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35 min ago | Langley Times

(VIDEO) Mulcair says NDP government would hold national missing women inquiry

Federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair said on Wednesday his government, if elected, would begin an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, starting on his first day as Prime Minister.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper,

35 min ago | Brandon Sun

Poor food slowing growth in Inuit kids; almost half shorter than average: study

Hunger among Inuit families is so prevalent in Arctic Quebec that it could be why almost half their children are shorter than average, new research suggests.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Canada, World News, Life, Food, Nutrition

36 min ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

The NDP will launch a national inquiry into native women murders if elected

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks a press conference at the National Press Theatre on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014, to discuss the need for an inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Stephen Harper

4 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. announces plan for $1 billion car factory in Mexico

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. said Wednesday it will invest more than $1 billion to build a car factory in northern Mexico that is expected to begin production in 2016.

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Related Topix: Mexico, World News,

7 hrs ago | CBC News

Car share program coming soon to Edmonton

A car share service like Zipcar or Car2Go could soon be operating in Edmonton. The city is set to announce a pilot project with a company that hasn't yet been publicly revealed.

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11 hrs ago | CTV

Consensus grows for inquiry on missing and murdered aboriginal women

A consensus appears to be building among Canada's premiers and native leaders for devising a new way of taking action on the thorny issue of murdered and missing aboriginal women.

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13 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal

Doctor-assisted death appropriate only after all other choices exhausted, CMA president says

Doctor-hastened death would only be appropriate after all other reasonable choices have been exhausted, says the head of the country's largest doctors' group.

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18 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Mentally ill need help, not handcuffs: police, mental health association

Canada's top cops say police are increasingly the first line of contact for people suffering from a mental illness.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Canada pulling 3 member lab team back from Sierra Leone over Ebola fears

Canada is in the process of evacuating its three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone over concerns for the safety of the scientists.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Sierra Leone, Travel, Sierra Leone Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Mali Travel

Cloverdale Reporter

VIDEO: Canadian Tire, Leonardo DiCaprio head north for the Ice Bucket Challenge

Two Canadian Tire executives - president Michael Medline and senior vice-president Duncan Fulton - completed the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday, answering the challenge sent to them by Scotiabank.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

SooToday

PM raises Russian threat in speech to troops

An emboldened Russia is a threat to it neighbours in the Arctic and Canada must be ready to respond to any Russian incursions in the region, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday as he ended his yearly tour of Canada's North.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper, Vladimir Putin

Cybercast News Service

2 new Maya civilization centers studied in Mexico

Two lost Maya cities recently uncovered by an international team of scientists in Mexico could help decipher the story of the empire's early capitals to the south that were eventually abandoned for large cities on the Yucatan peninsula.

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Related Topix: Mexico, World News, Science, Anthropology

Brandon Sun

Canadian producer celebrates Emmy win for Calgary-shot FX series 'Fargo'

When the time came for the outstanding miniseries award to be announced at the Emmy Awards on Monday night, Canadian producer Chad Oakes was starting to get nervous.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Canada, World News, Sherlock

Brandon Sun

Saskatoons or Juneberries? Name debate brewing between Canada and U.S.

A U.S. researcher with the Cornell University Co-operative Extension is suggesting Canadians use the name Juneberries when selling Saskatoons south of the border.

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Canada.com

Canadian jihadi seeking 'martyrdom' with ISIS in Syria

Local Input~ John "Yahya" Maguire, a Muslim convert and former University of Ottawa business student, is under RCMP investigation after he disappeared in January 2013 and turned up in Syria.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Iraq, Middle East

Canada.com

Space Agency study looks at benefits of Canadian space program

Some of television's biggest celebrities arrive at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Canada, World News, NASA

Brandon Sun

Mint to unwrap new $100 gold coin marking 2 key meetings in Canadian history

The Royal Canadian Mint will unveil a new $100 gold coin in Charlottetown today that celebrates two key moments in Canada's development.

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Brandon Sun

Vancouver-raised scribe wins Emmy for beloved 'Breaking Bad' episode

Canadian-raised writer Moira Walley-Beckett won an Emmy Award on Monday night for writing the gut-wrenching third-to-last episode of "Breaking Bad," entitled "Ozymandias."

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Canada, World News, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Drama, Looper

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Police chiefs take no position on inquiry into murdered and missing women

Vancouver Police Chief and president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Jim Chu is seen at a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday December 18, 2012.

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Canada.com

Canada's controversial 'Mr. Big' police tactic a 'very effective tool,' top cop says

The outgoing president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police told reporters Monday that the so-called Mr. Big technique has been a "very effective tool" to catch killers and that most agencies have policies in place to prevent abuse.

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