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N.S. premier calls an election

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has called a provincial election for May 30, seeking a second consecutive mandate from voters.
McNeil dropped the writ this afternoon after meeting with Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant at Government House in Halifax.
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Emotional encounter between organ recipient and donor family

On Saturday Saskatoon’s Jillian Langen, 28, finally met the family of the person who saved her life.
“It’s almost like meeting family that you didn’t know you had,” Langen told CTV Saskatoon.
Langen had been suffering from cystic fibrosis which had destroyed her lungs when she received a double lung transplant from 23-year-old Leanne Germain, who had died in Feb.
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1 man under arrest after taxi driver killed in London, Ont.

A 23-year-old London, Ont., man is facing a second-degree murder charge after the body of a taxi driver was found early yesterday in a convenience store parking lot.
Police say officers responding to an assault call found 64-year-old Vijay Bhatia of London without vital signs and he was pronounced dead in hospital.
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Search continues for Canadian woman missing in Belize

A group of expats are searching along small roads, trails and in the bush of a town in Belize where a Canadian woman and her American boyfriend were reported missing, a friend said.
Joe Milholen said he was supposed to take Francesca Matus, 52, to the airport Wednesday morning to fly back to Canada.
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Newfoundland city offers five cents for discarded cups to clean up streets

CORNER BROOK, N.L. - A Newfoundland city has issued a small cash bounty on discarded cups in an effort to clean up its streets.Scroll down or click here to vote in our poll of the day The City of Corner Brook said in a statement that the "Cash for Cups" campaign will kick off in May to encourage residents to pick up littered beverage containers for five cents a piece.
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Nova Scotians to go to the polls on May 30

Nova Scotians are heading to the polls on Tuesday, May 30.
The election call came Sunday after Premier Stephen McNeil visited Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant and requested he dissolve the current House of Assembly.
The 30-day campaign is the minimum allowed under Nova Scotia's election laws.
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Nunavut teacher crowdfunding to buy greenhouse for students

QIKIQTARJUAQ, Nunavut -- A teacher in a remote Nunavut community is trying to buy and build a greenhouse in the hopes that he and his students can cut the sky-high costs of healthy eating in the North.
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Nova Scotia election to be held Tuesday, May 30

Nova Scotians are heading to the polls on Tuesday, May 30.
The election call came Sunday after Premier Stephen McNeil visited Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant and requested he dissolve the current House of Assembly.
The 30-day campaign is the minimum allowed under Nova Scotia's election laws.
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TORONTO -- Canada's most populous city has an exotic animal problem.
Staff with the City of Toronto admit that a bylaw on prohibited animals contains loopholes allowing so-called mobile zoos -- which take animals around for events ranging from birthday parties to church picnics -- to flourish with little oversight, raising concerns about animal welfare and human health.
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Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil poised to call provincial election

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is expected to call a provincial election later today.
According to a post on Fisheries Minister Keith Colwell's Facebook page, the public is invited to attend an "election announcement and rally" with the premier and Halifax-area candidates at 1:30 p.m.
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Reconstruction effort 'really starting to motor' in Fort McMurray

CALGARY -- A long-delayed building boom in Fort McMurray is ramping up as homeowners, insurers, contractors, and officials in the Alberta city clear hurdles that hindered reconstruction after the devastating wildfire last May.
While many residents and businesses had hoped to break ground last year, challenges ranged from the amount of debris that had to be removed to the volume of permits and insurance claims that needed to be processed.
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Nova Scotia provincial election set for May 30

HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has called a provincial election for May 30.
McNeil dropped the writ this afternoon after meeting with Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant at Government House in Halifax.
The Premier arrived shortly after 1 p.m.
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Pipeline politics: How an NDP victory in B.C. could divide Canada's left

An NDP victory in the B.C. provincial election on May 9 — a distinct possibility, if you believe the current polls — would put progressive parties in charge of Canada's two westernmost provinces.
But it could also spark a conflict with electoral ramifications in Alberta and beyond.
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