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Top Court Refuses to Hear Case of Manitoba Referee Injured on Line Change

Top Court Refuses to Hear Case of Manitoba Referee Injured on Line Change

By The Canadian Press

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A pedestrian walks past the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court will not hear the long-running case of a hockey referee who was seriously injured during a minor-league game in Manitoba.

Derrick Henderson was officiating a 2002 peewee game in Brandon when he collided with a player during a line change and was left with permanent neck and back injuries.

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From Drywall to Metal: Study Finds Gulls Tough Enough for Landfill Diet

From Drywall to Metal: Study Finds Gulls Tough Enough for Landfill Diet

By The Canadian Press

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A gull flies over the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, on a cold Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Gulls at landfills are so common that their stomach contents are sometimes use to monitor plastic in the environment. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Probst)

OTTAWA – Gulls at landfills are so common that their stomach contents are sometimes used to monitor plastic in the environment.

But research out of Carleton University in Ottawa has found that plastic is just the start.

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If 2017 Weather Was a Downer, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet: Environmental Defence

If 2017 Weather Was a Downer, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet: Environmental Defence

By The Canadian Press

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A jogger passes a man walking along a foggy pathway Friday January 12, 2018 in Ottawa. Rain and temperatures in the double digits are forecasted to change to -16C and snow overnight in the region. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – When it comes to extreme weather, 2018 has a throwdown message for last year’s show of hurricanes, forest fires and non-stop rainfall: hold my beer.

Tim Gray, executive director of Environmental Defence Canada, says that while predicting when and where extreme weather will hit is difficult, if not impossible, he’s confident there will be even more wacky weather this year.

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Winter Olympics Host Options Limited by Warming Planet, Research Says

Winter Olympics Host Options Limited by Warming Planet, Research Says

By The Canadian Press

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The official emblem of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games is seen in downtown Seoul, South Korea on January 4, 2018. Climate change could turn out to be the Winter Olympics’ biggest spoil sport. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Lee Jin-man)

OTTAWA – Climate change could turn out to be the Winter Olympics’ biggest spoil sport.

A research study led by geography professor Daniel Scott at the University of Waterloo says the number of places that will be cold enough to host a Winter Olympics is dropping.

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Feds Expand Automatic Sign-Up for Old Age Benefits to Include Income Supplement

Feds Expand Automatic Sign-Up for Old Age Benefits to Include Income Supplement

By The Canadian Press

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Government of Canada public pensions web page is shown on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Low-income seniors will no longer have to apply for an income top-up under a newly-launched program to automatically sign them up for the benefit payments. As of now, seniors who automatically enrolled for old age security benefits will also be automatically considered for the guaranteed income supplement based on their tax filings. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

OTTAWA – Low-income seniors will no longer have to apply for an income top-up under a newly launched program to automatically sign them up for the benefit payments.

As of now, seniors who automatically enrolled for old age security benefits will also be automatically considered for the guaranteed income supplement based on their tax filings.

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Create New Watchdog to Review Border Agency, RCMP, Federal Report Recommends

Create New Watchdog to Review Border Agency, RCMP, Federal Report Recommends

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

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Canadian border guards are silhouetted as they replace each other at an inspection booth at the Douglas border crossing on the Canada-USA border in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday August 20, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – The Trudeau government should create a new watchdog to handle public complaints about the Canada Border Services Agency, says a federally commissioned report.

The report, prepared for Public Safety Canada, also recommends the proposed body be able to look into trends and any systemic problems at the border services agency.

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Canada 150 Draws 31 Million People, is Biggest Twitter Hashtag of Year

Canada 150 Draws 31 Million People, is Biggest Twitter Hashtag of Year

By The Canadian Press

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Thousands take in We Day celebrations in Ottawa, Ontario in July 2017. (CANADA 150 / FACEBOOK)

OTTAWA – Canada’s 150th birthday bash draws to a close today with Heritage Canada saying 87 per cent of Canadians participated in at least one event. Here’s how some of the year counted out.

31 million: Estimated number of people who participated in at least one Canada 150 event.

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Cold Freezes Out Plans for Live New Year’s Eve Performances on Parliament Hill

Cold Freezes Out Plans for Live New Year’s Eve Performances on Parliament Hill

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

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Construction on the skating rink on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – Mother Nature drowned out Canada Day on Parliament Hill and now has frozen out part of the plan for New Year’s Eve.

Organizers were checking the forecast every hour Friday hoping to see some improvement but the polar vortex that has turned Ottawa into a living icicle shows no sign of lifting until at least January 2.

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Feds Axe $1,000 Fee for Certain Families to Hire Foreign Nannies, Caregivers

Feds Axe $1,000 Fee for Certain Families to Hire Foreign Nannies, Caregivers

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

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The centre block of the Parliament buildings is reflected in a puddle as a woman walks past, in Ottawa on February 1, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Some families seeking foreign caregivers to look after their children or family members with a disability will be exempt from paying a $1,000 application fee.

The federal government published new regulations around hiring foreign caregivers on Wednesday, following through on a budget promise to change a system many felt placed an unfair burden on lower-income families.

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Liberal MP Accuses Manitoba Tory James Bezan of ‘Humiliating’ Comments, Sexual in Nature

Liberal MP Accuses Manitoba Tory James Bezan of ‘Humiliating’ Comments, Sexual in Nature

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

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Conservative MP James Bezan asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, October 27, 2016. A Liberal member of Parliament from Quebec is accusing Bezan of making comments towards her that were “humiliating” and “sexual in nature.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – A Liberal member of Parliament from Quebec says a Conservative MP made comments towards her that were “humiliating” and “sexual in nature” during an event back in May.

Sherry Romanado levelled the accusation Monday, even though Manitoba MP James Bezan had risen in the House of Commons a few hours earlier to deliver an apology — which he later said he’d been trying to give for months.

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