Daily Archives: June 15, 2017

10 must-have Father's Day gifts with a tactical twist

June 18 is around the corner and we’ve got you covered with ultimate Father’s Day gifts with a tactical twist. From a nearly indestructible coffee maker through to a jug that can be shot out of a cannon and still keep Dad’s beer frosty for days in the summer heat, you’ll find this curated list jam-packed with the ultimate must-have ...

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MPs reject Senate's changes to bill targeting sexism in the Indian Act

The Commons committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs has rejected a Senate amendment that sought to remove all gender-based discrimination from the Indian Act. The amendment has been at the centre of a battle over S-3, a government bill introduced to comply with a 2015 court ruling that ordered the government to address inequities affecting registration for Indian status. But ...

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The Tragically Hip, Sylvia Maracle to receive Order of Canada

Gov. Gen. David Johnston has announced that the five members of the Tragically Hip and Indigenous advocate Sylvia Maracle are to be the latest recipients of the Order of Canada. Hip lead singer Gord Downie and Maracle will receive their insignia on Monday as part of a special presentation of Canadian honours recognizing outstanding Indigenous leadership, a statement from Rideau ...

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The NHL's Vegas expansion draft, explained

The National Hockey League will usher in its 101st season in October with a 31st team, the Vegas Golden Knights. Last June, Las Vegas was awarded a franchise after majority team owner Bill Foley ponied up a record $500-million US expansion fee. Several front-office types were then hired along with general manager George McPhee, who appointed Gerard Gallant head coach ...

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Top Mountie expected to testify at RCMP Labour Code trial in Moncton shootings

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson is expected to testify today at the national police force’s Labour Code trial in connection with the shooting deaths of three Mounties and wounding of two others in Moncton, N.B., in 2014. Paulson will be the defence’s last witness at the trial, which began in Moncton in April. His testimony comes just two weeks before he plans to retire, after ...

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