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Beaver comeback continues in Windsor-Essex on Turkey Creek

15 hours 19 min ago
Nearly a century after they all but disappeared, beavers continue to make a comeback in Windsor-Essex County. The latest sighting has come in LaSalle, along Turkey Creek. Ron Harway found the beaver in his backyard.
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Don Valley Parkway closed to traffic this weekend

15 hours 39 min ago

Drivers heading into or out of downtown this weekend should be aware that the Don Valley Parkway will be closed for fall maintenance.


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Cosmetic pesticide changes will 'empower' municipalities

15 hours 56 min ago

P.E.I. municipalities may soon be able implement their own cosmetic pesticide bans. The Minister of Municipal Affairs Wes Sheridan says he will table legislative amendments this fall. This comes after several municipalities, including Charlottetown, Stratford and Cornwall, all passed resolutions asking the province to do this.


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Merivale Road crash sends 2 men to hospital in serious condition

15 hours 59 min ago

Two men were taken to hospital — one in critical condition and the other in serious condition — after a single-vehicle crash on Merivale Road early Friday morning. It happened near Colonnade Road at about 2:40 a.m., police said, when a car struck a bridge support pole. A 24-year-old man was unconscious and in critical condition, suffering from "significant head and chest injuries," paramedics said in a media release.


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Province House security under scrutiny after Ottawa shooting

16 hours 36 min ago

Many are questioning security protocols at P.E.I's Province House and other government buildings in the wake of Wednesday's tragic events in Ottawa. On Thursday, a day after gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and then stormed Parliament, a single police officer monitored the exterior of Province House, while two more were inside the Coles Building next door where MLA's met.


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Stagnating euro zone seeks to persuade Germany to shift

16 hours 49 min ago

By Francesco Guarascio and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone leaders sought on Friday to bridge stark differences over how to avoid economic stagnation and deflation in the bloc, with Germany facing fresh calls to soften its budget rigor and spend more. With a U.S.-style bond-buying plan by the European Central Bank off the table for now, the bloc has few options, leaving other euro zone leaders to tread a careful line between the opposing growth and austerity camps. ...


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Asia economic growth to languish as China slows: poll

17 hours 39 min ago

By Sumanta Dey BANGALORE (Reuters) - Emerging Asia will contribute less to the global economy in 2015 than was expected just months ago as a slowdown in China drags on growth in the region, partially offset by acceleration in the United States, Reuters polls showed. Until recently the primary engine of global growth, most Asian economies have slowed, hamstrung by erratic exports, sluggish domestic demand, capital outflows and political and policy uncertainty. ...


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Luka Magnotta trial: Grisly video evidence could take a toll on jurors

17 hours 53 min ago
Jurors were warned weeks in advance that they were coming and that they’d be hard to watch, but the videos played at the Luka Magnotta murder trial this week and last still came as a shock to some in the Montreal courtroom, and the scenes of dismemberment, macabre sex acts and violent death they showed could end up taking their toll. "Just viewing the trauma can produce post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in exactly the same way as if you were actually part of it," said psychiatrist Ken Welburn, clinical director of the Ottawa Anxiety and Trauma Clinic. Watching more than a dozen videos of Magnotta repeatedly stabbing Concordia University student Jun Lin with a screwdriver, cutting his throat and dismembering and defiling his corpse brought jurors face to face with the crime, and it's that proximity, along with the severity of the violent acts themselves, that can have negative psychological effects.
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Ottawa shooting: Poppy campaign to go ahead despite attacks

17 hours 53 min ago
While security is expected to be beefed up at Remembrance Day ceremonies in major cities across the country this year, the annual poppy campaign will go ahead as scheduled, the Royal Canadian Legion says. “It’s not business as usual simply because of what’s happened, but it’s business as usual as far as distributing poppies go," said the legion's dominion president, Tom Eagles. Following this week's shooting death of a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa and the fatal hit and run of another solider in Quebec, Canadian soldiers have been told, for now, not to wear their uniforms in a public place.
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#CBCStreetTalk is headed to Orléans, Ward 1

17 hours 53 min ago
From Sept. 22 to Oct. 23, CBC Ottawa will visit the 23 electoral wards in the city of Ottawa to get the inside track on the issues people are talking about on the eve of the upcoming municipal election. The CBC Street Talk team will be in Orléans Ward 1, on Friday, Oct. 24 to speak directly to voters and ask: What would make your neighbourhood a better place to live? You can find us at the Place d'Orléans Park 'n Ride between 8 and 9 a.m.
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Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia

18 hours 15 min ago

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China's $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, both of which count Washington and its allies as their biggest financial backers. ...


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Diwali: The festival of light

19 hours 11 min ago

Diwali is a five day festival of light celebrated by Sikhs, Hindus and Jains around the world. It’s one of the most colourful and significant festivals in Indian culture taking place in family homes and temples of worship. Diwali is a time where traditional foods and sweets are shared among family and friends.


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Special Report: Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone

19 hours 20 min ago

By Sonya Dowsett Madrid (Reuters) - Last year Madrid’s city and regional governments sold almost 5,000 rent-controlled flats to private equity investors including Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. At the time, the tenants were told their rental conditions would remain the same. But as old contracts expire, dozens of people have received demands for higher rent, been told their rents will increase dramatically, been threatened with eviction or moved out to escape the insecurity. Thousands of Spain’s poor now depend for their homes on the generosity of private equity. Jamila Bouzelmat is one of ...


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Specter of no-inflation world looms over Fed's return to normal

21 hours 46 min ago

By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After months of focus on slack in U.S. labor markets, the Federal Reserve faces a new challenge: the possibility that weak inflation may be so firmly entrenched it upends the return to normal monetary policy. The soft global inflation backdrop, from sliding oil prices to stagnant wages in advanced economies, has triggered debate over whether the Fed and its peers merely need to wait for a slow-motion business cycle to improve, or face a shift in the underlying nature of inflation after the global recession. ...


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3 dead, 1 hurt in collision in the air between plane, helicopter near Maryland airport

22 hours 28 min ago

FREDERICK, Md. - An airplane and a helicopter collided in midair near a Maryland airport before crashing into trees Thursday, killing three men in the helicopter but sparing two in the plane who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft's descent before it hit the trees.


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Family autopsy shows St. Louis police officer shot Myers from behind 6 times in confrontation

22 hours 52 min ago

ST. LOUIS - An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist who performed an independent autopsy Thursday.


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Tornado rips off several roofs in Washington state; no injuries reported

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:58

LONGVIEW, Wash. - A rare tornado ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows Thursday afternoon in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries.


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'You are so loved': Ottawa lawyer describes trying to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:24

OTTAWA - Lawyer Barbara Winters was headed to a meeting Wednesday near her office at the Canada Revenue Agency when she passed the National War Memorial, stopping to snap a few pictures of the two honour guards standing soberly at attention.


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The digital journal of a Montreal-born jihadist

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:38
In the season premiere of Enquête, Radio-Canada’s investigative journalism program follows the digital journal of Sami, a young man in his 20s who left his Montreal home to wage jihad in Syria. Sami’s Facebook account, now closed, offered a window into his experience and clues to his path toward jihad, the arabic word for resistance. On April 2, 2013, a photo of Istanbul was posted on the young Montrealer’s Facebook page.
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Toronto mayoral candidates spar over transit in final debate

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:24

Toronto's top three mayoral candidates focused on their transit plans and how they will fund them during their final debate before Monday's election. John Tory, Olivia Chow and Doug Ford attended the last of dozens of debates during the long mayoral race Thursday evening. Chow wants to build a light-rail transit system in Scarborough, create a downtown relief line and improve bus services. Ford is focusing on building more subways with plans to lay down tracks in Scarborough, on Sheppard and on Finch.


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