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As oilpatch reporting season begins, crude price drop top of mind CANADA

CALGARY - The recent rout in oil prices will likely be top of mind for investors as Canada's top oilpatch players release their third-quarter results over the next few weeks. The steep drop in the key U.S. benchmark crude — to about US$80...

Today on Parliament Hill CANADA

OTTAWA - The Senate national security and defence committee is set to discuss security threats facing Canada today on Parliament Hill. Jeff Yowarski, deputy director of operations for Canada's spy agency CSIS, is among those scheduled to appear...

Revealing what makes a leader tick as important as policy detail, Trudeau says CANADA

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau says revealing what makes political leaders tick is just as important as disclosing the minutiae of the policies they'd implement. That's why the Liberal leader says he's bared some intimate details of his life...

Powerful camps behind Conservative nomination skirmish in Ontario CANADA

OTTAWA - A Conservative nomination battle in Ontario is pitting two powerful political camps against one another — and causing grumbling in the ranks about party headquarters. Paul Smith, a 50-year-old corporate executive and former assistant...

Alberta government hasn't decided whether to proceed with ban on menthol tobacco CANADA

EDMONTON - Health advocates fear part of Alberta's flavoured tobacco legislation that would ban menthol may go up in smoke. Cathy Gladwin asked Health Minister Stephen Mandel and Premier Jim Prentice about the law last week when they knocked...

Close call as hurricane Gonzalo howls just off southeastern NL

ST JOHNS, N.L. - Hurricane Gonzalo howled just off southeastern Newfoundland early Sunday dumping heavy rain but the fast-moving storm left little trace besides pounding surf. Gonzalo struck a glancing blow in the capital St. John's and on...

$20 million ticket in Saturday's Lotto 6-49 draw sold in Mississauga

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Good fortune is shining someone who bought a Lotto 6-49 in Mississauga for Saturday's draw. Officials say the ticket won the $20 million jackpot. The jackpot for the next Lotto 6-49 draw on Wednesday will be $5 million.  

Nepal closes popular trekking route where 38 died in snowstorms

KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepalese officials closed a section of a popular Himalayan trekking route Sunday after rescuers, overwhelmed with last week's snowstorms that killed at...

Low-profile intel agency follows the money to militants fighting overseas CANADA

OTTAWA - Canada's financial intelligence agency says it is actively helping police and spies follow the money flowing into the coffers of Islamic extremists fighting overseas. The Ottawa-based Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre...

Hack the border: Business asks government to enlist whiz kids to end delays BUSINESS

WASHINGTON - Frustrated by costly delays at the Canada-U.S. border, the business community is urging governments to seek solutions from private-sector whiz kids. The national...

A look behind the public-health scenes should Ebola arrive in Canada HEALTH

OTTAWA - A man who recently travelled to Sierra Leone walked into a southern Ontario hospital last week, feeling unwell. Four minutes later, he was in quarantine and being tested...

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