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Vaccines: Harper chides Canadians refuse to vaccinate their kids

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vaccines: Harper chides Canadians refuse to vaccinate their kids

Government of Canada announced additional funding for vaccination programs in poor countries Stephen Harper castigated Canadians who refuse vaccines for their kids as he announced $22.5 million in additional funding for inoculation programs in some of the world’s poorest countries. The prime minister announced the new funding, $20 million to strengthen immunity to polio and […]

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Anti-vax prof not allowed to teach health class due to course material

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Anti-vax prof not allowed to teach health class due to course material

Anti-vax prof at Queen’s University on leave of absence A health sciences professor who came under scrutiny over claims she was teaching anti-vaccination materials will not be allowed to teach the same class in the foreseeable future, Queen’s University said Thursday. Melody Torcolacci will also have to work closely with academic officials to ensure that […]

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Canadian North is open for business—or is it?

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canadian North is open for business—or is it?

There is a discrepancy between the Canadian North as a frontier and as a homeland By Suzanne Vuch for the University of Alberta Part 2 of an in-depth look at northern research at the University of Alberta. In August 2012, as part of his annual northern tour, Prime Minister Stephen Harper confidently announced that Canada’s North […]

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Ezra Levant grateful for ‘freedom’ at shuttered Sun News Network

February 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ezra Levant grateful for ‘freedom’ at shuttered Sun News Network

Ezra Levant felt like “the freest journalist in Canada” Ezra Levant says he’s grateful for the freedom he had as an outspoken host on the shuttered Sun News Network, and while he doesn’t know what he’ll do next, he still has “a lot of things to say.” “I still have a point of view that […]

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Vaccinations protect your kids and others: Rona Ambrose

February 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vaccinations protect your kids and others: Rona Ambrose

Vaccinations in Canada offered through publicly funded program The federal health minister says she can’t help but get emotional over the decision by some parents not to get their children vaccinated against infectious diseases. Rona Ambrose says measles in particular is an incredibly infectious disease and parents who refuse to get their kids immunized are […]

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Harper to AFN: No overhaul of aboriginal education plan

February 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Harper to AFN: No overhaul of aboriginal education plan

Aboriginal education plan divided First Nations community The new national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says Prime Minister Stephen Harper personally told him that the Conservative government will not move ahead with its controversial overhaul of aboriginal education. That raises a big question mark over what happens to the $1.9 billion tied to the […]

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Skier injured in avalanche near Golden

February 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Skier injured in avalanche near Golden

Avalanche near Golden in the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort area On Sunday afternoon, search and rescue teams in southeastern BC had to rescue two men who triggered an avalanche near Golden while skiing out of bounds. One of the men is in hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Just after noon on Sunday, Feb. 9, […]

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Sgt. Mark Salesse recovery mission able to get to scene

February 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sgt. Mark Salesse recovery mission able to get to scene

Sgt. Mark Salesse went missing in Banff National Park while on Canadian military training mission After days of waiting for the avalanche risk to subside, Parks Canada searchers were finally scheduled on Sunday to set foot on the snow that buried a fellow rescuer in Banff National Park. Sgt. Mark Anthony Salesse, 44, a search […]

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Mom of Sgt. Mark Salesse, missing soldier understands search delay

February 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mom of Sgt. Mark Salesse, missing soldier understands search delay

Mark Salesse swept away in Banff avalanche Thursday The mother of a search and rescue technician who went missing when an avalanche apparently swept him off a ledge says she understands why the search is taking so long. Liz Quinn says the search area in Banff National Park is still under threat from more avalanches […]

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BC blizzard buries Kitimat, Terrace in 5 feet of snow

February 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
BC blizzard buries Kitimat, Terrace in 5 feet of snow

BC blizzard caused by Pineapple Express The northern British Columbia communities of Kitimat and Terrace were buried in nearly two metres of snow on Saturday, as a stormy Pineapple Express weather system continued to pummel the B.C. coast. About 168 centimetres of snow fell on Kitimat between 4 p.m. Thursday and 4 a.m. Saturday, while […]

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