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3 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal

Canadians are the second-biggest smugglers of cocaine into Australia

Champion innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs call the capital region home. Here is a selection of 40 businesses, inventions, technologies, and one dinosaur, that Edmonton can lay claim to.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Canada, World News, Inventions, Science / Technology

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Examiner.com

Border security: Islamist terror attack on U.S. from Mexico imminent

As many Americans get ready for the long holiday weekend, law enforcement officers warn Isis militants are eyeing the US-Mexican border.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Mexico, Terrorism, El Paso, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Explosion in Mexican customs office closes bridge

A four-lane bridge crossing the Rio Grande has been closed after two gas line explosions set the customs and immigration office ablaze in the Mexican community of Piedras Negras.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Eagle Pass, TX

The Lebanon Daily News

Mexico police: accidental blast kills 1 on border

Police in Piedras Negras say that an apparently accidental explosion in a customs building on Mexico's border with the U.S. has killed one woman and injured five other people.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Explosion, Concord, NH

Edmonton Journal

Police arrest man previously convicted in beating of police officers

Police have arrested a man wanted on Canada-wide warrants after he allegedly failed to report to his halfway house in Edmonton.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

SooToday

More rain coming. Please don't shoot the messenger

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ENVIRONMENT CANADA ********************** Rainfall warning in effect for Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay - Blind River - Thessalon - Espanola - Killarney - Manitoulin Island - Greater Sudbury and vicinity - Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake - Chapleau - Missinaibi Lake - Gogama - Foleyet Rain, at times heavy, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Weather, Canada, World News,

680News

NATO pushes for bigger crisis response brigade as Canada mulls opportunity

Canada will send troops, jets and warships to participate in a massive NATO training exercise next year in a deployment that could be the first step towards deeper involvement in the alliance's long-term strategy to counter a resurgent Russia.

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Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Canada

The Winnipeg Free Press

Sky Onosson has studied Manitoba's particular anglophone accents.

In addition to accents, Sky Onosson says it is often easy to tell where a person is from by the words they use.

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Related Topix: Canada, National Geographic, Tradewest, Video Games, World News, Newfoundland, NJ

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check

Edmonton's booming growth saw a population the size of St. Albert move in over the last two years.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Canada, Vladimir Putin

The Winnipeg Free Press

The pervasiveness of sexual violence

Annual Slut Walk events in many cities across Canada have drawn attention to the pervasiveness of victim-blaming in sexual-assault cases.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

Vancouver Sun

Ontario man surrenders after 37-hour standoff

Hundreds of women, some camping out overnight, stormed into the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre for the annual retail blowout August, 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

The Daily Townsman

American family on tour bus recalls crash

A Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officer watches as a tour bus that rolled over and crashed on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., Thursday, is moved during an investigation at a towing company lot in Kelowna on Friday August 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

Brandon Sun

Going from reserve to recruit a culture shock for some aboriginals: report

The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly released document.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

InsideHalton.com

Aboriginal recruits face culture shock: study

The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly released document.

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Canada.com

Blatchford: Accused serial killer Cody Legebokoff's testimony leaves little mystery in murders

Hundreds of women, some camping out overnight, stormed into the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre for the annual retail blowout August, 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

The Globe and Mail

Man convicted in shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in 2005 arrested

Dennis Cheeseman waits in the cafeteria in the law courts in Edmonton, Alberta on Monday January 19, 2009.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Drugs,

Fri Aug 29, 2014

DurhamRegion.com

Canadian team evacuated from Ebola zone home

Three Canadian scientists evacuated from Sierra Leone over Ebola concerns are back in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Friday night.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Medicine, Epidemiology, Germany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CFRA

Volunteers hope to bring closure to families of missing and murdered women

Bernadette Smith the sister of Claudette Osborne who has been missing since 2008 lays placards, of 94 women who have been murdered or are missing in Manitoba, at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Wednesday, August 26, 2009.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

InsideHalton.com

Do more to fight homegrown terror: imam

The federal government must step up its efforts to counter the radicalization and recruitment of young Canadians by extremist Islamic groups, a Calgary imam said Friday.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Terrorism

Washington Times

Feds issue bulletin on 'imminent' terror attack at U.S. border; Islamic State in Mexico

The federal government believes a terrorist attack at the U.S.-Mexico border is imminent and has put out a bulletin on the matter, a government watchdog group reported Friday.

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