Entries by Lauren Strapagiel from 04/2012

Chalk River Nuclear Waste: Site Eyed To Bury Low- And Medium-Grade Radioactive Material

Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Enough nuclear waste to fill more than a hundred Olympic-sized swimming pools could be buried in an underground chamber near the Ottawa River...

Azamara Quest Cruise Stranded: 45 Canadians On Stricken Liner; Expected In Malaysia Sunday Night

Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada

SANDAKAN, Malaysia - Passengers of a fire-damaged luxury cruise ship, dozens of Canadians among them, lauded the captain and crew Monday for maintaini...

Saskberta: Alberta Wildrose Propose Saskatchewan-Alberta Merger In April Fools Prank

Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada Politics

It's a problem that has plagued western Canada. Alberta is rich in oil, with billions of barrels worth sitting below the surface. However, the nearest...

2 Arrested During Occupy Toronto Rally

Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada

Police arrested two more protesters with the Occupy Toronto movement early Sunday at a demonstration that was held to denounce the arrest...

Civil Servants Learn Details Of Job Cuts Monday

Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada Politics

Thousands of federal public servants in Ottawa and other centres across the country will be entering a new period of anxiety as they star...

Three Amigos: Harper, Obama, Calderon Meet At White House In Advance Of Summit Of Americas

Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Canada may have to give up its protectionist marketing boards if it wants to join a new free-trade group of Pacific Rim countries, U.S. P...

RCMP Pay Hike: Ottawa Surprises B.C. Politicians With Raise

Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Municipal and provincial politicians in B.C. say they've been caught off guard by Ottawa's decision to offer Mounties a pay raise.But Atto...

Vimy Ridge 95th Anniversary: Gov. General David Johnston To Take Part In Memorial Ceremonies

Posted 04.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - When Gov. Gen. David Johnston talks about history, his eyes light up and his face becomes animated as the teacher within him comes to the for...

Helene Campbell Undergoes Double Lung Transplant After Support From Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Bieber

Posted 04.06.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - An Ottawa woman who harnessed star power to promote organ donation received a new set of lungs on Friday, but still faces "many hurdles" as ...

Young Jeezy Concert Shooting In Ontario: Second Show In A Row With Shots Fired - Spinner Canada

Posted 04.06.2012 | Canada

A shooting at a Young Jeezy concert in London, Ontario last night has left one person in hospital, one day after a shooting took place at his Toronto ...

Alberta Election 2012: Liberals, NDP Focus On Fighting Each Other In Edmonton

Posted 04.06.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - With Alberta's two right wing heavyweights battling it out to win government, the two left-centre parties have retreated to their tradition...

Attawapiskat To Keep Court Date With Federal Government Even After Plan To Withdraw Third-Party Manager

Posted 04.06.2012 | Canada Politics

ATTAWAPISKAT, Ont. - The Attawapiskat First Nation says it won't drop legal action against the federal government over the appointment of a third-part...

Toronto And Montreal Sports Suffering Through The Worst Of Times

Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - In this sports tale of two cities, there are no best of times.It's been only the worst of times lately for the teams in Canada's two bigges...

Rogers Contracts Push The Envelope, Lawyer Says

Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Business

Some of the conditions that Rogers Communications imposes on customers in fixed-term contracts are legally questionable, according to an ...

Titanic Memorial Cruise To Trace Doomed Ship's Path

Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada

When the Titanic went down in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912, only 705 people lived to tell the tale of the fatefu...

Editors' Choice: Top Five New York Auto Show Debuts

Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada

Despite having a media center that's plagued with bad coffee and prone to the occasional journalist fight, the New York Auto Show is one of our favori...

Alberta Sisters Pulled From Icy Pond In Critical Condition

Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada

Police and emergency officials in Alberta say they don't know how long two young girls were submerged in icy water before they were found...

Alberta Election 2012: Wildrose And Conservatives Make Promises As Debate Over Abortion, Social Issues Simmers

Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - The controversial issue of so-called "conscience rights" continued to simmer on the backburner Saturday as Alberta's election campaign neare...

Canadians Not Misled On F-35 Costs, Tory MP Says

Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Politics

A top Conservative MP responsible for military procurement insists the Conservative government did not mislead Canadians over the costs o...

Helene Campbell, Ottawa Organ Donation Advocate, Starting To Stir After Double Lung Transplant

Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - The family of an Ottawa organ donation crusader spent the day in seclusion Saturday, keeping close watch as she started to stir following a ...

Bluewater District School Board Ban On Gideon Bible Handout Sparks Torrent Of Hate Mail

Posted 04.08.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - An Ontario public school board's decision to ban distribution of Gideon Bibles to its young students has unleashed a torrent of threatening ...

F-35: Defence Minister Peter MacKay Aware Of Extra $10B Cost Two Years Ago

Posted 04.08.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Defence Minister Peter MacKay says he was aware two years ago that it would cost closer to $25 billion to buy a new fleet of F-35 stealth fig...

Magnitude 3.1 Earthquake Hits Wakefield, Que., Area

Posted 04.08.2012 | Canada

Jodi Dooling was napping with her three-year-old son early Saturday evening when they were woken up by what sounded like a freight train ...

Maritime Provinces Hit By Spring Snow Storm, Power Outages

Posted 04.08.2012 | Canada

HALIFAX - A spring storm cancelled Easter church services and caused power outages in parts of the Maritimes on Sunday.Ian Hubbard, an Environment Can...

Stephen Harper At Summit Of The Americas: Exclusion Of Cuba, War On Drugs Dominate Discussion

Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada Politics

CARTAGENA, Colombia - The subjects might not have been to Stephen Harper or Barack Obama's taste, but the exclusion of Cuba and the war on drugs domin...