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  1. News - World - CANADA

    'Steady hand' Jim Flaherty resigns as Canada's finance minister

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 08:41pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ottawa Long-serving minister, who led nation through global financial crisis, to be succeeded by Joe Oliver, Canada's public broadcaster reports 'Steady hand' Flaherty quits as finance chief Jim Flaherty, Canada's long-serving Conservative finance minister, who helped steer the nation's economy through the global financial crisis, has resigned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1452551/steady-hand-jim-flaherty-resigns-canadas-finance-minister
  2. Property - International - CANADA

    Vancouver leads way as Canada experiences boom in home building

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 05:03am by Bloomberg

    ... building permits granted by municipalities jumped 26.3 per cent to C$4.6 billion (HK$32.1 billion) Statistics Canada reported. One of the largest municipal gains was led by multiple-unit housing in Vancouver, a market that national policymakers have said was most at risk from over-building and a glut. Bank of Canada deputy governor John Murray said the country probably would avoid housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1446421/vancouver-leads-way-canada-experiences-boom-home-building
  3. Sport - China - BNP Paribas Open

    Li Na advances to quarter-finals with 6-1, 6-4 win over Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:58pm

    ... Agencies in Indian Wells Chinese World No 2 wobbled in second set before sealing win Top seed Li Na of China advanced to the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells hardcourt tennis tournament on Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak. Australian Open champion Li lined up a rematch with the woman she defeated  in the final at Melbourne, Dominika Cibulkova, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1447058/li-na-advances-quarter-finals-6-1-6-4-win-over-canadas-aleksandra
  4. News - China - EMIGRATION

    Wealthy mainlanders threaten to sue after Canada scraps visa scheme

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 03:02am by Adrian Wan

    ... in the queue for visas will have their applications "eliminated" and their fees returned. Rong Bing, a 47-year-old businessman, said he first applied to move to Canada through the investor visa scheme in 2009. He quit his job with a state-owned enterprise the same year to prepare for his family's move to Canada. "We have set aside a lot of money to meet the investment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1440528/wealthy-mainlanders-threaten-sue-after-canada-scraps-visa-scheme
  5. News - World

    Would-be investor immigrants have mixed track record in Canada's courts

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:01am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver Similar claims already filed in federal court At least three lawsuits have been launched over Canada's handling of would-be investor immigrants, many of whom spent years languishing in the scheme's backlog before it was announced last month that all federal applications would be terminated. The only positive outcome to date involves the 95 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1444787/would-be-investor-immigrants-have-mixed-track-record-canadas-courts
  6. News - Hong Kong - MISSING PERSON

    Ani Ashekian's journal offers new clues after four years of silence

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... from Beijing. She had left her journal behind in Canada. It details her state of mind before leaving. Shirra passed the book to a police psychologist because he was concerned about her state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1065968/ani-ashekians-journal-offers-new-clues-after-four-years-silence
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Some people just don’t like music, research in Spain and Canada shows

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 10:16pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune New study isn't music to the ears Everyone dislikes some kind of music, but are there people out there who don't respond to music at all? Apparently, yes, and they weren't lying when they said so, according to a study published online in Current Biology. A team of researchers from Spain and Canada was trying to develop an accurate questionnaire to gauge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1443048/some-people-just-dont-music-research-spain-and-canada-shows
  8. News - World - CANADA

    Coin found on Vancouver Island beach could rewrite history of Canada

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Victoria Buried coin suggests a secret history of Canada An amateur treasure hunter with a hand-held metal detector has turned Canadian history on its head after finding a 16th century shilling buried in clay on the shores of Vancouver Island. The 435-year-old coin discovered on the island off Canada's west coast has rekindled a theory that British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1440486/coin-found-vancouver-island-beach-could-rewrite-history-canada
  9. News - World - CANADA

    Canadian miners evacuated after potash mine fire

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 03:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Ottawa

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ottawa Twenty miners were safely evacuated after a fire at a potash mine in Canada’s western Saskatchewan province trapped them underground for several hours, the company said on Tuesday. No one was wounded in the blaze at the Rocanville mine, which broke out at 1.56am on Tuesday (1.56pm on Wednesday HK time) on Tuesday and forced the miners to take refuge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1047742/canadian-miners-evacuated-after-potash-mine-fire
  10. News - World - CANADA

    Canadian Mounties solve 1974 murder of 16-year-old girl

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 03:28pm by Reuters in Vancouver

    ... not say how she was killed. Fowler has been ruled out in eight of the 18 E-Pana cases, Shinkaruk said. E-Pana is one of several task forces reviewing files on missing women in Canada. P roject ... was convicted of six murders and sentenced to life in prison, prosecutors opted not to pursue 20 other charges. The case reverberated across Canada, drawing attention to other disappearances. Documents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1047755/canadian-mounties-solve-1974-murder-16-year-old-girl

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