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  • Man arrested after 2 Canadian Forces members stabbed at Toronto recruitment centre

    03/14/2016 9:09:18 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 40 replies
    CBC ^ | Mar 14, 2016
    Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders says a 27-year-old man is under arrest after two members of the Canadian Forces were stabbed in north Toronto earlier on Monday. A man walked into the recruitment centre, pulled out a knife and attacked the person behind the counter, Saunders said. The attacker attempted to move farther into the building, but was taken down by a group of between six and eight soldiers, the chief said. The suspect uttered the word "Allah" the Toronto Sun reports, citing police sources. A source with knowledge of the investigation has also told CBC News the same thing.
  • Marco Rubio Went to Bat for Corinthian Colleges

    02/27/2016 5:11:32 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    BLOOMBERG POLITICS | 29 APRIL 2015 | SAHLI KAPUR
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-29/marco-rubio-goes-to-bat-for-corinthian-colleges
  • Scholar sole speaker of Huron language[Canada]

    12/25/2007 10:24:50 AM PST · by BGHater · 32 replies · 122+ views
    The Star ^ | 24 Dec 2007 | John Goddard
    Teacher has published dictionary for once thriving Ontario tribe whose `Huron Carol' is Yule tradition The world's last Huron-language speaker is a white man teaching at Humber College. Anthropologist John Steckley has made the Huron tongue and Huron history his focus for more than 30 years, "and every year I think of how little I knew the year before," he says. Sometimes he feels alone in his interests, he says. At other times, he feels in demand – especially around Christmas and particularly this one. Earlier this month Steckley published an authoritative Huron-English dictionary, the first such volume in more...
  • Rising gun violence in Toronto: Is the weather to blame?

    02/02/2016 7:55:36 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    www.cbc.ca ^ | 2/1/2016 | unknown
    The recent spate of shootings in this city has a lot of people asking why it's happening and how concerned we should be about our safety. After two people were killed and three more injured in Chinatown early Sunday morning, those questions are being asked more and more. The shooting happened on Spadina near Nassau Street, when a gunman opened fire on a group of men outside a restaurant. It's the ninth homicide in the city this year. Eight of those killings involved firearms. That brings the number of shootings up by about 100 per cent over this month last...
  • Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Justin Trudeau Says He’s a Secret Hillary Clinton Agent

    01/08/2016 7:05:09 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 11 replies
    Vice News ^ | January 7, 2016 | 4:55 pm | Justin Ling
    A 57-year-old man has been charged with threatening to assassinate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and murder 10 female members of Parliament, and kidnap their children. James Platts was arraigned on Wednesday in an Ontario courtroom, facing charges of uttering threats. A judge ordered that Platts undergo mental assessment, that he not contact the current -- or former -- prime minister, or any female MPs, and released him on bail. Platts used the opportunity to declare that he was the head of Canada's secret service, and that he was a secret agent working for American presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, according to...
  • Former WWF star 'Iron' Mike Sharpe passes away (professional wrestler)

    01/18/2016 1:34:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    PWInsider.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Mike Johnson
    We are sad to report that former WWF star "Iron" Mike Sharpe passed away over the weekend in Hamilton, Ontario. Sharpe, 64, was said to have been found in his apartment. We are told that he had been dealing with a number of health issues in recent years. Sharpe, a second generation talent, was best known for his long run with the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s, where he was billed as "Canada's Greatest Athlete" and was a recurring performer for the company, losing TV and undercard matches on live events. Working heel, Sharpe consistently wore a leather band...
  • Video Shows Canadian PM Trudeau Praying With Muslims at Mosque

    01/12/2016 12:37:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 12 January 2016
    A video documenting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to a mosque in Canada has recently emerged, showing him joining Muslim worshipers for evening prayers during Ramadan in 2013, nearly two years before he was elected, the CIJNews website reported on Monday. Trudeau was leader of the Liberal Party when he visited the Jamea Masjid mosque in Surrey, British Columbia, in West Canada. In the video, he is seen wearing traditional Islamic clothing as he delivers a speech that he begins with the Muslim greeting “peace be upon you.” In his speech, he thanked worshipers for granting him the honor...
  • Ontario's Nipigon River bridge fails, severing Trans-Canada Highway

    01/10/2016 6:53:47 PM PST · by Hieronymus · 108 replies
    CBC ^ | January 10, 2016 | Amy Husser
    A newly constructed bridge in northern Ontario has heaved apart, indefinitely closing the Trans-Canada highway — the only road connecting Eastern and Western Canada. The Nipigon River Bridge has been closed for "an indefinite time due to mechanical issues," according to the Ontario Provincial Police. The bridge remains open to pedestrian traffic. The west side of the bridge has pulled away from the abutment connecting it to the river bank's edge, lifting up about 60 centimetres. As a result, police have shut down Highways 11 and 17 at the bridge, which is located about 100 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay,...
  • Canadian Islamic School Linked to Calif. Shooter, ISIS Recruits

    12/09/2015 6:20:59 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 33 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | 12/09/15 | staff
    The school closed for a day this week citing 'safety concerns' after it became the focus of a media investigation. The Al-Huda Institute in Mississauga, Ontario is one of a chain of 200 Al-Huda schools in the U.S., Canada and Pakistan. Founded in 1994 by an ultra-conservative female Islamic scholar, Farhat Hashmi, its ideology is said to have spread like a social movement in North America and around the world. The self-declared “Islamic feminist,” Hashmi wears a burka, advocates total obedience of a woman to her husband and promotes Saudi Wahhabist ideology. When she opened a new center in London...
  • Police: Canada mosque deliberately set on fire

    11/15/2015 3:11:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2015 5:37 PM EST
    Police say a mosque in Peterborough, Ontario was deliberately set ablaze, but they are still looking into the motive and searching for suspects. Police said Sunday it was unclear whether the fire was connected to the attacks in Paris that left over 123 people dead. ...
  • Reevely: Tolls are coming to Ontario's HOV lanes

    11/04/2015 1:02:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | November 2, 2015 | David Reevely
    More tolls are coming to Ontario roads, Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca said Monday, with details on the province’s plans due in the next couple of months.Del Duca was talking about a report by a group of environmentally minded policy types calling themselves “the Ecofiscal Commission” that says road tolls are the only way to handle worsening congestion. Particularly, the report calls for adding tolls that would allow vehicles that would not otherwise qualify to use existing high-occupancy vehicle lanes.“Road use has traditionally been freely available to anyone with a driver’s licence, and the open-access nature of roads makes them...
  • Did Premier Kathleen Wynne pay off the police?

    11/01/2015 2:41:45 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/01/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Ever since Caledonia in 2006 when natives took over a sub development, it has been no secret that the Ontario Provincial Police gladly do the bidding of the provincial Liberal government. But certain facts revealed recently lead to the question of whether or not the Wynne government made any payments to the OPP or more precisely the police union, the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA). Recently, the day after the federal election where Kathleen’s boy Justin Trudeau was awarded with a majority government, the Globe and Mail revealed the provincial Liberals made a $1million payout to a teachers’ union to...
  • VIDEO: Vegan protesters storm steakhouse, shout at customers

    10/02/2015 6:27:16 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 10/1/2015 | Kyle Olson
    A group of vegans thought they would further their cause by storming a Toronto steakhouse, peppering a hostess with questions and shouting at customers.Instead, even those on the left are ridiculing their tactics. Several protesters from a group identified as “Direct Action Everywhere Toronto” by the Huffington Post entered The Keg Mansion steakhouse in Toronto, Canada. Video shows the lead agitator perusing a menu near the entrance of the restaurant.“So, I’m just wondering, I don’t see any dog meat here,” the protester said to the hostess trying to wait on restaurant patrons. The hostess stood stone-faced, either unamused or not...
  • Ontario government hiding plans for toll lanes

    08/28/2015 12:33:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | August 22/24, 2015 | Shawn Jeffords
    TORONTO - The Ontario government has been working on plans for high occupancy toll lanes on three Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area highways since 2013, but has kept most of the details secret. When the NDP filed a Freedom of Information request in early 2014 for detailed information on the work, which includes traffic models, most of the documents were to be blacked out or not released at all, according to a report obtained by the Toronto Sun. Ministry of Transportation staff prepared the note to give senior bureaucrats and the minister’s office a heads-up about the NDP’s “contentious” request....
  • Province warming to HOT lanes: Hume

    08/28/2015 7:58:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | August 27, 2015 | Christopher Hume
    HOV is good; HOT is even better. As we saw during the Pan-Am Games, High Occupancy Vehicle lanes were great for cars with three or more people and other designated vehicles. The trouble was that they went largely unused. High Occupancy Toll lanes solve that problem by opening up the designated space to cars that don’t have the numbers but whose drivers are willing to pay for the convenience. Premier Kathleen Wynne has hinted that she’s willing to implement HOT lanes, but has not been specific about where and when. If the U.S. experience is anything to go by, however,...
  • Teen Busted After Pointing Laser At Police Helicopter (Military Technology Video)

    08/20/2015 10:46:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 08/18/15
    Vaughan, ON - On Sunday, August 16, 2015, at 1:30 a.m., Air2 was in the area of Highway 7 and Pine Valley Drive assisting uniform officers on the ground, who were responding to a weapons call. While searching for a suspect from the air, the pilot and tactical flight officer were struck by an unrelated bright light source that originated in the area of Jenna Court. The strikes continued as the crew engaged in safety measures. The tactical flight officer used the camera system on Air2 to observe three men standing next to a vehicle at the end of Jenna...
  • Ontario man spending $300,000 on iconic sports car axed by Chrysler

    08/03/2015 10:26:26 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 43 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | August 3, 2015 | Dan Proudfoot
    Al Boughton paid $135,000 for his 1970 Plymouth Superbird seven years ago and what a kick it was, driving the most high-winged, cone-nosed, eye-popping, breath-stealing muscle car ever fashioned in Detroit, with its 450-horsepower V-8 and beep-beep Road Runner horn. In fact, last September, he realized it was so good, he had to make it perfect, and perfection meant returning it exactly to original form, just as it had left the Lynch Road, Mich., assembly line in 1969. With the stripped chassis trussed to a rotisserie at Davies Autobody in Etobicoke, he pointed to the firewall as an example of...
  • Friendly hitchhiking robot is found DECAPITATED in Philadelphia

    08/03/2015 6:37:58 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 August 2015 | Regina F. Graham
    Only two weeks into an attempt to travel across the United States, the friendly hitchhiking robot's journey has ended in Philadelphia after being beaten to a pulp. HitchBOT, who was created by a team of communication researchers from Ontario, was found damaged beyond repair early Saturday in the city of brotherly love.
  • Toronto hosting orgy for the disabled this summer, courtesy of Canadian taxpayers

    06/17/2015 10:29:09 AM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06-16-15 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, June 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Canadian taxpayers are helping to foot the bill for a mass orgy for the disabled this August — dubbed a ‘world first’ — where people in wheelchairs can engage in acts of “sex and nudity” so that their “desires can be fulfilled and fantasies can be explored.” An entrance fee of $20 brings the disabled person into an atmosphere where one can “indulge in their fantasies, enjoy intimacy with their partner and socialize with like-minded individuals.” The theatre hosting the event has room for 125 people. The orgy, titled “Deliciously Disabled,” is planned for...
  • ‘Pro-Abortion Guy’ Begs Interviewer Not to Air His Responses — After Hearing Them, You...

    05/18/2015 2:12:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    blaze.com ^ | Jason Howerton | May. 15, 2015
    FULL TITLE: ‘Pro-Abortion Guy’ Begs Interviewer Not to Air His Responses — After Hearing Them, You May Understand Why Rebel Media’s Marissa Semkiw hit the streets during Ottawa’s “March for Life” this week and encountered a seemingly unyielding abortion supporter who argued it’s always the “woman’s choice” — even when it comes to “post-natal abortion.” The man, identified only as Alex, later reportedly sent an email to Semkiw asking that none of his responses be used in any videos or broadcasts. Rebel Media declined his request. During the interview, Semkiw explained that some pro-life advocates would like to see abortion...
  • Harper announces new Windsor-Detroit bridge to be named after Gordie Howe

    05/14/2015 9:35:59 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 52 replies
    CP24 ^ | May 13, 2014
    WINDSOR, Ont. - A new bridge between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit will be named after hockey legend Gordie Howe. Howe, who is now 87, was born in Floral, Sask., and came to be known as "Mr. Hockey." The still-to-be built Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to be operational in 2020. The Windsor-Detroit corridor is the busiest commercial land crossing between the two countries and the border has long been a bottleneck. Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement today along with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder at the river separating Canada and the U.S. Harper praised Howe as a proud...
  • 'Three Pumpkins' Wine Ready to Hit the Shelves

    04/30/2015 10:31:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Boreal Winery in Warren, east of Sudbury, is trying something new: pumpkin wine. They've used some giant pumpkins grown in Sudbury, and fermented the wine right inside the pumpkins. It was bottled just a few weeks ago, and the winery will start selling it this weekend. Owner of Boreal Winery Greg Meilien said the wine is fantastic. "[We were] quite surprised. We weren't sure what was going to happen but it turned out very, very nice," he said. Meilien said as for the taste, it's something you need to try for yourself, but added it does have a melon mid-palette...
  • Qaeda Leader Indicted in New York Subway Plot (the beast, Shukrijumah)

    07/07/2010 10:15:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 7-7-10 | William K. Rashbaum
    Meeting with violent Salvadoran gangs in Honduras. Seeking radioactive material at a university in Hamilton, Ontario. Running an import-export business and teaching English — wife and child in tow — in Morocco. Hiding out in Suriname. *snip* — or, to be more precise, the rumored trail — of an American citizen who spent part of his youth in Brooklyn, went to college in Florida and has long been on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s most-wanted list, a senior Qaeda operative who over the last seven years has been portrayed as part wraith, part James Bond, and large-scale bogeyman. On Wednesday,...
  • Dodge halts Hellcat production

    03/17/2015 3:26:56 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 53 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | March 17, 2015 | Autonet
    Dodge is experiencing the cliché “too much of a good thing,” and has stopped production of its 707 horsepower halo cars, the Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat, to allow the Brampton, Ontario plant to catch up on existing orders. The official statement released by FCA U.S. says, “Due to unprecedented demand for the 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats, we are temporarily restricting orders while we validate current orders that are in the system." While there's been no official word from the automaker regarding when it will resume selling the SRTs, some reports say it could be...
  • Liberals hiding scandals under beer and alcohol grocery store sales?

    03/17/2015 9:48:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/17/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Union: Why beer and alcohol should not be sold in Ontario grocery stores During the last few years, almost forever, both Liberal and Progressive Conservative governments have floated the idea of allowing beer and/or alcohol to be sold in places other than government-run stores manned by union workers. The idea never went anywhere. Ontarians who favour the end to the government monopoly, were hopeful during the late 1990s when Mike Harris was premier and the late Jim Flaherty was Ontario’s finance minister. In a rare act of true conservatism in Canada, Flaherty opined that if something can be advertised in...
  • Ontario’s Angry Sex-ed Parents Should Not just Boo Bas Balkissoon but boot him out of office

    03/16/2015 8:51:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/16/15 | Judi McLeod
    Developing the sex-ed curriculum which advocates the teaching of oral and anal sex to 10 and 11-year-old school children When you’re a high-flying Liberal politician whose son, Tony, just happens to be married to Barack Obama power-tripper Valerie Jarrett’s daughter, Laura, you can get away with rudely slamming the door on parents who don’t want their 10 and 11-year-old kids taught about anal and oral sex in school. At his meetings people will follow his rules, Ontario Liberal MPP Bas Balkissoon told about 200 angry parents chanting “We say no!” as he was showing them the door Arrogant, high-handed ‘society...
  • Student Union Pushes to Ban Word "Idiot" in Order to Fight "Ableism"

    03/13/2015 2:24:11 PM PDT · by rightistight · 39 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/13/15 | Aurelius
    The University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) is pushing to have people never use the word "idiot" because, according to them, it promotes "ableism." According to "StopAbleism.org," ableism "are the practices and dominant attitudes in society that devalue and limit the potential of persons with disabilities." UTMSU believes that the word "idiot," even if you are calling yourself that, promotes ableism. They feel so strongly that they are now putting up posters around campus to get the word out:
  • Record freeze on Lake Ontario as 4,700 square miles of ice forms on Great Lakes IN ONE NIGHT

    02/19/2015 6:09:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 95 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/19/14 | Mia De Graaf
    More than 4,700 square miles of ice formed over the Great Lakes in just one night on Tuesday. The Arctic blast that swept the Midwest and Northeast saw a near-record amount of Lake Ontario was iced over, with just 20 per cent of open water left. Overall 82 percent of the five water bodies sealed up. Temperatures are expected to drop again on Thursday night, leading forecasters to predict that figure to climb significantly by Friday morning.
  • France Says it Owns Legendary Vessel (Court Case Over 17th Century Ship in Lake Michigan)

    02/02/2009 10:57:34 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 1,597+ views
    The Mining Journal ^ | January 30, 2009 | JOHN FLESHER
    TRAVERSE CITY - The French government says it still owns the Griffin, a 17th century ship built by legendary explorer La Salle that may have been discovered in northern Lake Michigan. France filed a claim to the vessel Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, escalating a legal battle over who owns and has authority to retrieve artifacts from the long-lost vessel. Michigan also is seeking title, although state officials have raised doubts about whether the Griffin's gravesite actually has been found. They say federal law gives the state ownership of abandoned vessels embedded in its Great Lakes bottomlands....
  • Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails in Ontario

    02/16/2015 5:01:03 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 15, 2015 | CAROLYN KING And RITA TRICHUR
    A train carrying crude oil and operated by Canadian National Railway Co. derailed near the town of Timmins in northern Ontario just before midnight on Saturday, causing a fire but no reported injuries. The train derailed in a remote wooded area, according to a spokesman for Montreal-based CN, Canada’s largest railroad company. He said the railway company had deployed firefighting and environmental crews to the scene. The cause of the incident wasn’t yet known, he said. “Our emergency crews continue to conduct a full site assessment to determine the number of rail cars derailed and involved in the fire, and...
  • Remarkable Russian Petroglyphs

    03/22/2012 5:41:26 AM PDT · by Renfield · 32 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | 3-18-2012 | Hanne Jakobsen
    Artefacts are usually displayed in museums but sometimes there are some that just can’t be put on exhibition – as is the case with one that is hidden deep in the Russian forests. It was known that there were rock carvings on some islands in Lake Kanozero, and Jan Magne Gjerde, project manager at the Tromsř University Museum, went out there to document them as part of his doctoral work however, when he and his colleagues had completed their work, the number of known petroglyphs had risen from 200 to over 1,000. “I still get chills up my spine when...
  • Ancient glyphs and a Celtic connection theory

    03/24/2010 1:55:24 AM PDT · by Palter · 14 replies · 730+ views
    Blue Mountains Courier Herald ^ | 16 Mar 2010 | Erika Engel
    A local man is out to change history. Or, more specifically, suggest that there might be some changes required in Canada's history books, and give us more reason to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Robert Burcher, a photographer and enquiring mind living in Slabtown, has recently finished the manuscript for a book that represents 16 years of research, a basement full of resources and several trips around Ontario and Ireland. His research was born in the Peterborough Petroglyphs. A vast expanse of rock carvings surrounded by conflicting interpretations and curious spectators. Burcher was most intrigued by what looked like the image...
  • Federal Libs grasping at straws

    01/26/2015 7:37:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Klaus Rohrich
    Trudeau's Promises: Like the numerous wind turbines sucking wealth from Ontarians’ pockets these promises of easy wealth, like smoke, will dissipate into nothingness Pierre Trudeau’s son has attempted to put the shine back on the Liberal fire engine by holding a two-day retreat in southwestern Ontario, a part of the province that in recent years has lost a spate of manufacturing jobs. The Liberals are hoping to highlight the Harper Conservatives’ poor stewardship of the Canadian economy by focusing on Ontario’s rust belt. Kathleen Wynne replaced McGuinty, and continues to run the Liberal Party/Public Sector Union oligopoly Good luck with...
  • Doctors who oppose abortion should leave family medicine: Ontario College of Physicians

    12/21/2014 7:44:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Steve Weatherbe
    Family doctors who object to referring patients for abortions should think about switching specialties, the man overseeing the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons’ revision of its ethics policy said this week. Dr. Marc Gabel, a Toronto psychotherapist and past president of the college, told LifeSiteNews on Thursday that if his committee’s proposed revision of the college’s “Professional Obligations and Human Rights” is adopted, then if doctors refuse to refer patients to abortionists, or to doctors willing to prescribe contraceptives, they could face disciplinary action. “If there were a complaint, every complaint is investigated by the complaint committee,” Dr. Gabel...
  • Ontario [California] Police Officer Saves Life Of 50-Year-Old Woman By Performing CPR

    12/21/2014 6:36:12 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 21, 2014 3:43 PM
    Officials were sent to the 900 block of South Magnolia Avenue, where Corp. Will Rivera located the 50-year-old female, who was not breathing.
  • Bill Cosby protesters plan to disrupt Hamilton show

    12/18/2014 9:26:00 PM PST · by SteveH · 38 replies
    cbc news ^ | dec. 18, 2014 | kelly bennett
    A Hamilton writer is recruiting people to buy tickets to comedian Bill Cosby's upcoming performance in the city so they can disrupt the show inside the theatre. Anne Bokma said "the numbers are growing every day" of people planning to join her for a non-violent protest during Cosby's Jan. 9 show at Hamilton Place Theatre. Bokma said she's been contacted through her website by both people who want to join her by buying $90 tickets, and people who have tickets to the show who don't want to go anymore and are unable to get refunds. They're giving Bokma their tickets...
  • Shocking! Ontario Fairness Commissioner’s Expenses Questioned

    11/06/2014 10:13:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/06/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    With these Liberals, can a “Goodness Commissioner” be far behind? The fact that an appointee of Ontario’s Liberal government, a former federal Liberal MP, was charging taxpayers so to travel in style and that there was no small expense she wouldn’t pass along, was no surprise. What was indeed a shock is the province of Ontario has a Fairness Commissioner. Who knew? Earlier this week, Ontario’s Fairness Commissioner was questioned about her expenses. According to PC MPP Monte McNaughton, the commissioner, Jean Augustine, billed the taxpayer for $3,400 in limousine rides and $3.40 for airplane headphones. In addition to these...
  • ETFO 'white privilege' workshop dangerous

    10/04/2014 12:28:32 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 48 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 10/3/2014
    TORONTO - The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is offering their members a workshop on “white privilege.” That’s right. It doesn’t question whether white privilege exists. That’s a given. No debate about whether all white people have special status. They just do. And the union representing more than 76,000 teachers is teaching its membership how to deal with it. White privilege exists, therefore ETFO will have a workshop on it. Frankly, as a white person who’s struggled all my life to become privileged, I really wish I knew what white privilege is, because I’d like a heaping helping. If...
  • Ontario Man Declared Dead in 1986 Found Alive in U.S. With Second Family

    08/29/2014 1:29:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Star ^ | Mon Aug 25 2014 | Tim Alamenciak, Laura Armstrong
    Ronald Stan disappeared from his Ontario home in 1977. Police found him living in Oklahoma under the name Jeff Walton, where he eventually married Debra Proctor, both seen above. Through his entire life, Jeff Walton Jr. had no idea his father was keeping a secret. The 35-year-old learned from police earlier this month that his father, who he knew as Jeff Walton the first — a 69-year-old New Orleans Saints fan living in small-town Oklahoma — is not who his son thought him to be. The senior Walton was born Ronald Stan, a Canadian living in the former Township of...
  • Ontario Fiddles While Quebec Learns

    08/18/2014 9:10:49 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 1 replies
    Globe And Mail ^ | 08/18/2014 | Konrad Yakabuski
    ...The bull-by-the-horns approach taken by Quebec’s Philippe Couillard. Less than two months after his April election as Premier, his government tabled legislation to tackle the almost $4-billion deficit facing municipal sector pension plans. This means taking on the powerful police and firefighter unions, which have staged loud protests and, bizarrely, worn skirts to work to show their defiance. But while he’s open to amending the bill, on which the government will hold hearings this week, the Premier insists the objective of 50-50 cost-sharing between employees and employers is non-negotiable. Active employees will be required to bear half the cost of...
  • Concern over Ontario patient from Nigeria with flu symptoms

    08/09/2014 7:10:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    News 1130 ^ | 8-9-10 | News1130
    A public health official says a patient at a hospital near Toronto has been isolated as a precautionary measure after showing flu-like symptoms similar to those characteristic of the Ebola virus. Dr. Eileen de Villa with Peel Public Health says the steps are being taken because the patient at Brampton Civic Hospital recently travelled to Nigeria, which has been hit with an outbreak of the disease. She says the patient is showing a fever and other flu-like symptoms but cautioned there has been no diagnosis yet. She says the hospital has put heightened infection-control measures in place in addition to...
  • BBQ Explosion and Runaway Pig on Same Street Keep Barrie Cops Busy

    06/02/2014 4:39:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Isabelle the hog remains “under suspicion” after cops caught her running down a Barrie street while they were responding to a barbecue explosion nearby, police joked in a press release. Police were called about the explosion at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The blast caused minor damage to the house. At the same, police received a second call about a large hog running down the same street. Officers were able to corral the pig and return it to its grateful owner. Bylaw officials plan to follow up this week. “It appears the two incidents are coincidental, however “Isabelle” the hog remains under...
  • Ipsos shows sustained Ontario PC lead (Conservatives near majority government territory)

    05/15/2014 7:11:41 AM PDT · by Hieronymus · 6 replies
    ThreeHundredEight.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Eric Grenier
    And the pendulum swings back again (again), with the new poll by Ipsos Reid for CTV News/CP24. The poll itself shows a few interesting trends, not all mutually supporting. The margin enjoyed by the Tories over the Liberals has expanded among eligible voters, but decreased among likely voters. The PCs have been making steady gains since November 2013, while the Liberals have also been steadily progressing among likely voters - while dropping among eligible voters. Let's try to make some sense of this.
  • Bright meteor lights up the sky over Toronto, eastern Ontario

    05/04/2014 6:12:04 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | May 4, 2014 | Nicole Mortillaro
    TORONTO – Dozens of people from Toronto, Oshawa, Peterborough, and surrounding areas reported seeing a bright fireball in the sky Sunday afternoon followed by a loud sonic boom. Twitter soon exploded with several accounts of the event. The American Meteor Society received several reports from Toronto, Ajax, Caledon, Port Perry, and Richmond Hill. “I have watched meteor showers before, but I have never seen anything like this in my entire life. My first thought was that it was a jet on fire and blowing up, but I had time while watching it to decide it must be a meteor,” wrote...
  • Ontario election looms as NDP’s Horwath pans Liberal budget

    05/02/2014 9:28:22 AM PDT · by Hieronymus · 9 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May. 02 2014 | Adrian Morrow
    Ontario is heading to an election after Andrea Horwath announced Friday she will team up with the Progressive Conservatives to vote down Premier Kathleen Wynne’s budget. “I have lost confidence in Kathleen Wynne and her ability to deliver,” the NDP Leader told a packed press conference at Queen’s Park. “I can’t in good conscience support a government that people don’t trust anymore.”
  • Feds refuse to pay $250M; Oneida land claim pact fails (Huge NY Indian land claim)

    10/05/2003 5:22:49 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 21 replies · 324+ views
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | October 05, 2003 | Glenn Coin
    The federal government will not pay $250 million toward the Oneida Indian land claim, a move that essentially kills a highly publicized settlement agreement announced last year. In a one-page letter sent to the land claim mediator, federal negotiators said they have no plans to put up the money. The secret letter, written in August by a lawyer for the Department of the Interior, came to The Post-Standard attention's last week. That money was the foundation of the agreement announced in February 2002 by state and New York Oneida leaders. Gov. George Pataki said then the three Oneida tribes would...
  • Archeological evidence of human activity found beneath Lake Huron

    06/08/2009 2:21:10 PM PDT · by decimon · 28 replies · 1,218+ views
    University of Michigan ^ | Jun 8, 2009 | Unknown
    ANN ARBOR, Mich.---More than 100 feet deep in Lake Huron, on a wide stoney ridge that 9,000 years ago was a land bridge, University of Michigan researchers have found the first archeological evidence of human activity preserved beneath the Great Lakes. The researchers located what they believe to be caribou-hunting structures and camps used by the early hunters of the period. "This is the first time we've identified structures like these on the lake bottom," said John O'Shea, curator of Great Lakes Archaeology in the Museum of Anthropology and professor in the Department of Anthropology. "Scientifically, it's important because the...
  • Ancient Caribou hunting site found underneath Lake Huron

    04/29/2014 7:43:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    An elaborate array of linear stone lanes and V-shaped structures has been discovered on an underwater ridge in Lake Huron, marking what is thought to be the most complex set of ancient hunting structures ever found beneath the Great Lakes, according to a new report. Researchers based at the University of Michigan think the roughly 9,000-year-old-structure helped natives corral caribou herds migrating across what was then an exposed land-corridor the so-called Alpena-Amberley Ridge connecting northeast Michigan to southern Ontario. The area is now covered by 120 feet of water, but at the time, was exposed due to dry conditions of...
  • RCMP raids Muslim relief group’s offices as Canada declares it a terrorist organization

    04/29/2014 11:30:19 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | April 29, 2014 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO — The RCMP has conducted searches in Ontario and Quebec as part of an investigation into a Muslim relief organization that federal auditors accuse of sending almost $15-million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams raided the head office of the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy — Canada in Mississauga, Ont. on Monday, as well as a private residence in Montreal. “An extensive amount of documentary evidence along with stored media, money and other records were seized,” the RCMP said in a statement issued shortly after the government announced the former charity...
  • How it happened: The catastrophic flood that cooled the Earth

    02/25/2008 2:36:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 1,079+ views
    Breitbart ^ | February 24, 2008
    Canadian geologists say they can shed light on how a vast lake, trapped under the ice sheet that once smothered much of North America, drained into the sea, an event that cooled Earth's climate for hundreds of years. During the last ice age, the Laurentide Ice Sheet once covered most of Canada and parts of the northern United States with a frozen crust that in some places was three kilometres (two miles) thick. As the temperature gradually rose some 10,000 years ago, the ice receded, gouging out the hollows that would be called the Great Lakes. Beneath the ice's thinning...