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The candle has been burning for Carolyn Russell’s whole life to find out more about her dad.
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Ottawa Sun | April 29, 2017 - 15:49 |
A lawyer for a former Montreal borough mayor says her client has been allowed to return home after serving a sixth of his sentence for sexually touching a minor.
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CTV News - National | April 29, 2017 - 15:36 |
Emmy and Oakley Ashley Lamothe says her family pets have been targeted by complete strangers — with everything from anonymous complaint letters to what she says are attempts to poison her dogs. And it's gotten so bad, she says...
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CBC News - Canada | April 29, 2017 - 15:22 | Courtney Rutherford
A young woman and two children have been killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Coquitlam, B.C.
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CTV News - National | April 29, 2017 - 15:07 |
Thanks to a local rock climber, a young New Brunswick boy has his cat back after it was stuck on the ledge of a bridge for four days.
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CTV News - National | April 29, 2017 - 15:03 |
OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says he is truly sorry after claiming in a recent speech to have been the architect of Canada's largest battle in Afghanistan. The mea culpa follows what some saw as a half-hearted apology for the comments Sajjan made in India earlier this month. In a Facebook post, Sajjan says he made a mistake by describing himself as the architect of Operation Medusa in 2006. harjit sajjan facebook He goes on to retract the comments and offer his sincere apologies...
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Huffington Post | April 29, 2017 - 14:59 | Rebecca Zamon
A Canadian woman and her American boyfriend have gone missing in Belize, according to media reports. Francesca Matus, 52,  and her boyfriend Drew De Voursney, 36, were reportedly at a bar in Corozal Town, Belize, on Tuesday night to say goodbye to friends before she flew to Canada the next day. Corozal resident Nancy Rifenbark told Global News the two left Scotty’s Bar and Grill around 11 p.m. local time. Rifenbark told CTV News their friend Joe Milhoen drove to Matus’ house Wednesday to give her a lift to the airport in Belize City but didn’t find anyone there. De...
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Ottawa Citizen | April 29, 2017 - 14:52 | Robert Cross
Police in Airdrie, Alta., have issued a warrant for a man in connection with photos and videos that show nude women who appeared unaware they were being filmed. Troy Scott Young, 45, is charged with five counts of voyeurism.
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CTV News - National | April 29, 2017 - 14:47 |
WASHINGTON — In his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has produced hundreds of tweets, fired scores of rockets at Syria, signed dozens of executive orders, made one big move on the Supreme Court and signed no major legislation. He's grumbled about the pointlessness of judging presidents by a 100-day standard: "It's an artificial barrier. It's not very meaningful." Yet some of his predecessors have achieved great successes early on, at the peak of their honeymoon-hued political power. Here are Trump's first 100 days — in numbers: —10: The number of major bills he said he...
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Huffington Post | April 29, 2017 - 14:21 | Rebecca Zamon
Mea culpa follows what some saw as a half-hearted apology for the comments Sajjan made in India earlier this month
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The Globe and Mail | April 29, 2017 - 14:16 |
A brief interaction between B.C.’s Liberal leader Christy Clark and a voter at a grocery store in Vancouver has gone viral, inspiring the hashtag #IamLinda.
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CTV News - National | April 29, 2017 - 14:09 |
Colleen Jones Canada is on top of the curling world again as a senior women's team from Nova Scotia beat Switzerland in the gold medal final Saturday.
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CBC News - Canada | April 29, 2017 - 13:58 | Carolyn Ray
Two decrees issued: Thousands of civil servants to be dismissed, including nearly 500 academics and more than 1,000 Turkish military personnel; radio and television programs for “finding friends and spouses,” are banned
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The Globe and Mail | April 29, 2017 - 13:56 |
National capital drivers looking to get to the other side of the Ottawa River will have to plan ahead this weekend. The Alexandra Bridge, which crosses the river between the Museum of History in Gatineau and Nepean Point in Ottawa, is closed to auto traffic until 5 a.m. Monday. Pedestrians and cyclists can still cross. The Chaudières Bridge, which crosses between the War Museum and over Chaudieres Island, will be closed in alternating directions as of 8 p.m. Traffic lights will signal the operative lanes until 5 a.m. Monday. The Champlain, Portage and Macdonald-Cartier bridges are not...
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Ottawa Citizen | April 29, 2017 - 13:52 | Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen
Francesca Matus An Ontario woman is missing in Belize along with her American boyfriend, a friend says, and search crews have so far failed to turn up any clues indicating where they may be.
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CBC News - Canada | April 29, 2017 - 13:52 | Andrea Janus
Ottawa political author and consultant Bob Plamondon has been named interim chair of the National Capital Commission, as his predecessor Russ Mills officially stepped down Saturday after 10 years at the helm.
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Ottawa Sun | April 29, 2017 - 13:47 |
The federal defence minister said in a Facebook post that he had made a mistake by describing himself as the architect of Operation Medusa, in which 12 Canadian soldiers died.
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The Toronto Star | April 29, 2017 - 13:45 | The Canadian Press
Ottawa political author and consultant Bob Plamondon has been named interim chair of the National Capital Commission, as his predecessor Russ Mills officially stepped down Saturday after 10 years at the helm. For the first time in the Crown corporation’s history, the federal agency publicly called for applicants for the chair position in February. Applications have closed and there has been no word on when a permanent new chair will be named. Faced with the uncertainty, the full board of directors voted earlier this month that Plamondon serve as interim chair. It is not known...
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Ottawa Citizen | April 29, 2017 - 13:41 | Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen

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