Category: Canada

Ontario Health Minister calls Calgary measles outbreak a “wake up call” to parents

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ontario Health Minister calls Calgary measles outbreak a “wake up call” to parents

A number of recent Calgary measles cases highlights need for vaccinations A recent outbreak of measles in Calgary has been a “wake up call” for many parents who didn’t like the idea of vaccinating their children, said the Ontario Minister of Health, Deb Matthews on Wednesday. “They’re starting to realize now that not immunizing your kids […]

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19-year old London, Ontario man charged in CRA Heartbleed breach

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
19-year old London, Ontario man charged in CRA Heartbleed breach

Taxpayer data stolen in Heartbleed breach at Canada Revenue Agency Police have charged a 19-year-old man from London, Ont., in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from the Canada Revenue Agency website. Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes was arrested at his residence Tuesday and is charged with unauthorized use of a computer and mischief in relation […]

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First Nations energy group proposes Northern Gateway option

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
First Nations energy group proposes Northern Gateway option

Proposed alternative for Northern Gateway would be backed by First Nations A First Nations energy company backed by the owners of the Vancouver Canucks is pitching an alternative to the Northern Gateway Pipeline, just days after Enbridge’s $6.5 billion project was rejected in a non-binding plebiscite by residents of Kitimat, B.C. The new alternative — […]

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900 SINs stolen from CRA online systems during Heartbleed breach

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
900 SINs stolen from CRA online systems during Heartbleed breach

Heartbleed bug infiltration extends tax deadline to May 5 The federal tax agency says the social insurance numbers of roughly 900 people were stolen from its systems, which were left vulnerable by the so-called Heartbleed bug. The Canada Revenue Agency blocked public access to its online services for several days last week until it addressed the security […]

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Woman killed in avalanche near Golden

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Woman killed in avalanche near Golden

Avalanche near Golden Friday afternoon Golden and District Search and Rescue were called in to rescue a woman who was caught in an avalanche near Golden on Friday afternoon. Just after 3 p.m., GADSAR responded to Gothics Glacier above Fairy Meadows located in the Selkirk Mountains after a report about the woman in the avalanche. […]

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American anti-gay activist, Peter LaBarbera, denied entry into Canada

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
American anti-gay activist, Peter LaBarbera, denied entry into Canada

Peter LaBarbera member of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality An American anti-gay activist is planning to appeal a ruling by Canada Customs preventing him from entering the country under hate-speech laws. Peter LaBarbera says he was scheduled to speak at a pro-life meeting in Weyburn, Sask., this weekend when customs officials stopped him at the Regina airport. […]

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Former commander of CFB Wainwright found guilty of sexual assault

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Former commander of CFB Wainwright found guilty of sexual assault

Former commander of CFB Wainwright charged but cleared in sex-tape scandal a decade ago The former commanding officer of the Canadian Armed Forces training base in Wainwright has been found guilty of sexual assault. A military judge found that Maj. David Yurczyszyn groped a woman’s breast near the Wainwright training base, southeast of Edmonton, nearly two years […]

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Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty dead at 64

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty dead at 64

House of Commons suspended following news of death of Jim Flaherty Former finance minister Jim Flaherty has died suddenly at age 64, less than a month after quitting cabinet. His family said he died peacefully. “We appreciate that he was so well supported in his public life by Canadians from coast to coast to coast and by his […]

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CBC cuts 657 jobs to deal with massive budget shortfall

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
CBC cuts 657 jobs to deal with massive budget shortfall

CBC cuts jobs – sports coverage will be slashed The CBC is beginning a new mandate to “reimagine itself” by cutting 657 positions over the next two years that the public broadcaster said will shave $130 million from its budget. The CBC also announced it will no longer pursue broadcast rights to professional sports as […]

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Heroin smuggled in to Canada – U.K. man ingested 67 drug pellets

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Heroin smuggled in to Canada – U.K. man ingested 67 drug pellets

1.36 Kg Heroin smuggled in to Canada at YVR A 40-year old man from the United Kingdom is facing drug-related charges after he was stopped by CBSA officers at the Vancouver International Airport with 1.36 Kg of heroin. On March 23, John Josephs arrived at YVR from Brussels via London.  After arriving at Canadian customs, […]

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