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Canada won't send medical staff to West Africa without evacuation plan: Ambrose

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:40

OTTAWA - Canada will not send any doctors or nurses to West Africa to help contain the deadly Ebola virus without a solid evacuation plan, Health Minister Rona Ambrose said Monday.


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Exshaw hydraulic fluid spill closes school, cleanup underway

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:38
A cleanup is underway in an Alberta hamlet after high winds splattered hydraulic fluid across much of the community. Equipment on a construction crane at the Lafarge cement plant failed Saturday, resulting in a leak of 41 litres of pressurized hydraulic fluid. High winds spread the mist over several hundred metres. Exshaw School was closed Monday for cleanup.
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Fewer Arctic warships, leased tankers a sign of more modest shipbuilding plan

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:29
OTTAWA - The Harper government is trimming its expected order of Arctic patrol ships and evaluating a set of unsolicited proposals to convert civilian cargo ships for use by the Canadian navy.
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Police say US man admits to slaying of 7 women, tells them other victims possible

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:25
GARY, Ind. - Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might go back 20 years.
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San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals' during World Series with Kansas City Royals

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:36

SAN FRANCISCO - The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervour over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.


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Despite stalling some oil projects, falling prices not good for environment

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:35
OTTAWA - Falling global oil prices have sparked a frisson of excitement among opponents of Canadian oilsands developments and major pipeline projects.
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TDSB creates new safety panel in wake of Hamid Aminzada's stabbing death

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:18
The Toronto District School Board is reviewing safety in schools following the stabbing death of Hamid Aminzada at North Albion Collegiate Institute last month. TDSB director of education Donna Quan said on Monday the board would "soon begin an independent review into the facts surrounding the events leading to and following the death of Hamid and to determine if more can be done to prevent such deaths and to improve support and engagement of students and families." The review panel will include Kim Derry, former deputy chief of Toronto police;
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Long-term care, supportive living and home care - how do they differ?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:15
The levels of care offered to Alberta seniors can be confusing, especially as the government announces measures to move people out of hospital beds into more appropriate settings. Here’s how Alberta Health Services defines the different types of care that are available. Alberta Health Services describes long- term care as a service for people with complex health needs who require a more hospital-like setting.
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Closing arguments begin in case of feds paying less for aboriginal kids in care

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:13
OTTAWA - The First Nations advocate who has been fighting the federal government for nearly a decade over how much money it spends on child welfare says she hopes her experience serves as example.
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B.C. police officer charged with second-degree murder in fatal standoff

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:03

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - A Vancouver-area police officer has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a fatal standoff outside a casino two years ago.


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Another potato found with sewing needle, bringing number of cases to seven: RCMP

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:35
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - The RCMP in Prince Edward Island say another potato with a sewing needle inside has been discovered in Atlantic Canada, bringing the total number of such cases to seven.
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Nigeria declared Ebola-free in 'spectacular success story'; doctors say fluids saved lives

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:35

ABUJA, Nigeria - Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff.


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Canada urged to cancel Ebola vaccine licence, transfer rights to bigger company

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:34

TORONTO - A prominent law professor is urging the federal government to terminate an American company's licence for a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine.


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Moody's concerned about household debt and house prices, maintains Canada at Aaa

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:20

OTTAWA - Canada is maintaining its triple-A credit rating thanks to a steady economic outlook, but the country also faces potential risks amid mounting household debt and climbing house prices, Moody's Investor Service said.


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Grizzly bear entered Yukon woman's home before fatal attack: coroner

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:16
JOHNSONS CROSSING, Yn - Yukon's coroner's service says a grizzly bear that fatally attacked a woman had climbed inside her home before chasing her outside and mauling her.
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Capital Pride festival to declare bankruptcy

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:36

Ottawa's Capital Pride said Monday the organization has no choice but to declare bankruptcy, months after several suppliers announced that they hadn't been paid. The festival organizers had announced in September they were investigating "accounting irregularities" in a post-festival review of finances. "The Board of Directors has been working very hard for the last two months to find a viable solution to enable Capital Pride to continue its operations for the sake of the Pride movement, the LGBTQ community and Ottawa residents, but with no success.


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Exclusive: Glencore, traders retreat from moving Canadian crude by rail - sources

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:33

By Nia Williams CALGARY Alberta (Reuters) - Spot crude-by-rail volumes are down in Canada as traders and marketers including Glencore PLC are deterred by stronger heavy oil prices that have erased arbitrage opportunities to ship cheap crude from landlocked Alberta to higher-priced U.S. markets, industry sources said. Since early August, heavy Canadian crude's discount to U.S. futures has narrowed to about half of what it was last year, barely covering rail shipping costs, mainly due to extra demand to fill Enbridge Inc's new pipeline to flow the Canadian glut to U.S. Gulf Coast refining hub. ...


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Michelle Knight tells US crowd she forgives captor Ariel Castro, now has peace in her life

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:30

CHARDON, Ohio - One of the three women held captive in a U.S. home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life.


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Canada's junior hockey teams violate minimum wage laws: lawsuit

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:27
Are junior hockey players in Canada employees of their teams, or independent contractors and amateur athletes exempt from provincial minimum wage laws? A statement of claim filed Friday in a Toronto court alleges players in Canada's three major junior hockey leagues are paid less than minimum wage. To proceed, the class action has to be certified by a judge.
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Nigerians cautious about reports that kidnapped schoolgirls will be released soon

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:25

ABUJA, Nigeria - There is cautious optimism in Nigeria Monday over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may soon be released soon as part of a cease-fire agreement with the country's Islamic rebels, Boko Haram.


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