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Electronic pickpockets target Dartmouth shoppers
Electronic pickpocketing has many Nova Scotians looking to protect themselves during the holiday shopping season"Tapcardswhich have become increasingly widespreaduse radio frequency identification (RFIDchips embedded in plastic credit and debit
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Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use
WASHINGTON (APElectronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teensthe government's annual drug use survey finds.
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CommentFunny | 1:59 PM on Wednesday
A Vancouver radio station offered an on-air apology Tuesday, within hours of a controversial joke on a live broadcast that morning.
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CommentBusiness | 1:33 PM on Wednesday
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (Reuters) - The boomtown in the heart of Canada's oil sands region is getting nervous.Fort McMurray, surrounded by the boreal forest of northern Canada, has long drawn thousands
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CommentMisc World | 10:49 AM on Wednesday
Revealed: Faces of the gang which groomed vulnerable girls for sex, as West Midlands Police refuse to disclose official photographs despite judge's criticism
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CommentEnvironmental | 10:47 AM on Wednesday
Every now and then, buried among hours of deep-sea video as exciting as watching grass grow, the ocean serves up a heart-pounding surprise—like a rare Greenland shark where none had been seen before.
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CommentShowbiz | 10:19 AM on Wednesday
In June, Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared on the cover of People magazine for the first time in more than a decade. Real people, not the magazine, talked about what the article might mean for 2016. What they didn't do was buy the magazine.
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CommentReligion | 10:12 AM on Wednesday
Saudi Arabia's ruling Al Saud royal family are trying to adjust their relationship with the country's strict Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam as they increasingly view the teachings as a domestic security threat.
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CommentEnvironmental | 8:13 AM on Wednesday
It was an emotional scene at Peepeekisis Cree Nation in Saskatchewan earlier this month when 20 bison emerged from trailers and bounded onto the snow-covered prairie.
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CommentSports | 7:51 AM on Wednesday
Nick Bjugstad scored the game-winning goal in the longest shootout in NHL history to lift the Florida Panthers over the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Bjugstad's goal came in the 20th round.
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CommentHealth | 7:44 AM on Wednesday
Got bacteria? That’s the question du jour for people on both sides of the debate about raw milk. That’s milk which has not undergone pasteurization, the century-old process of using heat to kill potentially harmful bacteria. Thirty states allow consumers
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CommentPolitical | 7:39 AM on Wednesday
American officials say the U.S. and Cuba will start talks to normalize full diplomatic relations as part of the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades. CBCNews.ca will livestream President Barack Obama's statement at
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CommentMisc CDN | 7:18 AM on Wednesday
Donovan McGlaughlin admits his story is hard to believe, but he wants Canadians to keep an open mind as he explains why he may have to apply as a political refugee in the country he's called home for his 60 years. His father was First Nation, his mothe
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CommentLifestyle | 6:52 AM on Wednesday
A man who offered a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right.
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CommentTech | 6:52 AM on Wednesday
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is taking too long to figure out how to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, into American airspace, critics say. But some commercial airline pilots, worried about safety, are urging the FAA to proceed ca
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CommentEnvironmental | 6:38 AM on Wednesday
B.C. has approved the $9-billion Site C dam — a massive hydroelectric project that would flood a large area of the Peace River Valley in northeastern B.C.
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CommentMisc World | 6:37 AM on Wednesday
A spokesperson for Landmark Sunshine cinemas said the New York premiere of The Interview, scheduled for Thursday night, has been cancelled.
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CommentScience | 5:54 AM on Wednesday
Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the deterioration of blood vessels may have stumbled on to the key to youthful skin. While exploring the effects of the protein-degrading enzyme Granzyme B on blood vessels during heart at
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CommentHealth | 10:12 AM on Tuesday
Sodium levels in most foods served at chain restaurants in Canada have stayed the same over three years, say nutrition researchers who call for government-enforced action to reduce sodium.
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CommentMisc CDN | 9:20 AM on Tuesday
Comparisons between the Sydney and Ottawa gunmen as unbalanced loners may be way off.
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CommentBusiness | 9:15 AM on Tuesday
Russia took its biggest step yet to shore up the ruble and defuse the currency crisis threatening its stricken economy.
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CommentShowbiz | 9:12 AM on Tuesday
Laura Pinto, a digital technology professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology believes that the idea of an elf reporting back to Santa each night on a child’s behavior ‘sets up children for dangerous, uncritical acceptance of power stru
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CommentUncle Sam | 9:11 AM on Tuesday
Jeb Bush said Tuesday he will "actively explore" a 2016 presidential race, giving his strongest signal yet about wanting to follow his father and brother in the White House.
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CommentMisc World | 7:42 AM on Tuesday
Denmark has submitted a claim to the UN saying Greenland is linked to the North Pole. Figuring out if that's true, however, will require a bit more than that.
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CommentLaw & Order | 6:35 AM on Tuesday
A series of new posters designed to catch the eye and prevent sexual assaults is going up in bars across the city.
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CommentPolitical | 6:23 AM on Tuesday
Amnesty International's Canada branch has issued a wide-ranging attack on the Harper government for making economic development a higher priority than human rights — especially in resource development.
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CommentPolitical | 6:15 AM on Tuesday
Davis said that unless Ottawa commits to the $400-million fishery fund, his support for CETA is off the table.
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CommentProvincial Politics | 5:26 AM on Tuesday
Alberta's opposition Wildrose caucus is expected to meet Tuesday to discuss merging with Premier Jim Prentice's Progressive Conservatives, sources have told The Canadian Press.
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CommentMisc World | 11:33 PM on Monday
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban gunmen in Pakistan took hundreds of students and teachers hostage on Tuesday in a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, military officials at the scene said.A
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CommentLaw & Order | 7:26 PM on Monday
Alcorn purchased the cat just days earlier and then laid out a tarp in his garage to carry out the bizarre sexual ritual with his girlfriend. While she knelt with her hands tied behind her back he hoisted the animal to the rafters and gutted it, allowing
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CommentUncle Sam | 4:29 PM on Monday
Just over half of Americans say they believe the interrogation methods the CIA used against terrorism suspects in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were justified, polling data released Monday showed.
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CommentSports | 10:55 AM on Monday
General manager Craig MacTavish will take over the coaching duties on an interim basis. Oklahoma City Barons head coach Todd Nelson will also join the Oilers staff as an assistant coach.