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Nepal avalanche: Insurance company won't pay for airlift

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 13:24

The head of a Quebec adventure-travel company says he’s on the hook for thousands of dollars for the cost of a rescue operation following a deadly avalanche in Nepal. Richard Rémy of the Karavaniers travel company was guiding eight Quebecers and two-dozen Nepalese in the Himalayas in October when a massive avalanche came sliding down the side of a mountain in the Annapurna range. “The insurance company says they will pay if somebody is wounded.

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Florida shooting near Tallahassee leaves sheriff's deputy, gunman dead; 1 deputy injured

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:45
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another Saturday when they responded to the scene, a government official said.
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Developer ordered to fix up Lowertown building, pay City of Ottawa

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:59
A developer has to stabilize parts of a Lowertown building, demolish other parts, and pay the City of Ottawa, according to a court order handed down earlier this month. A memo was sent out on Friday by city solicitor Rick O’Connor detailing the consent order issued on Nov. 13 regarding the building that sits at the intersection of Cumberland and Murray streets. The former schoolhouse at 287 Cumberland St. is unstable and an engineer's report has previously explained it could topple into the street.
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Egmont Liberals to decide who carries the party banner

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:46
Liberals in the riding of Egmont will decide Saturday who is representing their party in the next federal election.
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Alberta 'forgot some simple truths' on energy industry, Prentice says

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:35

Premier Jim Prentice says Alberta has forgotten some key points about the sustainability of the energy industry and is vowing to work towards building as many pipelines as possible. In a speech to the Economic Club's Canadian Energy Summit in Calgary on Friday, Prentice said the province needs to remember that hydrocarbons are only valuable when there are competing customers — and if there are multiple ways to ship the resource. "For a period of time we lived comfortably in a world of insatiable American demand for Canada's energy products," said Prentice.

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The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier celebrates 30 years

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:06
Author Roch Carrier first penned The Hockey Sweater in 1979, but it wasn't until 1984 that an illustrated version of the story stole the hearts of Quebecers. With the help of a young animator and illustrator named Sheldon Cohen, the essay became a short film and then an illustrated children's book. The book tells the story of an experience from Carrier's youth, in which his mother orders a new sweater from the Eaton's department store mail-order catalogue to replace Carrier's worn Montreal Canadiens sweater.
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Man killed after SUV collides with tree on Memorial Drive

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:47

One man is dead after the SUV he was in collided with a tree on Memorial Drive S.E. Friday night.

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Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected as UN voices worry over spread of disease

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:05
BAMAKO, Mali - Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola and identified two new suspected cases, raising concern about further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country.
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Volunteers compile book of stories of Canadian troops who served in Afghanistan

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:00

EDMONTON - Volunteers hope a book of personal stories and images they've compiled from soldiers who served in Afghanistan will help Canadians remember a conflict that some fear is already fading from the public eye.

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2 young adults killed in east-end Montreal car crash

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:15
Two young men aged 18 and 19 are dead after an early-morning crash in Montreal's east end. The car was travelling west on Notre-Dame Street East when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree on private residential property. Five young adults between the ages of 18 and 21 — four men and one woman — were in the car.
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Radicalized youth in Edmonton worries police chief

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:00

"I think every police chief in any major city and I would say even in small communities should have concern about youth radicalization and radicalization in general," said Chief Rod Knecht. The police chief says he hopes any other changes don't go too far.

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Family, authorities urge calm as Ferguson grand jury nears decision about officer's fate

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 08:49

FERGUSON, Mo. - Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.

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Hundreds of guests evacuated, 14 injured after suspected gas leak explosion in London hotel

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 08:42

LONDON - A suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, injuring 14 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of hotel guests, authorities said Saturday.

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First British volunteers fly to Sierra Leone, where experts warn of 'intense' Ebola surge

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 08:41
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - The first wave of volunteers from Britain's National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what the World Health Organization has described as an "intense" surge in cases.
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