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Alberta promises cash to meet Fort McMurray fire evacuees' immediate needs

The Globe and Mail - ‎53 minutes ago‎
The Alberta government is providing cash to those who fled Fort McMurray to help them with their immediate needs. Premier Rachel Notley said Friday payments will be $1,250 per adult and $500 per dependent at a cost to the province of $100-million.
Fort McMurray exodus: Convoy of evacuees get 1st glimpse of fire-ravaged city
Fort McMurray wildfire: Province giving $100M in emergency funding to evacuees
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Teenager facing arson charges in blaze at abandoned Milton school

CityNews - ‎15 hours ago‎
A 19-year-old is in custody facing arson charges after a fire at Percy W. Merry Public School in Milton. Halton Regional Police were called to the abandoned building on Britannia Road west of Trafalgar shortly after 6 p.m.
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Sentence ending for Alberta woman who, at age 12, murdered her family

Toronto Star - ‎4 hours ago‎
Now 22 she was convicted with her boyfriend Jeremy Steinke, who remains in jail for his part in killing the girl's father, mother, and 8-year-old brother at their Medicine Hat home.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earmarks up to $840M for Toronto transit

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Toronto will receive up to $840 million for transit out of $3.4 billion in transit money announced in March's federal budget.
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Man seriously injured in shooting on Dewdney Avenue

Regina Leader-Post - ‎24 minutes ago‎
One man was seriously injured during a shooting in the 2900 block of Dewdney Avenue on Thursday evening. At approximately 8:15 p.m.
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Analysis Outgoing Shin Bet Chief Presided Over Quiet Time by Israeli Standards

Haaretz - ‎3 hours ago‎
Yoram Cohen's five years heading the security service saw him oversee the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap and trade blows with Military Intelligence over the 2014 Gaza war.
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No mending in sight for fractured GOP

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - A fractured Republican party showed few signs of mending Friday, after Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus declared his support for Donald Trump and Trump bashed House Speaker Paul Ryan for not falling in ...

Most MPs endorse Comox coast guard station shutdown: Report

The Province - ‎24 minutes ago‎
OTTAWA - A House of Commons committee gave its conditional nod of approval Friday to the federal government's planned closure next week of a communications station in Comox.
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Bobtail Lake wildfire suspects sought a year later

CBC.ca - ‎15 minutes ago‎
As several major wildfires rage in northeastern British Columbia, Prince George RCMP are still searching for the person, or people, suspected of sparking a forest fire one year ago.
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Military historian urges caution in Halifax's debate over Cornwallis name removal

Globalnews.ca - ‎18 minutes ago‎
A statue of Edward Cornwallis stands in a Halifax park on Thursday, June 23, 2011. The Halifax Regional School Board has voted to rename Cornwallis Junior High, a public school named after the city founder who, in 1749, offered a bounty for the scalps ...
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At midday: TSX rises as higher gold and oil support resource stocks

The Globe and Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Canada's main stock index rose on Friday as gold stocks rallied, while energy stocks also gained after oil turned higher. The most influential movers on the index included Barrick Gold Corp, which rose 5 per cent to $24.16, and Goldcorp Inc, which ...
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Enbridge, partners ask National Energy Board for 3-year extension on Northern Gateway pipeline

Financial Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Darryl Dyck/The Canadian PressCurrently, Enbridge is required to start construction on the Northern Gatewayt pipeline by the end of this year as one of the 209 conditions attached to the 2014 federal approval of the project.

Suncor closes two more plants, taking 237000 BPD offline

bnn.ca - ‎54 minutes ago‎
The company (SU.TO) closed both its Firebag and MacKay River thermal operations north of the city on Friday. Firebag normally produced about 200,000 barrels per day and the MacKay River operation put out nearly 37,000 barrels per day during the first ...
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Fiat Chrysler officially launches Pacifica at Windsor Assembly Plant

CBC.ca - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne and other high-ranking company officials toured Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ont.
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Queen's University Human Media Lab to unveil flexible 3D smartphone display

Cantech Letter - ‎2 hours ago‎
Researchers at Queen's University's Human Media Lab will be unveiling HoloFlex, the world's first “holographic” flexible smartphone, at ACM CHI 2016, a Computer-Human Interface conference staged by the Association for Computing Machinery, on May 9 in ...
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Chelsea Handler breaks new ground with Netflix talk show

Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
Can we “Handler” the truth? Maybe Chelsea Handler's new talk show will amount to a new direction for the genre. But without question, already it's a new direction in terms of delivery and scheduling.

Scene & Heard CD Reviews: Alpha Omega, Champion, Scythia, White Lung

Ottawa Citizen - ‎1 hour ago‎
Swollen Members' Prevail and his nephew (a.k.a. NEPH) return for the second instalment of a trio of releases that tie in music with graphic rhymes and novels included.
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The Rainbow Kid is worth every bit of the pot of gold he finds himself in search of

National Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Rainbow Kid. Rating: Director: Kire Paputts. Writing Credit: Kire Paputts, Noel S. Baker and John Frizzell. Cast: Dylan Harman, Krystal Hope Nausbaum.
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Canada routs United States to open World Championship

Sportsnet.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
Canada's players celebrate their goal against the United States during the Hockey World Championship. (Dmitri Lovetsky/AP). headshot Canadian Press May 6, 2016, 11:45 AM.
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Jockey Mario Gutierrez never stopped believing he'd return to Kentucky Derby

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎4 hours ago‎
Even during his darkest days, Mario Gutierrez knew he'd return to the Kentucky Derby. Four years ago, a 25-year-old Gutierrez guided I'll Have Another to victory in the Derby and Preakness before a tendon injury prevented the horse from trying to ...
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Toronto FC hopes to bring back Season 1 atmosphere

Toronto Sun - ‎17 hours ago‎
Toronto FC's players will walk into the past on Saturday when they unveil newly renovated BMO Field to fans who have anticipated this home opener since the end of last season.

'It's time to let him loose': BC Lions ready to unleash Bo Lokombo in 2016

Yahoo Canada Sports - ‎5 hours ago‎
SURREY, B.C. - Mark Washington looked over at Bo Lokombo after one of the B.C. Lions' mini-camp sessions last week and marvelled.

Hallyu North festival brings K-Pop music to Toronto Friday night

CBC.ca - ‎9 hours ago‎
Some of the biggest acts in Korean pop music are coming to Toronto to take part in two festivals that fans say cement this city's title as the K-Pop capitol of Canada.
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Fraser: Canada's enviable environmental record

Windsor Star - ‎21 hours ago‎
LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO - JULY 30, 2015 - Hillman Marsh Conservation area July 30, 2015. (JASON KRYK/The Windsor Star) (SEE STORY ON ALGAE BLOOM ) Windsor Star.
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Message from the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion of the Science Odyssey

The Province - ‎1 hour ago‎
OTTAWA, May 6, 2016 /CNW/ - This year marks the evolution of National Science and Technology Week into Science Odyssey, taking place May 6–15, 2016.
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Anyone can try IBM's powerful quantum computer

CTV News - ‎May 5, 2016‎
IBM on Wednesday opened its quantum computer processor to anyone who wants to try what is expected to be a new kind of computing with enormously improved power and speed.
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How sleep patterns differ by sex, age and country revealed by app

CBC.ca - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Smartphone app data hint at how societal pressures to sacrifice sleep contribute to a "global sleep crisis," a new study suggests.
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Portable test for Zika infection could help contain spread of virus: researchers

CTV News - ‎2 hours ago‎
TORONTO -- Researchers have created a portable test that can show whether someone has been infected with the Zika virus, even in remote areas far from a hospital or lab.
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Pakistan 'solar kids' who become paralyzed at night baffle doctors

Toronto Star - ‎5 hours ago‎
Aged nine and 13, the brothers are normal active children during the day but once the sun goes down, they both are unable to move or talk.
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FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎May 5, 2016‎
WASHINGTON - The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a ...
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