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CBSA introduces technology to speed up border crossings and improve security – Radio Frequency Identification Technology Now Operational at Select Ports of Entry across Canada

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OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2017 /CNW/ – Ensuring an efficient, secure border is important to Canadians and our economy. Almost $2.5 billion dollars’ worth of two-way trade passes between Canada and the United States every day, in addition to more than 400,000 travellers. Today, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced …

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P.E.I. warns of scams targeting newcomers

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The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada is warning of new phone and email scams that target immigrants. The messages claim to be from the federal immigration officials and tell victims they owe money. The messages started across Canada a couple of weeks ago. “What we’re trying to do is …

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Pyjama donations aim to make hospital stay cozier for kids with cancer

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A Selkirk mother has launched a campaign to make life a little cozier for kids in hospital undergoing cancer treatment. Candace Schellenberg is collecting donations of pyjamas for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. She was inspired by her own experience after her daughter Brenna was diagnosed with brain cancer in July …

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Refugee advocates can take a stand

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After asylum seekers lost life and limb crossing into Canada in 2017, human rights groups trying to secure a safer way for them to get here to make a refugee claim won a small victory in federal court this week. On Monday, a judge granted the Canadian Council for Refugees, …