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Soldier applies cautionary tale of the dodo bird: adapt, work hard and succeed

Portrait of Corporal Jean-Marc hannelas, Clerk for 21 Aerospace Control and Warning Sqnadron. Image by: Cpl Rob Ouellette                               22 Wing North Bay, North Bay ON                               NB01-2017-0021-01                                                      © 2017 DND-MDN Canada

North Bay, Ontario — Although not usually given credit for being clever, the dodo bird did have a powerful lesson to share with a young soldier-to-be as he immigrated at the age of 15 with his family from Mauritius to Canada in 2003. Corporal Jean-Marc Hannelas, who is a Finance Service Administrator at 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base (CFB) North Bay, ...

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Canadian Prime Minister visits Trump’s White House

US President Donald Trump(L) greets Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau upon arrival outside of the West Wing of the White House on February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived at the White House Monday, becoming the third world leader to meet with President Donald Trump face to face. The two leaders couldn’t be more different. “Because as we know, relationships between neighbors are pretty complex, and we won’t always agree on everything. But because of our deep abiding respect for one another, we’re ...

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Ontario Expanding Beer and Cider Sales to 80 More Grocery Stores

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Ontario is moving forward on its commitment to improving convenience and choice for people across the province by expanding the sale of beer and cider to 80 more grocery stores. Currently, 130 grocery stores across Ontario are authorized to sell beer and cider, of which 70 stores can also sell wine. Starting from February, grocers can bid for 80 additional ...

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Ontario Providing More Travel Options for Commuters

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Ontario has opened the third round of permit applications and renewals for Canada’s first High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes, which provide another travel option for commuters and help manage congestion. The HOT lanes are on 16.5 kilometres of the QEW in both directions, from Trafalgar Rd. in Oakville to Guelph Line in Burlington. Vehicles with two or more occupants, or green ...

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Employers can still apply for the Canada Summer Jobs 2017 program

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By Sandra Beagan On January 19, Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Labour, announced that the application period to hire students for summer jobs under the 2017 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program had been extended to February 3. Summer work experience helps students pay for their education and gain experience in their careers. Public-sector employers, not-for-profit organizations, and ...

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Abortion pill Finally Available in Canada

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The first shipments of Mifegymiso arrived earlier this week at two women’s health clinics in Vancouver and Calgary, marking the beginning of a potential sea change in how women in Canada choose to end their pregnancies. “We were over the moon,” said Celia Posyniak, the executive director of Calgary’s Kensington Clinic, the first place in the country to provide the ...

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Refugee will lose fingers after getting frostbites while trying to cross U.S.-Canada border

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A Ghanaian refugee who almost died during a trek to cross the U.S.-Canada border into Manitoba on Christmas Eve will lose all of his fingers, a toe and possibly his arms. “It’s very bad news,” Seidu Mohammed, 24, told the press in an interview at a Winnipeg hospital where he is being treated for severe frostbite. “I don’t know what ...

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From refugee to cabinet member: Canada’s new Minister of Immigration

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Canada’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, is the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, the Member of Parliament for York South-Weston, in Ontario. He was sworn into office on January 10, 2017. Mr. Hussen arrived in Canada as a teenage refugee from Somalia, via Kenya, in 1993. A lawyer and social activist, Mr. Hussen served on several community organizations, including having ...

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