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Return of 2000 Fort McMurray evacuees delayed by up to four months, Alberta premier says

National Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
EDMONTON - Concerns about environmental contamination will delay the return of up to 2,000 Fort McMurray evacuees, who had been expecting to move back starting this week, until as late as September, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced ...
Premier says 'safety and health remain our top priority' as return delayed for some residents
Fires to shave $928-million from Suncor's cash flow as it looks to restart operations
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When visitors end up inside zoo enclosures - ‎7 hours ago‎
So long as there have been zoo enclosures to separate the animals from the visitors, people have accidentally and sometimes deliberately made their way into pens and cages, finding themselves in danger.
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Woman says she went along with lover's murder plot, but couldn't have followed through

Toronto Sun - ‎8 minutes ago‎
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - In an interview with police, Angela Nicholson said she agreed to go along with Curtis Vey's idea for her to light his house on fire by leaving a pot on a lit stove after Vey slipped sleeping pills into his wife's coffee because ...
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Appeal court ruling heaps doubt on viability of assisted death bill

Lawyers Weekly Canada - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Senate's Liberal éminence grise on the Constitution says the federal government's claim that Bill C-14 is Charter compliant has been discredited by the Alberta Court of Appeal's ruling that medical assistance in dying may not be denied to competent ...
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$5M diamond and gold sculpture stolen near Vancouver

Toronto Star - ‎3 hours ago‎
The gold sculpture stands about 30 centimetres, weighs more than eight kilograms, is covered with diamonds weighing over 53 carats, and has a value of about $5 million.
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South Florida officers find 2 alligators eating human body

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Two alligators were found eating a human body in a canal in Florida on Monday night, according to Davie Police. A pair of fishermen happened upon the body and called authorities.
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Thai wildlife officials begin removing 137 tigers from temple

CTV News - ‎45 minutes ago‎
BANGKOK - Wildlife officials in Thailand have begun removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that the monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals.
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Crocodile safaris urged after Australia attack

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
An outspoken Australian politician Tuesday called for crocodile-shooting safaris to help control their numbers in the wild, after a woman was taken by one of the feared reptiles while swimming.
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Baby elephant rescued from drain in Sri Lanka - ‎10 hours ago‎
A young elephant was rescued from an uncovered drain in Sri Lanka's port of Hambantota on Sunday. The calf appeared to have fallen into the drain, which was located on the main road to the port.
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Liberals looking at alternatives to detention of child migrants, Goodale says

Toronto Star - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Red Cross said the border agency detained 10,088 immigrants in 2013-14 in a variety of facilities, including provincial and municipal jails.
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Time for police to target bad cyclists

Toronto Sun - ‎3 hours ago‎
If Olivia Chow had won the mayor's race, one would expect her to ride around on a bike to make political statements. Mayor David Miller was often on his because he was a bike guy who once said “transportation is not about cars ... it's about moving ...
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Kelowna RCMP arrest suspect in Montreal gender-confirming clinic fire - ‎2 hours ago‎
Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Kelowna, B.C., have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with a fire that damaged Montreal's Centre Métropolitain de Chirurgie, which performs gender-confirming surgery.
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Canada's dollar edged down 0.08 of a US cent to 76.62 cents US

Toronto Star - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Toronto stock market closed little changed amid low trading volume and a lack of direction. (Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star) | Order this photo.
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Canada slips to 10th place in IMD competitiveness ranking, worst in years

Calgary Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
OTTAWA - A plunge in commodity prices hurt Canada as it fell to 10th place in the latest rankings of business competitiveness by the IMD World Competitiveness Center, its worst position in several years.
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Dual-income families with kids have doubled in Canada over past 40 years, StatsCan says - ‎14 hours ago‎
The percentage of families in Canada with two parents working has almost doubled in the past 40 years, according to research released Monday by Statistics Canada.
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Woman, 20, charged for allegedly driving at 185 km/h - ‎14 hours ago‎
A 20-year-old woman was charged with stunting after RCMP in Middle Sackville, N.S., clocked a vehicle at 185 km/h. RCMP Metro Traffic Services said Monday the vehicle was stopped on Highway 101 just after 5:30 p.m.
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Burning car removed from Highway 99 between Garibaldi and Squamish - ‎May 28, 2016‎
A burning vehicle has been removed from Highway 99 between Garibaldi and Squamish. Around 4 p.m. PT on Saturday, motorists were stopped heading southbound due to what appeared to be a sports car on fire in the middle of the highway.

Canada's first virtual reality arcade set to open in Waterloo

CTV News - ‎8 hours ago‎
When video game technology first burst onto the scene a few decades ago, it was too expensive for the average person to purchase their own.
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Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo performs at Ft. McMurray benefit June 27 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto - ‎11 hours ago‎
Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy will headline a benefit concert in Toronto in support of Fort McMurray residents affected by the devastating wildfire that destroyed thousands of homes.
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Tragically Hip fans cry foul after presale tickets scooped up in minutes - ‎9 hours ago‎
Many fans hoping to grab presale tickets to the Tragically Hip's farewell tour this morning found disappointment instead, with tickets selling out quickly then appearing minutes later at a massive markup on resale sites.
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Skrillex: I didn't steal song sample

Toronto Sun - ‎May 29, 2016‎
DJ and producer Skrillex has taken to Twitter to shoot down reports he sampled an artist's track without permission for Justin Bieber's Sorry.
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Stratford Festival's triumphant MacBeth is a thrilling terror

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Opening the season at the Stratford Festival is the first truly satisfying large-scale Macbeth I've ever seen - taut, thrilling and, at times, terrifying.
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Family man Ujiri facing cold, hard business decisions - ‎8 hours ago‎
Raptors GM addresses the media to officially end the 2015-16 season, giving credit to his players, organization, and of course the fans, but says there's always disappointment when the season doesn't end in Championship.

How to watch this week's NBA and NHL finals on your iPhone

AppleInsider (press release) (blog) - ‎15 hours ago‎
It's championship season for both hockey and basketball - the NHL Stanley Cup Final kicks off Monday night, while the NBA Finals matchup will be set after game seven of the Western Conference Finals.
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Penguins vs. Sharks live stream, score updates: Watch Stanley Cup Finals online - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Pittsburgh Penguins skate during hockey practice at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Sunday May 29, 2016. The Penguins are preparing for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the San Jose Sharks on Monday, May 30, in Pittsburgh.
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Extra off days in NBA, NHL finals

Sporting News - ‎May 29, 2016‎
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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BC environment minister says climate scientists' letter 'doesn't meet with reality' - ‎4 hours ago‎
International climate change experts have decried plans for a liquified natural gas industry in B.C., but Environment Minister Mary Polak says LNG has a key role to play as a transition fuel - and that those experts haven't taken a wide enough view of ...
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Funnel cloud caught on camera near Aylesbury, Saskatchewan - ‎5 hours ago‎
Environment Canada has cancelled a warning about the possibility of funnel clouds developing near Regina and Moose Jaw on Monday. The weather agency is still warning about thunderstorms with intense lightning and heavy downpours in south and ...
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Canada to host famed wine summit that is obsessed with climate change

Cantech Letter - ‎3 hours ago‎
wine Canada will play host to the 2020 International Cool Climate Wine Symposium, according to an announcement made at the ICCWS's 2016 edition recently held in Brighton, England.
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Irradiated ground beef may be on its way. Here's what that means

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎3 hours ago‎
In an effort to improve food safety, Health Canada is seeking changes to food and drug regulations that would allow irradiated ground beef to be sold in grocery stores across the country.
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Quebec scraps annual physical exams for healthy patients over 5 years old - ‎7 hours ago‎
Annual medical checkups for healthy Quebecers over the age of five are being scrapped under new medical fee guidelines being implemented by Quebec's government starting in June.
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Canadian Health Organizations Endorse Plain and Standardized Packaging for Tobacco Products

Ottawa Citizen - ‎14 hours ago‎
OTTAWA, May 30, 2016 /CNW/ - In advance of World No Tobacco Day, health organizations are urging the federal government to move quickly to implement plain and standardized tobacco packaging.
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Alberta dementia hotline expanded to include Edmonton and Calgary - ‎9 hours ago‎
An Alberta dementia hotline launched in the fall of 2015 has now been expanded to include Calgary and Edmonton. People who know someone suffering from dementia can dial 811 to get in touch with Health Link staff, who can assess their needs and refer ...
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