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Chasing Bobby Orr: Brent Burns has real shot at history
Brent Burns has a chance to move into the rarefied air of legendary defenceman Bobby OrrThe San Jose Sharks defenceman could become only the second defenceman to ever win the Art Ross trophy as the NHL's leading scorerjoining Orr who did it twice for
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Russia to build replica of Germany’s 1945 parliament building so military youth can practise attacking it
The scaled-down version of Berlin’s Reichstag will allow the Yunarmia to replay the Red Army’s storming of the building during World War II
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CommentPolitical | 11:12 AM on Friday
Despite the loud, unhinged competing narrative, in the real world, Muslim Canadians and the rest of us are not at one another’s throats at all. Not even close
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CommentMisc World | 11:11 AM on Friday
An anti-foreigner mob of about 1,000 people rampaged across South Africa’s capital city on Friday, assaulting and looting, in the latest dangerous escalation of tensions over immigration here.
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CommentProvincial Politics | 10:20 AM on Friday
“As they say, hindsight is 20-20,” Thibeault said in a speech prepared for the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa on Friday
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CommentProvincial Politics | 8:45 AM on Friday
A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll shows 51 per cent of Albertans said the provincial carbon tax has had a major impact on their lives, while 42 per cent said the has had a minor impact.
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CommentProvincial Politics | 8:27 AM on Friday
Back in February 2016, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation first pointed out that Smith and her fellow panelists had racked up a $26,895.67 in limousine bills in just one year.By October 2016, Smith and her cohorts had racked up an additional $12,000
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CommentProvincial Politics | 8:27 AM on Friday
Ottawa criminal lawyer Michael Spratt says the province is getting a "kickback" from commissions it receives on collect calls made from provincial jails. Inmates can only make collect calls, and nearly 300,000 phone calls are made each month.
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CommentBusiness | 8:00 AM on Friday
Under the deal, MacDonald Dettwiler will offer $17.50 in cash and 0.3132 of its shares for each DigitalGlobe share
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CommentProvincial Politics | 6:44 AM on Friday
The Alberta government had some good news to report with its latest quarterly update - real GDP is expected to grow by 2.4 per cent in 2017, meaning the province may be finally moving out of recession and into a modest recovery.
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CommentPolitical | 6:27 AM on Friday
The Alberta government spends nearly $2,700 more per man, woman and child in the province compared to British Columbia, while collecting roughly $1,300 less in tax.
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CommentEnvironmental | 6:15 AM on Friday
Strange things are happening on the shores of the Philippines right now, with two massive carcasses washing up in separate locations, sparking questions over what's been dredging them out of the sea.
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CommentMisc World | 5:22 AM on Friday
Banned chemical weapon VX, blamed for the death of Kim Jong-nam, is so potent that an amount weighing two pennies could kill 500 people
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CommentLaw & Order | 7:58 PM on Thursday
An Ohio woman charged with stabbing and decapitating her three-month-old daughter pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced Thursday to 15 years to life in prison.
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CommentUncle Sam | 4:03 PM on Thursday
Can a cabinet full of billionaires make poor people richer? Critics including Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland once warned of the effects of crony capitalism.
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CommentShowbiz | 3:03 PM on Thursday
Millions of people have been watching and waiting with anticipation to witness the birth of a baby giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY.
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CommentMisc CDN | 12:05 PM on Thursday
Canada’s promise to resettle hundreds of Yazidis by the end of the year is being welcomed in Iraq, where Yazidi women and girls have endured horrific abuse and persecution at the hands of ISIL.
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CommentMisc World | 11:52 AM on Thursday
A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release, raising questions about the ability of security services to track the whereabouts of potential terror
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CommentMisc World | 11:47 AM on Thursday
BMO’s annual TFSA survey found respondents contributed $4,592 into their accounts last year, $939 less than the year before
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CommentBusiness | 10:55 AM on Thursday
A key advisor to the Trudeau government on its innovation agenda identifies inertia among Canadian firms as the biggest problem all governments have faced
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CommentScience | 10:35 AM on Thursday
Some people give up on a long-distance relationship. But our guest will never give up on his faraway love: Pluto. He and some NASA colleagues are proposing a new definition of the term "planet" that would let poor, demoted Pluto back into the fold.
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CommentLaw & Order | 10:22 AM on Thursday
A New York City landlord is accused of stabbing his tenant to death following an apparent dispute over unpaid rent.
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CommentMisc CDN | 10:21 AM on Thursday
An Ontario veterinarian who was suspended for misconduct after being seen on video abusing pets in his care has returned to work at a St. Catharines clinic, but he hasn’t received a warm welcome.
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CommentMisc World | 9:41 AM on Thursday
GAMALIYA, Egypt (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners gathered in a small Egyptian town on Wednesday for the funeral of the Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York.
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CommentSports | 8:15 PM on Wednesday
SUNRISE, Florida - The Edmonton Oilers lost a key piece of their back end for a second straight night but starting the game without Adam Larsson and going the last two periods without Andrej Sekera, they still managed a win against the hottest team in the
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CommentProvincial Politics | 8:11 PM on Wednesday
The Wildrose Party want an investigation after documents obtained through Freedom of Information revealed the NDP Energy Department’s Assistant Deputy Minister ordered the Balancing Pool CEO to delete an email due to “sensitive and transitory” information
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CommentBusiness | 8:04 PM on Wednesday
The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays.
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CommentScience | 7:13 PM on Wednesday
Scientists have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a small star 39 light-years away, with several planets believed to be capable of having water.
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CommentFunny | 2:07 PM on Wednesday
In a haze of unknown liquor, Charles Joughin became the textbook example of how to survive a shipwreck
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CommentBusiness | 11:00 AM on Wednesday
A Calgary-based mining company says its operation will quadruple in size within 12 months — thanks to prehistoric squid-like creatures transformed into gemstones that can only be found in one spot in the world, southern Alberta.
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CommentBusiness | 10:35 AM on Wednesday
While the average home will be paying $136 more for natural gas a year due to the carbon tax this year, the price of electricity is expected to double by 2020. The market outlook for electricity prices, which are currently in an historic trough of around
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CommentPolitical | 9:49 AM on Wednesday
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending proposed legislation to expand border preclearance at Canadian airports and other crossings.