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Articles from October 7, 2018

--Atlantic Update-
---(NB-The-Detectives)It took Mike Richard more than two decades to realize how deeply he was affected by his work on a devastating case that rocked Fredericton.The former detective helped convict pedophile Murray Edward Lyons in the rape and murder...
Battle Raging for Raptors' Two-Way Roster Spot with a Week to Go in Pre-Season
Battle raging for Raptors' two-way spot--TORONTO - As the buzzer sounded to end the fourth quarter of Sunday's open scrimmage, Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse decided he hadn't seen enough.And so he went deep down his benches for a bonus quarter.Barely...
B.C. Lions Keep Playoff Hopes Alive with 26-23 Win over Toronto Argonauts
Lions keep playoff hopes alive with win over Argos--VANCOUVER - B.C. Lions quarterback Jonathon Jennings delivered one of his best performances of the season in a crucial win Saturday night, but says his play wasn't motivated by recent questions about...
--B-C-Update--
VANCOUVER - ------(BC-Police-Station-Fire)Police in B-C arrested a man who allegedly set fire to couches in a police station lobby.Delta police say a man walked into the station in North Delta Saturday afternoon and began lighting the couches in the...
CAMH Reaches Settlement with Former Head of Youth Gender Identity Clinic
CAMH apologizes to former psychologist--TORONTO - Canada's largest mental health centre has apologized to one of its former psychologists and will pay him more than half a million dollars, years after it published a report that erroneously described...
Caucus Caught off Guard by Pallister's Carbon Tax Decision: CP Source
How Manitoba flipped on the carbon tax--WINNIPEG - Brian Pallister's abrupt about-face on a carbon tax came after the Manitoba premier felt like he was being used as a prop by Ottawa, and sources say it was a surprise to most in his own caucus.The move,...
Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 7
Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 7--Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 7:Quebec singer and songwriter Raymond Levesque is 90.Canadian filmmaker Graeme Ferguson, co-inventor of IMAX, is 89.Retired South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu is...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Limousine-Crash) (Audio: 86)Transportation officials are investigating a road accident in New York State that has killed 20 people.Eighteen victims were reportedly in a large limousine that crashed in Schoharie (skoh-HAY'-ree), west of the capital,...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(NY-Limousine-Crash) (Audio: 096)Police say the limousine involved in a horrific crash in upstate New York that left 20 people dead failed to stop at an intersection.The 2001 Ford Excursion limousine is said to have plowed into an unoccupied sport-utility...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(REL-Vatican-Sex Abuse)A Canadian cardinal is getting embroiled in the sexual misconduct scandal gripping the Vatican.Cardinal Marc Ouellet issued a scathing letter today, rebuking the claims of an archbishop who accused Pope Francis of covering up...
First Nations Look to Secure a Piece of the Cannabis Pie Ahead of Legalization
First Nations look to capitalize on pot rush--KAHNAWAKE, Que. - Just upriver from downtown Montreal, the Kahnawake First Nation council office takes pride of place in the reserve's modest skyline, along with a youth centre and a pair of churches.Soon,...
--First NewsWatch-
---(US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh) (Audio:001)In a quiet private ceremony, following the narrowest Senate confirmation in nearly 150 years, Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as a U-S Supreme Court justice.Even as he took the oath of office last evening,...
Five Things to Watch for in the Canadian Business World in the Coming Week
Five things to watch for in Canadian business--TORONTO - Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Pre-legalization pot earnings Licensed medical marijuana producer Aphria Inc. is scheduled to announce its first-quarter...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh) (Audio:004)Donald Trump used a political rally in Kansas to celebrate Brett Kavanaugh appointment to the Supreme Court.The U-S president condemned Democrats for what he called a "shameless campaign of political and personal...
Gasoline-Like Substance Linked to Private Residence in Surrey, B.C
Surrey, B.C., spill traced to private home--SURREY, B.C. - A gasoline-like substance found in the area where the Trans Mountain pipeline runs through Surrey, B.C., has been traced to a private home, the province's environment ministry said Sunday evening.The...
Lindholm Shines for Flames with a Pair of Goals in 7-4 Win over Canucks
Lindholm leads Flames to 7-4 win over Canucks--CALGARY - On a night when young Swedes were standouts, Elias Lindholm scored twice and had an assist for the Calgary Flames in a 7-4 win Saturday over the Vancouver Canucks.Lindholm scored the game-winner...
London Broncos Edge Toronto Wolfpack in Rugby League's Million Pound Game
Toronto Wolfpack lose Million Pound Game--TORONTO - London Broncos players cried, danced, sang and popped champagne Sunday.For the Toronto Wolfpack, there was only disappointment and a gaping feeling in the pit of their stomachs after a 4-2 loss Sunday...
Man Charged with Kidnapping Boy after Girl Found Safe in Amber Alert
Charges laid in Edmonton Amber Alert case--EDMONTON - A man faces charges that include kidnapping with a firearm following an Amber Alert that was issued in Edmonton.But while the alert issued Friday afternoon related to a 14-year-old girl, Edmonton...
Man Stabbed in Halifax Park Now Facing Assault, Theft and Confinement Charges
Man stabbed in Halifax park facing charges--HALIFAX - A man who was stabbed in a popular Halifax park early Saturday morning is now facing charges of assault, theft and forcible confinement, after allegedly choking a woman and holding her captive, police...
Manziel Facing Stiff Test as Alouettes Host League-Best Stampeders
Manziel hopes for 1st win in big game for Als--MONTREAL - Quarterback Johnny Manziel needs to earn his first victory of the season if the Montreal Alouettes hope to remain in playoff contention.A loss against the league-best Calgary Stampeders on Thanksgiving...
Montreal Protesters March to Protest Racism, Denounce New Government
Montreal protesters denounce new government--MONTREAL - A diverse crowd of protesters took to the streets of Montreal on Sunday to march against racism and denounce the newly-elected Coalition Avenir Quebec government.Muslim families pushing strollers,...
National Audio 12:25 PM ET
National Audio 12:25 PM ET--NAT080 - (ENT-FILM-Box Office) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-22s. Sony comic-book movie "Venom" has shrugged off bad reviews to shatter the October box-office record with an 80-million dollar debut. The previous best October...
National Audio 1:45 PM ET
National Audio 1:45 PM ET--NAT087 - (US-NY-Limousine-Crash) NEW YORK. x-40s. (Julie Walker) Twenty people died in a crash yesterday in upstate New York involving a limousine and a crowded tourist destination. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT088...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (US-SCOTUS-Upcoming-Cases) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-31s. (Mark Remillard) Now that Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn into the U-S Supreme Court, A-B-C's Mark Remillard takes a look at what's on the docket....
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT005 - (US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) TOPEKA, Kansas. x-08s. Allegations of sexual assault and drunkenness have failed to stop Brett Kavanaugh from ascending to the highest court in America. The U-S Senate...
National Audio 4:15 PM ET
National Audio 4:15 PM ET--NAT100 - (US-NY-Limousine-Crash) LATHAM, N.Y. x-14s. Transportation officials are investigating a road accident in New York State that has killed 20 people. Eighteen victims were reportedly in a large limousine that crashed...
National Audio 6:55 AM ET
National Audio 6:55 AM ET--NAT055 - (US-SCI-Commercial-Space) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-21s. A private space company is attempting another major advancement this evening. A-B-C's Chuck Sivertsen reports. ("..several miles away.") (SOURCE:ABC)TAG:...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(US-NY-Limousine-Crash) (Audio: 96)The town manager of Schoharie (skoh-HAY'-ree), New York, says 18 people who died in a stretch limo crash were in a wedding party.One witness says the crash that killed 20 people near Albany "sounded like an explosion."Two...
No Change to Canada's Climate Plans as UN Report Warns of Losing Battle
World losing battle against warming: report--OTTAWA - The world is going to blow past its most stringent climate goal in less than a quarter century unless the political will erupts to act faster and more directly to curb greenhouse gas emissions.That's...
OHL Roundup: Joey Keane Helps Lead Colts in 4-2 Win over Frontenacs
OHL Roundup: Colts double up Frontenacs 4-2--KINGSTON, Ont. - Joey Keane's goal 4:32 into the third period stood as the winner and the Barrie Colts downed the Kingston Frontenacs 4-2 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action.Tyson Foerster, Tyler Tucker...
One Dead, Two in Life-Threatening Condition after Guelph, Ont., Area Crash
One dead, two critical in Guelph, Ont., area crash--ROCKWOOD, Ont. - It's been a deadly Thanksgiving weekend on the roads in southern Ontario.Provincial police say one person is dead and two others are being treated for life-threatening injuries after...
--Ontario Update-
---(Port-Perry-Crash)O-P-P Sergeant Kerry Schmidt calls it "an absolute tragedy."Three people were killed and two were injured when an S-U-V collided with a car in Port Perry, north of Oshawa, early yesterday.A 59-year-old man and two women, aged 55...
--Prairie Update-
(Edmonton-Amber-Alert)A man faces charges that include kidnapping with a firearm following an Amber Alert issued in Edmonton for a 14-year-old girl.The girl was found safe with the 47-year-old suspect yesterday, not long after the alert was issued.Police...
QMJHL Roundup: Wildcats' First-Period Barrage Leads to 8-1 Win over Titan
QMJHL Roundup: Wildcats down Titan 8-1--BATHURST, N.B. - Alexander Khovanov had a goal and two assists and the Moncton Wildcats scored five times in under six minutes in the first period to defeat the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 8-1 on Sunday in Quebec Major...
Roughriders Not Listening to Critics Ahead of Thanksgiving Match against Esks
Roughriders set for Thanksgiving game vs Esks--REGINA - Kenny Shaw isn't listening to outside criticism of the Saskatchewan Roughriders offence.The wide receiver made his Riders debut last week in a 34-29 win over the Montreal Alouettes -- where Saskatchewan's...
Scientists Trying to Save B.C.'S Western Rattlesnakes from Becoming Roadkill
Experts rebut fear of snakes to save species--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's rattlesnakes may not get much respect, but scientists are working to change that -- and in the process, save a diminishing species.University and government researchers have...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh) (Audio:002)Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed to the U-S Supreme Court during a historic roll call vote in the Senate chamber.The vote was very close -- 50-to-48.Kavanaugh's confirmation is a big political win for Donald...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Limousine Crash) (Audio: 78)The U-S National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a two-vehicle accident that killed 20 people in upstate New York.One of the vehicles was a limousine.The crash happened yesterday afternoon near a crowded...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(Vatican-Sex-Abuse) (Audio: 64)A letter to the faithful written by a Canadian cardinal is marking an extraordinary and decisive end to the official Vatican silence about an archbishop's claims of a coverup by the Catholic Church.Cardinal Marc Ouellet,...
Soucisse and Firus Edged off Podium in Ice Dancing at Finlandia Trophy
Canadian ice dancers 4th at Finlandia Trophy--ESPOO, Finland - Ice dancers Carolane Soucisse of Chateauguay, Que., and Shane Firus of North Vancouver, B.C., missed the podium by three points on Sunday to conclude the Finlandia Trophy figure skating competition.Alexandra...
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET--NAT025 - (SPORTS-HKN-Canucks-Flames) CALGARY. x-13s. The Calgary Flames scored four unanswered goals in the third period for a 7-4 win over visiting Vancouver. Canucks centre Bo Horvat says his team took too many penalties...
SportsCall Audio 4:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:00 AM ET--NAT039 - (SPORTS-BBA-ALDS-Yankees-Red-Sox) BOSTON. x-13s. David Price didn't last two innings in Boston's Game 2 loss, giving up three runs and three hits as the Yankees evened the A-L Division Series with a 6-2 victory....
SportsCall Audio 4:30 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 4:30 AM ET--NAT049 - (SPORTS-MMA-UFC-229) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LAS VEGAS. x-09s. Police and the Nevada Athletic Commission are investigating a post-fight brawl after the U-F-C title fight in Las Vegas Saturday. Chaos broke out after...
SportsCall Audio 8:20 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 8:20 PM ET--NAT117 - (SPORTS-FBN-Giants-Panthers) CHARLOTTE, N.C. x-18s. Graham Gano connected on a career-long 63-yard field goal with 1 second remaining to lift the Carolina Panthers to a wild 33-31 victory over the New York Giants....
Team Addresses Thorny Ethical Issues Raised by Genomic Sequencing
Team tackles thorny issues of genomic privacy--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Genome sequencing offers patients the potential of speedier, more effective diagnoses and medications. But building a safe and secure system to store people's unique genomic profiles is...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(US-NY-Limousine-Crash) (Audio: 101)Transportation officials are investigating a road accident in New York state that the chair of the N-T-S-B calls "horrific."The crash in the town of Schoharie (skoh-HAY'-ree), west of the capital, Albany, has killed...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(US-Supreme-Court-Kavanaugh-Rxn) (Audio:010)Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as a U-S Supreme Court justice after the narrowest Senate confirmation in nearly 150 years.Despite at least three separate allegations of sexual misconduct, Kavanaugh was...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Supreme Court Kavanaugh) (Audio: 093)Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed 50-48 to the U-S Supreme Court during a historic roll call vote in the Senate chamber.He was then quickly sworn in at the court building, across the street from the Capitol,...
Three People Killed in Second Deadly Southern Ont. Crash in 24 Hours
Three dead in Guelph, Ont., area crash--ROCKWOOD, Ont. - Two adults and a teenager were killed when a pickup truck collided with a car near Guelph, Ont., provincial police said, noting it was the second highway tragedy in southern Ontario in less than...
Today in History - Oct. 7
Today in History - Oct. 7--Today in History for Oct. 7:In 1663, Jean Baptiste Le Gardeur de Repentigny was chosen as the first mayor of Quebec.In 1737, iron was first smelted in Canada, at St-Maurice, Que.In 1758, the first meeting of the Nova Scotia...
Today in Music History - Oct. 7
Today in Music History - Oct. 7--Today in Music History for Oct. 7:In 1832, Charles Converse, American lawyer and sacred composer, was born. He penned the hymn tune for "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."In 1870, Uncle Dave Macon, the first star to emerge...
Top News Advisory for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
Top News Advisory for Sunday, Oct. 7--TOP NEWS ADVISORYSunday, Oct. 76:30 p.m.Here 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...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(NY-Limousine-Crash) (Audio: 102)It's the deadliest U-S transportation accident in nearly a decade.Twenty people are dead after a limousine loaded with revellers bound for a 30th birthday celebration missed a stop sign at the end of a highway and...
UCP Rejects Hate after Soldiers of Odin Pose for Pics at Party Pub Night
UCP distances itself from far-right group--EDMONTON - Alberta's United Conservatives say hateful views have no place in their party, after photos on social media appeared to show members of an anti-immigrant group at a constituency association pub night.The...
Washouts Fixed on Tracks to Churchill, Man., but Service May Wait until Spring
Washouts fixed on railway to Churchill, Man.--CHURCHILL, Man. - The new owner of the railway to Churchill, Man., says washouts that have kept the line closed since spring 2017 have now been repaired, allowing some vehicles to travel along the link.But...
WHL Roundup: Moose Jaw Hands Swift Current Its Sixth Straight Loss
WHL Roundup: Broncos remain winless--MOOSE JAW, Sask. - The defending Western Hockey League champions are still in search of their first win of the season.Tristin Langan had three goals and an assist as the Moose Jaw Warriors downed the Swift Current...
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