Entries by Lauren Strapagiel from 05/2012

Alberta's Highway 63: Protesters Rally For Twinning Of Deadly Highway In Fort McMurray

Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A convoy of buses was used at a rally to help persuade the Alberta government to move more quickly on improvements to an Albert...

Newfoundland Trash Problem: St. John's Hiring Security To Catch Polluters

Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada

CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. - Newfoundland's vast beauty, soaring seaside cliffs and famed hiking trails have been showcased in award-winning ads that ...

Helene Campbell: Double-lung Recipient Discharged From Hospital

Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - The Ottawa woman who had a double-lung transplant last month is out of the hospital.Helene Campbell tweeted about leaving hospital just befo...

Japan Nuclear Power: Thousands Celebrate As Last Of Reactors Switch Of

Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada

TOKYO - Thousands of Japanese marched to celebrate the last of this nation's 50 nuclear reactors switching off Saturday, shaking banners shaped as gia...

Quebec Student Protests: Protester Severely Injured In Victoriaville Outside Liberal Convention

Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Politics

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. - After a bitter three-month battle, there was hope Saturday of a breakthrough in Quebec's tuition crisis, with news of a tentativ...

E. Coli Confirmed In 11 New Brunswick Residents

Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada

Health officials in New Brunswick are still trying to determine the cause of an E. coli outbreak in the province. Eleven cas...

Supermoon 2012: Biggest, Brightest Full Moon Arrives

Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Living

NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrives Saturday night as our celestial neighbor passes closer to Earth than usual. ...

International Snack Flavours: Red Caviar Lay's And Mango-Orange Oreos Appeal More To Global Tastes

Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Russians prefer their Lay's potato chips dusted in caviar and crab flavours. The Chinese like their Oreos stuffed with mango and oran...

Victoriaville, Quebec Liberal Convention: Party Calmly Resumes Event After Reaching Tentative Tuition Deal

Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Politics

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. - Quebec Premier Jean Charest is blaming the province's striking students for a months-long stalemate just as they're preparing to...

Bill C-309: Conservatives Back Private Members' Bill Targeting Masked Protesters

Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is throwing its weight behind a private members' bill that would give police the power to arrest anyone hiding their id...

National Mental Health Strategy: First Report Of Its Kind May Pressure Harper To Act

Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - Canada is about to get its first-ever national mental health strategy — a massive report that may persuade Prime Minister Stephen Harper th...

National Mental Health Strategy: Some Facts About The Cost Of Mental Illness To Canadians

Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Living

A new national mental health strategy for Canada will be released this week. Here's a look at the mental health issue by the numbers: (Text version...

Sarkozy Meme: Tumblr Creates Images Of Ex French President Riding Nyan Cat, Hanging Out With LMFAO (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada

Nicolas Sarkozy has officially lost the French presidency to Socialist candidate Francois Hollande, but has Hollande ever rode Nyan Cat or shot lasers...

Manitoba Float Plane Crash: Rescuers Find 81-year-old Pilot Dead

Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada

LITTLE GRAND RAPIDS, Man. - A float plane has crashed in eastern Manitoba, killing the 81-year-old pilot.Capt. Jean Houde of the Joint Rescue Co-ordin...

Helene Campbell: Double Lung Transplant Patient Out Of Hospital, Back On Treadmill

Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Helene Campbell is back at her “home away from home” in Toronto.A blog post from her mother, Manon, says the 21-year-old double lung tra...

Ottawa Pants Pulling: Suspect Gavin Sean Griffiths Facing 24 More Charges

Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - Ottawa police say more charges have been laid in a series of incidents where women's pants were pulled down.Gavin Sean Griffiths, 25, is faci...

Montreal Police Search Home Linked To Metro Smoke Bombings

Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada

Montreal police say they have arrested four people following Thursday's multiple smoke bombing attacks that shut down the city's metro sy...

U.S. Storms Blow Record Number Of Moth Into Ontario

Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada

An unseasonably early tornado season in the U.S. Midwest has blown a potentially big problem to southern Ontario farms. The n...

Felicia Boots Child Murder Suspect: Canadian Woman Charged With Killing Her Babies Remanded In Custody

Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada

LONDON - British police say a Canadian woman, charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of her two babies, is to remain in custody until Tuesday...

Self-Defence: What's Acceptable Under Canadian Law?

Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada

The assault charges laid recently against a Toronto restaurant owner who fought a man who he accused of being a thief, along with a numbe...

Inside Education Oilsands Tours For Teachers: Researcher Questions Impartiality Of Industry-Backed Program

Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada Business

EDMONTON - An industry-funded program that offers high school teachers a six-day trip to Fort McMurray to "experience Alberta's oilsands" is being exp...

Montreal Smoke Bomb Attack: Four Youth Suspects Face Multiple Charges

Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - A man and three women in their early 20s were charged Saturday with committing a terrorism-related prank following smoke-bomb attacks that ...

Michael Rafferty 'Likely' To Appeal Conviction

Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada

A sentencing hearing is scheduled Tuesday for Michael Rafferty, who has been convicted on all charges he faced in the death of eight-year...

B.C. Premier Calls Mulcair's Oilsands Comments 'Goofy'

Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is firing back at federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, calling his stance on the oilsands "goofy." Clar...

Rafferty Guilty Verdict: Woodstock Mayor Says Conviction Has 'Lifted A Cloud'

Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada

WOODSTOCK, Ont. - A troubled southwestern Ontario community scarred by the gruesome murder of eight-year-old Victoria Stafford can finally begin to he...