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'I didn't get everyone': FBI agent who helped nab Via Rail plotters fears 'sleeper' soldier in U.S. got away


The undercover FBI agent who stopped an al-Qaeda terror plot to derail a Via Rail train near Toronto says a Canadian decision to wrap up the probe cost U.S. intelligence agencies the chance to catch a suspected terrorist sleeper agent. The…

'I couldn't stop crying': Dad's Facebook post leads to finding twin sons adopted 20 years ago


A Manitoba man took to social media to find the twin sons put up for adoption 21 years earlier. "'I'm going crazy about these boys, I can't find them,'" he told his partner. What happened over the next 48 hours left the couple in shock.

'Bing, bang, boom, I'm done': Scan-and-go shopping coming to Canadian Walmart stores

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New scan-and-go technology being rolled out at Walmart stores allows shoppers to scan and bag their items while they shop, and it may lead to customers bypassing checkout altogether.

'People are suffering': Contract work has turned universities, colleges into temp agencies, say critics

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Precarious work is the "new norm"at Canada's colleges and universities, say teachers who are constantly put on contracts instead of being hired permanently. They say it's not only difficult for them personally, but that it's having an…

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Slovenia heads to run-off vote in presidential election

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Slovenia's President Borut Pahor has acknowledged that a run-off vote will be necessary after the first round of balloting in the country's presidential election.


Kenya's Philemon Rono runs fastest marathon ever in Canada, taking Toronto race

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Kenyan runner Philemon Rono ran a historic Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, crossing the finish line at 2:06:51 — winning the race and setting a new record for the fastest marathon run on Canadian soil.


RCMP find human remains at rural B.C. property, 2 searches ongoing

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RCMP have discovered human remains at a rural B.C. property between Salmon Arm and Vernon, on the same road that was the subject of a police warning earlier this month.

British police end armed hostage-taking at bowling alley

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British police ended an armed hostage siege on Sunday, saying there were no casualties after a gunman took two staff members hostage at a bowling alley in a leisure complex in central England.


Answers to some key questions on Quebec's face-covering law


Quebec’s Bill 62, requiring people to show their faces when they give or receive public services, became law this week. Many wonder how it will work. Here are some answers.


Berlin's new surveillance system has some former East Germans spooked

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Germany is testing out facial-recognition technology at a Berlin train station. The goal is to improve security, but for those who remember the Cold War, it has shades of life under East Germany's notorious secret police, known as the…

Survivors wait for next steps in effort to preserve 'horror stories' of residential schools

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The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled residential school survivors must decide whether their accounts of abuse should be preserved or destroyed. Plans are now being drawn up to contact survivors and ask them their wishes.

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane expected to decamp to New York

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New York City officials are bracing for tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Living and loving the Cold War: The wild ride of a Canadian diplomat and spy


Diplomacy is not designed to be a wild ride, but Bill Warden's lasted three decades. He died in 2011, before his vivid journals were collected and published this fall by his daughter, Lisa, under the title, Diplomat, Dissident, Spook.


'I'll never stop fighting' says Kitchener Rohingya man after 2-week stint in Bangladesh camps

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Ahmed Ullah says the experience was a horrifying nightmare, far worse than the 15 years he spent in refugee camps before moving to Canada in 2009.

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Protesters flood Barcelona streets after Spain's PM says he wants to dissolve Catalonia's government

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Catalonia's separatist leader wants the regional parliament to debate and vote on how to respond to what he called the Spanish government's "attempt to wipe out" Catalonia's autonomy.

Trudeau expected to face questions over Quebec's Bill 62 during stop in Edmonton

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Over the course of three days this week, the prime minister was poked and prodded for a position on Quebec's Bill 62. Here's a look at his options should he choose to oppose the law.

So, which Canadian cities actually applied to be Amazon's next HQ?

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Amazon's announcement earlier this year that it is on the hunt for a second headquarters set off a flurry of interest from cities across the continent, eager to be the online giant's next home away from home. With the deadline to apply now…

Friday, Oct 20

'The old guard in revolt': Why ex-presidents are violating code of silence to fight 'Trumpism'

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It's a golden rule that ex-presidents don't criticize a successor. But George W. Bush and Barack Obama both took poorly veiled shots at Donald Trump this week, and some experts think the ex-president pile-on may have only just begun.

How super are those pricey 'superfoods'? Marketplace puts 3 of them to the test

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Coconut water, quinoa and chia seeds are often marketed as "superfoods," and looking at recent sales, it seems the public is buying in. Marketplace pits them against alternatives that don’t come with super prices to see which foods pack…

Thursday, Oct 19

'I need to do more': Bill Morneau takes steps to calm ethics controversy

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau is placing his assets in a blind trust and divesting shares in his family-built company to calm a growing ethics controversy over his personal holdings.

'I'm disgusted': Top Sears staff will still get $6.5 million in bonus payments despite retailer's demise

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Sears Canada will pay a final $2.8 million in retention bonuses to 36 head office staff, even though the retailer’s restructuring efforts failed and the company is closing its remaining 130 stores.

Quebec law banning face coverings is neither neutral nor constitutional


To meet the Charter's requirements, the benefit of a law needs to outweigh the harms imposed, and here religious freedoms will be violated for entirely illusory benefits.

Wednesday, Oct 18

'I should see your face, and you should see mine,' Quebec premier says of new religious neutrality law

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A new law that would effectively force Muslim women who wear a niqab or burka to uncover their faces to use public services is based on a principle "the vast majority of Canadians, and not just Quebecers" can agree on, Premier Philippe…

Gord Downie, Canada's everyman rock poet, dead at 53

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Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip frontman who united a diverse array of music lovers with his commanding stage presence and Canadiana-laced lyrics, has died.

Bombardier tie-up with European giant protects taxpayer investment: Don Pittis

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Giving away its prize asset, the CSeries aircraft, is Bombardier's smartest investment in years.

Ammonia leak believed responsible for 3 deaths at Fernie, B.C., arena


The City of Fernie, B.C., has confirmed three people have died from possible exposure to ammonia after emergency crews were called to the Fernie Memorial Arena for reports of an ammonia leak just before noon on Tuesday.