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YouTube duck shooter lashes out

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 16:57
One of the men fined $5,000 for illegally shooting ducks and then posting video of the carnage on YouTube lashed out after being sentenced Monday in Saskatoon, insisting the matter was blown out of proportion.

Twitter work to debut at Royal Opera House

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 15:19
Britain's venerable Royal Opera House says it is planning to perform excerpts from an opera that is being composed over the internet by Twitter users.

Caisse loses $5.7B

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 15:10
Quebec's largest pension fund manager lost more than $5.7 billion in real estate writedowns in the first half of 2009.

Sleepy bus driver claims being investigated

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 14:51
Can-Am Charters in Saint John is investigating complaints that one of its bus drivers kept nodding off while driving people home last week from the AC/DC concert in Moncton to Nova Scotia.

Hundreds return home as B.C. wildfires cool

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 12:10
Hundreds of people across B.C. forced from their communities because of wildfires will be headed home on Tuesday as rain and cooler temperatures help firefighters reduce the wildfire threat.

Volt to go 100 km on 1 litre of gas: GM

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 10:43
General Motors Co. expects its Chevrolet Volt rechargeable electric car will have a fuel consumption rating of around 1.0 L/100 km for city driving, or 230 miles per U.S. gallon, a figure that is about four times better than the most fuel-efficient auto currently on the market, the Toyota Prius.

Migrant Mexican farm workers vote to quit union

Test - CBC News - Mon, 08/10/2009 - 22:20
Migrant farm workers have decided to drop the union because they can make more money, working longer hours, without mandatory overtime pay.

Tim Hortons backs out of anti-gay marriage event

Test - CBC News - Mon, 08/10/2009 - 22:07
Tim Hortons has reversed its decision to sponsor a Rhode Island rally held by a U.S. group that opposes same-sex marriage, after encountering fierce criticism for the move.

DNA proves stranded Canadian's ID: lawyer

Test - CBC News - Mon, 08/10/2009 - 22:03
The lawyer for a Canadian woman stranded in Kenya said he will file a motion in Federal Court on Tuesday, asking the federal government to issue an emergency passport so she can return home after a DNA test confirmed her identity.

YouTube video duck shooters fined, banned

Test - CBC News - Mon, 08/10/2009 - 21:49
Three Saskatchewan men charged after a YouTube video showed ducklings being shot illegally were handed hefty fines Monday, as well as a three-year ban on acquiring hunting licences.

Donald Marshall Jr.'s funeral draws overflow crowd

Test - CBC News - Mon, 08/10/2009 - 19:41
Mourners filled a church in Sydney, N.S., on Monday to pay their final respects to Donald Marshall Jr., a man whose wrongful conviction led to sweeping changes within the provincial justice system.

N.B. woman shaken after gunpoint drive to Toronto

Test - CBC News - Mon, 08/10/2009 - 19:16
A New Brunswick woman who says she was abducted by a young man brandishing a gun and forced to drive more than 1,000 kilometres to Toronto this past weekend is shaken up but otherwise doing fine, her family said Monday.

'Buy American' no threat to trade: Obama

Test - CBC News - Mon, 08/10/2009 - 18:22
U.S. President Barack Obama said the 'Buy American' provision needs to be kept in perspective, saying it has not hurt trade with Canada.

Sentencing delayed for drunk driver who killed 'pie ladies'

Test - CBC News - Mon, 08/10/2009 - 18:07
The sentencing of a Chatham, Ont., man convicted in the drunk-driving deaths of four elderly women was adjourned until Aug. 31 after hearing emotional victim-impact statements from friends and family of the victims on Monday.

Divers find plane in NYC air crash

Test - CBC News - Mon, 08/10/2009 - 17:40
Divers found the wreckage of a plane that collided with a sightseeing helicopter over the Hudson River on the weekend, killing nine people, a New Jersey state police official said Monday.

Taiwan mudslide leaves hundreds missing

Test - CBC News - Mon, 08/10/2009 - 17:12
As many as 600 people are unaccounted for in Taiwan after a mudslide caused by Typhoon Morakot struck a mountain village, a police official and a villager said Monday.

Breastfeeding cuts cancer risk: study

Test - CBC News - Mon, 08/10/2009 - 17:05
Women with a family history of cancer may lower their risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer by breastfeeding their children, a new study suggests.

Flaherty makes investment pitch in China

Test - CBC News - Mon, 08/10/2009 - 17:04
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is in China pitching Canada's banking system to investment officials in one of the world's most important economies.

Thunderstorms threaten more B.C. forest fires

Test - CBC News - Mon, 08/10/2009 - 17:03
Cooler temperatures, clouds and possibly rain are expected to give exhausted forest fire crews a break Monday in many parts of B.C., but a series of thunderstorms could spark new fires.

Jackson movie deal approved by judge

Test - CBC News - Mon, 08/10/2009 - 16:45
A California judge approved a Michael Jackson movie deal Monday.
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