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Newmarket family stranded on Boston whale-watching boat

Posted July 29, 2014 by Staff

A whale-watching tour that was supposed to last just a few hours turned into a smelly, exhausting night at sea near Boston for a vacationing Newmarket family. “It smelled like vomit and stinky diapers from the babies. There were lots … Continue Reading

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General

Award-winning former GO Transit boss to lead Vancouver SkyTrain probe

Posted July 29, 2014 by Staff

After system-wide shutdowns left some Vancouver SkyTrain passengers prying open train doors and fleeing along elevated platforms this summer, TransLink has tapped former GO Transit head Gary McNeil to probe the failures. The independent investigation comes after TransLink conducted an … Continue Reading

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Cancer

Toronto wedding dresses get second trip down aisle for cancer charities

Posted July 29, 2014 by Staff

Tucked between the satin folds of a wedding dress hangs a letter from the bride who last wore the gown to the bride-to-be who will buy it. The messages have become something of a tradition over ten years at the … Continue Reading

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Calgary

Controversial Jewish Defence League mulls Calgary chapter after rally violence

Posted July 29, 2014 by Jeremy Nolais

Leaders of a controversial Jewish group are giving “serious” consideration to launching a Calgary chapter after pro-Israel supporters were assaulted during a counter-protest earlier this month. Meir Weinstein, national director of the Jewish Defence League of Canada, said his office … Continue Reading

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Calgary

Victim warned friend of downtown Calgary dangers hours before body found

Posted July 29, 2014 by Jeremy Nolais

Brian Black Kettle always put the needs of his five kids, numerous siblings and friends first. The night he died, the 35-year-old had just finished dinner with a friend, whom he advised to head home rather than join him for … Continue Reading

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General

“Crazy” Ottawa frosh week event firm promotes underage drinking: student

Posted July 29, 2014 by Anonymous

A University of Ottawa student says a company that plans frosh week parties is “preying” on her peers, promoting binge and underage drinking and substance abuse, but the company calls the allegations “slanderous.” Liisa Steinwedel, a fifth-year student leader, is … Continue Reading

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General

Team France set for second night of Celebration of Light fireworks festival

Posted July 29, 2014 by Anonymous

As many as 300,000 people are expected to descend on Vancouver’s English Bay on Wednesday night as Team France prepares to light up the sky for the Celebration of Light fireworks performance. Pyrotechnic company F.C. Pyro will represent France during … Continue Reading

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Calgary

Edmonton actor playing John Ware, a founding father of Alberta’s cowboy culture

Posted July 29, 2014 by Lucy Haines

Growing up in Sherwood Park, Orville Cameron never heard of John Ware:  there was no mention of the iconic Black hero, a founder of the province’s ranching industry, in high school history books. It wasn’t until his brother showed him … Continue Reading

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Edmonton

Proposed Edmonton Festival barricades not street legal

Posted July 29, 2014 by Ryan Tumilty

Proposed road barricades for Edmonton’s festivals that won a design competition last summer hit a brick wall with city officials. Designer Nadir Bellahmer sponsored the contest last summer through Make Something Edmonton, with several proposed designs making appearances at the … Continue Reading

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General

Defenceman Jake Gardiner inks 5-year deal with Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted July 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

TORONTO — He has been buried in the minors and repeatedly had his name mentioned in trade rumours. But after a breakout season, the Toronto Maple Leafs finally made a long-term commitment to one of their top young players on […]

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Canada

World War 3 …. here we come, nukes and all

Posted July 29, 2014 by MariaS

Watch the vid to the end and see if you can catch anything amiss with what the IMF woman says. It’s to do with numbers. I will update this post 24 hrs from now to give the answer. 
Hint: She made the statement in January 2014. 

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Canada

Ontario First Nations prepared to lay down their lives to protect lands: chiefs

Posted July 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Five aboriginal chiefs say they’ll assert their treaty rights over their traditional territory and ancestral lands

The post Ontario First Nations prepared to lay down their lives to protect lands: chiefs appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Canada

Tiny drones catching up with hummingbirds – nature’s hovering marvels

Posted July 29, 2014 by Margaret Munro

Tiny, high-end military drones are catching up with one of nature’s great engineering masterpieces. A side-by-side comparison has found a “remarkably similar” aerodynamic performance between hummingbirds and the Black Hornet, the most sophisticated nano spycam yet. “(The) Average Joe hummingbird” […]

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General

Montreal Impact trade Nyassi to Chicago for Duka; owner to make ‘important announcement’

Posted July 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — The struggling Montreal Impact sent Sanna Nyassi to the Chicago Fire for Dilly Duka in a swap of midfielders on Tuesday and issued a statement saying president Joey Saputo is about to make an important announcement. The Major […]

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Toronto FC look to put loss and officiating troubles in the past as they visit D.C.

Posted July 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Ryan Nelsen said Toronto FC has moved on from its 2-1 loss to Sporting KC over the weekend, but the state of officiating in Major League Soccer still seems to be weighing on the mind of the head […]

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Calgary

Theatre Review: Wicked

Posted July 29, 2014 by Jes

Can you believe I had never seen Wicked!? It is one of the most beloved Broadway shows…ever, and I had never seen it. I don’t think I ever made it a grade A priority because I was never fully sold on the Wizard of Oz. Dorthy annoyed me and the premis…

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Football

Donald Trump says he’ll submit bid to buy Buffalo Bills

Posted July 29, 2014 by Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Donald Trump says he is unlikely to be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills because he’s “not going to do something totally stupid” to make the team his. “I’ll be bidding, but many other people will […]

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Canada

Damian Warner wins decathlon gold for Canada at Commonwealth Games

Posted July 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

GLASGOW — Canada’s Damian Warner has won gold in the decathlon at the Commonwealth Games. The 24-year-old from London, Ont., recorded a score of 8,282 for the victory that comes a year after he won bronze at the world championships. […]

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Calgary

Canadian swimmer Ryan Cochrane wins second Commonwealth gold

Posted July 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

GLASGOW — Canadian swimmer Ryan Cochrane has won the men’s 1,500-metre freestyle for his second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. The Victoria native raced to a time of 14 minutes 44.03 seconds and was never threatened in the final. […]

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Election

Eh Types: How To Beat Ford

Posted July 29, 2014 by Anonymous

There can be no one left in their right mind who supports re-electing Rob Ford. I’m all for differences of political opinion. We can hold different ideas on transit, the environment, what sort of development is best for the city. However, if you want to re-elect a corrupt substance abusing serial liar with criminal ties, […]

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Canada

How Sandro Lisi influenced the Elliot Lake mall inquiry

Posted July 29, 2014 by Michael Friscolanti

Recent case law pertaining to Mayor Rob Ford’s notorious driver forms key part of ruling against former engineer

The post How Sandro Lisi influenced the Elliot Lake mall inquiry appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Canada

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian party leaders’ “callous devaluation of Palestinian life” condemned

Posted July 29, 2014 by Obert Madondo

In open letter, 690 academics, community leaders decry the “callous devaluation of Palestinian life” by the Canadian government and federal party leaders, urge condemnation of the continuing violation of international law in Gaza.

The post Canadian party leaders’ “callous devaluation of Palestinian life” condemned appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

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Africa

Canadian wrestlers win two gold, one bronze at Commonwealth Games

Posted July 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

GLASGOW — Canadian wrestlers earned two gold medals and a bronze Tuesday at the Commonwealth Games. Ottawa’s Erica Wiebe claimed gold in the women’s 75-kilogram event, and later Korey Jarvis won gold in the men’s 125-kilo competition. Congrats to GOLD […]

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General

Rob Ford Might Go On A Coffee Run With Deadmau5

Posted July 29, 2014 by Melody

Rob Ford can now call Deadmau5 a supporter of Ford Nation. The Canadian DJ/producer paid the Mayor of Toronto a little visit yesterday and now CTV is reporting that Ford will, in fact, appear on an episode of Deadmau5′s YouTube show, Coffee Run. After their meeting, Ford even tweeted this pic of the two: Thanks […]

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Alberta

Fake passengers booked on plane so Alta. premier could fly alone

Posted July 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Redford’s staff blocked others from flying on government plane, says report

The post Fake passengers booked on plane so Alta. premier could fly alone appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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General

Archive Photos of the Day: Cordova Street

Posted July 29, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Cordova Street, which runs through the most history-laden part of Vancouver, was once called Willow Street and Oppenheimer Street, before eventually being named after Don Antonio Maria Villaces y Cordova, Spanish Viceroy of Mexico thanks to L.A. Hamilton. 1886: View of Granville [Townsite] looking west from Westminster Ave (Main […]

The post Archive Photos of the Day: Cordova Street appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

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Alberta

The Liberal Scarf: “Limiting information” on oilsands probe demonstrates Harper government problems with both openness and the environment

Posted July 29, 2014 by The Liberal Scarf

This story out of The Star hits at two major problems of the Harper government – an inability to take environmental concerns seriously, and a desire to limit access to critical information by the media and citizens.

“Environment Canada’s enforcement branch asked a spokesman to “limit information” given to reporters about how long it took to launch a federal investigation into a serious Alberta oilsands leak last summer. The comments were included in more than 100 pages of emails obtained by the Star that were generated in response to questions from journalists last summer about the mysterious leak in (Read more…) . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: “Limiting information” on oilsands probe demonstrates Harper government problems with both openness and the environment

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Canada

drive-by planet: NDP Gaza cop out: Mulcair refuses to denounce ‘murderous assault’ by Israel

Posted July 29, 2014 by Jay Cables

A recent post on World Socialist Web Site (WSWS) draws attention to the failure of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP) to “denounce the murderous assault being carried out by the Israeli government” in Gaza:

Over the past two weeks, Thomas Mulcair, the head of the NDP and the leader of the Official Opposition in parliament, and Paul Dewar, the NDP foreign affairs critic, have refused to oppose Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s full-throated support for the Israeli onslaught [in Gaza].

The article notes that Mulcair’s stance on the Gaza conflict has drawn kudos from at least one columnist on the (Read more…)

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General

Public Tours of BC Place

Posted July 29, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. BC Place is one of the easiest landmarks to spot on a map of Vancouver aside from Stanley Park. It’s an icon of our fair city, opening in June of 1983 and again in 2011 following $150 million in major renovations, it has hosted everything from the CFL, MLS, […]

The post Public Tours of BC Place appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

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General

Senate debates sanctions against Tory senator

Posted July 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu employed girlfriend as assistant

The post Senate debates sanctions against Tory senator appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Calgary

All Hail HYDRA: the Calgary Folk Fest stand out

Posted July 29, 2014 by Jes

Every July a very random group of Calgarians come together on an Island in the inner city to listen to music, eat from food trucks and hang out in my favorite spot – the beer gardens. Obviously I am talking about the Calgary Folk Festival!This year the…

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General

Harper’s pot wedge: Up in smoke

Posted July 29, 2014 by Paul Wells

Paul Wells on how Harper’s winning issue is losing its kick

The post Harper’s pot wedge: Up in smoke appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Canada

Calgary house of mass murder put up for sale

Posted July 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Four-bedroom home is asking $489,900

The post Calgary house of mass murder put up for sale appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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General

Book Lovers cry

Posted July 28, 2014 by James Hamilton

Not much remains of the signage at the former World’s Biggest Bookstore in downtown #Toronto on Edward Street, just a mural and some of the paint. Book Lovers don’t pay the bills when you download electronic books and stop coming into the brick and mor…

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General

Ryerson Glass Curtainwall

Posted July 28, 2014 by James Hamilton

Rising in the former Sam the Record Man location on Yonge Street is the new Ryerson University Student Learning Centre. The concrete structure is quickly being contained with an interesting glass wall.

“Transforming the corner of Yonge and Gould streets into one of Toronto’s most vibrant, people-friendly intersections, the Student Learning Centre (SLC) will give the Ryerson community an outstanding environment in which to study, collaborate and share ideas. The SLC was designed through a partnership between two renowned architectural firms: Snøhetta & Zeidler Partnership Architects. It has been targeted to achieve LEED Silver certification.”

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Canada

PMO defends elimination of award named for feminist icon

Posted July 28, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Spokesperson points to one sentence in citizenship guide to prove government not erasing Thérèse Casgrain from public history

The post PMO defends elimination of award named for feminist icon appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Canada

Internal Finance memo warns of potential for Bitcoin-related crime

Posted July 28, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Recent federal budget announced measures to bring Bitcoin transactions within scope of Canada’s anti-money laundering law

The post Internal Finance memo warns of potential for Bitcoin-related crime appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Canada

Committee debates sanctions for senator who hired girlfriend

Posted July 28, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu testified about why he employed his girlfriend as an assistant in violation of Senate guidelines

The post Committee debates sanctions for senator who hired girlfriend appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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