OTTAWA – The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly released document. Being so far away from their families brought some aboriginal … Continue Reading
Aim even higher when you’re talking about tree targets, city council is being told. First, the city’s tree canopy was declining, so staff drew up a plan to change that. Then, that plan wasn’t ambitious enough, so it was withdrawn. … Continue Reading
Two men are wanted by police are someone was stabbed to death in a Dartmouth parking lot on Friday night. Halifax Regional Police were called to a disturbance in the parking lot of Farrell Hall at 276 Windmill Rd. around … Continue Reading
TORONTO – No one has the winning ticket for the $50-million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. Two MaxMillions prizes of $1-million each were available, and one was won by a ticketholder in Ontario. The jackpot for the next … Continue Reading
EDMONTON – An Alberta appeal board says the Edmonton Public School Board was unfair in suspending and firing teacher who gave out zeros to his students. Lynden Dorval was suspended in May 2012 and fired four months later for awarding … Continue Reading
MONTREAL — S.J. Green caught a touchdown pass and Jonathan Crompton was a winner in his first career start at quarterback as the Montreal Alouettes downed the Ottawa Redblacks 20-10 to end a six-game losing streak on Friday night. James […]
The City of Saskatoon is suspending a number of specialty routes due to a backlog of bus maintenance and says its inability to establish a new collective barraging agreement with the local transit union is a factor. A recent release … Continue Reading
WHITECOURT, Alta. – One of two men convicted in the shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in 2005 has been arrested and charged with a crime. Dennis Cheeseman was released from prison last November after serving two-thirds of his sentence … Continue Reading
A stolen laptop contained key information from about 621,000 patients and was not reported missing until months after the theft
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Quebec premier Philippe Couillard agreed to proceed with the Canadian Energy Strategy, stressing it has to focus on the impact of climate change
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Aug. 18 protest saw roughly 250 unionized workers barge into city hall, where they tossed paper, threw glasses of water and smashed windows
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Industry Minister James Moore says legislation ending pay-to-pay fees coming in the fall
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WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg man who was lost in the wild for three days says he survived on rain water and all-dressed chips. Christopher Cloutier was camping with friends in Nopiming Provincial Park in southeastern Manitoba when they got separated. […]
Earlier this year, during the Quebec provincial election, two internal party polls were released to the media. They were widely reported on as much for their contents as they were for the selective nature of the data released and the motives for releasing the poll. Both internal polls were released by parties that were trailing […]
OTTAWA — With voter turnout plunging to new lows, Liberal MPs are pondering the idea of legally requiring Canadians to cast ballots in federal elections. They’re road testing the idea of mandatory voting in a survey emailed to party members, which […]
TORONTO — The Royal Canadian Mint on Friday unveiled four limited-edition Superman coins, reproducing colourful iconic images from DC Comics’ book covers. Three of the new coins have been minted in silver, with face values of $10, $15 and $20 and […]
Russia has fired back at Canada’s NATO delegation in response to a snarky Ukraine tweet that went viral earlier this week. Read more…
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. In a little while, my weekly photo collections will be filled with grey clouds, boots in puddles, umbrellas at crosswalks, and leaves that have tumbled to the ground as they give up on the season. Until that time, which won’t be anytime soon, please enjoy these glimpses of summer […]
Toronto seemed gripped in a mix of terror and disbelief yesterday. Rumours Wednesday night were a new poll would show Ford in the lead. Yesterday the poll while having Tory in front, had a significant bump for Ford. Panic ensued as though a raccoon army had arrived carrying signs that read “First Your Green Bins, […]
Wells in Charlottetown, where all eyes are on Wynne and Couillard
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Dear Readers: Your ever inquisitive reporter just read a survey of world wide Muslims and it showed that a good majority of these “religion of peace” practitioners were in favour of Sharia law, not only for themselves, BUT EVERYBODY ………………..! Oh, and they would not be opposed to the death penalty for anyone who left […]
Bell, Virgin and RBC launched their mobile payment service, RBC Wallet, back in January, which allows cardholders to make small-ticket payments (debit…
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is making its way to the city and we’re getting ready! From September 4 to 14, 2014, be ready to embrace the experience as we take you along with us during this 39th year […]
RCMP say all 56 passengers suffered some sort of injury in crash
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Bargaining committees will reconvene Friday, says mediator Vince Ready
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© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Summer isn’t over yet and with events lined up for Labour Day Weekend — even in the rain — you’ll have plenty of activities to enjoy with the family around town. Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr Things to do in Vancouver Labour Day Weekend Events that run for […]
Cosplay and celebrities bring out fans by the thousands in #Toronto from August 28 to 31, 2014. The cavernous halls of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre become tightly packed with visitors making the days feel like a continuous rush hour on the city’…
Exterminate, exterminate! Sorry, wrong robot. A full sized Kurios robot is locked in a crate at the Eaton Centre. The quirky robot, assembled from scraps, is one of many that help put on the Cirque Du Soleil show in the Portlands from August 28 to October 26, 2014.
“What if you could alter reality at will? Delve into a world of curiosity where seeing is disbelieving: the world of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil. The show immerses you in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, leaving you to wonder: “Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination?”
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Combine fitness, performance art skills, and good old fashion play with CircusWest this fall as they launch their new program for the season for kids and adults alike. Photos courtesy of CircusWest CircusWest is Vancouver’s circus performing arts society – a comprehensive circus arts centre for all ages. Located […]
Peter Fassbender wants union to suspend teachers’ strike as classes are set to begin
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© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Two days ago Instagram introduced Hyperlapse, a new app that allows users to create speedy timelapse videos with their phones: “Traditionally, time lapse videos depend on holding your phone or camera still while you film. Hyperlapse from Instagram features built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time […]