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Fourth Quebec MP quits federal NDP to form new party with ex-Bloc MP

2 hours 59 min ago
OTTAWA - New Democrat MP Jean-Francois Larose has joined forces with an independent MP to create a new, Quebec-only party.
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Yellowstone to Yukon conservation anniversary celebrated

2 hours 59 min ago
EDMONTON - Environmentalists are basking in a warm glow of satisfaction this week as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the largest and most successful conservation programs on the planet.
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Wyoming becomes latest US state to legalize gay marriage after Supreme Court decision

3 hours 3 min ago

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Same-sex marriage has arrived in Wyoming, the conservative western mountain state where the 1998 beating death of a gay student helped spark the movement that has culminated in a broad expansion of gay rights around America.


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Calgary police warn public of Matthew Adrian Boyes' release

3 hours 12 min ago
Calgary police are warning the public about a high-risk offender with a violent past who has recently been released from prison. Matthew Adrian Boyes' history dates back 24 years and includes convictions for manslaughter and assault in both Edmonton and Calgary. Police say Boyes is more likely to offend when he's intoxicated by alcohol and drugs. 
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Suspicious fire destroys a building at shipbuilding museum

3 hours 19 min ago
RCMP are investigating a fire that destroyed a building used to hold some of the displays at the Green Park Shipbuilding Museum. Firefighters were called to the site at around 4 a.m. Sunday. Officials with the P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation said the building that was destroyed dates back to the late 1800s and was filled with reproductions of tools and equipment that would have been used to make large sails.
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Researchers develop "smart blade" to measure routine impact on figure skaters

3 hours 22 min ago
VANCOUVER - Triple Axel, death spiral, Lutz, Salchow, quadruple: figure skating even sounds painful.
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Ohio teen collapses at haunted house attraction, dies of heart abnormality

3 hours 22 min ago
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - A 16-year-old girl collapsed at a haunted house attraction in southwest Ohio and died of a heart abnormality.
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Infant remains found in Canadian storage locker: police

3 hours 23 min ago
WINNIPEG Manitoba (Reuters) - Human remains believed to be the bodies of four infants were discovered in a storage locker in the Canadian Prairie city of Winnipeg, police said on Tuesday. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp, citing sources, said the remains were discovered in a U-Haul storage locker. Winnipeg police declined to comment on the location of the discovery. A message for U-Haul, owned by Amerco, was not immediately returned. Winnipeg, population 771,000, had the second-highest homicide rate among Canadian cities in 2012, according to Statistics Canada. ...
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CP Rail earnings rise, operating ratio sets fresh record

3 hours 27 min ago

(Reuters) - Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd reported higher third-quarter earnings and revenue on Tuesday as its operating ratio, a key efficiency measure, set a new record. Earnings and revenue fell short of analyst expectations, but shares rose 1.8 percent to C$225.45 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, in line with rival Canadian National Railway Co . On a call with analysts and investors, CP noted that stock-based compensation had weighed on earnings. The company's stock was up nearly 40 percent for the year at Monday's close. ...


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Canadian soldier dies after being run down by suspected militant

4 hours 7 min ago

By Allison Lampert SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU Quebec (Reuters) - The fatal attack on a Canadian soldier by a suspected Islamic militant in Quebec was "clearly linked to terrorist ideology," Canada's public safety minister said on Tuesday. It was the first fatal attack on Canadian soil involving Islamic militants, and the first incident since Canada joined the battle against Islamic State fighters who have taken over parts of Iraq and Syria. ...


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Total’s 'Big Mustache'- bon vivant, deal-maker and risk-taker

4 hours 8 min ago

By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) - Christophe de Margerie, the head of French oil and gas giant Total who died when his jet crashed in Moscow, was a gregarious bon vivant with a passion for risk-taking and deal-making. Known as "The Big Mustache" for his bushy, gray mustache, de Margerie, 63, was the most charismatic and outspoken oil executive of his generation who cultivated relationships with leaders across Africa, the Middle East and Europe. ...


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Ottawa issues new guidelines on licensing and operation of drones

4 hours 11 min ago
TORONTO - Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt has launched a public campaign to help make sure Canadians are flying drones safely.
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Windsor officers honoured with bravery medals for 2011 rescue

4 hours 18 min ago
Two Windsor police constables will be honoured with Medals of Bravery in Ottawa Tuesday.
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EU fines JPMorgan, UBS, Credit Suisse for taking part in cartels

4 hours 23 min ago

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - JPMorgan , UBS and Credit Suisse were fined a total of 94 million euros ($120 million) by the European Commission for taking part in cartels in the financial sector. The Commission handed JPMorgan a 61.7-million-euro fine for rigging the Swiss franc Libor benchmark interest rate between March 2008 and July 2009. It was also fined 10.5 million euros for participating in a cartel on Swiss franc interest rate derivatives. UBS' penalty in the derivatives cartel came to 12.7 million euros and that of Credit Suisse was 9.2 million euros. ...


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Two more lawsuits filed against Honda, Takata for air bag defect

4 hours 26 min ago

By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - The recall crisis involving Takata-made air bags exploding with too much force and spraying occupants with metal shrapnel continues to grow, with two more lawsuits filed concerning accidents in older Honda cars. News of the lawsuits comes a day after Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United States because of potentially defective air bags made by Takata Corp . Also on Monday, U.S. safety regulators urged consumers affected by similar recalls to have their cars' air bags replaced as soon as possible. ...


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Oscar Pistorius goes to jail after being sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend

4 hours 27 min ago

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


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Spanish nursing assistant cleared of Ebola virus with 2nd test, wins 15-day battle for life

4 hours 36 min ago

MADRID - Doctors say a second and conclusive test shows a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is completely clear of the virus.


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Deal in works for Ocean Choice plant

4 hours 43 min ago

There is a deal in the works for new tenants in the Ocean Choice seafood processing plant in Souris.


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Canadian Pacific Q3 profit, revenue up from a year ago but below estimates

5 hours 21 min ago

CALGARY - Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) had $400 million of net income in the third quarter — up 23 per cent from last year on higher revenue and improved efficiency but short of the profit growth that analysts had been anticipating.


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Standoff at S.E. Calgary restaurant ends with arrest

5 hours 21 min ago

One man is in custody after a lengthy overnight standoff with police at a southeast Calgary restaurant.


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