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Amputee Filing G20 Human Rights Complaint

John Pruyn – a 57 year old Thorold, Ontario amputee – is filing a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Commission after an incident during the G20 protests when police tore off his prosthetic leg. He says it appears he was violated simply for not being able to stand up fast enough for the charging… Keep Reading

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Tim Hortons Closes 36 Outlets in the U.S.

Canada’s largest fast food chain, Tim Hortons, has closed 36 of their weakest outlets in the United States. However executives are hoping that business will become even stronger despite this move. Tim Hortons Chief Executive Don Schroeder told business analysts during a conference call that his company is confident that there will be plenty of… Keep Reading

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Canadian Arctic Vulnerable to Oil Spill

A U.S. environmental group, led by Pew Charitable Trust’s U.S. Arctic program director Marilyn Heiman, is calling for a halt of oil and gas leasing, exploration and development activities in the Arctic Ocean – citing that an accidental oil spill would be almost impossible to clean up. Their study found that current oil spill response… Keep Reading

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Yemen Bomb Would Have Exploded Over Quebec

British police have reported that a bomb discovered on a cargo plane enroute to the United States last month would have probably exploded over Canadian territory if it hadn’t been stopped. According to the statement, the bomb was configured to go off at 5:30 a.m. EST on Oct. 29 and initially it was believed that… Keep Reading

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Canadian Mortgage Debt Breaks Record at $1 Trillion

The Canadian residential mortgage market reached the $1-trillion mark for the first time this year. Higher home prices, coupled with lower interest rates, caused many new owners to borrow heavily for financing and encouraged current owners to refinance their existing homes. In its annual report, the Canadian Association of Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) said in its… Keep Reading

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American Heart Association Announces New CPR Guidelines

For over four decades, First Aid students being taught Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) were told to stick to their ABC’s – a mnemonic device that stands for “Airway, Breathing and Compressions”. However, in the recently released 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR the American Heart Association in San Francisco now trains students to remember “CAB” – representing… Keep Reading

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IV Drug Users Face New Risk: Anthrax

On Friday, European health authorities issued an alert to intravenous drug users after a drug-injecting heroin user tested positive for anthrax infection, and subsequently died off the infection over the weekend. In Canada, heroin is a controlled substance under Schedule I of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) that can be prescribed by a… Keep Reading

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Old Man Disguise Like Asian Refugee for $1259

According to an Air Canada document, a flight from Hong Kong to Vancouver on October 29 featured an illegally entry into the country so elaborate that authorities have deemed it “unbelievable”. A Canada Border Services Agency intelligence alert, obtained by U.S. television news network CNN – reported a case where an Asian male in his… Keep Reading

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Electric Car Maker Telsa Receives $30 Million Investment

Panasonic, Japan’s leading electronics manufacturer, has entered an agreement to invest in Tesla Motor Inc. to produce environmentally-friendly electric vehicles. Telsa Motor Inc. co-founder and chairman of the board is Elon Musk, who was born and raised in South Africa, the son of a South African engineer and a Canadian mother who was born in… Keep Reading

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San Francisco Puts Limits on McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys

San Francisco has now passed a law cracking down on the practice of including free toys in unhealthy restaurant meals aimed at children. It became the first major American city to do so this week when the Board of Supervisors passed the law, which comes into effect on December 1,  with a 8-to-3 vote. Just… Keep Reading

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