Monday, September 1, 2014

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Creme brulee creation deemed top doughnut

TORONTO—Out of more than 76,000 entries, Jennifer Brown’s creme brulee-filled doughnut topped with peanut butter cups has taken home top prize in Tim Hortons “Duelling Doughnuts” contest.

Wind blows train off tracks

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask.—Canadian Pacific Railway says strong plow winds caused the derailment of a train in southern Saskatchewan last night.
Spokeswoman Salem Woodrow said it happened around 7:30 p.m. east of Waldeck, about 200 km west of Regina.
She said initial reports were that 33 cars were off the tracks, but she didn’t know what the cars were carrying.

Dozens hurt in tour bus crash

MERRITT, B.C.—Dozens of tourists were injured, at least five of them critically, when a bus carrying them through a picturesque British Columbia mountain pass rolled over yesterday.
RCMP Sgt. Norm Flemming said 56 passengers suffered some sort of injury when the southbound bus crashed around 3 p.m. on the Coquihalla Highway, about 30 km south of Merritt.

Creme brulee doughnut topped with peanut butter cups wins Tims contest

TORONTO — Out of over 76,000 entries, Jennifer Brown’s creme brulee-filled doughnut topped with peanut butter cups has taken home top prize in Tim Hortons Duelling Doughnuts contest.
Brown, from Glencoe, Ont., battled it out with three other finalists in an online vote, winning $10,000 in prize money and the chance to see her creation sold in Tim Hortons restaurants across the country.

Paper billing fees costly

TORONTO—Canadians probably are paying more than half-a-billion dollars a year to receive printed bills and bank statements by mail, suggests a report released yesterday by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.

Aquarium fighting cetacean bylaw

VANCOUVER—The Vancouver Aquarium has launched a legal challenge over the city park board’s attempt to prohibit the breeding of whales, dolphins, and porpoises at the popular tourist attraction.
The aquarium’s request for a judicial review, filed yesterday, is the latest development in an ongoing and highly-contentious debate in the city over the ethics of keeping cetaceans in captivity.

Call issued for forum on missing, murdered women

CHARLOTTETOWN—Canada’s premiers and native leaders are inviting the prime minister to take part in a roundtable discussion on murdered and missing aboriginal women, with one native leader saying Stephen Harper’s decision to reject calls for a public inquiry shows disrespect.

Women face charges for disrupting flight

TORONTO—Two Toronto-area women are facing charges after a disturbance forced a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Pearson International Airport under a military escort.
Peel Region police say Lilia Ratmanski, 25, of Whitby, and Milana Muzikante, 26, of Vaughan, have been charged with smoking on board an aircraft and endangering the safety of an aircraft.

University opts to rename frosh week

HALIFAX—Keeping frosh week activities fun and engaging for students, while at the same time respectful and inclusive, is a pressing challenge facing Canadian universities, says a leading expert who helped a university last year in the aftermath of a chant that glorified non-consensual sex with underage girls.

Bands learning to map territories on Google Earth

VICTORIA—Google Earth soon may extend it global gaze to some of the most remote First Nations’ territories in Canada.
Google employees will be teaching members from about 70 First Nations across the country how to chart their land on the application during a four-day Indigenous Mapping Workshop at the University of Victoria that started yesterday.

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