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  • Homosexuals in Newfoundland hit by 'astronomical' syphilis outbreak

    03/25/2015 8:00:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    A syphilis outbreak of "astronomical" proportions has been unleashed in Canada's easternmost province, according to the healthcare authority of eastern NewfoundlandAlready this year — in less than three months — 15 cases of syphilis have been reported, according to Eastern Health. That's more than half the total number of cases (26) confirmed by the region's health authority all of last year. Most of the 41 syphilis infections were identified in homosexual men between 20 and 49 years of age, with 10 of the cases also being diagnosed with HIV, according to Eastern Health. Rising concerns This substantial increase is raising...
  • Four signs that U.S. market momentum may be losing steam

    03/25/2015 11:38:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Financial Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Martin Pelletier
    I think about myself as like an ocean liner that’s been going full speed for a long distance, and the captain pulls the throttle back all the way to ‘stop,’ but the ship doesn’t stop immediately, does it? It has its own momentum and it keeps on going, and I’m very flattered that people are still finding me useful.” — Leonard Nimoy. There are many different factors that can influence markets, but among the most powerful is momentum for the simple reason that people find comfort and safety in doing what everyone else is doing. Investing professionals are well aware...
  • Woman fighting citizenship oath niqab ban favours gender segregation — but not in Canada

    03/25/2015 6:29:38 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 5 replies
    The devout Muslim woman fighting to wear a niqab while taking the citizenship oath told a government lawyer last year she is in favour of separating men and women in some circumstances in her native Pakistan. But in an interview Tuesday, Zunera Ishaq said she does not advocate such segregation in Canada.
  • Canada to Launch Air Strikes on IS Positions in Syria

    03/24/2015 9:23:09 PM PDT · by piasa · 6 replies
    VOA via Chosun Ilbo ^ | March 25, 2015
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will expand its military mission against the Islamic State group to include airstrikes on targets in Syria. Harper told parliament on Tuesday Canada will not seek "the express consent" of the Syrian government to launch the attacks. He said Canada must strike at the Syrian power base of the Islamic State militants. "ISIL's fighters and much of its heavier equipment are moving freely across the Iraqi border into Syria, in part for better protection against our airstrikes," Harper said. "In our view, ISIL must cease to have any safe haven in Syria." Canada...
  • Topless woman removed from House of Commons after protesting anti-terror bill

    03/23/2015 8:12:35 PM PDT · by RansomOttawa · 47 replies
    National Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Jake Edmiston
    A topless woman protesting the Conservative government’s anti-terror bill was ejected from the House of Commons on Monday during a discussion about honouring Vietnamese refugees. The protester, Neda Topaloski with the Canadian wing of the international Femen movement, was in the sitting in public gallery, with two guards standing nearby on either side of her, she said. One of the security guards stepped out briefly, so seeing an opportunity, she took off her shirt. The officers gave chase and Ms. Topaloski ran about the gallery, screaming: “C-51 is war on freedom.”
  • Two Convicted In Canada VIA Rail Terror Plot Case [Obama's Safe World!]

    03/20/2015 5:01:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | March 20, 2015
    Two Convicted In Canada VIA Rail Terror Plot Case Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two suspects accused of plotting with al-Qaida in Iran to derail a train in Canada, arrives at Buttonville Airport just north of Toronto 23 April 2013 Chiheb Esseghaier said he only wanted to be judged by the Koran Two Canadian men accused of plotting to attack a passenger train going from New York to Toronto have been found guilty on multiple terror charges. Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were arrested in 2013 after a surveillance and undercover operation. Jurors spent 10 days in deliberations before returning guilty...
  • Ferry trapped in ice off Nova Scotia since Wednesday with 40 aboard

    03/20/2015 10:53:07 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    Banger Daily News ^ | March 20, 2015 | CBC News
    Forty passengers are still stuck aboard the MV Blue Puttees in the ice off Cape Breton. The Marine Atlantic ferry, which connects Nova Scotia to Newfoundland, has been there since Wednesday afternoon. The Louis S. St-Laurent — the largest icebreaker in the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet — has been trying to remove the vessel but so far hasn’t had any luck. “The ice is so pressurized and thick right now in that area they are unable to get through the ice as well. ...” Marine Atlantic spokesperson Darrell Mercer said. “This year, [ice] moved in early to mid-February, and it...
  • Forget About Keystone XL – Canadian Crude Is Coming

    03/20/2015 5:01:11 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 19 March 2015 | Mark Hill
    While Congress and the White House continue to wrangle over the Keystone XL pipeline extension, the oil industry is taking matters into its own hands. Markets are primed for an influx of Canadian crude oil, but with pipeline transport off the table for the foreseeable future, producers have built alternative modes to meet the demand. The problem is, recent disasters have soured legislators and environmentalists on road and rail for moving oil. Alongside political uncertainties are other wild cards like extreme weather and the unknowns that arise from an emerging logistics infrastructure, which can all impact the flow of goods....
  • Canadian man found dead at Mexican resort of Los Cabos

    03/19/2015 7:29:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    ap ^ | 3- 19- 2015
    His body was found on the El Tule beach, midway between the twin resorts of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. ... Also Wednesday, the Mexican navy said it had found a boat stolen during a mass robbery of tourists on an island off the nearby city of La Paz last week ... On March 14, a group of armed men arrived at the island of Espiritu Santo aboard a boat and stole the belongings of a group of mainly foreign tourists on a day trip to the island. The thieves also stole one of the boats the...
  • Avro Lancaster KB882; Coming in From the Cold?

    03/18/2015 7:24:56 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 9 replies
    War History Online ^ | March 7, 2015
    Last year, there was a brief stir concerning the plight of a rare combat veteran Avro Lancaster on outdoor display at Madawaska Municipal Airport in the Canadian city of Edmunston, New Brunswick. The city has owned Lancaster Mk.10P KB882 since her RCAF retirement in 1964. The LancasterÂ’s condition has deteriorated significantly after decades sitting outdoors, and a time of reckoning has arrived. While a small band of dedicated volunteers has done their best to preserve and maintain the old bomber, they do not have the resources to ensure her long term survival without a massive infusion of cash and expertise...
  • Canadian Prime Minister, “Guns Important To Safety, And Slow Police Response”

    03/17/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 3/15/2015 | Tim
    When asked about new firearms legislation at an event in Saskatoon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said there are too many restrictions on gun ownership, which he added is important for the livelihoods of rural people, recreation and personal safety according to CTV. “My wife’s from a rural area and obviously gun ownership wasn’t just for the farm, but was for a certain level of security when you’re a ways away from immediate police assistance,” he said during a question-and-answer session with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.
  • More than 52,000 Canadians travelled abroad for health care last year, study finds

    03/17/2015 6:47:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | March 17, 2015 | Daniel Katz
    The number of Canadian patients who travelled abroad in 2014 to receive non-emergency medical treatment increased 25% from 2013, according to a study conducted by the Fraser Institute, a Canadian independent research and education organization. In 2014, 52,513 Canadians travelled beyond our borders to seek medical treatment, compared with 41,838 in 2013. The numbers suggest that the Canadian health care system could not comply with the needs and demands of a substantial number of Canadian patients ... why Canadian patients left the country to pursue treatment elsewhere. The reasons include a lack of available resources and equipment in their home...
  • Video shows man riding motorcycle through Surrey, B.C. shopping mall

    03/16/2015 5:04:12 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | 13MAR2015 | BRYAN PASSIFIUME
    Nobody was injured after this two-wheeled rampage through a Surrey, B.C. shopping mall on Feb. 20. Surrey RCMP were called to the neighbourhood of Guildford just before 2 p.m. investigating reports of a motorcycle being driven recklessly. Refusing to stop for police, the suspect roared into the Guildford Town Centre Mall, where he drove his bike down an escalator before fleeing the scene, heading east towards the city of Langley. The suspect, a white male in his 40s, was last seen near 192 St. and 96 Ave. Police are still reviewing surveillance tape and interviewing witnesses in an attempt to...
  • T. Boone Pickens: Calgary, I’m so sorry about the Keystone pipeline

    03/14/2015 2:27:35 PM PDT · by shove_it · 44 replies
    CalgaryHerald ^ | 13 Mar 2015 | T. Boone Pickens
    To my friends in Calgary and across Canada: I apologize on behalf of my fellow Americans for the United States government’s actions. Why? Because after years of poring over the engineering, design, geology and the contents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, President Barack Obama chose to make a political statement and vetoed a bill to allow construction to begin. I feel bad about this. I lived in Canada in the 1960s. You have a great country, and it’s a great place to operate in the oil and gas sector. We should have done better by you. You may not...
  • Rail’s apprehensions, Canadian Pacific’s board expresses reluctance...stay in crude-by-rail business

    03/13/2015 11:59:11 AM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Petroleum News Bakken ^ | Week of March 15, 2015 | Gary Park
    Canadian Pacific’s board expresses reluctance to stay in crude-by-rail business Canadian Pacific Railway has disclosed that its directors are reluctant to continue transporting crude oil - an idea that was swiftly quashed by the Canadian government, but was reignited by two more derailments of crude trains. CP Rail Chief Executive Officer Hunter Harrison divulged for the first time on March 2 that his board is giving “careful consideration” to whether it can “get out of (the crude-by-rail) business.” That element of its business has increasingly burdened the company with risks and regulations that have offset a rapid growth in related...
  • Telling it straight, Prentice suggests Albertans must accept some responsibility for financial...

    03/13/2015 11:56:27 AM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of March 15, 2015 | Gary Park
    Prentice suggests Albertans must accept some responsibility for financial plight Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has found indirect support at the highest level from ExxonMobil Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson for his doom-and-gloom message that those who rely on oil prices for a living are in for a rough ride. Tillerson spent, for him, an unusual amount of time in the first week of March behind microphones, on the airwaves and in front of TV cameras spreading the word that the world and investors should “settle in” for a long period of relatively weak and volatile crude prices. He said there...
  • Scott Walker Is the Worst Candidate for the Environment

    03/11/2015 12:35:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 11, 2015 | Tim McDonnell |
    Scott Walker is killing it with Republicans. The Wisconsin governor is one of his party's rising stars—thanks to his ongoing and largely successful war against his state's labor unions, a fight that culminated Monday with the signing of a controversial "right-to-work" bill. Now (for the moment, anyway), he's a leading contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. At the Conservative Political Action Conference a couple weeks ago, he polled a close second to three-time winner Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), beating the likes of Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush by a significant margin. It probably won't...
  • Silver Cross Reveals A Piece Of Acadian History

    03/29/2008 2:26:02 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 556+ views
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | 3-29-2008 | Jill St. Marseille
    Silver cross reveals a piece of Acadian history Jill St. Marseille, Canwest News Service Published: Saturday, March 29, 2008 Experts hope a small piece of Acadian history that offers a rare glimpse into pre-deportation Canada may open a wider window on that sore point in the country's past. The three-centimetre silver cross was discovered in Grand Pre, N.S., during an archeological dig by Saint Mary's University in 2006. Its physical properties and 250-year-old grave mark it as part of an important historical era - the deportation of thousands of Acadians in 1755. The tiny cross may even have links to...
  • Why Keystone XL Is Everything Obama Wants It to Be

    03/10/2015 5:10:28 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Real Clear Energy ^ | March 10, 2015 | Michael Whatley
    As expected, President Barack Obama vetoed legislation from Congress that would have approved the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, rejecting the creation of thousands of jobs in the process. However, it did not end the six-year saga for building the 1,179-mile pipeline that would deliver 830,000 barrels of oil per day of Canadian and American crude oil to U.S. refineries. The fight will go on, even though Congress was unable to override the president’s veto. Fortunately, President Obama never closed the door. As noted in his message to the Senate, there remains an ongoing National Interest Determination (NID) process...
  • Derailed Canadian National Crude Train Still Burning

    03/09/2015 6:30:41 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | March 09, 2015 | Jeffrey Hodgson
    A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying crude oil that derailed near the northern Ontario community of Gogama early on Saturday is still on fire, the company said late on Sunday. The derailment is CN's second in the region in just three days and the third in less than a month. It was the latest in a series of North American derailments involving trains hauling crude oil, raising concerns about rail safety. "Fire suppression activities are beginning, as is construction of the track diversion," CN spokesman Mark Hallman said in an email, adding that responders were working in shifts around...
  • Train carrying crude oil derails in Canada

    03/08/2015 1:27:15 PM PDT · by thackney · 54 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | March 7, 2015 | Associated Press
    A CN Rail train carrying crude oil derailed early Saturday in northern Ontario, causing numerous tank cars to catch fire and spill into a local river system, officials said. It was the third CN oil train derailment in northern Ontario in less than a month, and the second in the same area, renewing concerns about the safety of shipping crude oil by train and further suggesting that new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate. CN said the cars had been retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard known as the 1232. The new...
  • Canadian soldier killed by friendly fire in Iraq

    03/07/2015 4:23:43 PM PST · by Decombobulator · 8 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 03/07/2015 | Bruce Campion-Smith
    OTTAWA—Canada’s military mission in Iraq has turned deadly after Iraqi Kurdish troops fired on an approaching group of Canadian soldiers, killing one and wounding three others in a tragic mix-up. Killed in the incident was Sgt. Andrew Joseph Doiron, from the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, based at Garrison Petawawa. The friendly-fire death marks the first Canadian fatality since the mission to battle Islamic extremists began last fall. Three other members were injured and are being treated, the military said in a statement. They were part of the group of 69 Canadian special-operations soldiers who have been in northern Iraq since...
  • Man attempting to walk from Detroit to Toronto rescued while crossing ice on Lake St. Clair

    03/05/2015 5:36:53 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 51 replies
    National Post ^ | March 5, 2015 | Trevor Wilhelm
    The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a freezing man from the middle of Lake St. Clair Thursday morning who was trying to walk across the icebound water into Canada. After he was rescued, the 25-year-old American said his plan was to walk from Detroit to Toronto.
  • Nova Scotia aquaculture fish killed by superchilled water

    03/05/2015 11:50:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    CBC News ^ | Mar 03, 2015 3:15 PM AT | Staff
    Cooke Aquaculture sites in Annapolis Basin, Shelburne Harbour, Jordan Bay reporting mortalities Fish at three aquaculture sites in Nova Scotia have died and a so-called superchill is suspected, the provincial Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture said Tuesday. Cooke Aquaculture's sites in the Annapolis Basin, Shelburne Harbour and Jordan Bay are reporting mortalities, officials said. A fish health veterinarian visited the Annapolis Basin and Shelburne Harbour sites and is expected to visit the Jordan Bay site in the next few days to investigate the cause of death, Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell said in a statement. "Our provincial fish health...
  • New Zealand spying on Pacific islands, Snowden leaks say

    03/05/2015 4:16:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 March 2015 Last updated at 02:34 ET | BBC
    New Zealand is conducting mass surveillance over its Pacific neighbours, reports citing documents leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden say. Calls, emails and social media messages were being collected from Pacific nations, the New Zealand Herald said. The data was shared with other members of the "Five Eyes" network - the US, Australia, Britain and Canada.
  • Obama Amnesty Plan: Legalize Foreigners, 'Take Over the Host,' 'Push Citizens into the Shadows'

    03/05/2015 3:46:16 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 27 replies
    It was supposed to be a phone call for Obama administration ears only. But hear it the radio host did, she says. And what she heard should make your blood run cold — and perhaps your rage hot. Obama’s amnesty plan is to use illegal aliens as “seedlings,” said the federal officials. They will “navigate, not assimilate,” as they “take over the host,” create a “country within a country” and start “pushing the citizens into the shadows.” Welcome to the “fundamental transformation” of America. The above was alleged by WCBM radio co-host Sue Payne in an interview with talk giant...
  • Albertans make too much money, some economists say

    03/05/2015 3:19:47 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    CBC News ^ | Mar 05, 2015 5:00 AM ET| Last Updated: Mar 05, 2015 5:00 AM ET | Tracy Johnson
    Alberta wages almost 25% higher than Canadian average Economists, politicians and business leaders seek ways to bring wages down Springtime is typically oilpatch bonus season. As the grass turns green, car dealerships and upscale stores tend to get busier. This year is different. Bonuses — if they exist at all — are expected to be small. Wages have been frozen. Oilpatch workers are happy to have a job at all. And that's the private sector. Public sector workers, like teachers and nurses, are on high alert as the provincial government makes increasingly loud noises about reopening their contracts to cut...
  • Shell Canada withdraws application for Pierre River heavy oil project

    03/04/2015 8:35:26 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Oil Gas Journal ^ | 03/03/2015 | OGJ editors
    Shell Canada Ltd. has withdrawn its regulatory application for the proposed Pierre River heavy oil mine north of Fort McMurray. The Pierre River Mine (PRM) application outlined a proposal for 200,000 b/d. The project “remains a very long-term opportunity for us, but it’s not currently a priority,” said Lorraine Mitchelmore, Shell Canada president and executive vice-president, heavy oil. “We will continue to hold the leases and can reapply in the future when the time is right,” she said. PRM had been joined with an application for a 100,000-b/d expansion of the Jackpine Mine, but Shell separated the applications in 2009....
  • Obstruction Leader Harry Reid to Attempt Historic Filibuster on Override of Keystone Veto

    03/02/2015 5:08:10 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 3/2/15 | Daniel Bassali
    Harry Reid is taking unprecedented steps to block Senate Republicans, even though his actions will result in nothing but procedural delay. In another example of Democrats playing the role of obstructionists, Harry Reid will force the Senate to go through procedural hurdles to delay Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from bringing up the president’s Keystone XL veto for an override vote. Last week, President Obama vetoed the popular bipartisan Keystone XL Pipeline bill passed by the Senate. This week, the Senate is planning a vote to override the president’s veto. Democrats, led by Minority Leader Harry Reid, are set to revoke...
  • Canada Delays Opening of Crucial Arctic Naval Port Until 2018

    03/02/2015 6:54:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 2, 2015 | Mike De Souza
    Canada’s military has again delayed the opening of a major new Arctic port, a sign the government is struggling to assert sovereignty over a remote resource-rich region. The planned deep water naval facility at Nanisivik – some 3,100 km (1,900 miles) north of Ottawa – is one of the key components of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “use it or lose it” approach to the Arctic. The port, initially due to open in 2012, will now not be operational until 2018.
  • Warren Buffett criticizes Keystone XL delay, says U.S. 'thumbing nose' at Canada

    03/02/2015 6:50:21 PM PST · by thackney · 41 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | 03.01.2015 | ALEXANDER PANETTA
    The Keystone XL pipeline got an emphatic endorsement Monday from a powerful backer of President Barack Obama who questioned the handling of the file. To billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the delay is a thumbing of the nose at Canada. "I would have passed Keystone," Buffett said in an interview with CNBC. "I think that we have an enormous interest in working with Canada, as they have in working with us. That oil is going to get sold. If we make it more difficult for them, who knows how they'll feel about making things more difficult for us someday." Because Buffett...
  • Fact-checker calls out Obama for saying Keystone ‘bypasses’ US

    03/02/2015 10:54:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 2, 2015
    President Obama earned a double-barreled rebuke Monday from The Washington Post's fact-checker, for repeating a faulty claim that the Keystone XL pipeline "bypasses" the U.S. -- and for saying it would only carry "Canadian oil." The president made the claims in an interview last week with WDAY of Fargo, N.D. Obama continued to downplay the impact of the Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline, just days after vetoing a bipartisan-backed bill that would approve the construction project. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has teed up a vote to override that veto later this week. In the local interview, Obama said: "I've already...
  • Did professor radicalize missing Canadian teens who are feared to have joined ISIS?

    03/01/2015 5:20:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/27/15
    Did professor radicalize missing Canadian teens who are feared to have joined ISIS? Arabic teacher once jailed as a security threat is suspended after six students flee to Syria A Muslim teacher once jailed by Canada as a security threat has been accused of radicalizing four teenage students who have allegedly fled to Syria to fight with the Islamic State. Four men and two women, aged 18 and 19, left Montreal in January and February for Turkey and then on to Syria, according to media reports. Adil Charkaoui teaches Arabic and the Quran at two Montreal community colleges, where the...
  • The Saudi project, part two Oil is back over $60 a barrel. Is the market returning to normal?

    02/20/2015 4:33:23 AM PST · by thackney · 61 replies
    The Economist ^ | Feb 21st 2015 | The Economist
    STAGE one of Saudi Arabia’s plan—or perhaps hope—to restructure the oil market is taking longer than expected. By refusing to rein in production while prices fell, the Saudis permitted a big surplus to grow and served notice on higher-cost rivals (Russia, Venezuela, American shale-oil producers) that they would not prop up other people’s profit margins at the expense of their own market share. That signal has been weakened by the growing amount of oil in storage, which is absorbing most of the glut. World oil stocks rose about 265m barrels last year and Société Générale, a French bank, reckons they...
  • Shopsy's drops the 'Bill Cosby' sandwich

    02/26/2015 2:42:35 AM PST · by xp38 · 13 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | February 25 2015 | Maryam Shah
    TORONTO - The Shopsy’s Deli chain has assigned a new name to a featured sandwich which was called the “Bill Cosby” for years. The corned beef sandwich had been named after the embattled comedian for several years before the current owners bought the restaurants, said Gavin Quinn, president of the Irish Embassy Group. The company bought Shopsy’s around eight years ago with the sandwich already on the menu. “I don’t even think people really associate it with the celebrity,” Quinn said. “They know it more as a food item.” A number of women have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them....
  • Keystone XL Veto Demonstrates Obama’s Extremism – And Hypocrisy

    02/25/2015 9:41:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/25/15 | Edward Morrissey - The Fiscal Times
    To no one’s surprise, President Barack Obama issued a veto this week. Until now, Obama has had very little need of this authority; this is only the third of his entire presidency. For the first six years of his time in the White House, Democrats controlled the Senate, and Harry Reid made sure that Republican initiatives never reached his desk by blocking them from floor votes, .. That changed last November, when Democrats suffered their second consecutive midterm blowout and lost control of the Senate. Reid lost the ability to control the floor, and with that most of his ability...
  • A grade-by-grade breakdown of Kathleen Wynne’s graphic new sex-ed program

    02/25/2015 6:39:47 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/24/15 | Pete Baklinski
    February 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- While the Ontario Liberal government under lesbian Premier Kathleen Wynne would have parents believe its newly unveiled sex-ed program is an unbiased presentation of fact, a detailed look at what kids in grades 1-8 are expected to learn reveals something entirely different.Passing the baton of the 1960s sexual revolt to today’s up-and-coming generations of youngsters, the 2015 Health and Physical Education program states in its earliest pages that sexual health “is more than simply teaching young people about the anatomy and physiology of reproduction,” but includes the relatively recent inventions of “sexual orientation, gender identity...
  • Obama Vetoes Keystone, Ignoring His Own Administration’s Findings

    02/25/2015 6:39:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/25/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    President Obama vetoed legislation approving Keystone XL this afternoon, creating the latest and most significant challenge for the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline. “Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest,” the president wrote in his veto message. He added that “because this act of Congress conflicts with established executive procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest — including our security, safety and environment — it has earned my veto.” It’s hard to...
  • Keystone Pipeline Bill Heads to POTUS' Desk; UPDATE: Vetoed

    02/24/2015 3:57:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    Legislation approving the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline has finally reached the presidentÂ’s desk. But donÂ’t celebrate just yet. In a joint op-ed published today in the pages of USA Today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are urging Americans to begin tempering their hopes and expectations by accepting the inevitable: Tuesday, as promised, the new Congress is sending the White House legislation that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline. This project will support tens of thousands of American jobs. It will bolster the nation's infrastructure and energy security. And it enjoys a broad base...
  • [Toronto] Mystery tunnel found near Pan Am Games venue

    02/23/2015 6:59:06 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 47 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb 23, 2015 | Sarah Bridge, John Lancaster
    National security officials have been notified that an underground tunnel was discovered near a venue for this summer's Pan Am Games in Toronto, CBC News has learned. The tunnel was dug in the woods near Toronto's Rexall Centre and York University's Keele campus. It was large enough for a person to stand in, at around 2˝ metres in height, and was about seven metres long. The tunnel had lights inside, powered by a generator, and the walls and ceiling were reinforced. Sources told CBC News that the tunnel was filled in by authorities.
  • Eyes turn to federal government’s stake in GM as a way to balance the budget despite low oil price

    02/22/2015 1:13:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    National Post (Canada) ^ | 02/22/2015 | Andy Blatchford
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent ElkaimPrime Minister Stephen Harper plugs in a GM Volt electric car in July 2012. OTTAWA – The Harper government’s push to deliver a balanced budget despite the burden of low oil prices has attracted fresh attention to a potential stockpile of federal cash: a multi-billion-dollar taxpayer stake in the auto business.
  • Canada considers taking fight against ISIS to Libya, Syria

    02/21/2015 7:56:44 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 21 replies
    CBC ^ | February 21, 2015
    Defence Minister Jason Kenney has indicated the government is not ruling out taking Canada's military mission against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group beyond Iraq — to Syria and Libya. Evan Solomon, host of CBC Radio's The House, asked Kenney about participating in missions in those countries. "Well, we're going to look at all of the options," Kenney said an interview broadcast Saturday. "Obviously there are practical limits to our ability to operate around the world, but we will look at our options to see where we can have the most impact, where we're most needed," he...
  • New ‘smart gun’ could be the weapon of the future, and it’s as Canadian as maple syrup

    02/21/2015 7:39:15 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 43 replies
    National Post ^ | February 20, 2015 | Ashley Csanady
    It looks like something out of a semi-futuristic post-apocalypse movie: A hybrid of traditional weaponry with digital scopes attached and the ability to morph from a rifle into a shotgun into a grenade launcher. Except it’s the next generation of armed warfare, improved with lessons from Afghanistan and other recent incursions — and it’s as Canadian as maple syrup. It’s still a prototype, so it’s a long way from being in the field, but the new “smart gun” being developed with Colt Canada could one day replace the C7, the standard military weapon that’s almost identical to the M16 everyone...
  • West Coast paralysis: Some winners...sort of

    02/20/2015 10:29:20 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | Allen Wastler
    West Coast docks are paralyzed as employers and longshoremen continued to spat about contracts and congestion problems. There are plenty of losers. Exporters, like farmers and ranchers, can't get their perishables to Asian markets during the Lunar New Year when demand for fruit and meat is particularly high. And importers large and small are beginning to report shipment delays and inventory shortages. Are there winners? Kind of … Air Freight. Some importers, like electronics dealers and luxury retailers, can afford to put their cargo on planes, despite at least a ten-fold increase in shipping costs. ... East Coast/Gulf Coast ports....
  • Nebraska Judge Stops TransCanada from Using Eminent Domain for Keystone XL

    02/18/2015 10:13:09 AM PST · by Theoria · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 13 Feb 2015 | Zoë Schlanger
    Last month, a Nebraska Supreme Court decision approved a route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline through the state. That decision effectively allowed TransCanada, the pipeline company, to begin issuing eminent domain papers to landowners in the way. But a fresh lawsuit brought by nearly 70 landowners has spurred a Nebraska judge to halt TransCanada’s eminent domain proceedings, the Huffington Post reported Thursday. “TransCanada sees the writing on the wall,” Jane Kleeb, director of Bold Nebraska, a group fighting the pipeline, said in a statement following the judge’s decision to issue an injunction. “Nebraska landowners are not going to cave...
  • After West Virginia Oil Train Derailment, Sign Keystone Bill

    02/19/2015 11:08:19 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 19, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy: Three million gallons of Bakken crude burning in rural West Virginia after an oil train derails in a snowstorm ought to underscore the environmental safety of replacing rail cars with the Keystone XL pipeline. One of the reasons President Obama says he'll veto the Keystone pipeline bill that, as a result of last November's GOP electoral gusher, has found its way to his desk is that it will only carry Canadian crude to foreign markets and is not worth jeopardizing the environment. Two things are wrong with that argument. The first is that Keystone XL will also bring Bakken...
  • Ukraine conflict: Canada issues new sanctions

    02/18/2015 11:31:32 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | Feb 17, 2015 | CBC News
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced a new round of sanctions in response to what he calls the "escalated acts of aggression" by Russian-backed fighters in eastern Ukraine. Harper's office issued travel bans Tuesday against 37 Russian and Ukrainian individuals and economic sanctions against 17 Russian and Ukrainian entities.
  • A Giant Step Forward for Canada

    02/17/2015 8:52:40 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 10 replies
    Royal Canadian Navy ^ | February 12, 2015 | Rear-Admiral John Newton
    I was daydreaming in vivid colour, inspired by the excitement of the moment. The documents were signed and detailed ship specifications established so that the first class of ships to be delivered under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy can commence construction at Irving Shipbuilding in the summer of 2015. As the government and industry speakers took the stage in the shipbuilder's yard, my mind was replaying scenes from the far north. The high walls of the machine shed were the inhospitable cliffs of Baffin Island plunging vertically into the sea. The massive steel fabricating machines that will soon be shaping...
  • Sun News Network shuts down (Canadian Conservative)

    02/17/2015 8:36:06 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    CBCNews.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | CBC News
    Sun News Network went off the air at 5 a.m. ET Friday after failing to find a new owner. Programming on the channel was replaced with a Sun TV logo. Sun Media Corp. issued a statement saying it spent months unsuccessfully trying to find a buyer, but financial losses meant it could not continue to operate. "This is an unfortunate outcome; shutting down Sun News was certainly not our goal," said Julie Tremblay, President and CEO of Media Group and Sun Media Corporation. "Over the past four years, we tried everything we could to achieve sufficient market penetration to generate...
  • TransCanada Corp moves forward with Upland pipeline

    02/16/2015 12:02:10 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 5 replies
    Financial Post ^ | February 13, 2015 | Claudia Cattaneo
    As U.S. legislation to approve TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline waited Friday for a promised veto from U.S. President Barack Obama, the Calgary-based company said it would move ahead with another cross-border pipeline — this one to transport oil in the opposite direction. The $600-million, 460-kilometre Upland pipeline, first proposed in July 2014, has received the shipper support it requires to link multiple points in North Dakota to the proposed Energy East pipeline at Moosomin, Sask., TransCanada said Friday. The $12-billion Energy East pipeline would be an all-Canadian affair — an idea largely borne of frustrations with Washington’s interminable dithering...