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The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Feb. 14
[February 13, 2013]

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Feb. 14

(Canadian Press DataFile Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Thursday, Feb. 14 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; Specials Desk (Syndicated Copy) 507-2152; IT Desk (Technical Trouble) 507-2099 or 1-800-268-8149.

WORLD CARSON, CITY _ Miner Gryphon Gold will report its third-quarter earnings. A conference call will be held Feb. 15.

PORTSMOUTH, VA. _ The coast guard and National Transportation Safety Board hearing into the sinking of the Canadian-built 18th-century replica tall ship HMS Bounty off Cape Hatteras last Oct. 29. Through Feb. 21. (9 a.m. at Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel, 425 Water St.) ATLANTIC HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia cabinet meeting. (8:30 a.m. at One Government Place, 1700 Granville St.) x-HALIFAX _ Fifteen absentee jurors due in court to explain why they did not appear for jury duty selection on Sept. 4, 2012. (9:30 a.m. at Law Courts) x-HALIFAX _ Lawyers for veterans in the SISIP class action suit will hold settlement approval hearing. The proposed settlement was reviewed by the Federal Court on Jan. 9. Through Feb. 15. (10 a.m. at World Trade and Convention Centre, 3rd Floor) HALIFAX _ DHX Media, the company behind kids' shows Caillou and Yo Gabba Gabba!, will be holding its second-quarter conference call at 10 a.m. Dial 1-888-231-8191.

QUEBEC LONGUEUIL, Que. _ D-BOX Technologies Inc. releases third-quarter results at 7 a.m. followed by a conference call at 10 a.m. Dial 1-800-754-1346.

MONTREAL _ GLV Inc., a water treatment company, will hold a third-quarter conference call. Webcast at or dial 1-888-231-8191. (2 p.m.) OTTAWA OTTAWA _ The 35th annual Winterlude Festival. Go to for the full agenda. Through Feb. 18. (Rideau Canal and other locations) xy-OTTAWA _ House of Commons question period. (2:15 p.m. at House of Commons, Parliament Hill) OTTAWA _ Dr. Wendy Craig, Professor of Psychology at Queen's University, discusses how promoting healthy relationships can help prevent bullying and foster positive mental health and well-being. (7:30 a.m. at Parliamentary Restaurant, 6th floor, Centre Block) OTTAWA _ Mayor Jim Watson welcomes NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair as a keynote speaker for the Mayor's Breakfast Series. (8 a.m. at Ottawa City Hally, Andrew S Haydon Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West) OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories (historical revision 2007 to 2011). (8:30 a.m. at OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada renders judgment in various leave applications. (9:45 a.m. at Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington St.) x-OTTAWA _ Commons human resources committee hears witnesses from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada on ensuring the protection of personal information held by HRSDC. (11 a.m. at Room 253-D, Centre Block, Parliament Hill) OTTAWA _ Commons foreign affairs committee hears witnesses on the situation in Mali. (11 a.m. at Room 306, La Promenade Building, 151 Sparks St.) OTTAWA _ Ontario PC Party Leader Tim Hudak addresses the Economic Club of Canada on "a bold new path for our province." (11:45 a.m. at Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive) OTTAWA _ Felix Horne, Human Rights Watch, appears at Commons human rights committee to discuss the situation in Eritrea, Africa. (1 p.m. at Room 237-C, Centre Block, Parliament Hill) OTTAWA _ The IMF's Roberto Cardarelli and Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti hold a press conference on the IMF's staff report on the state of Canada's economy. Available under embargo at 11:30 a.m. (IMF Press Center). (3:45 p.m. at Room 130-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill) GATINEAU, Que. _ The CRTC holds a hearing as part of its consultation on a national code for wireless services, such as cellphones and other personal mobile devices. (9 a.m. at Phase IV, 140 Promenade du Portage, Outaouais Room) GATINEAU, Que. _ Transport Minister Denis Lebel and Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq make an announcement to enhance vehicle safety for Canadians. (10 a.m. at Transport Canada, 80 Noel St.) ONTARIO CAMBRIDGE, Ont. _ Kitchener-Waterloo MPP and Economic Development Critic Catherine Fife available to the media prior to a community roundtable meeting on job creation. (1:30 p.m. at Cambridge City Hall (inside front doors), 50 Dickson Street ) TORONTO _ An inquest continues into the death of 19-year-old Ashley Smith, who died on Oct. 19, 2007, while she was an inmate at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener. The inquest does not sit on Fridays. (9:30 a.m. at Coroner's Court, 15 Grosvenor Rd.) TORONTO _ Burlington MP Mike Wallace presents the 2013 ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards at the Canadian International Auto Show. The awards recognize vehicle manufacturers for the most fuel-efficient vehicles sold in Canada. (7:45 a.m. at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Room 205/206, 255 Front Street West) TORONTO _ Kinross Gold Corp. holds a conference call to discuss fourth-quarter and year-end results. Dial 1-800-319-4610. (8 a.m.) TORONTO _ Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. holds its Investor Day and 2013 Outlook Event. Go to e582602&s1&k7D0BABA15BC1E036CC45BE0DD 4C14CD7 for the webcast. (8 a.m. at TMX Broadcast Centre, Gallery, Exchange Tower - Ground Floor, 130 King Street West ) TORONTO _ Calloway REIT, which owns retail centres, will hold a quarterly conference call. Dial 1-800-814-4860. (8:30 a.m.) TORONTO _ OCAD University makes an announcement regarding its involvement in the Mirvish+Gehry Toronto project. (9:30 a.m. at OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Room 190 (auditorium)) TORONTO _ RioCan REIT will release its fourth-quarter and year-end results before markets open followed by a conference call at 416-340-2216 or 1-866-226-1792. (10 a.m.) TORONTO _ Insurer Sun Life Financial Inc. holds a fourth-quarter and year-end earnings conference call. Dial 416-644-3415 or 1-877-974-0445. Go to for the webcast. (10 a.m.) TORONTO _ The Ontario Securities Commission holds a hearing to review decisions of a hearing panel of the IIROC against Northern Secruties Inc., Victor Philip Alboini, Douglas Michael Chornoboy and Frederick Earl Vance. (10 a.m. at ASAP Reporting Services Inc., Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay St. Suite 900) TORONTO _ Mortgage provider Home Capital Group Inc. will hold its fourth-quarter conference call. Dial 647-427-7450 or 1-888-231-8191. (10:30 a.m.) TORONTO _ The Association of Municipalities of Ontario, joined by the Large Urban Mayors' Caucus of Ontario and the Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario, hold a media briefing to share their check list for improvements to the province's interest arbitration system. (10:30 a.m. at Queen's Park, Media Studio) TORONTO _ City of Toronto Ombudsman Fiona Crean holds a news conference following the release of her 2012 annual report. (10:30 a.m. at Committee Room 4, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West) TORONTO _ Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. holds a fourth-quarter and year-end earnings conference call. Dial 416-644-3414 or 1-800-814-4859. Go to for the webcast. (11 a.m.) TORONTO _ David Jacobson, U.S. Ambassador to Canada, speaks to the Empire Club of Canada about "What Obama's Second Term Will Mean for Canada." (12 p.m. at Simpson Tower, Arcadian Court ) TORONTO _ York University hosts a panel discussion to examine international involvement in Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict resolution. (3 p.m. at Osgoode Hall Law School, Helliwell Centre for Innovation in Dispute Resolution, Room No. 1014) TORONTO _ Ken Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran, speaks to Ted Rogers School of Management students about risking his own life and Canada's reputation to save the lives of six American hostages during the Iran Crisis in 1980. (3:30 p.m. at 575 Bay St., 8th floor, room TRS 2-147) TORONTO _ Barrick Gold Corp. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results prior to markets open followed by a conference call at 9:30 a.m. Dial 1-800-745-9830 or go to for the webcast.

TORONTO _ Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results prior to markets open followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Dial 1-888-300-0053, passcode: 86317524. Go to for the webcast.

TORONTO _ Agnico-Eagle Mines will report its fourth-quarter results.

TORONTO _ Boardwalk REIT will hold its fourth-quarter conference call at 11 a.m. Dial 647-427-7450.

TORONTO _ Boyuan Construction Group Inc. will release its second-quarter results. A conference call will be held Feb. 15.

TORONTO _ Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. will release its fourth-quarter results after markets close. A conference call will be held on Feb. 15.

TORONTO _ The Metrolinx Board of Directors will meet to vote on a technical update on The Big Move, Metrolinx's regional transportation plan, and hear about some preliminary findings from The Big Conversation roundtables. (Metrolinx Head Office, 20 Bay St. Suite 600, executive boardroom) WINDSOR, Ont. _ Sustainable Communities Conference trade show. Through Feb. 15. (Caesars Windsor Colosseum) PRAIRIES CALGARY _ National Energy Board hearing on proposed tolls for Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (8:30 a.m. at NEB 444 7th Ave. SW) CALGARY _ Boardwalk REIT holds a conference call to discuss fourth-quarter and year-end results released Feb. 13. Dial 1-888-231-8191 or go to for the webcast. (9 a.m.) CALGARY _ Oil and gas services provider Precision Drilling Corp. will release its fourth-quarter results. Dial 1-877-240-9772 or 416-340-8530 to join conference call. (12 p.m.) CALGARY _ Calgary Stampeders head coach and GM John Hufnagel will discuss off-season activities and free agency. (12 p.m. at McMahon Stadium, players lounge) CALGARY _ Penn West Petroleum will hold its fourth-quarter conference call. Dial 1-888-231-8191.

CALGARY _ Cenovus Energy reports its fourth-quarter results followed by a conference call at 9 a.m. Dial 647-427-7450 or 1-888-231-8191.

CALGARY _ Natural gas giant Encana Corp. releases fourth-quarter results.

CALGARY _ Erica Levin, wife of convicted court psychiatrist Dr. Aubrey Levin, to appear in court on a charge of obstruction of justice (jury tampering). (Courthouse) CALGARY _ Western Barley Growers Association annual convention continues. Through Feb. 15. (Deerfoot Inn and Casino, 1000 11500 35 St. S.E.) EDMONTON _ Alberta Education Minister Jeff Johnson to meet with Edmonton Public School Board. (9:30 a.m. at Petrolium Club 11110 108 St) EDMONTON _ Alberta Urban Municipalities Association spring conference continues. Alberta Premier Alison Redford breakfast address at 8 a.m. and Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths question-and-answer session at 8:30 a.m. Conference runs through to Feb. 15. (Matrix Hotel) x-CFB SHILO, Man. _ Judge planning to charge the panel in the court martial for retired warrant officer Paul Ravensdale. He is accused of manslaughter in the death of Cpl. Joshua Baker and the injury of four other soldiers in Afghanistan in February 2010. (9:30 a.m. at Multi-purpose training centre) MAPLE CREEK, Sask. _ Two 16-year-old youths and one of the youth's mother to appear in court to face charges related to the alleged abduction of a 14-year-old pregnant girl. (Courthouse) BRITISH COLUMBIA CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. _ BC Ambulance Service honours citizens for using CPR to save their spouses' lives during sudden cardiac arrest. (11 a.m. at BC Ambulance Station 108, 348 2nd Avenue) COQUITLAM, B.C. _ Valentine's Day distracted driver blitz. Media "E" Division Traffic media relations officer and ICBC spokesperson comment (in the parking lot of Sunwood Square near White Spot) (9:30 a.m. at 3025 Lougheed Highway) NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. _ BC Ambulance Service honours citizens for using CPR to save their spouses' lives during sudden cardiac arrest. (9 a.m. at BC Ambulance Station 247, 444 Rousseau Street) VANCOUVER _ Jury trial for former B.C. Ferries navigation officer Karl Lilgert, accused of criminal negligence causing death after the Queen of the North sank in 2006. Through June 17. Court sits Monday-Thursday, except on holidays. (10 a.m. at Courtroom 65, Vancouver Law Courts, 800 Smithe Street) VANCOUVER _ Annual march is held on Valentine's Day each year to honour the memory of women from the Downtown Eastside who have died due to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual violence. NO MEDIA in Carnegie Theatre during the family remembrance. (9 a.m. at Carnegie classroom, 3rd floor, Main and Hastings) VANCOUVER _ Vancouver's Women's Monument Committee joins world-wide movement One Billion Rising for a day of action to protest violence against girls and women. (10:30 a.m. at Thornton Park, Main Street at National Avenue) VANCOUVER _ West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results after markets close. A conference call will be held on Feb. 15.

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