Entries by Lauren Strapagiel from 02/2012

Police Questioned Over Student Protest Video

Posted 02.03.2012 | Canada

Montreal police officers supervising a student protest last week are being questioned after a video of the event prompted allegations of a...

Snowstorm Hits Newfoundland And Labrador With High Winds, Blizzard; Flights Cancelled

Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada

GANDER, N.L. - The worst is over, but Environment Canada says parts of Newfoundland can still expect high winds overnight and Sunday morning after an ...

Electro-Motive Picketing Continues Despite Closure

Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada Business

Workers in London, Ont., say they'll continue to picket even though the Electro-Motive Diesel plant is now officially closed, as the head...

Two Charged After 34 Bank Robberies In B.C.

Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada

Vancouver police say two men have been charged after 34 bank robberies in and around the city over a three-month period last year. ...

Blacks Urged To Donate Blood, Stem Cells

Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada

A shortage of blood and stem cells in the black community is costing lives, Canada's blood agency warns. Canadian Blood Servi...

Federal Food Safety Surveillance Program Stalled

Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada

Steve Brown remembers what he calls the fateful day more than three years ago when he had "the fateful sandwich." Initially, ...

Syria: Embassy In Ottawa Gets Splashed With Red Paint, RCMP Investigate

Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada had some strong words for members of the U.N. Security Council Saturday, saying it was "disappointed in the extreme" after Russia and ...

Shafia Murders: Imams Issue Fatwa Against Honour Killings, Domestic Violence

Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Controversy surrounding the Shafia murder trial prompted imams from across Canada and the U.S. to issue a moral ruling Saturday of...

Toronto CUPE Strike: City, Union Reach Tentative Deal, Strike Averted

Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - An 11th-hour tentative deal between the City of Toronto and the union representing its outside workers has set a hard line for any upcoming ...

Alberta Spring Election: Wildrose Says Upcoming Budget Key Battleground

Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta politicians return to work Tuesday, but the opposition Wildrose party says it will be Thursday's 2012-13 budget that will lay out b...

HIV Positive Canadians: Supreme Court To Decide If Sex Partners Must Be Told Of Condition

Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Canada's highest court is set to hear arguments over whether it's a crime for people with HIV to keep their condition from their sexual par...

Quebec Parents Brace For Daycare Strike

Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada

Parents are scrambling to find daycare for hundreds of children attending early-childhood centres that won't be open Monday. ...

B.C. Police Hunt Abbotsford Sex Attackers

Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada

Police in Abbotsford are hunting for two South Asian men, after a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted on Thursday evening. ...

Jack Layton's Toronto-Danforth Riding: Prime Minister Stephen Harper Calls Byelection For March 12

Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper has called a byelection for March 12 in former NDP leader Jack Layton's riding.The news came in the form of a statement from t...

C-10 Crime Bill: Harsher Sentences For Pot Growers Than For Pedophiles Caught PM Stephen Harper's Eye Say Documents

Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Media reports that some pot growers will face harsher mandatory-minimum sentences than child rapists under the Conservative government's new ...

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird Compares Iranian Threats To Israel And Nuclear Ambition To Holocaust

Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird invoked images of the Holocaust in defending the notion of possible Israeli military action against Iran....

Harper To Raise Syria Crisis On China Trip

Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will raise the crisis in Syria on his trip to China, a top Canadian government official says, a day after C...

Electro-Motive Closure: London Mark's Work Wearhouse Stores Clothing Pulls Caterpillar Boots In Protest

Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Business

LONDON, Ont. - A national casual clothing chain has pulled Caterpillar boots from its London, Ont., stores after the heavy-equipment giant shut down a...

Stephen Harper China Trip: Visit Ends With Panda Loan Agreement

Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Politics

CHONGQING, China - Prime Minister Stephen Harper wrapped up his trip to China with his hands on a national treasure but avoided a public handshake wit...

Attawakpiskat Modular Homes Ready For Delivery

Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada

The first two of 22 modular homes promised by the federal government to Attawapiskat are on their way to the remote northern Ontario Firs...

Attawapsikat Housing Crisis: New Homes Headed To Reserve, Worried That Sites Not Ready Yet

Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Politics

ATTAWAPISKAT, Ont. - Two modular homes are on their way to the remote northern Ontario reserve of Attawapiskat, but federal officials say the housing ...

Pascal Morin: Quebec Man Charged With Killing Mother, 2 Nieces

Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada

A man has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of his mother and two young nieces in Quebe...

Pandas Coming To Canada: Toronto And Calgary Zoos To Get Two Of China's Giant Pandas

Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada

CHONGQING, China - For the last four days in China, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has had his eye on trade.But for a few minutes Saturday, Harper had ...

Selkirk, Manitoba Trailer Fire Kills 4 Men; Cause Under Investigation

Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada

WINNIPEG - An investigation is underway to determine what caused a fire that police say killed four people in a trailer home north of Winnipeg.Fire cr...

Tim Hudak: Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader To Keep His Job

Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Politics

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Tim Hudak will hang on to his job as leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives, despite his party's defeat in last fall's pr...