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1 hr ago | The Toronto Star

Mental health issues a priority for OPP, new commissioner says

OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes says his provincial force faces a number of daunting issues - from increased cyber crime to homegrown terrorism - but number one is how to best deal with people who have mental health issues.

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5 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Canadian banks catching up with new apps for smartphones that do more

Smartphones promise to be the next big thing in consumer banking, holding the promise of everything from fewer trips to the local bank branch or ATM to the convenience of tap-and-go payments at retail outlets.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Cameras

7 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Demian Bichir talks 'The Bridge' Season 2

Demian Bichir stars as Marco Ruiz, a psychologically conflicted Mexican police detective in the FX series "The Bridge," which returned for its second season Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, A Better Life, Immigration Reform, Demian Bichir, US News, Illegal Immigration

12 hrs ago | Star Phoenix

Number of fired pregnant women increases

The number of complaints the Human Rights Commission has received from women who have lost their jobs after becoming pregnant has nearly doubled over the past More than 30 years after the old Big Valley Jamboree began with a distinctly rustic feel to it - sandwiched between a stampede and a roundup - the boots are once again hitting the dirt at ... (more)

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Related Topix: Recipes, Canada, World News

Sat Jul 12, 2014

680News

Canada backs Israeli attacks on Gaza, criticizes UN official

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird attends the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on July 2, 2013.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Brunei, Stephen Harper

Canada.com

Coyne: 147 years on, economic union still a dream

Unveiling the western premiers' groundbreaking initiative for a "Canada Free Trade Zone," Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall was momentarily overcome by a sense of national vision.

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LA Weekly

The Troubadour

By its very name, the AltaMed fundraiser East L.A. Meets Napa and Beyond appears to focus on the grapes of Northern California more than those of Mexico.

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Related Topix: Napa, CA, World News, Mexico, North America Travel, Travel, Mexico Travel, San Diego, CA, us Travel

Canada.com

Del Mastro grilled over bank deposit during election campaign

PETERBOROUGH, JULY 9, 2014 -- DEL MATRO TRIAL -- Crown prosecutor Tom Lemon assigned to the MP Dean Del Mastro Elections Canada fraud trial, stands outside the court house during morning break from the trial in Peterborough on July 9, 2014.

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CBC News

Vancouver tops list of most expensive cities in Canada again

For the second year in a row, Vancouver has been deemed the most expensive city in Canada in which to live.

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The Globe and Mail

Portage ban provokes a very Canadian fight

Do we have the right to portage our canoes over ancient paths, or can the government stop us in the name of modernity? Allan Turnbull canoes near Bala Falls: Local residents are opposed to plans for a hydroelectric plant at the falls.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Canada.com

Harper does the summer shuffle of top bureaucrats

Left to right: Michael Wernick, Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office; Colleen Swords, Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development; and Graham Flack, Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage.

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Canada.com

Kenney to consider local exemptions to TFW program after provincial complaints

Employment Minister Jason Kenney said Friday he's willing to consider "local exemptions" to his recent overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program.

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Globe and Mail

Ahmed found guilty on two terror charges, acquitted on explosives count

Former Ottawa hospital technician Misbahuddin Ahmed was found guilty Friday of two terrorism-related charges.

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The Washington Post

As deaths rise, no end seen to Israeli offensive

Asserting it has broad international support for a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, Israel is showing no signs of ending the operation, vowing to press on until there is a halt to rocket attacks from the seaside territory.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Canada

WAVE-TV Louisville

US border effort sputters as migrants cross again

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012 file photo, a newly arrived person who was caught in Arizona by the U.S. .

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Tucson, AZ,

Edmonton Journal

Postmedia losses shrink as company expands multi-platform strategy

Postmedia Network Canada Corp. reported third quarter results on Thursday and announced that it would next roll out its new platform-based digital strategy in Montreal and Calgary, after a successful launch May 20 at the Ottawa Citizen.

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CBC News

Sobriety coaches better known south of the border

Sobriety coaches have reportedly aided Lindsay Lohan, Matthew Perry and Owen Wilson in the past.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Canada.com

Tiffany MacLellan: The wrong way to preserve residential-school history

Edmund Metatawabin, 66, a survivor of St. Anne's residential school in Fort Albany, Ont., is seen outside Osgoode Hall in Toronto on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

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CFRA

This time it's different on efforts for a free trade zone within Canada: Moore

Minister of Industry James Moore responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Tuesday June 17, 2014 in Ottawa.

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Globe and Mail

Conservative government steps up scrutiny of charities' political activities

The Conservative government has stepped up its scrutiny of the political activities of charities, adding fresh money for more audits, and casting its net well beyond the environmental groups that have opposed its energy policies.

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