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  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by zyery
    +19 +7

    Jehovah's Witness, 14, ordered to receive blood transfusion despite beliefs

    The McGill University Health Centre has been authorized to perform blood transfusions to treat a 14-year-old girl with cancer, despite her refusal because it goes against her beliefs as a Jehovah's Witness. In a ruling issued earlier this month, Superior Court Justice Lukasz Granosik concluded that it is lawful to protect a child, sometimes even against their own wishes, when their decision can be fatal or irreversibly alter their lives.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by TNY
    +13 +5

    Equifax says hackers stole data on 100,000 Canadians

    Equifax has finally revealed how many Canadians were caught up in its massive hack: 100,000. The credit reporting agency said Tuesday that data compromised in the attack includes names, addresses, social insurance numbers and credit card details. Equifax cautioned in a statement posted on its website that its investigation is ongoing and "this information may change."

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by funhonestdude
    +19 +5

    Canada unveils monument to US Civil War

    Canada has unveiled its first monument to the US Civil War, honouring the 40,000 Canadians who fought during America's bloodiest conflict. The monument in Cornwall, Ontario, was championed by a Civil War re-enactment group who raised almost almost C$44,000 ($36,000, £27,000) to build it. About 7,000 Canadians died in the war, which claimed almost 620,000 US lives.

  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by spacepopper
    +10 +4

    43 Percent of Canadians Say Science Is a ‘Matter of Opinion’

    For a relatively small country (population-wise) of 36 million, Canada has arguably punched above its weight when it comes to scientific discoveries. It was a Canadian who co-discovered insulin, and a team here who figured out how "ghost particles" called neutrinos swap identities as they zoom from the Sun to Earth. We've pioneered AI. The list goes on. When it comes to scientific literacy, though, Canadians are not doing so hot, according to a new survey. Released Monday by the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto to coincide...

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by wildcard
    +12 +5

    Coast Guard ship fined $6K for exceeding speed limit meant to protect right whales

    Transport Canada has fined the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir William Alexander $6,000 for going too fast in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The ship allegedly violated the federal government's 10-knot speed limit that was put in place in August to prevent further deaths of the endangered North Atlantic right whales.​ As of Sept. 16, there have been 11 right whales confirmed dead in the Gulf.

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by TentativePrince
    +22 +6

    Census: Children make up one quarter of 4.8 million Canadians living in poverty

    Nikkie Edwards and her boyfriend make about $31,000 a year, a sum that leaves them below the poverty line as defined by Statistics Canada — and in the company of another 4.8 million people, according to the latest census numbers released Wednesday. Of those, 1.2 million Canadians are children under 18 — including their 10-month-old daughter, Isabelle.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by zyery
    +9 +3

    Canada flagged as hidden $14 trillion credit bubble stokes global crisis fears

    he world’s top financial watchdog has uncovered US$14 trillion of global dollar debt hidden in derivatives and swap contracts, a startling sum that doubles the underlying levels of offshore dollar credit in the international system. The scale of this lending greatly increases the risk of a future funding crisis if inflation ever forces the U.S. Federal Reserve to tighten in earnest and drain worldwide liquidity, potentially triggering a dollar surge.

  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by drunkenninja
    +15 +3

    Nestle bottles millions of litres of Canadian water — and pays nothing

    The price of a litre of bottled water in B.C. is often higher than a litre of gasoline. However, the price paid by the world’s largest bottled water company for taking 265 million litres of fresh water every year from a well in the Fraser Valley — not a cent. Because of B.C.’s lack of groundwater regulation, Nestlé Waters Canada — a division of the multi-billion-dollar Switzerland-based Nestlé Group, the world’s largest food company — is not required to measure, report, or pay a penny for the millions of litres of water it draws from Hope and then sells across Western Canada.

  • Analysis
    10 days ago
    by gottlieb
    +16 +5

    Half of Canada's wildlife species are in decline, WWF finds

    Despite Canada's vast wilderness, populations of half its vertebrate species are shrinking, a new World Wildlife Fund report finds. And endangered species like woodland caribou and St. Lawrence beluga whales continue to disappear even after becoming protected by federal laws. The Living Planet Report Canada, released Thursday morning by the conservation group WWF-Canada, found 451 of 903 mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian and fish species across the country — half the species in the study — declined in number between 1970 and 2014.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by canuck
    +5 +1

    Canada to get its first cryptocurrency ETF

    Evolve Funds Group Inc. wants to offer Canada’s first cryptocurrency ETF. The company says in a release that’s it has filed a preliminary prospectus with Canadian securities regulators for a fund called Evolve Bitcoin ETF (BITS). BITS will seek to replicate the performance of exposure to Bitcoin obtained through investments in CFE Bitcoin (USD) Futures. The fund will invest directly or indirectly in exchange-traded futures contracts as well as other financial instruments and derivatives that provide similar return characteristics.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by bradd
    +17 +2

    Canada won't do business with Boeing while it's 'busy trying to sue us,' Trudeau says

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped the gloves Monday in his fight with Boeing, saying the government won't do business with a company that he's accusing of attacking Canadian industry and trying to put aerospace employees out of work. Trudeau's broadside represents the strongest Canadian rhetoric yet against the U.S. aerospace giant since Boeing launched a trade dispute with Montreal-based rival Bombardier earlier this year.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by hxxp
    +28 +5

    Proposed new food guide tells Canadians to cut back on sugar and eat better fats

    Canadians may soon be encouraged to eat more fibre, less sugar and not fret too much regarding overall fat intake. The 10-year-old Canadian Food Guide is in the process of being updated after about three years of research and consultation. The final product isn't ready, but it's shaping up to look a lot different than the current model. "You could say little has changed and everything has changed. When you think about how people get information...

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by geoleo
    +18 +5

    Canadian dollar jumps above 82 cents US as central bank raises interest rates again

    The Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a point to one per cent on Wednesday. It's the second time this year that the central bank has upped the rate, after hiking it for the first time in seven years in July. The central bank's rate has an impact on lending rates that consumers and savers get from banks on mortgages, lines of credits, savings accounts and other financial vehicles.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by Chubros
    +18 +4

    How Canada has been secretly giving asylum to gay people in Chechnya fleeing persecution

    Canada has quietly brought in 22 people, with more to come, despite risks to Canada-Russia relations, John Ibbitson reports.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by sauce
    +28 +6

    Canada ramps up deportations amid growing migrant influx

    As an influx of asylum seekers crossing from the United States strains Canada’s immigration system, the country is ramping up its deportation of migrants, government data shows. Deportations of Mexicans, who have flocked to Canada in growing numbers after a visa requirement was lifted in December, was already 66 percent higher in the first eight months of 2017 than the total from the previous year.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by socialiguana
    +19 +4

    Canada has officially completed the longest trail system in the world (PHOTOS)

    There’s always a reason to celebrate Canada, and to get outside in our beautiful nation. And The Great Trail is now your next reason to explore the country. Twenty-five years ago, a small group of visionaries had a dream to connect Canada and its people with a multi-use recreational trail. Now, The Great Trail – which stretches almost 24,000 kilometres – will finally be connected. It’s the longest trail system in the world and it’s in our backyard.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by sugartoad
    +20 +4

    Canada's 'Great Trail' Is Finally Connected

    You can now walk coast to coast across Canada, via the longest trail in the world.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +29 +4

    Canada Introduces ‘X’ as a Third Sex Category for Passport Holders

    Starting Thursday, Canadians will have a new way to identify their sex on passports and other government documents: “X” will join the options of male and female. The decision to allow the third category, indicating an “unspecified” sex, is intended to protect the rights of Canadians to identify by the gender of their choice, the country’s immigration department said in announcing the change. Ahmed Hussen, the minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship...

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by Petrox
    +16 +2

    Canada First Nations declare drugs state of emergency

    One tribal council say 60% of babies must be put on morphine because of their mother's addiction.

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by CatLady
    +19 +6

    Canadian Catholics Outraged by Giant Robot Spider Climbing on Cathedral

    The machine, which Catholics called "demonic," was installed by French street theater company La Machine as part of Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations last Thursday.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by ppp
    +11 +4

    Poor Ontario families getting poorer: new report

    The poorest families in Ontario are earning less than they were in 2000, while during the same period richer families have watched their income grow, according to a new economic report. The analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) describes an increasingly "polarized" Ontario labour market that is shifting away from stable manufacturing jobs to more precarious service sector work and rewarding higher-earning families while punishing poorer ones.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by TentativePrince
    +20 +4

    Google Home gets free phone calls in the US and Canada

    At I/O 2017, Google promised that Google Home would get the ability to make phone calls. Today, the feature is rolling out to users in the US and Canada. Google Home users can call businesses listed in Google Maps or people in Google Contacts with a simple "OK Google, call [whoever]." It also combines Google Contact's relationship knowledge and Google Home's multi-user support, allowing people to say something like "Call my mom" and have the system accurately look up and dial the right person.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +16 +4

    A black bear got punched after entering a Canadian home

    A Canadian man had to punch a black bear in the nose to force it outside after it followed a toddler into a British Columbia family's home. Froude was home with her two sons when she heard her two-year-old yell: "Mom, look!" She turned and saw a black bear walking through her home's sliding glass doors. Ms Froude locked herself and her children in a bedroom while a family friend banged pots and chased it with a chair.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by drunkenninja
    +11 +3

    BC eliminating tolls on Port Mann, Golden Ears Bridge as of September 1

    The BC Government announced it is officially scrapping all tolls on both the Golden Ears and Port Mann Bridge at the beginning of next month.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by messi
    +19 +5

    Break-in suspect shot, man in home charged

    A man is charged with attempted murder and a raft of firearms offences after helping fend off home invaders, one of whom he’s now charged with shooting. Kyle Earl Munroe was arrested on July 12 after RCMP and Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a home invasion involving firearms at a home in Porters Lake. Police said that three men entered the residence with guns and a struggle took place with two men inside.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by baron778
    +18 +4

    Kiwi firefighters to fly to Canada to fight wildfires raging out of control

    New Zealand firefighters will start leaving for Canada tomorrow to help bolster local efforts as scores of wildfires rage out of control across the country. Eighty people including firefighters from Fire and Emergency, the Department of Conservation and forestry contractors will fly to Vancouver over the next three days on a five-week mission to provide relief to Canadian firefighters stretched to capacity.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by everlost
    +18 +4

    'A lack of respect, dignity': N.B. special care home residents told to ration toilet paper

    Family members are outraged over a letter telling residents of Manoir Notre-Dame special care home in Moncton, N.B., to ration their toilet paper and buy their own facial tissues. "I think it really shows a lack of respect, dignity and compassion," said Dianne Leger, whose 88-year-old mother has been living at Manoir Notre-Dame for five years.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by wildcat
    +16 +4

    Americans crossing into Canada carrying guns with 'alarming frequency'

    Six Americans have been charged with bringing handguns across the New Brunswick border so far this summer, as a Canadian prosecutor says it's proving difficult to let otherwise law-abiding people know they can't bring firearms on vacation. "The offences continue to occur with alarming frequency during the summer months," federal prosecutor Peter Thorn said from Hampton, N.B.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +19 +4

    Genetically modified salmon hits the shelves in Canada – and sells quickly

    Canadian supermarkets have become the first in the world to stock genetically modified fish, and about five tonnes of GM salmon have been sold in the country in recent months. The sales figure was revealed in the most recent earnings report of the US-based AquaBounty Technologies, whose hybrid Atlantic salmon – which contains a gene from a Chinook salmon and a gene from the ocean pout – has been at the heart of a heated debate over transgenic animals as food.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by Chubros
    +14 +4

    North Korea releases imprisoned Canadian pastor, state media says

    North Korea has freed a Canadian pastor who was serving a life sentence of hard labour, one day after a Canadian delegation arrived to negotiate his release. KCNA, North Korea's official news agency, said on Wednesday that Hyeon Soo Lim had been "released on sick bail… from the humanitarian viewpoint."

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +13 +3

    Teen lands job after cop buys him the clothes he allegedly tried to steal for a job interview | Toronto Star

    A teenager who wore the shirt and tie that a Toronto cop bought for him after he allegedly attempted to steal them for a job interview has been hired. Const. Niran Jeyanesan thought he was responding to a routine shoplifting call on Aug. 6 at a Walmart in the city’s north end. The 18-year-old who had allegedly attempted to make off with some clothes had picked out a long-sleeved shirt, a tie and a pair of socks. He told the officers they were meant for a job interview.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by ppp
    +18 +3

    Canada sees 'unprecedented' surge in asylum seekers

    Canada is facing an "unprecedented" number of asylum seekers, who have crossed the border from the United States, officials said. "We've never seen those numbers," said Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) spokesman Claude Castonguay. "Even though our officers are patrolling 24 hours a day all year long, we've never seen such numbers coming in."

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by TentativePrince
    +15 +3

    Montreal amusement park yanks carousel horse with Indigenous man's severed head

    Montreal's La Ronde amusement park says it has removed a carousel horse depicting an Indigenous man's severed head in a bag. The move comes after several complaints, including one by a resident of the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve near Montreal who shared a photo of it online this week. Jessica Hernandez said she'd heard about its existence and saw it during a visit to the popular park Wednesday.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by darvinhg
    +25 +3

    The Atheist in AA Fighting to Get 'God' Taken Out of the 12 Steps

    A Toronto man has taken Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc. and the Greater Toronto Intergroup to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, alleging discrimination against atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers. The GTA Intergroup, which acts as a central organizing hub and directory for AA groups in Toronto, has essentially kicked out all atheist groups who have changed traditional AA language by taking out the word "God" from the Twelve Steps.

  • Current Event
    13 days ago
    by zobo
    +1 +1

    Canada deported hundreds to war-torn countries: government data

    Canada has deported hundreds of people to countries designated too dangerous for civilians, with more than half of those people being sent back to Iraq, according to government data obtained by Reuters. The spike in deportations comes as Canada faces a record number of migrants and is on track to have the most refugee claims in more than a decade. That has left the country scrambling to cope with the influx of asylum seekers, many crossing the U.S. border illegally.