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Montreal snow brigades shovel out elderly, those with reduced mobility

Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough mayor Sue Montgomery, second from left, gives pointers to new snow crew members Bayo Oshoteku, Toumany Dantiogo and Christopher Lewis. Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette Toumany Dantiogo is experiencing his first winter in Montreal, but he’s not afraid. The 23-year-old Malian asylum-seeker is jumping in with both feet, shovel in hand, and he’s ready …

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Boaz Manor, business partner indicted on fraud charges in U.S. over blockchain venture

Boaz Manor, a former Canadian hedge fund manager who served jail time following the collapse of Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. in 2005, was indicted Friday on fresh criminal charges in the United States in connection with an alleged securities fraud scheme at an entirely different venture: a New York-based blockchain technology startup. As the …

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Sikorsky, Rheinmetall submit proposal for Germany’s new heavy lift helicopter – Defence Blog

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and Rheinmetall representing the German industry team, submitted the bid for the production and operation of theSikorsky CH-53K(“King Stallion”) as the Bundeswehr’s new heavy-lift transport helicopter for its “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) program. “Our entire team is pleased to offer the CH-53K: the most efficient, capable and intelligent helicopter …

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Moving moment boy, 6, gets standing ovation from his classmates on his return to school after beating leukemia – The Sun

A LITTLE fighter received a standing ovation from his classmates after he proudly strode back into school following a three year battle with cancer. Six-year-old John Oliver, or JO, from Ohio was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2016, but has now been given the all-clear. 5 He received a standing ovation from his classmatesCredit: …

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Iran to Canada and allies: If you think we shot down Flight 752, prove it

Iran called on Western governments to prove claims the Boeing Co. 737-800 passenger jet that crashed near Tehran on Wednesday was shot down, intensifying a standoff that could complicate an already difficult investigation fraught with geopolitical hurdles. Ali Abedzadeh, head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, told a televised news conference he was “certain that no …

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B.C.’s Supreme court rules for $6.6-billion Coastal GasLink pipeline, against Indigenous law

CALGARY – The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ruled that Indigenous law is not necessarily Canadian law in a decision that will enable more construction work on the $6.6-billion Coastal GasLink pipeline despite some First Nations opposition. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church ruled Tuesday that Coastal GasLink has suffered irreparable harm after protestors …

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U.S. Navy confirms “harassed” of its aircraft carrier by Iranian vessels – Defence Blog

The U.S. Navy has confirmed that the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was “harassed” by multiple Iranian vessels during transit of Strait of Hormuz earlier this month. The publication War Zone confirmed Friday that the group of Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) small craft followed the U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group out of the …

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17 puppies, two adult dogs surrendered during holiday season to B.C. SPCA

The B.C. SPCA is asking for public assistance following the sudden surrender of 17 husky puppies and two adult dogs during the holiday season. The SPCA isn’t saying where the dogs were surrendered, stating the exact location is not being disclosed for owner’s protection, but did say it happened in B.C.’s Interior. The huskies are …

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Mike Pompeo says U.S. standing with Canada on ‘coercive detentions’ of Canadians in China

OTTAWA — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his country is sticking with Canada in fighting what he calls China’s “coercive detentions of Canadian citizens.” Pompeo and Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne spoke Monday about a range of global concerns, including China, the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, and the United States’ upcoming presidency of …

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Cineplex takeover makes sense as pressure from streamers mounts

Cineplex Inc. has agreed to be bought by British theatre chain Cineworld in a $2.8-billion deal that, if approved, would create the largest cinema empire in North America, the company announced on Monday. Cineplex is the dominant theatre banner in Canada, with a 75 per cent share of the box office. But at 1,700 screens, …

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