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Halifax university changes frosh week, a year after incident shone spotlight

Keeping frosh week activities fun and engaging for students while at the same time respectful and inclusive is a pressing challenge facing Canadian universities, says a leading expert who helped a university last year in the aftermath of a chant that glorified non-consensual sex with underage girls. READ

Canadians pay more than $500M in fees a year for paper bills, statements: report

Canadians are probably paying more than half a billion dollars a year to receive printed bills and bank statements by mail, according to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. READ

Parti Quebecois leadership hopefuls jockey for position as caucus meets

All signs are pointing to a crowded race for the Parti Quebecois leadership. READ

B.C. man says accomplices killed three women, teen killed herself

A young British Columbia man accused of killing three women and a 15-year-old girl says he was present when each of the victims died, but he told his trial that other people murdered the women and the girl killed herself. READ

Canada pulling 3-member lab team back from Sierra Leone over Ebola fears

Canada is bringing three scientists home from Kailahun, Sierra Leone, a post which the World Health Organization has temporarily closed to investigate the infection of an international medical responder working there. READ

Premiers, native leaders call for forum on missing and murdered aboriginal women

Canada’s premiers and aboriginal leaders are inviting the federal government to participate in a roundtable to address the high number of native women who are missing and murdered. READ

Rogers and Shaw launch video-on-demand service called 'Shomi’

Two of Canada’s top telecommunications companies have teamed up to launch a subscription video-on-demand service they say can rival the current industry titan Netflix without cannibalizing their own cable and television-on-demand services. READ

Some victims’ lawsuits against sex-killer Russell Williams settled, says lawyer

Sex-killer Russell Williams has reached an out-of-court settlement with some of his victims. READ

Kids removed from Manitoba home: parents charged with confinement, sex abuse

Police in western Manitoba have charged a couple with confining, starving and sexually abusing their children. READ

Quebec calls inquiry into fire that killed 32 people at seniors’ residence

The Quebec government has called an inquiry into the fire that killed 32 people at a seniors’ residence last January. READ

Tim Hortons and Burger King to join forces to form a new company

Burger King and Tim Hortons are teaming up in a US$11-billion deal that will allow the fast food companies to grow in the U.S. and internationally, but promises no changes to Canadians’ morning coffee. READ

Growing support for inquiry, premiers, native leaders say ahead of meeting

The federal government is rejecting renewed calls for a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women in advance of a meeting Wednesday between premiers and native leaders, one of whom says the prime minister is isolated in his position. READ

Ombudsmen to look at hassles faced by wounded vets headed to civvy street

Two military watchdogs are opening a joint investigation into how ill and injured soldiers are treated during their transition to civilian life. READ

Flavourful yellow condiment has its own festival in Saskatchewan capital

A festival in the Saskatchewan capital on the weekend attracted all kinds of people curious to know if the culinary creations on offer cut the mustard. READ

Ontario man declared dead in 1986 found alive in U.S., police say

A man missing for almost 40 years and declared dead by the courts has been confirmed alive by Ontario Provincial Police. READ

Fewer hearings held by new social security tribunal; dismissal rate high

In its first year of existence, the federal government’s new social security tribunal concluded just 461 hearings on appeals from people denied Canada Pension Plan disability and old-age security benefits — and most of those appeals were dismissed. READ

Bloc Quebecois loses another MP: Andre Bellavance quits party; won’t run in 2015

Veteran Bloc Quebecois MP Andre Bellavance announced Monday that he too is quitting the embattled sovereigntist party because he can’t work with its new leader. READ

Saskatchewan premier backs public inquiry on missing, murdered aboriginal women

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he doesn’t know how long any level of government can ignore something like the murder of a 15-year-old aboriginal girl before looking at ways to prevent such deaths. READ

Tim Hortons, Burger King shares surge, traders anticipate tax friendly merger

Shares in Burger King and Tim Hortons have jumped dramatically on news the two fast-food companies are talking about joining forces, a move that could help the iconic coffee and doughnut chain improve its chances of expanding successfully in the U.S. READ

’They are terrorists and must be punished:’ Calgary imam speaks out against ISIS

CALGARY — A prominent imam intends to draw attention to what he calls the “un-Islamic” beliefs and actions of ISIS in light of the murder of a U.S. journalist. READ

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