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Christy Clark resigns as leader of B.C. Liberal Party

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:21:02 EDT

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Former premier Christy Clark is stepping down as leader of the B.C. Liberal Party, effective Aug. 4.




North Korea fires missile that lands in sea off Japan

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:48:14 EDT

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North Korea fired a ballistic missile Friday night that landed in the ocean off Japan, Japanese officials say.




Charlie Gard, British baby who was focus of legal health battle, has died

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:35:30 EDT

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Critically ill baby Charlie Gard, whose medical and legal story in Britain sparked compassion and controversy around the world, has died just days before his first birthday.




The slow death of urban parking: Don Pittis

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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A move toward car sharing, Uber, urban living and downtown jobs means city parking is on the way out.




NASA scientists will chase solar eclipse in jets

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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A team of NASA-funded scientists chasing the moon's shadow in retrofitted WB-57F jet planes will experience a total solar eclipse for more than seven minutes, giving them extra time to study the sun.




Chippewas must pay energy giant's legal bills in lost court battle

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:40:14 EDT

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The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the Chippewas of the Thames, a community of 3,000, to pay energy giant Enbridge's legal fees after an unsuccessful attempt by the First Nation to stop the company's ambitions on its controversial Line 9 pipeline.




U.S. FDA announces goal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:05:35 EDT

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced its goal to make cigarettes less addictive.




Ottawa appoints Canadian Red Cross to monitor immigration detention centres

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:29:56 EDT

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The federal government has signed a contract with the Canadian Red Cross for the monitoring of Canada’s immigration detention centres to ensure they comply with domestic and international standards, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced Thursday.




Retired Mohawk pro wrestler suing Van Morrison over album cover

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:20:40 EDT

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An image showing former professional wrestler Billy Two Rivers smacking an opponent down on the mat is being used on the cover of music icon Van Morrison's new album. But the image was not used with Two Rivers's awareness or consent, his lawyer says.




Underwater search for long-missing Avro Arrow models begins in Lake Ontario

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:00:19 EDT

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An underwater vehicle was launched into the depths of Lake Ontario today in the hopes of recovering long-missing Avro Arrow model planes.




Venezuela braces for mass protests against president's reforms

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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On the streets of Caracas, Venezuela — already one of the most dangerous cities in the world — tension from many months of protests could come to a head with what is expected to be a massive confrontation on Friday.




The curious case of the 3DS, the device too successful for Nintendo to kill

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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To casual observers, the death knell for Nintendo's 3DS family of devices should have been the release of the Switch this past March.




Canada's economy grew by 4.6% in the year up to May, strongest pace since 2000

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:06:03 EDT

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Canada's economy grew by 0.6 per cent in May, the seventh straight monthly gain.




What the Supreme Court rulings mean for pipeline proponents (it could be good news)

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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At first glance, the Supreme Court's recent rulings on energy infrastructure might seem like a blow to pro-development forces in Canada. But investors love predictability, and now the approval process for projects is much more clear.




U.S. Senate rejects partial Obamacare repeal in 'twilight zone' overnight vote

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:46:46 EDT

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Dealing a serious blow to U.S. President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of Obamacare after a night of high suspense in the U.S. capitol.




Trump's communications chief goes on expletive-filled tirade against White House rivals

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:37:03 EDT

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In a tirade that reads like a script for The Sopranos, the new White House communications chief unloaded on his preceived enemies in the West Wing during an on-the-record interview with a reporter.




$1 billion, 18 bullets: Border guards rarely fire guns over last decade

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Their union says the fact guards drew their guns 299 times during that period to defuse potentially dangerous situations shows why more of them should be armed at Canadian airports.




700 baggage handlers, ground crew workers go on strike at Pearson airport

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:09:52 EDT

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Roughly 700 ground crew workers at Toronto's Pearson airport walked off the job Thursday night after voting to strike during the busy summer travel season.




Russia retaliates against sanctions, ordering U.S. to cut diplomatic staff to 455 from 1,100

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:06:02 EDT

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Russia has ordered the United States to cut its diplomatic staff by Sept. 1 and said it was seizing a dacha compound and warehouse used by U.S. diplomats in retaliation for new U.S. sanctions against Moscow.




No, [insert stupid partisan attack] will not derail NAFTA negotiations: Robyn Urback

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The Conservatives and Liberals are taking swings at each other, suggesting the others' activities threaten to undermine NAFTA negotiations. But with President Trump, a bad horoscope could undermine NAFTA negotiations.