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Carjack sex attack suspect arrested

Drinking alone in the corner of a Rundle pub, a man wanted for a sexual assault was caught off-guard when officers walked inside and arrested him last night.

Harper warns Tories to avoid 'ideological' governing

STEVEN CHASE, BILL CURRY The Globe and Mail 15.11.2008
Harper warns Tories to avoid 'ideological' governing

WINNIPEG, OTTAWA — Stephen Harper warned party diehards at a jubilant Conservative convention Thursday night that the Tories must avoid an ideological approach to governing as the economy loses steam.


Hundreds expected at Ontario teen's funeral

Hundreds of people are expected to attend a funeral mass on Friday for an Ontario teenager who ran away from home following a dispute over video games.

Record costs threaten Canada's picture of health

LISA PRIEST The Globe and Mail 15.11.2008
Record costs threaten Canada's picture of health

Canada's health-care spending is expected to reach its highest level ever - $171.9-billion this year, or $5,170 per person - growing faster than the economy and outpacing inflation and population growth, new figures show.


Frank Gehry says revamped Art Gallery of Ontario will make Canada proud

TORONTO — The revamped Art Gallery of Ontario opens to the public on Friday and its designer, world-renowned architect and Toronto native Frank Gehry, is confident it will make Canada proud.

Danny, Kaitlyn, axed on 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada'

TORONTO — Danny and Kaitlyn have been eliminated from "So You Think You Can Dance Canada." With voting now based on individual competitors, instead of couples, a new record of more than 1.7 million votes from across the country made the decision W...


Ignatieff feels better prepared for Liberal leadership run

Juliet O'Neill Ottawa Citizen 15.11.2008
Ignatieff feels better prepared for Liberal leadership run

Claiming a "burning desire" to defeat Stephen Harper's Conservatives and the right stuff to lead the Liberals back to power, Toronto MP Michael Ignatieff entered the race to replace Stéphane Dion yesterday.

Government assets could be sold to balance budget, Flaherty says

Andrew Mayeda, Eric Beauchesne Ottawa Citizen 15.11.2008
Government assets could be sold to balance budget, Flaherty says

WINNIPEG - The Harper government is considering selling real estate and other Crown assets to help keep the budget balanced as the economy worsens. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, at the Conservative party policy convention here, made it clear that...


Ottawa prof arrested, suspect in 1980 Paris bombing

The RCMP has arrested a Canadian man in Quebec at the request of France, which accuses the man of being behind a bomb attack that killed four people at a Paris synagogue in 1980.

RCMP 'anxious' to participate in Dziekanski Taser inquiry: Commissioner

VANCOUVER - The RCMP is "anxious" to participate in an upcoming Taser inquiry and is working toward restoring public confidence in the wake of a series of high-profile investigations of officers, Commissioner William Elliott says.


Safe full of rare jewellery stolen from Bronfmans

Jason Miller Toronto Star 14.11.2008
Safe full of rare jewellery stolen from Bronfmans

Two Stanley Cup rings from the 1970s are among jewellery worth more than $1 million that has been stolen from the Forest Hill home of one of Canada's wealthiest families, Toronto police say.

Seventh foot will help solve puzzle, expert says

ROD MICKLEBURGH The Globe and Mail 14.11.2008
Seventh foot will help solve puzzle, expert says

VANCOUVER -- The discovery of yet another detached foot in a waterlogged running shoe lessens, rather than enhances, the ongoing puzzle of the grisly West Coast finds, according to a prominent oceanographer who has paid close attention to the capt...


Toronto-Raised Joseph Boyden Wins Giller Prize For Through Black Spruce

A jubilant Joseph Boyden nabbed the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize on Tuesday night for his second novel "Through Black Spruce," saying he wants his win to inspire native youngsters to pursue their artistic dreams.

CanWest cuts 560 jobs, five per cent of workforce, in financial streamlining

TORONTO — Cost pressures and plunging share prices prompted Canadian publisher and broadcaster CanWest Global Communications Corp. (TSX:CGS) to cut 560 jobs - about five per cent of its workforce - Wednesday as the company faces a rougher economy ...


CPP sanguine despite loss of $10 billion

James Daw Toronto Star 14.11.2008
CPP sanguine despite loss of $10 billion

The Canada Pension Plan lost $10.3 billion during the early weeks of the worst global stock market crash in generations. John Denison, president of the CPP Investment Board, acknowledges more of Canadians' retirement savings have evaporated since ...

Ignatieff to renew rivalry today

JULIET O'NEILL The Gazette (Montreal) 14.11.2008
Ignatieff to renew rivalry today

Michael Ignatieff is announcing his second bid for the Liberal leadership today amid a shrinking list of potential candidates to replace Stéphane Dion.


Ottawa bows to banks to keep credit flowing

RICHARD BLACKWELL AND TARA PERKINS The Globe and Mail 14.11.2008
Ottawa bows to banks to keep credit flowing

Pressure from Canada's big banks pushed the Harper government yesterday to overhaul the terms of financial assistance programs it recently designed to keep credit flowing through the Canadian economy.

Lettuce considered possible culprit in Ontario E. coli outbreak

Lettuce is believed to be responsible for four E. coli outbreaks in southwestern Ontario that made about two dozen people sick, food inspectors say.


Pilot dies in plane crash

Gwendolyn Richards, Sean Myers Calgary Herald 11.11.2008
Pilot dies in plane crash

An experienced pilot known for his strong community roots and passion for flight has died after his Cessna crashed in heavy fog late Saturday night. Herluf Nielsen, 67, was expected back in Innisfail around 10:30 p.m. after training with the Civil...

Mozart's 'Abduction' sweeps us away

JOHN COULBOURN Jam! Showbiz 11.11.2008
Mozart's 'Abduction' sweeps us away

TORONTO - When it comes to Mozart's Abduction From the Seraglio, it's easy to get carried away. In fact, when one considers that the opera tells a story set in Turkey, using an Italian style of comedy, German lyrics and English dialogue, it's not ...



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