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More residents of Shannon, Que., are eligible for compensation for a water contamination that some say gave them deadly cancer.
The Quebec Court of Appeals has widened the scope of a judgment that ordered the federal government and two private companies — Valcartier Real Estate Corporation and General Dynamics — to pay citizens who suffered damage from the contamination.
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Auditor General reviewing federal government's handling of student loans program

Canada's auditor general is examining how the government manages billions of dollars in the Canada Student Loans program, and whether it's helping students be smarter about their financial decisions, newly disclosed documents show.
The audit, expected by April, will look at how efficiently two departments involved in the program — Employment and Social Development Canada, and the Canada Revenue Agency — have managed "risks to the public treasury" in doling out cash to students.
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Eastern Newfoundland reeling, search underway for missing man after blizzard

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- A search is underway for a missing man who ventured out in a blizzard that battered eastern Newfoundland Friday, as residents of St. John's struggled to tunnel out from homes buried by the largest snowfall ever recorded in the city.
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Audit to test federal government on oversight of student-loans program

OTTAWA -- Canada's auditor general is examining how the government manages billions of dollars in the Canada Student Loans program, and whether it's helping students be smarter about their financial decisions, newly disclosed documents show.
The audit, expected by April, will look at how efficiently two departments involved in the program -- Employment and Social Development Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency -- have managed "risks to the public treasury" in doling out cash to students.
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Multi-purpose room turned '50s diner a blast from the past for Regina seniors

Alvina Forsberg, 90, and Hank Reis, 93, chat about old times as they sit at the chrome and Formica table, glass pop bottles in hand. Records and pop-culture icons adorn the walls and you might hear Elvis Presley on the juke box.
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Canadian lugers slide to country's 1st medal at Youth Olympics

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland – Two 16-year-old lugers from Whistler, B.C., captured Canada's first medal at the Youth Olympics on Saturday.
With snow falling on the iconic St Moritz-Celerina Olympia Bob Run, the Canadian women's luge duo of Caitlin Nash and Natalie Corless slid to silver with their family and friends cheering wildly at the bottom of the track.
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Meet Dave England, a Yellowknifer in the 'gnarly business' of flipping sleds

In his spare time, Dave England runs snowmobiles up ramps, getting the machine a dozen metres in the air. Then, he flips them end over end before coming down to earth — all in the matter of seconds.
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Ontario ticket takes Friday night's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO -- A single winning ticket was sold in Ontario for the $50 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw.
The draw also offered two Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each, but neither were won.
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Did a killer walk free after this man's autopsy?

A battered body, neck abrasions and signs of a violent struggle.
When the RCMP first investigated the death of Preston Lochead at his home in Airdrie, Alta., in 2010, they called in the major crimes unit.
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Newfoundland and Labrador reeling in the wake of monster blizzard

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- States of emergency, as well as blizzard and storm surge warnings, remained in effect in parts of eastern Newfoundland and Labrador early this morning.
The intense snowfall that buried St. John's and many other communities bringing them to a standstill on Friday slowed overnight, and according to Environment Canada was expected to end later this morning.
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Record-smashing blizzard holds eastern Newfoundland in grip

Much of eastern Newfoundland remained in the grip of a stunning blizzard early Saturday, although wickedly high winds that had racked the island were subsiding. 
Officials pleaded with residents to stay inside and off roads, which were so dangerous that even government plows could not cope with a record-setting onslaught.
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Newfoundland reeling in wake of monster blizzard that buried St. John's

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Environment Canada has ended a blizzard warning for the St. John's, N.L., area this morning but a state of emergency and storm surge warning remain in effect following a monster storm that buried the city.
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Much of eastern Newfoundland remained in the grip of a stunning blizzard early Saturday, although wickedly high winds that had racked the island were subsiding. 
Officials pleaded with residents to stay inside and off roads, which were so dangerous that even government plows could not cope with a record-setting onslaught.
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