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Articles from January 27, 2019

2019 AHL All-Star Games Rosters List
2019 AHL All-Star Games Rosters List--Rosters for the 2019 AHL All-Star games, Monday at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.:Atlantic DivisionForwards -- Henrik Borgstrom, Springfield; Greg Carey, Lehigh Valley; Michael Dal Colle, Bridgeport;...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NB-Liberal-Leadership)New Brunswick's Liberal party says it will elect a new leader this summer.Former premier Brian Gallant said he'd be stepping down as party leader after the Liberals failed to form a minority government in the fall election.New...
B.C.'S Tardi Captures Third Straight Title at Canadian Curling Juniors
Tardi wins third straight Canadian juniors--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Tyler Tardi has won a record-setting third straight title at the Canadian junior curling championship.The B.C. skip downed Manitoba's JT Ryan 7-5 in the men's final on Sunday and became...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-Cda-China)Canada's ambassador to China has handed in his resignation -- at the request of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.John McCallum's firing comes after a week in which he twice weighed in on a high-stakes extradition case.He was most recently...
Brothers Edges Arsenault to Secure Host Province Berth at Scotties Playdowns
Brothers to represent Nova Scotia at Scotties--Jennifer Jones already has her Scotties ticket. Rachel Homan will be in Sydney too.Now you can lock in big names like Chelsea Carey, Tracy Fleury and Kerri Einarson for the national championship as well...
Canada's Alphonso Davies Makes Bundesliga Debut off Bench for Bayern Munich
Davies comes off bench for Bayern Munich--MUNICH - Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies made his Bundesliga debut Sunday, coming off the bench in the 86th minute of Bayern Munich's 4-1 win over VfB Stuttgart.He arrived two minutes after Polish international...
Canada's Andreescu Wins First WTA Event, Beats Pegula at Oracle Challenger
Canada's Andreescu wins Oracle Challenger--NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu earned her first WTA tournament title on Sunday, defeating American Jessica Pegula 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the Oracle Challenger Series.The 18-year-old from...
Canada's Beaulieu-Marchand Wins X Games Silver Medal in Ski Slopestyle
Beaulieu-Marchand wins X Games silver--Canadian freestyle skier Alex Beaulieu-Marchand was thrilled to be leaving Aspen on Sunday with two X Games medals.He was just as happy to be able to get some rest, too."Honestly my legs are destroyed right now,"...
Canada's Heeney Captures Bronze at Junior Short-Track Speedskating Worlds
Canada's Heeney captures bronze at junior worlds--MONTREAL - Canada's Claudia Heeney captured bronze in the women's 1,000-metre race on Sunday at the 2019 world junior short-track speedskating championships. The 17-year-old from Waterloo, Ont., was...
Canada's Mark McMorris Wins Gold in Slopestyle at X Games in Dramatic Fashion
McMorris wins slopestyle gold at X Games--ASPEN, Colo. - Canadian Mark McMorris used a dramatic final run down the slopestyle course on Saturday to take the gold medal at the X Games.The Regina native scored 96 points on a monster third run for his 17th...
Canada's Moffat Wins Slopestyle World Cup, Oldham Second in Women's Event
Canada's Moffat wins slopestyle World Cup--Canada's Max Moffat won gold in skiing slopestyle on Sunday while fellow Canadian Meghan Oldham took silver in the women's event at Seiser Alm, Italy.The medals were the first on the World Cup circuit for both...
Canada's Sarault Wins Bronze at Junior Short-Track Speedskating Worlds
Canada's Sarault wins bronze at junior worlds--MONTREAL - Courtney Sarault won Canada's first medal of the 2019 world junior short-track speedskating championships on Saturday, bringing home bronze in the women's 1,500 metres.Sarault, from Moncton, N.B.,...
Canadian Men Finish Tied for Seventh after Samoa Loss at New Zealand Sevens
Canada finishes 7th at New Zealand Sevens--HAMILTON, New Zealand - Canada finished seventh at the New Zealand Sevens on Sunday after its second-half comeback fell short in a 28-19 loss to Samoa.It marked Canada's best finish of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 27
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 27--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 27:Actor James Cromwell ("Murder in the First," ''Babe") is 79.Actor John Witherspoon is 77.Drummer Nick Mason of Pink Floyd is 75.Singer Nedra Talley of The Ronettes is 73.Bruce and Brian...
Cousteau Calls on All Countries to Do More to Save and Restore Oceans
Save the oceans or go extinct, Cousteau says--OTTAWA - Even the family that pioneered efforts to protect the worlds' oceans once believed you could throw garbage overboard without consequence.Jean-Michel Cousteau, environmental filmmaker and son of famed...
Crisis Group Says It Trusts Ottawa to Help Free Detainees after McCallum Firing
Crisis Group trusts Ottawa to free detainees--The employer of a Canadian man detained in China expressed confidence Sunday in the Trudeau government following the firing of ambassador John McCallum, a positive glimmer in an otherwise grim post-mortem...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(China-Detainees)Another Canadian has reportedly been detained in China -- this time on allegations of fraud.The 61-year-old is accused of trying to defraud an unnamed entertainment company out of 375-million-dollars Canadian.Local media report that...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(China-Detainees) (Audio: 094)There's a report a Canadian man is detained in China on allegations of fraud as relations between Ottawa and Beijing become increasingly strained.The South China Morning Post says the 61-year-old is accused of trying...
'Everybody's Going to Feel It:' Broncos Families Prepare for Sentencing Hearing
Broncos families prepare for sentencing hearing--The hardest thing Chris Joseph ever had to do was get through the first 48 hours after his son died in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.The second hardest, he says, happens this week when he and his wife...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(Cda-China)Following a week of controversy over repeated comments on the case of Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou (MUNG wan-JOH',) John McCallum has been removed from his post as Canada's ambassador to China.Hours after he weighed in on the high-stakes...
Fire at Carleton U. Chemistry Building Extinguished; No Injuries Reported
Fire in chemistry building extinguished--OTTAWA - Fire crews were called out Saturday evening to extinguish a fire in a chemistry building at Carleton University that caused evacuations at the school's Ottawa campus.The school had issued an email alert...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Cda-China)Canada's strategy for navigating growing tensions with China was thrown into disarray after Justin Trudeau fired his ambassador to Beijing.The prime minister's office announced yesterday that John McCallum had handed in his resignation...
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:Metro meetingGrocery and pharmacy chain Metro Inc. holds its annual meeting and releases its first-quarter results on...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(Cda-China)Canada's ambassador to China has resigned at the request of the prime minister after he was quoted in StarMetro Vancouver saying it would be great for Canada if the U-S drops an extradition request against a Huawei (WAH'-weh) executive...
Loneliness Can Be a Big Factor in Getting Good Nutrition, Experts Say
Loneliness can be a factor in getting good nutrition--TORONTO - Flo Elliott was never a big eater, but her appetite plummeted when her husband died.Suddenly alone after 54 years of marriage, Elliott says she lost interest in food and would routinely...
Mother Whose 11-Year-Old Son Died in School Bus Accident Calls for Seatbelts
Grieving mother wants school bus seatbelts--OTTAWA - Denna Weston was among the first on the scene of a school bus collision that killed her 11-year-old son in Alberta 19 years ago. It was a Friday in October. Jared, a Grade 6 student, was waiting for...
National Audio 12:45 PM ET
National Audio 12:45 PM ET--NAT074 - (Philippines-Church-Attack) (EXTENDED) UNDATED. x-40s. (Karen Chammas) Twenty people are dead and 81 are injured following the bombing of a cathedral on a southern Philippine island. (contains sound) (SOURCE:The Associated...
National Audio 2:35 AM ET
National Audio 2:35 AM ET--NAT001 - (US-Louisiana-Shooting) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW ORLEANS. x-12s. The 21-year-old Louisiana man suspected of killing first his girlfriend, her father and brother and then his own parents is still at large. Police say...
National Audio 4:15 AM ET
National Audio 4:15 AM ET--NAT026 - (US-Trump-Poll) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-21s. An A-B-C News Washington Post Poll shows 60 per cent of Americans believe the new Democratically controlled House of Representatives should demand to see the...
National Audio 5:05 PM ET
National Audio 5:05 PM ET--NAT089 - (EU-Belgium-Climate-March) (EXTENDED) UNDATED. x-43s. (Karen Chammas) More than 70 thousand demonstrators took to the streets of Brussels to demand action on climate change by the Belgian government and the E-U. (contains...
National Audio 5:35 AM ET
National Audio 5:35 AM ET--NAT035 - (US-Louisiana-Shooting) (WATCH FOR DATING) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW ORLEANS. x-09s. Police in Louisiana are searching for a 21-year-old Louisiana man suspected of killing five people on Saturday. Police say Dakota...
National Audio 5:55 PM ET
National Audio 5:55 PM ET--NAT097 - (Scheer-Conservatives) OTTAWA. x-13s. Andrew Scheer says Canadians will pay more in taxes if Justin Trudeau's Liberals are re-elected this fall. The Conservative leader predicts that out-of-control spending and runaway...
National Audio 6:25 AM ET
National Audio 6:25 AM ET--NAT041 - (AS-Philippines-Church-Attack) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-23s. The Philippines government has said it will give "no mercy" to those responsible for a double bombing at a cathedral on the southern island of Jolo...
National Audio 6:35 AM ET
National Audio 6:35 AM ET--NAT046 - (US-The-Office-CPR) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-11s. A classic scene from a decade-old episode of "The Office" helped an Arizona mechanic save an unconscious woman's life. The Arizona Daily Star reports that 21-year-old...
National Audio 9:25 AM ET
National Audio 9:25 AM ET--NAT063 - (US-ENT-SAG-Awards) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-14s. "Black Panther" and "BlacKkKlansman" are among the films vying for the top prize at the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards. Reporter Chris Connelly looks at tonight's...
N.B. Minister Delivers Sermon on Trump's Place in an Inclusive Church
N.B. minister delivers sermon on Trump--RIVERVIEW, N.B. - A New Brunswick minister found himself compelled to preach Sunday about whether Donald Trump would be welcomed in his church: a place of worship that prides itself on its inclusive and welcoming...
Neglecting Your Aeroplan Account for Other Rewards Plans Can Cost You
Neglect Aeroplan accounts at your peril--TORONTO - Aaron Pollak is a self-described "squeaky wheel" who managed to salvage more than 59,000 Aeroplan loyalty points after discovering they'd apparently expired in November."I logged into my account and...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Cda-China-McCallum)Political analysts are wondering what will happen to Canada-Chinese relations now that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired John McCallum as ambassador.Relations have been deteriorating since police in Vancouver arrested Huawei...
Officials Ponder Easing Mobility for Doctors, Nurses between Provinces
Officials ponder national mobility for doctors, nurses--HALIFAX - Efforts to create regional licensing for health care professionals in Atlantic Canada could be the vanguard for similar changes nationally, a leading advocate says.The four East Coast...
OHL Roundup: Felhaber Sparks 67's as They Top Spirit for 5-3 Victory
OHL Roundup: 67's top Spirit for 5-3 win--OTTAWA - Tye Felhaber keeps on scoring.The 20-year-old potted his league-leading 51st goal and added an assist as the Ottawa 67's topped the Saginaw Spirit 5-3 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action.Mitchell...
--Ontario Update-
---(Vaughan-Double-Homicide)York regional police say they're hoping to talk to possible witnesses as they continue their investigation into a double homicide.A shooting early Saturday morning at a banquet hall in Vaughan, just north of Toronto left two...
Parents Say Talking to Their Kids about Cannabis Has Changed Post-Legalization
Talking to kids about cannabis has changed--TORONTO - Parents are changing the way they talk to their kids about cannabis post-legalization as weed has become a more visible part of daily life across the country.Ashleigh Brown, founder of SheCann, which...
--Prairie Update-
(HKO-Alta-Player-Dies)A university in Edmonton says one of its hockey players has died after playing in a game in Calgary.MacEwan University president Deborah Saucier says in a statement that 23-year-old Nakehko Lamothe "became unwell" after the game...
Prime Minister Fires John McCallum as Canada's Ambassador to China
Trudeau fires Canada's ambassador to China--OTTAWA - Canada's strategy for navigating growing tensions with China was in disarray Saturday after Justin Trudeau fired his ambassador to Beijing.The prime minister's office announced Saturday that ambassador...
Puppy from Iran That Had Acid Thrown on Her Face to Have Surgery in Vancouver
Puppy that had acid thrown on her face to have surgery--VANCOUVER - On a chilly January afternoon, Mugsy zipped across a green lawn like a whitish-brown arrow playing catch.Her owner, Sam Taylor, a resident of Burnaby, B.C., threw a brown, stuffed hedgehog...
QMJHL Roundup: Drakkar Edge Wildcats 4-3 to Win Record 13th Straight Game
QMJHL Roundup: Drakkar edge Wildcats--MONCTON, N.B. - Gabriel Fortier scored a short-handed goal at 1:02 of the third period to put the Baie-Comeau Drakkar ahead for good as they edged the Moncton Wildcats 4-3 on Sunday and picked up a franchise-best...
Scheer Warns of Unaffordable Tax Increases If Liberals Re-Elected
Scheer: re-elected Liberals will raise taxes--OTTAWA - Canadians will pay more taxes if the Liberals are re-elected, Andrew Scheer warned Sunday as he rallied his Conservative troops for the last sitting of Parliament before an election this fall.The...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(Cda-China)Justin Trudeau has fired Canada's ambassador to China.A statement from the prime minister says he asked John McCallum for his resignation, but Trudeau also praises McCallum for his years of service, including as a Liberal cabinet minister.The...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(China-Detainees)Local media in China are reporting a 61-year-old Canadian man has been detained on allegations of trying to defraud an unnamed entertainment company out of 375-million dollars.Th unnamed man allegedly tried to use fake papers to transfer...
--Sixth Newswatch-
---(Cda-China)A China expert at the University of British Columbia says this is the -- quote -- "most difficult and emotional moment in Canada-China relations in 30 years," and it's getting more complicated now that Canada's envoy to Beijing has been...
SportsCall Audio 2:40 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 2:40 AM ET--NAT020 - (SPORTS-BKN-Warriors-Celtics) BOSTON. x-17s. Kevin Durant had 33 points and nine rebounds, and Steph Curry scored 24 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 115-111. Celtics guard Kyrie Irving...
SportsCall Audio 7:10 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 7:10 AM ET--NAT053 - (SPORTS-TEN-Australian-Open) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) MELBOURNE, Australia. x-31s. Novak Djokovic (JOH'-kuh-vitch) has won his record seventh Australian Open championship and a third consecutive Grand Slam...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(China-Detainees) (Audio: 94)A newspaper in China is reporting that a 61-year-old Canadian man has been detained on allegations of trying to defraud an unnamed entertainment company of 375-million dollars.The man allegedly tried to use fake papers...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(Cda-China)Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says the firing of Canada's ambassador to China is too little too late.The prime minister's office announced yesterday that Justin Trudeau had asked for John McCallum's resignation after he again weighed...
--Thirteenth Newswatch-
---(Cda-China) (Audio: 063)The Opposition says the prime minister showed a lack of leadership by not firing John McCallum when he first weighed in on a high-stakes extradition case.McCallum has resigned as ambassador to China at Justin Trudeau's request...
Today in History - Jan. 27
Today in History - Jan. 27--Today in History for Jan. 27:In AD 398, John Chrysostom, the greatest preacher of his age, was consecrated bishop of Constantinople.In 1302, poet Dante Alighieri, author of "The Divine Comedy," was charged with financial corruption...
Today in Music History - Jan. 27
Today in Music History - Jan. 27--Today in Music History for Jan. 27:In 1731, Italian harpsichord manufacturer Bartolomeo Cristofori died. He is generally credited with inventing the piano.In 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose works mark one of the...
Top News Advisory for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019
Top News Advisory for Jan. 27--TOP NEWS ADVISORYSunday, Jan. 276:30 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 to change...
Top Sports Advisory at 6 P.M., Sunday, Jan. 27
Top Sports Advisory at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27--Good afternoon 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...
Trans Mountain Pipeline Work Destroyed Salmon Habitat, Scientist Says
Pipeline work destroyed salmon habitat: expert--VANCOUVER - Work on a Trans Mountain pipeline crossing in a British Columbia stream has destroyed salmon habitat, raising concerns about the Crown corporation's ability to build infrastructure through waterways...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(Commons Resumes)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can expect to be on the hot seat over increasingly strained ties between Ottawa and Beijing when the House of Commons resumes on Monday.Parliamentarians get back to business Monday for the winter session...
Two Years after Shootings, Recovery Continues for Quebec City's Muslims
Quebec City's Muslims look to future with hope--QUEBEC - Almost two years after being hit by seven bullets in Quebec City's biggest mosque, Aymen Derbali says the nightmares have finally stopped.The 42-year-old was one of more than 50 people attending...
Uber Eats Team Opens Up about the Future of the Service in Canada
Uber Eats opens up about future of service--TORONTO - When Uber chose Toronto for the global debut of its Eats service in December 2015, Faye Pang recalls the tech giant had just 10 employees taking up a small space in the ride-hailing company's office.As...
Weekend Grouped Soccer Scores
Weekend Grouped Soccer Scores--(Home teams listed first)ENGLANDSaturday's resultsChampionshipRotherham 1 Leeds 2Blackburn 3 Hull 0Nottingham Forest 3 Wigan 1Aston Villa 2 Ipswich 1Stoke 0 Preston 2Norwich 2 Sheffield United 2League OneCoventry 0 Blackpool...
'We're Not Convinced:' Draft Plan to Restore Wood Buffalo National Park Panned
Draft plan to restore World Heritage park questioned--The draft for a federal plan to restore Canada's largest national park suggests Ottawa is unlikely to ease international concerns about threats posed to its status as a World Heritage site, say environmental...
WHL Roundup: Byram Scores Winner to Help Giants Extend Win Streak to Eight Games
WHL Roundup: Giants extend win streak--KELOWNA, B.C. - Bowen Byram scored the game-winning goal on a power play at 14:00 of the third period as the Vancouver Giants beat the Kelowna Rockets 2-1 on Saturday to extend their win streak to eight games in...
WHL Roundup: Fiddler-Schultz Helps Hitmen Dump ICE for 4-1 Win
WHL Roundup: Hitmen dump ICE for 4-1 win--CALGARY - Riley Fiddler-Schultz had a goal and an assist as the Calgary Hitmen defeated the Kootenay ICE 4-1 on Sunday for their second win in a row in Western Hockey League action.Kaden Elder, Tye Carriere and...
Who Is William Shrubsall? Spotlight on a High-IQ, 'Chameleon' Sex Predator
Who is William Shrubsall? Spotlight on a 'chameleon' predator--HALIFAX - William Chandler Shrubsall was a hockey star. He was a pre-med student. He was a devoted son grieving the tragic loss of parents.All false stories the high-IQ sexual predator and...
With Quebec Opening Up Adoption Records, One Woman Finds Answers about Her Roots
Quebec woman's adoption puzzle solved--MONTREAL - A Quebec woman who was put up for adoption shortly after her birth in 1955 and spent decades seeking answers about her roots says she can finally rest easy.Raymonde Thibeault is one of thousands of Quebecers...
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