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Articles from December 30, 2018

2018 Saw Nearly 40 Water-Related Deaths in Atlantic Canada: Red Cross
39 water-related deaths this year in Atlantic Canada: Red Cross--The Canadian Red Cross says there were at least 39 unintentional water-related deaths in the Atlantic provinces this year -- a type of death that the organization says is often preventable.There...
Alex Edler Gives Vancouver Canucks Big Overtime Win over Calgary Flames
Edler's OT goal gives Canucks win over Flames--CALGARY - Vancouver kept on rolling Saturday thanks to a big night from Alex Edler.The Canucks defenceman scored the overtime winner, had an assist and led both teams with 27:45 in ice time as the visitors...
Are Holograms the Real Deal? Musicians Confront Questions of Ethics, Quality
Can holograms give new life to legacy artists?--TORONTO - Bringing back late guitarist Jeff Healey as a hologram might seem like sacrilege to many of his fans, but the possibility intrigued one of his former bandmates.Tom Stephen, one-time drummer and...
Barzal's Natural Hat Trick Powers Islanders over Tavares, Maple Leafs
Barzal's hat trick powers Isles over Leafs--TORONTO - John Tavares had a front-row seat for Mathew Barzal's first-career hat trick a little over a year ago as his friend, teammate and captain.The shifty centre's second three-goal game in the NHL left...
Cabinet OKs Plan for Mint to Craft Special Toonies to Mark D-Day Anniversary
Mint marks D-Day anniversary with toonies--OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Mint is creating two commemorative coins to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.The Liberal cabinet approved the design of the new toonies, one of which will have multiple colours...
Canada Downs Czech Republic 5-1, Remains Undefeated in World Juniors Action
Canada stays undefeated, beating Czechs 5-1--VANCOUVER - A little adversity has helped some of Canada's young players reach a new level at the world junior hockey championship, says the team's head coach.Tim Hunter benched 17-year-old Alexis Lafreniere...
Canadian Alex Harvey Sits 19th after Two Events at Tour De Ski
Harvey 19th after two events at Tour de Ski--TOBLACH, Italy - Canada's Alex Harvey finished 14th in the second stage of the seven-race Tour de Ski on Sunday, bouncing back from a 50th-place showing the day before to sit 19th overall.Harvey, of St-Ferreol-les-Neiges,...
Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 30
Celebrity birthdays for Dec. 30--Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 30:Actor Russ Tamblyn is 84.Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax is 83. Singer Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary is 81.Director James Burrows ("Cheers," ''Taxi") is 78.Actor...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(US-Government Shutdown) (Audio: 78)The partial U-S government shutdown is in its second week with no sign of anyone backing down on the border-wall funding fight.President Donald Trump is facing mounting criticism from his conservative base for not...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(OBIT-MUSIC-Taylor)The Burlington, Ontario-based band Walk off the Earth has announced the death of keyboardist and vocalist Mike Taylor.In a post on various social media sites, the band says Taylor died "peacefully from natural causes last night...
Emails Reveal How Ottawa Sought to Explain PTSD Treatment for Man Who Killed Cop
Emails show feds' dialogue over PTSD help for killer--HALIFAX - Newly released documents offer a glimpse into how high-level government officials grappled to respond to the revelation that Veterans Affairs was funding the PTSD treatment of a Halifax...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(Oil-Rally)Organizers of a New Year, New Pipeline rally that drew out about one-thousand people in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta are planning to take their message right to Parliament Hill in February.They say a convoy of trucks will head from Red...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Oil-Rally)(Audio:01)Speakers at another pro-pipeline rally in Alberta continued their attacks on Prime Minister Trudeau on Saturday, and they vow federal leaders will hear their concerns up close when they bring a protest convoy to Ottawa in February.Chad...
Former Journalist and Coroner Barb McLintock Remembered for Honesty, Diligence
Former journalist and coroner remembered--As new bills dropped in the B.C. legislature and others in the press gallery scrambled to put out stories, Barb McLintock would casually flick through the pages, sometimes calling out page numbers with important...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Oil-Rally)(Audio:01)Parliament Hill can expect a protest convoy to arrive later in February.That heads up came yesterday from Alberta oil workers attending another pro-pipeline rally.Oil workers again complained about regulatory changes and blamed...
Hello, Proptech: Real Estate Industry Poised for a Tech Disruption in 2019
Real estate poised for tech disruption--TORONTO - Real estate agent Shawn Zigelstein remembers a time, just a few years ago, when a printer, scanner and fax machine were the most important tools of his trade.Now, those gadgets are nearly obsolete."I...
(Home Teams Listed First)
Weekend's Grouped Soccer Scores--ENGLANDPremier League Sunday's resultsBurnley 2 West Ham 0Crystal Palace 0 Chelsea 1Manchester United 4 Bournemouth 1Southampton 1 Manchester City 3Saturday's resultsBrighton 1 Everton 0Fulham 1 Huddersfield 0Leicester...
'I Want to Be Put Back into the Air,' the Life and Death of a BASE Jumper
The life and death of a Canadian BASE jumper--Mike Racicot kept a letter with one request should he die: "I want to be put back into the air."The five-page handwritten missive the elite BASE jumper had left at his home in British Columbia had instructions...
Jean Dumontier, Architect and Artist of Montreal Subway Stations, Dies
Montreal subway architect Jean Dumontier dies--MONTREAL - Jean Dumontier, an architect who helped design Montreal's subway and adorned its walls with his art, has died in his early 80s.A spokesperson for the city's transit agency confirmed the death,...
Jurors as Conscripts: Four Things to Know If You're Summoned to Serve
Things to know if you're chosen for jury duty--Jurors convicted Curtis Healy of first-degree murder this fall after hearing a brutal account of how he raped and beat Dawns Baptiste, a Calgary mother of four, before killing her with a rock to her head....
'Knee-Jerk Reaction:' Lawyers Worried about Proposed Changes to Trial System
Lawyers upset about proposed changes to trial system--CALGARY - Legal experts say proposed changes to the Criminal Code after a high-profile acquittal in the fatal shooting of an Indigenous man are short-sighted.Key changes in a federal bill, which has...
Leonard Scores 27, Raptors Bounce Back from Ugly Start to Beat the Bulls 95-89
Raptors overcome slow start to beat Bulls--TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors overcame their worst start of the season, and an offence that moved like molasses to beat the Chicago Bulls 95-89 on Sunday.It wasn't pretty, but it was a win without Kyle Lowry...
Love on Borrowed Time: Cancer Patients Find Romance despite Terminal Prognosis
Terminal cancer patients find romance--TORONTO - It could have been a meet-cute in a romantic comedy between a man and a "mutant."After weeks of online flirting, Patrick Bardos was en route to meet Anne Marie Cerato for their first date at a coffee shop...
National Audio 10:35 AM ET
National Audio 10:35 AM ET--NAT068 - (Koreas-Kim's-Letter) UNDATED. x-31s. (Zerya Shakely) South Korea's presidential office says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. (SOURCE:The Associated Press)--NAT069...
National Audio 11:35 AM ET
National Audio 11:35 AM ET--NAT071 - (US-Government Shutdown) WASHINGTON. x-14s. Talks to end a weeklong partial U-S government shutdown are at a stalemate with Democrats refusing to cave and give President Donald Trump billions of dollars in federal...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (Oil-Rally) ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. x-10s. Speakers at another pro-pipeline rally in Alberta continued their attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday. Chad Miller with the group Oilfield Dads told hundreds...
National Audio 2:55 AM ET
National Audio 2:55 AM ET--NAT008 - (US-Portland-Hotel-Eviction) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-19s. Jermaine Massey, an African-American man staying at an Oregon Doubletree Hotel, says he was kicked out of the hotel a week ago because he was sitting...
National Audio 4:25 AM ET
National Audio 4:25 AM ET--NAT034 - (YEAR-Jury-Selection-Process) CALGARY. x-20s. Proposed changes to the Criminal Code resulting from two high-profile court cases are being described as knee-jerk and short-sighted by a number of legal experts. Two of...
National Audio 5:15 AM ET
National Audio 5:15 AM ET--NAT039 - (US-Newspaper-Plant-Virus) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LOS ANGELES. x-21s. There is no word yet of a motive in the troubling cyber attack targeting newspapers across the United States. It appears that a computer virus originating...
National Audio 5:55 AM ET
National Audio 5:55 AM ET--NAT042 - (US-Newspaper-Plant-Virus) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-34s. (Todd Ant) No word yet of a motive in the troubling cyber attack targeting newspapers across the U-S this weekend. (opens with actual-WA) (SOURCE:ABC)...
National Audio 6:05 AM ET
National Audio 6:05 AM ET--NAT046 - (US-Travel-Ban-Dying-Son) (NOTE LENGTH) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) OAKLAND, Calif. x-03s. An emotional funeral was held yesterday for the two-year-old boy whose Yemeni mother had successfully fought the Trump administration's...
National Audio 7:35 AM ET
National Audio 7:35 AM ET--NAT057 - (KICKER-Charity-Wedding) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) COON RAPIDS, Minn. x-05s. A wedding that will take place in Minnesota tomorrow is getting a lot of attention -- for all the right reasons. A couple who met while volunteering...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(U-S-Government-Shutdown)The White House says President Donald Trump is not reaching out to Democrats as a partial government shutdown appears set to extend into the new year.Counsellor Kellyanne Conway tells Fox News that Trump is waiting for Democrats...
OHL Roundup: Josling Scores in OT to Carry Sting to 5-4 Victory over Knights
OHL Roundup: Sting top Knights in OT--SARNIA, Ont. - Sean Josling tied the game late in the third period and scored 2:34 into overtime to carry the Sarnia Sting to a 5-4 win over the London Knights in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday.Jamieson Rees,...
Oilers Acquire Petrovic from Panthers, Manning, Norell from Blackhawks in Trades
Oilers acquire defenceman in two trades--EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers acquired three new defencemen on Sunday while swapping out two blue-liners and a forward over a pair of trades.Edmonton first picked up Alexander Petrovic from the Florida Panthers,...
Patience, Honesty Key to Leading Canadian Junior Hockey Team: Coach
Patience key to leading Canada juniors: coach--VANCOUVER - For head coach Tim Hunter, honesty and patience are the keys to getting the best out of his players on Canada's junior hockey team. "I've learned that patience really pays off," he said in Vancouver...
QMJHL Roundup: Groulx Scores Shootout Winner, Mooseheads Top Screaming Eagles
QMJHL Roundup: Mooseheads top Eagles in SO--SYDNEY, N.S. - Benoit-Olivier Groulx scored the deciding goal in the fourth round of a shootout to lift the Halifax Mooseheads to a 3-2 victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Sunday in Quebec Major...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Oil-Rally)(Audio:01)Another pro-pipeline rally has been held in Alberta, where oil workers and their families protested federal government actions and regulations they say will make building pipelines more difficult."Oilfield Dads" spokesman Chad...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(US-New Year's Eve Security) (Audio: 74)The New York City Police Department is going high-tech this New Year's Eve to keep revellers in Times Square safe.For the first time, a police drone will be keeping watch over the celebration.About seven-thousand...
--Sixth Newswatch-
---(US-Government-Shutdown) (Audio: 61)U-S President Donald Trump remains cooped up in the White House after cancelling a vacation to his private Florida club and is spending the time attacking the Democrats on Twitter.Talks to end a weeklong partial...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT016 - (SPORTS-HKO-World-Junior-Canada-Czech) VANCOUVER. x-13s. Team Canada got scoring from across the lineup last night as they beat the Czech Republic 5-1 at the World Junior Hockey championship in Vancouver. Coach Tim...
SportsCall Audio 3:40 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:40 AM ET--NAT029 - (SPORTS-HKN-Canucks-Flames) CALGARY. x-16s. Alex Edler scored 3:06 into overtime as the Vancouver Canucks slipped by Calgary 3-2. Flames coach Bill Peters says his team needs to get back to basics when it comes to...
SportsCall Audio 6:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 6:00 AM ET--NAT050 - (SPORTS-BKN-Nuggets-Suns) PHOENIX. x-12s. A dominant night for Kitchener, Ontario's Jamal Murray. Murray scored 46 points and made a career-high nine three-pointers to carry the Western Conference-leading Denver...
SportsCall Audio 6:50 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 6:50 AM ET--NAT055 - (SPORTS-HKN-Wild-Jets) (FOR PRODUCTION) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WINNIPEG. x-09s. The Minnesota Wild have ended a season-high five-game losing streak. Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves as the Wild beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1....
Surging Kurashev Leads Switzerland to Convincing Win over Denmark
Switzerland blanks goalless Denmark--VANCOUVER - Sweden just keeps finding ways to win in preliminary-round play at the world junior hockey championship.Adam Boqvist's goal at 3:51 in overtime gave Sweden a 5-4 win over the United States after the Americans...
Swedes Look to Add More Grit to Game in Quest to Win World Title, Says Coach
Swedes need dose of 'grit' to win: coach--VICTORIA - In Tomas Monten's mind, winning hockey championships involves more than picking the best players and scoring more goals than other teams.The Sweden coach, still feeling the sting of last year's heartbreaking...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(US-Child-Dead-Border) (Audio: 88)U-S President Donald Trump and Democrats are blaming each other over the deaths of two migrant children from Guatemala who died in government custody this month.Trump claims it's the "pathetic" immigration policies...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Oil-Rally)(Audio:01)Alberta oil workers have staged another pro-pipeline rally, where they railed against the Trudeau government and regulatory policies for making it more difficult to get pipelines built."Oilfield Dads" spokesman Chad Miller told...
--Thirteenth Newswatch-
---(Oil-Rally)Speakers at another pro-pipeline rally in Alberta continued their attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying if leaders in Ottawa don't hear their message now, they will when a planned convoy arrives there in 2019.Chad Miller with...
Today in History - Dec. 30
Today in History - Dec. 30--Today in History for Dec. 30:In 1384, the English religious reformer John Wycliffe died of a stroke. He was a bold critic of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church and believed the Church should return to the Scriptures. Under...
Today in Music History - Dec. 30
Today in Music History - Dec. 30--Today in Music History for Dec. 30:In 1672, the first public concert was held in London. The musicians performed behind a curtain while patrons ate cakes and drank ale.In 1904, Canadian soprano Pauline Donalda made her...
Toronto Raptors to Face Chicago Bulls without All-Star Guard Kyle Lowry
Lowry sidelined again against Bulls--TORONTO - A sore lower back sidelined Toronto's Kyle Lowry for another game Sunday.The Raptors played for the seventh time in eight games without their all-star point guard when they hosted the Chicago Bulls."You're...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(OBIT-MUSIC-Taylor)Mike Taylor, the keyboardist and vocalist for Burlington, Ontario-based band Walk off the Earth, has died.The band has issued a statement saying Taylor had died from natural causes last night in his sleep.They're asking for privacy...
WHL Roundup: Fix-Wolansky Sparks Comeback, Oil Kings Beat Rebels 5-4
WHL Roundup: Oil Kings edge Rebels 5-4--EDMONTON - Trey Fix-Wolansky scored twice in the third period and the Edmonton Oil Kings came from behind to edge the Red Deer Rebels 5-4 on Sunday in Western Hockey League action.Fix-Wolansky scored twice in a...
WHL Roundup: Silvertips Extend Point Streak to 16 Games with 6-1 Win over Cougars
WHL Roundup: Silvertips extend point streak--EVERETT, Wash. - Martin Fasko-Rudas scored twice as the Everett Silvertips extended their point streak to 16 games with a 6-1 victory over the Prince George Cougars in Western Hockey League action Saturday.Jackson...
Zach Boychuk Leads Canada over Ice Tigers, into Spengler Cup Final
Canada advances to Spengler Cup final--DAVOS, Switzerland - Zach Boychuk scored twice in the first period and Canada went on to double up the Nuremberg Ice Tigers 4-2 on Sunday in semifinal action at the Spengler Cup.Cory Emmerton also scored in the...
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