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Op-Ed: Holiday happenings in Toronto Special

Toronto - The holiday season is a time to reflect upon another year soon to be behind us, spend time with family and friends, and also a great time of year to bundle up and enjoy all that the city of Toronto has to offer.

Toronto bidder cancels plans to buy Atlantic City casino

Toronto - A Canadian investment firm appears to have has backed away from plans to buy a bankrupt Atlantic City, N.J., casino even though its indecision could cost $10 million.

Where was the first Thanksgiving celebrated?

Thanksgiving is almost here, and depending on where in America or Canada you happen to reside, you can lay claim to the first Thanksgiving being celebrated where you live. But that brings up a question, where was the feast held the first time?

Second City joins forces with Toronto Symphony in upcoming show Special

Toronto - Two of Toronto's most iconic, enduring cultural institutions are teaming up in a new musical comedy show at the end of the month, and audience members at the Second City Mainstage received a preview of several of its sketches last night.

U.S. Senate rejects Keystone pipeline in close vote

Washington - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly rejected a bill that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to bring crude oil to Gulf coast refineries from Canada's controversial tar sands.

Armin van Buuren to tour North America and Canada in December

Electronic dance music fans in North America and Canada are in for a real treat in December. Armin van Buuren will be touring in the area.

Lost languages leave a mark on the brain

Washington - Babies adopted across international borders may not remember the language they heard in their first days, but the words leave a lasting mark on their minds, scientists said Monday.

Ontario family says chemo for aboriginal child ‘uncalled for’

Ontario - An Ontario family of an aboriginal child who is the center of attention about whether she should be isolated from her family and given chemotherapy treatment states the box was "uncalled for" and that they would not ever hurt a child's well-being.

Canadian charged over 1980 Paris synagogue bombing

Paris - A Canadian academic was charged on Saturday over the deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue after losing his six-year legal battle against extradition over the notorious attack.

Canadian charged over 1980 synagogue bombing in Paris

Paris - A Canadian academic was charged in Paris on Saturday over the deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue, his lawyer said.

Murray Grovum on why Calgary is one of the hottest up-and-coming cities in the world right now Promoted

Calgary - The Canadian Prairies have been historically known largely for flat land and long, cold winters. However, Calgary, located in south central Alberta, is currently one of the world's hottest buzz-worthy cities.

Canadian authorities investigating man who posed as a soldier

Ottawa - A man who took to Canadian television this week purporting to be a decorated war hero is rather a fraud and impostor, the Department of National Defence has confirmed.

Canada to extradite accused Paris bomber to France  

Ottawa - Canada's top court refused Thursday to hear a university professor's final plea to halt his extradition to France, effectively ensuring he will face trial for the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue.

Remembering Canada's war contributions through 5 photos

Today in Canada is Remembrance Day, a time when we honour all those who have been involved in war up to the present. Here we look at five pictures, each representing a different period of war Canada was involved in, a few before it was even a country.

Teen pimp sentenced as adult for 'trail of terror' in Ottawa

Ottawa - A teen girl in Ottawa has been sentenced as an adult for her role as ringleader in a notorious prostitution ring that trafficked other teen-aged girls. Kailey Oliver-Machado will receive credit for the 878 days she's already served.

France, Canada stand side by side in terror fight: Hollande

Ottawa - Visiting French President Francois Hollande brought a message of solidarity in the global fight against terrorism to Canada's parliament Monday, less than two weeks after a lone gunman stormed its halls.

Preventing Falls: a new strategy for Canadian healthcare

Toronto - “Preventing Falls: From Evidence to Improvement in Canadian Health Care” is the title of a new initiative, designed to promote health in Canada among the elderly.

Canada imposes visa ban on Ebola-hit West African countries

Canada stopped issuing visas to residents and travelers holding passports from three West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak on Friday. Canada is following the same move made by Australia earlier this week.

Dennis DeYoung, formerly of Styx, scores No. 1 album in Canada

Dennis DeYoung and his newest live collection, "Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of Styx Live In Los Angeles" has gone No. 1 in Canada.

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.

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.

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.

Ottawa gunman made video before attack

Ottawa - The shooter who rampaged through Canada's parliament took a video of himself just before the attack and was inspired by ideological and political motives, police said Sunday, contradicting the claims of his estranged mother.

Op-Ed: RCMP report warns environmentalists more of a risk than jihadists

Ottawa - RCMP's critical intelligence team in a 22 page report obtained by Carleton University criminologist Jeff Monaghan under the Freedom of Information act claimed that radical environmentalists are a clear and present threat to the Canadian energy sector.

Canadian woman returns to find her cabin stolen by thieves

Whitehorse - Having your home burglarized can be a devastating experience that leaves victims feeling violated and vulnerable, so one can only imagine the shock and horror one woman felt when she found her entire home had been stolen.

Op-Ed: Will Canadians sacrifice liberty in the name of security?

Ottawa - Soon after the deadly terrorist attacks earlier this week, most people were terrified (once again) of the possible threat of more terrorist attempts in Canada.

Proud Canada hails stalwart Sergeant-at-Arms

Ottawa - As Canada came to terms with finding itself in the firing line of militant Islamists it turned for reassurance to a 58-year-old former Mountie formerly best known for carrying a golden mace.

Canada shooter planned to go to Syria: police

Ottawa - The shooter who rampaged through Canada's parliament was in Ottawa applying for a passport to travel to war-torn Syria and there was no connection to an attack earlier this week, the federal police commissioner said Thursday.

Canada attacks follow Al-Qaeda, IS instructions to a tee

Paris - While they may not have officially been designated as jihadists, two suspected extremists who killed Canadian soldiers in shooting and driving rampages followed instructions issued by Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group to the letter.
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Stave Lake in spring  BC  Canada at low level of water  revealing huge wooden stumps on its bottom.
Stave Lake in spring, BC, Canada at low level of water, revealing huge wooden stumps on its bottom.
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Brigadier-General F.A. Lewis delivers a speech in front of the Veterans  Memorial at Queen s Park.
Brigadier-General F.A. Lewis delivers a speech in front of the Veterans' Memorial at Queen's Park.
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Toronto received Spring-like weather on Saturday and it prompted Torontonians from across the city t...
Toronto received Spring-like weather on Saturday and it prompted Torontonians from across the city to enjoy the weather, especially at the city's Harborfront.
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A display of lit trees at the Niagara Falls  Canada  2013 Festival of Lights
A display of lit trees at the Niagara Falls, Canada, 2013 Festival of Lights
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A Canadian great outdoors scene found in Dufferin Island Park during the 2013 Festival of Lights  Ni...
A Canadian great outdoors scene found in Dufferin Island Park during the 2013 Festival of Lights, Niagara Falls, Canada.
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The first bricks are laid for the multi-colored igloo.
The first bricks are laid for the multi-colored igloo.
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Colourful leaves collectors in Deer Lake Park in Burnaby  BC  Canada.
Colourful leaves collectors in Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, BC, Canada.
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The Horseshoe Falls bathed in pink lights during a cold and snowy winter night during the 2013 Festi...
The Horseshoe Falls bathed in pink lights during a cold and snowy winter night during the 2013 Festival of Lights.
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Canadian Member of Parliament and former Ambassador to Afghanistan  Chris Alexander
Canadian Member of Parliament and former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Chris Alexander
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Ice of Minnekhada Regional Park  Port Coquitlam  BC  Canada.
Ice of Minnekhada Regional Park, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
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Colony Farm in Port Coquitlam  BC  Canada in spring.
Colony Farm in Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada in spring.
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Halloween City store display at Robson Street  Vancouver  Canada.
Halloween City store display at Robson Street, Vancouver, Canada.
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Halloween City store display at Robson Street  Vancouver  Canada.
Halloween City store display at Robson Street, Vancouver, Canada.
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The Changing of the Guard ceremony is held each morning at 10 AM  late June to late August  in front...
The Changing of the Guard ceremony is held each morning at 10 AM, late June to late August, in front of the Centre Block of Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
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Canadian soldier holding his gun in front of the Veterans  Memorial.
Canadian soldier holding his gun in front of the Veterans' Memorial.
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Clothing items for sale on the street market in downtown Vancouver  BC  Canada.
Clothing items for sale on the street market in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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Donovan Wylie (b. 1971)   Untitled (14)  North Warning System 2013  - digital chromogenic print  © ...
Donovan Wylie (b. 1971), "Untitled (14), North Warning System 2013" - digital chromogenic print, © Donovan Wylie / Courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery.
Donovan Wylie / Stephen Bulger Gallery
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