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Entries by Christian Cotroneo from 04/2012

Kelowna Man Begs Forgiveness For Killing Mother

Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada

The son of a prominent Kelowna businessman has been sentenced to another 18 months in prison for killing his elderly mother. ...

RBC Wash Sale Scheme Allegations: U.S. Regulators Accuse Bank Of Using Sham Futures To Gain Advantage

Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Royal Bank is defending itself against what it calls "absurd" allegations from U.S. regulators that it engaged in hundreds of millions of do...

Roger Ackman, Former Tobacco Executive, Tells Trial He Helped Destroy Documents

Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - A former tobacco executive has admitted in a historic legal case that he helped destroy research documents in the 1990s.Roger Ackman's test...

Poll Puts B.C. Conservatives In Second Place With Liberals

Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

The B.C. Conservatives are running neck and neck with the governing B.C. Liberals in second place for voter support, as the NDP continue ...

CRTC Raps Telemarketers For Do-Not-Call Violations

Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Business

The CRTC has taken action against 85 companies for breaking telemarketing rules designed to protect Canadians from unwanted phone calls. ...

Graduated Licensing For Canada Seniors Floated By Top Medical Journal

Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Living

An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal is calling for a graduated licensing system for the country's seniors. The editorial says ...

F-35 Program To Get Overhaul After Scathing AG Report

Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government rejected accusations Tuesday that Parliament was misled over the cost of the F-35 progra...

B.C. Woman Sues Facebook For Using Her Photo

Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada

A Vancouver woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook for profiting from an advertisement that used her photo and profile i...

Jay Paul Guzina Charged After Pregnant B.C. Woman Dragged Outside Weaving Car

Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada

NANAIMO, B.C. - A man is facing charges after a pregnant woman was dragged outside a car that was weaving in and out of traffic in Nanaimo, B.C., on S...

Cat Saved Me, Moose Jaw Man Says

Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada

A man who escaped from a massive fire at an apartment in Moose Jaw, Sask., says he might not be alive today if it wasn't for his cat, Chl...

Teens' Waistlines Help Predict Health Risks

Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Living

Using a tape measure and a scale together help predict which teens have potentially dangerous levels of body fat, Canadian researchers ha...

Saulie Zajdel, Montreal Shadow MP, Leaves Government Job, Won't Say Why

Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A federal employee described by Liberal Irwin Cotler as his "shadow MP" on the public payroll says he no longer works for the government, b...

Vic Toews Released After Treatment For Irregular Heartbeat

Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Politics

Federal Public Safety Minister Vic Toews was released from an Ottawa hospital today, after being treated for an irregular heartbeat. ...

Vancouver Ponzi Scheme: Rashida Samji, Vancouver Notary, Accused Of Bilking Investors

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - A Vancouver notary public is being accused of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked 218 investors of $83 million.The B.C. Securities Commissi...

SaskPower Earnings Soar, Rate Hike Not In The Works

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Business

REGINA - SaskPower customers will keep some money in their pockets at least through the rest of this year.The Crown corporation says it won't seek a r...

Tofield, Alberta Train Deaths: German Couple Killed In Rural Alberta

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada

TOFIELD, Alta. - RCMP are investigating after a couple from Germany were struck and killed by a train in a remote rural area southeast of Edmonton.The...

Drunken Trio Scrubbed Clean At Carwash

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada

Police have issued warnings to a trio of 23-year-old Abbotsford men for an embarrassing late night drunken escapade. After a ...

Byron Sonne Trial: G20 Activist Was Storing 'Dangerous' Substance, Say Police

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Police acting on submissions heard in court said they found dangerous materials on Wednesday at the former home of a man awaiting a verdict ...

CRTC Seeks Input On Consumer Code For Wireless Providers

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Business

Should Canadian wireless providers be required to follow a standard set of rules when dealing with consumers on issues such as contracts ...

Restaurateur Charged After Scuffle With Alleged Thief

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada

A Toronto restaurant owner is facing assault charges after fighting with a man he says has repeatedly tried to steal from his restaurant ...

Saulie Zajdel, 'Shadow MP,' Says Resignation Followed Becoming A Distraction To Harper

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A former government employee described as a "shadow MP" by the Liberals says he resigned out of concern he was distracting people from the ...

Alison Redford Education Pledge: New Schools, Upgrades To The Tune Of $2.4 Billion

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says her government will spend $2.4 billion dollars beginning next year to build 50 news schools and upgrade ...

Serial Carjacker Faces Life Sentence After Fatal Crash

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada

A serial carjacker who racked up more than 150 convictions across six Toronto police divisions is facing an unprecedented life sentence a...

Oil And Gas Industry Recruiting At WHL Games

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Business

Recruiters for the oil and gas industry are looking to fans of the Western Hockey League in their search for new employees. F...

Genetic Map A Major Breast Cancer Breakthrough

Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada Living

BURNABY, B.C. - Scientists say they've made an unexpected discovery that will help doctors personalize treatment for one of the deadliest forms of bre...