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Thousands of people displaced as wildfires rage in western Canada

Regina - Wildfires burning in Saskatchewan on Saturday crossed fail-safe lines, prompting the evacuation of thousands of residents of a community that includes the province's largest First Nation. Almost 5,000 evacuees are being taken to Alberta.

Seniors going bankrupt in soaring numbers in Canada

Judy Southon, from Toronto, said she had her husband had great jobs and raised a son, and they owned a home, but she never thought she would have to declare bankruptcy.

Canadians warned of possible Salmonella risk from breaded chicken

Canadian consumers are being warned of a possible risk of Salmonella infection from handling, cooking or eating frozen, raw, breaded poultry parts. The warning comes after tracking 44 cases of Salmonellosis across the country.

Cyprus sentences Lebanese to six years on bomb charges

Nicosia - Cyprus on Monday sentenced to six years in jail a Lebanese man who pleaded guilty to terror charges linked to 8.2 tonnes of potential bomb-making material found in his home.

'Once', 'Blood Wedding', 'Falstaff' win big at Toronto's Doras Special

Toronto - Federico García Lorca's 1932 play “Blood Wedding” was the biggest winner at last night's Dora Mavor Moore Awards: the recent co-production by Modern Times Stage Company and Aluna Theatre copped six Doras at the 36th annual Toronto theatre awards.

Canadian company stops Ebola drug trial for lack of results

Trials have ceased of what was thought to be a promising drug to treat West Africans infected with the Ebola virus. Canadian company, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, announced that its TKM-Ebola drug trials in Sierra Leone have been stopped.

Canada's top general apologizes for 'biological wiring' remark

Canada's top general has apologized for talking about "biological wiring" being to blame for sexual harassment in the military. Outgoing Chief of the Defense Staff Gen. Tom Lawson apologized, saying that the wording he used was "awkward."

Canada's Polaris Prize 2015 long list revealed

Halifax - As per usual, the long list for Canada's Polaris Music Prize was a diverse roster of artists from across the country, and for the first time included a compilation of various artists.

Malaysia to deport four Westerners over nude photos on sacred peak

Kota Kinabalu - Four Western tourists were ordered deported from Malaysia on Friday after pleading guilty to obscenity charges for taking nude photos on a popular climbing peak, an act some in the country blamed for causing a deadly earthquake.

Malaysia detains Western tourists over nude pix on quake-hit peak

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian authorities have detained four tourists -- two Canadians, a Briton and one Dutch national -- for allegedly stripping naked on Mount Kinabalu, an act some locals say angered tribal spirits and caused a deadly earthquake, officials said.

FSIS: Netherlands to sell liquid, dried and frozen eggs to U.S.

For the first time since 2002, the United States will begin importing eggs from the Netherlands. The move comes as a result of a shortage of liquid eggs used in commercial establishments and the manufacturing of products containing eggs.

Women's World Cup: Three Thoughts — Canada 1-0 China

Here are three thoughts on Canada’s Women’s World Cup victory over China courtesy of Christine Sinclair’s stoppage time winner.

Second Lebanese suspect held in Cyprus bomb probe

Larnaca - A second Lebanese man was detained in Cyprus for five days in connection with the seizure of five tonnes of possible bomb-making material, authorities said Sunday.

Religious faith in Canada is changing

While Canadians are increasingly rejecting organized religion, certain religious faiths are getting boosted by an influx of immigration.

Second arrest in Cyprus ammonium bomb case

Larnaca - A second Lebanese man has been arrested in connection with the seizure of five tonnes of possible bomb-making material ammonium nitrate, police said Saturday.

Pentagon admits wider problem with anthrax shipments

Washington - The US military admitted Wednesday a problem involving mistaken shipments of live anthrax is much worse than previously reported, with samples of the lethal bacteria sent to more than 50 laboratories.

Canadian Opposition party gains support for ban on banking fees

The Official Opposition in Canada has built cross party support for a motion to halt the rising tide of mandatory pay to pay banking charges.

Canadian residential school system guilty of 'cultural genocide'

A Truth and Reconcilliation Commission investigating Canada’s residential school system has described it's treatment of aboriginal children as tantamount to 'cultural genocide.'

Canadian opens miniature bar for local birds

In Canada a bird enthusiast has designed and built a miniature bar, complete with TV and Coke machine, offering refreshments to local avians.

Op-Ed: Driverless trucks from Mexico to Manitoba: What could go wrong?

Brownsville - Hot on the wheels of Google's second generation of driverless cars, industry heads plan to send driverless big rigs on the road on a planned route from Mexico to Manitoba.

Ten nabbed in Canada's fight against radicalized youth

Montr - With a combination of new anti-terror measures and appeals to parents, Canada is striving to keep its youths from joining Islamist extremist groups and leaving to fight in Syria.Last weekend, the drive seemed to pay off.

Op-Ed: Vancouver — ‘Lotus land’ where the mountains meet the sea Special

Vancouver - Vancouver, a metropolis or gorgeous scenery, is not only one of the world’s most livable cities, it is also a favourite destination for visitors from all over the world, and a magnet for international meetings and conventions.

10 arrested in Canada over attempt to join IS

Montr - Canadian police arrested 10 young people as they allegedly tried to leave the country to join the Islamic State group, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday.

How female entrepreneurs are taking over Canada

Since the financial crisis a few years ago, Canadian women have been leading the charge into entrepreneurship. A new report have highlighted that it’s a boon for the economy when women start businesses.

Canadian man claims triple homicide on Facebook

Montr - Canadian police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide after a man announced on Facebook that he had killed his daughter, wife and sister, before burning himself to death.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate Omar Khadr released on bail

Ottawa - A Canadian appellate court released former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr on bail Thursday, rejecting the government's attempt to keep him in prison while he fights a US conviction for murdering an American soldier.

Lawmakers defy outrage to ramp up Canada spy agency powers

Ottawa - Lawmakers passed a bitterly opposed anti-terror law dramatically expanding the powers and reach of Canada's spy agency, allowing it to operate overseas for the first time.

New Nature Watch project launched in Canada

Toronto - Now spring is here, Nature Watch and the Toronto Zoo are encouraging Canadians to get into their backyards and local parks and contribute to scientific research through citizen science projects.

HBC unveils Team Canada uniforms for Pan Am/Parapan AM Games Special

Toronto - A few of Team Canada's athletes got to walk on the fashion runway, as the Hudson's Bay unveiled the official uniform collection for the 2015 Pan Am/ParaPan Am Games.

Review: Strindberg’s marital drama comes alive in new Toronto revival Special

Toronto - How often does independent theatre get as good as this? Coal Mine Theatre’s new production of “Creditors,” one of August Strindberg’s lesser-performed plays, is so alive with tension and piercing wit that it rarely feels like an antique.
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Ocean water shaped rocks at Point Atkinson Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, BC.
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Canadian Embassy: Kristen Bernikows Gade 1, København, Denmark
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Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty
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A large crowd packed Toronto's Days Hotel to capacity to welcome H.E. Fawzia Adan.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford honouring 1972 Team Canada for this year's Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto.
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Section of the road leading from Stave Lake back towards Mission. Both sides of it was with fresh browny looking clay that at some places was evaporating with water steam that created slight fog.
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Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Greg Taylor, left and Cam Heaps, two of the three co-founders sit across from each other in the companies open concept office amonst their employees. The third co-founder Greg Cromwell lives in Australia. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is
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Rally to for the Government Support Refugee Claimants.
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Spectators Steven and Louisa at the Honda Indy.