Tag Archives: New Brunswick

Care to share that? Ottawa cuts steel deal with Mexico – but doesn't tell trade tribunal

The Department of Finance didn’t inform the Canadian International Trade Tribunal investigating the merits of its emergency safeguards on foreign steel when it quietly signed an agreement to allow more Mexican steel to enter Canada without paying the surtax. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on Jan. 16 set new quotas for energy tubular products (such as those used to build pipelines) and ...

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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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Matt Duchene's Blue Jackets shut out Senators just hours after trade

Matt Duchene was appreciative of how short the walk was to join his new team Friday afternoon. Sergei Bobrovsky made 22 saves as the Blue Jackets blanked the Senators 3-0 in the nation’s capital Friday night, just hours after Duchene was dealt to Columbus in a trade with Ottawa. Duchene was held pointless in his Blue Jackets debut, but found it fitting to be playing his first ...

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Why is $350,000 in Canadian aid being used to send homeopaths to Honduras?

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) is an insidious tropical infection that begins with flu-like symptoms and can end with heart failure. The only proven treatments are a ...

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Chicago police arrest singer R. Kelly on sexual abuse charges

R&B star R. Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced multiple charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. In a brief appearance before reporters, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced the 10 counts against the 52-year-old ...

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World's biggest bee spotted alive for the first time in decades

A walnut-sized bee with a massive jaw and impressive wingspan has been spotted for the first time in nearly 38 years. Wallace’s giant bee, known by the scientific name Megachile pluto, is the world’s largest bee species — and now we know it actually still exists. Females measure up to 63.5 millimetres from wing tip to wing tip (longer than a AA ...

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Sudanese president declares state of emergency amid deadly protests

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir early on Saturday local time appointed a new caretaker administration, but left the country’s current defence, foreign and justice ministers in place following an earlier declaration of a one-year state of emergency. Just hours after announcing he would dissolve the country’s central and state governments, Bashir Al-Bashir — who seized power in a 1989 coup — also appointed new state governors who were all ...

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