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Bernier looks to strike some popular chords during first East Coast stops

Bernier looks to strike some popular chords during first East Coast stops

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Maxime Bernier looked to garner support for his fledgling People's Party of Canada Thursday as he spoke to a small business audience in New Brunswick — his first East Coast foray since starting his new party four months ago.
Woman survives after runaway snowmobile crashes into home, lands on her

Woman survives after runaway snowmobile crashes into home, lands on her

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Newfoundland man says it's a miracle his wife is alive after his runaway snowmobile crashed through the window of their home, smashing furniture and pinning her underneath.

Hundreds of people lost millions in GTA taxi fraud scam, police say

TORONTO — An ongoing fraud and identity theft operation targeting taxi riders in the Greater Toronto Area has already cost hundreds of people millions of dollars, city police said Thursday as they announced a handful of arrests in the case. Det.

Quinoa seeds found at Ontario construction site date back to 900 BC: researchers

Researchers at the University of Toronto say they've uncovered a large quantity of quinoa seeds grown in North America thousands of years ago.
McGill science group takes aim at pharmacies for selling 'quack' flu remedy

McGill science group takes aim at pharmacies for selling 'quack' flu remedy

MONTREAL — A McGill University science communication group is taking aim at a commonly available homeopathic flu remedy and questioning why pharmacies continue to sell what it calls "quack remedies.
Barack Obama, former U.S. president, to speak in Vancouver in early March

Barack Obama, former U.S. president, to speak in Vancouver in early March

VANCOUVER — Former United States president Barack Obama is coming to Vancouver. The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade says in a statement that Obama will speak March 5 during a late afternoon event at Vancouver Convention Centre West.

Supreme Court rejects Calgary man's appeal in neighbour's fatal stabbing

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a man who argued he was fending off an attempted sexual assault when he stabbed his new neighbour 37 times.
British sailor's gang rape case adjourned, verdict expected Friday

British sailor's gang rape case adjourned, verdict expected Friday

HALIFAX — The high-profile case of a British sailor accused in an alleged gang rape at a Halifax-area military base has been adjourned until Friday.
Flush the milk: Study finds more than half of food produced in Canada wasted

Flush the milk: Study finds more than half of food produced in Canada wasted

More than half the food produced in Canada is wasted and the average kitchen tosses out hundreds of dollars worth of edibles every year, says a study researchers are calling the first of its kind.
In the news today, Jan. 17

In the news today, Jan. 17

Five stories in the news for Thursday, Jan. 17 ——— U.S. DENOUNCES DEATH PENALTY AGAINST CANADIAN The U.S.