Entries by Lauren Strapagiel from 10/2011

Manitoba Election: Third-World Living Conditions For First Nations Should Be Election Issue Says Grand Chief David Harper

Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada

WINNIPEG - One of Manitoba's aboriginal leaders says the lack of clean, running water and the third-world living conditions of Manitoba's First Nation...

Alberta Conservative Leadership: With Race Down To Mar, Redford and Horner, Party Votes For New Leader And Premier

Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - The race to replace Premier Ed Stelmach as the next leader of Alberta's governing Progressive Conservatives was a dead heat Saturday night....

Ontario Wind Power Bringing Down Property Values

Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada

Ontario's rapid expansion in wind power projects has provoked a backlash from rural residents living near industrial wind turbines who sa...

Ontario Election 2011: Hudak Wants To End 'War On Cars,' Pledges To Construct Niagara Highway

Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada Politics

DUNDAS, Ont. - Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader said Saturday he wants to end Premier Dalton McGuinty's "war on the car," invoking a phrase f...

Ontario Election: Liberals Suggest Conservatives Would Cut Health-Care In New TV Ads

Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada Politics

CORNWALL, Ont. - Though the Liberals' dream of a third consecutive majority seems increasingly under threat, Premier Dalton McGuinty is denying his ca...

Ontario Election 2011: Mike Harris Still A Presence In Ontario Politics

Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - He's been gone from politics and stayed largely out of public sight for almost a decade, yet former premier Mike Harris still casts a shadow...

Alberta Conservative Election: Alison Redford Travelled The World, Came Home To Be Premier

Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Alison Redford certainly took her own unique path to the top — one that was equal parts tenacity, unconventionality and scorched earth.Sh...

Canada's Walk Of Fame 2011 Inductees Include Russell Peters, Sandra Oh (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada

Canada's Walk of Fame added some new stars last night at Toronto's Elgin Theatre. They join the ranks of 131 other famous canucks already given one...

Ophelia Weakens To Category 3 Hurricane

Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada

Heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia has caused flooding on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula and the evacuation of some homes ...

Sixth Person On Canadian Border Services Agency Fugitive List, Orret O'Neil Brock, Arrested

Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada

WINNIPEG - The federal government has announced the arrest of a sixth person on the Canada Border Services Agency's wanted list.Public Safety Minister...

Russell Brand Says Orillia Show Postponed After He Was Denied Entry Into Canada, Casino Rama Says Otherwise

Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada

ORILLIA, Ont. - Call it a case of social media confusion.Comedian Russell Brand used Twitter to let fans know a show in Orillia, Ont, scheduled for Sa...

East Coast Seal Cull: Fishery Minister's Own Study Says Little Evidence Slaughters Work

Posted 10.08.2011 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - As Canada's fisheries minister contemplates whether to approve a five-year cull of 140,000 grey seals on the East Coast, his own department ...

CBC Not In 'Coach's Corner' Over Don Cherry's Rant About Those Opposing Violence In Hockey

Posted 10.08.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Other than using some colourful language, Don Cherry has no regrets about his recent rant on fighting in hockey.Speaking on his popular "Coa...

Winnipeg Jets Looking To Move Away From The Past And Form New Identity

Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada

WINNIPEG - There's a good reason Manitoba Moose banners still hang above the ice at MTS Centre.In the eyes of the man who convinced the NHL to come ba...

Veterans WIth Mental Health Issues Say Federal Government Denying Travel Benefits To Psychiatrists

Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada Politics

Former members of the Canadian military who are struggling with mental health problems say they're being denied benefits from Veterans Affairs to cove...

Winnipeg Fans Eagerly Await Jets Home Opener

Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada

Winnipeg hockey fans are celebrating the return of a hometown NHL team, as the Jets prepare for their home opening game. The ...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Unveils Coins Marking Return Of Winnipeg Jets To NHL

Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada

WINNIPEG - Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled one of the two commemorative coins the Royal Canadian Mint is producing to mark the Winnipeg Jets' r...

Major Canadian Cities Brace For 'Occupation' As Protest Movement Begins Saturday In Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal And More

Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Their stories were varied, their demands different, but demonstrators drawn to the streets of Canada on Saturday were united by their desire...

Canadian Foreign Affairs Warns Against Travel To Syria

Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - The federal government is advising against all travel to Syria due to the country's unpredictable security situation.The advisory from Foreig...

No Cause Of Death Yet For Unidentified Baby Boy Found In B.C.'s Fraser River

Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Police say they need to conduct more tests to determine what caused the death of an unidentified baby boy found in the Fraser River this w...

G20 Finance Ministers Under Pressure To Find Solution To European Debt Crisis

Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada Business

PARIS - Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 rich and developing nations said Saturday that they will ensure the International Monetary Fund has the reso...

NDP Leader Nycole Turmel Supports Manitoba's Call For Flood Help

Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada

WINNIPEG - Interim NDP Leader Nycole Turmel urged the federal government to develop a national disaster-prevention program Saturday, following a half-...

Occupy Toronto: Protesters Tell Us Why They're Rallying For Change

Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada

We spoke with some of the many people gathered in Toronto on Saturday for the first day of Occupy Toronto. Taking their cue from Occupy Wall Street...

Coronation Street Actress Betty Driver Dies

Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada

Coronation Street actress Betty Driver, who starred on the popular British television soap opera for more than 40 years, has died, accord...

Winnipeg Police Allege Children, 13 And 10, Robbed Stores Using Bear Spray

Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada

WINNIPEG - Police in Winnipeg say they've caught two children wanted in a string of robberies where one of the suspects held up businesses while armed...