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International, Politics, Society

Canada to provide aid to Lebanon through ‘trusted’ partners, says minister

Canada will provide assistance to Lebanon through “trusted multilateral partners,” International Development Minister Karina Gould said Thursday, addressing concerns that Canadian aid money might end up lining the pockets of corrupt Lebanese politicians instead of providing relief to those most »

International, Politics, Society

Canada to provide $5M in initial humanitarian assistance to Lebanon: minister

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says Canada is providing $5 million in initial humanitarian assistance to Lebanon following a huge blast that rocked Beirut on Tuesday killing at least 135 people and injuring more than 5,000. Of that sum, $1.5 »

International, Politics, Society

Canada offers assistance to Lebanon after massive blast rocks Beirut

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Canada is ready to assist Lebanon “however we can,” following a huge blast that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings across the Lebanese capital and sending a giant mushroom »

International, Society

History Canada: Dec. 6, 1917 Canada’s worst domestic tragedy

It was December 6, 1917 and deadly war in Europe still dragged on with its massive destruction and horrific toll in lives. Canada’s east coast port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, had become a main staging point for the war »

Society

Police seek 2 men after 15 people injured in Mississauga restaurant explosion

Police are searching for two men in connection with a bomb blast inside an Indian restaurant in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, Ontario, that wounded 15 people late Thursday evening. Three people who suffered critical injuries in the blast caused »

Economy, International, Society

History Canada: Dec. 6, 1917: WWI strikes Halifax

Worst domestic tragedy in Canada, the biggest man-made, non-nuclear explosion in history. In was December 6, 1917 and deadly war in Europe still dragged on with its massive destruction and horrific toll in lives. Canada’s east coast port city of »

Society

Tanker fire kills driver, shuts elevated highway

Chaos erupted during Montreal’s afternoon rush hour yesterday when a tanker truck carrying diesel caught fire and exploded on an elevated expressway. The incident was triggered when several vehicles collided leaving the truck driver dead and six other people injured. »

Economy, Society

Workers sue safety board over explosion

Employees of two sawmills are suing a government safety board over explosions in 2012 that killed four of their colleagues and injured 42 others, reports Canadian Press. The Babine Forest Products mill and the Lakeland Mill in the western province »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Natural gas pipeline explosion in western Canadian province of Manitoba

Thousands of people in the western prairie province of Manitoba are still without natural gas after a huge pipeline explosion near the town of Otterburne, about 50 kilometres south of the capital, Winnipeg. About 4,000 customers have been without heat »