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Midweek Storm Raises Flooding Concerns for Alberta

A storm ejecting out of the Rockies will spread rain across the Canadian Prairies, raising the risk of flooding on Wednesday.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Lifestyles

Author Alistair MacLeod dies at 77, remembered as 'great writer and a great man'

Alistair MacLeod, the Prairie-born author who won one of the world's most lucrative literary prizes with his only novel, has died.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Recreational Vehicle, Heartland Rv'S

The Winnipeg Free Press

Anti-prohibition pot protesters hit Parliament Hill as 4-20 goes after policy

Frisbees, hula hoops, reggae and the slightly skunky aroma of burning bud masked a serious policy dispute Sunday afternoon on Parliament Hill.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Activism, Canada, World News, Dallas, TX

Vancouver Sun

Anti-prohibition pot protesters hit Parliament Hill as 4/20 goes after policy

The Peace Tower is reflected in the sunglasses of a woman smoking a joint at the Fill the Hill marijuana rally on Parliament HIll in Ottawa last April.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Activism, Canada, World News, Dallas, TX

Nanaimo Daily News

Legalities of Amanda Todd's ...

Authorities in British Columbia are anxious to bring a Netherlands resident to a Canadian courtroom on cyberbullying charges in a teen suicide case, but legal experts say it's unclear when or even if they might get the chance.

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CBC News

Canada's official gift store only for the political elite

Foreign Minister John Baird, left, offers a gift to Mustafa Abdel Jalil, chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council, in Tripoli in late 2011.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Libya Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, Libya,

SooToday

U.S. expert: Canada should boost apprenticeships

A respected American labour specialist says governments, educators and employers should work together to boost the number of apprenticeships for young Canadians in a collaborative approach that would yield "significant payoffs."

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Madison Publishing

RTown Communications bankrupt

Whistler-based RTown Communications, a leading Canadian digital-advertising company and winner of the 2012 Whistler Excellence Awards for Innovative Business of the Year, has filed for bankruptcy.

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Reuters

Eight killed in plane crash in northern Mexico

A Hawker 800 jet crashed in northern Mexico late on Saturday, killing all eight people on board, the government of the state of Coahuila said.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Air Accidents,

Sat Apr 19, 2014

CTV

Air Canada says employees caught tossing luggage may be fired

Air Canada says two employees may be fired after they were caught on camera tossing passengers' luggage from a stairway to a bin several feet below.

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Canada.com

Passengers on Vancouver-to-Edmonton flight warned to watch out for measles

Health officials in Edmonton are warning passengers who arrived in the city on a flight from Vancouver this month that they may have been exposed to measles.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Alberta, Canada Travel

Vancouver Sun

Transforming Tamara

Tamara Loyer battled homelessness, drug addiction and poor health for 30 years, always feeling like a woman trapped in a man's body.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Transgender, Canada, World News

Canada.com

Scott Reid: - Sunny ways' and the shadow of political risk

A smiling Justin Trudeau at a Sikh holiday celebration in Vancouver: The Liberal leader is convinced he can win over Canadians with kindness and optimism.

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CBC News

Richelieu River remains high as floods recede elsewhere in Quebec

A drone-borne camera offers a bird's eye view of flooding around Bishop's University in Lennoxville, near Sherbrooke, Que.

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CBC News

Canada's criticism of Russia 'makes no difference'

The Conservative government's tough rhetoric over Russia's actions in Ukraine may play well to some voters domestically, but will have no impact on curtailing Moscow's policies in the region, experts say.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Gunmen Attack Train in Mexico, Killing 3 Migrants

Four migrants were killed and three others wounded when gunmen attacked a train in southeastern Mexico, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said Thursday.

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Final Call

Crystal Power Related to the Human Body and the Radio in the Head

"And certainly We created man, and We know what his mind suggests to him-and We are nearer to him than his life-vein.

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Related Topix: Funk, The Human Body, World News, Mexico

CFRA

Laureen Harper interrupted by protester at Internet cat video festival

Laureen Harper holds Gramps, a three-legged cat up for adoption at the B.C. SPCA Vancouver branch on April 26, 2013.

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Edmonton Journal

Arrest made in Netherlands in Amanda Todd online extortion case: reports

In October 2012, the B.C. teen was found dead in a Port Coquitlam home, five weeks after she posted a heartbreaking video on YouTube detailing how she was harassed online and bullied Cyberbullied teen Amanda Todd, whose suicide made headlines around the world, led an active online life.

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Canada.com

Tories spurn NDP request to start over on elections bill

The Vancouver Canucks have the sixth overall pick in the June 27-28 NHL Entry Draft.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

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