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Woman afraid to leave home after criminal charges laid for allegedly sabotaging bike trails
A 64-year-old woman charged with setting booby traps on trails at North Vancouver’s MtFromme has become a recluseafraid to leave home because of the publicity surrounding the RCMP probeher husband says.
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New credit card phishing scam hits Canada
Canadians are being warned about a new credit card phishing scam that targets people in the early morning when they are sleepy and potentially vulnerable.
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CommentLaw & Order | 12:12 AM on Friday
The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society does not have the authority to deny future graduates of Trinity Western University’s proposed law school the possibility of articling in the province, a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge ruled Jan 28.
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CommentProvincial Politics | 12:07 AM on Friday
The Ontario government's plan to revamp its sex education curriculum this fall is facing further opposition now that an online petition against the plan has gained more than 30,000 signatures.
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CommentMisc World | 10:51 PM on Thursday
Canada's top general acknowledged Thursday that the country's military mission in Iraq has "evolved," but continued to deny that Canadian soldiers are engaged in a combat mission against Islamic State militants.
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CommentMisc CDN | 10:49 PM on Thursday
Anglophone employees of a Montreal hospital are upset after being told they can only speak English in the ER or on their breaks. Otherwise, it must be en français.
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CommentShowbiz | 10:47 PM on Thursday
Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose 1977 best-selling novel The Thorn Birds became a smash hit television miniseries, has died at the age of 77.
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CommentMisc World | 10:44 PM on Thursday
Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.
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CommentShowbiz | 10:34 PM on Thursday
Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.
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CommentHistory | 10:31 PM on Thursday
A Thunder Bay-born veteran will be honoured by the United States government, along with the rest of his legendary combat unit from the Second World War.
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CommentHealth | 10:29 PM on Thursday
Canadian seniors wait longer to see a doctor or nurse but are generally pleased with the quality of care when they do, compared with their counterparts in 10 industrialized countries, according to a new report.
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CommentLaw & Order | 10:25 PM on Thursday
The suspect in a series of bank robberies stretching from B.C. through Alberta to Saskatchewan and back again, has been linked to another heist in Northern B.C.
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CommentMisc CDN | 10:20 PM on Thursday
The Canadian owner of a hermaphroditic cat that made global headlines last week says the veterinarian did reconstruction surgery on Mittens Thursday, turning it into a male.
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CommentUncle Sam | 12:29 PM on Thursday
The U.S. Senate will likely pass a bill approving the long-pending Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday, a measure the White House has said President Barack Obama would veto.
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CommentLaw & Order | 12:06 PM on Thursday
After years on the lam, a treasure hunter accused of cheating investors after recovering fortune in gold from a shipwreck was to appear in Florida federal court today.
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CommentMisc CDN | 11:59 AM on Thursday
A young fox that was found on Newfoundland's west coast has been nursed back to health, thanks to a kind veterinarian who found him.
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CommentMisc CDN | 11:40 AM on Thursday
Internal federal government documents show Manitoba is one of the worst places for First Nations to live in Canada.
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CommentMisc CDN | 11:02 AM on Thursday
A Newmarket judge ruled that a Jamaican-born rector's last will be overturned because the reason for disinheriting his daughter was based on a 'racist principle'
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CommentMisc World | 10:49 AM on Thursday
Billboards in ultra-orthodox community bar women from certain buildings and pavements and warn against ‘slutty clothing worn in a religious style’
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CommentTech | 10:19 AM on Thursday
The CRTC has issued a major new decision with implications for net neutrality, ruling that Bell and Videotron violated the Telecommunications Act by granting their own wireless television services an undue preference by exempting them from data charges. T
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CommentLaw & Order | 10:09 AM on Thursday
A brawl breaks out at a St. Louis, Mo., public meeting, as local people gather to discuss a board to review complaints against the police. Take a look
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CommentMisc CDN | 10:08 AM on Thursday
A Quebec man who bought a winning lottery ticket seven seconds too late has lost his Supreme Court of Canada bid to appeal a decision that has denied him half of the $27-million prize.
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CommentMisc CDN | 9:21 AM on Thursday
A Muslim umbrella organization that allegedly funnelled money to a Hamas-linked charity is buying up property from Quebec to Alberta.
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CommentBusiness | 9:13 AM on Thursday
After a tumultuous year at McDonald's, CEO Don Thompson is retiring. Chief Brand Officer Steve Easterbrook will take the helm.
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CommentEnvironmental | 9:11 AM on Thursday
Polluting factories and skyrocketing vehicle ownership blamed as report finds tourism to Chinese city falls 10% on year before
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CommentBusiness | 9:05 AM on Thursday
Before the car accident, her teacher described her as a very bright student, in the top two per cent of her media-arts high school class who dreamt of being a filmmaker or actress.
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CommentBusiness | 8:57 AM on Thursday
As tech giant Uber and other challengers press to enter Vancouver’s lucrative taxi market, 588 city cab licenses previously worth about $800,000 each are plummeting in valu
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CommentSports | 8:33 AM on Thursday
NHL goaltending great Martin Brodeur officially announced his retirement Thursday at a news conference in St. Louis, where he ended his brilliant career with a brief stint after more than two decades with the New Jersey Devils.
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CommentTech | 8:32 AM on Thursday
Mass trolling of internet data — as done by Canada's electronic spy agency in a project dubbed Levitation — can impede cyber spies in the hunt for extremists more than it helps, some security experts argue.
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CommentTech | 7:34 AM on Thursday
Malaysia's government declares the crash of Flight 370 an accident to pave the way for compensation claims, angering victims' families still waiting for evidence while officials say the search for wreckage will go on.
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CommentBusiness | 7:33 AM on Thursday
Canada's broadcast regulator plans to ban Canadian specialty TV channels from blacking out U.S. Super Bowl ads in favour of Canadian ones, starting with the big game in early 2017.
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CommentBusiness | 7:33 AM on Thursday
Adam Normand wasn't entirely surprised when the $8,000 cheque Target cut for his business students' case competition bounced.