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Entries by Christian Cotroneo from 12/2011

Canada Sea King Delay Pinches $250 Million From DND's Pocket

Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Delayed delivery of the air force's new maritime helicopters has cost the Defence Department $250 million in lapsed funding, senior defence o...

Dinosaur Skin Bones Were Developed To Store Minerals In Tough Times

Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - A new study suggests dinosaurs may have coped with tough times by developing "skin bones" to store vital minerals.A research team, including...

Omnibus Crime Bill: Mental Illness Not A Consideration

Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Justice Minister Rob Nicholson ignored questions Thursday about how a massive new crime bill will deal with Canadians living with mental illn...

Quebec Day Care Corruption Probe Looking For Potential Irregularities

Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec's $7-a-day public daycare program, considered a landmark piece of legislation in the province and a potential model for the rest of ...

Northern Gateway Pipeline: First Nation Leaders Say They Are Closing B.C. Borders To Pipeline

Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - First Nations' leaders in British Columbia say they've built "an unbroken wall of opposition" from the U.S border to the Arctic Ocean agai...

Langley, B.C. Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault

Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada

An elementary school teacher in Langley, B.C., has been charged with sexual assault and sexual interference of one of her former students...

Tom Glocer, Thomson Reuters CEO, Steps Down

Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Tom Glocer is stepping down as CEO of Thomson Reuters Corp.(TSX:TRI) after a decade-long run as boss of the embattled global data and news g...

Attawapiskat: Charlie Angus And John Duncan Meet In A Stairwell

Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada

Far from the shambling tents and tarps that the world now knows as Attawapiskat -- a northern Ontario reserve that catapulted to public attention just...

Dangerous Debris Falling On Vancouver Daycares

Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada

The City of Vancouver is doing everything it can to minimize the problem of debris falling on downtown daycares from high-rise buildings,...

B.C. Police May Cut Back On Holiday Drunk Driver Screening

Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada

British Columbia police expect to scale back their roadside screening program aimed at catching drunk drivers during the holiday season, ...

Edmonton Doctor Peeked At Health Records Of Girlfriend's Ex

Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada

EDMONTON - Alberta's privacy commissioner says a doctor in a Covenant Health hospital emergency room peeked at electronic health records of his girlfr...

Perry Kendall Report: B.C. Women Among Healthiest, But Some Diseases Rising

Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

VICTORIA - Women in B.C. are among the healthiest in Canada, according to a new report by provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall, who says some p...

Cosmic Rays Tracked To 'Cocoon' In Star Nursery

Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

Astrophysicists think they may have partly solved the mystery of where cosmic rays come from. Cosmic rays are beams of high-e...

Zurich: A City At The Water's Edge

Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada
Read More: Zurich, Canada News

Zurich frequently tops livability indexes and now I know why. There are the basic qualifications--efficient transportation, low crime and almost no un...

Sherbrooke, Quebec Wall Collapse Kills Worker, Injures Another

Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

SHERBROOKE, Qc - A Quebec construction worker has been crushed to death and another seriously injured after part of a wall collapsed on them.The accid...

Edmonton Biopsies Review To Cover 1,600 Cases

Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

Alberta health officials have ordered a review of nearly 1,600 tests interpreted by one pathologist after 29 prostate biopsies were found ...

Teen Jailed For Killing Man Who Answered Online Ad

Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

NEW BRUNSWICK -- A Saint John teenager has been sentenced to two years behind bars for manslaughter in the stabbing death of a man who res...

Drug-Dealing Ex-Cop Stabbed In B.C. Prison

Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

A former Vancouver police officer was stabbed in the neck while serving a sentence for drug trafficking despite prison officials being war...

Two Colonels Court-Martialled Over Gun Handling

Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

Two colonels in the Canadian Forces are each facing a court martial, CBC News has learned. They are charged with failing to h...

Quebec Police Investigations Bill: Civilians Monitoring Police To Be Part Of Proposed Legislation

Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - A new bill tabled in Quebec's legislature will maintain the practice of police officers investigating police in the province but they would n...

B.C. First Nation Backs Northern Gateway Pipeline

Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

A B.C. First Nation has announced it is backing the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline project to ship oilsands and crude to the West...

Dustin Paxton's Prairie Torture Trial Over

Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada Alberta

The defence team in the Dustin Paxton trial wrapped up its final arguments Friday after three days of trying to poke holes in the testimon...

Scientists To Bring Mammoth Back To Life From Cloned Bone Marrow

Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada

Biologists are saying they may be able to clone a woolly mammoth from bone marrow extracted from a well-preserved thigh bone recovered from permafrost...

Credit Downgrade Warning For 15 Eurozone Countries

Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Business

Standard & Poor's confirmed Monday it is examining the long- and short-term credit ratings of 15 eurozone countries for a possible downgra...

Tergiversate: 2011 Word Of The Year From Dictionary.com

Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Here's a word to throw around at your next cocktail party — tergiversate (TUR-ji-ver-seyt).You may not have heard the word before now but ac...