Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, May 3: The Canadian Press News Agenda for May 3

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, May 3: The Canadian Press News Agenda for May 3

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EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Thursday, May 3 as of 3:15 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local unless otherwise noted. Queries about these events and stories in The Canadian Press report should be directed to the departments listed below (all phone numbers 416 area code):

Main Desk (National News) 507-2150; Sports Desk 507-2154; Ontario Desk 507-2159; Photo Desk 507-2169; Specials Desk (Syndicated Copy) 507-2152; IT Desk (Technical Trouble) 507-2099 or 1-800-268-8149.

WORLD

NEW YORK _ Alcoa holds annual meeting by webcast from New York. www.alcoa.com/annualmeeting. (9:30 a.m.)

NEW YORK _ Mercer International Inc., locked in a battle with Resolute Forest Products to takeover Montreal-based pulp producer Fibrek Inc., holds a first-quarter earnings conference call. Dial 1-888-241-0326, passcode: 74416440. Go to www.mercerint.com for a link to the webcast. (10 a.m.)

NEW YORK _ Brookfield Office Properties Inc. releases first-quarter results prior to markets open followed by a conference call at 11 a.m. Dial 1-888-857-6930, passcode 5541414. Go to www.brookfieldofficeproperties.com for the webcast.

ATLANTIC

HALIFAX _ Pre-trial conference for Glen Race, the mentally ill Halifax man accused of murdering two men in 2007. (2 p.m. at Law Courts, Lower Water Street)

OTTAWA

OTTAWA _ Gov. Gen. David Johnston presents the Performing Arts Awards. Recipients include Rush, Mary Walsh and Deepa Mehta. (6 p.m. at Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive)

ONTARIO

xy-LONDON, Ont. _ Defence makes closing arguments in trial of Michael Rafferty, charged with several offences including first-degree murder in the death of eight-year-old Victoria "Tori" Stafford. (80 Dundas St., courtroom 21)

MIDHURST, Ont. _ Inquest into the deaths of four residents of the Muskoka Heights Retirement Home in Orillia, who died following a fire on Jan. 19, 2009. Through June 1. (9 a.m. at County of Simcoe Administration Centre, Council Chambers, Elliot Room, 1110 Highway 26)

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. _ Specialty drug maker Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. holds a first-quarter earnings conference call at 8:30 a.m. (647-427-7450 or 1-888-231-8191). The company will then hold its annual meeting at 11 a.m. (Goodmans LLP, Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, Suite 3400). Go to www.cipherpharma.com for webcasts of both events.

OAKVILLE, Ont. _ Building products maker Vicwest Inc. holds a first-quarter earnings conference call. Dial 416-644-3415 or 1-877-974-0445. Go to www.vicwestinc.com for the webcast. (11 a.m.)

TORONTO _ Clifford Kokopenace, convicted of manslaughter, and Clare Spiers, convicted of first-degree murder, argue for new trials based on the makeup of the juries that found them guilty. …

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