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News: Canada

We have started to collect the most important news related to Canada in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Horse DNA oldest by 500,000 years

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 17:46

A bone found in a remote part of Canada has shed light on the ancestry of the modern horse, and pushed back the oldest sequenced DNA by a huge margin.
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New interim Montreal mayor selected

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 22:41
related places: Montreal

Laurent Blanchard becomes Montreal's third mayor in eight months, after two prior leaders of the Canadian city resigned amid corruption allegations.
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VIDEO: Canada floods leave three dead

Monday, June 24th 2013, 1:04

At least three people have died and hundreds of thousands forced to evacuate as torrential rain batters the Canadian province of Alberta.
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Alberta braced for fresh flooding

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 1:39
related places: Calgary

More communities in the Canadian province of Alberta are on flood alert as high water levels move downstream from the city of Calgary.
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Deadly floods hit western Canada

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 3:20
related places: Calgary

At least three people have died as floods sweep western Canada and officials order the evacuation of Calgary's city centre as waters rise.
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In pictures: Alberta floods

Friday, June 21st 2013, 22:49

Flooding affects hundreds of thousands in western Canada
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Canadian cistern death 'an accident'

Friday, June 21st 2013, 14:36

Los Angeles officials say a Canadian woman found in a Los Angeles hotel cistern died accidentally, with bipolar disorder a "significant condition".
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VIDEO: Alberta floods displace thousands

Friday, June 21st 2013, 14:11

As many as 100,000 people in the Canadian province of Alberta have been forced out of their homes as torrential rain continues to cause serious flooding.
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Toronto mayor survives ejection bid

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 17:31

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford survives an attempt to oust him from office after Canada's Supreme Court declined to intervene in a case against him.
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Poverty hits native Canada children

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 15:13

Four in 10 indigenous Canadian children live in poverty, more than twice the national rate, finds a study that urges an increase in social services.
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Montreal mayor resigns after arrest

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 20:49
related places: Montreal

Montreal's Mayor Michael Applebaum resigns, a day after his arrest on 14 fraud charges, the latest scandal to hit Canadian local politics.
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Montreal mayor in 'corruption' probe

Monday, June 17th 2013, 15:41
related places: Montreal, Quebec

Montreal's mayor is arrested by Quebec police on fraud charges, the latest in a string of scandals surrounding Canadian local politics.
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Canadian 'Black Widow' jailed

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 9:52

A 78-year-old woman from Canada nicknamed the "Black Widow" is sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for drugging her husband on their honeymoon.
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Star Canada astronaut Hadfield quits

Monday, June 10th 2013, 21:19

A Canadian astronaut who captivated the world with his images and videos on social media from the International Space Station (ISS) is retiring.
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Vue Cinema chain sold in £935m deal

Monday, June 10th 2013, 18:53

The Vue cinema chain has been sold by private equity firm Doughty Hanson to Canadian investors for £935m.
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Marshal dies at Canadian Grand Prix

Monday, June 10th 2013, 8:13

A 38-year-old marshal is killed at the end of the Canadian Grand Prix after being hit by a recovery truck.
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MRI detects early heart chemo damage

Monday, June 10th 2013, 6:44

Detecting early damage to a child's heart following chemotherapy is possible using MRI scans, say Canadian researchers.
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Dominant Vettel wins in Canada

Monday, June 10th 2013, 1:53
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Sebastian Vettel takes a dominant victory in the Canadian GP as Fernando Alonso beats Lewis Hamilton to second place.
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Title fight wide open - Red Bull

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 22:55

Red Bull say the F1 title fight is still wide open despite Sebastian Vettel extending his lead to 36 points at the Canadian GP.
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Alonso optimistic for win from sixth

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 21:40

Fernando Alonso believes he is in a position to potentially win the Canadian GP despite starting in sixth place on the grid.
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Vettel beats Hamilton to Canada pole

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 18:20
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel beats Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix.
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Webber heads wet-dry final practice

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 15:13
related places: Montreal

Red Bull's Mark Webber sets the pace in a wet-dry final practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
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Alonso heads Hamilton in practice

Friday, June 7th 2013, 19:41
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Fernando Alonso beats Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in a tight second practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix.
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Di Resta top in wet Canada practice

Friday, June 7th 2013, 15:41

Force India's Paul di Resta sets the pace in a wet-dry first practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix.
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Probe into chocolate 'price-fixing'

Friday, June 7th 2013, 8:21

Food giants Nestle and Mars, along with a distribution company, are charged by authorities in Canada over alleged price-fixing of chocolate.
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Kyrgyzstan gold-mine blockade lifted

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 22:31
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Protesters seeking the nationalisation of a Canadian-owned gold mine in Kyrgyzstan disperse after a visit by the prime minister.
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Canada man wins double lottery prize

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 21:10

A man wins a 31m Canadian dollar ($30m; £19m) lottery jackpot after buying two identical tickets.
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Canada expels envoy over expat fees

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 17:13
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea
related places: Toronto

Canada orders Eritrea's envoy in Toronto to leave the country following claims he demanded contributions from expatriates to pay for Eritrea's military.
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Toronto's Ford denies 'crack video'

Friday, May 24th 2013, 22:29

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has denied allegations from a major Canadian newspaper he was caught on camera smoking crack cocaine.
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Canada PM aide quits in expenses row

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 22:08

Nigel Wright, chief of staff of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, resigns over his role in a growing expenses scandal.
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Toronto mayor denies drug film claim

Friday, May 17th 2013, 21:08

The mayor of the Canadian city of Toronto, Rob Ford, denies allegations that he has been caught on video smoking crack cocaine.
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VIDEO: Tsunami debris washes up in Canada

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 23:01
related countries: Japan Japan

Debris from the Japan tsunami in 2011 is washing up in Canada. The BBC spoke to volunteers cleaning up the shoreline on Vancouver Island
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Space life 'too good not to share'

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 18:21

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield says he could not resist sharing his life in space on social media, in his first public appearance since landing.
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Ontario liquor workers 'may strike'

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 13:28

A threatened strike by liquor shop workers in the Canadian province of Ontario has drinkers scrambling to find other sources of alcohol.
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Ancient water found in Canadian mine

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 17:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Earth

Scientists say 1.5-billion-year-old water drilled from rock in a North American mine is the most ancient yet found on Earth.
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Canada ferry crash navigator guilty

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 16:52
related places: Pacific

A navigation officer is found guilty of criminal negligence in the presumed deaths of two people in a 2006 ferry accident off Canada's Pacific coast.
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Astronauts return from ISS mission

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 3:57

A three-man International Space Station crew headed by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield returns to Earth after five months in space.
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VIDEO: Astronaut's pictures from space

Monday, May 13th 2013, 8:38

The amazing photographs tweeted by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield have been seen by more than 750,000 Twitter followers.
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