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1 hr ago | Brandon Sun

Firearm-related crimes highest on Prairies: study

Violent crimes involving firearms are most prevalent on the Prairies, according to 2012 numbers released by Statistics Canada this morning.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Canada.com

Online petition on Fair Elections Act gets almost 50,000 signatures in 24 hours

Thousands of Canadians have signed an online petition urging Conservative senators to put the boots to the government's Fair Elections Act.

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Canada.com

Calgary psychiatrist guilty of sex assault loses appeal, must turn himself in

The Alberta Court of Appeal has refused to overturn a psychiatrist's three convictions for sexually assaulting his court-appointed patients.

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Canada.com

1 in 3 Canadians suffered some form of child abuse; linked to mental disorders

One in three adult Canadians suffered some form of child abuse in their past, experiences that put them at a higher risk of developing mental health disorders later in life, a new study reports.

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CBC News

McDonald's foreign worker practices halted in face of investigation

Three McDonald's franchises in Victoria and a pizza restaurant in Weyburn, Saskatchewan are at the centre of program abuse allegations.

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Canada.com

Flood watch in effect near Edmonton

Environment Canada has ended a special weather statement for Edmonton that called for heavy rain with amounts up to 70 mm by Wednesday night.

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The Montreal Gazette

Russia expels Canadian diplomat

The diplomatic chess game between Canada and Russia over the Ukraine crisis continued Tuesday, with the Kremlin ordering the expulsion of a senior Canadian diplomat stationed in Moscow.

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Canada.com

Obama's delay portends a - No' on Keystone XL

For years now he has been dodging persistent invitations hand-delivered by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a parade of cabinet ministers and western premiers as well as plastered across the walls and floors of Washington subway stations in the form of ads promoting U.S.-Canada friendship and energy security.

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Canada.com

How the Supreme Court could hamstring Harper over the Senate

If the Supreme Court of Canada rules against Stephen Harper on Friday over Senate reform, all eyes will turn to the prime minister.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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