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  • Trinity Western clears law school hurdle despite gay sex policies

    December 17, 2013 12:53 AM 29

    Private university has student policy against gay 'sexual intimacy' A private Christian university in B.C. has been given the green light for a proposed law school even though the school has instituted discrimination against queer students. The Federation of Law Societies of Canada has granted Trinity Western University preliminary approval for the proposed

  • North Calgarians unhappy with snow response

    December 17, 2013 12:29 AM 6

    A five-year resident of the Calgary neighbourhood of Temple, Meikle says huge snowfalls are common in the northeast community. But after two weeks of blizzards, she’s fed up with the snow and how the city is handling it. “This snowfall has been the worst that we’ve had so far,” she said. “A lack of response has made it this bad.” After two large snowstorms

  • John Baird says suggestion Canada’s foreign policy is only about jobs ‘ridiculous’

    December 17, 2013 12:15 AM 15

    OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is rejecting suggestions the federal Conservative government, in directing Canadian diplomats last month to be constantly on the prowl for commercial opportunities, is selling out for the Almighty Dollar. “I think critics of the government somehow thing we’re going to be closing down our human rights division

  • Christie Blatchford: The policeman’s real lot is that he can’t please some of the people any of the time

    December 16, 2013 11:38 PM 20

    If the policeman’s lot was never a happy one, as per Sir William Gilbert, he of Gilbert-Sullivan comic opera fame, how considerably less splendid it is now. As one of the bystanders to the recent arrest by Hamilton Police of a screaming banshee remarked, “I got this on video.” Then, and he wasn’t whistling Dixie and he was speaking for legions, he said, “I don’t

  • Saskatoon police carrying Tasers beginning this week

    December 16, 2013 11:16 PM 20

    The police service says officers were required to complete 11 hours of training online and in a classroom. They've also been better trained on how to keep volatile situations from escalating. The 44 conducted energy weapons will be stored at police headquarters, where they will be signed out by an officer for the duration of a shift. Police say the media

  • Police confronted by violence doing a thankless job

    December 16, 2013 10:59 PM 13

    If the policeman’s lot was never a happy one, as per Sir William Gilbert, he of Gilbert-Sullivan comic opera fame, how considerably less splendid it is now. As one of the bystanders to the recent arrest by Hamilton police of a screaming banshee remarked, “I got this on video.” Then, and he wasn’t whistling Dixie and he was speaking for legions, he said, “I don’t

  • No free trade until cheese deal, Marois says

    December 16, 2013 10:28 PM 12

    BRUSSELS - Premier Pauline Marois says the Quebec legislature will not endorse the Canada-Europe free-trade agreement until Ottawa explains how it will compensate the province's cheese producers. Marois says she will present the accord in the national assembly only when that detail has been finalized. Marois pointed out there is no published text and many details

  • CBSA tips for returning holiday travellers

    December 16, 2013 10:16 PM 13

    “Right now we’re hoping that we can just make sure that everyone knows to be aware of what they’re bringing back. There’s a lot of things that we don’t want you bringing back as gifts that are prohibited or restricted so it’s really important to know what you’re bringing back, “said Laura Hiscott, CBSA Officer. The detector dogs and their handlers search

  • Harper snubs CTV, Trudeau shuns Sun News in year-end interviews

    December 16, 2013 9:47 PM 21

    Justin Trudeau during a year-end interview on Parliament HillTis the season for year-end interviews. Throughout this month, our federal party leaders will be doing the media rounds to talk about the year that was. But don't expect to see Prime Minister Harper on Canada's largest private broadcaster. According to the Ottawa Citizen's Glen McGregor, Harper

  • Police arrest carjacking suspect

    December 16, 2013 6:40 PM 13

    Police charged a man after a woman was assaulted during a carjacking early Saturday morning. A 23-year-old woman was approached by an unknown female who asked for a cigarette around 3:15 a.m. When the 23-year-old went back to her vehicle to retrieve a cigarette, a man came up, grabbed her and assaulted her, police said. Eventually, she turned over her car keys and the man assaulted