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Four dead, two injured after fiery car crash in Quebec's eastern townships

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 18:15
Quebec provincial police say a fiery crash involving a tanker truck and three cars Friday night has resulted in the death of four people outside Montreal. The car was completely consumed by flames after becoming trapped under the fuel tanker near Granby, Quebec. Two other cars were involved in the accident, resulting in one injury and a woman being treated for shock.
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Tornado warning has ended for parts of southern Ontario

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 18:09
A tornado warning issued for parts of southern Ontario has ended.A severe thunderstorm that was moving to the southeast at 40 km/h toward Lake Erie had the potential to bring damaging winds, large hail and intense rainfall.
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Motorcycle rider survives crash near Ponoka

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 18:07
"It's really quite great news, especially on a long weekend when we hear quite sad stories," said RCMP Sgt. Steve Vince. Vince says the rider was travelling south on the highway near Ponoka when he had to hit the brakes to avoid a vehicle in front of him.
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Steven Moffat could see 'Sherlock' continue for a long while, would like to see characters age

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 17:14

Speaking to TV critics Saturday at a bi-annual panel, Moffat said he and co-executive producer, Mark Gatiss, are game to keep going. In fact, Moffat would embrace a more mature Sherlock and Watson. "We've never said it's a Christmas special," said Moffat's wife and "Sherlock" producer Sue Vertue.


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Hirohito's war-end speech released in digital, but Japanese may have trouble with arcane words

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 17:12

The 4 1/2-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form. Hirohito's "jewel voice" — muffled and nearly inaudible due to poor sound quality — was broadcast on Aug. 15, 1945, announcing Japan's surrender. In it, the emperor's voice appears clearer, slightly higher and more intense, but, Japanese today would still have trouble understanding the arcane language used by Hirohito.


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Pleasantview traffic chaos not surprising, some residents say

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 17:07

People living in Edmonton's Pleasantview community say they warned the city that a new traffic calming measure in their neighbourhood would cause car chaos, but the plan went ahead anyway. "It was taken into consideration.


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Rally in support of women's right to go topless takes place in Waterloo, Ont.

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 16:59

A rally and march organized by three sisters who were stopped by a police officer for biking topless a week ago was held Saturday in Waterloo, Ont. Dozens of topless women — and men — attended the trio's "Bare With Us" rally at Waterloo Town Square, meant to educate the public about women's right to be topless if they so choose. Juno-nominated musician Alysha Brilla says she and her sisters were not wearing shirts while cycling in Kitchener, Ont., on July 24 when a male officer drove up beside them and told them to cover up because it is the law.


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Zimbabwe suspends hunting, investigates other lion killing in area where Cecil the lion killed

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 16:48
Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal, the country's wildlife authority said Saturday. In addition, bow and arrow hunts have been suspended unless they are approved by the head of the director of the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, the organization said. The authority said it only received information this week about the possibly illegal killing of a lion in April.
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Lion researcher in Zimbabwe says Cecil's companion appears to be OK despite report of shooting

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 16:44
A lion researcher in Zimbabwe on Saturday cast doubt on a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a famous lion killed by an American hunter in early July. The satellite collar on a second lion named Jericho has been sending normal signals, indicating the lion is alive and moving around, researcher Brent Stapelkamp told The Associated Press. A report on the Facebook page of an advocacy group called the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said Jericho was killed Saturday and that it would provide more details when they were available.
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Taber corn to have good year as product hits stands in Alberta

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 16:29
Easthope says they will be selling the corn through to the end of August and into September. In honour of the summer ritual of corn on the cob, CBC takes a look back at a taste test conducted by Homestretch host Doug Dirks a couple years ago — and the winner may surprise some.
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Hospice Care Ottawa seeks to raise $1.5 million for end-of-life care

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 16:23

Hospice Care Ottawa is asking for more money to provide end-of-life care to more people in the city's west end. The organization, which manages 19 beds in central Ottawa, is extending a fundraising campaign that has already raised $6 million to expand the Ruddy Shenkman Hospice in Kanata. "Now's the time to add to it, rather than wait and try to do a renovation," said Lisa Sullivan, executive director of Hospice Care Ottawa, a non-profit organization that offers end-of-life and palliative care, services and programs at no cost to Ottawa residents.


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Lev Tahor homes in Ste-Agathe illegally rented to day camp run by Jewish community

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 16:17
About 40 people have been removed from a set of houses in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts owned by the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect Lev Tahor. Ste-Agathe Mayor Denis Chalifoux said the city received a complaint on Thursday about there being a large number of people in two homes owned by Lev Tahor. It turned out that members of Ste-Agathe's Jewish community had set up a children's day camp and were renting the homes temporarily.
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Rawdon motorcycle crash kills woman

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 16:17
A motorcyclist is dead after a collision with a pickup truck near Rawdon Saturday morning. The woman driving the motorcycle suffered major injuries at the scene and was pronounced dead in hospital. "It looks like the motorcycle would have kind of departed in the other lane — because it's one lane in each direction — and they were going in the opposite direction," Bilodeau said.
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ATV use in Alberta lakes and rivers illegal, province reminds riders

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 15:43
Provincial wildlife experts want people to keep quads and four-by-four vehicles out of Alberta's lakes and rivers — especially this long weekend. It's also illegal to drive a motorized vehicle in a natural waterway, and could come with fines up to $25,000. "While motorized vehicle users may think it is fun to drive their motorized vehicle into a river, lake or stream, it can be harmful to the environment, the fish and the pocketbook," said the province in a release.
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Ontario premier rails against Harper for anticipated early election call

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 15:13
One of Canada's most prominent politicians is lambasting the idea of an early federal election call as "unnecessary" and an affront to taxpayers who will foot the bill. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said Saturday that it would be "unfortunate" if the federal Conservatives drop the writ early as expected this weekend. "If the rumours are true, it would be unusual, it would be unnecessary, and it would be a waste of taxpayer dollars," Wynne said.
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First Impressions helping P.E.I. women dress for success

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 14:44

A new store in Charlottetown isn't planning on making any money, and that's fine by the owners who just want to give low income women a hand up. First Impressions isn't your average clothing shop, as you won't find any price tags. Instead, they're giving away the clothing to women in need who are trying to find jobs.


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Alison Redford says NDP government has brought uncertainty to oil industry

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:52
Redford also said politicians have to be careful in singling out pipeline projects. "Once political leaders start to abandon one pipeline project, then that opens the door to what's wrong with the rest of them as well," said Redford.
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Man charged with murder after man stabbed to death in Mississauga

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:34

One man is dead and another has been charged with murder after an overnight stabbing in Mississauga. Peel Regional Police say they received a call at 1:30 a.m. reporting a man not breathing at an apartment building on Roche Court, near Erin Mills Parkway and Queen Elizabeth Way in the southwest part of the city. Police have identified the victim as Wayne Croft, 46, of Mississauga.


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Greece may seek up to 24 billion euros in first new aid tranche: paper

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:24

Greece may seek 24 billion euros in a first tranche of bailout aid from international lenders in August to prop up its banks and repay debts falling due at the ECB, a pro-government Greek newspaper said in its early Sunday editions. Athens is now in talks with the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund to secure up to 86 billion euros ($94.48 billion) in bailout aid. Avgi newspaper, which is close to the leftist Syriza government, said Greek authorities expected to conclude talks with lenders by mid-August.


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Montreal archeological dig to explore ruins of early prison near city hall

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:12

The City of Montreal is hoping that an upcoming archeological dig will unearth some old secrets, including artifacts from a former convent and 18th century prison whose ruins lie under city hall. The elegant limestone building that currently houses city hall sits on a site that was once home to a Jesuit convent, which was seized by the Crown after the 1763 conquest of New France and transformed into a jail around 1768. Earlier this week the City of Montreal put out a call for bidders for archeological services at Place Vauquelin, the square in front of city hall.


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