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Articles from December 30, 2017

Atlantic Update
(Brain-Injury-Communication)A Nova Scotia woman who suffered a catastrophic brain injury in a 1996 car crash has communicated with her mother for the first time since her accident.Louise Misner says her daughter, Joellen Huntley, used eye motion cameras...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-Oak-Bay-Deaths)British Columbia's child and youth representative says his office collecting information about two young sisters who are suspected to have been killed at a Victoria-area home on Christmas Day.Bernard Richard says it is too early...
Blake Wheeler, Kyle Connor Each Score to Help Jets Double Up Islanders
Wheeler, Connor help Jets top Islanders 4-2--WINNIPEG - Life without Mark Scheifele got off to a good start for the Winnipeg Jets.Captain Blake Wheeler and Kyle Connor each scored a goal and added an assist as a rejigged top line helped propel the Jets...
Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 30
Celebrity birthdays for Dec. 30--Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 30:Actor Russ Tamblyn is 83.Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax is 82. Singer Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary is 80.Director James Burrows ("Cheers," ''Taxi") is 77.Actor...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Extreme-Cold) (Audio: 50)It's looking like 2017 is ending on a frigid note across most of Canada and parts of the U-S.New Year's Eve festivities in Ottawa and Toronto are being scaled back significantly, while organizers of Montreal's 375th birthday...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Extreme-Cold-New-Years) (Audio: 68)Security and weather are the major concerns heading into New Year's Eve celebrations across the U-S and Canada.Festivities in several cities have been reduced or cancelled outright due to the extremely low temperatures...
--Fifth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Extreme-Cold) (Audio: 42)Across Canada and in many parts of the U-S, anyone heading out to celebrate New Year's Eve is being urged to dress in layers, lay off the booze and bring some hand warmers.Revelers packing into Times Square could watch...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Canada150-New-Years)An enduring cold snap is forcing some big-city New Year's Eve plans to be put on ice across the country.Organizers of the party on Parliament Hill announced Friday they're scaling back that event by cancelling live music performances,...
Five Hospitalized after Carbon Monoxide Leak Forces Evacuation of N.B. Building
Five hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Five people have been hospitalized after a carbon monoxide leak at a public housing unit forced the evacuation of around 30 residents in New Brunswick, a fire official said on Saturday.Steve...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Extreme-Cold)New Year's Eve celebrations will be scaled down in several places across the country tomorrow night due to the ongoing deep freeze.Extreme cold alerts remain in effect from southeastern B-C all the way east to southern Quebec.The...
Kane Scores OT Winner, Glass Wins First NHL Start as Blackhawks Top Oilers
Kane leads Blackhawks over Oilers in OT--EDMONTON - Jeff Glass had to wait a long time for his NHL debut.After playing 575 games outside the NHL from 2002 to this season for 11 teams, Glass finally got his breakthrough on Friday night and made 42 saves...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Beer-Glass-Recall) UNDATED. x-30s. (Adam Burns) Molson Coors Canada is recalling more than 200-thousand beer glasses after people were injured while washing them. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) --NAT002 - (WEA-Winter-Storm-BC)...
National Audio 3:45 AM ET
National Audio 3:45 AM ET--NAT025 - (US-Police-Shooting-Wichita) (NOTE LENGTH) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WICHITA, Kan. x-03s. Police in Los Angeles have arrested a man they say placed the so-called swatting call that led to the fatal police shooting of an...
National Audio 4:15 AM ET
National Audio 4:15 AM ET--NAT027 - (ML-Iran-Protests) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) KERMANSHAH, Iran. x-30s. Some very vocal protests have been taking place in Iran for two straight days, and more rallies are happening today. Police in the western...
National Audio 5:05 AM ET
National Audio 5:05 AM ET--NAT031 - (ENT-New-Year's-Rockin'-Eve) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-60s. Mariah Carey is no doubt hoping things go better this time when she returns to "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." She's set to perform...
National Audio 8:15 AM ET
National Audio 8:15 AM ET--NAT043 - (US-Teacher-Fired-Nude-Paintings) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-34s. (Todd Ant) A Utah art teacher was fired following complaints that images of classical paintings containing nudity were passed out in a classroom....
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Extreme-Cold) (Audio: 49)Forecasters are urging people to make sure they wear warm boots, hats and bring along some handwarmers if they plan on attending outdoor New Year's Eve celebrations this year.Across Canada and parts of the U-S temperatures...
OHL Roundup: Kopacka Scores SO Winner, Greyhounds Edge Storm to Extend Win Streak
OHL Roundup: Greyhounds edge Storm in SO--SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. - Jack Kopacka scored in the shootout as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds extended their Ontario Hockey League winning streak to 23 games with a 4-3 victory over the Guelph Storm on Saturday.Tim...
One Arrested after Body, 'Suspicious Package' Found in Oshawa Home
One arrested after body, package found in home--OSHAWA, Ont. - A handful of residents in a city east of Toronto were forced from their homes on Saturday as police worked to defuse a potentially explosive package inside a home where a person died under...
--Ontario Update-
---(Toronto-New-Years-Eve)New Year's Eve celebrations at Toronto city hall will be short and sweet this year.The wave of cold weather has led officials to scale back the festivities, which will now stick to a D-J set, a countdown and fireworks.The event...
--Prairie Update-
---(WEA-Alta-Gas-Shortage)Alberta's Emergency Management Agency has issued an alert about natural gas outages affecting people who live in the north as the region deals with frigid temperatures.The agency says the extreme cold weather has disrupted the...
Prep-Entertainment Report
---(ENT-Order-Canada)Governor General Julie Payette released the latest round of appointments to the Order of Canada, including 121 people new to the order and three who are being promoted within it.Actor William Shatner, best known for his role as Captain...
Prep-Entertainment Report
---(ENT-Order-Canada)Governor General Julie Payette released the latest round of appointments to the Order of Canada, including 121 people new to the order and three who are being promoted within it.Actor William Shatner, best known for his role as Captain...
QMJHL Roundup: Simoneau Leads Voltigeurs in 3-2 Win over Sagueneens
QMJHL Roundup: Voltigeurs edge Sagueneens--DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. - Xavier Simoneau had the eventual winner and set up the game's first goal, and the Drummondville Voltigeurs held on for a 3-2 win over the Chicoutimi Sagueneens in Quebec Major Junior Hockey...
Ryan Spooner Scores Twice, Tuukka Rask Earns Shutout as Bruins Blank Senators
Rask, Bruins shut out Senators 5-0--OTTAWA - Mark Stone didn't mince words when assessing Ottawa's performance on Saturday night.Ryan Spooner had two goals and Tuukka Rask stopped all 25 shots he faced as the Boston Bruins shut out the Senators 5-0."It's...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Extreme-Cold)Extreme cold alerts remain in effect across much of the country, from southeastern B-C and almost all of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, to northern Ontario and southern Quebec.And the continuing cold snap won't be moving out...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Extreme-Cold) (Audio: 49)The cold spot in Canada as of noon Eastern time was Rabbit Kettle in the Northwest Territories at minus 48.4 Celsius.If you factor in the windchill, it's feeling almost that cold in some places much farther south like...
Sherman Family Proud Apotex Founder among Latest Order of Canada Inductees
Sherman family reacts to Order of Canada honour--TORONTO - The family of Apotex founder Barry Sherman says they are proud he is being appointed to the Order of Canada.Gov. Gen. Julie Payette announced 125 new appointments to Canada's highest civilian...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Extreme-Cold) (Audio: 40)Bitterly cold weather is scaling back some New Year's Eve celebrations across the country.Organizers of the party on Parliament Hill have cancelled live music performances but are keeping a fireworks display and light...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT016 - (SPORTS-HKN-Islanders-Jets) WINNIPEG. x-14s. Following the injury to centre Mark Scheifele (SHIFE'-lee) that will keep him out for 6-8 weeks, the Winnipeg Jets responded with a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders....
SportsCall Audio 3:10 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:10 AM ET--NAT022 - (SPORTS-BKN-Hawks-Raptors) TORONTO. x-16s. There were some heated words at the end of the Toronto Raptors' 111-98 win over Atlanta between coach Dwane Casey and Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer. The Hawks coach was...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Extreme-Cold) (Audio: 42)Canadians are known for being hardy when it comes to the cold, but the current deep freeze felt across the country has prompted organizers to scale back some outdoor New Year's Eve celebrations.There will still be a fireworks...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Sunday, Dec. 31 - Tuesday, Jan. 2
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Dec. 31 - Jan. 2--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sunday, Dec. 31 - Tuesday, Jan. 2 as of 9 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Extreme-Cold)(Audio:09)Baby it's cold outside!In fact, extreme cold alerts are still in effect this morning across much of the country.Environment Canada has alerts posted in southeastern B-C's Yoho and Kootenay parks region, in most of Alberta,...
Thousands Still without Power after Ice Storms Hit Fraser Valley
Thousands without power after B.C. ice storms--ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Crews are working in icy conditions in British Columbia's Fraser Valley, trying to restore power to thousands of customers left without electricity following intense ice storms in the...
Three Lessons from Canada's Shootout Loss to the U.S. at the World Juniors
Three lessons from Canada's shootout loss--BUFFALO, N.Y. - Kieffer Bellows and Brady Tkachuk scored in the shootout as the United States beat Canada 4-3 on Friday in the first outdoor game in world junior hockey championship history.Here are three things...
Today in History - Dec. 30
Today in History - Dec. 30--Today in History for Dec. 30:In 1384, the English religious reformer John Wycliffe died of a stroke. He was a bold critic of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church and believed the Church should return to the Scriptures. Under...
Top News Advisory for Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017
Top News Advisory for Saturday, Dec. 30--TOP NEWS ADVISORYDec. 305:30 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...
Top Sports Advisory at 3 P.m, Saturday, Dec. 30
Top Sports Advisory at 3 p.m, Saturday, Dec. 30--Good afternoon from Canadian Press Sports!Advisories will hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET on weekdays and will also be sent to editors by email. On weekends, the advisories will move at 3 p.m....
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(Extreme-Cold-New-Years) (Audio: 69)It's going to be a chilly start to 2018 across much of the continent, which has several cities re-thinking their New Year's plans.Celebrations in Ottawa and Toronto have been adjusted, while festivities in Fort...
--Twentieth NewsWatch-
---(Oak-Bay-Deaths)B-C's child and youth representative is collecting documents in the wake of the deaths of two young girls, but no decision has been made on a formal investigation.Bernard Richard (ree-SHARD') says his office can't begin interviewing...
Two-Time Defending Champion Canada Beats Mountfield HK 5-2 in Spengler Cup Semi
Canada beats Mountfield HK at Spengler Cup--DAVOS, Switzerland - Zach Boychuk scored a late power-play goal and Maxim Noreau added an empty-netter as Canada defeated Mountfield HK 5-2 in semifinal play Saturday at the Spengler Cup.Canada will go for...
WHL Roundup: Reece Klassen Makes 37 Saves as Hurricanes Edge Tigers
WHL Roundup: Hurricanes edge Tigers 5-4--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Reece Klassen turned aside 37 shots and Zane Franklin scored the winner as the Lethbridge Hurricanes edged the Medicine Hat Tigers 5-4 on Friday night in Western Hockey League action.Igor Merezhko,...
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