Daily Archives: March 16, 2018

Government moves forward in talks with union over Phoenix settlement

The federal government offered a temporary glimmer of hope Friday to employees suffering through serious pay issues as it moved ahead in talks with civil service unions toward a settlement for the “undue stress and hardships” caused by its troubled Phoenix pay system. Figures released by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), which oversees the beleaguered system, suggest a long-awaited ...

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Canadian hobbyists help shed light on mysterious northern lights phenomenon 'Steve'

The mysterious light in the sky had appeared so often that Canadian northern lights watchers gave it a name: Steve. Unlike those famous pulsating ribbons of light that stretch across the sky, Steve would appear as a narrow arch of purple light, sometimes paired with green fence-like features. Scientists were initially stumped by Steve. But now, with plenty of help from those Canadian hobbyists, they’re ...

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Kenya floods leave at least 15 people dead

Kenyan officials said Friday that at least 15 people have drowned and scores of families have been displaced across the East African nation during two days of heavy rainfall that caused flooding in urban and rural areas. The deaths happened as flood and river waters swept through Kenyan towns that had experienced drought months earlier, officials said. Kenya declared the ...

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Immigration agency's latest California focus hits San Diego

SAN DIEGO –  Federal immigration officers arrested 115 people during a three-day operation in the San Diego area amid heightened tensions between the Trump administration and the state of California over immigration enforcement. It was U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s third California operation in barely a month, following one in the Los Angeles area that resulted in 212 arrests and ...

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'I hope to be back with more stories to tell:' actor Irrfan Khan diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour

Indian actor Irrfan Khan, whose roles in Hollywood films such as Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man and Life of Pi have brought him fame, has been diagnosed with a tumour and is travelling overseas for treatment, he said on Friday.   Khan did not comment on whether the tumour was cancerous, but dismissed Indian media reports that had speculated he was suffering from ...

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Trier beware: Lab results reveal staph, mould on makeup testers

In-store cosmetic testers help shoppers decide what looks good on them, but a Marketplace investigation reveals the samples themselves don’t always look so pretty under a microscope. Producers went undercover at a dozen makeup stores in the Greater Toronto Area and swabbed 60 eyeshadow, mascara, lip gloss, cream blush and lipstick testers available to shoppers, and sent them to a ...

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Canadian DJ Datsik cancels all shows amid sexual misconduct allegations

Canadian electronic music DJ Datsik has cancelled his upcoming performance dates — including shows in Toronto and Laval, Que. — after allegations of sexual misconduct against him arose on social media this week. The 29-year-old EDM (electronic dance music) DJ and producer, whose real name is Troy Beetles, announced his withdrawal in a Facebook post on Thursday. “The last 24 hours have been a ...

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