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Agreement ends mine blockade in northwest British Columbia

The owner of the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in the British Columbia interior has signed an agreement with a First Nation to review a tailing facility at another mine it plans to open later this year. The agreement» 

Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Manitoba Metis irate at museum rejection

An organization that represents Metis people has voted to boycott the new Canadian Museum of Human Rights, scheduled to open in September in Winnipeg. The president of the Manitoba Metis Federation, David Chartrand, is charging the museum with censorship after» 

Animals, Arts and Entertainment, History, International, Military, Society

One hundred years since the origin of a childhood legend

One of the great childhood legends of all time, Winnie the Pooh, began with a Canadian bear, and a Canadian soldier. Now, on the 100th anniversary of the original event, an exhibition of memorabilia is being mounted at Toronto’s Ryerson» 

Health, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology

Researchers score breakthrough in rare disease

Canadian doctors and researchers have made an historic breakthrough in fighting a a pernicious auto-immune disease that turns people in living statues. The disease, known as”Stiff Person Syndrome,” is marked by muscle rigidity, spasms, frequent falls and a “tin soldier’s» 

International, Society

Closing in on a militant in journalist’s murder

Britain’s ambassador to the U.S. says authorities are close to identifying the English-accented militant in a video of the murder of U.S. journalist James Foley. British newspapers reported that investigators are looking at several British jihadi including Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary,» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, International, Science and Technology

August 26: anniversary of a revolution in radio

If Canadian Reginald Fessenden should be correctly credited with inventing modern radio transmission, then the invention of another Canadian, Edward “Ted” Rogers, of Toronto can be credited with another major revolution in radio. Advert from 1925 announcing the demonstration and» 

Politics, Society

No charges against leader’s home invader

Ottawa police say they will not charge the man who entered the home of Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau while he was away and his family was asleep.  Police say the man was drunk and “entered the wrong home by» 

Health, Society

Doctor wants right to report drunk drivers

A Toronto emergency room doctor says a physician’s obligation to maintain a patient’s confidentiality should be limited when it comes to impaired driving. Provincial and federal laws as well as the doctors’ own code of ethics severely limit any dissemination» 

Health, Lifestyle

E-cigarettes: going up in smoke?

Sales of electronic cigarettes, or E-cigarettes, has been growing by leaps and bounds in the last couple of years, with sales in the billions of dollars. However, even as their popularity grows, so too do the questions surrounding their safety» 

Health, International, Politics, Society

Mexican mother of two can stay in Canada, for now

Sometimes the bureaucrats charged with enforcing the shrouded rules that set the immigration game get things right, especially when faced with a public furious with the human consequences of the erratic enforcement of those rules. It happened on Monday. Citizenship»