Why do you need a pet insurance, right here, right now

Many Canadians would consider their pets as a part of their immediate, granular, family. Although some professionals think it’s not healthy, that’s the way life is in the twenty first century; There is a steep decline in the birth rate globally, with Japan leading the pack, and pets are filling in the void.

Could you receive a missile text alert on your phone? In B.C., not yet

It was a terrifying morning in Hawaii last Saturday when thousands of people woke up to TV broadcasts, radio messages and a text alert on their smartphones warning them of an incoming ballistic missile.
Of course, it turned out to be a false alarm.
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Woman known for sneaking onto planes arrested again in Chicago

CHICAGO -- A woman with a history of sneaking aboard planes slipped past security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport this week and was flying to London when the airline realized she didn't have a ticket.
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Andrew Kinsman's family is still searching for answers a day after a Toronto man was charged with first-degree murder in his disappearance and that of another man near the city's Gay Village last spring. 
"I want the details.
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Company investigating after wind turbine collapses in Chatham-Kent, Ont.

CHATHAM-KENT, Ont. -- A Maryland-based renewable energy company is investigating after one of its wind turbines collapsed in southwestern Ontario.
Chad Reed, a spokesman for Terraform Power, said it happened late Thursday or early Friday at the company's Raleigh project in Chatham-Kent.
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Tahoe Resources denies water contamination near its Peru gold mine

Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources Inc. says reports that heavy rains caused a leach pond at its Shahuindo gold mine in Peru to overflow and cause rainwater contamination are untrue.
Tahoe says central Peru is experiencing exceptionally heavy rains, causing wide-spread flooding and mudslides throughout the region.
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Conservatives question pope's airborne, shotgun nuptials

LIMA, Peru -- The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over.
A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by pronouncing two flight attendants man and wife while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat on Friday questioned the legitimacy of the shotgun sacrament and warned it could cheapen the church's marriage preparation down the line.
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Hawaii Gov. knew missile alert was false 15 minutes before he told public

HONOLULU -- The Hawaii National Guard's top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn't tell the public until 15 minutes later.
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Sikh man gets apology after a P.E.I. Legion told him to remove his turban

A Sikh man says he was asked to remove his turban by staff at the Royal Canadian Legion in Tignish, P.E.I., on Wednesday night and along with his friend, was subject to racist remarks from patrons.
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Quebec teen says smartphone rules are too tough in letter to school board

A Quebec teen thinks his school's policy of seizing smartphones belonging to students caught using them in class goes too far.
Vincent Duguay, 15, challenged his school's cellphone policy with a cease-and-desist letter sent to the local school board this week.
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Timeline of Lac-Megantic events

SHERBROOKE, Que. -- Three men were found not guilty Friday in connection with the Lac-Megantic train disaster in July 2013. Here is a timeline of key moments related to the the derailment:
JULY 6, 2013: An unattended train with five locomotives and more than 70 tank cars carrying crude oil rolls down an incline before coming off the tracks in Lac-Megantic, Que.
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Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, family says

Tom Petty's family says an autopsy found his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose. (Chris Pizello/Associated Press)
Tom Petty's family and the Los Angeles coroner say his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose.
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