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4 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

Parks Canada services take hit in budget cuts

Get out to a national park while you can - budget cuts at Parks Canada have resulted in shorter seasons and fewer guided tours, according to internal agency documents.

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8 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Canadian banks catching up with new apps for smartphones that do more

Smartphones promise to be the next big thing in consumer banking, holding the promise of everything from fewer trips to the local bank branch or ATM to the convenience of tap-and-go payments at retail outlets.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Cameras

10 hrs ago | Star Phoenix

Number of fired pregnant women increases

The number of complaints the Human Rights Commission has received from women who have lost their jobs after becoming pregnant has nearly doubled over the past More than 30 years after the old Big Valley Jamboree began with a distinctly rustic feel to it - sandwiched between a stampede and a roundup - the boots are once again hitting the dirt at ... (more)

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Related Topix: Recipes, North America, World News

14 hrs ago | Canada.com

Vancouver Island man gets two years for shooting that led to victim's leg being amputated

B.C. court fees, the highest in Canada, are fingered by some lawyers for impeding access to justice for all but the wealthy.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

680News

Canada backs Israeli attacks on Gaza, criticizes UN official

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird attends the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on July 2, 2013.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Brunei, Stephen Harper

Canada.com

Coyne: 147 years on, economic union still a dream

Unveiling the western premiers' groundbreaking initiative for a "Canada Free Trade Zone," Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall was momentarily overcome by a sense of national vision.

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CBC News

Ottawa drops appeal in Jeremy Meawasige case

Jeremy Meawasige and his mother Maurina Beadle at their home in Pictou Landing First Nation in Nova Scotia.

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The Globe and Mail

Are we Canadians really a funny people? Let's start at the beginning

This summer, John Semley asks the tough questions of our nation: Are we Canadians really a funny people? And, if so, how did we get that way? Each week, for 10 weeks, he will explore a new facet of our history in humour.

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Canada.com

Government looks to limit medical marijuana for Canada's veterans

Instagram users share their snapshots as they soak up the sun this week on the beach, at the PNE, in parks and at the ballgame.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, North America, World News, Entomology, Science, Life, Veteran Affairs

The Globe and Mail

Portage ban provokes a very Canadian fight

Do we have the right to portage our canoes over ancient paths, or can the government stop us in the name of modernity? Allan Turnbull canoes near Bala Falls: Local residents are opposed to plans for a hydroelectric plant at the falls.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Regina Leader Post

Canada's first female commercial pilot honoured with commemorative stamp

The walls are lined with paintings of airplanes, and shelves and bookcases are crammed with mementoes marking her many achievements.

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Canada.com

Kenney to consider local exemptions to TFW program after provincial complaints

Employment Minister Jason Kenney said Friday he's willing to consider "local exemptions" to his recent overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program.

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The Lebanon Daily News

As deaths rise, no end seen to Israeli offensive

Asserting it has broad international support for a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, Israel is showing no signs of ending the operation, vowing to press on until there is a halt to rocket attacks from the seaside territory.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, North America

Globe and Mail

Ahmed found guilty on two terror charges, acquitted on explosives count

Former Ottawa hospital technician Misbahuddin Ahmed was found guilty Friday of two terrorism-related charges.

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CBC News

Vancouver tops list of most expensive cities in Canada again

For the second year in a row, Vancouver has been deemed the most expensive city in Canada in which to live.

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CBC News

Quest care facility death: No charges laid

RCMP say they will not lay charges after an investigation into the death of a 56-year-old man who was living at the Quest Regional Rehabilitation Centre in Lower Sackville.

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CBC News

What's wrong with Canada's defence procurement strategy?

Sailors stand on the deck of HMCS Victoria as they leave port in Halifax on Sunday, June 29, 2003.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Canadian-shot 'Fargo' nabs 18 Emmy nominations; Tatiana Maslany snubbed

The Calgary-shot drama "Fargo" landed a whopping 18 Emmy nominations on Thursday, and Canadians are sharing in the glory.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Tatiana Maslany, Canada, Maurice LaMarche

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Brandon Sun

Prostitution bill sparks debate whether to protect or prosecute sex workers

Two contradictory portraits of prostitution emerged during this week's parliamentary hearings - one, empowered women free to choose to sell their bodies for sex; the other, victims of abuse in need of rescue.

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Brandon Sun

Canadian charities in limbo, feel 'chill' as tax audits widen to new groups

The Conservative government has stepped up its scrutiny of the political activities of charities, adding fresh money for more audits, and casting its net well beyond the environmental groups that have opposed its energy policies.

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