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U.S. East Coast bracing for ‘historic’ blizzard on Monday

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow … Continue reading

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U.S. East Coast bracing for ‘historic’ blizzard on Monday

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people. ...

UN Security Council strongly condemns killing of Japanese civilian by ISIL militants

The United Nations Security Council today deplored the “apparent murder” of Japanese citizen, Haruna Yukawa, by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – the latest atrocity to be committed by the militant group against a captured civilian. … Continue reading

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U.S. East Coast bracing for ‘historic’ blizzard on Monday

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people. ...

Maverick Conservative MP Michael Chong fights to reform Parliament

Conservative politician Michael Chong takes nothing in life for granted. His 43 years of successes, setbacks, joy and heartbreak taught him that — a lesson both priceless and horrible. The backbench MP for Wellington-Halton Hills applies it to something as … Continue reading

UN Refugees envoy Angelina Jolie says international community 'failing' Iraq's displaced

The rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Iraq is a “shocking” reality that demands the international community's immediate attention, Oscar-winning actress and United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, urged today as she visited Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi … Continue reading

Ebola: UN health agency urges better global preparedness against future outbreaks

The Ebola outbreak is “clearly” in retreat throughout the affected countries of West Africa but the continuing emergency response shows the need for urgent changes so that “never again should the world be caught by surprise,” the head of the … Continue reading

At Davos, UN chief meets Republic of Korea, Canada Ministers, urges climate action

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated the United Nations' ongoing commitment to the post-2015 development agenda and the implementation of a credible climate policy in meetings with senior officials from Canada and the Republic of Korea (ROK), the UN Spokesperson said … Continue reading

Parliamentary Secretary Mark Strahl to make important announcement for Urban Aboriginal Peoples

Please be advised that Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development will make an announcement concerning urban Aboriginal Peoples in British Columbia. ...

Parliamentary Secretary Mark Strahl to deliver keynote address at the 31st Mineral Exploration Roundup 2015

Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, will deliver remarks at the 31 st Mineral Exploration Roundup 2015. ...

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at NYC Home Depot: NYPD

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two people were killed after a shooting in a Home Depot store in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on Sunday afternoon in what appears to be a murder-suicide, two New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesmen said. ...

U.S. East Coast braces for ‘historic’ blizzard on Monday

(Reuters) – A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday that is expected to dump as much as 2 feet (60 cm) of snow … Continue reading

Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball player dies in car crash

(Reuters) – A member of the Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team and another university student died on Sunday in a head-on car crash near campus in Ypsilanti Township, officials said. ...

East Coast on alert for blizzard on Monday

(Reuters) – A potential blizzard was heading toward a wide swath of the U.S. East Coast on Sunday, prompting weather alerts and storm warnings from New Hampshire to Philadelphia, the National Weather Service said. ...

Interview of Alexander Darchiev, Ambassador of Russia to Canada, to Ottawa Citizen

On January 23, 2015 His Excellency, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Canada,  Alexander Darchiev gave an interview to Lee Berthiaume of the Ottawa Citizen. read more ...

Gruending On John A. & Clearing The Plains

Since James Daschuk’s Clearing The Plains came out last year Canadian’s have been forced to reassess  John A. MacDonald’s place in the pantheon of Canadian heros.  Among a fair bit of back-and-forth on the subject, Dennis Gru...

Open Nominations. Edmonton Mill Woods Edition.

Varinder Bhuller, the candidate who already was green-lighted for the Liberal Party of Canada’s nomination in Edmonton Mill Woods dropped a bombshell right in Justin Trudeau’s lap with his latest Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/VoteBhullar/posts/857414177614337   (Highlighting mine) “I received my Green Light … Continue reading

Senior House Republican says housing finance reform ‘huge priority’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top U.S. Republican lawmaker will revisit a plan to reduce government involvement in the country’s housing finance system, and expects Senate colleagues to be receptive to potential changes, according to an interview aired on C-SPAN on … Continue reading

Obama to propose protecting U.S. Arctic wildlife refuge from drilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama will propose expanding the protected area of Alaska’s Arctic refuge by 12.28 million acres (4.97 million hectares), including the state’s Coastal Plain where oil and gas are drilled, the Interior Department said on … Continue reading

East Coast on alert for blizzards as storm system approaches

(Reuters) – A winter storm expected to dump hefty amounts of snow bore down on a wide swath of the U.S. East Coast on Sunday, prompting a blizzard warning stretching from New Hampshire to Philadelphia, the National Weather Service said. … Continue reading

Obama to propose protecting 1.4 million acres of U.S. Arctic refuge: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will propose protecting 1.4 million acres (556,000 hectares) of Arctic refuge from oil and gas drilling, The Washington Post reported on Sunday. ...

Friends or rivals: What’s it like behind-the-scenes with tennis’ top female stars?

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before the Australian Open. The camaraderie, in a sport better known for its rivalries, has prompted discussion among players … Continue reading