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Macleans.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
Three hundred South African firefighters have arrived in Alberta to help battle the wildfires raging in the province's north. An Air Canada jet picked them up in Johannesburg Sunday morning and landed in Edmonton last night.
South African firefighters arrive eager to help fight Fort McMurray wildfire
'We are ready for it': South African firefighters land in Edmonton, eager to help battle Fort McMurray wildfire
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Health Canada to propose allowing the sale of irradiated ground beef

Sudbury.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
EDMONTON - Health Canada will propose regulatory changes to Food and Drug Regulations next month that would allow the sale of irradiated ground beef in Canada.
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Nalcor Energy officials investigating structure collapse at Muskrat Falls

CTV News - ‎50 minutes ago‎
MUSKRAT FALLS, N.L. -- Officials are investigating an industrial accident at the powerhouse at Muskrat Falls in Labrador. Matthew Pike, spokesman for Astaldi Canada, says the structure supporting concrete that was being poured collapsed at about ...

Crocodile takes woman during night swim in Australia

The West Australian - ‎9 hours ago‎
Sydney (AFP) - A woman is feared dead after being taken by a crocodile following a late night swim with a friend at a beach in northern Australia, police said Monday.
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Boy goes missing in woods after parents kick him out of car as punishment

Globalnews.ca - ‎44 minutes ago‎
WATCH ABOVE: Japanese rescuers are looking for a missing seven-year-old boy in a wooded area after his parents forced him out of their vehicle as punishment.
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Missing Canadian hiker found on Mount Washington trail

Globalnews.ca - ‎May 29, 2016‎
In this Monday, May 4, 2015 photo, Tuckerman Ravine is seen at the left, about one mile below the summit of 6,288-foot Mount Washington in New Hampshire.
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Before you try IVF...

Jamaica Observer - ‎5 hours ago‎
FOR decades, infertility has stood as a major obstacle to many couples who desperately desire to have children, but advancements in in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments have given these disheartened couples a real hope of conceiving.

The Latest: Houston police look into role of 2nd armed man

WECT-TV6 - ‎14 hours ago‎
(Gary Fountain/Houston Chronicle via AP). Police block the intersection at Memorial and Wilcrest as they respond to a shooting where authorities say a gunman and at least one other person are dead, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Houston.
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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

Ottawa Citizen - ‎May 29, 2016‎
"Today, we salute United Nations peacekeepers, past and present, who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of peace, safety, and freedom for others.
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Doctors can assist suicide next week — but will they? If bill not passed in time, MDs face legal confusion

National Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
As of midnight next Monday, Canada's doctors will be legally free to administer a new medical “service” - death - to competent adults who choose to die.
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St-Henri looting puts spotlight on gentrification of neighbourhood

CBC.ca - ‎19 minutes ago‎
After another case of vandalism and looting in St-Henri on the weekend, business owners, politicians and community activists are reflecting on the stresses an influx of new businesses and high-priced condos is placing on the Montreal neighbourhood.

Irish Montrealers demand memorial for 6000 immigrants who died of ship fever

CTV News - ‎11 hours ago‎
MONTREAL -- Many of the people taking the Victoria bridge in or out of Montreal may not realize they're driving over a mass graveyard.
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Man allegedly sexually assaulted woman who answered Kijiji cat ad: Toronto police

CTV News - ‎18 hours ago‎
Toronto police say a man has been charged after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman who answered his online ad to buy a cat. Police say they responded to a call about a sexual assault last Thursday in the North York area.
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Dollar advances as investors digest Yellen

Financial Times - ‎27 minutes ago‎
The dollar extended its advance, trading at the highest level since late March, after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen became the latest and most important US policymaker to argue that a rate rise this summer was on the table.

Vancouver sees jobs boom, but young workers struggle to afford housing

CTV News - ‎3 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER - Kala Vilches always knew she'd have to leave Vancouver if she wanted to buy a house. Three years ago, the fashion design graduate was working as a product developer at Lululemon, earning a good salary and living in what she calls "the ...
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Suncor revs back up as Fort McMurray residents prepare to return

bnn.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
Suncor Energy Inc's (SU.TO) facilities north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, are expected to partially restart by the end of the week, the company said on Sunday, the latest sign Canadian oil sands producers are coming back online after a massive wildfire.
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Edmonton Oilers' new arena living up to the hype

Edmonton Journal - ‎9 hours ago‎
When people from the Oilers Entertainment Group proclaim that Rogers Place will be the best arena in the world, you initially had to take it with a pretty big grain of salt.
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Orange Lamborghini burns on Sea to Sky (Video)

Canada News - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Drivers who had to sit and wait for the Sea to Sky highway to re-open Southbound this afternoon got to witness an unusual sight, a burning Lamborghini.
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Apple Splurges On New San Francisco Store: Staircase Alone Costs $1 Million

Tech Times - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Apple's new flagship store in San Francisco is a testament to the company's tech-savvy culture and it doesn't come cheap.
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Microsoft revamps password protocols to ban easy to guess log-ins

CBC.ca - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Easy to guess passwords like "password" and "123456" will go the way of Clippy and dial-up internet if Microsoft has its way, with the software giant announcing it will soon forbid users of its products to use commonly used log-ins.
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Road-trip apps to make the miles fly by

Toronto Sun - ‎May 27, 2016‎
TEXARKANA, Ark. -- Hitting the road this summer? Forget Yelp and those hotel booking apps -- they're useful, but boring. Instead, pack along these apps to liven things up along the way.
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Johnny Depp's sister: He's doing fine

Toronto Sun - ‎9 hours ago‎
Johnny Depp's sister Christi Dembrowski has revealed that the actor is doing fine after his split from wife Amber Heard. Amber filed a domestic violence restraining order against the Pirates of the Caribbean star less than a week after starting divorce ...
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Son of wealthy Toronto family arrested in Los Angeles after girlfriend found dead

National Post - ‎56 minutes ago‎
The scion of a wealthy Toronto family was arrested in Los Angeles this week on suspicion of murder after police found his girlfriend dead in their West Hollywood apartment.
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Suddenly, there are capybaras all over Toronto

Toronto Star - ‎10 hours ago‎
As the city hits day five of the hunt for two renegade rodents, an animal most people had never heard of a week ago is being spotted everywhere.
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Princess Hantsport crowned Queen Annapolisa LXXXIV

Kings County Register/Advertiser - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Queen Annapolisa Eleanor Gallant was surprised and thrilled to be chosen to reign over the 84th festival onMay 27. Wendy Elliott, Kingscountynews.
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Photos and video: Calgary Marathon full of great stories

Calgary Herald - ‎14 hours ago‎
The Calgary Marathon's more-than-10,000 participants had a ton of great stories among them, like a man with no arms and legs finishing the 42.2-km distance and a firefighter in full uniform doing the same.
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Local roundup: Two area records at OFSAA West Regional

Windsor Star - ‎12 hours ago‎
Evan John competes in the long jump during the WECSSAA Track and Field meet at Alumni Field at the University of Windsor in Windsor on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
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Tennis-Rain wipes out day's play at French Open; first washout since 2000

Yahoo Canada Sports - ‎12 minutes ago‎
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Persistent rain showers accompanied by a flood warning washed out the entire day's play at the French Open on Monday for the first time since 2000.
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Coaching changes boosted Sharks, Penguins to NHL finals

WSYR - ‎6 hours ago‎
On Monday night, two successful franchises -- one with three NHL championships on its resume, the other seeking its first -- will play Game 1 of a Stanley Cup finals that neither team realistically expected to reach not that long ago. The Penguins ...
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Extra off days in NBA, NHL finals

Sporting News - ‎18 hours ago‎
Between Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final and a possible Game 7 of the NBA Finals, there will be seven full days in which neither series is played - a full week.
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Offseason moves get Sharks in NHL finals

Napa Valley Register - ‎May 28, 2016‎
The Sharks hired a coach who made the playoffs once in seven seasons as an NHL coach, traded a first-round pick for a goalie who had been a backup his entire career, added two playoff-tested veterans for depth at forward and defense and signed an ...
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New Royal BC Museum exhibit features Lyuba, a 40000-year-old baby mammoth

CBC.ca - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Dire wolves, mastodons and short-faced bears, oh my. Those are just some of the creatures featured in a new exhibit at Victoria's Royal BC Museum called Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age.
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Fossils show asteroid killed Antarctic animals too

WISN Milwaukee - ‎May 28, 2016‎
(CNN) —When a catastrophic asteroid hit the planet 66 million years ago, scientists believed that creatures in what we now call the South Pole fared pretty well.

UBC student embarks on star trek, discovers four exoplanets

Vancouver Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
UBC undergrad-astronomy student Michelle Kunimoto holds a celestial sphere, showing the stars as they appear in our skies. She has added four new planets to the map of the sky, including a system that might be an abode for life.
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Bear tracked and killed after scratching Arriola resident

The Journal - ‎9 hours ago‎
A black bear with a silver colored back climbs the rocks above the Dolores River in this file photo. A bear in the Arriola area was euthanized Friday after it scratched a homeowner, reported Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
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Bikers roar through Winnipeg for prostate cancer awareness ride

CBC.ca - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Bikers of all stripes came together Saturday to rev their engines in support of prostate cancer awareness. More than 1,100 bikers came together in Winnipeg Saturday morning for the eighth annual Motorcycle Ride for Dad.
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Pembroke walks for CF

Pembroke Daily Observer - ‎12 hours ago‎
Stephen Uhler/Pembroke Daily Observer/Postmedia Network The third annual Ottawa Valley Carstar's Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History was held Sunday at Pembroke's waterfront ampitheatre, as 27 participants, three of whom are living with the condition, ...
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'Knowledge is power': Survivors gather in Fredericton to shed light on brain tumours

CTV News - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Brain tumour survivors took to the streets of Fredericton on Saturday to raise money and awareness for brain tumour research. Event chairperson, Dave d'Entremont was diagnosed 15 years ago.
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Super tick carrying Lyme disease to invade UK this summer

Daily Star - ‎May 29, 2016‎
A DEADLY "super tick" capable of killing people or putting victims in a wheelchair has invaded Britain - and may already be living in your carpet.
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