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  • Rob Ford tells newspaper he’s had a lung biopsy

    News1130 Staff

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he has gone through some “invasive testing,” including what he described as a lung biopsy on Monday, and that he was vomiting and in pain, according to a report in the Toronto Sun.

  • Sen. Mike Duffy arrives to the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Monday, October 28, 2013. The first court date for Duffy ??? the affable television personality turned fiercely loyal Conservative partisan turned Tory black sheep and poster boy for the Senate scandal ??? is scheduled for Tuesday morning.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Mike Duffy’s Senate expenses case heads to court Tuesday

    Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press

    The first court date for Sen. Mike Duffy — the affable television personality turned fiercely loyal Conservative partisan turned Tory black sheep and poster boy for the Senate scandal — is scheduled for Tuesday.

  • Saskatoon woman, 65, faces death if deported to native Pakistan: lawyer

    Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

    WINNIPEG – A woman who fled to Canada from Pakistan — and who may be stoned to death upon her return, according to her lawyer — lost what may have been her final bid Monday to avoid deportation. A Federal Court of Canada judge rejected an application to stay the deportation of Jamila Bibi, a

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  • B.C. teachers, parents and other union supporters rally on the lawn of the Legislature on June 16, 2014 in Victoria. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

    Significant dates in B.C.’s troubled relationship with its teachers

    The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – Significant dates in the long history of labour unrest within B.C.’s public education system: 1987: B.C.’s Social Credit government passes a law that gives teachers the right to form a union and strike. However, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation largely sees it as an attack, since the law also decentralizes bargaining to local school

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  • B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Peter Fassbender address the tentative agreement with the B.C. Teachers' Federation in Vancouver, Tuesday, Sept.16, 2014 .THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

    B.C. teachers, employers reach tentative deal

    The Canadian Press, Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press, Vivian Luk and Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press, and Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press

    RICHMOND, B.C. – A tentative deal has been reached in the British Columbia teachers’ strike. The breakthrough in negotiations comes on the fifth day of talks at a Richmond, B.C., hotel between the union and the employers’ association with the help of mediator Vince Ready. Negotiations resumed last week under increasing pressure from the public

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  • Wind Mobile chairman Anthony Lacavera is pictured at a press conference in Toronto on December 11, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

    Group including Wind Mobile CEO to buy out majority shareholder VimpelCom

    David Paddon, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – An investment group that includes Wind Mobile founder Tony Lacavera and Canadian private equity firm West Face Capital has a tentative deal to buy out Wind’s majority shareholder, VimpelCom Ltd., a Russian-Dutch company that has been trying to exit the Canadian market since it was blocked from gaining full ownership of the small

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  • A Liberian health worker prepares his Ebola protective gear before removing the body of a man that they believe died from the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Abbas Dulleh

    Canada to send personal protective equipment to help West African Ebola outbreak

    Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Canada is donating $2.5 million worth of the specialized medical gear used to protect health-care workers who are treating Ebola patients in West Africa, the federal government announced late Monday. Health Minister Rona Ambrose said the equipment — known as personal protective equipment or PPE — will be given to the World Health

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  • Alberta has 18 cases of respiratory virus similar to outbreak in U.S.

    The Canadian Press

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s medical officer of health says a recent spike in the number of children with respiratory illness is pretty normal for this time of year. Dr. James Talbot says Alberta tested 100 samples from children under 18 who were admitted to hospitals across the province in the first 10 days of September. The

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  • Air Canada reviewing WestJet’s increased baggage fees

    Simon Druker

    WestJet has introduced a $25 fee on checked bags on all flights within North America. In a short statement, the company says it monitors industry developments such as this and will evaluate it going forward.

  • People participate in a drum circle during a Sisters in Spirit vigil to honour the lives of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Vancouver, B.C., on October 4, 2009. A new study says there were three times the number of violent incidents reported by aboriginal women in 2009 than by non-aboriginal women. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    Federal gov’t releases plan to fight violence against aboriginal women

    The Canadian Press

    The plan includes the development of more community safety plans both off and on reserves and projects to break inter-generational cycles of violence and abuse. The last budget earmarked $25 million over five years to address the issue.

  • Government releases plan to fight violence against aboriginal women

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – The federal government has released details of its plan to address the issue of violence against aboriginal women and girls. Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, who is also minister for the status of women, says the plan consists of a range of measures to address the problem. They include the development of more community

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  • Trudeau proposes EI premium holiday for businesses that hire new workers

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau says employers who hire additional workers should get a one-year holiday from paying employment insurance premiums for those employees. The Liberal leader says his proposal would help create jobs. By contrast, he says the Harper government’s decision last week to reduce premiums for some small businesses will actually give employers an

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  • Woman’s decision to eat fiance’s ice-cream treat pays off – $50M, to be exact

    The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Eating your fiance’s last ice-cream bar may not be a smart thing to do, but the craving certainly paid off for an Orillia, Ont., woman. A trip to the local store to “replace” the treat — and a Lotto Max ticket purchased there — made the newly engaged couple Ontario’s latest multimillionaires. Deanna

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  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    Here are five things to know from Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s speech Monday

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Five things to know about Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s speech Monday to caucus and party supporters: — The campaign is underway: Harper usually welcomes his caucus back to Ottawa in a speech on Parliament Hill, but this one was styled as a campaign rally to rev up Tory energies not just for the

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