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Editorial: Red surge

Posted by Oped 3 hours ago Calgary Herald| editorial red surge All
http://www.calgaryherald.com — The RCMP hopes to start enrolling as many female cadets as males starting next year. Only about 21 per cent of the sworn officers in Canada’s national police force are female today, so the initiative perhaps seems overdue at first blush. Read More
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Malala's honorary citizenship ceremony cancelled: PMO

Posted by Oped 3 hours ago Toronto Star| malalas honorary citizenship ceremony cancelled pmo All
http://www.thestar.com — OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office says two scheduled events today in Toronto with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai have been cancelled.The last-minute announcement comes amid an ongoing emergency in Ottawa, where several shootings have occurred on or near Parliament Hill.Harper was to moderate an afternoon question-and-answer session with Yousafzai at a Toronto Read More
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Rugby, Gareth Rees given long-overdue attention with Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame induction

Posted by Oped 3 hours ago Toronto Star| rugby gareth rees longoverdue attention canadas sports hall fame induction All
http://www.thestar.com — A decade-and-a-half after his retirement, it’s still easy to see how imposing a figure Gareth Rees was on the rugby pitch. He’s a bear of a man in a flannel-grey blazer who easily parts the crowd gathered at a bar in Toronto to celebrate his inclusion in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.In this gathering, Rees is a legend, a sporting god, really. But on the street outside he woul Read More
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Official autopsy casts doubt on ‘hand up, don’t shoot’ version of Ferguson teen’s death

Posted by Oped 3 hours ago Toronto Star| official autopsy casts doubt hand up dont shoot version ferguson teens death All
http://www.thestar.com — ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO.—The official autopsy on Michael Brown shows that he was shot in the hand at close range, according to an analysis of the findings by two experts not involved directly in the case.The accompanying toxicology report shows he had been using marijuana.Those documents, prepared by the St. Louis County medical examiner and obtained by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, provide th Read More
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GO train narrowly misses school bus trapped in crossing

Posted by Oped 3 hours ago Toronto Star| go train narrowly misses school bus trapped crossing All
http://www.thestar.com — A mini school bus narrowly missed being crushed by a GO train early Wednesday morning.At around 8 a.m., the school bus became trapped under the crossing arm near Erindale GO Station. It stopped just before the tracks. The bus had six passengers and a driver on board.The bus connected in some way with the crossing arm or the train, said Metrolinx spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins. There was little dam Read More
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Woman ‘in bewilderment’ at being charged with concealing dead infants in locker, lawyer says

Posted by Oped 3 hours ago Toronto Star| woman in bewilderment charged concealing dead infants locker lawyer says All
http://www.thestar.com — WINNIPEG—Police have charged a woman who was renting a storage locker where the remains of six babies were found, but they say it could be months before they know who the infants were or how they died.Andrea Giesbrecht, 40, was arrested outside her home in north Winnipeg. Const. Eric Hofley said Giesbrecht, who has also used the name Andrea Naworynski, faces six charges of concealing a bod Read More
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Long-shot mayoral candidate releases epic transit platform with actual details

Posted by Oped 3 hours ago Toronto Star| longshot mayoral candidate releases epic transit platform actual details All
http://www.thestar.com — It’s Transit City, the Big Move and a few more bells and whistles all rolled into one audacious – not to mention massive – transit platform.Its brazen author, Ari Goldkind, a 40-year-old lawyer and fourth-placed mayoral candidate, deliberately courts controversy by proposing to extend the St. Clair streetcar right-of way and implement a whole new range of taxes to pay for tra Read More
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Poll: John Tory holds commanding 14-point lead over Doug Ford

Posted by Oped 3 hours ago Toronto Star| poll john tory holds commanding point lead doug ford All
http://www.thestar.com — John Tory holds a commanding 14-point lead as Toronto’s mayoral election nears its end, a new Forum Research poll finds.Tory had 43 per cent support, Doug Ford (open Doug Ford's policard) 29 per cent, Olivia Chow 25 per cent, a generic “other” candidate 3 per cent in a survey of 852 residents on Monday night.The result may be especially notable because Forum has often found a Read More
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