A new study says that diseases and parasites from farmed fish are having devastating effects on wild salmon stocks in parts of B.C. Skyrocketing global demand for seafood means fish farming can be very profitable, even when the cost of frequent tractor replacements is taken into account.
Brian Mulroney continues to be the centre of the most-covered and least-followed story in the Canadian media. Basically he says he’s not guilty of anything except taking a couple hundred grand in cash for doing not much of anything and then sticking it in safe deposit boxes and not declaring it on his tax returns until the guy who gave it to him was arrested. Come on, who among us hasn’t done that at some point in their life?
Shock in the baseball world as a report on steroid use implicates some of the biggest players in the game, putting a whole new spin on the phrase “America’s favorite pastime.”
Your tax money finally at work—the Toronto budgeting process should be a little less hysterical next year. The provincial government is handing back some of the cash paid to it by Ontario city-dwellers in the form of a $500 million transit subsidy that will make life a little easier for David Miller and property taxpayers in the GTA.
A Canada Post program which replies to kid’s letters to Santa was temporarily halted after an Ottawa mother received a letter to her son in which the handwritten postscript advised that “your mom s— d—- and your dad is gay.” Police are investigating the matter, and the family has denied Santa’s allegations.
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