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Canadian election: Leaders return to campaign trail as markets, dollar totter

August 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canadian election: Leaders return to campaign trail as markets, dollar totter

Canadian election focus turns to finances from Duffy trial OTTAWA – A precipitous drop in North American stock markets sparked fresh debate on the federal campaign trail Monday about which leader would be the best choice to manage Canada’s finances. The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 768.5 points shortly after markets opened, before rallying to close down 420.93 […]

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Canadian election: Harper, Mulcair on defence in leaders’ debate

August 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canadian election: Harper, Mulcair on defence in leaders’ debate

Quebec separation, economy topics in Canadian election debate OTTAWA – Whatever impressions Canadians might have had about Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau were thoroughly confounded Thursday in the first televised leaders’ debate of the 2015 election campaign. Harper, the hyper-partisan of the House of Commons, was nowhere to be seen and neither was “Angry Tom” […]

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HitchBOT creators mull rebuild after it was destroyed in US

August 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
HitchBOT creators mull rebuild after it was destroyed in US

HitchBOT destroyed in Philadelphia TORONTO – Collapsed among trash and dead leaves, its arms ripped off and its skull and brain nowhere in sight, the talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot from Canada met its untimely end in Philadelphia over the weekend. But there may be another chance at life for the child-sized travelling robot. HitchBOT’s co-creators Frauke […]

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Canadian election called for October 19

August 2, 2015 | By More
Canadian election called for October 19

11-week Canadian election campaign begins OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he has asked Governor General David Johnston to dissolve Parliament, touching off an 11-week campaign in advance of an election Oct. 19. Harper made the announcement today outside Rideau Hall, square in the middle of the August holiday weekend, ending months of speculation and conjecture about when […]

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Okanagan First Nation turns to Texas to rid land of bullets, bombs

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Okanagan First Nation turns to Texas to rid land of bullets, bombs

Texas A&M to help band clear reserve of war training ordnance material VANCOUVER – Ten members from British Columbia’s Okanagan Indian Band have been selected for specialized training to learn how to rid their reserve of the buried bullets and bombs that have accumulated over a century. Military training dating back to the Boer War has littered […]

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VPD pleasantly surprised in Downtown Eastside Vancouver sting operation

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
VPD pleasantly surprised in Downtown Eastside Vancouver sting operation

Downtown Eastside Vancouver locals quickly accepted undercover officer A 30-year veteran of the Vancouver Police Department recently went undercover as a wheelchair bound person in an effort to identify a suspect preying on vulnerable people in Downtown Eastside Vancouver. Instead, VPD Staff Sgt. Mark Horsley says he and his colleagues discovered that the much-maligned community was filled with honest, caring people. […]

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Saskatchewan forest fire fight: Troops trade camo for jumpsuits

July 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Saskatchewan forest fire fight: Troops trade camo for jumpsuits

Orange is the new green in Saskatchewan forest fire battle MONTREAL LAKE, Sask. – “Watch out for the widowmakers!” The platoon commander shouts the warning to about 200 soldiers slogging their way through the dense brush, blackened trees and smouldering ash in the tiny First Nations community of Montreal Lake, about 250 kilometres north of Saskatoon. A […]

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Soldiers help fight Saskatchewan fires, foreign crews head west

July 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Soldiers help fight Saskatchewan fires, foreign crews head west

Some progress made on Saskatchewan fires Soldiers began helping crews fight wildfires threatening communities in northern Saskatchewan on Wednesday, as other western provinces called in help from foreign countries. About 360 troops were building fire guards and clearing brush near La Ronge and Montreal Lake. Steve Roberts with Saskatchewan Wildfire Management said crews made some […]

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Soldiers arrive to help fight northern Saskatchewan wildfires

July 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Soldiers arrive to help fight northern Saskatchewan wildfires

Saskatchewan wildfires force 9,000 people from their homes Soldiers started rolling into Saskatchewan on Monday to double firefighting efforts in the north, where about 9,000 people have been forced out of their homes, many for more than a week. Colin King, with Saskatchewan’s Emergency Management department, said 1,000 military personnel were arriving from bases in Shilo, Man., […]

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Paul Bernardo applies for day parole, victims families devastated

July 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Paul Bernardo applies for day parole, victims families devastated

Despite parole application, Paul Bernardo parole will likely not see the outside world again TORONTO – Paul Bernardo has applied for day parole in Toronto. The lawyer for the families of Bernardo’s murder victims, 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen French, said Correctional Service Canada sent out a form letter to the families last week advising them of his application. […]

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