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Canadian government expects another Snowden-level leak

Canadian government expects another Snowden-level leak, documents say OTTAWA–It’s not a matter of if there will be another Edward Snowden, it’s a matter of when, according to internal government documents obtained by the Star. Global Affairs officials warned minister Stéphane Dion in November an event on the scale of Snowden’s disclosures about Internet surveillance is [...]

By |July 10th, 2016|NEWS, World news|0 Comments

The Bahamas’ new U.S. advisory: Use ‘extreme caution’ of cop’s

Over 90 percent of residents in the Bahamas are black, and Monday is a national holiday, when some travel north from the archipelago to vacation in the United States. But following deadly police shootings this week of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota — and an ambush of white officers in Texas — the island [...]

Check out this Kelowna man’s giant pickle

KELOWNA–A Kelowna man who received a lot of attention last summer for growing a three-and-a-half foot cucumber has found a way to preserve his 15 minutes of fame. Daniel Tomlin was interviewed by news organizations worldwide about his big cuke, which he named Big Larry. “It was funny,” says Tomlin. “Even in Australia, people recognized [...]

Canadian Climate Denial phony coal propaganda

A Canadian climate change denial group has popped up in a U.S. coal giant's bankruptcy proceedings that have lifted the curtain on the funding of a sophisticated continent-wide marketing campaign designed to fool the public about how human activity is contributing to global warming. A document, nearly 1,000 pages long, lists the Calgary-based Friends of [...]

By |June 24th, 2016|Environment, NEWS, recycling, World news|0 Comments

Venezuela collapses and nobody cares

Scott Gilmore on why Canada should do more for Venezuela Security forces clash with people trying to reach Miraflores presidential palace to protest against the severe food and medicine shortages, in Caracas on June 2, 2016.Venezuelans face long lines at supermarkets tightly guarded by nervous soldiers, bare shelves and soaring prices inside, a dysfunctional [...]

By |June 21st, 2016|NEWS, World news|0 Comments