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Articles from April 21, 2018

2018 National Hockey League Stanley Cup Playoff Glance
2018 National Hockey League Stanley Cup Playoff Glance--2018 Stanley Cup PlayoffsAll Times EasternFIRST ROUNDDivision Semifinals(Best-of-7)EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic DivisionTampa Bay (1) vs. New Jersey (WC2)(Tampa Bay wins series 4-1)Saturday's resultTampa...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Kimmel-Explosion)A cabinet minister in Nova Scotia has written a letter of complaint to talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel, saying he didn't appreciate a recent televised segment that made light of the Halifax Explosion.The letter from Labour Minister...
Bashir Makhtal, Canadian Man Imprisoned in Ethiopia for 11 Years, Back in Canada
Canadian man released from Ethiopian prison--TORONTO - A Canadian man who languished in an Ethiopian prison for more than 11 years returned home to Toronto on Saturday after being freed earlier this weekBashir Makhtal was sentenced to life in prison...
--B-C Update-
(BC-Mackenzie-Pulp-Mill)A forestry company has been fine 900-thousand dollars for leaking effluent into Williston Lake in north-central B-C.Environment and Climate Change Canada says Mackenzie Pulp Mill Corporation pleaded guilty yesterday to depositing...
Beal, Wall Combine for 56 Points in Wizards' 122-103 Victory over Raptors
Beal, Wall lead Wizards to win over Raptors--WASHINGTON - Pascal Siakam sat at his locker after Friday night's loss, holding an ice pack on a bloody, stitched-up lower lip.Trailing Toronto 2-0 in their the opening-round playoff series, the Washington...
Bouchard Impressive, Andreescu Injured as Canada Splits Fed Cup Openers
Bouchard wins, Andreescu injured at Fed Cup--MONTREAL - Playing at home and being back with Canada's Fed Cup team had Eugenie Bouchard looking like her old dominant self again.The Westmount, Que., native, aiming to regain the form that once put her among...
BP Canada Given the Go-Ahead to Start Drilling off Nova Scotia Coast
BP Canada given green light to drill in N.S.--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's offshore petroleum regulator has granted BP Canada Energy Group approval to begin drilling a well off the province's coast.The Aspy D-11 exploration well is the first in BP Canada's...
Brian Boyle, Roberto Luongo, Jordan Staal Nominees for Masterton Trophy
Boyle, Luongo, Staal nominees for Masterton--NEW YORK - Forward Brian Boyle of the New Jersey Devils, goaltender Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers and forward Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes were named the finalists for the Bill Masterton...
Celebrity Birthdays for April 21
Celebrity birthdays for April 21--Celebrity Birthdays for April 21:Queen Elizabeth II is 92.Actress-comedian-writer Elaine May is 86. Actor Charles Grodin is 83.Actor Reni Santoni is 79. Singer Iggy Pop is 71.Actress Patti LuPone is 69.Actor Tony Danza...
Ciman Makes Mark in Return to Montreal, LAFC Beats 10-Man Impact 5-3
Ciman makes impact in return to Montreal--MONTREAL - Former Impact defender Laurent Ciman could not have anticipated a better return to Montreal.Ciman scored in his first game back at Saputo Stadium since being traded in the off-season as expansion-side...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Liberal-Convention-Trade) (Audio:042)Canada's minister of international trade says workers, women, Indigenous people and youth, have not fully shared in the benefits of trade and the country has to do better.At the Liberal national convention in...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Liberal-Convention) (Audio: 067)A Liberal gathering in Halifax had all the hallmarks of an election rally.The prime minister unleashed a blistering attack on Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives in a keynote speech to three-thousand boisterous, cheering,...
Evacuations Ordered in Parts of B.C.'S Okanagan Due to Flooding, Mudslides
Emergency evacuations in B.C.'s Okanagan--VANCOUVER - Multiple evacuation orders have been issued to residents of British Columbia's Okanagan region due to threats of mudslides and flooding.The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen issued an order...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash-Cross)The assistant coach with the Humboldt Broncos is being laid to rest today at a funeral in his hometown of Strasbourg, Saskatchewan.Mark Cross was one of 16 people killed when the team's bus collided with a transport truck...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Liberal-Convention-Drugs)Liberal party faithful are gathered in Halifax for their national convention.Justin Trudeau's government is being pressed at the gathering by backbenchers and grassroots Liberals to take a more progressive stance on issues...
Five Things to Know about the Ongoing Influx of Asylum Seekers in Canada
Five new facts we know about asylum seekers--OTTAWA - The number of illegal border crossings is up significantly this year compared with the same period last year, so federal and law enforcement officials have been preparing for possibility of another...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash-Cross)The Humboldt Broncos say goodbye to another member of their club today.Assistant coach Mark Cross is going to be laid to rest this afternoon in his hometown of Strasbourg, Saskatchewan.The 27-year-old Cross played hockey...
Hellebuyck Makes 30 Saves, Jets Beat Wild in Game 5 to Advance to Round 2
Jets beat Wild 5-0 in Game 5 to advance--WINNIPEG - Bryan Little's teammates were happy they could deliver something special to the veteran Winnipeg forward.Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves and the Jets scored four goals in the first period to eliminate...
National Audio 10:45 AM ET
National Audio 10:45 AM ET--NAT032 - (US-Barbara-Bush) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOUSTON. x-25s. The Bush family is holding a private service today to celebrate the life of former First Lady Barbara Bush who died on Tuesday. Fifteen-hundred people are expected...
National Audio 12:35 AM ET
National Audio 12:35 AM ET--NAT143 - (Ford-Liberal-Comment) (NOTE CONTENT) CHATHAM, Ont. x-15s. A senior campaign official for the Ontario Liberals is apologizing for a crude comment he made on live television about Progressive Conservative Leader Doug...
National Audio 1:25 PM ET
National Audio 1:25 PM ET--NAT042 - (Liberal-Convention-Trade) HALIFAX. x-09s. Canada's minister of international trade says the Liberal government will lead the first trade missions for women, Indigenous, and L-G-B-T-Q businesses and entrepreneurs later...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT045 - (Liberals-Harassment) HALIFAX. x-11s. Justin Trudeau and Kent Hehr -- a former minister who resigned from the prime minister's cabinet over inappropriate conduct allegations -- were among the Liberals who attended...
National Audio 2:55 AM ET
National Audio 2:55 AM ET--NAT008 - (Plastic-Straws) WASHINGTON. x-18s. Several cities and countries are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world's plastic pollution problem. Correspondent Seth Borenstein (BOR'-ehn-styn)...
National Audio 5:05 PM ET
National Audio 5:05 PM ET--NAT067 - (Liberal-Convention) HALIFAX. x-20s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired up the party faithful with a rousing campaign-style speech at the Liberal convention in Halifax. Trudeau reminded the crowd how the Liberals...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Man-Released-From-Ethiopia)Amnesty International says a Canadian man who was held in an Ethiopian prison for more than 11 years is back in Toronto after he was released earlier in the week.Bashir Makhtal was sentenced to life in prison on terrorism-related...
Once among the Best in the League, Raptors Bench Has Struggled in the Playoffs
Casey: Raptors bench needs to step up--WASHINGTON - The Toronto Raptors' second unit was so strong in the regular season that the team ran a tongue-in-cheek social media campaign suggesting their entire "bench mob" win the NBA's sixth man of the year...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ford-Liberal-Comment) (NOTE CONTENTS)P-C Leader Doug Ford says he plans to take the high road after a senior Liberal campaign official made a crude comment about him on live TV.David Herle (HUR'-lee) -- who's the campaign co-chair for Premier Kathleen...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ford-Liberal-Comment) (NOTE Content)Liberal campaign co-chair David Herle (HUR'-lee) says he apologizes for a crude remark he made on live T-V about Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford.While appearing on a panel discussion on Toronto T-V station...
--Prairie Update-
---(HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash)A funeral for the assistant coach of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team is to be held this afternoon in his hometown of Strasbourg, Saskatchewan.Team president Kevin Garinger says Mark Cross was a ferocious hockey player,...
Prep-Entertainment Report
---(OBIT-Avicii)Music producer Nile Rodgers is expressing sorrow at the death of DJ star Avicii (ah-VEE'-chee), with whom he developed a close friendship during their collaborations.Rodgers says he considered the Swedish-born DJ his "little brother"...
QMJHL Roundup: Morand Scores 4 to Lead Titan in Game-2 Win over Tigres
QMJHL Roundup: Titan take 2-0 lead over Tigres--BATHURST, N.B. - Antoine Morand scored four goals, including three on the power play, as the Acadie-Bathurst Titan downed the Victoriaville Tigres 7-3 on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in their Quebec Major...
Red-Baron-vs-Brown
---One hundred years ago today, two Canadians in Sopwith Camel biplanes matched wits with the deadliest ace of the First World War.Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron, died that day but the mystery over who shot him down lives on.Captain...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Trudeau-Trip)Justin Trudeau is heading home from a lengthy, three-country foreign tour in which the prime minister appeared to recapture his international mojo and reassert several key alliances.As the P-M headed out for the 10-day trip to South...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash-Cross)The community of Strasbourg, Saskatchewan, is coming together today to say a final goodbye to 27-year-old Mark Cross, who was the assistant coach for the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team.Cross was one of 16 people killed...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash-Cross)Friends and family of Humboldt Broncos assistant coach Mark Cross are gathering in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan today to pay their last respects.The 27-year-old was one of 16 people killed two weeks ago after the team bus collided...
SportsCall Audio 1:10 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 1:10 AM ET--NAT150 - (SPORTS-BKN: Wizards 122, Raptors 103) WASHINGTON, D.C. x-18s. The Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 122-103 to cut the Raptors' lead in their opening round playoff series to two games to one. The game...
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET--NAT007 - (SPORTS-BKN: Pacers 92, Cavaliers 90) INDIANAPOLIS. x-14s. Bojan Bogdanovic (BOH'-yan bahg-DAH'-noh-vich) scored 30 points, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit for a 92-90 victory over...
SportsCall Audio 3:30 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:30 PM ET--NAT058 - (SPORTS-HKN-Maple-Leafs-Bruins) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BOSTON. x-07s. The Boston Bruins look to close out their first round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 5 tonight. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara...
SportsCall Audio 9:20 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 9:20 PM ET--NAT087 - (SPORTS-HKN-Devils-Lightning) TAMPA, Fla. x-13s. The Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Mikhail Sergachev, Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Callahan scored as Tampa beat the New Jersey Devils...
'Such a Great Person:' Funeral Being Held for Assistant Coach with Broncos
Funeral being held for assistant coach with Broncos--STRASBOURG, Sask. - Mark Cross was a ferocious competitor when he played hockey, but the assistant coach for the Humboldt Broncos had a calming presence on his players, teammates and friends."Mark...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Man-Released-From-Ethiopia) (Audio:069)A Canadian man who languished in an Ethiopian prison for more than 11 years has returned home to Toronto after being freed earlier this week.Bashir Makhtal was sentenced to life in prison for terrorism-related...
The Last Straw Aims to Reduce Single-Use Plastic in Toronto Restaurants and Bars
The Last Straw aims to reduce single-use plastic--VANCOUVER - Seeing trash cans overflowing with straws night after night has prompted a server in Toronto to launch a campaign against the plastic item that's become a target of the British government...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash-Cross)A funeral for the assistant coach of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team is to be held this afternoon in his hometown of Strasbourg, Saskatchewan.Team president Kevin Garinger says Mark Cross was a ferocious hockey player...
Today in History - April 21
Today in History - April 21--Today in History for April 21:In 753 B.C., the city of Rome was founded.In 1142, controversial French theologian, philosopher and musician Peter Abelard died. He was a monk at the monastery of Cluny. His work when he taught...
Today in Music History - April 21
Today in Music History - April 21--Today in Music History for April 21:In 1921, Canadian tenor Roger Doucet was born in Montreal. He was best-known for singing "O Canada" at the home games of the Montreal Canadiens, Alouettes and Expos. Doucet also performed...
Top News Advisory for Saturday, April 21, 2018
Top News Advisory for Saturday, April 21--TOP NEWS ADVISORYApril 214:30 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...
Tories Still Harper's Party, Trudeau Tells Liberals at National Convention
Tories still Harper's party, Trudeau says--HALIFAX - Justin Trudeau unleashed a blistering attack on Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives Saturday, in a partisan stemwinder aimed at firing up Liberal troops as they prepare for a federal election next...
Trade Missions for Women, Indigenous and LGBTQ Interests in 2018: Minister
Trade minister touts progressive agenda--HALIFAX - The Canadian government will lead trade missions for women, Indigenous and LGBTQ businesses and entrepreneurs later this year, International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Saturday.The...
Trudeau, Hehr Attend Party Training Session on Sexual Harassment
Trudeau, Hehr attend harassment session--HALIFAX - Justin Trudeau and Kent Hehr -- a former minister who resigned from the prime minister's cabinet over allegations of inappropriate conduct with women -- were among the Liberals who attended a sexual...
--Twentieth NewsWatch-
---(Koreas-Tension) (Audio: 136)North Korea has announced it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington.But Kim Jong Un stops well short of suggesting he has any intention...
Vancouver Park Closed after Damage from 4-20 Event: Board Chairman
Blame game over park damage after 4-20 event--VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Parks Board says it has to close a popular park because of damage caused during an annual cannabis celebration, but pot advocates are disputing the blame.Parks Board chairman Stuart...
Victoria Teen's Accidental Overdose Started with Prescription Drugs, Parents Say
Victoria teen dies from accidental overdose--VICTORIA - The parents of a Victoria teen who died Friday from an accidental overdose say they felt trapped by a medical system that didn't give them a say in their son's painkiller prescriptions.Sixteen-year-old...
Wild Struggle on Road, Eliminated by Jets with Game 5 Loss in Winnipeg
Wild struggle on road, eliminated by Jets--WINNIPEG - The Minnesota Wild never found a way to get it going on the road against the Winnipeg Jets and now find their season over.Minnesota dropped a 5-0 decision in Game 5 against the Jets on Friday to get...
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