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Two dead, three injured at Drake Toronto rap party

Ottawa - Two people were shot dead and three were injured at a party hosted by Grammy-winning rapper Drake at a downtown Toronto nightclub early Tuesday, police said.The shooting started in the Muzik Nightclub and spilled out onto the street.

Detained Canadian pastor 'confesses' at Pyongyang church service

Seoul - North Korea on Monday released video footage of a detained Canadian pastor attending church in Pyongyang and admitting to unspecified subversion charges levelled after his arrest in January.

Canada set for election amid concern over economy and security

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called general elections for October 19, kicking off a campaign for a fourth straight term in power amid a sluggish economy.

Keystone pipeline's fate to be decided during Obama's term

Washington - President Barack Obama plans to decide before leaving office whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would send Canadian crude oil to US refineries.

Bodies found in New Zealand search for avalanche Canadians

Wellington - New Zealand police searching for a pair of missing Canadian students said Monday that two bodies had been found in avalanche debris near the area they were hiking.

Studies show success in HIV drugs for prevention

Vancouver - Despite evidence that taking powerful anti-HIV drugs can help protect uninfected partners from contracting the virus that causes AIDS, the therapy is far from becoming routinely prescribed, scientists said.

Teen in remission from HIV 12 yrs after stopping meds: Researchers

Vancouver - A French teenager born with HIV has been in remission for 12 years after stopping her medication, a world-first that renews hope for the prospect of early treatment, researchers said Monday.

Backyard burial isn't proof man wanted to kill victim, court says

Oshawa - Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that even though a killer hid the body, cleaned up the crime scene, and lied to police, the actions don't necessarily prove there was actual intent to commit murder.

Experts urge shift in HIV treatment at global meet in Canada

Vancouver - AIDS researchers released a call to action Sunday for a worldwide shift in HIV treatment, to providing medication immediately after diagnosis instead of first watching for signs of illness to appear.

Canada's Benito Floro must learn from Gold Cup disappointment

Oh Canada. Some things never change. The summers remain hot, the winters are nearly unbearable, and the men’s national team continues to disappoint.

Op-Ed: 2015 Canadian election could see big changes

It looks like the looming Canadian federal election will be close. But there may be big changes in the next parliament with a new government in place.

Mushroom poisoning causes Canadian woman's liver to fail

Harvesting wild mushrooms can be risky if you're not well versed in identifying toxic varieties from the edible kinds. A 52-year-old Canadian woman recently suffered liver failure, and underwent a liver transplant, after eating toxic mushrooms.

Wildlife officer suspended after refusing to kill bear cubs

Port Hardy - A simple act of kindness by a wildlife official in British Columbia has taken the Internet by storm. It started when conservation officer Bryce Casavant responded to a call about a black bear raiding a freezer stuffed with deer meat and fish.

Longtime fugitive from Montreal arrested in Northern California

Fremont - A Canadian man accused of killing his wife in Montreal eight years ago has been arrested in the San Francisco Bay Area after applying to stay in the United States.

Interview with Canadian singer/songwriter Ann Vriend Special

The Edmonton-based musician is particularly popular in her native country and in Australia. She also has an album and a single out and talks to Digital Journal about both.

Hundreds of wildfires prompt Canadian troop deployment

Vancouver - Canadian authorities are sending troops to help shore up firefighters' efforts to battle numerous wildfires in the country, after the blazes prompted the evacuation of thousands of people.

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.
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General look of Deer Lake Park in Burnaby bound with fall colours, BC, Canada.
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The Centre Block of Parliament Hill
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Red-coated Governor General's Ceremonial Foot Guards train very hard so they can completely ignore photographers. No one can make them smile!
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Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
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Ottawa. The glass and granite building of the National Gallery is located on Ottawa's Sussex Drive and has a remarkable view of the Canadian Parliament buildings on Parliament Hill.
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(TV screen shot) Weather forecast for Canada Day 6 days ahead.
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Somali artists entertain a festive crowd that turned out to welcome H.E. Fawzia Adan in Toronto.
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