March 23, 2016

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Dying while in office: Numerous MPs have died while still in the public spotlight

Flowers and a card of sympathy are placed in honour of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on a desk in the House of Commons on...

Spending spree alarms local Tories

Had Canadians known the federal Liberals planned to run a $29.4 billion deficit in their first budget and not $10 billion as promised, Finley is...

Shore Gold Inc. Announces Year End Results

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Environment Minister, announced that the Project "is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when the mitigation measures described in...

Competition, camaraderie in South Suburban lacrosse league

. Kevin O'Brien, left, cradles the ball as Jon Mattes-Ritz tries to hack the ball away in a recreational lacrosse game at the Family Sports...

Sean O'Brien gives blunt response to comments that CJ Stander should replace him with Ireland

Sean O'Brien didn't pick a good time to get injured, with CJ Stander excelling in his debut Six Nations campaign and Josh van der Flier...

Maxime Bernier dénonce un budget qui endettera les générations futures - L'Éclaireur Progrès

L'Éclaireur ProgrèsMaxime Bernier dénonce un budget qui endettera les générations futuresL'Éclaireur ProgrèsMaxime Bernier estime que les libéraux n'avaient pas à réinvestir massivement dans de multiples...

Jim Hillyer had wanted job of MP all his life, Rona Ambrose says in tribute

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led tributes in the House of Commons Wednesday after the sudden death of Conservative MP...

The most memorable TV spin-offs

Jennifer Saunders's era-defining sitcom was actually a spin-off of a sketch from the third series of French & Saunders from 1990. In the original sketch,...

Budget cash for transit, housing repairs 'very sexy, indeed,' mayor says

Conservative MP and finance critic Lisa Raitt said a deficit of nearly $30 billion, which was forecast in yesterday's budget, is troubling because the budget...

The hipster's choice: who is Europe's coolest manager?

We all love a hipster manager, don't we? The prospect of the next big thing in Germany, who has just taken Paderborn on a run...

As Brussels bleeds, Tory MP slams Trudeau on anti-terror spending

The heavy lifting on that job was left to interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose and deputy leader Denis Lebel, each of whom took turns denouncing...

5 ways fleets are reducing fuel bills

“Drivers that just carry technical equipment and don't have a lot of weight in the back of their vans can quite easily use a Fiesta...

Daily catch-up: George's mistake on disability benefits clears the way for Boris

I wrote about Iain Duncan Smith's resignation for on Sunday, and about George Osborne's frank admission that the Budget cut in disability benefits was...

I made a mistake but I won't say sorry, George Osborne tells MPs

International Business Times UKGeorge Osborne has told MPs he was sorry that Iain Duncan Smith had resigned from government but refused to apologise for attempting...

Rob Ford remembered in Peterborough

Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal said he met Mr. Ford once, at the funeral for the late MP Jim Flaherty. "Mr. Ford was a young man,...

Pro baseball: Reds' Simon pitches 3 perfect innings in 9-6 loss to Cubs

By GARY SCHATZ Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Anthony Rizzo hit his second home run of the spring and Jason Hammel pitched five solid innings...

Rays beat Cuba in historic game

In the landmark game, the first visit by a major league team to the communist island since 1999, the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cuban...

Young throws 4 1-3 hitless innings, Royals beat Dodgers 3-1

Los Angeles TimesYoung made his fourth start and walked three and struck out five before reaching his pitch limit. He was replaced by rookie left-hander...

Databank for March 23, 2016

720 W. Sixth St., Gail A. Rogers to Oak Street Investments, $30,500. » 7913 W. Lancaster St., Ronning Enterprises to ... 5601 E. Eastbridge Place,...

I-Team Investigates: Classroom chaos

"I have not, but I have no comment," said former CMS teacher Chris Schunk. According to records uncovered by ... And Dewey Jones, who is...

Skinner loses his cool, Canes lose to Sabres 3-2 - News & Observer

News & ObserverSkinner loses his cool, Canes lose to Sabres 3-2News & Observer... Jeff Skinner (53) mix it up with the Buffalo Sabres' Johan Larsson...

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(subscription) (subscription)That's up from $280 billion in 2014-15, when the late Jim Flaherty balanced the books in his last budget, leaving a surplus of...

Blessing of Herring Rock: A yearly ceremony to bring fish to Sitka

John Duncan looks on as Roby Littlefield pours salt water over Herring Rock. (Photo by Brielle Schaeffer, KCAW – Sitka). For centuries, the Kiks.adi clan...

Denis Lebel inquiet pour les citoyens de l'ampleur du déficit

ENDETTEMENT. Pour le député du comté Lac-Saint-Jean à la Chambre des Communes et leader adjoint du Parti Conservateur, Denis Lebel, le budget fédéral présenté par...