Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Aug. 24

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Aug. 24

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The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 24


EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Thursday, Aug. 24 as of 3 p.m: 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):

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


LOOS-EN-GOHELLE, FRANCE -- Military burials of Canadian First World War soldiers Private Reginald Joseph Winfield Johnston and Sergeant Harold Wilfred Shaughnessy, who died in the Battle of Hill 70. (1 p.m. at Loos British Cemetery)


MONTREAL -- Health officials announce details of a successful eye surgery performed at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, being dubbed a Quebec first in ophthalmology. (11 a.m. at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, 5415, l'Assomption Boulevard)

RICHELAIN, Que. -- Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, meets with Canadian Armed Forces members and their families to provide details on changes to VAC programs and benefits that will do more to support Canada's veterans and their families. (10 a.m. at Military Family Resource Centre, multifunctional room, Garrison Saint-Jean, Bldg. 178, Falaise St.)


OTTAWA -- Statistics Canada releases the employment insurance figures for June and the quarterly financial statistics for enterprises, for the second quarter 2017. (8:30 a.m. at

OTTAWA -- The Supreme Court of Canada renders a decision in 10 leave to appeal applications. (9:45 a.m. at Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington St.)

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators honour Bryan Murray in a celebration of life ceremony. (1 p.m. at Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Drive)

OTTAWA -- Canadian Pacific Women's Open, Canada's national women's golf championship. Through Aug. 27. (Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club)


LONDON, Ont. -- MP Peter Fragiskatos announces investment in a new technology through the Build in Canada Innovation Program. Also, MP Kate Young makes a funding announcement to support researchers at Western University, which will provide innovators with essential tools and facilities required for future ground-breaking discoveries. (10:30 a.m. at Main Lobby, Convergence Centre, Western Discovery Park, 999 Collip Circle)

RAINY RIVER, Ont. -- MP Don Rusnak announces infrastructure funding regarding the Rainy River-Baudette International Bridge replacement. (3 p.m. at Jenson's dock, across from 12 Water Street)

TORONTO -- Peter Milczyn, minister of Housing and minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, makes an announcement. …

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