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Leonard Cohen’s Final Book Due Out in October 2018

Leonard Cohen’s Final Book Due Out in October 2018

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press

Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen sits for a portrait, in Toronto on Saturday, February 4, 2006. Cohen’s final book, which he finished in the months before his death in November, will hit shelves next year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris)

TORONTO – The final book of poetry Leonard Cohen wrote, put together himself and finished in the months before his death last November will hit shelves next year.

McClelland and Stewart said Friday it will release “The Flame” on Oct. 16, 2018.

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Family of Former Manitoban Killed in Las Vegas Attack Say Thanks for the Support

Family of Former Manitoban Killed in Las Vegas Attack Say Thanks for the Support

By The Canadian Press

Tara Roe
Tara Roe is seen in this undated family handout photo. A model with two young sons and a restaurant employee about to be promoted to manager are among the Canadians confirmed dead in a mass shooting at a country music show in Las Vegas. Tara Roe Smith, who was 34 and lived in Okotoks, Alta., was there with her husband, Zach, and another couple for a weekend getaway. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

CALGARY – The family of an Alberta woman who was killed in the Las Vegas shootings say they are “overwhelmed” by the support they have received from across North America.

Tara Roe, 34, of Okotoks, Alta., had been at the country music festival with her husband, Zach, and another couple for a weekend getaway.

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MADD Reminds Drivers to Stay Sober Thanksgiving Weekend

MADD Reminds Drivers to Stay Sober Thanksgiving Weekend

Impaired Driving
(Impaired driving image via Shutterstock)

MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is nudging drivers to remain sober if they choose to get behind the wheel this long weekend.

As many celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, MADD is reminding the public to protect themselves and others against impaired driving.

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’60s Scoop Deal to Compensate Victims, Fund Reconciliation Foundation

’60s Scoop Deal to Compensate Victims, Fund Reconciliation Foundation

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press

Chief Marcia Brown Martel
Chief Marcia Brown Martel sings outside the parliament buildings following a government news conference announcing a compensation package for indigenous victims of the sixties scoop, in Ottawa on Friday, October 6, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Survivors of a period in the 1960s that saw Indigenous children taken from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous families hope an agreement in principle with the federal government will put a stop to Aboriginal children being separated from their language, culture and identity.

Beaverhouse First Nation Chief Marcia Brown Martel, who was herself placed in the foster system as a child only to suffer emotional, physical and sexual abuse, said she has “great hope” now that a deal has been reached including $750 million in compensation for victims.

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Disabled Winnipeg Football Player Reaches Settlement with Bishop’s University

Disabled Winnipeg Football Player Reaches Settlement with Bishop’s University

By The Canadian Press

Kevin Kwasny
Kevin Kwasny

A former Bishop’s University football player who became mentally and physically disabled after suffering a severe head injury during a game has settled a lawsuit with the school.

Kevin Kwasny of Winnipeg was seeking $13.7 million in damages from Bishop’s in a lawsuit that was to go to trial Thursday in Montreal.

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Identity Theft Protection Services May Not Be Worth the Monthly Fee, Experts Say

Identity Theft Protection Services May Not Be Worth the Monthly Fee, Experts Say

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Equifax
This Saturday, July 21, 2012, photo shows the Equifax Inc. headquarters in Atlanta. Canadians rattled by the massive Equifax data breach may turn to credit monitoring and anti-identify theft services for peace of mind, but in most cases they’ll be paying more for what is presently available for little or no cost, according to experts. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Stewart)

Canadians rattled by the massive Equifax data breach may turn to credit monitoring and anti-identify theft services for peace of mind, but in most cases they’ll be paying more for what is presently available for little or no cost, according to experts.

Consumers can already contact the two main credit bureaus, Equifax and TransUnion, by mail, fax or telephone to receive a physical copy of their credit report, or access it online, usually for a fee. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada recommends requesting from one bureau, then waiting six months before ordering from the other.

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Canadian Shot in Head at Vegas Concert Begins Long Trip Home

Canadian Shot in Head at Vegas Concert Begins Long Trip Home

By Robert Ray, The Associated Press

Braden Matejka
Amanda Homulos, right, hugs her boyfriend Braden Matejka at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The couple from Canada had traveled to Las Vegas to celebrate Matejka’s 30th birthday. Matejka was shot in the back of the head by a gunman who opened fire on a music concert the couple were attending on Sunday. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Braden Matejka, a Canadian who was shot in the head in the weekend attack on a country music festival, left Las Vegas Wednesday on a 22-hour road trip back home.

Matejka, a heavy duty mechanic and welder from Lake Country, British Columbia, told The Associated Press in a hospital interview on Wednesday that his ongoing symptoms prevent him from flying for 10 days.

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Man Admits Sneaking Snakes Over Canada-U.S. Border in Socks

Man Admits Sneaking Snakes Over Canada-U.S. Border in Socks

By Michelle McQuigge, The Associated Press

U.S. Border
The United States border crossing is shown Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Lacolle, Que., south of Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

An Ontario man who was caught trying to smuggle snakes into Canada in his socks has pleaded guilty in an American court.

Chaoyi Le, 28, is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to violating wildlife regulations, according to prosecutors in Buffalo, N.Y.

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