Canada

Barry Sherman, Apotex founder, and wife Honey remembered as ‘wonderful human beings’

Canadian billionaire Bernard “Barry” Sherman and his wife Honey were found dead in their home Friday. Police say the deaths were suspicious but haven’t said much more than that. The Shermans were known for their philanthropy and are survived by their four adult children. WACTH: Barry and Honey Sherman found dead …

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The Halifax Explosion and Au Revoir to Hi: The Canada Letter

Its co-producers, Linda Campbell and Jim McDermott, both deaf, are filmmaking neophytes. Ms. Campbell is a professor of environmental science at St. Mary’s University in Halifax and Mr. McDermott teaches in the deaf studies program at Nova Scotia Community College. Ms. Campbell said in an email that they started out …

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Blinded by Her Husband, She Fights for Justice (and Aces Law School)

And here in Vancouver she again garnered attention in the news media, earning a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia in 2013. This year she graduated from the university’s law school. Today, she is studying for the bar exam while working at DLA Piper, a prominent law firm. …

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Century After Halifax’s Great Explosion, City Marks Anniversary

Reminders of the explosion’s centennial were impossible to escape this week. Two more histories have been added to the dozens of other books, including one of Canada’s best-known novels, on the disaster. Plays, special exhibitions, films and events, as well as shop windows commemorating the anniversary, are spread throughout the …

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Canada’s Supreme Court Backs Indigenous Rights in Dispute Over Yukon Wilderness

Photo The Blackstone River running through Yukon’s Peel Watershed. The Supreme Court said a preservation plan could not be rewritten by the territorial government. Credit Aaron Vincent Elkaim for The New York Times In a victory for indigenous groups, Canada’s Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Yukon territorial government …

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Justin Trudeau heads to China, set to meet with President Xi Jinping – National

BEIJING – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on his way to Beijing for a four-day state visit to China, joined by several cabinet ministers. Government officials said on Friday that the focus of Trudeau’s trip will be deepening economic ties and attracting more Chinese investment to Canada. The prime minister …

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The Land of Apology and a Return to Montreal: The Canada Letter

So I sought out Michael Ross, a retired professor of psychology at the University of Waterloo who has researched the effects of government apologies for historical injustices, including ones made by Canada. “If Canada apologies more than most nations, it would suggest perhaps that we have more to apologize for, …

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TransCanada recovers 44,400 gallons of oil from Keystone pipeline spill site

Nov 24 (Reuters) – TransCanada said on Friday it has recovered 44,400 gallons, or 1,057 barrels, of oil from the Keystone pipeline spill site at Amherst, South Dakota. The company had shut down its 590,000 barrel-per-day Keystone pipeline, which links Alberta’s oil sands to U.S. refineries, on Nov. 16 after …

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Even Whales Have to Exfoliate

In August 2014, Sarah Fortune was trying to tag bowhead whales with transmitters so she could study their feeding habits in Canada’s Cumberland Sound, where many of the large sea mammals spend their summers. But the whales kept swimming into a small, shallow bay with large boulders, where at least …

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Victims of Canada’s ‘Gay Purge’ to Get Apology from Trudeau

Working on the theory that gays and lesbians were vulnerable to blackmail by the Soviet Union, a special unit of the Mounties began its efforts to remove them from the public service in the late 1950s. The program continued in the military up until 1992; Mr. Thwaites’s reassignment as a …

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