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Son, mother on Stoney Nakoda First Nation die in apparent overdoses

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:51
RCMP are investigating the deaths of a young man and his mother on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation that officials believe could be related to the use of street drugs and non-prescribed prescription pills. On Tuesday just before 3:30 a.m. MT a man in his 20s was found in medical distress in a field near Morley, Cochrane RCMP said.  Officials believe the man had consumed street drugs as well as non-prescribed prescription pills and alcohol in the hours before his death.
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Transgender foundation recruits on P.E.I.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:48

A Newfoundland woman is visiting P.E.I. to ask for more support for people who are transsexual or transgender, and promote a new group she has founded.


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Grain bin rescue course planned

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:41
The P.E.I. Firefighters Association is putting together plans for a new grain bin rescue course. Chief instructor Miles Boulter said the course would look at preventing accidents and show people how to safely get out of a grain bin should they fall in. "When that tank is in we can use it for grain bin or whatever else you want to use it for.
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Cenovus profit triples as oil sands production jumps

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:40

(Reuters) - Cenovus Energy Inc , Canada's No. 2 independent oil producer, said on Wednesday its second-quarter profit more than tripled, helped by a surge in production at its oil sands projects in northern Alberta. The company operates two oil sands projects, Foster Creek and Christina Lake, as joint ventures with ConocoPhillips , and is developing a third project called Narrows Lake. Christina Lake's production jumped 77 percent from the second quarter of 2013 to average nearly 68,000 barrels per day (bpd) as Cenovus ramped up phase E of the project and completed a partial turnaround with minimal impact. Foster Creek output rose 3 percent from a year earlier to average almost 57,000 bpd.


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Twitter's surge revives valuation debate

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:01

(Reuters) - The surge in Twitter Inc's shares has revived debate about whether the stock warrants a valuation that is five times that of Facebook Inc , its biggest rival in social media. Twitter reported on Tuesday that its active users jumped 24 percent to 271 million in the second quarter. If Facebook was trading at Twitter's valuation, it would be worth nearly $1 trillion.


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Fuel-cell maker Hydrogenics expects first-ever profit this year

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:41
Canada's Hydrogenics Corp reported a much smaller-than-expected quarterly loss and said it expects to post its first-ever profit on an adjusted basis this year, indicating a rise in demand for its fuel cells used in power backup systems. Nasdaq-listed shares in Hydrogenics rose as much as 8 percent to $22.50 in morning trading. Hydrogenics said the increase was mainly driven by a joint venture announced last month with a unit of South Korean conglomerate Kolon Corp to power its renewable energy projects in the Asian country. Fuel cells convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity and offer a cleaner alternative to lead-acid batteries.
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Nicole Morin abduction: Police seek new clues in 1985 case

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:24
Twenty-nine years ago, eight-year-old Nicole Morin left her apartment in Toronto to go swimming with a friend. Nicole hasn't been seen since, but police today released a re-enactment video they hope will trigger new information about a case they believe was an abduction. Nicole disappeared on July 30, 1985, from 627 The West Mall, a 21-storey apartment complex where she lived in suburban Etobicoke.
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Take a tour of a teeny, tiny home

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:16

It may be a small space, but tiny home owner Natalie Heron insists her 13-square-metre abode is far from cramped quarters.


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Blood Tribe members want to move as flood cleanup continues

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:07

Some members of the Blood Tribe in southwestern Alberta want their houses moved so they won't have to cleanup from yet another flood. Moving houses to higher ground could be one solution in preventing future damage on the reserve, some tribe members say. "It seems every two, three years we get flooded down here, it's not the first time and it won't be the last time," said  Kim Black Water, who lives near the Belly River.


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Land sale stopped by Central McDougall Community League

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:03
A land sale thwarted by the community league in Central McDougall has put attention on development pressures near the new LRT line to NAIT. Gwen Smith, a 93-year-old resident of the central Edmonton neighbourhood, recently tried to sell her home and the two adjoining properties. In the last 40 years, the community league has fought to prevent the agreements from being overturned and each time they were successful, said Scott Rollans, secretary for the community league
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UK government holds crisis meeting on Ebola virus but says it is 'most unlikely' to spread

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:01

British officials held a crisis meeting Wednesday and warned of a potentially serious threat if the deadly Ebola virus spreads further. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said there are no known cases in Britain, but that the incurable disease is viewed by the government as a possibly serious danger. After chairing the government's crisis session, he said it is "most unlikely" the disease would spread in Britain. He said Britain had "frankly different" infection control systems compared to the countries where the virus has spread.


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New authority will oversee Detroit-Windsor bridge project, officials say

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:45
A new U.S.-Canadian authority will oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of a proposed six-lane bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont., officials from both countries announced Wednesday. The Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority is a non-profit Crown corporation that will report to Ottawa as it manages the project for the New International Trade Crossing, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said in a news conference in Windsor, where she was joined by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. "The new bridge is needed — it is needed for growing trade and for growing traffic at Canada's busiest U.S. commercial border crossing," Raitt said, adding the project is expected to create thousands of jobs in the coming years. Another panel, the Canada Michigan International Authority, is also being formed to approve key steps in the public-private partnership and the purchase of the required land in Michigan, she said.
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Bold rats romp in broad daylight on grass of elegant Louvre Garden in Paris, scaring tourists

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:29

Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. The hot weather in Paris has brought many picnicking visitors to the garden, whose garbage is a feast for the rats. The vermin are finding a lifeline from "people who don't want us to kill animals," said Jean-Claude Ndzana Ekani, a museum employee who was working Tuesday with technicians from an extermination company, The Louvre, which owns the garden, has been trying to combat the rat problem for months but clearly hasn't succeeded.


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Authorities: Woman dies after medical emergency on commercial flight from Honolulu to Phoenix

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:27
Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency. Fire Capt. Benjamin Santillan (san-tee-YAHN') says the passenger was a woman in her 50s. Santillan says the woman lost consciousness while the plane was in the air. He says she had no pulse and was pronounced dead by responders after the plane arrived at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.
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2 more former News of the World journalists charged with phone hacking

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:20
British police have charged two former senior journalists at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid with conspiring to hack phones. Former features editor Jules Stenson and ex-deputy editor Neil Wallis are accused of conspiring to illegally listen to voicemails between 2003 and 2007. Their editor was Andy Coulson, who was convicted last month of hacking. Coulson, who also served as Prime Minister David Cameron's communications chief, is serving an 18-month sentence.
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Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in New Mexico couple's bed, stole a soda

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:02
A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed. Investigators say 30-year-old Freddy Shelby of Albuquerque was arrested Sunday after the homeowners called police to report their unwanted mystery guest. According to a criminal complaint, Shelby broke into the couple's home through a window and grabbed a Sprite from the refrigerator before falling asleep in the master bedroom. Authorities say the homeowners found a disrobed Shelby in a deep sleep.
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Twice as nice: Indianapolis man celebrating 2nd $1 million lottery ticket win in past 3 months

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:02
An Indianapolis man has won two $1 million lottery prizes in the past three months. Hoosier Lottery officials say Robert Hamilton won $1 million from a scratch-off ticket he bought last week at an Indianapolis convenience store.
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Thomson Reuters reports better-than-expected profit

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:02

News and information company Thomson Reuters Corp on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on a 1 percent rise in revenue, boosted by growth in its Tax & Accounting and Legal divisions. Shares of Thomson Reuters rose more than 3 percent in Wednesday morning trading. Still, market challenges remain, especially in Europe, as key customers at financial institutions and law firms reduce costs and trim staff. "It was another quarter of steady progress, but it's still a challenging environment," Chief Executive Officer Jim Smith said in an interview.


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Inflight service seen going too far when passengers on Australian flight told to flush drugs

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:01
An Australian airline apologized on Wednesday for a warning a flight attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high that there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney airport. Many of the 210 passengers aboard the Jetstar flight from Gold Coast city on Sunday night had attended the Splendour in the Grass weekend music festival at Byron Bay and were returning home. "We have been told there are sniffer dogs and quarantine officers waiting in the domestic terminal," Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper on Wednesday quoted the attendant as telling passengers via the Airbus A320's public address system.
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Signs Restaurant introduces diners to sign language

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:39

"I think it’s super inspiring," says Christine Nelson from the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf. Owner Anjan Manikumar says he got the inspiration for Signs while working in a Markham restaurant as a server. Signs offers customers a chance to learn basic sign language through helpful graphics incorporated in the menu, cheat-sheets placed on tables and wall mounted photographs illustrating signs for common words needed in a restaurant like the names of alcoholic drinks.


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