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  • Woman claiming she plucked bird on Montreal subway defends herself

    The Canadian Press 0


    MONTREAL – A Facebook posting says a woman caught on video in a Montreal subway train apparently plucking and eating a bird was only preparing “country food” for a meal at home. A woman, who identifies herself on Facebook as Christina David and an Inuk, says she’s not “crazy” and wasn’t eating the bird raw,

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  • Prison service to test electronic monitoring devices on high-risk inmates

    The Canadian Press 0


    OTTAWA – High-risk offenders in Ontario and Quebec are among the inmates slated to take part in a federal prison service pilot project to test the effectiveness of electronic monitoring devices. Research data will be collected for two years, when a decision will be made on further use of the devices, which are worn by

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  • Annaleise Carr is pictured in Ottawa, on Oct.24, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Annaleise Carr says decision to end Lake Erie fundraising swim early was tough

    The Canadian Press 0


    PORT DOVER, Ont. – A 16-year-old girl who ended a swim across Lake Erie earlier than planned says she intends to finish the swim later this summer. Annaleise Carr ended her effort early Saturday morning at Long Point, Ont., short of Port Dover where she had initially wanted to reach. She says the weather didn’t

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  • Michele Nadeau, president of the Therese Casgrain Foundation, holds a photo of her grandmother Therese Casgrain in Montreal, Friday, July 25, 2014.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

    Feminist Therese Casgrain disappears from public history under Harper government

    Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press 0


    OTTAWA – The Harper government has spent millions to commemorate the War of 1812 and other episodes from Canadian history, but has also erased at least one inspiring piece of the past. Therese Casgrain, a feminist icon and Quebec heroine who died in 1981, has been quietly removed from a national honour, to be replaced

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  • Police investigate after a car backed through the entrance of Costco in London, Ont., on Friday, July 25, 2014. A six-year-old child who was injured after being hit by a car that crashed through the front doors of the store has died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins

    Six-year-old dead after car rams Costco in London on Friday

    The Canadian Press 0


    LONDON, Ont. – A six-year-old child who was injured after being hit by a car that crashed through the front doors of a London, Ont., Costco has died. On Friday, the collision injured six and caused panic among those shopping in the busy store (on Wellington Road South). Police have identified the six-year-old child as

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  • Former Newfoundland legislature and site of 1932 riot gets $22M facelift

    Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press 0


    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – There’s a good story behind the spectacular ceiling frescoes now brought back to full glory as part of a $22-million restoration of Newfoundland’s former legislature. The intricate patterns that embellish twin chambers where elected and appointed officials once governed the British colony turned dominion then Canadian province were painted by a

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  • Nunavut government to consider funding for plan to put out Iqaluit’s ‘dumpcano’

    The Canadian Press 0


    IQALUIT, Nunavut – Government officials are to meet this week to consider a plan for putting out a dump fire that has been fouling the air in Nunavut’s capital for more than two months. The city of Iqaluit just doesn’t have the $2.2 million it would take to quench the blaze and its nostril-searing smoke,

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  • Residential school survivors have respiratory damage, hearing loss, broken bones

    Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press 0


    WINNIPEG – The vast majority of claims filed by Indian residential school survivors seeking extra compensation for medical injuries are for hearing loss, respiratory illnesses and broken bones. The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat — an independent body which helps resolve long-standing claims that address specific abuse of survivors — says just over 1,000 medical

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  • Retired Canadian astronaut Julie Payette had early doubts about becoming astronaut

    Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press 0


    MONTREAL – Five years after her final flight, retired astronaut Julie Payette admits she had doubts she would ever fly as she watched the Americans send astronauts to the moon in the late 1960s and early ’70s. She faced several obstacles on the road to fulfilling her dream of someday putting on a space suit

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  • Upcoming heat wave prompts concerns among British Columbia firefighters.

    The Canadian Press 0


    VANCOUVER – Firefighters in British Columbia are concerned another heat wave will spark more fires across the province. An information officer with the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch, says temperatures are expected to rise again next week, especially in the southern interior, where they could reach the mid-30s. Kevin Skrepnek says rainfall throughout the province this

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  • UN Security Council agrees on demand for humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza; approval at midnight

    The Associated Press and Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press 0


    The U.N. Security Council has agreed on a statement calling for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in the Gaza fighting between Israel and Hamas and is meeting at midnight to adopt it. Rwanda, the current council president, announced agreement Sunday on a presidential statement which also calls on the parties “to engage in efforts

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  • CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME: Pedestrians and beachgoers stand on the shore near Venice Beach as lifeguards, right, bring in a swimmer rescued from the water after a lightening strike Sunday July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles. Authorities said lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steve Christensen)

    Authorities: Lightning strikes 14 in Los Angeles, on Catalina Island; 2 critically injured

    The Associated Press 0


    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday, authorities said. Thirteen people, including a 15-year-old, were treated at Venice Beach in Los Angeles after lightning hit the area around 2:30 p.m., and at least one required CPR, city fire spokeswoman Katherine

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  • San Diego comic-book convention threatens legal action against Salt Lake City gathering

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    SALT LAKE CITY – Organizers of two of the biggest comic-book conventions in the country are clashing over their names. A lawyer for San Diego Comic-Con has issued a cease-and-desist letter to organizers of Utah’s Salt Lake Comic Con demanding them to drop “Comic Con” from the name. “Attendees, exhibitors and fans seeing use of

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  • Woman claiming she plucked bird on Montreal subway defends herself

    The Canadian Press 0


    MONTREAL – A Facebook posting says a woman caught on video in a Montreal subway train apparently plucking and eating a bird was only preparing “country food” for a meal at home. A woman, who identifies herself on Facebook as Christina David and an Inuk, says she’s not “crazy” and wasn’t eating the bird raw,

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  • This image provided by the The Coeur d’ Alene Art Auction showing a Charles M. Russell’s 1924 painting entitled "Trail of the Iron Horse" was among some 30 Russell works that fetched millions of dollars at the annual Coeur d’Alene Art Auction in Reno, Nevada, on Saturday July 27, 2014. The painting, which sold for $1.9 million, symbolizes the railroad’s effect on American Indians. It depicts a group of Indians on horseback looking down at railroad tracks with the sun setting on the plains in the background. (AP Photo/Coeur d’ Alene Art Auction)

    Russell painting symbolizing railroad’s effect on American Indians draws $1.9M at auction

    Martin Griffith, The Associated Press 0


    RENO, Nev. – A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad’s effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native American chief selling for $1.1 million. Other top prices at the annual Coeur d’Alene Art Auction on Saturday

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  • Canada’s trucking sector may face ‘inflection point’ in 2015, say observers

    Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press 0


    MONTREAL – High personal debt levels and rising taxes in Ontario and Quebec are constraining Canadian economic growth needed to support a recovery of the trucking sector, says the chief executive officer of TransForce, the country’s largest trucking company. Alain Bedard also said the industry was hit by plant closures in the manufacturing heartland of

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  • Prison service to test electronic monitoring devices on high-risk inmates

    The Canadian Press 0


    OTTAWA – High-risk offenders in Ontario and Quebec are among the inmates slated to take part in a federal prison service pilot project to test the effectiveness of electronic monitoring devices. Research data will be collected for two years, when a decision will be made on further use of the devices, which are worn by

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  • Annaleise Carr is pictured in Ottawa, on Oct.24, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Annaleise Carr says decision to end Lake Erie fundraising swim early was tough

    The Canadian Press 0


    PORT DOVER, Ont. – A 16-year-old girl who ended a swim across Lake Erie earlier than planned says she intends to finish the swim later this summer. Annaleise Carr ended her effort early Saturday morning at Long Point, Ont., short of Port Dover where she had initially wanted to reach. She says the weather didn’t

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  • Actor Chris Pratt, left, talks with Kevin Harvick before the Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

    ‘Parks and Recreation’ star Chris Pratt enjoys new role as pace car driver, honorary Hoosier

    Dan Gelston, The Associated Press 0


    INDIANAPOLIS – Chris Pratt has caught passes from Andrew Luck, sampled the spicy shrimp cocktail at St. Elmo’s and driven the pace car at the Brickyard 400. He plays an Indiana resident on TV, and he’s fit right in as an honorary Hoosier at a trifecta of must-see landmarks in Indianapolis. “You can tell, I’ve

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  • This photo provided on Friday, July 25, 2014, by the Burkina Faso Military shows a part of the plane at the crash site, in Mali. French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather. At least 116 people were killed in Thursday's disaster, nearly half of whom were French. (AP Photo/Burkina Faso Military)

    Downed Air Algerie jet’s black boxes to be sent to France, embassy official says

    Baba Ahmed, The Associated Press 0


    BAMAKO, Mali – Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the remains of the dead. U.N. peacekeepers located the second black box on Saturday amid the

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