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Girl, 7, struck by a vehicle in Markham

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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A collision in Markham sent a seven-year-old girl to hospital with life-threatening injuries on Friday. The child was struck by a vehicle while she w...

Mélanie Joly steps down as leader of Vrai changement pour Montréal

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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Mélanie Joly, who ran for mayor of Montreal and came in second in last fall's municipal election, announced today she is stepping down as head...

Pictures of storm clouds, downed trees as storm passes through

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A severe thunderstorm swept through Ottawa-Gatineau on Friday afternoon. Hundreds of residents took to social media to share pictures of ominous cl...

How ISIS Recruited This Canadian Student

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

Staff and faculty at a small university in the B.C. Interior are asking themselves how a former student ended up joining an extremist group in Syria, ...

Face mites live on all adults, study suggests

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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The faces of all adults are home to microscopic eight-legged creatures, a new study suggests. Face mites are just half a millimetre long and not visi...

Mass Bee Deaths Trigger Lawsuit

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Living

Increasing frustration among beekeepers over widespread deaths of bees led to a class-action lawsuit against the makers of neonicotinoids, a pesticide...

Adopted brothers reunited in Ottawa after decades apart

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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Imagine living your entire life unaware that you had a sibling, and then imagine finding out you do, and that it's someone you've actually m...

Tim Hortons coffee cups: XL claims put to the test

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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Ever stood in a Tim Hortons lineup, desperate for coffee and haunted by the slight suspicion the large and extra-large cups might, in fact, be roughl...

Canada's degradation of pristine, intact forests leads world

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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The world's precious few remaining large forests are fragmenting at an alarming rate, and the degradation in Canada leads the world, a new analys...

Mr. Big sting led to Harley Lawrence murder charge

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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The pair appeared in provincial court in Kentville on Thursday to set dates for a preliminary inquiry. Lawyers for both men said they would agree t...

Babysitter charged in Toronto toddler's death

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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Police have made an arrest in the January death of two-year-old Jazara Garrison-Downey and are calling the incident a homicide. On Jan. 3 at around 9...

Commuter parking lot thefts net four arrests in Aurora

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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Four men are facing charges after police say more than 40 vehicles were stolen from commuter parking lots across the Greater Toronto Area. York Regio...

Should Toronto police pick up after their horses?

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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Toronto police took to Twitter Friday to explain their horse poop-and-scoop policy after a user posted a photo of fresh horse poop on a bike lane....

Power outages, trees downed as severe thunderstorm passes through

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About 43,000 hydro customers in Ottawa and the Outaoiaus are without power and numerous trees and power lines are down after a severe thunderstorm m...

Josephine James: 'no idea whatsoever' baby Nevaeh was on the way

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B.C. resident Josephine James received quite the bundle of surprise this week after she went into the hospital with excruciating back pain, and ended ...

ISIS recruits in Canada spark Liberal call for parliamentary probe

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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A Liberal MP wants the House public safety committee to launch a full-scale parliamentary inquiry into the national security threat posed by individu...

James Moore on Canada's future in space: To the moon and beyond

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Canada has a future in space exploration, including sending people to the moon and to Mars, Industry Minister James Moore agreed Friday in an intervie...

Jimmy Kimmel gets NFL stars to read mean tweets about themselves

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Home
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Now that the NFL season is here, cue the chatter and trash talk on social media.  Watching sports with a bag of chips and a beer-can helmet is no lo...

Alberta PC leadership vote causes confusion, complaints

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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As Albertans cast their ballots online and by telephone to choose the province’s next premier, complaints are increasing about the voting system, wi...

Coptic church says Pointe-Claire gave it the run-around on rezoning

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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Members of a West Island Coptic church are confused and frustrated that their plan to build a community centre has been put on hold by the City of Poi...

Apple's not talking, but tech lovers anticipate iWatch release

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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Rumours are mounting about Apple’s product event next Tuesday, and most are speculating about wearable technology and new, larger iPhones. Ahead of...

Small plane with unresponsive pilot enters Cuban airspace

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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A small plane with an unresponsive pilot on a flight from New York state to Florida has entered Cuban airspace, according to Norad (North American Ae...

Jacobus Marinus van Nierop, Dutch dentist arrested in N.B., says he killed his wife

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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A Dutch dentist, who was arrested in New Brunswick this week and is wanted in France for allegedly mutilating numerous patients, says he murdered hi...

Alex Stone arrested after U.S. teen wrote about shooting pet dinosaur

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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Alex Stone's school year is off to a rough start. The South Carolina teen was arrested on his second day of school on Aug. 16 after writing in a...

What's On: Beyond TIFF

CBC | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada
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While TIFF is certainly the hottest ticket in town, it's not the only ticket in town. For those who have not scored TIFF tickets, or are steering...