Sunday, November 23, 2014

National

Obama offers deal to illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON—If you took the millions of people touched by U.S. President Barack Obama’s immigration announcement yesterday and gathered them together, their ranks would rival the population of Canada.

Teen meets with rescuer

WINNIPEG—A 16-year-old Manitoba teen who was viciously beaten, assaulted, and left to die beside a river has met one of the men who rescued her and thanked him.
Rinelle Harper gave Sean Vincent a soapstone sculpture of a polar bear and a painting from her First Nation at a downtown Winnipeg hotel yesterday.

Pipeline protesters arrested

BURNABY, B.C.—Anti-pipeline activists camped out on a mountain near Vancouver clashed with police yesterday as the RCMP enforced a court injunction ordering protesters to clear an encampment and allow work related to a proposed expansion project by Kinder Morgan.

Passengers rescued

YELLOWKNIFE—The pilot and passengers on a small plane that made a forced landing yesterday in bad weather on the ice of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories have been rescued.
RCMP Cpl. Todd Scaplen said no one was seriously hurt, and the six were flown out by helicopters to Yellowknife after huddling for hours around a campfire they built on a nearby island to ward off the cold.

Inflation still rising

OTTAWA—The country’s annual inflation rate last month climbed higher than economists expected, heating up to 2.4 percent, Statistics Canada said today.
The federal agency found the consumer price index crept upwards as prices rose in all categories during the 12 months leading up to October, with both food and shelter costs adding 2.8 percent to lead the way.

Pair frisky on streetcar

TORONTO—A Toronto transit vehicle is being dubbed the “streetcar named desire” after complaints of a couple engaging in sexual activity during the evening rush hour.
Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Brad Ross said a rider complained to the driver about lewd behaviour taking place on a packed streetcar yesterday evening.

Mounties arrest pipeline protesters in B.C., enforcing court injunction

BURNABY, B.C. — Anti-pipeline activists camped out on a mountain near Vancouver clashed with police Thursday, as the RCMP enforced a court injunction ordering protesters to clear an encampment and allow work related to a proposed expansion project by Kinder Morgan.

Be wary of travel insurance

HUMBOLDT, Sask.—A Saskatoon lawyer says a couple who were hit with $900,000 in medical bills after their baby arrived prematurely during a vacation in Hawaii should give serious consideration to simply not paying the bill.

Monitors watch forest ‘breathe’

EDMONTON—Watching an old disaster movie gave a University of Alberta scientist an idea that could revolutionize environmental and climate change tracking.
In the 1996 storm-chaser flick “Twister,” one of the characters tosses a handful of sensors into the sky to be swept up by a menacing whirlwind.
The sensors relay data that enables the heroes to save the day.

Pizzeria facing heat over ad

WHITEHORSE—The owners of a Yukon pizzeria are facing more than a little bit of heat outside of their kitchen over an employment posting on social media.
The posting on Tony’s Pizza Facebook page—which has since been taken down—originally stated it was looking for a pizza chef at its Whitehorse restaurant.

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