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CRA call centre staff blocking calls, giving taxpayers incorrect information: AG

OTTAWA – Canada’s tax collectors often aren’t picking up the phone, and when they do, Canadians are being given incorrect information, a new federal audit reveals. The examination by Canada’s Auditor General Michael Ferguson into whether the Canada Revenue Agency’s nine call centres were providing Canadian taxpayers with timely access to accurate information, found that call centre agents only answered the phone about one-third of the time. When the callers do get through to the call centre, the audit found that agents are giving Canadians incorrect information nearly 30 perRead More


Sault volunteers rebuild vintage airplane over two decades

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Lincoln Louttit: Volunteers spend 20 years rebuilding de Havilland Fox Moth at Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste. Marie. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Michael Redhill, Bellevue Square author, wins Giller Book Prize – Entertainment

CBC News Michael Redhill has won the Giller Prize, Canada’s richest literary award, for his novel Bellevue Square. Redhill was named winner of the $100,000 honour at a televised Toronto gala Monday night, the first Giller Prize awarded since the death of founder Jack Rabinovitch in August. Bellevue Square tells the story of a woman who tries to track down her doppelganger following rumours that someone who looks like her hangs out at Bellevue Square, a park in Toronto’s Kensington Market. Redhill will be interviewed on CBC Radio’s q Tuesday morning. This year’s shortlist included first-timeRead More


Tambor doesn’t see how he can return to ‘Transparent’

LOS ANGELES – Actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn’t see how he can return to the Amazon series “Transparent” following two allegations of sexual harassment against him. In an ambiguous statement Sunday, Tambor referenced what he calls a “politicized atmosphere” that has afflicted the set. He also says that the idea that he would deliberately harass anyone is untrue. Two women have come forward over the past few weeks to accuse Tambor of sexual harassment, including “Transparent” actress Trace Lysette and his former assistant. Tambor has won two Emmys forRead More


Windsor doctor named Ontario Pediatrician of the Year

The Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario announced a Windsor doctor has earned the honour of Ontario Pediatrician of the Year. Dr. Mark Awuku is the 2017 winner of the AAP Special Achievement Award, also known as the Ontario Pediatrician of the Year. The announcement was made today by PAO President Dr. Hirotaka Yamashiro at the Practical Pediatrics Ontario 2017 Conference in Toronto. Based in Windsor, Dr. Awuku has a passion for medical education. He is a Community pediatrician and Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Western University, Schulich School of MedicineRead More


Two Sudburians earn 2nd place in Tim Horton’s Cup

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Alana Everson: Two Azilda Tim Horton’s employees compete in service competition in Las Vegas. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

NEW YORK — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. The posts did not say when or where Young died. Young was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. A statement says he died peacefully with his family by his side. Band representatives didn’t immediately return emails seeking comment. Young formed the group with his brother, Angus. AC/DC were remarkably consistent for over 40 years with itsRead More


VegaBoo Haven cat cafe now open in Regina

Cat cafés have gained popularity in Japan, and now the trend has made its way to Regina. VegaBoo Haven on Victoria Avenue is the first cat café in the province. With a capacity of 15 cats at a time, the facility provides a cuddly respite from the winter weather. And if you take a liking to one of the feline occupants, you can take him or her home with you! All of the cats are residents of the Regina Humane Society and are up for adoption. The café is actuallyRead More


Prominent BlackBerry executive leaving company for personal reasons

A person with knowledge of the situation says that BlackBerry Ltd.’s chief operating officer has resigned in order to deal with a family health issue. The source who spoke on condition of anonymity says that Marty Beard will leave the company effective Dec. 1. The company did not immediately confirm the information. BlackBerry hired Beard in 2014. He was previously chairman and CEO of LiveOps, a provider of cloud applications for customer services. He helped oversee BlackBerry’s transformation from making smartphones to focusing on its growing software business. Beard isRead More


Psychiatrist says terror suspect Mohamed Harkat poses low risk of violence

OTTAWA — A psychiatrist who has treated terror suspect Mohamed Harkat for the last eight years says the refugee from Algeria is unlikely to commit violent acts. Dr. Colin Cameron has told a Federal Court of Canada hearing on Harkat’s release conditions that his patient supports democracy and expresses revulsion about terrorist attacks. Harkat, who is closely monitored by Canadian border agency officials, wants general permission to use the internet outside his family home and to travel freely within Canada. Authorities are asking the court to deny the requests, sayingRead More