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Boonstock music festival loses Bacardi sponsorship

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
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The controversial Boonstock music festival set to open in Penticton in two days has lost a major sponsor, because it will have no liquor licence. Bac...

Maple Ridge homicide under investigation

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
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Police are investigating a homicide in Maple Ridge, B.C., late Tuesday night. The incident happened at a townhouse complex at 10300 240 Street, near ...

Longueuil couple gets threatening letter for flying gay pride flag

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
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A same-sex couple in Longueuil, Que., is scared after receiving an anonymous letter threatening them for hanging a gay pride flag from their balcony...

Ebola virus: What you need to know to protect yourself

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
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A Toronto doctor who specializes in the treatment of tropical diseases says it's unlikely a recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Afr...

Penn West to restate results after accounting irregularities

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
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Calgary-based energy company Penn West says it will be conducting a thorough review of its books and restating past results. "While this review ...

Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Filion win synchro diving gold

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada Sports

Canada's Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion won the gold medal in the women's 10-metre synchronized platform diving event Wednesday at the...

Motorcyclist caught doing 185 km/h faces $3,500 fine

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
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A man from Gatineau, Que., is facing a $3,500 fine and 22 demerit points after leading police on a high-speed chase Tuesday night with only a learner...

New Charges Laid In Sammy Yatim Shooting

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada

The police officer charged in last summer's shooting death of Sammy Yatim while the Toronto teenager was aboard an empty streetcar will face a n...

Musician searches Montreal for stolen oboe

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
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A young New York musician is asking for the public's help to find his missing oboe — stolen after he played a concert at Place des Arts on ...

Plane crashes are more survivable than ever

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
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Concerns prompted by the recent spate of fatal airplane mishaps overshadow the overall improvements to airplane safety over the years and the survi...

Thalmic Labs begins shipping motion-control armbands

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
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Thalmic Labs, a startup based in Kitchener, Ont., is shipping pre-orders of its highly anticipated Myo armband, the latest innovation in the burgeonin...

Calgary murder home's MLS listing reveals challenges of 'stigmatized' real estate

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
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The property listing for 11 Butler Crescent N.W. shows a "gem" of a house bookended by old trees and boasting a detached garage and handsome...

Commonwealth Games: Day 7 from Glasgow

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
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Watch live action on Day 7 of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Diving competition gets underway with Canada's RoselineFilion and...

Pancho Desperatus-Amator-DeTanza missing from Cottonwood Lodge in Coquitlam

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
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Police are asking the public for help to find Pancho Desperatus-Amator-DeTanza, who has been missing from Coquitlam's Cottonwood Lodge psychiatri...

Andrew Leduc hit-and-run death: Civilian RCMP contractor cleared of wrongdoing

CBC | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
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The family of a Langley, B.C., man killed last year in a hit-and-run incident are questioning why the civilian RCMP contractor involved was not arrest...

2 arrested in apparent BB gun shootings

CBC | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada
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Two suspects are in custody and facing possible weapon charges after an incident near Dufferin Street and Centre Road in Vaughan.  York Regional Pol...

First Nations divided on new Financial Transparency Act

CBC | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada
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First Nations across Canada are reacting to the Financial Transparency Act, which requires bands to post financial information, including salaries, on...

Mayoral candidates share Eid dinner

CBC | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada
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Toronto's mayoral candidates gathered at a Yonge Street restaurant on Tuesday evening to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim holy m...

NATO's Canadian commander in Libya 'disappointed' with lack of progress

CBC | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada
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The Canadian who led NATO's mission in Libya three years ago says the international community under the guidance of the United Nations should ha...

Montreal hospital buys robot to help children walk again

CBC | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada
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The rehabilitation centre at Montreal's Sainte-Justine Hospital has acquired a new piece of vital equipment that will help children in recover...

Lakeland Mills explosion: WorkSafeBC fines company $724k

CBC | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada
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WorkSafeBC has imposed fines totalling $724,163.28 on Lakeland Mills Ltd., owners of the Prince George sawmill that exploded in 2012 killing two worke...

Program aims to bring young academic talent to Canada

CBC | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada
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Hundreds of international students are spending their summer in Canada, as part of a program designed to draw young talent and their expertise to the ...

Montreal plans to standardize bike lane rules

CBC | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada
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The City of Montreal wants to standardize bike path rules across the city that right now vary from borough to borough. ​ The city councillor who ...

Yves Bolduc will repay RAMQ $27K

CBC | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada
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Quebec's Education Minister, Yves Bolduc, says he will repay $27,072 to the province's health insurance board and donate $28,000 for premi...

Whistler invasive plants could now get you a ticket

CBC | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada
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Whistler residents can now be fined $250 a day if they have invasive plants in their yards. "Most invasives are quite pretty. Things like yellow...