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  • Man serving life for second-degree murder flees Quebec prison

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    LAVAL, Que. – Police in Quebec are hunting for a convicted murderer who escaped from a prison in Laval, north of Montreal, early Tuesday. Robert Gaudette was discovered missing during a head count at the Federal Training Centre, which is listed as both a minimum and medium security facility. The Correctional Service of Canada immediately

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  • More charges laid in police pursuit that ended on Corner Gas movie set

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    ROLEAU, Sask. – New charges have been laid against a 27-year-old woman from Okotoks, Alta., after a police pursuit across southern Saskatchewan that ended on the set of the “Corner Gas” movie. The chase began when Weyburn RCMP tried to stop a truck that was speeding and being driven erratically, but it instead sped off

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  • Ontario First Nations prepared to lay down their lives to protect lands: chiefs

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    TORONTO – Five First Nations leaders in Ontario say their people are prepared to lay down their lives to protect their traditional lands. The aboriginal chiefs are serving notice on the Ontario and federal governments, developers and the public that they’ll assert their treaty rights over their ancestral lands. They say the two levels of

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  • This photo provided by the CDC shows an Ebola virus. A British Columbia doctor has reportedly placed himself under a voluntary quarantine after returning from a trip to Africa to fight the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/CDC)

    Victoria doctor self-quarantines as two colleagues hit by Ebola in West Africa

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    VICTORIA – A British Columbia doctor has reportedly placed himself under a voluntary quarantine after returning from a trip to Africa to fight the Ebola virus. The humanitarian group Samaritan’s Purse tells CTV that Dr. Azaria Marthyman (ah-ZARE-ia MARTH-ee-man) returned to Vancouver Island from Liberia on Saturday. Two American aid workers, including one of Marthyman’s

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  • Canada plans new sanctions against Russia over aggression in Ukraine

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    OTTAWA – The federal government says it will impose new sanctions against Russia in coming days over Moscow’s support of rebel groups in Ukraine. In a statement, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s failure to cease backing armed rebels in eastern Ukraine constitutes a genuine threat to international peace and security. Last

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  • Craig Premack, who was shot while riding on the Trans-Canada Highway at 1 a.m. during an overnight road cycling event near Spences Bridge, B.C., in June, shows where the bullet entered his forearm during a news conference at RCMP headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday July 29, 2014. Premack was taking part in the Cache Creek 600, a 600-kilometre, two-day cycling marathon from Pitt Meadows to Cache Creek. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    B.C. cyclist says he made tourniquet from pants to survive after being shot

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    SURREY, B.C. – A cyclist who was shot during an overnight race in British Columbia says he fought to survive by turning his pants into a tourniquet as blood flowed from his arm. Craig Premack was riding along Highway 1 just south of Spences Bridge on June 1 when a bullet entered his right forearm,

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  • Family credits hungry cat with saving them from burning home in Cape Breton

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    NORTH SYDNEY, N.S. – Brian Young says he gave his cat Berkeley some extra cans of tuna and a hearty scratch on the back after the hungry feline awakened him just before a fire raced through the family home. Young, a former Nova Scotia politician who lives in North Sydney, says the cat woke him

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  • University of New Brunswick loses bid to have hockey discrimination case tossed

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    FREDERICTON – A discrimination complaint over a decision by the University of New Brunswick to eliminate varsity women’s hockey will proceed. The province’s Labour and Employment Board has ruled against the school’s effort to have the complaint thrown out. Sylvia Bryson has been fighting to have the women’s hockey team reinstated as a varsity squad

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  • Soldiers in Newfoundland rescue woman in overturned truck before it explodes

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    GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, N.L. – A group of current and former military members who were on vacation were able to put their rescue training to use as they pulled a bleeding woman from a burning truck in central Newfoundland. Ryan Folkes and five other friends were driving between Grand Falls-Windsor and Badger on their way to

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  • Ontario pledges to push for review of mercury poisoning compensation board

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    TORONTO – Ontario’s aboriginal affairs minister says he’ll push for a review of a board that oversees compensation for First Nations residents suffering health issues from mercury poisoning. David Zimmer says he’ll work with the federal government and Wabaseemoong First Nation to get their approval to conduct a review to determine how best to help

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  • Family Literacy Festival set for today in Moncton

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    The Festival is being held from 11am to 2pm today at Edith Cavell School in Moncton

  • New natural playground for Riverview

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    The natural playground on Rebecca Avenue places more emphasis on creative play.

  • Retirees from defunct paper mill in Northern NB to see pension increase

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    Members of the Legislature returned for a special one-day session to pass the amendments.

  • Motorcycle crash sends man to hospital

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    A man suffered undetermined injuries, but they did not appear to be life threatening.

  • Codiac RCMP Memorial Golf Tournament being held today

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    It’s a full house for today’s Codiac RCMP Memorial Golf Tournament at Royal Oaks Golf Club.

  • Man serving life for second-degree murder flees Quebec prison

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    LAVAL, Que. – Police in Quebec are hunting for a convicted murderer who escaped from a prison in Laval, north of Montreal, early Tuesday. Robert Gaudette was discovered missing during a head count at the Federal Training Centre, which is listed as both a minimum and medium security facility. The Correctional Service of Canada immediately

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  • A person dressed as Elmo shakes hands with a pedestrian in Times Square on Monday, July 28, 2014 in New York. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he believes the people wearing character costumes in Times Square should be licensed and regulated. Dozens of people dressed as kids’ favorites like Elmo, Cookie Monster and Batman stand near 42nd Street and pose for photos with tourists in exchange for money. De Blasio said the practice has “gone too far.” A man dressed as Spider-man was arrested Saturday, July 28, 2014, after punching a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists. The City Council is working on legislation that would require the characters to get a city-approved license. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for costumed characters demanding tips for photos with tourists

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists. The city wants to rein in a summertime spike in badly behaving characters, such as the Spider-Man accused

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  • Sand Fire evacuees Doc Bassett, and his neighbor Bev Matson take care of his dog Sophie while waiting for fire updates from officials at the evacuation center in Shingle Springs, Calif., on Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

    Progress reported on 2 California wildfires that prompted evacuations

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    SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. – Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento. The fire in the foothills, which

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  • Palestinians collect body parts in a classroom at Abu Hussein U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, hit by an Israeli strike, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit the U.N.-run school where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks. Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency, says tank shells hit the U.N. school around 4:30 a.m. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Palestinian health official says 13 killed after tank shells hit UN school in Gaza

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    GAZA, Palestinian Territories – A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said another 40 Palestinians were wounded in the shelling early Wednesday. Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesman for a

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  • FILE - In this May 8, 2014 file photo, visitors walk under the logo of Toyota Motor Corp. at its gallery in Tokyo. Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal. Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday, July 30, 2014 that January-June global sales totaled 5.097 million vehicles, up nearly 4 percent from a year earlier. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

    Toyota remains No. 1, at top in global vehicle sales after first 6 months, beating VW and GM

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    TOKYO – Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal. Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that January-June global sales totalled 5.097 million vehicles, up nearly 4

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