Entries by Lauren Strapagiel from 01/2012

Rio Tinto Alcan Locks Out 800 Workers At Its Alma, Quebec Smelter

Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Business

ALMA, Qc - Rio Tinto Alcan locked out workers at its smelter in Alma, Que., after last-ditch contract talks collapsed Saturday and the union's contrac...

Businesses Getting Billions In Tax Cuts Despite Rising Corporate Cash Reserves

Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Profitable Canadian businesses are set to reap $2.85 billion in additional income tax savings in 2012, even as Prime Minister Stephen Harper ...

RIM's Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie And Mike Lazaridis Named 2011's Business Newsmakers For BlackBerry Woes

Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - A long, slow slide into notoriety made 2011 a sorely trying year for Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, the two men at the top of BlackBerry...

Canada And The Monarchy: Royal Treatment Part Of Tories' Cultural Agenda

Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Depending who you ask, the Conservative government's high-profile attempts to strengthen Canada's ties to the monarchy over the past year ar...

Toronto Records First Homicide Of 2012

Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada

Toronto has recorded its first murder of the year after a man was shot and killed in Scarborough. The shooting occurred on H...

Electro-Motive Locks Out 420 CAW Union Members At London, Ontario Plant

Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Business

LONDON, Ont. - Electro-Motive began the new year by locking out CAW members at its plant in London, Ont.Contract talks collapsed last week after locom...

Prostitution In Canada: Pattern Of Police Repression Makes Sex Work More Dangerous, Experts Say

Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - It wasn't so long ago that prostitutes were a common sight on Montreal's historic lower Main, standing on street corners in high-heeled boo...

Fender Benders In Canadian Government Vehicles Cost Feds Millions, Analysis Shows

Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - If the federal government wants to cut costs, it may want to put bureaucrats through driving school.The government's books show fender bender...

Snow Squalls Sweep Over Southern Ontario

Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada

The City of Toronto has issued an extreme cold weather alert, with temperatures expected to fall sharply overnight and stay cold througho...

Bird Flu: Chinese Man Killed By H5H1 Strain That Came From Poultry, Not Human Transmission: Officials

Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada

BEIJING, China - The strain of H5H1 bird flu that killed a Chinese man cannot spread among people, a health agency said Monday, appealing for calm aft...

Freedom Of Information: Ontario Hospitals To Release Executive Contracts Tuesday

Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Most Ontario hospitals will release the employment contracts of their CEO's and other top executives today.Hospitals became subject to freed...

Office Of Religious Freedom: Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird Office From Critics Who Question Need For It

Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says his department's new Office of Religious Freedom won't become a vehicle for playing domestic politic...

Los Angeles Arson: Suspect Was Driving Vehicle With B.C. Licence Plates According To Reports

Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Several media outlets are reporting that the person detained for questioning for a series of suspicious car fires in the Los Ang...

Kathy Griffin Tells Hollywood Women To Get Over It And Admit Their Ages

Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Living

Why are some of the most successful and powerful business women and personalities in the world so afraid of a number? In an industry where youth an...

B.C. Mother Arrested In Slaying Of Daughter In India

Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada

A B.C. woman and her brother have been arrested in connection with the 2000 slaying of the woman's daughter, Jassi Sidhu, and the attempt...

Jassi Sidhu Killing: Mother, Uncle Arrested In 2000 "Honour Killing" Of B.C. Woman In India

Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - The mother and uncle of a British Columbia woman murdered in India more than 11 years ago have been arrested and are awaiting an extraditi...

Montreal Canadiens: Quebec Nationalists Protest Team's Lack Of French Cred

Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Fans filing into the Bell Centre on Saturday hoping for a Montreal Canadiens win were met by protesters with another goal in mind.They want...

Tory MP Concedes Failed Attawapiskat Communications

Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada

While a crisis continues to grip families living in the northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat, at least one Conservative MP acknowle...

Alfred Pellan Paintings: Ottawa Planned To Sell Off Historic Artwork Before Quebec Outcry

Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government quietly planned to sell a pair of historic paintings by Quebec modern master Alfred Pellan after replacing them w...

Guy-Andre Kieffer: Remains Found In Ivory Coast Could Be Missing Franco-Canadian Journalist

Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Authorities in Ivory Coast have unearthed human remains that may be those of a French-Canadian journalist who disappeared in 20...

Nova Scotia Churches Balk At Paying For The Sins Of The Fathers

Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada

Churches in eastern Nova Scotia are no strangers to hard times. Attendance is dwindling. The population is declining. And they inhabit one of the most...

Oscar Bartholomew Beating Death: Grieving Mom Says Grenada Police Beat 'Quiet, Loving' Son To Death Over Hug

Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada

ST. DAVID'S, Grenada - In the end, it may be that one of Oscar Bartholomew's trademark bear hugs sparked the tragic chain of events that led to his be...

Operation Active Endeavour: HMCS Charlottetown Departs For Mediterranean Counter-Terrorism Mission

Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Hundreds of loved ones gathered on the deck of HMCS Charlottetown on Sunday morning to bid farewell to sailors bound for the Mediterranean S...

Health Care Accord: Provinces Grapple With Possibility Of A No-Accord Approach

Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The provinces are grappling with the real possibility that they may soon be delivering health services without the guidance of a formal, nati...

Latin America Minister Diane Ablonczy Welcomes Cuban Reforms On Eve Of Tour

Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative minister for Latin America is softening some of the Harper government's previous tough talk on Cuba.This week, Diane Abloncz...