Friday, October 24, 2014

National

Poached dinosaur bones found

EDMONTON—A 50-year-old mystery involving poachers and missing dinosaur bones has been solved by an international team of paleontologists, including one from the University of Alberta.
A pair of 2.4-metre-long forelimbs belonging to the Deinocheirus mirificus was discovered in Mongolia in 1965.

Diplomatic blitz planned in U.S.

WASHINGTON—Canadian officials plan a diplomatic blitz south of the border to allay security jitters following two attacks this week that have drawn extensive coverage from U.S. media.

Budget bill thick again

OTTAWA—The Conservative government has introduced another mammoth omnibus budget bill that includes a grab-bag of measures—ranging from tax breaks for beekeepers to provisions banning cable companies from charging for paper bills.
Much of the 458-page bill involves the complicated implementation of tax changes and other budget measures, including revisions to the Investment Canada Act.

MPs show unity in aftermath of ‘senseless’ attack

OTTAWA—Peace, order, and good government returned to the nation’s capital yesterday with a back-slapping flourish of fortitude and common purpose.
But a persistent shadow loomed—one of unsettling memories and unanswered questions.

Slain soldier to ride ‘Highway of Heroes’

TORONTO—The body of a reservist gunned down at the National War Memorial this week in a shooting that all but paralyzed the nation’s capital was expected to arrive in his hometown of Hamilton via the “Highway of Heroes” this evening, police said.

Jalapeno Mac ’N Cheese tops

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Jalapeno Mac N’ Cheese beat the competition to become Canadians’ preferred flavour in a potato chip contest.
Randall Litman of Calgary, who came up with the winning combination, takes home $50,000 plus one percent of future sales of Jalapeno Mac ’N Cheese on Lay’s Wavy, Lay’s Canada announced Tuesday.

150th ads already on air

OTTAWA—The Harper government has launched a $4-million national ad campaign celebrating the fathers of Confederation and a country that has become “strong, proud, and free” more than two years in advance of Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

Vetting converts urged

CALGARY—A prominent Muslim cleric says he intends to reach out to other imams to make sure new converts to Islam are watched closely for signs of radical beliefs.
While authorities have said little about the motives for this week’s attacks in Ottawa and Quebec, Imam Syed Soharwardy of Calgary said he’s concerned about media reports that the two perpetrators were recent converts to Islam.

World leaders react to attack on Parliament

WASHINGTON—Countless world leaders have walked that hallway before.
Yesterday, they reacted to news of an attack that saw gunfire sprayed through the Hall of Honour in Canada’s Parliament.
U.S. President Barack Obama said he was rattled by it.

House resumes in wake of attack

OTTAWA—The House of Commons is back in action—kicked off by an exhilarating show of support for the sergeant-at-arms of the House of Commons, who was among those who opened fire yesterday on the gunman who stormed Parliament Hill.
Applause from all sides of the House rained down on Kevin Vickers as he carried the mace into the legislative chamber.

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