Jan 20 (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 incoming Trump administration is ruling out an across-the-board border tax as it prepares a sweeping new trade agenda that includes renegotiating the North American free-trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. tgam.ca/2j11Gdg
** Ottawa will consider adopting national guidelines for prescription heroin and other unconventional therapies to treat severe opioid addiction, looking to guidelines being developed by doctors in British Columbia, where such treatments are already available on a small scale. tgam.ca/2j12jUs
** As an executive at Loblaw Companies Ltd, Sarah Davis helped steer the company through some of its toughest times. Now she is being rewarded with a promotion to president of Canada's largest grocer and drugstore retailer. tgam.ca/2j0Z67a
** Starwood Capital Group is paying $2.85 billion to buy Milestone Real Estate Investment Trust, a TSX-listed company that focuses solely on U.S. residential properties. In the process, Canadian investors are losing one of the TSX's most significant direct plays on the U.S. real estate market. bit.ly/2j12D5C
** Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd may be losing its legendary CEO to a competitor, but investors shrugged off the development Thursday, sending shares up as much as 4.2 per cent in morning trading. bit.ly/2j1b5BJ
** Alberta Premier Rachel Notley shuffled her cabinet Thursday to carve out a new Children's Services ministry, citing ongoing problems keeping kids safe in government care. bit.ly/2j0Xdrc
Compiled by Shalini Nagarajan in Bengaluru