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Feds create advisory office

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Jim Flaherty took a major step toward the establishment of a national securities regulator on Monday, creating an advisory office to draft legislation for it.

Big Smoke could be Big Stink again

Two long weeks of stink rose from Toronto sidewalks and children’s parks seven years ago and now, on the same weekend that summer dawns, those stomach-churning aromas threaten to return.

Bio-gas plant opens

Cavendish Farms, one of North America’s biggest french fry producers and a member of the Irving group of companies, officially opened a new bio-gas plant Friday at its potato processing operations in Prince Edward Island.

E-mail says police planned Taser attack

A single sentence contained in an e-mail between RCMP brass in the weeks after Robert Dziekanski died has derailed a public inquiry, raising questions yet again about the testimony of four police officers and prompting calls for further investigation of the national police force.

Black bears becoming bold in quest for a meal

When it comes to bear tales, it’s hard to top Mike Chonko. A bear ate his truck.

RCMP find man and boy murdered and a woman hurt in Surrey, B.C.

Patrol officers investigating a shots-fired call at a Surrey, B.C., townhouse made a gruesome discovery on Sunday.

Lawyer defends lawsuit against B.C. search team

The lawyer for a Quebec man whose lawsuit against the search and rescue team in Golden, B.C., forced it to shut down says some good can come of the court action.

Aircraft missing

Search crews are scouring the area between Anchorage, Alaska, and Whitehorse, Yukon, for a missing plane with two people on board.

Residential school survivors honoured in Saskatoon

While National Aboriginal Day was marked across the country Sunday with celebrations of culture and community gathering, in Saskatoon there was a sombre tone as survivors of Indian residential schools were honoured.

Tories target internet

The Conservative government wants to give police greater powers to eavesdrop on Canadians in cyberspace, but civil liberties advocates aren’t convinced the changes are justified.

A pedestrian covers her face from the smell of piled garbage as she waits to cross the street in downtown Toronto in 2002. Two long weeks of stink rose from Toronto sidewalks and children's parks seven years ago and now

Another stinky garbage strike starts in Toronto

TORONTO — The city known for its cleanliness may be in for stinky start to summer as thousands of Toronto municipal workers went on strike Monday morning after contract talks failed.

A pedestrian covers her face from the smell of piled garbage as she waits to cross the street in downtown Toronto in 2002. Two long weeks of stink rose from Toronto sidewalks and children's parks seven years ago and now

Help injured in Iran, Ignatieff urges

OTTAWA — Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff wants the Canadian embassy in Tehran to help those injured in the Iranian government’s crackdown, but Foreign Affairs says it can only offer refuge to people in exceptional circumstances.

Robert Dziekanski holds a small table at the Vancouver Airport before he was tasered by police in this image from video.

B.C. Taser inquiry on hold after explosive RCMP email surfaces

The inquiry into the RCMP’s confrontation with Robert Dziekanski is on hold until September after a potentially explosive email between RCMP brass surfaced just as closing submissions were about to begin.

Robert Dziekanski holds a small table at the Vancouver Airport before he was tasered by police in this image from video.

Montreal swingers forced to flee club in towels after fire breaks out

Several naked people and others clad only in towels were forced to flee from an early morning fire at a club for Montreal swingers.

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Stranded man coming home

Abousfian Abdelrazik’s long ordeal is almost over.

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Feds want Chalk River reactor back up

The government of Canada wants the Chalk River reactor back online sooner than the current estimate of mid-August, Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt said Thursday, as she spoke of how to manage a worldwide shortage of medical isotopes.

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Western premiers work on joint E. I.-reform proposal, says Alberta’s Stelmach

Canada’s western premiers are developing a joint proposal to reform Canada’s employment insurance program, says Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach.

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Offshore oil workers clad in survival suits are visible through the windows of a Cougar helicopter at St. John's International Airport Wednesday

Faulty tail rotor, inflation system in deadly N.L. chopper crash, probe finds

A helicopter that crashed off Newfoundland’s east coast earlier this year, killing 17 people, lost control because of a faulty tail rotor and its inflation collar system did not work when it slammed into the Atlantic Ocean, federal investigators said Thursday.

Offshore oil workers clad in survival suits are visible through the windows of a Cougar helicopter at St. John's International Airport Wednesday

B.C.’s Okanagan communities could face serious drought this summer

KELOWNA, B.C. — Wednesday’s spotty showers did little to quench a very dry reality - B.C.’s Okanagan is facing a serious drought this summer.

Maureen Lee holds onto her three year-old daughter Maya Espinosa as their dog buddy looks on outside their Squamish

B.C. girl recovers from cougar attack as mom relives rescue terror

SQUAMISH, B.C. — A three-year-old girl is recovering after being attacked by a cougar near her Squamish, B.C., home as her mom relives the terror of locking eyes with the beast she pushed off her bleeding daughter.

Maureen Lee holds onto her three year-old daughter Maya Espinosa as their dog buddy looks on outside their Squamish
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