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TMCNet:  The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from Feb. 2-8

[January 31, 2014]

The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from Feb. 2-8

(Canadian Press Broadcast Wire (Canada) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sunday, Feb. 2 to Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014: 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.


SUNDAY, FEB. 2 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. _ Super Bowl XLVIII featuring the Denver Broncos versus the Seattle Seahawks. (6:30 p.m. at MetLife Stadium) HALIFAX _ Demonstration in support of Nichele Benn, the young Truro woman with special needs who is facing assault charges. (1 p.m. at Cornwallis Park) SHUBENACADIE, N.S. _ Onlookers will observe whether the groundhog Shubenacadie Sam sees his shadow or not. Folklore holds this is a way to forecast whether winter will have an early end. (8 a.m. at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park) COLLINGWOOD, Ont. _ World Cup snowboard cross. Through Feb. 2. (Blue Mountain) x-WIARTON, Ont. _ Wiarton Willie to make his annual Groundhog Day prediction. Ceremonies begin at 7:00 a.m. with prediction set for 8:07 a.m. (8 a.m. at Bluewater Park) REGINA _ Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association annual convention. Premier Brad Wall speaks on Feb. 3 at noon. Bear pit with provincial cabinet is on Feb. 5 at 10:45 a.m. (Queensbury Convention Centre) MONDAY, FEB. 3 OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the industrial product and raw materials price indexes for December. (8:30 a.m. at www.statcan.gc.ca) OTTAWA _ Transport Minister Lisa Raitt addresses the Canadian Club. (12 p.m. at Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Main Ballroom) x-CHATHAM, Ont. _ A decision is expected on whether to enforce a court order that would see children from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect who left Quebec be returned there to foster care. (3 p.m. at 425 Grand Avenue West) x-TORONTO _ Court hearing in case of expatriate Canadians arguing against rule which prevents citizens who live outside the country for more than five years from voting. (9 a.m. at Ontario Superior Court ) TORONTO _ Poet Laureate of Toronto George Elliott Clarke delivers this year's Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture and speaks about how the presence of ``people of colour'' in Northern climes, such as Canada, is perceived as aberrant. (1 p.m. at York University, Kelle Campus, Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building) CALGARY _ Canada's Sports Hall of Fame opens its Sochi 2014 Exhibit with the help of Winter Olympics gold medallists, Vic Emery, Doug Anakin, John Emery and Senator Nancy Greene Raine. (10 a.m. at Grand Hall, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, 169 Canada Olympic Road SW) CALGARY _ Suncor Energy reports fourth-quarter and full-year earnings at 8 p.m. A conference call will held on Feb. 4.

RED DEER, Alta. _ Jury selection begins for trial of Bashir Gaashaan. He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman, whose body was found in a ditch after she had been reported missing by her family. (Courthouse) WETASKIWIN, Alta. _ Bradley Beaver stands trial on numerous charges, including three of attempted murder, in the shootings of two RCMP officers and a 35-year-old man during a standoff near Breton, Alta., in December 2011. Through Feb. 10. (Court of Queen's Bench) WINNIPEG _ Inquest into the death of a personal care home resident with Alzheimer's, who died when he was pushed to the floor by a fellow resident who also has Alzheimer's. Through Feb. 7.

WINNIPEG _ Sentencing hearing for Suzanne Eckstein, who pleaded guilty in connection with a house fire in which a New Brunswick man died. (10 a.m. at Court of Queen's Bench) REGINA _ Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association annual convention continues. Premier Brad Wall speaks at noon. Bear pit with provincial cabinet is on Feb. 5 at 10:45 a.m. (Queensbury Convention Centre) VERNON, B.C. _ Funeral services for long-time local politician Patrick Nicol. (2 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Drive) TUESDAY, FEB. 4 x-FREDERICTON, N.B. _ The case of Cpl. Ron Francis, an RCMP officer accused of assaulting two other Mounties, is due in court. Francis gained notoriety after publicly complaining that he wasn't allowed to smoke medicinal marijuana while on the job. (9:30 a.m. at Provincial Court) FREDERICTON _ New Brunswick legislature resumes sitting with the release of capital and operating budgets for 2014-15. (Legislative Assembly) HALIFAX _ A panel of four young African Nova Scotians share insights on leadership and community involvement in an event hosted by former Lt.-Gov. Mayann Francis. (7 p.m. at Government House, 1451 Barrington St.) OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the stocks of principal field crops for December. (8:30 a.m. at www.statcan.gc.ca) x-TORONTO _ Court hearing in case of expatriate Canadians arguing against rule which prevents citizens who live outside the country for more than five years from voting. (9 a.m. at Ontario Superior Court ) x-TORONTO _ The Juno Awards announce the slate of nominees for this year's show. (10:30 a.m. at Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street) TORONTO _ Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu speaks to the Canadian Club of Toronto. (11:45 a.m. at Fairmont Royal York Hotel) TORONTO _ Residential mortgage insurer Genworth MI Canada Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results. A conference call will be held on Feb. 5.

CALGARY _ Suncor Energy holds conference call and webcast to discuss fourth-quarter and year-end results. Dial 1-800-565-0813, or go to www.suncor.com/webcasts. (7 a.m.) CALGARY _ WestJet will hold its fourth-quarter conference call.

RED DEER, Alta. _ Trial for Bashir Gaashaan, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jenna Cartwright, whose partially clad body was found in a ditch in April 2011. She had been reported missing about two weeks previously. Through Feb. 24. (Court of Queen's Bench) WETASKIWIN, Alta. _ Bradley Beaver stands trial on numerous charges, including three of attempted murder, in the shootings of two RCMP officers and a 35-year-old man during a standoff near Breton, Alta., in December 2011. Through Feb. 10. (Court of Queen's Bench) WINNIPEG _ Inquest into the death of a personal care home resident with Alzheimer's, who died when he was pushed to the floor by a fellow resident who also has Alzheimer's. Through Feb. 7.

REGINA _ Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association annual convention continues. Premier Brad Wall holds a bear pit with provincial cabinet on Feb. 5 at 10:45 a.m. (Queensbury Convention Centre) SASKATOON _ Agriculture Trade Summit. Premier Brad Wall speaks on Feb. 5 at 7:30 a.m. (Radison Hotel, 405 - 20th St. East) SURRERY, B.C. _ Executive Vice President of Western Access for the Northern Gateway Project, Janet Holder, addresses the Surrey Board of Trade. She will discuss the recent Joint Review Panel's recommendation that Northern Gateway should be built subject to 209 conditions. (12 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf Course, 7778 152 Street) VANCOUVER _ Central City Brewers hold a tasting event to unveil a mystery beer under the Red Racer brand. (7 p.m. at Darby's Pub, 2001 Macdonald Street) WHISTLER, B.C. _ Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. releases first-quarter results before the market opens, followed by a conference call at 9 a.m. Dial 1-800-319-4610.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5 HAMILTON _ Brookfield Infrastructure Partners' releases fourth-quarter and year-end results at 8 a.m. followed by a conference call at 9 a.m. Dial 1-800-319-4610 or go to http://services.choruscall.ca/links/bip140205.html for the webcast.

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. _ The Newfoundland and Labrador Public Utilities Board holds a pre-hearing conference to open a hearing into the power outages in late December and early January. (10 a.m. at Prince Charles Building, 120 Torbay Rd.) HALIFAX _ The Maritimes Energy Association holds its annual general meeting. (Marriott Harbourfront Hotel) MONTREAL _ Port of Montreal CEO Sylvie Vachon speaks to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations. (12 p.m. at Hyatt Regency, 1255 Jeanne-Mance St., Grand Salon) MONTREAL _ Gildan Activewear Inc. releases first-quarter results after markets close, followed by a conference call at 5 p.m. Dial 1-800-447-0521, passcode: 36454491, or go to www1.gildan.com/corporate/IR/webcastPresentations.cfm for the webcast.

OTTAWA _ Diane Finley, minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, and National Defence Minister Rob Nicholson give an update on improving Canada's military procurement. (7:45 a.m. at Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St.) OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases building permits for December. (8:30 a.m. at www.statcan.gc.ca) CAMBRIDGE, Ont. _ ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. releases third quarter results before markets open, followed by a conference call and webcast at 10 a.m. Dial 416-644-3416, or go to www.atsautomation.com.

x-TORONTO _ Court hearing in case of expatriate Canadians arguing against rule which prevents citizens who live outside the country for more than five years from voting. (9 a.m. at Ontario Superior Court ) TORONTO _ TMX Group Ltd., which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, holds a fourth-quarter conference call. Dial 647-427-7450 or 1-888-231-8191. Go to www.tmx.com for a link to the webcast. (8 a.m.) TORONTO _ Residential mortgage insurer Genworth MI Canada Inc. holds a fourth-quarter and year-end conference call. Dial 416-644-3414 or 1-800-814-4859, passcode:4660814. Pre-register for the webcast at www.genworth.ca. (10 a.m.) TORONTO _ Intact Financial holds a fourth-quarter conference call. Dial 647-427-7450 or 1-888-231-8191. (11 a.m.) TORONTO _ The appeal of dairy farmer Michael Schmidt's conviction in connection with the sale of raw milk. (Court of Appeal) RED DEER, Alta. _ Trial for Bashir Gaashaan, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jenna Cartwright, whose partially clad body was found in a ditch in April 2011. She had been reported missing about two weeks previously. Through Feb. 24. (Court of Queen's Bench) WETASKIWIN, Alta. _ Bradley Beaver stands trial on numerous charges, including three of attempted murder, in the shootings of two RCMP officers and a 35-year-old man during a standoff near Breton, Alta., in December 2011. Through Feb. 10. (Court of Queen's Bench) WINNIPEG _ Inquest into the death of a personal care home resident with Alzheimer's, who died when he was pushed to the floor by a fellow resident who also has Alzheimer's. Through Feb. 7.

MOOSE JAW, Sask. _ Jesse David Taylor appears in court on impaired and dangerous driving charges related to a crash that killed three men and left a fourth with long-term injuries. (9:30 a.m. at Provincial Court) REGINA _ Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association annual convention concludes. Premier Brad Wall holds a bear pit with provincial cabinet at 10:45 a.m. (Queensbury Convention Centre) SASKATOON _ Agriculture Trade Summit concludes. Premier Brad Wall speaks at 7:30 a.m. (Radison Hotel, 405 - 20th St. East) ABBOTSFORD, B.C. _ A professor from the University of the Fraser Valley's Office of Research speaks on the 40-year history of Agricultural Land Reserve. (4 p.m. at University of the Fraser Valley, lecture theatre, room B101) RICHMOND, B.C. _ Sierra Wireless releases fourth-quarter and year-end results after markets close followed by a conference call at 2:30 p.m. Dial 647-788-4901, passcode: 18174338, or go to www.snwebcastcenter.com/webcast/sierrawireless/2013q4/ for the webcast.

VANCOUVER _ Metro Vancouver cycling organization HUB hosts awards to recognize companies that offer programs such as bike facilities and bike-to-work incentives. (6 p.m. at ING Direct Cafe, 466 Howe St.) THURSDAY, FEB. 6 HAMILTON _ Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners releases fourth-quarter and year-end results at 8 a.m. followed by a conference call at 9 a.m. Dial 1-800-319-4610 or go to www.brookfieldrenewable.com for the webcast.

HAMILTON _ Brookfield Property Partners, L.P. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results before markets open followed by a conference call at 11 a.m. Dial 1-888-334-3034, passcode: 7707759. Go to www.brookfieldpropertypartners.com for the webcast.

WICHITA _ Aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results at 6:30 a.m. followed by a webcast at www.spiritaero.com/investor.aspx at 10 a.m.

ANTIGONISH, N.S. _ Amanda Murphy to be sentenced for assaulting a worker at the group home where she lives. Murphy's parents say the intellectually challenged woman should not be before the courts because she has the mind of a child. (9:30 a.m. at Antigonish Justice Centre, 11 James St.) HALIFAX _ Michael Gerard Cooper returns to court after his arrest on Jan. 28 for allegedly breaching court-ordered conditions prohibiting him from entering liquor stores. (9:30 a.m. at Halifax provincial court, Spring Garden Road) MONTREAL _ Telecom and media giant BCE Inc. holds a fourth-quarter and 2014 guidance conference call. Dial 1-866-226-1792 or 416-340-2216. (8 a.m.) MONTREAL _ Canadian dairy giant Saputo Inc. holds a third-quarter conference call. Dial 1-800-732-5617. (2:30 p.m.) MONTREAL _ Resolute Forest Products Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results at 8 a.m., and holds a conference call at 9 a.m. Dial 1-888-789-9572, passcode 9499887, or go to www.resolutefp.com for the webcast.

OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the Canadian international merchandise trade figures for December. (8:30 a.m. at www.statcan.gc.ca) TORONTO _ Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. holds a conference call to discuss fourth-quarter and year-end results released earlier in the day. Dial 416-340-2217 or 1-866-696-5910, passcode: 6118772. Go to www.shoppersdrugmart.ca for a link to the webcast. (3 p.m.) TORONTO _ Toronto's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes will be auctioning themselves off at Love4aCure's annual charity gala to raise money and awareness for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, a world leader in Cancer research and treatment facilities. (9 p.m. at The Courthouse - 57 Adelaide Street, E.) TORONTO _ Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. releases second-quarter results. A conference call will be held on Feb. 7.

TORONTO _ Novadaq Technologies Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results prior to markets open, followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Dial 1-877-407-8031.

RED DEER, Alta. _ Trial for Bashir Gaashaan, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jenna Cartwright, whose partially clad body was found in a ditch in April 2011. She had been reported missing about two weeks previously. Through Feb. 24. (Court of Queen's Bench) WETASKIWIN, Alta. _ Bradley Beaver stands trial on numerous charges, including three of attempted murder, in the shootings of two RCMP officers and a 35-year-old man during a standoff near Breton, Alta., in December 2011. Through Feb. 10. (Court of Queen's Bench) WINNIPEG _ Inquest into the death of a personal care home resident with Alzheimer's, who died when he was pushed to the floor by a fellow resident who also has Alzheimer's. Through Feb. 7.

WINNIPEG _ Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results and holds a conference call. Dial 647-427-7450, or go to www.mtsallstream.com/investors. (5 p.m.) SASKATOON _ Kellie Johnson to appear in court after a psychiatric assessment. She is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her son Jonathan Vetter. (Courthouse) SURREY, B.C. _ The Annual Surrey Board of Trade 2014 Economic Forecast Lunch featuring Douglas Porter, CFA, Chief Economist and Managing Director for BMO Capital Markets. (12 p.m. at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104 Avenue) VANCOUVER _ Media tour of Vancouver Aquarium's jelly lab, shark penthouse, other habitats and new interactive animal shows. RSVP by Feb. 3 to publicrelations(at)vanaqua.org. (9:45 a.m. at Vancouver Aquarium) VANCOUVER _ Canfor Pulp Products Inc. and Canfor Corp. hold a joint conference call at 8 a.m. to discuss fourth-quarter and year-end results. Dial 416-340-8010, or go to www.canfor.com for the webcast.

VANCOUVER _ Entertainment company Lionsgate releases third-quarter and year-end results after markets close. A conference call and webcast will be held on Feb. 7.

VANCOUVER _ New Gold Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results, followed by a conference call and webcast at 10 a.m. Dial 647-427-7450 or go to www.newgold.com.

FRIDAY, FEB. 7 FREDERICTON _ Bail hearing for Luke Thomas Powers of Fredericton charged with assault and aggravated assault after three people were injured at Eastern College in Fredericton. (10 a.m. at Provincial Court, Queen Street) HALIFAX _ The annual meeting of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives. Jamie Baillie will face a leadership review. Through Feb. 9.

MONTREAL _ Paper products company Domtar will release its fourth-quarter results. Call 1-866-321-8231 or 1-416-642-5213. (10 a.m.) OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the labour force survey for January. (8:30 a.m. at www.statcan.gc.ca) TORONTO _ Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. holds a second-quarter earnings conference call. Dial 647-788-4945 or 1-855-223-2840, passcode: 33954298. (10 a.m.) RED DEER, Alta. _ Trial for Bashir Gaashaan, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jenna Cartwright, whose partially clad body was found in a ditch in April 2011. She had been reported missing about two weeks previously. Through Feb. 24. (Court of Queen's Bench) WETASKIWIN, Alta. _ Bradley Beaver stands trial on numerous charges, including three of attempted murder, in the shootings of two RCMP officers and a 35-year-old man during a standoff near Breton, Alta., in December 2011. Through Feb. 10. (Court of Queen's Bench) WINNIPEG _ Inquest into the death of a personal care home resident with Alzheimer's, who died when he was pushed to the floor by a fellow resident who also has Alzheimer's. Through Feb. 7.

WINNIPEG _ Manitoba NDP holds a three-day convention. Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair speaks on Feb. 8. (Canad Inns, Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave.) SASKATOON _ Uranium producer Cameco Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results after markets close. A conference call will be held on Feb. 10.

CHILLIWACK, B.C. _ Trial of William Jon Orders, accused of criminal negligence causing death and obstruction of justice in connection with the hang-gliding death of a B.C. woman. (10 a.m. at BC Supreme Court ) VANCOUVER _ Entertainment company Lionsgate holds a conference call to discuss third-quarter and year-end results. Dial 1-800-230-1085. (9 a.m.) SATURDAY, FEB. 8 HALIFAX _ The annual meeting of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives. Jamie Baillie will face a leadership review. Through Feb. 9.

MONTREAL _ Canada hosts Serbia in a Fed Cup World Group II first-round tie. Through Feb. 9. (Uniprix Stadium) WINNIPEG _ Manitoba NDP convention continues. Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair speaks at 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 9. (Canad Inns, Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave.) (The Canadian Press) (c) 2014 The Canadian Press

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