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Canadian who shot dead 3 Mounties gets 75 years with no parole

A 24-year-old man who crept about Moncton, New Brunswick, shooting and killing 3 RCMP officers and wounding 2 others, has been sentenced to 75 years with no chance of parole. In effect, Justin Bourque will in all likelihood never again be a free man.

2 women come forward, Toronto police investigating Jian Ghomeshi

Toronto police spokesman Mark Pugash told media this afternoon that two women have come forward to file a complaint against Jian Ghomeshi and the former host of the 'Q' is being investigated for assault. Mr. Ghomeshi has not commented on the development.

Malala donates World Children's Prize to UNRWA for Gaza schools

Stockholm - Malala Yousafzai has donated her $50,000 award from the World Children's Prize to rebuild 83 war-torn schools in Gaza that were destroyed. She received the prize on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, making the announcement in Stockholm, Sweden.

Canadian MP found guilty of overspending in election campaign

Ottawa - Judge Lisa Cameron found Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro from Peterborough Ont. guilty of overspending in the 2008 federal election and falsifying a document to cover this up.

Homeless First Nations man plays lovely piano on Edmonton street

Last week a homeless man sat down on a piano he was passing on a busy street in Edmonton and played. A woman passing by filmed him and put it on YouTube and it went viral to the tune of 2 million hits.

Op-Ed: Call in Whitecaps game so bad it is a 'black eye' for the MLS

I don't reckon it's the end of the world but it is the end of my Major League Soccer experience. Okay, for the foreseeable future. The call that gave Dallas FC a win in their playoff against Vancouver Wednesday night was so bad it does that, and more.

Rainbow beneath your feet: Wild mushrooms a heritage of colour Special

Sandy - England and Wales is currently a haven for wild mushrooms at present and if you know where to look, you can find several fungi gems hidden away in forests, glades and natural reserves.

Man attempts to flee break-and-enter scene in a canoe

Police in Halifax said a man attempted an ocean getaway on Wednesday, after he allegedly broke into a home and then used a canoe to flee the scene.

Majority of Canadians do not drink enough water

Toronto - Water filtration exporter Brita recently conducted a survey on beverage consumption habits of Canadians. The survey revealed some interesting facts: primarily, Canadians are not drinking enough water.

Op-Ed: Video of Canadians defending a young Muslim on the street

Hamilton - Watch this video of several Canadians defending a young Muslim man faced with Islamophobic aggression waiting for a bus in Hamilton.

New Jian Ghomeshi Facebook post thanks his supporters

As a slew of damaging allegations against Jian Ghomeshi continue to come in, the former CBC radio host has responded with a second posting on Facebook. This one is shorter as he simply thanked his supporters and said he would meet the allegations head on

Op-Ed: Manitoba New Democrats divided on support for premier

Winnipeg - The last four elections, 15 years, Manitoba has elected the New Democrats to rule the province. Even though during the last election Greg Selinger, the leader of the party and premier, won a resounding majority, he is facing internal criticism.

A low-key Western Canadian Halloween Special

Edmonton - While some houses get totally in the spirit of Halloween, many of the houses in my neighbourhood keep things rather low key.

Review: Laughing. Crying. Bleeding. — Maybe. Special

Are you a vampire? Or an outsider, at least? Do you like laughing? What about love? Watch the work of filmmaker Taika Waititi.

YouTube mulling paid and ad-free subscription service

There can be nothing more annoying and frustrating than watching a YouTube video, while constantly being made to click off the advertisements.

Op-Ed: Truth about Jian Ghomeshi may lie between disturbing and criminal

It seems Canadian cultural hero Jian Ghomeshi, once of the CBC, was caught with his pants down and maybe also with his fists poised. Do note the word "seems" though, but also note a hoary old cliche: where there's smoke, there is often a blazing inferno.

Thousands mourn Canada soldier killed in Ottawa attack

Ottawa - Thousands of mourners lined the streets of the Canadian city of Hamilton for the funeral procession of a soldier killed last week in an attack in the nation's capital.

High Court denies damages to French-speaking Ottawa couple

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Air Canada does not have to pay an Ottawa couple that filed suit against the airline because they couldn't be served in their preferred tongue.

Rumour mill says Tampa Bay Rays could move to Montreal

St. Petersburg - It's no secret that 2014 has been a bad year for the Tampa Bay Rays — the team once again missed the playoffs, and on Friday, manager Joe Maddon abruptly left the team and became a free agent. Now sources say the team could be headed for Montreal.

Toronto's Ford era is over; John Tory elected mayor

Toronto - Toronto decided to elect long-time politician John Tory to lead the city. Tory took 40 percent of the votes, with Doug Ford (Rob Ford's brother) finished second and Olivia Chow in third.
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