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Canadians being 'trained' to go cashless

BY : | 2008

Canadian merchants are campaigning to train consumers that debit and credit cards make cash unnecessary, a major transaction processor told the Ottawa Citizen.Brian Green, senior vice president of marketing at Moneris, the country's largest...

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Gay Jamaican cop eyes asylum in Canada

BY : | 2008

A Jamaican police officer who went public that he is gay is seeking asylum in Canada and told the Toronto Star he is in hiding in fear for his life.Constable Michael Hayden, 24, went public this month in the Jamaica Star newspaper, and told the...

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Maison de Savoie-brand sausage recalled

BY : | 2008

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the voluntary recall of Maison de Savoie-brand pure pork dry sausage (Sarment Courbe) due to a health hazard.The CFIA said the sausage, imported by Diffusion T.G.V. Inc. of Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada,...

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Toronto mother charged in baby's death

BY : | 2008

A 38-year-old Toronto woman faced court Monday, charged with the second degree murder of her 40-day-old infant in the family home.Sunday night, paramedics responded to a 911 emergency call about a baby not breathing, Toronto Police homicide...

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More Anglican breakaways in Canada

BY : | 2008

Three more Anglican parishes in Canada voted to break with the national church and join a more conservative organization, The Globe and Mail reported Monday.At issue is the Anglican Church of Canada's willingness to support same-sex marriage. The...

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Canadian parliament debates Afghan role

BY : | 2008

Canada's future role in the NATO mission in Afghanistan was up for parliamentary debate in Ottawa Monday, a day after words of caution from the U.S. military.The bill being debated was proposed last week by Conservative Prime Minister Stephen...

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NHL: Edmonton 3, Colorado 2

BY : | 2008

Andrew Cogliano's third-period goal Sunday boosted the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.Cogliano skated down the right side and fired a wrist shot into the Colorado net at 7:29 of the third.Oilers' goalie Mathieu Garon then...

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NBA: Toronto 115, New York 92

BY : | 2008

Andrea Bargnani's 25 points led the Toronto Raptors, who used three-point shots to pull away and beat the New York Knicks 115-92 Sunday.Chris Bosh hit 17 points and Anthony Parker 16 for the Raptors.Toronto went on an 18-3 run that featured four...

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Former police informant slams Mounties

BY : | 2008

A former Royal Canadian Mounted Police informant has likened his contact with the police to an abusive marriage, saying they treated him worse than a criminal.Paul Derry claims to have infiltrated the Hells Angels only to be lied to by the Mounties,...

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Racist attack targets Canadian politician

BY : | 2008

Police in Edmonton, Alberta, were searching for a suspect who painted a racial slur on a campaign sign for Edmonton-Mill Creek Liberal candidate Aman Gill.Gill -- a candidate in the March 3 Alberta Legislative Assembly election -- spotted the sign...

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Fatal Toronto fire investigated

BY : | 2008

The cause of a weekend house fire in Toronto that claimed the lives of a father and two of his children had yet to be determined, it was reported.Fire investigators said they did not suspect foul play, CanWest News Service reported on its Dose.ca...

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Leg injury sidelines Red Wings' Chelios

BY : | 2008

The injury-riddled Detroit Red Wings have lost defenseman Chris Chelios for an undetermined period because of a small bone chip in his right leg.His playing status is day-to-day.The 39-year-old Chelios, Detroit's oldest player, suffered the fibula...

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