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Sketch released of North York sex assault suspect

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 15:26
Toronto police are looking for a suspect who is alleged to have sexually assaulted a teenage girl in North York. 
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CBC broadcaster Stan Carew dies at the age of 64

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 15:22
Broadcaster Stan Carew, who hosted CBC Radio's "Weekend Mornings" for 18 years, has died. Denise Wilson, senior managing director for CBC Atlantic, said she and Carew's colleagues were shocked and saddened by news of his death. "Stan was a mainstay in households throughout the Maritimes as host of CBC Radio's Weekend Mornings," she said in a statement.
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Ticket sales high for Charlottetown waterfront concert series

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 15:15

Concertgoers attending Charlottetown's Canada Day waterfront concerts series were well behaved says the president of Shift Project & Event Management. 

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Salute Espresso Bar cash-register theft caught on video

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 15:02
Who took the cash register from Salute Espresso Bar?
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Police seek man in London, Ont., shooting death involving cellphone

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 15:02
Police are looking for a second Calgary man wanted in the shooting death of a young man who tried to get his cellphone back in London, Ont. Officers say 24-year-old Mohamed Ibrahim Sail is wanted on a second-degree murder charge in the death of 18-year-old Jeremy Cook. London police say his current whereabouts are unknown and he is considered dangerous.
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Extremist attacks on mosques, church, restaurant across Nigeria leave more than 60 people dead

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 14:45

A day of extremist violence against both Muslims and Christians in Nigeria killed more than 60 people, including worshippers in a mosque who came to hear a cleric known for preaching peaceful coexistence of all faiths. It was the latest spasm of violence by Boko Haram extremists who have killed about 300 people in the past week — apparently after an order by the self-proclaimed Islamic State group for more mayhem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Earlier this year, Boko Haram became an affiliate of the Islamic State group.

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Lac-Megantic marks sombre anniversary of 2013 rail disaster that killed 47

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 14:42
LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - A church bell rang 47 times in Lac-Megantic today in honour of the victims of a rail disaster two years ago that forever changed the Quebec town. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said in a statement his government would continue to help the town of 6,000 and that his thoughts were with those remembering their lost loved ones. Prime Minister Stephen Harper saluted the resiliency of people who have had to move forward in the aftermath of the tragedy.
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Alleged 'sexsomniac' who admits to raping woman wins new trial

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 14:39
A man who admitted to raping a sleeping woman years after being convicted of sexually assaulting her won a new trial Monday after arguing he was also asleep at the time of the attack. Hartman was convicted in May 2012 and sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for sexually assaulting the woman at a party in Brockville, Ont. He denied the assault had occurred but Divisional Court upheld the conviction in December 2012. In turning to the Court of Appeal, Hartman dropped his denial.
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Windsor restaurateur Nick Pontikis says Greeks 'determined' to see change

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 14:39

People living in Greece have been telling Nick Pontikis that they wanted change, which is why he believes a majority of voters on Sunday rejected budget cuts required by creditors for the country to receive a bailout. At least by saying no, we are showing the European Union that we are determined as a country to set a new course,'" he added. It's a move that puts Greece closer to leaving the European Union, though Pontikis said the people that he's been talking to seem confident that is not going to happen.

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Stocks and oil drop on concerns about Greece, China

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 14:37

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Equity markets around the world fell on Monday and U.S. oil prices tumbled 6 percent after Greece overwhelmingly voted against conditions for a rescue package and on unprecedented measures in China to staunch massive recent losses in its stock markets.

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Starbucks Canada plans to raise some drink prices by 10 to 20 cents this week

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 14:36
Starbucks Canada will raise prices on some of its beverage sizes by 10 to 20 cents starting Tuesday. The coffee chain says the adjustments will only apply to 10 per cent of its drinks — and won't impact some of its most popular items. Company spokeswoman Carly Suppa says the price hikes will vary by province.
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Infant boy slain by father in suspected murder-suicide: Montreal police

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 14:32
Investigators spent much of Monday gathering evidence after a 10-month-old boy and his father died in what Montreal police believe is a murder-suicide. Montreal police spokeswoman Anie Lemieux says the boy's mother contacted police in the evening after the father failed to return with him as planned Sunday afternoon. "When police officers got there, they searched the area and the man and the child were found in the shed at the back of the house," she said Monday.
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Kanata residents have to pay for Kizell Pond mosquito fix, says Marianne Wilkinson

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 14:29

People living near Kizell Pond say they've tried using bug sprays, zappers, and draining pools of still water in their fight against hordes of mosquitoes that have made going outside nearly unbearable — but so far, nothing has worked. Kanata North councillor Marianne Wilkinson acknowledged the residents' frustration over the infestation, but added that they'll have to pay for any solution themselves. "There are a thousand other areas in this city that have pretty bad mosquito problems," Wilkinson told CBC Ottawa.

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Tories, NDP use situation in Greece to spar over economic credentials

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 13:31
The governing Conservatives say questions surrounding Greece's future in the Eurozone after that country rejected the terms of a bailout agreement are reason to re-elect the Tories in the fall vote. In a statement released Monday, a spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlighted three-year-old comments from NDP Leader Tom Mulcair about his belief the government should have given money to a global fund to prop up faltering European banks. The statement also questioned Liberal support for the same plan put forward by the International Monetary Fund and G20 nations, which the Conservatives ultimately turned down.
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