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Alberta Winter Games Package

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Trying to catch a child killer: RCMP conduct huge DNA sweep in northern Manitoba

GARDEN HILL FIRST NATION, Man. – The 11-year-old girl was last seen walking home from a birthday party. Teresa Robinson’s remains were found in May by searchers on the Garden Hill First Nation in northern Manitoba. It was initially thought she had been attacked by a bear, but police soon ruled the death homicide. Now, ... Read More »

Toronto Stock Exchange plummets as oil falls below US$28 a barrel

TORONTO – The Toronto Stock Exchange was poised Tuesday to post one of its biggest losses of an already volatile year amid a general market sell-off that saw oil prices depreciate to levels not seen in more than a decade. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 301.69 points or 2.4 per cent at 12,233.71 in ... Read More »

CP Rail abandons threat of proxy battle in adjusting Norfolk takeover strategy

MONTREAL – Canadian Pacific Railway is asking Norfolk Southern shareholders to push the U.S. railway’s board to enter into merger negotiations. Calgary-based CP said Tuesday that instead of launching a proxy battle to elect a slate of sympathetic board members, it has submitted a proposal for a vote at the Virginia-based railway’s next annual meeting. ... Read More »

Adnan Syed prosecutor rejects podcast, saying ‘He did it.’

BALTIMORE – An alibi witness who was never called, cellphone data that was misrepresented and other legal failures justify a new trial for Adnan Syed, his defence lawyer argued Tuesday, closing an unusual hearing prompted by a popular podcast that turned millions of listeners into armchair detectives. Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah countered that the ... Read More »

American flamenco dancer honoured by King of Spain

WASHINGTON – Flamenco dancer Edwin Aparicio has been awarded a medal by King Felipe VI of Spain. In a ceremony Monday night, Spanish Ambassador to the United States Ramn Gil-Casares presented the award to Aparicio. It’s called the Cross of the Order of Civil Merit, and it recognizes “extraordinary service by Spanish and foreign citizens ... Read More »

Winnipeg Blue Bombers dip into free agency to land Harris, Medlock

WINNIPEG – Andrew Harris is going home. A league source said the veteran running back signed a three-year deal Tuesday with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Harris, a 28-year-old Winnipeg native, spent the last six seasons with the B.C. Lions. Earlier, the Bombers, who posted a 5-13 record last year to finish fourth in the West ... Read More »

Love run: Los Angeles Marathon offers weddings for runners

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Love will be in the air at this weekend’s Los Angeles Marathon. The 26.2-mile race Sunday from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier falls on Valentine’s Day, so the marathon is offering runners and spectators a chance to get married or renew their vows on the course. At mile 10, ... Read More »

Canadian Pacific wants vote on Norfolk Southern deal

OMAHA, Neb. – Canadian Pacific plans to ask Norfolk Southern shareholders whether they want the two railroads to pursue a merger. Canadian Pacific said Tuesday that it plans to submit a shareholder resolution on a possible deal at Norfolk Southern’s annual meeting this spring. But it doesn’t plan to nominate its own slate of directors ... Read More »

Bail hearing taking place in Montreal for alleged pedophiles

MONTREAL – A bail hearing is taking place in Montreal today for seven of the 14 men charged in an alleged juvenile pornography ring. The Crown is opposing their release. One of the 14 waived his right to a bail hearing today, as did another last week. Details of the hearing cannot be released because ... Read More »