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44 arrests made near Quebec City nationalist protests

44 arrests made near Quebec City nationalist protests

Quebec City police said 44 people were arrested near the site of rival protests by right-wing and anti-fascist groups, according to police spokesman André Turcotte. These included a first group of 21 individuals who were arrested early in the afternoon for “plotting to counter the protest” that had been organized by right wing groups, he said. “Weapons were found: telescopic ... Read More »

Sobeys to lay off 800 office workers

Sobeys to lay off 800 office workers

The first phase of Michael Medline’s plan to transform Empire Ltd.’s Sobeys grocery subsidiary is substantially complete. Of that total, 150 Sobeys office employees in Nova Scotia have been given layoff notices, including 100 people at the corporate head office in Stellarton. Sobeys is a wholly owned subsidiary of Empire Co. Ltd., which is still controlled by the founding Sobey ... Read More »

Police: Man dead in Hamilton after trench collapses on him

Police: Man dead in Hamilton after trench collapses on him

The Coroner’s Office is investigating after a man died Friday evening when a trench outside a Glanbrook home collapsed around him. Firefighters were called to the scene on Periwinkle Dr. around 5:40 p.m. Friday. The man, reportedly a contractor, was working inside the hole behind a Glanbrook home when tragedy struck. “The individual was working at the rear of the ... Read More »

Moose on the loose near Buttonville airport (Photo)

Moose on the loose near Buttonville airport (Photo)

In a real life version of a “meanwhile in Canada…” meme, there’s a moose on the loose near Buttonville airport and Hwy 404. Members of animal services, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministry of Natural Resources have all been on the hunt for the skittish animal ever since. By about 10:30 a.m., the moose had made its way to ... Read More »

Justin Trudeau apologises for abuse of indigenous people

Justin Trudeau apologises for abuse of indigenous people

Justin Trudeau offered a broad and emotional apology Friday to indigenous people in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, where for much of the 20th century indigenous children were compelled to attend boarding schools that separated them from their families and cultures and, in many cases, subjected them to abuse. Trudeau offered the apology for beatings, sexual abuse, neglect and ... Read More »

Whales migrate thousands of miles to scratch an itch (Watch)

Whales migrate thousands of miles to scratch an itch (Video)

Off the coast of northern Canada, on the very edge of the Arctic Circle, there is a bay where whales gather. Each summer bowhead whales come here en masse, and will do throughout their 200-year lifespan. “This was an incidental observation,” said Sarah Fortune, a PhD student at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and lead author of a ... Read More »

Researchers think life on Earth may have come from outer space

Researchers think life on Earth may have come from outer space

Space dust from deep in the cosmos containing alien bugs may have started life on Earth, researchers have claimed. According to new study from the University of Edinburgh, tiny Earth organisms might be able to hitch a ride on interplanetary dust and travel to other worlds. The research, soon to be published in the journal Astrobiology, looks at novel mechanisms ... Read More »

Flight Delay Turns into Canadian Airport Party (Video)

Flight Delay Turns into Canadian Airport Party (Video)

Passengers waiting for a WestJet Newfoundland-bound flight at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport didn’t let a little delay get them down. When the passengers from Newfoundland were told their WestJet flight from Toronto to St. John’s was delayed by about 30 minutes, one pulled out his accordion and another opened his guitar case. Within minutes, enthusiastic passengers were up dancing, singing ... Read More »

Researchers Say Dogs Are Attracted to Smiling Human Faces

Researchers Say Dogs Are Attracted to Smiling Human Faces

Scientists believe they have broken ground in dog-human relations by demonstrating that dogs show strong emotional responses to human faces. Scientists in the Canine Mind group showed 43 dogs images of smiling and angry faces on a computer screen. Each dog was tested twice: once under the influence of oxytocin, which was administered as part of the test, and once ... Read More »

Research finds male dolphins offer gifts to potential female mates

Research finds male dolphins offer gifts to potential female mates

Many a man has tried to woo a woman with gifts, and it seems that this practice even occurs in dolphins. Scientists have observed male humpback dolphins presenting females with large marine sponges in an effort to mate. Scientists from UWA’s School of Biological Sciences, the University of Zurich and Murdoch University conducted a decade of boat-based research on coastal ... Read More »