Guardian Guardian - Canada - WorldList of the latest articles from this category., 01 Sep 2014 21:08:41 -0400Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:08:41 -0400enTropical depression forms off Gulf coast of Mexico; 3-6 inches rain predicted for some areas, 01 Sep 2014 17:51:44 -0400MIAMI - Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the Gulf coast of Mexico with tropical storm warnings issued from Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz north to La Pesca. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says maximum sustained winds are at 30 mph (45 kph) Monday afternoon. The ... - World the champagne: Improved US eating habits still aren't great; rich-poor diet gap has grown, 01 Sep 2014 17:29:22 -0400CHICAGO - Americans' eating habits have improved except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found. On an index of healthy eating where a perfect score is 110, U.S. adults ... - World TV might also pack on pounds by triggering mindless snacking, research suggests, 01 Sep 2014 17:09:00 -0400CHICAGO - Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show. THE SKINNY: Cornell University researchers randomly assigned almost 100 undergraduates to watch ... - World Montreal bar under fire after men allegedly kicked out for kissing, 01 Sep 2014 15:32:19 -0400MONTREAL - A popular Montreal bar is being accused of homophobia after a bouncer allegedly kicked out two male students for kissing. A student association at the Universite de Montreal is demanding an apology from Bar Saint-Sulpice, a busy spot in the city's Latin Quarter. Vincent Fournier ... - World has harsh words for Harper, Trudeau at Labour Day Parade in Toronto, 01 Sep 2014 15:30:40 -0400TORONTO - Thousands of people marched Monday in Toronto's annual Labour Day Parade to show their support for local unions, with more than 30 labour organizations taking part in the festivities. Joining them was federal Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair, who took shots at Prime Minister Stephen ... - World elementary school bans homework for the year, 01 Sep 2014 14:51:08 -0400MONTREAL - Students at one Quebec school can expect to have a little more free time on their hands this year. An elementary school in the province's Saguenay region has decided to ban homework in all classes from Grade 1 to Grade 6. Some 339 students at College de Saint-Ambroise will take part ... - World chronology of major events in the right-to-die debate in Canada, 01 Sep 2014 14:00:46 -0400A chronology of the major events in the right-to-die debate: January 1992 - Quebec Superior Court rules in case of Nancy B. that turning off her respirator at her request would not be a criminal offence. August 1992 - Toronto nurse Scott Mataya, charged with first-degree murder is death of a ... - World at Noon: B.C. woman's public plea for assisted suicide spurs debate, 01 Sep 2014 13:58:33 -0400VANCOUVER - Gillian Bennett's family scattered her ashes this weekend, in a quiet ritual shared by those she loved. She was, after all, an intensely private person, her daughter said. But the 83-year-old grandmother's heart wrenching and public goodbye before taking her own life two weeks ago ... - World of the marathon swims that happened in Canada this summer for charity, 01 Sep 2014 13:55:30 -0400Teen swimmer Annaleise Carr swam from Long Point to Port Dover today in order to finish the mammoth swim she started in July. Here are some of the marathon swims that have taken place across Canada this summer: July 27: 16-year-old Annaleise Carr attempted to swim across Lake Erie, but ended ... - World boss set to testify as Quebec corruption inquiry resumes, 01 Sep 2014 13:31:27 -0400MONTREAL - Quebec's corruption inquiry is expected to hear from a powerful former construction magnate soon after it resumes Tuesday from its summer break. Tony Accurso, once the owner of several influential Quebec construction companies, is due to appear before the Charbonneau Commission after ... - World Brunswick Liberals try to keep momentum going in Eastern Canada, 01 Sep 2014 13:00:09 -0400After majority victories in Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario, Brian Gallant is trying to keep the winning streak alive for the Liberals by taking New Brunswick in the Sept. 22 election. It's a vote that some political observers are closely watching to determine if a trend in Eastern Canada could ... - World Brunswick Liberals would up province's minimum wage if voted into power, 01 Sep 2014 12:36:04 -0400SAINT JOHN, N.B. - New Brunswick's Liberal Party is promising to raise the province's minimum wage if it wins the September election. Leader Brian Gallant says minimum hourly pay in the province would jump to $10.30 by year's end, then to $11 by the close of 2017. The announcement comes as ... - World woman says community faces discrimination in job search, 01 Sep 2014 12:23:55 -0400TORONTO - Melissa Hudson says 30 years of experience in the Toronto business world hasn't been enough to land her a job, despite numerous call-backs on her resume for first-round interviews. Hudson's difficulties in finding work started after she transitioned from male to female and she blames ... - World fire leaves 36 people homeless in Dieppe, New Brunswick, 01 Sep 2014 11:40:43 -0400DIEPPE, N.B. - A Sunday night fire in New Brunswick has left more than three dozen people homeless. The Canadian Red Cross says the blaze happened at a four-storey apartment building (at 487 Champlain Street) in Dieppe around 10 p.m. The organization says the fire caused extensive damage to the ... - World man charged with impaired driving had two children in back seat, 01 Sep 2014 11:26:32 -0400WELLINGTON, P.E.I. - RCMP in Prince Edward Island say a man facing impaired driving charges was travelling with two children in the back seat. Mounties say they stopped a 39-year-old driver after seeing a speeding vehicle in Wellington, in western P.E.I., Sunday night. The two young passengers, ... - World woman dies after vehicle overturns off Cape Breton highway in Nova Scotia, 01 Sep 2014 11:13:19 -0400SYDNEY, N.S. - Police in Nova Scotia say a woman from British Columbia has died in a single-vehicle crash in Cape Breton. Officers responded early Monday to reports that a vehicle had left the road and flipped over while travelling on Highway 125 in Sydney. A 59-year-old woman from Surrey, ... - World business forum has first meeting, fulfilling Canadian promise, 01 Sep 2014 11:00:16 -0400IQALUIT, Nunavut - Canada will live up to promises it made two years ago when the first meeting of the Arctic Economic Council begins Tuesday in Iqaluit. Creation of the group was to be the centrepiece of Canada's agenda as it assumed leadership in 2012 of the overall Arctic Council, which is ... - World welcome mat: Rob Anders takes second crack at Conservative nomination, 01 Sep 2014 11:00:13 -0400CALGARY - Controversial Conservative MP Rob Anders may not find the welcome mat out as he attempts to make the move from a big-city riding where he lost his nomination to a brand new rural one. Earlier this year, Anders lost a bitterly fought nomination battle in Calgary Signal Hill, which ... - World have all the cowgirls gone? CCMAs, country radio largely ignoring women, 01 Sep 2014 11:00:10 -0400TORONTO - Aside from doctors and accountants, perhaps no one studies a chart as closely as a Nashville country musician. Take Terri Clark, the Montreal-born, Alberta-raised Grand Ole Opry member whose career will be 20 years and 10 albums in with the Tuesday release of "Some Songs." That's also ... - World Sarah Stone on being a Rising Star at Toronto International Film Festival, 01 Sep 2014 11:00:08 -0400TORONTO - Vancouver native Julia Sarah Stone has two reasons to celebrate the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival: she appears in the movie "Wet Bum" and will also serve as one of the annual movie marathon's "rising stars." It's a distinction the festival gives annually to four actors ... - World