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Alberta has little choice but to innovate: Senator

Innovation must become Alberta’s new advantage, says Alberta Senator Doug Black.

The collapse of world oil prices and the uncertain future of major pipeline projects crucial to getting Alberta oil to world markets means the province has little choice but to restructure its economy, Black told the Red Deer Rotary Club on Monday. READ

All aboard the express

The canoe’s role in the making of Canada is as deep as any river or lake that runs through this vast country. READ

Terrorism suspect killed

OTTAWA — Terrorism suspect Aaron Driver was killed in a confrontation with police in the southern Ontario town of Strathroy, The Canadian Press has learned. READ

Keeping retirement age at 65: PM shares some budget plans with New York audience

Next week's federal budget will restore the eligibility for old-age security to 65 as promised, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday, committing to undo one of his predecessor's policies. READ

Economy adds 12,000 jobs in September, unemployment rate rises to 7.1 per cent

The Canadian economy added 12,000 jobs in September, but the unemployment rate climbed to its highest level since February 2014 as more people entered the labour force. READ

Nova Scotia boat captain sentenced to 10 years for role in violent death at sea

A Cape Breton lobster boat captain was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the violent death of a neighbour accused of repeatedly cutting his traps. READ

Household debt-to-disposable-income ratio edges lower as income rises

The ratio of how much Canadians owe compared with how much they earn improved in the first quarter for the first time since steadily worsening through most of last year. READ

'Give me a chance:’ Omar Khadr asks Canadians after 13 years in prison

EDMONTON — Omar Khadr arrived at his new home Thursday after almost 13 years behind bars — four of them as a convicted war criminal — and asked Canadians to give him a chance to show he’s worthy of their trust. READ

Worker says making cancer-related terms understood in Inuit a challenge

For Annie Buchan, educating Canada’s Inuit about the dangers caused by cancer has been challenging. READ

Canadian researcher Stephen Scherer among those predicted to win Nobel Prize

TORONTO — A Canadian researcher is being touted as a potential Nobel Prize winner by an organization that predicts which scientists are most likely to take home one of the coveted awards. READ

Tagaq wins Polaris prize

TORONTO — Nunavut-reared throat singer Tanya Tagaq claimed the $30,000 Polaris Music Prize on Monday night, then used her acceptance speech to support the wearing and eating of seal — and lob an expletive at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. READ

Nortel not just Canadian company, IP not solely created in Canada: U.S. lawyer

TORONTO — It’s a fallacy to think of Nortel Networks as just a Canadian company and that its intellectual property was created solely in Canada, a lawyer for its U.S. subsidiary said Tuesday at a cross-border bankruptcy trial that will decide how remaining assets are shared among creditors. READ

Google says no to online regulations as CRTC starts hearings

Online delivery services such as Netflix and YouTube would be harmed — as would consumers — if regulations for Canada’s broadcast industry are extended to the digital world, says Google Canada. READ

Canadian dating site for married people seeking affairs sues South Korea

A dating website for married people seeking affairs is suing the government of South Korea after being blocked in that country over what it says are false allegations of illegal activity. READ

Oliver rejects report calling for spending to create jobs, less focus on deficit

Finance Minister Joe Oliver is rejecting a recommendation from a report issued by the C.D. Howe Institute that he focus more on creating jobs than eliminating a tiny deficit. READ

The teachers’ contract expired in June 2013.

HALIFAX — Five children aged 10 and under were rescued by police following a national child pornography investigation that targeted alleged sex offenders and resulted in hundreds of charges, the RCMP said Thursday. READ

Some residents still out as High River rebuilds

HIGH RIVER — Fred Plotnikoff and his girlfriend Bert Ager’s home has been a tiny room in a trailer for the last 10 months. READ

Alberta won’t attend World Petroleum Congress in Russia over Ukraine crisis

Alberta is pulling out of next month’s World Petroleum Congress in Moscow to protest Russia’s actions in Ukraine. READ

Study cites benefit, feasibility of CPP expansion

OTTAWA — Internal research by the federal Finance Department says there would be economic benefits from expanding the Canada Pension Plan — and suggests this country could afford an improved plan in a strong economy. READ

RCMP probe alleged harassment

The Mounties have been called in to investigate allegations that a long-time veterans advocate continues to be harassed, even after he won a human-rights case against a federal review panel. READ

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