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May 21, 2015 6:20 am gmt |
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Princess Anne’s two-day visit to the national capital area last November cost $128,000,  cheap by the standards of recent visits by the royals. The focal point of the two-day trip was Remembrance Day at the National War Memorial. The Princess Royal rededicated the monument 75 years after her grandfat...
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May 21, 2015 4:41 am gmt |
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A court battle has erupted over the estate of wealthy businessman Gang Yuan, whose dismembered body was found last month at an exclusive West Vancouver address. Yuan’s brother, Qiang Yuan, has obtained a B.C. Supreme Court order giving him the go-ahead on behalf of Yuan’s estate to sue Li...
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May 21, 2015 4:37 am gmt |
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A Health Canada review will determine whether juice should be considered a fruit serving in the Canada Food Guide. The guide currently lists 125 ml or half a cup of fresh, frozen or canned vegetable or fruit or 100% juice as an example of a serving of fruits and vegetables. The food guide also says t...
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May 20, 2015 8:50 am gmt |
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Shoal Cove Beach, near St. Lawrence, is usually a popular area in the summer thanks to the sandy conditions, but most of that sand is now gone. A beach on Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula was one of the sandiest in the province, until it vanished in December. But Norm Catto, a Memorial University...
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May 20, 2015 8:46 am gmt |
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Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk underwent a successful liver transplant, the team announced yesterday (Tuesday) night. The Senators said Melnyk and the anonymous donor are doing well and resting comfortably at Toronto General Hospital. The team announced last week that Melnyk was in need of a liv...
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May 20, 2015 8:40 am gmt |
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A recently retired Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologist says the muzzling of federal government scientists is worse than anyone can imagine. Steve Campana, known for his expertise on everything from great white sharks to porbeagles and Arctic trout, says the atmosphere working for the federal govern...
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May 19, 2015 5:47 am gmt |
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Canadian IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was in stable condition in the intensive care unit of a local hospital following surgery on his left leg for injuries sustained Monday in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Obviously we’re relieved that James is awake and out of surgery,R...
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May 19, 2015 5:41 am gmt |
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Newly released government records show that navy mechanics in Halifax had to scour the internet and use eBay to find parts for one of its two supply ships. But another notes prepared for navy commander Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, show the technicians were fighting a losing battle to keep HMCS Preserver...
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May 19, 2015 5:30 am gmt |
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Stargazing in a canyon in Arizona, attending a concert in the shadow of ancient Greek ruins, hiking through Edmonton’s river valley. At first glance, they might not have much in common. But all three have been chosen as being among the world’s best summer trips. Edmonton made the short li...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...