Category: Canada

BC First Nations: $5.3 billion gold, copper mine approved

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC First Nations: $5.3 billion gold, copper mine approved

Area BC First Nations included in Seabridge Gold Inc. planning process The British Columbia government has granted environmental approval for a proposed $5.3-billion mine in the provinces north, which would tap into one of the largest gold and copper deposits in the world and has already received support from local First Nations. The provincial environment and mines ministers issued […]

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Justin Bourque, suspect in Moncton RCMP shootings fit to stand trial

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Justin Bourque, suspect in Moncton RCMP shootings fit to stand trial

Justin Bourque facing three counts of first-degree murder A New Brunswick man charged with fatally shooting three RCMP officers and wounding two others last month in Moncton has been found fit to stand trial. Justin Bourque, who faces three charges of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder, underwent a psychiatric assessment that concluded Bourque is […]

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Ebola outbreak in Liberia forces school closures, civil servants stay home

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ebola outbreak in Liberia forces school closures, civil servants stay home

Ebola death toll in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone at 670 people Liberia’s president late Wednesday ordered the nation’s schools to shut down and most civil servants to stay home as an Ebola outbreak that already has killed more than 130 people in the country deepened. Meanwhile, the U.S. Peace Corps said it was evacuating its volunteers […]

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Strong U.S. recovery best medicine for ailing Canadian economy, analysts

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Strong U.S. recovery best medicine for ailing Canadian economy, analysts

Canadian economy stuck in neutral for three years A strong economic performance by the United States for the year’s second quarter is fuelling hopes Canada’s economy may too be poised to shift into a higher gear. Analysts say the 4.0 per cent bounce-back in the U.S. during the quarter, which included an 11.7 per cent spike […]

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15-year old drunk driver slams into crowded ball park bleachers in Sechelt, BC

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
15-year old drunk driver slams into crowded ball park bleachers in Sechelt, BC

Sechelt RCMP charge teen with impaired driving among other charges A 15-year old drunk driver slammed a minivan into crowded ball park bleachers in Sechelt, BC last Friday.  The teen is now facing an impaired driving charge even before she is licensed to drive. The collision in the early evening on Friday, July 25 at […]

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Stolen truck ditched outside Corner Gas diner, Okotoks woman arrested

| July 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
Stolen truck ditched outside Corner Gas diner, Okotoks woman arrested

Stephanie Martens arrested near by the iconic Corner Gas diner The backdrop for the former television show and soon-to-be movie “Corner Gas” has played a role in the long-range police pursuit of a vehicle across southern Saskatchewan. Weyburn city police tried Saturday to stop a pickup truck reported stolen from Calgary and tagged with a stolen Manitoba licence […]

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Indian residential school survivors claim for medical injuries

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Indian residential school survivors claim for medical injuries

Indian residential school survivors describe harshness of punishments and injuries suffered The vast majority of claims filed by Indian residential school survivors seeking extra compensation for medical injuries are for hearing loss, respiratory illnesses and broken bones. The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat - an independent body which helps resolve long-standing claims that address specific abuse […]

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Have you forgotten to cash your government cheques?

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Have you forgotten to cash your government cheques?

Government cheques, refunds unclaimed by millions of Canadians Ottawa is sitting on a stockpile of more than $730 million in uncashed tax refunds and other government cheques, according to Public Works Canada. Many Canadians eagerly await their pension, employment insurance and child-tax benefits, but the department says that 3.2 million cheques issued over the past […]

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Sunwing Airlines jet escorted back to Toronto by US fighter jets after passenger makes threats

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sunwing Airlines jet escorted back to Toronto by US fighter jets after passenger makes threats

Ali Shahi, 25, charged after Sunwing  Airlines flight turned back A Sunwing Airlines flight to Panama City was escorted by two U.S. fighter jets back to Toronto on Friday after a passenger allegedly made a “direct threat” to the aircraft, NORAD and airline officials said. A 25-year-old man was arrested shortly after the plane landed at Toronto’s […]

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Canadian comedic talent search by CBC and Just for Laughs

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian comedic talent search by CBC and Just for Laughs

Canadian comedic talent search prize winner gets to produce $500,000 half-hour TV special The CBC is searching for the next great Canadian comedic talent, with the hefty incentive of a $500,000 half-hour TV special. CineCoup Media and Just for Laughs Television are joining forces with the public broadcaster to launch what they call a “digital comedy […]

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