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  • 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 ó wife and child in tow ó in Morocco. Hiding out in Suriname. *snip* ó or, to be more precise, the rumored trail ó 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 Investigationís 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 clichť ďtoo much of a good thing,Ē 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, ďDue 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 Ontarioís finance minister. In a rare act of true conservatism in Canada, Flaherty opined that if something can be advertised in...
  • Ontarioís 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 youíre a high-flying Liberal politician whose son, Tony, just happens to be married to Barack Obama power-tripper Valerie Jarrettís daughter, Laura, you can get away with rudely slamming the door on parents who donít 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 ďWe say no!Ē as he was showing them the door Arrogant, high-handed Ďsociety...
  • 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 Studentsí 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, Canadaís largest railroad company. He said the railway company had deployed firefighting and environmental crews to the scene. The cause of the incident wasnít yet known, he said. ďOur 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 canít be put on exhibition Ė 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 TromsÝ 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. ďI 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 Ontariansí pockets these promises of easy wealth, like smoke, will dissipate into nothingness Pierre Trudeauís 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 Conservativesí poor stewardship of the Canadian economy by focusing on Ontarioís 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 Surgeonsí 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 committeeís proposed revision of the collegeís ďProfessional Obligations and Human RightsĒ is adopted, then if doctors refuse to refer patients to abortionists, or to doctors willing to prescribe contraceptives, they could face disciplinary action. ďIf there were a complaint, every complaint is investigated by the complaint committee,Ē 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 Commissionerís 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 ďGoodness CommissionerĒ be far behind? The fact that an appointee of Ontarioís Liberal government, a former federal Liberal MP, was charging taxpayers so to travel in style and that there was no small expense she wouldnít pass along, was no surprise. What was indeed a shock is the province of Ontario has a Fairness Commissioner. Who knew? Earlier this week, Ontarioís 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 Teachersí Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is offering their members a workshop on ďwhite privilege.Ē Thatís right. It doesnít question whether white privilege exists. Thatís 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 whoís struggled all my life to become privileged, I really wish I knew what white privilege is, because Iíd 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 ó a 69-year-old New Orleans Saints fan living in small-town Oklahoma ó 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 Quebecís 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 heís 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 ďunder suspicionĒ 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. ďIt appears the two incidents are coincidental, however ďIsabelleĒ 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 Ė 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. ďI 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,Ē wrote...
  • Ontario election looms as NDPís 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 Wynneís budget. ďI have lost confidence in Kathleen Wynne and her ability to deliver,Ē the NDP Leader told a packed press conference at Queenís Park. ďI canít in good conscience support a government that people donít trust anymore.Ē
  • 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 · 39 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 groupís 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 ó 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 ó Canada in Mississauga, Ont. on Monday, as well as a private residence in Montreal. ďAn extensive amount of documentary evidence along with stored media, money and other records were seized,Ē 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...
  • HOLY

    04/08/2014 7:29:12 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-8-14 | jedediah
    My substance is eternal yet Holy in that its "consistency" changes everything it touches into eternal life that receives my promise and it is then the blessings of Melchizedek are released and "all" matter is then "transfigured" into Me ( Jesus) Acts 17:28-29 28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring. 29 Since then we are Godís offspring, we ought not to suppose that Deity (the Godhead) is like gold or silver or stone, [of the nature of] a representation by...
  • Entire city goes with online-only voting

    04/06/2014 8:04:11 PM PDT · by null and void · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 4/6/14 | Aaron Klein
    Itís finally happening. An entire municipality will utilize online-only voting in the next election with all balloting to be run via Scytl, the tech company based in Barcelona, Spain. The controversial rollout is being deployed not in the U.S., where Scytl two years ago acquired 100 percent of SOE Software, the leading software provider of election management solutions in the United States. The online-only vote will take place Oct. 27 in Canada, when Leamington, Ontario, will become the first Canadian municipality to cast all ballots via an Internet-only voting process. Every registered voter in Leamington, with a population of about...
  • A Time to Tear Down, a Time to Build

    03/26/2014 1:56:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 26, 2014 | Anthony Esolen
    Quite literally front and center, marching down the main streets of Toronto, gay men and women will once again be flaunting their flesh and simulating their favorite behaviors, despite a city ordinance prohibiting public nudity. Wearisome are the displays of what passes for happiness in a dead world.
 A few people are upset about it. They are afraid that the august laws of Canada will be flouted, and that’s not a good thing for children to witness.  Sheepish people still jittery about the etiquette of legality, when you have shrugged away the laws of God, the common good, the welfare...
  • Canadian Judge Awards $7 Million in Iranian Bank Assets to Victims of HAMAS and Hezbollah Terrorism

    03/25/2014 2:55:42 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 25 March 14 | Unknown
    Sheriffs have been ordered to sell Iranís properties, empty its bank accounts and divide the proceeds between several terror victims. This groundbreaking verdict brought to an end four lawsuits filed in Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia by terror victims seeking damages from Iran for training, arming and financing Hamas and Hezbollah.
  • The mysterious coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf

    03/09/2014 2:01:08 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 158 replies
    The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Its appearance is very recent ó within the last 90 years ó in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Beginning in Canada but by no means ending there, the story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. Tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontarioís Algonquin...
  • ONTARIO, CA - Statues of the Nativity and other scenes of Jesus still displayed for Christmas

    12/19/2007 4:45:20 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 264+ views
    ONTARIO PARKWAY KIWANIS ^ | 12-19-07 | dfu
    Ontario, CA has not succumbed to the pressure felt in other cities across the country. The city of approximately 180,000 has large grass-covered median in the center of town with three lanes on each side. Many years ago, long before I was a member of Ontario Parkway Kiwanis, the group acquired very heavy statues of the Nativity scene and other scenes in the life of Christ. After four years, OPK donated them to the Chamber of Commerce. Every year, we get them out of storage and put up the scenes that can be seen on both sides of Euclid Avenue....
  • Muslim Prayer Room Opens in Catholic High School

    01/01/2014 6:47:45 PM PST · by massmike · 58 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com/ ^ | 01/01/2014 | Dale Carruthers
    LONDON, ONT. - Mother Teresa Catholic secondary school is turning a second-floor office into an Islamic prayer room -- the first high school in the city, private or public, to do so. Carpet will soon cover the tile flooring, speakers will be installed and prayer mats purchased to provide the school's Muslim students, estimated at around two dozen, with a quiet and private place to pray. The idea has been in the works since the end of the last school year after a group of Muslim students lobbied administration to create the space. "They're members of our school community. We...
  • Police investigating after Justin Bieberís limo driver claims he was assaulted by singerís entourage

    12/30/2013 3:25:16 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | DECEMBER 30, 2013 | AP
    Toronto police are looking into allegations that a member of Justin Bieberís entourage assaulted a limo driver who was driving the Canadian pop star and several others. But a spokesman says itís unclear whether the teen heartthrob himself is accused in the attack or simply one of his companions.
  • Ont. companies make ice truck, drive it 4 km

    12/30/2013 1:59:39 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 15 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | December 29, 2013
    ZURICH, Ont. - Every Canadian knows the pain of getting into an ice-cold vehicle in the winter. But a vehicle made of ice? Only in Canada. Hensall, Ont.-based Iceculture was called in to help craft a pickup truck made mostly of ice for a commercial. Proving the 6,800-kg vehicle wasnít all show and no go, it made a four-kilometre drive in Huron County earlier in December. Building a drivable pickup out of mostly ice wasnít easy. Workers from Bronson Line Automotive of Zurich stripped the cab and body from a 2005 GMC Silverado and fitted it with a steel frame...
  • [Tim] Hudak unviels the idea of a "Transit Trust" to fund GTHA Ttansit.

    12/19/2013 2:50:01 PM PST · by Rodamala · 6 replies
    AM 740 Zoomer Radio ^ | December 19, 2013 | Michael Kramer
    Ontarioís Progressive Conservative leader has announced some of his plans to help fund public transit in the province. And Tim Hudak says, despite what the governing Liberals think Ė there isnít a need to boost taxes to get the money to expand transit and ease gridlock in the GTHA. Hudak says instead, the P-Cís would freeze implementation of full-day kindergarten and sell off government buildings such as the L-C-B-O headquarters and the Ontario Power Generation head office in Toronto. The P-C leader says Ė forget looking at a hike in the gas tax to fund transit: as the Wynne government...
  • Are the Great Lakes the new transport lane for Alberta crude oil?

    12/14/2013 7:18:01 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 58 replies
    Financial Post ^ | Dec. 12, 2013 | Yadullah Hussain
    The small town of Superior, Wisconsin may emerge as an unlikely American maritime hub for Canadian crude if plans to transport Alberta oil sands oil across the Great Lakes come to pass. There are many hurdles to cross. The first is a proposal to repair a shipping dock on Lake Superior that would set the stage for the construction of an oil terminal feeding refineries in and around the Great Lakes. Superior-based Elkhorn Industries has applied for a permit to reconstruct 700 feet of dockwall with the Wisconsin Natural Resources Department, and the move has pricked the ears of those...
  • Al Gore praises Ontario's commitment to ban coal-fired power (then walks home?)

    11/22/2013 5:00:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 11/21/13 | ADRIAN MORROW
    **SNIP** The provinceís largest and last coal plant, in Nanticoke, is scheduled to shut down next month. The new bill, if passed, will make it illegal for the government to set up other coal plants in future. The legislation is mostly symbolic: it will apply only to electricity plants, allowing other industries Ė such as steel and cement manufacturing Ė to continue burning coal. But Ms. Wynne touted it as expression of the provinceís commitment to cleaner sources of energy.
  • Al Gore coming to Toronto to help Kathleen Wynne lie about Ontarioís green energy record

    11/20/2013 6:38:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 11/20/13 | Terence Corcoran
    Ontario Liberals, waist deep and maybe drowning in $1-billion energy scandals and soaring electricity prices, hope Big Green Al Gore can bail them out. At a downtown Toronto event Thursday, the celebrity master of climate hyperbole will join Premier Kathleen Wynne to claim essentially that all the scandal and price increases should be swept aside. **SNIP** Ms. Wynne and Mr. Gore will trumpet that by moving to close down coal plants and fund billion-dollar wind and solar farms across the province, thereby doubling electricity rates, the McGuinty/Wynne Liberals have miraculously and dramatically reduced Ontarioís carbon emissions, and helped save the...
  • Rob Ford launches legal action over prostitution and crack claims in profane media scrum

    11/14/2013 7:45:10 AM PST · by Loyalist · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | November 14, 2013 | Josh Visser & Natalie Alcoba
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he is taking legal action against the former staffers who made stunning allegations about the mayor in a police document, saying he consorted with escorts and used sexually explicit language to a woman working for him. In a profane media scrum aired live on television that left journalists gasping, Ford, wearing a Toronto Argos jersey, denied many of the allegations laid forth in the court documents, although he admitted to occasionally drinking and driving. He was particularly angry about his staffers telling police that they thought a young friend of his was a prostitute. ďI...
  • Military drones grounded in Central New York following crash in Lake Ontario

    11/12/2013 5:40:06 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 11/12/13 | By Tim Knauss
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Officials at the 174th Attack Wing suspended all Reaper drone flights in Central New York Tuesday after one of the unmanned aircraft crashed into Lake Ontario about 12 miles from the eastern shore during a routine training flight. A Coast Guard helicopter and search vessel were unable to recover the $4 million drone, which crashed about 1 p.m. Tuesday, and were forced to call off the search late in the afternoon because of bad weather, said Col. Greg Semmel, commander of the 174th Attack Wing of the Air National Guard. Semmel said he did not know what...
  • Ottawa teen 'too drunk' to stop nude photos being taken

    09/15/2013 6:45:37 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | September 13, 2013 | TOM SPEARS
    OTTAWA -- A 16-year-old girl who claims she was forced into prostitution said she was plied with Goldschlager and beer to the point just sitting on the couch became troublesome. "I think I fell off the couch," the teen told detectives a month after the traumatic June 2012 night. Another girl took her to the bathroom, and darkness engulfed her. When she awoke, she was naked and lying in a bathtub. She wasn't alone. The girl who had invited her over and led her to the bathroom was sitting on the toilet, taking photos. "Do you want to make money?"...
  • Air force pilots' [RAF and RCAF] remains recovered in Ontario lake 72 years after plane crash

    09/15/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | September 13, 2013 | QMI AGENCY
    The remains of two air force pilots missing nearly 72 years since their plane crashed in a cottage country lake north of Toronto have been recovered. British Royal Air Force Flight Lt. Peter Campbell, 24, and Royal Canadian Air Force Leading Aircraftsman Theodore "Ted" Bates, 27, were recovered in Lake Muskoka in October 2012. Officials said they didn't reveal the recovery operation until Friday as they didn't want the wreckage to be disturbed and wanted to make arrangements for the plane. "This particular dive operation will certainly stay with the team forever," Lt. Greg Oickle, the acting commanding officer of...
  • Toronto: Hollywood Won't Touch Syria Crisis

    09/09/2013 5:58:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 8, 2013 | Stuart Kemp
    As two dramas about the conflict vie for attention at TIFF, normally outspoken actors and Ô¨Ālmmakers on hand for the fest remain conspicuously mum on the subject. The conflict in Syria and the increasing likelihood of Western involvement is occupying hearts and minds at this year¬ís festival. Still, when it comes to Hollywood voices publicly weighing in on the debate over U.S. intervention in the territory, the silence has been deafening. A number of high-profile Hollywood names on hand for the festival, who¬íve been outspoken in the past on U.S. military intervention, have been uncharacteristically quiet on the issue. THR...
  • What do you mean I canít get a job with my medieval feminist studies degree?

    09/08/2013 8:07:06 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 71 replies
    National Post ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 | Robyn Urback
    Many young men and women headed back to the classroom this week, equipped with texts on cultural relativism and stars in their eyes. They should enjoy it while it lasts. Those stars will turn to dollar signs not long after graduation day, when the realization sets in that that medieval feminist studies degree is not as marketable as they had anticipated. The problem isnít unique to those who have chosen to pursue so-called ďsoftĒ degrees. For years now, graduates of teachers colleges (especially in Ontario) have found themselves with few job openings, as have journalism grads, some business majors and...
  • Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWI

    07/07/2013 5:48:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    io9 ^ | July 5, 2013
    SWhile visiting an estate in Ontario's Niagara Falls two years ago, a film enthusiast stumbled upon a rare World War I Richard Verascope stereo camera previously owned by the French Army. Here's what he found inside. The verascope camera, which was purchased by A Nerd's World's Chris Hughes, was found in pristine condition and included the original leather carrying case and glass slides. The antique had been in the possession of an elderly man who was clearing out his camera collection in preparation for retirement. S"Each slide is a piece of history in photographic form and I get shivers...
  • Ontario couple finds 400-year-old skeleton, gets $5,000 bill

    06/17/2013 12:16:48 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 57 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/17/13 | William Holt
    A Canadian couple who recently stumbled upon a 400-year-old skeleton is now saddled with a $5,000 bill, the Star reports. -snip- Ontario police, who cordoned off the area, called up forensic anthropologist Michael Spence to examine the site. Spence told the Star that the skeleton is likely that of a 24-year-old aboriginal woman who died in the late 1500s or early 1600s. Spence then contacted the Registrar of Cemeteries, which told Sauve that she and Campbell would have to hire an archeologist to examine the rest of the backyardóat their expense. According to the Star, property owners are legally responsible...
  • Some of Earthís oldest water found

    06/09/2013 7:06:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | May 20, 2013 | News Desk
    "Old" might not top the list of the adjectives you'd use to describe water, but that could very well change after reading this story: Scientists say they've found water whose age clocks in at no less than 1.5 billion years, making it the oldest cache to have ever been discovered. (As the BBC explains, the only water to top it is "minute quantities" contained in some rock minerals.) Gold miners in Timmins, Ontario, were the ones who uncovered the water while drilling into bedrock; NPR reports that the team behind the discovery had been requesting such samples from a number...