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  • Canadian province scraps helmet exemption for Sikhs August 21, 2014

    Toronto: Sikhs in the Canadian province of Ontario will not be exempted from wearing helmets, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced. The Canadian Sikh Association said it received a letter last week from Wynne stating the Liberal government, for safety reasons, will not allow Sikh motorcycle riders to wear only turbans, the Toronto...
  • Canadian Prime Minister lauds Indo-Canadians for their contribution August 16, 2014

    Toronto: India and Canada have long standing and positive bilateral relations based on mutual interests, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said and lauded the contributions of Indo-Canadians to the prosperity of his country. "Our strong and dynamic relationship is rooted in deep people-to-people ties," Harper said in a statement read by...
  • Watch and try not to cry: A bank converts its ATM into an 'Automated Thanking Machine' to give out free money and gifts to loyal customers August 1, 2014

    Canadian bank TD Canada Trust found a way to thank its loyal customers that was so heartfelt that it will overwhelm and move you to tears. The bank converted its ATMs into 'talking' Automated Thanking Machines and gave away free money to every customer. Each got $20 doled out in...
  • Jim Furyk leads by three as local hopes fade at Canadian Open July 27, 2014

    American Jim Furyk moved closer to ending a personal winless streak of nearly four years when he earned a three-shot lead after the third round at the Canadian Open in Montreal on Saturday. But a much longer national drought is likely to continue after Canadian hope Graham DeLaet three-putted the final...
  • Canadian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton must take Bull by the horns June 19, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton is ready to take an unfamiliar bull by the horns this weekend as Austria's revamped Red Bull Ring returns to the Formula One calendar after an 11-year absence. The Mercedes driver, a teenager when Austria last hosted a grand prix in 2003, needs to win at Spielberg to rein...
  • Mercedes must be bulletproof in Formula 1: Rosberg June 11, 2014

    Montreal: The twin Mercedes of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have so dominated the Formula One circuit this season that even a second-place finish that extended Rosberg's lead in the championship standings left them disappointed. "We need to make sure that we're bulletproof," Rosberg said after Daniel Ricciardo passed the hobbled...
  • Force India extend points streak despite Sergio Perez crash June 9, 2014

    Montreal: Sahara Force India's points-scoring spree continued following a fifth-place finish by Nico Hulkenberg even as his team-mate Sergio Perez suffered a heavy crash on the final lap of a thrilling Canadian Grand Prix. Perez, who almost pulled off team's one stop strategy, was running fourth on Lap 70 when was...
  • Red Bull rivalry overtakes Hamilton, Rosberg spat June 9, 2014

    Montreal: For weeks the Formula One world has been riveted on a feud between championship contenders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton but after the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday the Mercedes team mates have another rivalry to worry about. After a difficult start to the season, Red Bull returned to the...
  • Adrian Newey and Red Bull agree new deal June 9, 2014

    Formula One world champions Red Bull announced a three-year extension to top designer Adrian Newey's contract on Sunday but indicated he would be moving increasingly away from the team and into new areas. Red Bull principal Christian Horner said at the Canadian Grand Prix that Newey would work on as yet...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo wins dramatic Canadian Grand Prix June 9, 2014

    Montreal: Daniel Ricciardo won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, breaking the Mercedes stranglehold on the Formula One circuit. The Red Bull driver earned his first Formula One victory and the first win this year for any driver other than Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Ricciardo passed Rosberg, the points...
  • Force India' Hulkenberg to start 11th, Perez 13th at Canadian Grand Prix June 8, 2014

    Montreal: After enduring a tough Practice, Sahara Force India's Nico Hulkenberg managed to secure a 11th position on the grid while Sergio Perez qualified 13th for the Canadian Grand Prix. With his fastest lap of 1:16.300 in Q2, Hulkenberg just missed out on Q3 in a very tight qualifying session in...
  • Montreal extends Formula One deal for 10 more years June 8, 2014

    Montreal: The Canadian Grand Prix is staying in Montreal through 2024 after an agreement with the Formula One Group worth more than $200 million. The grand prix' future in Montreal was secured with the help of substantial governmental investment: $62 million from the federal government, $50 million from Quebec, $62 million...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg grabs pole for Canadian GP, Hamilton second June 8, 2014

    For the third straight Formula One grand prix, Mercedes teammates and championship leaders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will line up side-by-side in the front row of the starting grid. If all goes as expected, they will finish in the top two again as well. The dominant team on the circuit -...
  • Formula One to consider dropping practice session June 7, 2014

    Formula One, in another cost cutting move, is looking to drop one practice session and trim Grand Prix weekends from four days to three. While the proposal has yet to be approved, team technical directors said on Friday following practice at the Canadian Grand Prix that they were aware of the...
  • Lewis Hamilton puts Mercedes back on top in second practice at Montreal June 7, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton signalled his intentions to reclaim the Formula One drivers' championship lead from Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg after setting the pace in practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday. The Briton, a three-time winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, lapped the island track in one minute 16.118 seconds...
  • Consistent Hulkenberg not losing sleep over elusive F1 podium June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Force India's Nico Hulkenberg, arguably the best driver yet to step on the Formula One podium in his fourth season, says he is not losing sleep over an elusive top three finish despite a series of missed opportunities and is confident of being there "one day". The Force India...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso upstages mighty Mercedes in first practice in Canada June 6, 2014

    Ferrari's former world champion Fernando Alonso upstaged the mighty Mercedes team by setting the pace in first practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday. Alonso, a winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2006 and runner-up to world champion Sebastian Vettel last year, lapped the island track with a best...
  • Tough climb but Red Bull can reach summit, says Horner June 6, 2014

    Struggling Red Bull have a hard mountain to climb but they can still reach the Formula One summit again this year and claim a fifth straight drivers' crown, team principal Christian Horner said on Thursday. While Mercedes have dominated the season with six wins from six races, Horner and his four...
  • Lewis Hamilton set to hit back at Canadian Grand Prix June 4, 2014

    Nico Rosberg seized the Formula One championship lead from aggrieved Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in Monaco but he may have to hand it straight back in Montreal this weekend. With their rivalry sure to be as fierce as ever, despite both drivers playing down talk of feuding in recent days,...
  • Canadian PM Stephen Harper bets beer case over hockey with Barack Obama. Unfortunately, the US President is yet to pay up March 10, 2014

    The United States defused a brewing, and cordial, crisis with Canada on Friday, after Prime Minister Stephen Harper joked that Barack Obama has yet to deliver the beer he promised if the US hockey teams lost to Canada in the Olympics. The White House responded the president does not welsh on...
  • Children who stutter differ in brain development: Study October 16, 2013

    Vancouver: Children who stutter have less grey matter in key regions of the brain responsible for speech production than children who do not stutter, according to a new Canadian study. The study, published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Cortex, explains how the brain is built for speech production, why people stutter, and...
  • Anna Hazare conferred with USD 100,000 prize for anti-graft crusade September 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Social activist Anna Hazare was conferred with the inaugural Allard Prize for International Integrity by the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Law at a special ceremony Wednesday night in Canada's Vancouver. The USD 100,000 prize is one of the world's largest awards recognising the efforts of activists to combat...
  • Facebook apologizes, bans advertiser who used photo of dead teenager September 19, 2013

    Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Wednesday it has banned an advertiser that used photographs of a deceased Canadian bullying victim in an ad for an online dating website. A Facebook user noticed the ad, which featured a photo of Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old Halifax girl who died after a suicide attempt...
  • Two Royal Canadian Navy warships collide in Pacific September 1, 2013

    Two Royal Canadian Navy warships collided in Pacific Ocean while conducting manoeuvres, an official release said on Saturday, adding there were no casualties. HMCS Algonquin and HMCS Protecteur collided on Friday en route to Hawaii, Xinhua reported citing a press release from Canada's department of national defence. Both warships ships are returning...
  • Brandt Snedeker wins Canadian Open July 29, 2013

    Oakville: Zoe Olivia Mahan can expect something special from Brandt Snedeker. Snedeker won the Canadian Open on Sunday, a day after Hunter Mahan withdrew with the lead before the third round when his wife went into labor. Kandi Mahan gave birth to daughter Zoe Olivia early Sunday in Texas. "Zoe will...
  • Brandt Snedeker takes Canadian Open lead July 28, 2013

    Oakville: Hunter Mahan gave up the lead in the Canadian Open when his wife went into labor before Brandt Snedeker grabbed the top spot a few hours later Saturday. Mahan was 13 under after two rounds when he got a call before he was scheduled to tee off Saturday saying wife...
  • Hunter Mahan leads Canadian Open July 27, 2013

    Oakville: Hunter Mahan birdied the final three holes on Friday for an 8-under 64 and a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Canadian Open. Coming off a ninth-place tie last week in the British Open, the five-time PGA Tour winner had eight birdies in his bogey-free round at...
  • Brendan Steele leads Canadian Open July 26, 2013

    Oakville: Brendan Steele fired a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead at the Canadian Open, starting his round with birdies on five of his first seven holes at Glen Abbey. The 30-year-old Steele, winless on the PGA Tour, had eight birdies and a bogey overall, dropping a shot...
  • Canadians out to end 59-year home drought July 25, 2013

    Oakville, Ontario: Mike Weir and the other Canadians in the Canadian Open field are well aware that it has been 59 years since a Canadian won the national championship. "There is that added feel and pressure, no question," Weir said on Wednesday, a day before the start of play at Glen...
  • Pirelli tires working well for Force India June 19, 2013

    This year Pirelli tires are in the headlines for more wrong reasons than right, but for Force India, the tires have worked out well so far. The team put up a rather eventful performance at the Canadian Grand Prix with both their drivers, Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil, earning...