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Articles from April 8, 2017

Atlantic Update
(Cyclones-Grounded)The Royal Canadian Air Force has grounded its fleet of CH-1-4-8 Cyclone helicopters after one of the naval choppers encountered a "severe bump" during a training flight.It's the latest delay in a project years behind its original delivery...
--B-C Update-
(BC-Roadside-Homicide)The body of a Kamloops man was found on a rural road outside the city last September, but the public is just now learning about his alleged murder.R-C-M-P Corporal Dan Moskaluk says police determined Robert Gair's death was not...
Canada's Gushue Beats Edin to Advance to Gold-Medal Game at World Championship
Canada's Gushue tops Edin in Page 1-2 game--EDMONTON - Canada's Brad Gushue faced few challenges during round-robin play at the Ford World Men's Curling Championship.The competition level picked up significantly Friday night and Gushue was more than...
Canada's Ware Wins Bronze in 3-Metre Springboard at Diving Grand Prix
Ware wins bronze in 3-metre springboard--GATINEAU, Que. - Pamela Ware of Greenfield Park, Que., capture a bronze medal in the women's three-metre springboard final on Saturday at the Canada Cup, a FINA Diving Grand Prix event.Ware, a 2016 Olympian, scored...
Canada to Face Defending Champion Fiji in Quarter-Finals at Hong Kong Sevens
Canada to face Fiji at Hong Kong Sevens--HONG KONG - Canada has advanced to the Cup quarter-finals for the third World Series event in a row, but will have to get past Olympic champion Fiji to reach the final four at the Hong Kong Sevens. Canada, which...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 8
Celebrity birthdays for April 8--Celebrity Birthdays for April 8:Comedian Shecky Greene is 91.Actor-turned-diplomat John Gavin is 86.Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh is 80.Basketball Hall-of-Famer John Havlicek is 77.Original...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Vimy-Ridge-Trudeau)The prime minister has arrived in France to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.As many as 25-thousand Canadians will join Justin Trudeau and other dignitaries as they pause in the shadows of the Canadian National...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Syria) (Audio: 20)Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is calling for the formation of an international fact-finding committee to investigate the chemical weapons attack in a northern Syrian town that killed at least 87 people.Iran is a strong ally of...
--First NewsWatch-
---(United-States-Syria) (Audio: 19)The U-S is vowing to keep up the pressure on Syria after a barrage of missile strikes -- despite the prospect of inflaming tensions with Russia.The Trump administration has signalled that new sanctions will follow...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Sweden-Truck-Crash) (Audio: 31)Police in Sweden say they've arrested a man who is "likely" the culprit behind a deadly truck attack in the capital Stockholm.Four people were killed and more than a dozen others were wounded when a hijacked beer truck...
Knight Breaks Canada's Heart with OT Winner in Women's World Hockey Final
Canada loses women's hockey gold in overtime--PLYMOUTH, Mich. - An empowered U.S. women's hockey team backed up their off-ice win before the world championship began by winning gold Friday.Hilary Knight blocked a shot in Canada's end and scored on an...
Maple Leafs Playoff Berth a Tale of Two Turnarounds
Leafs playoff berth a tale of two turnarounds--TORONTO - At about this point last year Leo Komarov had his bags packed and plane ticket home to Finland almost ready to go, his Toronto Maple Leafs wrapping up a 30th-place season.Even Komarov, one of the...
Masse Surprises Caldwell to Win 200m Backstroke at Team Canada Trials
Kylie Masse wins 200-metre backstroke--VICTORIA - Kylie Masse upset Hilary Caldwell in the women's 200-metre backstroke Saturday night at the 2017 Team Canada Trials.Masse, of Windsor, Ont., overtook the Olympic bronze medallist in the final few metres...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT050 - (Islamic State) CAIRO. x-16s. Activists in Syria say civilians were among 21 people killed in U-S-led airstrikes in territory controlled by I-SIL militants. Reporter Ashraf Khalil (AHSH'-rahf kah-LEEL') says the attack...
National Audio 4:35 PM ET
National Audio 4:35 PM ET--NAT059 - (US-FBI-Terrorism-Review) WASHINGTON. x-17s. The Associated Press has learned that the F-B-I has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads to make sure they were properly investigated....
National Audio 6:15 PM ET
National Audio 6:15 PM ET--NAT067 - (Kinew-NDP-Leadership) WINNIPEG. x-07s. Indigenous activist, author and politician Wab Kinew (kih-NOO') will launch his bid for the leadership of the Manitoba New Democrats on Monday. Kinew was first elected to the...
New $10 Bank Note Unveiled to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary
Central bank unveils Canada 150 $10 bill--OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada has unveiled a new commemorative $10 bank note to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation -- and it will mark one of the few times Canadian woman and an indigenous Canadian...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Police-Oversight-Review)Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says the province's First Nations welcome the recommendations released this week in a report on police oversight.Day says transparency and accountability in the police service are vital...
Photo Advisory
Photo advisory--The Canadian Press photo advisory for Sunday, April 9, 2017. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalistsADDS: DELTA, B.C.--B.C. Premier Christy Clark attends...
Prairie Audio 4:00 PM MT
Prairie Audio 4:00 PM MT--PR02 - (Kinew-NDP-Leadership)WINNIPEG. x-13s. A high-profile candidate is about to enter the race for the leadership of the Manitoba New Democratic Party. Indigenous activist, author and politician Wab Kinew (kih-NOO') will...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Souris-Rising)Some southwest Manitoba residents have chosen to head for higher ground as overland flooding, swollen creeks and the rising Souris River cause major problems in the region.The river is under a flood warning and has swamped some agricultural...
QMJHL Roundup: Truchon-Viel Scores Hat Trick as Titan Edge Armada to Even Series at 1-1
QMJHL: Titan edge Armada to even series at 1-1--BOISBRIAND, Que. - Jeffrey Truchon-Viel scored a hat trick as the Acadie-Bathurst Titan edged the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4-3 on Saturday night in Game 2 of their second round Quebec Major Junior Hockey...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Sweden-Truck-Crash)Prosecutors in Sweden say a person has been formally identified as a terror suspect for allegedly driving a truck into a crowd of pedestrians.Four people were killed in yesterday's attack on a busy street in the capital Stockholm,...
Senators Clinch Second Place in Atlantic with 3-1 Win over Rangers
Senators clinch second place in Atlantic--OTTAWA - All Ottawa Senators head coach Guy Boucher had to do was look at his players and he could see how determined they were.Ottawa clinched second place in the Atlantic Division and home-ice advantage in...
Settlement Reached in Class Action over Alleged Abuse at School for the Blind
Class action over alleged abuse at school for the blind settled--TORONTO - A class-action lawsuit involving allegations of physical, emotional and sexual abuse at an Ontario boarding school for the blind has been settled out of court.Lawyers representing...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Syria) (Audio:046)Dozens of Syrian students have gathered outside the offices of the United Nations in the capital city of Damascus to protest a U-S missile attack on a Syrian airbase.U-S President Donald Trump ordered the strike in response to the...
Sidney Crosby Will Play, but Other Penguins Will Rest vs. Maple Leafs
Crosby will play vs. Leafs, other Pens to rest--TORONTO - Sidney Crosby will play against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but other regulars of the Pittsburgh Penguins will rest.Head coach Mike Sullivan didn't specify who would sit for the Penguins on Saturday...
Sophie Schmidt Plays on for Canada despite Suffering Painful Facial Injury
Schmidt: broken face but still smiling--If Canadian players need inspiration when they take on top-ranked Germany on Sunday, they need only look at Sophie Schmidt.The 28-year-old midfielder from Abbotsford, B.C., is playing with a protective Zorro-like...
Source: Canada, Mexico and U.S. to Make Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup
Source: Canada part of joint World Cup bid--TORONTO - Canadian Victor Montagliani has already earned his place at world soccer's inner circle.Now the FIFA vice-president and CONCACAF president is looking to help bring soccer biggest's prize to Canada,...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT018 - (SPORTS-BKN: Hawks 114, Cavaliers 100) CLEVELAND. x-13s. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Atlanta Hawks stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-100. Hardaway says they gained confidence...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Sweden-Truck-Crash)Hospital officials in Stockholm say six of the 15 people injured in a deadly truck attack have been released, while eight adults and one child remain in hospital.Four people were killed yesterday when the driver of a hijacked beer...
Today in History - April 8
Today in History - April 8--Today in History for April 8:In 626, Maedoc of Ferns, an early Irish believer in Jesus Christ, died. He established a Christian community in Wexford, where he gave shelter to babies who survived primitive abortion surgeries...
Today in Music History - April 8
Today in Music History - April 8--Today in Music History for April 8:In 1906, Raoul Jobin, considered one of the greatest French tradition tenors of the '30s and '40s, was born in Quebec City. He joined the Paris Opera in 1930, and also became a featured...
Toronto FC Rues Costly Defensive Lapses in 2-2 Tie with 10-Man Atlanta United
Toronto FC rues costly defensive lapses--TORONTO - On a night when its offence came to life, Toronto FC was let down by two defensive lapses.Toronto's backline was sliced open twice in a 2-2 tie with Atlanta United on Saturday in a wide-open, entertaining...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(Vimy-Ridge-Trudeau)Canadians are preparing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in France ahead of Sunday's two-hour ceremony in Vimy.It's being billed as a chance to mark what...
--Twentieth NewsWatch-
---(UN-Syria-Russia-Protests) (Audio: 112)The Pentagon is probing whether Russia was involved in the chemical weapons assault that prompted U-S President Donald Trump to order cruise missile strikes Thursday night on a Syrian airbase.A special U-N Security...
Wheeler and Jets Beat Predators, End Season on Seven-Game Win Streak
Wheeler lifts Jets to seventh straight win--WINNIPEG - It was fitting that Blake Wheeler led the Winnipeg Jets to their final victory of the season.Wheeler did that by scoring a short-handed goal with 45 seconds left to lift Winnipeg to its seventh straight...
Wynne Declares a Win after N.Y. Drops Buy American Policy, Turns to NAFTA
Wynne 'pleased' N.Y. drops Buy American--TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was "pleased" that New York has dropped proposed Buy American provisions from its state budget, but she remained concerned Saturday about U.S. protectionism and uncertainty...
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