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CANADA –Fire worsens

CANADA –Fire worsens

ALBERTA –– A catastrophic wildfire that has forced all 88,000 residents to flee Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada exploded tenfold in size on Thursday, cutting off evacuees in camps and shelters north of the city. The out-of-control blaze has burned down entire neighbourhoods of Fort McMurray in Canada’s energy heartland and forced a precautionary shutdown of […]

CANADA – Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies

CANADA – Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies

TORONTO –– Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford has died, according to his chief of staff, Dan Jacobs. Ford, who had been battling an aggressive form of cancer, served for a decade as a city councillor before being elected mayor in 2010. The 46-year-old Ford gained international notoriety after a video surfaced in May 2013 that […]

Canada’s PM welcomes refugees

OTTAWA –– With much coaxing, a tired and bewildered little girl finally managed a sweet smile for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as she was handed a teddy bear. “Welcome to your new home,” Canada’s Prime Minister told her and her family as they were surrounded by government workers and volunteers who seemed nearly as excited to […]

Trudeau sworn in as Canada’s new Prime Minister

Trudeau sworn in as Canada’s new Prime Minister

Ottawa – Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister today before a packed, flag-waving crowd, almost 50 years after his father took on the job. The 43-year old former French teacher overcame campaign attack ads claiming he was “just not ready” to win the October 19 election by a landslide, bringing an […]

CANADA – Trudeau wins

TORONTO — Justin Trudeau has fulfilled the great expectations he was born into, following in the footsteps of his storied father to become Canada’s next prime minister. Now, he has the chance to restore the late Pierre Trudeau’s Liberal legacy, which has been under siege during ten years of Conservative rule under Stephen Harper. Justin […]

CANADA – Two possible Ashley Madison-related suicides

TORONTO –– Two individuals associated with the leak of Ashley Madison customer details are reported to have taken their lives, according to police in Canada. The police in Toronto gave no further information about the deaths. Ashley Madison’s Canadian parent company Avid Life Media is offering a C$500,000 (£240,000) reward for information on the hackers, […]

New Canadian report warns cellphones, Wi-Fi a serious health issue

New Canadian report warns cellphones, Wi-Fi a serious health issue

A parliamentary committee has waded into the murky scientific debate over cellphones, warning that the ubiquitous devices may cause cancer, infertility, or learning disabilities and urging parents to shield their children from unnecessary exposure. But several leading Canadian health experts say that cellphones and Wi-Fi devices pose less risk to humans than run-of-the-mill fevers. The […]

Police catch suspect in Mounties killing

MONCTON, New Brunswick – The suspect in the killing of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police was arrested unarmed early today, ending a massive manhunt that paralyzed much of an eastern Canadian city. “I’m done,” a witness said he told police. Police said at a Press conference that they received a tip that led them to […]

Canadian city on lockdown for manhunt

Moncton – The Canadian city of Moncton remains on lockdown as authorities hunt for a man accused of shooting five police officers, killing three, yesterday. The two wounded Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers have undergone surgery and are said to be in stable condition. Officials say the suspect, Justin Bourque, 24, was spotted multiple […]

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