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2 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen
NDP Leader Dominic Cardy speaks to media after the New Brunswick leaders debate in Moncton on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. When the NDP leader in New Brunswick promotes some of his prize candidates, he's happy to emphasize they were once his political foes.
7 hrs ago | CBC News
Finance Minister Joe Oliver has a budget surplus ready to go and plenty of other ministers who want a piece of it in the lead up to the 2015 election. Like a fresh-baked pie on the window sill, the sweet smell of a surplus has mouths watering -- but which ministers will get a piece in this critical pre-election period, and how will it trickle down to Canadians? Prime Minister Stephen Harper must decide how best to spend the excess dollars in the next couple of months and there's active lobbying for the bucks, government insiders say.
7 hrs ago | Chilliwack Times
Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday April 9, 2014. More than 400 academics are demanding the Canada Revenue Agency halt its audit of the political activities of a think-tank, saying the Conservative government is trying to intimidate, muzzle and silence its critics.
8 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen
This satellite image provided by NOAA shows category four Hurricane Odile taken at 5:45 a.m. EDT Sunday Sept. 14, 2014.
11 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen
Dogs sit in a cage after a horse trailer carrying rescue dogs from the U.S. rolled on a Alberta Highway 2 in central Alberta near Olds on Saturday Sept. 14, 2014.
15 hrs ago | Coast Reporter
Jean-Francois Lisee talks to media, Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the legislature in Quebec City. Quebece sovereigntists like Lisee say they've been impressed by London's "fair play" during the Scottish referendum campaign when compared to Ottawa in the 1990s.
His Royal Highness Prince Edward Earl of Wessex told a ballroom full of young people on Saturday they earned the right to walk a little taller after successfully completing a journey that millions attempt but relatively few complete. He shook hands with 87 young high achievers as he handed out the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award during a ceremony at Government House.
Families of three women and a teenage girl who were murdered in northern British Columbia by one of Canada's youngest serial killers finally had a chance Friday to tell a judge about the pain they have endured. Twenty-four-year-old Cory Legebokoff was convicted Thursday in B.C. Supreme Court of the first-degree murders of Cynthia Maas, 35, Jill Stuchenko, 35, Natasha Montgomery, 23, and 15-year-old Loren Leslie.
Photo By: Aaron Lynett, The Ottawa Citizen, Canwest News, Assignment #76434--Exterior The Canada Science and Technology Museum remained sealed shut Friday, as contractors and museum officials discussed repairs and the old question of moving the museum resurfaced. Workers weren't allowed inside the building, which is off-limits because of unacceptably high mould levels in the air.
The campaign, in which people are asked to take a photo of themselves holding a sign that reads, "#AmINext,"seeks to open up a national discussion on the issue of aboriginal women who have disappeared or been murdered. A woman spearheading a social media campaign about missing and murdered aboriginal women says she isn't worried about the initiative fading from the public consciousness like other online campaigns have done in the past.
AUGUST 27: Canadian royal navy arrives at Yangzi wharf with a frigate on August 27, 2014 in Shanghai, China. Canadian royal navy started its 5-day friendly visit to Shanghai on Wednesday.
Arctic Council ministers Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Finland's Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Canada's Minister for the Arctic Council Leona Aglukkaq, Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, Denmark's Foreign Minister Villy Sovndal, Norway's Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, and Iceland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General Hermann Ingolfsson, are pictured in Kiruna, Sweden, on May 15, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Charles Dharapak" Canada is to host its final meeting as head of the circumpolar world next spring after a term in which some say this country's greatest achievement has been simply holding the Arctic Council together.
Canada has finally ratified the contentious Foreign Investment Protection Agreement with China amid a series of recent tensions between the two countries that had placed Prime Minister Stephen Harper's scheduled Chinese visit this fall on tenterhooks. International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced Friday that the pact, known as FIPA, had been signed by Canada two years after its terms were first negotiated by the two countries.
July 2000 - Winnipeg media magnate and philanthropist Izzy Asper pitches to the federal government the idea of a "tolerance" museum in Winnipeg. The idea is based partly on a similar museum in Los Angeles that examines racism and atrocities such as the Holocaust.
At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led to his death in 1981, few patients survived that kind of malignancy, known as an osteosarcoma. But advances in treatment over the last few decades have dramatically altered that grim prognosis, with the majority of patients today not only keeping their limbs, but many also surviving the cancer.
From Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., to Cape Breton, N.S., two words - Quebec sovereignty - hover like a spectre over the debate on Scottish independence. As the historic Sept.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:17 pm
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