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Ottawa must consider all jobs in all provinces: Eyre

Posted on 04 March 2019

Saskatchewan’s energy and resources minister says the federal government should work equally hard to protect all Canadians’ jobs, whether they are engineers in Quebec, automotive workers in Ontario — or oilfield employees in Saskatchewan. “The concern must always be with all sectors, and the impact on all jobs, in all provinces,” Bronwyn Eyre told reporters on a conference cal ...

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Canadian government green-lights formal extradition process for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou

Posted on 04 March 2019

OTTAWA — The federal Justice Department gave the go-ahead Friday for an extradition case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, marking the formal start of the high-profile process that has put Canada in a deeply uncomfortable position between two superpowers. Canada’s relationship with China — its second-biggest trading partner — has deteriorated since Meng’s December arrest ...

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Coach home builder leaves customers in the lurch

Posted on 04 March 2019

They're small houses with big problems.  Five families who hired an Ottawa company to build coach homes on their properties told CBC the buildings have been plagued by delays and shoddy construction, resulting in lawsuits, countersuits and even a complaint to police. The customers are angry, and say they regret ever getting involved with Coach Homes of Ottawa. ...

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Alarm over 'Momo challenge' may do more harm than good, experts say

Posted on 04 March 2019

School boards and police in eastern Ontario have posted warnings about an unverified internet challenge that reportedly targets children, but experts argue there is little evidence the phenomenon exists and the authorities may be doing more harm than good.   Several local school boards all put out statements warning of the "Momo challenge", in which the image of a creepy, bug- ...

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Ottawa school board, OPP issue warning about 'Momo challenge'

Posted on 04 March 2019

Ontario Provincial Police and several Ottawa area school boards are warning tonight about a dangerous cyber-bullying threat aimed at children. It's called the "Momo Challenge" and parents are being urged to be vigilant about online safety. It's a disturbing image of a witch-like creature, deliberately aimed at grabbing the attention of kids.  The "Momo Challenge" as it's called p ...

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Varcoe: Alberta moves on a costly oil-by-rail plan as Ottawa dithers

Posted on 23 February 2019

Alberta is making a costly bet on trains to help fix the province’s oil-transportation bottleneck. And like a frustrated passenger standing on the platform, it’s not waiting any longer for Ottawa to climb aboard its rail plan. Premier Rachel Notley announced Tuesday her government has reached agreements with Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway that will allow ...

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Handling of convoy donations raises questions as trucks gear up to head home

Posted on 23 February 2019

EDMONTON—The United We Roll truck convoy is gearing up to head back from Ottawa to Western Canada after a five-day long trip and two days of protesting on Parliament Hill — a journey that has come with a hefty price tag for participants, along with some controversy surrounding the use of donated funds for the movement after infighting between organizers. The convoy’s trip be ...

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Federal funding could see more energy-efficient buildings go up in Ottawa

Posted on 23 February 2019

Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change is announcing government funding to encourage businesses build better buildings, which pollute less and use less energy.  Nearly $500,000 from the federal government's climate action fund will help the Canada Green Building Council educate small and medium businesses about Zero Carbon Buildings. Those buildings are, basically, ...

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ECA Ottawa and IBEW 586 negotiate new agreement

Posted on 23 February 2019

February 20, 2019 – The Electrical Contractors Association of Ottawa (ECA Ottawa) and IBEW Local 586 have signed a significant agreement with regard to local negotiations across the Ottawa area. Negotiation teams from both sides met over three months to find common ground and reclaim local market share. The following are some highlights of the agreement, which will come into effect on ...

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Legal pot shop proposed for York Street in the ByWard Market

Posted on 23 February 2019

Fire & Flower, an Alberta-based chain of marijuana stores, will have its name on a proposed shop on York Street in the ByWard Market this spring. The chain has reached a licensing deal with two of the Ontario pot-shop lottery winners who are opening stores in Eastern Ontario, said Fire & Flower chief executive Trevor Fencott. The other proposed Fire & Flower is on Brock St ...