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Rick Mercer catches on to Nepean High School student council DQ

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 20:05
Jimmy Wang was running to become the student council president at the west Ottawa high school for the 2015-16 school year. Wang was popular among students for his anti-establishment message, according to Grade 12 student council representative Jack MacDonald.
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MacKay says $20-million fund to help sex workers get out is 'over-subscribed'

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 20:05
There are more groups than money available for the government's proposed $20 million plan to get sex workers out of the industry, Justice Minister Peter MacKay said Friday. MacKay said the government will soon announce who receives funds to participate in the program that aims to help sex workers transition from the trade, but he didn't provide a time frame. It was created after the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the country's prostitution laws.
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Man who admitted killing B.C. hockey mom says sorry, wants rehab in prison

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:53

Provincial court heard Yosef Gopaul intended to snatch Julie Paskall's purse in Surrey on Dec. 29, 2013, as she waited to pick up her 16-year-old son after he'd refereed at a minor hockey game. The 53-year-old woman died in hospital two days later.


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P.E.I. man signs peace bond over ricin allegations made by the RCMP

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:50

A 20-year-old university student in P.E.I. agreed Friday to sign a 12-month peace bond in provincial court after an RCMP officer told a judge in March he feared Amir Raisolsadat would commit a terrorism offence that involved the use of a small rocket with a warhead carrying a chemical or biological agent. Information sworn in provincial court alleges the bespectacled student had enough castor beans to produce a "substantial quantity" of the deadly toxin ricin.


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No charges against Casey Kasem's widow after his children accused her of abuse

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:40

Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won't file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality's children to have her prosecuted. A charge evaluation sheet released by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Casey Kasem had received consistent medical care in his final days and that it wouldn't be appropriate to charge Jean Kasem. Jean Kasem was married to the celebrity announcer for more than 30 years but was stripped of control over his medical care in the final days of his life.


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Alberta correctional officer suicides: Families search for answers after 3 deaths

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:39

Colleagues and family members say three correctional officers have committed suicide in just over a year. The latest — Red Deer Remand Centre officer Jeff Duncan — took his own life on Mother's Day. For Duncan's widow that search began on the night of Sept. 28, 2013, when her husband was attacked at work.


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Man convicted in death of Chandra Levy expected to get new trial

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:38
A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the "interests of justice" would best be served by one. On Friday, after more than a year of sporadic hearings and legal wrangling, government attorneys withdrew their opposition to a new trial for Ingmar Guandique. Guandique's attorneys had previously asked a judge to grant him a new trial because they said a key witness in the case, Guandique's one-time cellmate, gave false or misleading testimony during his 2010 trial.
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2 California men charged with conspiring to aid terror group, buying air ticket for 1 to fight

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:27
Two California men arrested by the FBI aspired to join the Islamic State group and bought a plane ticket for one of them to travel to Turkey with the hope of becoming a martyr, federal prosecutors said Friday. The U.S. attorney's office charged 24-year-olds Nader Elhuzayel and Muhanad Badawi with conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist group. Elhuzayel, who looked down during much of the proceedings, was arrested late Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport and will return for a detention hearing Wednesday.
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CIUSSS Centre-Ouest backs off plan to cut seniors' services

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:21

About two weeks after CBC News Montreal first reported that a seniors' day centre and other services were being drastically cut in Montreal's west end, the head of the new health agency for the region has suspended that plan. "Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and Director-General of the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest, has requested all of the partner establishments to suspend the implementation of any planned changes. This includes changes to the drop-in program of the Caregiver Support Centre at the CSSS Cavendish," said a statement that was released Friday evening.


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Major oil spill could cost Vancouver's economy $1.2 billion: city report

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:20

A major oil spill caused by Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion could cost Vancouver's economy up to $1.2 billion


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Ottawa buildings unprepared for active shooter, report finds

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:05

The City of Ottawa has adopted a new policy to prepare for armed attackers after an Ottawa police report found that office buildings need better security measures in the wake of the Oct. 22 shootings. The police report was undertaken after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was gunned down at the National War Memorial and shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau stormed Parliament Hill's Centre Block.


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Edmonton realtor Jayant Soni to serve 18 months for fatal crash

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:55
Edmonton realtor Jayant Soni was sentenced Friday to 18 months in jail and two years probation in the death of a teenager five years ago. Justice Donna Shelley said she was not persuaded that Soni exhibited any remorse for killing Jeremie LeBlanc, 16, while speeding up 66 Street in southeast Edmonton. Crown prosecutor J.P. Quennville sought prison time for Soni, recommending a three to four-year sentence in a federal penitentiary.
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Yes or no? Catholic Ireland turns out in force to vote on whether to legalize gay marriage

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:53

Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland's most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change against the nation's conservative Catholic foundation. Polls closed at 10 p.m. after 15 hours of voting that featured long-distance trips by Irish citizens, including thousands of emigrants who returned by aircraft or ferry to take part in the world's first national vote on gay marriage. Backers of gay marriage had hoped for high turnout, reflecting strong participation by young and first-time voters.


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Vancouver Aquarium dolphin Hana in critical condition after surgery

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:38

One of two Pacific white-sided dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium is in critical condition after groundbreaking emergency surgery for a gastrointestinal disorder. Aquarium veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena said that while the procedure was successful, 21-year-old Hana is being watched around the clock and the prognosis is grave.


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Incoming Alberta premier Rachel Notley suspends rookie over photo

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:34
Incoming Alberta NDP premier Rachel Notley has suspended a rookie member of her caucus over a social media photo deemed homophobic by the party.
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A look at elected New Democrat Deborah Drever's rough launch into politics

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:29
Rookie Deborah Drever has had a rocky ride in politics since she was first elected as a New Democrat in Alberta earlier this month. May 5: Drever, a 26-year-old sociology student at Mount Royal University, wins a seat in Calgary Bow by 263 votes. Drever says she was just being silly with the T-shirt and the hand on the flag was not hers.
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P.E.I. woman who used abortion drug unhappy with ER care

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:22

After using prescribed medication to terminate her pregnancy, a P.E.I. woman says she believes she was denied basic information on her pregnancy and potential follow-up care because an emergency room doctor disagreed with her decision to induce a miscarriage. The woman says the prescribed medication wasn't working the way her doctor said it would, so she called Telehealth 811 and was advised to go to emergency.


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Vast shale oil reserves estimated for central Northwest Territories

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:42
The first official estimate of how much oil may lie beneath the central Northwest Territories says there could be nearly 200 billion barrels of the resource in two separate fields. The National Energy Board and the Northwest Territories Geological Survey warn that not all of that oil will be recoverable. "These are large numbers," said N.W.T. Energy Minister Dave Ramsay.
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Taber hay theft leads to charges against Lethbridge man

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:35
Taber police have arrested a man in connection with an alleged fraud involving more than $800,000 of hay. The 33-year-old from Lethbridge has been charged with fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000, and false pretenses over $5,000. Police say a local agriculture business was defrauded in 2013 after a man obtained hay under false pretenses and failed to reimburse the company.
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Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by University of Michigan from ex-partner

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:34
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Michigan says a "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined its archives on the trailblazing filmmaker.
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