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KPMG wants CRA affidavit in tax 'sham' case struck from public record
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

A sign reading "Canada Revenu Agency" under the shade of a tree stands next to an old brick building.

Earlier this year, KPMG Law requested a temporary sealing order in the case regarding its client Gold Line Telemanagement, which the Canada Revenue Agency accuses of involvement in a "carousel scheme." Now, KPMG has applied to the court to have the affidavit at issue struck from the record completely.

Doctor took $100K loan to work in northern Manitoba town, left before contract was up: court documents
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

Doctor with stethoscope.

A family doctor recruited to work for a decade in the northern Manitoba community of The Pas left after just 16 months and is now refusing and/or neglecting to repay a $100,000 interest-free loan, according to documents filed in court.

Tools capable of extracting personal data from phones being used by 13 federal departments, documents show
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

A graphic image of a man at a computer.

Tools capable of extracting personal data from phones or computers are being used by 13 federal departments and agencies, according to contracts obtained under access to information legislation and shared with Radio-Canada. 

Suspended B.C. immigration consultant vows to fight misconduct claims and continue political campaign
Posted on Tuesday November 28, 2023

Liza Lucion, a Filipina woman with long brown highlighted hair, is shown in a headshot in front of a dark blue background.

A B.C. immigration consultant and political hopeful who's been the subject of numerous complaints and a proposed class-action lawsuit has had her licence suspended for 30 months.

Montreal man fed up with delivery companies ignoring instructions to meet mobility needs
Posted on Tuesday November 28, 2023

Man dressed casually sits in a wheelchair.

When packages are left in the lobby instead of his apartment door, Herman Jacob's frustration level rises.

Cree elder has been playing fiddle for 70 years — and opened his grandson's wedding with 1st tune he learned
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

A Cree elder plays a fiddle sitting in a chair at a wedding.

Last month, 82-year-old Cree elder, Malcolm House, got the chance to play Soldier's Joy, a classic fiddle reel with origins traced back to Scotland, at an important family event in Chisasibi, in northern Quebec.  

They live near a former wood treatment plant. Now they anxiously await results of a study on cancer rates in the area
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

A man in a grey sweater and black pants stands in an overgrown yard.

The site of a former Domtar creosote plant in northeast Edmonton is now poised for redevelopment as residents continue to await results of an investigation into elevated rates of cancer in the area.

Canada's fossil fuel industry is banking on carbon capture to lower emissions. Is it a viable solution?
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

An employee looks at the facility

Fossil fuel companies in Canada have made carbon capture a key part of their pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But is it a viable solution? And should federal and provincial governments be footing the bill?

I loved running because where I placed had nothing to do with my colour: Olympian Valerie Jerome
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

A woman lunges to the finish line in a race as other athletes train in the background.

Sprinter Valerie Jerome was often the only Black athlete in races in Canada in the 1960s. The track was where she felt most like herself.

Canadian billionaire doubles down on sustainable aviation fuel with California plant expansion
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

John Risley.

Before entrepreneur John Risley turned his eye to wind hydrogen projects in western Newfoundland, he was investing in sustainable aviation fuel — and he’s now aiming to quintuple production at his California plant.

Rents in Nova Scotia are rising faster than any time since the 1970s
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

A for-rent sign.

The latest consumer price index numbers show that rents in the province are rising faster than at any time since publicly available data collection began in 1979. Tenants point to problems with the provincial rent cap. Landlords say they're being squeezed by higher costs.

Switch to cloud-based HR system creates storm of problems for U of O
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

A building with a uOttawa sign on top.

Employees are dealing with what they call an "institutional failure" by the University of Ottawa after it switched to a new finance and HR system earlier this year — a move they said has caused them to be underpaid, overpaid or not being paid at all.

How Canadian scientists helped uncover sexually transmitted cases of a deadlier mpox strain
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

An image of mpox in blue and yellow.

A research team made up of Canadian scientists and researchers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo has documented the first known cases of a deadlier strain of mpox spreading through sexual contact.

Who's that wonderful girl on TikTok? It's Mona from the kids show Nanalan'
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

A man in a white shirt and glasses holds a puppet. The puppet has a green pea for a head, black beady eyes, pig tails and purple dress.

A delightfully bizarre Canadian children’s television show and its puppets are getting a second life on social media, more than 20 years after it first aired.

Man who pleaded guilty in incel-inspired Toronto murder sentenced to life in prison
Posted on Tuesday November 28, 2023

From left to right sit the accused, who cannot be identified as he was a minor at the time of the offence, defence lawyers Monte MacGregor, Maurice Mattis and Justice Suhail Akhtar in a courtroom sketch.

A man who pleaded guilty to the incel-inspired murder of a Toronto massage parlour employee has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.

Educate or prosecute? Two Anishnaabe weigh in on how to deal with residential school deniers
Posted on Tuesday November 28, 2023

A group of people wearing orange t-shirts walk in the streets.

As Ottawa considers its options following Indigenous leaders' calls to criminalize the denial or the downplaying of the abuse that happened in residential schools, two northern Ontario Anishnaabe speak of the importance of raising awareness of what was lost in these institutions.

Feds say they are still working on online harm bill following 12-year-old's suicide
Posted on Tuesday November 28, 2023

A white man wearing a black jacket speaks at a news conference.

Dominic LeBlanc, Canada's public safety minister, said Tuesday his government is still working on new legislation targeting online harm — something first promised in 2019 but which has yet to be tabled.

Global Ozempic shortage affects First Nations people with diabetes
Posted on Tuesday November 28, 2023

Ozempic medication box and injector

The global shortage of the diabetes medication Ozempic has diabetics like Eleanor Michael from Sipekne'katik worried about finding alternatives.

Sask. woman can keep emotional support hens, wants city to change backyard chicken rules
Posted on Tuesday November 28, 2023

A woman dressed in winter clothing smiles while holding a black hen in a snowy backyard.

A Regina woman with four approved emotional support hens is continuing to lobby the city for a pilot project on backyard chickens to showcase their many benefits.

'Shocking' drop in charges and orders from Ontario animal welfare investigations has advocates concerned
Posted on Tuesday November 28, 2023

A man dragging a dog.

Investigations by Ontario provincial animal welfare services (PAWS) are leading to far fewer orders and charges compared to when the OSPCA was overseeing them, according to data obtained by CBC Hamilton through a freedom of information request.






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