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Quebec town hopeful dismantling of rusting cargo ship will go smoothly after fire

Quebec town hopeful dismantling of rusting cargo ship will go smoothly after fire

MONTREAL — A southwestern Quebec town is counting down the days until an unwelcome piece of marine history disappears from its shores.
Astronomers discover 14 galaxies poised to collide and form colossal cluster

Astronomers discover 14 galaxies poised to collide and form colossal cluster

HALIFAX — Astronomers have discovered the beginnings of a gigantic "cosmic pileup" in the far reaches of the universe, which could form one of the largest structures in the cosmos.
Explosion at Husky refinery in Wisconsin sends several people to hospital

Explosion at Husky refinery in Wisconsin sends several people to hospital

CALGARY — A tank containing crude oil or asphalt exploded at a Wisconsin refinery owned by Calgary-based Husky Energy Inc. on Thursday, injuring several people and causing a blast that one worker described as sounding like a sonic boom.
Adventurous cows pay surprise visit to Newfoundland elementary school

Adventurous cows pay surprise visit to Newfoundland elementary school

POUCH COVE, N.L. — It is the stuff of children's books: A small herd of hungry cows delighted Newfoundland school kids this week, escaping their pen to munch on a nearby school's green grass. Kelly Pinsent, principal of Cape St.

Alcohol charges against 2 Canadian pilots dropped after blood samples destroyed

LONDON — Prosecutors in the United Kingdom have dropped charges against two Canadian pilots accused of preparing to fly a commercial aircraft while under the influence of alcohol after their blood samples were mistakenly destroyed at a Scottish priso

E. coli outbreak linked to pork products from Alberta meat shop, 1 dead, 35 sick

EDMONTON — Investigators have linked an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 36 people, including a person who is likely to have died from the bacteria, to pork products from a meat shop south of Edmonton.
Band pulls out of rock  festival, citing lack of gender, racial diversity

Band pulls out of rock festival, citing lack of gender, racial diversity

HALIFAX — A Halifax indie rock band is pulling out of a Nova Scotia music festival, saying the lineup lacks diversity.

What we know about the victims of the deadly Toronto van attack

TORONTO — Ten people were killed after a van mounted a sidewalk along a busy street in north Toronto on Monday, ramming into pedestrians in its path.
Research study of dinosaur teeth reveals how big lizards ate, hunted

Research study of dinosaur teeth reveals how big lizards ate, hunted

EDMONTON — You are what you eat, even if you're a dinosaur. University of Alberta scientists are learning more about the lives of the ancient lizards by studying their teeth to see how they used them — and what on.
Canada gives border security extra money to crack down on cheap steel, aluminum

Canada gives border security extra money to crack down on cheap steel, aluminum

OTTAWA — The federal government is announcing $30 million in new money to crack down on companies that try to ship cheap foreign steel and aluminum through the Canadian market.