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Entries by Christian Cotroneo from 07/2012

2 Calgary Men Cling To Life After Deadly Restaurant Shooting

Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada

Two Calgary men are in life-threatening condition after a quadruple shooting at a northeast Vietnamese restaurant that left one person dead. ...

Poor Weather Worries B.C. Blueberry Farmers

Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Business

Blueberry farmers in B.C. are worried about what the season will bring as the cold and rainy weather has delayed crops. "They should be r...

Canada Day Deadly On The Water In Ontario And Quebec

Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada

At least nine people have drowned, or are presumed to have drowned, in Quebec and Ontario after a long weekend that proved particularly hazardous for ...

GlaxoSmithKline Settlement: Drug Fraud Case Ends With $3 Billion Payment, Guilty Plea

Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - GlaxoSmithKline LLC will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to promoting two popular drugs for unapproved uses and to failing to disclose im...

Microsoft AQuantive Deal Spells A $6.2-Billion Loss For Redmond Giant

Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft is absorbing a $6.2 billion charge to reflect that one of the biggest deals in its 37-year history turned out to be a dud.Th...

Canada Nurses Pay-Equity Settlement: Federal Government To Pay $150 Million

Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A group of nurses and their union say the federal government has agreed to pay them more than $150 million in a pay-equity settlement that da...

Province Launches Campaign Against Drowsy Driving

Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada

Quebec's automobile insurance board is launching an ad campaign to prompt drowsy drivers to rest before getting behind the wheel. The SAAQ...

Parliament Hill Shower Repairs Cost $28k, Took A Year

Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada Politics

Newly released documents that show how replacing a few metres of tile turned into a months-long job and cost almost $30,000 shed some light on how eve...

West Nile Virus: Toronto, St. Catharines Test Positive In Ponds

Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Public health officials in Toronto and St. Catharines, Ont., are reporting finding mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus.Toronto Public Health...

Vancouver Police Hunt 2 Violent Assault Suspects

Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada

Vancouver police are looking for two men in connection with two unrelated violent assaults. Police say Pedro Perez-Garrido, 46, of Vancouv...

Elliot Lake Mall Roof Collapse: Criminal Investigation Launched Into Algo Centre Mall Tragedy

Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada

ORILLIA, Ont. - New information has led the Ontario provincial police to deem their probe of a fatal mall roof collapse in Elliot Lake a criminal inve...

Best Buy Sues Over Samsung Phone Leak

Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada Business

Best Buy Canada is going to B.C. Supreme Court to try to unmask the people who leaked plans for the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy SIII mobile phone...

Bev Oda Quits: One Gaffe Too Many, As Prime Minister's Patience Peters Out

Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Bev Oda's background made her look great as a candidate on paper: an accomplished former broadcast executive, industry regulator and a popula...

Baljinder Singh Kandola, Former Border Guard, Found Guilty In Cross-Border Drug Deals

Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - A former Canadian border guard has been convicted for his part in a conspiracy that saw him wave vehicles through the border that were imp...

Batman, Spider-Man Performers Clash On TTC Train

Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada

A TTC subway ride was the scene of an epic comic-book clash come to life during the long weekend, when two of Toronto's costumed performers — Batman...

Possible Tornado Damages Buildings North Of Calgary

Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada

A handful of residents near Didsbury, Alta., are surveying damage after a possible tornado touched down just north of the town Tuesday afternoon. ...

Batman Vs. Spider-Man: Toronto Subway The Scene Of An Epic Brawl

Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada

Spider-Man battles Batman on a Toronto subway car? J. Jonah Jameson would have had a field day with this. It seems the wacky web-crawler has got...

Youngstown Alberta State Of Emergency: Too Much Rain Wreaking Havoc

Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada

YOUNGSTOWN, Alta. - A village in east-central Alberta has had to declare a local state of emergency because of too much rain.Youngstown Coun. Ken John...

Plastic Pollution: Seabirds On B.C., Washington, Oregon Coast Eating Bellyfuls Of Plastic

Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Seabirds eat everything from twine, candy wrappers and Styrofoam, and their stomach contents show there's been a dramatic increase in plas...

Canada School of Public Service Contracts Were Cooked, Says Federal Watchdog

Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A federal watchdog has blown the whistle on a series of cooked contracts at a government agency that teaches ethics to public servants.The bl...

Canada-Wide Warrant Issued For U.S. Riot Suspect

Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a Seattle man who failed to appear in court on charges related to the Stanley Cup riot. Vancouve...

Cabinet Shuffle: Julian Fantino Replaces Bev Oda

Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has replaced embattled cabinet minister Bev Oda.A day after Oda announced she was stepping down from her post a...

Luka Magnotta: Timeline Of Events In Jun Lin Slaying

Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - A timeline of events in the dismemberment slaying of Jun Lin and the international manhunt that led to the arrest of Luka Rocco Magnotta.Ju...

Higgs Boson, 'God Particle': Canadians Connect The Dots In Odyssey To Snag Elusive 'God Particle'

Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Canuck brain power is being lauded for helping find a missing link towards explaining life, the universe and everything else as researcher...

Prison Guards' Use Of Force Rises With Overcrowding

Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada

The use of tear gas, pepper spray, guns and physical restraint is on the rise in Canada’s prisons to defuse violence — an upward trend linked to a...