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Trudeau government quietly endorses toxic chemical to clean up oil spills

The conservation group sent a six-page letter to then-environment minister Leona Aglukkaq urging the ministry not to approve a “potentially deleterious” substance, citing the havoc...

Chronically Overrated: The Ken Burns Effect

The bio on Ken's twitter page proclaims his holiness as one of the “most influential documentary makers of all time” – along with Robert Flaherty...

Oil-origin revelation for interim leader | Sarnia Observer

BlackburnNews.comRona Ambrose visited Sarnia Wednesday, saying it's important for Canada to aggressively champion free trade. The interim leader of the Conservative Party of ...BlackburnNews.com - Anti-Energy...

Rona Ambrose visiting Sarnia | Sarnia Observer

Rona Ambrose will be in Sarnia next week, part of a series of stops in southwestern Ontario for the interim Conservative Party of Canada leader.

The Month in Weird: August's Best Avant-Garde Concerts

... Exposure remains an overlooked alt-country gem) and, conversely, grooving on triptastic Greek and Middle Eastern-seasoned free-improv marathons in Rhyton alongside bassist Jimy SeiTang (Stygian...

Teheran insists he feels fine after losing to Phillies

Philadelphia went up 5-2 in the sixth against Eric O'Flaherty on Freddy Galvis' two-run single. Odubel Herrera missed a chance to add on when O'Flaherty...

Stanton homers and Marlins beat Phillies 11-1

The Marlins ended a 24-inning scoreless streak Tuesday, and started fast against Philadelphia rookie Zach Eflin (3-4). J.T. Realmuto led off the first inning with...

Carolinas storm cleanup goes on; thousands still without power

Chris Dozier of CMPD's Steele Creek Division said. To report power outages, call ... Emergency management officials also said a tree fell on a house...

Braves, Marlins players with military ties honored to play at Fort Bragg

Miami Marlins' Martin Prado, left, Christian Yelich, center, and Giancarlo Stanton stand for the national anthem before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Sunday,...

The Baccarat's Luxe Crown Jewel Penthouse Has Sold for $42.55M

It has 360-degree views of the city, visible from floor-to-ceiling windows, along with a corner living room, library, eat-in kitchen, and a formal library, per...

June 25: Explore the day's history through photos

Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart, second from left, shakes a supporters hand as he leaves the Plaza Hotel, Monday, June 25, 1984, New York. Hart...

Peake's 'magic' music video receives high praise

Headteacher of Westbourne Primary, Steven Potter, said before unveiling the masterpiece to the children's parents: “Tim Peake, we are so proud of you and wish...

Tim Peake's legacy - 'extraordinary service beyond our planet'

Headteacher Steven Potter said: 'We wanted to let Tim know that he has been an inspiration over the last six months. ... 'Lyrics were done...

Justin jabs, Sophie sings and Rona rocks: 15 jokes they loved at Ottawa press gala

Former prime minister Stephen Harper had boycotted the gala since 2005 due to his frosty relations with the media - or perhaps his overall dislike...

Once a climate doubter, Tory leadership contender Maxime Bernier now plans to consult scientists

Beauce MP Maxime Bernier may have softened his stance on climate change since 2010, when he was admonished for debating the science of the global...

Crime report for Friday, May 27

Robert Mitchums Rhooms Jr., 34, of the 5500 block of Dalstrom Lane in Hope Mills, was charged Thursday with breaking and entering a motor vehicle,...

Notes from region golf courses

Gary Schenk, Machell Klemsche, Charlie Maness and Annette Autry won the Sunday couples event. ... Brenda O'Berry and Jennifer Lockhart won the women's ace of...

Conservative Michael Chong enters leadership race and embraces carbon pricing

... to the late former finance minister, Jim Flaherty, and later as chief executive of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy,...

Baseball scraps Puerto Rico series amid Zika concerns

Miami Marlins' Miguel Rojas (19), high fives Giancarlo Stanton, center, after the Marlins defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-0 in a baseball game, Thursday, May 5,...

Self-Appointed Bathroom Cop Catches Dallas Woman Using Women's Restroom

Eric Nicholson. . Friday, April 29, 2016 at 12:21 p.m.. By Eric Nicholson. A man walked into the women's restroom at Baylor Medical Center in...

Sarnia-Lambton MP welcomes Conservative party leadership candidate

Leitch first ran in the 2011 election after persistent encouragement from Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Prior to that, Leitch used to spend time in Sarnia...

Mistrial in Chester, S.C., councilman murder case

Moore testified that he and four friends were armed and had planned to rob someone at a house near Williams' concrete shop. No one was...

As PM signs UN climate treaty, now comes the hard part: respecting it

"The Liberals are misleading Canadians by saying everything is a win-win, while not accounting for the true economic costs," said a statement from critic Ed...

Thursday's High School Heroes

John Dancy, Ardrey Kell baseball: threw no-hitter in 4-0 win over Hough Wednesday. Hayley McDermott, Anna Small, Ardrey Kell girls soccer: Two goals apiece in...

15000 Books Line the Walls of Sonia Rykiel's New York Boutique

She partnered with Thomas Lenthal, art director of System and publisher of Paradis, and graffiti artist and nightlife savant André Saraiva to solidify the concept...

There's More to the Art of Tattoo Legend Don Ed Hardy Than T-Shirts

Ask most people who they think Don Ed Hardy is, and a common response may be, “He's the guy that makes those awful T-shirts, right?”...

Eye on the Community: Our readers report

Miss Rosehill 2016, Audrey Moore, has a platform that supports pediatric dental care. ... From left to right: Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH) Board...

Big oil wants taxpayer cash for risky Arctic drilling

After Imperial Oil asked the government to change to the law, the former Conservative cabinet minister responsible for the legislation, Bernard Valcourt, approved a contract...

Finance minister to give Canadians sense of federal deficit

Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt has accused the Liberals of breaking election promises. Raitt asked Morneau on Thursday in the House of Commons if a...

Environment Canada issued warning to Mount Polley mine before disaster, FOIs ...

The memo, prepared for former Conservative environment minister Leona Aglukkaq, said that the department's enforcement branch had issued the written warning to Imperial Metals Corporation...

Mychaylo Prystupa moving on to new opportunities

During the 2015 federal election, Prystupa's eye turned to the Arctic and he documented how then-Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq skipped out on the Climate Summit...

Area Sports Roundup for Friday, Jan.15

CBA (9-4): Kate LaCasse 2, Rosalie Winden 8, Nateshia Williams 6, Natalie Nardella 9, Brooke Jarvis 5, Paige Nicholson 16. Totals: 16-7-46. Whitesboro (12-2): Katie...

Crime Report for Friday, Jan. 1

Domonique Quincy Owens, 18, of the 300 block of Heathrow Drive, Spring Lake, was charged Thursday with robbery and conspiring to rob. Bail was set...

Last-minute filings bring more challenges in NC races in 2016

So did GOP Rep. Rob Bryan in the House. After Monday's noon deadline, just four Mecklenburg lawmakers – Republican John Bradford and Democrats Rodney Moore,...

Judge moves trial for suspect in Chester councilman's slaying to Fairfield Co.

Police and prosecutors have said Moore shot Williams and was one of five alleged Roundtree Circle Gang members Williams was following, because he had been...

City Council Votes 7-2 Against Fuel Pumps In Curtis Park

Les Simmons from South Christian, who didn't care one way or another about the fuel center. They just wanted the Safeway jobs for Oak Park.

[Focus] Gay rights vote undermines EU-Ukraine visa deal

Ukrainian MPs have voted down a gay rights law in a decision likely to kill chances of EU visa-free travel by the end of the...

Joe Oliver, Leona Aglukkaq and other Conservative ministers defeated

Joe Oliver famously denounced environmentalists as "foreign radicals" in a January 2012 letter promoting Enbridge Northern Gateway, while he was Canada's natural resources minister. He...

Party leaders get into position for sprint to the electoral finish

... minister Christian Paradis, but has no incumbent in this election — to highlight the issue of rail safety. The New Democrats would seek to...

Jacobs, Mobley wedding

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Jacobs of Hartsfield. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mobley...

Jon Ander honored for role in 2 Wingate victories

Senior right-side hitter Shelly Stumpff posted 16 kills, 10 digs and nine blocks. It was the Bulldogs' 13th straight win over the ... The Bulldogs...

How John Baird bungled Mohamed Fahmy's release

Arrested nearly two years ago in Egypt on trumped-up national security charges, the Al Jazeera reporter criticized then-foreign affairs minister John Baird for publicly stating...

Wayne Gretzky assists on Stephen Harper's aim | Toronto Star

Hockey commentary Don Cherry backed former Toronto police chief Julian Fantino throughout a 2010 byelection in Vaughan. In automated calls to space households, Cherry informed...

Joe Oliver's expensive travel costs undermine Conservatives' fiscally ...

Public works minister Diane Finley booked a round trip to Vancouver for $7,221 in October 2014, and former minister of state for finance Ted Menzies...

Is this man the worst MP (and minister) in Canada?

The end of Julian Fantino's career as minister of Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) began in a stuffy waiting room in the bowels of Parliament Hill's...

War veteran's book chronicles abuses by Harper government

Former Veterans Affairs minister Julian Fantino (credit: Toronto Star). Soldier-turned-author David MacLeod. (submitted by author). Previous story. A soldier-turned-author has released a damning new book...

Conservative Minister Lisa Raitt evades questions about Paris climate talks

Green Party leader Elizabeth May criticized Prime Minister Stephen Harper for skipping the UN climate summit in New York last September, while environment minister Leona...

Is the Express Entry system too slow?

In fact, in April 2015, the Citizenship and Immigration Minister of Canada Chris Alexander stated that he expects 10 to 15 per cent of the...

Notes from Cape Fear region golf courses

Trent Palmer, Austin Everette, Mike Huskey and Dave Elliott won the 9-hole Wednesday event. ... Dan Wesselman, Jim Mills, Jimmy Money and Tom Wilson won...

Shell offshore drilling application prompts conflict-of-interest charge

Shell's plan to drill has come under heavy criticism after federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq signed off approval allowing the company up to 21 days...