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  • Arctic oil spills likely to spread across borders: study

    Bob Weber, The Canadian Press 0


    New research suggests that any type of significant oil spill in Canada’s western Arctic would likely spread quickly and foul oceans around Alaska and possibly as far west as Russia. “Spills originating from the Canadian Beaufort and resulting coastal oiling could be an international issue,” says the report from RPS Applied Science Associates, a global

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  • Rob McGuffin, of Windsor, Ontario, carries water jugs into St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Detroit, Thursday, July 24, 2014, for a water station being set up to help Detroit residents who need water. A small group of Canadians brought 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water from Windsor, Ontario, to Detroit to protest thousands of residential service shutoffs by Detroit's water department. (AP Photo)

    Eau Canada: Caravan brings 1,000 litres of Canadian water to bankrupt Detroit in protest

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    DETROIT – A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 litres of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven’t paid their bills. Eleven vehicles passed through the Detroit Windsor Tunnel under the Detroit River. The Canadians rallied outside City Hall

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  • Canadian and Chinese companies partner to build nuclear reactors in Romania

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    VANCOUVER – A Canadian company is partnering with a Chinese firm in anticipation of building two more nuclear reactors in Romania that could be worth $1.5 billion for Canada’s economy. Candu Energy Inc., an SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) company, has signed a co-operation agreement with China Nuclear Power Engineering Company Ltd. for the construction of two

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  • Killer of B.C. family 32 years ago waives his parole review

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    WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – A man convicted of killing six members of a British Columbia family 32 years ago has withdrawn his application for day parole and waived his right to a parole review. David Shearing, who changed his name to David Ennis, shot and killed George and Edith Bentley, their adult daughter Jackie and

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  • Vancouver street youth face ‘alarmingly’ high risk of hepatitis C: study

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    VANCOUVER – A new study published in the British Medical Journal says Vancouver street youth face an alarmingly high risk of hepatitis C infection. The B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS tracked youth aged 14 to 26 over the course of six years. One hundred people tested positive for the disease at the outset of

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  • Man charged after airsoft guns brought to pro-Israel rally in Calgary

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    CALGARY – Police have charged a man after two replica handguns were brought to a pro-Israel rally in southwest Calgary. Officials at a Calgary Jewish Community Centre rally on Wednesday night were checking audience bags, when they discovered two airsoft handguns in one. Airsoft guns look like real guns and fire plastic pellets. Police were

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  • Vancouver police say ‘Weeds’ store an illegal marijuana operation

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    VANCOUVER – If the name of the store didn’t give away the secret, the complaints were sure to get police attention. Vancouver police say they executed a search warrant on a store name Weeds on Thursday afternoon. They allege it was an illegal marijuana store. Police say officers moved in after receiving reports that pot

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  • Copies of former Supreme Court of Canada justice Frank Iacobucci's report on the investigation into the use of lethal force by Toronto police are pictured at a press conference at Toronto Police headquarters in Toronto on Thursday, July 24, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

    Key recommendations from report into Toronto police’s use of lethal force

    The Canadian Press 0


    TORONTO – Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Frank Iacobucci released a report on his review into the Toronto Police Service’s use of lethal force on Thursday. The document makes 84 recommendations. Among its key suggestions, the report recommended that Toronto Police consider doing the following: — Create a comprehensive police and mental health oversight

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  • UN group demands release of man detained over immigration violations: lawyer

    The Canadian Press and Abdul Latheef, The Canadian Press 0


    TORONTO – A lawyer for a man who has been detained in Canada for more than eight years over immigration violations says a United Nations human rights monitoring group is calling for his immediate release. Macdonald Scott says the Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions has investigated the case of Michael Mvogo, who was arrested in

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  • Settlement reached in Scotiabank overtime case involving retail branch workers

    The Canadian Press and Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press 0


    TORONTO – Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) has reached an agreement to settle an overtime class action lawsuit involving some of its retail branch bank employees. Details of the settlement weren’t made public by the bank and are subject to approval on Aug. 12.

  • GM in China recalls Cadillac SUVs and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts

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    BEIJING, China – General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner are recalling nearly 20,000 imported Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts. GM said Friday the defect might allow seats to descend to their lowest position, possibly causing a safety hazard. The company did not say how many

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  • Arctic oil spills likely to spread across borders: study

    Bob Weber, The Canadian Press 0


    New research suggests that any type of significant oil spill in Canada’s western Arctic would likely spread quickly and foul oceans around Alaska and possibly as far west as Russia. “Spills originating from the Canadian Beaufort and resulting coastal oiling could be an international issue,” says the report from RPS Applied Science Associates, a global

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  • From left, Holland Roden, Tyler Hoechlin and Shelley Hennig attend the MTV "Teen Wolf" panel on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)

    MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’ takes a bite out of Comic-Con, announces 20-episode season 5

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    SAN DIEGO – Fans squealed and screamed, and some shed tears at Thursday’s Comic-Con panel for MTV’s hit series “Teen Wolf.” Before cast members like Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin and Holland Roden took questions from fans, executive producer Jeff Davis announced the show had been picked up for a 20-episode, fifth season. He

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  • Chicken off menu at McDonald’s in Hong Kong after expired meat scandal at Chinese supplier

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    HONG KONG – McDonald’s restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken burgers off the menu after a mainland Chinese supplier was accused of selling expired meat. The fast food chain said late Thursday that it “suspended relevant food ingredients” at Hong Kong outlets in light of the scandal surrounding Shanghai Husi Food

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  • Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

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    The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week’s ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. 1. (1) Bruce Springsteen &

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  • Australian Al-Jazeera journalist imprisoned for 7 years in Egypt to appeal conviction

    Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press 0


    CANBERRA, Australia – An Australian Al-Jazeera journalist will appeal his conviction on charges that he aided Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, his brother said Friday. Journalist Peter Greste’s brother Mike Greste said a Cairo legal firm had been appointed and was in the process of lodging the Al-Jazeera-funded appeal. Family spokeswoman Heidi Ross said she could

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  • This photo released by NBC shows, Jim Rash, left, as Dean Pelton, and Joel McHale as Jeff Winger, in a scene from season 5 of "Community." (AP Photo/NBC, Justin Lubin)

    Dan Harmon says he has ‘no big, highfalutin plans’ for ‘Community’ 6th season online

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    SAN DIEGO – Just because “Community” is going online to Yahoo doesn’t mean it’s in for a lot of changes. In fact, creator Dan Harmon says he has “no big, highfalutin plans” for its Web version. At a Comic-Con panel Thursday, Harmon revealed he doesn’t want season six to feel radically different, especially to its

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  • Director Christopher Nolan, left, and actor Matthew McConaughey attend the "Paramount Pictures" panel on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Christopher Nolan, Matthew McConaughey surprise at Comic-Con, reveal ‘Interstellar’ trailer

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    SAN DIEGO – Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey came to Comic-Con unannounced and surprised attendees with a first look at “Interstellar,” but neither offered many details about the highly anticipated space adventure. “I can tell you a lot, but I’m not going to,” McConaughey said at Thursday’s Paramount Pictures panel. The Oscar winner plays a

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  • Rob McGuffin, of Windsor, Ontario, carries water jugs into St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Detroit, Thursday, July 24, 2014, for a water station being set up to help Detroit residents who need water. A small group of Canadians brought 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water from Windsor, Ontario, to Detroit to protest thousands of residential service shutoffs by Detroit's water department. (AP Photo)

    Eau Canada: Caravan brings 1,000 litres of Canadian water to bankrupt Detroit in protest

    The Associated Press 0


    DETROIT – A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 litres of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven’t paid their bills. Eleven vehicles passed through the Detroit Windsor Tunnel under the Detroit River. The Canadians rallied outside City Hall

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  • This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows Megan Fox as April O'Neil in the film, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," from Paramount Pictures. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, David Lee)

    Megan Fox, Will Arnett share ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ love with Comic-Con crowd

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    SAN DIEGO – For the human stars of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” it’s all about Michelangelo. When asked by a fan during a Comic-Con panel which member of the sewer-dwelling, pizza-loving superhero team was their favourite, Megan Fox and Will Arnett both picked the nunchaku-wielding member of the Ninja Turtles. However, Fox didn’t appreciate Arnett

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