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May 28, 2015 5:04 am gmt |
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Quebec’s hydro utility was criticized yesterday (Wednesday) for selling new and unused nuclear power equipment acquired in 2011 for $79 million as scrap metal for a paltry $75,000. The 2015-16 report of Quebec Auditor General Guylaine Leclerc stated Hydro-Québec performed a “weak assessme...
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May 28, 2015 5:00 am gmt |
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B.C. doctors have elected one of the country’s strongest advocates for private health-care options to lead their professional organization. Dr. Brian Day, who co-owns the Cambie Surgery Centre in Vancouver, was elected to take over as president of Doctors of B.C. formerly known as the B.C. Medi...
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May 28, 2015 4:56 am gmt |
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A Halifax cab driver has been fined $25 after getting out of his vehicle to help a senior citizen get into his cab. Just before 5 p.m.Monday on busy Spring Garden Road, cab driver Frank Lewis pulled over in front of Park Lane Mall. His fare, 88-year-old Jean Brown, was sitting on her walker, waiting....
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May 27, 2015 7:59 am gmt |
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Statoil ASA, MEG Energy Corp. and Cenovus Energy Inc. evacuated hundreds of workers from three oil sands projects in northeastern Alberta on Tuesday (May 26) as wildfires raged through the key crude-producing region. The latest evacuations are in addition to project shutdowns by Cenovus and Canadian ...
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May 27, 2015 7:57 am gmt |
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Members of the Dutch royal family touched down in St. John’s, Newfoundland on Tuesday (May 26). It’s the royal couple’s first stop in an official state visit to Canada, scheduled to take place Wednesday through Friday. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are accompanied on the tr...
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May 26, 2015 5:17 am gmt |
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About 5,000 people have been evacuated from the path of a wildfire that has prompted the northern Alberta hamlet of Wabasca to declare a local state of emergency. On Saturday, Martin Beaver says he was at the heart of the wildfire now burning out of control. Now, he’s camped out at an evacuatio...
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May 26, 2015 5:16 am gmt |
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It’ll be a historic day in Hamilton courts today (Tuesday) as Canada Post faces off against the city over where it can put super mailboxes. Canada Post is installing community mailboxes across Hamilton Mountain as part of a nationwide plan to phase out urban door-to-door mail delivery. But the ...
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May 26, 2015 5:10 am gmt |
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Slamming on the brakes to let a squirrel cross the road came at a cost for a driver who caused a multi-vehicle crash in Nanaimo, B.C. RCMP say the 53-year-old man’s vehicle was rear-ended by a commercial food truck and two pickups on the Island Highway. One vehicle was so damaged it needed to b...
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May 26, 2015 5:06 am gmt |
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A sex-assault prevention educator says she’s receiving a backlash of nasty and abusive emails and tweets after publicly complaining that she was verbally abused by Royal Military College officer cadets she had been invited to speak to last fall. “If me talking about having been harassed c...
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May 25, 2015 7:30 am gmt |
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Rachel Notley has been sworn in as the 17th premier of Alberta in a ceremony that took place in front of an enthusiastic crowd of thousands in Edmonton yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. “Today, we open a new chapter in the story of Alberta,” Notley told the crowd. The 51-year-old former labou...
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May 25, 2015 6:25 am gmt |
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The small B.C. Interior town of Cache Creek declared a state of emergency yesterday (Sunday) afternoon after torrential rain caused a flash flood on Saturday which sent raging water and debris through downtown streets and closed two highways. The flood destroyed two mobile homes, severely damaged abo...
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May 25, 2015 5:51 am gmt |
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A record-breaking 49,500 Ottawa Race Weekend participants raised a record-breaking $800,000 and counting for charity in 2015, organizers say. A total of 49,439 runners raced in the 41st annual race weekend’s six events in 2015, an increase of about 2,000 people compared to 2014, according to a ...
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May 24, 2015 9:37 am gmt |
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A prominent journalist was suspended Saturday from several roles in Canada’s French-speaking media after allegations that he made up or embellished reports from conflict zones over the last 20 years. Groupe Media, which owns the TVA television network, said it was taking foreign correspondent F...
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May 23, 2015 8:18 am gmt |
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The issue of drunkenness and sexual consent was part of a sex-assault prevention educator’s lecture to Royal Military College cadets last fall that provoked a hostile response from some of the mostly-male audience. It is also at the heart of two of the three allegations of sexual assault made i...
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May 22, 2015 5:14 am gmt |
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Canada’s telecommunications regulator wants people’s help in testing internet speeds across the country. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is looking for volunteers to participate in a project to measure the performance of home broadband internet servi...