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Harper anti niqab rhetoric helps terrorist recruiters: Charles Taylor

March 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Harper anti niqab rhetoric helps terrorist recruiters: Charles Taylor

Harper ‘tone-deaf’ to rhetoric’s impact, but gaining support for upcoming election Prime Minister Stephen Harper was accused Saturday of playing into the hands of terrorist recruiters with inflammatory comments about the face-covering veil worn by some Muslim women. The accusation came from renowned philosopher Charles Taylor, who co-chaired Quebec’s 2007 commission on reasonable accommodation of […]

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BC avalanche warning covers many parts of province

March 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
BC avalanche warning covers many parts of province

BC avalanche warning due to unpredictable snowpack Avalanche Canada says many of the avalanches the agency has seen in the BC backcountry this past week would not be survivable. In light of the dangerous conditions, Avalanche Canada issued a special public avalanche warning to anyone looking to head to the BC backcountry in many of the mountainous areas […]

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BC man accused of raping disabled girl in 1974 deported from US

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
BC man accused of raping disabled girl in 1974 deported from US

BC man Raymond MacLeod arrested in LA-area trailer park A British Columbia man who vanished in 1980 under accusations he raped a disabled girl has been deported back to the province from the United States to face trial. Raymond MacLeod, 72, was turned over to authorities in Vancouver on Tuesday by American immigration officials after 17 […]

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Measles: Two passengers on flight from Beijing to Vancouver test positive

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Measles: Two passengers on flight from Beijing to Vancouver test positive

Vancouver health authorities tracking down people on ‘measles’ plane Health authorities in Vancouver have gone to great lengths drawing up a list of all individuals who may have come into contact with two high school students who were diagnosed with measles after flying home from Beijing. But only about half that roster has been tracked […]

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BC aboriginal band enacts laws to govern territory after historic court win

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
BC aboriginal band enacts laws to govern territory after historic court win

BC aboriginal band says it will enforce and defend aboriginal rights A British Columbia aboriginal nation granted rights and title by Canada’s high court has introduced its own laws governing its territory and resources within the area. The Tsilhqot’in National Government has enacted the so-called Nemiah Declaration that prevents mining and commercial logging, stops commercial […]

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BC avalanche kills two Alberta snowmobilers

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
BC avalanche kills two Alberta snowmobilers

BC avalanche in McBride area The bodies of two Alberta men swept away in an avalanche near McBride, BC on Saturday afternoon have been recovered. The BC avalanche occurred in the Lower Dore Mountain area at about 1:45 p.m., on Saturday, March 21. According to witnesses, three men were snowmobiling in the area when they were caught […]

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Philippines to Harper: Take back your garbage!

March 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Philippines to Harper: Take back your garbage!

Philippines protestors say containers hold toxic, hazardous waste Fifty containers of reeking Canadian garbage, including used adult diapers, have been languishing in the port of Manila for almost two years, sparking recent protests in the Philippines by environmental and public health activists. The protesters, among them a Catholic priest, say the containers hold toxic and […]

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Sextortion cases increase – Online romances take a criminal turn

March 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sextortion cases increase – Online romances take a criminal turn

Sextortion victims blackmailed for money RCMP in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia are warning the public about a recent trend in online sextortion cases. Cst. Dennis Hwang of the Richmond RCMP says victims are befriended online after visiting companionship or dating websites.  “A suspect then entices the victim in performing intimate acts streamed over […]

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Royal Canadian Mint invites Canadians to design 2017 coins

March 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Royal Canadian Mint invites Canadians to design 2017 coins

Royal Canadian Mint My Canada, My Inspiration contest To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint offering all Canadians a chance to designs coins that will circulate in 2017. Christine Aquino of the Royal Canadian Mint says participants in the My Canada, My Inspiration contest are asked to create designs for the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar […]

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Bill C-51: Rallies held across the country denounce anti terror legislation

March 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Bill C-51: Rallies held across the country denounce anti terror legislation

Bill C-51 would give police much broader powers Thousands of Canadians came together to loudly denounce the Conservative government’s proposed anti-terror legislation in rallies held across the country on Saturday. In a park in Montreal’s north end, a few dozen of the hundreds of demonstrators taped their mouths shut in protest of the bill, which […]

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