October 23rd, 2017

National News

Environmentalists say genetically modified salmon likely sold in Quebec

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2017

MONTREAL – Environmental groups say what is believed to be the first shipment of genetically modified salmon in Canada likely ended up on the plates of Quebec consumers. An investigation by three groups found that 4.5 metric tonnes of the genetically modified fillets were shipped from Panama to Quebec. They used federal government import statistics ... Read More »

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Poor security controls led to camera breach at Nova Scotia school: report

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2017

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s information and privacy commissioner says inadequate passwords and insufficient technical controls led to video surveillance images of Cape Breton schoolchildren being live streamed on the internet. A report released today by Catherine Tully says the breach of the video system at the Rankin School of the Narrows in Iona, N.S., occurred ... Read More »

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Canadian-American family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

By Jill Colvin, Lolita C. Baldor And Munir Ahmed, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2017

ISLAMABAD – An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban. U.S. officials say Pakistan secured the release of Caitlan Coleman and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle. The two were abducted five years ago while travelling in Afghanistan ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Canadians held by Taliban freed

By Munir Ahmed, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2017

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s military says soldiers have recovered five Western hostages held by the Taliban for years, identified by two army officials as Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their children who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release ... Read More »

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Transportation Safety Board investigating grounding of bulk carrier in N.B.

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2017

BELLEDUNE, N.B. – Investigators are looking into the grounding of a large bulk carrier in New Brunswick. Officials with the Transportation Safety Board headed to Belledune on Wednesday after the SBI Carioca ran aground. It’s not believed there were any injuries in the incident. CBC reports that the large vessel hit a shoal and is ... Read More »

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Police called in to dispose of Second World War shells from museum

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A couple of war-time shells set off some jitters at a Newfoundland museum amid concerns they may still be live. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says they got the unusual call from The Rooms Museum in St. John’s on Wednesday. They say there were concerns two shells from the Second World War ... Read More »

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Google goes to end of the earth in new Street View of Ellesmere Island

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2017

It’s official. Google Street View has now gone to the ends of the earth. As part of a deal with Parks Canada, the internet giant is now showcasing Street View images of one of the remotest places on the planet – Quttinirpaaq National Park on the northern tip of Ellesmere Island. “We want people to ... Read More »

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Five stories in the news for today, Oct. 12

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2017

Five stories in the news for Thursday, Oct. 12 – – – PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU TURNS ATTENTION TO MEXICO Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is leaving one country whose political leaders are mixed about saving NAFTA and is on his way to another where officials are uneasy about the fate of the trade deal. Trudeau goes ... Read More »

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Canada aligning with U.K. to fight global growth in coal-fired electricity

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2017

OTTAWA – Canada is joining forces with the United Kingdom to push for a global crackdown on unabated coal-fired electricity. Eliminating, or at least reducing, the world’s reliance on coal is a critical step in the Paris climate change accord’s efforts to prevent the planet from warming more than two degrees Celsius over with pre-industrial ... Read More »

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University of Calgary conflict report a vindication: departed academic

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2017

A professor who left the University of Calgary over how the school handled a corporate-funded sustainability institute says he sees his concerned echoed in a report that found major problems with the centre. “What the report describes is factually accurate,” said Joe Arvai, who now teaches at the University of Michigan. “In that regard, it ... Read More »

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