Canada

Kiddie porn sicko says he just needs some counselling

EDMONTON -- Avery Powder doesn't know what draws him to view child pornography and claims he doesn't have a problem and can just stay off the Internet and stop looking at it.

Poor health forces Rogers CEO to step aside

GORDON PITTS The Globe and Mail 01.11.2008
Poor health forces Rogers CEO to step aside

Ailing communications magnate Ted Rogers has been admitted to hospital, forcing him to relinquish his duties as CEO of his sprawling cable TV, wireless, sports and media conglomerate.


Harper team to focus on economic crisis

DANIEL LEBLANC The Globe and Mail 01.11.2008
Harper team to focus on economic crisis

OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled a big, 38-member cabinet this week, but he will bring a lean agenda to a short preholiday sitting of Parliament. Money is tight and the government does not have time to push major legislation throug...

No immediate relief for homeowners in new deal for cities

KAREN HOWLETT, JENNIFER LEWINGTON The Globe and Mail 01.11.2008
No immediate relief for homeowners in new deal for cities

TORONTO -- The Ontario government ushered in a new era of provincial-municipal relations yesterday by agreeing to take back responsibility for funding social services shifted to cash-strapped towns and cities in the mid-1990s.


Canada must share intelligence with 'unpalatable regimes': Justice official

OTTAWA — Canada's deputy attorney general says the demands of national security mean Ottawa can't be "shutting our doors to regimes we don't like."

Bob Rae enters Liberal leadership fray

Norma Greenaway The Vancouver Sun 01.11.2008
Bob Rae enters Liberal leadership fray

OTTAWA - Bob Rae says he's upbeat about his chances of succeeding Stephane Dion as leader of the federal Liberal party and that he is preparing to officially launch his campaign within the next two weeks.


Third gas pipeline bombed in B.C.

Larissa Liepins Ottawa Citizen 01.11.2008
Third gas pipeline bombed in B.C.

OTTAWA - The third explosion in a month targeting sour-gas pipelines in northern British Columbia is scaring people in a nearby community who say they weren't warned toxic gas began leaking Friday afternoon.

Flaherty to warn of frugal times

Paul Vieira National Post 01.11.2008
Flaherty to warn of frugal times

OTTAWA - The federal Finance Minister likely will tell his provincial counterparts on Monday that he is set to cap the amount of money they will receive in transfer payments from Ottawa, effective next year.


Canada Entering Recession, Toronto-Dominion Bank Says

Canada is entering a recession, according to Toronto-Dominion Bank, the third of the country's six biggest lenders to make such a prediction.

Woman dies in Toronto car crash, but body not found for hours

TORONTO — Police say a woman who died in an overnight car crash in Toronto's east end spent hours in a wooded area before her vehicle and body were discovered.


Years-old recalled chocolate surfaces in Toronto stores

Chris Boutet National Post 31.10.2008
Years-old recalled chocolate surfaces in Toronto stores

Hershey chocolate bars recalled nearly two years ago over fears of salmonella contamination have popped up in convenience stores in the Toronto area.

Cameraman hit during live TV report in Toronto

A camera operator was hit this morning in a traffic accident during a live report on a Toronto television network. The CP24 cameraman was filming former provincial police officer Cam Woolley about flooding caused by a water-main break.


Toronto film community 'cautiously optimistic' about lower dollar

Workers in Toronto's film community say they're hopeful the recent fluctuations in the Canadian dollar will help their industry. For them, a loonie worth 80 cents US should lead to more productions — and that should mean more work.

Toronto schools chief (mostly) defends Halloween sensitivity policy

Has the Toronto District School Board forsaken fun in the name of political correctness? The board, in a 2008 teaching resource for “dealing with controversial and sensitive issues,” advises teachers to treat Halloween respectfully because it is a...


Man accused in Toronto bystander's death appears in court

A man accused of shooting several people outside a Toronto bar and killing an innocent bystander appeared in court Wednesday morning after surrendering to police the night before. Dressed in an orange prison uniform, Kyle Weese was quiet as he sto...

Recalled Hershey's candy being sold in Toronto area

Hershey's chocolates and candies recalled two years ago over salmonella fears and subsequently stolen from a recycling depot are now being sold in Toronto-area stores, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Thursday.


CRTC rejects extra charges for conventional TV signals

GATINEAU, Que. -- Canada's broadcasting regulator has introduced changes to give Canadians greater TV viewing choices while rejecting a controversial demand that would have seen monthly cable TV bills increase.

Canada barely bitten by West Nile in 2008

Cases of West Nile infection among Canadians during this year's mosquito season plunged dramatically compared with last year, and experts suggest cooler, wet weather is likely the reason.


In 2009, Canadians Can Pay For Products With Cellphones

David Silverberg DigitalJournal.com 31.10.2008
In 2009, Canadians Can Pay For Products With Cellphones

Digital Journal -- Within a year, Canadian shoppers can wave a phone at a checkout reader and buy items without dipping into their wallet. A mobile phone payment venture is set to debut in mid-2009 in Toronto, DigitalJournal.com has learned.

Stronger safety measures needed on ships: Gainey report

Montreal Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey has praised the findings of a Transportation Safety Board investigation into a tall ship accident that killed his 25-year-old daughter. "Everyone in the sail training industry should be reading closel...



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