August 15, 2014

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Thomas Mulcair: A dynamic force of nature, he has the gutsy personality it ...

Dewar's big shiny campaign never looked better than on opening day, and his abysmal command of French became all the more glaring when he needlessly...

FOOTBALL: Leigh Robinson has high hopes for new season

TAUNTON Town manager Leigh Robinson is confident his side can enjoy a successful season in Division 1 (S&W) of the Southern league. The Peacocks, who...

Hoyles wins Burin Peninsula Open

Meanwhile, Judy Drake defeated Debbie Kenway on the first playoff hole to seal the win in the first ever Ladies Division at the event, after...

Lake Dillon Theatre Company announces 2015 theater season

Actors Joshua Blanchard, left, and Thomas Rainey in the Lake Dillon Theatre Company's production of 'Kiss of the Spider Woman.' Opening in March 2015 is...

Commentary: Here we have a few questions for US Rep. Mike Michaud

Ed Muskie wrote the Clean Air and Clean Water acts. Sen. Susan Collins rewrote the U.S. national security ... As a congressman, you held a...

We must help Gaza's injured children

Conversely, the Letter to the Editor published on the same day from Deepak Obhrai, parliamentary secretary for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, inferred that the...

Connellsville Community Ministries plan for fundraiser idea

Lori Scott of Fay-Penn said the idea is to get local businesses involved in a project that gives back to the community. “We're happy we...

Live updates: Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders (chat)

2:32 -- Lions go conservative with two runs and a short pass and are forced to punt. Raiders will take over at their ... Moore...

Lubbock High, Coronado sort out issues in scrimmage

In five games as a freshman quarterback last season, Christian Hayes threw for 1,252 yards, ran for 564 yards and combined for 19 touchdowns. Still,...

John Kerry talks Asian relationships, trade pact

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's address to Hawaii's East-West Center think tank this week drew attention primarily for its focus on...

Charlie Baker sets sights on Lowell

The city of about 110,000 — and the surrounding Merrimack Valley — is a battleground filled with the kind of conservative Democrats and independent voters...

PM's Denial at Odds with National Party Statement

(press release)Greg Hamilton, General Manager of the National Party, responded on June 13th 2011 in part as follows: “We do accept that one of...

Labour force error not related to cuts: StatsCan

The census agency, which was off by almost 42,000 jobs in its July Labour Force Survey, has been asked to find more than $33 million...

Heath Slocum, Scott Langley share second-round lead at Wyndham ...

Scott Langley watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, Aug.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program misuse sanctioned by Harper government ...

Liberal immigration critic John McCallum says these new documents prove what his party has been saying all along. He said the program was used as...

Province's environmental reputation on the line, critics say

Mike Allen, Conservative MLA in Fort McMurray, says nitrogen dioxide levels are related to traffic from the city heading to the oilands plants and those...

Divisions may flare at Va. Republican Central Committee meeting

“They're acting more like the Muslim Brotherhood than the Republican Party in this country,” he said of the conservative wing of the GOP. “They scream...

Dion's mission isn't accomplished yet

When a referendum-battered Jean Chretien plucked Stephane Dion out of academia in 1995, few would have predicted that the Montreal university professor would one day...

Grim end to Chess Olympiad as player dies mid-game, another found dead at hotel

(blog) (blog)The Canadian Press - FILE - In this file photo taken August, 1, 2014, showing a chess board at the Chess Olympiad Norway...

Short-staffed Social Security Tribunal shirks new hires despite huge backlog

Toronto Star New employees were hired this summer, said a spokesman for Employment Minister Jason Kenney. The Social ... Ms. Sims suggests that's because the Conservatives...

Tony Clement hatches open government plan | Social Policy in ...

No matter what Clement prescribes, the PMO will keep vetting all outgoing information, controlling what cabinet ministers and Conservative MPs say and stopping anything with...

KERR: When the highway robber wears a badge

In 1900, legend has it Butch Cassidy was part of the small gang that knocked off the First National Bank of Winnemucca, stealing $32,000. More...

Putin?s Useful (British) Idiots

But there has long been a certain muddleheadedness about totalitarianism on both the left and the right in Britain, with the most obvious example being...

Mike Nickel wants to get To the Point with a new TV show

The show is courting Jason Kenney and Justin Trudeau for appearances. Nickel said the show will take ... Altheim describes himself as a former Conservative...

Terminally ill man denied free care again 'for applying too early'

Scott, Edinburgh: The word "Nationalism" is being taken way out of context. The SNP (if voted in to a free Scotland) want to open borders.

Editorial: The question is not whether to save Bixi, but how

Sometime this fall, Mayor Denis Coderre and city council will have to decide the fate of Bixi — a politically delicate exercise, given how attached...

APS is playing a dumb political game

According to the prevailing narrative, APS wants to keep Lucy Mason and Vernon Parker, who are generally supportive of rooftop solar subsidies, off the commission,...

Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

David L. Botsford, Perry's defense attorney, whose $450-per hour fees are being paid for by state funds, said he was outraged by the action. "This...

Community Calendar Aug. 17

First Monday — The Arkansas Conservative Forum meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at China Town in Conway. Lunch begins at 11:30 and meeting starts at noon.

Iraqis welcome change of PM but challenges loom

BAGHDAD (AP) — Nouri al-Maliki's decision to step down as Iraq's prime minister raised hopes Friday for a new government that can roll back an...

Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out...

Leave Guy Fieri alone: Why he has nothing to do with the Food Network's decline

Back then the goofy David Rosengarten of “Taste,” the sweet-faced, knowledgable ”Two Hot Tamales“ Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, and others were nice people...

Bouchard wears new hat as coach of Armada

MONTREAL — Joël Bouchard has worn several hats with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in its short existence. He's a co-owner, general manager and president of the...

Doctors reconsider backing government's anti-pot ad campaign

The Health Canada ads come as the Conservative Party assails Trudeau for supporting the legalization of marijuana. The party has repeatedly claimed he would make...

Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

Jan Harding and her husband had just arrived at a Utah restaurant for a relaxing lunch with friends when she filled her cup with sweet...

Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out...

Mayor Gerretsen to seek federal Liberal nomination

The Kingston Whig-Standard MARK GERRETSEN IS LEAVING CITY HALL, WITH EYES ON PARLIAMENT HILL. KINGSTON'S FIRST-TERM MAYOR ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT HE WILL SEEK THE “LIBERAL NOMINATION”...

Critics: Police equipped like armies going too far

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Missouri police department at the center of an uproar over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager acquired two armored...

Campaign committees of Weatherford, Simpson donate to local races

DADE CITY — State Sen. Wilton Simpson and outgoing House Speaker Will Weatherford have nearly $1 million at their disposal to help get conservative Republicans...

Has Anyone Seen Last Year's Promising Freshmen?

Teachers who delight in debunking "traditional" values that your parents espouse, teachers for whom cultural criticism consists of scoffing at anything "conservative." They were my...

On the Capitol: Joe Leibham's recount redux and where Brett Hulsey won the ...

Conservative media had encouraged Republicans to fill out Democratic ballots to help re-elect Clarke, who stoked controversy after calling on citizens to arm themselves because...

Hill of beans: Federal computers used for bizarre Internet editing

Two weeks ago, Speaker Andrew Scheer launched an investigation into potentially defamatory changes to independent MP Dean Del Mastro's Wikipedia entry from someone using the...

Pigs, cows and votes: Candidates try for farm cred

Scott Walker. "My great-grandparents were farmers," said the former Trek Bicycle executive as she pet cows at the Rock County fair. The candidates must be...

Corrected StatsCan Report Shows 42000 Jobs Created In July, Not 200

Financial Post "This is an organization with a long history of integrity and competence," said Finance Minister Joe Oliver, who called the error "regrettable." ... "They...

A rally, a fundraiser, and we're back on the doors!

Later on Wednesday, August 20, Randy will host Emmanuel Dubourg as they discuss how the Liberal Party and Leader Justin Trudeau are building the team...

NHL MVP Sidney Crosby ready for new regime in Pittsburgh as aching wrist heals

Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins carries the puck in this file photo. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images). Associated Press. Published: August 15, 2014,...

Benefits appeal tribunal struggles with backlog

Documents obtained via the Access to Information Act suggest there won't be any new hirings on the tribunal until March, despite a backlog of thousands...

RIP Mork from Ork

Latest News SEE MORE · Horwath admits lessons to learn from election · NDP promises minimum wage for some workers · Demonstrators protest punishment for...

Robot wars

Robo-trading, using algorithms to automatically buy and sell stocks and securities, was widely blamed for last year's “Flash Crash,” when the Dow Jones industrial average...

Ottawa announces climate change research project funding

The announcement was made by Colin Carrie, Conservative MP and parliamentary secretary to environment minister Leona Agglukaq. He says the research will benefit both Canadians...