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3 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Greenpeace says defamation lawsuit an attempt to muzzle criticism

An environmental group has filed court documents saying a lawsuit against it is an attempt to silence its criticism of a forestry company's harvesting practices.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

6 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

'They are terrorists and must be punished:' Calgary imam speaks out against ISIL

A prominent imam intends to draw attention to what he calls the "un-Islamic" beliefs and actions of militants claiming responsibility for the murder of a U.S. journalist.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

6 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Senators, not PM, should choose Senate Speaker, Liberal senator says

Canada's Senate may never become an elected parliamentary chamber, but a move is afoot to bring at least a measure of democracy to the appointed upper house.

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9 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Backlogged social security panel stops tracking results; Kenney OKs more staff

Canada's new social security tribunal has suddenly stopped tracking the results of thousands of appeals launched by ailing Canadians after they've been denied Canada Pension Plan disability benefits.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Personal Finance, Social Security

10 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Is taking a gap year after high school a smart financial decision?

That's the question Jonathan Nikodem faced when he graduated and weighed the financial and personal benefits of taking a year off before university to consider his options.

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14 hrs ago | Canada.com

Man pleads guilty to peeing on PM's office building

OTTAWA, ON: MAY 08, 2013 - Ontario Provincial Court House in Ottawa, May 08, 2013.

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18 hrs ago | Surrey Leader

Finding love on two charitable wheels

Siobhan Coates and Graham Street met three years ago while training for the Ride2Survive cycling fundraiser.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Canada, World News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Weyburn This Week

American journalist's death in Iraq part of 'disgusting' terror campaign: Harper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the murder of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants in Iraq is part of a "degrading and disgusting terror" campaign being carried out across the entire region.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Journalism, Canada, World News

Canada.com

More calls for inquiry after aboriginal girl killed and dumped in Winnipeg river

The death of a 15-year-old aboriginal girl found wrapped in a bag and dumped in the Red River is prompting renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

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Related Topix: Canada, Stephen Harper, World News

Regina Leader Post

Delegates at Canadian Medical Association meeting vote to oppose smoking of any plant substance

They already opposed tobacco. Now the nation's doctors say Canadians shouldn't smoke "any plant material" whatsoever, including marijuana.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Marijuana,

Edmonton Journal

Trudeau's Liberals aiming for majority victory in 2015 election

Justin Trudeau's Liberals are aiming to win a majority government in next year's election, an ambitious goal for a party that was trounced in the 2011 campaign and holds just 37 seats in Parliament.

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680News

Spy agency improperly handled some information about Canadians: watchdog

The new Communications Security Establishment Canada complex is pictured in Ottawa on October 15, 2013.

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Edmonton Journal

Probe into alleged Syrian combatants brings RCMP investigators to Calgary

The RCMP are investigating two more men with suspected ties to Calgary who allegedly left Canada to participate in the Syrian civil war, according to community members.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Terrorism, Prison

Edmonton Journal

Den Tandt: Stephen Harper's annual trek north fraught with opportunity and peril

In this file photo,, Prime Minister Stephen Harper wears the Canadian Ranger sweater after he was bestowed honorary Canadian Ranger status in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Canada, Vladimir Putin

The Washington Post

For Honduran family, deportation means a child vanishes

Late at night, folding clothes on the couch when she couldn't sleep, Maby Caceres would replay the moment she lost Cindy.

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Related Topix: Honduras, World News, Central America, Mexico, US Military, US Air Force

Canada.com

Canadian doctors want freedom to choose whether to help terminal patients die

Canada's doctors say they should be free to choose whether to help terminally ill patients kill themselves if the federal ban outlawing euthanasia is overturned.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Health, Pain,

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Canada.com

Conservative government seeks distance from Lac-Megantic rail-disaster responsibility

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt speaks to the media with Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney following the release of the Transportation Safety Board's final report from its investigation into the July 6, 2013 train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

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680News

Supertankers plying B.C.a s North Coast would be a pure madnessa : Mulcair

Touring the Douglas Channel on British Columbia's North Coast has convinced federal Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair it would be "pure madness" to allow supertankers carrying raw bitumen to ply the narrow passage.

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Brandon Sun

Calgary radio station hits stop button on format featuring shorter songs

A radio station in Alberta has given up a format featuring shorter versions of songs which it said gave listeners "twice the music."

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Brandon Sun

Former 'Canadian Idol' contestant found not guilty in terrorism case

A former "Canadian Idol" contestant was acquitted on Tuesday of conspiring to facilitate terrorism, with the judge finding insufficient evidence that he intended to join a plot.

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