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Articles from December 28, 2016

A Critic without a Seat: Opposition Parties Forced to Get Creative on East Coast
Opposition gets creative for Atlantic critics--HALIFAX - Like any regular federal politician, former Conservative cabinet minister Rob Moore is a busy man these days.Based in Saint John, N.B., he often travels to Ottawa to attend meetings of the Tory...
Advocates Hopeful Canada Will Stop Criminalizing Non-Disclosure of HIV Status
Advocates hope feds alter HIV disclosure law--OTTAWA - Marjorie Schenkels had unprotected sex three times with a friend, while they both had been drinking, as she was going through a difficult and volatile time in her life.The Manitoba woman was also...
'Air Farce' to Air Its New Year's Eve Special a Day Early
'Air Farce' to air its New Year's Eve special early--"Air Farce" fans will have to reschedule their New Year's Eve plans.The comedy troupe's annual goof on the year-that-was premieres Friday, on Dec. 30, a day earlier than their usual New Year's Eve...
Alberta Man Punches Cougar in Head to Save Dog during Attack near Tim Hortons
Alberta man bashes cougar in head, saves pet dog--WHITECOURT, Alta. - William Gibb didn't know what was thrashing around in the dark, clawing at his dog, but he was going to save his pet.The electrical subcontractor from Red Deer, Alta., was driving...
Americans Cruise to 5-2 Win over Slovakia at World Juniors
U.S. beats Slovakia 5-2 at world juniors--TORONTO - Team USA goaltender Joseph Woll, perhaps, got a glimpse of his future on Wednesday night. The Maple Leafs' 2016 third-round pick made 18 saves in his first career appearance at Toronto's Air Canada...
Atheist United Church Minister Starting New Secular Community in Toronto
Atheist minister starting new secular community--TORONTO - A minister deemed unsuitable by the United Church for declaring herself an atheist is now at the heart of an effort to establish a type of church-style, secular community in Canada.Gretta Vosper...
Atlantic Update
(Dead-Fish-Ashore)A mystery is deepening over the discovery of a huge number of dead starfish, clams, lobsters and mussels.The creatures have washed up on a beach in western Nova Scotia, coming after the deaths of tens of thousands of herring in the...
B.C. Court Rules against Allowing Man's Trial to Be Held in French
B.C. court rules against French-language trial--NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - A judge in British Columbia has ruled against a man's bid to have his trial heard in French.B.C. Supreme Court Justice Murray Blok says in a written decision released Wednesday that...
B-C Update
---(BC-Missing-Hikers)North Shore Rescue says crews were unsuccessful on a second day searching for two men believed to be lost in the area of Cypress Mountain.Tin Hou Lee and Chun Sek Lam were believed to be snowshoeing in the area on Sunday, but their...
Bomber with Aplomb: Football Player Tackles Role in 'The Nutcracker' Ballet
Winnipeg Blue Bomber tackles ballet role--WINNIPEG - Maurice Leggett is used to wearing tights -- on the football field.Still, a few people were disappointed when the Winnipeg Blue Bomber told them that he won't be pulling on even tighter tights for...
Canada's Female Swimmers Voted Canadian Press Team of the Year
Women's swimmers are CP's team of year--Canada's female swimmers soared to unexpected heights in 2016.Six Olympic medals followed by another seven in home water at the world short-course championship launched Canada as a world power in women's swimming.Capping...
Canada Won't Be Taking Underdog Latvia Lightly at World Junior Playdowns
Canada looking for third straight win--TORONTO - Two solid victories for Canada at the world junior hockey championship have helped restore confidence to a team that made an early exit at the 2016 tournament last January. A New Year's Eve game with the...
Canadians Face Some Tax Changes in the New Year after a Busy 2016
A few tax changes coming in the new year--MONTREAL - Canadians will ring in the new year with a number of tax changes that will affect the bottom line of federal and provincial governments. Here's a look at some of them:Nationally:The federal government...
City Officials Say Massive Dump of Snow in Winnipeg Could Take Weeks to Clear
Massive snow dump could take weeks to clear--WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg says a massive dump of snow on Christmas Day and Boxing Day could take weeks to clear.City officials are urging patience as they work to clear main streets and the sidewalks...
Coming Around: Jacob Trouba Getting Comfortable on Right Side of Jets' Defence
Trouba comfortable on right side of defence--WINNIPEG - Jacob Trouba got what he wanted, even though it's happened in a roundabout way.When the Winnipeg Jets defenceman was a holdout at the beginning of the NHL season, one reason he and his agent gave...
CORRECTION-WEA-Top-Stories
TORONTO - (FIXES title for David Phillips in para 3)---The "beast" of a wildfire that charred Fort McMurray, Alberta was selected as Canada's top weather story of the year in an annual list compiled by the country's top meteorologists.The wildfire forced...
Crown in Quebec Won't Appeal Rejection of Evidence Obtained through Photo Radar
Crown won't appeal in Quebec photo radar case--MONTREAL - The Crown won't appeal a Quebec court decision that rejected evidence obtained from a photo radar machine.One month after a woman was spared from having to pay a $1,160 speeding ticket issued...
Editorial Exchange:
Editorial Exchange: Liberals have long list of flip-flopsLiberals have long list of flip-flops--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Dec. 28:Newspapers seem to have a preoccupation at this time of the year with composing lists: lists...
Editorial Exchange: A Canada Post for 2017
Editorial Exchange: A Canada Post for 2017--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Dec. 28:"Because it's 2015," Justin Trudeau famously replied when asked why he'd appointed as many women as men to his first cabinet.It was a magnificent...
Editorial Exchange: Basic Internet Service Should Include Low-Priced Package for the Poor
Editorial Exchange: Basic Internet service should include low-priced package for the poor--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 28:The digital divide between Canada's remote and urban populations got a little narrower this week with a welcome...
Editorial Exchange: Broadband Goes Basic
Editorial Exchange: Broadband goes basic--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Dec. 28:It should come as little surprise to most of us that the CRTC, Canada's communications regulator, now sees access to broadband Internet as an...
Editorial Exchange: Can 2017 Be Worse for Female Politicians Than 2016?
Editorial Exchange: Can 2017 be worse for female politicians than 2016?--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 28:2016 dawned promisingly for female politicians.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had just named Canada's first gender-parity cabinet,...
Editorial Exchange: Face Facts
Editorial Exchange: Face facts--An editorial from the Amherst News, published Dec. 27:Think domoic acid and 1987.Then ask yourself just why it is that governments can be such laggards on global warming.It was almost 30 years ago now, but the first outbreak...
Editorial Exchange: Lessons from the Year of Post-Truth Politics
Editorial Exchange: Lessons from the year of post-truth politics--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 27:Four sentences that we should never have had to write: 1) Barack Obama did not found Daesh. 2) Muslims did not celebrate en masse...
Editorial Exchange: The Truth Is for Chumps
Editorial Exchange: The truth is for chumps--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Dec. 27:Oh, truth. What in the world has become of you? For many generations, truth was central to the American political psyche, deeply ingrained in the...
Eighteenth NewsWatch
---(Debbie-Reynolds) (Audio: 101)The actress Debbie Reynolds has reportedly been hospitalized, just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died.The L-A Times and T-M-Z are among the outlets reporting that the 84-year-old Reynolds was taken to hospital...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Dec. 28
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...
Family Calls for Road-Safety Changes after Cyclist Dies in N.B. Training Crash
Star cyclist dies in N.B. training crash--SUSSEX, N.B. - A competitive cyclist who died after being hit by a vehicle while training in New Brunswick was a positive, vibrant woman who was poised to go professional next year, her friends said.Ellen Watters,...
Fifteenth NewsWatch
---(Israel-U-S) (Audio: 92)U-S Secretary of State John Kerry is blasting Israel for expanding its settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem -- but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is firing back.Netanyahu says Kerry "attacked the only...
Fifth NewsWatch
---(WEA-Top-Stories)(Audio:34)Canada's top meteorologists have released their annual list of the country's top weather stories -- and the devastating May wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta has been given top spot.The wind-whipped fire -- dubbed "the...
Five Stories in the News Today, Dec. 28
Five stories in the news today, Dec. 28--Five stories in the news for Wednesday, Dec. 28------STILL NO SIGN OF MISSING HIKERS ON B.C. MOUNTAINA search will resume at first light for two hikers missing since Monday on B.C.'s Cypress Mountain. North Shore...
Fort McMurray Wildfire Tops Annual Meteorologist List of Weather Stories
Fort McMurray fire tops list of weather stories--TORONTO - The "beast" of a wildfire that charred Fort McMurray, Alta., was named Canada's biggest weather story of the year in an annual list compiled by the country's top meteorologists.The list, which...
Fourteenth NewsWatch
REPEAT FOR ALL NEEDING---(Israel-U-S) (Audio: 74)U-S Secretary of State John Kerry has delivered a farewell speech in which he said expanding Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem are leading to an "irreversible one-state reality."But...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Dec. 28
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...
Joey Votto Backs out of Playing for Canada at World Baseball Classic
Joey Votto backs out of playing for Canada--Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has declined to play for Canada at the upcoming World Baseball Classic.The 33-year-old from Toronto was the National League's most valuable player in 2010 and is a four-time...
Jonathan Toews a Source of Inspiration for Team Canada's Tyson Jost
Toews' an inspiration for Canada's Tyson Jost--TORONTO - It was just a quick phone call a long time ago, but it meant a whole lot to Team Canada forward Tyson Jost.Though he doesn't remember when it happened, Jost got a chance to speak to his hockey...
Leonard Cohen, Austin Clarke, Don Getty: Canadian Newsmakers Who Died in 2016
Some Canadian newsmakers who died in 2016--A list of some Canadian newsmakers who died in 2016:JANUARY2 - Painter and sculptor Marcel Barbeau, 90, signatory of the manifesto Refus global.2 - Leonard Evans, 86, an NDP member of the Manitoba legislature...
Manitoba Crown Corporations, Communications Jobs Need Trimming: Premier
Manitoba premier eyes Crown corp. cuts--WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Crown corporations, especially their communications departments, seem next in line for Premier Brian Pallister's cost-cutting efforts.In a year-end interview with The Canadian Press, Pallister...
National Audio 10:15 AM ET
National Audio 10:15 AM ET--NAT042 - (YEAR-Business-News-Story) UNDATED. x-35s. (Michael McDonald) The increasingly divisive debate over pipelines, with the economic benefits and environmental concerns they carry, has been selected as The Canadian Press...
National Audio 11:45 AM ET
National Audio 11:45 AM ET--NAT053 - (Business-Minute) UNDATED. x-60s. (Rob Westgate) The Canadian Press Business Minute. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--NAT054 - (Sask-Wage-Rollback) REGINA. x-08s. Public-sector workers in Saskatchewan will be asked next...
National Audio 12:55 PM ET
National Audio 12:55 PM ET--NAT064 - (Hikers-Search) WEST VANCOUVER, B-C. x-14s. Searchers are scouring a rugged area of Vancouver's North Shore backcountry, hoping to spot any sign of two snowshoers last seen near the Cypress Mountain Resort in West...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT069 - (US-Charleston-Church-Shooting) UNDATED. x-31s. (Rita Foley) Dylann Roof, convicted of killing nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina, is preparing for the death penalty portion of his trial. (SOURCE:The...
National Audio 3:15 AM ET
National Audio 3:15 AM ET--NAT016 - (US-Military-Execution-Appeal) WASHINGTON. x-20s. A Kansas federal judge has lifted a stay of execution for a former U-S soldier sentenced to death for two killings and a series of rapes. Ben Thomas reports the decision...
National Audio 3:55 PM ET
National Audio 3:55 PM ET--NAT082 - (EU-Germany-Berlin-Attack) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-19s. Authorities in Germany have detained a man they think may have been involved in last week's truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. Reporter Kirit...
National Audio 4:55 PM ET
National Audio 4:55 PM ET--NAT088 - (Business-Minute) UNDATED. x-61s. (Roger Ward) The Canadian Press Business Minute. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--NAT089 - (US-Israel) JERUSALEM. x-13s. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is denouncing U-S Secretary...
National Audio 6:25 AM ET
National Audio 6:25 AM ET--NAT031 - (US-Israel-Palestinians) WASHINGTON. x-20s. The Israeli government is doubling down on its public break with the Obama administration. Sagar Meghani reports the Obama administration is denying Israeli statements that...
New Species Wash Ashore in Nova Scotia Following Deaths of Herring
New species wash up dead on N.S. beaches--PLYMPTON, N.S. - Massive numbers of dead starfish, clams, lobsters and mussels have washed up on a western Nova Scotia beach, compounding the mysterious deaths of tens of thousands of herring in the area.Ted...
New Species Wash Up Dead on N.S. beaches:'We're Going Back to the Drawing Board'
New species wash up dead on N.S. beaches--PLYMPTON, N.S. - Western Nova Scotia's mysterious fish kill has spread to new species, with scores of dead starfish, clams, lobsters and mussels now washing ashore alongside thousands of herring.Fisheries officers...
NFL Hopeful the Trudeau Government Will Overturn CRTC Super Bowl Ad Ruling
CTV, NFL appeal Super Bowl ad ruling--OTTAWA - The company that owns the right to broadcast the Super Bowl in Canada and the National Football League went back to court Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to reverse a decision banning the substitution of...
OHL Roundup: Gabriel Vilardi Scores in Overtime to Lift Windsor over Saginaw
OHL Roundup: Spitfires edge Spirit 4-3 in OT--SAGINAW, Mich. - Gabriel Vilardi scored his second goal of the night in overtime as the Windsor Spitfires slipped past the Saginaw Spirit 4-3 on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action.Jeremiah Addison...
Ontarians Get Break on Electricity Bills Jan. 1 but Pay More to Heat Homes
Hydro bills fall, heating bills rise Jan. 1--TORONTO - Tax and regulation changes in Ontario that kick in Jan. 1 will provide some relief from soaring electricity rates while pushing up the cost of home heating, and give first-time home buyers a financial...
Ontario Update
---(Cda-Carrie-Fisher)All Mirvish theatres in Toronto will dim their marquee lights at 8 p-m to honour the late Carrie Fisher -- known for her role as Princess Leia in "Star Wars."Fisher died Tuesday at age 60, four days after falling ill aboard a flight...
Owning the Charts: Drake's Dominance and Influence on the Industry in 2016
Owning the charts: Drake's dominance in 2016--TORONTO - Just when it seemed like Drake couldn't get any bigger than "Hotline Bling," the Toronto-raised rapper showed us in 2016 he was only getting started.Whether he was shaking up the streaming music...
Pipelines Selected as Canadian Press Business News Story of the Year
Pipelines voted CP business story of the year--CALGARY - The increasingly divisive debate over pipelines, with the economic benefits and environmental concerns they carry, has been selected as The Canadian Press business story of the year.In an annual...
Police Arrest Ottawa Man Who Allegedly Fled to Avoid Testifying at Murder Trial
Murder trial witness who fled arrested:Police--OTTAWA - A man who allegedly fled Ottawa to avoid testifying at a murder trial has been arrested by police after landing at the city's airport.Police say Ali Abdul Hussein was arrested on Tuesday after arriving...
Prairie Audio 12:10 PM MT
Prairie Audio 12:10 PM MT----PR07 - (Cougar-Attacks-Dog)RED DEER, Alta. x-12s. An Alberta man says he fought off a cougar that was attacking his dog by punching the big cat in the head. William Gibb stopped at a Tim Hortons in Whitecourt, northwest of...
Prairie Audio 8:30 AM MT
Prairie Audio 8:30 AM MT--PR04 - (Sask-Wage-Rollback)REGINA. x-12s. Public-sector workers in Saskatchewan will be asked next year to help tackle the province's one-billion-dollar deficit, potentially through wage rollbacks or layoffs. Premier Brad Wall...
Prairie Update
(Fentanyl-Police-Chief)Calgary Police Chief Roger Chaffin says the Alberta government has to take more aggressive action on fentanyl.Chafin says police can take dealers off the streets until they're blue in the face, but says the problem will persist...
Premier Brad Wall Hints at Wage Rollbacks as Province Faces Ballooning Deficit
Wall hints at wage rollbacks in budget woes--REGINA - Public sector workers in Saskatchewan will be asked to help tackle the province's $1 billion deficit in the coming year, potentially through wage rollbacks or layoffs.Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(AS-South-Korea-Bird-Flu)South Korea's government says about 26 million head of poultry will be culled after the H-5-N-6 strain of avian influenza was found in farms and parks.That number includes about one-third of the country's egg-laying hens.Egg...
Prep-Business Report
---The Toronto Stock Exchange ended its last full trading week of the year in the red, snapping a six-day streak of gains.Toronto's S-and-P / T-S-X index will resume trading today following the extended Christmas break. The index closed on Friday down...
Prep-Business-Report
---(Markets)The Toronto stock market climbed this morning after being closed for two days, while U-S indexes retreated.The S&P/TSX composite index was 63.37 points higher at 15,391.52.New York markets were open Monday and little changed this morning.The...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Fentanyl-Police-Chief)Calgary's police chief is speaking out about the fentanyl crisis, warning that the Alberta government needs to take a full scale approach to dealing with the problem.Chief Roger Chaffin (CHAFF'-in) says by making naloxone readily...
Prep-Pronunciation Guide Canada
Prep-Pronunciation Guide Canada--AAamjiwnaang First Nation (OMM'-jew-nong)Anna Betty Achneepineskum (ach-uh-nee-buh-NISH'-kuhm)Dyane Adam (dee-AN' ah-DAHM')Leona Aglukkaq (ah-GLOO'-kah)Misbahuddin Ahmed (mis-bah-HOO-din AW'-mehd)Akwesasne (ak-wah-SAHS'-nee)Vic...
QMJHL Roundup: Philipp Kurashev Scores Winner, Remparts Edge Armada in OT
QMJHL Roundup: Remparts beat Armada 5-4 in OT--BOISBRIAND, Que. - Philipp Kurashev scored in overtime to lift the Quebec Remparts over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5-4 on Wednesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Dmitry Buynitskiy and...
Recent Winners of CP Team of Year Award
Recent winners of CP team of year award--Recent winners of The Canadian Press team of the year award:2016 -- Canadian women's swim team2015 -- Toronto Blue Jays2014 -- Olympic men's hockey team2013 -- Saskatchewan Roughriders2012 -- Women's soccer team2011...
Relative Faces Drunk Driving Charges after Couple Killed Walking on N.L. Road
Relative charged with drunk driving in deaths--CORNER BROOK, N.L. - People in a Newfoundland fishing village are mourning the deaths of a couple who were run down as they walked home from a Christmas gathering, allegedly by a relative now facing charges...
Search Suspended for Missing B.C. Men amid Bad Weather, High Avalanche Risk
Search suspended for missing B.C. snowshoers--VANCOUVER - Bad weather and a risk of avalanche forced crews to suspend the search for two Vancouver-area men missing in the frigid backcountry of Vancouver's North Shore.Forty-three-year-old Roy Lee and...
Senators to Retire Daniel Alfredsson's No. 11 before Game against Red Wings
Senators to retire Alfredsson's No. 11--OTTAWA - Through the Ottawa Senators 25-year history no one has made more of an impact than Daniel Alfredsson.The Senators will honour Alfredsson by raising his No. 11 to the rafters, making him the first player...
Seventeenth NewsWatch
---(People-Debbie-Reynolds)Media reports say actress Debbie Reynolds has been rushed to hospital after suffering a medical emergency in Los Angeles -- one day after her movie star daughter Carrie Fisher died.The "Star Wars" actress had an apparent heart...
Seventh NewsWatch
---(Germany-Berlin Attack)German prosecutors say they've detained a Tunisian man who may have been involved in last week's truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin.Federal prosecutors say the man's number was saved in the cellphone of Anis Amri --...
Sixteenth NewsWatch
---(U-S-Israel) (Audio: 89)Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lashing out at U-S Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast policy speech, saying it was "skewed against Israel."In his speech today, Kerry warned that Israel's construction of settlements...
Southern Ontario Police Force Releases Annual List of Silliest 911 Calls
Ontario force releases silliest 911 calls--CHATHAM-KENT, Ont. - A police force in southwestern Ontario has released a list of the silliest 911 calls it received in 2016, including one where a resident called the emergency line asking for the phone number...
SportsCall Audio 10:10 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 10:10 AM ET--NAT048 - (SPORTS-YEAR-Team-of-Year) TORONTO. x-32s. (Greg Strong) The national women's swim team is The Canadian Press team of the year. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--NAT047 - (SPORTS-YEAR-Team-of-Year) TORONTO. x-16s. Canada's...
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET--NAT014 - (SPORTS-BKN: Celtics 113, Grizzlies 103) BOSTON. x-13s. Avery Bradley scored 23 points and Isaiah Thomas had 21 in the Boston Celtics' 113-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Boston led by just four points with...
SportsCall Audio 3:20 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:20 PM ET--NAT080 - (SPORTS-FBN-Bills-Ryan-Fired) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-24s. The Buffalo Bills have fired head coach Rex Ryan after just 31 games and a 15-and-16 record with the team. The move came three days after a loss...
The Perils of Planning Big New-Year Resolutions
The perils of planning new-year resolutions--There's something about the promise of a new year that convinces so many Canadians that things can be different.Maybe it's the tendency to over-indulge at gatherings. Or maybe we simply have more time to reflect...
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. 28------KERRY DEFENDS U.S. POSITION ON ISRAEL: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has staunchly defended the Obama administration's decision to allow the...
Tickets Still Available to Centennial Classic; NHL Expecting Sellout
Tickets still available to Centennial Classic--TORONTO - Tickets are still available to the NHL's Centennial Classic, the next in a long line of high-profile sports events in Toronto.A search of Ticketmaster shows that blocks of eight seats can still...
Tipped Out: Gratuities May Be Changing in the Hospitality Industry
Should tipping come off the menu?--TORONTO - Restaurant owners are grappling with the thorny and complex issue of balancing the huge discrepancy in income between servers and kitchen staff created by the current practice of tipping.Front-of-house staff...
Top News Advisory for Wednesday Dec. 28
Top News Advisory for Dec. 28--TOP NEWS ADVISORYWednesday, Dec. 286:20 a.m.Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to...
Toronto's Main Stock Index Pushes Higher as Oil Price Sets New 2016 Record
TSX pushes higher as oil sets 2016 record--TORONTO - After being closed for two days, Toronto's main stock index finished in positive territory Wednesday as oil prices rose to their highest level all year.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 32.95...
Trudeau, Canadian Actors Pay Tribute to Star Wars Actor Carrie Fisher
Canadians pay tribute to Carrie Fisher--TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canadian actors Dan Aykroyd and William Shatner are some of the scores of people paying tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in "Star...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Dec. 28
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Dec. 28, 2016.<Sun Life Financial Inc. Class 'a' Pr (TSX:SLF.PR.I): $0.26563. Payable...
Volkswagen Financial Acquires Vancouver-Based PayByPhone
B.C.-based PayByPhone sold to Volkswagen--Vancouver-based parking payment company PayByPhone has been acquired by Volkswagen Financial Services AG.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Founded in 2001, PayByPhone bills itself as one of the fastest growing...
WEA-Top-Stories
TORONTO - The "beast" of a wildfire that charred Fort McMurray, Alberta was selected as Canada's top weather story of the year in an annual list compiled by the country's top meteorologists.The wildfire forced nearly 90-thousand people to flee the city...
WHL Roundup: Brooks and Steel Combine for 10 Points, Pats Down Wheat Kings 7-4
WHL Roundup: Pats topple Wheat Kings 7-4--Adam Brooks had three goals and two assists and Sam Steel added a goal and four helpers as the Regina Pats downed the Brandon Wheat Kings 7-4 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.Austin Wagner and Dawson...
Wildlife Centre Says Dozens of Eagles Electrocuted by Power-Pole Perch
Group sounds alarm over electrocuted eagles--DELTA, B.C. - Dozens of bald eagles that have flocked to British Columbia's Lower Mainland this year have been killed after they perched on power poles instead of trees.A wildlife rescue group is sounding...
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