Thursday April 24, 2014




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Poilievre defends ID requirement in elections act Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre says a proposed elections change requiring ID from all voters is just "common sense." Currently, Canadians without proper ID can get a person who knows them to vouch for their identity.




Recovered stolen goods auction offers bargains The Vancouver police auction of recovered stolen property draws thousands of buyers each year. An organizer says people come from as far as Ontario seeking everything from designer clothes to power saws.




Raw Video: Philippe Couillard sworn in as Quebec premier Philippe Couillard has officially joined the ranks of Canada's premiers. The leader of Quebec's Liberal party was sworn in at a ceremony Wednesday.




Feds pull 5,000 most dangerous tank cars off railways Ottawa is ordering railways to pull the least crash-resistant of older tank cars off the tracks immediately. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced a list of rail safety improvements Wednesday, after last year's Lac-Megantic disaster.




Le CH a l'avantage du repos et de la confiance MONTRÉAL _ Le Canadiens de Montréal a éliminé le Lightning de Tampa Bay grâce à une victoire de 4-3. Un triomphe in-extremis, alors que le Tricolore a marqué à moins d'une minute de la fin de la troisième période pour remporter la mise.




Self-described 'cowboys & Indians' fight Keystone XL pipeline Ranchers, farmers and aboriginal groups are protesting the Keystone XL pipeline together in Washington this week. The Obama administration has delayed a decision on the Alberta-Texas pipeline, possibly until next year.




Victim not convinced Gordon Stuckless won't reoffend The man at the centre of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal has pleaded guilty to 100 charges involving 18 victims. A victim from an earlier case is skeptical of claims Gordon Stuckless is no longer a danger to society.




Man who killed cop with snowplow 'still dangerous': Widow A man found not criminally responsible in the snowplow death of a Toronto cop is requesting a move to a less secure unit in the mental health facility where he's detained. Sgt. Ryan Russell's widow believes moving Richard Kachkar is risky.




Calgary stabbing suspect held for psychiatric assessment The suspect in Calgary's worst mass killing is being held for a 30-day psychiatric assessment to determine if he is fit to stand trial. Matthew de Grood's lawyer says the 22-year-old seems "lucid."




Obstacle course demonstrates distracted driving danger The RCMP says statistics show distracted driving is the number 1 cause of death on B.C. roads. An obstacle course presented at schools in the province aims to show young people the dangers of texting while driving.




Mobile gaming firms hunt for talent at hiring fair Vancouver's mobile gaming industry is booming and its rapidly growing firms need talent. That's why organizers created Happy Hiring Hour, which brings gaming companies and job-seekers together at a local bar.




Mourners remember Calgary stabbing victim Josh Hunter Family and friends gathered in Calgary for the funeral of stabbing victim Josh Hunter, one of five killed in the worst mass murder in the city's history. A family friend delivering the eulogy said Hunter lived his life to the fullest.




Dog mischief documented on popular blog In 2012, Pascale Lemire put a photo of her dachshund's misbehaviour online. Thousands of others shared similar pictures with her, leading to a bestselling book and a career built on canine crime.




Pro-marijuana celebration focuses on changing pot policy Marijuana advocates descended on Parliament Hill Saturday as part of an annual day of pro-pot festivities. Some cannabis users say the tide is shifting away from prohibition after recent legalization in two U.S. states.




Space agency chief wants more Canadians on space station The head of the Canadian Space Agency says he hopes the country's two astronauts can work aboard the International Space Station in coming years. Walt Natynczyk says the long stays on the ISS make getting spots harder.




Business Forecast: Companies start to release earnings reports After a week of solid gains in North American markets, traders will look to the year's first corporate earnings reports this week, including those from Canadian Pacific Railway and Teck Resources.




Chris Hadfield flies paper airplanes with B.C. kids Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield tossed paper airplanes with a group of Grade 5 students, saying the airplanes are an example of inspiring kids with simple engineering.




Rob Ford fans say 'honesty' & 'integrity' reasons to back mayor Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has officially launched his re-election campaign. Supporters say they look past the "circus" that surrounds the mayor and focus on his accomplishments.




Amanda Todd's mother 'extremely happy' charges laid Five charges including child pornography and extortion have been laid against a man in the Netherlands in the Amanda Todd case. The mother of B.C. teen who killed herself in 2012 says this progress is what she has been waiting for.




Father of Calgary mass murder suspect 'shocked and devastated' The father of a man charged in the stabbing deaths of five young people says his family "will never recover." Stricken with emotion, veteran police officer Douglas de Grood offered condolences to the victims' families Thursday.




New Brunswick woman says she lost 'everything' in flood Flood waters are gradually dropping in many parts of New Brunswick, but Premier David Alward is urging people not to let their guard down. One Sussex resident says she escaped her basement apartment with just the clothes on her back.




Raptors GM says he hasn't lost sleep ahead of playoffs The Toronto Raptors are preparing to face the Brooklyn Nets in their first playoff appearance in six years. General manager Masai Ujiri says he hasn't spent much time worrying about the Saturday matchup.




Canadian CF-18s to join NATO Ukraine crisis response: Harper The prime minister says Canada is sending six fighter jets to eastern Europe at the request of NATO. Stephen Harper says the action is in response to Russia's "expansionism and militarism" in the region.




Raw Video: Floods damage parts of Eastern Canada Parts of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick continue to battle rising flood waters, with hundreds of residents forced to evacuate their homes.




Jim Flaherty funeral a 'fitting' tribute: Politicians Tory cabinet ministers Peter MacKay and Jason Kenney say the state funeral for Jim Flaherty was a "fitting" send-off. Scores of friends, relatives and dignitaries gathered to remember the former finance minister Wednesday.




Woman found not guilty in Manitoba's first televised verdict Manitoba woman Cassandra Knott was acquitted of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her abusive husband, Orzias Knott. The verdict was the province's first-ever televised criminal proceeding.




Mourners gather to pay respects to Jim Flaherty Political dignitaries from all sides attended a state funeral in Toronto Wednesday for Jim Flaherty. Members of the public also gathered outside the cathedral to pay their respects to the former finance minister.




Calgary stabbing victim was 'very popular': Former employer The former funeral home employer of Calgary stabbing victim Jordan Segura says he was "well rounded" and "likable." He says Segura always wanted to help people in their time of grief.




On the job with an assistant movie director You won't see Vanessa Driveness on the big screen, but movies can't be made without people like her. The assistant director on the upcoming film "Preggoland," says seeing her name in the credits is worth the long days on set.




Skier finds 'freedom' on slopes after losing leg Erez Avramov says he thought his active lifestyle was a thing of the past after he lost his leg. But Avramov says ski lessons from Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports have helped him forget his disability.






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