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Severe Weather Has Become Key Safety Concern for Marathon Organizers

Severe Weather Has Become Key Safety Concern for Marathon Organizers

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

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Krista DuChene was only 12 kilometres into the 2013 world championship marathon in Moscow, when her legs gave way.

One of the country’s most finely tuned runners was succumbing to heat exhaustion. While she recalls insisting to Canadian team coaches she was good to keep running, she’d already fallen to the pavement and was having trouble even standing up straight.

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Consumer Agencies Warn About Flood-Damaged Cars from U.S. Hitting Canadian Market

Consumer Agencies Warn About Flood-Damaged Cars from U.S. Hitting Canadian Market

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

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In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, cars are flooded near the Addicks Reservoir as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise in Houston, Texas. Consumer protection agencies are warning those shopping for used cars to stay alert as some vehicles damaged in the recent floods south of the border may appear on the Canadian market. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/David J. Phillip)

TORONTO – Consumer protection agencies are warning those shopping for used cars to stay alert as some vehicles damaged in the recent floods south of the border may appear on the Canadian market.

The agencies say vehicles caught up in hurricane Harvey and other disasters will likely be disposed of by insurers but some may be imported into Canada and sold to unsuspecting drivers.

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Baloney Meter: How U.S. Border Guards Will Behave in Era of Legal Pot in Canada

Baloney Meter: How U.S. Border Guards Will Behave in Era of Legal Pot in Canada

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

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Production staff harvest marijuana plants inside the flowering room at Harvest One Cannabis Inc. in Duncan, B.C., on August 4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

OTTAWA – (If the Trudeau government doesn’t take action now), “you’re going to see hundreds of thousands of Canadians denied entry to the United States because they admitted to using cannabis.”

“If there’s not some sort of change or agreement made between the two countries, then absolutely there are going to be significant problems on July 2.”

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Southern Quebec Visited by ‘Unprecedented’ Number of Painted Lady Butterflies

Southern Quebec Visited by ‘Unprecedented’ Number of Painted Lady Butterflies

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

Painted Lady Butterfly
A painted lady butterfly is seen on a flower in Montreal on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Thousands of the orange butterflies are being spotted all over Montreal who are on a rest stop as they migrate south as far as northern Mexico. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

MONTREAL – The millions of black-and-orange butterflies that have carpeted flower beds across the Montreal area in recent days are waiting for winds to carry them south to warmer weather, according to an expert at the Montreal Insectarium.

Southern Quebec has become host to an “unprecedented” number of painted lady butterflies in the last ten days, said Max Larrivee, the museum’s head of research and collections.

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Families Walk Highway of Tears to Honour Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

Families Walk Highway of Tears to Honour Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press

Tamara Chipman
Tamara Chipman, who went missing in Prince Rupert, B.C. in 2005, will be honoured at an annual walk along the Highway of Tears. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Gladys Radek )

VANCOUVER – When Gladys Radek walks the Highway of Tears, she says she can feel the spirits of women who are missing or have been murdered walking beside her.

Dozens have vanished or been killed along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 in central British Columbia. On Thursday, Radek will honour the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of her niece, Tamara Lynn Chipman, by walking the route once again.

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Prime Minister Trudeau Promotes ‘Progressive’ NAFTA Agenda Before U.S. Audience

Prime Minister Trudeau Promotes ‘Progressive’ NAFTA Agenda Before U.S. Audience

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a Liberal caucus retreat in Kelowna, B.C., on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took his so-called progressive trade agenda to the United States on Tuesday.

In a speech Tuesday night, Trudeau argued that worker-friendly policies are key to saving public support for free trade.

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Not Fake News: Program Aims to Enhance Media Literacy Among Younger Canadians

Not Fake News: Program Aims to Enhance Media Literacy Among Younger Canadians

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

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TORONTO – A classroom program aimed at teaching Canadian elementary and high school students how to detect fake news in an era in which almost anyone can publish information is under development, groups behind the initiative said Tuesday.

Called NewsWise, the idea is to enhance general news literacy among students aged nine to 19, an increasingly important skill set when so many readily accessible news accounts are unreliable or simply fabricated.

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Trudeau Starts a New York Visit Today: First Stop, Picking Up an Award

Trudeau Starts a New York Visit Today: First Stop, Picking Up an Award

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to address a Liberal caucus retreat in Kelowna, B.C., on September 6, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

NEW YORK, – Justin Trudeau will receive an award for global citizenship tonight when he arrives for three days of events in New York City.

The prime minister is heading to the Big Apple for the annual United Nations General Assembly.

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Canadians Should Worry About U.S. Border Searches of Cell Phones: Privacy Czar

Canadians Should Worry About U.S. Border Searches of Cell Phones: Privacy Czar

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

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Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien is seen during a press conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, September 27, 2016. The federal privacy czar says Canadians should be very concerned about their cellphones, computers and other electronic devices being searched by U.S. border agents. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Canadians should be “very concerned” about their cell phones, computers and other electronic devices being searched by U.S. border agents, the federal privacy czar says.

Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien told a House of Commons committee Monday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers can look at mobile devices and even demand passwords under American law.

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