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Articles from May 12, 2017

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Academic Urges Quebec to Look to Europe as Model to Address Flood Management
Quebec lagging in flood management: professor--MONTREAL - A Quebec academic says the province lags behind other jurisdictions when it comes to proactive flood management, but can easily catch up by adopting the model used in Europe.Pascale Biron, a professor...
Amaya Plans to Evolve Its Business with New Name, Move Its Head Office to Toronto
Amaya plans to move HQ to Toronto--MONTREAL - The owner of PokerStars and other online gaming businesses is changing its corporate name and relocating to Toronto as it continues to evolve after facing tough times last year.Montreal-based Amaya (TSX:AYA)...
Angry Reaction to Restaurant Serving Horse Meat Blown out of Proportion: Chef
Reaction to horse meat on menu overblown: chef--TORONTO - The controversy over a special Quebecois-themed event in a Pittsburgh restaurant where horse meat was served has been blown out of proportion, says a Toronto chef who helped prepare the meal.Scott...
Atlantic Audio 1:55 PM AT
Atlantic Audio 1:55 PM AT--AT02 - (NSElxn-Veterans)HALIFAX. x-19s. Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie is promising to spend 1.75 million dollars a year on a unique medical centre for veterans that would be led by former military members. Baillie...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NSElxn)Nova Scotia's three party leaders fan out across the province today to wrap up the second full week of campaigning ahead of the May 30th election.Premier Stephen McNeil will make an announcement in Lakeside this morning before campaigning...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Elxn)The New Democrats are promising to make post secondary education more affordable if they win the Nova Scotia election.N-D-P leader Gary Burrill today rolled out his plan to eliminate Nova Scotia Community College tuition and reduce university...
B.C. Court of Appeal Dismisses Former CFL Player Arland Bruce III's Lawsuit
Court of Appeal dismisses Bruce lawsuit--Arland Bruce III's lawyer is prepared to take the former CFL player's concussion lawsuit to the Supreme Court of Canada despite a second legal setback.The B.C. Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed Bruce's lawsuit...
B.C. Election: NDP Asks for Recounts in Three Vancouver-Area Ridings
B.C. election: NDP asks for recounts--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's two major political parties are still battling to win the election days after the polls closed, with the NDP requesting recounts in three close ridings.The New Democrats say they have...
--B-C Update-
------(WEA-BC-Flooding)With more threats of rising water in Kelowna, many residents have walled off their properties with layers of sandbags.Emergency officials say lake levels are already high and wet weather could bring more floods for those who were...
Biagini and Four Relievers Combine on Seven-Hit Shutout as Jays Top Mariners 4-0
Biagini impresses as Jays top Mariners 4-0--TORONTO - If Joe Biagini keeps it up, he may just become a full-time member of the Toronto Blue Jays' rotation.Biagini worked into the sixth inning Friday and the bullpen took care of the rest as the Blue Jays...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--Friday, MAY 12, 2017BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's early plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please...
Calgary Police Arrest Father in 2015 Death of Three-Month-Old Baby Boy
Calgary police arrest father in baby's death--CALGARY - Police say they have arrested a pastor who is also the father of a three-month-old baby boy who died in 2015.Daniel Nel, 31, has been charged with second-degree murder.His only child, Cyrus, was...
Canadian Forward Tyler Ardron to Join Super Rugby's Chiefs in New Zealand
Canadian Ardron joins Super Rugby's Chiefs--TORONTO - Canadian international Tyler Ardron has signed with Super Rugby's Chiefs in New Zealand.The 25-year-old forward from Lakefield, Ont., has been with the Ospreys in Wales since 2013.He is following...
Canadian Men Look to Build on Singapore Tournament Rugby Sevens Win
Canada looks to build on Singapore 7s win--The Canadian men's rugby sevens team arrived in Paris with a new entry on its resume -- champion.Damian McGrath's team ended a 140-tournament drought last month in Singapore where it defeated the U.S. 26-19...
Canadian Soccer Stars Ashley Lawrence, Kadeisha Buchanan Square off in France
Canadian soccer stars square off in France--Ashley Lawrence and Kadeisha Buchanan spent most of their soccer lives playing on the same team.Now the two Canadian internationals -- and best friends -- are slated to face off three times in the next three...
Canadian Women's Hockey Team 2018 Olympic Camp Roster List
Canadian women's hockey team 2018 Olympic camp roster list--CALGARY - Roster announced Thursday by Hockey Canada for players invited to the preliminary 2018 women's Olympic hockey team tryout Aug. 1 in Calgary (with hometown and current club):GoaltendersShannon...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 14
Celebrity birthdays for May 14--Celebrity Birthdays for May 14:Photo-realist artist Richard Estes is 85.Actress Sian Phillips is 84.Movie director-producer George Lucas is 73.Canadian singer-actress Catherine McKinnon is 73.Gene Cornish, guitarist with...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 15
Celebrity birthdays for May 15--Celebrity Birthdays for May 15:Actress-singer Anna Maria Alberghetti is 81.Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy is 81.Singer Trini Lopez is 80.Singer Lenny Welch is 79.Actress-singer Lainie Kazan is 75.Actress Gunilla Hutton...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 18
Celebrity birthdays for May 18--Celebrity Birthdays for May 18:Actor Bill Macy ("Maude") is 95.Actress Priscilla Pointer ("Dallas," ''Carrie," ''Blue Velvet") is 93.Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Jack Whitaker is 93. Actor Robert Morse is 86.Actor Dwayne...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 19
Celebrity birthdays for May 19--Celebrity Birthdays for May 19:PBS newscaster Jim Lehrer is 83.TV personality David Hartman is 82.Actor James Fox is 78.Actress Nancy Kwan is 78.Canadian composer-musician John Mills-Cockell is 74.Actor Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca...
Celebrity Birthdays for May 20
Celebrity birthdays for May 20--Celebrity Birthdays for May 20:CFL and NFL Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant is 90.Actor-author James McEachin is 87.Actor Anthony Zerbe is 81.Hockey Hall-of-Famer Stan Mikita is 77.Former world champion figure skater and federal...
Crown Says DNA Evidence Flawed but Mark Grant Guilty of Killing Candace Derksen
Crown says DNA flawed, but Grant guilty--WINNIPEG - The retrial of a man accused of second-degree murder in the death of a Winnipeg girl more than three decades ago has wrapped up with a surprising admission from the prosecution.In his closing argument...
Editorial Exchange: Another Government, Another Attempt to Undermine the Budget Watchdog
Editorial Exchange: Another government, another attempt to undermine the budget watchdog--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 12:It's probably too much to ask that governments feel sincere affection toward the Parliamentary Budget Office,...
Editorial Exchange: Getting Our Financial House in Order
Editorial Exchange: Getting our financial house in order--An editorial from the Waterloo Region Record, published May 12:It probably comes as no surprise that many Canadians have a spending problem.But a recent survey by accounting management firm MNP...
Editorial Exchange: Law to Be Proud Of
Editorial Exchange: Law to be proud of--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published May 11:It's a stamp of approval, of tolerance and good will, of respect for human rights and of inclusiveness. And it celebrates the historic passage of the Civil...
Editorial Exchange: Liberals Should Restore Right to Citizenship Hearing
Editorial Exchange: Liberals should restore right to citizenship hearing--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 11:A federal judge has just given the Trudeau government the kick in the pants it apparently needs to get on with fixing a bad...
Editorial Exchange: Speed Up Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Inquiry
Editorial Exchange: Speed up missing and murdered indigenous women inquiry--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published May 11:The Trudeau government's decision to launch an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls has provided...
Editorial Exchange: Trump Shows Echoes of Nixon
Editorial Exchange: Trump shows echoes of Nixon--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published May 11:Of all the adjectives available to describe a U.S. president's behaviour, there is one that stands alone as the most emphatically damning."Nixonian."Stirring...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-FBI) (Audio: 119)U-S President Donald Trump is out with a sharp warning for his ousted F-B-I director about possible ``tapes'' of their disputed private conversations.It's raising questions about the possibility recording devices have been...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-FBI) (Audio: 81)U-S President Donald Trump tweeted this morning that fired F-B-I director James Comey better hope that there are no tapes of their conversations.That follows a New York Times report that Trump asked for a pledge of loyalty...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Britain-Hospital-Problems) (Audio: 97)Pictures posted on social media show screens of Britain's National Health Service computers with images demanding payment of the online currency Bitcoin.The images read "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!''The...
Father of Woman Charged with Murdering Her Baby Says Allegation Isn't True
Father stands by daughter charged in baby death--EDMONTON - The father of a woman charged with murder in the death of her 11-day-old daughter from a methamphetamine overdose says he doesn't believe she could commit such an awful crime.Edmonton police...
Federal Government Gives Green Light for Two Montreal Safe Injection Sites
Montreal to open two safe injection sites--MONTREAL - After a long wait, two supervised injection sites will open in Montreal in a matter of weeks, Quebec's public health minister announced Friday.Lucie Charlebois says she received word that two sites...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-FBI) (Audio: 112)U-S President Donald Trump says he can't and won't talk about whether he records his conversations in the White House.Trump's comments to Fox News follow a tweet that he sent this morning about fired F-B-I Director James...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-BC-Flooding)People in B-C's Okanagan region will be keeping an eye on water levels in the coming days, as more rain threatens areas already saturated with water.Environment Canada is predicting potential thunderstorms in an area that includes...
--First NewsWatch-
---(WEA-BC-Flooding)People in B-C's Okanagan region are preparing for what could be record flooding.Environment Canada is predicting thunderstorms in an area that's already saturated, and snow melt prompted by warm weather is expected to worsen conditions.A...
Five Stories in the News Today, May 12
Five stories in the news today, May 12--Five stories in the news for Friday, May 12------B.C. REGION PREPARES FOR RECORD FLOODINGBritish Columbia's Okanagan region could be in store for record flooding. Parts of the area that were flooded last weekend...
--Fourteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-FBI) (Audio: 109)U-S Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will brief the full American Senate next week amid controversy over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's office has...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-FBI) (Audio: 19)U-S President Donald Trump has contradicted days of statements by his own communications team about the firing of F-B-I Director James Comey.Speaking with N-B-C News, Trump says he planned to fire Comey all along, calling...
Frustrated Trump Aims at Former FBI Head, as New Questions Swirl
Trump aims at fired FBI boss on Twitter--WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump appeared to threaten the former head of the FBI on Twitter on Friday, warning the just-fired James Comey not to leak to the media.The president tweeted: "Comey better hope that...
Government Accepts Some, but Not All, Senate Amendments to RCMP Union Bill
Feds agree to amend RCMP union bill--OTTAWA - The Trudeau government has accepted some -- but not all -- Senate amendments to a bill that would allow the Mounties to form a union.Most significantly, it has agreed to remove all restrictions on what may...
'Hectic' Time as Manitoba Police Officer Dragged during Arrest Attempt
Officer dragged during arrest attempt--BRANDON, Man. - Two Saskatoon men are facing several charges after separate incidents in Brandon, Man., involving the seizure of guns and the dragging of a police officer just before a pursuit.Police say they arrested...
Help Promised for Iconic N.B. Beach: 'It's Very Important to Maintain the Brand'
Help promised for iconic N.B. beach--SHEDIAC, N.B. - With its long ribbon of sandy shores, New Brunswick's Parlee Beach is one of the top tourist draws in Atlantic Canada, boasting the warmest salt water in Canada.Last summer, though, the famous provincial...
Hungry for More, Toronto FC Looks to Extend Franchise-Record Win Streak
On record run, Toronto FC hungry for wins--TORONTO - Riding a franchise-record five-game win streak, Toronto FC is greedy for more.Captain Michael Bradley hopes the beat goes on Saturday, when Toronto (6-1-4) hosts expansion Minnesota United (3-5-2)...
Impact Spirits Up after First Road Win, Dzemaili Arrival, for Meeting with Crew
Energized Impact seek to jump on tired Crew--MONTREAL - With the arrival of designated player Blerim Dzemaili and a first away win in their pocket, the Montreal Impact should have plenty of positive energy going into their game against the visiting Columbus...
Liberal Bill Will Bar Oil Tanker Traffic from Northern B.C. Coast
Bill to ban tankers from northern B.C. ports--OTTAWA - New legislation introduced by the federal government will bar most oil tankers from operating along the coast of northern British Columbia.It will ban tankers carrying crude oil and so-called persistent...
Little Scope for Big, Dramatic Buys in Canada Says Power Corp. CEO
Power Corp. looking outside Canada for deals--TORONTO - Power Corp. of Canada co-CEO Paul Desmarais says there is little scope for "big, dramatic" acquisitions in the Canadian marketplace.Desmarais says Power Corp. reshaped the Canadian insurance and...
Man Who Hurt Toddler in Alberta Drive-By Shooting Sent Back to Jail for 2nd Time
Release revoked for man who shot toddler--EDMONTON - A man who wounded a toddler in a drive-by shooting on an Alberta reserve has been sent back to jail for a second time since serving a portion of his sentence.Christopher Crane had his statutory release...
Man Who Offered Therapy, Sex Surrogacy Denied Psychotherapist Accreditation
No therapist accreditation for man offering sex surrogacy--TORONTO - An Ontario man who worked as a sexual surrogate as well as a therapist has been denied certification as a psychotherapist after two regulatory bodies found there wasn't enough separation...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,537.88, down 12.67 points):Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX:NDM). Miner. Down 45 cents, or 15.15 per...
National Audio 11:15 AM ET
National Audio 11:15 AM ET--NAT086 - (WEA-Cda-Flooding) MONTREAL. x-22s. Flood levels are gradually dropping in many parts of the province and central Quebec will get less rain than predicted this weekend. Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux says...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT102 - (CRIME-Baby-Homicide) CALGARY. x-12s. A Calgary associate pastor has been charged in the 2015 death of his three-month-old son. Thirty-one-year-old Daniel Nel is facing a charge of second-degree murder. Inspector Don...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (US-Trump-FBI) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-31s. (Mark Remillard) U-S President Donald Trump has given his first interview since firing F-B-I Director James Comey. A-B-C's Mark Remillard has more. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT024 - (ENT-Box-Office-Preview) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOLLYWOOD. x-31s. (Jason Nathanson) Taking mom to the movies for Mother's Day? A-B-C's Jason Nathanson looks at where the money is going. (contains sound) (SOURCE:ABC)...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT033 - (ENT-TV-I-Love-Dick) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOLLYWOOD. x-34s. (Jason Nathanson) Amazon's new dramedy, which launches today, has an interesting name. A-B-C's Jason Nathanson talked about it with one of the stars. (WA)...
National Audio 5:35 PM ET
National Audio 5:35 PM ET--NAT124 - (WEA-BC-Flooding-Kelowna) WEST KELOWNA, B.C., x-19s. West Kelowna resident Dave Sander is hoping the worst flooding is over after forecast downpours didn't arrive overnight -- halting further flooding in already waterlogged...
National Audio 5:45 PM ET
National Audio 5:45 PM ET--NAT127 - (CRIME-Grant-Retrial) WINNIPEG. x-12s. The retrial of a man accused of killing a Winnipeg teenager in 1984 is being asked to ignore evidence that another possible victim was attacked while Mark Grant was in custody...
National Audio 6:25 PM ET
National Audio 6:25 PM ET--NAT135 - (US-Global-Cyberattack-Ransomware) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-31s. (Alex Stone) Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack today that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom. (WA)...
NDP Calls for Budget Watchdog to Examine Liberal Cabinet Hydro Documents
NDP calls for watchdog to examine hydro docs--TORONTO - The NDP is calling on Ontario's budget watchdog to examine how the Liberal government's hydro relief plan will affect consumers' bills, particularly in light of leaked cabinet documents suggesting...
New Brunswick Hires Former American Ambassador David Wilkins as Softwood Envoy
Former ambassador hired as softwood envoy--FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government has appointed a former U.S. ambassador to Canada as the province's special envoy on the softwood trade dispute.David Wilkins served as ambassador to Canada from 2005...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-FBI) (Audio: 113)U-S President Donald Trump has lashed out in a series of tweets amid a firestorm over the abrupt firing of F-B-I Director James Comey.Trump tweeted Comey had "better hope" there are no "tapes" of their conversations.White...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-BC-Flooding) (Audio: 88)Residents in the Kelowna, B-C area are enjoying a brief respite from further flooding, but there is still rain in the forecast.And officials with the Central Okanagan emergency operations centre are also pointing out that...
Notley's Outlook for Kinder Morgan Pipeline Unswayed by Uncertain B.C. Vote
Pipeline outlook unswayed by B.C. vote: Notley--CALGARY - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the uncertain outcome of the British Columbia election should not change the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Notley supports the $7.4-billion project...
Nova Scotia Election Results Advisory
Nova Scotia election results advisory--EDITORS: On Tuesday, May 30, voters in Nova Scotia go to the polls in their provincial general election.All B.C. election stories from The Canadian Press that day will continue to be available on the National (G)...
Nova Scotia Election Roundup
Nova Scotia election roundup--HALIFAX - (NSElxn)Nova Scotia's Liberals are continuing to take swipes at the Progressive Conservative platform, saying it raises questions around how the Tories will balance the books if they win the election on May 30.Premier...
Nova Scotia Liberals Continue Criticism of Tory Platform Spending
Liberals keep up criticism of Tory platform--HALIFAX - For a second consecutive day, Nova Scotia's Liberals were only too happy Friday to take swipes at a Progressive Conservative platform they say is short on costing and poses questions around how the...
OHL: Anthony Cirelli Scores in OT, Otters Beat Steelheads for League Title
OHL: Erie wins J. Ross Robertson Cup--ERIE, Pa. - The Erie Otters are Ontario Hockey League champions for the second time in team history.Anthony Cirelli scored 2:41 into overtime as Erie downed the Mississauga Steelheads 4-3 on Friday to capture the...
Ontario Audio 10:35 AM ET
Ontario Audio 10:35 AM ET--R02 - (Metrolinx-Bombardier)R02 - (Metrolinx-Bombardier) TORONTO. x-18x. Ontario's transportation minister says the province's decision to buy light-rail vehicles from Alstom is the best way to ensure transit projects in Toronto...
Ontario Signs Deal to Buy Light-Rail Vehicles from Alstom in Shot against Bombardier
Ontario signs Toronto train deal with Alstom--TORONTO - The Ontario government has turned to a French manufacturer for light-rail vehicles as a backup plan if Bombardier fails to deliver railcars for transit projects in Toronto -- a significant concern...
--Ontario Update-
---(401-Crash-East)A Quebec man has been charged with four counts of dangerous driving causing death in yesterday's fatal multi-vehicle pileup in eastern Ontario.Provincial police say transport truck driver Dunhill Tabanao of Vaudreuil-Dorion is also...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Hydro)A Progressive Conservative critic says the "Clean Energy Adjustment" that's eventually to be added to hydro bills is nothing more than a revamped debt retirement charge.New legislation introduced by the Liberal government will mean lower...
Ottawa Slowly Warming Up to Senators Playoff Run with Trip to Final on the Line
Is Ottawa a city of fair-weather fans?--OTTAWA - John Couse's bar is quiet on a weekday afternoon as he looks ahead to the weekend.Game 1 of the NHL eastern conference final is Saturday night, with the Ottawa Senators four wins away from the Stanley...
Ottawa Warms Up to Senators Playoff Run as PM Says Time to Join the Bandwagon
Back Sens, PM urges Montreal, Toronto fans--OTTAWA - Politics, like hockey, has its unwritten rules -- and on Friday, Justin Trudeau broke one of them, daring to suggest the country should jump on the bandwagon of the only Canadian team left in the Stanley...
--Prairie Update-
(Sask-Hannah-Leflar-Murder)The youth who brutally stabbed his former girlfriend to death when they were both 16 has not been offered entry into a rehabilitation program for violent young offenders.The sentencing hearing for the young man, who is now...
--Prairie Update-
(Alta-Notley-BC)Alberta's premier says the uncertain outcome of neighbouring B-C's provincial election should not affect the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Rachel Notley supports the 7.4-billion-dollar proposed project that would triple...
Quebec Floods: Situation Stabilizing but Water Levels Slow to Drop
Quebec floods: water levels slow to drop--MONTREAL - The situation in flood-stricken Quebec appeared to improve slightly on Friday as the provincial government reported a drop in water levels in some areas and downgraded a forecast for weekend rain.But...
Regina Sentencing Hearing Told Youth Said He Wanted to Be Serial Killer
Emotional testimony at teen's sentencing hearing--REGINA - A youth who stabbed his former girlfriend to death with a hunting knife told a friend months earlier that he wanted to become a serial killer and do away with his ex.Hannah Leflar was stabbed...
Residents in Okanagan Ready for Second Flood as Water Rises Elsewhere in B.C
Flood-weary residents brace for more water--VANCOUVER - Residents dealing with homes damaged by flooding in Kelowna, B.C., have walled off their properties with six to seven layers of sandbags in preparation for another threat of rising water.Thunderstorms...
'Rubbing Salt in the Wound:' Union Angry School Staff Laid off, Managers Hired
Union angry workers laid off, but managers hired--REGINA - The union for front-line employees at Saskatchewan Polytechnic is angry that almost two dozen front-line employees are being laid off but four managers are being hired.Bonnie Bond is with the...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(WEA-BC-Flooding)More rain has begun to fall in Kelowna, B-C, where residents have been trying to protect their homes from potentially historic flooding.Local authorities say parts of the Okanagan region are so saturated that water levels will rise...
Sens Forward Ryan Making Most of Playoff Opportunity after Disappointing Season
Sens forward Ryan making most of fresh start--OTTAWA - This NHL season was shaping up to be one to forget for Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan.The 30-year-old had a career-low 25 points in 2016-17 while dealing with a broken finger and his mother's...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Global Cyberattack-Ransomware) (Audio: 140)A ransomware cyberextortion that has hit dozens of countries today is believed to the biggest attack of its kind ever recorded.Security experts say the source appears to be a self-replicating piece of software...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-FBI) (Audio: 73)U-S President Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to defend his administration's struggle to come up with a consistent timeline and rationale for the abrupt firing of F-B-I Director James Comey.He says his busy schedule...
Shareholders in PrivateBancorp Vote to Approve Takeover by CIBC
PrivateBancorp shareholders OK CIBC takeover--CHICAGO - Shareholders of PrivateBancorp Inc. voted Friday to approve a takeover of the company by CIBC (TSX:CM) which twice-sweetened its bid in an effort to win support."The vote by the PrivateBancorp shareholders...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(EU-Britain-Hospital-Problems) (Audio: 117)FedEx is the latest company to report a cyberattack, issuing a statement that its Windows-based systems are "experiencing interference" due to malware and that it is trying to fix the issue as quickly as...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump) (Audio: 71)U-S President Donald Trump has no public events on his schedule for a fifth straight day as controversy grows over his firing of F-B-I director James Comey.Trump has contradicted his own administration -- right up to and including...
SportsCall Audio 2:40 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 2:40 AM ET--NAT017 - (SPORTS-BKN-Spurs-Rockets) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOUSTON. x-09s. The Houston Rockets lost to the San Antonio Spurs 114-75 in Game 6 of their Western Conference Semifinal, losing the series 4-2. Rockets star James...
SportsCall Audio 5:30 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 5:30 AM ET--NAT061 - (SPORTS-BKN-Spurs-Rockets) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOUSTON. x-13s. The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Houston Rockets 114-75 in Game 6 of their Western Conference Semifinal, winning the series 4-2. Rockets guard James...
Stampeders Coach Dickenson Doesn't Feel Need to Address Grey Cup Setback
Dickenson won't address Grey Cup setback--Dave Dickenson's preparation for his second season as a CFL head coach won't include addressing the Calgary Stampeders' heart-breaking end to the 2016 campaign.After posting a dominant 15-2-1 regular-season record,...
Struggling Mortgage Lender Home Capital Says It's in No Rush to Sell
Home Capital says it's in no rush to sell--TORONTO - Cash-strapped alternative lender Home Capital Group says it has a number of interested buyers and investors, but selling itself or its assets is not the company's priority."We do have a number of people...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(SPORTS-HKN-Trudeau-Ottawa Senators) (Audio: P02)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says even Torontonians and Montrealers can agree to support the only Canadian team left in the Stanley Cup playoffs.Trudeau says we're all happy to support the Ottawa Senators.The...
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, May 12------PM IS RIDICULED FOR URGING HOCKEY FANS TO SUPPORT SENS: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's call for Canadian hockey fans to cheer for the Ottawa Senators didn't...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(WEA-BC-Flooding)People in Kelowna, B-C, are preparing for potentially historic flooding, as areas that are already saturated receive even more rain.Adding to the trouble, warm temperatures are causing snow melt, creating the possibility of unprecedented...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Trump-FBI) (Audio: 93)The White House is denying a report in The New York Times that U-S President Donald Trump asked for then-F-B-I director James Comey's loyalty when the two had a private dinner in January.But an associate of the fired F-B-I...
Today in History - May 12
Today in History - May 12--Today in History for May 12:In 1534, Wurttemberg, in Germany, became Lutheran.In 1588, the Catholic League under Duke Henri de Guise occupied Protestant controlled Paris.In 1797, Napoleon Bonaparte captured Venice, which had...
Today in History - May 21
Today in History - May 21--Today in History for May 21:On this date:In 427 B.C., philosopher Plato was born.In 1471, King Henry VI of England was executed during the "Wars of the Roses." Henry of the House of Lancaster, the only child of Henry V and...
Today in History - May 22
Today in History - May 22--Today in History for May 22:On this date:In 337, Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Rome, died at the age of 47.In 1216, Louis VIII of France invaded England, the last military invasion of the British Isles.In 1370,...
Today in History - May 23
Today in History - May 23--3Today in History for May 23:On this date:In 1275, King Edward I of England ordered the cessation of the persecution of French Jews.In 1430, Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English.In 1533,...
Today in History - May 24
Today in History - May 24--Today in History for May 24:On this date:In 1543, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus died in Frombork, Poland. He proposed the heliocentric, or sun-centred, system whereby the planets orbit around the sun. He was born Feb. 19,...
Today in History - May 25
Today in History - May 25--Today in History for May 25:On this date:In 585 B.C., the first known prediction of a solar eclipse occurred.In 1085, Alfonso VI of Castile captured Toledo, Spain, and brought the Moorish centre of science into Christian hands.In...
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