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Aboriginal leader threatens legal action over teacher's Facebook comments

WINNIPEG — An aboriginal leader says a Winnipeg high school teacher should be fired immediately over social media comments about First Nations.

Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs also says he is planning to sue for defamation. READ

Only third of eligible organ donors identified; 1000s await transplants: report

A new report says two-thirds of Canadians who are eligible organ donors at death do not make it through the complex process that would help thousands of Canadians waiting for life-saving transplants. READ

Duck-helping woman gets 90 days in prison after causing two deaths

A widow whose husband and daughter were killed when their motorcycle crashed into a woman's car as she helped ducks on a highway is satisfied with the accused's 90-day prison term. READ

Supreme Court of Canada will not hear Rwandan war criminal's appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the appeal of the first person ever found guilty under Canada's war-crimes legislation. READ

CF-18s hit targets as Kurds launch offensive to break Sinjar mountain siege

Canadian warplanes have been in action in Iraq once again, bombing enemy targets ahead of Kurdish Peshmerga forces who are pushing to completely break the siege in the Sinjar mountains. READ

Father pleased reporting restrictions eased on Rehtaeh Parsons' name

When a judge placed a publication ban on Rehtaeh Parsons' identity, Glen Canning began wearing a T-shirt to court bearing his daughter's name in a campaign that ended Wednesday as reporting restrictions in the child pornography case were eased. READ

Canadian oilsands exporters narrowly survive vote in European Parliament

Canadian oilsands exporters narrowly survived a vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday that could have once again penalized Alberta bitumen as dirty oil. READ

Ottawa poised to buy additional C-17 cargo jet as Boeing closes assembly line

The Harper government has signed off on a proposal to buy an additional C-17 Globemaster, bringing to five the number of heavy-lift transport planes in the air force's arsenal. READ

White House thanks Canada for hosting key meetings between U.S., Cuba

The White House is extending its thanks to Canada for hosting the meetings that let to the United States and Cuba agreeing to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties. READ

Not dead yet: Fight continues over EU effort to label oilsands as dirty oil

Like a movie monster from the black bog, a European Union directive that would stigmatize “dirty” imports of Canadian bitumen refuses to die. READ

Judge begins delivering final instructions to jury at Luka Rocco Magnotta trial

The judge at Luka Rocco Magnotta's first-degree murder trial is delivering his final instructions to the jurors, reminding them that whatever verdict they reach must be unanimous. READ

Household debt climbs to 162.6 per cent of disposable income: Statistics Canada

Canadian household debt hit a record high during the third quarter, as it grew at a faster pace than disposable income, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada. READ

Provincial finance ministers call on Ottawa for more infrastructure cash

Finance ministers from Canada's two biggest provinces urged Ottawa to dig deeper into its pocket for infrastructure cash as they headed into a meeting Monday with their federal counterpart. READ

Impose health regulations on prostitutes, run industry like a business: report

The Canadian Public Health Association is calling on the government to regulate the sex industry as a business with rules to protect the safety of prostitutes. READ

Dennis Oland's family devastated after he's ordered to face trial in dad's death

Dennis Oland's family said they were devastated Friday after he was ordered to stand trial on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his father Richard, an accomplished businessman and active community member in New Brunswick. READ

Families of six murdered in Surrey, B.C., highrise speak of impact of deaths

The mother of a young man who was murdered sobbed as she described being tortured by guilt for asking her son to stay home and meet a fireplace repairman the day both men were shot dead. READ

Feds' response to Ashley Smith inquest panned as cynical, inadequate

Prisoner advocates and human rights activists expressed dismay Friday at the federal government's rejection of core recommendations from a lengthy inquest into the horrific videotaped choking death of an emotionally disturbed teenager in solitary confinement. READ

Family says inquest report into Winnipeg ER death an 'opportunity wasted'

The family of a man who died during a 34-hour wait in a Winnipeg emergency room says an inquest into his death was “an opportunity wasted” to get at the root causes of racism aboriginal people face in Canada's health-care system. READ

Swiss trial of Canadian Ebola vaccine suspended due to unexpected side-effects

Swiss researchers have temporarily halted a clinical trial of a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine after seeing an unexpected side-effect in a few people who received the serum. READ

High school teacher under investigation over Facebook comments about aboriginals

A high school teacher in Manitoba has been placed on leave and is being investigated over social media comments that one aboriginal leader called hurtful and racist. READ

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