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Rusty's Towing: multiple dump trucks destroyed by fire

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
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The Richmond Fire Department is investigating a suspicious fire at Rusty's Auto Towing on River Road in Richmond that broke out around 11:30 p.m....

Christy Clark Slams Teachers On Twitter

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Not only are the two sides in the B.C. teachers' strike too far apart to even begin mediation, on Sunday - in what is arguably a new low for rela...

Dodgers' infield shift goes extreme

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Sports

Defensive shifts — stacking one side of the diamond with fielders in order to take advantage of a batter's tendency to hit the ball in that di...

What's open and closed on Labour Day in Toronto

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
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What's open and closed on Labour Day in Toronto: City City-run libraries and recreation centres are closed. Government offices are closed. T...

Munyaradzi Sithole's family seeks funds to send body to Zimbabwe

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
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Friends and family of a University of Waterloo student from Zimbabwe who died in a weekend hit-and-run in Toronto are trying to raise money to send hi...

Apology demanded after Saint-Sulpice bar expels 2 men for kissing

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
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A university student union is demanding answers from the Saint-Sulpice bar on St-Denis after two male students were apparently kicked out for kissing....

Cessna plane crash east of Nelson, B.C., kills passenger

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
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The female passenger in a Cessna 172 died when the small plane crashed in Crawford Bay, B.C., east of Nelson. The pilot was airlifted to hospital wit...

TIFF tickets oversold to 2 premieres

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
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Lights, camera, action ... almost. Although the Toronto international Film Festival doesn't officially open until Thursday, some are already mis...

Jennifer Lawrence among celebrity victims in leak of nude photos

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
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Intimate images of dozens of celebrities, including Academy Award winner and Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, have been leaked online by an anonym...

B.C. woman dies in crash on Sydney highway

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
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A British Columbia woman died in a car crash on Highway 125 in Sydney, N.S., early Monday.  Cape Breton RCMP said the crash occurred at about 5 a.m....

Annaleise Carr hopes to complete Lake Erie swim today

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
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Sixteen-year-old Annaleise Carr today expects to complete the final leg of the marathon swim across Lake Erie that she was not able to finish earlier ...

Devin Scullion defies odds at 18 with aging disease progeria

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
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In many ways, Devin Scullion is no different from any other teenager who just celebrated an 18th birthday. But the Hamilton teen has already surviv...

Back-to-school: 7 million students, 440,000 educators, other stats

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
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From tots to teenagers, students head back to school this week, waving goodbye to parents as they board bright yellow buses or say a teary bon voyage...

Foreign Worker 'Mess' In Oilsands: Canadian Tradesmen

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Business

Canadian tradesmen from a huge oilsands construction project are waving a red flag about safety hazards and near misses, which they blame on the use o...

New techniques helping curb advanced melanoma

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
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Melanoma, a preventable skin cancer, is one of the most deadly forms of the disease if it is not found early.  But doctors say there are now new tre...

Zaccheus Jackson, 'firecracker' East Van poet, dead at 36

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
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A void has been ripped into the lives of family, friends and Canada's spoken word community with the death of 36-year-old Zaccheus Jackson this ...

Vancouver's Dude Chilling Park sign goes missing, again

CBC | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada
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Dust off your mystery-solving licence: the 'Dude Chilling Park' sign has gone missing from Guelph Park in East Vancouver, and this time the ...

Should TFC let Jermain Defoe go?

CBC | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Sports

It’s been a crazy and wild 48 hours for Toronto FC, two days that few saw coming. First, Reds GM Tim Bezbatchenko called out his team on Friday, sa...

LOOK: Toronto's New Streetcars Hit The Streets

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada

They're here. Some of the shiny new streetcars that will be taking TTC passengers across the city for years to come have finally hit the street...

Serena Williams wants Milos Raonic's stylish arm sleeve

CBC | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Sports

Serena Williams is a fan of Milos Raonic. Specifically, she loves the protective sleeve the hard-serving Canadian wears on his right arm. The America...

VIA Train Strikes, Kills Trespasser

CBC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada

A trespasser was struck and killed by a VIA train east of Ottawa on Sunday night. The collision occurred on a stretch of tracks in the Carlsbad Spri...

William Shatner sees 'mythological' appeal in science fiction

CBC | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada
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William Shatner says the people taking part in Fan Expo this weekend are looking for much more than a chance to see the stars of science fiction up cl...

Off-duty soldiers help chase down assault suspect in Barrie

CBC | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada
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A Barrie, Ont., man is accused of punching a woman, spitting on another woman and assaulting three other people in a series of events that unfolded in...

CN train cars carrying grain derail northwest of Edmonton

CBC | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada
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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada crews are investigating after a CN train derailed northwest of Edmonton Sunday. Twenty-five grain cars had ...

Manitoba woman killed in B.C. highway crash

CBC | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada
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A Manitoba woman in her 60s died in a head-on collision between a car and a pickup truck on a British Columbia highway over the weekend. The woman wa...