Canadian Coast Guard needs new recruits

The Canadian Coast Guard has launched a recruitment drive to fill well over 500 positions at sea and ashore. The coast guard says the high demand is due to retirements, new ships, new lifeboat stations, and funding from the federal government’s $1.5 billion dollar Ocean Protection Plan. “We’re certainly going to bring in a…

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Turbines start turning at B.C.’s largest wind farm

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C.—The largest wind farm in Western Canada has begun producing power. Renewable developer Pattern Energy Group announced Feb. 27 it has completed its Meikle Wind power project outside Tumbler Ridge, B.C. Situated in the Rocky Mountain foothills northeast of Prince George, the project includes 61 turbines and has…

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How to check if you have unclaimed money in a Canadian bank

Millions of dollars are sitting right now in unclaimed bank accounts. At the end of last year, the Bank of Canada was holding approximately 1.8 million unclaimed balances worth $678 million. “The biggest balance we have on our banks right now is about $800,000,” said the Bank of Canada’s Josianne…

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Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018

CBC News has learned that the legislation will be announced during the week of April 10 and will broadly follow the recommendation of a federally appointed task force that was chaired by former liberal Justice Minister Anne McLellan. Bill Blair, the former Toronto police chief who has been stickhandling the…

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How to roll up the rim without buying coffee

Did you know about this? You might want to check it out! Despite the well-known slogan, you don’t actually have to roll up the rim to win. As with most retail contests, the signature Tim Hortons promotion has a standard clause in the fine print saying no purchase is necessary…

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Former boxing champ Willie deWit becomes Alberta judge

Willie deWit, an Olympian and former world amateur heavyweight boxing champ, is among four new federally appointed judges announced Friday. DeWit, along with civil lawyer Michele Hollins, will replace two outgoing judges in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench. Calgary provincial court Judge Marilyn Slawinsky will be returning to her roots,…

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