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Kinder Morgan lawyer raises doubts about arrests at B.C. anti-pipeline protests

3 hours 22 min ago

VANCOUVER - A lawyer for the oil pipeline company conducting technical work near Vancouver is raising doubts about arrests at a protest site, at the same time a prominent B.C. First Nations leader was preparing to cross the police line.

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Black Friday deals to adopt a pet from Humane Society

3 hours 24 min ago
The Windsor-Essex Humane Society is offering a special Black Friday discount for people who want to adopt a pet.    "This Black Friday you could battle the crowds to bring home a new TV, or you could come to the Humane Society and bring home a new best friend," said the organization in a media release. 
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2 more lawsuits filed against city after 2013 bus-train crash

3 hours 26 min ago
Two more lawsuits have been filed this week in relation to a fatal bus-train crash in September 2013 that killed six people, bringing the number of lawsuits filed to at least seven.
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Quebec licence, car registration fees to drop 35% in 2016

3 hours 29 min ago
Vehicle insurance rates are about go down substantially in the province, according to a news release issued by Quebec’s automobile insurance board, the SociĂ©tĂ© de l'assurance automobile du QuĂ©bec (SAAQ). The SAAQ said the insurance contributions proposed for 2016-2018 will be reduced by 35 per cent for more than four million drivers and vehicle owners. On Dec. 31, 2013, the SAAQ posted a $1.1 billion surplus.
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Torstar shutters websites of Metro free dailies in seven Canadian cities

3 hours 30 min ago
TORONTO - Torstar Corp. is closing the digital operations of its Metro brand in seven cities where it no longer produces free daily newspapers.
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Canada to deploy military health staff to Sierra Leone in Ebola fight

3 hours 41 min ago
By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will send up to 40 military staff to Sierra Leone to help battle Ebola, the government said on Thursday as it also launched a campaign to recruit healthcare workers to help operate treatment centers in three West African countries. The death toll in the world's worst Ebola epidemic had risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries as of Nov. 23, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. ...
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Stolen saddles discovered in RCMP raid on rural property

3 hours 41 min ago
RCMP in Calgary are hoping to reunite several stolen saddles with their owners, who are likely in Alberta or Saskatchewan.
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Health Canada tells medical pot growers to avoid puffing up health claims in ads

3 hours 43 min ago

TORONTO - Health Canada has ordered the country's medical marijuana growers to stop advertising their products with treatment claims and promotional images.

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Food bank donation on the line as Calgary, Hamilton mayors make Grey Cup bet

4 hours 8 min ago
CALGARY - This year's Grey Cup bet between the mayors of Calgary and Hamilton has a whole lot of food on the line.
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National Toy Hall of Fame inductees over the years

4 hours 13 min ago
The inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame:
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2 suspicious fires in Leamingtion probed by OPP

4 hours 20 min ago
The OPP crime unit is investigating two suspicious fires that happened in Leamington Wednesday night. They were about an hour apart. 
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Pierre Karl Péladeau will run for Parti Québécois leadership

4 hours 22 min ago

Pierre Karl Péladeau, the member of the National Assembly for St-JérÎme, Que., announced this afternoon his intention to run for the Parti Québécois leadership. While delivering a speech to students at University of Montreal on Thursday, he said his his plan was to pick up his Parti Québécois leadership nomination form at 2:30 p.m. at the PQ's headquarters in Montreal. The four other candidates are sitting MNAs Bernard Drainville, Jean-FrançoisLisée and MartineOuellet, and labour rights activist Pierre Céré.

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OPEC decides to keep its production ceiling unchanged despite crude glut, price plunge

4 hours 27 min ago

VIENNA - Facing few options to reverse plunging oil prices, OPEC oil ministers decided Thursday to keep their production target on hold, a move that is likely to push the market even lower at a time of already high supply.

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Families asked to show brotherly love by hosting visitors during pope's visit to Philadelphia

4 hours 28 min ago

PHILADELPHIA - Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those coming to see Pope Francis next year.

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Canadian Forces medical team to be deployed to Ebola-plagued Sierra Leone

4 hours 28 min ago
OTTAWA - Canada is sending a team of military medical specialists to Sierra Leone to help combat the spread of Ebola in that country.
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Explosions and gunfire as Taliban stages attack in upscale Kabul district

5 hours 3 min ago

KABUL - Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies — as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.

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Study confirms oilsands tailings ponds emit pollutants into the air

5 hours 14 min ago
EDMONTON - New government research is confirming that the oilsands tailings ponds are releasing toxic chemicals into the air.
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Snow mucks up morning commute, causes crashes across city

5 hours 16 min ago

Police were called to 20 separate collisions on Edmonton's snowy, blustery roads Thursday morning.

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Kerry Campbell in the House

5 hours 17 min ago
The CBC's Kerry Campbell reports from the P.E.I. legislature.
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Man faces multiple charges in foot-related assaults, footwear thefts in Ontario

5 hours 18 min ago
AURORA, Ont. - Police say they have arrested a suspect in connection with multiple sexual assaults involving feet and thefts of footwear in several communities north of Toronto.
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