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2 hrs ago | The Montreal Gazette

Afghan commemoration cloaked in secrecy with two weeks left to go

A Royal Proclamation, a moment of silence in schools, and the heavy beating of helicopter rotors over Parliament Hill are slated for May 9, but the Harper's government attempt to turn commemoration of the Afghan mission into a national event is facing delays, confusion and the sting of politics.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Stephen Harper, Canada, Life, Veteran Affairs

6 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

Canadian sailor dies under mysterious circumstances in Tanzanian hospital

The crewman belonged to HMCS Regina, currently patrolling the Indian Ocean as part of a multinational task force combating terrorism and pirates in the region.

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11 hrs ago | CFRA

Huge pile of records to land on Truth and Reconciliation Commission's doorstep

After wrapping up nearly four years of public hearings, and with the clock ticking on a final report into the legacy of physical and sexual abuse at Indian residential schools, a pile of new documents is about to land on the doorstep of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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11 hrs ago | CFRA

Union warns budget cuts means fewer meat inspections, more food fraud

The union representing federal food inspectors says budget cuts have chopped a team upholding food safety standards and that's left consumers in the Vancouver area vulnerable.

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15 hrs ago | The Montreal Gazette

Ottawa must cap 'reckless' spending over next year: finance minister

Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he plans to resist pressures to stimulate the economy with federal money as Ottawa remains focused on bringing in a balanced budget next year.

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18 hrs ago | Regina Leader Post

Radio-controlled helicopter had 'serious risk of collision' with jetliner at YVR

Incidents of wake turbulence are expected to increase with more aircraft flying in the Vancouver area and with improved navigational systems that allow planes to more accurately follow the same precise landing approaches.

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19 hrs ago | Journal-Pioneer

Famous Island boxer passes away in Summerside

Born in Miscouche in 1935, Arsenault began boxing in 1945, boxing continuously for 27 years, "and, remarkably for his sport, without the benefit of a manager," said his citation for the P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame.

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22 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

In pictures: Herb Gray, 'the godfather of politics,' dies

Former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Herb Gray listens to a tribute in his honor on Parliament Hill in Ottawa,in this March 13, 2002 file photo.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Coast Reporter

Saskatchewan restaurant under investigation after dismissing Canadian servers

The federal government said Monday it is investigating a Saskatchewan restaurant where two long-serving waitresses say they and two others recently lost their jobs to temporary foreign workers.

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Brandon Sun

Brookfield Office reports lower Q1 net income; revenue down slightly at $125.6M

Commercial property owner and manager Brookfield Canada Office Properties has reported lower first-quarter net income and a small drop in revenue compared with the same year-earlier period.

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Canada.com

Artisanal cheese market growing with consumers' desire to know milk source

Caseophile is just a five-dollar word for cheese lover, from the Latin "caseus," meaning cheese, and although we're well behind countries such as France, where annual per capita cheese consumption tops 26 kilograms , Canadians still manage to put away more than 12 kilograms of cheese a year each.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Cheese, Canada, World News,

Canada.com

Keystone XL crucial to government, not so much to Canadians

Although Canada has sent a steady stream of high-level politicians to Washington to lobby for the Keystone XL pipeline, many Canadians don't perceive the project as being relevant to them.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama,

CFRB

Rain and possible flooding for cottage country

If you're headed up to the cottage anytime soon, it could be a little soggy and experts are warning cottage owners to keep a close eye on a system moving in.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather

Canada.com

U.S. tax law could ensnare unsuspecting Canadians

A little-known U.S. law taking effect in July is worrying American expats, dual citizens living in Canada and Canadians concerned about their privacy.

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AccuWeather.com

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,

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