There’s an App for That? CRA Eyes New, Digitally Secure Way to Access Services

There’s an App for That? CRA Eyes New, Digitally Secure Way to Access Services

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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The Canada Revenue Agency headquarters in Ottawa is shown on Friday, November 4, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Canada’s tax agency has quietly tested a new way for Canadians to log in to their online accounts that should make it easier for Canadians to access government services while keeping would-be crooks out.

The new system could also be pushed into the private sector as the government and banks look to reduce the chances of identity fraud.

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Alberta Woman Wanted on Animal Cruelty Charges Arrested in Manitoba

Alberta Woman Wanted on Animal Cruelty Charges Arrested in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

CALGARY — Manitoba RCMP have arrested an Alberta woman who is at the centre of an animal cruelty investigation.

April Irving was charged in 2015 with animal cruelty and neglect after 201 emaciated dogs were seized from a property near Milk River in southern Alberta.

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Fighting the Livestock Antibiotic Resistance: Jackman-Atkinson

Fighting the Livestock Antibiotic Resistance: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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NEEPAWA, Man. — Sometimes it’s easy to forget, but the livestock sector doesn’t operate in a vacuum. Producers were reminded of that late last year when new regulations came into effect regarding the purchase of antimicrobials, commonly known as antibiotics.

Starting December 1, 2018, the way in which Canadian livestock producers can purchase medically important antibiotics changed. While in the past, producers could buy some antibiotics, such as penicillin or tetracycline, at their local farm supply store, they’ll now need a prescription from a licensed veterinarian in order to purchase these commonly used medications. The changes are part of federal legislation aimed at helping to curb antibiotic resistance.

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Milk Vodka? Federal Government Opens Consultations on Definition of Vodka

Milk Vodka? Federal Government Opens Consultations on Definition of Vodka

By The Canadian Press

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This March 23, 2015 photo shows mixed cocktails, from left, an old fashioned, a vodka gimlet, a Bull Shot, a dry martini and a bloody mary. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matthew Mead)

The federal government is asking Canadians how they like their vodka.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has uncorked consultations on whether to redefine the clear, neutral spirit and open interprovincial trade for craft distillers who want to try something new.

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