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3 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Terry Fox gets his day in Manitoba

The August civic holiday will be now known as Terry Fox Day, named after the Winnipeg-born athlete who was just 22 when he died in 1981 during his attempt to run across Canada on one leg in his Marathon of Hope.

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7 hrs ago | CBC News

'The neighbours always tell': How murder houses are sold by realtors

The property listing for 11 Butler Crescent N.W. shows a "gem" of a house bookended by old trees and boasting a detached garage and handsome stucco-and-wood finish.

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11 hrs ago | Vancouver Sun

Ontario First Nations prepared to lay down their lives to protect lands: chiefs

Aboriginal people in Ontario are prepared to lay down their lives to protect their traditional lands from any unwanted development, a group of First Nations chiefs said Tuesday.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

ABS-CBN News

In rare move, Canada accuses Chinese of trying to hack govt network

Canada on Tuesday took the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing, raising tensions at a time when Ottawa wants to boost oil sales to China.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Computers, Stephen Harper

The Chilliwack Progress

Ottawa follows B.C.'s treaty 'stepping stones'

The federal government has responded to the strengthening of aboriginal title in B.C. by following the province's lead and focusing on resource use agreements rather than full-scale treaties that have been slow and expensive to negotiate.

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Brandon Sun

Canada plans new sanctions against Russia over aggression in Ukraine

The federal government says it will impose new sanctions against Russia in coming days over Moscow's support of rebel groups in Ukraine.

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Brandon Sun

Canadian, U.S. governments to announce plans for Detroit-Windsor bridge

Lisa Raitt speaks as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, left, listens during the announcement the United States State Department issued a key permit to build a second bridge linking the United States and Canada from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario during a news conference in Detroit.

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Biggleswade Today

Travel: Canada's big skies, big fish and a wild west dream

Mention Canada and most people immediately think of a trip through the Rockies from Calgary to Vancouver - but In the first of two features about one of the Commonwealth country's lesser known provinces, travel writer Alan Wooding enjoys all that the prairie state of Saskatchewan has to offer.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, North America Travel, Canada Travel, Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, Embraer Aircraft, Embraer 190,

Regina Leader Post

Red Scorpion gangster faces 14 charges after arrest in Alberta

A photo of Red Scorpion member Cory James Lesperance, 29, left. Lesperance tweets on MMA and it is believed he is posing here as a fan with an MMA fighter at an MMA event.

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The Montreal Gazette

No more mouth-to-mouth: CPR recommendations should be tweaked, expert suggests

Dr. Anthony Ho says that when CPR guidelines were updated in 2010 a step that is probably needed was taken out.

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Barriere Star Journal

B.C. premier offers support to Israel

Premier Christy Clark has aligned herself and British Columbia with Israel in a letter to a Jewish-Canadian advocacy group in which she says the province can be "counted as a friend."

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Regina Leader Post

Political debate over marijuana legalization heats up

MANUFACTURING MARIJUANA STEPS. STEP 7: REMOVE BUDS. The buds are removed from the stem and rest of the plant is destroyed.

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Vancouver Sun

Failure not an option; Harper may need to compromise to get European trade deal

It's an open question whether Canada needs a free trade deal with Europe, but it is more certain that the Harper government does.

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Brandon Sun

Bank of Canada erases mountain ID from $10 bill after questions raised

The central bank had claimed that its new plastic $10 bank notes included an image of majestic Mount Edith Cavell, a prominent peak in the Canadian Rockies south of Jasper, Alta.

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Brandon Sun

Patti-Kay Hamilton of N.W.T. wins $6,000 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize

Patti-Kay Hamilton of Fort Smith, N.W.T., has won this year's English-language CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize.

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Prince George Citizen

Mall construction boom is fuelled by the tastes of Canada's wealthiest

While big box retailers like Target have struggled to get a foothold in Canadian markets, demand for luxury retailers is strong and fuelling massive expansion projects at shopping malls across the country.

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Vancouver Sun

Obese women as likely to give birth following IVF as those of normal weight

Before it was the Commonwealth Games, it was the Empire Games, and Vancouver was the site 60 years ago this week.

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The Globe and Mail

Hot weather, dry conditions mean B.C. fire activity is set to rise

A Natural Resources Canada study that looked at the impact of climate change on forests found that B.C.'s fire season will be 50 days longer by 2040.

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The Hill Times

Harper Conservatives hope to win 10 Quebec seats in next election

The road to a majority government in the next federal election for the Conservatives goes through Quebec, the only province where there's ample room to offset any potential losses in British Columbia and Atlantic Canada, say former senior Conservative Hill staffers and party strategists.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Star Phoenix

Saskatoon man rescues couple from submerged car

A new research project aims to reduce the need for antibiotics in broiler chickens.

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