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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

Alberta group warns prime minister that ISIL is recruiting Somali youths

EDMONTON — The leader of a Somali group has written to the prime minister warning that young people in Alberta are being recruited to become fighters for the radical group ISIL. READ

Man convicted for his role in Mayerthorpe shootings granted day parole

A man convicted for his role in the shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties has been granted day parole and is pledging to honour the officer’s memories by proving he’s turned his life around. Shawn Hennessey dabbed his eyes as the parole board ruled he will only have to stay at a halfway house in the evenings. 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

Conference Board report says age, not gender, the new income divide in Canada

OTTAWA — Age, not gender, is increasingly at the heart of income inequality in Canada, says a new study that warns economic growth and social stability will be at risk if companies don’t start paying better wages. The Conference Board of Canada findings suggest younger workers in Canada are making less money relative to their elders regardless of whether they’re male or female, individuals or couples, and both before and after tax. 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

Harper says Canada looking to expand efforts against for potential terrorists

OTTAWA — The Conservative government intends to do more both at home and abroad to counter Islamic extremism, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Monday in response to a new threat levelled directly at Canada. READ

Rights museum opening draws protests; CEO says that’s what it is supposed to do

The head of Canada’s newest national museum promised Friday that the towering building will spark debate, and aboriginal protesters proved him correct. READ

Officials reopen Edmonton hospital ER after ruling out an Ebola infection

EDMONTON — An Edmonton hospital has become the latest in the country to temporarily close its doors over a possible case of Ebola, although the disease was ruled out after a few hours. READ

Calgary army officer convicted in fatal training accident wins appeal

A Calgary soldier convicted for his part in a deadly training accident in Afghanistan has won his appeal and hopes that a “long and difficult process” is finally over. READ

Prentice says foreign workers top of his list in 1st meeting with Harper

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says labour policy, including temporary foreign workers, will top his agenda when he gets a chance to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. READ

NDP forces debate in House of Commons on murdered and missing aboriginal women

An aboriginal MP delivered a powerful plea Friday for a national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women, recalling his own brother’s death as a five-year-old in a residential school 60 years ago. READ

Consumers should vote 'with their dollars and eyeballs,’ Netflix tells CRTC

Regulating the Internet to help boost Canadian content will only hurt consumers, a Netflix executive told the country’s broadcast regulator on Friday before being ordered to hand over confidential company information. READ

Navy to drop four ships, will need stop-gaps until new vessels are built

The navy’s decision to retire four venerable warships will mean finding short-term stop-gaps until new vessels are built. READ

Opponents of nuke dump site decry report on 'unlawful’ secret meetings

Groups fighting a proposed nuclear waste storage site on the shores of Lake Huron called on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Thursday to establish penalties for municipalities who break the law by holding secret meetings. READ

Win or lose, Scottish secessionists inspired battered counterparts in Quebec

Win or lose, Scotland’s independence movement has already become a source of inspiration for Quebec secessionists. READ

Income splitting idea regressive, unfair to provinces, Ontario says

A controversial Conservative plan to allow some Canadian families to reduce their income taxes is under fire again — this time over what it could end up costing the provinces. READ

Aboriginal women, girls targets for human trafficking, says new report

Aboriginal women and girls are easy prey for human traffickers because they are more likely to suffer from poverty, drug addictions and mental-health problems, says a newly disclosed report. READ

Transcript of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s message from hospital

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released a recorded message from hospital Thursday to thank the public for the support he has received since doctors announced the 45-year-old politician is suffering from a rare and aggressive type of cancer. READ

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare cancer, to undergo chemotherapy

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer found in soft tissue in the body, but doctors said Wednesday they were optimistic about his treatment. READ

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