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Articles from August 18, 2018

12-Year-Old Girl Found Dead in California Was from Waterloo, Reports Say
Canadian girl dies in California boat accident--SAN DIEGO - Officials have identified a 12-year-old Canadian girl as the victim of a deadly boat accident in California.The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office says Lia Rose Barakett was riding in...
ADVISORY-B-C Calendar
Here is Saturday's B.C. calendar:TSAWWASSEN, B.C. -- The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen puts on the first annual South Delta Bathtub Race & Festival. (12 p.m. at Centennial Beach)VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association hosts 23rd annual...
Atlantic Update
(Fredericton-Shooting)Thousands of police officers and other first responders from across North America are in Fredericton to attend the funeral of two police officers gunned down near a city apartment complex last week.Fredericton Police constables...
--B-C Update-
(BC-Wildfires-First-Nations)A prominent First Nations leader is calling for the federal government to increase funding to B-C Indigenous communities to help them prepare for wildfires.Grand Chief Ed John of the First Nations Summit first made the call...
Canada's Bouchard Ousted, Pospisil Advances to Semifinal at VanOpen
Bouchard ousted, Pospisil advances at VanOpen--VANCOUVER - Canada's Eugenie Bouchard has been ousted in the quarterfinals of the Odlum Brown VanOpen after a 6-3, 1-6, 3-6 loss to Nao Hibino of Japan on Friday.The native of Westmount, Que., struggled...
Canadian Mason Wins Silver in High Jump at Birmingham Diamond League
Canadian Mason wins silver at Diamond League--BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom - Canada's Michael Mason won the silver medal in men's high jump on Saturday at the Birmingham Diamond League athletics event.The 31-year-old from New Westminster, B.C., cleared...
Canadians React to Death of Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at Age 80
Canadians react to Kofi Annan's death--MONTREAL - Former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan was remembered by Canadian politicians on Saturday as a friend of Canada and tireless advocate for peace around the world.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...
Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 18
Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 18--Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 18:Movie director Roman Polanski is 85.Actor Robert Redford is 82.Actor Henry G. Sanders ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman") is 76.Actor-comedian Martin Mull is 75.Singer Sarah Dash of LaBelle is...
Daniel Lovitz 90th-Minute Goal Lifts Montreal Impact over Chicago Fire 2-1
Lovitz goal lifts Impact over Fire 2-1--MONTREAL - In his fifth Major League Soccer season, Daniel Lovitz finally scored a goal. He couldn't have plotted a better scenario. The left-footed Montreal Impact fullback volleyed in a ball with his right foot...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Fredericton-Shooting) (Audio:67)Emotions were high as hundreds of police and first responders gathered in Fredericton to honour two fallen constables.Constable Sara Burns's husband spoke though tears of how his wife was the most beautiful and caring...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(Fredericton-Shooting) (Audio: 88)The kindness and compassion of two fallen Fredericton police officers was the common theme among those remembering constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello at their regimental funeral service today.Burns's husband...
Excelsiors Down Mountaineers to Move to 2-0; Adanacs Beat Raiders at Minto Cup
Excelsiors down Mountaineers to move to 2-0--CALGARY - Jeffrey Teat had a hat trick and three assists as the Brampton Excelsiors downed the Calgary Mountaineers 15-3 on Friday to move to 2-0 at the Minto Cup.Austin Hasen had a goal and five helpers and...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(Fredericton-Shooting) (Audio:01)A regimental funeral is being held today for two Fredericton police officers who were gunned down last week while responding to reports of a shooting.The funeral for Constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns is expected...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Fredericton-Shooting) (Audio:001)Thousands of police officers and other first responders from across North America are in Fredericton today for the funeral of two police officers who were gunned down last week along with two civilians outside an...
'Four of a Dozen Kids Will Not Make It:' Tina Fontaine's Family Healing Together
Family, friends of Tina Fontaine heal together--WINNIPEG - Melissa Stevenson was just starting her career 18 years ago when a summer position at the Indigenous Family Centre in Winnipeg connected her to a youngster named Tina Fontaine.The social worker...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(OBIT-Annan)Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died at the age of 80.Annan's foundation announced...
Franklin's Late TD Earns Toronto Argonauts 24-23 Home Win over B.C. Lions
Franklin's TD earns Argos win over Lions--TORONTO - Another start, another comeback win for McLeod Bethel-Thompson and the Toronto Argonauts.James Franklin's one-yard TD run with 2:59 remaining rallied Toronto to an exciting 24-23 win over the B.C. Lions...
Harris Throws for 361 Yards, TD to Lead Redblacks Past Blue Bombers 44-21
Harris leads Redblacks past Blue Bombers--WINNIPEG - Ask Ottawa quarterback Trevor Harris about the accuracy of the throws that demolished the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday night and he spreads the credit around."Our efficiency is because of our offensive...
Hull Kingston Rovers Hold on for Rugby League Playoff Win over Toronto Wolfpack
Wolfpack pay for errors in playoff loss--TORONTO - Hull Kingston Rovers return home relieved. The Toronto Wolfpack wonder what might have been.The first Super League side to visit Toronto prevailed 28-22 Saturday in a rugby league playoff nail-biter...
Hundreds Cross Picket Lines to Attend CNE, While Others Boycott in Solidarity
Hundreds cross picket lines to attend CNE--TORONTO - While hundreds of people have crossed picket lines to attend the first two days of the Canadian National Exhibition on Toronto's waterfront, others boycotted the event amid labour disputes.The CNE,...
National Audio 10:05 AM ET
National Audio 10:05 AM ET--NAT054 - (Italy-Bridge-Collapse) UNDATED. x-37s. (Zerya Shakely (ZEHR'-yuh SHAK'-eh-lee)) Italy's president spoke quiet words of comfort to families of many of the dead in the Genoa bridge collapse at state funeral held on...
National Audio 1:05 PM ET
National Audio 1:05 PM ET--NAT066 - (Fredericton-Shooting) FREDERICTON. x-19s. The husband of a Fredericton police officer killed in a shooting last week fought back tears as he delivered an emotional speech to thousands of people attending a regimental...
National Audio 11:15 AM ET
National Audio 11:15 AM ET--NAT058 - (US-United-States-Colombia) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) ABOARD U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT. x-06s. The Pentagon is preparing to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia to help relieve strain on health care systems overloaded by...
National Audio 1:45 PM ET
National Audio 1:45 PM ET--NAT071 - (Fredericton-Shooting) FREDERICTON. x-19s. A family friend of Constable Robb Costello says the slain officer took great pride in his work and described being a police officer as his lifelong passion. Greg Morris spoke...
National Audio 1:55 PM ET
National Audio 1:55 PM ET--NAT075 - (People-Ariana-Grande) UNDATED. x-46s. (Ed Donahue) Ariana Grande got emotional reflecting on the the terrorist attack following her concert last year in Manchester, England that left 23 people, including the bomber,...
National Audio 2:35 PM ET
National Audio 2:35 PM ET--NAT081 - (US-People-Stan-Lee) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-10s. Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee has had a restraining order against a former business manager extended for three years. Keya Morgan has been ordered to stay away...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Fredericton-Shooting) UNDATED. x-32s. (Keith Doucette) Thousands of police officers and other first responders from across North America are in Fredericton today for the funeral of two police officers who were gunned...
National Audio 2:55 PM ET
National Audio 2:55 PM ET--NAT084 - (Switzerland-Obit-Annan) MONTREAL. x-12s. Canadian politicians are adding their voices to the international reaction pouring in to the death of former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan. Former prime minister...
National Audio 3:45 AM ET
National Audio 3:45 AM ET--NAT024 - (US-Trump-Security-Clearance) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-25s. U-S President Donald Trump is delivering a new threat to strip security clearances after doing so to former C-I-A Director John Brennan....
National Audio 4:55 AM ET
National Audio 4:55 AM ET--NAT030 - (US-Pushed-Off-Bridge) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-29s. Prosecutors in Washington State have decided to charge an 18-year-old woman who admitted to pushing her friend from a 15-metre bridge. Here's A-B-C's...
National Audio 4:55 PM ET
National Audio 4:55 PM ET--NAT089 - (EU-Italy-Bridge-Collapse) GENOA, Italy. x-11s. As the city honoured its dead, the toll from Tuesday's bridge collapse in Italy rose unofficially to 43 with the discovery of four more bodies in the rubble and the death...
National Audio 6:55 AM ET
National Audio 6:55 AM ET--NAT045 - (EU-Switzerland-Obit-Kofi-Annan) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-12s. Former U-N Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died. The Kofi Annan Foundation Facebook page posted that the 80-year-old...
National Lacrosse League's Saskatchewan Rush to Fly Iroquois Flag at Home Games
NLL's Rush to fly Iroquois flag at home games--The Saskatchewan Rush of the National Lacrosse League are honouring the heritage of the sport by flying an Iroquois flag at all home games.Rush forward Jeff Shattler says it means a lot to himself and other...
Neepawa Surges to Wire-to-Wire Victory in Breeders' Stakes
Neepawa wins Breeders' Stakes--TORONTO - Having already watched Neepawa hit the accelerator in the Queen's Plate before fading down the stretch, owner Robert Krembil feared he was in for a repeat after his horse jumped out to an early lead in the Breeders'...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Fredericton-Shooting) (Audio: 66)Thousands of first responders, dignitaries, family and friends have attended a joint funeral for two police officers killed in the line of duty in Fredericton just over a week ago.The two-hour ceremony was infused...
Northern B.C. Residents Face More Evacuation Orders as Some Smoke Clears Up
Northern B.C. residents face more evacuations--VANCOUVER - New evacuation orders have been issued for parts of north-central British Columbia being battered by wildfires, while residents of the region hope for more wind to clear out the smoke.The Regional...
--Ontario Update-
---(Cancer-Drug-Doses)The agency that oversees cancer care in Ontario has found that hundreds of patients did not receive full doses of their drugs because of issues with how the medications were administered.Cancer Care Ontario says more than a thousand...
--Prairie Update-
---(Manitoba-Prison-Assault)Three inmates have been assaulted at a federal prison north of Winnipeg.The Correctional Service of Canada says the the Stony Mountain Institution has been locked down.The inmates from the medium security wing are being treated...
Prep-Entertainment Report
---(Aretha Franklin-Funeral)Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held August 31st in her hometown of Detroit.The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, says the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and...
Rob Bagg Back in Saskatchewan, Ready to Contribute with Riders
Bagg ready to contribute with Riders--REGINA - Rob Bagg is ready to contribute in his return to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.Whether he gets any game action against the Calgary Stampeders on Sunday remains to be seen though.The CFL club re-signed the...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Wildfires-BC)Crews battling nearly 600 wildfires in British Columbia aren't likely to get much help from Mother Nature this weekend, as the forecast calls for more hot dry weather.The one positive note is that the winds are expected to be a little...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(Fredericton-Shooting) (Audio:64) (WATCH FOR DATING)A grey day, with cloud and rain, seemingly echoing the feelings of hundreds of people lining the streets of Fredericton, as the city honours two fallen police officers.A procession starting at a...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Fredericton-Shooting) (Audio:02)Fredericton Police constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns are being honoured today with a regimental funeral.The solemn event is expected to see about four-thousand people fill an arena at the city's University of...
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET--NAT023 - (SPORTS-BBN-Mets-Phillies) PHILADELPHIA. x-16s. Aaron Nola struck out 11 in seven impressive innings to stay unbeaten at Citizens Bank Park, pitching the Philadelphia Phillies past the New York Mets 4-2. Phillies...
SportsCall Audio 5:30 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 5:30 AM ET--NAT037 - (SPORTS-BBA-Astros-Athletics) OAKLAND, Calif. x-19s. Matt Olson hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning and the A's beat the Houston Astros 4-3. Astros pitcher Charlie Morton says he's impressed by the Athletics....
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Fredericton-Shooting) (Audio: 88)Thousands of police officers and first-responders have said farewell to two of their own in Fredericton.Police Chief Leanne Fitch says the deaths of constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns have shaken the small city...
The Latest: Emotional Funeral for Slain Fredericton Officers Wraps Up
The Latest: Funeral for slain officers wraps up--FREDERICTON - 3:35 p.m.The regimental funeral for two police officers killed in the line of duty has officially ended.Hearses carrying the bodies of Constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns have pulled...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Fredericton-Shooting) (Audio:003)First responders from all over North American are in Fredericton today for the funeral of two police officers.Fredericton Police constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns were gunned down last week along with Bobbie...
Today in History - Aug. 18
Today in History - Aug. 18--Today in History for Aug. 18:In 1227, Mongol emperor Genghis Khan died. He became one of the most significant and successful military leaders in history. He united the Mongol tribes and founded the Mongol Empire (1206-1368),...
Today in Music History - Aug. 18
Today in Music History - Aug. 18--Today in Music History for Aug. 18:In 1893, Canadian conductor and composer Sir Ernest MacMillan was born in Mimico, Ont., now part of Toronto. As conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Mendelssohn...
Top News Advisory for Saturday, August 18, 2018
Top News Advisory for Saturday, Aug. 18--TOP NEWS ADVISORYAug. 186 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...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(Fredericton-Shooting) (Audio: 80)Fredericton Police Chief Leanne Fitch says the deaths of two officers "have created a ripple effect that stretches out as far as the ocean is deep."A visibly emotional Fitch spoke at the regimental funeral for constables...
--Twentieth NewsWatch-
---(Fredericton-Shooting-Logistics)(Audio: 103)Police officers and first responders from across the continent are flooding into Fredericton to pay their respects to two police officers killed in the line of duty in last Friday's shooting that also claimed...
Vancouver Whitecaps Give Up Late Goal in 2-2 Draw with New York Red Bulls
Whitecaps allow late goal in draw with Red Bulls--VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Whitecaps were trying to make the most out of a disappointing situation.The Whitecaps conceded a goal in the 90th minute and settled for a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls...
'We Will Not Forget:' Thousands Attend Funeral Fallen Fredericton Officers
Funeral held for slain N.B. officers--FREDERICTON - An emotional afternoon in Fredericton has drawn to a close, although last Friday's tragedy still hangs over the New Brunswick capital after a regimental funeral was held for two constables killed in...
'Who Killed Theresa?:' 40 Years Later, Brother Seeks Answers in Quebec Cold Case
Brother seeks answers in Quebec cold case--MONTREAL - John Allore last saw his 19-year-old sister Theresa on a foggy day in the fall of 1978, as she boarded a train in Saint John, N.B., to head home to Quebec after Thanksgiving weekend.Allore, then 14,...
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