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  • 18.03.2017 00:24

    The NDP are the only party with policies that support working people. They are the party with a social conscience that puts working Canadians before big businesses and profit. They uniquely understand businesses need to make a profit in order to survive, but they also know that profit has to be the servant of social need rather than a singular purpose unto itself. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's ...

  • 16.03.2017 03:42

    New York was hit by a nor'easter blizzard on Tuesday. The storm brought in as much as 60 centimetres of snow in some areas, along with wickedly strong winds and chilly temperatures around the state. But according to Ewan McGregor, New Yorkers are complaining about a whole lot of nothing. Ewan McGregor attends a press conference in Toronto on Sept. 10, 2016. (Photo: Fred Thornhill/Reuters) The Scottish ...

  • 15.03.2017 23:42

    A movie denied permission to film in Alberta’s national parks is now on location in British Columbia. Staff for the movie “Hard Powder” confirm they are looking for extras for several days of filming in Fernie and Cranbrook. Parks Canada turned the movie down after it learned the film’s plot included an aboriginal gang leader. The actor cast in the role, performer and Order ...

  • 15.03.2017 20:06

    David Suzuki, the eminence grise of Canadian environmentalism, got in some political hot water back in the fall of 2013, when he declared that Canada is "full" and needs to cut back on immigration. "Our immigration policy is disgusting," he told France's L'Express newspaper. "We plunder southern countries by depriving them of future leaders, and we want to increase ...

  • 15.03.2017 19:24

    The Muslim Student Association (MSA) promotes itself as the representative voice for Muslims on campus and usually plans Islam Awareness Week (IAW). The objective behind IAW is to dispel common misconceptions about Muslims in an environment of increasing Islamophobia. However, representing Muslim voices is a heroic claim as there are many Muslim denominations, each of which has doctrinal differences ...

  • 15.03.2017 00:36

    Rick Peterson pronounces the words filet mignon the way they are meant to sound. It’s late afternoon on a Monday in early March and the Conservative leadership hopeful is hungry. “We’re on Vancouver time right now,” he says with a hearty laugh while sitting down at the Houston Avenue Bar & Grill in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. With his blue suit, red power-tie and crisp white shirt, the ...

  • 15.03.2017 00:32

    Wild boars ravaging Alberta farms and wilderness have outwitted the province's bid to thin their ranks through a paid hunting program that's being cancelled. A boar war that's placed a $50 bounty on every ear turned in has yielded about 1,000 proof-of-kills since its start in 2008, says the province. But the results have dwindled, from a high of 199 ears in 2009 to 68 in 2015, leading to ...

  • 14.03.2017 15:26

    Private companies that pay individuals for providing blood or plasma will be banned from operating in Alberta, under proposed new legislation from the NDP government. Bill 3, the Voluntary Blood Donations Act, was introduced Monday afternoon in the legislature by Health Minister Sarah Hoffman. “Donating blood should not be viewed as a business venture, but as a public resource saving lives everyday,” ...

  • 13.03.2017 05:26

    As the Alberta government plans new efforts to combat intolerance, those on the front lines believe incidents of racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are on the rise in the province. There have been a number of high-profile incidents in Alberta in recent months, including anti-Muslim posters and posters questioning the Holocaust at the University of Calgary, racist graffiti in city LRT stations, ...

  • 11.03.2017 05:32

    OTTAWA — The federal government’s charm offensive with provincial counterparts resulted Friday in three new bilateral health agreements, with Quebec, Ontario and Alberta signing the dotted line after months of heated negotiations with Ottawa. Health Minister Jane Philpott confirmed the deals — which leave Manitoba as the only provincial holdout — with a wide grin and high-fives ...

  • 10.03.2017 20:48

    An United Nations agency has issued a warning about the environmental health of Canada's largest national park. In a report released Friday, UNESCO says northern Alberta's Wood Buffalo National Park is threatened by energy development, hydro dams and poor management. It warns that unless management of the area improves, the park will be added to the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger. The ...

  • 10.03.2017 20:26

    An United Nations agency has issued a warning about the environmental health of Canada’s largest national park. UNESCO says Wood Buffalo National Park in northern Alberta is threatened by energy development, hydro dams and poor management. Water levels in the region are dropping, preventing First Nations from getting access to their traditional territory. The agency says unless its recommendations ...

  • 10.03.2017 19:18

    North of 60, a 1990s CBC drama set in a small, sub-Arctic community, was probably the first Canadian TV show to accurately portray the lives of indigenous people. Now one of that show's stars is set to appear in a new production, and once again, not as a First Nations stereotype. The Humanitarian Award recipient Tom Jackson poses with his award at the Juno Awards gala dinner in Saskatoon, Sask. ...

  • 09.03.2017 19:12

    Cinema has brought us some of the greatest love stories of our time: Jack and Rose, Harry and Sally, Maria and Tony. But lovers not often seen on the big screen are same-sex couples (save for a handful such as "Brokeback Mountain's" Ennis and Jack and "The Kids Are All Right's" Jules and Nic), much less biracial same-sex couples. And for Calgarian filmmakers Levi Holwell ...

  • 09.03.2017 05:18

    CALGARY — Ezzrett (Sugarfoot) Anderson, one of the first African-Americans to play in the CFL, died Wednesday. He was 97. The Calgary Stampeders, who Anderson played with for six seasons, made the announcement on their Twitter account. "It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Stamps legend Ezzrett (Sugarfoot) Anderson today at the age of 97 #RIPSuagrfoot," the club tweeted. ...

  • 09.03.2017 03:42

    A young Muslim student stood in a Conservative MP’s seat in the House of Commons on Wednesday to deliver a rousing statement reminding politicians to quell the spread of Islamophobia. Srosh Hassana represented her home riding of Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan, a federal seat held by Garnet Genuis, for a "Daughters of the Vote" takeover of the House to mark International Women's Day. ...

  • 09.03.2017 02:30

    A movie production team was denied permission to shoot in the Rocky Mountain national parks after Parks Canada staff learned the film's plot involved an indigenous gang leader. "They expressed a real concern that this was not something they would favour," said Mark Voyce, location manager for a film project that had been scheduled to start shooting later this month. Voyce is working for ...

  • 08.03.2017 23:30

    If you want to see the perfect marriage of Ukrainian and North American culture, head to Saskatoon, which boasts potentially the world’s only drive-thru perogy restaurant. At Baba’s Homestyle Perogies, a largely Ukrainian kitchen staff hand-churns out as many as 10,000 perogies, 120 litres of borscht and 3,000 cabbage rolls every day, according to Canadian Geographic. The family-owned business is basically ...

  • 08.03.2017 19:06

    International Women's Day is a good time to reflect on the importance of sport and physical activity in the lives of girls and women, and to honour the legacy of our sporting heroines. In the 1950s I started playing basketball, a sport I loved. Back then my coaches spoke with respect and awe about a legendary Canadian women's team, reminding us that if we worked hard and practiced enough we ...

  • 07.03.2017 19:54

    A university campus division of an Alberta political party is apologizing after an email stating "feminism is cancer" was sent to followers. Wildrose on Campus sent the email to supporters Monday, promoting an upcoming screening of the 2016 documentary "The Red Pill" at the University of Calgary. "You and I both know that feminism is a cancer," the email read. "To ...

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