NewsAlert: Dennis Oland sentenced to life for murder of his millionaire father
NewsAlert: Dennis Oland sentenced to life for murder of his millionaire father

Dennis Oland has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years for the second-degree murder of his father. Richard Oland's body was found face down in a pool of blood in his Saint John office on July 7, 2011. The Olands are an establishment family in the history of the

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  • Ontario man believed missing or dead for 30 years to be reunited with his family

    An Ontario man who disappeared three decades ago and was believed dead is about to be reunited with his family. Niagara Regional Police say Edgar Latulip was reported missing in 1986 from Waterloo region. Phil Gavin says Latulip took a bus to the Niagara region, where he suffered a head injury that robbed him of much of his memory.

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  • Man who raped and killed Sarnia, Ont., teacher says 'sorry' to her family

    A man who admitted to brutally killing and raping an Ontario teacher while acting out violent sexual fantasies with his girlfriend apologized to the woman's grieving family Thursday but stopped short of asking for their forgiveness. Michael MacGregor, 22, turned to face Noelle Paquette's family in the St. Thomas, Ont., courtroom where he and his co-accused, Tanya Bogdanovich, were awaiting sentencing. MacGregor also apologized to his own family, saying he had let them down and planned to seek psychiatric help.

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  • P.E.I. lobster levy will launch this spring

    When the lobster fishery begins this spring, P.E.I. will become the first province in the region where a two-cent-per-pound levy will be collected. A lobster marketing board — comprised of six executives from the P.E.I. Fishermen's Association (PEIFA) and six lobster fishermen — has been established to decide how to spend the harvesters' half of the money.

    • CBC
  • Pregnant South Shore woman demands full refund for Caribbean vacation

    A pregnant South Shore woman is frustrated that she can't get a full refund for her Caribbean vacation, which she now wants to cancel because of the Zika virus. Jennifer Basciano and her mother Joyce Scott were looking forward to their Caribbean cruise since October. As long as we have a healthy baby,'" Scott said.

    • CBC
  • PM says may be hard to keep balanced budget promise

    The Canadian government could find it hard to balance the budget by 2019/20 as promised if the economy continues to struggle, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview published on Thursday. Trudeau, speaking to the French-language La Presse newspaper, also confirmed the budget deficit in the 2016/17 fiscal year would be larger than the C$10 billion ($7.1 billion) his new Liberal government initially committed to. Trudeau won power last October promising to run three consecutive modest budget deficits to help fund infrastructure spending he says is needed to boost a struggling economy.

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  • Bernard Cameron, Mississippi Mills councillor, shot dead in home

    Bernard Cameron, a councillor for Almonte Ward in the town of Mississippi Mills, Ont., was killed, Mayor Shaun McLaughlin told colleagues in a meeting he convened at the town hall on Thursday. Cameron's daughter, Sarah, and a man she had been involved with were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, McLaughlin added. "You always expect that these kinds of things happen elsewhere. Nobody ever expects it's going to happen in your little town, and nobody expects it's going to happen to your friend and your colleague," he said of the second-term councillor who had previously taught high school in the community for many years.

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  • Shoplifting in Stephenville 'obviously a big issue'

    A coat. A block of cheese. Snowshoes. A knife. Coveralls. A fishing rod. Styling scissors.

    • CBC
  • Teens rescue RCMP officer from flipped police car in Pouce Coupe

    Two teenagers have been credited for pulling out an RCMP officer from a flipped car in northeastern B.C. Kaiden McGowan and Tanner Merrick were eating supper when they saw a truck rush past McGowan's home in Pouce Coupe on Tuesday night. "We saw a cop car pursuing it and then the power went out," Merrick told CBC.

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  • Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. If true, the execution of Ri Yong Gil, chief of the North Korean military's general staff, would be the latest in a series of killings, purges and dismissals since Kim took power in late 2011. Details about North Korea's opaque government are notoriously difficult for outsiders to get, even national governments, and South Korean officials have a spotty record of tracking developments in North Korea.

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  • American expats in Canada renouncing U.S. citizenship to avoid punitive taxation

    For American citizens living and working in Canada, these are stressful times. As tax season heats up, a growing number of American expats will begin the long, drawn-out process of renouncing their U.S. citizenship in a bid to avoid costly, complicated and onerous tax compliance obligations. “In the last 24 months we’ve seen a tremendous increase in the number of people who are interested in or want to renounce their citizenship,” says Roy Berg, a lawyer and director of U.S. tax law at Moodys Gartner in Calgary.

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  • Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

    Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

  • Sir Ian McKellen chokes up while reading coming out letter in novel

    The British actor was reading a passage from Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. In it, a character named Michael Tolliver writes a letter to his parents to  dissuade them from supporting anti-gay politics.

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  • Ex-priest arrested in 1960 slaying of Texas beauty queen

    For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted the Texas city of McAllen. Using a walker, a frail-looking John Bernard Feit, now 83, appeared in court Wednesday in Phoenix after being arrested a day earlier at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on a murder charge. "This whole thing makes no sense to me because the crime in question took place in 1960," Feit said, adding that he plans to fight extradition to Texas.

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  • $462M in MSP payments overdue says Canadian Taxpayers Federation

    B.C. is short about a half-billion dollars due to overdue Medical Service Plan payments, according to the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation. "The BC Liberals have doubled the rates since they came into office ... people are just falling further and further behind," said Bateman.

    • CBC
  • Jeffrey Salomonie murdered Daisy Curley while committing sexual assault, argues Crown

    Crown lawyer Barry McLaren argued Wednesday that Jeffrey Salomonie beat Daisy Curley to death while committing sexual assault, which is grounds for a first-degree murder conviction. Salomonie has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the May 2009 death of the 33-year-old Iqaluit woman. Both Crown and defence agree Salomonie killed Curley in her own home by hitting her in the face with his fists and striking her with a hockey stick after a night of drinking.

    • CBC
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  • Storm-battered cruise ship returns to New Jersey homeport

    Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas docked at Bayonne's Cape Liberty shortly after 9 p.m., its passengers cheering wildly. "I could kiss the ground" a woman cried as she rushed toward the cruise terminal, where passengers were reunited with family members. The ship was carrying 4,500 passengers and 1,600 crew members when it departed Saturday on a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas.

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  • Crown closes case against Jian Ghomeshi

    Wed, Feb 10: The Crown closes its case against Jian Ghomeshi. The final presented evidence relates to a close friend of one of the complainants. Christina Stevens reports.

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  • State TV: Teacher shoots dead 6 colleagues in Saudi Arabia

    A teacher in southern Saudi Arabia opened fire on colleagues Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding two, state television reported. The brief reports on the state television channel's website and Twitter account did not elaborate or offer a reason for the shooting at an education department building. The state-run Saudi Press Agency did not immediately report the shooting.

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  • B.C. superintendent of real estate denies ignoring 'shadow flipping' problem

    British Columbia's superintendent of real estate is denying that she has failed to take action on "shadow flipping," saying she only learned of specific allegations from the media last week. Carolyn Rogers said her office has not received any complaints in recent years about the assignment clause, which involves a real estate agent selling the same home multiple times before the sale closes to drive up the final price and collect multiple commissions. Opposition New Democrat housing critic David Eby has accused Rogers and the Real Estate Council of B.C. of turning a blind eye to what he calls fraudulent and unethical behaviour by some Metro Vancouver real estate agents.

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  • This $625 Intro Bonus Is Insane

    A leading credit card issuer just raised its intro bonus to an industry-leading $500 cash or $625 in travel. And no annual fee the first year.

  • Panel denies parole to Sirhan, assassin of Robert F. Kennedy

    Sirhan Sirhan was denied parole Wednesday for fatally shooting Robert F. Kennedy after a confidante of the slain senator who was shot in the head forgave him and repeatedly apologized for not doing more to win his release. Paul Schrade's voice cracked with emotion during an hour of testimony on his efforts to untangle mysteries about the events of June 5, 1968. The 91-year-old former labour leader said he believed Sirhan shot him but that a second unidentified shooter felled Kennedy.

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  • Canadian universities facing a financial crunch

    Universities across Canada are getting squeezed by provincial budget cuts, declining enrolments, program changes and the weak loonie. Nipissing University should consider measures like cutting money-losing programs, reducing faculty and selling off real estate assets, advised an independent PwC audit commissioned by the Ontario government that was first reported by the Globe and Mail. University of Windsor president Alan Wildeman addressed concerns like aging professors, fewer younger Canadians and provincial funding and program changes in a campus address earlier this year.

    • Daily Brew
  • Syrian refugee families arrive in Saskatoon daily

    There are more than 150 Syrian refugees looking for a place to live in Saskatoon, according to the Open Door Society. Executive Director Ali Abukar said that around 300 refugees have already arrived in the city, but half are living in temporary locations such as hotels.

    • CBC
  • U.S. announcer thinks Saskatchewan is home to sasquatches

    NBA announcer Jeff Wade recently made a comment during a game between the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz, claiming that Saskatchewan is named after sasquatches because that’s where all the furry Bigfoot creatures live, CTV News reports. Wade apparently made the bizarre comment in regards to Trey Lyles, who plays for the Jazz and is the first-ever NBA player from Saskatchewan, The Huffington Post reports.

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  • Read This Before You Buy Medigap Plan F

    Medicare Supplement Plan F is the most popular plan option, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.

  • B.C. kids crowned winners at major dance competition in Philippines

    The dancing duo won the equivalent of roughly $30,000, a shopping spree, a trip to Disneyland, a talent contract and a house and lot in the Philippines. For now, they're on tour in the Philippines, but they want to build their careers in Canada.

    • CBC
  • Richmond mayor says blaming city fees for housing unaffordability 'silly'

    Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie is bristling at the province's suggestion the lack of affordable housing is because municipalities are taking too much money from developers — and in a shadowy manner. "Your government will work with municipalities to reduce the hidden costs in home purchases and to make those hidden costs clear and transparent," Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon read. Brodie says that the goal with city fees is to make growth pay for itself.

    • CBC
  • Manitoba towing staff risked lives rescuing stranded fishermen

    A Manitoba towing company spent Sunday working more like a search and rescue team to help fishers on Lake Winnipeg who were stranded in blizzard-like conditions. Robert Stutsky, the owner of the towing company, has a big diesel truck with mattracks — tank-like treads in place of regular wheels.

    • CBC
  • Experimental farm land deal kept under wraps before announcement, documents show

    Key stakeholders in a controversial decision in 2014 to lease land from the Central Experimental Farm (CEF) to The Ottawa Hospital were kept in the dark in advance of the official announcement, according to recently released documents. Among those left out of the loop in the Agriculture and Agri-Food documents were the CEF Advisory Council, mandated to advise on the future of the farm, as well as scientists doing research on the land offered up for lease. Harvey Voldeng, one of the scientists working at the farm, confirmed he and his colleagues were taken by surprise by the announcement.

    • CBC
  • Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read This

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  • #ImNotKiddingMaddi trends after Hillary Clinton email goes viral

    [In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton applauds while speaking in Las Vegas. John Locher/AP]

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  • ‘We made a mistake, and that’s the first a last time it will happen’: Sean Monahan

    Wed, Feb 10: Calgary Flames forward Sean Monahan speaks to media a day after he, Johnny Gaudreau and Lance Bouma were benched for the Flames game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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  • New England Salt Company eyes PotashCorp's road salt business

    A U.S.-based road salt supplier is setting up shop near the New Brunswick border hoping to cash in on the closing of the PotashCorp mine near Sussex. PotashCorp is a major supplier of road salt in the Maritime provinces. New England Salt Company, based in Winterport, Me., has announced it is setting up an operation at the Eastport Port Authority, hoping to pick up business in eastern Maine and the Maritime provinces.

    • CBC
  • Syrian sisters reunited in Vancouver after years apart

    "I am so happy, I can't speak," said Nour Ayal, holding back tears. Before Tuesday's reunion at the Vancouver International Airport, Nour had not seen her sister Dalal Ayal and her two sons, in three years.

    • CBC
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  • Group wants to reverse organ rules -- everybody donates unless they opt out

    A group of transplant patients and their families wants the Manitoba government to change the rules so that people don't have to sign up in order to donate their organs after death. Instead, the group wants to switch to a system called "presumed consent," meaning everyone would be considered an organ donor unless they sign up to specifically opt out. The idea is to save more lives by getting more organ donations, with the group called Manitobans for Presumed Consent noting the province has the lowest rates in Canada.

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  • Homeless man reunites with his family for the first time in 40 years

    Social media is often criticized, but it can be an incredible thing. A homeless man in Miami used its power to reunite with his family, who he hasn’t seen in 40 years. Isaac Avila, better known as Chico, has spent the past 10 years living on the streets of Miami, just blocks away from the Miami Herald, where he used to work as a printer, reports WSVN.

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  • Potential Porter sale a good deal with few buyers

    Toronto-based carrier Porter Airlines is reportedly seeking a buyer, but aviation expert Karl Moore says Canada’s foreign ownership rules for carriers mean selling won’t be easy. Porter Aviation Holdings Inc., which owns the 10-year-old regional airline, is searching for a way to cash out, the Globe and Mail reports. Moore said Porter, which flies out of Toronto’s downtown Billy Bishop island airport, is an attractive asset because of its strong reputation, its convenient location and its business model.

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  • Buying Medicare Supplement Plan F? Read This First

    Learn why Medicare Supplement Plan F might not be your best plan option.

  • Two alleged human smugglers on trial over Alan Kurdi's death

    Two alleged people-smugglers are on trial in Turkey accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Syrian migrant boy Alan Kurdi and four other people. The trial against Syrian nationals Muwafaka Alabash and Asem Alfrhad opened in the Aegean resort of Bodrum on Thursday. Kurdi's brother and mother also drowned in the ill-fated journey from Bodrum to the Greek island of Kos.

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  • Send your ex on a $3,000 Alaskan cruise through a break-up kit

    For $50, the ‘I’m not ready to be in a profile picture with you’ package comes with a box of tissues and a three-month subscription to Netflix. The 'we’re perfect … for other people,’ package, includes a 12-month Netflix subscription, a box of tissues, a snuggie blanket, a dozen of roses and chocolate, all for $250.

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  • Plastic bag industry moves to prevent Brossard ban

    The Canadian Plastic Bags Association is taking legal action to stop the City of Brossard from proceeding with a ban on plastic shopping bags this fall. The ban is being considered by the City of Brossard's executive council and could be adopted next week. In a news release, Marc Robitaille, president of south shore-based plastic bag maker Omniplast and a spokesman for the association, said the City of Brossard acted unilaterally and did not consult the public and other concerned parties.

    • CBC
  • Who were Trump's voters? Explained, in their own words, and in numbers

    Donald Trump's rallies had a working-class feel in New Hampshire — with more ball caps, checkered flannel and camouflage-themed gear than some of the more establishment crowds. Who were the people behind Trump's first primary victory? Trump was especially dominant among those who said they were falling behind financially.

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  • Tesla expects to become profitable in 2016, shares surge

    Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Wednesday promised investors that the electric luxury car maker will start making money this year, sending the company's shares up sharply despite a wider fourth-quarter loss. Tesla shares rose more than 10 percent in after-hours trading after the company forecast a 60 to 80 percent increase in vehicle sales this year and promised it would turn a profit on an adjusted basis. Tesla shares are still down more than 30 percent since the beginning of the year, reflecting investor concerns about continued losses.

    • Reuters
  • From common law to 'adult interdependent relationships': How laws vary by region

    The federal government recognizes common-law partners as two people living in a conjugal relationship for a year. NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: The province's Family Law Act doesn't set out rules for division of property and debt for common-law couples as it does for married spouses. In the event of a breakup, common-law partners keep what belongs to them, whether it is something they bought or an item in their name.

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  • Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein's gravity ripples

    In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago. "Until this moment, we had our eyes on the sky and we couldn't hear the music," said Columbia University astrophysicist Szabolcs Marka, a member of the discovery team. An all-star international team of astrophysicists used a newly upgraded and excruciatingly sensitive $1.1 billion set of twin instruments known as the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, to detect a gravitational wave generated by the collision of two black holes 1.3 billion light-years from Earth.

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  • Running shoe that washed ashore with human foot first sold in 2013: coroner

    An investigation by British Columbia's corner into the latest incident of a running shoe with a human foot washing ashore is now focused on a specific period of time. The coroner says in a news release that the runner was first sold in North America three years ago, indicating the person died between March 2013 and December 2015. A preliminary exam shows the foot would have naturally separated from the body after a prolonged period in the water, allowing the running shoe to float to where it was found near Port Renfrew, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, on Feb. 7.

    • The Canadian Press
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  • Global weatherman serenades co-anchors

    Wed, Feb 10: Peter Quinlan serenades co-anchors Crystal Goomansingh and Antony Robart on News Hour Final.

    • Global News
  • NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis

    In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece. "This is about helping Greece, Turkey and the European Union with stemming the flow of migrants and refugees and coping with a very demanding situation ... a human tragedy," said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. The arrival of more than a million people in Europe in 2015 — mostly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans — has plunged the European Union into what some see as the most serious crisis in the 28-nation bloc's history.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Fargo police say officer shot during standoff won't survive

    The man police believe shot Officer Jason Moszer was found dead shortly before dawn inside the home where he had barricaded himself, Fargo Police Chief David Todd said. Todd said earlier that the man had exchanged gunfire with a SWAT officer. Todd said a squad car at the scene had been fired upon and that he believes the suspect was targeting law enforcement.

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  • 'When fairy tale falls apart:' Couples' status varies by relationship, region

    Elizabeth Abbott, author of A History of Marriage, says couples become so seduced by love itself, they forget there's more to a successful relationship and some of it is, well, unromantic. It's living together, it's having a job, it's spending money," says Abbott, a historian and senior research associate at the University of Toronto. In no situation is that more important than in common-law marriages — especially if the love affair ends or if one person dies.

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  • Puppy mill laws needed says B.C. SPCA

    The B.C. SPCA is calling on the provincial government to implement legislation that will require licensing and inspection of animal breeders, after 66 dogs were seized from a Langley, B.C. breeder last week. According to the SPCA, 34 puppies and 32 adult dogs were living in small crates and cages stacked in dark, unheated buildings with dangerous ammonia levels resulting from accumulated urine. The SPCA is recommending criminal charges be laid.

    • CBC
  • Sikh man barred from Mexico flight sees 'small victory'

    An Indian-American actor and designer who was turned away from an airline flight after refusing to remove his Sikh turban during a security check said he's "thrilled" that Aeromexico is vowing to overhaul its screening protocols. In an interview Tuesday night at a Mexico City hotel where he ended up extending his stay by two nights, Waris Ahluwalia also expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support on social media that he believes helped pressure airline executives to change and apologize. Ahluwalia showed an excerpt from an email that he said came from Aeromexico.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Montreal-based group presents petition to make genocide studies compulsory in Quebec

    A Montreal-based group presented a petition to the National Assembly Wednesday, calling on the government to make the study of genocide compulsory in Quebec high schools. Heidi Berger, creator of the Foundation for the Compulsory Study of Genocide in Schools, says most students graduate from high school with little knowledge of the genocide, such as the history of the Holocaust and the role that residential schools played in decimating indigenous communities in Canada. The petition emphasizes studies as a way to prevent future acts of violence and crime.

    • CBC
  • Yukon climate warming twice as fast as elsewhere, research says

    A comprehensive new report on environmental change in Yukon says the territory's climate is warming faster than much of the planet, and that's not likely to change any time soon. The Northern Climate ExChange at Yukon College compiled research and findings from different sources, in an attempt to offer a thorough "evidence-based" assessment of how the territory's climate is changing. The report has been funded by the Yukon government.

    • CBC
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  • Yash Pal Sharma, Ward 12 candidate, sued for role in alleged conspiracy to smear local journalist

    Edmonton Ward 12 candidate Yash Pal Sharma is being sued over his involvement in an alleged scheme to smear the reputation of a local Punjabi-language journalist. Sharma is one of eight people named in Edmonton journalist Jarnail Basota's defamation action. In it, Basota alleges Sharma helped "concoct" a scheme to publicly discredit him, using fabricated news articles.

    • CBC
  • Large grocery stores in France now have to donate unsold food to charity

    Food banks in France will soon be giving out thousands more free meals a year thanks to a recently passed law forcing some grocery stores to donate unsold food to charity instead of throwing it out. The stores will also be required to give away food approaching its best-before date and stop the intentional spoiling food by soaking it in water or bleach, reports The Telegraph. The food will now have to be given to charities or farms, which would use whatever was not fit for human consumption as animal feed or compost.

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  • Fort McPherson hamlet status to be reinstated, $2M debt wiped

    The community of Fort McPherson, N.W.T., will have its hamlet status reinstated, nearly two years after the territorial government took away its governing power over a ballooning $2 million deficit. In July 2014 the Government of the Northwest Territories placed the Hamlet of Fort McPherson under administrative management, meaning its mayor and council no longer had power to oversee the day-to-day running of the community. To pay down the debt, water rates nearly doubled and user fees were hiked in the community of fewer than 800. The deficit has now been wiped out and residents may see their municipal rates decrease.

    • CBC
  • B.C. ministers say throne speech comments weren't meant to insult Alberta

    A day after British Columbia suggested Alberta hasn't done a good job of managing its oil revenue, a B.C. cabinet minister blamed it for adding to his province's homeless population. Housing Minister Rich Coleman said Wednesday he agrees with statements in his government's throne speech that Alberta failed to diversify its economy and lost control of spending. "I don't think it's a shot at anybody," said Coleman, who is also B.C.'s deputy premier and natural gas development minister.

    • The Canadian Press
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  • Protesters call on government to save Winnipeg's Parker Lands from development

    Protesters gathered outside Holiday Inn on Pembina Highway Wednesday where developers hosted an open house to show the community how they plan to transform the Parker Lands into a mixed-use residential area. The fight is over 20 acres land off of Waverley Street. It's known as the Parker Lands, a stretch of green space that developers plan to turn into a residential neighbourhood complete with townhouses, a dog park and rapid transit. Eight to 10 per cent of the Parker Lands' forest will be saved in the plan but that does not satisfy conservationist Cal Dueck.

    • CBC
  • Businessman who took $8.5 million from RBC jailed in record Nova Scotia fraud

    An Annapolis Valley businessman has been sentenced to four years in jail after admitting to taking $8.5 million from the Royal Bank of Canada in what could be the largest fraud case in Nova Scotia history. Gregory Paul Burden, 66, falsified records to make it look as if his Kentville, N.S., company, Advance Commission Company of Canada Ltd., was more profitable than it seemed, Crown attorney Mark Heerema said Wednesday. "The books were being cooked - and they were being charbroiled," said Heerema, noting he could find no bigger fraud among reported court decisions in the province.

    • The Canadian Press
  • More reliance on Holyrood could be 'perfect storm,' says consumer advocate

    The province's consumer advocate warns that relying more on diesel power from the Holyrood plant would not only cost ratepayers, but would also create extra stress on already-troubled equipment. Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro said Monday that recent dry weather means its hydro reservoirs are at a 20-year low. In order to meet the province's power demands, NL Hydro said it will use more thermal generation from Holyrood and burn diesel at standby generating sources throughout the province.

    • CBC
  • Langley house fire leaves one person dead

    Langley RCMP say one person is dead after a fire broke out in a house on 76B Crescent around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday. Fire crews arrived to find a pool house in the back of the property fully engulfed in flames. "At this point, we believe it's the tenant of the pool house … an adult male tenant," said Staff Sgt. David Brown of Langley RCMP.

    • CBC
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  • Mice, rat calls up 50% as temperatures plummet, says Orkin

    The recent drop in temperature is causing rodents to suddenly seek shelter. Orkin Canada says calls to get rid of mice and rats have increased 50 per cent. When the weather was nice out, up until about a month ago, and then there was a dramatic drop in the temperature, which forced the rodents to come inside and look for a warmer place to live," said Chris Ortner, manager of the Windsor branch of the pest removal company.

    • CBC
  • Economist delivers potential solutions to Canada Post's troubles in new study

    A new study is delivering some potential solutions to Canada Post's woes, including a recommendation that postage rates should be higher in rural areas than urban ones. The paper by the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary paints a grim picture for the Crown corporation under the status quo: the number of letters delivered dropped by nearly a quarter between 2006 and 2013 and is expected to keep falling. Meanwhile, the number of addresses in Canada is rising by nearly a quarter million a year.

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