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1 hr ago | Truro Daily News

Canso officer crucial in seizing 132 kg of heroin

Lieutenant William Corbett, a MARS officer, supervises the launching of the ship's zodiac on board HMCS Regina during Operation Artemis counter-terrorism and maritime security operations off the coast of Africa on March 12. Cpl.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Canada, World News

6 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Former Harper chief of staff Wright won't face criminal charges, RCMP says

Nigel Wright, chief of staff for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is shown appearing as a witness at the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Nov. 2, 2010.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Canada, World News

8 hrs ago | Madison Publishing

Legal battle brewing in B.C. over temporary foreign worker program

Two unions are taking the latest battle over temporary foreign workers to Federal Court in Vancouver, but they hope two government ministers will step in to speed things up.

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Related Topix: Springfield, OR, Canada, World News

12 hrs ago | CBC News

Visitation for former finance minister Jim Flaherty begins

The visitation Tuesday in Whitby, Ont., for former finance minister Jim Flaherty, who died last Thursday at age 64, comes a day before a state funeral in Toronto.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

12 hrs ago | CBC News

Journalist Paul Wells wins Dafoe prize for Stephen Harper book

Paul Wells's The Longer I'm Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada was also the 2014 winner of the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Canada, World News, Journalism

16 hrs ago | ABC News

Sri Lanka Says Canada Holds Commonwealth to Ransom

Sri Lanka has accused Canada of using its funding of the Commonwealth as a political tool by suspending its $10 million annual contribution while Sri Lanka chairs the group's secretariat.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

19 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Canada says Russia's actions "imperialistic"

Canada's prime minister says Russia's actions against Ukraine are "aggressive, militaristic and imperialistic" and it's time everyone recognizes the depth and seriousness of that threat.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper, Albuquerque, NM, Opinion

23 hrs ago | CFRA

EXCLUSIVE: Over 60% of female inmates on psychiatric meds; probe launched

Dr. David Juurlink, head of the division of clinical pharmacology and toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, speaks during an interview in Toronto on Friday, April 4, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Prison, Seroquel, Quetiapine (generic), Medicine

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Canada.com

CBSA raids Lev Tahor community in Ontario, makes several arrests

The Canadian Border Services Agency has made a series of arrests at the Jewish, ultraorthodox Lev Tahor community compound near Chatham.

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Ottawa Citizen

Robocalls registry may not be in place for next federal election

Reforms to the federal election law intended to crack down on illegal robocalls may not be put in place by the time Canadians next go to the polls.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

Times-Herald

Bank study says economic cost of weather catastrophes is under-appreciated

A report from a major Canadian bank says the way we measure economic growth masks the cost of severe weather events and the need for major new infrastructure spending.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Weather

The Winnipeg Free Press

Grappling with an identity crisis

It took Vern May four years to perfect the body slam, but it was the piledriver that finished his career as a professional wrestler.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Opinion, Travel

CBC News

More McDonald's outlets under fire over foreign workers

Several temporary foreign workers were brought in to work at this McDonald's franchise in Parksville, B.C. three years ago.

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CBC News

Montrealer wants national day for Terry Fox on April 12

Terry Fox ran the equivalent of 143 marathons in 143 days during his Marathon of Hope for cancer research in 1980.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

Sun Apr 13, 2014

CBC News

Private sector a key partner in Harper maternal health initiative: Paradis

Development Minister Christian Paradis is advocating partnering with the health sector to help Canada make progress on its "flagship" development priority of improving maternal, newborn and child health.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

Northern Life

Flaherty's state funeral to be held at Toronto's St. James cathedral

Jim Flaherty's state funeral is being held at Toronto's St. James cathedral on Wednesday.

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Weyburn This Week

Annual East Coast seal hunt starts amid ongoing court case and trade challenge

The annual East Coast seal hunt starts Monday against a backdrop of ongoing trade and court challenges in Europe and renewed claims from animal welfare groups that the 400-year-old industry is dead in the water.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Activism

CBC News

Alberta homeschool convention offers creationist textbooks

Creationist textbooks may not be part of the Alberta public school curriculum but they're easy to find in Red Deer this weekend.

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CTV

No injuries after HMCS Kingston crew extinguishes engine room fire

A release from the Royal Canadian Navy says the crew of HMCS Kingston doused a "minor" engine room fire late Saturday morning while the ship was sailing for Halifax after a six week mission in the Caribbean.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

Examiner.com

Barenaked Ladies add 2014 Canadian summer tour dates

Barenaked Ladies has started fleshing out their 2014 summer tour schedule with a couple of new dates in Canada.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Barenaked Ladies, Pop/Rock, Life, Canada Day, Holidays, George Canyon, Country

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