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3 hrs ago | 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

Brandon Sun

Saskatoons or Juneberries? Name debate brewing between Canada and U.S.

A U.S. researcher with the Cornell University Co-operative Extension is suggesting Canadians use the name Juneberries when selling Saskatoons south of the border.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

Canada.com

Canadian jihadi seeking 'martyrdom' with ISIS in Syria

Local Input~ John "Yahya" Maguire, a Muslim convert and former University of Ottawa business student, is under RCMP investigation after he disappeared in January 2013 and turned up in Syria.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Iraq, Middle East

Canada.com

Space Agency study looks at benefits of Canadian space program

Some of television's biggest celebrities arrive at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Canada, World News, NASA

Brandon Sun

Mint to unwrap new $100 gold coin marking 2 key meetings in Canadian history

The Royal Canadian Mint will unveil a new $100 gold coin in Charlottetown today that celebrates two key moments in Canada's development.

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Brandon Sun

Vancouver-raised scribe wins Emmy for beloved 'Breaking Bad' episode

Canadian-raised writer Moira Walley-Beckett won an Emmy Award on Monday night for writing the gut-wrenching third-to-last episode of "Breaking Bad," entitled "Ozymandias."

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Canada, World News, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Drama, Looper

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Police chiefs take no position on inquiry into murdered and missing women

Vancouver Police Chief and president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Jim Chu is seen at a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday December 18, 2012.

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Canada.com

Canada's controversial 'Mr. Big' police tactic a 'very effective tool,' top cop says

The outgoing president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police told reporters Monday that the so-called Mr. Big technique has been a "very effective tool" to catch killers and that most agencies have policies in place to prevent abuse.

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680News

Prime Minister Stephen Harper joins search for lost ships of Franklin expedition

The final resting place of the lost ships of the Franklin expedition may remain a mystery for at least another summer.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Canada, World News

Brandon Sun

Nunavut prison still squalid, drug-ridden a year after watchdog's report

You won't see it on the itinerary for Stephen Harper's annual northern tour, and it's somewhere the prime minister would probably rather not be seen, anyway.

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Related Topix: Prison, Canada, World News

Globe and Mail

Premiers to press Ottawa on inquiry into missing, murdered aboriginal women

Canada's premiers are expected to renew their call for a public inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women when they gather this week in Charlottetown as the Council of the Federation.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper, The Federation, Alternative,

Journal-Pioneer

RCMP honoured with sunset ceremony

Retired staff Sgt. William John Roderick Macdonald, right, holds up a flag he received from P.E.I. premier Robert Ghiz and Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall, left, during a sunset ceremony recognizing the RCMP at the 2014 Celebration Zone in Charlottetown Sunday.

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Edmonton Journal

Calgary man runs afoul of law trying to rescue sister in Sri Lanka

Ryan De Hoedt, whose passport has been revoked because he was caught trying to help his sister enter Canada using a false Canadian passport, fears for his sister's life as she remains in Sri Lanka.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Den Tandt: Harper's arctic strategy more than just a political gambit

Of all the sovereignty-boosting, patriotism-inducing, national myth-building projects this prime minister has taken on over the past eight years - and there have been a few of them now - Stephen Harper's quixotic quest to find the lost ships of the doomed 19th Century English explorer John Franklin may appear the most vainglorious.

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

The Winnipeg Free Press

The story behind the smiling soldier

Photo will be running huge on Sunday double-truck. Need some options; and also some closeups of statue s face.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

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