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Articles from January 4, 2017

Airlines Asked to Confirm Fitness-to-Fly Measures after Pilot Allegedly Drunk
Garneau seeks assurance on pilots' fitness--OTTAWA - Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau is seeking assurances from passenger airlines that they have up-to-date measures to confirm pilots' fitness to fly and are rigorously enforcing them.Garneau's...
Alberta PC Leader Ric McIver Fined by Ethics Boss over Electricity Rate Comments
Alberta PC leader fined for ethics violation--EDMONTON - Alberta Progressive Conservative Leader Ric McIver has been fined for a conflict of interest for publicly calling for changes in electricity pricing in a way that could benefit his wife's company."I...
Atlantic Audio 2:15 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 2:15 PM AT--AT01 - (NL-VLT-Class-Action)ST. JOHN'S, NL. x-18s. The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador has certified a class action lawsuit against the Atlantic Lottery Corporation that alleges V-L-T line games are designed to...
--Atlantic Update-
(NS-Bodies-Found)R-C-M-P say two guns were found at the scene of a multiple shooting that left an Afghanistan war veteran, two women and a 10-year-old girl dead in rural Nova Scotia.Investigators say it appears a 33-year-old man shot himself, and that...
Auto Sales Hit Record as Baby Boomers Treat Themselves to 'Nice Vehicles'
Canadian auto sales hit record last year--TORONTO - Canadians bought vehicles in record numbers last year, driven by consumers who bought SUVs, pickup trucks and high-end models such as Jaguars and Porsches, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants said Wednesday.Overall,...
B.C. City Sues Its Own Mayor, Latest Twist in Vancouver Island Council Squabble
B.C. mayor faces lawsuit from his own city--NANAIMO, B.C. - An embattled mayor on Vancouver Island is being taken to court by his own city over allegations he leaked confidential information to an employee, while at the same time a group of residents...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--Here 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, please don't hesitate to email Assistant Business...
Calgary Vinyl Pressing Plant Appears to Be Closing
Canada Boy Vinyl appears to be closing--CALGARY - It appears one of the only vinyl record pressing plants in Canada has shut down its operations.Canada Boy Vinyl opened in Calgary in September 2015 expecting to take advantage of a surge in record sales...
Canada's Heptathlete Theisen-Eaton, Husband Ashton Eaton, Retiring from Track
Heptathlete Theisen-Eaton is retiring--In the moments after she crossed the finish line of the Olympic heptathlon's 800 metres, Brianne Theisen-Eaton was completely spent, any bit of mental energy used up over the final gruelling steps of one of track...
Canadian Content Grows in Depth and Interest Ahead of MLS SuperDraft
Canadian content grows in MLS SuperDraft--TORONTO - Canadian content in next week's MLS SuperDraft got deeper and more interesting Wednesday with the addition of youth internationals Shamit Shome and Adonijah Reid as the first ever Generation Adidas...
Canadian Dollar Makes Big Advance, Stock Markets Gain for Second Straight Day
Loonie soars, TSX up on higher commodities--TORONTO - The Canadian dollar surged more than two-thirds of a U.S. cent Wednesday against a lower greenback, while rising commodities helped push the Toronto stock market higher.The loonie was up 0.70 of a...
Canadian Natural Resources Fined $10,000 Following Accident That Killed Two
Fatal oilsands accident results in $10,000 fine--CALGARY - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has been fined $10,000 by Alberta's professional engineering society -- the maximum allowed -- following an investigation into an accident at an oilsands site...
Catholic Bishop Resigns after Nearly Two Decades of Service in Calgary
Pope accepts resignation of Calgary bishop--CALGARY - The Calgary bishop known for his hardline stances on protections for LGBTQ youth and the HPV vaccine says he is leaving the role he has held for almost two decades due to ailing health.In his resignation...
Conservative MP Lisa Raitt Sets Sights on Leadership Rivals O'Leary, Leitch
Raitt launches anti-O'Leary website--OTTAWA - Gambling that Canadian Conservatives will reject Donald Trump-style politics, Tory leadership candidate Lisa Raitt launched an assault Wednesday on two prominent rivals she fears could destroy the party if...
Coroner Investigating Death of Quebec Officer Charged after Native Abuse Probe
Ex-Quebec officer charged with assault dies--MONTREAL - The coroner's office in Quebec confirmed Wednesday it is investigating the death of a retired officer recently charged with sexual assault in connection with an investigation into claims of abuse...
Court Certifies Class Action Lawsuit against Atlantic Lottery Corp
Court certifies video lottery class action--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A Newfoundland judge has certified a class action lawsuit against the Atlantic Lottery Corporation that alleges VLT line games are designed to deceive players.The class action involves an...
Dal, Savoury Granola Recipes Feature Healthy Ingredients for 2017
Recipes: Dal, granola feature healthy ingredients--Turmeric and seaweed are among the healthy foods that trend watchers are highlighting for 2017.Registered dietitian Zannat Reza uses turmeric, touted for its anti-inflammatory properties, in dal, but...
'Degrassi''s New Season Tackles Abortion, Refugees, 'Scary Right-Wing Thinking'
'Degrassi''s new season tackles abortion, refugees--TORONTO - The esteemed Canadian teen-TV franchise "Degrassi" is tackling the subject of abortion again, given that it's "a very important time to be telling this story," says series co-creator Linda...
Democracy Watch Takes B.C. Conflict Case to Court
Democracy Watch takes B.C. conflict case to court--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's Supreme Court will be asked to hear a case Thursday that seeks to set aside two rulings made by the conflict of interest commissioner involving Premier Christy Clark.Democracy...
'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 Jan. 1 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses.FICTION1. (1)...
Editorial Exchange: Cap-and-Trade Leaves Us Worried
Editorial Exchange: Cap-and-trade leaves us worried--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published Jan. 3:Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne may feel your pain but she still needs your money.That explains why 2017 started with her Liberal government...
Editorial Exchange: Indigenous Women Should Not Have to Give Birth Alone
Editorial Exchange: Indigenous women should not have to give birth alone--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 3:For generations, doctors have known that it's good for women to have a partner or coach with them when they give birth.First,...
Editorial Exchange: Kudos to Marchand Confronting Prejudice
Editorial Exchange: Kudos to Marchand confronting prejudice--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Jan. 4:Brad Marchand regularly attracts attention for what he does on the ice. The feisty left winger for the Boston Bruins is known...
Editorial Exchange: New Carding Rules Imperfect but Improved
Editorial Exchange: New carding rules imperfect but improved--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Jan. 3:New regulations governing police carding won't please people on either side of the contentious issue.Those who argue carding is a...
Editorial Exchange: Time for Ottawa to Make Sure Top CEOs Pay Their Fair Share
Editorial Exchange: Time for Ottawa to make sure top CEOs pay their fair share--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 3:Ah, back to work after the holidays. Another day, another dollar. Or, if you're lucky enough to be one of Canada's best-paid...
Editorial Exchange: What Can We Do to See a Canada That's Better at 151 Than 150?
Editorial Exchange: What can we do to see a Canada that's better at 151 than 150?--An editorial from the Amherst News, published Jan. 3:Anniversaries are a strange thing.Often, you get to celebrate them literally by being in the right place at the right...
Eighteenth NewsWatch
---(NS-Bodies-Found)R-C-M-P in Nova Scotia say a military veteran whose body was found alongside three of his family members died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.But police will not confirm outright that Lionel Desmond killed his mother, his wife and...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Jan. 4
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...
Famous Explorer's Diary Donated to Yukon Archives as Part of Larger Collection
Famous explorer's diary donated to Yukon Archives--WHITEHORSE - A collection of books, photos and papers that date back to the late 1800s has been donated to the Yukon Archives, including the diary of an explorer, trader and prospector known as "The...
First NewsWatch
---(NS-Bodies-Found)Mounties aren't releasing many details yet as they investigate the discovery of four bodies inside a home in northeastern Nova Scotia.R-C-M-P say officers were called to a residence in Upper Big Tracadie (TRAK'-ih-dee) just after...
Five Stories in the News Today, Jan. 4
Five stories in the news today, Jan. 4--Five stories in the news for Tuesday, Jan. 4------RCMP: FOUR BODIES FOUND IN NOVA SCOTIA HOMERCMP have said very little so far about four bodies that were found inside a home in northeastern Nova Scotia on Tuesday....
Former CFL Head Coach Chamblin Launches Gameday Connections Site for Coaches
Former CFL coach launches coaching website--Corey Chamblin is still seeking a return to professional football, but in the meantime he's looking forward to his new coaching gig.The 2013 CFL coach of the year returns to the sidelines Saturday as the assistant...
Free Salt! Icy Sidewalks Inspire Rush on Supplies at Fire Halls in Vancouver
Free salt! Some in Vancouver load up to fight ice--VANCOUVER - Free salt has become a hot commodity in Vancouver as some residents clamour for more than their fair share of a limited supply intended to keep sidewalks safe during an unusually cold winter.The...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Jan. 4
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...
Industry Official Says Canary Seed Taking Time to Get to Human Food Market
Canary seed taking time to get to food market--SASKATOON - A popular food for pet birds is having a challenging time getting a foothold in the more lucrative human food market.It was announced one year ago that de-hulled glabrous (hairless) canary seed...
Judge to Sentence Man Who Killed Missing Alberta Seniors on Jan. 25
Judge to deliver Travis Vader sentence Jan. 25--EDMONTON - A judge is to deliver sentencing later this month -- anywhere from time served to life in prison -- for a man convicted of killing two Alberta seniors who disappeared on a camping trip.Travis...
Laid to Rest: Identifying Unknown Canadian Soldiers Who Fell in Battle in Europe
Identifying Canada's unknown soldiers--OTTAWA - It was a construction crew working on a hospital expansion that first came across human remains in 2010 near the pastoral French town of Vendin-le-Vieil -- remains that would later prove to be those of...
Man Believed to Be Teaching English Overseas Killed Fighting ISIL in Syria
Canadian man fighting ISIL in Syria killed--An Ontario family has learned that their 24-year-old son, who they thought was teaching English overseas, has been killed in Syria while fighting against Islamic State militants.Nazzareno Tassone was fighting...
Moving Planned Nuclear-Waste Bunker Would Cost Billions, Raise Risks, OPG Says
Moving nuke-waste bunker costly, risky: OPG--TORONTO - Relocating a nuclear-waste bunker from its currently proposed site on Lake Huron would cost billions of dollars, take decades to execute, and increase health and environmental risks, according to...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT063 - (NS-Bodies-Found) UNDATED. x-18s. Police in Nova Scotia say it appears a 33-year-old man shot himself after killing a 10-year-old girl, a 31-year-old woman and a 52-year-old woman. The bodies were found last evening...
National Audio 11:35 AM ET
National Audio 11:35 AM ET--NAT050 - (NY-Brooklyn-Train-Derailment) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-30s. (Brad Mielke) New York City authorities say more than 100 people suffered minor injuries when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a bumping block...
National Audio 12:25 PM ET
National Audio 12:25 PM ET--NAT057 - (Israel-Palestinians) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) JERUSALEM. x-26s. (Jordana Miller) In a rare move, the Israeli Army has convicted one of its soldiers of manslaughter in the death of Palestinian attacker in the West Bank....
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT066 - (US-Charles-Manson) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LOS ANGELES. x-20s. Mass murderer Charles Manson is reportedly getting treatment at a Bakersfield area hospital, having been transferred from his California prison cell. Correspondent...
National Audio 2:55 AM ET
National Audio 2:55 AM ET--NAT005 - (EU-Turkey-Attack) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) ISTANBUL. x-22s. Authorities have released a video taken by the alleged suspect in the New Year's massacre at a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey. Investigators are tracing the gunman's...
National Audio 3:25 PM ET
National Audio 3:25 PM ET--NAT075 - (Blaney-Immigration) MONTREAL. x-13s. Conservative leadership hopeful Steven Blaney is proposing a reduction in the number of immigrants and refugees who come to Canada. The Quebec M-P is accusing the Trudeau government...
National Audio 9:05 AM ET
National Audio 9:05 AM ET--NAT033 - (Israel-Palestinians) (FOR PRODUCTION) TEL AVIV, Israel. x-18s. An Israeli soldier has been convicted of manslaughter in the deadly shooting of an incapacitated Palestinian attacker. Sergeant Elor Azaria was caught...
Niklas Edin, Brad Jacobs, Kevin Koe Advance to A Final at Canadian Open
Edin, Jacobs, Koe advance at Canadian Open--NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. - Niklas Edin, Brad Jacobs and Kevin Koe all advanced to the A final of the triple knockout preliminary round at the Canadian Open on Wednesday, the fourth event on the Grand Slam of...
Nova Scotia Shootings Underscore Need for Better Veterans' Services: Ombudsman
Ombudsman calls for better services for veterans--OTTAWA - Canada's military watchdog urged the federal government Wednesday to do more for soldiers forced out of the Canadian Forces for medical reasons after an Afghan war veteran and three family members...
NS-Bodies-Found-Update
UPPER BIG TRACADIE, N.S. - An Afghanistan war veteran and three females, including his wife, mother and 10-year-old daughter, have been found shot to death in a home in rural Nova Scotia.R-C-M-P found the bodies at about 6 p.m. Tuesday after being called...
OHL Roundup: Nicholas Caamano Caps Firebirds' 5-4 Rally over Sting
OHL: Caamano caps Firebirds' 5-4 rally--SARNIA, Ont. - Nicholas Caamano's goal early in the third period capped a Flint rally as the Firebirds edged the Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action.Jalen Smereck tied it 4-4 for Flint...
Ontario Update
---(Ont-Health-Transfers)Ontario's finance and health ministers are joining their counterparts in 10 other provinces and territories to ask for a return to negotiations with Ottawa on health care funding.Charles Sousa and Eric Hoskins were among those...
Ontario Update
---(Hydro-One-Cyber-Security)Hydro One says it has no reason to believe that its power system has been compromised despite an ongoing investigation into a possible cyber threat.The company's chief security officer says Hydro One was contacted by the...
Parliament Audio 11:55 AM ET
Parliament Audio 11:55 AM ET--P03 - (Conservative-Leadership) OTTAWA. x-12s. Determined to shed light on what she sees as divisive campaigns by two of her rivals, Conservative leadership candidate Lisa Raitt has launched an assault on Kevin O'Leary and...
Prairie Audio 11:50 AM MT
Prairie Audio 11:50 AM MT----PR07 - (Sask-Health-Restructuring)REGINA. x-14s. The Saskatchewan government says it will consolidate the province's 12 health regions into one provincial health authority and the overhaul should take place this fall. Health...
Prairie Audio 2:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 2:20 PM MT----PR12 - (EU-REL-Vatican-Canada-Bishop)EDMONTON. x-12s. The man who led Calgary's Catholic community for nearly two decades is resigning early for health reasons. Bishop Fred Henry has been known for taking hardline stances...
Prairie Update
---(Sask-Health-Restructuring)Saskatchewan's health minister says the average person won't see much difference in their health care after the province's 12 health regions are consolidated into one health authority.Jim Reiter (RITE'-er) says the move...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Wheat-User-Fees)The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is calling for an immediate reduction in Grain Commission user fees paid by farmers.The association is also calling for a farmer refund of tens of millions of dollars in overcharges.Wheat Growers president...
Prep-Business Report
---(Markets)The Canadian dollar surged today against a lower greenback, while rising commodities helped push the Toronto stock market higher.The loonie was up 0.70 of a cent to 75.14 cents U-S as other currencies also rose against the American dollar.In...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(New-Year-Resolutions)We make 'em, we break 'em.New Year's diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on.But Brian Wansink, a food behaviour researcher at Cornell University, has tested a bunch of little ways to tip the...
RCMP Tab for Royal Visit Tops $2 Million; No Final Government Costs
RCMP tab for royal visit tops $2 million--VICTORIA - The RCMP says it spent about $2 million on policing costs during last year's eight-day visit to British Columbia and Yukon by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two young children.The total...
Saskatchewan Injects Change to Health with Move to One Provincial Authority
Saskatchewan to consolidate health regions--REGINA - The Saskatchewan government says it will consolidate the province's 12 health regions into one provincial health authority to be created this fall."What we hope it'll mean is a more effective way of...
Second NewsWatch
---(NS-Bodies-Found)The R-C-M-P has released few details so far about the discovery of four bodies inside a home in northeastern Nova Scotia.But police have conveyed that there is no risk to the public.Corporal Jennifer Clarke says Mounties were called...
Seventh NewsWatch
---(US-Trump) (Audio: 29)Donald Trump has been tweeting up a storm this morning, suggesting it was the Democratic National Committee's carelessness that led to email hacking during the election campaign.Trump quoted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange,...
Ten Canadians but No Kadeisha Buchanan on Preliminary NWSL Draft List
Ten Canadians on preliminary NWSL draft list--TORONTO - Ten Canadians including Olympic alternate Kailen Sheridan feature on the preliminary list of 148 players available in next week's NWSL draft.But star defender Kadeisha Buchanan was not on Wednesday's...
Today in History - Jan. 4
Today in History - Jan. 4--Today in History for Jan. 4:In 1493, Columbus sailed for Spain from the New World on his ship, the "Nina.'In 1581, James Ussher, archbishop of Armagh, was born in Dublin, Ireland. He published a chronology which dated creation...
Top News Advisory for Wednesday, Jan. 4
Top News Advisory for Jan. 4--TOP NEWS ADVISORYWednesday, Jan. 46:20 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 Scorers, Equal Numbers among Things to Watch in Canada-Sweden Semifinal
Top lines, mind games mark Canada-Sweden--MONTREAL - Five things to watch for in Canada's semifinal against Sweden on Wednesday at the world junior championship:BIG LINESSome of the top scorers in the tournament are on display. Sweden's Alexander Nylander...
Tory Leadership Hopeful Blaney Proposes Reducing Immigration and Refugee Targets
Blaney proposes reducing immigration targets--MONTREAL - Canada needs to reduce the number of immigrants and refugees it accepts in order to better integrate them, Conservative leadership hopeful Steven Blaney said Wednesday.The Quebec MP said the Trudeau...
Troubled Nova Scotia Veteran, Family Found Dead: 'There Is a Huge Sense of Loss'
'Troubled' N.S. veteran, family found dead--UPPER BIG TRACADIE, N.S. - Aaliyah Desmond celebrated her 10th birthday three days after Christmas. She had just begun horseback riding, and announced to her family on New Year's Eve she wanted to be a veterinarian."She...
Troy Terry's Shootout Heroics Lift Americans into World Junior Final
Terry lifts Americans into world junior final--MONTREAL - Troy Terry left his teammates -- and himself -- at a loss for words after sending the Americans to the world junior hockey championship final.Terry scored the winner in the seventh round of a...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Jan. 4
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on January 4, 2017.<Anglo Pacific Group Plc Ordinary (TSX:APY): $0.0497. Payable Feb 08....
Turmeric, Sprouts, Mushrooms, Seaweed among Healthy Foods for 2017
Turmeric, sprouts among healthy foods for 2017--TORONTO - Holiday splurges on cocktails and cookies may lead to thoughts of trying a dietary cleanse in the new year, but there's no need for a full-scale detoxification, say experts. "People are always...
Vancouver Home Sales Drop 5.6 per Cent in 2016, after Tumultuous Year for Market
Vancouver home sales dropped 5.6% last year--Vancouver's real estate market had a roller-coaster year in 2016, peaking with record sales in the spring but wrapping with a 5.6 per cent drop from 2015, the area's real estate board said Wednesday.Sales...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--RCMP BILL FOR ROYAL VISIT TOPS $2MAn eight-day visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to British Columbia and Yukon ran up an RCMP bill of about $2 million.The Mounties' costs for policing the September visit...
WHL Roundup: Halbgewachs, Popugaev Help Warriors Edge Raiders 6-5 in Shootout
WHL: Warriors edge Raiders 6-5 in shootout--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Jayden Halbgewachs and Nikita Popugaev both scored in the shootout as the Moose Jaw Warriors edged the Prince Albert Raiders 6-5 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.Brayden Burke...
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