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Articles from August 18, 2017

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Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
---Good Morning! The early editor for the Prairie region at The Canadian Press Edmonton is Ken Trimble. Your queries and contributions are welcome. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba stations call 780-428-6107 and press zero to reach the newsroom. Edmonton's...
Ahead by a Century: The Hip Imagines a Better Future
Ahead by a century: The Hip imagines a better future--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original...
Alberta Man Imprisoned for Father's Violent, Bloody Roadside Death
Volent roadside death leads to prison time--MORLEY, Alta. - An Alberta man who admitted to punching and stomping his father to death and attacking his sister on the Trans-Canada Highway after a night of heavy drinking has been sentenced to three and...
Alleged Yahoo Hacker Karim Baratov to Forgo Extradition Hearing
Karim Baratov waives extradition hearing--HAMILTON - A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails will forgo his extradition hearing and go face the charges in the United States in what his lawyer has called an effort to speed up the legal...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NB-Lobster-Woes)Some lobster fishermen in New Brunswick refused to set sail yesterday in a protest over lobster prices.An organizer with the Maritime Fishermen's Union says fishermen are frustrated with what they see as a dip in lobster prices.Michel...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NB-Storm-Review)A review of the response to last January's deadly ice storm in northeastern New Brunswick contains 51 recommendations -- including ways to strengthen future responses to natural disasters.Two people died and 30 people were hospitalized...
A Van Veered onto a Promenade and Barreled Down the Busy Walkway in Barcelona, Spain, Killing 13 People and Wounding Dozens
Barcelona van attack kills 13 in agonizing repeat for Europe-- BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A van veered onto a promenade and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona on Thursday, swerving back and forth as it mowed down pedestrians...
Back to School: How Mature Students Can Fund Continuing Education
How mature students can make back to school plans--VANCOUVER - When Kear Porttris decided to pursue a university degree in 2010, he had to contend with responsibilities that don't cross the minds of many freshman straight out of high school, including...
B.C. Premier and Jobs Minister Sued by Fired LNG Advocate Claiming $5 Million
B.C. premier, minister, sued by fired LNG advocate--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's fired liquefied natural gas advocate is suing Premier John Horgan, the province's jobs minister and a New Democrat MP in a lawsuit claiming $5 million in damages.Gordon...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-Deadpool2-Death)An initial incident report released by WorkSafe B-C says a stuntwoman on the movie "Deadpool 2" was killed after driving beyond a planned stopping spot during filming on Monday.The report says the "worker" -- identified by the...
Blue Bombers Beat Eskimos 33-26, Hand Edmonton First Loss of Season
Bombers hand Eskimos first loss of season--WINNIPEG - Andrew Harris accomplished something he had never done before in his professional career on Thursday.The Blue Bombers running back chalked up more than 100 yards in both rushing and receiving as Winnipeg...
Bombardier Says Russian Worker Charged with Bribery Doesn't Reflect Its Values
Bombardier worker charged with bribery--MONTREAL - Bombardier says the filing of formal criminal charges in Sweden on Friday against a railway employee doesn't reflect its values."We take these allegations very seriously as they assert conduct that does...
Brazil to Ask for WTO Panel to Settle Dispute over Bombardier Subsidies
Brazil heats up battle with Bombardier--MONTREAL - Brazil says it will ask the World Trade Organization to establish a dispute settlement panel after consultations with Canada failed to resolve its complaint about government subsidies to aircraft manufacturer...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--Here 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 don't hesitate to contact business editor...
Canadian Inflation Perks Up for First Time since January, Hits 1.2% in July
Inflation picks up steam, hits 1.2% in July--OTTAWA - The annual inflation rate accelerated last month for the first time since January for a result that supported the view consumer prices are set to rise with the improving economy.Statistics Canada's...
Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 20
Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 20--Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 20:Writer-producer-director Walter Bernstein is 98.Boxing promoter Don King is 86.Jazz drummer Terry Clarke is 73.News anchor Connie Chung is 71.Trombone player Jimmy Pankow of Chicago is...
Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 21
Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 21--Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 21:Actor-filmmaker-writer Melvin Van Peebles is 85.Playwright Mart Crowley is 82. Singer Kenny Rogers is 79.Guitarist James Burton (with Elvis Presley) is 78.Actor Clarence Williams III ("The...
Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 22
Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 22--Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 22:Broadcast journalist Morton Dean is 82.Author Annie Proulx is 82.Actress Valerie Harper is 78.Baseball Hall-of-Famer Carl Yastrzemski is 78.Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells...
Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 25
Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 25--Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 25:Game show host Monty Hall is 96.Actor Sean Connery is 87.Actor Page Johnson ("Finnegan's Wake") is 87.Talk show host Regis Philbin is 86.Actor Tom Skerritt is 84.Jazz saxophonist Wayne...
Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 26
Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 26--Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 26:Singer and TV star Juliette Augustina Sysak is 90.Novelist Naim Kattan is 89.Singer Vic Dana is 75.Singer Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson is 72.Singer Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills...
CIBC Divorce from PC Financial Shines Light on Bruised Loyalty Card Industry
Loyalty cards popular despite past mistakes--MONTREAL - Another divorce in Canada's loyalty card sector has consumers stuck in the middle asking questions about the future of an industry still bruised by the actions of some of its largest providers.The...
Cold War Kids: This Time It's Youth, Not Ideology, Igniting Unrest
Cold War kids: This time it's youth, not ideology, igniting unrest--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available...
Deadly Ice Storm Bred Suspicion and Fear, New Brunswick Report Says
Ice storm bred suspicion, fear: N.B. report--FREDERICTON - A review of a devastating ice storm in northeast New Brunswick says many residents were ill-prepared for an emergency -- and some responded to the crisis with fear and suspicion that put them...
Demand Eclipses Supply for Protective Glasses for Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing
Demand eclipses supply for solar eclipse glasses--TORONTO - Ali Van Orman is still looking for specialized glasses to protect her family's eyes during Monday's solar eclipse because she never counted on demand totally eclipsing supply.She tried to buy...
Duelling Weekend Protests Pitting Right-Wing, Anti-Fascists Groups in Quebec City
Duelling protests coming to Quebec City--MONTREAL - Duelling weekend protests pitting pro-refugee groups against those opposed to "illegal immigration" have Quebec's premier worried things might get out of hand."We (must) always remember all forms of...
Editorial Exchange: A Vacant Presidency
Editorial Exchange: A vacant presidency--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Aug. 18:Even before his stubbornly inadequate response to last weekend's racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Donald Trump was proving himself...
Editorial Exchange: Canada Can't Blink on Free Trade
Editorial Exchange: Canada can't blink on Free Trade--An editorial from the Amherst News, published Aug. 18:As talks started this week to "modernize" the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico, the...
Editorial Exchange: Commander-in-Chief of America's Bigots
Editorial Exchange: Commander-in-chief of America's bigots--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Aug. 16:To the fires of hatred and racism ignited in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, Donald Trump delivered a tanker filled with...
Editorial Exchange: Overhaul Immigration Detention System
Editorial Exchange: Overhaul immigration detention system--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Aug. 18:If you want to understand what's wrong with Canada's immigration detention system, consider the case of Ricardo Scotland.The refugee claimant...
Editorial Exchange: Who Passed and Who Failed the Trump Test This Week
Editorial Exchange: Who passed and who failed the Trump test this week--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Aug. 17:This is the week that clarified, suddenly and sharply, what Donald Trump's presidency is all about.Before Tuesday afternoon...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(Barcelona-Cda) (Audio: P03)Sad confirmation from Ottawa that a Canadian was killed in the terrorist attack in Barcelona.Four others were injured.The news came in a statement today from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.The man who was killed has been...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Spain-Barcelona-Pedestrians-Hit) (Audio: 54)Global Affairs Canada says Canadians were "affected" by attacks in Spain that have killed at least 14 people -- but it isn't providing any details, citing privacy concerns.But Spanish authorities say Canada...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Spain-Barcelona-Pedestrians-Hit) (Audio: 74)Spanish officials say the dead and injured from the terror attacks come from 34 countries, including Canada.Global Affairs in Ottawa says Canadians have been "affected" by the attacks but it does not give...
End of 'Episodes:' Satirical Comedy Starring Matt LeBlanc Heads into Final Season
Matt LeBlanc comedy 'Episodes' nears its end--With so many shows packed into "peak TV" schedules, even the most ardent viewer can lose track of episodes -- or even an entire series named "Episodes."The comedy starring Matt LeBlanc -- who won a Golden...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Friday, August 18
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...
Ex Neo-Nazi Urges Parents to Talk to Kids about Their Take on Charlottesville
Former neo-Nazi says youth can turn from hate--VANCOUVER - A former neo-Nazi from Vancouver says the violence in Charlottesville, Va., presents an opportunity for parents and educators to become more aware of how easily youth can be lured into a seemingly...
Family of Cdn Killed in Barcelona Terror Keeps Focus on "Acts of Human Kindness"
One Cdn dead, four hurt in Barcelona attack--A Canadian killed in a terrorist attack on a popular street in Barcelona was described by his family as a man who enjoyed lively debate and travelling.Ian Moore Wilson was the father of a Vancouver police...
--Fifteenth NewsWatch-
---(Barcelona-Cda)An Ontario man is recounting his family's harrowing experience during the deadly terror attack in Barcelona.Allan Gray says he and his family were in a restaurant on Las Ramblas when a van plowed through pedestrians on the busy strip.He...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(EU-Spain-Barcelona-Pedestrians-Hit) (Audio: 05)Catalonia's regional president says at least one terrorist is still out there after attacks in Barcelona and the resort town of Cambrils.Thirteen people were killed and more than 100 wounded after a...
--First NewsWatch-
---(EU-Spain-Barcelona-Pedestrians-Hit) (Audio: 04)Five suspects have been shot and killed in the Spanish resort town of Cambrils, in what police says was a connected terrorist attack following incidents in Barcelona and the town of Alcanar.Police in...
Five Stories in the News for Today, Aug. 18
Five stories in the news for today, Aug. 18--Five stories in the news for Friday, Aug. 18------FORMER NEO-NAZI SAYS YOUTH CAN TURN FROM HATE The recent racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has a former neo-Nazi from Vancouver urging parents...
Former MP Wants Philpott to Intervene in Department Handling of Drug Safety Law
Former MP wants Philpott to act on drug law--OTTAWA - Former Conservative MP Terence Young is calling for Health Minister Jane Philpott to personally review her department's handling of a law that bears his daughter's name -- a request supported by both...
--FourteenthNewsWatch--
---(Trump-Bannon) (Audio: 93)The Trump administration is shedding one of its most controversial figures, with the resignation of chief strategist Steve Bannon.The former head of the controversial website Breitbart News was an important figure in Donald...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(EU-Spain-Barcelona-Pedestrians-Hit-US-Response) (Audio: 17)The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a van attack in Spain that killed 13 people and injured 100. Three people have been arrested after the vehicle rammed into crowds in...
Impact Can Move into MLS Playoff Position with Win over Real Salt Lake
Impact closing in on MLS playoff spot--MONTREAL - Riding a three-game winning streak, the Montreal Impact are within striking distance of a playoff position for the first time this season.A victory against Real Salt Lake on Saturday at Saputo Stadium...
Indigenous History and Climate Change Explored in Stratford's 'The Breathing Hole'
Indigenous history explored in 'The Breathing Hole'--STRATFORD, Ont. - Reneltta Arluk wanted to acknowledge the origins of the story told in her Stratford Festival production "The Breathing Hole," so the director took the project to the North.Consultations...
Investigators Release First Official Details of 'Deadpool 2' Stuntwoman's Death
'Deadpool 2' death: Investigators release details--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's workplace safety agency has released the first official account of a "Deadpool 2" stuntwoman's death, saying SJ Harris was thrown off a motorcycle and propelled through...
In Wake of Barcelona Attack, CNE Reassures Visitors Event Is Safe
CNE reassures visitors event is safe--TORONTO - The organizers of the Canadian National Exhibition, which opened its gates on Friday -- one day after two deadly terrorist attacks in Spain -- are reassuring the public that the Toronto event will be safe.They...
Low B.C. Sockeye Returns, Fires, Give Indigenous Groups Fishing Priority: DFO
Indigenous groups get fishing priority in B.C.--VANCOUVER - The Fisheries Department says low salmon returns to British Columbia's Fraser River mean Indigenous groups have priority access to the fish as conservation efforts are underway.Jennifer Nener,...
Lucky Loon Sought out Alberta Campers to Save It from Fishing Gear
Lucky loon sought rescue from Alberta campers--NORDEGG, Alta. - This is a story about one lucky loon.Don Gibson was standing with his family on a dock in Fish Lake Provincial Park in west-central Alberta last weekend when he noticed a normally standoffish...
Manitoba NDP Leadership Candidate Wab Kinew Addresses More Brushes with Law
NDP leader candidate addresses 'lies and half-truths'--WINNIPEG - A high-profile candidate running for the leadership of Manitoba's Opposition New Democrats is revealing more brushes with the law following an anonymous email circulated to media this...
Montreal Amusement Park Yanks Carousel Horse Showing Indigenous Man's Severed Head
Montreal amusement park removes offensive symbol--Montreal's La Ronde amusement park says it has removed a carousel horse depicting an Indigenous man's severed head in a bag.The move comes after several complaints, including one by a resident of the...
Montreal Mayor and Police Chief Apologize for Past Anti-LGBTQ Raids and Arrests
Montreal mayor sorry for LGBTQ bar raids--MONTREAL - Puelo Deir, one of the grand marshals in this year's Pride Parade in Montreal, was at city hall Friday and said he had no idea the mayor and police chief were going to apologize to the LGBTQ community."I...
NAFTA's Environmental Arm Demands Canada Explain Oilsands Tailings Leaks
Leaks from oilsands get NAFTA scrutiny--OTTAWA - The environmental arm of NAFTA is demanding Canada explain what it is doing to stop oilsands tailings ponds from leaking into Alberta waterways.The request comes in a decision by the commission which oversees...
National Audio 1:35 PM ET
National Audio 1:35 PM ET--NAT079 - (US-SCI-NASA-Launch) (FOR PRODUCTION) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. x-53s. NASA has launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites. The end of the era came with this morning's liftoff of TDRS-M (T-driss-M),...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Youth-Racism) VANCOUVER. x-19s. The recent racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has a former neo-Nazi from Vancouver urging parents to talk with their kids about the dangers of white-supremacist-fuelled hate....
National Audio 2:55 AM ET
National Audio 2:55 AM ET--NAT007 - (US-Free-Speech-Rally-Boston) (NOTE LENGTH) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BOSTON. x-03s. Rallies organized by so-called alt rights groups are scheduled to take place in cities across the United States this weekend. Counter-protests...
National Audio 3:35 PM ET
National Audio 3:35 PM ET--NAT094 - (ENT-TV-The-Vietnam-War) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. x-22s. Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick believe the timing couldn't be better for their new documentary "The Vietnam War." Novick says the 10-part, 18-hour T-V series...
National Audio 4:35 PM ET
National Audio 4:35 PM ET--NAT101 - (EU-Spain-Attacks) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BARCELONA, Spain. x-34s. (Tom Rivers) Witnesses to a deadly van attack on a popular tourist destination in Barcelona are describing scenes of chaos and terror. (WAS) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT102...
National Audio 4:55 AM ET
National Audio 4:55 AM ET--NAT021 - (ENT-TV-Spider-Man-New-Series) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOLLYWOOD. x-30s. (Jason Nathanson) A new animated "Spider-Man" debuts this weekend. (opens with music) (WA) (SOURCE:ABC) --NAT022 - (ENT-TV-Jimmy-Kimmel-Live!) (NOT...
National Audio 5:35 PM ET
National Audio 5:35 PM ET--NAT110 - (Barcelona-Cda) TORONTO. x-13s. An Ontario man is recounting his family's harrowing experience during Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona. Fifty-year-old Allan Gray and his family were in a restaurant on the busy...
National Audio 6:55 PM ET
National Audio 6:55 PM ET--NAT117 - (Barcelona-Cda) UNDATED. x-30s. (Steve Fairbairn) The federal government has confirmed a Canadian has died in Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)--NAT118 - (Mba-NDP-Leadership) WINNIPEG....
New Brunswick Man Charged with Production of Child Pornography in United States
N.B. man facing child porn charge in U.S.--A 49-year-old New Brunswick man who allegedly travelled to Ohio to meet a teenage girl is facing a charge of production of child pornography in the United States.Joseph Haggerty of St. Stephen, N.B., was arrested...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(Barcelona-Cda) (Audio: 132)Relatives of the Canadian killed in the Barcelona terror attack are remembering a man who enjoyed lively debate and travelling.Ian Moore Wilson was the father of a Vancouver police officer.He's described as a loving husband...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Barcelona-Cda) (Audio: 62)Spanish authorities say Canada is among 34 countries with citizens killed or injured in the terrorist attack in Barcelona, but Global Affairs only says Canadians have been "affected" by the attacks.It does not give further...
--Ontario Update-
---(US-Yahoo-Security-Breach)A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails will face his charges in the United States.Karim Baratov signed documents agreeing to waive the extradition hearing before a Hamilton judge today after weighing the...
--Ontario Update-
---(Child-Death-Charges)Police have laid manslaughter charges in the death of a three-year-boy last March from a First Nation southeast of Brantford.Twenty-five-year-old Madeline Lee Froman and 27-year-old John Paul Smoke Junior were arrested yesterday...
Prairie Audio 3:50 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:50 PM MT----PR04 - (Mba-NDP-Leadership)WINNIPEG. x-08s. New details are coming to light about the troubled past of a man running for the leadership of the Manitoba New Democrats. Wab Kinew (WAWB' kih-NOO') says he was charged with domestic...
--Prairie Update-
---(Alta-UCP-Expenses)The United Conservative Party says a review of expenses claimed by its caucus members found errors that add up to 557 dollars.U-C-P interim leader Nathan Cooper says the money has been returned to the Alberta legislature and he...
--Prairie Update-
---(Mba-Forest-Fires)Manitoba says it's receiving air support from Newfoundland and Labrador and 13 firefighters from Minnesota to help fight the 165 wildfires burning in the province.An update issued this afternoon says lightning continues to start...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Sask-Crops)Saskatchewan Agriculture says despite some rain delays, producers now have seven per cent of the crop in the bin and seven per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.The five-year average for this time of year is four per cent combined...
Prep-LifeWatch
Prep-LifeWatch-----(School-Start-Times)A wave of international research suggesting delaying high school start times would have health and academic benefits has not yet crested in Canada.Several individual boards and schools have embraced the idea that...
Quarterback Ray Returns to Starting Lineup in Time for Argos to Face Alouettes
Ray returns to Argos starting lineup--TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts have their offensive leader back.Veteran quarterback Ricky Ray will start Saturday afternoon when Toronto (3-5) hosts the Montreal Alouettes (3-4). The game will complete a home-and-home...
Scheer Says He Won't Do Interviews with the Rebel, Citing Editorial Direction
Scheer won't do interviews with the Rebel--OTTAWA - Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Thursday he'll do no further interviews with conservative news outlet the Rebel until it changes its editorial direction, following its coverage of last weekend's...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(EU-Spain-Barcelona-Pedestrians-Hit) (Audio: 05)Authorities say many of the dead and injured in a van attack in Barcelona are tourists, although none are believed to be Canadians.Thirteen people were killed and 100 injured when a van drove onto a...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Barcelona-Cda) (Audio: 117)Prime Minister Trudeau is expressing sadness at the death of a Canadian in the terror attack in Barcelona.In a statement, Trudeau offered condolences to the family and expressed hope for a speedy recovery for the four Canadians...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Spain-Barcelona-Pedestrians-Hit) (Audio: 07)Global Affairs Canada is now saying that Canadians were affected by yesterday's terrorist attacks in Spain, but it isn't saying if they were killed or injured.Local officials say on Twitter that the dead...
Shipping Firm Blames Fee Hike on Federal Measures to Protect Right Whales
Fee hike blamed on whale protection measures--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A Newfoundland shipping firm is raising its fees, blaming higher costs because of federal measures taken to protect North Atlantic right whales after a series of deaths.Oceanex Inc. says...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(Barcelona-Cda) (Audio: P03)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that one Canadian was killed and four others were injured in the terror attack in Barcelona.Trudeau confirmed the news in a statement this afternoon, saying he hopes for the speedy...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(EU-Spain-Barcelona-Pedestrians-Hit) (Audio: 49)People of Barcelona, Spain, have observed a moment of silence for the victims of yesterday's attack on Las Ramblas pedestrian strip.Thirteen people were killed and dozens injured after a van mowed down...
Stratford's 'The Komagata Maru Incident' Explores Painful Chapter of Canada's Past
Painful past explored in Stratford's 'Komagata Maru'--STRATFORD, Ont. - The Stratford Festival is revisiting a painful chapter in Canada's history with "The Komagata Maru Incident," but the show's stars say it is vital to continue addressing the issues...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Spain-Barcelona-Pedestrians-Hit) (Audio: 63)Spanish authorities say Canada is among the countries with citizens either killed or injured in yesterday's terror attacks.But Global Affairs Canada is saying only that Canadians were "affected" by attacks...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 19-21
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 19-21--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Aug. 19 to Aug. 21 as of 7:43 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, Aug. 18------CANADIANS AMONG CASUALTIES IN BARCELONA ATTACK: Spain says Canadians are among the casualties in the terrorist attack in Barcelona. Spanish officials are...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(EU-Spain-Barcelona-Pedestrians-Hit) (Audio: 06)Three people have now been arrested in connection with the Barcelona van attack that killed at least 13 people, and injured another 100.However, none of those arrested are the driver of the van, who...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Barcelona-Cda)A police union official in Spain says he has been told that Moussa Oukabir, one of the main suspects in the Barcelona and Cambrils van attacks, was one of the men shot dead by officers in Cambrils early Friday.Spanish media are also...
TMX Denies Reports of Ban on Clearing Trades in Cannabis Firms with U.S. Ties
No ban on clearing cannabis trades: TMX--TORONTO - The company that operates the Toronto Stock Exchange says it is talking to securities regulators about Canadian-listed cannabis companies with operations in the United States, but that there is no ban...
Today in History - Aug. 18
Today in History - Aug. 18--Today in History for Aug. 18:In 1227, Mongol emperor Genghis Khan died. He became one of the most significant and successful military leaders in history. He united the Mongol tribes and founded the Mongol Empire (1206-1368),...
Today in History - Aug. 27
Today in History - Aug. 27--Today in History for Aug. 27:On this date:In 1612, landing in his ship "The Discovery," Captain Thomas Button became the first European to winter in Manitoba.In 1758, Fort Frontenac, now Kingston, Ont., was captured and destroyed...
Today in History - Aug. 28
Today in History - Aug. 28--Today in History for Aug. 28:On this date:In 430, St. Augustine of Hippo, the great early Latin Church father and one of the outstanding theological figures of the ages, died at age 76. It was St. Augustine who wrote: "Thou...
Today in History - Aug. 29
Today in History - Aug. 29--Today in History for Aug. 29:On this date:In 1583, the "Delight," one of Sir Humphrey Gilbert's ships, ran aground and was lost at Sable Island, drowning 85 people, in one of Canada's first marine disasters. Gilbert was an...
Today in History - Aug. 30
Today in History - Aug. 30--Today in History for Aug. 30:On this date:In 30 B.C., Cleopatra, the celebrated queen of Egypt, committed suicide.In 1463, King Louis XI died after ruling France for 22 years. He was known for his diplomatic skills -- he was...
Today in History - Aug. 31
Today in History - Aug. 31--Today in History for Aug. 31:On this date:In 12 AD, the Roman Emperor Caligula, whose many unusual acts included naming his horse a senator of Rome, was born.In 1290, a proclamation from King Edward I exiled all Jews from...
Today in History - Sept. 1
Today in History - Sept. 1--Today in History for Sept. 1:On this date:In 1159, the only English pope in history, Adrian (or Hadrian) IV, died.In 1422, Henry VI, an infant, became King of England on the death of his father, Henry V.In 1535, Jacques Cartier...
Today in History - Sept. 2
Today in History - Sept. 2--Today n History for Sept. 2:On this date:In 1666, "The Great Fire" of London started in a wooden house on Pudding Lane. The fire burned for three days, destroying about 13,200 houses, some bridges and a number of churches...
Today in Music History - Aug. 27
Today in Music History - Aug. 27--Today in Music History for Aug. 27:In 1877, James P. Clarke, the first musician in English-speaking Canada to have written and published a sizeable number of compositions, died in Toronto. Many of his songs, such as...
Today in Music History - Aug. 28
Today in Music History - Aug. 28--Today in Music History for Aug. 28:In 1948, Danny Seraphine, the original drummer and founding member of "Chicago," was born in the city from which the group takes its name. Called the "Chicago Transit Authority" for...
Today in Music History - Sept. 1
Today in Music History - Sept. 1--Today in Music History for Sept. 1:In 1933, country singer Conway Twitty was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Miss. He took his stage name from the towns of Conway, Ark. and Twitty, Texas. He began as a rockabilly...
Top B.C. News as of 4 P.M
Top B.C. News--FRIDAY, Aug. 18Here are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Projected word counts and timing of stories and...
Top News Advisory for Friday, Aug. 18
Top News Advisory for Aug. 18--TOP NEWS ADVISORYFriday, Aug. 185:30 p.m.. ETEntries are subject to change as news develops. Contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150 or .Here are some stories that moved since the last Top News Advisory at about 2:30...
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