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TMCNet:  The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Jan. 9

[January 09, 2013]

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Jan. 9

(Canadian Press Broadcast Wire (Canada) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Wednesday, Jan. 9 as of 9 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; Specials Desk (Syndicated Copy) 507-2152; IT Desk (Technical Trouble) 507-2099 or 1-800-268-8149.



WORLD NEW YORK _ NHL news conference. (4 p.m. at Westin New York at Times Square, 270 West 43rd Street, Broadway Ballroom, Third Floor) ATLANTIC PUGWASH, N.S. _ Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter opens the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre. (10:30 a.m. at North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre, 260 Gulf Shore Rd.) QUEBEC x-MONTREAL _ Federal Industry Minister Christian Paradis and Canadian Space Agency president Steve MacLean provide an update on the RADARSAT Constellation Mission. (11:30 a.m. at MDA, 21025 autoroute Transcanadienne, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue) x-MONTREAL _ Lawyers handling the case of alleged killer Luka Rocco Magnotta appear in court to discuss details of the proceedings. (2:30 p.m. at Courthouse) OTTAWA OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the national tourism indicators for the third-quarter. (8:30 a.m. at www.statcan.gc.ca) OTTAWA _ Gov-Gen. David Johnston meets with Dr. Boni Yayi, president of the Republic of Benin. (10 a.m. at Rideau Hall) x-OTTAWA _ The Assembly of First Nations National Chief Atleo and members of the national executive set out expectations for meetings between the First Nations and Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (2 p.m. at National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington St.) OTTAWA _ Telecom equipment supplier DragonWave Inc. releases third-quarter results after markets close. A conference call will be held on Jan. 10.

OTTAWA _ Court will review the proposed settlement reached Dec. 4 between the federal government and lawyers representing veterans in the SISIP class action lawsuit. If approved, details will be provided to class members. (Federal Court, Thomas D'Arcy McGee Building, 90 Sparks St.) OTTAWA _ Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. releases preliminary housing start data for December.

OTTAWA _ Canadian Women's Champion Amelie Lacoste (9:45 a.m.) and Canadian Men's Champion Patrck Chan (4:15 p.m.) hold a conference call prior to competing in the National Figure Skating Championships, that runs from Jan. 14-20 in Mississauga, Ont. (1-866-463-0028, passcode: 9699045308(pound sign)) ONTARIO ETOBICOKE, Ont. _ The Toronto 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee announces funding and upgrading plans for the Etobicoke Olympium, the aquatics training facility. Bal Gosal, minister of State (Sport), and Etobicoke Centre MP Tedo Opitz will attend. (10 a.m. at 590 RathburnRoad) x-ETOBICOKE, Ont. _ Ontario Liberal Party leadership debate. (7 p.m. at Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd.) PICKERING, Ont. _ Corneliu Chisu, MP for Pickering-Scarborough East, announces Ottawa's support to the The Youth Education, Arts and Health (YEAH) Foundation to assist local youth. Media availability follows. (1:30 p.m. at 1099 Kingston Road, Suite 240) TORONTO _ Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Kathleen Wynne outlines economic plan at the Economic Club of Canada. (12 p.m. at Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond St. West, ) TORONTO _ Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak launches When The Money Runs Out, the the party's fiscal plan. (6 p.m. at Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue) TORONTO _ Short list announced for Charles Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction.

PRAIRIES CALGARY _ Jury trial of former court-appointed psychiatrist Aubrey Levin continues. Through Jan. 20. (10 a.m. at CR 1103, Calgary Courts - 601 5th Street S.W.) CALGARY _ Preliminary hearing for Fergus Matthew Hunter who is accused of hit and run and dangerous operation of a motorized vehicle causing death. He was charged after a 10-year-old girl died when she was ejected from a vehicle that had been hit in May 2012. (Courthouse) x-CALGARY _ Inquiry into alleged preferential access to health care in Alberta. (9:30 a.m. at Telus Conference Centre, Macleod Hall, Room E1) CALGARY _ MP Steven Fletcher makes an announcement about the Calgary Opera Association. (10 a.m. at Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave. N.W.) CALGARY _ Alberta Health Services cancer research initiative temporary study centre for the public to join. (10:30 a.m. at 1820 Richmond Rd. S.W.) CALGARY _ Cable TV and broadcasting giant Shaw Communications holds its annual general meeting (11 a.m., Shaw Barlow Building, 2400 - 32nd Avenue N.E.) and hold its first-quarter conference call at 1:30 p.m. Call 1-866-322-1159 or 416-640-3404, passcode: 8495449.

CALGARY _ First court appearance for rooming house owners Annop and Deepti Bungay charged with fire code violations following blaze that killed 57-year-old Daniel McWha. (Provincial Court) x-EDMONTON _ Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk announce changes to Premier's Council on Arts and Culture. (10 a.m. at NAIT, Room W320, Prince Elizabeth Avenue and 106 Street) EDMONTON _ PETA members wearing green bikinis and sporting green body paint and hair distribute leaflets about going meat free to reduce carbon footprint. (12 p.m. at City Centre, 102 Ave and 100 St) PONOKA, Alta. _ A 17-year-old youth to appear in court charged with uttering threats and possession of weapons dangerous to public peace. He was charged after someone threatened Ponoka high school Dec. 21 (2012) and caused a lockdown at the building. (Youth Court) WINNIPEG _ Inquiry into the death of Phoenix Sinclair who spent much of her time in foster care before being returned to her mother and stepfather who beat her to death.

SASKATOON _ Trial by judge alone for foster mother Eunice Wudrich, charged with criminal negligence causing death in the bathtub drowning of a 22-month-old child. (Court of Queen's Bench) BRITISH COLUMBIA VANCOUVER _ Building Trades unions continue their contempt of court case against federal minister Diane Finley, linked to the Chinese miners approval at Murray River coal mine near Tumbler Ridge. (9:30 a.m. at Federal Court, 701 W. Georgia Street) VANCOUVER _ Parliamentary Secretary Randy Kamp makes an announcement about Coast Guard resources in Vancouver harbour. Accredited media should arrive 15 minutes before the event to sign in and be cleared through security. (11 a.m. at HMCS Discovery, 1200 Stanley Park Drive ) VICTORIA _ Victoria police officers honored by Canadian Bankers Assoc. for catching serial bank robber in 2010. (11:45 a.m. at 3rd floor board room, VicPD Headquarters) VICTORIA _ Oral statements on the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. Through Jan 11. (1 p.m. at Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe, 45 Songhees Road) (The Canadian Press) (c) 2013 The Canadian Press

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