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Additional Sites Aimed at Preventing Drug Overdoses Open around B.C
New overdose prevention sites open in B.C.--VANCOUVER - More overdose prevention sites are opening around British Columbia as health officials try to contain a growing overdose crisis.Vancouver Coastal Health said Friday it has opened its fifth site...
A List of the Newest Recipients of the Order of Canada, Announced Friday
Gov. Gen. names new Order of Canada members--OTTAWA - Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced the latest 100 appointments to the Order of Canada Friday, including three companions, 22 officers and 75 members. Here is a list of those being invested later in...
Atlantic Audio 2:55 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 2:55 PM AT--AT04 - (Dead-Fish-Ashore)HALIFAX. x-15s. Federal fisheries officials say weeks of testing has pointed to no environmental problems as the cause for thousands of dead herring and other marine creatures washing ashore in western...
Atlantic Audio 5:35 AM AT
Atlantic Audio 5:35 AM AT--AT03 - (YEAR-NS-Premier)HALIFAX. x-16s. With expectations high Nova Scotians could go to the polls in 2017, Premier Stephen McNeil isn't saying whether he plans to drop the writ. McNeil, who recently reflected on a past year...
BC Audio 7:55 AM ET
BC Audio 7:55 AM ET--BC05 - (Horgan-Yearend)VICTORIA. x-17. John Horgan says if he's elected premier next year, British Columbia's Utilities Commission will conduct a full review of the Site C hydroelectric dam project, which is already under construction...
'Brand Trudeau' Mulled to Help Pitch World on Canadian Return to Peackeeping
'Brand Trudeau' mulled for peackeeping pitch--OTTAWA - Canadian bureaucrats pondered using the personal "brand" of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sell the world on the merits of the country's return to peacekeeping, The Canadian Press has learned.Using...
Canada Advances to Spengler Cup Final with 3-2 Victory over Minsk
Canada advances to Spengler Cup final--DAVOS, Switzerland - Canada coach Luke Richardson had his players concentrate on special teams in their lone practice before the 2016 Spengler Cup, and that focus has paid off with a spot in the tournament final.Chris...
Canadian Soccer Stars Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence Mull over Club Futures
Canadian soccer stars mull over club futures--TORONTO - The club future of two of Canada's finest women's soccer players will be decided in the coming days. And Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence have lucrative options.The two West Virginia University...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 1
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 1--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 1:Actor Ty Hardin ("Bronco") is 87.Documentary maker Frederick Wiseman is 87.Canadian jazz guitarist Sonny Greenwich is 81.Actor Frank Langella is 79.Singer-guitarist Country Joe McDonald of...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 2
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 2--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan 2:Country musician Harold Bradley is 91.Country singer Dick Feller is 74.Chick Churchill, organist with Ten Years After, is 71.TV host Jack Hanna ("Jack Hanna's Into the Wild") is 70.Actress...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 3
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 3--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 3:Actor Dabney Coleman is 85.Journalist-author Betty Rollin is 81.Hockey Hall-of-Famer Bobby Hull is 78.Singer-songwriter Van Dyke Parks is 74.Singer Stephen Stills is 72.Bassist John Paul...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 4
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 4--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 4:Canadian broadcaster-author Betty Kennedy is 91.Actress Barbara Rush ("Peyton Place") is 90.Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula is 87.Opera singer Grace Bumbry is 80.Actress Dyan Cannon...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 5
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 5--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 5:Actor Robert Duvall is 86. Singer-bassist Athol Guy of The Seekers is 77.Talk show host Charlie Rose is 75.Actress Diane Keaton is 71.Actor Ted Lange ("The Love Boat") is 69.Drummer George...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 6
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 6--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 6:Saxophonist Nino Tempo (born Antonino LoTempio) is 82.Canadian Olympic equestrian show jumper Ian Millar is 70. Accordionist Joey, the CowPolka King, of Riders in the Sky is 68.Singer Kim...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 7
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 7--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 7:Author-screenwriter William Peter Blatty ("The Exorcist") is 89.Singer-songwriter Leona Williams is 74.Magazine publisher Jann Wenner is 71.Singer Kenny Loggins is 69.Singer-songwriter Marshall...
Drug Thought to Be Fentanyl Was More Deadly Carfentanil, Hamilton Police Say
Carfentanyl seized in Hamilton, police say--HAMILTON - Police in Hamilton say a bottle seized last month, that was suspected to contain a liquid form of the deadly opioid fentanyl, actually contained the more powerful drug carfentanil.Officers seized...
Ducharme Won't Tip Hand on Which Goalie Will Start for Canada against Americans
Connor or Carter? Canada yet to name starter--TORONTO - You know things are going well for Canada when the starting goaltender debate becomes a hot topic at the world junior hockey championship.Head coach Dominique Ducharme wouldn't tip his hand Friday...
Editorial Exchange: A Bumpy Ride Ahead
Editorial Exchange: A bumpy ride ahead--An editorial from the Amherst News, published Dec. 30:Overall, Canadians must consider 2016 as a good year. Not great but not bad. We didn't gain ground, but didn't lose a whole lot either.Canada stands out among...
Editorial Exchange: Animal Instinct
Editorial Exchange: Animal instinct--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Dec. 29:There is never a good time to run a story about an area teenaged boy convicted of torturing gophers in the newspaper.Slapping it on the front page two...
Editorial Exchange: Just Stop Texting and Driving
Editorial Exchange: Just stop texting and driving--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 28:It can cost you your life, never mind a bundle in fines or even a jail sentence. But the allure of texting, perplexingly, continues to distract Canadian...
Editorial Exchange: Taking Stock
Editorial Exchange: Taking stock--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Dec. 30:It's a time of year when everyone resolves to freshen things up. Pencils sharpened, notebook at the ready, many of us draw up a list of how we can strive...
Editorial Exchange: The Worst Year Ever? Maybe
Editorial Exchange: The worst year ever? Maybe--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Dec. 29:It's become a familiar refrain. Every time a major personality dies, people decry 2016 as the "worst year ever" for celebrity deaths. It was...
Eighth NewsWatch
---(United-States-Russia) (Audio: 80)Russian President Vladimir Putin is continuing to criticize the U-S for bringing sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats amid allegations of Russian meddling in the American presidential election.Despite suggestions...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Friday, Dec. 30
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...
Eric Gryba Scores Winner, Oilers Hand Kings Their Third Straight Loss
Gryba with winner, Oilers beat Kings 3-1--EDMONTON - Defenceman Eric Gryba picked the right time to record his first goal of the season.Gryba scored the game winner and Jordan Eberle picked up a pair of assists as the Edmonton Oilers skated away with...
Finland Fires Head Coach after Relegation Round Appearance at World Juniors
Finland fires head coach at world juniors--MONTREAL - Finland's under-20 national team has fired its world junior hockey championship head coach after failing to make the tournament's quarter-finals.A team spokesperson confirmed in an email to The Canadian...
Five Stories in the News Today, Dec. 30
Five stories in the news today, Dec. 30--Five stories in the news for Friday, Dec. 30------NO SIGN YET OF TWO MISSING SNOWSHOERS IN B.C.The search for two snowshoers missing in the backcountry of Vancouver's North Shore is expected to resume this morning....
Former Catholic Teacher Sues over Alleged Sexual Assaults by Priest
Former Catholic teacher sues, alleges sex assaults--VANCOUVER - A former elementary school teacher is suing a diocese of the Roman Catholic church, alleging she was sexually assaulted by a priest while working at a church-run school four decades ago...
Fourteenth NewsWatch
---(United States-Russia) (Audio: 102)Donald Trump says he always knew Russian President Vladimir Putin was very smart.The U-S president-elect praised Putin on Twitter this afternoon for holding off on retaliating against new sanctions imposed by the...
Halifax Utility Takes Extra Water Precautions Ahead of Annual Polar Bear Dip
Halifax takes precautions for polar bear dip--HALIFAX - A Halifax utility has taken special precautions to keep harbour bacteria levels within swimming guidelines ahead of the annual New Year's Day plunge -- although water-quality issues don't seem to...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Friday, Dec. 30
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...
Luke Roberts Learns from Crisis Negotiation Master for New TV Series 'Ransom'
Luke Roberts learns crisis negotiation for 'Ransom'--Even actors who play negotiators sometimes feel like they're the ones being held hostage.Just ask Luke Roberts, star of the Canada-France co-production "Ransom," which debuts on Global on Sunday.On...
Memorial Erected at Scene of Saskatchewan Hockey Crash 30 Years Ago
Memorial erected at scene of hockey crash--SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - A memorial has been erected at the site where a bus crash claimed the lives of four players with the Swift Current Broncos 30 years ago.The cement marker in the shape of a four-leaf clover...
Mississauga, Ont., Home Explosion Was a Double Suicide, Investigators Say
Home explosion double suicide: investigators--MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - A house explosion that left two people dead and forced the evacuation of 69 homes west of Toronto last summer has been ruled a double suicide.The bodies of Robert Nadler and Dianne Page,...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT089 - (Hiker-Search) WEST VANCOUVER. x-19s. Crystal clear conditions this morning over Vancouver's North Shore mountains raised hopes that rescuers could have a full day of searching a rugged area of West Vancouver for two...
National Audio 12:35 PM ET
National Audio 12:35 PM ET--NAT087 - (UN-United-Nations-Syria) NEW YORK. x-14s. Russia is urging the U-N Security Council to quickly adopt a resolution endorsing the cease-fire agreement in Syria. Russia's U-N Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT095 - (Russia-US-Sanctions) NEW YORK. x-15s. In a surprise move, Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will not expel any American diplomats after the United States imposed sanctions and ordered 35 Russians out....
National Audio 2:05 PM ET
National Audio 2:05 PM ET--NAT098 - (Dead-Fish-Ashore) HALIFAX. x-15s. Federal fisheries officials say weeks of testing has pointed to no environmental problems as the cause for thousands of dead herring and other marine creatures washing ashore in western...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Indigenous-Belongings) VANCOUVER. x-11s. The Royal B-C Museum's digital magainze "Curious" is putting out a call for First Nations people to submit stories, images or videos about their interaction with indigenous...
National Audio 3:55 AM ET
National Audio 3:55 AM ET--NAT024 - (Business-Minute) UNDATED. x-63s. (Karen Rebot (REE'-boh)) The Canadian Press Business Minute. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) --NAT025 - (ML-Syria) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-13s. A Russian- and Turkish-brokered...
National Audio 4:35 AM ET
National Audio 4:35 AM ET--NAT041 - (ENT-TV-New-Year's-Rockin-Eve-Preview) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOLLYWOOD. x-32s. (Jason Nathanson) It's the biggest New Year's Eve party on T-V -- and A-B-C's Jason Nathanson has more with one of the hosts. (contains...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT053 - (US-Charleston-Church-Shooting) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-10s. Convicted killer Dylann Roof is set to undergo another competency exam. The judge ordered it, quote, "in abundance of caution," after Roof's standby...
National Audio 4:55 AM ET
National Audio 4:55 AM ET--NAT056 - (US-Missing-Plane) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) CLEVELAND. x-11s. A search is underway for a missing plane that took off from an Ohio airport on the shores of Lake Erie. Officials say the Cessna Citation aircraft took off...
National Audio 5:25 AM ET
National Audio 5:25 AM ET--NAT059 - (YEAR-NS-Premier) HALIFAX. x-19s. After more than three years in office, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he still loves his job. But he also admits to some frustration as he deals with day-to-day problems,...
National Audio 5:55 AM ET
National Audio 5:55 AM ET--NAT063 - (ML-Syria) BEIRUT. x-14s. Syrian opposition activists say a nationwide ceasefire is still holding, despite some minor violations. Bassem Mroue (BAH'-muhm muh-ROO'-ee), reports from nearby Beirut. ("..since midnight...
National Audio 8:35 AM ET
National Audio 8:35 AM ET--NAT074 - (Russia-US-Sanctions) (WATCH FOR DATING) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-15s. Some foreign policy experts are saying that U-S/Russia relations haven't been this bad since the time period between the end of the Second...
NHL Working on Schedule to Accommodate Olympics; Daly Says No Progress Yet
NHL working on schedule to accommodate Olympics--TORONTO - The NHL is working on a plan to move forward with or without the 2018 Olympics.NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Friday afternoon that the league has begun working with teams on two different...
Nineteenth NewsWatch
---(United-Nations-Syria)The United Nations Security Council will vote in the morning on a Russian resolution that endorses the fragile ceasefire agreement in Syria.The draft also expresses support for a roadmap to peace, and calls for access to deliver...
Ninth NewsWatch
---(United-States-Russia) (Audio: 82)In a surprise move, Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will not expel any American diplomats after the United States imposed sanctions and ordered 35 Russians out.The U-S took the action amid allegations...
No 'Great Cause for Concern' in Nova Scotia Fish Kill, Federal Scientist Says
No 'great cause for concern' in fish kill--HALIFAX - Scientists have yet to find a cause for the massive fish kill off southwestern Nova Scotia, but one federal official said he doesn't think there is a reason to be concerned based on testing so far.Kent...
N.S. Premier Admits to 'Level of Frustration,' Decries Tone of Online Critics
N.S. premier admits to 'level of frustration'--HALIFAX - After more than three years in office, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he still loves his job. But he also admits to some frustration as he deals with day-to-day problems, and the often...
N.S. Woman Wins Damages from 'Trusted' Man Who Sexually Assaulted Her
N.S. woman wins damages from sex attacker--HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia woman has won $160,000 in damages from a once-trusted man more than twice her age who sexually assaulted her."There is no rational explanation for his conduct other than simple selfish,...
OHL Roundup: Petes Down Frontenacs 4-3 in OT for 10th Straight Win
OHL: Petes beat Frontenacs for 10th straight win--KINGSTON, Ont. - Matthew Timms tied the game late in the third period, then scored the winner in overtime as the Peterborough Petes extended their winning streak to 10 straight games with a 4-3 victory...
Ontario Update
---(Home-Invasion)Durham regional police are seeking the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted in a violent home invasion in Whitby.They say two men forced their way into a home around 5 a-m on Christmas Eve and struck the 41-year-old wheelchair-bound...
Parliament Audio 4:45 PM ET
Parliament Audio 4:45 PM ET--P03 - (Order-of-Canada) OTTAWA. x-16s. A children's storyteller who has struggled with diversity is among the latest recipients of the Order of Canada. Jan Andrews, whose books include Rude Stories, says she enjoys nothing...
Prairie Audio 10:10 PM MT
Prairie Audio 10:10 PM MT--PR15 - (Alta-Three-Dead)WHITECOURT, Alberta. x-18s. About 13-hundred people have showed up for the funeral of two young boys killed by their father in a murder-suicide. Radek and Ryder MacDougall were found dead along with...
Prairie Audio 6:00 AM MT
Prairie Audio 6:00 AM MT--PR01 - (Mba-Stolen-Sticks)WINNIPEG. x-06s. Some old hockey sticks intended for a memorial to a Winnipeg teenager who was allegedly slain earlier this year have been stolen. Fifteen out of 40 sticks were taken Wednesday night...
Prairie Audio 6:20 AM MT
Prairie Audio 6:20 AM MT--PR03 - (Mba-Shoplifting-Apology)WINNIPEG. x-10s. A security company admits one of its employees was wrong to force a seven-year-old Winnipeg girl to empty her pockets in public after accusing her of stealing from a costume jewelry...
Prairie Audio 8:10 AM MT
Prairie Audio 8:10 AM MT--PR06 - (Sask-Drunk-Driving)REGINA. x-16s. New laws kick in January 1st to crack down on drunk drivers in Saskatchewan. The changes include a three-day vehicle seizure for drivers who are caught for the first time with a blood...
Prairie Update
(Alta-Workplace-Fatal)A man is dead after a workplace accident at an Edmonton auto recycling business.Occupational Health and Safety says the man -- believed to be in his 60s -- died yesterday afternoon.Police say he was working on a vehicle at the time,...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Agriculture-Robotics)According to a recent research study by Tractica, the number of agricultural robots sold will grow from 32-thousand this year to 594-thousand by 2024.Tractica notes the rapidly developing market is being filled by ag tech companies...
Prep-Business Report
---The Toronto stock market advanced in trading yesterday on rising gold stocks.Toronto's S-and-P / T-S-X index gained 61 points to close at 15,422.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 13 points to 19,819.And the Nasdaq gave back six points,...
Prep-Business-Report
---(Markets)North American equity markets finished the year off with a whimper, as all major indexes in Canada and the U.S. settled in the red.In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index lost 134.53 points at 15,287.59, weighed down by a broad decline...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(US-Cheese-Encyclopedia)The more than 850 entries in "The Oxford Companion to Cheese'' are so comprehensive that they include British comedy troupe Monty Python's "The Cheese Shop'' sketch and even cheese tattoos.The president and owner of a cheese...
Raddysh Bunch: Canadian Forward Scores Four Goals in 10-2 Victory over Latvia
Canada dumps Latvia 10-2 to remain unbeaten--TORONTO - Taylor Raddysh was on the bubble to make the Canadian roster ahead of the world junior hockey championship.He showed Thursday night that he most definitely belongs.Raddysh scored four goals as Canada...
Royal B.C. Museum Calls on Indigenous People to Submit Stories about Relics
First Nations to weigh in on museum relics--An indigenous artist and writer says First Nations artifacts in museums are not simply cold, hard objects, but are rather the belongings of families and communities.The Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria has brought...
Saskatchewan Has a Problem with Drunk Driving; New Law Aims to Change Culture
Tougher drunk driving laws in Saskatchewan--REGINA - A Saskatchewan man whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver says new, tougher laws coming into force could reduce the number of impaired driving incidents.Allan Kerpan's 25-year-old daughter, Danille,...
Search for Missing Snowshoers on Vancouver's North Shore Called off after 5 Days
Search for missing B.C. snowshoers called off--VANCOUVER - Police say search crews have run out of places where they can safely look for two men missing since Christmas Day in the back country of Vancouver's North Shore Mountains.West Vancouver police...
Silfverberg's Go-Ahead Goal in Third Leads Ducks over Flames 3-1
Silfverberg scores winner as Ducks top Flames--CALGARY - Jakob Silfverberg made the right call when he went to his back-up plan.Silfverberg notched the go-ahead goal 5:37 into the third period on Thursday as the Anaheim Ducks snapped a three-game winless...
SNC-Lavalin Sell Operations in France as It Exits Regional Airports Business
SNC-Lavalin sells operations in France--MONTREAL - SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) has sold its operations in France and exited the airport management and maintenance business with the sale of 19 regional airports.The Montreal-based engineering and construction...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT023 - (SPORTS-HKN: Columbus 5 Jets 3) WINNIPEG. x-06s. The Winnipeg Jets couldn't stop the red-hot Blue Jackets. Alexander Wennberg scored twice as Columbus extended its franchise-record win streak to 14 games with a 5-3...
SportsCall Audio 4:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:00 AM ET--NAT037 - (SPORTS-HKN: Ducks 3 Flames 1) CALGARY. x-12s. Jakob Silfverberg scored the go-ahead goal 5:37 into the third period to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-1 victory over Calgary. Flames centre Mikael Backlund says they...
SportsCall Audio 4:40 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:40 AM ET--NAT051 - (SPORTS-HKN-Devils 2 Capitals 1) (SO) WASHINGTON. x-11s. The Capitals have dropped four of their last five after a 2-1 shootout loss to the Devils at home last night. Capitals coach Barry Trotz (trahtz), says he...
Stock Markets Cap off Strong Year on a Soft Note, as Oil and Gold Prices Retract
Markets soften on last trading day of 2016--TORONTO - Major equity markets in Toronto and New York capped off a strong performing year Thursday with a whimper, much like how it began 2016, as most commodities softened.The S&P/TSX composite index,...
System Brings Strong Winds to Atlantic Canada, Causing Thousands of Outages
High winds knock out power in Atlantic Canada--HALIFAX - Thousands of people were without power in parts of Atlantic Canada on Friday due to a potent storm that brought strong winds and heavy rainfall to the region.Nova Scotia Power said about 37,900...
Terry Scores Winner as Americans Beat Russians 3-2 at World Juniors
Terry leads U.S. in win over Russia--TORONTO - The United States ended a near decade-long losing streak against Russia on Thursday at the world junior hockey championship. Troy Terry's second-period goal stood as the winner as the U.S. beat Russia 3-2...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Dec 31 to Jan 3
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Dec 31 to Jan 3--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Dec. 31 to Jan 3 as of 9:03 p.m. ET:x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage.Copy from other events based on merit and availability....
The Friday News Briefing: An At-a-Glance Survey of Some Top Stories
The Friday briefing: Top news at-a-glance--Highlights from the news file for Friday, Dec. 30B.C. OPENS MORE OVERDOSE PREVENTION SITES: More overdose prevention sites are opening in British Columbia as health officials try to come to grips with a growing...
Throat Singer, Children's Storyteller, among New Order of Canada Recipients
Gov. Gen. names 100 to Order of Canada--OTTAWA - As Canada enters a year marked by national birthday celebrations and the beginnings of an inquiry into the country's past, sordid treatment of its indigenous peoples, Nunavut-based throat singer Tanya...
Today in History - Jan. 10
Today in History - Jan. 10--Today in History for Jan. 10:On this date:In A.D. 236, Fabian was elected pope of the early Christian Church. He served until 250, when he became the first martyr under Decius, the emperor who initiated the Roman Empire-wide...
Today in History - Jan. 11
Today in History - Jan. 11--Today in History for Jan. 11:On this date:In 1569, England's first state lottery was held to raise money for the construction of harbours.In 1693, an earthquake at Catania, Italy, killed 60,000.In 1759, America's first life...
Today in History - Jan. 12
Today in History - Jan. 12--Today in History for Jan. 12:On this date:In 1519, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I died.In 1598, the Marquis de La Roche was awarded a fur trading monopoly in the New World by the King of France.In 1700, Marguerite Bourgeoys,...
Today in History - Jan. 13
Today in History - Jan. 13--Today in History for Jan. 13:On this date:In 1691, Englishman George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, died.In 1695, satirist Jonathan Swift, author of "Gulliver's Travels," was ordained an Anglican priest...
Today in History - Jan. 14
Today in History - Jan. 14--Today in History for Jan. 14:On this date:In 1529, Spanish diplomat and writer Juan de Valdes published his Dialogue on Christian Doctrine. It paved the way for Protestant ideas in Spain.In 1645, the Company of New France...
Today in History - Jan. 8
Today in History - Jan. 8--Today in History for Jan. 8:On this date:In 1324, explorer Marco Polo died at age 70.In 1438, the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches met at the Council of Ferrara-Florence in an effort to form an alliance that would save...
Today in History - Jan. 9
Today in History - Jan. 9--Today in History for Jan. 9:On this date:In 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.In 1793, Frenchman Jean Pierre Blanchard, using a hot-air balloon, flew between Philadelphia and Woodbury,...
Today in Music History - Jan. 10
Today in Music History - Jan. 10--Today in Music History for Jan. 10:In 1917, legendary record producer Jerry Wexler was born in The Bronx, N.Y. He helped shape R&B music with influential recordings of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and other greats,...
Today in Music History - Jan. 11
Today in Music History - Jan. 11--Today in Music History for Jan. 11:In 1848, Edward Fisher, founder of the Toronto Conservatory of Music, was born in Jamaica, Vt. He directed the conservatory from its opening in 1887 until his death in 1913. In 1947,...
Today in Music History - Jan. 12
Today in Music History - Jan. 12--Today in Music History for Jan. 12:In 1905, cowboy singer Tex Ritter was born in Texas. Most people remember him singing the title song for the Academy Award-winning film "High Noon" in 1952. He also made a number of...
Today in Music History - Jan. 13
Today in Music History - Jan. 13--Today in Music History for Jan. 13:In 1501, Christianity's first vernacular hymnal was printed in Prague, capital of the present-day Czech Republic. It contained 89 hymns in the Czech language.In 1854, a patent for the...
Today in Music History - Jan. 14
Today in Music History - Jan. 14--Today in Music History for Jan. 14:In 1790, the first operatic work to be performed in Canada, "Colas et Colinette ou le Bailli Dupe," premiered in Montreal.In 1900, Puccini's opera "Tosca" had its world premiere in...
Today in Music History - Jan. 8
Today in Music History - Jan. 8--Today in Music History for Jan. 8:In 1921, Canadian soprano Beatrice LaPalme, one of the most sought-after artists of her generation, died in Montreal at the age of 42.In 1923, Canadian soprano Sarah Fischer sang the...
Today in Music History - Jan. 9
Today in Music History - Jan. 9--Today in Music History for Jan. 9:In 1939, producer Alfred Lion recorded boogie-woogie pianists Meade Lux Lewis and Albert Ammons at a session in New York. Lion pressed only a few copies for his friends, but demand for...
Top B.C. News as of 3:30 P.M
Top B.C. News--FRIDAY, Dec. 30Here are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 3:30 p.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Projected word counts and timing of stories...
Top News Advisory for Friday, Dec. 30
Top News Advisory for Dec. 30--TOP NEWS ADVISORYFriday, Dec. 306:20 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 change...
Top Prairies-North News as of 3 P.M. MST on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016
Top Prairies-North news--Friday, Dec. 30, 20163 p.m. MSTPRAIRIES-NORTH NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of 3 p.m. MST. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news...
Virtual Reality's 'Next Wave' Coming as More Filmmakers Embrace the Medium
VR's 'next wave' coming in world of cinema--TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sitting in the back of a moving pickup truck in Shoal Lake 40, an isolated First Nations reserve on the Ontario-Manitoba border.And viewers of the virtual reality...
Wennberg Scores Twice, Blue Jackets Beat Jets to Extend Win Streak to 14 Games
Blue Jackets extend win streak to 14 games--WINNIPEG - Nick Foligno and his teammates are playing with the type of confidence that comes when you keep extending a franchise-best win streak.Foligno had a goal and two assists as the Columbus Blue Jackets...
Wings' Dylan Larkin Says Former Teammate Auston Matthews Was Always 'Special'
Wings' Larkin: Matthews was always 'special'--TORONTO - The kid was just 15, one year younger than he was, but Dylan Larkin knew there was something "special" about Auston Matthews.Larkin got his first glimpse of the Toronto Maple Leafs' emerging star...
Winnipeg Man Accused of Human Trafficking in Edmonton; Police Say May Be Others
Winnipeg man facing 18 human trafficking charges--EDMONTON - A Winnipeg man is facing 18 charges involving human trafficking in Edmonton.Earlier this month Edmonton police got information that an 18-year-old woman had been sexually assaulted in the area...
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