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EgyptAir search narrows as beacon detected

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The chief investigator in the EgyptAir plane crash that killed all 66 people on board last week says search teams in the Mediterranean have picked up a beacon believed to be from the doomed aircraft.

Winnipeg parka maker shinnies for 'Made in Canada' tag


The CEO of a local garment manufacturer set out to prove the federal government wrong after a department ruled his company isn't Canadian enough to meet "Made in Canada" standards.

Automakers recall more than 12 million U.S. vehicles over Takata air bags

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Eight automakers announced a recall affecting more than 12 million vehicles on Friday related to defective Takata air bags, documents posted by U.S. government regulators showed.

'Groundhog Day' actress Angela Paton dies at age 86

FILE- In this Aug. 18, 1980, file photo, actor Frank Langella, right, talks with Jerry Stiller, left, and Angela Paton at the Morosco Theater in New York. Paton, best known for appearing with Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day,” has died at age 86. Her nephew George Woolf says Paton died Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Angela Paton (PAY-ton), an actress best known for appearing with Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day," has died at age 86.


Bust out your slip 'n slide, hot and humid weather this weekend

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More hot and humid weather is on tap today and it comes with the possibility of some showers so you might want to grab an umbrella as you head out the door.

Obama mourns dead in Hiroshima, calls for world without nuclear arms

Obama lays a wreath at a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial ParkBy Minami Funakoshi and Matt Spetalnick HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear arms. The two governments hope Obama's visit to Hiroshima, where a U.S. atomic bomb killed thousands instantly on Aug. 6, 1945, and some 140,000 by the year's end, underscores a new level of reconciliation and tighter ties between the former enemies. "We come to ponder the terrible force unleashed in the not so distant past," Obama said after laying a wreath at a Hiroshima peace memorial.


Trudeau says he's optimistic about G7 leaders' vows on ransoms, economy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama as they visit the Ise Grand Shrine (Ise Jingu) in Ise, Japan during the G7 Summit on Thursday, May 26, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean KilpatrickJustin Trudeau says he's encouraged by the pledges made Friday by his fellow Group of Seven leaders in Japan, on both their renewed vow to stop paying ransoms for hostages and their approach to boosting the global economy. Heading into the summit, Trudeau had urged some of his more fiscally prudent counterparts to invest more government cash to generate growth.


Toronto’s red-hot market sends property values soaring


The average annual increase was 7.5 per cent, according to the company that evaluates Ontario real estate.

Homeowners can ask for their assessment to be reconsidered


About half of owners who asked for reconsideration following the last assessment four years ago, won an adjustment.

Residents worry about futuristic direction of Galleria Mall


Residential and retail development to replace 1970s mall at Dupont and Dufferin Sts.

Couples expect better sex on holiday, but most are disappointed: Study


A survey out of London by sexual well-being brand Durex has revealed that 52% of adults expect better sex on holiday, but 60% are left disappointed, admitting that the reality didn't quite live up to their expectations.

How to rock the single life this wedding season


How to rock the single life this wedding season

5 tips on choosing and working with a wedding photographer


5 tips on choosing and working with a wedding photographer

Canada Post warns biggest customers to prepare for service disruption

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Canada Post confirms it is warning some of its key customers ahead of a potential delivery disruption this summer. CUPW and Canada Post remain at the negotiation table ahead of a possible lockout that could take place early July.

Conservative convention to provide early signs of post-Harper policy shifts

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The Conservative Party is about to enter uncharted territory: policy debates free from the influence of former leader Stephen Harper — or any permanent leader, for that matter. Here's what's on the agenda in Vancouver.

Kevin Vickers's bravery less valued in discreet world of diplomacy: Chris Hall

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As Kevin Vickers's role in bringing down Parliament Hill shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau attests, he's a man of great personal courage. But Vickers is no longer a security officer. He is Canada's representative in Ireland, and that role depends not on bravery but discretion, Chris Hall writes.

Liberals pass on debating motion to amend medically assisted dying bill

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A proposal for an emergency resolution that called on the Liberal government to amend its legislation on medically assisted dying has been rejected at the Liberal convention in Winnipeg.

Spellers from Texas, N.Y. state co-champs in U.S. Spelling Bee


Nihar Janga, a fifth-grader from Austin, Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, a seventh-grader from Painted Post, New York, were declared co-champions of the U.S. Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday.

Turkey says U.S. 'two-faced' for not viewing Syrian Kurdish YPG as terrorists

The United States is "two-faced" for refusing to call the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia terrorists, Turkey's foreign minister said on Friday, reflecting Ankara's growing irritation at Washington's backing of the group. Mevlut Cavusoglu also said it was "unacceptable" for U.S. soldiers to wear YPG emblems, after photos emerged purportedly showing U.S. special forces wearing YPG emblems on their shoulders. NATO member Turkey regards the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has fought a three-decade insurgency for autonomy in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast.

Islamic State drives Syria rebels from near Turkish border

A general view shows a damaged street with sandbags used as barriers in Aleppo's Saif al-Dawla districtIslamic State fighters captured territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border on Friday and inched closer to a town on a supply route for foreign-backed insurgents fighting the jihadists, a monitoring group said. The rebels, who are supplied via Turkey, last month staged a major push against Islamic State, but the group counter attacked and beat them back. The United States has identified the area north of Syria's former commercial hub Aleppo as a priority in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) movement.


Obama mourns dead in Hiroshima, calls for world without nuclear arms

Obama lays a wreath at a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial ParkBy Minami Funakoshi and Matt Spetalnick HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear arms. The two governments hope Obama's visit to Hiroshima, where a U.S. atomic bomb killed thousands instantly on Aug. 6, 1945, and some 140,000 by the year's end, underscores a new level of reconciliation and tighter ties between the former enemies. "We come to ponder the terrible force unleashed in the not so distant past," Obama said after laying a wreath at a Hiroshima peace memorial.


Plenary Statement For the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health

Plenary Statement For the Honourable Jane Philpott Minister of Health

Public Consultation on Last In, First Out Policy for Northern Shrimp

St. Anthony, Newfoundland-Labrador – The Ministerial Advisory Panel is holding a public consultation meeting in St. Anthony to gather public opinion on the Last In, First Out (LIFO) policy for the Northern shrimp fishery.

Debut domination: Canada looks to continue unique streak in Rio

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Each of the past three Olympics (summer or winter), a Canadian has won a medal in an event appearing for the very first time.

Rio Olympics: Brazil President Dilma Rousseff could face final removal days ahead of Games

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Brazil Senator Antonio Anastasia has said final vote on removing impeached President Dilma Rousseff should come on Aug. 2 — just three days before the Olympics open in Rio de Janeiro.



Sunshine Girl

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Ashley landing SUNshine Girl Ashley, who can often be found in the gym, is an iPad gamer and jokingly calls herself a nerd. The 23-year-old, 5-foot-5, hazel-eyed Virgo likes electronic dance music and country. (Jim Wells photo)
 

Knife from Vancouver crime scene stolen by Canuck the crow


Infamous bird has social media following

Stoned sheep 'cause a mess' in Wales


A herd of stoned sheep -- high as kites after feeding on the remains of an abandoned marijuana garden - went on a rampage through a Welsh village.

Winnipeg artist transforms nightclub urinal into Donald Trump 'potty mouth'


Winnipeg artist transforms nightclub urinal into Donald Trump 'potty mouth'

Nova Scotia car collector asked to remove graveyard-painted hearse from driveway


A Nova Scotia car collector says his landlord asked him to remove his graveyard-painted hearse from his driveway after complaints from other residents of his largely elderly neighbourhood.

High school valedictorian banned from ceremony over his goatee


A Louisiana chapter of the NAACP wants a school superintendent and three school board members to resign after a high school valedictorian was blocked from participating in graduation for refusing to shave his beard.

Prince of Pot slams Project Claudia


Canada's “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery says Mayor John Tory will pay a political price for pushing for a citywide crackdown on marijuana dispensaries.

Toronto vet disciplined over dog's care


Veterinarian Jonathan Mitelman says if he could have changed one thing about his care for an arthritic 13-year-old dog that was euthanized five years ago, it would be to “take my time” before making a diagnosis.

In farewell, Harper calls for party unity, cites Tory strength


Stephen Harper, the one and only leader the Conservative Party of Canada has ever had, thanked his political “family” Thursday night, bidding them farewell even has he encouraged them to stay strong and united for the fight they'll have at the next general election.

Efforts underway to eliminate Ontario Amber Alert bloopers


Is it “oop,” or “woop,” ... or was that meant to be “OPP,” as in Ontario Provincial Police?

'What they did was assault a homeless man'; Man claims TTC officers beat him


Christopher Richards insists TTC transit officers “beat him so bad” he ended up being taken by ambulance to hospital.
 
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