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  • Manitoba Legislature a ‘Da Vinci Code’ puzzle

    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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    | September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Gillian Bennett commits suicide, leaves poignant letter

    Gillian Bennett commits suicide, leaves poignant letter

    Gillian Bennett calls for changes to Canada’s assisted-suicide laws The family of Gillian Bennett scattered her ashes this weekend, in a quiet ritual shared by those she loved. She was, after all, an intensely private person, her daughter said. But the 83-year-old grandmother’s heart wrenching and public goodbye before taking her own life two weeks […]

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    | September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Ice Bucket Challenge changing rules of philanthropy game

    Ice Bucket Challenge changing rules of philanthropy game

    Charities wondering how to duplicate success of Ice Bucket Challenge Thanks a lot, ALS Association. Because of you and your Ice Bucket Challenge, millions of organizations around the world are re-thinking their approach to fundraising. The tried and true methods – like appeal letters, gala events, and silent auctions – have lost their lustre in the […]

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

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

    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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    | August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Provincial

Medical marijuana spread on toast, inside cookies backed by BC court

Medical marijuana spread on toast, inside cookies backed by BC court

Medical marijuana access regulations infringe on Canadian charter rights British Columbia’s highest court is green-lighting medical marijuana in everything from oils and cookies to teas in a ruling that finds federal health laws limiting weed consumption to the dried variety is unconstitutional. The B.C. Appeal Court released its 2-1 decision on Thursday stating that medical marijuana […]

False killer whale calf found on Vancouver Island beach

False killer whale calf found on Vancouver Island beach

False killer whales rarely seen in BC waters Efforts are underway to save a young false killer whale calf which has washed ashore on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The distressed cetacean was found in poor condition Thursday morning on North Chesterman Beach. The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has recovered the whale […]

Julie Paskall – Suspect charged in Surrey hockey mom murder

Julie Paskall – Suspect charged in Surrey hockey mom murder

Julie Paskell murder suspect Yosef Jomo Gopaul has criminal record in Ontario Authorities in British Columbia charged a suspect with second degree murder on Saturday in connection with the slaying of hockey mom Julie Paskall, a case that police said touched the hockey community across Canada. Yosef Jomo Gopaul, 27, was arrested Friday and will appear in […]

Business

Tim Hortons an icon of Canadian ‘culture’?

Tim Hortons an icon of Canadian ‘culture’?

Tim Hortons assures Canadians nothing will change with new American and Brazilian ownership Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain’s coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans. So news this week that Burger King will buy Tim Hortons […]

Tim Hortons says merger with Burger King all about growth

Tim Hortons says merger with Burger King all about growth

Tim Hortons downplays importance of Canadian tax advantages for Burger King Burger King and Tim Hortons are teaming up in a US$11-billion deal that will allow the fast food companies to grow in the U.S. and internationally, but promises no changes to Canadians’ morning coffee. “One of the key value drivers of this transaction is […]

Tim Hortons, Burger King eyeing ‘tax inversion’ merger

Tim Hortons, Burger King eyeing ‘tax inversion’ merger

Canadian coffee shop chain Tim Hortons says it wants to expand internationally Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons in hopes of creating a new, publicly traded company with its headquarters in Canada. With a new base in Canada, Burger King, now based in Miami, could shave its U.S. tax bill. Tax inversions […]

Canada

Manitoba Legislature a ‘Da Vinci Code’ puzzle

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 […]

Canada joining NATO training exercise to counter Russia

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 […]

Canadian drug smugglers big in Australian cocaine market

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, […]

Opinion

Government debt payments about to become big problem

Government debt payments about to become big problem

Government debt is out of control in Ontario Canadian government debt has risen rapidly of late and interest payments – thanks to expected rate increases – will consume an every growing portion of public sector budgets. While interest rates have remained at historic lows since the 2008-09 economic crisis and subsequent slow world economic growth, […]

BC accessibility law by 2017? Columnist Caune says maybe

BC accessibility law by 2017? Columnist Caune says maybe

Plenty of precedents for BC accessibility law in USA, Europe There should be a BC accessibility law by 2017.  Premier Christy Clark  has said with regard to passing accessibility legislation: “we aren’t starting from scratch.”  The Premier is right: BC can benefit from the lead taken by Australia, Ireland, Manitoba, New Zealand, Ontario, the United Kingdom and […]

White Rock rail line should be moved, say politicians

White Rock rail line should be moved, say politicians

White Rock realtor killed by train while jogging in 2013 The view from the southwest flank of Canada’s coastline—between Surrey B.C.’s Crescent Beach and the city of White Rock—is breathtaking. “It’s Canada’s Amalfi coast,” enthuses Erik Seiz, President of the Crescent Beach Property Owners’ Association.  With its towering bluffs, ocean views and expansive beaches, it’s […]