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  • Kitimat-area chief wants to make sure First Nations benefit from coming northwest B.C. industrial boom

    December 26, 2013 6:22 PM 25

    VICTORIA — A decade ago Kitamaat Village in northwest British Columbia was broke, as residents of the First Nations community faced non-existent job and economic development prospects. Now, Haisla Nation Chief Ellis Ross is waiting for the bust-to-boom times, as restructuring of the Rio Tinto aluminum smelter continues and oil company giants such as Shell

  • Canada storm: 'We have no power, no heating, no water'

    December 26, 2013 6:06 PM 28

    24 December 2013 Last updated at 19:56 GMT The BBC's Lucy Hockings reports on the conditions in Quebec where, like many other households in Canada and the northern US, she is facing a Christmas without electricity. In Toronto, a utility has said power may not be restored for most residents until Thursday, and that some may be without electricity until

  • Samson Cree First Nation plans for name change

    December 26, 2013 6:04 PM 23

    First Nations on reserves south of Edmonton say provincial and county governments will soon recognize a new name for their community. A news release from the Samson Cree First Nation says Hobbema will become "Maskwacis" on January 1st. The First Nation says Maskwacis was what the areas was traditionally known as, and it means "bear hills." It says the area wasn't

  • Boxing Day shopping frenzy hits Calgary

    December 26, 2013 4:08 PM 26

    Calgarians are snatching up clothes, furniture and electronics as they try and cash in on Boxing Day savings. Some spent hours in the dark this morning lined up at stores, waiting for them to open. Eric Baker brought along a lawn chair and his mp3 player as he started camping out at midnight at an electronics store. It was a first time experience for Carli

  • Boxing Day Sales: Hot Deals Across Toronto And The GTA

    December 26, 2013 3:11 PM 30

    From Boxing Day to Boxing Week First mentioned in a Samuel Pepys diary, circa 1663, Boxing Day was intended to occur the day after Christmas when royals and aristocratic British families presented boxes of clothing and leftover food to their servants, along with the additional benefit of a duty-free, non-working day. In modern times, Boxing Day is regarded

  • Miners tightened belts in 2013

    December 26, 2013 2:04 PM 133

    Down Cycle: Environmental, political challenges stall projects as prices decline After years of riding surging metal prices and spending freely on takeover deals and massive new projects, Canadian miners were forced to tighten their belts in 2013 as the cycle turned against them. The industry took billions in writedowns as companies reevaluated projects

  • Shopping on Boxing Day? Read these money-saving tips first

    December 26, 2013 1:35 PM 9

    If you're planning to spend Boxing Day at the mall, don't leave home without a game plan. Experts say it's easy to get carried away in the discount frenzy and overspend, adding more to your holiday debt. Make a plan: Tiffany Heimpel, the founder of the She's So Savvy blog, which offers shopping and budgeting advice, says knowing exactly what you're looking

  • Keep delivering the mail 0

    December 26, 2013 10:17 AM 12

    The Conference Board of Canada is a think tank that recommended the sweeping changes at Canada Post that will see the end of home delivery in urban areas. A man named Deepak Chopra sits on that Board; Mr. Chopra is also a president and CEO of Canada Post. It is immediately obvious that an individual sitting on a board that has heavily influenced the decisions

  • Toronto ice storm: make sure that electrician is licensed

    December 26, 2013 10:13 AM 14

    A Toronto electrician says some unlicensed contractors are ripping off homeowners desperate to have their power restored in the wake of last weekend's massive ice storm. Frank Cozzolino of Solutions Electrical said handymen are charging homeowners to repair damaged service lines to their houses. That's a problem because utilities such as Toronto Hydro

  • Italian lands poisoned by toxic waste

    December 26, 2013 9:09 AM 15

    Outrage: Officials say crime group's dumping practice has harmed wells around Naples, but farmers says crops are safe On Ciro Fusco's farm in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, police swooped down recently and planted a warning sign in his broccoli fields, prohibiting anyone from harvesting or even setting foot on the plot. Decades of toxic waste dumping