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at 17:13 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Forecasters warn of heavy snowfall, high winds as blizzard marches to Maritimes

HALIFAX - A blizzard from the Eastern U.S. is expected to hit the Maritimes beginning early Tuesday with heavy snow and strong winds that could knock out power and make for treacherous driving conditions.

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at 17:12 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Five things you should know as Parliament's final pre-election sitting opens

OTTAWA - The House of Commons resumed Monday following a five-week break and now enters its last scheduled sitting before the fixed federal election date next October. Here are five things you should know:

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at 16:59 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Chaplain tells mourners RCMP Const. David Wynn lived life of love

ST. ALBERT, Alta. - Alberta RCMP Const. David Wynn is being remembered as a kind and generous family man who was exceedingly proud to serve as a member of the national police force.

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at 16:54 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Budget watchdog defends against government attack on falling aid numbers

OTTAWA - The parliamentary budget office is defending itself from a government attack on its latest report on Canada's plunging overseas development spending.

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at 16:53 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Little drone, big fears: White House incident occurs amid worries over UAVs

WASHINGTON - A tiny drone that crashed on the White House lawn Monday struck a sensitive area — and not just in the geographic sense.

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at 16:42 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Special forces troops involved in two more firefights with ISIL fighters

OTTAWA - There have been two more firefights between Canadian special forces troops and militants in the Middle East — clashes sure to fan the flames of a raging political debate about Canada's evolving combat mission in Iraq.

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at 16:35 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Legislation to bump veterans to front of federal job line is flawed: ombudsman

OTTAWA - Canada's military watchdog is worried about what it says are flaws in a bill intended to give veterans first crack at federal civil service jobs.

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at 16:20 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Gender identity to determine where Ontario transgender inmates are placed

TORONTO - Transgender inmates in Ontario will now be dealt with based on their own gender identity, not their physical sexual traits, a policy Ontario's corrections minister is calling the most progressive of its kind in North America.

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at 16:11 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Canadian Holocaust survivor returns to Auschwitz for the first time

A Canadian woman who was one of the few children to come out of Auschwitz alive on liberation day in 1945 has returned to the infamous Nazi death camp for the first time.

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at 16:07 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Canada's economy can weather low oil prices, Oliver tells Commons

OTTAWA - Canada's economy is diverse enough to weather a slump in oil prices, Finance Minister Joe Oliver insisted Monday as one of his cabinet counterparts hinted the Conservatives may need their rainy-day fund to ensure a balanced budget.

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at 15:41 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Government looking at changes to oft-criticized northern food subsidy

OTTAWA - It appears the Conservative government is open to the idea of changing the way it tries to offset the high cost of food in the North.

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at 15:17 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Federal officials meeting with youth worker advocates to discuss unpaid interns

OTTAWA - The parliamentary secretary to Labour Minister Kellie Leitch is meeting this week with various stakeholders about unpaid interns, stoking hopes among advocates that the federal government may be ready to make changes.

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