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2016-17 National Hockey League Three Stars of the Week and Month
2016-17 National Hockey League Three Stars of the Week/Month--The three stars of the week and month for the 2016-17 season as announced by the National Hockey League:STARS OF THE WEEKJan. 9First Star: Michael Grabner, RW, N.Y. Rangers; Second Star: Patrick...
ADVISORY-Atl-Calendar
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Aga Khan Vacation, Cost of Living Questions Dog PM during Day 2 of Trudeau Tour
Trudeau Tour, Day 2: hydro bills and Aga Khan--LONDON, Ont. - Justin Trudeau's campaign-style outreach tour offered no respite Friday from questions about his family vacation with the Aga Khan -- nor the priorities of ordinary Canadians, from soaring...
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley Says Oilsands 'Not Going Anywhere Any Time Soon'
Alberta premier says oilsands 'not going anywhere'--EDMONTON - Premier Rachel Notley says Alberta's oilsands aren't going anywhere any time soon. Notley posted a video message Friday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was taken to task for talking about...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Teachers-Strike)The Nova Scotia Teachers Union is responding to questions raised by the province's education minister over teachers taking professional development trips to Hawaii and elsewhere.Education Minister Karen Casey said yesterday she...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NB-Oland)The New Brunswick Court of Appeal says the jury had enough evidence to reasonably convict Dennis Oland of murder, but was improperly instructed on what was needed to get there.The appeal court quashed Oland's second-degree murder conviction...
B.C. Liberals Report Donations in 'Real Time,' Raise $12.3 Million in 2016
B.C. Liberals report donations in 'real time'--VICTORIA - The British Columbia Liberal Party says it will begin posting its political donations in real time, starting Friday by revealing it collected $12.3 million in corporate and individual contributions...
--B-C Update-
---(SCOC-Fracking)The B-C Civil Liberties Association says a high court ruling today is a step in the wrong direction when it comes to the accountability of government regulators.The Supreme Court of Canada says an Alberta woman can't sue the province's...
--B-C Update-
------(BC-Officer-Assaulted)R-C-M-P have issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for a 36-year-old Burnaby man wanted for assaulting an officer with a weapon.Police say a Port Moody officer suffered non-life threatening injuries while trying to arrest a...
Blue Jays Say Pitching, Not Slugging, Could Be Key to Success in 2017
Blue Jays say they're well armed for 2017--REGINA - Scoring runs has rarely been an issue for the Toronto Blue Jays the past several seasons, as Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista have slugged it out with the best power hitters in the game and blasted...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's afternoon plans for Monday. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions,...
Calgary's Chelsea Carey Draws North America Even at Continental Cup of Curling
Deadlock after Day 1 of Continental Cup--LAS VEGAS - Calgary's Chelsea Carey has Team North America deadlocked with Team World after the first day of competition at the Continental Cup. Carey, with vice-skip Amy Nixon, second Jocelyn Peterman and lead...
Canadian Brandon Bridge to Compete for Roughriders' Starting Position
Bridge to get shot at starting for Riders--Canadian Brandon Bridge is ready to tackle the challenge of being a CFL starting quarterback.On Friday, Saskatchewan dealt the rights to veteran Darian Durant to the Montreal Alouettes for two draft picks. Durant,...
Canadian Navy Ship Returns to Port Following Six-Month NATO Deployment
Navy ship returns after NATO deployment--HALIFAX - Family members and friends lined a dock on the Halifax waterfront Friday to welcome the return of a Royal Canadian Navy ship following a six-month deployment overseas.HMCS Charlottetown pulled into port...
Canadian Players Figure in First and Second Rounds of MLS SuperDraft
Four Canadians go in MLS SuperDraft--LOS ANGELES - Canadians Kwame Awuah and Brian Wright went in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft on Friday, followed by teenagers Adonijah Reid and Shamit Shome in the second round.The haul was in part due to new...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 13
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 13--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 13:Actress Frances Sternhagen is 87.Comedian Rip Taylor is 83.TV personality Nick Clooney is 83.Actor Charlie Brill is 79.Actor Billy Gray ("Father Knows Best") is 79.Actor Richard Moll ("Night...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 15
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 15--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 15:Actress Margaret O'Brien ("Meet Me In St. Louis") is 79.TV and radio personality Dini Petty is 72.Retired ballerina Veronica Tennant is 71.Actress Andrea Martin is 70.Country singer-songwriter...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 16
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 16--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 16:Author William Kennedy is 89.Author-editor Norman Podhoretz is 87.Opera singer Marilyn Horne is 83.Hall of Fame auto racer A.J. Foyt is 82. Singer Barbara Lynn is 75.Country singer Ronnie...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 17
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 17--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 17:Actress Betty White is 95.Actor James Earl Jones is 86.Talk show host Maury Povich is 78.Singer Chris Montez is 75.French singer-songwriter Francoise Hardy is 73.Singer William Hart of...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 18
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 18--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 18:Movie director John Boorman is 84.Canadian jazz pianist and bassist Don Thompson is 77.Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 76.Comedian-singer Brett Hudson of the Hudson Brothers is 64.Actor-director...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 19
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 19--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 19:Actress Tippi Hedren is 87.Former PBS newsman Robert MacNeil is 86.Movie director Richard Lester is 85.Country singer Stu Phillips is 84.Former CTV News anchor Lloyd Robertson is 83.Actor-singer...
Chronology of Alleged Incidents in Former Nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer's Case
Chronology of Elizabeth Wettlaufer case--WOODSTOCK, Ont. - A former Ontario nurse accused of killing eight seniors faces six new charges in relation to people under her care. Ontario Provincial Police charged Elizabeth Wettlaufer on Friday with four...
Community Events Take Up One-Third of Time for Winnipeg Police Armoured Car
Lots of photo ops for Winnipeg police vehicle--WINNIPEG - CTV News is reporting that an armoured rescue vehicle purchased by the Winnipeg Police Service last year for $342,800 is used almost a third of the time for parades and promotional events.CTV...
CP Look-Ahead for Jan 20-26
CP Look-Ahead for Jan 20-26--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Jan. 20 to Jan 26 as of 6:34 p.m. ET:x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage.Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local unless...
DeRozan Pours in 28 as Toronto Raptors Defeat Brooklyn Nets 132-113
DeRozan scores 28 as Raptors top Nets 132-113--TORONTO - The lowly Brooklyn Nets hung with the Toronto Raptors for three quarters on Friday night. A blistering start to the fourth quarter ensured the home team would not be upset by the NBA's last-place...
Editorial Exchange: Argument for United Way Merger Is Sound, Hamilton Spectator
Editorial Exchange: Hamilton Spectator--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Jan. 12:Argument for United Way merger is soundMergers often make people nervous. When small, local entities merge to become one large entity, that tendency toward...
Editorial Exchange: Cabinet Shuffling and Consent, Halifax Chronicle Herald
Editorial Exchange: Halifax Chronicle Herald--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Jan. 12:Cabinet shuffling and consentAs Lord Tennyson put it in Idylls of the King: "The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils...
Editorial Exchange: Obama Missed a Chance to Change Political Conversation, Toronto Star
Editorial Exchange: Toronto Star--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 13:Obama missed a chance to change political conversationWhile President Barack Obama certainly made his full share of mistakes, it's far from sure that his achievements...
Editorial Exchange: Obama out, Amherst Daily News
Editorial Exchange: Amherst Daily News--An editorial from the Amherst Daily News, published Jan. 13:Obama outMany Canadians watched with admiration and perhaps some regret this week as U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his farewell speech to his...
Editorial Exchange: Stop Deportations under Defunct Rule, Toronto Star
Editorial Exchange: Toronto Star--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Jan. 12:Stop deportations under defunct ruleWhile the Trudeau government quashed a rule that meant migrant workers had to leave the country after four years, it did not grandfather...
Editorial Exchange: Veterans Need Help with PTSD, Waterloo Record
Editorial Exchange: Waterloo Record--An editorial from the Waterloo Record, published Jan. 13:Veterans need help with PTSDWar is a dirty business. Spend enough time there, and its fear and brutality will stain you, long after you get out.The dreadful...
Editorial Exchange: Who Are You Really?, Prince George Citizen
Editorial Exchange: Prince George Citizen--An editorial from the Prince George Citizen, published Jan. 12:Who are you really?In the modern era of identity politics, the politics can't be justified until the identity has been established.In other words,...
Edmonton Teenager Shamit Shome Taken by Montreal Impact in MLS SuperDraft
Edmonton teen taken by Montreal Impact--LOS ANGELES - Edmonton teenager Shamit Shome took another stop up the pro soccer ranks Friday, chosen by the Montreal Impact in the second round (41st overall) at the MLS SuperDraft.MLS bought the 19-year-old midfielder...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Hayley-Wickenheiser-Retires) (Audio: 110)Hayley Wickenheiser is calling it a career.The 38-year-old from Shaunavon, Saskatchewan has announced her retirement from hockey after 23 years on the Canadian women's team.Wickenheiser says she wants to go...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Nursing-Home-Probe) (Audio: 47)Police have laid six more charges against former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, who is already facing eight charges of first-degree murder in the deaths of elderly nursing home residents.Wettlaufer made a court appearance...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Nursing-Home-Probe) (Audio: 52)Court documents filed today in Woodstock, Ontario include allegations a former nurse injected insulin into elderly people in her care.Elizabeth Wettlaufer was charged last October with eight counts of first-degree murder...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Friday, Jan. 13
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Environmental Group Finds Mercury in Soil Upstream from Grassy Narrows Community
Group's testing finds high mercury levels--TORONTO - An environmental group believes it may have found a source of ongoing mercury contamination that has plagued a northern Ontario First Nation for more than 50 years.The Grassy Narrows community, near...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Nursing Home Probe) (Audio: 66)A woman whose father weas allegedly killed by a former nurse says she's going through torture.Susan Horvath's father Arpad was one of the alleged victims of 49-year-old Elizabeth Wettlaufer.The former Ontario nurse...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Tour)Justin Trudeau continues his cross-country tour today, making his way through southern Ontario from C-F-B Trenton to London.Along the way, he'll visit a restaurant in Bewdley and hold a town hall in Peterborough, before meeting youth...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Tour)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has hit the road for a cross-country tour aimed at re-connecting with Canadians, amid allegations of elitism and conflicts of interest.Justin Trudeau made a series of campaign-style stops in Ontario on Thursday,...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(Nursing Home Probe) (Audio: 67)A former Ontario nurse accused of killing eight seniors in two long-term care homes now faces six more charges.Ontario Provincial Police say the new charges against Elizabeth Wettlaufer are four counts of attempted...
Halifax Considers Its Options as Rat Problems Grow: 'As Common as Pigeons'
Halifax ponders options as rat problems grow--HALIFAX - Gary Julien conjures an unnerving scene when describing his experience with Halifax's growing rat problem."They're the size of small kittens -- or somewhere between kittens and cats," the downtown...
Injuries to Canadian Soldiers Treated in Iraq Hospital Not Combat Related: DND
Canadian soldiers not combat casualties: DND--OTTAWA - None of the seven Canadian soldiers treated at a military hospital in Iraq over the last few weeks was a combat casualty, says National Defence.The department earlier refused to discuss how the soldiers...
Joseph Boyden Statements on Indigenous Roots Too Vague, Say Academics
Joseph Boyden roots still vague, say academics--TORONTO - Joseph Boyden's recent public statement and interviews about his indigenous roots are too vague and don't fully address the heart of the controversy surrounding his heritage, say academics.Late...
Kingsbury Has String of WCup Moguls Podium Finishes Ended with 6th-Place Result
Disappointment for Kingsbury in Lake Placid--LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Moguls star Mikeal Kingsbury posted his worst result in three years as Canadian freestyle skiers were held off the podium Friday in the season's second stop on the World Cup circuit.Kingsbury,...
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Looking Forward to Chiefs Rematch with Steelers
Duvernay-Tardif looking forward to rematch--Canadian Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and the Kansas City Chiefs will get a second shot at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.Kansas City hosts Pittsburgh in the AFC divisional playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium....
Manitoba Premier Cites Family Relationships in Defending Costa Rica Trips
Pallister cites family for Costa Rica trips--TORONTO - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister defended his decision Friday to spend up to two months of the year at his vacation home in Costa Rica because it gives him a chance to see his family. Pallister recently...
Marianne St-Gelais, Charle Cournoyer Skate to a National Titles in the 1,500m
St-Gelais, Cournoyer win gold in 1,500--MONTREAL - Speedskaters Marianne St-Gelais and Charle Cournoyer earned gold medals at the 2017 Canadian senior championships on Friday by skating to victory in the 1,500-metre events.St-Gelais of Saint-Felicien,...
Meet Cam Atkinson, the Blue Jackets' Unlikely Leading Scorer and Power-Play Ace
Meet the Blue Jackets' unlikely leading scorer--Cam Atkinson laid out his dream to become an NHL player on Career Day when he was in the fourth grade.But by the time he got to Avon Old Farms, a private all-boys high school in Connecticut, his coach didn't...
Morneau Says He Will Exercise Prudence in Budget in Face of Trump Administration
Morneau says he will exercise prudence in budget--TORONTO - Finance Minister Bill Morneau is suggesting the upcoming federal budget will have the room to deal with whatever economic shifts could ensue as the Donald Trump administration takes over in...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT066 - (Nursing Home Probe) WOODSTOCK, Ont. x-21s. A former Ontario nurse charged with killing eight seniors in two long-term care homes now is accused of attempting to kill others in her care. Ontario Provincial Police laid...
National Audio 11:55 AM ET
National Audio 11:55 AM ET--NAT054 - (OBIT-Lord-Snowdon) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LONDON. x-28s. (Tom Rivers) The former husband of Princess Margaret has died. (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT055 - (US-Millennials) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-32s. (Karen Chase) Millennials...
National Audio 12:45 PM ET
National Audio 12:45 PM ET--NAT063 - (Canada-150th-Beaver-Genome) TORONTO. x-07s. Scientists have a gift for Canada's 150th birthday -- and as presents go, it's certainly unique. A team of molecular geneticists at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children...
National Audio 2:25 AM ET
National Audio 2:25 AM ET--NAT001 - (Judge-Reviewed) OTTAWA. x-19s. A Calgary judge who asked a sex assault complainant why she couldn't keep her "knees together" could be headed into uncharted territory if he continues to fight his removal from the...
National Audio 4:15 PM ET
National Audio 4:15 PM ET--NAT089 - (Pallister-Costa-Rica) TORONTO. x-17s. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is defending his spending up to eight weeks a year in Costa Rica as important for his family. Pallister says the demands of the job make that...
National Audio 5:15 PM ET
National Audio 5:15 PM ET--NAT093 - (Morneau-Economists) TORONTO. x-17s. Finance Minister Bill Morneau is suggesting the upcoming federal budget will have the room to deal with whatever economic climate could ensue as the Donald Trump administration...
National Audio 7:05 PM ET
National Audio 7:05 PM ET--NAT106 - (ER-Shooting) KAMLOOPS, B.C. x-12s. The B-C Nurses Union says staff at the hospital in Grand Forks acted quickly when a man entered the emergency room and shot himself last night. Karen Bloemink (BLOO'-mink) of the...
National Audio 8:05 PM ET
National Audio 8:05 PM ET--NAT113 - (US-Chicago-Police-Civil-Rights-Report) CHICAGO. x-11s. The U-S Justice Department has issued a scathing report on civil rights abuses by Chicago's police department over the years. U-S Justice Department officials...
National Audio 8:35 AM ET
National Audio 8:35 AM ET--NAT038 - (ENT-COUNTRY-Willie-Nelson) NASHVILLE, Tenn. x-16s. After decades of personally advocating for the legalization of marijuana, Willie Nelson has attached his name to a line of legal marijuana called "Willie's Reserve."...
National Audio 9:35 AM ET
National Audio 9:35 AM ET--NAT043 - (Nursing Home Probe) (WATCH FOR DATING) WOODSTOCK, Ont. x-12s. Ontario Provincial Police are expected to release new information today in the case of a former nurse accused of killing eight seniors in two long-term...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Nursing-Home-Probe) (Audio: 056)Some relatives of the alleged victims are calling her a ''monster.''Six new charges were laid Friday against a former nurse accused of killing eight seniors in Ontario long-term care facilities.They're in addition...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Nursing-Home-Probe) (Audio: 48)A former nurse accused of killing eight seniors in two southern Ontario long-term care homes was shackled as she appeared in court in Woodstock this morning.Elizabeth Wettlaufer is now facing six additional charges...
'Not Up to Her to Be God!' Friends, Families React to New Charges against Ex-Nurse
Six new charges against ex-Ontario nurse--WOODSTOCK, Ont. - A former Ontario nurse accused of killing eight seniors in her care shuffled into a courtroom Friday to face six more charges, as friends and family members of the alleged victims sat quietly...
Nova Scotia Teachers Union Defends Hawaii Travel despite Job Action
N.S. teachers' union defends Hawaii travel--HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia Teachers Union is firing back at the education minister after she raised questions over their professional development travel to Hawaii and elsewhere during a work-to-rule campaign.The...
Nurses' Union Says Man Pulled out Gun, Shot Himself at B.C. Hospital ER
Man shoots himself at B.C. hospital: nurses' union--BURNABY, B.C. - The union representing B.C. nurses says staff at a hospital in Grand Forks are traumatized after a man walked into an emergency room, pulled out a gun and shot himself Thursday evening.The...
OHL Roundup: Kevin Spinozzi Scores Hat Trick as Sting Rally Past Spitfires in OT
OHL Roundup: Sting rally past Spitfires in OT--SARNIA, Ont. - Drake Rymsha scored the overtime winner as the Sarnia Sting rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Windsor Spitfires on Friday night in Ontario Hockey League action.Kevin Spinozzi had a hat trick...
Oilers Beat Devils 3-2 in OT in Taylor Hall's Return to Edmonton
Leon Draisaitl leads Oilers over Devils in OT--EDMONTON - It was Taylor Hall's return to Edmonton, but the night belonged to Leon Draisaitl.Draisaitl scored in overtime and added two assists as the Oilers snapped a two-game losing skid with a 3-2 victory...
Ontario First Nation Helping in Deer Cull, Part of Plan to Help Species at Risk
Ontario First Nation helping with deer cull--Caldwell First Nation Chief Louise Hillier remembers frolicking on a beautiful southern Ontario beach as a little girl. It was quiet and the surrounding vegetation lush.The serenity and peace remain, but much...
--Ontario Update-
---(Nursing-Home-Probe)A nurse accused of killing for seniors in two southwestern Ontario long-term care homes is to appear in court in Woodstock today.And provincial police say they'll be releasing new information this morning about their investigation...
--Ontario Update-
---(Nursing-Home-Probe)Family members of the alleged victims of a former Ontario nurse say they were in a Woodstock courtroom today because they wanted Elizabeth Wettlaufer to see their faces and their pain.The 49-year-old ex-nurse charged with killing...
Parliament Audio 5:15 PM ET
Parliament Audio 5:15 PM ET--P04 - (Trudeau-Tour) PETERBOROUGH, Ontario. x-14s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stirred up some strong reaction in Alberta for remarks he made about the oilsands at a town hall meeting today. Trudeau was responding to...
Penalty Too Light for Pharmacy Error That Led to Woman's Death: Granddaughter
Penalty too light for deadly error: family--HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia woman who watched her grandmother descend into pain and die after receiving five times her weekly prescription says the supervising pharmacist should receive tougher sanctions.The Nova...
Police in Delta, B.C., Using GPS Darts to Track Vehicles That Flee
B.C. police use GPS darts to track fleeing cars--DELTA, B.C. - A police department in British Columbia's Lower Mainland is using technology that looks like it is taken from the latest Batman movie to track fleeing vehicles.Police in Delta have begun...
Pop-Up Shops Bounce into Malls as Short-Term Leases Benefit Retailers, Landlords
Pop-up shops in Canadian malls on the rise--TORONTO - For the second year in a row, a shop selling dolls with back stories that celebrate Canada popped up for a limited time in a Toronto mall.Last year, Maplelea Girls' shop at Promenade Mall boosted...
Prairie Audio 2:30 PM MT
Prairie Audio 2:30 PM MT----PR05 - (SCOC-Fracking)OTTAWA. x-14s. A woman has mixed feelings about a Supreme Court ruling that says she can't sue Alberta's energy regulator as part of her claim that hydraulic fracturing so badly contaminated her well...
Prairie Audio 6:10 AM MT
Prairie Audio 6:10 AM MT--PR01 - (Mba-Police-Armoured-Car)WINNIPEG. x-09s. A Winnipeg media outlet says the police service's armoured rescue vehicle purchased last year for more than 342-thousand dollars is used almost a third of the time for parades...
--Prairie Update-
(CRIME-Drug-Shooting)Edmonton police say the homicides of two men in the city this week are connected to drug activity in British Columbia's Lower Mainland.The bodies of Navdeep Sidhuand and Harman Mangat -- both in their early 20s -- were found in a...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Enbridge-Chiefs)The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says it is taking further steps in its fight against the Enbridge 3 line replacement project.The group is trying to get leave to file a judicial review with the Federal Court of Appeal with the aim...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
(Dairy-Trump)U.S. dairy groups are calling on president-elect Donald Trump to safeguard American jobs and set his sights on what they call Canada's protectionist dairy practices.The groups say a planned national Canadian ingredients strategy will block...
Prep-LifeWatch
---(Flu-On-Rise)The number of cases of influenza, along with hospitalizations and deaths due to the respiratory illness, continue to escalate in Canada.Infectious diseases experts say there's no telling how soon the seasonal scourge will reach its peak.Figures...
QMJHL Roundup: Daniel Sprong Scores Twice in Islanders Win over Wildcats
QMJHL: Sprong leads Islanders past Wildcats--CHARLOTTETOWN - Daniel Sprong scored his first two goals of the season and added an assist Friday night as the Charlottetown Islanders beat the Moncton Wildcats 8-3 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Sprong,...
Salvager Confident Second Try Will Move Tanker off Cape Breton If Weather Holds
Company confident second try will move tanker--SYDNEY, N.S. - The salvage master for the company that will make its second attempt to dislodge a stranded 53-metre tanker grounded off Cape Breton, says he's confident the job will be done as long as wind...
Scientists Map Genome of Iconic Beaver as Gift for Canada's 150th Birthday
Canada gets 150th birthday gift - the beaver genome--TORONTO - Scientists have a gift for Canada as the country celebrates its 150th -- and as a birthday present, it's certainly unique.A team of molecular geneticists at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Tour)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues the first leg of his cross-country tour today, with stops in several communities between C-F-B Trenton and London, Ontario.Trudeau began the trek yesterday in Ottawa, and made several campaign-style...
Seven Stories in the News Today, Jan. 13
Seven stories in the news today, Jan. 13--Seven stories in the news for Friday, Jan. 13------TRUDEAU TO CONTINUE GRASSROOTS TOURPrime Minister Justin Trudeau begins the second day of a whirlwind outreach tour at CFB Trenton in eastern Ontario this morning,...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Tour) (Audio: p05)Some Alberta politicians -- including the N-D-P premier -- are getting riled up over remarks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made today about the oilsands at a town hall meeting in Ontario.Trudeau repeated what he's said before...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Morneau-Economists)Private sector economists are expected to tell federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau that the country's economic outlook has improved somewhat since the fall.Morneau is going to be looking for ideas for his upcoming budget at today's...
SportsCall Audio 2:30 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 2:30 AM ET--NAT016 - (SPORTS-BKN-Knicks104-Bulls89) NEW YORK. x-11s. Carmelo Anthony had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists and the Knicks beat the short-handed Bulls 104-89. Chicago guard Dwyane Wade says playing without leading...
SportsCall Audio 8:30 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 8:30 PM ET--NAT119 - (SPORTS-FBN-Packers-Cowboys-Preview) GREEN BAY, Wisconsin. x-20s. The Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys renew their rivalry Sunday in the N-F-C divisional playoffs. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers says...
Sri Lankan Man Owned Ship That Smuggled Tamil Migrants to Canada: Crown
Man owned ship that smuggled Tamil migrants: Crown--VANCOUVER - A Sri Lankan man accused of human smuggling was the owner of the rickety cargo ship that transported hundreds of Tamil migrants from Thailand to British Columbia, a Crown prosecutor said...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Nursing-Home-Probe) (Audio: 51)A former Ontario nurse is now facing a total of 14 charges -- eight of first-degree murder, four of attempted murder and two of aggravated assault -- all pertaining to seniors in her care.Six new charges were laid against...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Jan. 13-15
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Jan. 13-15--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Jan. 13 to Jan. 15 as of 7:53 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, Jan. 13------MORE CHARGES AGAINST FORMER ONTARIO NURSE: Six more charges have been laid against a former Ontario nurse accused in the deaths of eight seniors. Elizabeth...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Morneau-Economists)The federal finance minister is scheduled to sit down with economists from the private sector today, as he prepares his next budget.Bill Morneau's meeting with experts in Toronto comes a week ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Nursing-Home-Probe) (Audio: 81)A former Woodstock, Ontario nurse faces more charges against her in connection with the alleged insulin poisoning deaths of seniors at two nursing homes.Elizabeth Wettlaufer already faced eight counts of first-degree...
Timeline: A Look at Hayley Wickenheiser's Storied Hockey Career
Timeline: A look at Wickenheiser's career--Hayley Wickenheiser has retired from hockey after 23 years on Canada's women's team. Here is a look at her storied career: 1978: Born in Shaunavon, Sask., to Tom and Marilyn Wickenheiser.1990: Watches first...
Today in History - Jan. 22
Today in History - Jan. 22--Today in History for Jan. 22:On this date:In AD 304 (traditional date) -- Vincent of Saragossa, one of the most famous martyrs of the early church, was imprisoned and then killed for refusing to consign the scripture to the...
Today in History - Jan. 23
Today in History - Jan. 23--Today in History for Jan. 23:On this date:In AD 638, the Islamic calendar was created and first used.In 1492, the Jewish Pentateuch was first printed.In 1656, French religious philosopher Blaise Pascal published the first...
Today in History - Jan. 24
Today in History - Jan. 24--Today in History for Jan. 24:On this date:In 1076, Germany's Henry IV convened the synod of Worms to secure the deposition of Pope Gregory VII. It charged the pontiff with serious crimes and called upon Rome to depose him....
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