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Canada, Russia at odds over claims to North Pole
Within 24 hours of yesterday’s statement by Canada's Foreign Minister that his government will lay claim to the North Pole, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his military to boost its presence in the region to bolster its own claim to the region.
Vancouver to ban doorknobs
Doorknobs are being phased out in Vancouver. The new building bylaw, to come into effect in March 2014, bans doorknobs in new homes, favouring the more accessible door handle instead.
Camper survives 3 months alone in wilderness
A camper has been rescued after three months in the wilderness and a run-in with a bear. Marco Lavoie, 44, set out for a two-month canoe trip on July 16, but after three months without word his family contacted police.
Free suit program offers thread of hope to down-and-out
An Edmonton man says he's changing the lives of the city's unemployed — one suit at a time. Doug Stacey, a manager at the non-profit job training group EmployAbilities, is giving away free suits to men who are on the job market.
Shale gas protesters clash with police in Rexton, N.B.
Shale gas protesters and RCMP trying to enforce an injunction are clashing in Rexton, N.B., with the violence including two police vehicles that have been set on fire and a report that Elsipogtog First Nation Chief Arren Sock has been arrested.
Ontario abandons plan for new nuclear plants
TORONTO (Reuters) - The Ontario government is dropping plans to build two new nuclear plants and will focus on refurbishing its aging facilities instead, the Canadian province's energy minister said
Governor General China-bound amid investment worries
Gov. Gen. David Johnston will serve as the sharp end of a political stick that the Harper government is pointing at China this coming week, amid renewed concern that Chinese investment in Canada is drying up.
One easy secret to make people like and trust you more
Across four experiments with 730 people, superfluous apologies — that is, saying sorry for things for which you’re ultimately blameless — were proven to improve strangers’ opinions of the people expressing regret. The unwarranted contrition was interprete
Elderly disabled vets take financial hit under new system
Some of the country's most severely disabled soldiers will take a major financial hit once they hit old age and risk living out their final years in near-poverty, Canada's veterans ombudsman has concluded in a report obtained by The Canadian Press and sch
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