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Pipeline threatens beluga whales, activists say

50 min 55 sec ago
Four environmental groups are fighting to get a temporary injunction to stop oil exploration in the Saint Lawrence River.
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Long weekend camping sites still possible, Alberta Parks says

56 min 55 sec ago

If you're hoping to go camping this weekend but forgot to reserve a site, provincial officials say there's still hope.


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Man convicted in shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in 2005 arrested

1 hour 2 min ago
One of two men convicted in the shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in 2005 has been arrested and charged with a drug crime. Dennis Cheeseman was released from prison last November after serving two-thirds of his sentence for manslaughter. RCMP Staff-Sgt. Ron Campbell said Cheeseman was taken into custody Friday in a community only about 50 kilometres west of the Mayerthorpe-area farm where the four constables were ambushed. "Cheeseman has been arrested by Whitecourt (RCMP) and charged with possession of a controlled substance and the parole board has been notified," Campbell said.
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Quebec agrees to proceed with energy strategy at annual premiers meeting

1 hour 8 min ago

Quebec's rookie premier, Philippe Couillard, made his presence felt at his first meeting with Canada's other premiers, agreeing Friday to have his province join in the development of a national energy strategy that had been stalled by a previous separatist government. Couillard, among 13 provincial and territorial leaders attending an annual meeting in Charlottetown, said at the conclusion of the conference that he had concerns about joining the Canadian Energy Strategy, which has been championed by Alberta for years. Couillard stressed that the strategy has to focus on the impact of climate change. The document's objectives specifically state that the strategy must be "consistent with efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions" and "addressing climate change and moving toward a lower carbon economy" through carbon pricing and carbon storage.


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Treadz probe sparks Wildrose call for consumer protection

1 hour 25 min ago
The WIldrose Party is calling for stiffer regulations to protect consumers following a CBC investigation into Treadz Auto that uncovered complaints it was not paying people who sold their vehicles through the car consignment company. Since then, the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) pulled the company's licence and on Friday, the Calgary Better Business Bureau suspended the car dealership's accreditation. There are nine complaints against Treadz Auto listed on its Better Business Bureau profile.
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Canadian laboratory team evacuated from Ebola zone back in Canada

1 hour 27 min ago

Three Canadian scientists evacuated from Sierra Leone over Ebola concerns are back in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Friday night. The Public Health Agency has not released the names of the team and won't say where they live, for privacy reasons. They are believed to be employees of the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. One of the people was a Senegalese epidemiologist who, like the Canadians, was in Sierra Leone working under the aegis of the World Health Organization's Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network.


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'Blood everywhere':American family hurt in B.C. tour bus rollover recalls crash

1 hour 34 min ago

When the tour bus carrying Janice Wong's family and dozens of other tourists stopped rolling along a mountain highway in British Columbia, the 19-year-old found herself in a writhing heap of people catapulted from the vehicle. "I couldn't see — I was panicking at the same time," Wong said in an interview with The Canadian Press. Wong and her parents, American citizens from Los Angeles who were in B.C. for a holiday, were among 56 people on a tour bus that was returning to the Vancouver area from a trip to the Rocky Mountains. The bus crashed Thursday afternoon about 30 kilometres south of Merritt, B.C., about a three-hour drive from Vancouver.


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Porn group calls off production moratorium after performer's HIV test proves false positive

1 hour 40 min ago
The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called off a production moratorium after just a day because a performer's HIV test turned out to be a false positive. The Free Speech Coalition said in a statement Friday that further testing showed that the porn performer does not have HIV, and tests of the person's private and on-screen partners also came back negative. The group had called for the industry-wide moratorium on Thursday after the unidentified performer had a test return positive.
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Man convicted of trying to set sleeping neighbours on fire

1 hour 41 min ago
An Edmonton man has been convicted of dousing his neighbours with gasoline and lighting a propane torch. Gordon Govenlock was found guilty of attempted arson, breaking and entering to commit a crime and throwing gasoline with the intent of harming Derek Burrell and Catherine Burke. In announcing his decision, the judge said that Govenlock “clearly intended to light or threaten to light the gasoline on fire.”
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Exclusive: Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission

1 hour 42 min ago

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. Shrem, the former vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, will plead guilty next Thursday in New York federal court to unlicensed money transmission, Marc Agnifilo, his lawyer told Reuters in an email. Prosecutors had previously charged Shrem with operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, money laundering conspiracy and failing to file suspicious activity reports with government banking authorities. Federal authorities shut down Silk Road last year, though a new Internet marketplace under the same name was launched in November.


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Slice of cake from 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana auctioned for $1,375

1 hour 48 min ago

A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375. The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday by Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles. Auction house spokesman Sam Heller says the buyer is a private collector.


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Patient in isolation Gatineau, Que., hospital is being tested for Ebola

2 hours 4 min ago
A girl has been put in isolation at a hospital in Gatineau, Que., as a precautionary measure and is being tested for Ebola after coming down with a fever following a recent trip to West Africa. Karelle Kennedy, a spokeswoman for Outaouais region public health, says a blood test was sent to a laboratory Friday afternoon and that the results should be back Saturday.
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English school boards push to get voters to register

2 hours 31 min ago

The province’s English school boards are urging people to register so that they can vote in the upcoming school board elections in November. Officials from English school boards say many people do not know that unless they have a child currently in the English system, they are signed up to the French board by default. “Where we sometimes run into confusion is those my age for example who do not have children, may have grandchildren but don't have children in the school system,” said David D’Aoust, Chairman of the Quebec English School Boards Association.


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Calgary Muslims shocked ISIS recruits lived among them

2 hours 38 min ago
Members of Calgary's Muslim community say they're alarmed and frustrated at the news two more Canadians have joined the ranks of the jihadist group ISIS, and they're calling on the federal government to do more about the radicalization of youth. CBC News reported exclusively on Thursday that Greg and Collin Gordon, who converted to Islam and became known to members of Calgary's Muslim community as Abdul Malik and Khalid, had joined the ranks of foreign fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. "This is getting very serious," Calgary Imam Syed Soharwardy told CBC News. "In my opinion the government has to put up more resources to monitor the activities of those who are recruiting, those who are getting recruited and those who are coming back.
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Exclusive: Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission

2 hours 52 min ago

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. Shrem, the former vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, will plead guilty next Thursday in New York federal court to unlicensed money transmission, Marc Agnifilo, his lawyer told Reuters in an email. Prosecutors had previously charged Shrem with operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, money laundering conspiracy and failing to file suspicious activity reports with government banking authorities. Federal authorities shut down Silk Road last year, though a new Internet marketplace under the same name was launched in November.


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Former Jethro Tull bass player Glenn Cornick dies in Hilo, Hawaii

3 hours 16 min ago
Glenn Cornick, the original bass player in the rock band Jethro Tull, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Hilo, Hawaii, on Thursday. Drew Cornick says his 67-year-old father had been receiving hospice care. Cornick performed with Jethro Tull from its inception in late 1967 until 1970. The band's vocalist and floutist, Ian Anderson, says on the band's website that Cornick brought bravado to Jethro Tull's early stage performances.
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Lynden Dorval, fired for giving zeros, 'treated unfairly,' appeal board rules

3 hours 45 min ago

A provincial appeal board that looks into the firing of teachers has found the Edmonton Public School Board "did not act fairly" when they suspended and then fired Lynden Dorval, who broke school policy by giving zeros to his students. It actually works," Dorval said Friday. Dorval, a physics teacher at Ross Sheppard High School, was suspended in May 2012 for awarding zeros for work that wasn’t handed in or tests not taken, which went against the school’s policy.


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Drug overdose deaths can be curbed with compassion, ralliers say

3 hours 49 min ago

Lives can be saved by reducing the stigma around drug overdose and making an overdose-reversing drug more readily available, according to people at a rally in downtown Ottawa Friday. The rally, held before Sunday’s International Overdose Awareness Day, commemorated 32 people killed by drug overdoses in Ottawa over the last year by laying out 32 pairs of shoes on the Human Rights Monument. Jordon MacLean said he’s survived an overdose and stopped using six years ago, but it was hard to get clean when he was being judged for his addiction.


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Project Yellowbird: Police show off stolen high-end goods worth millions

3 hours 49 min ago

Toronto police showed off some of the millions of dollars worth of luxury goods on Friday that were recovered in Thursday's raids in the GTA and Niagara region. The raids led to the arrests of eight people in an alleged high-end goods crime ring.  The investigation, dubbed Project Yellowbird after a Porsche Carrera stolen in December, resulted in the recovery of $5 million worth of stolen luxury cars and other valuables including jewelry, designer clothing and handbags, electronics, cigars and guns. 


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Scientists at Canada's National Lab created, tested the anti-Ebola drug ZMapp

3 hours 52 min ago

The experimental Ebola drug ZMapp was able to save monkeys even when treatment was started five days after the animals were infected, when some were suffering from advanced disease, a new study shows. This is the first research to demonstrate that an Ebola therapy could save primates if given so late in the course of their illness — a circumstance that more closely reflects how an Ebola drug would be used in an outbreak than any other study conducted to date. It also reveals for the first time that the work to create the drug known as ZMapp was done at the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. "It provides a lot of hope that therapies will soon be available to be used where they are desperately needed," Erica Ollmann Saphire, co-director of the Global Virus Network Center of Excellence at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., said via email.


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