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Articles from September 27, 2017

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Regina Teen Admits at Sentencing Hearing He Wanted Hannah Leflar Dead
Convicted teen admits wanting girl dead--REGINA - A Regina teenager who had maintained he was frozen in fear as a friend brutally stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death shocked a courtroom Wednesday with the abrupt admission he wanted Hannah Leflar dead.The...
Rogers Buys Naming Rights to Halifax Plaza on Site of Former Public Street
Rogers buys naming rights to former street--Halifax Mayor Mike Savage says he's "comfortable" a city block sold to a developer will now carry the name of a telecommunications company.Rogers Communications announced Wednesday it acquired naming rights...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Boeing-Bombardier) (Audio: 06)Boeing has drawn first blood in its dispute with Bombardier, after the U-S Department of Commerce sided with the American company.In a preliminary ruling released Tuesday, the department slapped a duty of more than 200...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Boeing-Bombardier)Union leader Jerry Dias is suggesting the time has come for a muscular response to Boeing and the White House.The head of Unifor -- Canada's largest private-sector union -- says "when you start messing with us in this way, we ultimately...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Britain-Bombardier) (Audio: 6)Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says Boeing may have won the battle, but Canada will win the war.He is calling for a unified front against the U-S government's decision to slap duties of 219 per cent on Bombardier's...
Shania Twain Says Confessional New Album 'Now' Is 'About Survival'
Shania Twain says new album is 'about survival'--TORONTO - Shania Twain overcame a lot of physical and emotional trauma to make her new album. On sale Friday, "Now" is her first record in 15 years and comes after upheaval in her personal life, including...
Sister of Alberta Williams, Murdered in 1989, Hopes for Justice from Inquiry
Sister of Alberta Williams still hopes for justice--SMITHERS, B.C. - The older sister of Alberta Williams, whose body was found in 1989 east of Prince Rupert, B.C., hopes a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women will help find the...
--Sixteenth NewsWatch-
---(Boeing-Bombardier)The Trudeau government is facing mounting pressure to fire back at Boeing and the Trump administration after the U-S Commerce Department dealt a huge blow to Montreal aerospace firm Bombardier.So far there has been no indication...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Boeing-Bombardier) (Audio: 05)Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland didn't mention any retaliatory action in a statement released after the U-S Commerce Department proposed a 219 per cent duty on Bombardier's CSeries jets.Instead, Freeland promised...
'Some Progress' Made as Contract Talks Resume between GM and Striking Workers
GM-CAMI union resume contract talks--TORONTO - Bargaining talks have resumed between General Motors and more than 2,500 striking workers at a southern Ontario automotive assembly plant.Negotiations initially broke down shortly after the employees of...
SportsCall Audio 3:10 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:10 AM ET--NAT013 - (SPORTS-BBA-Rays-Yankees) NEW YORK. x-11s. The New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 last night. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says they still have their sights set on the A-L East title. ("..see what happens.")...
SportsCall Audio 4:20 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:20 PM ET--NAT117 - (SPORTS-GLF-Presidents-Cup) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) JERSEY CITY, N.J. x-12s. Tiger Woods is back on a golf course for the first time since early February, though his back is healthy enough only for him to ride a cart...
SportsCall Audio 6:20 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 6:20 AM ET--NAT049 - (SPORTS-BBN-Reds-Brewers) MILWAUKEE. x-13s. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 last night. Brewers manager Craig Counsell says they want to keep winning and let the Rockies worry about clinching the...
Stampeders Look to Clinch Home Playoff Game with Victory over Struggling Als
Stampeders look to clinch home playoff game--No other CFL team has been able to match what the Montreal Alouettes did July 24.Montreal beat Calgary 30-23 at McGill Stadium that night, halting the Stampeders' 19-game regular-season win streak. And it's...
Status of Women Committee in Limbo during Tory-Liberal Faceoff over Chair
Trudeau intolerant to opposing views: Harder--OTTAWA - The House of Commons status of women committee appears stuck in limbo while the Liberals and Conservatives battle over who gets to chair it."I predict a standoff for some time," one committee member...
Tackling Racist, Sexist Hurdles to Be Part of Anti-Poverty Plan, Duclos Says
Anti-poverty plan to look at racism: Duclos--OTTAWA - Racism and sexism help keep poor Canadians below the poverty line and are issues that must be addressed in a new anti-poverty strategy, says the minister in charge of crafting the plan.Social Development...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Boeing-Bombardier) (Audio: P01)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's disappointed by the U-S Commerce Department's proposed 219 per cent duty on Bombardier CSeries jets and will continue to fight hard for good Canadian jobs.On his way into a caucus...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Sept. 28
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Sept. 28--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Thursday, Sept. 28 as of 9 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Boeing-Bombardier)Bombardier's hopes for breaking into the U-S market have taken a massive blow, after the Trump administration ruled in favour of the Montreal-based company's American rival.In a preliminary decision, the U-S Commerce Department...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(NAFTA-Negotiations) (Audio: P08)Round three of the NAFTA renegotiation talks have wrapped up in Ottawa.Representatives for Canada, the U-S and Mexico announced they have settled their first important chapter in the new trade deal, covering small...
Thousands Line Up in Halifax as Ikea Opens First of 12 New Canadian Stores
Thousands line up for Ikea Halifax opening--HALIFAX - Several thousand people lined up early Wednesday to enter Ikea Halifax, as the firm launched the first of its 12 openings across Canada amidst circus performers, political speeches and a Swedish flag...
Thwarted Emergency Debate on Tax Reforms Not the End of the Discussion
No debate does not mean end of tax talk--OTTAWA - A Conservative bid for an emergency debate on the Liberal government's controversial small business tax proposal was thwarted Wednesday, but that does not mean they -- nor the public -- are out of options...
Today in History - Sept. 27
Today in History - Sept. 27--Today in History for Sept. 27:In 1540, through the encyclical Regimini militantis ecclesiae, Roman Catholic Pope Paul III officially approved the Society of Jesus, a body of priests organized by Ignatius of Loyola in 1534...
Today in Music History - Sept. 27
Today in Music History - Sept. 27--Today in Music History for Sept. 27:In 1920, Canadian impresario Louis-Honore Bourdon presented Enrico Caruso at the Mount Royal Arena in Montreal. It was reported that Bourdon had likely broken the world record at...
Top News Advisory for Wednesday, Sept. 27
Top News Advisory for Sept. 27--TOP NEWS ADVISORYWednesday, Sept. 272:30 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 subject to...
Trump Threat Hovers over NAFTA as Ottawa Talks End with No Major Progress
Trump threat hovers as Ottawa NAFTA talks end--OTTAWA - The third round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement wrapped Wednesday with the spectre of a U.S. withdrawal by President Donald Trump looming ever larger, thanks to slow...
Trump Visit Tarnishes Sidney Crosby's Crown in His Usually Admiring Hometown
Trump visit tarnishes Crosby's hometown crown--HALIFAX - A year after Halifax decided to consider naming a street after Sidney Crosby, the hockey superstar suddenly finds himself embroiled in an ugly political mess that has some residents openly musing...
Tuesday's Grouped Soccer Scores
Tuesday's grouped soccer scores--UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUEGroup StageTuesday's resultsGroup ESevilla FC 3 NK Maribor 0Spartak Moscow 1 Liverpool 1Group FManchester City 2 Shakhtar Donetsk 0Napoli 3 Feyenoord Rotterdam 1Group GAS Monaco 0 FC Porto 3Besiktas...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(Boeing-Bombardier) (Audio: P03)Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says U-S trade officials understand how upset Canada is with a massive duty America is putting on Bombardier CSeries jets.Champagne says this isn't about defending one particular...
--Twentieth NewsWatch-
---(Boeing-Bombardier)Bombardier says a proposed 219 per cent duty on its C-Series jets is -- quote -- "absurd and divorced from the reality about the financing of multi-billion-dollar aircraft programs."The Montreal-based company is reacting to a ruling...
Two N.S. Men Facing Charges of Making Online Threats to Indigenous Fishermen
Men accused of threatening Aboriginal fishermen--YARMOUTH, N.S. - Two Nova Scotia men are facing charges of threatening Indigenous fishermen off the southwestern tip of the province, a lucrative lobster fishing zone where tensions have been mounting...
Victoria Cross Awarded to Canadian Second World War Hero Sold to UK Buyer
Victoria Cross won by Canadian hero sold at auction--A Victoria Cross and other medals awarded to one of Canada's Second World War heroes have been sold at auction to a buyer in the United Kingdom for $660,000.Maj. David Currie was given the Commonwealth's...
What's Making News in B.C
What's making news in B.C.--VANCOUVER - WINTER WORK STOPPAGE PROMPTS SITE C LAYOFFSBC Hydro is confirming the layoffs of about 200 workers at the Site C dam construction project in northeastern British Columbia.The corporation says the workers were laid...
Winter Work Stoppage at Site C Megaproject Prompts Layoffs: BC Hydro
Winter work stoppage prompts Site C layoffs--VANCOUVER - BC Hydro confirms about 200 workers at the Site C dam construction project in northeastern British Columbia have been laid off by the consortium that holds the main civil works contract.A spokeswoman...
With Departure of Joseph, Raptors' Delon Wright Ready for His Moment
Raptors' Delon Wright ready for his moment--VICTORIA - The trading of Canadian point guard Cory Joseph to the Indiana Pacers this past summer could go down as the pivotal moment in Delon Wright's career.The 25-year-old, who'd spent the better part of...
Youth Homelessness Advocate Completes Cross-Country Walk Pushing a Shopping Cart
Homeless advocate completes cross-country walk--VANCOUVER - A man who lived on the streets of Vancouver as a teenager will push a shopping cart through the city's rough-and-tumble Downtown Eastside once again on Friday, but this time will mark the end...
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