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Anthony Joseph Raine, Edmonton Toddler, Mourned By Family

Anthony Joseph Raine, Edmonton Toddler, Mourned By Family

EDMONTON – Family and friends are mourning online a toddler who was found dead outside a church in North Edmonton last week. A Facebook group titled R.I.P. Anthony Joseph Raine had hundreds of posts as of Sunday evening, and a Go Fund Me page had raised more than $3,000 for the boy’s funeral. The boy’s […]

Waterloo, Ont. Program Will Convert Dog Poop Into Energy

Waterloo, Ont. Program Will Convert Dog Poop Into Energy

WATERLOO, Ont. — The Ontario city best known for headquartering BlackBerry may soon be known for an entirely different commodity — dog poop. Waterloo will soon be the home of a pilot program that will turn dog waste into energy, using a process called anaerobic digestion that happens when organic waste breaks down in an […]

Saskatchewan Cuts Funeral Funds For Poorest Citizens

Saskatchewan Cuts Funeral Funds For Poorest Citizens

REGINA — By all accounts, Robert had a tough life that included a struggle with addictions, poverty and homelessness. But when he went to Carmichael Outreach in Regina, he knew everybody’s names and took time to learn something about each person. Tyler Gray, who works at the charity, said when Robert died, his family, friends […]

Farah Mohamed Shirdon And Tarek Sakr Added To U.S. List Of Most-Wanted Terrorists

Farah Mohamed Shirdon And Tarek Sakr Added To U.S. List Of Most-Wanted Terrorists

TORONTO — Two Canadians are the latest addition to the United States’ list of most-wanted terrorists that says the men are a threat to American national security and economic interests. The decision to add 24-year-old Farah Mohamed Shirdon and 30-year-old Tarek Sakr to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists was published Wednesday in an […]

Canada’s Central Banker ‘Happy’ With Ontario Housing Measures

Canada’s Central Banker ‘Happy’ With Ontario Housing Measures

WASHINGTON — Measures to cool the housing market in the Greater Toronto Area have received a warm response from Canada’s central banker, who said Saturday it should have some effect on runaway housing prices. “I’m happy there are measures,” Stephen Poloz, the governor of the Bank of Canada, told reporters during financial meetings in Washington. […]

Two People Arrested In Death Of Toddler In Edmonton

Two People Arrested In Death Of Toddler In Edmonton

Edmonton police have arrested a man and a woman in the case of a toddler whose body was found outside a church on the north side of the city. A police statement issued Saturday night said the two were arrested without incident in northwest Edmonton earlier in the evening, that they were in police custody, […]

Bye Bye, Bebe: Fashion Chain To Close All Stores

NEW YORK — Clothing chain Bebe says it expects to close all its stores by the end of May, making it the latest retail casualty of the migration to online shopping. The Brisbane, California-based chain had said earlier this month it would close 21 stores and “explore options” for the remaining locations. In a regulatory […]

American Airlines Suspends Worker After Violent Incident Caught On Video

In another tense incident on a U.S. plane, an American Airlines employee was captured on video challenging a passenger to “c’mon, hit me” during a showdown on a flight from San Francisco. American Airlines issued a statement soon after flight 591 landed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Friday, confirming that it was investigating the incident […]

World’s Big Economies Cast An Uneasy Eye On U.S.

World’s Big Economies Cast An Uneasy Eye On U.S.

WASHINGTON — Global finance leaders are downplaying differences over free trade with President Donald Trump, saying there is wide agreement that globalization delivers stronger economic growth. But officials gathered for the spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund warn repeatedly that too many people have been left behind at a time when […]

Donald Trump Is In A Hurry To Negotiate NAFTA Deal Because Of Mexico’s Upcoming Election

Donald Trump Is In A Hurry To Negotiate NAFTA Deal Because Of Mexico’s Upcoming Election

WASHINGTON — If Donald Trump sounds like he’s in a hurry to start renegotiating NAFTA, it’s because he is. He says so. The president’s team even admits a major reason for the urgency, which can be summed up in four words and they’re not Canadian dairy, energy, or lumber. They are: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. […]

Bose Headphones May Be Spying On You, Lawsuit Alleges

Bose Headphones May Be Spying On You, Lawsuit Alleges

Your headphones may know more about you than you realize. A lawsuit launched this week against headphone creator Bose alleges that the company has been tracking what users are listening to, including music, podcasts, news programs and other audio. The complaint, filed by Kyle Zak of Chicago, Ill., presses the company to stop disregarding its […]

Bill Morneau Suggests Marijuana Taxes Should Be Low To Push Out Black Market

Bill Morneau Suggests Marijuana Taxes Should Be Low To Push Out Black Market

WASHINGTON — Here’s some good news for Canadian pot smokers: high taxes will not join the munchies, the pasties and short-term memory loss as unwelcome side effects of smoking up. The Canadian government is hinting it wants to keep pot taxes low. As the feds design taxation policy for soon-to-be-legalized marijuana, Finance Minister Bill Morneau […]

It’s About Time Alberta’s Labour Laws Reflected The Interest Of Workers

For approximately the last 70 years, large business interests have had what can be easily characterized as unfettered access to the reins of Albertan lawmakers. Over that time our Albertan labour laws have been crafted by and for the interests of large-scale business interests whose primary purpose has been to exploit Alberta’s resources and workers. […]

Look How Far Food Prices Have Fallen In Canada

Look How Far Food Prices Have Fallen In Canada

OTTAWA — The country’s annual inflation rate slowed to an unexpectedly weak 1.6 per cent last month as the continued decline in food prices played a big role in offsetting the higher cost of gasoline, Statistics Canada said Friday. The agency’s latest reading shows the pace of inflation decelerated from February’s year-over-year reading of two […]

Woss, B.C. Logging Train Derailment Leaves Vancouver Island Community In Shock

Woss, B.C. Logging Train Derailment Leaves Vancouver Island Community In Shock

UPDATE – April 21, 2017: A third person has died following a train derailment in the northern Vancouver Island community of Woss, B.C. RCMP Cpl. Tammy Douglas confirms the victim died after being transported to hospital. WOSS, B.C. – Police say a train derailment in the tiny community of Woss on northern Vancouver Island killed […]

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