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UN Climate Summit: 4 things to know about the talks - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 EDT
APTOPIX Brazil People's Climate March

World leaders are descending on New York at a time of growing climate change and public awareness, activists say. But the leaders of four of the five biggest greenhouse gas emitters won't be attending the UN's Climate Summit.

N.B. Liberals prepare for transition after election marred by vote-count fiasco - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:51:27 EDT
Brian Gallant

Liberal Leader Brian Gallant won a tight election campaign that was beset by a vote-counting fiasco that still may take more time to settle. The unofficial results have Gallant’s Liberals holding 27 seats compared to 21 ridings for David Alward’s Progressive Conservatives.

Polaris Music Prize 2014: Tanya Tagaq wins $30K as jury's pick - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:06:47 EDT
MUSIC Tundra Songs

Nunavut-raised Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq has won the $30,000 Polaris Music Prize.

Back to school: How parents can fight the fear of math - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 EDT
Young girl working

In a world where angst over mathematics reigns supreme as Canadian students falter in international test results and parental backlash comes out swinging against newer teaching methods, those same parents can also help their children flourish at school, experts say.

New Brunswick election may see manual recount amid vote-machine glitches - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:39:45 EDT
hl-tabulator-machine

Troubles with the automated system of tallying results in the New Brunswick election brought the counting of votes to a standstill Monday night with the outcome hanging in the balance.

U.S. launches airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:56:32 EDT
MIDEAST GULF TORN OVER IRAQ

The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.

Israel says it's killed 2 Hamas suspects that helped spark weeks of fighting - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:16:08 EDT
APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians

An Israeli army spokesman says two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June have been killed in a shootout with Israeli forces.

Tim Hortons, Burger King merger fallout: U.S. cracks down on tax inversions - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:41:09 EDT
Jacob Lew

The Obama administration cracked down Monday on certain overseas corporate mergers and acquisitions, aiming to curb American companies from shifting their ownership abroad to shirk paying U.S. taxes.

Ebola cases could quadruple in next 6 weeks, WHO warns, but not all experts agree - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:07:35 EDT
HEALTH-EBOLA/TOLL

New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up.

High-risk sex offender charged with murder of B.C. teen - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:05:33 EDT
Raymond Lee Caissie

Raymond Lee Caissie?, a high-risk sex offender who was released from prison last year after serving 22 years for a violent sexual assault, has been charged with the murder of Surrey, B.C., teen Serena Vermeersch.

Calgary MP responds to ISIS threat with 'secure bedroom selfie' - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:24:08 EDT
Michelle Rempel - #SecureBedroomSelfie

In response to the audio threat released over the weekend, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel launched an impromptu twitter challenge by posting her own #SecureBedroomSelfie. Kady O'Malley has more.

'No misinformation' on Ray Rice: Ravens owner - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:12:11 EDT
bisciotti-rice

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.

Canadian in Syria blocked from bringing husband home to safety - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 EDT
Anya Sass and Habib Alibrahim

A Canadian woman and her Syrian husband are speaking out from a Damascus suburb because they’re frightened and desperate to get out of danger together. They’re distraught because her government is doing nothing to help.

Canadian wireless costs still among highest in world - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:18:50 EDT
Smartphone Kill Switch

Six years after the federal government began attempting to create a fourth national wireless carrier in Canada, the big three telcos are still almost identical on wireless prices and remain among the most expensive in the world.

Doug Ulman to step down as CEO of cancer charity started by Lance Armstrong - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:58:46 EDT
Doug Ulman Livestrong Post Armstrong

The CEO of the cancer charity Livestrong is leaving after 14 years, a period in which the small local charity grew into a $500 million US global brand before it was rocked by founder Lance Armstrong's confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.


Man convicted in Mayerthorpe Mountie deaths seeking parole - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:12:00 -0400
A man convicted for his role in the shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in Mayerthorpe nine years ago will be seeking day parole at a hearing in central Alberta.
Alberta man pleads guilty to lesser charge in 2008 murder of his wife - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:39:00 -0400
An Alberta man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of his wife, who was found dead in 2008 in a suburban town in North Carolina.
Policing costs, numbers rising despite falling crime: study - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:55:00 -0400
A study out of the Fraser Institute says policing costs and the number of officers continue to rise despite a decline in crime rates.
Suspect arrested in Toronto-area executive's shooting death - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:24:00 -0400
A man arrested in connection with the death of a Toronto-area executive bred dogs for the victim before he was fatally shot, according to a man who says he knew the pair.
Man accused of killing B.C. teen has long, violent history - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:32:00 -0400
A man accused of the second-degree murder of a 17-year-old girl in Surrey, B.C., has a long history of violence, including a 1991 sex offence for which he served 22 years in prison.
Study gives tentative nod to electronic monitoring for immigrants - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:44:00 -0400
Electronic monitoring could be a useful alternative to locking up some immigrants and refugee claimants, says an internal study by Canada's border agency.
Islamic State group threatens Canadians in new audio recording - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:40:00 -0400
In response to a new audio recording encouraging Islamic State supporters to kill Canadians, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says that Canada is continually looking at new ways to fight security threats from both organizations and individuals.
Fisherman rescues bald eagle floating off the coast of British Columbia - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:02:00 -0400
A British Columbia fisherman made the most unusual catch of his lifetime -- a bald eagle. Recreational fisherman Don Dunbar was fishing off the coast of Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island on Sept. 7, when he spotted a bald eagle in distress swimming toward his boat.
Accused pleads guilty in high-profile N.S. child porn case - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:07:00 -0400
The mother of a teenage girl victimized in a prominent child pornography case said she felt a measure of comfort Monday after one of the accused pleaded guilty.
Child recovering in hospital after ingesting date-rape drug at home - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:10:30 -0400
Police say a three-year-old Quebec City boy is recovering after having accidentally ingested GHB, commonly known as the date-rape drug.





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