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NASA Boss in Ottawa, Fuels Speculation About New Canadian Space-Station Role

NASA Boss in Ottawa, Fuels Speculation About New Canadian Space-Station Role

By The Canadian Press

Jim Bridenstine - NASA
Jim Bridenstine, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), enters the hall before a news conference at the U.S. embassy in Moscow in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. The head of the U.S. space agency says Canada’s artificial intelligence expertise leaves it well positioned to partner with it in the next generation of lunar exploration. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Pavel Golovkin)

OTTAWA – The head of the U.S. space agency lauded Canada’s expertise in artificial intelligence in Ottawa Tuesday, fuelling speculation that Canada will join its next bold venture to unlock the secrets of the moon.

Jim Bridenstine, the administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, said he wants Canada’s decades-long space partnership with the U.S. to continue as it embarks on the creation of its new “Lunar Gateway” — the next-generation outpost the United States is planning to send into orbit around the moon.

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Canadians Mark Remembrance Day, 100 Years Since End of First World War

Canadians Mark Remembrance Day, 100 Years Since End of First World War

By The Canadian Press

Remembrance Day
The grave marker of Warrant Officer Arthur W. McIntyre is seen at the Dartmouth Memorial Gardens in Dartmouth, N.S. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Every year the Royal Canadian Legion Centennial Branch places a flag and poppy on the grave of each veteran in the cemetery. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

OTTAWA – A tightly packed crowd has gathered in the nation’s capital for the national Remembrance Day ceremonies, marking 100 years since the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is attending the ceremony on behalf of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is in Paris today, attending Armistice Day ceremonies with dozens of other world leaders, marking the conclusion of the “war to end all wars.”

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Legacies of the First World War: Canadian Veterans’ Battle for Benefits, Support

Legacies of the First World War: Canadian Veterans’ Battle for Benefits, Support

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

Robert Borden
Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden visits the Western Front. Hon. Bob Rogers meets an old friend. March, 1917. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dept. of National Defence, Library and Archives Canada)

OTTAWA – When the armistice that ended the First World War was signed and the guns fell silent on Nov. 11, 1918, Canadians wearily celebrated what they hoped was the start of a new era of peace.

For thousands of Canadian veterans, however, — particularly those wounded by bullets, shells or gas attacks — a far different battle loomed: the fight with Ottawa for support and benefits.

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Canadians Tuning Out Real CRA Agents Because of CRA Phone Scammers

Canadians Tuning Out Real CRA Agents Because of CRA Phone Scammers

By The Canadian Press

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

OTTAWA – The Canada Revenue Agency says so many Canadians get calls from scammers pretending to be tax enforcers that real tax agents are having trouble reaching people.

The CRA and the RCMP said in a briefing in Ottawa on Wednesday that they are trying to crack down on call centres loaded with fraudsters who phone Canadians, tell them they owe back taxes, and threaten they had better pay the money back. Some people are so used to receiving the fraudulent calls that they assume any communication from the tax-collection agency is bogus.

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Alberta Accuses Ottawa of ‘Bad-Faith Tactics’ in 2026 Olympics Talks

Alberta Accuses Ottawa of ‘Bad-Faith Tactics’ in 2026 Olympics Talks

By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press

Mary Moran
Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation CEO Mary Moran delivers a briefing discussing the technical elements of its plan for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games prior to the plan being presented to Calgary City Council, in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

EDMONTON – Alberta’s finance minister accuses the federal government of negotiating in bad faith as numerous parties try to hammer out a funding arrangement for a proposed 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary.

Joe Ceci responded on Saturday to a late Friday statement from a spokeswoman for Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan, which said Ottawa would contribute up to $1.75 billion to support core costs for the event if the Calgary 2026 bid is successful.

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Janes Chicken Burgers Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Janes Chicken Burgers Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

By The Canadian Press

Janes Chicken Burgers
Janes brand Pub Style Chicken Burgers (800g) have been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. (CFIA)

OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says Sofina Foods Inc. is recalling Janes brand Pub Style Chicken Burgers from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The agency says the uncooked breaded chicken burgers were sold across the country in 800-gram packages with a best before date of May 14, 2019 (UPC code 0 69299 12491 0).

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Royal Canadian Legion Releases Digital Version of the Remembrance Day Poppy

Royal Canadian Legion Releases Digital Version of the Remembrance Day Poppy

By The Canadian Press

Digital Poppy
A cadet holds a tablet showing the digital poppy during a ceremony marking the start of the Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Day poppies at the Beechwood National Memorial centre Monday, October 22, 2018 in Ottawa. The Remembrance Day poppy has entered the digital age. The Royal Canadian Legion launched a digital version of the distinctive red flower, which it says can be customized, shared online and used as a profile image on sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – The Remembrance Day poppy has entered the digital age.

The Royal Canadian Legion launched a digital version of the distinctive red flower, which it says can be customized, shared online and used as a profile image on sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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Small Businesses Call for Quick End to Rotating Strikes at Canada Post

Small Businesses Call for Quick End to Rotating Strikes at Canada Post

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

Canada Post Strike
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members stand on a picket line along Almon St., in front of the Canada Post regional sorting headquarters in Halifax on Monday, Oct.22, 2018 after a call for a series of rotating 24-hour strikes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ted Pritchard)

OTTAWA – Small businesses called for a speedy end to rotating walkouts launched Monday in four cities by Canada Post employees, citing concern that a prolonged strike could chew into their profits ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business also urged the post office to rein in spending to reduce costs and warned postal workers that continued job action could hurt them and their employer.

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