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1 hr ago | Edmonton Journal

Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check

Edmonton's booming growth saw a population the size of St. Albert move in over the last two years.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Canada, Vladimir Putin

4 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

The pervasiveness of sexual violence

Annual Slut Walk events in many cities across Canada have drawn attention to the pervasiveness of victim-blaming in sexual-assault cases.

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8 hrs ago | Vancouver Sun

Ontario man surrenders after 37-hour standoff

Hundreds of women, some camping out overnight, stormed into the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre for the annual retail blowout August, 28, 2014.

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12 hrs ago | The Daily Townsman

American family on tour bus recalls crash

A Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officer watches as a tour bus that rolled over and crashed on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., Thursday, is moved during an investigation at a towing company lot in Kelowna on Friday August 29, 2014.

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15 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Going from reserve to recruit a culture shock for some aboriginals: report

The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly released document.

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15 hrs ago | InsideHalton.com

Aboriginal recruits face culture shock: study

The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly released document.

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19 hrs ago | Canada.com

Blatchford: Accused serial killer Cody Legebokoff's testimony leaves little mystery in murders

Hundreds of women, some camping out overnight, stormed into the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre for the annual retail blowout August, 28, 2014.

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23 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Man convicted in shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in 2005 arrested

Dennis Cheeseman waits in the cafeteria in the law courts in Edmonton, Alberta on Monday January 19, 2009.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Drugs,

Fri Aug 29, 2014

DurhamRegion.com

Canadian team evacuated from Ebola zone home

Three Canadian scientists evacuated from Sierra Leone over Ebola concerns are back in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Friday night.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Medicine, Epidemiology, Germany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CFRA

Volunteers hope to bring closure to families of missing and murdered women

Bernadette Smith the sister of Claudette Osborne who has been missing since 2008 lays placards, of 94 women who have been murdered or are missing in Manitoba, at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Wednesday, August 26, 2009.

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InsideHalton.com

Do more to fight homegrown terror: imam

The federal government must step up its efforts to counter the radicalization and recruitment of young Canadians by extremist Islamic groups, a Calgary imam said Friday.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Terrorism

Washington Times

Feds issue bulletin on 'imminent' terror attack at U.S. border; Islamic State in Mexico

The federal government believes a terrorist attack at the U.S.-Mexico border is imminent and has put out a bulletin on the matter, a government watchdog group reported Friday.

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Canada.com

Canadian relief supplies going to Iraq

International Development Minister Christian Paradis says the Dubai stockpile includes including tents, blankets, kitchen sets, hygiene kits, and jerry cans.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

Edmonton Journal

Premiers conclude annual meeting, agree to move forward on energy strategy

Canada's premiers agreed to move forward on a national energy strategy Friday after years of trying to reach a consensus on the plan.

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Phoenix New Times

Questions Remain in Tito Torbellino's Death as One Alleged Killer Gunned by Mexican Police

Remember Tomas Tovar Rascon, a.k.a. Tito Torbellino, the Phoenix-born banda singer who was brutally assassinated in a restaurant in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, in late May? According to news reports, on July 18, Carlos Montes Pacheco shot and killed 45-year-old Blanca Olivia Acosta Encinas at a party in Hermosillo, a city in the Mexican state of Sonora ... (more)

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Globe and Mail

Are native leaders ready to be part of the solution?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was right to reject calls for a national inquiry into the matter of missing and murdered aboriginal women.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Canada, World News, Family, Kids

The Bennington Banner

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

The largest crackdown by Mexican authorities on illegal migration in decades has decreased the flow of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

CJAD

Telecom companies reach paper bill fee exemption plan

Canada's big telecom companies have agreed to exempt some, but not all, of their customers from fees they charge for producing and mailing invoices.

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DurhamRegion.com

Canada's jets edge closer to Russian airspace

Canadian fighter jets will be patrolling the edge of Russian airspace next week as part of NATO's response to the unravelling situation in Ukraine.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Canada, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Lithuania, Vladimir Putin, Stephen Harper

Telegram

Water bomber that crashed on lake during forest fire was overloaded, TSB report

A water bomber owned by the Newfoundland and Labrador government that crashed on Moosehead Lake last year took on too much water, which was a central cause in the plane failing to get airborne, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Canada, World News

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