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Hamilton soldier dead after shooting at War Memorial in Ottawa

October 22, 2014

A Hamilton soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was gunned down Wednesday morning, cabinet minister Jason Kenney has confirmed. “Condolences to family of the soldier killed, & prayers for the Parliamentary guard wounded,” Kenney, the minister of employment, said on Twitter just before 1 p.m. “Canada will not be terrorized or intimidated.”...
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Django Unchained star Daniele Watts facing lewd conduct charge

October 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.—Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, was charged Tuesday with lewd conduct. Watts, 28, and her boyfriend Brian Lucas, 43, were each charged with a single misdemeanour count that carries a potential sentence...
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Celestica profits drop 40 per cent as CEO Muhlhauser plans retirement

October 21, 2014

Celestica Inc. says its president and chief executive officer, Craig Muhlhauser, is planning his retirement as the company’s third-quarter profits dropped 40 per cent. The Toronto-based electronics manufacturer says it will start the hunt immediately for a new leader among both internal and external candidates, while Muhlhauser plans to stay in the role until...
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Why this market correction is no cause for panic: Mayers

October 21, 2014

Catch a movie. Watch the kids play soccer. Go for a walk. Those things are real. Do not go online and look at your investments. Even after a big bounce Friday when the S&P/TSX index rose 175 points, or 1.2 per cent, it’s been quite the ride. The main Toronto stock index has fallen...
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Moody’s concerned about Canada’s household debt

October 21, 2014

Moody’s Investor Service has raised concern about Canadian household debt and rising house prices, but maintained the country’s triple-A rating and stable outlook. Debt rating agency says the top rating and stable outlook are supported by Canada’s relatively solid economic performance, trends in federal government finance and debt levels and a strong institutional and...
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Martin Rouleau ‘died like he wanted to’

October 20, 2014

MONTREAL—For more than a year they tried. For more than a year they failed to help their friend, Martin Rouleau, see the light of day. — Whether it was psychological troubles or honest zeal, the young entrepreneur from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, the friend to all and father to one young boy was lost to a world...
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Fleetwood Mac play like they have something to prove: concert review

October 20, 2014

Oct. 18 at the Air Canada Centre If Fleetwood Mac wants to take a victory lap, Fleetwood Mac can take a victory lap. Another victory lap, I guess. They’re all kinda victory laps if you’ve got a reputation and platinum-plated catalogue of the sort Fleetwood Mac has. Still, the last time the band passed...
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A Comet’s Brush With Mars

October 19, 2014

Photo Comet C/2013 A1, also known as Siding Spring, passed 87,000 miles from Mars on Sunday — or 10 times closer to the planet than any known comet has come to Earth, NASA said. Credit NASA, ESA, and Jian-Yang Li of Planetary Science Institute WASHINGTON — A comet the size of a small mountain...
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How will wearable computing influence sports? WEST Conference explores

October 19, 2014

Two years ago, Rami Alhamad was training in a weight room at the University of Toronto’s athletic centre when he saw a group of varsity athletes lifting heavy weights with a thin string attached to their barbell. That thread led to a small black box anchored to the floor, and the box was connected...
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It’s hard to back out of car deal once signed: Roseman

October 19, 2014

Any number of things can go wrong after you sign a contract and wait for a car to be delivered. Steve, for example, bought a new 2014 Toyota Camry without being told he was getting a showroom model. When the flaws were not fixed after a three-week fight, Steve issued an ultimatum: Money back...
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