Tuesday September 16, 2014

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Canada to send personal protective equipment to help West African Ebola outbreak

TORONTO - Canada is donating $2.5 million worth of the specialized medical gear used to protect health-care workers who are treating Ebola patients in West Africa, the federal government announced late Monday....

posted: September 16,2014

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Jury selection set to begin Tuesday in Magnotta murder trial

MONTREAL - Jury selection is set to begin Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of Luka Rocco Magnotta....

Alberta has 18 cases of respiratory virus similar to outbreak in U.S.

EDMONTON - Alberta's medical officer of health says a recent spike in the number of children with respiratory illness is pretty normal for this time of year....

Saskatoon woman, 65, faces death if deported to native Pakistan: lawyer

WINNIPEG - A woman who fled to Canada from Pakistan and who may be stoned to death upon her return, according to her lawyer lost what may have been her final bid Monday to avoid deportation....

Premier Jim Prentice shrinks Alberta cabinet, appoints two outsiders

EDMONTON - Jim Prentice, sworn in Monday as Alberta's 16th premier, promised to remake the face of a scandal-scarred government and he did so by literally bringing in new faces....

Trudeau proposes EI premium holiday for businesses that hire new workers

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau says employers who hire additional workers should get a two-year holiday from paying employment insurance premiums for those employees....

Federal leaders kick off unofficial campaign with pitches to middle class

OTTAWA - The leaders of the three main federal parties spent Day 1 of the unofficial year-long election campaign vying to portray themselves as champions of middle-class Canadians....

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