Daily Archives: December 22, 2017

Former sailor sues federal government over mould doctors say made him sick

A former sailor with a debilitating lung condition doctors say was brought on by exposure to mould aboard two Canadian warships is suing the federal government, CBC News has learned. Retired lieutenant Alan Doucette recently filed the lawsuit in Federal Court in Moncton, N.B. The legal case comes as the navy has revealed air-quality tests conducted aboard one of its frigates last summer showed ...

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Ex-Miss Americas call for pageant CEO's resignation over offensive emails

Former Miss Americas, including a trio who were shamed in emails by the pageant’s chief executive, are calling on him and other organization leaders to resign. Three former title holders who were targeted for abuse in emails to and from of Miss America Organization CEO Sam Haskell say the group’s leadership needs to be replaced. Haskell, a former executive vice-president ...

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World juniors: Canada seeks revenge on American ice

A year ago, Canadian junior team goalie Carter Hart sat on his duff in his crease at Montreal’s Bell Centre as he was being consoled by backup Connor Ingram. Hart was in disbelief. The native of Sherwood Park, Alta., and his Canadian teammates had built a 4-2 lead early in the third period of the gold-medal game, only to see ...

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Trump deputy chief of staff Rick Dearborn to step down

A top Trump aide will step down early next year, White House officials said.  (AP) The White House Deputy Chief of Staff Ricky Dearborn said Thursday that he will step down early next year, becoming the latest high-profile departure from the West Wing in the last month. Dearborn told Fox News that his departure is “bittersweet” because he loves working ...

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New Phoenix pay issue could mean $0 paycheques for Christmas

Some federal employees have been told to prepare for a major post-Christmas letdown: paycheques that are wildly incorrect and potentially void of any funds whatsoever. Managers in the public service informed their teams by email this week that the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system was experiencing new issues, and their final paycheques of 2017 could have glaring errors.  Those December pay stubs have already ...

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Catalonia vote thwarts Spanish PM's bid to solve secession crisis

Separatists looked set to regain power in Catalonia Friday after voters rejected Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s attempt to neuter the independence movement to defuse Spain’s biggest political crisis in decades. Spanish markets recoiled at a surprise result that is also a setback for the European Union, which must now brace for more secessionist noise as it grapples with the disruption of Brexit and simmering ...

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New research reveals simmering misunderstanding under the tree

IS THERE any other time of year when good intentions and materialism converge so tightly? The caring, the artistic and the diligent spend their days before Christmas wrapping gifts. Whatever lies inside, their love for the recipients will also be expressed through paper, tape, bows and ribbon. Then it all goes horribly wrong. New research* into the unwrapping of presents ...

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