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Ford adding 400 jobs at Oakville, Ont., plant to produce new Edge crossover SUV

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:47

Ford Motor Co. announced the addition of 400 new jobs to its assembly plant in Oakville, Ont., Thursday as it officially launched production of the new Edge crossover SUV — a vehicle which will be built for Canada, the U.S. and a number of other countries. "It is my privilege to celebrate the start of production of the all new 2015 Ford Edge, redesigned from wheels to roof and everything in between," Joe Hinrichs, president of Ford's Americas division, said at the Oakville plant.

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Autopsy ordered after man dies from knife wounds in Leaside

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:32
Police are investigating a death they say may be accidental after a man died from multiple knife wounds in Leaside on Thursday morning. An autopsy will be conducted on the 63-year-old victim to determine the exact cause of death. Police said it's unclear how the man was cut — he suffered both cuts and puncture wounds — but he appeared to be walking from his vehicle toward his townhouse at the time. Police set up a command post near the site and canvassed the area for potential witnesses.
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Quebec education minister Bolduc quits politics in wake of strip-search comments

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:37

Embattled Quebec Education Minister Yves Bolduc quit politics on Thursday and will return to practising medicine. Bolduc told reporters he has also resigned his Quebec City-area seat in the provincial legislature in addition to quitting cabinet. The abrupt departure comes following a number of controversies surrounding Bolduc, including a recent one over strip searches at Quebec schools. Premier Philippe Couillard stood with Bolduc as he made the announcement in Quebec City, following a brief meeting with the Liberal caucus and Couillard himself.

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Nash Campbell, Patricia Hennessey murder-suicide inquest date set

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:29
A date for the inquest into the murder-suicide of four-year-old Nash Campbell and his mother Patricia Hennessey, 37 — whose bodies were found in a burned-out vehicle in the summer of 2013 — has been set for March 9 by P.E.I.'s chief coroner. A police investigation showed that both Campbell and Hennessey had prescription drugs in their systems when they died of smoke inhalation. Sources told CBC News that Hennessey, who was from Stratford, had lost custody of her son the day before. The bodies were found just hours before the boy was to be turned over to his father Marc Campbell.
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CIBC profit beats estimates, eyes U.S. deals

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:28

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce , the country's No 5 lender, reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Thursday, helped by strong growth in its wholesale banking business, and unexpectedly raised its dividend. Excluding items, CIBC earned C$2.36 ($2) per share in the quarter ended Jan. 31, topping the average analyst estimate of C$2.27, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. CIBC shares rose 2.9 percent to C$94.89 in Toronto, the biggest gain among the country's major banks. CIBC CEO Victor Dodig told analysts the bank was still looking at buying U.S. asset management and private banking providers. He had previously said the bank could do deals in the C$1 billion to C$2 billion range.

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IBM targets $40 billion in cloud, other growth areas by 2018

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:22

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp , which ruled computing in the age of the mainframe, is targeting $40 billion in annual revenue from the cloud, big data, security and other growth areas by 2018. The aggressive target, set by IBM executives at the company's annual investor meeting in New York on Thursday, is the latest step for the technology giant towards emerging, high-margin businesses, and away from its previous strongholds in hardware and servers. The $40 billion will come from areas which IBM calls its "strategic imperatives," namely cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security software. The company said it would shift $4 billion in spending to its "strategic imperatives" this year.

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MP calls it 'social injustice' fetus isn't homicide victim

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:20
Essex Conservative MP Jeff Watson says he plans to approach his colleagues about the issue of changing the Criminal Code to allow for additional charges to be laid when a fetus is involved in a violent crime against its pregnant mother. Watson's call for discussion comes weeks after a homicide in Windsor included a fetus. We have a violent crime that's been committed against not only against a mother, but a pregnant mother, seven months pregnant," Watson said in an interview with Tony Doucette on Windsor Morning. In an open letter to Watson sent Feb. 14, Jeff Durham, the father-to-be, called for a change to the Criminal Code and asked that Bill-C484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act be tabled in the House of Commons again.
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US intelligence: Russia, China, North Korea and Iran pose cyber threats, as do criminals

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:18
Saboteurs, spies and thieves are expanding their computer attacks against a vulnerable American Internet infrastructure, chipping away at U.S. wealth and security over time, according to the latest U.S. intelligence appraisal of the top dangers facing the country. In its annual worldwide threats assessment released Thursday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence says that a catastrophic destruction of infrastructure is unlikely, but it nonetheless placed cyber attacks above terrorism on the list of dangers facing the nation. "Cyber threats to U.S. national and economic security are increasing in frequency, scale, sophistication, and severity of impact," the assessment says. "We foresee an ongoing series of low-to-moderate level cyber attacks from a variety of sources over time, which will impose cumulative costs on U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.
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Patti France new president for St. Clair College

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:16

Patti France has been named the next president for St. Clair College in Windsor.

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TSX opens higher as TD, CIBC rise after results

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:36

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened higher on Thursday as gains in Toronto Dominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce helped offset weakness in the energy sector. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 19.64 points, or 0.13, at 15,248.21 shortly after the open. (Reporting by John Tilak)

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Rob Ford auctions tie he appears to have worn when he admitted smoking crack

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:28

Rob Ford has more items up for auction on eBay, including what appears to be the tie he wore on Nov. 5, 2013, when he admitted to smoking crack cocaine. Ford dropped his bid for re-election after the cancer diagnosis and ran successfully instead for city council. His assistant has said Ford is selling items on eBay as part of a spring cleaning, but hasn't said what is being done with the rest of the funds raised. Among the latest items put up for auction by Ford is the tie, which he describes as the "only one of these in existence." It features logos from NFL teams past and present.

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Day in the Life YYC: How you can help make a documentary on Calgary

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:27
It's almost time Calgary. On Thursday, March 12, we want to see your world.
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Prince William starts first Japan visit with afternoon tea - but green served by tea master

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:26

Britain's Prince William had afternoon tea on his first visit to Japan on Thursday, but it was green and served by a master in the Japanese ceremonial art in a traditional tea house. William began his four-day stay with the tea ceremony, an almost sacred dance-like ritual, at Hama Rikyu Gardens in Tokyo.

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Islamic State video shows militants smashing rare ancient artifacts in Iraqi city of Mosul

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:20

The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed. They are also believed to have sold ancient artifacts on the black market in order to finance their bloody campaign across the region. The five-minute video shows a group of bearded men inside the Mosul Museum using hammers and drills to destroy several large statues, which are then shown chipped and in pieces. The video then shows a black-clad man at a nearby archaeological site inside Mosul, drilling through and destroying a winged-bull Assyrian protective deity that dates back to the 7th century B.C.

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Defence Department arrests military member after probe into inappropriate posts

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:06
The Defence Department says military police in Halifax have arrested a member of the Armed Forces following an investigation into allegations of inappropriate comments posted online from department computers. A military spokesman says the investigation started Oct. 6 and the arrest was made Tuesday at Canadian Forces Base Shearwater in Halifax.
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Father Joe Leclair joins clergy in New Brunswick after jail

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 08:54
A former Ottawa priest jailed for stealing $130,000 from his parish has joined the clergy at a New Brunswick church after being released from custody on good behaviour. Father Joe LeClair joined Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish near Moncton, NB as an assistant priest in January 2015, church staff told CBC News. At the time of his guilty plea in January 2014, the Archdiocese of Ottawa promised to work with LeClair to rejoin the ministry.
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NewsAlert: Consumer price index up 1.0 per cent from year ago, Statistics Canada

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 08:36
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the consumer price index for January rose 1.0 per cent compared with year ago, following 1.5 per cent increase in December.
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CP exclusive: Wynne says some sex education protesters motivated by homophobia

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 08:32

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she has no doubt homophobia motivated some of the hundreds of people who protested Ontario's new sex education curriculum this week. Wynne says people will have to draw their own conclusions about why Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Monte McNaughton says she is not qualified to propose a new sex-ed curriculum. "It's not the premier of Ontario's job, especially Kathleen Wynne, to tell parents what's age-appropriate for their children," McNaughton had said after the changes were announced.

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Visitation today for Toronto boy, 3, who froze to death after wandering outside

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 08:31

A visitation is scheduled for today for a Toronto boy who died after wandering outside in the middle of a bitterly cold night dressed only in a shirt, diapers and boots. Three-year-old Elijah Marsh died a week ago after leaving his grandmother's apartment building, sparking a search that gripped people across the country. An online fundraising campaign to raise money for Elijah's funeral brought in a total of $173,557.

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Maple Leaf Foods reduces fourth-quarter loss

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 08:30

(Reuters) - Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods reported a smaller quarterly loss on Thursday, as it worked through a plan to close older packing plants. Maple Leaf, one of Canada's biggest pork processors, is nearing the end of a multiyear program to upgrade its meat operations as it seeks to boost profits and better compete with U.S. rivals. Chief Executive Officer Michael McCain said the company will close a large plant in Kitchener, Ontario, this week, leaving only one plant in Toronto left to shut. The fourth-quarter net loss from continuing operations narrowed to C$23 million ($18. ...

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