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January 15, 2013

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Jermain Defoe shares frustration over injuries and questions about his commitment

By Neil Davidson TORONTO – Unable to do his talking on the pitch, a frustrated Jermain Defoe did some venting Thursday. The Toronto FC star said he may have to undergo an operation because of the persistent groin injury t...
by The Canadian Press
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Deadspin The Hater’s Guide To Your Local Halloween Store | Gizmodo Lumosity’s Brain Games Are Bullsh

Deadspin The Hater's Guide To Your Local Halloween Store | Gizmodo Lumosity's Brain Games Are Bullshit | Jezebel Why I Will Never Tell My Daughter to Give You a Hug | Kotaku The Classic PC Games You Must Play | Kinja Popula...
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Insidious 3 Trailer Reminds Us That This Franchise Loves Jumps Scares

I loved Insidious, loved it. The second movie not so much, but thankfully Insidious 3 looks like more original Insidious. That means hold on to your fucking hats—JUMP SCA...

by Meredith Woerner
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Psychological wounds may emerge in those nearest to the shooting of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Like the epicentre of an earthquake, those closest to the chaos that descended upon Ottawa this week are at greatest risk of profound psychological wounds, say the researchers who studied the mental health fallout of the 2006 s...
by Sharon Kirkey
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Surveillance video shows movement of gunman in Ottawa

The RCMP has released surveillance footage that shows how quickly Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was able to get from Wellington Street to Parliament Hill’s Centre Block. In the footage, a grey sedan can be seen coming to a st...
by Lauren Strapagiel
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Ryan’s Law back up for debate at Queen’s Park, MPP Jeff Yurek pushing for fast approval

Legislation that would standardize asthma management plans in Ontario schools took a step forward Thursday at Queen’s Park. The private member’s bill led by MPP Jeff Yurek (Elgin-Middlesex-London) passed its second ...
by Staff
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Statement by The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, the Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement:
by Canada News Centre - National News
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Den Tandt: Parliamentary security is still too lax

OTTAWA — Someone had to say it. And so it came to pass, as I drove eastward on the 401 in the wee hours Thursday, that a late-night radio host took the plunge: “This is, in a sense, Canada’s 9/11…&rdquo...
by Michael Den Tandt
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Paul Allen giving at least $100M to Ebola fight

SEATTLE – Billionaire Paul Allen says he’ll contribute at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola. The Microsoft co-founder said Thursday that among the initiatives he’s supporting is the development of ...
by Staff
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Modifying Remembrance Day ceremonies in wake of Ottawa attack would be ‘giving in': Edmonton organizer

Local groups in charge of this year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies say they’re looking into security measures following recent attacks on military personnel. According to Alberta Aviation Museum officials, the ceremon...
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Terrifying unknown lay beyond walls for MPs

OTTAWA – For a few moments that must have felt like an eternity, the prime minister of Canada stood hiding in a closet-like space within the Conservative caucus room. The Mounties who are assigned to protect him on a dail...
by Jennifer Ditchburn
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First things first: Let’s do this openly, says Mayor-Elect Brian Bowman

With his voice a little raspy from talking all day, Mayor-Elect and privacy lawyer Brian Bowman says his first priority is to establish better communications with Winnipeggers. “The first big decision is going to be the s...
by Elisha Dacey
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Justin Trudeau cancels Vancouver appearance in wake of shooting

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has cancelled his appearance at the Vancouver Writers Festival in the wake of the shooting Wednesday in Ottawa. Trudeau, who was scheduled to speak Friday at St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church with C...
by Staff
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Ministers Jason Kenney and Tim Uppal issue statement to recognize Bandi Chhorh Divas

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Bandi Chhorh Divas:
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Politics and its Discontents: A Very Impressive Lady

Every time I hear Elizabeth May speak, I am struck by the balance and wisdom of her words. A very impressive lady, she clearly has real leadership qualities: Recommend this Post
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The story of the strangers who tried to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Barbara Winters, Margaret Lerhe and others bonded together to help Nathan Cirillo in his final moments at Ottawa's War Memorial

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Military in Ottawa area told not to wear uniforms in public

OTTAWA – Members of the Canadian military in the Ottawa area have been told stop wearing their uniforms in public, with the exception of going back and forth to work. While it has not been made a general order, a …...
by Staff
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Europa League game between Slovan Bratislava, Sparta Prague interrupted by fan violence

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – A Europa League match between former Czechoslovak rivals Slovan Bratislava and Sparta Prague had to be interrupted for more than half an hour due to fighting between fans. Swedish referee Martin Str...
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Saskatchewan cabinet minister with prostate cancer urges men to get checked

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s agriculture minister is urging men to get checked for prostate cancer after he was diagnosed with the illness. Lyle Stewart, who represents Thunder Creek, says he will travel to Ottawa for tw...
by Staff
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If You Read One Thing Today, Make It This Canticle For Leibowitz Essay

Walter M. Miller's three-part novel A Canticle for Leibowitz is one of the acknowledged classics of science fiction... that doesn't get talked about nearly enough. Over in the New Yorker, there's a fascinating, must-read essay...
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Video: RCMP release shooting footage, says shooter was not on high-risk list

OTTAWA – The commissioner of the RCMP says Michael Zehaf Bibeau, the man killed Wednesday after a shooting at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill, was not on the RCMP’s watch list of potential high-risk...
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RCMP say Parliament Hill shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau previously faced criminal charges in Calgary

RCMP say the man responsible for the fatal shooting of a soldier on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill was previously charged criminally in Calgary. The revelation came during a press conference convened by senior RCMP officers Thu...
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A Young Dragon Is Too Nervous To Talk To The Barista He’s Crushing On

In this short webcomic, a petit dragon goes to the same cafe each day to read his favorite book series and moon over the weary barista behind the counter. But as he fantasizes about all the ways he would woo her, he starts to...
by Lauren Davis
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The Honourable Jason Kenney will make an announcement about the Canada Job Grant

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honourable Shirley Bond, British Columbia Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, will make a...
by Canada News Centre - National News
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15 Songs From The ’90s Every Canadian Will Remember

There is a distinct difference between growing up in Canada and everywhere else in the ’90s. While we can all remember the hits by the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears or even Nirvana, only Canadians will look back fondly ...
by Melody
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Chief of the Defence Staff to comment on recent events

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson will comment on recent events and take questions from the media.
by Canada News Centre - National News
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We need less security, not more

Why the best response to the Ottawa shootings is to open Parliament to all Canadians—not to fortify it

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Diwali

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Diwali:
by Canada News Centre - National News
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Maple Leafs try to get back to work after being caught up in Ottawa shooting

TORONTO – Twenty-four hours after being caught up in Wednesday’s shooting at Parliament Hill, the Toronto Maple Leafs were back on the ice at their practice facility trying to get back to the business of playing hoc...
by The Canadian Press
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