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

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x-DARTMOUTH, N.S. — The Canadian Hurricane Centre will provide an update on what to expect from this year's hurricane season. (1:30 p.m. at 45 Alderney Dr., 15th Floor)

HALIFAX — First annual Halifax State of the Economy Conference. (Westin Hotel)

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia cabinet meeting. (8:30 a.m. at One Government Place, 1700 Granville St.)

x-INDIAN BROOK, N.S. — The Nova Scotia Native Women's Association and the family of Victoria Paul hold a news conference to respond to the anticipated release of a report that examined the woman's death. Paul died in August 2009 after she was jailed by Truro police. (1:30 p.m. at TARR Center, 515 Church St.)

WOLFVILLE, N.S. — Nova Scotia Education Minister Ramona Jennex to announce details multi-million dollar improvement to co-ed residence at Acadia University. (12:30 p.m. at Cutten House, Acadia University, 61 University Avenue)


MONTREAL — Engineering consulting firm Genivar Inc. holds its annual general meeting. (10 a.m. at McCord Museum (J. Armand Bombardier Hall) situated at 690 Sherbrooke Street West)

MONTREAL — Consumer goods maker Dorel Industries Inc. holds its annual general meeting. Go to for the webcast. (10 a.m. at Omni Hotel, Salon Pierre de Coubertin, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West)


OTTAWA — Statistics Canada releases employment insurance figures for March. (8:30 a.m. at


MIDHURST, Ont. — Inquest into the deaths of four residents of the Muskoka Heights Retirement Home in Orillia, who died following a fire on Jan. 19, 2009. Through June 1. (9 a.m. at County of Simcoe Administration Centre, Council Chambers, Elliot Room, 1110 Highway 26)

NEWMARKET, Ont. — Sears Canada CEO Calvin McDonald holds a media tour of the company's newly refreshed store concept. (5 p.m. at Sears, Upper Canada Mall)

SARNIA, Ont. — Great Lakes Need Great Friends: Protecting The Great Lakes Forever speaking tour aimed at at protecting the Great Lakes from private interests and government complacency and restoring more democratic control over them. (7 p.m. at Lambton Inn Ballroom Lambton College, 1457 London Road)

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — An inquest into the death of Reggie Bushie, 15, whose body was recovered from the McIntyre River in Thunder Bay on Nov. 1, 2007. Through May 25. (10 a.m. at Boardroom D, main floor auditorium, Government Building, 189 Red River Road)

TORONTO — Inquest into the death of inmate Emmanuel Osae, 23, died on May 24, 2010 at Mt. Sinai Hospital after transfer from the Toronto (Don) Jail. Through May 31. (9:30 a.m. at Coroners Courts, 15 Grosvenor St.)

TORONTO — The Canadian Institute hosts its Media and Public Relations conference to discuss how both traditional and new media formats are impacting the day-to-day public relations industry. Go to for full details. Through May 24. (Pantages Hotel )

TORONTO — BMO Media Panel conference call to discuss "The European Debt Crisis and the North American Investor." Dial 416-340-8061 or 1-866-225-0198, passcode: 4133788. (10 a.m.)

TORONTO — Double-lung transplant recipient Helene Campbell, her parents, Alan and Manon Campbell, and her care team from the University Health Network will discuss the 21-year-old's recovery and life after the transplant. (12 p.m. at Toronto General Hospital, DeGasperis Conservatory (fourth floor), Clinical Services Building)

TORONTO — Rob Nicholson, minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, delivers remarks as the Canadian Centre for Child Protection launches a new service to assist in the search for missing children. (2:30 p.m. at Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Library Room, 100 Front St. W.)

TORONTO — The Royal Bank of Canada releases second-quarter results at 6 a.m. followed by a conference call at 8 a.m. Dial 416-340-2217 or 1-866-696-5910, passcode: 1853457(pound sign). Go to for the webcast.

TORONTO — TD Bank releases second-quarter results at 6:30 a.m. A conference call will be held at 3 p.m. Dial 416-644-3415 or 1-877-974-0445. Go to for the webcast.

TORONTO — Jason Kenney, minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, will be joined by Steven Fletcher, minister of State (Transport), and representatives from U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for an in-camera consultation roundtable focussed on business travel between the U.S. and Canada. Kenny will be available to the media at 3:30 p.m. (Citizenship and Immigration and Canada, 25 St. Clair Ave. E., 4th Floor, Ontario Room)

TORONTO/LONDON/KITCHENER, Ont. — Migrant workers, community and labour allies rally outside MP offices to demand that Ottawa rescind recent changes permitting employers to pay migrant workers up to 15 per cent less for equal work. (Toronto - 11 a.m. at Joe Oliver's office, 511 Lawrence Avenue West; London - 11 a.m. at Sarah Truppe's office, 546 King St.; Kitchener-Waterloo - Peter Braid's office, 22 King St. South.)


CAL, Alta. — Construction company The Churchill Corp. holds an annual general meeting webcast. Go to (2 p.m.)

CALGARY — IROC Energy Services Corp. holds a conference call to discuss quarterly results. Dial 1-888-231-8191 or go to for the webcast. (10 a.m.)

CALGARY — Media availability with stem cell scientists whose work is being published this month in the journal Nature Methods. (10 a.m. at Heritage Medical Research Bldg., 3rd Floor, 3330 Hospital Dr. N.W.)

CALGARY — Retrial for two men charged with a killing-for-hire that left a businessman dead in his downtown office. The trial for Mohamed Karim and Robert Deer in the death of Morbank Financial president Jack Beauchamp is being heard before judge alone. (Court of Queen's Bench)

x-EDMONTON — Speech from the throne. (3 p.m. at Legislature)

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Preliminary hearing for Luis Alphonso Ochoa-Gomez, 29, charged with second-degree murder in shooting death of 24-year-old Mauro Hernandez-Rentera. Through May 25. (Court)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Teachers' Society holds its annual general meeting. Speakers include Manitoba Education Minister Nancy Allan. To May 26. (The Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Pl.)

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — The Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers concludes its annual general meeting. Corrections and Policing Minister Yogi Huyghebaert speaks at 11 a.m. (Temple Gardens Spa)

REGINA — More than 1,100 athletes, coaches and officials attend the 2012 Canadian Gymnastics Championships. Through May 26.


COQUITLAM, B.C. — Coquitlam RCMP target behaviours such as failing to yield, following too closely, speeding, ignoring a traffic control device and passing improperly. (9:30 a.m. at Mary Hill Bypass)

KELOWNA, B.C. — Province-wide hearings as the ICBC seeks public opinion on changes regarding proposals for key elements of a fairer and more driver-based vehicle insurance system. (6 p.m. at Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre, 7120 Harvey Avenue)

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. — Ridge Meadows RCMP target behaviours such as failing to yield, following too closely, speeding, ignoring a traffic control device and passing improperly. (9:30 a.m. at Lougheed Highway and Kanaka at Haney Bypass )

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — Business leaders consider options for upgrade or replacement of Patullo Bridge. (10 a.m. at Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive)

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — Enbridge Joint Review Panel takes oral statements. Through May 28 (May 29 as required). (9 a.m. at TBA)

VANCOUVER — Missing Women's Inquiry continues. Testimony is expected from Jim McKnight. (9:30 a.m. at Room 801, Federal Courthouse, 701 West Georgia Street)

VANCOUVER — BC Cancer Foundation announces what it calls the largest ever charitable bequest in B.C.'s history. (10:30 a.m. at BC Cancer Agency, Diamond Family Theatre, 675 West 10th Avenue)

VANCOUVER — Former prime minister Joe Clark receives an honorary degree at the UBC convocation. (1:30 p.m. at The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd. Point Grey campus)

VANCOUVER — Canadian Olympic Team swimmers Brent Hayden, Scott Dickens, Savannah King, Heather Maclean, Tera van Beilen, Tommy Gossland and Swimming Canada CEO/National Coach Pierre Lafontaine will be available to meet with the media. (2 p.m. at UBC Aquatic Centre )

VANCOUVER — Launch of Women Transforming Cities initiative, which aims to make cities work better for women and girls. (5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue)


YELLOWKNIFE — Review of N.W.T. language commissioner's annual report. (12 p.m. at Legislature, Committee Room A)

YELLOWKNIFE — Northwest Territories 2012-13 budget. Lockup begins 10 a.m. Finance Minister Michael Miltenberger will do interviews starting at 11:45 a.m. (1:45 p.m. at Legislature)