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  • ING says cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has an account with it
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    ING says cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has an account with it

    Dutch financial services company ING on Tuesday confirmed that Bitfinex, one of the largest exchanges for trading in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has a bank account with it in the Netherlands. Bitfinex, whose parent company iFinex is incorporated in the British Virgin Isles and which has offices in Taiwan, could not be reached for comment. ING spokesman Harold Reusken confirmed in an email that Bitfinex has an account in the Netherlands but would not provide details on the amount held or whether ING also provides banking services for other Bitfinex-related companies.

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    Alberta chainsaw artist to carve public memorial for bullrider Ty Pozzobon

    Chainsaw artist Marina Cole will sculpt an image of the late bull-riding legend Ty Pozzobon for his family and his hometown in B.C.'s southern Interior. The City of Merritt and the Pozzobon family commissioned Cole to create a piece to display publicly in memory of the young rodeo champ after she won a local carving competition. Pozzobon, 25, died in January 2017 and was later diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease linked to repetitive brain injury. "I think foremost, I just want to bring something to Ty's family that will be able to fill a tiny piece of their heart,"  she said.

  • Canada's PM says India trip about broader ties not just political ones
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    Canada's PM says India trip about broader ties not just political ones

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplayed talk of a snub by the Indian government on his first state visit to the country this week, and cast his trip as being focused on building business and cultural ties and not just political ones. India matters to Canada," Trudeau told a gathering in Mumbai on Tuesday, where he said his delegation had just inked significant investments in Canada, by Indian tech companies like Tech Mahindra , Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services . "This will lead to the creation of more than 5,800 good Canadian jobs." Trudeau's eight-day trip got off to an awkward start after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who often greets his counterparts on their arrival, sent a junior minister from the agriculture department to meet him at the airport.

  • Delay in opening pot stores will allow fine tuning, corporation says
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    Delay in opening pot stores will allow fine tuning, corporation says

    A July start for selling recreational marijuana across Canada has gone up in smoke, but CannabisNB says it welcomes the additional time to prepare. Legislation to legalize marijuana stalled in the Senate last week, so New Brunswick and other provinces won't be able to get sales going on July 1, as most hoped. Brian Harriman, president and CEO of NB Liquor and subsidiary CannabisNB, said the delay will allow the corporation to fine tune details to deliver the "best possible experience" in New Brunswick stores.

  • Ride-hailing service TappCar confident of success under MPI's rules
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    Ride-hailing service TappCar confident of success under MPI's rules

    A small ride-hailing company about to launch its service in Winnipeg says it has no problem operating under provincial insurance rules. "As a small company, perhaps we're a bit more willing to be flexible," said Pascal Ryffel, spokesman for TappCar. Leading ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have both say they will not operate under Manitoba Public Insurance's rules for vehicles for hire, which include flexible time bands that allow drivers to choose when they would like to work.

  • Fredericton in store for another busy season of road work
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    Fredericton in store for another busy season of road work

    Work to allow two-way traffic on part of Queen Street in downtown Fredericton is part of another busy road construction season planned for this summer. Portions of several streets, on both sides of the river, will see complete shutdowns, said Jon Lewis, a traffic engineer with the City of Fredericton. "It's going to be worse than minimally affected," Lewis said of the traffic delays drivers should expect.

  • Bitcoin nearly doubles in value from year's low hit in early February
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    Bitcoin nearly doubles in value from year's low hit in early February

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea's financial regulator eased its stance on cryptocurrencies, weeks after it considered shutting down digital currency exchanges. Analysts cited South Korean news agency Yonhap, which reported Choe Heung-sik, governor of the Financial Supervisory Service, as saying that the government will support cryptocurrency trading if "normal transactions" are made. "While the threat of heavy regulation, or even a total ban on exchange trading, has hovered over bitcoin in recent weeks, reports this morning that the South Korean government are softening their stance have given traders confidence to buy," said Dennis de Jong, managing director, at online brokerage UFX.com in Limassol, Cyprus.

  • Same scam, new emotional twist almost cons Corner Brook woman
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    Same scam, new emotional twist almost cons Corner Brook woman

    When Ruth Brewer's phone rang a couple of weeks ago, she thought it was her son Brian on the line — a call that kickstarted a harrowing experience that had her scrambling for cash.

  • Young families wanting tougher stance on affordability crisis look to B.C. budget
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    Young families wanting tougher stance on affordability crisis look to B.C. budget

    Affordability is top of mind for many people living in Metro Vancouver who are looking at the 2018 B.C. budget for answers and solutions. Alec Smecher, a Vancouver father who has struggled for years to find stable rental housing for himself and his young daughter, says a time machine is the only way to really solve the affordability and housing crisis.

  • Condo developer demands 15% more money from buyers after New Westminster project hits delays
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    Condo developer demands 15% more money from buyers after New Westminster project hits delays

    A group of prospective homeowners in New Westminster, B.C., are crying foul after being told they need to pay tens of thousands dollars more for their presale condominiums or risk losing their future homes — despite signing a contract nearly two years ago. Earlier this month, Jago Development notified buyers of the Westbourne Residences project at 5th Avenue and 13th Street that the purchase price of their homes would be increasing by 15 per cent to cover unforeseen cost overruns caused by major delays. It was gut-wrenching news for Laurie Macleod, 55, who had poured his life savings into his dream one-bedroom condominium after renting his whole life.

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    Confidence in Canadian justice system is falling, says poll

    A new poll is pointing to a worrying trend about one of the country's key institutions. Canadians are losing confidence in the justice system.

  • Kidney Foundation gets dozens of calls in response to family's plea for organ donors
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    Kidney Foundation gets dozens of calls in response to family's plea for organ donors

    "It always brings more living donors into the system, not just for the person who's put the word out, but there will be others that will benefit from these stories, for sure," said Joyce Van Deurzen, executive director of the Kidney Foundation of Canada in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. Only a few dozen people receive kidney transplants in southern Alberta each year, and the majority come from living donors.

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    City spending $80K on promotion helping restaurants affected by King Street pilot

    The city is buying dinner — just to get you to go to King Street. The "Food is King" promotion aims to send people to one of 40 restaurants on the downtown street, where the King Street pilot project, which prioritizes streetcar service, has angered some businesses. On that front, Tory also said the city is "very pleased" with the submissions that have come in as part of a design competition to improve public spaces in the core.

  • Frozen water lines force northwest high school to close
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    Frozen water lines force northwest high school to close

    Robert Thirsk High School in northwest Calgary had to close early Tuesday because of frozen water lines but will re-open Wednesday. The Calgary Board of Education says the school also has limited heat and washroom facilities because of the problem.

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    Photographer captures fisher and other elusive animals creeping around same spot

    A lynx, a fisher and weasels popping in and out of the snow were some of the wildlife captured by biologist and amateur photographer Arielle DeMerchant. Over one week at the end of January, the 28-year-old wetland biologist videotaped wildlife rolling in the snow and creeping near a deer carcass she'd found in the woods. Last week, she posted a compilation on Facebook that's been shared more than 500 times and reached 30,000 views.

  • Iran TV airs images of site of airplane crash that killed 65
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    Iran TV airs images of site of airplane crash that killed 65

    Iranian search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday offered the first images of the site of an airplane crash in southern Iran that killed 65 people, with officials hoping to reach the aircraft's "black boxes" to learn exactly what downed the flight. State television aired footage showing the plane crash site against the side of a snow-covered mountain near Yasuj, some 780 kilometres (485 miles) south of Tehran, Iran's capital from which the Aseman Airlines flight took off on Sunday. A helicopter pilot interviewed by state television said the crash site appeared to be only 30 metres (100 feet) from a peak on Mount Dena in the Zagros Mountain range.

  • Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'
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    Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'

    A Republican Idaho state senator yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint after a post from an unverified Twitter account told them to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic lawmaker. Sen. Dan Foreman told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he has no plans to apologize and denied any ties to the social media account that purported to belong to him. "I think the response was dead on and people can take exception to that — they're welcome to their point of view — but I take abortion seriously.

  • Alberta man's parents honoured for bravery in harbouring Holocaust refugees
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    Alberta man's parents honoured for bravery in harbouring Holocaust refugees

    Hartgert van Engelen trembled as German officers searched his family home, barely missing the hiding places he had helped his father build behind the walls. Van Engelen was just a boy, Europe was in the grips of Second World War, and his family was harbouring five Jewish refugees inside their home. "Had the Dutch Nazi across from us been wondering what went on behind our curtained windows, passing his suspicions on to the Germans?" said van Engelen, 86, who will accept a bravery award on behalf of his parents at a ceremony in Edmonton Tuesday night.

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    Canadian Judicial Council recommends Quebec judge be removed from office

    The Canadian Judicial Council is recommending that a Quebec Superior Court justice be removed from office. A committee of the council found in a report last November that Michel Girouard attempted to mislead and conceal the truth during a review of drug-related allegations against him. In April 2016, the judicial council ruled Girouard could return to sit as a judge despite the council's own inquiry committee recommending he be removed from office months earlier.

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    What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb. 20-21

    Canada will be well-represented when the women's short program begins. Osmond and Daleman are the reigning world championship silver and bronze medallists, respectively, and both contributed to Canada's gold-medal performance in last week's team event.

  • Hamiltonians spend the most per-capita on Kijiji buys, company says
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    Hamiltonians spend the most per-capita on Kijiji buys, company says

    Hamiltonians spend the most per-person on Kijiji secondhand finds out of 10 cities studied in a report commissioned by the online buy-and-sell company. Hamilton spent $547 per person, significantly higher than the city in second place, Ottawa-Gatineau, in 2017, according to the report released Tuesday. While specific information on what Hamiltonians bought and sold wasn't available, the most frequently exchanged items in the second-hand economy are clothing, shoes and accessories followed by entertainment and baby clothing.

  • Veldon Coburn’s Twitter Account Partially Suspended By Mistake: Twitter
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    Veldon Coburn’s Twitter Account Partially Suspended By Mistake: Twitter

    Outrage greeted what appeared to be the suspension of an Indigenous academic's Twitter account, but Twitter said it was all a mistake. The social media saga began when Veldon Coburn, who teaches Indigenous issues at McGill University, received a threat on Twitter Monday morning. Cobrun took a screenshot of the tweet and tagged RCMP Saskatchewan because Iverson appeared to be from that province.

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    Crocodile cracking irks drivers on stretch of Highway 19, just months after $3.3M repaving job

    Less than four months after a $3.3 million repaving job was completed on a three-kilometre stretch of Highway 19, the road is already showing signs of deterioration, a Radio-Canada investigation has found. "The grooves in the pavement on the southbound lane in the Concorde Boulevard area must be 20 feet," said Mark Byles, a resident of Rosemère, north of Laval, who uses Highway 19 every day to get to work in Montreal. Julie Jeanson, who lives in Terrebonne and works in the Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood, said she tries to avoid taking the left lane when driving south on Highway 19.

  • Hike in serious rail, pipeline accidents in 2017 says safety board
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    Hike in serious rail, pipeline accidents in 2017 says safety board

    Of the total 1,090 railway incidents that were serious enough to be deemed "accidents" last year, 115 involved dangerous substances, including five accidents where the substances leaked. Similarly, the number of pipeline accidents went up last year to five from zero in 2016. Jean Laporte, the Chief Operating Officer of the Transportation Safety Board, said his agency will be looking in the coming months into why serious railway accidents have gone up.

  • Ottawa summit tackles youth homelessness
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    Ottawa summit tackles youth homelessness

    A three-day symposium in Ottawa is bringing together homeless youth, service providers and policy makers to try to find solutions to the lack of affordable housing and other supports for teens and young adults. There are around 900 homeless people under the age of 25 who use shelters in the nation's capital, according to the 2016 progress report from the Alliance to End Homelessness in Ottawa.