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  • Sask. RCMP say missing girl found alive, face-down in the snow, just in time

    January 11, 2019 10:45 PM 21

    RCMP, a conservation officer, highway patrol and local volunteers started scouring the area, trudging through snow looking for any hint of the missing girl. About two hours in, a local volunteer spotted a set of footprints just outside the search area. The volunteer followed the tracks through an open field, into some light bushes and towards a frozen

  • Saudi asylum seeker flying to Canada, say Thai police

    January 11, 2019 4:29 PM 24

    Alqunun was stopped last Saturday at a Bangkok airport by immigration police who denied her entry and seized her passport. She barricaded herself in an airport hotel room and launched a social media campaign that drew global attention to her case. It garnered enough public and diplomatic support to convince Thai officials to admit her temporarily under

  • Delays at Ontario human rights tribunal could undermine cases, say lawyers

    January 11, 2019 4:22 PM 28

    “We had been waiting a while for that hearing date,” she said. “Now this case is on hold indefinitely ... We’re not even at the stage of having everyone sit down and go to mediation, let alone the stage of having it proceed to a hearing so it’s really sort of making things drag on and it’s problematic.” Such delays can put a lot of strain on complainants

  • Hepatits vaccine, often prescribed for travellers, facing shortage in Canada

    January 11, 2019 3:55 PM 22

    Hepatitis A is mostly spread through contaminated food and water. Most people infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage, but in some cases infection can lead to sudden liver failure. Hepatitis B, a more serious disease primarily spread through sex, can lead to a chronic infection that increases the risk of cirrhosis, liver failure and liver

  • Liberals reimburse Commons for using PM’s office in fundraising video

    January 9, 2019 11:58 PM 27

    The move comes after New Democrat MP Charlie Angus complained to the board of internal economy — the multi-party body that oversees the operation of the Commons — that the video violated Commons rules, which prohibit the use of parliamentary resources for partisan purposes. In a letter to the chief of staff of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan, who chairs

  • Saskatchewan man who stole a car to be sentenced on Amber Alert charges

    January 9, 2019 11:40 PM 27

    It wasn’t until 6:30 a.m. that three workers hooking up a truck to haul fertilizer from a potash mine noticed something unusual in nearby trees. As they approached, they realized it was the missing SUV that was all over the news. “The windows were fogged up when one of the men approached. He feared the worst,” said the document. The girl, who is also epileptic

  • How Missouri’s minimum wage rates will trump Ontario’s wages of sin

    January 9, 2019 11:00 PM 28

    Ontario’s law mandating a $1 increase to the minimum wage, as of Jan. 1, has been formally rescinded by Premier Doug Ford. Instead, he legislated a 31-month freeze on the hourly minimum of $14. New York welcomed the New Year with a $15 minimum wage, catching up to San Francisco, but still lagging Seattle, which bumped it up to $16 last week. Ah, that’s

  • New program for Canadian thalidomide survivors aims to help with costs of aging

    January 9, 2019 9:59 PM 25

    Petitpas Taylor says the government is aware some thalidomide survivors might have been excluded by the previous program’s eligibility criteria. That compensation plan included one-time payments of $125,000 while applicants eligible for the new program are to receive $250,000 and ongoing tax-free payments. A group of survivors, the Thalidomide Survivors

  • Bovine tuberculosis strain tested in B.C. cow is distinct, not seen in Canada

    January 9, 2019 9:53 PM 24

    The agency has traced the movements of animals that entered or left the infected herd in the past five years and movement controls have been placed on about 18,000 animals in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan. As the investigation continues, movement controls on the herds will fluctuate, Komal said. Canada is considered officially free of bovine TB although

  • Vice Media makes last-ditch attempt to keep reporter's materials from RCMP

    January 9, 2019 8:04 PM 24

    A high profile RCMP demand for a journalist’s background materials related to interviews with a suspected terrorist should be set aside even though Canada’s top court recently upheld the police request, Vice Media argues in a new legal action. “In this case, there has been a material change in circumstances underlying the production order since it was first