Minister defends refugee deal with U.S. as calls grow for it to be cancelled

Canada’s Immigration Minister stood behind the country’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States on Tuesday despite calls from opposition MPs and experts to abandon it. Ahmed Hussen said the agreement has been “very good” for the country even while he added “I think all Canadians are troubled by the images coming out of the … Continue reading Minister defends refugee deal with U.S. as calls grow for it to be cancelled

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Sole candidate for Orleans in city election encouraging others to run

One candidate is left in the fight for Orleans in the upcoming city council election after long time councillor Bob Monette announced his retirement this morning. Miranda Gray, a change management consultant, doesn’t want to run uncontested for the seat. She told 580 CFRA that she’d much rather have competition come election day. “I believe … Continue reading Sole candidate for Orleans in city election encouraging others to run

Edmonton man journeys from addict to graduate

For Donnie Kinistino, graduating from the social work program at Edmonton's NorQuest College means a fresh start on life. "Who ever thought I would come from the bowels of prison to walk across that stage this afternoon," Kinistino laughed right after receiving his diploma on stage last week. "Words don't explain it — I was laughing, I … Continue reading Edmonton man journeys from addict to graduate

Pump failure kills more than 9,000 fish at University of Alberta facility

A malfunction in two dechlorination pumps at a University of Alberta research facility has killed more than 9,000 fish, delaying some research for up to six months. Between 4 p.m. May 12 and 8 a.m. May 13, the freshwater fish tanks located in the Biological Sciences aquatics facility were flooded with chlorinated municipal tap water, resulting … Continue reading Pump failure kills more than 9,000 fish at University of Alberta facility

Trump and Trudeau’s meeting with women entrepreneurs: Political strategy or genuine interest?

Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau gave women a seat at the table during their first meeting. During the round table discussion with top Canadian and American female entrepreneurs including Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, they agreed to fund a committee dedicated to including women in cross-border business opportunities. But to political strategy experts, the meeting had nothing to … Continue reading Trump and Trudeau’s meeting with women entrepreneurs: Political strategy or genuine interest?