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In Canada
May 11, 2015 11:14 am gmt |
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A Canadian woman has given birth aboard a plane to Tokyo after going into labour over the Pacific Ocean, an event the baby’s father described as “completely unexpected”. The 23-year-old woman delivered a baby girl with the help of a doctor who volunteered after crew asked passengers...
In Canada
May 11, 2015 5:19 am gmt |
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The discovery of an expansive system of historic clam gardens along the Pacific Northwest coast is contributing to a growing body of work that’s busting long-held beliefs about First Nations as heedless hunter-gatherers. SFU archaeologist Dana Lepofsky participates in the ecological survey of c...
In Business
May 10, 2015 5:49 am gmt |
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Canada’s economy shed almost 20,000 jobs in April as a small uptick in full-time work was more than offset by a large drop in part-time jobs. Statistics Canada reported Friday that the unemployment rate stayed steady at 6.8 per cent. The loss of 19,700 jobs was worse than the 5,000 that a conse...
In Canada
May 10, 2015 5:29 am gmt |
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The Liberals’ proposed new child benefit will not be in lieu of a national child-care plan, but much like the promised monthly benefit, a universal child-care system under a Trudeau government would likely be geared to income. “We’re committed to making sure parents have affordable,...
In Canada
May 9, 2015 8:19 am gmt |
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The Public Service Alliance of Canada is considering its next move after the budget implementation bill introduced Thursday signaled the Harper government is prepared to go outside the collective bargaining process now underway to achieve its budgetary goals says Treasury Board President Tony Clement...
In Canada
May 9, 2015 7:53 am gmt |
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A Toronto baby is the first in the world to be conceived by a new In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment that re-energizes a woman’s eggs using mitochondria from her own egg precursor cells. Zain Rajani, the picture of health, was born at five pounds four ounces just under a month ago. His pare...
In Canada
May 8, 2015 6:56 am gmt |
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A Chilliwack, B.C. woman has decided to offer free grandmother services to young mothers and their children. Christine Kobler is already a mother of twin adopted daughters with special needs, but unfortunately she says it is unlikely her children will ever have any kids of their own. “As I reac...
In Canada
May 8, 2015 6:34 am gmt |
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In his first chance to speak to the Canadian public, Omar Khadr said he has renounced violent extremism and hopes others will not follow the path he took as a 15-year-old. For more than a decade Khadr has been little more than a name and an aging photograph to millions of Canadians who have followed ...
In Canada
May 7, 2015 12:01 pm gmt |
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The Harper government’s promises to help jobless youth, the disabled, immigrants and illiterate adults fell short last year by almost $100 million. That’s the amount of so-called “lapsed” funding — money promised but never spent — at Canada’s biggest social services depa...
In Canada
May 7, 2015 9:08 am gmt |
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A Canadian soldier found a final resting place yesterday (Wednesday), 70 years after he was killed during the Second World War. Pte. Albert Laubenstein died during the Allied advance through the Netherlands, toward the end of the conflict, but his body was buried in a battlefield grave that could not...
In Canada
May 7, 2015 5:50 am gmt |
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The federal government’s controversial new anti-terrorism bill has won the approval of the House of Commons. The Anti-Terrorism Act, also known as Bill C-51, easily passed third reading by a margin of 183 to 96, thanks to the Conservative government’s majority and the promised support of ...
In Canada
May 6, 2015 7:06 am gmt |
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The Crown in the Mike Duffy trial went to the dogs on Tuesday, but the suspended senator’s lawyer suggested that the prosecution was barking up the wrong tree. The prosecutor contends that Duffy billed $698 in expenses for a trip he took with his wife to a dog show in Peterborough, Ont., in Jul...
In Canada
May 6, 2015 6:51 am gmt |
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It’s a massive shock that turns Canadian politics on its head. The NDP has won a majority government in Alberta. “I think we might have made a little bit of history tonight,” leader Rachel Notley told her supporters Tuesday night. “Friends, I believe, that change has finally c...
In Canada
May 6, 2015 6:22 am gmt |
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If the NDP surge in Alberta wasn’t enough of a surprise, former premier Jim Prentice handed Albertans another shock on Election Day. Shortly after winning his seat in Calgary-Foothills, Prentice announced he is stepping down as party leader and as an MLA after a big election loss brought an end...
In Canada
May 5, 2015 6:22 am gmt |
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Insulting a police officer or municipal official on the internet has been made illegal in the town of Granby, Que., after the council voted unanimously in favour of beefing up an already controversial bylaw. In Granby, a town situated about 80 kilometres east of Montreal which was already illegal to ...