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Military funeral planned for Air Force pilot killed in training exercise

A military funeral for an Air Force pilot killed during a training exercise near the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary is set to take place in Ontario on Wednesday.
Capt. Thomas McQueen, 29, was a member of 401 squadron at 4 Wing Cold Lake in northeastern Alberta.
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Canadian students among world's most educated in science

Canadian students are among the world's most educated when it comes to science, according to an annual survey measuring education levels in 72 different countries.
Canada tied Finland for fourth overall in the 2015 ranking compiled by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, which measured math, science and reading levels in 540,000 randomly-selected 15-year-olds.
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Indigenous people can be leaders in climate change fight: Bellegarde

OTTAWA - The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations wants indigenous people to take the lead in the fight against climate change -- an issue sure to dominate the agenda for first ministers gathering later this week in Ottawa.
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Residents pay tribute to those killed in 1917 Halifax explosion

Halifax is marking the 99th anniversary of an event that devastated a large sweep of the coastal city.
People gathered at various sites today to pay tribute to thousands of residents who were killed or injured in the Halifax Explosion on Dec.
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Edmonton dog breeding operation shut down [Video]

A man and woman are charged after dozens of dogs at a local breeding operation were found suffering in horrific conditions, says the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS).
“I’ve been here six years now in the animal protection department and this is the worst one I’ve seen for the number of animals confined to these spaces,” said peace officer B.Grey, supervisor of Animal Protection Services with the Edmonton Humane Society.
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It's not over yet: More snow in the forecast for B.C.'s South Coast

Phrases such as freezing temperatures, snowy roads and ice bombs aren’t usually synonymous with B.C.’s South Coast, but they aptly described the wintry blast of weather the region experienced throughout the day on Monday. And it’s not over yet.
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Four Calgary children orphaned by parents' suspected drug overdoses

Two people dead from what police believe were drug overdoses were found by their four children.
Staff Sgt. Mark Hatchette with the Calgary Police Service said a 14-year-old phoned 911 at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
When first responders got to the 30 block of Glengrove Close S.W.
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Warrant issued for mother of Ont. girl who was subject Amber Alert

Layla Sabry, 9, is described as white, about four-foot-two, with a thin build, brown hair, and brown eyes.
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Watch: Montreal pile-up involving 2 buses, a police car and a snowplow sliding down hill

If you're upset that your commute took a few minutes longer this morning, be grateful you don't live in Montreal.
Facebook user Willem Shepherd posted this video on Monday morning and it has already racked up hundreds of thousands of views.
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Warrant issued for mother of Ont. girl who was subject of Amber Alert

Layla Sabry, 9, is described as white, about four-foot-two, with a thin build, brown hair, and brown eyes.
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Tamara Lovett on trial for son's death: I failed as a mother

The defence is arguing its case today at the trial of a woman who treated her son with dandelion tea and oil of oregano before he died of a strep infection.
Tamara Lovett's trial is entering its second week in a Calgary courtroom.
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Ceremonies mark 27 years since Montreal massacre

MONTREAL - Polytechnique Montreal opted for a simple commemoration today to mark the 27th anniversary of the massacre that saw 14 women gunned down at the school.
A bouquet of 14 white roses was placed at a memorial plaque in honour of the 13 students and one staff member killed on Dec.
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Senators recommend steps to better integrate Syrian refugees

One year after the first wave of Syrian refugees arrived in Canada, the Senate Committee on Human Rights will release a report today recommending steps to ease the resettlement process.
The report, called "Finding Refuge in Canada: A Syrian Resettlement Story," is being released at 10 a.m.
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