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Former nurse sentenced to life in prison for deaths of 8 seniors

A former Canadian nurse has been sentenced to life in prison without eligibility for parole for 25 years for coldblooded murder of eight seniors in her care. Elizabeth Wettlaufer had pleaded guilty earlier this month to killing James Silcox, 84,» 

International, Science and Technology, Society

Landmark legal case: Canadian precedent- international implications

A win for the Davids vs the Goliaths A woman in west coast British Columbia was surprised and angry to discover Facebook had used her image and the fact that she “liked” a product. for the intenet giant’s own commercial» 

Economy, History, Society

Canada 150: surprising popularity in sales of “stuff”

Even as we approach the date of Canada’s biggest celebration ever, a visitor might be hard pressed to realize it.  Canadians have a tendency  to be shall we say, a tad low-key, about such things On July 1 this year,» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Lifestyle, Society

ARTS-Doc film: THE TAMING OF THE QUEUE” by Josh Freed

You line up at the cash register, line up for service, and for this and for that. You wait on the telephone after being put on hold, you wait in traffic jams, you wait and wait, and nobody, or almost» 

Health, Lifestyle, Society

Parents influence children’s activity, weight levels

Government statistics show that parents influence how active their children are and their chances of being overweight or obese. The numbers show that for every 20 minute increase in the activity of a parent, a child’s physical activity will go» 

Animals, Environment, Society

Plant native species, help wildlife, urge conservationists

Conservation groups are encouraging gardeners to plant native species to help preserve a unique habitat in the province of Ontario. The Carolinian Zone is one of the most biologically diverse regions of Canada and at the same time one of» 

Lifestyle, Society

Legal clinic challenges panhandling law

A community legal clinic in Toronto is going to court to challenge a law against panhandling in the province of Ontario. Clinic finds law violates rights The Fair Change clinic says the law violates several constitutional rights guaranteed by the» 

Environment, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Electric vehicles: the argument against subsidies

Many people buy electric vehicles in hopes of reducing greenhouse gases. Many provinces in Canada encourage buying “EV’s” by providing subsidies. A new study by the Montreal Economic Institute says the practice is “the least efficient, and most expensive” way» 

International, Society

Police raid Montreal apartment in connection with ‘terrorist incident’ in Michigan

Canadian police descended upon in an apartment in eastern Montreal in relation to a knife attack on a police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., Radio-Canada is reporting. The operation targeted an apartment on Bélair Street in the city’s St-Michel» 

History, Indigenous, Politics, Society

National Aboriginal Day in Canada

The day was established in 1996 by then Governor-General Romeo Leblanc. Over one million Canadians identify as First Nations, Metis, or Inuit. In creating the day of recognition for First Nations contributions to Canada, the original proclamation read in part,»