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Alberta firefighter faces 18 arson charges

The Daily Courier (subscription) - ‎16 hours ago‎
Fire engulfs a Canadian National Railway bridge on the outskirts of Mayerthorpe in this image provide by the Town of Mayerthorpe, Alberta on Tuesday April 26, 2016.
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BC teen killer seeks day parole 18 years after Reena Virk murder

CTV News - ‎12 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER -- Almost two decades since an ostracized 14-year-old was swarmed, viciously beaten and then callously drowned near a Victoria bridge, Reena Virk's most notorious killer is asking for release.
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Found safe: Boy, 2, wandered off from BC campground on Saturday evening

Vancouver Sun - ‎17 hours ago‎
A two-year-old boy went missing from a campground at Premier Lake Provincial Park on April 30, 2016. He was found safe the next morning, several kilometres away.
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Premarket: Tokyo slide keeps mood downbeat

The Globe and Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
A 3 per cent plunge in the Tokyo stock exchange and falls in European banking shares added to a gloomy global financial mood on Monday, pushing oil prices lower and the dollar to an 18-month low against the yen.
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BCE to buy Manitoba Telecom in friendly deal worth $3.9B - ‎39 minutes ago‎
BCE Inc. has a friendly deal to buy Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in a deal they value at $3.9 billion. The deal will add Manitoba's largest phone, Internet and wireless company to a Montreal-based telecommunication business that stretches across Canada.
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Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria, holds talks in Geneva

CTV News - ‎47 minutes ago‎
GENEVA -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has opened a second day of talks in Geneva aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria amid continuing attacks in Aleppo.
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Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

The Globe and Mail - ‎14 minutes ago‎
An elephant carrying a performer holding an American flag kicked off the final elephant performance at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in America for ...
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Matthew Fisher: After Canadian hostage beheaded, $1M reportedly paid to terrorists for 10 Indonesian sailors

National Post - ‎13 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - Six days after Canadian hostage John Ridsdel was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf, 10 Indonesian sailors were released by Islamic extremists on the same island where the Calgarian was held in what was reported in Indonesia and the ...
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Running, limping, falling: The year since Notley crushed Alberta's Tories

The Globe and Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Premier Rachel Notley and her NDP government blow out the candle this week on the one-year anniversary of an historic election win followed by a year of change Alberta has not seen in a generation.
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May Day Protest In Montreal Turns Violent

Huffington Post Canada - ‎1 hour ago‎
Montreal's annual May Day march turned chaotic on Sunday as Montreal police clashed with anti-capitalist demonstrators in the city's downtown.
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Toronto library workers reach tentative four-year agreement

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Toronto Public Library Board and 2,200 library workers have reached a tentative four-year contract, the union confirmed Monday morning.
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Sex assault charges laid in UBC campus arrests

CTV News - ‎11 hours ago‎
Two men arrested on UBC campus this weekend have been identified and are facing numerous charges - including sex assault. Around 2:15 a.m.
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Feds Paid $75M Lac-Megantic Settlement To Victims To Avoid Lawsuits

Huffington Post Canada - ‎1 hour ago‎
OTTAWA - The federal government quietly spent $75 million to settle with victims and creditors affected by the Lac-Megantic rail disaster - a contribution that also shielded it from lawsuits related to the deadly crash.
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Peak Time Hydro Rates Climb Higher in Ontario

640 Toronto News - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's now going to be just a little bit pricier to do your laundry or run the dishwasher in the middle of the day. The Ontario Energy Board says new rate hikes came into effect on Sunday, bringing the cost of using power during peak times up to 18 cents ...
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BIRC Spokesman Says Antibiotic, Hormone-Free Beef Push Sews Consumer Confusion - ‎2 hours ago‎
Doctor Reynold Bergen believes it points to a lot of confusion and concern on the part of consumers. Doctor Bergen is with the Beef Industry Research Council.
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Future of Uber in Toronto in council's hands this week

Toronto Sun - ‎16 hours ago‎
Toronto councillors will be forced to decide on the future of ride-sharing this week as the long-standing battle between Uber and the taxi industry lands on city council's plate.
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Driverless cars would mean 'a lot more sex' behind the wheel: expert

Toronto Sun - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
OTTAWA -- Federal bureaucrats are raising concerns about distracted driving in semi-autonomous cars that don't require much input from the driver.
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Android at work: 38 business-ready apps that help you get stuff done on the run

PCWorld - ‎57 minutes ago‎
“Android” and “enterprise” are two words that traditionally haven't gone together. But with Google beefing up its Android for Work initiative—and getting ready to launch more enterprise-friendly features with the upcoming Android “N” release—the ...
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Lincoln's new approach to luxury

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ford's luxury brand has a bright idea for making drivers feel welcome and comfortable even before they get into the new Lincoln Continental.
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Minnesota court to begin process of unraveling Prince's fortune

Reuters Canada - ‎1 hour ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Lawyers charged with untangling the multi-million dollar estate of music superstar Prince, who died with no known will, head to court on Monday for the start of what could be a years-long dispute over his fortune.
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Doyle: Houdini & Doyle is utter tosh, but terrific tosh

The Globe and Mail - ‎20 hours ago‎
If you ask me about Houdini & Doyle (Fox, Global, 9 p.m.), I'm not on team Doyle. Surprise! You didn't ask me, but it starts tonight so, you know, you might be interested in canvassing my opinion.
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Garth Brooks concerts promise to boost Saskatoon economy - ‎16 hours ago‎
Brent Penner has only had a short amount of time to do some number crunching following this week's news that Garth Brooks will play not one but six shows in Saskatoon this summer.
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B.C.'s Wine of the Year hails from Kelowna winery

KelownaNow - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The 2016 BC Best of Varietal awards have been handed out and this year saw a record 567 wines entered into the competition. To launch the 22nd Spring Okanagan Wine Festival the event took place in Penticton and featured 24 different varietal categories.
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Raptors 'fed off the energy' of Powell in Pacers series - ‎7 hours ago‎
DeMar DeRozan scores 30 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 89-84 in Game 7 on Sunday. headshot Arden Zwelling May 2, 2016, 1:03 AM.
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Jones beats Homan 7-5 to win inaugural women's Champions Cup curling title

CTV News - ‎8 hours ago‎
SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. - Reid Carruthers needed two extra ends Sunday to make it a Winnipeg sweep at the inaugural Champions Cup curling event.
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Plenty to get excited about for Jets

TSN - ‎16 hours ago‎
Now that the draft lottery is over, the road ahead for the Winnipeg Jets is much more clear. Add to that the Chicago Blackhawks being eliminated by St. Louis, and the Jets now know they have the second and 22nd picks in the first round.
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Kenya's Kipkoech solves 'hard' Vancouver course to win BMO Marathon

Vancouver Sun - ‎12 hours ago‎
Daniel Kipkoech crosses the finish line in first place in the BMO Vancouver Marathon in Vancouver, BC., May 1, 2016. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG.
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Mark your calendar: Rare transit of Mercury highlights May

Canada News - ‎May 1, 2016‎
On 9 May there will be a rare transit of Mercury, when the smallest planet in our solar system will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun.
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'Climate Hustle,' anti-climate change film, to air in theaters Monday

Washington Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
Dan Bloom, a journalist who started the Cliffies two years ago and traces the evolution of climate change films, said it all started with “The Day After Tomorrow” in 2004.
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Microsoft Purchases Synthetic DNA to Store Data

News Every day - ‎9 hours ago‎
(Photo : Getty Images) Seems like Redmond giants Microsoft have begun experimenting new ways for storing electronic data. Microsoft are now looking to make their way to tap into the human-based DNA model to implement the same to their data-storage as ...
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UN: Rising heat at work is major new climate threat

Eyewitness News - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
India is in the grip of an early-summer heat wave that has killed more than 100 people. Heatwave. Picture:AFP. FILE: Global temperatures are predicted to rise by at least 2.7 degrees Celsius if emissions-reduction pledges made by nearly 190 nations for ...
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Concussions, brain injuries from playground mishaps on the rise - ‎8 hours ago‎
More U.S. children are needing treatment for traumatic brain injuries such as concussions from injuries on the playground despite safety improvements in playground equipment - a trend Canadian doctors see too.
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Is your kid suffering from dehydration? Diluted apple juice may help

Economic Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
TORONTO: As the summer picks up the heat, kids suffering from mild gastroenteritis and dehydration should be given diluted apple juice instead of electrolyte drinks to replace fluid losses from diarrhea and vomiting, researchers say.
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Ontario opens access to more stem-cell transplants

Toronto Star - ‎11 hours ago‎
Yesterday they were lost causes, left to die. Today there is hope. Health Minister Eric Hoskins introduced a critical policy change on Sunday that will make an entire group of cancer patients - those who have relapsed after chemotherapy - eligible ...
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Hike for Hospice raises funds for grief counselling and palliative care - ‎21 hours ago‎
Hundreds turned out to walk through Fish Creek Park today to raise funds for Hospice Calgary. The annual Hike for Hospice supports grief counselling and palliative care programs and services.