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  • My son was born in Nova Scotia. He died an IS extremist in Syria. (Blowing chunks alert!)

    02/17/2015 10:15:17 AM PST · by mkleesma · 63 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 17 2015 | CHRISTIANNE BOUDREAU
    Christianne Boudreau has campaigned about the recruitment and radicalization of young people in Calgary and across Canada. She is currently involved in establishing Hayat Canada, a group which supports families to assist with deradicalization, and helping to form an international mothers’ organization for those whose children have fallen prey to violent extremism. A little more than a year ago, I received the news that no parent should ever have to hear. I was told my child had died. The death of one so young is impossible to understand. For me, my son’s death was particularly incomprehensible. Damian was killed in...
  • Canada adopts maple leaf flag [50 years ago today]

    02/15/2015 7:30:30 AM PST · by matt1234 · 41 replies
    history.com ^ | 2/15/2015 | unknown
    In accordance with a formal proclamation by Queen Elizabeth II of England, a new Canadian national flag is raised above Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the capital of Canada. Beginning in 1610, Lower Canada, a new British colony, flew Great Britain's Union Jack, or Royal Union Flag. In 1763, as a result of the French and Indian Wars, France lost its sizable colonial possessions in Canada, and the Union Jack flew all across the wide territory of Canada. In 1867, the Dominion of Canada was established as a self-governing federation within the British Empire, and three years later a new flag,...
  • The Making of a Mexico-to-Canada Wolf Corridor

    10/13/2014 10:30:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/13/14 | W.R. McAfee
    Part 1: Mexican wolves can devastate a ranch economically in ways not readily apparent or understood by the public The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is delisting and relinquishing management of their imported Canadian gray wolves back to state wildlife officials while simultaneously proposing “new rules”1 to “save” the Mexican gray wolf. These proposals include: Keeping the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) on the endangered list as a subspecies. A conundrum. The Mexican wolf is a gray wolf that breeds with other gray wolves and is not a subspecies. A grizzly and a black bear are subspecies.
  • Ebola Spread to Guinea's Capital Raises Fears

    03/29/2014 1:19:43 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 29, 2014 | MSN News
    CONAKRY, Guinea — Ebola, one of the world's most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe bleeding and almost always death, could spread far beyond this tiny West African nation's borders.
  • Could Ebola now be airborne?

    03/28/2014 6:34:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/14 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Fears are growing that the most lethal form of the Ebola virus can mutate into an airborne pathogen, making the spread of the terrifying disease more difficult to check. It was previously thought the untreatable virus, which causes massive internal bleeding and multiple organ failure, could only be transmitted through contact with infected blood. But now Canadian researchers have carried out experiments showing how monkeys can catch the deadly disease from infected pigs without coming into direct contact.k
  • Canadian officials fired IT firm behind troubled Obamacare website

    10/10/2013 10:57:56 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/13 | Richard Pollack
    Canadian provincial health officials last year fired the parent company of CGI Federal, the prime contractor for the problem-plagued Obamacare health exchange websites, the Washington Examiner has learned. CGI Federal’s parent company, Montreal-based CGI Group, was officially terminated in September 2012 by an Ontario government health agency after the firm missed three years of deadlines and failed to deliver the province’s flagship online medical registry. The online registry was supposed to be up and running by June 2011. Officials at the U.S. government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded six technology contracts worth $87 million to CGI Federal for...
  • Canadian officials fired IT firm behind troubled Obamacare website

    10/10/2013 12:33:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-10-2013 | RICHARD POLLOCK
    Canadian provincial health officials last year fired the parent company of CGI Federal, the prime contractor for the problem-plagued Obamacare health exchange websites, the Washington Examiner has learned. CGI Federal’s parent company, Montreal-based CGI Group, was officially terminated in September 2012 by an Ontario government health agency after the firm missed three years of deadlines and failed to deliver the province’s flagship online medical registry. The online registry was supposed to be up and running by June 2011. Officials at the U.S. government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded six technology contracts worth $87 million to CGI Federal for...
  • Canadian firm hired to build troubled Obamacare exchanges

    10/04/2013 11:21:57 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2013 | RICHARD POLLOCK
    A Canadian tech firm that has provided service to that country's single-payer health care system is behind the glitch-ridden United States national health care exchange site healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is a subsidiary of Montreal-based CGI Group. With offices in Fairfax, Va., the subsidiary has been a darling of the Obama administration, which since 2009 has bestowed it with $1.4 billion in federal contracts, according to USAspending.gov. The "CGI" in the parent company's name stands for "Conseillers en Gestion et Informatique" in French, which roughly translates to "Information Systems and Management Consultants." However, the firm offers another translation: "Consultants to Government...
  • Ted Cruz: I’m not going to get into a legal debate about whether I’m also a Canadian citizen

    08/20/2013 7:03:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2013 | AllahPundit
    Oddly enough, per DrewM, the media’s suddenly very interested in this subject and would indeed like to debate it. From where does this newfound respectability for Birtherism spring, I wonder. Byproduct of a typically slow August news month? Or just hassling a conservative with presidential buzz whom they loathe, maybe partly as payback for anti-Obama Birthers hassling Precious for his own birth certificate for so long?Via Mediaite and MFP, here’s Cruz on the radio this morning recusing himself from further debate on the subject. That’s wise, and I agreed with Ed’s take this morning that he was probably just tweaking...
  • Waterloo man held in Tamil Tiger missile plot (Canada)

    08/23/2006 3:29:37 PM PDT · by kanawa · 6 replies · 1,603+ views
    Waterloo man held in Tamil Tiger missile plot DIANNE WOOD, BRIAN CALDWELL AND BRIAN WHITWHAM BRENT DAVIS, RECORD STAFF Suresh Sriskandarajah is led from Superior Court in Kitchener yesterday. He is among 4 Canadians arrested in connection with an attempt to buy arms from an undercover agent. KITCHENER (Aug 23, 2006) A man from Waterloo is one of nine suspects accused of conspiring to help a terrorist group in an escalating conflict in Sri Lanka. Suresh Sriskandarajah, 26, made an unexpected appearance in Superior Court in Kitchener yesterday and was remanded in custody until Friday morning. The former University of...
  • Insight: How a train ran away and devastated a Canadian town

    07/09/2013 4:43:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 8, 2013 10:06pm | P.J. Huffstutter and Richard Valdmanis
    ...The locomotive caught fire, so firefighters shut off the engine to stop the flames from spreading. That slowly disengaged the air brakes, and the driverless train carrying 72 cars of crude oil rolled downhill into the scenic lakeside town of Lac-Megantic, derailing, exploding and leveling the town center. At least 13 people were killed and some 37 are still missing, according to Canadian police... He secured the train at 11:25 p.m. on Friday, setting the air brakes and hand brakes, according to MMA. Burkhardt said the engineer set the brakes on all five locomotives at the front of the train,...
  • A Canadian Protests: The Declaration is not entirely accurate, but the Founders had the right idea

    07/04/2013 7:01:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/04/2013 | Conrad Black
    The last thing I would wish to do, as a Canadian and also as a British citizen, is dispute the worthiness of celebrating the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July. It is not in that spirit, but in the pursuit of historical accuracy, that I gently remind some readers of what that Declaration actually tells us. Poor old King George III — Farmer George, a stubborn, not overly intelligent person who was intermittently mad as a result of porphyria — was certainly a limited man, but was not a bad man. Yet he is denounced in the most...
  • 2 Arrested in Canadian Terror Plot 'inspired by al Qaeda ideology'

    07/02/2013 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | July 2, 2013 | by David Barnett
    SNIPPET: "Today the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced the arrest of two Canadian-born citizens, John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody, in a terror plot targeting a public gathering at the British Columbia Legislature in Victoria on Canada Day, July 1. According to online court records, Nuttall and Korody appeared at the Surrey Provincial Court this morning. The two suspects face charges that include "conspiring to place an explosive in or against a place of public use, a government or public facility, with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury, for the benefit of, at the direction...
  • Jihadi told Russians about Tamerlan

    05/04/2013 5:23:44 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 39 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | May4,2013 | Matt Stout, John Zaremba
    A slain Canadian jihadi gave Russian counter-terrorism agents the tip that put alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev on their radar two years ago, Bay State U.S. Rep. William R. Keating confirmed yesterday — raising questions about whether Tsarnaev’s direct link to the known militant was ever passed on to the FBI or local authorities. Keating told the Herald yesterday his staff in Russia has learned William Plotnikov, while under interrogation in the militant hotbed of Dagestan, named Tsarnaev as a fellow extremist. “That’s when the Russian government started looking at Tamerlan and he showed up on a jihadist website,”...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror (Not Iran?)

    07/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | :7/21/2012 | Maayana Miskin
    The Muslim terrorist group Qa’adat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman. The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.
  • Iran agent monitoring Chabad arrested in Bulgaria

    04/22/2013 4:02:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    JPOST.com - THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | April 22, 2013 01:01 | by Benjamin Weinthal
    SNIPPET: "BERLIN – Bulgarian police officers last summer arrested a Canadian citizen linked to the Iranian government who engaged in surveillance of the local Chabad center in the capital of Sofia, a well-placed and reliable local source told The Jerusalem Post last week, on condition of anonymity due to security reasons. An Iranian-sponsored female agent in her 50s, holding a Canadian passport, traveled from Istanbul to Sofia several weeks after the bombing of the Israeli tour bus in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas in July 2012. She was arrested on her first day in Sofia after the Bulgarian...
  • U.S. on alert over Canadians [Islamists] in Algeria

    01/31/2013 6:53:28 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | January 31, 2013 8:49 PM EST | Reuters
    Signs that Canadian citizens were involved in the attack by hostage-taking Islamist militants on a remote gas plant in Algeria are of great concern to American authorities, U.S. intelligence officials said on Thursday. While Algerian authorities apparently have not yet provided Western governments with cast-iron proof, a senior U.S. intelligence official said: “We’re taking very seriously the reports of the two Canadians’ involvement.” ... Confirmation that Canadian citizens were involved in the attack on the In Amenas facility in the Algerian desert would raise concerns about a worrying nexus between North America and North African militants. At least 38 plant...
  • Canadian hero in Iran Hostage crisis dies at 88

    01/01/2013 6:10:05 AM PST · by Rock Hardplace · 11 replies
    OTTAWA — “Hell yes. Of course. Count on us.” With those words to an endangered U.S. diplomat in November 1979, John Sheardown, then Canada’s top immigration official in Iran, launched what would become known as “the Canadian Caper.” Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/John+Sheardown+player+rescue+diplomats+from+Iran+dead/7761539/story.html#ixzz2GjLJsOx0

    12/01/2012 10:32:00 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    While I'm perfectly aware that The Guess Who are the same bunch of leftist hosers from the Great White North that wrote the very anti-American 'American Woman', I'm going to forgive them for now because I love this tune so much, and they showed American icon 'Wolfman Jack' respect... Kinda hard for me to hate The Guess Who since I'm a lifelong BTO fan/seen 'em live: after all, two Guess Who members went on to found the band that evolved into Bachmann Turner Overdrive by 1973... The Guess Who: Clap for the Wolfman (1971) [YouTube] Video/more at Reaganite Republican...
  • Leftists/Nazis/Muslims are calling for the killing of Canadian PM Stephen Harper

    08/19/2012 10:41:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/191/12 | Pamela Geller
    When tyrants say they want to kill someone, believe them.
  • Canadian Defense Minister - Talks About UFOs Aliens And Government Conspiracy !!

    03/28/2012 3:47:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | March 24, 2012 | ikonabass
    Canadian Defense Minister - Talks About UFOs Aliens And Government Conspiracy !! These are the words of former Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer. According to AOL News
  • Canadian war ace

    11/20/2011 10:28:26 AM PST · by albertabound · 9 replies
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | NOVEMBER 20, 2011 | BY ANDREW DUFFY, THE OTTAWA CITIZEN
    Rayne Shultz 1922-2011: Canadian war ace shot down three German bombers in one night in 1943 BY ANDREW DUFFY, THE OTTAWA CITIZEN NOVEMBER 20, 2011 2 STORYPHOTOS ( 6 ) More Images » Canadian war ace Rayne ‘Joe’ Schultz shot down three German bombers in one night in 1943 and went on to serve 37 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force, retiring as a Group Captain. He died on Remembrance Day, 2011, at age 88. Flying Officer Rayne “Joe” Schultz began the night that would define his war at a poker game — winning money for a change. It...
  • Europe Fears a Credit Squeeze as Investors Sell Bond Holdings

    11/19/2011 8:00:57 PM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/18/11 | NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and ERIC DASH
    Nervous investors around the globe are accelerating their exit from the debt of European governments and banks, increasing the risk of a credit squeeze that could set off a downward spiral. Financial institutions are dumping their vast holdings of European government debt and spurning new bond issues by countries like Spain and Italy. And many have decided not to renew short-term loans to European banks, which are needed to finance day-to-day operations. If this trend continues, it risks creating a vicious cycle of rising borrowing costs, deeper spending cuts and slowing growth, which is hard to get out of, especially...
  • Canadian Mounties face sexual harassment allegations

    11/16/2011 3:41:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/16/11 | BBC
    The Canadian Mounties will investigate the force's handling of sexual harassment claims, says the force's new commissioner, Bob Paulson. The probe comes after a high-profile female Mountie alleged constant harassment, including officers exposing themselves to her. Her public statement has led to additional allegations from current and former female Mounties. Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews also called for an investigation. "This is not about dealing with individual complaints but getting to the bottom of a system that seems to be failing members of the RCMP [Royal Canadian Mounted Police]," Mr Toews told reporters. 'Cannot stand' Corporal Catherine Galliford, a...
  • A THIRD of bandwidth taken up by Netflix movie downloads

    10/28/2011 1:38:24 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28th October 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Internet-streaming company Netflix experienced its biggest exodus in its history after a price hike earlier this year - the loss of 800,000 customers. But the web-streaming giant isn't washed up yet. TV shows and films streamed via Netflix account for a third of total downstream bandwidth use in the U.S - an astonishing amount for any one company to control. Neftlix use accounts for 32.7 per cent of total bandwidth use in the U.S., UP from 29.7per cent a year ago, says Canadian company Sandvine.
  • Wolf sightings more common in Northwest ( WA, OR, ID )

    09/03/2011 9:42:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Lewiston Tribune ^ | 09/03/2011 | Eric Barker
    Wolf sightings in the Blue Mountains are becoming more frequent this summer, but wildlife officials for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have yet to document firm evidence of a pack forming in the southeastern corner of the state. Paul Wik, district biologist for the department at Clarkston, said the canyons and timbered ridges southeast of Dayton have been a hot spot for wolf reports this year. Some hunters have even captured images of wolves with trail cameras, he said. "It's definitely no secret they are here," Wik said. "The only question to us is what their status is."...
  • Navy, air force going 'royal' once again

    08/15/2011 2:10:22 PM PDT · by Clive · 21 replies
    Sun Media ^ | 2011-08-15 | Bryn Weese
    OTTAWA - The Canadian navy and air force -- officially Maritime and Air Command -- are going back to their 'royal' roots Tuesday. The two branches of the armed forces will officially revert to Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force respectively, names that ceased to be used in 1968 when the three branches were amalgamated as the Canadian Forces. The army will cease to be called Land Command and will instead be the Canadian Army. Last year, the Senate was studying what to do about the name of the navy, following a motion by former Liberal Senator Bill...
  • Networks Ignore Story of Canadian Baby Saved From Government-Run Health Care

    04/14/2011 2:01:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/14/11 | Scott Whitlock |
    Scott Whitlock's picture The network newscasts and morning shows have thus far ignored the story of Joseph Maraachli, a Canadian baby who was set to have his life support removed. Only Fox News has covered the dramatic transfer of the child on Monday to an American hospital for treatment. The child suffers from a neurological disease and is in a vegetative state. According to Fox News, "Doctors in Canada said the illness is irreversible and wanted to remove the breathing tube. His parents appealed to Canadian courts, but the hospital's decision was upheld." Fox News explained: Priests for Life says...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
  • Edmonton cancels $13M in speeding tickets

    01/25/2011 2:30:05 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 6 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 25, 2011
    EDMONTON, Alberta, The city of Edmonton, Alberta, is writing off nearly $13 million worth of speeding tickets because the reliability of cameras came into question. Crown Prosecutor Steven Bilodeau said he petitioned the provincial justice ministry to nullify the tickets as people were receiving tickets for impossible infractions, the Edmonton Journal reported. In one case on Jan. 12, a camera snapshot alleged a driver was traveling at 89 mph on a city street, but the video showed all the other vehicles around it moving at the same speed, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Bilodeau said all 141,729 tickets issued by...
  • Canadian man charged with plotting to kill US troops

    01/19/2011 4:05:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/19/11 | Jonathan Dienst
    New York - A Canadian man helped a terror network carry out bombings in Iraq that killed five U.S. soldiers and numerous Iraqi citizens, New York authorities said Wednesday. They said he even tried to become a suicide bomber. Faruq Khalil Muhammad 'Isa is charged in Brooklyn in a truck bomb attack outside U.S. base in Mosul, Iraq, on April 10. Five American soldiers were killed. Muhammad was arrested in Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday, authorities said. The network allegedly used Tunisian radicals to help carry out bombings. A second attack at an Iraqi police station killed seven Iraqis, prosecutors said.
  • Scarlett Johansson & Ryan Reynolds Split Up

    12/14/2010 12:48:25 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 71 replies · 1+ views
    People ^ | 12/14/2010 | Sara Hammel
    Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds have separated. "After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we've decided to end our marriage," they say in a joint statement. "We entered our relationship with love and it's with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn't expected, it's certainly appreciated."
  • Comedy Legend Leslie Nielsen Dies At 84

    11/28/2010 9:23:46 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 31 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News ^ | 11-28-10 | AP
    Leslie Nielsen, who traded in his dramatic persona for inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" comedies, died on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.
  • Two men are charged with smuggling Middle Easterners for $20,000 each

    09/15/2002 8:24:29 AM PDT · by browardchad · 37 replies · 311+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/14/02 | Associated Press
    Two men from Pakistan and Sri Lanka were held without bail Friday on charges that they smuggled Middle Easterners into the United States through third countries for $20,000 each. Iqbal Munawar and Chelliah Sri Kajamukam were arrested late Thursday at Miami International Airport on charges filed in New York, federal authorities said.They made federal court appearances Friday and were ordered to return to court for bond hearings Thursday.An Indian businessman led the smuggling ring, which illegally flew people to Miami and New York and carried them to the United States by boat, FBI agent Timothy Ryan wrote in a court...
  • Idaho county declares disaster over wolves

    09/21/2010 8:26:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies
    ap ^ | September 18, 2010 | JESSIE L. BONNER and JOHN MILLER
    Officials in Idaho County want Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to declare an ongoing disaster that will allow wolves to be shot on sight, citing attacks on livestock and wildlife. County commissioners declared a local disaster Thursday. The governor's office was aware of the county's move but had not seen it and couldn't immediately comment, said Otter spokesman Jon Hanian.
  • Canadian Cities Declare War on Cars

    08/16/2010 11:25:32 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Politics & Cars ^ | 8/16/10 | Kinder Essington
    As a Country, Canada has generally been way ahead of the States when it comes to worrying about the planet. Remember, they signed the Kyoto Treaty. Wind farms are popping up at a fierce pace (to the dismay of some residents). Toronto is so troubled about all the garbage and trash they create, they ship it all to the States (true fact). And now we read where an assortment of Canadian cities are taking steps to force people out of their cars. Montreal has identified 20 streets that "are not useful" and will be closed. City planners are looking for...
  • Innospec Agent Pleads Guilty to Bribing Iraqi Officials and Paying Kickbacks Under the Oil...

    06/25/2010 4:28:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Innospec Agent Pleads Guilty to Bribing Iraqi Officials and Paying Kickbacks Under the Oil for Food Program WASHINGTON—Canadian/Lebanese dual national Ousama M. Naaman pleaded guilty today to participating in an eight-year conspiracy to defraud the United Nations Oil for Food Program (OFFP) and to bribe Iraqi government officials in connection with the sale of a chemical additive used in the refining of leaded fuel, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. Naaman, 61, of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, was originally indicted on Aug. 7, 2008, in U.S. District...
  • Soaring costs force Canada to reassess health model

    05/31/2010 5:21:49 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 28 replies · 1,125+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | May 31, 2010 | Claire Sibonney
    Pressured by an aging population and the need to rein in budget deficits, Canada's provinces are taking tough measures to curb healthcare costs, a trend that could erode the principles of the popular state-funded system. British Columbia is replacing block grants to hospitals with fee-for-procedure payments and Quebec has a new flat health tax and a proposal for payments on each medical visit -- an idea that critics say is an illegal user fee. In some ways the Canadian debate is the mirror image of discussions going on in the United States. Healthcare in Canada is delivered through a publicly...
  • Man arrested after US forces flight to divert

    05/31/2010 1:36:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 910+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2010
    MONTREAL (AP) -- Canadian authorities identified Monday a man arrested on an Aeromexico flight from Paris to Mexico that was forced to divert to Montreal after U.S. authorities refused to let the plane use U.S. airspace. Abdirahman Ali Gaall was arrested Sunday at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, said Robert Gervais, an Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada spokesman.
  • Breakthrough in fight against fatal Ebola as new drug saves 100% of monkeys tested! (Praise God!)

    05/29/2010 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies · 708+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:57 PM on 29th May 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A gene silencing approach can save monkeys from high doses of the most lethal strain of Ebola virus in what researchers call the most viable route yet to treating the deadly and frightening infection. They used small interfering RNAs or siRNAs, a new technology being developed by a number of companies, to hold the virus at bay for a week until the immune system could take over. Tests in four rhesus monkeys showed that seven daily injections cured 100 per cent of them. U.S. government researchers and a small Canadian biotech company, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, worked together to develop the new...
  • Cathay Pacific plane from HK escorted to Vancouver

    05/15/2010 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 3,069+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2010
    VANCOUVER - At least two Canadian fighter jets escorted a Cathay Pacific passenger jet to a safe landing in Vancouver International Airport on Saturday due to a potential unspecified security threat, a North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesperson said. Local media reports said the plane, which reportedly originated in Hong Kong, was towed to a secure part of the tarmac with passengers still on board.
  • How We Became White People (CNN BS BARF ALERT)

    05/01/2010 7:52:26 AM PDT · by I Hate Obama · 96 replies · 1,936+ views
    (CNN) -- I am white. I know that's a terribly big surprise, considering that I write a blog called Stuff White People Like, but I mean it, I'm white. Like really white. I'm not attempting to assert some sort of superiority through my whiteness; quite the opposite actually. Thanks to my liberal upbringing, I am imbued with the appropriate amount of guilt and shame about my ancestors and their actions in the New World.
  • Canadians healthier, outliving Americans

    04/29/2010 5:08:31 AM PDT · by Sister_T · 53 replies · 852+ views
    CBC News ^ | April 28, 2010 | CBC News
    Canadians tend to lead longer, healthier lives than Americans on average, say researchers who point to lack of universal health care in the U.S. as one reason. The study in Thursday's online issue in BioMed Central's journal Population Health Metrics was based on data from the 2002-03 Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health, which offered comparable data on the health of the population in both countries. David Feeny, a dual Canadian/U.S. citizen and investigator at the Center for Health Research at Kaiser Permanente Northwest in Portland, Ore., and his U.S. colleagues calculated health-adjusted life expectancy, which takes into account not...
  • Canadian couple travelling in Mexico terrorized by armed bandits, vehicles stolen

    04/11/2010 10:03:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,364+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | Apr 11, 2010 | Ciara Byrne,
    A Canadian couple held up by more than a dozen armed bandits while travelling through Mexico said the frightening experience was exacerbated by facing days of bureaucratic hurdles. "Two minutes of terrorism and twelve days of legal terrorism," Vander Byl and his wife Michelle were spending their final day in Mexico, driving their pickup truck and trailer on March 26 along a road in Tamaulipas. Vander Byl always assumed they'd be safe. He said there has always been an understanding between the bandits and the government to leave the tourists alone. The vehicles were recovered two days later, but rigid...
  • San Jose may tout self as "green capital," but airport project goes to Canadian firm

    03/28/2010 9:29:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 349+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 3/28/10 | Tracy Seipel
    To many Silicon Valley solar companies, the chance to bid on San Jose's largest municipal solar installation might seem a welcome opportunity, especially during a slow economy. San Jose, after all, is the place Mayor Chuck Reed has pitched as the "world center of cleantech innovation." Since he became mayor in 2007, at least eight solar companies have moved or expanded here. Yet the bid to furnish enough solar panels to fill 3.4 acres atop Norman Mineta San Jose International Airport's new rental car garage .. went to a Canadian company for $2.2 million. Second in line was a Southern...
  • Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention

    12/29/2008 3:43:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 141 replies · 4,105+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | nday, December 29, 2008 | Sara A. Carter
    Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention War at home seen as lure The FBI is expanding contacts with Somali immigrant communities in the U.S., especially in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, fearing that terrorists are recruiting young men for suicide missions in their homeland. FBI Special Agent E.K. Wilson, spokesman for the Twin Cities FBI field office, described the effort as community outreach. Many members of the Somali community are concerned over disappearances, he said.
  • Kenya frees American suspected of terrorism links

    03/26/2010 1:17:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies · 1,043+ views
    (AP) via Google.com ^ | March 26, 2 hours ago | n/a
    <p>SNIPPET: "NAIROBI, Kenya — An American man of Somali origin arrested in Kenya over suspicions of terrorism says police have released him along with two other men."</p> <p>SNIPPET: "Suleman Essa said Friday that Kenyan police did not tell him why they arrested him..."</p>
  • Canadian astronomer spots Soviet rover on moon

    03/17/2010 1:31:32 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 58 replies · 1,940+ views
    CBC News ^ | 3-17-10 | John Bowman
    An astronomer at the University of Western Ontario has found a Soviet moon rover in recently released images from a NASA satellite. Phil Stooke combed through data and images of the moon's surface from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter that NASA released Monday. Stooke compared the images to his own recently published reference book on moon geography, The International Atlas of Lunar Exploration, and pinpointed the location of the Soviet rover Lunokhod 2. "The tracks were visible at once," said Stooke, in a statement. The location of the rover was already known through laser ranging experiments, but there's no telescope on...

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