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Articles from October 6, 2018

Agent for B.C. Lions Quarterback Stands Up for Client after GM's Comments
Agent for Lions QB fires back at GM--VANCOUVER - An agent for Jonathon Jennings is shooting back after B.C. general manager Ed Hervey offered a less-than-glowing review of the Lions quarterback's performance.In an interview with Postmedia this week,...
Andersen Flirting with Another Slow October as Leafs Lose to Senators 5-3
Andersen flirting with another slow October--TORONTO - After slow starts the past two NHL seasons, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen is hoping this October is different.On Saturday night, however, things didn't go according to plan.Andersen...
--Atlantic Update-
---(Arctic-Patrol-Vessel)Sophie Gregoire Trudeau presided over the official naming of Canada's first Arctic and offshore patrol ship in Halifax yesterday afternoon --praising the bravery of the veteran sailor for whom it's named.H-M-C-S Harry DeWolf...
--B-C Update-
VANCOUVER - (BC-54-40-Theft)West Coast rock band 54-40 says seven of its "irreplaceable" instruments were swiped ahead of two shows in Vancouver last night and tonight.In a pair of statements posted to the group's Facebook page, the band says the instruments...
Canada 'A' Beaten 35-21 by Uruguay 'A' at World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge
Canada ''A' loses Pacific Challenge game--MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Canada 'A' dropped its opening game at the World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge on Saturday, losing 35-21 to Uruguay 'A.'The six-team tournament, which runs through Oct. 14, also features...
Canadian Medical Association Resigns from World Body amid Plagiarism Accusations
Canadian Medical Association quits world body--REYKJAVIK, Iceland - The Canadian Medical Association says it has resigned from the World Medical Association, accusing the international group's incoming president of plagiarizing his inaugural speech.In...
Canadian Scientists Sign Statement Slamming 'Unsound' Speech on Gender Issues
Scientists denounce 'unsound' gender speech--Canadian scientists and professors are among hundreds that have signed a statement condemning what they call a "fundamentally unsound" presentation by an Italian physicist on gender issues, and they say they...
Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 6
Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 6--Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 6:Broadcaster and writer Melvyn Bragg is 79.Actress Britt Ekland is 76.Singer Millie Small is 72.Singer-guitarist Thomas McClary (The Commodores) is 69.Musician Sid McGinnis is 69.Science fiction...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh) (Audio: 71) (Watch For Dating)Republicans and Democrats are speaking out on the U-S Senate floor ahead of the expected roll call vote that would send Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh) (Audio: 095)Brett Kavanaugh has been quickly sworn in as a Supreme Court justice, after the bitterly polarized U-S Senate narrowly confirmed him.The near party-line Senate vote was 50-to-48.The two-vote margin is one of...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh) (Audio: 54)Statements by Republican Senator Susan Collins and Democrat Joe Manchin that they'll support Brett Kavanaugh are making today's confirmation vote a formality.The U-S Senate remained in session overnight, although...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Kenney-Ford-Rally)A crowd of more than 15-hundred people packed into a Calgary convention centre to hear Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Jason Kenney, leader of Alberta's United Conservative Party rail against the federal carbon tax.The crowd frequently...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(USMCA-China)China says it deplores a controversial new clause in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that calls on the countries to inform one another if they enter into trade talks with a "non-market'' economy.The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa...
Group Pitches Plan for International Ski Racing on Montreal's Mount Royal
Group pitches Mount Royal skiing plan--MONTREAL - Downhill skiers could be whizzing down the slopes of Montreal's beloved Mount Royal in a few years if a Quebec promoter gets its way. Gestev, a sports and entertainment event management company, is mounting...
'Irreplaceable' Instruments Pinched from West Coast Rock Band 54-40
West Coast rock band 54-40's instruments swiped--VANCOUVER - West Coast rock band 54-40 says it was robbed of seven "irreplaceable" instruments ahead of two shows in Vancouver Friday and Saturday night.In a pair of statements posted to the group's Facebook...
Moore-Towers and Marinaro Win Free, Take Silver at Filandia Open
Candian pair takes silver at Finlandia Open--ESPOO, Finland - Kirsten Moore-Towers of St. Catharines, Ont., and Michael Marinaro of Sarnia, Ont., won Saturday's free skate to earn the silver medal in pairs on Saturday at the Filandia Open figure skating...
National Audio 10:35 AM ET
National Audio 10:35 AM ET--NAT064 - (Indonesia-Earthquake) SULAWESI, Indonesia. x-13s. Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami has climbed to nearly 16-hundred and 50, with at least 265 people still missing....
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh) (EXTENDED (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-33s. There will likely be nine Justices once again on the U-S Supreme Court by sometime today. Judge Brett Kavanaugh has secured the votes needed...
National Audio 2:45 PM ET
National Audio 2:45 PM ET--NAT074 - (US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh) WASHINGTON. x-16s. A large crowd of demonstrators is outside the U-S Capitol building, protesting against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U-S Supreme Court. Pumping their fists and...
National Audio 2:55 AM ET
National Audio 2:55 AM ET--NAT010 - (US-Chicago-Police-Laquan-McDonald) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) CHICAGO. x-13s. Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder on Friday in the 2014 fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. The white...
National Audio 3:05 AM ET
National Audio 3:05 AM ET--NAT013 - (ENT-54-40-Theft) VANCOUVER. x-12s. West Coast rock band 54-40 says it was robbed of seven "irreplaceable" instruments ahead of two shows in Vancouver Friday and Saturday night. The band says the instruments were stolen...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT035 - (US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PRINCETON, N.J. x-18s. The U-S Senate is expected to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court later today after a contentious confirmation battle. Kavanaugh...
National Audio 6:15 PM ET
National Audio 6:15 PM ET--NAT091 - (US-Supreme Court Kavanaugh) (Extended) WASHINGTON. x-47s. (Ben Thomas) The U-S Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. (opens with actuality) (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT092 - (US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh)...
National Audio 6:45 AM ET
National Audio 6:45 AM ET--NAT048 - (US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-14s. The lawyers for Dr. Christine Blasey (BLAH'-zee) Ford are speaking out. They call her a courageous woman who has led by example for other survivors...
National Audio 7:55 PM ET
National Audio 7:55 PM ET--NAT097 - (US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-07s. The U-S Supreme Court is wasting no time in getting Judge Brett Kavanaugh onto its bench after he was confirmed by the Senate. He's being sworn in...
N.B. Detective Who Helped Solve Murder of Young Girl Reconciles with Past
Former detective on healing after tragedy--FREDERICTON - It took Mike Richard more than two decades to realize how deeply he was affected by his work on a devastating case that rocked the city of Fredericton.The former detective was one of the lead investigators...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh)Allegations of sexual assault and drunkenness have failed to stop Brett Kavanaugh from ascending to the highest court in America.The U-S Senate has voted to confirm him to the Supreme Court by a vote of 50-to-48.Senators...
OHL Roundup: Clark Scores Deciding Goal Late as 67's Topple Colts 4-3
OHL Roundup: 67's edge Colts on Clark's goal--OTTAWA - Kody Clark's second goal of the game broke a tie late in the third period and the Ottawa 67's held on to beat the Barrie Colts 4-3 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action.Clark's first goal,...
--Ontario Update-
---(Sidewalk-Labs)A member of the panel guiding Sidewalk Labs' plans to build a high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto has resigned.In a letter obtained by The Canadian Press, TechGirls Canada founder Saadia Muzaffar says she has "deep dismay" and "profound...
--Prairie Update-
---(Manitoba-Impaired-Mounties)Manitoba's police watchdog says two Mounties accused of impaired driving will not face criminal charges.The Independent Investigation Unit says there is not enough evidence to proceed.The case involved two off-duty officers...
Prep-Entertainment Report
---(5440-Theft)West Coast rock band 54-40 says it was robbed of seven "irreplaceable" instruments ahead of two shows in Vancouver Friday and Saturday night.The band's Facebook page says the instruments were stolen from a rented cube van Friday morning...
PREP-Entertainment Report
---(5440-Theft)West Coast rock band 54-40 says it was robbed of seven "irreplaceable" instruments ahead of two shows in Vancouver Friday and Saturday night.The band's Facebook page says the instruments were stolen from a rented cube van Friday morning...
QMJHL Roundup: Yaroslav Alexeyev Scores Winner, Drakkar Beat Mooseheads
QMJHL Roundup: Drakkar edge Mooseheads 3-2--BAIE-COMEAU, Que. - Yaroslav Alexeyev broke a 2-2 deadlock at 18:07 of the third period as the Baie-Comeau Drakkar downed the Halifax Mooseheads 3-2 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Samuel...
Quebec Elects More Than 40 per Cent Women Candidates, Most in Canada: Analysts
Quebec elects historic number of women--MONTREAL - Quebec elected a record number of women in Monday's election, reflecting a trend on the continent toward greater female involvement in politics.The 52 women elected -- representing 41.6 per cent of the...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(USMCA-China)Canadian officials and others are downplaying China's assertion that the U-S is trying to stop Canada and Mexico from doing trade with Beijing.China claims a controversial new clause in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that calls...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh) (Audio: 66)Protesters continue to demonstrate on the steps of the U-S Supreme Court against Brett Kavanaugh's appointment.Barring some unforeseen development, it appears Republicans have enough votes to send Kavanaugh...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh) (Audio: 62)Democrats are registering their opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the U-S Supreme Court in a series of speeches that carried through the night.A roll call vote is expected this afternoon to elevate...
--Sportsbreak--
---The Montreal Impact aren't going down without a fight. The M-L-S squad beat the visiting Columbus Crew 3-0 today. With the win, Montreal moved five points ahead of D-C United for the sixth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. D-C has...
SportsCall Audio 3:40 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:40 AM ET--NAT034 - (SPORTS-BBN-NLDS-Braves-Dodgers) LOS ANGELES. x-14s. Clayton Kershaw tossed eight innings of two-hit ball in the Dodgers' second straight playoff shutout as Los Angeles beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 for a 2-0 lead...
Taider Lifts Impact to 3-0 Win over Crew with a Goal and Two Assists
Taider scores, assists on 2, Impact top Crew--MONTREAL - Coming off their worst defeat in franchise history, the Montreal Impact wanted to show they still have some fight left in them.The MLS squad did just that on Saturday.Montreal followed up a 5-0...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(U-S Supreme Court Kavanaugh) (Audio: 86)The U-S Supreme Court is wasting no time in getting Judge Brett Kavanaugh onto its bench after he was confirmed by the Senate.He's being sworn in today in a private ceremony, just hours after his confirmation.This...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(USMCA-China) (Audio:014)Trade officials are pouring cold water on an assertion from China that the U-S is trying to prevent Canada and Mexico from doing business with Beijing.In a scathing statement, the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa says section 32.10...
Thomas Chabot, Craig Anderson Lead Ottawa Senators over Toronto Maple Leafs
Chabot, Anderson lead Sens over Leafs--TORONTO - A few more nights like this from Thomas Chabot and the blow of losing Erik Karlsson might begin to ease ever so slightly for fans of the Ottawa Senators.The 21-year-old defenceman scored twice, including...
Today in History - Oct. 6
Today in History - Oct. 6--Today in History for Oct. 6:In 1520, German reformer Martin Luther published his Prelude on the Babylonian Captivity of the Church, his famous writing which attacked the entire sacramental system of the Catholic Church.In 1744,...
Today in Music History - Oct. 6
Today in Music History - Oct. 6--Today in Music History for Oct. 6:In 1908, Canadian composer and musicologist Francois Brassard was born in St. Jerome, Que. He is best known for his work in research, compilation, editing and harmonizing of French-Canadian...
Top News Advisory for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
Top News Advisory for Saturday, Oct. 6--TOP NEWS ADVISORYSaturday, Oct. 65 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...
Toronto FC Eliminated from Playoff Contention after 2-1 Loss to Whitecaps
Toronto FC eliminated from playoff contention--TORONTO - Some 10 months after the euphoria of winning the treble, Toronto FC is struggling with new emotions.Anger, frustration, disappointment and embarrassment were front and centre Saturday after the...
Toronto FC Striker Jozy Altidore Says He Doesn't Know Where His Future Lies
Altidore suggests he may be on the move--TORONTO - The playoffs are gone for Toronto FC. Could Jozy Altidore also be on the way out?The burly U.S. international sounded like he might be headed elsewhere after scoring his 60th career MLS regular-season...
Trade Minister Carr Betting on LNG to Unlock Trade in China and Asia
Carr betting on LNG to unlock China trade--OTTAWA - Jim Carr's view of enhancing Canadian trade in Asia -- and its biggest prize, China -- is rosier these days because he's seeing the possibilities through a new lens: LNG Canada's new $40-billion liquefied...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(US-Supreme Court Kavanaugh) (Audio: 094)Brett Kavanaugh took the oaths of office to become the 114th justice of the U-S Supreme Court, just a couple of hours after the Senate voted 50-to-48 to confirm him.The quick swearing-in enables Kavanaugh to...
--Twentieth NewsWatch-
---(Kenney-Ford-Rally) (Audio: 155)Critics of the federal government's carbon tax were out in full force in Calgary Friday night.A raucous crowd of more than 15-hundred crammed into a convention centre to hear Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Alberta Opposition...
Walmart Says Third-Party Bathing Suit Ad 'For Fat Girls' Was a Translation Error
Walmart removes swimsuit ad 'for fat girls'--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Walmart Canada is apologizing for a now-removed advertisement promoting an item with the term "fat women swimsuit" in the title.The third-party ad for a modest, plus-sized floral print bathing...
Whitecaps Still Alive in Playoff Race with 2-1 Victory over Toronto
Whitecaps end Toronto's playoff hopes--TORONTO - Fighting for their post-season lives with just four games to go in the regular season, the Vancouver Whitecaps arrived at BMO Field thinking only of themselves.But Vancouver's 2-1 victory over Toronto...
WHL Roundup: Ian Scott, Raiders Beat Hurricanes to Stay Undefeated
WHL Roundup: Raiders stay undefeated--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Ian Scott made 35 saves as the Prince Albert Raiders beat the Lethbridge Hurricanes 5-1 on Friday to remain undefeated to start the Western Hockey League season.Noah Gregor and Cole Fonstad each...
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