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Judges defy order to impose Tories' victim-services surcharge
Judges in several provinces are rebelling against the Conservative government’s attempt to make all convicted criminals pay a surcharge to fund victim services. The mandatory charge is a new flashpoint between the judiciary and the federal government. Two
Global trade deal reached after 2 decades
The World Trade Organization has forged a deal that could add $1 trillion to the world economy. It's aimed at cutting red-tape to help poorer countries sell their goods to wealthier nations.
Data haul by Android Flashlight app 'deceives' millions
Millions of Android users have been "deceived" by a developer who covertly gathered personal data, says the US Federal Trade Commission. GoldenShores Technologies took ID and location data from the millions using its Brightest Flashlight app.
Nelson Mandela dead at 95
Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest leaders of modern times, passed away Thursday at his home in Johannesburg. He was 95.
New $30M Alberta biofuel plant largest of its kind in Canada
Starting today, a company in southern Alberta hopes to turn manure and other farm waste into money, with government help. Lethbridge Biogas LP says its $30 million plant, which produces electricity, is the largest project of its type in Canada.
Wolverine's Status Change To Threatened Species Thwarted By Western United States Wildlife Agencies Interested In Fur : Science : University Herald
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services proposed to protect wolverines, which inhabit Alaska, Canada, and colder regions of the continental United States including parts of Utah, Montana, Idaho, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington, in Febru
New study shows heavy rainfall killing peregrine chicks
An increase in heavy rainfall in the Canadian Arctic is posing a threat to the survival of one of the Arctic’s most efficient predators, the peregrine falcon. Researchers at the University of Alberta and the Université de Québec have found that more frequ
Tired of unsolicited spam? Relief is on the way
The law aims to crack down on spam and other “electronic threats” such as phishing (communications that take on the guise of a legitimate business and ask people for sensitive information) and spyware (software that gathers data such as a person’s Interne
‘Stupidity ran deep' during ‘stab-proof' vest demonstration
A young Edmonton man who grievously wounded his friend while testing a supposedly “stab-proof” vest was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday.
Court heard that Justin Harder, 18, was bragging to his friend Calvin Wesley Clackson, 21 about a “stab-pro
Meet the Canadian pilot who protects Washington's skies
He's the first and only Canadian to be part of the U.S. Coast Guard team that protects the airspace above the White House. Capt. Jeffery Powell is used to doing search and rescue in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, but now flies air defence missions over the
Japan's WWII super-submarine found scuttled off Hawaii
Scientists plumbing the Pacific Ocean off the Hawaii coast have discovered a Second World War era Japanese submarine, a technological marvel that had been preparing to attack the Panama Canal before being scuttled by U.S. forces.
Strange Fungi Now Stalk Healthy People: Scientific American
In 2001 dead porpoises with yeast-packed lungs washed up on the southeastern shore of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The bloated organs were several times normal weight, with barely any room for air. The island's veterinarians had never seen anythi
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