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Heightened security is planned for Toronto's Air Canada Centre after the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
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CTV News - National | May 23, 2017 - 12:18 | David Friend
Liberals extended Canada Summer Jobs program deadline after shortfall in applications was predicted
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The Globe and Mail | May 23, 2017 - 12:12 | Jordan Press
A ban on visitors to the Almonte General Hospital has been lifted, hospital officials confirm.The ban was issued on May 15 after reports of a gastroenteritis outbreak in the surgical unit on the second floor.The cause of the outbreak was confirmed to be norovirus by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.The health unit did not say ho
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Ottawa Sun | May 23, 2017 - 11:49 |
A lengthy RCMP investigation into allegations of fraud and theft involving more than $3 million worth of lobster has led to charges against three Nova Scotia men.
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Ottawa Sun | May 23, 2017 - 11:46 |
A ban on visitors to the Almonte General Hospital has been lifted, hospital officials confirm. The ban was issued on May 15 after reports of a gastroenteritis outbreak in the surgical unit on the second floor. The cause of the outbreak was confirmed to be norovirus by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. The health unit did not say how many patients were hit by the virus, which is characterized by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. The symptoms can last for up to three days. ...
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Ottawa Citizen | May 23, 2017 - 11:40 | Paula McCooey, Ottawa Citizen
Policymakers are fiercely debating how to tackle the soaring costs of prescription drugs in Canada. In a recent op-ed in the Toronto Star, Jamie Daw and Andrew Boozary suggested that the Canadian government should bundle purchase power for patented drugs in order to negotiate larger discounts. While their proposal would undoubtedly lower the price per dose, they miss key solutions that would provide faster, cheaper access to medication for the average Canadian. prescription drugs pills (...
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Huffington Post | May 23, 2017 - 11:38 | Fred Roeder
A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said.
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Ottawa Sun | May 23, 2017 - 11:34 |
Authorities are investigating the death of a female inmate at Windsor’s South West Detention Centre.
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Ottawa Sun | May 23, 2017 - 11:32 |
Photos show the terror and response from the city after the attack at an Ariana Grande concert (warning: includes graphic images)
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The Globe and Mail | May 23, 2017 - 11:27 |
Changing Workplaces report also suggests changes to collective bargaining and wage fairness for part-time and casual employees
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The Globe and Mail | May 23, 2017 - 11:26 |
Opp Amber Alert An OPP constable who failed to respond to a dying woman's 911 call, cleared the call hours later despite never having gone to her home, and implied to a dispatcher that he had taken action when he had not, has been demoted for two years after pleading guilty to neglect of duty.
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CBC News - Ottawa | May 23, 2017 - 11:21 | CBC News
People in Newfoundland and Labrador were warned today that local 10-digit dialing -- including the area code and the phone number -- will begin on Aug. 17, 2018.
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CTV News - National | May 23, 2017 - 11:08 |
Ottawa police are asking for the public’s help to identify two men who are believed to be involved in payment card fraud near the Rideau Centre.Police that the pair made four purchases worth about $6,000 at the centre between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. using payment cards that were obtained fraudulently.Detectives hope other shoppers at the mall may be a
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Ottawa Sun | May 23, 2017 - 11:08 |
Ottawa police are asking for the public’s help to identify two men who are believed to be involved in payment card fraud near the Rideau Centre. Police that the pair made four purchases worth about $6,000 at the centre between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. using  payment cards that were obtained fraudulently. Detectives hope other shoppers at the mall may be able to help identify the men. The first man is described as being of “Mediterranean” descent, standing five-feet-10-inches (178 cm) tall with a medium build and a black beard. He was wearing a grey...
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Ottawa Citizen | May 23, 2017 - 11:08 | Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen
South Korea's military fires at an unidentified object flying over its border with North Korea.
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The Globe and Mail | May 23, 2017 - 10:59 |
South Korea's military fires at an unidentified object flying over its border with North Korea.
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The Globe and Mail | May 23, 2017 - 10:59 |
A top Mountie has testified at the national police force's Labour Code trial stemming from a 2014 shooting rampage in Moncton, N.B., that the carbine rifle program was a "high priority" for the RCMP.
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CTV News - National | May 23, 2017 - 10:56 |
A 26-year-old Ottawa man in custody in another matter has been charged in connection with four robberies from 2016 and 2015, including a binge of three stores within two hours in 2015.Kodi Warren is accused in the Jan. 31, 2016 robbery at a Baseline Road convenience store where a man wearing a disguise demanded and was handed an undisclosed amount
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Ottawa Sun | May 23, 2017 - 10:48 |
An attorney says a Canadian man took cocaine before boarding a flight where he allegedly attacked the crew with coffee pots and tried to open a cabin door.
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CTV News - National | May 23, 2017 - 10:45 |

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