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January 15, 2013

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In Polley’s Wake, Downstream Alaska Fears BC’s Mining Boom (in News)

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I Was a Climate Change Denier (in Opinion)

After years spent trapped in a 'skeptic' loop, my path to evidence-based freedom.
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Chevron Refuels Debate over Corporate Money in Schools (in News)

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Ebolanoia: The Plague that’s Sweeping America (in Opinion)

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Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

FORT KENT, Maine – A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola. In a case that &hell...
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Rookie Gaudreau leads Flames past Predators

There were plenty of reasons along the way that should have deterred Johnny Gaudreau’s journey to the National Hockey League.
by Vancouver Sun - Sports
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TICATS 34 REDBLACKS 25

OTTAWA (CP) - It wasn't the way the Ottawa Redblacks wanted their final home game of their inaugural season to play out, but it ended in very similar fashion to most other games at TD Place this season.The Hamilton Tiger-Cats h...
by Rod Pedersen
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Super Sunspot Tracked Across the Earth-side of the Sun (VIDEO)

Super sunspot AR2192 has produced 10 significant solar flare while traversing the Earth-side of the sun; six X-class and four above M5-class. This active region on the sun – an area of intense and complex magnetic fields – ...
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Why uniforms matter in the military

They’re always freighted with symbolism. But in the wake of the death of two soldiers, they suddenly mean so much more

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PATS 5 BLADES 2

REGINA -- Patrick D'Amico notched two goals and an assist to the lead the Regina Pats to a 5-2 victory over the Saskatoon Blades on Hallowe'en night in the Brandt Centre.  With the victory, the Pats have collected back-to-...
by Rod Pedersen
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Amy Poehler’s radical message: ‘Be nice. Work hard.’

Behind Amy Poehler’s impossibly cheery persona is a multimedia empire built almost by stealth

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Lions Game Day: Jarious Jackson gets a big title — and a big job with Edmonton Eskimos

EDMONTON — Jarious Jackson’s new job title is almost as long as kicker Hugh O’Neill’s Duck Dynasty beard. Earlier this year, the former quarterback — and quarterbacks coach — of the Lions lef...
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Gustav Nyquist, Pavel Datsyuk each score 2 goals to lead Red Wings over Kings

DETROIT — Gustav Nyquist and Pavel Datsyuk each scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings over the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Friday night.
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Canadians Duhamel, Radford leaders after short program at Skate Canada

By Lori Ewing KELOWNA, B.C. — On the heels of a pressure-cooker Sochi Olympic campaign, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford set a simple goal for this season — to enjoy skating, and not focus on winning.
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Police investigating former CBC star Jian Ghomeshi after two women come forward

TORONTO — Former CBC star radio host Jian Ghomeshi is under criminal investigation after two women came forward to complain, police said Friday. One of the women who contacted police was Trailer Park Boy star Lucy DeCoute...
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Police investigating former CBC star Jian Ghomeshi after two women come forward

TORONTO — Former CBC star radio host Jian Ghomeshi is under criminal investigation after two women came forward to complain, police said Friday. One of the women who contacted police was Trailer Park Boy star Lucy DeCoute...
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Maclean’s on the Hill: Tax policy, Glenn Greenwald, Oct. 22

The Maclean's Ottawa bureau discusses the stories behind this week's headlines

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Pete McMartin: Is climate change a civic election issue? It should be.

At the moment, the government of New York City is engaged in the re-engineering of its waterfront and its civic infrastructure to ensure against the kind of flooding it suffered in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy. It is an endeavou...
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Mounties arrest suspect in Thursday’s random fatal stabbing on Kelowna bus

Police appeared to be closing in on a suspect Friday after a middle-aged man was stabbed in the neck and died on a Kelowna transit bus Thursday. RCMP investigators know who the suspect is and the general area where he was hidin...
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Spain s Javier Fernandez wins Chan-less short program at Skate Canada

KELOWNA, B.C. — Javier Fernandez of Spain won the men’s short program Friday in a Skate Canada International field that was missing Canada’s Patrick Chan.
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Brody Paterson, 20, charged with murder in targeted Surrey gangland shooting of Craig Widdifield

A 20-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in a targeted gangland slaying that rocked south Surrey last year. Brody Robert Paterson was arrested in Surrey early Friday morning and charged in connection with the...
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Historic London gallery expecting big crowds for new Emily Carr exhibit

When Britain’s oldest public art gallery hosted an exhibition featuring Canada’s Group of Seven painters three years ago, the public and critical response was staggering.
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Don Cayo: Family tax changes fairer than expected, but still flawed (with video)

VANCOUVER­ — Perhaps four million Canadian families will benefit from the family-oriented tax policies announced Wednesday by Prime Minister Stephen Harper — which means about 4.6 million families, not to mentio...
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Burnaby politicians pointing fingers over rumour of students being injected with gay serum (with video)

The civic party aiming to knock off Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan in the upcoming municipal election is denying it’s behind an alleged rumour campaign targeting Mandarin-speaking Chinese voters that appears to be connected...
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Police promise more arrests in 2013 gangland slaying

A 20-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in a targeted gangland slaying that rocked south Surrey last year.
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Video: New federal “benefit” doesn’t benefit all

The package of family-oriented tax policies announced Thursday is more inclusive than the bare-bones income splitting promised in the Conservatives' platform during the last election campaign. But columnist Don Cayo thinks it s...
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Lakeland Mills to appeal WorkSafeBC penalties in 2012 fatal fire in Prince George

Lakeland Mills Ltd. announced Friday it is appealing $724,163 in penalties imposed by WorkSafeBC as a result of a sawmill fire in Prince George on April 23, 2012, in which two workers died and 22 others were injured.
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Burrows to sit three games for hit on Habs’ Emelin

The National Hockey League slapped Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows with a three-game suspension Friday for a late and high hit on Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin. Burrows, who will forfeit $72,580.65 in salar...
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Feschuk’s ‘University Rankings’: 5 things to know for first year

College tips from an old pro who completed a four-year degree in six short years

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NTSB: Kansas plane drifted to left before crashing

WICHITA, Kan. – Six eyewitness have reported that a small plane drifted to the left side of the runway after taking off from a Kansas airport, then made a steep left bank before crashing into a flight training facility, t...
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Everything You Need To Know About The Virgin Galactic Crash

It's going to take a while before we make sense of this tragedy. But here's everything we know right now.Read more...
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‘Boring’ Canucks goalie Ryan Miller has no flair for the dramatic

Ryan Miller apparently didn’t get the memo. It seems Miller doesn’t know that providing drama has long been part of the job description of Vancouver Canucks goalies.
by Vancouver Sun - Sports
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Women who were raped take to Twitter to explain why they didn’t report it

Using the hashtag #BeenRapedNeverReported, women have detailed feelings of shame and powerlessness before the law.
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David Gogo transforms into Jian Ghomeshi for Halloween

David Gogo transforms into Jian Ghomeshi for HalloweenThat's some scary stuff!
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Fall back — and take your vitamin D

This weekend’s “fall back” into standard time means dark days are upon us — with zero chance of baring our skin enough to get adequate amounts of Vitamin D.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Wanted: Reseachers willing to hang from helicopters to help save B.C.’s caribou

It’s a tricky operation involving helicopters, net guns, thrashing moose and hungry wolves, but the ministry charged with protecting B.C.’s forests hopes some brave researchers can help find out what’s killing...
by The Province - News
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