Canada

Hollywood director James Cameron invests in Saskatchewan pea processing plant

Hollywood director James Cameron and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, have announced they are investing in an organic pea processing plant in Saskatchewan. The Oscar-winning Cameron appeared Monday in Vanscoy, a village southwest of Saskatoon, to say the couple have formed Verdient Foods to handle 160,000 tonnes of organic pea protein. He said that, once operational, the plant will become ...

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Can Wab Kinew rise to the challenge of leadership?

There is little doubt that recent accusations against new NDP leader Wab Kinew have tainted his victory in this leadership election. Leadership contests are supposed to mark new beginnings for parties. But Kinew takes on the role of leader with both new baggage and scars from what turned out to be a nasty leadership race. Nevertheless, it would be a ...

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Ontario volunteers send aid to Caribbean relatives 'praying for help, for food and water'

Local volunteers came out Saturday morning to aid in the much-needed relief effort for victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean.  The Category 5 hurricane smashed into the eastern Caribbean last week, flattening entire towns and leaving locals desperately in need of basic sustenance.  The team, which included crews from Global Medic and Air Canada, spent the morning packing and assembling 1,000 family ...

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Stranded passengers left behind as Sunwing evacuation flight left Cuba nearly empty

As the cleanup from Hurricane Irma continues across Florida and the Caribbean, one Canadian passenger is sharing her story with CBC News about disorganized evacuation plans from Canadian air carrier Sunwing, and a nearly empty plane as the storm approached. Julie Shannon arrived in Varadero, Cuba, on Monday, Sept. 4, to sunny blue skies. She has been vacationing in the area ...

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Woman's death is connected to Amber Alert for boy in Saint-Eustache, Que., police say

Provincial police are investigating the death of a woman that they say is related to the abduction of a six-year-old boy in Saint-Eustache, Que., northwest of Montreal.   An Amber Alert for Louka Fredette remains in effect. Police say the boy is with his 41-year-old father, Ugo Fredette, who is believed to be driving a white Ford F150 or F250 pickup truck with licence plate FLK5965. Police say the truck has ...

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Guillermo Del Toro's staff plan Hamilton visit to talk film studio locations: mayor

A group of staffers for famed Hollywood director Guillermo Del Toro are headed to Hamilton soon to scout possible locations for a film studio, says Mayor Fred Eisenberger. And it all happened with a tweet. City economic development staff are already looking at potential locations, Eisenberger says. Before long, Del Toro’s company is expected to join them. “Discussions are happening,” ...

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Canadian power crews head to Florida post-Irma to help 'get everything put back together'

Dozens of Canadian power crews are heading to Florida to help restore power to millions of people affected by Hurricane Irma. Two dozen Nova Scotia Power employees were en route Tampa on Tuesday morning. An additional 175 Hydro One employees from across Ontario are also heading south. Toronto Hydro says it sent nearly 30 employees Tuesday to assist after receiving a request for assistance from ...

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Stephen Lewis calls on Ottawa to step up as Nunavut grapples with TB 'crisis'

The Government of Nunavut is not getting the support it needs from the federal government to address the territory’s ongoing tuberculosis “crisis,” says activist and health advocate Stephen Lewis.  Lewis, the co-director of the AIDS-Free World organization, was in the territory for a fact-finding mission this past week with the Nunavut health department and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. He visited Iqaluit and Igloolik, ...

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