Category: Canada

Manitoba Legislature a ‘Da Vinci Code’ puzzle

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Manitoba Legislature a ‘Da Vinci Code’ puzzle

Manitoba Legislature designed by Freemason architect Frank Worthington Simon The Manitoba Legislature is the last place one might expect to find the bust of Medusa, recurring odes to “666” and the number 13, alongside Egyptian sphinxes etched with hieroglyphics. But a closer look at the Manitoba Legislature reveals a whole host of hidden clues left behind by an […]

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Canada joining NATO training exercise to counter Russia

| August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canada joining NATO training exercise to counter Russia

NATO pushing Canada for larger military commitment Canada will send troops, jets and warships to participate in a massive NATO training exercise next year in a deployment that could be the first step towards deeper involvement in the alliance’s long-term strategy to counter a resurgent Russia. The units will participate in a test of the […]

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Canadian drug smugglers big in Australian cocaine market

| August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian drug smugglers big in Australian cocaine market

Canadian drug smugglers obtain cocaine from South America There is an increasing Canadian presence in the Australian drug scene, where Canadian drug smugglers brave harsh enforcement for large profits in a “high-risk, high-reward” market, authorities say. The Australian Crime Commission reports that most of the cocaine brought into the country comes from Chile, with Canada second, […]

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Canadian Armed Forces a culture shock for aboriginals

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian Armed Forces a culture shock for aboriginals

2.3 per cent of Canadian Armed Forces are aboriginal The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly released document. Being so far away from their families brought some aboriginal recruits to tears, says an internal study, while […]

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Federal Liberals considering mandatory voting in Canada

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Federal Liberals considering mandatory voting in Canada

Mandatory voting in place in Australia since 1924 With voter turnout plunging to new lows, Liberal MPs are pondering the idea of legally requiring Canadians to cast ballots in federal elections. They’re road testing the idea of mandatory voting in a survey emailed to party members, which seeks grassroots input into some of the “new […]

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Calgary imam: Radicalized youth in Syria fault of Canadian govt

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Calgary imam: Radicalized youth in Syria fault of Canadian govt

Calgary Imam Syed Soharwardy comments on Gordon brothers joining Islamic fighters in Syria The federal government must step up its efforts to counter the radicalization and recruitment of young Canadians by extremist Islamic groups, a Calgary imam said Friday. And Syed Soharwardy said people who return from abroad after a stint with radicals in Syria or Iraq […]

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Canadian premiers meeting concludes, agreement to move forward on energy strategy

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian premiers meeting concludes, agreement to move forward on energy strategy

Canadian premiers meeting saw some inter-provincial trade barriers dropped Quebec’s rookie premier, Philippe Couillard, made his presence felt at his first meeting with Canada’s other premiers, agreeing Friday to have his province join in the development of a national energy strategy that had been stalled by a previous separatist government. Couillard, among 13 provincial and territorial leaders […]

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Coquihalla bus crash injures dozens of tourists

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Coquihalla bus crash injures dozens of tourists

Coquihalla bus crash closes highway Thursday evening Video footage from a dashboard camera has allowed investigators in British Columbia to rule out speed as a potential factor in a bus crash on a mountain highway where dozens of tourists were injured as they were returning from a trip to the Rocky Mountains. The RCMP has yet to determine […]

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Danny, police service dog partner of slain Moncton RCMP officer off to new posting

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Danny, police service dog partner of slain Moncton RCMP officer off to new posting

Danny and Cst. David Ross of the Moncton RCMP were partners since Dec. 2012 Danny, the three-year old RCMP police service dog who lost his partner, Cst. David Ross, when a gunman opened fire on Moncton RCMP officers in early June will soon be off to a new posting. Insp. André Lemyre, Officer in Charge of […]

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Missing and murdered aboriginal women: Premiers, aboriginal leaders call for forum

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Missing and murdered aboriginal women: Premiers, aboriginal leaders call for forum

Feds invited to missing and murdered aboriginal women roundtable Canada’s premiers and native leaders are inviting the prime minister to take part in a roundtable discussion on murdered and missing aboriginal women, with one native leader saying Stephen Harper’s decision to reject calls for a public inquiry shows disrespect. The new if somewhat vague commitment […]

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