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  • Judge created fake dating profile to look up sex assault complainant: Crown

    Allison Jones, The Canadian Press 0

    TORONTO – An Ottawa judge created a fake online dating profile the night before acquitting a man of sexual assault and told a detective information on the site could have been used against the female complainant, prosecutors allege. Ontario Superior Court Judge Timothy Ray summoned Det. Erin Lehman to his chambers after the verdict on

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  • Avalanche centre issues special warning after 4 deaths over 6 days

    The Canadian Press 0

    REVELSTOKE, B.C. – A warning has been issued by the Canadian Avalanche Centre after four deaths over six days in B.C. and Alberta. Karl Klassen of the Public Avalanche Warning Service says unstable layers of snow have been a significant problem for weeks and areas once considered safe may not be now. Klassen says the

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  • WHL player with meningitis still in coma, but doctors trying to wake Tim Bozon

    The Canadian Press 0

    SASKATOON – A junior hockey player hospitalized in Saskatoon with meningitis remains in critical condition, but is stable and improving. A statement by the Saskatoon Health Region says doctors are slowly trying to wake Tim Bozon from a medically induced coma. His family has indicated he is responding to verbal stimuli. Bozon plays for the

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  • 2.5 month old Labrador, pit bull-cross Rocky is seen at the BC SPCA in this undated handout photo. Rocky's appetite led him to emergency surgery, after the animal chowed down a stomach full of rocks and plastic. The pup is now recuperating at the Kamloops branch of the British Columbia SPCA. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- BC SPCA

    B.C. dog’s appetite for adventure a little too rocky

    Dale Bass, Kamloops This Week, The Canadian Press 1

    KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Sometimes, having an appetite for adventure doesn’t go down so well. Rocky, a curious puppy, learned that lesson the hard way. Rocky’s appetite led him to emergency surgery, after the animal chowed down a stomach full of rocks and plastic. The pup is now recuperating at the Kamloops branch of the British

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  • Striking container-truck driver Gajjan Bal holds a sign that reads "Traitors Be Ashamed of Yourself" while standing at a picket line as a truck enters Port Metro Vancouver in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday March 13, 2014. More than 1,000 container-truck drivers have been on strike since February 26, refusing to work due to low pay and long delays at port terminals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    Feds, B.C., Port Metro Vancouver announce plan to end trucker strike

    The Canadian Press and Keven Drews, The Canadian Press 0

    VANCOUVER – The federal and B.C. governments and Port Metro Vancouver have announced a 14-point plan to resolve an ongoing strike by container-truck drivers they say has severely impacted the national economy. Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone and port president and CEO Robin Silvester said the plan released Thursday night

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  • Montreal-area PQ candidate steps aside after anti-Islam Facebook post

    The Canadian Press 0

    ST-NICOLAS, Que. – A Parti Quebecois candidate pulled out of the provincial election campaign Thursday after posting a graphically worded anti-Islamic message on his Facebook page. Jean Carriere stepped aside after the photo started to make the rounds on social media Wednesday. The photo was of a half-naked white woman holding up her middle finger

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  • An oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., on July 10, 2012. Environmental groups are giving Alberta's energy regulator a rare pat on the back over its decision to delay approvals for certain types of oilsands projects over concerns about the intensity of development. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

    Reactions mixed to approval pause for shallow oilsands drilling in Alberta

    The Canadian Press and Bob Weber, The Canadian Press 0

    EDMONTON – Environmental groups are giving Alberta’s energy regulator a rare pat on the back over its decision to delay approvals for certain types of oilsands projects over concerns about the intensity of development. “It’s encouraging that the (regulator), despite the pressure to increase development, is willing to take a pause when it’s required,” said

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  • Minister of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney speaks in Ottawa on February 28, 2014. Canadians have much to learn from Germany's famed apprenticeship system despite doubts it could succeed in Canada, Jason Kenney said as he wrapped up a fact-finding mission into how the European powerhouse streams its youth into skilled trades. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    Kenney says Canada can learn from Germany on skills training

    The Canadian Press and Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press 0

    OTTAWA – Canadians have much to learn from Germany’s famed apprenticeship system despite doubts it could succeed in Canada, Jason Kenney said as he wrapped up a fact-finding mission into how the European powerhouse streams its youth into skilled trades. “Sure, we can’t pick up the German system and transplant it to Canada — that

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  • Alberta Premier Alison Redford speaks at a press conference following the 2013 Council of the Federation fall meeting in Toronto on Nov. 15, 2013. Alberta's deputy premier says the governing Tory caucus is united behind Premier Alison Redford. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

    Redford’s bad day:caucus turmoil, office chaos, accusation of tantrums, abuse

    The Canadian Press and Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press 0

    EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Alison Redford was a leader under siege Thursday, facing caucus turmoil, a dysfunctional office and an accusation that she is an abusive bully, prone to tantrums and fits of rage. It’s the latest chapter in what has become Redford’s nightmarish narrative of sagging support amid revelations of lavish spending on herself

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  • B.C. Premier Christy Clark, (L to R) Sask. Premier Brad Wall and Alberta Premier Alison Redford are seen in this composite image. A meeting between the premiers of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan has turned into a conference call. THE CANADIAN PRESS/files

    Western premiers aim to make it easier for people to move between provinces

    The Canadian Press and Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press 0

    REGINA – The premiers of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia have agreed to make it easier for people moving between the provinces to license their cars or continue apprenticeships. Starting in April 2015, people who move between the three provinces won’t need to get their cars inspected if their vehicles are less than four years

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