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Canada awaits new 'prudent' budget

BY : | 2008

Canada's new fiscal budget is prudent and reflects wariness of a weakened U.S. economy, the finance minister told reporters in Ottawa.It's a budget that's prudent, Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said. We have to stay within our means. We are...

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Oscars disrupted organ transplant flights

BY : | 2008

The Oscars awards gala in Hollywood created a headache for an organ donor agency in British Columbia, Canada, because all charter jets were booked.Bill Barrable, executive director of BC Transplant, told the Globe and Mail a man in a rural part of...

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Highway propane bomb threat standoff ends

BY : | 2008

A Toronto-area man who threatened to detonate a propane bomb in his car on a major highway was arrested Tuesday after a three-hour standoff.The incident began about 9:30 p.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of Highway 400 north of Toronto when the...

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Canadian troops told to avoid Facebook

BY : | 2008

A Canadian Defense Department memo advised soldiers to avoid posting personal information on Internet social networking sites, a national network reported.Al-Qaida operatives are monitoring Facebook and other social networking sites, the memo seen...

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NHL: Toronto 5, Ottawa 0

BY : | 2008

Vesa Toskala stopped 31 shots Monday for his third shutout of the season to hand the Toronto Maple Leafs a 5-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators.Darcy Tucker had two goals and an assist and Matt Stajan had three assists for the Maple Leafs, who have...

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Injured Canadian airlifted from Togo

BY : | 2008

After four days of bureaucratic delays, a critically injured Canadian woman was airlifted Monday from Togo to London, the Canwest News Service reported.Michelle Senayah, 23, was in a scooter accident last Thursday, and sustained a fractured skull...

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Naked trio seen having sex in moving car

BY : | 2008

Police in Victoria, British Columbia, were alerted by startled motorists to a car on the Trans Canada Highway with a naked man and two naked women having sex.Calls began coming in Sunday afternoon from witnesses, some of whom trailed the car into...

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Canadian liberals rally to Obama campaign

BY : | 2008

The presidential nomination campaign for U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is getting help from liberal Canadians making campaign phone calls on his behalf.Among them is Andrea Reimer, executive director of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee in...

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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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