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ICBC seeks 5.2% rate hike on basic auto insurance

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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ICBC is applying to raise basic automobile insurance rates by 5.2 per cent in order to cover the rising cost of injury claims due to distracted drivin...

Curiosity rover photographs thigh bone-shaped rock on Mars

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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NASA's Curiosity rover photographed an object on Mars last week that bore an uncanny resemblance to a femur or thigh bone. But it's just a ...

TIFF 2014: Benicio del Toro brings Pablo Escobar back to life in Paradise Lost

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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Benicio delToro brings notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar back to life in Escobar: Paradise Lost. The based-in-real-life drama is just one...

Yves Bolduc apologizes for library book comments

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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Quebec Education Minister Yves Bolduc has apologized for saying that school libraries have enough books.  Last week, Bolduc told Le Devoir newspap...

Catherine Currie missing nearly two weeks, police say

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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A Toronto woman has been missing for nearly two weeks, an absence that has left police concerned about her safety. Police say Catherine Currie, 50, w...

Montreal official warns workers may be fired for pension protest

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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Comments made by a high-ranking Montreal official are fuelling tensions between the city and municipal workers over Quebec's controversial pensi...

L'Isle Verte seniors' home fire public inquest announced

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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A public coroner's inquest will be called to look deeper into the circumstances surrounding one of the deadliest seniors' home fires in C...

Momentum for national inquiry builds on day of premiers' meeting

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger is on his way to Prince Edward Island for a meeting of Canada's premiers Tuesday, and he said he's glad to h...

99 B-Line queuing lines added at Commercial-Broadway Station

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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TransLink is hoping painting some markings on the sidewalk at the 99-B bus stop at the Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain station will help ease some of the...

Rogers, Shaw launch rival Netflix-like service Shomi

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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A new subscription video-on-demand service with 11,000 hours of popular TV shows was unveiled today in Toronto by Rogers Communications and Shaw Commu...

JJ Bean dismantles Faces of Vancouver mural

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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A colourful mural in Vancouver's Cambie Village neighbourhood has been dismantled and thrown in the dump, after JJ Bean Coffee moved into the l...

WHO withdraws Ebola virus staff in Sierra Leone

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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Protective gear such as gloves and gowns are critical to protect health-care workers from the Ebola virus but don’t go far enough, doctors say as th...

Tim Hortons agrees to Burger King offer for $94 a share

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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Tim Hortons has agreed to be bought by the company that owns Burger King in a deal that could culminate in the world's third largest fast-food c...

Foggy the humpback whale returns to Bay of Fundy after close call

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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A harrowing whale tale has a happy ending. Last year, Foggy the humpback whale was rescued off the coast of Nova Scotia after becoming tangled in li...

Hunting threatens few remaining Baffin caribou: GN

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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The Nunavut government says quick action is needed to deal with the dwindling number of caribou on Baffin Island. “Hunters still take a significant...

Justin Trudeau home break-in: Police update expected

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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Ottawa police have an update on their investigation into the break-in at Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's home earlier this month, CBC News h...

Harper's Iqaluit visit prompts protests over food costs, dump fire

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Politics

Activists in Iqaluit are competing with military exercises, high profile visiting Olympians and feel good community events in their efforts to gain at...

Saint-Bruno fights to keep medical clinic open

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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The town of Saint-Bruno is struggling to protect its only health clinic, as residents fear they may soon have to travel out of town for medical atte...

Kensington Market fire sends man to hospital

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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A fire inside a vintage clothing store in Kensington Market forced four people to escape out a second-storey window early Tuesday. Firefighters respo...

Marcel Masse, former Conservative cabinet minister, dead at 78

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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Marcel Masse, a former Conservative cabinet minister and MP from Quebec, has died. Masse died on Monday afternoon, surrounded by his family.  He w...

Russell Williams settles lawsuits with some victims, families

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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Russell Williams, the disgraced former Canadian Forces colonel serving life in prison for two murders and numerous sex assaults, has reached settlemen...

Hill staffers targeted by anonymous email on MP budget freeze

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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Conservative MP office workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your status as the lowest-paid political staffers in the precinct! ...

How a Burger King deal could change Tim Hortons

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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Canadians aren't likely to lose their beloved double-doubles or the Timbits that prove so perplexing to our American neighbours. But the potenti...

Premiers to talk trade at annual summer meeting in Charlottetown

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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As premiers and territorial leaders gather in Prince Edward Island for their annual summer meeting this week, talk will turn again to barriers to trad...

B.C. couple's lifelong dream of epic sailing trip ends in N.L.

CBC | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
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A British Columbia couple fulfilled a lifelong dream by wrapping up a three-year sailboat journey in St. John's harbour on Monday. Cathryn O&a...