Joint Canada-U.S. Rescue Operation Saves 31 People On Sinking Ship

HALIFAX — Canadian and American rescuers are describing a tightly choreographed effort in heaving Atlantic seas that saved 31 seafarers early Wednesday before an offshore scallop dragger sank off Nova Scotia. The hoisting of the crew aboard the 39-metre FV Atlantic Destiny onto helicopters began late Tuesday night and extended into the next morning after […]

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Taste-Testing Ikea’s Meatballs, Veggie Balls And New Plant Balls

There’s a new plant-based meat alternative in town.  While chains like A&W have championed the Beyond Burger and other futuristic meat creations in Canada, one beloved animal product has remained largely untouched. Until now. Ikea, the Swedish build-it-yourself furniture chain known for wordless instructions and 99-cent frozen yogurt is also well-known for its Swedish meatballs. […]

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Ontario’s African Lion Safari Tops List Of Zoos Accused Of Elephant Mistreatment

A Canadian zoo known for its retro commercials is getting taken to task over the way it treats its elephants. Advocacy group In Defense of Animals gave African Lion Safari the number one spot on its 2020 list of the worst North American zoos for elephants to live in. The group maintains all elephants in zoos should […]

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The U.S. Is Beating Canada In The COVID-19 Vaccine Race And Canadians Are Jealous

We Canadians love to compare ourselves to the United States. Whether it’s mocking their cable news networks, celebrating our health-care system or just generally feeling high and mighty during the age of Donald Trump, saying “at least we’re not like the U.S.” is basically a part of our national identity by now.  But sometimes when […]

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Even Liberals Are Urging Trudeau To Rule Out Calling Pandemic Election

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is unanimously urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to promise he won’t call a federal election while the COVID-19 pandemic rages across Canada. In a report by the procedure and House affairs committee, even Liberal members supported a recommendation calling for a commitment that there will be no election […]

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Canada’s Whistleblower Law Ranks Dead Last In International Rankings

OTTAWA — Canada is at the bottom of an international ranking of countries with whistleblower protection, lagging behind Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Botswana.  A report released Tuesday by the U.S.-based Government Accountability Project and the U.K.-based International Bar Association surveyed whistleblowing frameworks in 37 countries with such laws to determine whether they are actually working. What […]

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What’s Coming And Going From Netflix Canada In March 2021

It’s truly mind-blowing that it’s been almost a full year since we all binged “Tiger King.” There are so many examples of how time is meaningless now, but the fact the documentary series dropped on Netflix last March is hard to comprehend. This March, we’re looking forward to the documentaries. There are documentaries about murder […]

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Britney Spears Explains Why She Rarely Posts Photos Of Her 2 Kids

There’s a reason Britney Spears doesn’t share photos of her two kids on social media, she said this week: She wants to protect their privacy. On Instagram on Monday, the singer shared a rare view into her family life. She posted two photos of herself with her sons Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James, 14. […]

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