October 7, 2014

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Envision unleashes new weapon against cyber violence

Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, arrived at the Envision office in Estevan last Friday morning bearing a cheque in...

Thousands attend Duncan Family BBQ

Knoxville News Sentinel KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Thousands packed the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Tuesday evening for a free event that has become an annual tradition. The...

Thousands attend Duncan Family BBQ

Knoxville News Sentinel KNOXVILLE, Tenn. () – Thousands packed the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Tuesday evening for a free event that has become an annual tradition. The...

Commons votes for Iraq combat mission

Treasury Board President Tony Clement said last week that the cost of the mission would be prepared for the supplementary estimates, which detail changes in...

Vaughn Palmer: Despite threats, Petronas has plenty of skin in the game in BC

VICTORIA — For all the threats from Petronas to shelve for a generation plans to invest in liquefied natural gas here in B.C., it is...

Vaughn Palmer: Despite threats, Petronas has plenty of skin in the game in BC

VICTORIA — For all the threats from Petronas to shelve for a generation plans to invest in liquefied natural gas here in B.C., it is...

Conservative majority approves combat mission in Iraq

Macleans.ca The governing Conservatives used their majority to impose closure on the debate, with House Leader Peter Van Loan stating that the mission was “an urgent...

How did anyone survive this crash?

Officials have said Bakken's sweet, light crude may be more flammable than traditional, heavier forms of crude oil because it can ignite at a lower...

Cornelia commission votes not to close railroad bridge

The Cornelia City Commission voted Tuesday night not to support Norfolk Southern's request to remove the wooden railroad bridge on Hoyt Street. (Photo/Rob Moore). CORNELIA...

James Moore: Forget the bad press – Apple's still calling the tune

Outlook It's become de rigueur to trash Apple every time the American tech giant launches a new product. There have been bad reviews, reports of...

Train derails in Canada, casts flames 100 feet high - News & Observer

News & Observer Train derails in Canada, casts flames 100 feet highNews & ObserverIn this aerial photo, a Canadian National Railway Company freight train carrying dangerous...

James Moore: Good riddance to bankers who can't comply with reasonable ...

Outlook A matter of principle. At least, that's how the impending resignations of John Trueman and Alan Thomson from HSBC's UK bank are being cast.

James Moore: Despite what we're told, the Rio Tinto-Glencore mega-merger isn't ...

Outlook Calm down, calm down. At least that's the message Rio Tinto was trying to put out with its announcement that an informal chat about...

a pilgrim's process: beyond words: St Bride by John Duncan

Perhaps they also tell a story in miniature of the artist, John Duncan; on the leading angel, is the clown/ holy fool leading the procession...

Kellie Leitch, MP for Simcoe-Grey

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the recipients of the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence and for Excellence in Early Childhood Education. Powered by...

How can I help you? - Kellie Leitch, MP for Simcoe-Grey

The Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education have honoured outstanding early childhood educators since 2002, with over 200 early childhood educators honoured...

Defence Minister defends air strikes on Iraq

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. ─ Canada's Defence Minister Rob Nicholson is adamant that Canada joining military air strikes in Iraq is not similar to the U.S.

Don Cayo: Tax breaks for the favoured few add to the burden for everyone else

The income-splitting provision is worse, as was underlined when the late Jim Flaherty spoke out against it while he was still Harper's finance minister. Attractive...

Veterans affairs the talk of Penticton

The convention opened Sunday with a parade, and visits from Veteran Affairs Minister Julian Fantino and B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon. Besides policy sessions at the...

Veterans affairs the talk of Penticton

The convention opened Sunday with a parade, and visits from Veteran Affairs Minister Julian Fantino and B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon. Besides policy sessions at the...

Regional waterline in doubt

Last month the town asked former MP Rob Merrifield for help, and Merrifield said he could ask Denis Lebel, the infrastructure minister, if anything could...

Gates Foundation & Grand Challenge Partners Commit to Investments in ...

(press release)The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, said: "Under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Canada has made...

Just airstrikes, no boots on the ground: Nicholson

“We'll assess it,” Nicholson said when asked if the mission could be extended. “Our mission is to degrade the ability of ISIS from continuing to...

Cab showed up for Baird within minutes: taxi operator

The head of taxi operator Coventry Connections says a cab arrived for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird three minutes after he requested one, although Baird...

Media Advisory: Minister Findlay to Launch Cross-Country Consultations on Red ...

(press release)OTTAWA, ONTARIO--( - Oct. 7, 2014) - On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National...

Silence from Science and Tech Museum as asbestos found

The museum falls under the direction of Heritage Minister Shelly Glover. But her office said this week, also by email, that the minister isn't really...

Canadian National Freight Train Derails in Saskatchewan

Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Tuesday that it had dispatched a team of three investigators to the Saskatchewan site, according to Rob Johnston, central...

It's up to First Nations to resolve overlapping claims: BC Treaty Commission ...

Vancouver Sun The commission report said a limited federal mandate is another stumbling block, but Pierre expressed some hope that a change in approach announced by...

Minister Findlay to launch cross-country consultations on Red Tape ...

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, will launch the first 2014 Red Tape Reduction...

Five things we learned from QP Tuesday

(subscription) (subscription)Canada, International Development Minister Christian Paradis said repeatedly, is first class in our response to the crisis. We've accepted thousands, promised Immigration Minister...

Pinellas County real estate transactions for Oct. 10, 2014

2057 N Keene Rd., to Susan Lee Dearden by Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation & Law Group Pa Attorney In Fact Morales, $175,000, 09-26-2014. 730...

BC Treaty Commission report points to problem of overlapping First Nations ...

The commission report said a limited federal mandate has also been a significant stumbling block for negotiations, but Pierre expressed some hope that a change...

B.C. Treaty Commission report points to problem of overlapping First Nations ...

The commission report said a limited federal mandate has also been a significant stumbling block for negotiations, but Pierre expressed some hope that a change...

Eye-opening research stopped in its tracks: Goar

The work was painstaking. The result was startling and worrisome. It took Tony Clement five minutes — if that — to destroy Hulchanski's mapping device.

David De Gea Succeeding Where Others Failed to Overcome Poor Start at Man ...

But even he was only first choice for three seasons before he was sent on loan to Marseille. Tim Howard has become a solid Premier...

Harper Government Generating Savings through Data Centre Consolidation

(press release)The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister responsible for Shared Services Canada (SSC), today announced the opening...

Train derails in Saskatchewan, catches fire

Toronto Star WADENA, Saskatchewan — A Canadian National Railway Company freight train carrying flammable goods derailed in central Saskatchewan on Tuesday and caught fire. The Saskatchewan...

ISIS mission: Vote on CF-18 deployment expected tonight

The Conservative government has moved, despite the objection of opposition MPs, to end debate on Canada's proposed deployment of CF-18 jet fighters to combat the...

Amendment coming to controversial seed bill: Ritz

(subscription)The Conservative government will amend its latest agriculture bill to make sure farmers are well aware their right to save seed is protected, Agriculture...

Minister Ritz Brings the Agricultural Growth Act Before Standing Committee

(press release)OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/07/14 -- Agricultural Minister Gerry Ritz appeared before the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food today to speak...

John Wiley Price, Jesse Jackson suggest Ebola patient treated differently ...

Businessweek Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and the Rev. Jesse Jackson suggested in separate forums Tuesday that Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan may not be...

UPDATE 1-Canada to badly miss 2020 emissions-cut target -official watchdog

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq did not directly address Gelfand's prediction that Canada would miss the target, saying in a statement, "Our government is making significant...

French climate envoy calls Mulcair an ally, is denied a meeting with Harper

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq told last month's UN climate summit that Canada is fully committed to a strong and effective global climate agreement next year...

Canada's Arctic Strategy Lacks Vision For Shipping Traffic Growth: Audit

CBC.ca Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq didn't address the criticism directly, but told the House of Commons the government would "continue to demonstrate leadership" in protecting Canada's...

Canada to badly miss 2020 emissions-cut target: official watchdog

CBC.ca Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq did not directly address Gelfand's prediction that Canada would miss the target, saying in a statement, "Our government is making significant...

Firearms bill amendments to cut 'red tape' unveiled in the House

Long-awaited amendments to Canadian gun laws — including an extended amnesty for Swiss Arms rifles — were introduced in the House today by Public Safety...

The Arctic Council at a crossroads -- still, and again

For what it's worth, and I expect to Leona Aglukkaq it's worth a lot, the Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Alaska and Inuit Circumpolar Conference speakers all...

Conservatives Table Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act

Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, speaks to reporters about firearms licensing in the foyer of the House of Commons on Tuesday,...

New collective agreement ratified between Cameco Corporation and United ...

(press release)OTTAWA, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated...

Grand Challenges Canada catalyzes partnership for 'Saving Brains'

(press release)... the Saving Brains partnership and by investing in innovative projects, our government is supporting children in developing nations so they can reach...