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Evicted: Removing green crab proves effective in controlling invasive species

April
30
,
2016
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HALIFAX — A researcher who spent years removing millions of green crab from a Nova Scotia estuary says evicting some of the cantankerous crustaceans has proven effective in controlling an invasive species that has wrecked havoc on...

Dangers of semi-autonomous cars include amorous antics behind the wheel: expert

April
30
,
2016
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OTTAWA — Federal bureaucrats are raising concerns about distracted driving in semi-autonomous cars that don't require much input from the driver. And at least one expert is anticipating that, as the so-called 'smart' cars get smarter, there...

Victoria police chief suspended amid allegations involving Twitter messages

April
29
,
2016
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Victoria's police chief has been suspended amid allegations stemming from reports that he sent inappropriate Twitter messages to the wife of one of his officers. A new investigation into Chief Frank Elsner's conduct was announced by the Office...

Canadian-backed health centre in Syria destroyed

April
29
,
2016
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OTTAWA — A Canadian-supported hospital in Syria was destroyed Friday in what an aid agency said was a deliberate air strike that has forced other hospitals in the area to shut down. Al Marjeh Primary Health Care Centre in rebel-held...

Family that controls Bombardier won't surrender control of company: Beaudoin

April
29
,
2016
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MIRABEL, Que. — One day after announcing a major order for its CSeries jets from U.S. carrier Delta, the questioning turned to family control, compensation and governance at Bombardier's annual shareholder meeting Friday. The issue of ownership...

Loonie touches 80-cent US mark before nesting back to previous day's close

April
29
,
2016
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TORONTO — The Canadian dollar briefly touched the 80-cent US mark Friday morning before retreating, capping a remarkable rebound for the currency thanks to strengthening commodity prices and weakness in the greenback. The loonie hit...

Liberal deficit outlook challenged by $7.5B surplus 11 months into '15-16

April
29
,
2016
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OTTAWA — The federal government ran a budgetary surplus of $7.5 billion over the first 11 months of its fiscal year — putting Ottawa's books well ahead of its 2015-16 deficit prediction with one month to go. The Finance...

Ontario cop's sexual assault trial hears graphic testimony from complainant

April
29
,
2016
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A judge in Peterborough, Ont., is mulling the fate of a local police officer charged with sexual assault after his trial heard graphic details from a woman who claims he raped her in his house. Const. Christopher Robertson...

Vice Media appeals court order to give RCMP records of terrorist interviews

April
29
,
2016
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TORONTO — A Canadian news outlet is asking an appeal court to throw out a ruling forcing one of its journalists to give the RCMP records of interviews he did with an accused terrorist. Documents filed this week show Vice Media also wants the...

Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds pens goodbye to young cancer patient in Edmonton

April
29
,
2016
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EDMONTON — Movie star Ryan Reynolds has posted an emotional goodbye on Facebook to a boy in Edmonton who has died of cancer. Reynolds visited 13-year-old Connor McGrath earlier this year in hospital and gave him an advance screening of his film...