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May 18, 2015 8:05 am gmt |
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After a not-so-awesome Saturday and a spectacular Sunday, Victoria Day today (Monday) could deliver showers and thunderstorms, according to Environment Canada. A few clouds and a low of 14 C were expected Sunday night after Sunday’s high reached 23 C under sunny skies. In Canada, today doesn...
In Canada
May 18, 2015 8:05 am gmt |
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A 33-year-old man faces impaired driving charges after allegedly crashing an ice cream truck into several vehicles and colliding with a house in Brampton. Peel Police say the ice cream truck collided with numerous vehicles on Travis Crescent at about 10:30 p.m. on May 16th. One of the vehicles the tr...
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May 18, 2015 6:59 am gmt |
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Police officers across Canada have been getting paid for years to stand around manholes and construction sites during off-hours. But no one seems to know just when the practice first started, or where, not even those who reap millions of dollars every year from so-called “paid duty,” a pr...
In Canada
May 15, 2015 4:54 am gmt |
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Canadian Pacific Railway will continue to use some of its office staff to drive trains, as negotiations with the Teamsters union drag on. The company and union are currently in federal government ordered arbitration, following a two-day strike in February. “We are asking everyone who is physica...
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May 15, 2015 4:44 am gmt |
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The Canadian information commissioner says that the parliamentarians should consider the precedent being set before supporting government amendments to the Access to Information Act that would retroactively protect the RCMP from prosecution for destroying long-gun registry records, “I think whe...
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May 15, 2015 4:37 am gmt |
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Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk needs an urgent liver transplant or he might die, according to team doctor Don Chow, so the team is appealing to the public for help in finding a donor. The team says Melnyk, who turns 56 on May 27, has battled major health issues since January and was admitted to ...
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May 15, 2015 4:12 am gmt |
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Canadian entrepreneurs are helping bring solar power to a growing number of Africans living off the grid. More than half a billion people in Africa don’t have access to electricity, according to Lighting Africa, a programme run by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation to impr...
In Canada
May 14, 2015 5:43 am gmt |
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Eight soldiers’ remains were interred yesterday (Wednesday) in a military funeral, joining several of their fellow members of the 78th battalion, also known as the Winnipeg Grenadiers, resting far from home and ending a century-long search for families they left behind. There are still roughly ...
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May 14, 2015 5:36 am gmt |
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The Little Bobtail Lake fire has grown significantly in the last day burning nearly 8,000 hectares by yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. The wildfire,  roughly 70 kilometres southwest of Prince George, B.C. and has already forced the evacuation of 80 people earlier this week, and close to 700 homes are...
In Canada
May 14, 2015 5:30 am gmt |
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A one-month-old baby girl was “severely burned” yesterday (Wednesday) night in northwest Toronto after a fire broke out in a bedroom where an older sibling was playing with a lighter, firefighters say. The older child, who is eight years old, lit some laundry on fire in the second-floor b...
In Canada
May 13, 2015 9:36 am gmt |
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Which would you prefer, higher interest rates or higher inflation? If you are someone who actually watches what the Bank of Canada does month to month, its two per cent inflation target may seem sacrosanct. In which case, you might be surprised to hear that the concept of raising or lowering interest...
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May 13, 2015 6:32 am gmt |
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In a ‘”tragic case of mistaken identity,” Kurdish Peshmerga fighters shot and killed Canadian Sgt. Andrew Doiron in Iraq in March, a series of Canadian military investigations has concluded. His death was also linked to a “breakdown in communication in a setting characterized ...
In Canada
May 12, 2015 7:51 am gmt |
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Former Toronto mayor and current city councillor Rob Ford is out of surgery to remove a cancerous abdominal tumour, and it appears that the operation went well. Ford underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumour in his abdomen yesterday (Monday). His chief of staff, Dan Jacobs, said yesterday night ...
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May 12, 2015 6:31 am gmt |
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The the Canadian Horse Heritage and Preservation Society after an international watchdog raised its status from threatened to critical, has announced that Canada’s little-known national horse is on the verge of extinction. It said this Roxanne Salinas, a horse breeder in Mission, B.C., says the...
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May 12, 2015 6:26 am gmt |
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An independent report on Canada’s war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) says the extremist threat is real, but perhaps exaggerated, while the Harper government ignores other important political concerns. An analysis by the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute released...