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  • This undated image provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police shows Michael Sean Stanley. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Royal Canadian Mounted Police

    High-risk offender who fled Canada says he just wants to start over

    The Associated Press and The Canadian Press, The Associated Press

    SEATTLE – A convicted high-risk sex offender who eluded police in Saskatchewan and Alberta before crossing the U.S. border says he just wants to start a new life. Seattle’s KIRO-TV News tracked down Michael Sean Stanley on the streets of Seattle on Friday after he registered with authorities in the city. The 48-year-old explained what

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  • Some quotes about the Cda-EU trade deal announced Friday

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Quotes on the Canada-European Union trade deal announced Friday: “This is a big deal; this is the biggest deal Canada has ever made.” Prime Minister Stephen Harper. — “Businesses, provinces and territories have been crucial partners in reaching this point in the negotiation.” Harper. — “I think anyone who opposes it will lose

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  • Police say man believed to have killed two people had AK-47, body armour

    The Canadian Press

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says a man believed to be responsible for a double-murder before committing suicide this week was armed with an assault rifle when his body was found at a cemetery in St. John’s. Police say when they found the body of Brian Dawe in a vehicle, he was

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  • Iringa, Toka, Thika cross border into U.S. on road trip to California sanctuary

    The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Three elephants from the Toronto Zoo have crossed the border into the United States, as they make their long journey to a California sanctuary. The zoo confirms that Iringa, Toka and Thika were loaded into their individual steel crates Thursday and then began their journey by truck — expected to take about 50

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  • Popular Canadian downloading site isoHunt shut down, ordered to pay US$110M

    The Canadian Press

    A Vancouver resident has agreed to shut down his popular downloading website and pay a $110-million fine after settling a long legal fight with the Motion Picture Association of America. Gary Fung ran isohunt.com, a search engine for BitTorrent files, which helped users find virtually every type of copyrighted material, including music, movies, computer software,

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  • SCOC upholds right to demand life support against medical advice

    The Canadian Press

    The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal that would have permitted doctors in Toronto to end life support for a severely brain-damaged man without the consent of his family.

  • Alberta-China sign framework deal to collaborate on energy, resource issues

    The Canadian Press and Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press

    EDMONTON – Alberta and China have signed what they term a landmark deal to increase trade ties and collaboration between the two jurisdictions. Alberta Energy Minister Ken Hughes says the framework on sustainable energy development, while non-binding, opens doors to get Alberta’s oil and gas to the rapidly expanding economy of the Asian nation. “It’s

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  • Former NHL tough guy Georges Laraque and Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May, left, wait to hold a news conference in Montreal, Friday, October 18, 2013, where Mr. Laraque announced that he would be stepping down as deputy leader of the party and that he will step aside as the party's federal candidate in the Montreal riding of Bourassa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

    Ex-NHL enforcer Laraque putting political career on ice to fight fraud charges

    The Canadian Press and Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

    MONTREAL – He was a colourful former NHL pugilist who offered the federal Green party its best opportunity to double its ranks in the House of Commons. Instead, Georges Laraque will be forced to the sidelines while fighting fraud charges against him while the party decides what to do in a future byelection. The former

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  • Canada, EU reach agreement in principle on free trade deal

    The Canadian Press

    Supporters say the deal could increase Canada’s gross domestic product by $12 billion and help create 80,000 jobs. It may take up to two more years for the deal to be ratified.

  • September inflation rates for provinces, territories

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Canada’s annual inflation rate was 1.1 per cent in September, Statistics Canada says. Here’s what happened in the provinces and territories. (Previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador 1.7 (1.6) — Prince Edward Island 2.2 (2.4) — Nova Scotia 1.3 (1.3) — New Brunswick 0.7 (0.9) — Quebec 0.9 (0.8) — Ontario

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