snaps Calgary's Six-Game Win Streak
Boyle, Lightning double up Flames 6-3--CALGARY - Falling behind early to one of the hottest teams in the league could have been a recipe for disaster for the struggling Lightning, but Brian Boyle made sure it wasn't.Boyle erased the deficit by scoring...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 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,...
Canadian Ice Dancers and Sochi Olympians Paul and Islam Announce Retirement
Ice dancers Paul, Islam announce retirement--OTTAWA - Ice dancers Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam, members of Canada's team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, have decided to call it a competitive career.Paul and Islam are six-time members of the national...
Canadian Juniors Short on Stars; Hope to Be Long on Speed, Skill and Teamwork
No-name Canadian juniors have speed, skill--MONTREAL - Without an obvious star player to carry the pressure and expectations, Canada's team for the world junior hockey championship will be all about teamwork, speed and desire.The final 22-man roster...
Canadian Natural to Spend Less on Horizon Oilsands in 2017, More on Exploration
Canadian Natural ramps up exploration spending--CALGARY - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ) has set out a $3.9-billion capital budget for the year ahead, while emphasizing the potential to ramp up or retreat on spending depending on the market."A...
Climate Change-Trump-Data
TORONTO - ---As the U-S presidential inauguration grows near, researchers at the University of Toronto are kickstarting a movement to preserve environmental data they believe could be at risk under Donald Trump's leadership.A group of professors is planning...
Conservation Group Says That Canadian Prairies Are Rapidly Shrinking
Conservation group says Prairies shrinking--SASKATOON - A group of conservationists says it's time to act to save the Canadian Prairies, which they say are disappearing off the face of the Earth faster than the Amazon rainforest and the Great Barrier...
CREA Raises Forecast for 2016 Home Sales, Expects Fewer Sales in 2017
CREA raises forecast for 2016 home sales--TORONTO - The Canadian Real Estate Association is predicting home sales will dip by about 3.3 per cent next year as deteriorating affordability, a shortage of supply and new mortgage rules slow the red-hot Toronto...
Daylight Savings Time: Alberta MLA Asking Whether to Get Rid of It
MLA surveying people on daylight savings time--EDMONTON - An Alberta MLA says he's been canvasssing people and groups for six months on whether the province should abandon daylight savings time.NDP member Thomas Dang, who represents the riding of Edmonton...
Decades of Lobbying Finally Move Feds to Comprehensive Ban on Asbestos by 2018
Feds finally move to ban asbestos by 2018--OTTAWA - Michelle Cote says her father didn't want to see anyone else have their life choked from them the way he did before succumbing to asbestos-related disease last July.Cote added a human face and emotional...
Eighth NewsWatch
---(Syria)An official with the World Health Organization says she's seen no Syrian government forces but Russian troops are overseeing the evacuation of people from eastern Aleppo.Elizabeth Hoff says the operation is going smoothly so far and around...
Elf on a Shelf and Mensch on a Bench Sit Side by Side at Chrismukkah
Interfaith families embrace Chrismukkah--Erica Mark grew up Jewish but that hasn't stopped her from loving everything about Christmas.The tinsel-loving mom happily embraces the seasonal traditions of shopping for gifts, decorating the tree and chatting...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Thursday, Dec. 15
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Federal Money to Help Indigenous Women Off-Reserve Who Are Victims of Violence
Federal money to help victims of violence--REGINA - The federal government has teamed up with a Saskatchewan group to provide arts-based intervention for victims of domestic violence.The Public Health Agency of Canada announced Thursday that it will...
Feds Spending $500M to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to Remote Communities
$500M to expand rural Internet access--WAKEFIELD, Que. - The federal government is investing up to $500 million to bring high-speed, broadband Internet access to 300 rural and remote communities by 2021.Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says the "Connect...
Five Stories in the News Today, Dec. 15
Five stories in the news today, Dec. 15--Five stories in the news for Thursday, Dec. 15------PM TRUDEAU TO MEET INDIGENOUS LEADERSPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to sit down with indigenous leaders today, the one-year anniversary of the Truth...
Former Mount Cashel Residents Seek $8M in Damages for Sexual, Physical Abuse
Mount Cashel lawsuit seeks $8M in damages--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Mount Cashel was a "repetitive nightmare" that never really goes away, say lawyers seeking $8 million in damages for four lead plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit.Roman Catholic church officials...
Four Children and Their Father Feared Dead in First Nation House Fire
Four children, their father believed dead in house fire--ONEIDA NATION OF THE THAMES, Ont. - A father, three young children and a baby are believed to have died in a fire that destroyed their home and ripped apart this First Nation community amid efforts...
Girard, Steel, McNiven among Final Five Cuts by Canada's Junior Team
Girard among last five Canada junior cuts--BOISBRIAND, Que. - The dream of playing in the world junior hockey championship is over for five players cut from Canada's team on Wednesday night.Goaltender Michael McNiven of the Owen Sound Attack, defencemen...
Guidelines Offer Women Options for Treating 'Morning Sickness' during Pregnancy
Guidelines offer help for 'morning sickness'--TORONTO - Morning sickness can really put a damper on the experience of being pregnant, but the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists hopes updated treatment guidelines will help women better manage...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Thursday, Dec. 15
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'He Was a Warrior:' Saskatchewan Prison Riot Leaves Inmate Dead, 8 Injured
Inmate dead, Saskatchewan prison trashed in riot--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A riot involving 185 prisoners at a prison in northern Saskatchewan has left one inmate dead, eight prisoners injured and a large part of the institution uninhabitable.Correctional...
Jagr Poised to Pass Messier for Second on NHL's All-Time Points List
Messier: Jagr has dazzled, inspired--Whether as a flashy rising star or as a battle-tested veteran, Jaromir Jagr has impressed NHL legend Mark Messier for more than a quarter century."When (Jagr) came into Pittsburgh he dazzled us with his power and...
Judge Confirms Six-Year Prison Term for Ex-Quebec Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt
6-year prison term for ex-Quebec mayor--LAVAL, Que. - A judge has accepted a joint Crown-defence recommendation that a former prominent Quebec mayor be sentenced to six years in prison for fraud.Ex-Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt pleaded guilty two weeks...
Labour Board Raises Concerns as Liberals Drag Heels on Appointments
Labour board pushes Liberals for new members--OTTAWA - The federal board that resolves thorny labour disputes says its work is being compromised because it is short-handed, despite having warned the Liberals more than a year ago about the urgent need...
Make Federal Data Protection and Breach Reporting the Law, MPs Say
Make federal data protection the law, MPs say--OTTAWA - Federal agencies should be required by law to properly protect the private information of Canadians and to report breaches when sensitive data goes astray, says a group of MPs. The Commons committee...
Manitoba New Democrats Suspend Caucus Member Pending Harassment Probe
Manitoba politician probed for harassment--WINNIPEG - Manitoba New Democrats say a member of their caucus has been suspended from attending meetings following an allegation of verbal sexual harassment.A statement from the opposition caucus Thursday did...
Medical Marijuana Growing Company Expanding to Edmonton International Airport
Medical pot grower expanding to Edmonton airport--EDMONTON - A medical marijuana company says it is expanding production with a massive new grow facility at the Edmonton International Airport.Aurora Cannabis said the airport is close to customs for importing...
Military Aims to Stop Prevent ISIL's 'Spillage' outside of Iraq, Syria
Military aims to stop ISIL from spreading--OTTAWA - Two Canadian military teams are in Lebanon and Jordan as the international community searches for ways to keep the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant from spreading once the city of Mosul falls.Senior...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,218.31, up 21.13 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up four cents, or 2.09...
National Audio 10:15 AM ET
National Audio 10:15 AM ET--NAT083 - (Money-Monitor) TORONTO. x-10s. Author and blogger Rachel Jonat embraces a minimalist holiday by limiting the number of gifts her family of five gives and receives. She says it's easier to have a lean Christmas if...
National Audio 10:55 AM ET
National Audio 10:55 AM ET--NAT093 - (Syria) BEIRUT. x-14s. Russian troops are overseeing the evacuation of people from eastern Aleppo in Syria. Reporter Sarah El Deeb says the evacuation plan should allow Aleppo's citizens to seek sanctuary in rebel-held...
National Audio 11:15 AM ET
National Audio 11:15 AM ET--NAT096 - (Bombardier-Guidance) NEW YORK. x-16s. Bombardier is forecasting solid growth in the year ahead but it still wants one-billion dollars U-S in funding from the federal government. C-E-O Alain Bellemare told investors...
National Audio 12:05 PM ET
National Audio 12:05 PM ET--NAT099 - (Sask-Prison) SASKATOON. x-13s. A spokesman for the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers says members have told him a large part of the Saskatchewan Penitentiary is uninhabitable after a riot. James Bloomfield...
National Audio 1:35 PM ET
National Audio 1:35 PM ET--NAT108 - (US-Trump-Rally-Sucker-Punch) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-33s. (Brad Mielke (MILK'-ee)) Back in March, a 79 year old white man sucker punched a black protester being led out of a Trump rally in North Carolina....
National Audio 2:25 PM ET
National Audio 2:25 PM ET--NAT119 - (Mtl-Pot-Dispensaries) MONTREAL. x-21s. Eight pot dispensaries aimed at recreational users opened as planned in Montreal today and are set to begin selling their to the public soon. Longtime pot activist Marc Emery...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT002 - (Sask-Prison) PRINCE ALBERT, Saskatchewan. x-09s. A lockdown is in place at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary following what Corrections Canada is calling a major disturbance, and what the union representing guards is...
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT124 - (Sask-Prison) REGINA. x-29s. (Jennifer Graham) Correctional Service Canada says an inmate is dead after a riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--NAT125 - (First-Time-Homebuyers)...
National Audio 3:15 PM ET
National Audio 3:15 PM ET--NAT128 - (Oneida-Nation-Fire) ONEIDA NATION OF THE THAMES, Ontario. x-18s. The chief of a southern Ontario First Nation says five members of the same family are believed to have died in a fire that destroyed their home. Oneida...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT131 - (Sask-Prison) SASKATOON. x-15s. Correctional Service Canada says an inmate is dead after a riot involving 185 prisoners at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert. Department spokesman Jeff Campbell says three...
National Audio 3:35 PM ET
National Audio 3:35 PM ET--NAT136 - (Moose-Rescue-Peta) WASHINGTON. x-11s. New Brunswick firefighters who freed a female moose from the frozen Shediac River last weekend are getting an award. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is sending a Compassionate...
National Audio 3:55 PM ET
National Audio 3:55 PM ET--NAT138 - (US-Charleston-Church-Shooting) CHARLESTON, South Carolina. x-19s. A U-S federal jury has convicted Dylann Roof in the racially motivated slayings of nine black church members in South Carolina. The jury reached its...
National Audio 4:05 AM ET
National Audio 4:05 AM ET--NAT023 - (ML-Syria) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) ALEPPO, Syria. x-05s. The new cease-fire seems to be holding in Syria's war-torn Aleppo. Syrian Civil Defense activist Ismail Alabdullah (al-ab-DULL-ah) is in eastern Aleppo and tells...
National Audio 5:15 PM ET
National Audio 5:15 PM ET--NAT146 - (Aurora-Cannabis-Airport) EDMONTON. x-19s. A medical marijuana company says it is expanding production with a massive new grow facility at the Edmonton International Airport. Cam Battley of Aurora Cannabis says the...
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT038 - (ENT-FILM-Rogue-One) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-13s. The new "Star Wars" movie hits theatres tonight. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" stars Oscar nominee Felicity Jones as a woman recruited into the rebel alliance....
National Audio 6:05 AM ET
National Audio 6:05 AM ET--NAT058 - (US-Yahoo-Hack) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-20s. We're getting more information about the latest breach at Yahoo. The F-B-I says it's in contact with the company as Yahoo tells users to change their passwords....
National Audio 6:45 AM ET
National Audio 6:45 AM ET--NAT068 - (US-Obama-Hanukkah) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-10s. The U-S president and first lady yesterday hosted two Hanukkah receptions at the White House. The celebrations were held a bit early this year since the Obamas...
National Audio 8:35 PM ET
National Audio 8:35 PM ET--NAT160 - (US-Linus-Poster-Texas-Attorney-General) UNDATED. x-36s. (Steve Coleman) A Texas judge has ordered a school district to restore a decoration that includes a Bible verse recited by Linus in the 1960s T-V special "A...
New Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed Facing Very Stiff Challenge
Reed faces big challenge with Alouettes--Kavis Reed's first off-season as a CFL general manager will be a challenging one.The 43-year-old native of Georgetown, S.C., was named as the Montreal Alouettes' new GM on Wednesday, replacing Jim Popp, who was...
New Housing Finance Rules to Curb Exposure to Rising Debt Levels: Bank of Canada
Housing rules to ease debt exposure: BoC--OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada is predicting new mortgage rules will help slow rising household debt levels and the advance of home prices in some markets -- two concerns it says pose the biggest risks to the country's...
Ninth NewsWatch
---(BoC-Housing)The Bank of Canada is expecting new mortgage rules will help ease Canadian's household debt.It says recent changes introduced at the federal, provincial and municipal levels, should help stem the tide of household indebtedness and improve...
Nova Scotia Surplus Tightens to $12.1 Million on Shrinking Revenues
N.S. surplus tightens on shrinking revenues--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's finance minister says the provincial surplus is shrinking, and there simply isn't room to sweeten salary offers to the province's unhappy teachers and civil servants.Randy Delorey released...
OHL Roundup: Kole Sherwood Scores Second Goal in OT as Firebirds Edge Sting
OHL: Sherwood, Firebirds edge Sting in OT--SARNIA, Ont. - Kole Sherwood scored his second goal of the game early in overtime as the Flint Firebirds defeated the Sarnia Sting 3-2 on Thursday night in Ontario Hockey League action.Ryan Moore tied the game...
Ombudsman Hopes Liberals Act on Promised Reforms amid Growing Prison Violence
'Time' for reform as prison violence grows--Canada's outgoing prisoners' ombudsman says "it's time" for the federal government to move on promised reforms he hopes will dampen a rising wave of violence in the nation's penitentiaries.Howard Sapers, the...
Ontario Hiring More Jail Staff, Including Officers, Nurses, Psychologists
Ontario hiring more jail staff--TORONTO - Ontario is hiring more corrections staff, including officers, nurses, psychologists and segregation managers in an attempt to address issues with solitary confinement and inmates with mental-health challenges.The...
Ontario Political Parties Start New Year with Tighter Fundraising Rules
Ontario tightens fundraising rules for 2017--TORONTO - The new year brings new restrictive fundraising rules for Ontario politicians as preparations for the general election in 18 months kick into high gear and each party deals with its own unique challenges.The...
Ontario Update
---(Oneida-Nation-Fire)First Nation leaders are expected to provide more information today on what is believed to be a fatal fire house fire southwest of London.Provincial Police say investigators are at the site of the fire at the Oneida Nation of the...
Operation Picnic Was Secret Phone-Tapping Feast for RCMP, Historian Discovers
Details of RCMP Cold War phone-tapping emerge--OTTAWA - The federal government secretly gave RCMP security officials the authority to tap telephone calls without court oversight during the Cold War, newly unearthed archival documents show.The surveillance...
Photo Advisory
Photo advisory--The Canadian Press photo advisory for Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press Photojournalists.ADDS: MONTREAL--Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...
PM Says Looks Forward to Discussing Fundraising Controversy with Ethics Watchdog
Trudeau: will work with ethics commissioner--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has no problem with answering questions from ethics commissioner Mary Dawson about his party's controversial fundraising tactics.Trudeau has been under fire in...
Prairie Audio 11:10 AM MT
Prairie Audio 11:10 AM MT----PR10 - (CRIME-Swarming-Death)CALGARY. x-08s. An Alberta judge has upheld the murder and manslaughter convictions of three men who argued their case took too long to get to trial. A landmark Supreme Court ruling this summer...
Prairie Audio 2:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 2:30 PM MT----PR18 - (Aurora-Cannabis-Airport)EDMONTON. x-12s. A medical marijuana company says it is expanding production with a massive new grow facility at the Edmonton International Airport. Cam Battley of Aurora Cannabis says the location...
Prairie Audio 5:10 AM MT
Prairie Audio 5:10 AM MT--PR01 - (Sask-Transit-Vote)SASKATOON. x-13s. They have a new contract, but Saskatoon's transit bus drivers will be heading back to bargaining table next spring to work on a new deal with their employer. The unionized staff have...
Prairie Audio 7:40 AM MT
Prairie Audio 7:40 AM MT--PR03 - (Alta-Carbon-Tax)EDMONTON. x-05s. The fall session of the Alberta legislature has ended, with the Opposition Wildrose vowing to continue its fight against the province's carbon tax. Wildrose Leader Brian Jean predicts...
Prairie-Based Online Food Delivery Firm SkipTheDishes Sold to U.K. Company
Prairie-based SkipTheDishes sold to U.K. firm--WINNIPEG - SkipTheDishes, an online food delivery company that founded in Saskatoon and headquartered in Winnipeg, is being sold to a company in England.The London-based Just Eat says in a news release that...
PREP-Business Report
---(Markets)North American stock indexes are up this morning but Canada's dollar and the price of gold have lost ground against the greenback as the American dollar rose sharply following the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike yesterday.The Toronto...
Putting a Cork in Fallacies about Wine
Putting a cork in wine myths--TORONTO - Everyone who really enjoys wine seems to have an opinion about what distinguishes good from bad, whether it should be aged or decanted, and how much price matters in picking up a nice bottle."There's always the...
Quebec and Ontario Sign $1-Billion Annual Hydroelectricity Agreement
Quebec and Ontario sign electricity deal--MONTREAL - Quebec and Ontario officially signed a $1-billion hydroelectricity deal on Thursday that the premiers of both provinces said was historic and the beginning of an increased energy partnership in Central...
Quebec-Based Travel App Eyes International Market with $82-Million Investment
Quebec-based Hopper eyes international market--MONTREAL - After watching its popularity soar with travellers, the makers of flight-booking app Hopper have announced they will triple their workforce to more than 120 employees in the next year to facilitate...
Record Late Formation of Hudson Bay Sea Ice Leads to More Polar Bear Clashes
Record number of polar bear clashes in Churchill--CHURCHILL, Man. - Manitoba conservation officials say late sea ice formation on Hudson Bay has lead to a record number of polar bear encounters with the people of Churchill.Polar bears came too close...
Several Illegal Pot Boutiques Selling to Recreational Users Open in Montreal
Pot shops for recreational users open in Montreal--Montreal's mayor vowed zero tolerance for illegal pot dispensaries on Thursday, just hours after several such establishments aimed at recreational users opened to the public.Denis Coderre tweeted the...
Sharks' Old Time Duo of Thornton, Marleau Not out of Gas Just Yet
Sharks' old timers not out of gas just yet--It's been almost two decades since Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau made their NHL debuts, but the San Jose Sharks old-timers still have some gas left in the tank.The 37-year-olds are in the twilight of their...
Slumping Vancouver Canucks Limp Home after Demoralizing Road Trip
Canucks limp home after demoralizing road trip--VANCOUVER - The hot seat is nothing new for Willie Desjardins.The under-fire head coach of the Vancouver Canucks looked to be in trouble with his team mired in an ugly nine-game losing streak earlier this...
Snapshots of Some Fatal Fires in First Nation Communities
Fatal fires in First Nation communities--A father and four children are believed to have been killed in a house fire on the Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation near London, Ont. Here are some other fatal fires that have taken place in First Nation...
Sobeys Parent Company's Profit Falls by More Than Half in Second Quarter
Empire profit falls by more than 50%--TORONTO - The owner of the Sobeys grocery business has hired consultants to recommend cost cuts across the company, which has struggled to remain profitable since its 2013 acquisition of Safeway's stores in Western...
SportsCall Audio 3:30 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:30 AM ET--NAT020 - (SPORTS-BKN: Raptors 123 76ers 114) PHILADELPHIA. x-16s. DeMar DeRozan poured in 31 points and Kyle Lowry added 20 more as Toronto topped the Philadelphia 76ers 123-114 for its fourth straight win. Lowry says Toronto...
SportsCall Audio 4:30 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:30 PM ET--NAT144 - (SPORTS-FBN-Rams-Seahawks-Preview) LOS ANGELES. x-09s. Week 15 of the N-F-L season kicks off in Seattle as the Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams. Seattle leads the N-F-C West with a record of 8-4-and-1. The Rams...
SportsCall Audio 4:40 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:40 AM ET--NAT033 - (SPORTS-BKN-NBA-Labour) UNDATED. x-27s. (Jim Militello) The N-B-A and its players have agreed in principle on a new collective bargaining agreement that still needs to be formally ratified by players and owners in...
SportsCall Audio 6:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 6:00 AM ET--NAT057 - (SPORTS-HKN: Flyers 4 Avalanche 3) DENVER. x-13s. The Flyers edged the Avalanche 4-3 to add to their winning streak. Avalanche centre Matt Duchene says it's disappointing losing a close game. ("..outstanding for...
SportsCall Audio 8:10 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 8:10 PM ET--NAT159 - (SPORTS-HKN-Canucks) VANCOUVER. x-11s. The Vancouver Canucks have limped home after a disastrous five-game road trip that included just one win and a stunning 8-6 loss to Carolina on Tuesday. The Canucks host Tampa...
Star Striker Sinclair Named Canada's Top Women's Soccer Player for 13th Time
Sinclair named Canada's top women's player--Christine Sinclair remembers dark times for Canada at the beginning of her international soccer career -- routs at the hands of the powerful Americans and lopsided losses to European giants.Now she's the heart...
Statistics Canada Says Manufacturing Sales Fell 0.8 per Cent in October
Manufacturing sales fall in October--OTTAWA - Canadian factory sales unexpectedly fell in October, hurt by the primary metal, petroleum and coal product and machinery industries.Statistics Canada said Thursday that manufacturing sales fell 0.8 per cent...
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