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Canadian dog-walker gets six months in jail for death of six dogs

A dog-walker from Langley, B.C., near Vancouver, has been jailed for six months for killing six dogs in her care. They died because Emma Paulsen left them in her truck with the windows closed on a very hot day last May.

17-year-old shot multiple times, drives to hospital, survives

A teenager in Surrey, near Vancouver, was shot multiple times Sunday night but when RCMP arrived at the scene they found evidence of a shooting but no victim. Turns out the victim managed to drive himself to the hospital.

Pacquiao, Mayweather shake hands at Miami Heat NBA game

The two boxers who have been ducking one another for some five years were not able to avoid a face-to-face meeting on Tuesday night in Miami. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao bumped into one another at an NBA game.

Peace group pickets Parliament on opening day Special

Edmonton - January 26 was opening day for 2015 in Canada's national Parliament and saw protests by peace groups across the country.

Pot report: 18 U.S. states to have legalized marijuana by 2020

A new report predicts that by 2020 a total of 18 states in America will have legalized recreational marijuana. Currently possession of pot is legal in just four U.S. states - pending in others - while medical marijuana is legal in 23 states.

Thalidomide vicitims in Canada press further for justice Special

Toronto - Ninety-five of the victims from the Thalidomide scandal are alive and residing in Canada. They continue to push for justice and have spoken with Minister Ambrose. The Canadian government may soon agree to fund full support of the Thalidomide survivors.

Op-Ed: Vic Fedeli should propose eliminating minimum wage for youth

Toronto - Is anyone paying attention to the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race? Probably not because we're still hanging our heads in shame for voting for Kathleen Wynne's Liberals. But we should start honing in on this race.

Floyd Mayweather says Pacquiao no longer gets many Pay Per Views

Manny Pacquiao and his promoter, Bob Arum, have claimed they signed a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. but that Mayweather refuses to. It's not surprising to hear Mayweather deny that but recent quotes from him may reveal he is to blame after all.

Small drone flies onto White House grounds and lands in the night

What the Secret Service describes as a small drone flew in from somewhere and landed on the White House lawns early today. The origin of the device is unknown but officials are looking to determine where it came from and may already have a suspect.

Canadian troops again battle IS group in Iraq

Ottawa - Canadian special forces have twice exchanged gunfire with Islamic State fighters in Iraq since the first confirmed ground battle between Western troops and IS earlier this month, a senior officer said Monday.

Northeastern U.S. prepares for 'historic' storm

New York City - As much as three feet of snow is expected Monday and Tuesday along a 250-mile stretch of the U.S. northeast coast as a massive winter storm brings enough heavy winds and driving snow to potentially shut down several of the nation's greatest cities.

Op-Ed: Best NHL all-star game moment was Darryl Sutter's son coaching

If you get a chance to do something cool, even if its because your Dad is really cool and has the power to make it happen, you might as well go for it. So it was with Chris Sutter, whose Dad just happens to be an NHL coach.

Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao judges Miss Universe pageant in Miami

Nothing like making one of the world's most popular sports figures a judge in a Miss Universe contest to get the world to pay attention. It's a global contest but not a lot of people watch nowadays. Doubtless Pacquiao helped increase its ratings.

Toronto Police call stabbings outside 'random attack'

Toronto police are calling the serious stabbings of three persons, a fourth was also attacked but unhurt, random, and they have made an arrest. The three who were stabbed are in hospital.

Doomsday Clock moved up and now sits at 3 minutes before midnight

The metaphorical Doomsday Clock, created by and kept up by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved. It is now the closest it's been to midnight in three decades, moving up Thursday to 3 minutes to midnight.

Huge asteroid passes Earth Monday, get out telescopes, binoculars

An asteroid that is half a kilometre wide will be zooming by the Earth Monday night, within a range that will make it easy for amateur telescopes to witness its passing. It won't be around again for a very long time.

Review: Drama brings demetia to another place in new Toronto production Special

Toronto - “When I add up the balance sheet of my life,” says Juliana (Tamsin Kelsey), a seemingly confident neurologist, in “The Other Place”, “the numbers say I'm happy.” But things are never as they look in this fresh depiction of mental illness.

Op-Ed: NFL speaks out on deflategate, looks like footballs tampered with

The NFL said Friday they are still investigating the football scandal from last Sunday's game in Foxborough, won by the New England Patriots, 45-7, over the Indianapolis Colts. Yes, the balls were under-inflated but no, they don't know by whom. Not yet.

Mitt Romney believes in global warming, says humans 'contribute'

The man who took the Republican banner into the last U.S. Presidential election told a conference last week that he believes in global warming. He even suggested humans played a role.

Great player, great man, Chicago Cub forever Ernie Banks dies

The great Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, hailed as one of the most cheerful and positive players in the history of sport, has died. Mr. Banks passed away at the age of 83 at a Chicago hospital on Friday night; Banks died of a heart attack.
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