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This is what happens to the e-waste you drop off for recycling

April 20, 2019

According to the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling, Canada generated 638,300 tonnes of “e-scrap” — electronic and electrical equipment — in 2017. And that amount is expected to climb. By 2025, the BIR estimates that Canada and the U.S. will cumulatively generate 9.25 million metric tons of e-scrap in that year alone. Some of this waste has yet to even […]

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P.E.I. Green candidate, son die in canoeing accident days before election

April 20, 2019

P.E.I. Green Party candidate Josh Underhay and his young son died in a canoeing accident in the Hillsborough River on Friday. Underhay was the party’s candidate in District 9, Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park. Elections P.E.I. said, in accordance with the Election Act, a byelection will be held in his riding in the coming weeks. The election is […]

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P.E.I. Green Party candidate dies in ‘tragic accident’ days before provincial election

April 20, 2019

P.E.I. Green Party candidate Josh Underhay and his young son have died in a “tragic accident,” according to a statement issued late Friday night by the party’s provincial leader Peter Bevan-Baker.  Underhay was the party’s candidate in district 9, Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park.  Details of the deaths have not been released at this time. His family has asked for privacy. According to his […]

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18 injured after deck collapses in Langley, B.C.

April 20, 2019

RCMP say 18 people are in hospital after a deck collapsed at a home in Langley, B.C., during a pre-wedding celebration early Friday evening.  Cpl. Craig Van Herk said the detachment received several 911 calls from the 5800 block of 268th Street around 5:45 p.m. PT reporting a deck collapse.  Nineteen ground ambulances and one air ambulance were dispatched to […]

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Ahead of federal election, imams at 69 Canadian mosques deliver message that every vote counts

April 20, 2019

When Canadians go to the polls in October, a non-partisan group hopes Muslim voter turnout will be higher than ever — and seized one of the year’s most-attended days of prayer to mobilize the community with a single message: every ballot counts. On Good Friday, imams at 69 mosques in five provinces — Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia and […]

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Austrian climber missing after Banff avalanche ‘dedicated his life to the mountains,’ say parents

April 19, 2019

The parents of celebrated Austrian climber David Lama said Friday that he had “lived his dream” as hopes he and two other top climbers survived an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies fade. Lama, fellow Austrian Hansjörg Auer and American climber Jess Roskelley have been missing in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains since Wednesday. Their sponsor, outdoor apparel company […]

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Bronfman heiress pleads guilty in NXIVM sex slave case

April 19, 2019

A wealthy heiress pleaded guilty on Friday in a sensational case accusing a a cult-like upstate New York group of creating a secret harem of sex slaves for the group’s self-anointed spiritual leader. Clare Bronfman admitted in her plea in federal court in Brooklyn that she harboured someone who was living in the U.S. illegally […]

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California parents sentenced to life for shackling, abusing 12 children

April 19, 2019

A California couple who for years starved a dozen of their children and kept some shackled to beds were sentenced Friday to life in prison, ending a shocking case that revealed a house of horrors hidden behind a veneer of suburban normalcy. David and Louise Turpin were sentenced Friday during an emotional hearing that saw […]

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This trio of eagles — 1 female and 2 males — are raising a family together

April 19, 2019

An unconventional family of bald eagles in Illinois have become an internet sensation. Two males and one female are nesting together and raising three eaglets along the Upper Mississippi River near Fulton, Ill., and thousands of people are watching online through a webcam livestream. “The current birds in the nest have all mated together at one point or another, […]

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Trump blasts ‘crazy’ Mueller report as Democrats make legal bid for ‘full version’

April 19, 2019

Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to see all of U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller’s evidence from his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election, with an eye to using the probe’s findings against President Donald Trump. U.S. House judiciary committee chair Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, issued a subpoena to the Justice Department for […]

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