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Future Shop stores closed across Canada, some to rebrand as Best Buy - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:17:15 EDT
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All Future Shop stores in Canada have been closed, a move costing 1,500 jobs that came as a complete shock to many employees on Saturday. About half the retail outlets will be put under the banner of parent company Best Buy.

Former Alberta Wildrose leader loses PC nomination - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:59:58 EDT
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Danielle Smith has lost her bid for the Progressive Conservative nomination in her riding of Highwood, losing out to Okotoks Coun. Carrie Fischer.

Canadians dim lights from coast to coast for Earth Hour - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:55:39 EDT
Portugal Earth Hour

Canadians joined millions around the world Saturday night in turning off their lights to mark Earth Hour, celebrating the eighth year of the annual event.

Boy signs 1-day contract with Toronto Maple Leafs - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:10:08 EDT
G-Man, Toronto Maple Leafs

A dream has come true for young 'G-Man,' an 11-year-old from Saskatchewan who is unable to play hockey himself, but luckily inked his first NHL contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Germanwings co-pilot said 'all will know my name,' ex-girlfriend tells newspaper - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:09:59 EDT
Andreas Lubitz

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 who apparently chose to crash the jetliner into a mountain had vowed to "do something" that would make people remember him, his ex-girlfriend has told a German newspaper.

Brian Jean elected new leader of Alberta's Wildrose Party - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:45:06 EDT
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The new leader of the Wildrose says he is ready to come out of his corner swinging, ready to lead the party into an anticipated spring election against Alberta's Progressive Conservatives.

Anti-Islam group PEGIDA cancels Montreal march after public outcry - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:40:11 EDT
Anti-PEGIDA

A march organized by sympathizers of a Europe-based anti-Islam, anti-immigration group called PEGIDA was cancelled on Saturday after hundreds of people showed up to protest against PEGIDA itself.

Boko Haram kills 41 in attack to disrupt Nigeria election - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:45:38 EDT
Boko Haram survivors

Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history.

Dalhousie University says Instagram sex scandal 'not acceptable' - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:20:03 EDT
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Dalhousie University says it took 'immediate and appropriate action' in light of a social media sex scandal that happened in the fall at the university that is independent of the dentistry school's Facebook scandal.

For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:34:40 EDT
Migrants Journey to Europe

Each month, a tide of humanity pours through the hills of Greece, Macedonia and Serbia in hopes of entering the heart of the 28-nation European Union through its vulnerable back door in the Balkans. Most don't make it on their first attempt.

House fire that killed 3 on reserve east of Calgary not believed suspicious - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:02:36 EDT
Siksika fatal fire

A fire that destroyed a home on the Siksika First Nation Saturday morning, killing three people, does not appear suspicious, fire investigators say.

Yukon inventor opens the door to year-round growing - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:30:00 EDT
The agridome

The Yukon Research Centre is testing out a prototype for a project that could revolutionize the availability of fresh food for the north.

'This is just awful': 10-year-old killed in townhouse fire, family hospitalized - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:45:23 EDT
Scarborough townhouse fire

A 10-year-old boy is dead after an early morning fire at a townhouse in Scarborough, Ont., that also left five other members of the boy’s family in hospital.

Former federal minister John Baird to advise mining giant Barrick Gold - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:35:12 EDT
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Former foreign affairs minister John Baird, who left the Conservative cabinet in February, has a new job as an adviser to global mining giant Barrick Gold, the corporation has confirmed.

Historic St. John's mansion gets makeover, listed for $1.4M - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:42:35 EDT
Rennie's Mill Mansion staircase

A St. John's man is investing millions of dollars to restore a historic home in the centre of the city — a home that isn't protected by heritage status.


Anti-Islam protest in Montreal scuttled by opposition groups - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:26:00 -0400
An anti-Islam protest by a right-wing European political organization was scuttled in the face of hundreds of counter-demonstrators in Montreal on Saturday afternoon.
Another wintry weekend expected for Atlantic Canada - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:38:00 -0400
Environment Canada says parts of the Atlantic region are in for another dose of winter weather this weekend.
Memorial food complaints shed light on university meal plans - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:39:24 -0400
A social media eruption this week over raw meat and mouldy food at Memorial University of Newfoundland highlights growing frustration across Canada with mandatory meal plans, say student leaders.
Canadians turn off the lights for Earth Hour - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:26:00 -0400
Canadians joined millions around the world Saturday night in turning off their lights to mark Earth Hour, celebrating the ninth year of the annual event.
Dalhousie students evicted from residence over content posted online - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:32:00 -0400
A Nova Scotia university has confirmed it has recently dealt with a second case involving allegations of inappropriate content posted to social media, just weeks after lifting the suspension of dentistry students involved in a Facebook group that allegedly posted sexually violent comments.
Quebec student group critical of police tactics after injuries at protest - Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:23:03 -0400
A student group is denouncing the police after a protester was shot in the face with part of a tear-gas canister at an anti-austerity demonstration.
House fire leaves 3 dead on Calgary-area reserve - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:52:00 -0400
Three people are dead after a Saturday morning house fire on a reserve near Calgary, RCMP say.
Video shows Regina officer kicking homeless man to ground - Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:07:00 -0400
Video newly released by a judge to CTV Regina appears to show a police officer kicking a homeless man to the ground, causing him to smash his head on a concrete barrier on the way down.
One child dead, 3 others injured after Toronto house fire - Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:14:00 -0400
A ten-year-old boy is dead and two other family members seriously injured after a house fire in Scarborough, Ont., early Saturday morning.
13 arrested for drugs, weapons offences in B.C. sting - Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:58:00 -0400
Over a dozen people face a total of 66 drug and firearm charges after months-long investigation by RCMP in Surrey, B.C.





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