Entries by Kenny Yum from 12/2011

Canada's Prisons Becoming Warehouses For The Mentally Ill

Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Read More: Canada News

Canada’s prisons are facing a growing crisis as they become the “institutions of last resort” for people with mental illnesses, the Canadian Psy...

Last Box Of Timbits From Afghanistan Come Home

Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Read More: Canada News

Despite being a few days old, the final box of Timbits from Afghanistan tasted just as fresh as its Canadian counterparts. The little balls of doughy ...

Teen Suicides Rock Eastern Ontario Town

Posted 12.07.2011 | Huffington Post

Residents of Pembroke, Ont., are devastated and looking for answers after three teenagers committed suicide over the last four months. ...

Underreported Stories Of 2011 Included EU Trade Agreement, State of Reserves: Study

Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada

The crisis in long-term care, the plight of reserves in Canada may be items that have hit the headlines recently, but not enough, says a Canadian stud...

Scouts Canada Apology: Victims 'Suffered Harm,' Chief Admits

Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - In a solemn six-minute video posted online Thursday, Scouts Canada offered a public apology to all former members who may have "suffered har...

Canada Climate Deal: Kent Looks For Replacement For Kyoto By 2015

Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA -- Canada's environment minister would like to see a new global treaty that binds all the world's big polluters hammered out in the next few y...

Rare Sea Turtles Washed Up On B.C.'s Coast

Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Sighting a hard-shelled sea turtle off British Columbia's coast is extremely rare, so experts are both puzzled and concerned that three su...

Quebec ADQ Merger: New Quebec Party Expected To Be Formed With Francois Legault

Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec's newest political party appears ready to take another step toward becoming a major force in the province.The Canadian Press has lea...

Street Skiing Video, Shot In Trail, B.C., Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada

YouTube and Vimeo are home to some of the best time wasters you can ever find and one of the more entertaining categories has got to be in the sports ...

BlackBerry's Future: Can RIM Turn The Tide In 2012?

Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - BlackBerry maker Research In Motion will likely have but one goal in 2012: stop the terrible skid that started a year ago before it gets ho...

Air Canada: Disabled Travellers Launch Lawsuit Over Seat Costs

Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Disabled travellers across the country who had to pay extra for seats on Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) could be in line for compensation as part of...

Sino-Forest Flirts With Insolvency

Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Business

The future of Sino-Forest Corp. hinges on whether bondholders decide to force the company into bankruptcy protection, a move that comes with massive r...

Plan B For MLSE: Teachers Had Planned A Shakeup

Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Business

The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan was preparing to shake up the board of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd. and replace long-time chairman Larry...

Charles And Camilla: Canada Visit In 2012 To Mark Queen's 60-Year Reign

Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - The future heir to the British throne will be returning to Canada next year to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation.Prince Cha...

Keystone Pipeline Won't Determine Oil Sands Endgame

Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada Business

Keystone pipeline extension, part of payroll tax bill approved by the US House, has met fierce resistance from Democrats, environmentalists. But they'...

Canadian Manufacturing Rebounds In November

Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The composite leading index increased 0.8 per cent in November, its largest increase in five months.Statistics Canada reports manufacturing p...

Canadian Arctic Roads Necessary To Build Community: Report

Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada Business

Governments and businesses are being advised they must look beyond immediate economic benefits when it comes to paying for roads, ports and rail lines...

Dangerous Polar Bears: Climate Change Could Raise Threats To Humans

Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - They're etched onto our coins, are part of our national identity and lure tourists to the Arctic every year, but the majestic Canadian polar...

GM Oshawa Investment: Impala Line Expected To Be Announced

Posted 12.16.2011 | Canada Business

OSHAWA, Ont. - It appears the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa is in line for a major new investment.GM Canada president Kevin Williams has sch...

Christmas Shopping: Canadians Spent $433 So Far On Gifts, Poll Says

Posted 12.16.2011 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Expect the malls to be full this weekend, a CIBC poll indicates two-thirds of Canadians still have items left on their holiday shopping list...

CAW Working On Biggest Union Merger Ever

Posted 12.16.2011 | Canada Business

Two of the country's most prominent unions are quietly holding merger talks in what could become the biggest consolidation in Canadian labour history....

Canadian Oilsands: Harper Defends 'Misinformation' On Environmental Impact

Posted 12.16.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The need for Canadian oilsands is "overwhelming" and the government will work hard to combat misinformation about its environmental impact, ...

RIM's Burning Platform Moment

Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Business

As he surveyed the chaos swirling around him, the Canadian smartphone executive could see his company was in dire straits, and that nothing short of a...

Bob Barker Elephants: Celebrity Picks Up Tab To Move Toronto Zoo Animals

Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Former talk show host Bob Barker will apparently cover the full cost of transporting three elephants from the Toronto Zoo to California.In a...

Sino-Forest Hit With Default Notices

Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Business

Sino-Forest Corp., a China-focused forestry company being investigated for fraud, said it received notices of default from its noteholders and set up ...