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2 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

New Brunswick NDP leader proud Liberals, Tories now among his prize candidates

NDP Leader Dominic Cardy speaks to media after the New Brunswick leaders debate in Moncton on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. When the NDP leader in New Brunswick promotes some of his prize candidates, he's happy to emphasize they were once his political foes.

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7 hrs ago | CBC News

Ministers jockey for surplus bucks as Commons returns

Finance Minister Joe Oliver has a budget surplus ready to go and plenty of other ministers who want a piece of it in the lead up to the 2015 election. Like a fresh-baked pie on the window sill, the sweet smell of a surplus has mouths watering -- but which ministers will get a piece in this critical pre-election period, and how will it trickle down to Canadians? Prime Minister Stephen Harper must decide how best to spend the excess dollars in the next couple of months and there's active lobbying for the bucks, government insiders say.

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7 hrs ago | Chilliwack Times

Open letter asks CRA to stop political audit

Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday April 9, 2014. More than 400 academics are demanding the Canada Revenue Agency halt its audit of the political activities of a think-tank, saying the Conservative government is trying to intimidate, muzzle and silence its critics.

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8 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Stronger Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

This satellite image provided by NOAA shows category four Hurricane Odile taken at 5:45 a.m. EDT Sunday Sept. 14, 2014.

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11 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

Horse trailer carrying 30 rescue dogs from U.S. flips on Alberta highway

Dogs sit in a cage after a horse trailer carrying rescue dogs from the U.S. rolled on a Alberta Highway 2 in central Alberta near Olds on Saturday Sept. 14, 2014.

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15 hrs ago | Coast Reporter

Quebec sovereigntists learn from Scots, reflect on what could have been

Jean-Francois Lisee talks to media, Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the legislature in Quebec City. Quebece sovereigntists like Lisee say they've been impressed by London's "fair play" during the Scottish referendum campaign when compared to Ottawa in the 1990s.

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19 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Fiestas Del Llano celebrates Mexican independence

She was excited Saturday to attend the third day of the Fiestas Del Llano celebrations at the Lone Star Amphitheater. Ursua said the annual event celebrates Mexico's Independence Day on Sept.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Brandon Sun

Prince Edward shakes hands with 87 Duke of Edinburgh award winners at B.C. ceremony

His Royal Highness Prince Edward Earl of Wessex told a ballroom full of young people on Saturday they earned the right to walk a little taller after successfully completing a journey that millions attempt but relatively few complete. He shook hands with 87 young high achievers as he handed out the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award during a ceremony at Government House.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Families of murdered B.C. women, teen bear pain at sentencing hearing

Families of three women and a teenage girl who were murdered in northern British Columbia by one of Canada's youngest serial killers finally had a chance Friday to tell a judge about the pain they have endured. Twenty-four-year-old Cory Legebokoff was convicted Thursday in B.C. Supreme Court of the first-degree murders of Cynthia Maas, 35, Jill Stuchenko, 35, Natasha Montgomery, 23, and 15-year-old Loren Leslie.

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Canada.com

Mould issue rekindles debate as Science and Tech museum closes

Photo By: Aaron Lynett, The Ottawa Citizen, Canwest News, Assignment #76434--Exterior The Canada Science and Technology Museum remained sealed shut Friday, as contractors and museum officials discussed repairs and the old question of moving the museum resurfaced. Workers weren't allowed inside the building, which is off-limits because of unacceptably high mould levels in the air.

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CBC News

#AmINext aims to raise awareness about murdered aboriginal women

The campaign, in which people are asked to take a photo of themselves holding a sign that reads, "#AmINext,"seeks to open up a national discussion on the issue of aboriginal women who have disappeared or been murdered. A woman spearheading a social media campaign about missing and murdered aboriginal women says she isn't worried about the initiative fading from the public consciousness like other online campaigns have done in the past.

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Canada.com

Royal Canadian Navy looks to chop more civilian staff

AUGUST 27: Canadian royal navy arrives at Yangzi wharf with a frigate on August 27, 2014 in Shanghai, China. Canadian royal navy started its 5-day friendly visit to Shanghai on Wednesday.

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Nanaimo Daily News

Former Arctic priest guilty on several sex charges involving Inuit children

A sex abuse case that convulsed a remote northern hamlet for years has ended with a defrocked Roman Catholic priest being convicted on 24 of 80 sex-related charges he faced involving Inuit children more than 30 years ago. After pleading guilty to eight of the counts at the start of his trial, former Oblate Eric Dejaeger will be sentenced for 32 sex crimes that range from indecent assault to bestiality.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

CFRA

Canada to hand off Arctic Council leadership next spring

Arctic Council ministers Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Finland's Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Canada's Minister for the Arctic Council Leona Aglukkaq, Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, Denmark's Foreign Minister Villy Sovndal, Norway's Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, and Iceland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General Hermann Ingolfsson, are pictured in Kiruna, Sweden, on May 15, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Charles Dharapak" Canada is to host its final meeting as head of the circumpolar world next spring after a term in which some say this country's greatest achievement has been simply holding the Arctic Council together.

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Brandon Sun

Canada ratifies investment deal with China despite opposition warnings

Canada has finally ratified the contentious Foreign Investment Protection Agreement with China amid a series of recent tensions between the two countries that had placed Prime Minister Stephen Harper's scheduled Chinese visit this fall on tenterhooks. International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced Friday that the pact, known as FIPA, had been signed by Canada two years after its terms were first negotiated by the two countries.

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The Guardian

A look at the long road to the opening of Winnipeg's human rights museum

July 2000 - Winnipeg media magnate and philanthropist Izzy Asper pitches to the federal government the idea of a "tolerance" museum in Winnipeg. The idea is based partly on a similar museum in Los Angeles that examines racism and atrocities such as the Holocaust.

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Brandon Sun

Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led to his death in 1981, few patients survived that kind of malignancy, known as an osteosarcoma. But advances in treatment over the last few decades have dramatically altered that grim prognosis, with the majority of patients today not only keeping their limbs, but many also surviving the cancer.

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Brandon Sun

Yea or Nay: Canadians debate Scottish secession, parallels with Quebec

From Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., to Cape Breton, N.S., two words - Quebec sovereignty - hover like a spectre over the debate on Scottish independence. As the historic Sept.

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Chilliwack Times

Ukraine's president to visit Canada next week

Ukraine's new president, Petro Poroshenko, will visit Canada next week and address Parliament, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Thursday night. Addressing a gathering of Ukrainian Canadians in Toronto, Harper vowed to deal with the Ukraine crisis with "resolve, strength and an unblinking resistance to the enemies of freedom."

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Prince George Citizen

Legebokoff convicted of first-degree murder in deaths of 3 women, 1 girl

Cody Legebokoff is shown in a B.C. RCMP handout photo. A young man has been convicted in the murders of three women and a teen girl in northern British Columbia.

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