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Articles from November 12, 2017

2018 Canadian Olympic Curling Qualifying Pre-Trial Glance
2018 Canadian Olympic Curling Qualifying Pre-Trial Glance--SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Results Sunday from the Road to the Rings 2018 Canadian Olympic Curling Qualifying Pre-Trial tournament:At Summerside, P.E.I.MENROUND ROBINFriday's resultsDraw 15Morris 8...
Adults with Autism Want to Give More Input on Services Catering to Community
Adults with autism want to be consulted more on new services--TORONTO - A growing number of Canadian businesses are providing programs and services geared toward autistic people, but some adult members of their target audience want more of a say on how...
American Lawyers Gather to Ponder Trump's NAFTA Options: Can He Cancel It Alone?
US lawyers ponder Trump-NAFTA options--WASHINGTON - Legal experts huddled together at a recent conference to ponder a question that could go from being a distant hypothetical to one that dominates Canada-U.S.-Mexico relations: can an American president...
--Atlantic Update-
---(FBO-Loney-Bowl)The legal battle over the decision to cancel the Loney Bowl is set to return to a Nova Scotia court today.Arguments will resume in Saint Mary's University's bid to be reinstated in the championship football game.This weekend's scheduled...
B.C. Grapples with Future of Site C, as Premier Horgan Sends Ministers North
Site C review tour heads to B.C.'s northeast--VICTORIA - The fate of the largest public project in British Columbia's history, the Site C hydroelectric dam, will be the focus of intense scrutiny this week as provincial cabinet ministers travel north...
--B-C Update-
(BC-Fatal-Gas-Leak)A public memorial will be held in Fernie today for three men who died following an ammonia leak at an ice rink last month.Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano is encouraging people to attend the event, saying it may help residents and family...
Bowman Catches Two TDs as Eskimos Defeat Blue Bombers in West Semifinal
Eskimos defeat Blue Bombers in West semifinal--WINNIPEG - C.J. Gable wants to let his actions show the Edmonton Eskimos how thankful he is that they traded for him last month.The running back accomplished that on Sunday when he had 16 carries for 107...
Canada's Push to Eliminate Coal Power Takes on U.S. Clean Coal in Bonn
Canada, U.S. on coal power collision course--OTTAWA - Climate change talks in Germany are headed for a collision course on coal this week -- and Canada is right in the middle of it.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is arriving today in Bonn, Germany,...
Canada Wins Three More Medals on Final Day of Opening World Cup Stage
Canada wins three more medals at World Cup--HEERENVEEN, Netherlands - Canada won gold in the men's team sprint on Sunday at the first ISU World Cup stage of the season.It was one of three long track speed skating medals for Canada on the day as Ted-Jan...
Canadian Relay Teams Qualify for Olympics; Boutin, St-Gelais Win Medals
Canadian relay teams qualify for Olympics--SHANGHAI - Canada's men and women relay teams unofficially but mathematically qualified for the 2018 Olympic Games on Sunday with a third- and fourth-place finish respectively at a World Cup event.Also, Kim...
Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 12
Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 12--Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 12:Playwright-actor Wallace Shawn ("The Princess Bride") is 74.Singer Brian Hyland is 74.Keyboardist Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MG's is 73.Sportscaster Al Michaels is 73.Rock and...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Asia)Justin Trudeau is now in the Philippines to tout Canada as a player in the Asia-Pacific region.His office says Trudeau is the first sitting Canadian prime minister to participate in the annual East Asia Summit and is the only one who's...
--Eleventh Newswatch-
---(Trudeau-Asia) (Audio: 024)His office says Justin Trudeau is the first sitting Canadian prime minister to participate in the annual East Asia Summit.The prime minister arrived in Manila on Sunday for a three-day visit to the Philippines that will...
Federal Report Outlines Hopes, Skepticism on Free Trade with China
Report shows skepticism on trade with China--OTTAWA - A sweeping federal report shows that Canadian businesses aren't sure a free trade pact will solve all the concerns they have about dealing with China.The newly released report summarizes the issues...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Asia)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is starting a three-day visit to the Philippines today, where he hopes to strengthen Canada's economic ties to the rapidly growing 10-member Southeast Asian bloc known as ASEAN (AH'-see-ahn.)The organization...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-TPP)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in the Philippines, where President Rodrigo Duterte is hosting a summit of southeast Asian nations.But Trudeau says he has no plans to meet formally with the event's host, who has faced harsh...
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:Looking for Jordan: The case resumes Wednesday against several former SNC-Lavalin and hospital executives charged with...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Asia)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Manila for the start of a three-day visit to the Philippines, where he'll attend a regional leaders' summit.The 10-nation block known as ASEAN (AH'-see-ahn) includes Vietnam, Indonesia and...
Glenn Throws TD, Scores Another to Lead Riders Past Redblacks in East Semifinal
Riders defeat Redblacks in East semifinal--OTTAWA - Marcus Thigpen still has plenty of juice left in his 31-year-old legs.Thigpen ran for 169 yards and a key TD to lead Saskatchewan to a record-setting 31-20 East Division semifinal win over the Ottawa...
Hannah Brandt Leads Americans Past Canada 5-1 in Four Nations Cup Final
Brandt leads Americans past Canada 5-1--TAMPA, Fla. - The United States got the better of Canada once again in the final of the Four Nations Cup.Hannah Brandt had back-to-back goals in the second period as the U.S. topped the Canadians 5-1 on Sunday...
Liberal MPs to Blitz Ridings with Reminders of Their Greatest Hits
Liberals parade greatest hits on break week--OTTAWA - As Liberal MPs spend this week in their ridings, they are tasked with reminding Canadians what they have done since the last election as they start boosting their efforts to convince voters they deserve...
National Audio 2:05 PM ET
National Audio 2:05 PM ET--NAT040 - (US-Church-Shooting-Texas) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-35s. (Brad Mielke (MILK'-ee)) It's been exactly one week since a gunman entered a small Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas and opened fire, killing...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Site-C-Review) VICTORIA. x-04s. B-C Premier John Horgan has sent several cabinet ministers to the province's northeast ahead of his government's momentous decision on the future of the Site C dam. U-B-C environmental...
National Audio 4:25 PM ET
National Audio 4:25 PM ET--NAT046 - (Iran-Iraq-Earthquake) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-07s. Iranian state T-V says a 7.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the region near the border between Iran and Iraq. The U-S Geological Survey confirmed the quake...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT011 - (NY-Rockefeller-Center-Christmas-Tree) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-36s. (Dave Schrieber) New York City is getting into the holiday spirit. The giant Rockefeller Center tree arrived on Saturday. (opens with music)...
National Audio 8:35 PM ET
National Audio 8:35 PM ET--NAT067 - (US-Mary-Tyler-Moore-Statue) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-42s. A statue of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat in the air is back at its familiar spot in downtown Minneapolis. A bronze statue of the Emmy-winning star...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Asia) (Audio: 43)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Manila for a three-day visit to the Philippines.He is also attending a conference of Southeast Asian countries.But he is not expected to emphasize the human rights record of the leader...
Nova Scotia Judge Rules That Cancelled University Football Game Should Proceed
NS court allows football game to proceed--HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia judge has ruled that the Atlantic university football championship game will be played on Tuesday, giving Saint Mary's University a chance to take on the Acadia Axemen in the Loney Bowl.Saint...
OHL: Ang Leads Petes Past Frontenacs 6-3 in Crucial Central Division Matchup
OHL: Ang leads Petes past Frontenacs 6-3--PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Jonathan Ang scored twice as the Peterborough Petes topped the Kingston Frontenacs 6-3 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action.Nikita Korostelev's power-play goal in the second period was...
--Ontario Update-
---(Missing-Students-Scam)One of three missing Chinese students has been located in Toronto in what police believe is part of a scam to extort money from their parents.The student turned up Saturday afternoon after disappearing on Wednesday.Two other...
--Prairie Update-
(Environment-Tailings-NAFTA)A representative with an environmental group that's launched a NAFTA challenge of oilsands tailings ponds is calling Ottawa's response "weak and disappointing."The Canadian government says it lacked the scientific evidence...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Asia)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins a three-day visit to the Philippines today that will include a leaders' summit of southeast Asian countries.One of Trudeau's priorities on the trip will be strengthening Canada's economic ties with...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Asia)The Prime Minister's Office says this week, Justin Trudeau will become the first sitting Canadian prime minister to participate in the annual East Asia Summit and the only one ever invited.Trudeau is using his three-day trip to the...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Asia) (Audio: 24)Strengthening Canada's economic ties with Southeast Asian countries will be the focus of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's three-day visit to the Philippines, which gets underway today.The visit to Manila includes a leaders'...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---<(Iran-Iraq-Earthquake) (Audio:46)A strong and deadly 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shattered the northern border region of Iran and Iraq.An Iranian official says over 60 people are dead and more than 300 injured.The official says the death toll...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Site-C-Review) (Audio: 02)The fate of a massive hydroelectric project is under intense scrutiny in B-C this week, as provincial cabinet ministers travel north for last-minute consultations.Premier John Horgan is sending the ministers of energy and...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Missing-Students-Scam)Investigators in Toronto say they've located one of three missing Chinese students.The 20-year-old was found Saturday afternoon after being last seen Wednesday.Police are still trying to find two others -- a 17-year-old last...
Today in History - Nov. 12
Today in History - Nov. 12--Today in History for Nov. 12:In 1774, British citizens in Quebec protested the Quebec Act which restored French civil law.In 1856, the Grand Trunk Railway was opened from Quebec to Toronto.In 1884, Calgary became a town.In...
Today in Music History - Nov. 12
Today in Music History - Nov. 12--Today in Music History for Nov. 12:In 1818, English church organist and composer Henry Hemy was born. Of his several original compositions, the best known is the tune "St. Catherine," to which is commonly sung the hymn...
Top News Advisory for Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
Top News Advisory for Sunday, Nov. 12--TOP NEWS ADVISORYNov. 126 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...
Toronto's Bloor Bike Lanes Heralded but City Lags Behind Other Canadian Centres
Toronto project highlights expanding bike lanes--TORONTO - When a stretch of separated bicycle lanes along a major thoroughfare in Toronto was recently made permanent, cyclists rejoiced and local politicians heralded the move as a major step forward...
Trudeau in Manila to Pursue Deeper Trade, Security Ties in Asia-Pacific
Trudeau seeks closer ties in Asia-Pacific--MANILA, Philippines - Justin Trudeau landed in the Philippines on Sunday with the goal of raising Canada's profile in the Asia-Pacific region, especially on security issues and trade.This week, Trudeau will...
Tuked Away No More: Canada's First Permanent Road to Arctic Coast to Open
First permanent road to Arctic coast to open--TUKTOYAKTUK, N.W.T. - At 6 a.m. on Wednesday, in the arctic cold and darkness of the Mackenzie Delta, Darrel Nasogaluak will fire up his vehicle and head out on Canada's newest and most exotic road trip.Nasogaluak,...
Turnovers Cost Redblacks in East Division Semifinal against Roughriders
Turnovers cost Redblacks in East semifinal--OTTAWA - The Ottawa Redblacks didn't do themselves any favours in the CFL's East Division semifinal.The Redblacks turned the ball over four times and saw their hopes of repeating as Grey Cup champions end with...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Asia)Justin Trudeau is in the Philippines hoping to raise Canada's profile in the Asia-Pacific region, especially on security issues and trade.His office says he's the first sitting Canadian prime minister to participate in the annual East...
WHL Roundup: Malm Has Hat Trick, Two Assists as Giants Hold off Oil Kings
WHL Roundup: Giants hold off Oil Kings--LANGLEY, B.C. - James Malm scored a hat trick and added two assists as the Vancouver Giants held off the Edmonton Oil Kings 8-7 on Sunday in Western Hockey League action.Brendan Semchuk, Ty Ronning, Milos Roman,...
WHL Roundup: Steenbergen, Flodell Lead Broncos over Hurricanes 6-0
WHL Roundup: Broncos blank Hurricanes--SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Tyler Steenbergen scored twice and added two assists while Logan Flodell made 36 saves as the Swift Current Broncos blanked the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-0 on Saturday in Western Hockey League...
Wildlife Officers in Alberta Investigate after Close to 100 Geese Found Dead
Close to 100 geese found dumped in Alberta--TABER, Alta. - Alberta wildlife officials are investigating the discovery of close to 100 dead geese apparently dumped on a family's farm.Twyla Valgardson says her husband Wayne was driving through their property...
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