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  1. Emergency debate on ISIL draws only handful of MPsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Ottawa Citizen

    Fewer than two dozen MPs were on hand Tuesday evening for the start of an "emergency" debate on how Canada should respond to the threat posed by the terror group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The debate - requested by the federal Liberals - came after weeks of growing tension worldwide about ISIL, and after the federal government announced it was dispatching special forces as military advisers in Iraq.

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  2. Conservative Chiu will know opponents come NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Richmond News

    On Friday, current Richmond Board of Education trustee Kenny Chiu was officially named as the Conservative Party of Canada's candidate in the newly created Steveston-Richmond East riding for next year's federal election, scheduled for Oct. 19. Chiu inherits a race that, judging by history, is his to lose; Steveston hasn't seen a non-conservative representing its interests in over 50 years. Chiu, who went uncontested among the Conservative ranks, is the first candidate selected among the major political parties; Liberal, NDP and Green Party riding association representatives told the Richmond News a decision on their candidates can be expected as early as late October.

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  3. Elizabeth, Queen of Scots? Scottish independence vote brings questions for monarchy's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

    Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence - and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. As Thursday's referendum nears, questions are being been raised about Scotland's future relationship with the monarchy if its people opt for independence.

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  4. A new peace? Longest deal in decades may end lengthiest B.C. teachers' strikeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

    British Columbia's long-warring government and teachers' union have made unprecedented educational labour peace with a six-year collective agreement wrought through months of embittered strike action and a final six-day sprint to settlement. The historic deal, if ratified by teachers in a vote on Thursday, will reopen schools as early as Monday for half a million students, restore the flow of income to more than 40,000 teachers and renew stability for families provincewide.

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  5. Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane OdileRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes. The Interior Ministry said military and commercial planes were carrying travelers out through the Los Cabos international airport, which remained closed to commercial flights due to damage suffered when Hurricane Odile tore through the area late Sunday and Monday.

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  6. UPDATE 1-Tropical Storm Polo to strengthen to hurricane off Mexico's Pacific CoastRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Reuters

    Tropical Storm Polo is forecast to become a hurricane off Mexico's Pacific Coast on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, just days after a severe storm battered the Baja California peninsula. As of Tuesday afternoon, Polo was about 260 miles south of Mexico's beach resort of Acapulco and moving in a northwesterly direction at 12 miles per hour , the NHC said.

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  7. Foreign workers applications plummet in sign overhaul is success: KenneyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Canada.com

    Minister of Employment and Minister of Multiculturalism Jason Kenney responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 15, 2014.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick ORG XMIT: OTTK306 OTTAWA - Employment Minister Jason Kenney says there's been a significant decrease in applications for temporary foreign workers since the government announced an overhaul of the troubled program earlier this year.

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  8. Emergency debate on ISIL draws only handful of MPsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Canada.com

    Over the five weeks of the teachers' strike, there have pickets, numerous rallies, and even a students' walkout, all of it documented on social media. Here's a look at the best photos.

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  9. Blatchford: Jamila Bibi deserves a better life in this big, empty countryRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Canada.com

    Over the five weeks of the teachers' strike, there have pickets, numerous rallies, and even a students' walkout, all of it documented on social media. Here's a look at the best photos.

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  10. Mexico's 204th anniversary celebrated at Miller Outdoor TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Examiner.com

    On Monday, September 15th, Houston's Mexican community celebrated the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence in a 3-hour program at Miller Outdoor Theatre . The program called "El Grito at Miller" was organized under the auspices of The Mexican Consulate General of Houston working with the Miller Theater Advisory Board, and sponsored in part by Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors , Ford , Sabra Humus , Taco Bell , and Movistar .

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  11. Unbeaten Spartans top CIS women's soccer rankingsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Langley Advance

    Trinity Western University women are the queen's of CIS soccer soccer, for now, after national rankings were released this week. After a pair of convincing road wins this past weekend in the Okanagan, the Trinity Western University women's soccer team has jumped to the top of the CIS national rankings, coming in at No.

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  12. London hospitals on high alert for enterovirusRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The London Free Press

    ... specific strain, so officials in London remain vigilant. "It's the first large outbreak (of the strain) in North America and everyone gets more concerned when young people are involved," said Dr. Michael John, who looks after infection control for ...

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  13. Harper sticks to his guns: no vote on IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Chilliwack Times

    The phrase "boots on the ground" is a well-worn stand-in for "war" - a word nobody wanted to use Tuesday as MPs gathered for an emergency debate on the decision to join the fight against militants in the Middle East. At the centre of the debate is the question of whether sending highly trained, heavily armed special forces commandos into northern Iraq is a "combat operation" - a distinction that would require Parliament's approval.

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  14. Jury selection set to begin Tuesday in Magnotta murder trialRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Lifestyles

    Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the May 2012 slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin, 33, a Chinese engineering student. The exhaustive process of selecting a bilingual jury could mean a delay in the presentation of evidence, which is scheduled to start next Monday.

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  15. A three-generation legacyRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Times-Herald

    Barry and his wife Aftyn are seen with Barry's father Ted at Seaborn Insurance on Tuesday. The company has been in the family for 70 years since Ted's father Trevor founded it in 1944.

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  16. U.S. combat troops a possibility against Islamic State, top soldier saysRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    U.S. combat troops may be needed back in Iraq to defeat the Islamic State jihadis if air strikes and Arab boots on the ground fail, President Barack Obama's top soldier conceded Tuesday. In what sounded like mission creep before the United States' newest war - launched only days earlier in a nationwide address by Mr. Obama - really got under way, General Martin Dempsey laid out several scenarios where U.S. ground troops might be needed.

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  17. US cools talk of combat role in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    The White House and the US military on Tuesday scrambled to play down a suggestion by the nation's top officer that deploying ground forces in Iraq to fight Islamic State militants was an option. WASHINGTON: The White House and the US military on Tuesday scrambled to play down a suggestion by the nation's top officer that deploying ground forces in Iraq to fight Islamic State militants was an option.

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  18. Yves Fortier: A herald of Canada's golden age of geologyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

    When the astronauts walked on the moon in July, 1969, their main mission was to collect rocks and dust from the Sea of Tranquility. They were test pilots first and narrowly trained field geologists second.

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  19. Cocaine seized on yacht off west coast of Vancouver IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Canada.com

    Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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  20. Starwood Continues to Expand Latin American Portfolio, Making...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Hospitality Net

    Currently, Starwood operates 80 hotels in the region, with 17 additional properties under development. The company also announced the appointment of Victor Vazquez to the role of Vice President, Development and Acquisitions for Latin America.

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