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at 04:00 on December 22, 2014, EST.

White Christmas doubtful for many in more populated parts of Canada: Forecast

TORONTO - The Weather Network says Canadians' dreams of a white Christmas likely won't come true for many of those living in the more populated parts of the country.

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at 04:45 on December 22, 2014, EST.

Trudeau promises he'd be accessible PM, unmuzzle bureaucrats, ministers

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is promising to scrap Stephen Harper's brand of message discipline if he becomes prime minister, giving more freedom to bureaucrats, ditching the scripts for cabinet ministers and making them and himself more accessible to journalists.

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at 04:00 on December 22, 2014, EST.

Jurors in Magnotta trial back at work today still trying to reach a verdict

MONTREAL - Jurors deciding the fate of Luka Rocco Magnotta worked through the weekend, but still failed to reach a verdict.

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at 04:40 on December 22, 2014, EST.

Canada faces new Cold War in Europe and hot war against ISIL in Iraq in 2015

OTTAWA - It could very well be that 2014 is remembered as the year when Canada traded one shadow war for possibly two others.

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at 23:25 on December 21, 2014, EST.

Harper and Prentice talk about energy sector during "challenging times"

CALGARY - Stephen Harper held a private meeting Sunday with Alberta Premier Jim Prentice in Calgary.

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at 22:23 on December 21, 2014, EST.

Five powerful earthquakes strike off the coast of B.C. over the weekend

VANCOUVER - A series of powerful earthquakes shook the coast of B.C. over the weekend.

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at 20:22 on December 21, 2014, EST.

Police say 3-year-old boy struck in face, abandoned at Surrey, B.C., bus stop

SURREY, B.C. - A three-year-old boy who police allege was slapped and abandoned by his father at a bus stop was "very distraught," says the woman who took care of him for hours in a nearby liquor store in Surrey, B.C.

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at 18:54 on December 21, 2014, EST.

Bail denied after charges re-activated in Alberta missing couple case

EDMONTON - Police say bail has been denied to Travis Vader after charges of first-degree murder he faced in the deaths of an Edmonton couple were re-activated.

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at 17:14 on December 21, 2014, EST.

Jurors in Magnotta trial will spend a seventh day trying to reach verdicts

MONTREAL - The jury will deliberate for a seventh day on Monday at Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial.

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at 14:09 on December 21, 2014, EST.

Toronto man ordered to pay $1.5 million in international credit card scheme

FARGO, N.D. - Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery — stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the arduous task of figuring out just how much each victim was owed.

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at 12:40 on December 21, 2014, EST.

BlackBerry looks to autos, connected homes as avenues for growth in its recovery

WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry is hoping not only to return to the hearts and minds of smartphone users but, starting next year, the company wants to get into their cars and homes too.

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at 12:16 on December 21, 2014, EST.

A look at what went wrong with the Nutrition North food subsidy program

IQALUIT, Nunavut - For years, northerners have complained about Nutrition North to anyone who would listen, grumbling that the $60-million annual federal food subsidy was doing little to ease their staggering grocery costs.

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