Canada

Oscar nods shine spotlight on Canadian animation films

The Canadian domination over the Oscars’ animated short category this year isn’t a surprise to How to Train Your Dragon filmmaker Dean DeBlois.  Award-winning animation is part of our cinematic heritage, according to the Canadian director and two-time Oscar nominee, whose blockbuster How to Train Your Dragon franchise launched its final chapter this weekend with The Hidden World. A major reason ...

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Vancouver Coastal Health confirms 2 new cases of measles

Two new cases of measles have been identified in B.C.’s Lower Mainland, according to Vancouver Coastal Health. The health authority has determined that one of the new cases is linked to a previously known case of measles. The source of the second infection has not been identified and is being investigated. There are now 10 confirmed cases of measles associated with ...

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Grey Cup going to Regina in 2020, Hamilton in 2021

He won three Grey Cups as a player, another as a head coach and two as an executive with the Toronto Argonauts, but it’s the 1996 CFL championship that will forever resonate with Mike (Pinball) Clemons. The Snow Bowl at Ivor Wynne Stadium has become a part of Grey Cup folklore, on par with such legendary contests as the 1950 ...

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Brampton, Ont., man charged in death of his 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital: police

A man from the Toronto-area charged with first-degree murder last week in the death of his 11-year-old daughter died Wednesday, according to Peel police.  Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, had been in Sunnybrook Hospital with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound since the night of his daughter’s death. Rajkumar was arrested at about midnight on Feb. 14, around the same time officers discovered ...

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B.C. posts balanced budget, pledges more money for low-income families

New subsidies for families and the elimination of interest on student loans were the big announcements in what was primarily a status-quo budget delivered by the B.C. government on Tuesday.  Finance Minister Carole James announced the elimination of operating debt for the first time in 40 years, an estimated surplus of $274 million for 2019/2020, and a forecasted surplus of $374 ...

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'Canadians deserve answers': Opposition to press on with parliamentary probe after Gerald Butts resignation

A day after the bombshell departure of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s closest adviser, the SNC-Lavalin affair shows no sign of abating as the opposition parties cast his resignation as a sign there may be more to the scandal than initially thought. The House of Commons justice committee will reconvene today to continue its study of a report that senior members of ...

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Eat Smart kale salad kit recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

This 340-gram Eat Smart brand Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kit, with a best before date of Feb. 16, has been recalled in N.L., N.B., and Ontario. (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) A ready-to-eat salad kit has been recalled in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Ontario due to possible Listeria contamination. On Feb. 17, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued ...

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Why 2 Charlottetown teens are in no hurry to leave Haiti

Two young Charlottetown women volunteering at an orphanage in Haiti say they do not want to leave the troubled Caribbean country until their work is complete. Paige Biggley and Lilly Gillespie, both 18, are among a group teaching English at an orphanage in Saint-Marc, about a two-hour drive from capital city Port-au-Prince. Some Canadians have left Haiti, and others have been ...

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