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Jian Ghomeshi charged with multiple sexual assault counts

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jian Ghomeshi charged with multiple sexual assault counts

Jian Ghomeshi facing four sexual assault charges Ghomeshi, who sparked a national conversation on sexual assault and hasn’t been seen or heard from in weeks, surrendered to authorities on Wednesday, police said. He is facing four charges of sexual assault and one charge of what police called “overcome resistance – choking.” Ghomeshi, 47, was scheduled to […]

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Jian Ghomeshi reaches agreement with CBC, gets nothing in lawsuit

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jian Ghomeshi reaches agreement with CBC, gets nothing in lawsuit

Jian Ghomeshi on the hook for CBC legal fees Scandal-plagued former radio host Jian Ghomeshi has reached an agreement with the CBC to withdraw his $55-million lawsuit against the public broadcaster, a CBC spokesman said on Tuesday. Ghomeshi was fired by the CBC last month amid allegations of “abusive behaviour” from numerous women, claims which he […]

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Mount Polley breach clean-up to take years: BC gov’t

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mount Polley breach clean-up to take years:  BC gov’t

Mount Polley mine employees now working on clean up Four months after a torrent of mine water and waste gushed into two south-central British Columbia lakes, the province says the mine’s owner is only at the forefront of a clean-up that is expected to take years. The B.C. environment ministry released its first progress report Monday […]

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Military mental health programs: Extra $200 million over 6 years

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Military mental health programs: Extra $200 million over 6 years

Military mental health funding to go to research, technology, access The federal government has announced $200 million over six years to support mental health needs of military members, veterans and their families. The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces also announced Sunday that an additional $16.7 million in ongoing funds will be […]

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BC man mauled by grizzly, shot in leg by son-in-law during rescue attempt

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC man mauled by grizzly, shot in leg by son-in-law during rescue attempt

BC man mauled by grizzly likely off work for a year As a taxidermist, Wilf Lloyd loves bringing hunted animals back to life, but he isn’t sure he wants to stuff the grizzly bear that almost killed him. The 55-year-old man from Cranbrook, B.C., was elk hunting last month near Fernie, B.C., when he was attacked […]

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The farce of a ‘town’ called Jumbo, BC

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
The farce of a ‘town’ called Jumbo, BC

Jumbo is the only BC municipality that won’t vote for municipal leaders on Nov. 15 Troy Media by Gerry Taft, Mayor, Invermere, BC When most of us think of a small town, we think of friendly neighbours and quiet streets – the type of place where you know almost everyone. I’m privileged to be elected as mayor […]

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Veterans say character of Remembrance Day shifted over time

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Veterans say character of Remembrance Day shifted over time

Large security presence changes face of Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa Joan Barclay Drummond had a VIP seat at the base of the National War Memorial 75 years ago when it was unveiled by King George VI. Just a girl then, she remembers the excitement of the crowd clustered at the granite and bronze monument, […]

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Canadian veterans: Harper’s platitudes won’t pay their bills

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian veterans: Harper’s platitudes won’t pay their bills

Many Canadian veterans denied services and benefits By Stephen Fuhr for  Troy Media For every one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s platitudes about Canada being a great military nation, there is a Canadian veteran long since abandoned by his failed government policies. Vets in this country don’t complain when asked to do more with less: they […]

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National War Memorial rededicated, Princess Anne in attendance

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
National War Memorial rededicated, Princess Anne in attendance

National War Memorial rededicated in the name of all who have died in the service of Canada Tens of thousands of people surrounded the sunshine-bathed National War Memorial on Tuesday as Gov. Gen. David Johnston formally rededicated the monument in the name of all who have died in the service of Canada. Clad in full […]

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Western premiers asking $1B from Ottawa to support regional transportation

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Western premiers asking $1B from Ottawa to support regional transportation

Western premiers say current transportation system nearing its limit The premiers of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia are asking Ottawa for more than $1 billion to support port and transportation infrastructure. The three leaders met for two days as part of their New West Partnership and focused on the future of regional transportation in light of railway […]

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