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Op-Ed: Harper government sends scientist home for writing protest song

Ottawa - Apparently, working for the Harper government means that you must not write protest songs that are not politically correct according to the Public Service Ethics Code.

Police in Thailand arrest Bangkok bombing suspect

Police in Thailand have arrested the man they believe responsible for the bomb that killed 20 people and injured over 120 on August 17. They said the man is a foreigner but did not give out his nationality.

Nova Scotia woman forced to connect to power grid

Clark's Harbour - Cheryl Smith was building a small house close to Clark's Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada a year ago. The house remains unfinished as she has been denied an occupancy permit since her plans do not include hooking up to the electrical grid.

Mystery of the neon-green jackfish has been solved

A fluorescent green northern pike caught earlier this week in Canada's Great Slave Lake created quite a stir on the Internet as readers put forth various opinions on why the unusual fish got its coloration.

He's baaack: Justin Bieber releases new song 'What Do You Mean'

The Biebs is back as Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has finally released a new song. Bieber put out the much-anticipated first single from his upcoming new album today and it has all the necessary tools to return him to the spotlight - for music.

Two new polls show NDP leading in Canadian election race

Ottawa - Not long ago a Nanos poll showed the three main parties, the Conservatives under leader Stephen Harper, the New Democratic Party (NDP) with Tom Mulcair, and the Liberals with Justin Trudeau in a virtual tie. Two more recent polls show the NDP leading.

Ashley Madison boss steps down after data breach

Ottawa - The chief executive of dating-for-adulterers website Ashley Madison stepped down on Friday after hackers leaked its membership list online.

Metro Vancouver water restrictions to continue indefinitely

Due to an extremely hot summer Vancouver and area has had their water usage restricted since July 20 and it looks like that is going to continue. A spokesman for Metro Vancouver said a forecast for heavy rain over the weekend won't change the situation.

Former L.A. King Mike Richards charged with drug offence by RCMP

Mike Richards, once a star with the L.A. Kings and Philadelphia Flyers, has been charged by the RCMP in Manitoba with a drug offence. The charge stems from an incident back on June 17.

Greek archaeologists discover 17th century BC palace near Sparta

An archaeological dig in Greece has discovered a 10-room palace from the 17th-16th century BC at a site of ancient ruins near Sparta. The Ministry of Culture said the palace dates back to the Mycenaean Age and the site revealed a host of artifacts.

Review: Obnoxious, uninspired ‘Full House’ parody is a Toronto disaster Special

Toronto - The most unintentionally ironic moment in “Full House: The Musical!” comes when Tanner patriarch Danny (Perez Hilton) throws wanna-be comic Uncle Joey’s (Seth Blum) catchphrase right back at him in song: “Cut it out! / You’re just not funny.”

Toronto policeman who 'kettled' G20 protesters in 2010 guilty

The Toronto police superintendent who gave orders leading to the arrest of hundreds of protesters at the 2010 Toronto G20 Summit has been found guilty on 3 of 5 charges by a disciplinary committee. Supt, Mark Fenton will be sentenced December 21.

Blues Festival Presents Different Generations of the Genre Special

Edmonton - The seventeenth annual Edmonton Blues Festival took place from August 21 to 23 and featured performers that crossed generations.

Latest poll shows NDP Tories and Liberals virtually tied

Ottawa - A recent poll by Nanos, Globe and Mail, CTV shows the three main parties in a virtual tie although other recent polls still show the NDP ahead by several points. Nevertheless the NDP vote percentage has gone down since the last CBC poll-tracker averages.

Canadian boy, 10, accidently shot to death by 7-year-old brother

An accidental shooting in a home near Grande Cache in Alberta has left a 10-year-old boy dead. It appears that it may be a case of a firearm not being safely stored and a youngster getting hold of it.

Really Floyd? Floyd Mayweather buys a car for $4.8 million

It would seem Floyd Mayweather has been busy spreading his money about of late. Known for, and rather proud of, his lavish lifestyle, the defeater of Manny Pacquiao has just bought himself yet another car for yet another massive sum.

Canada police commander found guilty over G20 arrests

Ottawa - A senior Toronto police officer was found guilty of misconduct Tuesday for ordering mass arrests at the G20 summit in 2010.

Once again, science tell us butter is better for you than margarine

It's a perennial debate: which is better for you - butter or margarine? And it's been running since the laboratory invented spread appeared to challenge butter for supremacy across a slice of toast.

Video: Humpback whale doing back-flip caught on camera

If you've never seen a humpback whale do a backflip - and few have - you'll want to have a quick look at both a video and a photo that show just that. The woman who took the photo runs a whale cruise tour and she'd never seen a whale do a backflip.

Two suicides may be linked to Ashley Madison hack: Police

Ottawa - The Ashley Madison hack has sparked "spin off" crimes including extortion and may have led to two suicides, Canadian police said Monday, as the adultery website's parent company offered a sizeable reward for leads on the culprits.
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