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April 25, 2015 6:12 am gmt |
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The clarification of a controversial court ruling that allowed the mother of an 11-year-old First Nations girl to pull her out of chemotherapy says the best interests of the child are “paramount,” but traditional medicine must be respected. It is a “significant qualification” ...
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April 25, 2015 5:24 am gmt |
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A well-known tour boat company that provides iceberg and whale tours in St. John’s and Twillingate has been charged with disturbing a whale under the Marine Mammals Act. It’s the first time charges of disturbing a mammal have been laid in Newfoundland and Labrador.  The charge against Ice...
In Canada
April 24, 2015 9:51 am gmt |
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Canadian sailors and soldiers have been busted in some serious drug cases, from marijuana grow-ops to importing steroids and trafficking cocaine, according to records obtained by CBC News. Documents released by the Department of National Defence under the Access to Information Act include 25 “s...
In Business
April 22, 2015 8:55 am gmt |
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Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s fiscal plan has appealed to some, while other groups joined opposition leaders in voicing their criticism. Federal budget 2015: Highlights of Joe Oliver’s fiscal plan Federal budget 2015: Conservatives dig into contingency to hit surplus Here’s a select...
In Canada
April 19, 2015 7:37 am gmt |
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A shroud of secrecy thrown over part of an extraordinary case involving allegations of harassment within the RCMP should be lifted as much as possible, an Ontario justice heard Friday. The court-imposed secrecy, which ostensibly involves the identity of a confidential informant but may also be linked...
In Canada
April 18, 2015 6:28 am gmt |
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Four members of Britain’s Royal Navy have been accused of gang raping a woman at CFB Shearwater in Nova Scotia. Speaking outside provincial court Friday, Crown attorney Scott Morrison said the sailors are alleged to have participated in a “group sexual assault” against the civilian ...
In Canada
April 17, 2015 8:16 am gmt |
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Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper visited the Laxmi Narayan temple in Vancouver. Mr. Modi prayed at the temple, with the priest. Later, he addressed his supporters, stating that Hinduism is not a religion but is a way of life. Also he spoke about the up...
In Canada
April 17, 2015 4:50 am gmt |
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Six people have been shot, four people have been arrested and Ontario’s police watchdog has been called in after two connected shooting incidents in Toronto on Thursday.  Police were called just before 6 p.m. ET to the Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue area in the city’s northwest after gu...
In Canada
April 16, 2015 9:48 am gmt |
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Canada’s prime minister announced a breakthrough deal yesterday (Wednesday) to supply uranium to India, putting behind decades of discord over India’s use of Canadian technologies to build nuclear bombs. The supply agreement was signed in Ottawa during a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi —...
In Canada
April 16, 2015 8:44 am gmt |
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A proposal unveiled Wednesday to preserve the Gardiner Expressway west of the Don Valley would cost taxpayers $919 million while improving the commute times of relatively few residents, city staff say. The “hybrid option” for the elevated roadway would save about three per cent of drivers two to thre...
In Canada
April 14, 2015 6:13 am gmt |
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The Toronto Maple Leafs didn’t wait until “Black Monday” to continue their rebuild. Instead, the NHL club, fresh off a 4-3 loss to Montreal that ended a horrific 30-44-8 season, announced Sunday morning it had fired general manager Dave Nonis, interim head coach Peter Horachek and s...
In Canada
April 11, 2015 7:25 am gmt |
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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will sign an agreement on Monday to join Quebec in a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and Wynne will make the announcement in Toronto on Monday morning and then head to Quebec City to sign a memorandum of agreement with Quebec Premier Philippe Cou...
In Canada
April 10, 2015 4:33 am gmt |
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Curious about what your DNA might say about your medical future? Genetic tests may tell you if you are more likely to get sick, but taking the tests could expose you to risks you weren’t expecting. While an increasing number of test kits allow you to screen for diseases in the privacy of your h...
In Canada
April 10, 2015 4:31 am gmt |
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Canada’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiation is at risk because it has “declined to seriously engage” in talks about opening up its dairy, poultry and egg industries, according to the U.S. government’s chief agricultural negotiator. Ambassador Darci Vetter said the choice...
In Canada
April 9, 2015 6:55 am gmt |
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A former Senate law clerk testifying at the Mike Duffy trial in Ottawa admitted that the rules governing a senator’s residency do not include a clear definition of a primary residence, how much time a senator should spend there or the type of residence it needs to be. It’s the vagueness o...