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2 hrs ago | Canada.com

Parts of Eastern Canada cope as water levels rise, flooding homes and roads

Keegan Worden, left, and David Clement check on a flooded Tim Horton's location along Main Street in Sussex, N.B., on April 16, 2014.

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5 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Ottawa lowballs lab payment

Winnipeg missed out on $1.5 million last year after Ottawa balked at a city bill for providing fire protection, policing and other services to the National Microbiology Laboratory.

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9 hrs ago | BBC News

Mexico 'cartel city' mayor arrested

The mayor of the Mexican city of Apatzingan, a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel, has been arrested on suspicion of extorting money on behalf of the cartel.

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13 hrs ago | Canada.com

Canada to let private companies decide where search-and-rescue aircraft based

It will be up to aerospace firms vying to supply Canada with new search-and-rescue aircraft to decide where such planes are to be located - a process that raises questions about private companies deciding the country's defence policy and where military staff are located.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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