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McDonald’s Courts Criticism After Relaxing Policy on Allergens Such as Peanuts

McDonald’s Courts Criticism After Relaxing Policy on Allergens Such as Peanuts

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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This Tuesday, June 28, 2016, photo shows a McDonald’s sign in Miami. McDonald’s Canada has started serving its first product containing peanuts or tree nuts that do not come in an individual package, causing concerns for customers with severe nut allergies. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alan Diaz)

TORONTO – McDonald’s Canada relaxed on Tuesday its policy for how it handles allergens such as peanuts, a move critics say reverses its long-standing position as a safe place for people living with allergies.

The fast-food chain introduced a Skor McFlurry on its menu, its first product containing peanuts or tree nuts not contained in an individual, sealed package. The dessert contains chopped almonds in the pieces of chocolate bar used to make the frozen treat.

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Clean Needle Programs Too Dangerous, Federal Prison Officials Tell Court

Clean Needle Programs Too Dangerous, Federal Prison Officials Tell Court

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

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A injection kit is seen Insite in Vancouver, Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Giving clean drug-injection needles to prisoners to stem the spread of infectious disease would make federal penitentiaries more dangerous places, senior correctional officials say. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

OTTAWA – Giving clean drug-injection needles to prisoners to stem the spread of infectious disease would make federal penitentiaries more dangerous places, senior correctional officials say.

Syringe needles could too easily be used as weapons, the Correctional Service of Canada’s security director and a veteran prison warden say in affidavits filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

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WestJet Launches Non-Stop Flights Between Winnipeg and Hamilton

WestJet Launches Non-Stop Flights Between Winnipeg and Hamilton

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The tail of a WestJet plane dwarfs the Calgary skyline before the airline’s annual meeting in Calgary, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Travellers flying to Hamilton, Ontario from Winnipeg and vice versa can now do so directly on WestJet.

The airline launched its non-stop service between the two cities on Tuesday with a departing flight from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

“These routes mean lower fares and reduced travel times for Hamiltonians visiting friends and family in Halifax, Edmonton and Winnipeg and vice versa,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet vice-president, network planning.

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Police Need Training, New Technology, Not Just 911 Regulations: Advocates

Police Need Training, New Technology, Not Just 911 Regulations: Advocates

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA – It’s going to take a lot more than new regulations to allow all Canadians to send urgent, life-and-death text and video messages to emergency call centres, say advocates of so-called next-generation 911 services.

Organizations, including the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group, say a hearing this week by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission into expanding 911 service across the country is just the beginning of what’s needed to upgrade services to take advantage of new technologies.

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Manitoba Premier Cites Family Relationships in Defending Costa Rica Trips

Manitoba Premier Cites Family Relationships in Defending Costa Rica Trips

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to the Economic Club of Canada about the challenges facing his province, the steps his government is taking to address them and how that approach may be an example for other governments facing similar challenges, in Toronto on Friday, January 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

TORONTO – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister defended his decision Friday to spend up to two months of the year at his vacation home in Costa Rica because it gives him a chance to see his family.

Pallister recently told The Canadian Press that he plans to spend up to eight weeks a year in Costa Rica. After a speech at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on Friday, he said he spends about five weeks annually in the central American country — his most recent stay was over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays with his wife and children.

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Scientists Map Genome of Iconic Beaver as Gift for Canada’s 150th Birthday

Scientists Map Genome of Iconic Beaver as Gift for Canada’s 150th Birthday

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Scientists have a gift for Canada’s 150th birthday — and as presents go, it’s certainly unique.

A team of molecular geneticists at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children has sequenced the genome of the Canadian beaver to mark the country’s sesquicentennial.

Stephen Scherer led the six-month pet project to map out the genetic blueprint that makes the beaver the furry rodent that it is.

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McDonald’s Canada Testing All-Day Breakfast Menu in Select Provinces

McDonald’s Canada Testing All-Day Breakfast Menu in Select Provinces

By The Canadian Press

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In this Feb. 14, 2013, photo, a McDonald’s breakfast is arranged for an illustration at a McDonald’s restaurant in New York. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Lennihan, File)

TORONTO – McDonald’s Canada has begun serving all-day breakfast at some of its restaurants across Canada.

The fast-food giant says customers can order Egg McMuffins and hashbrowns, along with other breakfast staples, at 17 restaurants in B.C., Ontario and Quebec.

The majority of the locations serving breakfast past 11 a.m. are in Ajax and Whitby, Ont. The rest are in Mississauga, Ont., Brampton, Ont., the Montreal area, Langley, B.C., and Coquitlam, B.C.

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Kenora Street Could Be Named After Winnipeg Jets Superfan Who Died in October

Kenora Street Could Be Named After Winnipeg Jets Superfan Who Died in October

By The Canadian Press

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Len ‘Kroppy’ Kropioski after making a return to MTS Centre on March 30, 2016 following being hospitalized. (@NHLJETS / TWITTER)

KENORA, Ont. — A street in Kenora, Ont., could be renamed in honour of a longtime, passionate fan of the Winnipeg Jets.

Len (Kroppy) Kropioski died in October at the age of 98.

The Second World War veteran attended every game, saluting the flag as the national anthem was sung before the puck drop.

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Federal Government Needs Help Tackling Cyberthreats, Internal Report Warns

Federal Government Needs Help Tackling Cyberthreats, Internal Report Warns

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

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A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, December, 19, 2012. The Canadian government is “simply not up to the overall challenge” of fending off cyberthreats on its own and must partner with the private sector and the United States to tackle the problem, warns a federally commissioned report. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

OTTAWA – The Canadian government is “simply not up to the overall challenge” of fending off cyberthreats on its own and must partner with the private sector and the United States to tackle the problem, warns a federally commissioned report.

Canada is a prime target for cybercrime, state-sponsored attacks and lone hackers, and government officials have a crucial role to play in helping fend them off, the authors conclude.

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Canada’s Worst Traffic Bottlenecks Cost Drivers 11.5M Hours in Delays Each Year

Canada’s Worst Traffic Bottlenecks Cost Drivers 11.5M Hours in Delays Each Year

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

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TORONTO – A new report suggests some of Canada’s worst traffic bottlenecks are serious enough to compare with those in major American cities like New York and Los Angeles.

The report commissioned by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) found that the most consistently congested stretch of highway in the country, a portion of Highway 401 running through central Toronto, is the ninth most clogged artery in Canada and the United States.

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