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Articles from September 16, 2017

As Franklin's Lure Brings People North, Gjoa Haven Seeks Its Share of the Booty
Gjoa Haven looks to capitalize on Franklin's lure--GJOA HAVEN, Nunavut - It's cool and cloudy as Don Sessions, wearing a toque and a good, solid jacket, hops off an inflatable boat that has ferried him from his cruise ship to shore.The welcoming facilities...
Atlantic Update
---(NS-Heritage-Building-Demolition)A rally is planned for later today against the demolition of an historic Victorian-era building in downtown Halifax.The heritage preservation group says the Elmwood Hotel, a yellow apartment building on the corner...
#BeccaToldMeTo: N.B. Celebrates Terminally Ill Teen's Kindness Campaign
N.B. celebrates teen behind #BeccaToldMeTo--RIVERVIEW, N.B. - It all began as a bucket-list wish, but now a teenager with terminal cancer whose online campaign for kindness has inspired do-gooders across the globe is being recognized in her native New...
Canada to Speak Up for Rohingya Muslims at United Nations: Freeland
Canada to speak up for Rohingya Muslims at UN--TORONTO - Canada's foreign affairs minister says the government is very concerned about the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and plans to speak up on their behalf.Chrystia Freeland says both she and...
Canadian Joanna Brown Finishes Fifth in First Elite Triathlon Grand Final
Canada's Brown fifth in triathlon grand final--ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Canada's Joanna Brown finished fifth on Saturday in her first elite triathlon grand final race.The 24-year-old Brown posted a time of two hours 1:47 minutes to capped a breakthrough...
Danladi Caps Minnesota Comeback in Upset 3-2 Win over Fading Impact
Danladi goal lifts Loons over Impact 3-2--MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact insist they won't throw in the towel even if a crushing loss at home to an expansion team dealt a body blow to their MLS playoff hopes.An 89th minute goal by substitute Abu Danladi...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Britain-Subway-Incident) (Audio: 53)Britain's terrorism threat remains at its highest level a day after the bombing of a London Underground subway car sent 29 people to hospital.An 18-year-old man was arrested this morning in the port of Dover on...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Cda-Myanmar)Ottawa is said to be very concerned about the plight of Rohingya (rohinja) Muslims in Myanmar.Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says both she and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plan to ''focus'' on the issue at next week's United Nations...
Father of Boy Who Was the Subject of an Amber Alert Appears in Ontario Court
Father in Amber Alert case appears in court--The father of a six-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert this week appeared in an Ontario court Saturday and will be transferred back to Quebec.The six-year-old boy vanished from St-Eustache,...
'Fear Is the Greatest Factor:' Survey Finds Canadians Worry about Rise of Racism
Canadians worry about rise of racism: survey--CALGARY - A survey suggests Canadians have a generally positive impression of Muslims but that view doesn't apply to some of the religion's leadership and beliefs.The poll, commissioned by Think for Actions...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Britain-Attack) (Audio:043)No charges have been laid yet against an 18-year-old detained in Dover, in connection with the latest terror attack on London's subway.British police would only say that the man was being held for questioning under the...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Que-Amber-Alert)A six-year-old boy who went missing after the his mother was found dead in Quebec has been found safe in Ontario.Louka Fredette was the subject of an Amber Alert after disappearing Thursday evening, along with his father, 41-year-old...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(EU-Britain-Attack)British police say they have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the London subway attack.The man was nabbed by Kent police in the port area of Dover on the English Channel.Deputy Assistant Police Commissioner Neil Basu...
Greyhound Seeks Cuts or Reductions to Bus Routes in B.C
Greyhound bus routes on the block in B.C.--VANCOUVER - Just weeks after Greyhound Canada asked for permission to cut a number of bus routes in British Columbia, more information is emerging about requested cuts to service throughout the province.Documents...
Investment, Defence and Inequality: How Federal Politics Mattered This Week
Three ways federal politics mattered this week--OTTAWA - MPs aren't officially back in Ottawa until next week, but politics in the dwindling days of the summer reprieve gave us some heavy hints about the season to come.As interest groups and experts...
Jackson, Wilder Run Wild as Toronto Argonauts Hand Esks Fifth Straight Loss
Jackson, Wilder run wild as Argos beat Esks--TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts extended the Edmonton Eskimos' misery Saturday, riding a big man and several big plays to a 34-26 victory.James Wilder Jr., ran 11 times for 190 yards and one touchdown, collecting...
Jockey John Velazquez Earns Record Fifth Ricoh Woodbine Mile Victory
Velazquez earns record fifth Mile win--TORONTO - There's something about the Ricoh Woodbine Mile that definitely agrees with jockey John Velazquez.Velazquez rode 2/1 favourite World Approval to an easy 2 1/2-length win in the $800,000 turf race Saturday...
Manitoba NDP Pick Rookie MLA, Author Wab Kinew as Party and Opposition Leader
Manitoba NDP pick Wab Kinew as leader--WINNIPEG - Rookie politician, Indigenous rights activist and author Wab Kinew was elected leader of the Manitoba NDP Saturday, and vowed to rebuild the opposition party as he continues to face questions about his...
Missing Quebec Boy Found Alive in Ontario
Missing Quebec boy found alive in Ontario--MONTREAL - A six-year-old boy who had gone missing along with his father after the child's mother was found dead in Quebec has been found safe in Ontario, police said Friday.The man and his son disappeared Thursday...
National Audio 2:25 AM ET
National Audio 2:25 AM ET--NAT001 - (Mba-NDP-Leadership) WINNIPEG. x-13s. Manitoba's Opposition New Democrats are choosing a new leader today who party members hope will lead them back to power. There are two candidates -- rookie politician Wab Kinew...
National Audio 2:35 PM ET
National Audio 2:35 PM ET--NAT062 - (Becca-Told-Me-Holiday) MIRAMICHI. x-17s. A teenager with terminal cancer whose "bucket-list" wish has inspired good deeds across the globe is being recognized in her native New Brunswick with an official day in her...
National Audio 3:35 AM ET
National Audio 3:35 AM ET--NAT028 - (US-Police-Shooting-St-Louis) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) ST. LOUIS. x-07s. Protests broke out in St Louis, Missouri last night after white former police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted in the 2011 shooting death of...
National Audio 5:45 PM ET
National Audio 5:45 PM ET--NAT069 - (Mba-NDP-Leadership) WINNIPEG. x-18s. Rookie politician and Indigenous author Wab Kinew (WAWB' kih-NOO') is the new leader of the Manitoba N-D-P. Party members elected Kinew over veteran cabinet minister Steve Ashton...
National Audio 7:15 PM ET
National Audio 7:15 PM ET--NAT073 - (Mba-NDP-Leadership) WINNIPEG. x-35s. (Steve Lambert) Manitoba's Opposition New Democrats have chosen a new leader: Indigenous rights activist and rookie politician Wab Kinew (WAWB' kih-NOO'). (opens with sound) (WA)...
National Audio 8:35 AM ET
National Audio 8:35 AM ET--NAT045 - (Britain-Subway-Incident) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LONDON. x-27s. Police in Britain have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the rush hour bombing on the London Underground. Twenty-nine people were...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Britain-Subway-Incident) (Audio: 60)Authorities are not saying if the suspect taken into custody this morning is the person who planted a bomb on a crowded London subway train yesterday, but they do say the arrest is very significant.Police arrested...
--Ontario Update-
---(Que-Amber-Alert)Quebec provincial police say it was the end everyone had hoped for when a missing boy was found safe and sound in Ontario. The six-year-old, who'd been the subject of an Amber Alert, was found late yesterday afternoon in an area about...
--Ontario Update-
---(Amber-Alert)Provincial police say six-year-old Louka Fredette is in good physical health and has been placed in the care of child services.His father, 41-year-old Ugo Fredette, is in custody and has a bail hearing on unspecified charges scheduled...
--Prairie Update-
(Mba-Jimmy-Carter)Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter says he supports a single-payer health-care system, a view that was possibly reinforced by his hospital experience after he collapsed in Winnipeg earlier this year.Carter told college students in Atlanta...
Prep-Entertainment Report
---(OBIT-Harry-Dean-Stanton)Actor Harry Dean Stanton, who appeared in more than 200 movies and TV shows in a career dating to the mid-1950s, has died at the age of 91.His agent says Stanton passed away from natural causes Friday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai...
Privacy Commissioner Launches Investigation into Equifax Data Breach
Privacy watchdog to investigate Equifax--Canada's privacy watchdog launched an investigation into the massive Equifax Inc. data breach after hearing from dozens of concerned Canadians as customers in the country have yet to be told whether hackers stole...
Real-Life Spy Story: Washingtonians Describe Life beside Now-Vacant Russia Annex
Russian building emptied: A D.C. spy story--WASHINGTON - To the neighbourhood gossips, the grand grey Russian building atop the hill was a goldmine.Now it's empty.Amid escalating tensions, the U.S. government this month kicked Russians out of three diplomatic...
Saskatchewan NDP Moves Up Date for Leadership Vote by Two Months
Saskatchewan NDP moves up leadership vote--MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Saskatchewan's NDP says it's moving up the date for its leadership convention.The NDP says in a news release its provincial council decided during a meeting in Moose Jaw that the convention...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Que-Amber-Alert)A six-year-old boy who went missing with his father after the child's mother was found dead in Quebec was found safe in Ontario.Louka Fredette and his 41-year-old father Ugo Fredette were located yesterday in Griffith, Ontario --...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Britain-Attack) (Audio:051)British Home Secretary Amber Rudd says it is "much too early" to tell if authorities knew of the suspect in the London subway bombing.Rudd said it was good fortune that the bomb on the District Line train did not do more...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Britain-Attack) (Audio:046)London's police commissioner is calling on the public to be vigilant as the country remains on high alert after a suspected terror attack in the capital.Cressida Dick adds that the investigation into the partial explosion...
SportsCall Audio 2:30 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 2:30 AM ET--NAT017 - (SPORTS-BBN-Cardinals-Cubs) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) CHICAGO. x-16s. The Chicago Cubs scored seven times in the sixth inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2. This is announcer Pat Hughes with the...
Tchani, Manneh Trade Goals against Their Former Teams as Whitecaps Tie Crew 2-2
Tchani scores late, Whitecaps tie Crew 2-2--VANCOUVER - With the seconds ticking down Saturday, it looked like Kekuta Manneh would have the last laugh against his former team.Then the player he was traded for added one final twist to keep the Vancouver...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Que-Amber-Alert)The father of a six-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has appeared in an Ontario court, and will be transferred back to Quebec to face charges.The pair disappeared Thursday afternoon from St-Eustache, Quebec, and...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Que-Amber-Alert)A six-year-old boy who went missing with his father after the child's mother was found dead in Quebec is said to be in good physical health and is now in the care of child services.Louka Fredette had been the subject of an Amber Alert...
Today in History - Sept. 16
Today in History - Sept. 16--Today in History for Sept. 16:In 1224, during an extended period of prayer and fasting, it is said St. Francis of Assisi received the stigmata (Crucifixion scars of Jesus Christ) on Mount Alvernia, in Italy. Francis, the...
Top News Advisory for Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Top News Advisory for Saturday, Sept. 16--TOP NEWS ADVISORYSaturday, Sept. 167 p.m. ETHere are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are...
Toronto FC Captain Michael Bradley Quietly Compiling Spectacular MLS Season
Bradley quietly compiles spectacular season--Others may get the headlines but Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley is quietly compiling a spectacular MLS season.Bradley leads the league in ball recoveries (259) this season as well as passes per game (76.8)....
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-Myanmar)Canada is making a pledge to speak up for Rohingya (rohinja) Muslims at the United Nations.Myanmar's powerful military is accused of forcing 400-thousand of them from their homes.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the federal...
--Twentieth NewsWatch-
---(Quebec-Amber-Alert)The Ontario and Quebec Provincial Police investigation continues after a six-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert Thursday was found safe Friday.Ugo Fredette and his son, Louka Fredette, were listed as missing after...
U Sports Roundup: McMaster Beats Ottawa to Hand Gee-Gees First Loss of Season
U Sports Roundup: McMaster tops Ottawa 24-7--HAMILTON - Jackson White threw two touchdown passes as the McMaster Marauders downed Ottawa 24-7 on Saturday to hand the Gee-Gees their first loss of the U Sports football season.White completed 20-of-32 passes...
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