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Articles from October 29, 2017

After Record-Breaking Regular Season, Toronto FC Moves into Post-Season Mode
Toronto FC moves into post-season mode--TORONTO - A record-setting regular season in its rear-view mirror, Toronto FC's sights are now set firmly on the MLS Cup.For top-seeded Toronto (20-5-9), Monday's visit to Red Bull Arena is the first step of hopefully...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-MMIW)The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will hold community hearings at Membertou First Nation in Cape Breton this week.The Mi'kmaq Women Leaders Network says it is hosting a day of opening ceremonies today...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-Pilot-Evaluators)Documents obtained under access to information say Transport Canada plans to stop its pilots from assessing the so-called check pilots for Canada's national airlines. Those check pilots to the assessments on other pilots within...
Bernie Sanders Says Canadian Health Care System Sets a 'Strong Example' for U.S
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks in Toronto--TORONTO - High profile U.S Senator Bernie Sanders had high praise for Canada's health care system on Sunday, saying it's something American policy makers should pay attention to.Sanders talked up Canadian health...
Bill 62 Weighing on Students' Minds as They Consider Post-Secondary Education
Bill 62 weighing on students' minds--TORONTO - A new law in Quebec banning face coverings for anyone who receives or provides public services has some Muslim students reconsidering the idea of pursuing their education in that province.The passing of...
Blake Wheeler with Hat Trick in Five-Goal First Period, Jets Beat Penguins 7-1
Wheeler with hat trick, Jets beat Penguins 7-1--WINNIPEG - Blake Wheeler was more impressed with his team picking up a victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions than his individual performance.Wheeler had a first-period hat trick and added an...
Canada's Testing Helped U.S. Volkswagen Probe, but Still No Legal Action Here
Canadian testing helped U.S. Volkswagen probe--OTTAWA - Two years after Canadian government testing helped the United States go after Volkswagen for faking the results of diesel-engine emissions tests, Canada says it is still unable to determine if Volkswagen...
Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 29
Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 29--Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 29:Banjo player Sonny Osborne of The Osborne Brothers is 80.Country singer Lee Clayton is 75.Guitarist Denny Laine (Wings, Moody Blues) is 73.Singer-actress Melba Moore is 72.Guitarist Peter...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Spain-Catalonia) (Audio: 49)Tens of thousands of demonstrators, many of them carrying Spanish and Catalan flags have gathered on a central Barcelona boulevard in a call for Spanish unity.The demonstration comes two days after a separatist majority...
--Eleventh Newswatch-
---(Alta-UCP-Leadership) (Audio: 098)The first leader of Alberta's new United Conservative Party is getting right down to work.Jason Kenney held his first news conference in Calgary on Sunday.The former federal Conservative cabinet minister won the leadership...
Evgeny Kuznetsov Scores Twice, Capitals Come Back to Beat Oilers 5-2
Kuznetsov, Ovechkin lead Caps over Oilers--EDMONTON - The Washington Capitals didn't let an early deficit rattle them on Saturday.Evgeny Kuznetsov struck twice and Alex Ovechkin added three assists as the Capitals roared back from being down two early...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Spain-Catalonia)(Audio: 38)Tens of thousands of people held a festive march through central Barcelona today to call for unity.Some chanted "Puigdemont (POOJ'-de-mohn), to jail!'' referring to the ousted regional leader Spain fired along with his...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Alta-UCP-Leadership) (Audio: 02)Jason Kenney has taken the reins of Alberta's fledgling United Conservative Party -- now all he needs is a seat in the legislature.The former federal cabinet minister won more than 60 per cent of the vote for a first-ballot...
Five Things to Watch for in the Canadian Business World in the Coming Week
Five things to watch for in Canadian business--TORONTO - Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Lutke takes on the troll Shareholders will be all ears on Tuesday when Shopify Inc.'s chief executive Tobias Lutke holds...
Get Ready for Anything, Trade Lawyer Tells Business Community on NAFTA
Business should prepare for no NAFTA: lawyer--OTTAWA - Growing uncertainty over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement means companies need to brace themselves, including for the possibility that President Donald Trump walks away from...
Government to Cut Pilot Evaluators for Large Airlines, Risking Safety: Critics
Feds to cut pilot evaluators for large airlines--VANCOUVER - Transport Canada is planning to stop evaluating pilots who perform checks on their counterparts at the country's largest airlines and will instead give the responsibility to the operators,...
(Home Teams Listed First)
Weekend's Grouped Soccer Scores--FIFA Under 17 World CupAt Kolkata IndiaSaturday's resultsChampionshipEngland 5 Spain 2Third PlaceBrazil 2 Mali 0____DENMARKSAS-LigaenSunday's resultsAaB 0 Odense Boldklub 2AC Horsens 1 FC Copenhagen 1Lyngby 2 FC Midtjylland...
Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Heads to Nova Scotia
MMIW hearings start in N.S. Monday--MEMBERTOU, N.S. - A Mi'kmaq activist said she felt the presence of missing and murdered Indigenous women as families gathered in Nova Scotia for this week's community hearings, and their stories of loss deserve to...
'It's Brought Us Closer': The Tenors on Moving Past National Anthem Incident
The Tenors look to hit reset with audiences--TORONTO - Nearly a year and half has passed since the Canadian vocal trio The Tenors was blindsided by their ousted fourth member in front of millions of baseball fans, and in some ways they're still healing.It...
Jason Kenney to Seek Seat in Calgary Byelection after Winning United Conservative Leadership
Jason Kenney to seek seat in Calgary byelection--CALGARY - Alberta's newly annointed conservative leader is wasting little time in pursuing his desire to go head-to-head with NDP Premier Rachel Notley.Less than 24 hours after winning 61 per cent of the...
Jennifer Jones Takes Masters Title in All-Winnipeg Final against Kerri Einarson
Jones, Gushue win Masters Grand Slam of Curling--LLOYDMINSTER, Alta. - Olympic champion Jennifer Jones downed Kerri Einarson 7-4 on Sunday to capture her first Masters title in an all-Winnipeg final.Einarson held a 3-2 lead through four ends, but Jones...
Leafs Marleau Returning to San Jose for First Time as an Opposing Player
Marleau to return to San Jose for first time--TORONTO - Patrick Marleau is heading back to San Jose, this time as a member of an opposing team.The Maple Leafs open a four-game, seven-day road trip through California on Monday against the Sharks, the...
Liberals Warned to Be Careful before Approving China Bid for Calgary's Aecon
Liberals warned to be careful on China bid--OTTAWA - The Trudeau Liberals are facing warnings to proceed cautiously and in as transparent a manner as possible as they weigh a Chinese state-owned company's bid to take over Aecon construction of Calgary.The...
Manitoba Judges Visit Indigenous Leaders to Try to Boost Access to Justice
Manitoba judges head north to meet Indigenous people--WINNIPEG - Five Manitoba judges, including the chief justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, are to meet with First Nations leaders this week to try to find ways to improve the justice system for Indigenous...
Man Released without Charges in Investigation of Alleged Sexual Assault in Halifax
Man released in Halifax sexual assault case--HALIFAX - Police have released a 19-year-old man without laying charges as they investigate an alleged sexual assault in a wooded area of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax.The young man was arrested...
Montreal Construction Boom Spawned by Strong Economy and Political Stability
Montreal real estate market on a roll--MONTREAL - Cranes crowd the Montreal skyline these days as a strong economy and political stability are fuelling a construction frenzy throughout the downtown core and beyond.Although tame by Toronto and Vancouver...
National Audio 11:15 AM ET
National Audio 11:15 AM ET--NAT053 - (SPORTS-FBN-London-Browns-Vikings-Fans) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LONDON. x-30s. (Tom Rivers) American N-F-L fans are in the U-K to catch a football game between Minneapolis and Cleveland in London.(WA) (SOURCE: ABC)--NAT054...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (Volkswagen-Canada-Investigation) OTTAWA. x-16s. Canadian government testing of Volkswagen's diesel cars helped the U-S go after the automaker for faking emissions test results. But more than two years later, the federal...
National Audio 2:35 PM ET
National Audio 2:35 PM ET--NAT069 - (Spain-Catalonia) MADRID. x-16s. Tens of thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Barcelona today in a call for Spain's unity. Catalan lawmakers passed an independence vote on Friday, followed immediately by...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT004 - (Pilot-Evaluators) VANCOUVER. x-30s. (Terri Theodore) Transport Canada plans to stop evaluating so-called check pilots for the country's largest airlines next April. The evaluators test other pilots within their own...
National Audio 3:15 PM ET
National Audio 3:15 PM ET--NAT073 - (ENT-Film-Box-Office) UNDATED. x-44s. (Ben Thomas) A new horror flick brought in the biggest crowds in a sluggish Halloween weekend at the movies. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT074 - (ENT-Film-Box-Office) UNDATED....
National Audio 4:05 PM ET
National Audio 4:05 PM ET--NAT081 - (EU-Spain-Catalonia) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BARCELONA. x-11s. Pro-Spain demonstrators are taking to the streets of Barcelona to show their opposition to the local government declaring independence. This protester says...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT020 - (Bill-62-Students) TORONTO. x-19s. Quebec's new law banning face coverings for anyone who receives or provides public services has some Muslim students rethinking plans to attend university in the province. Batool...
National Audio 5:05 PM ET
National Audio 5:05 PM ET--NAT085 - (Halloween-Fentanyl-Blotters) WINNIPEG. x-15s. Police in Winnipeg have issued a public warning after finding suspected fentanyl with a Halloween theme. Constable Rob Carver says officers seized six blotters -- small...
National Audio 6:05 PM ET
National Audio 6:05 PM ET--NAT091 - (ENT-Film-Box-Office) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-30s. (Christopher Watson) It was a good weekend if you're a fan of scary movies. ABC's Christopher Watson has the weekend box office numbers. (opens with sound)...
New Ontario Election Advertising Limits Kick in Nov. 9, Six Months before Campaign
New election advertising limits kick in soon--TORONTO - The start of Ontario's election campaign is a little over six months away, but the battle for voters' hearts and minds is already being waged as a new advertising landscape looms.Both the province's...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(EU-Spain-Catalonia) (Audio: 81)Pro-Spain demonstrators are now taking to the streets of Barcelona to show their opposition to the regional government declaring independence.People are expressing the hope there won't be any violence.Catalonia's political...
Northern Quebec Police Warn of Cannabis-Laced Candies Ahead of Halloween
Quebec police seize THC-laced candies--MONTREAL - It may be nearly Halloween, but authorities in northern Quebec are trying to keep a certain type of gummy bear out of children's hands.Authorities in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory are warning...
Nunavut to Elect New Government Monday as Former Premier Steps Down
Nunavut to elect new government--IQALUIT, Nunavut - A total of 72 candidates in Nunavut's general election will be nervously watching the returns in Monday's vote, but the territory's sitting premier won't be one of them.Peter Taptuna became the first...
OHL Roundup: Damiani Scores Winner as Rangers Edge Battalion 2-1
OHL Roundup: Rangers edge Battalion 2-1--KITCHENER, Ont. - Riley Damiani's first-period goal stood as the winner as the Kitchener Rangers edged the North Bay Battalion 2-1 in Ontario Hockey League action on Sunday.Adam Mascherin also scored for the Rangers...
--Ontario Update --
---(Police-Hospital-Shooting)Ontario's police watchdog and the O-P-P are piecing together the events that led to the deaths of an elderly married couple at a hospital in Cobourg.The Special Investigations Unit says the 70-year-old man and 76-year-old...
'Our Existence Is Our Resistance:' Young Women of Colour Leading Social Activism
Halifax's new generation of social activists--HALIFAX - They are young. They are women. And they are racialized.Young women of colour are at the vanguard of Halifax's social justice movement, part of a new generation of social activists.Kati George-Jim...
Police in Winnipeg Seize Opioid Blotters with Picture of Witch Riding Broom
Police warn about Halloween-themed fentanyl--Winnipeg police have issued a special Halloween safety advisory after making a spooky drug seizure.Police say that while officers were executing a search warrant at a home as part of a drug investigation late...
--Prairie Update-
(Alta-UCP-Leadership)Former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney has won the leadership of Alberta's United Conservative Party.Kenney took just over 61 per cent of the votes when the results of the party's first leadership contest were announced in...
QMJHL Roundup: Ethan Crossman Scores Twice as Titan Topple Tigres 4-1
QMJHL Roundup: Titan down Tigres 4-1--BATHURST, N.B. - Ethan Crossman scored twice as the Acadie-Bathurst Titan defeated the Victoriaville Tigres 4-1 on Sunday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Liam Murphy scored the winner on a power play...
Sale of Shares Not an Admission of Conflict of Interest, Says Morneau
Morneau faces continued conflict questions--OTTAWA - Donating money he made from shares in his family business since taking office is not an admission that he was in a conflict by controlling those shares, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau told a...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Alta-UCP-Leadership) (Audio: 03)The newly elected leader of Alberta's fledgling United Conservative Party says his victory brings the province closer to getting back on track.Former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney soundly defeated his two competitors...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Spain-Catalonia)(Audio: 55)Hundreds of thousands of people marched in the streets of Barcelona today to defend Spain's unity and reject what organizers call an unprecedented attack in the history of democracy.The rally was in response to Friday's...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Spain-Catalonia)(Audio: 49)Spain's foreign minister says deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (CAR'-less POOJ'-de-mohn) would be eligible to run in the regional election called by the central government on December 21st.That's if he isn't...
SportsCall Audio 4:40 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:40 AM ET--NAT026 - (SPORTS-HKN-Capitals-Oilers) EDMONTON. x-23s. The Oilers power play went oh-for-four in a 5-2 loss to the Washington Capitals. Edmonton forward Patrick Maroon says their poor play on special teams is hurting, and...
SportsCall Audio 8:50 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 8:50 AM ET--NAT046 - (SPORTS-BBO-World Series: Dodgers 6 Astros 2) HOUSTON. x-16s. The World Series is tied once again after the Dodgers staged a ninth-inning rally to take Game 4 by a score of 6-2 at Houston. Dodgers starting pitcher...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(EU-Spain-Catalonia) (Audio: 83)Catalonian separatists and pro-Spanish demonstrators are taking turns filling the streets of Barcelona to support their sides after Catalonia's government declared independence.Tens of thousands have been on the streets...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Alta-UCP-Leadership) (Audio: 17)Jason Kenney's months-long effort to "unite the right" in Alberta has proved successful.The former federal cabinet minister has been named the new leader of the province's fledgling United Conservative Party.Kenney...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(BC-Fatal-Overdoses) (Audio: 091)Police are out with a warning for drug users in Abbotsford, B-C, after five overdose deaths in a period of nine hours on Friday.Most of the deaths -- three men and two women between the ages of 40 and 67 -- occurred...
Tips on Reducing the Massive Halloween Haul: Swap, Substitute and Donate
Halloween with halal, kosher, allergy restrictions--TORONTO - Neighbourhood kids flock to Farhad Khan's house each Halloween for good reason: She owns a candy store.But parents like to stop by, too, says the eastern Ontario entrepreneur, because she...
Today in History - Oct. 29
Today in History - Oct. 29--Today in History for Oct. 29:In 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh was executed in London on charges of treason against King James I. Raleigh had defied the King's instructions by attacking the Spanish while on an expedition to search...
Today in Music History - Oct. 29
Today in Music History - Oct. 29--Today in Music History for Oct. 29:In 1787, Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni" premiered at the Tyl Theatre in Prague. A contemporary of Mozart's (Frantisek Nemecek) wrote that "right after the first chord, everybody felt...
Top News Advisory for Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017
Top News Advisory for Sunday, Oct. 29--TOP NEWS ADVISORYOct. 296 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 subject to change...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(Alta-UCP-Leadership) (Audio: 096)The first leader of Alberta's fledgling United Conservative Party is hitting the ground running.Less than 24 hours after winning the leadership on the first ballot, Jason Kenney already has a Calgary riding in which...
U Sports Roundup: Golden Bears Upset No. 1 Calgary with Blowout Win
U Sports Roundup: Golden Bears upset Dinos--CALGARY - Brad Baker threw for 388 yards and five touchdowns as the Alberta Golden Bears upset the No. 1 Calgary Dinos 53-3 on Saturday in U Sports football action.Calgary (7-1), which lost in last year's Vanier...
WHL Roundup: Fleury Scores Twice, Ice Beat Rebels 5-4 in Overtime
WHL Roundup: Ice beat Rebels in overtime--CRANBROOK, B.C. - Cale Fleury scored his second goal of the game 2:27 into overtime as the Kootenay Ice edged the Red Deer Rebels 5-4 on Sunday in Western Hockey League action.Colton Kroeker scored once and set...
WHL Roundup: Joe Gatenby Scores Winner, Blazers Edge Americans in Overtime
WHL Roundup: Blazers beat Americans in OT--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Joe Gatenby scored 40 seconds into overtime as the Kamloops Blazers edged the Tri-City Americans 3-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action. Keltie Jeri-Leon and Quinn Benjafield also scored...
Winterized Trailers Soon to Provide Shelter to Asylum-Seekers at Quebec Border
Winterized trailers heading to Lacolle border--MONTREAL - Winterized trailers will soon be replacing the tents providing temporary shelter to asylum-seekers who have crossed the Quebec-U.S. border, even as the number of irregular border crossings continues...
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