Entries by Lauren Strapagiel from 03/2012

Plessisville, Quebec Bus Crash: 2 Dead, More Than 20 Injured In Accident Northeast Of Montreal

Posted 03.03.2012 | Canada

PLESSISVILLE, Que. - A charter bus trip taking a group of gamblers from Thetford Mines, Que. to a casino in the United States turned deadly on Saturda...

Dark Matter: Researchers Find Blob That Could Rewrite Understanding Of Galaxies

Posted 03.03.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Roughly 2.4 billion light years from Earth, a massive blob of a mysterious, invisible substance known as dark matter is threatening to rew...

Randy Carlyle Replaces Ron Wilson: Can The Toronto Maple Leafs' New Coach Save The Team?

Posted 03.03.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - The Toronto Maple Leafs are counting on a coaching change to get them out of a tailspin and back on course for the NHL playoffs.Randy Carly...

Vancouver Demonstrators Protest Robocall Scandal

Posted 03.03.2012 | Canada Politics

Demonstrators marched through downtown Vancouver Saturday in protest of the robocall scandal. Carrying placards and flags, ch...

CSIS: Spy Agency Says Surprise Visits To People At Work A 'Legitimate Strategy'

Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's spy agency considers surprise workplace visits to be a "legitimate investigative strategy" despite persistent public concerns about ...

Canada Blasts Syria's Blocking Of Red Cross Aid

Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada

Canada's foreign affairs minister has condemned what he calls the "depravity" of the continuing offensive by security forces in Syria and...

StumbleUpon, Canadian-Born Social Media Site, Grows Into The Big Leagues

Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - StumbleUpon may not have the same household-name cachet as Air Canada, Canadian Tire, Costco or Sears, but online, the Canadian-born social ...

Russian Election: Exit Polls Say Putin Wins Presidential Position Amid Allegations Of Fraud

Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada

AP -- Vladimir Putin swept Sunday's presidential election to return to the Kremlin and extend his hold over Russia for six more years, incomplete retu...

Conservative Government's Deal With Environmental Group Scrapped After Enbridge Pressure

Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government cancelled an agreement with a charity that supports environmental causes eight months after energy firm Enbridge ...

Obama Says U.S. Will Use Force Vs. Iran If Needed

Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada

President Barack Obama said Sunday the United States won't hesitate to use force to halt Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, something ...

Criminal Record Pardons: Pricey New System Comes With Processing Wait Times Of Up To Two Years

Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadians seeking a criminal record suspension under a new, more expensive pardon system could wait two years or more for their application t...

Enbridge Canada-U.S. Pipeline Closed After Crash

Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada

Enbridge shut down a pipeline running from Canada to the United States after a fatal two-vehicle crash southwest of Chicago. ...

New Lenox Pipe Crash: Enbridge Shuts Down Pipeline After Explosion That Kills Two

Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada

NEW LENOX, Ill. - Enbridge Inc., (TSX:ENB) has shut down a pipeline that carries oil from Canada to the U.S. after two vehicles crashed through a fenc...

Ex-Tory Riding Execs Question Fantino's Election Finances

Posted 03.09.2012 | Canada Politics

Three former members of the Conservative riding association in Vaughan, Ont., are asking Elections Canada to investigate the campaign's f...

Families Of Canadians Slain In Mexico Search For Answers

Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada

Renée Wathelet visited Isla Mujeres dozens of times before she decided to empty her Montreal apartment three years ago and move to the i...

Nik Zoricic Dead: Canadian Skier Dies After After Crashing Heavily In Swiss Skicross Race

Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada

Another Canadian winter sport athlete has died in what the head of Alpine Canada is calling "a freak accident."Nik Zoricic died from head injuries aft...

B.C. Avalanche Death: One Dead, Several Injured Near Sparwood In B.C.'s Backcountry

Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - One person is dead and five others have been injured following two avalanches in British Columbia's backcountry.Coroner Barb McLintock sai...

B.C. Teachers' Union Slams Dollars-For-Students Plan

Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada

The B.C. teachers union is slamming a provincial government proposal to pay individual teachers more if they have larger classes. ...

Robocalls By Liberals Also Targeted Guelph

Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada Politics

An audio recording surfaced Friday showing the Conservative campaign in Guelph, Ont., wasn't the only one to use automated robocalls in t...

Salamander Detour Set Up On Burlington Road

Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada

A salamander detour has been set up in Burlington to create safe passage for the endangered amphibians, which otherwise risk being squash...

Skier Zoricic's Fatal Crash Raises Course Safety Questions

Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada

As friends and family mourn the death of Canadian skicross competitor Nik Zoricic, his teammates say they noticed nothing dangerous about...

Alberta Oilsands: Researchers Doubt Damaged Land Can Be Restored To What It Was

Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada

EDMONTON - In a small corner of the vast scrape the oilsands have left on northern Alberta, a small sampling of seeds is gradually warming up in the s...

Mulcair Defends NDP 'Opportunity' In Debate

Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada Politics

The seven federal NDP leadership hopefuls are squaring off against each other for the last time before the party's convention, with Thomas Mulcair aga...

African NGO Makes Off With Thousands In Aid Money Meant For Mali Village: Documents

Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - A Burundian man with permanent-resident status in Canada made off with thousands of dollars in Canadian aid money that was supposed to help p...

Climber Dies After Fall In Quebec National Park

Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada

A 28-year-old man is dead after he fell while climbing in Quebec's Hautes Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie park. Quebec provinci...