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Articles from November 25, 2018

--Atlantic Update-
---(NS-Parade-Girl-Killed)Yarmouth, Nova Scotia has been left grief stricken by a tragedy that claimed the life of a little girl during the port town's Santa Clause parade.Police say the four-year-old, who has not yet been publicly identified, had been...
Battery Fires: The Potential Danger Hiding in Your Kitchen Junk Drawer
Battery fires: The danger in your junk drawer--After putting up Christmas decorations this year, Damien Morris had some extra batteries left over and did what many people do -- tossed them in a drawer for future use.The loose batteries sparked a fire...
B.C. Announces Urgent Care Centre in Vancouver Set to Open on Monday
B.C. unveils Vancouver urgent care centre--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's health minister has announced the opening of the province's fifth urgent primary care centre in order to lessen demand on emergency departments.Adrian Dix said the facility opening...
--B-C Update-
(BC-Legislature-Suspensions)Speaker Darryl Plecas has broken his silence since the suspension of two top officials from the legislature on Tuesday amid an R-C-M-P investigation related to their administrative duties.Plecas responded yesterday after the...
Canada Beats Germany to Make Semis at FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup for First Time
Canada makes history, reaches U-17 semis--MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Captain Jordyn Huitema's 83rd-minute goal lifted Canada to a 1-0 win over Germany on Sunday, moving the Canadian women into the semifinals of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup for the first...
Canada's Big Banks to End Strong Financial Year with a 'Whimper'
Canada's banks to end year with a 'whimper'--TORONTO - Canada's biggest banks are expected to close out a strong financial year that was helped by interest rate hikes and favourable credit conditions with a "whimper" of a quarter.The Bank of Nova Scotia...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(NS-Parade-Girl-Killed) (Audio:059)The mayor of a small Nova Scotia town says the community is wracked with grief after a four-year-old girl was killed last night when she fell underneath a float during the town's annual Santa Claus parade.Yarmouth...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(NS-Parade-Girl-Killed) (Audio: 059)A devastated Nova Scotia community is grieving after an evening of holiday fun turned to horror.A four-year-old girl was killed when she fell under a moving float at the Santa Claus parade in Yarmouth.Hundreds of...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(EU-Brexit) (Audio: 42)The stage is set for Britain to become the first member of the European Union to leave.Leaders today approved an agreement on Britain's so-called Brexit next year.The withdrawal agreement settles Britain's divorce bill, protects...
--First NewsWatch-
---(NS-Parade-Girl-Killed) (Audio: 78)Residents of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia say the entire community is in mourning after a four-year-old girl died after falling underneath a float at the town's Santa Claus Parade Saturday evening.Police say the little...
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:Maybe not potAlimentation Couche-Tard Inc. will release its second-quarter results on Tuesday. The company's chairman...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Canada-Post-Rotating-Strikes)Rotating strikes by Canada Post workers could come to an end early this week, as the Senate reviews the federal government's back-to-work legislation.After spending hours Saturday discussing Bill C-89 and hearing witness...
Hydro One Sending Technicians to Assist in California Wildfire Recovery
Hydro One sending technicians to California--Hydro One technicians will help with recovery efforts in California following a devastating wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes.Ontario's largest utility said about 20 forestry...
Jansrud Continues Norway's Winning Ways at Lake Louise with Super-G Win
Kjetil Jansrud wins super-G in Lake Louise--LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Lake Louise continues to be good to Norwegian ski racers.Kjetil Jansrud won a second straight World Cup super-G and his third in four years at the Alberta ski resort west of Calgary on...
Kawhi Leonard: 'I Guess When You Stop Playing They Forget How You Lead'
Raptors' Leonard responds to Popovich--TORONTO - Kawhi Leonard believes in leading by example.The Toronto Raptors' star wing fired back at Gregg Popovich on Sunday, after his former San Antonio Spurs coach told reporters Leonard "wasn't a leader.""It's...
Leonard Leads Raptors over Heat, Toronto's Fifth Consecutive Win
Leonard leads Raptors to fifth straight win--TORONTO - Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points with a typically dominant performance on Sunday. But it was an out-of-character moment that happened after a whistle that was the talk of the Toronto Raptors' locker-room...
National Audio 10:25 PM ET
National Audio 10:25 PM ET--NAT105 - (GM-Canada-Oshawa) OSHAWA, Ont. x-11s. The Canadian Press has learned that General Motors Canada will announce on Monday that it's closing its plant in Oshawa, Ontario, affecting thousands of jobs. A source familiar...
National Audio 12:15 PM ET
National Audio 12:15 PM ET--NAT055 - (ENT-FILM-Box-Office) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-19s. Movie sequels are dominating at the box office this weekend. Studios say the "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" has earned an estimated 55.7...
National Audio 1:25 PM ET
National Audio 1:25 PM ET--NAT061 - (Brexit) LONDON. x-21s. The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland says there are no circumstances under which her party would support the current Brexit deal. Arlene Foster said minutes after...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Professor-Banned) HALIFAX. x-11s. An economics professor at Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia says he's been suspended for drawing attention to research in so-called predatory journals. Professor Derek...
National Audio 2:55 AM ET
National Audio 2:55 AM ET--NAT004 - (US-Immigration-Mexico) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-29s. (Chuck Sivertsen) A top official for Mexico's president-elect says there's no deal with the U-S on migrants seeking asylum. A-BC's Chuck Sivertsen reports....
National Audio 3:55 AM ET
National Audio 3:55 AM ET--NAT029 - (US-Mall-Shooting-Alabama) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOOVER, Ala. x-11s. The parents of a man shot and killed by police at an Alabama Mall Thanksgiving night are speaking out. Twenty-one-year-old Emantic Bradford Junior...
National Audio 4:55 PM ET
National Audio 4:55 PM ET--NAT074 - (US-SCI-Mars-Landing) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. x-05s. With just a day to go, NASA's InSight spacecraft is aiming for a bull's-eye touchdown on Mars. The journey of six months and 482 million kilometres...
National Audio 9:05 AM ET
National Audio 9:05 AM ET--NAT045 - (Mexico-Migrant-Asylum) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-29s. Mexico's incoming government is denying a report that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(NS-Parade-Girl-Killed) (Audio:060)The mayor of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, says the community is united in grief after a four-year-old girl was killed in front of horrified onlookers when she fell under a moving float during the small town's Christmas...
OHL Roundup: Knights Beat Spitfires to Extend Win Streak to 12 Straight
OHL Roundup: Knights win 12th straight--WINDSOR, Ont. - Connor McMichael scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period and the London Knights extended their winning streak with a 4-2 comeback victory over the Windsor Spitfires on Sunday in Ontario...
Oilpatch Share Buybacks Drive Record High Totals on the Toronto Stock Exchange
Energy stock buybacks help drive TSX record--CALGARY - Canadian oil and gas companies finding little love in the stock market are repurchasing their neglected shares, driving a rise in share buybacks that's already reached a record high this year.Using...
--Ontario Update-
---(LGBTQ-Funding)The federal government says it's going to invest nearly half-a-million dollars in improving the safety of Canada's L-G-B-T-Q community in an initiative led by Pride Toronto.Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the 450-thousand-dollars...
'People Just Relate': Americans Remember Seven Months after Humboldt Crash
U.S. still following Humboldt Broncos aftermath--DENVER - It's been seven months since the Humboldt Broncos bus crash and Americans are still closely watching the aftermath of the tragedy.The April 6 accident on a Saskatchewan highway claimed 16 lives...
Postal Negotiators Still Talking as Senate Vote on Back-to-Work Bill Approaches
Senate set to vote on back-to-work bill--OTTAWA - Under threat of back-to-work legislation that could pass through the Senate by late Monday, negotiators remained at the bargaining table Sunday in a last-ditch effort to bring an unforced end to rotating...
--Prairie Update-
(Cats-In-Ditch)An animal rescue group says a story about cats being discovered in plastic boxes on the side of an Alberta highway was made up.The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society says the man who reported the discovery contacted them Friday night and...
Professor Fights Ban amid Debate on Academic Freedom at B.C. University
Prof fights ban amid debate on academic freedom--VANCOUVER - A professor who has taken a stand against the publication of research in journals that aren't peer reviewed says he has been suspended from the campus of the university where he works in the...
QMJHL Roundup: Dow Scores Deciding Goal as Phoenix Double Up Titan 6-3
QMJHL Roundup: Phoenix double up Titan--BATHURST, N.B. - Bobby Dow's goal late in the second period stood as the winner and the Sherbrooke Phoenix went on to defeat the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 6-3 on Sunday in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.Jeremy...
Quebec Declares Arvida Neighbourhood in Saguenay a Heritage Site
Quebec declares Arvida district a heritage site--MONTREAL - The Quebec government has recognized the Arvida neighbourhood in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region as a heritage site.The status protecting former the industrial town -- now a historic neighbourhood...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Canada-Post-Rotating-Strikes)Labour Minister Patty Hajdu (HYE'-doo) says the Liberal government did not want to resort to back-to-work legislation to end rotating Canada Post strikes, but it has come to the point of last resort.Hajdu was one of several...
Security Agencies Warn Industry of Foreign Espionage Threat to Networks
Agencies cite spy threat to crucial networks--OTTAWA - Canadian companies should watch out when they use technology supplied by state-owned companies from countries that want to steal corporate secrets, the country's security agencies have warned them.The...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(NS-Parade-Girl-Killed)A small Nova Scotia town is uniting in grief after a little girl was killed during the annual Santa Claus parade in Yarmouth.The girl, whose name has not been made public, fell under a parade float last evening.But amid the...
--Sixth Newswatch-
---(Brexit) (Audio: 44)European Council President Donald Tusk (toosk) hopes for the best with European Union approval of a Brexit deal with Britain.Twenty-seven European nation leaders have endorsed the deal to set terms for Britain's March 29th departure...
Small Nova Scotia Town Comes Together in Wake of Christmas Parade Tragedy
Yarmouth bands together after parade tragedy--YARMOUTH, N.S. - A small Nova Scotia town has come together in grief after a little girl was killed during the annual Santa Claus parade in Yarmouth on Saturday evening.What was supposed to be a fun holiday...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT026 - (SPORTS-BKN-Nuggets-Thunder) OKLAHOMA CITY. x-08s. The Denver Nuggets overcame significant odds to pull out a 105-98 win over Oklahoma City. Thunder guard Dennis Schroder says they could have played a little better...
SportsCall Audio 7:10 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 7:10 PM ET--NAT086 - (SPORTS-FBN-Jaguars-Bills) ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. x-14s. Josh Allen scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter as the Buffalo Bills beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-21. Bills quarterback Josh...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Canada-Post-Rotating-Strikes)Under threat of back-to-work legislation that could pass through the Senate by tomorrow, negotiators remained at the bargaining table today in a last-ditch effort to bring an end to rotating walkouts at Canada Post.A...
The Five Pivotal Plays in Calgary Stampeders-Ottawa Redblacks Grey Cup
Five top plays from 2018 Grey Cup--EDMONTON - The five pivotal plays from the 106th Grey Cup:Turnover gets Stamps RollingAt 10:11, Calgary capitalizes on a Ciante Evans interception. Stamps running back Don Jackson takes a screen pass from QB Bo Levi...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Canada-Post-Rotating-Strikes)The Government Representative in the Senate says he and his colleagues need more time to consider witness testimony on a bill that would order an end to postal workers' rotating strikes.Senator Peter Harder says the Senate...
--Thirteenth Newswatch-
---(NS-Parade-Girl-Killed) (Audio: 078)There is shock and sadness after a small-town holiday celebration turned tragic in Nova Scotia.Police say a four-year-old girl was killed when she fell underneath a float at the Santa Claus parade in Yarmouth.Vance...
Top News Advisory for Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018
Top News Advisory for Sunday, Nov. 25--TOP NEWS ADVISORYSunday, Nov. 255:30 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 6 P.M., Sunday, Nov. 25
Top Sports Advisory at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25--Good evening from Canadian Press Sports!Advisories will hit the wire around 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. ET on weekdays and will also be sent to editors by email. The AP sports digest will be sent out around...
Toronto Wolfpack Look at Playing Game in Serbia with Eye to Growing Rugby League
Wolfpack look to take game to Serbia--TORONTO - The Toronto Wolfpack, hoping to further grow rugby league, are looking at playing a game in Serbia next season.The transatlantic team, which missed out on promotion to England's Super League in a 4-2 loss...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(GM-Canada-Oshawa) (Audio: 105)A huge blow for the city of Oshawa, Ontario.The Canadian Press has learned that General Motors Canada will announce Monday that it's closing its Oshawa assembly plant, putting thousands out of work.A source familiar...
U Sports Vanier Cup MVPs List
U Sports Vanier Cup MVPs List--Past Vanier Cup Most Valuable Players(Ted Morris Memorial Trophy)2018 _ Hugo Richard, Laval2017 _ Chris Merchant, Western (Ont.)2016 _ Hugo Richard, Laval2015 _ Michael O'Connor, British Columbia2014 _ Regis Cibasu, Montreal2013...
U Sports Vanier Cup Results
U Sports Vanier Cup results--Past Vanier Cup results(games played at Toronto unless specified)2018 _ Laval 34 Western (Ont.) 20 (at Quebec City)2017 _ Western (Ont.) 39 Laval 17 (at Hamilton)2016 _ Laval 31 Calgary 26 (at Hamilton)2015 _ British Columbia...
WHL Roundup: Tracey Stars in Overtime as Warriors Edge Hurricanes 3-2
WHL: Tracey stars in OT as Warriors win--MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Brayden Tracey scored 3:40 into overtime to power the Moose Jaw Warriors past the Lethbridge Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.Josh Brook and Tristin Langan had regulation-time...
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