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Extradition hearing postponed for former Centerra Gold CEO detained in Bulgaria

A hearing to determine whether to extradite former Centerra Gold CEO Leonard Homeniuk to Kyrgyzstan has been postponed to give that country more time to submit evidence, his wife said Thursday. READ

Grassy Narrows First Nation declares state of emergency over drinking water

A northwestern Ontario First Nation has declared a state of emergency, saying its drinking water contains potentially dangerous chemicals. READ

Man accused of sending letter bomb that injured Winnipeg lawyer seeking bail

A man accused of sending a letter bomb that severely injured a lawyer and attempting to kill two other people with explosive devices was in court Thursday seeking bail. READ

Mohamed Fahmy braces for verdict in Cairo, wants ’nightmare’ to end

Mohamed Fahmy hopes this weekend will mark an end to his drawn-out legal nightmare. READ

June emails urged Stephen Harper to open MP expenses to auditor general

Emails sent to Prime Minister Stephen Harper in June suggested that some Canadians didn’t trust politicians to police their own spending and wanted the auditor general to look at their books. READ

Stock markets continue to recover from big declines, loonie up sharply

North American markets were soaring Thursday in the wake of a rebound on China’s main market and a report showing the U.S. economy expanded at a much faster pace than previously estimated in the second quarter. READ

Harper, Trudeau spar over Liberal plan to rebuild infrastructure, run deficits

Justin Trudeau is out to build some campaign momentum with a big-ticket, multibillion-dollar infrastructure plan — and Stephen Harper is wasting no time in trying to tear him down. READ

Beer trial told Fathers of Confederation wanted free trade among provinces

A court case on whether a man from New Brunswick can legally buy cheaper cases of beer in Quebec delved into Canadian history Wednesday, hearing from a constitutional expert on the intention of the Fathers of Confederation regarding free trade between the provinces. READ

Canada’s doctors want parents to give schools proof of child’s immunization

Canada’s doctors stopped short of advocating for mandatory vaccinations for children Wednesday, calling instead for parents to provide proof to school officials that their children have been vaccinated. READ

Police search for four kids allegedly abducted by dad and taken to Middle East

International police are searching for four Vancouver Island children allegedly abducted by their father overseas. READ

In aftermath of Duffy scandal, only one man was ever persona non grata in party

What to make of a senior member of Stephen Harper’s staff chatting with a witness in the courtroom corridors of the politically charged trial of Mike Duffy? READ

TSX solidly higher; New York indexes soar after six days of heavy losses

The Toronto Stock Exchange was solidly higher while indexes in New York soared as buyers there returned to end a six-day slide, the longest on Wall Street in more than three years. READ

Balancing act: federal leaders trade barbs over fitness as fiscal managers

Canada’s three main political leaders traded accusations of fiscal recklessness and promises of budget prudence Wednesday as the health of the economy dominated the federal election campaign for a third straight day. READ

Senior police officer found guilty of 3 charges in G20 disciplinary hearing

The most senior police officer charged over mass arrests made during the Toronto’s G20 summit five years ago was found guilty on three out of five offences at a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday. READ

Law inspired by Rehtaeh Parsons challenged in court as unconstitutional

A judge has agreed to hear arguments on whether Nova Scotia’s groundbreaking anti-cyberbullying law violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms after upholding a protection order today in a case involving two businessman. READ

Convicted wife-killer admits to murder of second woman in Manitoba 9 years ago

A man who is already serving a life sentence for murdering his wife has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for killing another Manitoba woman nine years ago. READ

Canadian police forces using new less-lethal projectiles popular with U.S. cops

A type of less-lethal projectile that’s gaining popularity among American police forces is now finding its way onto Canadian streets. READ

Bank of Canada says house prices have increased debt, but risks well managed

Rising home prices have increased household debt levels, but steps taken by regulators to tighten mortgage lending rules have helped manage the associated risks, according to the Bank of Canada. READ

Chinese interest rate cut helps TSX, New York markets rebound after tumult

The Toronto Stock market rebounded Tuesday, making up for much of the loss of the previous session as China again cut interest rates in a move aimed at reviving the world’s second-largest economy. READ

Amid swooning markets, leaders battle over who’s best suited to manage economy

The three main federal leaders battled Tuesday over which of them is best equipped to manage Canada’s economy as investors licked their wounds and North American stock markets bounced back from the previous day’s dizzying dive. READ

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