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Earthquake-triggered avalanche leads to fatalities in Italy

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A number of people were killed in a small hotel that was hit by an avalanche in the mountains of central Italy after a series of earthquakes, Italian media reported on Thursday.

Bank of Canada warns of 'consequences' if Trump protectionist policies materialize


The Bank of Canada is warning there will be “material consequences” for trade if protectionist policies under U.S. president-elect Donald Trump come to fruition.

Earthquake-triggered avalanche leads to fatalities in Italy

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A number of people were killed in a small hotel that was hit by an avalanche in the mountains of central Italy after a series of earthquakes, Italian media reported on Thursday.

Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People's Choice Awards

Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People's Choice AwardsLOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People's Choice Awards , becoming the winningest entertainer in the show's history.


Josh Donaldson transforms from Blue Jay into Viking

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Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson made an appearance on the Canadian-Irish drama, Vikings. The first episode aired on Wednesday night on History Canada.

Second Nigerian tomato paste plant shuts, in embarrassment for Buhari

By Chijioke Ohuocha LAGOS (Reuters) - Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote has shut his new tomato paste plant in Nigeria due to a shortage of dollars needed to import raw materials, a senior executive said, the second such closure in months in a blow to official plans to diversify the economy. President Muhammadu Buhari, elected in 2015 on a platform of fixing a country mismanaged for decades, frequently speaks of ending Nigeria's dependency on oil exports by boosting food production, repeating his mantra: "We must produce what we eat".

Jasper resident spots two lynx crossing road near Marmot Basin

Laura Dzikowski was driving down Marmot Road Tuesday afternoon after a day of skiing when she spotted two lynx crossing the snowy road near Portal Creek. "They popped out onto the road and walked across the road, kind of came in front of us and went up the embankment and off into the woods," Dzikowski said. Dzikowski, a nurse who's lived in Jasper for about seven years, said she's seen lynx four times — and always within a couple hundred metres of that same spot on Marmot road.

Quebec says New York interested in buying hydropower


Energy minister hopes that Hydro-Québec can reach a deal by the end of this year to supply New York power.

CP Rail CEO Hunter Harrison to step down immediately


Chief executive is taking a vacation leave until Jan. 31, when Keith Creel will become CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway.

Downtown Toronto home appreciates 62% in two years


Realtors say it’s a sign of the high demand for Toronto properties and a lack of listings.

Why we need to stop congratulating Ryan Gosling for being a good partner


Just recently, Ryan Gosling made headlines and ovaries sigh everywhere when he mentioned his wife, actress Eva Mendes while accepting a Golden Globe for his role in La La Land.

My husband is now a woman: How to move forward when your spouse is transgender


What would you do if you had to remake yourself after your husband became your wife?

Kinder Morgan revenue sharing deal could cause provincial feuds, expert says

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A revenue-sharing agreement that helped convince British Columbia to support the $6.8 billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion threatens to tear the fabric of country, says a resource policy expert.

Doctor who hired a hit man to kill teen patient takes prison complaint to top court

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The Supreme Court of Canada will decide Thursday if it will hear a complaint from medical doctor Josephakis Charalambous, who hired a hit man to kill a young patient who had accused him of sexual abuse.

U.S. challenges program that puts B.C.-only wines in grocery stores

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The Obama Administration has launched a new trade enforcement action against Canada at the World Trade Organization regarding B.C.'s liquor regulations.

MMIW Inquiry names additions to its legal team

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The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has added two well-known Indigenous lawyers to its legal team.

Driver clocked at 91 mph in snowstorm, wanted new car stereo


New Hampshire State Police say a driver clocked at 91 mph during a snowstorm said she was late for an appointment to have a new car stereo installed.

Dead found in Italian hotel hit by avalanche after quakes, reports say

A number of people were killed in a small hotel that was hit by an avalanche in the mountains of central Italy after a series of earthquakes, Italian media reported on Thursday. Up to 30 people were believed to be in the hotel when the avalanche hit on Wednesday night, officials said. On its website, Italian news agency Ansa quoted the head of a rescue squad that reached the hotel as saying "there are many dead." No further details were immediately available.

Chinese court jails former CNPC general manager for 15 years for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court has jailed Liao Yongyuan, the former general manager of China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), for 15 years for graft, a local court said on Thursday. CNPC is the parent company of state oil major PetroChina. It was not immediately possible to contact Liao or his lawyer. (Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

Pope to bless Philippines' Duterte, aide says

Pope Francis leads the weekly audience in Paul VI hall at the VaticanPope Francis will bless the Philippines and its leader Rodrigo Duterte, an aide to the president said, in a gesture of goodwill to a controversial figure known for his lurid lambasting of priests and bishops. "When I had the opportunity of kissing the hand of the Pope, I said, 'Bless the Philippines, Your Holiness,' and his answer was, 'Yes, I will also bless your president," presidential adviser Jesus Dureza said in a video clip at St. Peter's Square, shown on television on Thursday.


Government of Canada improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities within their workplaces and communities

Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, visited the Centre for Child Development of the Lower Mainland to announce the approval of 573 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) projects. The Minister highlighted how these projects will help strengthen the Government of Canada's commitment to ensuring greater accessibility and opportunity for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces.

Government of Canada press conference with the Knights of Columbus, Granby Council 1093

Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference at which Pierre Breton, Member of Parliament for Shefford, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), will make an announcement regarding the Knights of Columbus, Granby Council 1093.

6-time Australian Open champ Novak Djokovic shocked in 2nd round

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Novak Djokovic, the champion five of the last six years, is out of the Australian Open after being beaten 7-6 (8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 by wild-card entry Denis Istomin in a second-round match on Thursday.

Connor McDavid records 100th career point, completes Oilers' comeback

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Connor McDavid scored the overtime winner and added two assists as the Edmonton Oilers won their fourth game in a row with a 4-3 decision over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday.



Sunshine Girl

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Landing Profile Princess SUNshine Girl Princess is a student from Nigeria who's studying business and economics at university. The 18-year-old likes modelling, singing, playing tennis and watching soccer. She's huge into social media and wants to maybe get into acting. (JACK BOLAND/Postmedia Network)
 

Brit PM Theresa May confused with porn star namesake


British Prime Minister Theresa May's buxom porn star namesake claims business has been boffo in the wake of the Brexit vote.

One-in-a-million female pug sprouts penis


Is that a lump, or are you just happy to see me?

Man had repeated sex with dog named 'Baby Girl': Cops


A Florida man allegedly had so much sex with his pit bull that a relative “couldn't take it anymore.”

Secret church porn sparks outrage in Netherlands


Enraged parishioners put the fear of God in an atheist porn producer whose unholy kink has landed him in hot water.

Don's Johns port-a-potties being used for Donald John Trump's inauguration — but someone's covered up the name


It's the great port-a-potty coverup for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

'I'll make you famous': Alberta man turns the table on laptop thief


Cochrane's Stu Gale couldn't believe his eyes when a notification popped up on his computer telling him someone had logged on to his recently stolen laptop.

Illicit drug deaths reaches record high 914 in B.C. last year


More than 900 people died in British Columbia last year from illicit drug overdoses, but the provincial health minister says the toll could have been far higher and he warned the federal government Wednesday the epidemic is spreading across Canada.

Kevin O'Leary: Next election will be an 'exorcism'


Kevin O'Leary doesn't just see himself as becoming the next prime minister of Canada.

Ice fisherman pulled from truck sinking through ice near Cornwall, Ont.


INGLESIDE — A leisurely evening of ice fishing almost turned deadly Tuesday when a truck went through the ice on Hoople Creek near Cornwall.Joshua van de Glind, 21, was helping his uncle set up his fishing hut when he noticed a Jeep beginning to sink into the water. The driver had rolled down his window and was attempting to escape.

Trump commerce nominee Ross: NAFTA will be 'first thing for us to deal with'


President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary says the North American Free Trade Agreement will be among the first orders of business for the new administration.
 
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