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Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control after city evacuated

CBC.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
A huge wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., destroyed an entire neighbourhood and burned homes and businesses in several others Tuesday, and continues to rage out of control.
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Defending Vibrant City Life: Jane Jacobs at 100

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jane Jacobs, the woman who defended the vibrancy and diversity of city life against urban planners who sought to tear down slums, was born 100 years ago Wednesday.

Auditor urges Veterans Affairs to rein in medical pot use, costs

Montreal Gazette - ‎18 hours ago‎
OTTAWA - The latest report from the federal auditor general urges Veterans Affairs to get a grip on its medical marijuana program for injured ex-soldiers, which is expected to cost taxpayers a startling $25 million this year.
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Filipino militants threaten 3 more hostages, including Canadian

CTV News - ‎14 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines -- Muslim militants have threatened to kill three more hostages in their jungle base in the southern Philippines more than a week after beheading a Canadian man when their multi-million dollar ransom demands were not met.
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Rebels launch assault in Syria's Aleppo, diplomats try to revive truce

Reuters Canada - ‎11 hours ago‎
BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rebel fighters launched an assault in Syria's divided northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday and fired rockets on a hospital in the latest violence to hit civilians as diplomats struggled to restore an unraveling ceasefire and ...
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Lisa LaFlamme: For much of the world, press freedom is a distant dream

CTV News - ‎20 hours ago‎
HELSINKI, Finland -- "Blow the trumpets and send up some flares -- THIS is World Press Freedom Day!” *SPLAT!*. Yes, splat. George Orwell had it right with his "Ministry of Truth," which functioned, of course, as the Ministry of Lies.
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Baby pulled from rubble alive 80 hours after Kenyan building collapse

Toronto Star - ‎18 hours ago‎
NAIROBI, KENYA—A nearly 6-month-old girl was rescued Tuesday from the rubble of a building that collapsed last week, raising hopes for more survivors in the disaster that has left 23 people dead and 93 others missing.
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Iraq's political chaos makes Canada's war there trickier: Walkom

Toronto Star - ‎52 minutes ago‎
For those fighting Daesh the immediate danger that Gen. Jonathan Vance, above, describes is hard enough. What makes matters harder - and what Ottawa doesn't much talk about - are the chaotic politics bedevilling Iraq, writes Thomas Walkom.
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Two in custody following bust of possible synthetic drug lab in White Rock

Globalnews.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
File photo: Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia have busted a possible synthetic lab inside a home in White Rock.
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Man killed in Chilliwack stabbing on Yale Road

CBC.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
​RCMP say a man died Tuesday following a stabbing in Chilliwack. Police were called to the 46000 block of Yale Road after receiving a report of a stabbing at approximately 3:30 p.m, police said in a statement.
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BC doing poor job monitoring mining industry, audit finds

The Globe and Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
The B.C. government's management of the mining industry is failing to protect the environment against significant risk, Auditor-General Carol Bellringer has concluded after a two-year investigation that found a regulatory regime defined by too few ...
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TransLink needs help to improve customer experience: CEO

News1130 - ‎10 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) - The CEO of TransLink is hoping the federal government keeps its promise to contribute some of the money needed to fix transit issues.
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Regina Food Bank kicks off 'Every Plate Full' fundraiser

CBC.ca - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Regina Food Bank says it wants to make sure no family in the city goes hungry this summer. It's "Every Plate Full" fundraiser runs for the full month of May.
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Google purchases Toronto-based makers behind app training software Synergyse

ITBusiness.ca - ‎18 hours ago‎
Google Inc. has announced that it will be purchasing the Toronto-based developers behind Synergyse, a virtual training service that helps users master Google Apps.
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Ad Blocker Integrated Across Opera's Mobile and Computer Browser - New Technology Significantly Increases ...

Montreal Gazette - ‎2 hours ago‎
Some 60 million people use Opera for computers, while almost 120 million people use Opera Mini for Android every month. These users no longer need to install an ad-blocking extension or download an app, to experience faster browsing.
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There will be a lot of sex in driverless cars, says expert

Cantech Letter - ‎11 hours ago‎
sex Canadians should get ready to have a lot more sex in their cars, or rather, to once again have sex in their cars (do we truly enjoy romping inside these contortionist contraptions?
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SophosLabs research finds “Designer” cyber threats on the rise

Al-Bawaba - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, today revealed SophosLabs research that indicates a growing trend among cyber criminals to target and even filter out specific countries when designing ransomware and other malicious cyber ...
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Desert Trip lineup set: Dylan, Neil, McCartney, Stones, Who, Waters

CBC.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
Confirming weeks of rumours, Goldenvoice Entertainment announced Tuesday it is bringing together the top performers - really just from the 1960s - for a three-day blowout in California's Coachella Desert.
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Justin Bieber sued for smashing cellphone

Toronto Sun - ‎6 hours ago‎
Justin Bieber is in legal hot water again after allegedly smashing a Houston, Texas man's cellphone to pieces at a club. The Baby singer spotted Robert Earl Morgan taking cellphone photos at Cle nightclub last month and reportedly grabbed the device.
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Toronto-based Suzy Lake wins Scotiabank Photography Award

The Globe and Mail - ‎9 hours ago‎
Toronto-based Suzy Lake has won the sixth annual Scotiabank Photography Award, its $50,000 purse one of the richest in Canada for a professional photographer.
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Radiohead scrubs online presence, debuts new video, stokes anticipation for new album

CBC.ca - ‎15 hours ago‎
Radiohead, the British rock troupe known for being innovative, pioneering and subversive, has fuelled worldwide anticipation for a potential new album by partially "erasing" its online identity just before debuting an eerie new music video.
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Trump Praises NASA, But Dodges Funding Questions in Aerospace America Q&A

SpacePolicyOnline.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump thinks NASA is one of the most important government agencies and wants it to stretch the envelope of space exploration, but is not willing to commit to any funding level.
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Male spider gives oral 100 times during sex

NEWS.com.au - ‎4 hours ago‎
IT'S not often we think of spiders as superior to humans, but one particular species puts us males to shame. The Madagascan Darwin's bark spider is not only known for its extreme web sizes and producing the world's toughest biomaterial, but it is a ...
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Stars Above: Meteor shower caused by Halley's comet can be seen May 4

Montreal Gazette - ‎11 hours ago‎
While sky views of Mars won't compare with views like this from visiting spacecrafts, skywatchers will get their best chance to see the Red Planet this month.
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'Climate Hustle' mocks climate change concerns with a movie

Christian Science Monitor - ‎21 hours ago‎
Sarah Palin speaks during a panel discussion before a preview of the film "Climate Hustle" on Capitol Hill, on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Washington.
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Lardy Labradors have overeating gene - study

Irish Independent - ‎5 hours ago‎
Labradors are often overweight because they have a gene linked to overeating, new research has suggested. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email.
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Whooping cough outbreak at Calgary Waldorf School prompts reminder to vaccinate kids

CBC.ca - ‎15 hours ago‎
Health officials are reminding parents that vaccinations help prevent the spread of contagious diseases after a whooping cough outbreak at Calgary Waldorf School.
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Double lung transplant recipient gives back to Nova Scotia Lung Association

CBC.ca - ‎16 hours ago‎
A man who successfully received a double lung transplant three years ago is giving back to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, which championed his cause when he was at his sickest.
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Arsonist attempted to set fire to Canada's only clinic providing sex reassignment surgeries

National Post - ‎13 hours ago‎
The only clinic in Canada that offers sex reassignment surgery has suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage following an arson attempt.
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