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Housing the homeless costs the same as leaving them on streets
For every $10 invested in housing the mentally ill or drug addicted, $9.60 was saved in taxpayer-funded services such as emergency rooms and shelter beds, according to a $110-million national study. In other words, by spending four-per-cent more, society’
Sheila Fraser: changes would 'infringe' on Elections Canada
Senators doing a pre-study on proposed changes to how Canadians vote got an earful from former auditor general Sheila Fraser this afternoon. Fraser is following up that appearance with testimony before MPs tonight. Preston Manning will also appear.
Crews work to clear Great Lakes shipping pathways
U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews kept up their battle Monday to clear pathways for vessels hauling vital raw materials on the ice-clogged Great Lakes, where a shipping logjam forced a weeklong shutdown of the nation's largest steel factory.
Canucks fire general manager Mike Gillis
The Vancouver Canucks fired general manager and president of hockey operations Mike Gillis on Tuesday, less than a day after the team was officially eliminated from the playoffs for the first time in six seasons.
Hole Found in Natural Protective Layer of Earth’s Atmosphere
Scientists have discovered a hole in the atmosphere that allows ozone-depleting compounds and other chemicals to bypass the atmosphere’s natural “washing machine” layer. The lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere, known as the troposphere, is full of hydroxyl
Canadian dollar stronger following Quebec Liberal win
The business community is breathing a sigh of relief in reaction to the news that the Quebec Liberals have been swept back into power, with the loonie moving to its highest level in two months and cautious optimism on the stock market.
Somalia gunmen kill 2 UN workers
The United Nations mission in Somalia says gunmen inside an airport have shot and killed two consultants working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
U.S. Navy to test futuristic, super-fast gun at sea in 2016
The U.S. Navy is planning sea trials for a weapon that can fire a low-cost, 23-pound (10-kg) projectile at seven times the speed of sound using electromagnetic energy, a "Star Wars" technology that will make enemies think twice, the Navy's research chief
Mickey Rooney, Hollywood legend, dead at 93
Actor Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized screen dynamo of the 1930s and 1940s best known for his boy-next-door role in the Andy Hardy movies, died on Sunday at 93, the TMZ celebrity website and Variety reported.
Sick baby rescued by U.S. warship off coast of Mexico
U.S. sailors rescued a family with an ill 1-year-old baby from a sailboat that broke down hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast — boarding them Sunday onto a San Diego-bound Navy ship so the girl could get medical treatment.
Heidi Ferber, Hockey Coach, Sentenced To 12 Months In Jail
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A Kamloops, B.C., hockey coach who sexually abused a player has been sentenced to 12 months in jail.Heidi Ferber, an assistant hockey coach for a Minor Hockey Association girls' team, pleaded guilty to sexual interference of a person unde
Bananageddon: Deadly fungus decimates global banana crop
Scientists have warned that the world’s banana crop, worth £26 billion and a crucial part of the diet of more than 400 million people, is facing “disaster” from virulent diseases immune to pesticides or other forms of control.
The granny branded a racist by a judge
Jose Hampton, 78, (left) was convicted of racially-aggravated harassment after gipsies accused her of shouting abuse in Chorley, Lancashire. Her conviction, however, was overturned on appeal last week.
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