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Conservative Party officials get scathing review of 2015 election campaign

CBC.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
An Australian strategist has condemned the Conservative Party's 2015 federal election campaign, in a scathing report that will be passed on to the party's new leadership after its convention in Vancouver this weekend.
Tories to update policy handbook on gay marriage, assisted dying
Saturday's letters: Hard to see why some admire former PM Harper
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Alberta Fire Chiefs Association conference dominated by Fort McMurray fire

CKNW News Talk 980 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Amidst the backdrop of a scorched province, the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association is meeting this weekend in Calgary. AFCA Executive Director Bill Purdy tells the Alberta Morning News, it has already been one of the busiest fire seasons in years.
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Trudeau ready to take the stage at Liberal convention — where members have concerns about new constitution

National Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
WINNIPEG - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to press upon Liberals the need to keep working hard for Canadians when he addresses the party faithful here on Saturday, as Liberals prepare to wrap up their first convention since last year's ...
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Doctors: Postpone or move Olympics due to Zika

CNN - ‎18 hours ago‎
(CNN) The summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health ...
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Sangay sworn in as Prime Minister of Tibetan government-in-exile

The Hindu - ‎18 hours ago‎
Lobsang Sangay was on Friday sworn in for his consecutive second term as prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, in the presence of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama here.
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Cabinet post awaits Robredo

Inquirer.net - ‎32 minutes ago‎
In this Sunday, May 15, 2016 photo, Vice-presidential candidate Leni Robredo prepares to address supporters after attending a thanksgiving mass for the country's peaceful elections at the Ateneo De Manila campus at suburban Quezon city northeast of ...
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Transgender Israeli Arab Wins Historic Tel Aviv Pageant

Forward - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Ta'alin Abu Hanna, 21, was named “Miss Trans Israel” in Tel Aviv Friday, the Jerusalem Post reported. Abu Hanna told reporters she is “proud to be an Israeli Arab,” noting, “If I had not been in Israel and had been elsewhere - in Palestine or in any ...

Liberals debate radical party reform with eyes set on 2019 election

CBC.ca - ‎9 hours ago‎
The federal Liberal party is poised to throw open the doors and let any Canadian join its ranks without paying a membership fee in an effort to bolster its organizational heft ahead of the next election campaign.
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Star honoured with National Newspaper Award for Missing Women project

Toronto Star - ‎13 hours ago‎
"Gone," an investigation into murdered and missing aboriginal women, took the prize for Project of the Year. A federal election package, seen here in its Star Touch form, was among the Star's nominees in this year's National Newspaper Awards.
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Gursimar Bedi, 'eyes and ears' in Maple Batalia killing, found guilty of being accessory to murder

Vancouver Sun - ‎22 hours ago‎
Gursimar Bedi, described as the “eyes and ears” of the man convicted of murdering Maple Batalia in Surrey, has been acquitted of manslaughter but convicted of being an accessory to murder after the fact.
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FATCA has Americans renouncing citizenship, tax lawyer says

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
A Calgary lawyer says an increasing number of Americans living abroad are renouncing their U.S. citizenship because of a recently passed tax law.
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Being hooked on debt has long-term consequences

Breakfast Television Toronto - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Hooked on debt. It's an apt description for the rising debt-to-income levels currently seen in Canada and a new survey by Manulife Bank highlights there's a high price to our debt dependency—a cost that goes far beyond the low interest rates you see ...
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Bell to Pay $12M in Rebates After Competition Bureau's Text Messaging Investigation

ChrisD.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
George Cope, president and CEO of BCE Inc., addresses the company's annual meeting Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson).
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Passengers stranded by cable ferry off Denman Island

CHEK - ‎16 hours ago‎
Ferry frustrations are mounting on Denman Island, in the wake of a breakdown that left a ferry filled with passengers stranded in the middle of Baynes Sound Friday.
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Microsoft revamps password protocols to ban easy to guess log-ins

CBC.ca - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Easy to guess passwords like "password" and "123456" will go the way of Clippy and dial-up internet if Microsoft has its way, with the software giant announcing it will soon forbid users of its products to use commonly used log-ins.
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GMC's Yukon Denali tows, hauls big

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎May 26, 2016‎
SUVs and CUVs are the big thing nowadays as roads, parking lots and driveways are filled with them. The big growth is at the two ends of the market - small and large.
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This Week's North American Downloads – Startropics, Dragon Fantasy, Futuridium, & More! (May 26)

Nintendo Enthusiast - ‎May 26, 2016‎
It's a busy week on the eShops, as tons of great looking indies drop onto the service. Plus, not one but two Startropics games hit the Virtual Console.
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'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Gives Us One Of The Best Live-Action Game Trailers Ever

Forbes - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Shame on me, I almost forgot about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which comes out this August, which is weird, considering Deus Ex: Human Revolution was my Game of the Year back in 2011.
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Former 'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on child-porn charges

Toronto Star - ‎2 hours ago‎
The actor, who played Noah Puckerman on 'Glee,' was charged with receiving and possessing child pornography. U.S. actor Mark Salling arrives at the Entertainment Tonight Emmy Party in Los Angeles on September 19, 2011.
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Reindeer, Yaks And Musk Ox, OH MY!

News Talk 770 Calgary - ‎7 hours ago‎
Winnipeg - It's another sure sign of spring! There are new babies at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Baby reindeers and yaks are on exhibit as well as a newborn musk ox who arrived last Thursday.
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Subban takes batting practice with Blue Jays, talks World Cup snub

Sportsnet.ca - ‎26 minutes ago‎
P.K. Subban took in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals with Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista on Friday. (Frank Gunn/CP).
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Raptors' Joseph, Carroll made questionable choice with casino visit

Toronto Sun - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Years ago, Scotty Bowman handed a hockey stick to a doorman at the hotel his team was staying at and requested a favour. He asked the late-night doorman to get an autograph on the stick of every player who came in after 11 p.m.
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Blue Jays place Tulowitzki on 15-day DL, activate Loup

Sportsnet.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
TORONTO - As he tried to play through a strained right quadriceps Friday night, Troy Tulowitzki knew he wasn't himself. His first step was slow; he couldn't get to balls he usually does; his throws to first base were inaccurate.
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Marchand steals show as Rouyn-Noranda bumps host Red Deer from Memorial Cup

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
RED DEER, Alta. - Even with a capacity crowd of 7,562 spilling into the Enmax Centrium aisles Friday night, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies goaltender Chase Marchand found room for one more fan.
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Climate, Orbit Models Reveal Earth-Like Planet Kepler-62f May Sustain Life

Tech Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Climate and orbit models reveal that Kepler-62f may sustain life. By looking at computer simulations, experts found that the exoplanet has the ability to store liquid water on the surface.

Comox Valley dinosaur on new stamp

Times Colonist - ‎12 hours ago‎
Canada Post's new stamp series features the Comox Valley elasmosaur (bottom left). Photograph By Canada Post. Previous Next. Canada Post's new stamp series features the Comox Valley elasmosaur (bottom left).
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Invasion of Asian carp in waterways baffle officials

WRAL.com - ‎12 hours ago‎
MORGAN CITY, La. - Stories are circulating in the camps that dot the waterways of south Louisiana about large fish launching their bodies out of the water and into the path of boats carrying fishermen and hunters.
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Why Male Fruit Flies Have Such Enormous Sperm

Sci-Tech Today - ‎11 hours ago‎
Don't underestimate the manliness of the humble fruit fly: He may be small, but his sperm is not. In fact, the sperm of the fruit fly Drosophila bifurca can stretch up to nearly 6 centimeters in length.
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Long-time baby powder users sue over ovarian cancer link

CTV News - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Four Canadian women and their families have launched a class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, claiming the women developed ovarian cancer after using the company's baby powder.
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Pasco frozen food plant idled by listeria outbreak lays off more workers

Yakima Herald-Republic - ‎2 hours ago‎
CRF Frozen Foods in Pasco has recalled more than 400 products sold under 40 brand names at major retailers such as Costco, Target, Trader Joe's and Safeway after its products were linked to a listeria outbreak.
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Bikers roar through Winnipeg for prostate cancer awareness ride

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
Bikers of all stripes came together Saturday to rev their engines in support of prostate cancer awareness. More than 1,100 bikers came together in Winnipeg Saturday morning for the eighth annual Motorcycle Ride for Dad.
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8 Surprising Reasons People Are Taking Antidepressants

Huffington Post - ‎May 27, 2016‎
There's been a lot of concern over the “skyrocketing” use of antidepressants over the last 20 years. Many experts believe that these rising numbers indicate either higher depression rates or an over-diagnosis of mental illness.
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