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Latimer denied lighter day parole

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 16:43
Robert Latimer's request to spend five days a week of his day parole at a private residence, instead of a halfway house, has been turned down.

Asthma drug probed for links to cardiac problems

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 16:43
The safety of the asthma drug Xolair is under review to investigate a potential link to cardiovascular problems, Health Canada said Thursday.

Boy hit by lightning still critical, father says

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 16:30
One of two young boys hit by lightning in a Brampton, Ont., park Wednesday is improving, while the other child remains in critical condition.

PM launches economic agency to help southern Ont.

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 15:38
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Thursday the launch of a new agency to boost economic development in southern Ontario.

Original Jackson glove to be sold for charity

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 15:14
The original glove Michael Jackson wore when he unveiled his famed moonwalk and performed Billie Jean at the Motown 25th anniversary TV special is set to be sold at a charity auction.

Isotope reactor won't restart until spring 2010

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 14:39
The date for starting up the nuclear reactor at Chalk River, Ont., that produces most of Canada's medical isotopes has been delayed until at least next spring.

Tainted cocaine makes dozens ill in B.C.

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 13:47
Dozens of drug users in B.C. have been hospitalized since December because of tainted cocaine being sold on the streets, health officials say.

Les Paul, father of electric guitar, dies at 94

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 13:19
Guitar legend Les Paul has died of complications from pneumonia, according to his family. He was 94.

Magna says wrinkles in Opel bid ironed out

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 12:53
Magna International Inc. said Thursday it has ironed out the final details in its bid to buy General Motors Co.'s Opel unit and the deal will now be put before GM's board.

Bank customers happy, survey suggests

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 12:23
Customer satisfaction with the retail banking industry is high, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Canadian Retail Banking Customer Satisfaction Study released Thursday.

Manitoba native leaders raise swine-flu fight funds

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 11:36
Manitoba's aboriginal leaders are trying to raise millions to supply their reserve communities with flu-fighting equipment because they don't trust the federal government to help if there's a pandemic.

Iqaluit boys sleeping on street raise alarms

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 11:11
A picture of two boys sleeping outdoors near an Iqaluit grocery store has prompted calls for more services to help vulnerable children.

Karzai offers positions to rivals

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 11:01
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Thursday he will hand government positions to his two top challengers if he wins next week's presidential election.

School bus driver wins privacy battle

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 10:48
A Saskatoon bus driver who was worried a mandatory background check with a U.S. security firm would result in a loss of her privacy has scored a victory.

Taiwan adds troops for typhoon relief

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 10:42
The Taiwan military deployed thousands more troops to its southern regions on Thursday as criticism mounted about the government's dealing with the devastating aftermath of Typhoon Morakot.

Kenyan mob kills Scottish geologist

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 09:58
A mob armed with arrows, spears and machetes killed a Scottish-born geologist in an apparent dispute over mining rights in southeastern Kenya, police said Thursday in Nairobi.

Boys' role in moose death unclear, police say

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 09:11
Police say a shortage of witnesses has left them unconvinced that the Newfoundland boys accused of chasing a moose to exhaustion in Deer Lake, N.L., on Monday actually did it.

Recession over in Germany, France

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 09:09
The economies of Germany and France grew unexpectedly in the second quarter, ending the worst recession those countries have seen since the Second World War.

Lockerbie bomber to be freed: media

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 07:38
A former Libyan intelligence agent convicted of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am passenger jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, will be released from prison as early as next week on compassionate grounds, according to British media reports.

Ignatieff lags Harper in approval rating: poll

Test - CBC News - Thu, 08/13/2009 - 06:00
Prime Minister Stephen Harper scores a higher job approval rating than his political rival, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, according to a new poll, but both had more negative than positive evaluations from Canadians who were asked about their performance.
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