News Archive

  • As the new Behind the Bleachers sports columnist for <i>The Messenger</i>, once September hits, I’ll be providing you with a biweekly rundown of everything you need to know about in the sports world, from hockey to baseball to football. Let’s just say, if a ball’s involved, I’ve got it. (Pun always intended.) Snark included.

    Introducing you to… Behind the Bleachers

    As the new Behind the Bleachers sports columnist for The Messenger, once September hits, I’ll be providing you with a biweekly rundown of everything you need to know about in the sports world, from hockey to baseball to football. Let’s just say, if a ball’s involved, I’ve got it. (Pun always intended.) Snark included.

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  • A new study has revealed the existence of billions of potentially habitable planets in our galaxy, the Milky Way, alone.

    European scientists discover billions of potentially habitable planets in the Milky Way

    A new study has revealed the existence of billions of potentially habitable planets in our galaxy, the Milky Way, alone.

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  • Terri-Lynne McClintic has pleaded guilty to first degree murder of Victoria Stafford and has been sentenced to life in prison. On March 5th of this year – nearly three years later – the trial of Michael Rafferty for kidnapping, sexual assault and first degree murder began.

    The Rafferty Trial: Three years later

    Terri-Lynne McClintic has pleaded guilty to first degree murder of Victoria Stafford and has been sentenced to life in prison. On March 5th of this year – nearly three years later – the trial of Michael Rafferty for kidnapping, sexual assault and first degree murder began.

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  • What you see in Canada’s 2012 Federal Budget is entirely constructed by the political freewill of Stephen Harper and his finance minister Jim Flaherty.

    Harper releases his first major budget

    What you see in Canada’s 2012 Federal Budget is entirely constructed by the political freewill of Stephen Harper and his finance minister Jim Flaherty.

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  • Another week means more stories to tell from around the world. Economic conventions disguised as nuclear discussions as well as criminal captures, if it's something you need to know, it's here. For a quick brush up on the happenings of the world over the past week, check out the Weekly Top 10!

    Weekly Top 10: News

    Another week means more stories to tell from around the world. Economic conventions disguised as nuclear discussions as well as criminal captures, if it's something you need to know, it's here. For a quick brush up on the happenings of the world over the past week, check out the Weekly Top 10!

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  • On March 13th, an agreement was signed to clone a woolly mammoth by scientists Hwang Woo-Suk of South Korea’s Sooam Biotech Research Foundation and Vasily Vasiliev of Russia’s North-Eastern Federal University.

    Woolly mammoths to be cloned by South Korea and Russia

    On March 13th, an agreement was signed to clone a woolly mammoth by scientists Hwang Woo-Suk of South Korea’s Sooam Biotech Research Foundation and Vasily Vasiliev of Russia’s North-Eastern Federal University.

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  • Abortion in the United States has always been in a controversial bind. Technically legal since 1973, states nontheless have power to locally restrict the practice.

    The five most abortion-unfriendly states

    Abortion in the United States has always been in a controversial bind. Technically legal since 1973, states nontheless have power to locally restrict the practice.

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  • Not all news is bad news, and this week shows it. From fresh attempts to find a lost pilot to honouring a democratic advocate, if it's something you need to know, it's here. For a quick brush up on the happenings of the world over the past week, check out the Weekly Top 10!

    Weekly Top 10: News

    Not all news is bad news, and this week shows it. From fresh attempts to find a lost pilot to honouring a democratic advocate, if it's something you need to know, it's here. For a quick brush up on the happenings of the world over the past week, check out the Weekly Top 10!

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  • On Sunday March 11th, a US soldier killed 16 civilians in an unprovoked attack in the province of Kandahar in Afghanistan. According to official accounts, it seems that the soldier, who was revealed this Friday to be Sergeant Robert Bales, left the base at around 3am and proceeded to walk to the nearby village, whereupon he started to shoot.

    US soldier’s killing spree makes waves in Afghanistan

    On Sunday March 11th, a US soldier killed 16 civilians in an unprovoked attack in the province of Kandahar in Afghanistan. According to official accounts, it seems that the soldier, who was revealed this Friday to be Sergeant Robert Bales, left the base at around 3am and proceeded to walk to the nearby village, whereupon he started to shoot.

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  • As the world progresses, conflict and advancement go hand in hand. News is made, and the people are informed of what is happening in their world. If it's something you need to know, it's here. For a quick brush up on the happenings of the world over the past week, check out the Weekly Top 10!

    Weekly Top 10: News

    As the world progresses, conflict and advancement go hand in hand. News is made, and the people are informed of what is happening in their world. If it's something you need to know, it's here. For a quick brush up on the happenings of the world over the past week, check out the Weekly Top 10!

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