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Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister of Canada, Has Died

Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister of Canada, Has Died

By Brian Powell April 11, 2014

Jim Flaherty, Canada’s third-longest serving finance minister of all time, died on Thursday simply weeks after he had retired from his post. While no official cause of death has been released, police stated they had responded to a call reporting …

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue: Coach is to Blame Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue: Coach is to Blame

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue lost their chance at a gold medal in ice dancing to their rivals and training mates Meryl Davis and Charlie White. So, what’s next for the duo? Finger pointing, apparently. And the person at the …

Canadian Man Convicted Of Bestiality Canadian Man Convicted Of Bestiality

When joining the SCPA, either as an employee or volunteer, you’re generally expected to prevent the abuse of animals. For one New Brunswick resident, he used his status as a volunteer to get close to the animals without raising suspicion. …

Team Canada Beer Fridge: Canadian Passport Needed Team Canada Beer Fridge: Canadian Passport Needed

Canada sure knows how to turn up the heat at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Molson, a Canadian beer company, sent a bright red fridge filled with beer to Team Canada’s headquarters in Sochi to give them a taste of …

Kaetlyn Osmond, Canada’s Favorite Skater, Ends Fifth Kaetlyn Osmond, Canada’s Favorite Skater, Ends Fifth

Kaetlyn Osmond, the 18-year-old Canadian figure skating sweetheart, skated in her first Olympics event on Saturday at Sochi’s Iceberg Skating Palace. Osmond, now a Sherwood Parks resident in Alberta, Canada, moved from Marystown, a province in Newfoundland and Labrador on …

Pig Virus Makes Its Way From the U.S. to Canada Pig Virus Makes Its Way From the U.S. to Canada
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A deadly virus known as porcine epidemic diarrhea (PEDv) is spreading among hog herds in Canada and is said to be affecting two provinces. The pig virus, which was tested positive in the United States last May, has now made …

Pipeline Explosion Leaves Many Without Heat Pipeline Explosion Leaves Many Without Heat
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The Pipeline explosion that rocked southern Manitoba on Saturday is to blame for nearly 4,000 dealing with the extremely cold temperatures sans heat. Many of theses residents have alternate sources of heat to fall back on, according to Chambers Ewen, …

Rob Ford Curses In Drunken Jamaican Jibber Jabber Rob Ford Curses In Drunken Jamaican Jibber Jabber

He’s done it again! Just when we thought Toronto Mayor Rob Ford  was done with drinking, there’s a new video showing the mayor in another one of his drunken stupors. In the video, the intoxicated mayor is heard using words …

Jennifer Jones, Canadian Curling Team Head to Sochi Jennifer Jones, Canadian Curling Team Head to Sochi

Canadian curling star Jennifer Jones spoke to the media after her team’s match against Norway at the Continental Cup on Sunday. Jones and the rest of the curling team are headed to Russia next month to participate in the 2014 …

Eugenie Bouchard: Now Serving at the Adult Table Eugenie Bouchard: Now Serving at the Adult Table

Eugenie Bouchard, the 19-year-old tennis sensation hailing from Westmount, Quebec has a great chance of reaching the Australian Open Semifinals if she defeats Ana Ivanovic. This is record-breaking stuff for Canada; Patricia Hy-Boulais has been the only other Canadian able …

H5N1 – Bird Flu Is Here In North America H5N1 – Bird Flu Is Here In North America
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The first reported case of H5N1, the Bird or Avian flu, has touched down in North America, Canada to be exact. Canadian health officials have confirmed that it was the H5N1 flu that killed a resident of Alberta, Canada who …

Train Derailment in Canada Causes Fire Train Derailment in Canada Causes Fire

Fire continues to burn Wednesday after a train carrying oil derailed in New Brunswick, Canada Tuesday. The train consisted of 122 cars and four locomotives. Only eight were transporting crude oil and propane from Canada, which were destined for an …

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Seeks Reelection Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Seeks Reelection

Is he smoking crack…again? Despite repeated calls for him to step down from office, Toronto mayor Rob Ford was the first candidate to show up at City Hall on Thursday to register for reelection. The mayor is asking Toronto to vote …

Canada's Supreme Court Lifts Anti-Prostitution Laws Canada's Supreme Court Lifts Anti-Prostitution Laws
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Sex workers in Canada are celebrating after the country’s highest court unanimously struck down three anti-prostitution laws. In their landmark 9-0 ruling, the nine judges deemed that bans against owning and visiting brothels, publicly soliciting for sex and living off …

Scientists Use Vodka to Send a Text Message Scientists Use Vodka to Send a Text Message
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Researchers at York University in Toronto have finally found a good use for vodka. Using a simple setup with a spritzer and a receiver, placed apart from one another on a table, they were able to send the world’s first …

AT&T Announces 4G Data Roaming in Canada AT&T Announces 4G Data Roaming in Canada
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AT&T today announced a deal with Rogers Communications to provide its customers with 4G LTE data roaming capabilities while in Canada. Access to the data will, of course, not be free. AT&T customers will have to buy packages of capped …

12 Years A Slave: Connected To Canada? 12 Years A Slave: Connected To Canada?

Those who have seen the film 12 Years A Slave already know of the important character that appears late in the film from Canada, but probably do not know the story behind him. Samuel Bass, played by Brad Pitt, shows …