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New immigrants to Canada not sold on upcoming express entry system

Posted September 16, 2014

By Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – A newly released government study suggests newcomers to the country have misgivings about Ottawa’s intention to ensure ...

A Scottish ‘Yes’ to independence will mean an exit, at least for now, from the EU and NATO

Posted September 16, 2014

By John-Thor Dahlburg, The Associated Press BRUSSELS, Belgium – If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the ...

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane, inspired by Washington experiment

Posted September 16, 2014

By Didi Tang, The Associated Press BEIJING – Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone ...

Police: Officers followed protocol in detention of actress who didn’t provide ID

Posted September 16, 2014

By Sandy Cohen, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her ...

Today in Music History – Sept. 16

Posted September 16, 2014

The Canadian Press In 1857, the song “Jingle Bells” was copyrighted by Jane Pierpont of Boston. The song, originally titled “One Horse Open Sleigh,” was ...

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Federal leaders kick off unofficial campaign with pitches to middle class

Posted September 16, 2014

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The leaders of the three main federal parties spent Day 1 of the unofficial year-long election campaign ...

Canada to send personal protective equipment to help West African Ebola outbreak

Posted September 16, 2014

By Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press TORONTO – Canada is donating $2.5 million worth of the specialized medical gear used to protect health-care workers who ...

U.S. government, WHO seek ways to expand production of Ebola drugs, vaccines

Posted September 16, 2014

By Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press TORONTO – High level efforts are underway to find ways to substantially ramp up production of experimental Ebola vaccines ...

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NATO: West facing twin threats from Russia, Islamic State extremists

Posted September 16, 2014

By John-Thor Dahlburg, The Associated Press BRUSSELS, Belgium – NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder ...

WestJet to charge fee for first checked baggage in economy fares

Posted September 16, 2014

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press MONTREAL – The cost of flying will soon increase for millions of Canadian passengers each year with the announcement ...

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TSX lower: weak Chinese industrial data pressures metal prices, mining companies

By Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed lower as mining stocks fell alongside metal prices in the wake of ...

Today in History – Sept. 16

Posted September 16, 2014

The Canadian Press On this date: In 1224, during an extended period of prayer and fasting, it is said St. Francis of Assisi received the ...

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Opening act of Mike Duffy’s Senate expense saga finally about to get underway

Posted September 16, 2014

By Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The curtain is poised to rise on the opening act of what’s sure to be the most ...

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Premier Jim Prentice shrinks Alberta cabinet, appoints two outsiders

Posted September 16, 2014

The Canadian Press EDMONTON – Newly sworn-in Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has appointed a new but smaller cabinet, including two people who aren’t members of ...

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Potatoes in every shape and form plus history on display at N.B.’s Potato World

Posted September 16, 2014

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press FLORENCEVILLE-BRISTOL, N.B. – Driving along the Trans-Canada highway in northwestern New Brunswick, people will see an intriguing sign for ...

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A Ray of Light: Brain Health Week

Posted September 12, 2014

Subhas and Uttra Bhargava Brain and mind health will be the main topic of conversation for the Ottawa community during this September’s Brain Health Awareness ...

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Canadian born Ottawa man facing deportation loses round in fight for citizenship

Posted September 11, 2014

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – An Ottawa man says he will appeal after losing a round in his court battle for Canadian ...

Festival of India – Prize Winning Essay: The Role of India on the World Stage

Posted September 6, 2014

By Connor O’Brien “I am wedded to India because I owe my all to her. I believe absolutely that she has a mission for the ...

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