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Canadian soldier dies in training accident, 3 others injured
A training accident at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright in eastern Alberta has left one soldier dead and three others injured.
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New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues
Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments on Monday morningbecoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy.
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CommentMisc CDN | 11:41 PM on Wednesday
It's not often you get a chance to see an avalanche up close from a safe vantage point. But a small group visiting the Rocky Mountains did
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CommentSports | 11:30 PM on Wednesday
Adam Larsson scored his second goal with 4:40 remaining, Mark Letestu had two power-play goals and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 in Game 1 of the second round on Wednesday night.
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CommentMisc CDN | 11:29 PM on Wednesday
In the wake of the U.S. imposing new penalties on Canadian softwood lumber imports, Christy Clark is asking Ottawa to ban the shipment of all thermal coal — including U.S. thermal coal — through British Columbia.
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CommentMisc CDN | 11:27 PM on Wednesday
A beaver that may have packed on a little too much weight over the winter was saved by an animal services officer yesterday, after it was found stuck between the bars of a wrought-iron fence.
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CommentMisc World | 10:44 PM on Wednesday
A Canadian Coast Guard buoy, originally moored near Cape Breton, has been found near County Clare, Ireland.
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CommentMisc World | 10:39 PM on Wednesday
Isaac and Teresa Vatkin died touching hands in two hospital beds placed side by side, relatives say. "Their love for each other was so strong, they simply could not live without each other," said daughter Clara Gesklin at the couple's joint funeral.
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CommentMisc World | 10:38 PM on Wednesday
A massive explosion has hit the area near Damascus international airport, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. "The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK-based monitoring group.
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CommentMisc CDN | 6:04 PM on Wednesday
Mount Logan will see twice as many climbers as usual this spring, says Parks Canada. One party has already been rescued.
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CommentMisc CDN | 6:02 PM on Wednesday
A Winnipeg family is still trying to understand why Air Canada kicked them off a flight. First, the mother wasn't allowed to board; then the father and two kids were pulled off the plane.
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CommentMisc CDN | 6:01 PM on Wednesday
Dozens of volunteers and police continue to scour the Rocher River and surrounding area for four experienced outdoorsmen who 'always made it home,' according to the sister of two of the missing.
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CommentTech | 3:38 PM on Wednesday
NASA's Cassini spacecraft ventured Wednesday into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings. But flight controllers won't know how everything went until Thursday when they are back in touch with the craft.
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CommentScience | 3:37 PM on Wednesday
A team of scientists believe they have found evidence of human activity in North America that dates back 130,000 years ago — more than 100,000 years earlier than believed.
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CommentEnvironmental | 3:33 PM on Wednesday
Heavy sea ice has jammed up against the northeast coast of Newfoundland leaving boats in many communities dozens of kilometres away from open water.
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CommentMilitary | 3:32 PM on Wednesday
The Royal Canadian Navy is launching an offence against an all-too-familiar enemy right in its midst: fatty, fried foods.
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CommentMisc World | 11:43 AM on Wednesday
Large numbers of foreign fighters are abandoning Islamic State and trying to enter Turkey, with at least two British nationals and a US citizen joining an exodus that is depleting the ranks of the terror group.
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CommentScience | 11:36 AM on Wednesday
In 1992, a group of archaeologists found something extraordinary buried below a sound berm next to the San Diego freeway in Southern California. They had been called in during a freeway renovation to do some excavation because the fossil-laced earth of th
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CommentPolitical | 10:59 AM on Wednesday
Businessman and reality TV star Kevin O'Leary ends his campaign for the Conservative leadership just hours before the last debate in Toronto, and two days before party members can start casting their ballots.
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CommentPolitical | 10:36 AM on Wednesday
Sunny with a scientific certainty of climate change. More at 11.
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CommentMisc World | 10:35 AM on Wednesday
The man is seen hitting one of the four children, suspected by police of being pickpockets, around the head before chasing them away from the ATM near Notre Dame Cathedral.
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CommentShowbiz | 7:27 AM on Wednesday
Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel — the one that's required reading in most Canadian schools and which has been banned in some American ones — has given birth to its first television series, set to air in Canada April 30 on Bravo.
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CommentMisc CDN | 6:56 AM on Wednesday
A woman who became stuck on a downtown Toronto construction crane’s hook block, dangling approximately 12 storeys above the ground, was taken into police custody following a daring rescue by emergency workers.
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CommentLaw & Order | 6:30 AM on Wednesday
Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company.
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CommentReligion | 6:30 AM on Wednesday
Pope Francis made a surprise video address to the TED Conference in Vancouver, calling on the powerful to exhibit more solidarity, humility and tenderness toward others.
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CommentTech | 6:03 AM on Wednesday
After Microsoft officials dismissed evidence that more than 10,000 Windows machines on the Internet were infected by a highly advanced National Security Agency backdoor, private researchers are stepping in to fill the void. The latest example of this open
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CommentTech | 6:02 AM on Wednesday
Every year, Google.com makes hundreds of changes to improve the computer code of its search engine, but in an attempt to combat the scourge of fake news and offensive content, its engineers are beginning to collect data from a new source: humans.
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CommentMisc World | 12:56 AM on Wednesday
The launch of China's second aircraft carrier comes as tensions rise on the Korean peninsula. It is the country's second aircraft carrier, after the Liaoning, and the first to be made domestically.
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CommentMisc CDN | 12:53 AM on Wednesday
201 bison were harvested between September and March. 'It helps us maintain the population and not allow the population to grow any further,' said biologist Tom Jung.
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CommentSports | 12:50 AM on Wednesday
Chris Coghlan made an acrobatic, run-scoring leap over St. Louis All-Star catcher Yadier Molina, and Marcus Stroman came across with the go-ahead run after pinch hitting in the 11th inning and doubling for his first major league hit in the Toronto Blue Ja
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CommentMisc CDN | 12:48 AM on Wednesday
A fisherman and his crew are safe on shore again thanks to the quick actions of a B.C. marine rescue unit that arrived just in time and managed to catch the whole event on tape.
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CommentMisc World | 12:41 AM on Wednesday
North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.