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Articles from January 30, 2012

Alberta Bolsters Safety Rules after Disabled Man Dies from Scalding in Bath: New Rules after Scalded Disabled Man Dies
CALGARY - Alberta is bringing in new safety standards after a mute, severely disabled man in government care died from scalding injuries he suffered while being bathed.The victim, identified only as David, was living at a Calgary group home last October...
Alberta's Sexually Transmitted Infection Rate Falls in 2010: Report: Alberta Sex Infection Rates Falling: Report
EDMONTON - Alberta has arrested its skyrocketing rate of sexually transmitted infections, new statistics released Monday suggest.But the province's chief medical officer says more work needs to be done."The battle is not won yet," Dr. Andre Corriveau...
An Inside Look into the Shafia Case; Police Tell How the Killers Were Caught.: Police Describe How the Shafias Were Caught
KINGSTON, Ont. - When the call first came in on the morning of June 30, 2009 about a car in the locks at Ontario's Kingston Mills, police thought they might have a stolen car on their hands, or maybe even a teenage prank.They had no way of knowing at...
Argonauts Owner Braley Announces That Team President Nicholson Has Stepped Down: Nicholson Steps Down as Argonauts President
TORONTO - He's already in charge of making sure the 100th Grey Cup is the best ever. Now Chris Rudge has added the huge challenge of making the Toronto Argonauts relevant again.Argos owner David Braley announced Monday that Bob Nicholson had stepped...
Backup Returns to Crease after Extended Holiday on Vancouver's Bench: Schneider Gets Call for Canucks against Hawks
VANCOUVER - Cory Schneider will return to the Vancouver Canucks' crease on Tuesday night after an extended holiday.The Canucks are returning from the all-star break with a marquee matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks, one of their biggest rivals, and...
Bacon Jam Imparts Smoky Flavour to Potato Skins, Chicken and Elegant Crostini: Super Bowl Potato Skins Get Lift from Bacon Jam
Bacon spread or marmalade imparts a smoky flavour to these recipes.Bacon Jam Stuffed Potato SkinsChef Josh Henderson of Skillet Street Food in Seattle said he made this recipe for his Super Bowl party last year. "It was a huge hit -- I thought I had...
Baird Kicks off Visit to Israel at Unveiling of Holocaust Education Facility: Baird, Flaherty Begin Visit to Israel
OTTAWA - Canada firmly backs the call by Israel's prime minister for the Palestinians to resume peace talks without conditions.Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird threw Canada's support behind the tough negotiating stance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
B C Update
(BC-Missing-Women-Inquiry)The lone officer in charge of investigating Vancouver's missing women back in 1998 says a working group set up to look into the womens' disappearances didn't do anything.Detective Constable Lori Shenher told the missing women's...
B-C Update
(BC-RCMP-Suspends-Training)The B-C Civil Liberties Association says an R-C-M-P decision to quit using an Arizona police force to train Mounties in drug recognition techniques doesn't go far enough.The Association is now calling on the R-C-M-P to conduct...
Bishop Shines against AHL's Best, West Beats East in All-Star Shootout: Bishop Shines against AHL's Best
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Ben Bishop may have been a late addition to the American Hockey League all-star game, but he had no problem showing he belonged with the league's best.Bishop stopped all four skaters he faced in the shootout Monday and was named...
Canadian Finance Sector Strong, but Lack of Securities Regulator a Problem: FSB: FSB Highlights Lack of Securities Regulator
OTTAWA - The international oversight body for the world's financial markets has again concluded that Canada needs a national securities regulator.The Financial Stability Board, headquartered in Switzerland and now headed by Bank of Canada governor Mark...
Canadian Skiers del Bosco and Danniels Win Gold in Skier X Events at X Games: Del Bosco and Danniels Win X Games Gold
ASPEN, Colo. - Ski cross world champion Christopher Del Bosco won gold at the Winter X Games on Sunday while Canadian teammate Dave Duncan took the bronze.Del Bosco, a Montreal resident, took the lead midway through the men's Skier X final and held on...
Canadian Vehicle Sales in January Get Year off to Good Start: Scotiabank Report: January Auto Sales off to Good Start: Report
TORONTO - Canadian vehicle sales have perked up this month after a notably slow December, putting the industry on track to grind slowly above 1.6 million units in 2012 for the first time since the recession, according to a Scotiabank report.However,...
CAPP Announces New Fracking Guidelines to Boost Environmental Performance: CAPP Announces Guidelines on Fracking
CALGARY - An energy industry group has developed a set of rules that it says could improve the environmental performance and transparency of hydraulic fracturing, an extraction method that has attracted a great deal of controversy.The Canadian Association...
Catalyst Paper Says One Union at Crofton Mill Voted Down New Labour Agreement: Catalyst Paper: One Union Votes Down Deal
Specialty paper producer Catalyst Paper Corp. (TSX:CTL) says that one of the unions at its Crofton mill in British Columbia has rejected a new contract that must be ratified as part of the company's new refinancing plan to stay alive.According to the...
Climate Change Shrinking, Drying out Western Forests: Climate Change Drying out Western Forests
Research shows northern forests in the three prairie provinces are drying up and shrinking from drought caused by climate change, while the eastern boreal forest is holding its own.A paper published Monday suggests the forests of Alberta, Saskatchewan...
Close Takes Cues from Chaplin in Tackling Gender-Bending 'Albert Nobbs': Close Seeks Connections in Repressed 'Nobbs'
TORONTO - If there's an amusing quality to Glenn Close's portrayal of an impoverished woman disguised as a man in the Victorian drama "Albert Nobbs," the Oscar-nominated star says there's a simple explanation.Close took some of her biggest physical cues...
Desjardins Group Opens First European Office to Help Canadian Businesses: Desjardins Group Opens Paris Office
MONTREAL - Desjardins Group is making its first international foray outside the United States by opening an office in Paris to help Canadian businesses boost activities in Europe.The Quebec-based financial institution said it will also provide services...
Disappearing Sea Ice Enticing More Killer Whales to Arctic: Researchers: Killer Whales More Common in Arctic: Paper
WINNIPEG - Researchers say melting Arctic sea ice is enticing more killer whales to Nunavut waters where they are competing with Inuit hunters for food and threatening to replace polar bears as the North's top predators.Scientists from the University...
Drought Continues for Canada against Top-Ranked American Powerhouse: Wambach and Morgan Lead U.S. to 4-0 Victory
VANCOUVER - Canada's women's soccer team still needs some work to do before it can share a pitch with the best team in the world.Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan scored two goals apiece to lead the top-ranked United States to a 4-0 victory over Canada in...
Editorial Exchange: Dalhousie Email Switch: Editorial Exchange: Dalhousie Email Switch
An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Jan. 30:Canada needs to get its head in the clouds.Cloud computing, to be specific.More a technological service than a product, cloud computing refers to storing data and running software programs...
Editorial Exchange: Jail Time Sends Right Message: Editorial Exchange: Jail Time Sends Right Message
An editorial from the Kamloops Daily News, published Jan. 27:Removing asbestos is serious stuff.When the material was removed from Ponderosa Lodge last year, residents were moved to another level and the area where the work was done was sealed off. A...
Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press: Canadian Press Entertainment Briefs
Monday, January 30Jack White to release 1st solo album on April 24NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jack White is releasing his first solo album "Blunderbuss" on April 24.White released a single, "Love Interruption," from the record Monday and expected to make it...
Entertainment News as of 1 P.M. Jan. 30: Entertainment News Advisory
Monday, Jan. 30, 20121 p.m.ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Entertainment stories from The Canadian Press as of 1 p.m. ET. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change...
Experts Question Severity of Harper's Public Pension Sustainability Problem: Public Pension Crisis? What Crisis?
OTTAWA - To hear the prime minister and his cabinet talk, Canada's public pension system is unsustainable and needs major repair -- likely in the form of a higher eligibility age for Old Age Security payments.But number-crunching and projections by many...
Fast Says Ottawa, Canadian Firms Ready to Help Libya Transition to Democracy: Fast Talks Human Rights with Trade in Libya
OTTAWA - Trade Minister Ed Fast says he has told Libyan authorities that Canada expects the new regime to respect human rights, although he hinted Monday it may be some time before the war-torn nation meets international standards.Ottawa and Canadian...
Former B.C. Premier Being Sued for Libel by Man Who Forced Him to Resign: Former B.C. Premier Sued for Defamation
VANCOUVER - One of the darkest chapters in British Columbia's political history is being resurrected with a defamation lawsuit against former premier Bill Vander Zalm, who is being sued by the man who helped force his resignation in 1991.B.C. residents...
Former Bloc Quebecois Leader to Explain Spending of Commons Money: MPs to Grill Duceppe on Commons Spending
OTTAWA - The revelation that former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe paid a political operative's salary with taxpayer money has revived calls to open the curtains on MPs' expenses."It's like the 'Six Million Dollar Man' from the '70s: Gentleman,...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 6 P.M. ET Monday, Jan. 30: Health-Lifestyles News Advisory
Monday, Jan. 30, 20126 p.m.HEALTH-LIFESTYLES NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Health-Lifestyles stories from The Canadian Press as of 6 p.m. ET. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. This advisory replaces...
Innovative Chef Ahead of Bacon Trend with Creation of Jam for Use as Condiment: Bacon Trend Keeps Cooking with Jam, Marmalade
TORONTO - Bacon is sizzling among foodies as chefs, recipe developers, bloggers and home cooks all tout the meaty little snack.Beyond bacon and eggs, lovers of the cured meat have long crumbled bits of it over salad or into quiche. But lately innovators...
Ivanhoe Australia Hires UBS to Help Evaluate Partners for Mineral Projects: Ivanhoe Australia Looking for Partners
MELBOURNE, Australia - Ivanhoe Australia Ltd. (TSX:IVA) has hired UBS Investment Bank to help invite and evaluate potential partners for its Osborne copper and gold mine and other properties within its Cloncurry portfolio.Ivanhoe, listed on the Toronto...
Jays President Beeston Expects to See 2-3 Playoff Appearances in Next Five Years: Jays President Beeston Applies Some Pressure
TORONTO - Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos was in the hotseat at the team's annual State of the Franchise on Monday night.And it was team president Paul Beeston who really applied the pressure.Beeston told a group of about 1,000 season...
Judge Delays Ruling in Torture Case of Dustin Paxton until Next Week: Judge Delays Ruling in Torture Case
CALGARY - A judge is to rule next week -- 4 1/2 months after the trial began -- in the case of a man accused of torturing and beating his roommate.Justice Sheilah Martin was expected to give her decision Monday on a lengthy "trial within a trial" in...
Liberals Want More Medical Procedures Done in Clinics Instead of Hospitals: Liberals Want More Procedures Done in Clinics
TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government wants more routine medical procedures performed in not-for-profit clinics instead of in more expensive hospitals, Health Minister Deb Matthews announced Monday.It would be more cost effective and result in better...
Loonie Backs Away from Parity in Monday Trading, Commodities Lose Ground: Canadian Dollar Backs Away from Parity
TORONTO - The Canadian dollar backed away from parity with its American cousin Monday as commodity prices lost ground and investor worried about future global demand if Europe falls back into recession.The loonie lost 0.21 of a cent to 99.72 cents US.The...
McKesson and Target Announce Big Moves in Canada's Drug Store Industry: U.S. Firms Snap Up Canadian Pharmacies
Two major U.S. companies are looking to establish a substantial presence in Canada's drug store market.California-based health-care giant McKesson Corp. announced late Monday that it will pay $920 million to buy a big chunk of a retail network belonging...
Missing Women Working Group Only a 'Paper Squad,' Officer Tells Pickton Inquiry: Missing Women Working Group 'Paper Squad'
VANCOUVER - A Vancouver police officer who raised red flags about women disappearing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside says her concerns were dismissed by the "old guard" within the department.And Det. Const. Lori Shenher told the inquiry into the investigation...
MPs Back in House of Commons to Tackle Pension, Federal Budget Issues: Pensions, Budget Big Issues for Returning MPs
OTTAWA - A winter parliamentary session that many have predicted will be a donnybrook began Monday with the gloves still on, and the only jersey askew being an old powder blue sweater vest. The benign, Ward Cleaver image Prime Minister Stephen Harper...
NHL Alumni, Diamond Estates Launch Hat Trick Line of Hockey-Inspired Wines: NHL Alumni, Diamond Estates Launch Wine
TORONTO - Tom Green has helped create the perfect wine for hockey fans.The NHL Alumni Association and Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits Ltd., launched Hat Trick Red and Hat Trick White on Monday at the Hockey Hall of Fame.And what helps make the wines...
NHL Scoring Leader Evgeni Malkin Eyes a Strong Finish to an Impressive Season: Malkin Looks to Continue Magnificent Season
The best player in the NHL continues to wear a Pittsburgh Penguins sweater.With Sidney Crosby on the sidelines, Evgeni Malkin has propelled himself to new heights this season -- a development that generated plenty of buzz during the NHL's all-star weekend...
Obama-Brewer Tarmac Tiff Emblematic of Tea Party Attitude toward President: Obama Tarmac Tiff Destined to Become Iconic
WASHINGTON - It's a photo destined to become an iconic image of Barack Obama's presidency -- an angry, Tea Party-backed politician, wagging her finger in the face of the man despised by the movement's "patriots."The recent tarmac tiff at the Phoenix-Mesa...
Ports of Call: Cruise Passengers Find Plenty to Do on Canada's East Coast: East Coast Cruises Offer Varied Trips Ashore
SAINT JOHN, N.B. - When you think of cruise ship destinations, Atlantic Canada might not immediately come to mind, but a growing number of Americans and Europeans are eyeing Atlantic Canada as a choice destination for a summer or fall cruise getaway."We...
Research in Motion's Challenge Is New Products Not Marketing: Analysts: RIM's Challenge May Not Be Marketing
MONTREAL - Research In Motion's new marketing campaign to attract more consumers in the United States only calls attention to its lack of new smartphones and its vulnerable position in the marketplace, analysts said Monday."It's like saying, 'I am wounded,...
Shafia Case Was Affected by English-French Snafu: Youth Protection Officials: English-French Snafu Affected Shafia Case
MONTREAL - When the Shafia girls went looking for help from youth-protection officials three years ago, their case was hampered by a uniquely Canadian bureaucratic snafu.Some of their pleas were lost in translation. Or, more precisely, their different...
Shafia Killings 'Unforgivable,' Says Family Imam: Shafia Killings 'Unforgivable': Family Imam
MONTREAL - A Shafia family imam is denouncing what he calls "unforgivable" crimes that no religion, including Islam, could ever excuse.The Muslim leader, Ali Falih Altaie, says people in his congregation are shocked that parents could kill their own...
Shafia Murder Trial Casts Shadow over Canada's Islamic Community: Shafia Case Tarnishing for Islamic Community
TORONTO - The Shafia murder trial has cast a shadow over Canada's Islamic community, further tarnishing an image that has not yet recovered from the events of 911.Muslims across the country, however, say the revelations in a Kingston, Ont., courtroom...
Shafias Retain Control over Their Fortune Following Murder Convictions: Shafias Retain Fortune Following Conviction
OTTAWA - In the weeks before he helped kill his sisters and his father's first wife, someone had used Hamed Shafia's laptop for an online search.That person wanted to know: "can a prisoner have control over their real estate?"Now Hamed, his father Mohammad...
Siemens Expects to Grow in North America, Asia-Pacific with RuggedCom Deal: Siemens Expands Footprint with RuggedCom
RuggedCom Inc. would have liked to grow on its own, but was forced to seek a White Knight bidder after a hostile takeover offer in December put the company in play, chairman Peter Crombie said Monday.Crombie made the comment after announcing RuggedCom...
'Somewhat Pricey' Canadian Housing Market Unlikely to Crash, Say Economists: 'Pricey' Home Prices to Cool, Not Crash: BMO
OTTAWA - Canada will likely avoid a crash or serious correction in its "somewhat pricey" housing market, with the possible exception of Vancouver, says a new paper from the Bank of Montreal.The analysis by BMO economists suggests alarms about Canada's...
Target about to Begin Search for Canadian Pharmacists for Its Franchise System: Target to Open Stores to Pharmacy Owners
MONTREAL - Target Canada will look for independent pharmacists to own and operate pharmacies in its stores under a franchise model when it opens its doors next year, the U.S. discount retailer said."We have worked hard to understand the Canadian health-care...
Target about to Begin Search for Canadian Pharmacists for Its Franchise System: Target to Open Stores to Pharmacy Owners[1]
MONTREAL - Target is looking for independent pharmacists to own and operate franchises within its Canadian stores, which open next year in dozens of former Zellers locations as the U.S. discount retailer expands outside its home market."We have worked...
TD Bank to Take $255-Million Charge in Q1 Related to Lawsuits in U.S.: TD Bank to Take $255-Million Charge
TORONTO - TD Bank Group (TSX:TD) will take a $255-million provision related to litigation against the bank for its role in a $1.2-billion Ponzi scheme.The bank said Monday the provision will result in an after-tax charge of $153 million or about 17 cents...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Jan. 30: The Canadian Press News Agenda for Jan. 30
EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Jan. 30 as of 3:28 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local unless otherwise noted. Queries about...
Trade to Blackhawks Givens Veteran Centre One, Possibly, Last Chance: Morrison Looks Forward to Chance at Cup
VANCOUVER - Brendan Morrison went on a fishing trip and landed a chance at a Stanley Cup.As a result, Morrison will play his first game for the Chicago Blackhawks as they visit the Vancouver Canucks in an important Western Conference matchup."It was...
Trial Begins for Ex-Romanow Adviser Accused of Killing Wife: Murder Trial Begins for Ex-Romanow Adviser
WINNIPEG - Mark Stobbe became so enraged after an argument with his wife, he hit her with a hatchet 16 times, drove her body to a parking lot and returned home on by bicycle to report her missing, a Crown attorney said Monday.Stobbe, who had worked as...
TSX Pares Earlier Losses but Closes Lower as Commodities, Loonie Slide: TSX Closes Lower Monday, Commodities Slip
TORONTO - The Toronto Stock Exchange closed lower Monday but nowhere near the triple-digit drop it experienced earlier in the session amid concerns about recession in Europe.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 30 points at 12,436.4 at the close...
Vic Alboini Steps Down as CEO of Lakeside Steel Ahead of Takeover by JMC Steel: Alboini out as CEO of Lakeside Steel
WELLAND, Ont. - Activist investor Vic Alboini is stepping down as CEO and chairman of pipe and tube maker Lakeside Steel Inc. (TSXV:LS) as the company heads towards a $57.8-million friendly takeover by Chicago-based steelmaker JMC Steel Group Inc.Alboini,...
Vista Coal Mine Will Employ 1,000 in Hinton, Alta., Coalspur CEO Says: Vista Coal Mine to Employ 1,000: CEO
CALGARY - Coalspur Mines Ltd.'s flagship Vista coal mine is expected to employ about 1,000 people in Hinton, Alta., once it reaches full capacity in 2018, the company's CEO said Monday."Obviously for a town of 10,000 people that's big news," Gene Wusaty...
Wambach Distances Herself from Canada's Sinclair in All-Time Scorer's List: Wambach Distances Herself from Sinclair
VANCOUVER - The battle between two of the top strikers in women's soccer went decisively to Abby Wambach.Wambach took the spotlight from Canadian star Christine Sinclair, scoring a pair of goals as the United States downed Canada 4-0 in the final of...
Web Services Seek to Put Health Records Click Away for Patients, Care Providers: Services Seek to Put E-Health Records a Click Away
TORONTO - Numerous e-health initiatives are working toward putting access to medical records and doctors at the digital fingertips of Canadians. But one of the more recent additions already comes with a track record south of the border.RelayHealth has...
Worker Killed in Accident at Sudbury Mine; Vale Temporarily Suspends Operations: Vale Stops Work after Sudbury Miner's Death
LEVACK, Ont. - Vale has temporarily suspended operations at five Sudbury-area mines after the death of a miner at the company's Coleman Mine in Levack.Company officials say the 47-year-old miner was working alone Sunday in a new development area, on...
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