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  • Man struck by Metro Transit vehicle in Halifax

    December 5, 2013 3:49 PM 34

    A 19-year-old man was sent to hospital after being struck in a Halifax crosswalk by a Metro Transit supervisor. Police say the man was crossing South Street by the driveway at Dalplex when he was hit by an eastbound SUV before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the SUV involved was driven by a 48-year-old Metro Transit supervisor who was on duty at the time. The incident

  • Tim Hortons OT allegations highlight flaws in temporary foreign workers program

    December 5, 2013 3:43 PM 41

    Fast-food outlets seem to be among the most enthusiastic users of Ottawa's problem-plagued Temporary Foreign Worker Program. According to federal statistics, sales and service jobs far outpace other occupations in the program. The government approved more than 70,000 such positions last year, compared with just under 50,000 the year before, representing

  • Robyn Urback: Math isn’t hard. Teaching it is

    December 5, 2013 2:34 PM 28

    The process of understanding mathematical concepts is fundamentally different from learning about Canada’s Confederation. There’s a click — a light bulb moment, if you will — that has to occur for the student to “get” why 3x(9-4) = 15, not 23. Anyone can tell a room of primary students that Canada became a country in 1867. It doesn’t matter how they say it; the message

  • Local charity hurting after pipe bursts, causing flooding

    December 5, 2013 12:59 PM 28

    A Calgary charity is struggling to keep things together after a pipe burst at their main office, flooding the facility. The Servants Anonymous Society, located at 1008 14 St. S.E., says a pipe burst on the upper floor of the building, raining water and debris down on an area called ‘Santa’s Workshop’. That’s the part of the building where the charity

  • Liberals on top, NDP crashes in latest poll

    December 5, 2013 12:46 PM 30

    NDP Leader Lorraine Michael went from being the most popular political leader in the province to the least popular in the span of three months, and her party’s public support crashed to its lowest level of public support in more than two years. If an election were held today, the Liberals could count on 52 per cent of decided voters. The PC party would

  • Rehtaeh Parsons case: Teens charged with child porn due in court

    December 5, 2013 12:34 PM 30

    HALIFAX -- The case of two teenagers facing child pornography charges after the death of Rehtaeh Parsons is due in Halifax court today. Both teens are charged with distributing child pornography, while one of the teens also faces a charge of making child pornography. They cannot be named because they were under the age of 18 at the time of the alleged

  • Man rushed to hospital after Richmond shooting

    December 5, 2013 4:58 AM 35

    Richmond Mounties are investigating a shooting that put a man in hospital with life-threatening injuries Wednesday evening. The victim was shot at a tile store in the 11100-block of Bridgeport Road around 6 p.m. He managed to cross the street and find someone to call 911. He was rushed to hospital in an ambulance. RCMP have not confirmed how many times

  • Six things to know about Harper’s rock’n'roll lifestyle and his Ottawa band, Herringbone

    December 5, 2013 3:31 AM 22

    Stephen Harper has been taking to the stage with all the reluctance of a Japanese businessman at a karaoke bar. On Sunday, the Prime Minister took to the keyboards at the Jewish National Fund’s Negev dinner in Toronto, just weeks after his show for delegates at the Conservative convention in Calgary. The National Post‘s Jen Gerson offers five things

  • Manitoba's bottom of the class

    December 4, 2013 11:58 PM 14

    Low scores in reading, math, science James Allum is a most unhappy camper -- being the new education minister of a province with lousy math scores will do that to you. "I was quite disappointed to see the results. They're quite clearly unacceptable, and parents will find them unacceptable," Allum said Tuesday after seeing grim results from the latest

  • Risk of freezing rain for commuters in central and northern Ontario

    December 4, 2013 10:35 PM 15

    This morning's commute could be treacherous for anyone on the roads in parts of central and northern Ontario, as a storm system pushing across the province brings a chance of freezing rain until around midday. Environment Canada has issued freezing rain warnings for regions along the shores of Georgian Bay, from Peterborough down to the eastern shores