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Review: Cullen scores the biggest laughs in zany Dickens spoof Special

Toronto - Charles Dickens’ works are so often viewed as boring, stuffy and antiquated these days, many don’t realize that his contemporaries actually saw him as a master of high and low comedy. Old Boz himself might even have enjoyed “Twist Your Dickens”.

Op-Ed: Ontario officials face lawsuit over privatization of Hydro One

Toronto - The Ontario branch of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has filed a lawsuit against the Liberal Premier of the Province Kathleen Wynne, Finance Minister Charles Sousa and former Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli on the grounds of malfeasance.

Laser research reveals the fate of the Franklin expedition's crew

Scientists using the latest technology have shed new light into the one of Canada's most enduring mysteries, the fate of the crew on the doomed 19th century Franklin Expedition.

Canadian kidnapped in Libya glad to be safe back home in Montreal

Montreal - Frank Poccia, a 52-year-old Canadian man was abducted by armed and masked gunmen on September 19th along with two Italians in the southwestern Libyan city of Ghat.

Researchers — Humans have been polluting rivers for 7,000 years

Human-caused environmental pollution is usually associated with the start of the modern industrial era, but researchers looking for evidence of when humans first began using metal tools may have found the world's first polluted river.

Op-Ed: Libyan National Army forces threaten to bomb Canadian ship

Benghazi - According to the Libya Observer, the spokesperson for the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces of Field Marshal Khalifa Hafar, Ahmed al-Mismari, said that his forces would bomb a Canadian ship bound for Ganfouda, Benghazi that is carrying humanitarian aid.

Ontario cop faces demotion for removing cat from drug user's home

Oshawa - A Durham Regional police officer will face a disciplinary hearing after it was alleged she removed a kitten she thought was suffering from the home of a drug user without the owner’s knowledge or consent.

Inquiry finds 'knees together' judge should be removed from bench

Calgary - A committee of the Canadian Judicial Council recommended Justice Robin Camp be removed from office for remarks he made during a 2014 sexual assault trial that included asking the complainant why she didn't just keep her knees together.

Carleton University computer system infected with ransomware

Ottawa - Carleton University confirmed that its IT network was attacked by ransomware, which is a virus that holds files hostage in exchange for payment.

Police in Canada to punish drunk-drivers with Nickelback

Kensington - A small town in Canada found a unique way of dealing with drunk drivers. They are going to punish them by making them listen to Nickelback.

Canada: Nationwide recall of Sobey's broccoli slaw over listeria

Sobey's Inc. is recalling its Compliments brand Broccoli Slaw due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall covers all provinces, with the exception of Quebec.

Trudeau government approves Trans Mountain, Line 3 pipelines

The waiting is over and it looks like a new line will be drawn in the tar sands of Alberta. The Trudeau government announced on Tuesday afternoon it has approved the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain and Enbridge Line 3 pipelines.

Op-Ed: Canadian prime minister Trudeau will not attend Castro's funeral

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not be attending the funeral next Sunday of former Cuban president Fidel Castro the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has confirmed. The PMO said only that his schedule did not permit it.

Canadian politicians argue after the word 'fart' is used

On Friday, the word "fart" was used in the Canadian parliament. As a result, politicians argued over it, and it was all caught on camera.

Decision on Line 3 and Northern Gateway pipelines delayed

Today was the deadline for the Canadian government to decide on whether Enbridge's Northern Gateway and Line 3 replacement pipelines would move ahead. But the fate of the projects has been delayed, says the Energy Minister.

Op-Ed: Many groups urge Trudeau to keep to his plan to price carbon

Ottawa - More than sixty business, labor and environmental groups have written a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and provincial premiers urging that the government press forward with plans to put a price on carbon.

Health Canada proposes ban on neonicotinoid pesticides

Health Canada is considering a ban on Imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide used in agriculture, on trees, and turf because studies show it is seeping into Canadian waterways at levels that are harmful to insects and the ecosystem.

Review: George F. Walker completes Bobby and Tina cycle on mixed note Special

Toronto - The third entry in a trilogy is often the weakest one. Think of “The Godfather Part III”, “Return of the Jedi”, “The Return of the King” – and now, if this rule counts for indie theatre too, add George F. Walker’s “The Damage Done”.

Op-Ed: Trump election allows Canada an opportunity to renegotiate NAFTA

Donald Trump during his campaign vowed he would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA). This provides a golden opportunity for Canada to alter some features of the agreement that should be changed.

Trudeau government tables bill that could reduce pension benefits

Ottawa - The Liberal government's Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, tabled a bill this week that would allow Crown corporations and federal private-sector employers to back out of defined-benefit entitlements they agree to.
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