EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Aug. 20 as of 11:09 p.m. ET:
(Canadian Press DataFile Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) 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.
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KABUL _ Election day in Afghanistan.
HALIFAX _ A Halifax brain surgeon will remove a brain tumour with the help of a virtual-reality neurosurgical simulator developed by the National Research Council. The NRC says this is the first time surgeons anywhere in the world will use a virtual-reality simulator to help in the removal of a brain tumour. (11 a.m. at Surgical Skills Centre for Health Sciences, QE II Health Sciences Centre, VG Site, 1276 South Park )
xy-CHARLOTTETOWN AND SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. _ Cananda's young up-and-coming athletes compete at the Canada Summer Games. Through Aug. 29. (Various sites in P.E.I.)
MAGOG, Que. _ Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff meets with party supporters. (5:45 p.m. at St-Patrick Church, Mrg Bouille Room, 115 Merry-Nord)
MONTREAL _ Internet hosting services provider iWeb will release its third-quarter earnings followed by a conference call. Dial 1-800-733-7571. (11 a.m.)
QUEBEC _ The CAW wraps up its annual convention. (10 a.m. at Centre des congres)
TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. _ The Parti Quebecois wraps up a two-day caucus meeting. (10 a.m. at Hotel Gouverneur, 975 Hart)
x-OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases June wholesale trade. (8:30 a.m. at http://www.statcan.ca)
x-OTTAWA _ Supreme Court renders judgments in various leave applications. (9:30 a.m. at Supreme Court, 301 Wellington St.)
OTTAWA _ Bank of Canada releases the summer issue of the Bank of Canada Review. (10:30 a.m. at http://www.bankofcanada.ca)
OTTAWA _ Joint Conservative and Liberal panel on employment insurance. No details.
BARRIE, Ont. _ Court appearance for Barrie woman who filed a request to an Ontario court to compel actor Keanu Reeves to provide a DNA sample as part of a bid to get support for herself and her four children. (9 a.m. at Barrie Family Court, 114 Worsley Street)
BELLEVILLE, Ont. _ Video court appearance for Marcus Wilson, 37, charged with first-degree murder in stabbing death of James Read, 36, at a house at CFB Trenton. (Provincial Court)
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. _ The Confederation of Greater Toronto Chinese Business Association holds news conference on its trade mission to China during the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Members of the delegation will include mayors from the cities of Greater Toronto Area. (12 p.m. at Spring Rolls Restaurant, Unit 105 Sussex Centre, 90 Burnhamthorpe R. W.)
x-PETERBOROUGH, Ont. _ Trial for Stanley Tippett, accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in August 2008. The trial is expected to last until at least the end of August. (Superior Court, 70 Simcoe St.)
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. _ Revenue Minister John Wilkinson to deliver speech to the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce regarding provincial tax plan (8 a.m. at Best Western Otonabee, Rogers Rm., 84 Lansdowne St. E.)
xy-TORONTO _ Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament (Rexall Centre)
TORONTO _ MPP Michael Chan, minister of citizenship and immigration, announces investment to help improve employment opportunities for skilled newcomers. (9:45 a.m. at York University, 4700 Keele St., HNES building, Nursing Resource Centre, Rm. 304)
TORONTO _ North York General Hospital will show a brief presentation on its new food service program "Steamplicity" and give the results of a trial in which patients chose meals from a menu of tasty, nutritious food. (2 p.m. at Academic Centre, North York General Hospital, 4001 Leslie St. )
TORONTO _ Ontario PC party to announce Sue-Ann Levy as nominee for riding of St. Paul's in upcoming byelection. (7 p.m. at Christ Church Deer park, 1570 Yonge St., upper room)
WATERLOO, Ont. _ Software company Open Text Corp. holds fourth-quarter earnings conference call. Dial 416-644-3415. (5 p.m.)
CALGARY _ About 200 unionized emergency services dispatchers expected to hold ratification vote on tentative two-year agreement with the City of Calgary. The vote is being held by Local 254 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The vote is expected to take several days.
CALGARY _ Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan to make public safety announcement along with Alberta Solicitor General Fred Lindsay and Municipal Affairs Minister Ray Danyluk. (9 a.m. at Calgary police headquarters 133 Sixth Ave. S.E.)
DINOSAUR PROVINCIAL PARK, Alta. _ Tourism Minister Cindy Ady to announce new effort to grow tourism in the area. (2 p.m. at Visitor Information Centre)
EDMONTON _ Labour Minister Rona Ambrose to present an innovation leadership certificate to Quantiam Technologies. (10:30 a.m. at Quantiam Technologies Inc., 8207 Roper Road)
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. _ Court appearance for Gregory Fritzke, 43 on charges of sexual assault and sexual exploitation. The elementary school vice principal, who has been suspended, is charged in connection with an alleged incident involving a student. (Provincial Court)
NIPAWIN, Sask. _ Final day of two-day Saskatchewan Party caucus retreat. (Nipawin Evergreen Centre, 300 Evergreen Drive)
PORT ALBERNI, B.C. _ On the 3rd anniversary of the murder of 28-year-old Port Alberni resident Kristy Morrey, police appeal for assistance in solving the crime. (10 a.m. at Port Alberni RCMP detachment, 4444 Morton Street)
SURREY, B.C. _ Minister of Public Safety Peter Van Loan makes an announcement about the Douglas port of entry. (12:45 p.m. at Douglas port of entry, 220 Highway 99)
VANCOUVER _ Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, joins the B.C. Civil Liberties and other activists to decry the treatment of Curtis Brick, who died in a Vancouver park on a hot day. Brick's sister also attends. (10 a.m. at 5th floor 342 Water St.)
VANCOUVER _ Federal Court hears injunction application by Ecojustice to prevent US seismic research vessell from conducting loud acoustic tests over Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents marine protected area. (10 a.m. at Federal Court of Canada, 7th floor video conference room, 701 West Georgia St.)
xy-PANGNIRTUNG, Nunavut _ Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes an announcement. Departs for Iqualuit (arrives 11:40 a.m.) Flies to Yellowknife and makes announcement at 4 p.m. Leaves for Whitehorse at 7:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m.)
UNDATED _ Canadian forces conduct sovereignty operations in the eastern Arctic. Operation Nanook will see land, sea and air forces conduct operations in the Baffin Island area. Through Aug. 28.
YELLOWKNIFE _ Standing Committee on Government Operations to review the Language Commissioners 2007-08 annual report and a review of a report on official languages as they relate to health care. (10 a.m. at Legislative Assembly, committee room A)
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