Canada

Hammy, B.C.'s most famous deer, no longer has his hammock — but his antler is still purple

Hammy, the most famous deer in British Columbia, no longer has a purple hammock on his head. The Prince Rupert buck made international headlines after being spotted wandering around the North Coast city with an eye-catching piece of purple fabric on his right antler. Although the B.C. Conservation Officer Service said at the time he appeared to be doing fine, ...

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Former IWK CEO removed from 100 most powerful women list

The former CEO of the IWK Health Centre has been removed from a list of Canada’s most powerful women, an award created by the Women’s Executive Network. A spokesperson for the organization that says it is dedicated to the advancement and recognition of professional women confirmed Tracy Kitch was named to the top 100 list before she became the subject of an ...

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Laurier professor, president apologize to TA over video sanction

The president of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., has apologized for how faculty handled complaints made against teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd after she showed a controversial video in a communications tutorial class. Laurier president and vice-chancellor Deborah MacLatchy apologized to Shepherd on Tuesday after media outlets carried the full audio of a conversation between her, her supervising professor Dr. Nathan Rambukkana ...

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Former navy lieutenant 'very relieved' LGBT apology is coming

A former navy lieutenant who was forced out of the Canadian Forces because he is gay says he’s happy the federal Liberal government will soon fulfil a campaign promise for an official apology. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted Sunday that he would formally apologize on Nov. 28. “I’m very relieved. We’ve been waiting for it for two years. And in fact it ...

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Bell insider reveals high-pressure sales tactics required on every single call

A longtime Bell Canada employee describes working in the company’s Scarborough, Ont., call centre as “a non-stop nightmare,” where she says she is forced to sell customers products they don’t need, don’t want, and may not understand, to hit sales targets and keep her job. Andrea Rizzo, 50, has worked for Bell — Canada’s largest telecom service provider — for ...

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Mothers send pictures of fentanyl victims to Justin Trudeau

When Irene Patterson’s son Roger Wong didn’t show up for a baseball game the two had planned to attend in June, she became worried. He was battling addiction issues but was six-months sober at the time. Still, his absence still raised red flags for his mother. She eventually went to the police station with Wong’s then-girlfriend, Evonne, and reported him missing. “The policeman said ...

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Documentary retraces Edmonton fur trader's past journeys in Canadian Arctic

Reels of 8-mm film, long forgotten in a dusty attic, inspired Hugh Kroetsch to retrace his steps through Canada’s High Arctic in a father-and-son expedition nearly seven decades in the making. Hugh Kroetsch, 85, and his filmmaker son Frederick travelled north last summer, visiting communities the elder Kroetsch had first seen as a fur trader in the 1950s. An hour-long documentary, Last ...

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Hibernia, foundation of the Newfoundland offshore, celebrates 20 years since first oil

Twenty years ago today, against a typically grey St. John’s sky, Brian Tobin addressed a crowd of hopeful Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. The crowd cheered and clapped and threw streamers into the air. “We’ve done it,” he said. “We have first oil.” And with that, Newfoundland and Labrador was officially in the oil business. First oil was pumping at Hibernia, the province’s first ...

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