A west Ottawa restaurant has been fined by Ottawa Public Health after rice it servedÂ made dozens of people sick and sent six children to hospital from a summer camp. Paramedics were called to St. Cecilia School the afternoon of July 31 after several children and adults from the Tian Tian Chinese Summer Camp reported feeling ill. Six children suffering from vomiting, dizziness and diarrhea were taken to hospital with suspected food poisoning.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is wrong in saying that police investigations, not a national inquiry, are the best way to deal with crimes involving missing and murdered aboriginal women, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said Friday. "For Stephen Harper to say that there's not a systemic aspect to this, I think is just â€” I think it's outrageous quite frankly," she said in an interview with The Canadian Press. All the provinces and territories endorsed calls for a public inquiry when they gathered last year in Ontario for the annual Council of the Federation premiers' conference.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. Yellen's remarks to an annual Fed conference offered no signal that she's altered her view that the economy still needs Fed support from ultra-low interest rates. The timing of a Fed rate increase remains unclear, though many economists foresee an increase by mid-2015. The Fed chair noted that while the unemployment rate has steadily declined, other gauges of the job market have been harder to evaluate and may reflect continued weakness.
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. - Shadowing central bankers and economists at the Federal Reserve conference here, a group of about 10 demonstrators pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen not to yield to pressure to raise interest rates.
McDonald's Corp is replacing its U.S. The company on Friday named former McDonald's executive Mike Andres as president of McDonald's USA, replacing Jeff Stratton, who had been in the job since December 2012. McDonald's said Stratton, 58, is retiring.
By Jorge A. Otaola and Richard Lough BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina on Friday accused the U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa blocked payments to holders of issued under U.S. Griesa ruled that measures proposed by Argentina's president late on Tuesday to make debt payments locally and push bondholders to bring their debt under Argentine law violated past court rulings. President Cristina Fernandez's measures, if enacted and executed, would potentially allow Argentina to skirt Griesa's court orders and thus resume interest payments on an estimated $29 billion in restructured bonds.
SEATTLE (Reuters) - The FAA has certified Boeing Co's 787-9 Dreamliner for use with General Electric Co engines, clearing the way for first deliveries of the new aircraft with the U.S.-made engines expected later this month. The 787-9 is a larger version of the original Dreamliner and had already obtained FAA certification with Rolls-Royce engines. The first delivery of that configuration occurred in June. An FAA certification document dated Thursday showed both the Rolls and GE engines as approved on the 787-9. The FAA and Boeing did not immediately respond to requests for comment. ...
In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. "People get exposed to a lot of dangerous materials that are used when electronic materials are being manufactured."
Interpol said Friday it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more. Police raided a Bangkok condominium earlier this month and found nine babies and nine nannies living in a few unfurnished rooms filled with baby bottles, bouncy chairs, play pens and diapers. They have since identified Mitsutoki Shigeta as the father of those babies â€” and seven others. "What I can tell you so far is that I've never seen a case like this," said Thailand's Interpol director, police Maj. Gen. Apichart Suribunya.
The senior administrators of Montrealâ€™s English-language school boards are surprised and saddened after Education Minister Yves Bolduc said libraries haveÂ enough books. Bolducâ€™s statement was made to Le Devoir in the context of budget cuts for the coming school year. There are booksâ€¦ books that were bought last year, two years ago, 20 years ago,â€ť Bolduc told Le Devoir.
By Pamela Barbaglia and Clare Hutchison LONDON (Reuters) - London Stock Exchange Group Plc is raising 938 million pounds ($1.6 billion) in its first rights issue of new stock to part fund the acquisition of U.S. Europe's oldest independent bourse unveiled plans to buy Frank Russell for $2.7 billion in June to move deeper into the U.S.
A Canadian Forces warrant officer threw himself into his lawyer's arms and his friends let out whoops of joy as he was acquitted Friday on a charge of sexually assaulting a female subordinate. Andre Gagnon, 48, was on trial for the alleged sexual assault of then-corporal Stephanie Raymond in December 2011 at an armoury near Quebec City. His court martial was overseen by a colonel in front of a panel of five male soldiers who reached the verdict. One of Raymond's lawyers, Lt.-Col. Marylene Trudel, accused Gagnon during the court martial of using her client as an "open bar'' for his sexual gratification.