Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists attack UN base in North Mali, killing 6

An official with the United Nations mission in Mali says that jihadists linked to al-Qaeda have killed six peacekeepers and injured 19 others in an attack on a peacekeepers' camp in Aguelhoc, in northern Mali's Kidal region.
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Her knees in pain, Lindsey Vonn considers immediate retirement

Lindsey Vonn may have skied her last race.
After failing to finish a World Cup super-G on Sunday as she battles pain in both of her knees, Vonn said immediate retirement "is a possibility but I'm emotional right now.
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No winning ticket for $17-million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO -- No winning ticket was sold for the $17-million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw.
However, the guaranteed $1-million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in British Columbia.
The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Jan.
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Why some Wet'suwet'en councils have signed pipeline agreements

SMITHERS, B.C. -- It was a difficult decision to sign a benefit sharing agreement with Coastal GasLink that would allow for a natural gas pipeline through the Wet'suwet'en territory, but a necessary one, an elected band council member says.
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Storm that carpeted U.S. Midwest with snow barrels to New England

A major winter storm that blanketed most of the U.S. Midwest with snow earlier in the weekend barrelled toward New England Sunday, where it was expected to cause transportation havoc ranging from slick and clogged roads to hundreds of cancelled airline flights.
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In 1968, 19-year-old Don Freed found himself backstage at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium with an acoustic guitar, harmonica and Johnny Cash.
He had five minutes with the Man in Black.
A film crew working on the documentary Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music captured an exchange between the country icon and the slim teen from Saskatoon in hollow sound and grainy colour.
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As arbitration grinds on at Canada Post following back-to-work legislation passed in November, the union has made a series of proposals beyond standard contract negotiations on wages and benefits: they want the Crown corporation to open a new bank for low-income people and turn the post office into a hub for green technology
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Buying more than we need and expiration dates are partly why more than half of all food produced in Canada is lost or wasted, according to a Toronto agency that works to reduce food waste.

Big telcos hike internet prices amid soaring demand, revenues

You can run but you can't hide from internet price hikes. That's what Sean Barry in Powell River, B.C., learned after leaving his provider, Shaw, following a couple of price increases.
He switched to competitor Telus in September only to discover that the cost of his current Telus internet plan is also going up — by $5 a month.
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Jagmeet Singh says the federal government should be willing to terminate the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline if consultations do not end in "partnership" and "buy-in" from all the communities along the route.
"They can't say that they want to build something and say it's going to be built, and then on the other side say, 'We're going to meaningfully consult with communities.
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The Liberal government wants to pin more medals on bureaucrats

The Liberal government wants to see more medals pinned on the chests of public servants, and so has established a kind of quota system to make sure they're nominated more frequently.
Michael Wernick, clerk of the Privy Council and Canada's top public servant, has pressed all federal departments to submit the names of at least five of their employees each year to the Governor General's office for various awards.
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One year after the Albert Schultz scandal, can Soulpepper get its groove back?

One year after allegations of sexual misconduct against its founder and artistic director Albert Schultz cast a shadow on Toronto's critically hailed Soulpepper Theatre, the theatre has managed to survive, thanks to steady audience support and continuing on-stage excellence provided by the artists remaining in the company.
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