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Newfoundland digs out from massive blizzard, prepares for more snow
by CBC News on January 19, 2020 at 11:10 am
Newfoundlanders will wake to a full day of shovelling on Sunday after Friday’s record-setting blizzard, but there may be even more nasty weather to come.
Inuit designers launch new line of parkas for Canada Goose
by Jackie McKay on January 19, 2020 at 10:00 am
This is the second year Canada Goose has commissioned Inuit seamstresses to design a collection of traditional style parkas. The parkas from Atigi 2.0 were shown publicly for the first time at a media launch in New York Thursday.
‘Like a gift’: after 70 years, Ontario woman discovers half-sister in England
by Andrew Lupton on January 19, 2020 at 9:01 am
For more than 70 years Mary Brand didn’t know she had a half sister living in England, then online research uncovered a hidden family connection to her late father.
Public servant who promoted $225M baby formula plant now sits on Chinese investor’s board
by Janyce McGregor on January 19, 2020 at 9:00 am
The former head of the Canadian Dairy Commission who facilitated a $225-million investment by a Chinese dairy processor to build an infant formula plant in Kingston, Ont. is now serving on that same Chinese corporation’s board.
Why the Ford government isn’t stopping teachers’ strikes with back-to-work legislation just yet
by Mike Crawley on January 19, 2020 at 9:00 am
More than one million students across Ontario face a day of cancelled school in the coming week because of teachers’ strikes, but the government of Premier Doug Ford is not using legislation to stop the walkouts — at least not yet.
Trudeau cabinet holds 3-day retreat to plot parliamentary strategy for minority government
by Kathleen Harris on January 19, 2020 at 9:00 am
Liberal cabinet ministers begin meetings in Winnipeg today to set parliamentary priorities and strategize for what’s expected to be a challenging winter session for the minority government.
‘He deserves to be there’: Canadian baseball community wants Larry Walker in the Hall of Fame
by Jamie Strashin on January 19, 2020 at 9:00 am
It’s been a 10-year wait, but B.C.’s Larry Walker is poised to become the second Canadian elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Major Canadian pot companies facing proposed class-action lawsuits in the U.S.
by Reid Southwick on January 19, 2020 at 9:00 am
Some of Canada’s biggest cannabis producers are facing a flurry of proposed class-action lawsuits in the United States after investors were hit with steep financial losses in the stock market.
What to expect from Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing this week
by Jason Proctor on January 19, 2020 at 9:00 am
The eyes of the world will be on Vancouver as Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou takes a seat in a B.C. courtroom for the first phase of her extradition hearing this week. A judge will hear arguments on so-called double criminality.
As final Zellers stores close, former employees swap memories, memorabilia
by Haydn Watters on January 19, 2020 at 9:00 am
The final two Zellers stores will shut down later this month. But an active community of former employees hopes to keep the doomed department store remembered through memorabilia and online.
Extreme winter storm: Photos from eastern Newfoundland’s monster blizzard
by CBC on January 18, 2020 at 6:12 pm
Here are some images of the extreme winter storm that hit eastern Newfoundland, causing snow drifts that buried vehicles and left many people trapped in their homes.
Auditor General reviewing federal government’s handling of student loans program
by Jordan Press on January 18, 2020 at 4:53 pm
Canada’s auditor general is examining how the government manages billions of dollars in the Canada Student Loans program, and whether it’s helping students be smarter about their financial decisions, newly disclosed documents show.
Trapper recounts ‘rough experience’ stranded in Yukon bush for a week at -45 C
by CBC News on January 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Tyrell Ollie and his cousin found themselves stuck in the remote Yukon bush for a week, after their snowmobile broke down. They had few provisions, and the temperature hovered around -45 C.