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'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

Harper to MacKay: make more DND cuts

A leaked letter shows the prime minister told Defence Minister Peter MacKay last spring that his initial budget proposals did not cut deep enough on the administrative side of National Defence. READ

Harper hailed as ‘statesman

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper is being hailed as “World Statesman of the Year” by an American organization that previously feted Jean Chretien and British prime minister Gordon Brown. READ

Terry Fox’s brother recalls experience travelling in brother’s van across Canada

The beige van that served as Terry Fox’s home during his 1980 Marathon of Hope journey across Canada is more than just a vehicle. It’s a piece of history that carries many memories for his brother, Darrell. READ

Baumgartner's capture a relief to police

EDMONTON — His Facebook page talked about introducing a little anarchy like the Joker in the movie Dark Knight. READ

Calls build to clamp down on housing, household debt

OTTAWA — Pressure is building on Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to intervene for a fourth time on mortgages to keep Canada’s housing market and household debt in check. READ

Health-transfer plan good for Ottawa, bad for provinces

New projections show Ottawa’s health-financing plan will solve federal fiscal problems at the expense of the provinces — a conclusion that increases pressure on the premiers meeting next week to devise a solid rescue plan for medicare. READ

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