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2 hrs ago | DurhamRegion.com

Canada's jets edge closer to Russian airspace

Canadian fighter jets will be patrolling the edge of Russian airspace next week as part of NATO's response to the unravelling situation in Ukraine.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Canada, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Lithuania, Vladimir Putin, Stephen Harper

6 hrs ago | Telegram

Water bomber that crashed on lake during forest fire was overloaded, TSB report

A water bomber owned by the Newfoundland and Labrador government that crashed on Moosehead Lake last year took on too much water, which was a central cause in the plane failing to get airborne, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Canada, World News

7 hrs ago | Sympatico Finance

Holt Renfrew to close Ottawa, Quebec City stores in 2015

Luxury retailer Holt Renfrew says it will close its smaller locations in Ottawa and Quebec City by January 2015 in favour of expanding other locations in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

8 hrs ago | CBC News

2 women face charges for being 'unruly' on Cuba flight returned to Toronto

A Sunwing plane, similar to the one shown above, was en route to Cuba when it was forced to return to Toronto on Wednesday due to two 'unruly' female passengers who were later arrested.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Canada

12 hrs ago | CFRA

Canada tops in key measures of scientific literacy

This photo shows the Earth's shadow cast over the surface of the moon as a total lunar eclipse over the Chabot Space and Science Center observatory in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

16 hrs ago | Star Phoenix

Traffic stop for speeding leads to arrest of accused killer

Louis van Gaal has always said it could get worse before it gets better at Manchester United.

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Related Topix: Electronic, Manitoba, Canada, World News, Recipes

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Brandon Sun

Most claimants lose EI appeals; dismissal rate remains high in new system

The plight of jobless Canadians denied employment insurance benefits hasn't improved under the federal government's new social-security tribunal during the first year of its existence, documents show.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Social Security, Personal Finance,

Langley Times

(VIDEO) Mulcair says NDP government would hold national missing women inquiry

Federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair said on Wednesday his government, if elected, would begin an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, starting on his first day as Prime Minister.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper,

Brandon Sun

Poor food slowing growth in Inuit kids; almost half shorter than average: study

Hunger among Inuit families is so prevalent in Arctic Quebec that it could be why almost half their children are shorter than average, new research suggests.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Canada, World News, Life, Food, Nutrition

The Winnipeg Free Press

The NDP will launch a national inquiry into native women murders if elected

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks a press conference at the National Press Theatre on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014, to discuss the need for an inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Stephen Harper

The Winnipeg Free Press

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. announces plan for $1 billion car factory in Mexico

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. said Wednesday it will invest more than $1 billion to build a car factory in northern Mexico that is expected to begin production in 2016.

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Related Topix: Mexico, World News,

CBC News

Car share program coming soon to Edmonton

A car share service like Zipcar or Car2Go could soon be operating in Edmonton. The city is set to announce a pilot project with a company that hasn't yet been publicly revealed.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

CTV

Consensus grows for inquiry on missing and murdered aboriginal women

A consensus appears to be building among Canada's premiers and native leaders for devising a new way of taking action on the thorny issue of murdered and missing aboriginal women.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

Edmonton Journal

Doctor-assisted death appropriate only after all other choices exhausted, CMA president says

Doctor-hastened death would only be appropriate after all other reasonable choices have been exhausted, says the head of the country's largest doctors' group.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

Brandon Sun

Mentally ill need help, not handcuffs: police, mental health association

Canada's top cops say police are increasingly the first line of contact for people suffering from a mental illness.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Canada pulling 3 member lab team back from Sierra Leone over Ebola fears

Canada is in the process of evacuating its three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone over concerns for the safety of the scientists.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Sierra Leone, Travel, Sierra Leone Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Mali Travel

Cloverdale Reporter

VIDEO: Canadian Tire, Leonardo DiCaprio head north for the Ice Bucket Challenge

Two Canadian Tire executives - president Michael Medline and senior vice-president Duncan Fulton - completed the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday, answering the challenge sent to them by Scotiabank.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

SooToday

PM raises Russian threat in speech to troops

An emboldened Russia is a threat to it neighbours in the Arctic and Canada must be ready to respond to any Russian incursions in the region, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday as he ended his yearly tour of Canada's North.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper, Vladimir Putin

Cybercast News Service

2 new Maya civilization centers studied in Mexico

Two lost Maya cities recently uncovered by an international team of scientists in Mexico could help decipher the story of the empire's early capitals to the south that were eventually abandoned for large cities on the Yucatan peninsula.

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Related Topix: Mexico, World News, Science, Anthropology

Brandon Sun

Canadian producer celebrates Emmy win for Calgary-shot FX series 'Fargo'

When the time came for the outstanding miniseries award to be announced at the Emmy Awards on Monday night, Canadian producer Chad Oakes was starting to get nervous.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Canada, World News, Sherlock

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