Category: Canada

Neil Bantleman, former Calgary teacher in Indonesia jail for child sexual assault allegations

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Neil Bantleman, former Calgary teacher in Indonesia jail for child sexual assault allegations

Neil Bantleman accused of the sexual assault of three kindergarten students The wife of a Canadian teacher detained in Indonesia on allegations of child sexual assault is pleading for her husband’s release. Neil Bantleman, 45, who worked at the prestigious Jakarta International School, was arrested last week during a police investigation into the alleged sexual […]

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Albertans youngest mortgage-free Canadians at 55, BC residents paying until 66

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Albertans youngest mortgage-free Canadians at 55, BC residents paying until 66

Average mortgage-free age is 58 A new survey says Canadians, on average, expect to be mortgage-free by age 58, one year later than in a similar poll a year ago. But the survey, conducted for CIBC (TSX:CM) by Angus Reid, found some big discrepancies across the country. For example, homeowners in British Columbia thought they wouldn’t be able […]

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Stephen Harper at odds with Canadian priorities – focus group

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stephen Harper at odds with Canadian priorities – focus group

Canadian priorities include education, health care, pensions and veterans Public-opinion research for the federal Finance Department suggests key government policies are out of step with Canadians’ priorities, including the Northern Gateway project. Members of focus groups consulted prior to the February budget had “little enthusiasm” for the proposed bitumen pipeline to the British Columbia coast, even […]

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Children of Gaza victims in Israel Hamas fighting: 1 in 5 of dead are minors

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Children of Gaza victims in Israel Hamas fighting: 1 in 5 of dead are minors

Many young Gaza victims killed in their own homes Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit their home, burying 11-year-old Ahmed, 14-year-old Walaa and 16-year-old […]

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Malaysia Airlines crash: US builds case to tie pro Russian forces to crash in Ukraine

| July 19, 2014 | 1 Comment
Malaysia Airlines crash: US builds case to tie pro Russian forces to crash in Ukraine

US believes Malaysia Airlines jet felled by surface-to-air missile The United States began building a case linking pro-Russian separatists to the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine as a sombre President Barack Obama declared the deaths of those on board, including at least one American, an “outrage of unspeakable proportions.” Obama said Friday the U.S. […]

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West Kelowna neighbourhoods evacuated due to Smith Creek wildfire

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
West Kelowna neighbourhoods evacuated due to Smith Creek wildfire

West Kelowna neighbourhoods evacuated as Hudson’s Hope families return home There was relief Thursday for hundreds of weary residents forced from their homes in northeastern British Columbia, as rain dampened a raging wildfire enough for officials to lift an evacuation order for the district of Hudson’s Hope. But as one evacuation order was lifted, another was issued for […]

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24-year old Ontario medical student killed in Malaysian Airlines crash

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
24-year old Ontario medical student killed in Malaysian Airlines crash

Malaysian Airlines crash over Ukraine A 24-year-old Ontario medical student was among the 298 people killed when a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed over Ukraine, his family said Friday. Andrei Anghel was studying in Romania but was travelling to Bali on that flight for a vacation, his father Sorin Anghel said. He was with his […]

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AP source: Missile took down passenger jet in Ukraine but unclear who launched the strike

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
AP source: Missile took down passenger jet in Ukraine but unclear who launched the strike

Passenger jet in Ukraine “blown out of the sky”:  Joe Biden American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens killed in the crash. U.S. […]

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Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine

Malaysia Airlines plane crashes near pro-Russia region A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace. Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, said […]

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Senator Mike Duffy facing fraud, breach of trust and bribery charges

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Senator Mike Duffy facing fraud, breach of trust and bribery charges

31 charges laid against Senator Mike Duffy With his folksy style and passion for politics, Mike Duffy became a household name as a veteran television journalist, a career that led him to a coveted Conservative seat in Parliament’s upper chamber. All that came crashing down Thursday, at least for the foreseeable future, as the RCMP […]

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