Category: Canada

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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Two Liberal MPs kicked out of caucus amid allegations of misconduct

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Two Liberal MPs kicked out of caucus amid allegations of misconduct

Two Liberal MPs kicked out deny accusations Two Liberal MPs have been kicked out of their party’s caucus amid accusations of personal misconduct made by two female members of the NDP. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he removed Quebec MP Massimo Pacetti and Newfoundland MP Scott Andrews because their accusers, one of whom approached him personally, deserve the […]

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Bank of Canada governor tells jobless university grads to work for free

| November 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Bank of Canada governor tells jobless university grads to work for free

Remarks of Bank of Canada governor called ‘incredibly tone deaf’ Advocates for young workers took Stephen Poloz to task Tuesday after the Bank of Canada governor recommended that jobless university graduates beef up their resumes by working for free. Speaking to a House of Commons committee, Poloz suggested young Canadians and others struggling to find […]

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Jian Ghomeshi scandal; Employment lawyer investigates, ‘Q’ executive producer on leave

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jian Ghomeshi scandal; Employment lawyer investigates, ‘Q’ executive producer on leave

Jian Ghomeshi under criminal investigation A Toronto employment lawyer with expertise in workplace harassment will lead an independent investigation into the scandal that has erupted around Jian Ghomeshi, former host of the radio show “Q,” the CBC said Tuesday. In an email to staff, executive vice-president Heather Conway said Janice Rubin would begin her work immediately. Conway […]

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Three women file complaints against Jian Ghomeshi, Toronto Police investigate

| November 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Three women file complaints against Jian Ghomeshi, Toronto Police investigate

CBC alleges graphic evidence against Jian Ghomeshi Three women have now filed abuse complaints against fired CBC star Jian Ghomeshi and investigators are looking into the possibility of a “graphic” video in the network’s possession, police said Saturday. “These people have come forward. They’ve seen that other people are talking about it and it’s brought it back up in […]

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