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Only the elite allowed to shop at government of Canada’s official gift store

Posted April 21, 2014

By Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – Canada’s official gift shop is tucked into the fourth floor of a government building in Gatineau, but ...

Legalities of Amanda Todd’s extradition case keep law experts in a muddle

Posted April 21, 2014

By Steven Chua, The Canadian Press VANCOUVER – Authorities in British Columbia are anxious to bring a Netherlands resident to a Canadian courtroom on cyberbullying ...

U.S. expert recommends boosting apprenticeships in Canada in new report

Posted April 21, 2014

By Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – A respected American labour specialist says governments, educators and employers should work together to boost the number ...

Automakers look to Beijing show to boost sales in slowing, crowded market

Posted April 21, 2014

The Associated Press BEIJING – Global and Chinese automakers are looking to the Beijing auto show to help boost sales in a slowing, intensely competitive ...

April 21: Today in Music History

Posted April 21, 2014

The Canadian Press In 1921, Canadian tenor Roger Doucet was born in Montreal. He was best-known for singing “O Canada” at the home games of ...

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Canadian Space Agency boss insists his appointment does not spell militarization

Posted April 21, 2014

By Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press MONTREAL – The head of the Canadian Space Agency, a former top general, insists his appointment as president last ...

Anti prohibition pot protesters hit Parliament Hill as 4/20 goes after policy

Posted April 21, 2014

By Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – Frisbees, hula hoops, reggae and the slightly skunky aroma of burning bud masked a serious policy dispute ...

National energy boom blurs traditional Democratic Republican battle lines across the country

Posted April 21, 2014

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press DENVER – The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country. Democrats are split ...

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NASA’s space station humanoid Robonaut finally getting legs, next step for astro apprentices

Posted April 21, 2014

By Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Robonaut, the first out-of-this-world humanoid, is finally getting its space legs. For three years, Robonaut ...

Eliminating mould and dust in household can help improve air quality and health

Posted April 21, 2014

By Megan Cole, The Canadian Press VICTORIA – The decor of homes may vary, but the one thing the interiors have in common is the ...

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Traders look to another heavy slate of earnings news following solid gain

By Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Investors hope markets can build on the respectable gains chalked up last week after getting reassurance about the Chinese ...

April 21: Today in History

Posted April 21, 2014

The Canadian Press On this date: In 753 B.C., the city of Rome was founded. In 1142, controversial French theologian, philosopher and musician Peter Abelard ...

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Woman dies from injuries after struck by vehicle near Ottawa hospital

Posted April 20, 2014

The Canadian Press OTTAWA – A 54-year-old woman has died after being struck by a vehicle in Ottawa’s west end. Police say the woman was ...

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OC Transpo Easter service and new spring service

Posted April 19, 2014

Ottawa – OC Transpo will operate a holiday schedule on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Effective Sunday, April 20, OC Transpo will introduce spring service ...

When You Gotta Go: Campaign calls for more public toilets

Posted April 17, 2014

Ellen O’Connor Pregnant mothers, parents with kids, the elderly, tourists, bus users or joggers, and those with disabilities have all had to cross their legs ...

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Ailing Mounties fear new rules that make medical dismissals easier

Posted April 21, 2014

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The RCMP is making it simpler to release officers with serious medical problems, prompting fears that many ...

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Manitoba doesn’t have right to know about apprehended kids on reserves: chiefs

Posted April 21, 2014

By Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s top aboriginal leaders say the province doesn’t have the right to know about or track children ...

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Traumatized refugees lose most of their federal mental health funding in B.C.

Posted April 21, 2014

By Steven Chua, The Canadian Press VANCOUVER – Months after his mother was murdered by gang gunfire, Mauricio Osorto recognized he would be next if ...

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