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NEB to reconsider B.C. natural gas pipeline jurisdiction: judge rules

VANCOUVER -- A Federal Court of Appeal judge has ruled the National Energy Board must reconsider whether a proposed TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) natural gas pipeline in B.C. falls under provincial or federal jurisdiction.
"The board did not ask itself whether an arguable case for federal jurisdiction had been made out," wrote judge Donald J.
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Troubled unit for injured soldiers gets 5th new commander since Feb. 2016

The troubled military unit charged with supporting ill and injured service members and their families got a new commander on Thursday – its 5th leader in less than a year-and-a-half.
Brig-Gen. Mark Misener, who was newly promoted from the rank of colonel, was installed as Commander of the Joint Personnel Support Unit at a small ceremony in Ottawa on Thursday.
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Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead [Photos] [Video]

Linkin Park rocker Chester Bennington has taken his own life following the death of his good friend Chris Cornell.
The singer’s body was discovered at a Palos Verdes, California residence on Thursday morning and sources tell TMZ Bennington had hanged himself.
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Military sends extra help for exhausted police officers dealing with B.C. fires

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces members will support the police response to devastating wildfires in British Columbia, bringing some relief to scores of exhausted officers on the ground.
About 225 soldiers travelled on Thursday from CFB Edmonton to Williams Lake, where they will assist the RCMP with observation and reporting along access roads, help with evacuations of people in distress and assist in delivery of aid.
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RuPaul, Lupita N'yongo part of 2018 Pirelli calendar's all-black cast

For the first time since 1987, the 2018 Pirelli calendar features an all-black ensemble of influential artists.
Shot by British photographer Tim Walker, the calendar features internationally acclaimed actors, singers, and personalities dressed up as characters from the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland.
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HBO has attracted harsh criticism for its newly announced series helmed by the creators behind Game of Thrones.
The cable network announced Wednesday that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are set to co-write Confederate, an original series with an alternate-history take on slavery in the United States.
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Andrew Scheer reveals new 'strong, diverse' Conservative leadership team

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer announced the leadership team of the official opposition in the House of Commons during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday.
Unlike Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's election pledge of a 50-50 gender diverse cabinet, Scheer made no specific commitment but selected candidates from both genders and from across Canada with the exception of the Maritimes and territories, where the party failed to retain any seats.
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City of Toronto to tear down $550 park stairs, says man who built them

The maverick Toronto handyman who erected a $550 set of stairs in a community park says the city is going to tear them down and build a more expensive replacement that meets its construction standards.
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Texas woman arrested in ‘virtual kidnapping’ plot

HOUSTON — Federal authorities say they’ve arrested a Houston woman who collected ransoms from people who believed their children were kidnapped and that the money had to be paid to get them released.
Thirty-four-year-old Yanette Rodriguez Acosta was taken into custody Thursday after being indicted two days earlier on charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
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Operators close Sunshine Village as crews ramp up efforts against wildfire

Sunshine Village is temporarily shutting down as it becomes a front line in the struggle against a growing nearby wildfire.
Operators of the ski resort have found accommodation for 150 guests for the weekend in a busy Banff townsite amid stepped-up efforts to halt the Verdant wildfire burning 2.5 km away.
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Canadian youth still waiting for promised 'green jobs' but labour minister confident

OTTAWA — The federal government will find a way to create 15,000 green jobs over three years, even after falling well short of a smaller goal last year, Canada’s labour minister says.
Labour Minister Patty Hajdu says it took the government “a little bit of time to co-ordinate ourselves,” after promising during the 2015 election campaign to create 5,000 so-called “green jobs.
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Details revealed in deaths of two stunt pilots in Tom Cruise movie

A full investigation on the deaths of two renowned pilots in the Tom Cruise’s American Made film has been exposed, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
In a study, The Hollywood Reporter looked into the fatal incidents, first reported by THR, to see what really happened on the set of the risky war movie.