PRESS DIGEST-Canada- Oct 22

Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:18am EDT
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Oct 22 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* The lawn of the British Columbia (B.C.) legislature is expected to be filled with protesters Monday for a mass sit-in against the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline. Scorched by the growing opposition, the B.C. government has already adopted a more hostile stand toward the project.

* Martin Rennie's scowl soon turned into a smile Sunday night. The Vancouver Whitecaps coach was thrilled as his team became the first Canadian franchise to qualify for the Major League Soccer playoffs.

Report in the business section:

* Ottawa's decision to spike the takeover of Progress Energy Resources Corp promises to ripple through stock markets Monday, hitting not only the natural gas company in question, but possibly others that investors believed could at some point yield fat takeover premiums.   Continued...