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Temporary Foreign Worker Program linked to joblessness, report finds

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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There's evidence that the government's Temporary Foreign Worker Program nudges the unemployment rate higher in some sectors of the economy a...

Stinging Nettles: Greens with a Bite

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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Spring is here, which means stinging nettles abound, and the once lowly weed has now been elevated to haute cuisine. Chef Chris Whittaker of Forage R...

Ottawa proposes voluntary target benefit pension scheme

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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The federal government is proposing to create a new voluntary target benefit pension plan to help all Canadians save for their retirement, Minister o...

U.S. journalist Simon Ostrovsky, held in Ukraine, now free and safe

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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Simon Ostrovsky, the U.S. journalist who was being held by pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine, is free and safe, a Radio-Canada journalist says. &...

Toronto street signs for sale, going once...

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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Beginning on April 28, Toronto's old street signs will be for sale to the highest bidder.  An online auction is set to start with the city&apos...

Arson suspect sought in 3 Mission fires

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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Police in Mission, B.C., are looking for an arson suspect after several suspicious fires broke out around 2 a.m. PT Thursday morning. RCMP say  a ho...

Quebec to reimburse gay men for surrogacy costs

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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For the first time, the Quebec government has allowed a male couple to claim expenses through the province's health insurance board, RAMQ, for us...

Police respond to men wielding meat cleavers, axe in separate incidents

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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Toronto police responded to two separate incidents — one involving a man wielding two meat cleavers in the middle of the street and the other invo...

Pierre Poilievre to talk election law changes at Economic Club

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada Politics

Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre hits the podium at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa Thursday to "discuss the facts" surrounding his...

Major fire breaks out at hotel near Charlevoix Casino

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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Firefighters are trying to control a major fire at a hotel near the Charlevoix Casino in Malbaie, east of Quebec City. Fire crews from a number of co...

Chinese drivers' licences now accepted by B.C. RCMP

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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RCMP in B.C. have reached an agreement with ICBC to stop ticketing drivers from China who temporarily using their drivers' licences while in the ...

Ben Heppner, star tenor, announces retirement from singing

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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Opera singer Ben Heppner is stepping away from the stage, the world-renowned dramatic tenor has announced. The singer — known for his signature Tri...

Aviation inspectors raise 'red flag' over airline safety

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada Politics

A survey of Canada’s aviation inspectors shows they are increasingly concerned about aviation safety because of Transport Canada rules that leave re...

NHL star Jordin Tootoo stick giveaway video goes viral

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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A video that shows Jordin Tootoo making a kid's day at a hockey game has gone viral.  Tootoo, originally from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, was the fi...

5 canoeists missing in Central Hastings, Ont.

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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A provincial police helicopter has been dispatched to central Ontario after five canoeists failed to return home last night. Central Hastings Ontar...

Robocalls made across Canada in 2011 won't bring charges

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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An investigation into misleading and nuisance robocalls made to voters across Canada didn't find an intention to prevent them from casting ballot...

Investigators search for clues in Mississauga warehouse blaze

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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Three Mississauga firefighters are recovering in hospital Thursday after being injured in a massive explosion caused by a fire at an industrial wareho...

Carlos Leitao says public wage freeze a possibility

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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Quebec’s new finance minister, Carlos Leitao, says a public sector wage freeze is one of the options the province’s new Liberal government is cons...

Sammy Yatim killing: Const. James Forcillo back at work with TPS

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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The police constable charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim aboard a streetcar last summer has returned to work ...

First Air adds live black box streaming to some aircraft

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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The president and CEO of First Air says it is the first airline in the world to add automatically-triggered, real-time data and live black box stream...

Real-time info signs to ease GTA's traffic congestion

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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A new effort to ease traffic congestion on major routes in and out of the city began this week. Real-time traffic information will now appear on elec...

Fishing crew rescued from St. Lawrence River

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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Three people have been rescued after their fishing boat began taking on water and they were forced to abandon ship Wednesday evening off Pointe-des-M...

High-speed chase ends in garden centre crash

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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A high-speed police chase in the city's west side ended with the fleeing vehicle crashing into a garden centre on Wednesday night.  Two people...

How medical marijuana growers make sure they're selling quality pot

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
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The recent voluntary recall of medical marijuana from a B.C. producer highlights the growing pains of a burgeoning industry coming to grips with a who...

Patrick Kane, Blackhawks win Game 4 in OT

CBC | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada Sports

Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night to ev...