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Man Who Allegedly Threatened Plane Is 'Mentally Ill', Family Says

CBC | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada

A man charged with allegedly making “direct threats" aboard a Sunwing flight from Toronto to Panama City on Friday morning has a history of mental i...

Montreal fireworks mishap sees crowd showered with sparks

CBC | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada
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Spectators watching the International Fireworks Competition from the Jacques-Cartier Bridge Wednesday night got a fright when they were showered with ...

Vancouver Aquarium whales program under review at Park Board meeting

CBC | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada
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The continuing controversy over Vancouver Aquarium's captive whale and dolphin program is going before a special meeting of the Vancouver Park Bo...

Mont Laurier police chase leaves one dead, one injured

CBC | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada
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One person is dead and another is in critical condition after the vehicle they were in was struck by a pickup truck being chased by police near Mont L...

Patricia Bezzoubenko wins 5th gold at Commonwealth Games

CBC | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada
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Canadian rhythmic gymnast Patricia Bezzoubenko has won three more gold medals, bringing her total in Glasgow to five and putting her one away from t...

Wedding costs can be trimmed with a few simple tricks

CBC | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada
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Chances are, someone you know will get married this year. A recent unscientific survey by Weddingbells magazine says there will be 162,056 weddings a...

Baird: No 'Blank Cheques' For Ukraine

CBC | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Politics

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will live up to the obligations it has made to Ukraine, but will not “write blank cheques.” Ear...

Foot path at Dufferin Grove Park honours cyclist Jenna Morrison

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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A unique foot path is now open to the public at Dufferin Grove Park as a memorial for a Toronto cyclist killed in 2011. Jenna Morrison was 38-years-o...

Group calls for federal protection of St. Lawrence Estuary

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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An environmental non-profit group is calling on the federal government to designate the St. Lawrence Estuary as a protected area. The Canadian Parks ...

IKEA rapped for unfair labour practices in year-long lockout

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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The union representing locked-out workers at IKEA's flagship store in Richmond, B.C., says the provincial labour board has found the Swedish reta...

How to survive a black bear encounter

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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In recent weeks there have been a string of unusual encounters between humans and bears in British Columbia. - VIDEO | Bear killed in Port Coquitlam&...

WW I memorabilia connects family to its history

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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In a box that had been forgotten in a basement, two Calgary brothers found a link to their family's First World War history. Monday marks a ce...

Unwanted kitten roundup to begin at animal rescue in Langley, B.C.

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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Langley Animal Protection Society is holding an "unwanted kitten roundup" amnesty day after multiple litters of kittens were found abandoned...

Surrey stabbing leaves one man dead

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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The Integrated Homcide Investigation Team is appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed to death in Surrey early Friday morning. Just before 5 a...

Elderly driver rams car into store in Cranbrook B.C.

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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A disoriented driver in southeastern British Columbia is accused of causing more than his fair share of mayhem after losing control in a parking lot i...

MH17 tragedy, rebounding retailers and Parks Canada's new threads: the week in business

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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Airplane fears dominated the news cycle this week, and the financial world was no exception. After the tragedy in Ukraine when rebels reportedly shot...

CBC Pride Week: we'll help you get in the spirit

CBC | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada
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CBC Vancouver is celebrating Pride Week in a big way this year. On deck: a week-long radio series, a special one-hour TV show, and we'll be out ...

Industry Canada approves AltaLink sale to Berkshire Hathaway

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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The federal government has approved the pending sale of an Alberta utility provider to an American company. Berkshire Hathaway's application to ...

Target to match grocery prices from anywhere in Canada

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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Competition for your grocery dollars is about to get a whole lot tougher. Starting July 29, Target will match grocery prices from any other store in...

New B.C. alcohol minimum pricing means cheaper beer and cider pitchers, pricier spirits

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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After the outcry over "unhappy hours" and new minimum pricing leading to some bars raising prices for beer, the B.C. government has revised ...

Celebration of Light fireworks: Team USA prepares for Saturday

CBC | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada
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Team USA is busy preparing for the first fireworks event of Vancouver's 24th annual Celebration of Light. The Americans kick off the competition...

Roberto Cavalli perfume logo sparks outrage among Sufi Muslims

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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A group of Sufi Muslims are planning a protest against Italian designer Roberto Cavalli for what they say is appropriation of their religious symbol f...

Nicolet boy, 7, seriously injured by car while cycling

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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A seven-year-old Nicolet boy is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a car while biking Friday afternoon. Sûreté du Queb...

Charities not looking for fight with Revenue Canada

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada Politics

The head of the umbrella organization that represents Canadian charities says there are no plans to mount a collective defence in response to what som...

Pattullo Bridge closed this weekend

CBC | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
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Metro Vancouver's Pattullo Bridge will be closed this weekend for repair work. The 77-year-old bridge will be closed to all traffic, including p...