Canadians face "choice between risk and stability,
between half-baked ideas and proven track record"
increase and extend its apprenticeship job creation tax credit
takes aim at riding with weak Liberal candidate
Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at front door of Rideau Hall, announcing the campaign has begun with critical decisions to be made by Canadians on issues of safety and security.
"He has brought peace to a fractious federation. Under his leadership, Canada speaks with a very different voice in the world."
"He has made the federal government smaller, less intrusive, less ambitious. He has made Canada a less Atlantic and a more Pacific nation."
and join election trail this weekend?
amid speculation it’s from missing MH370
Police officers inspecting a piece of debris on Wednesday that appeared to be an airplane part found on the western Indian Ocean island of Réunion. ~ Prisca Bigot/Zinfos974 Reuters
found in Indian Ocean far from MH370 search area
French investigators were probing plane debris that washed ashore on Réunion island, a French territory in the Indian Ocean, but officials cautioned it was too soon to say whether it was linked to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing over a year ago.
forced to land in Montreal after bomb threat
as band of storms hammer the region
Giant tornado north of Pierson, Manitoba Monday night. ~ Greg Johnson @TornadoGreg / Twitter
as IMF warns Beijing to butt out of market
Toronto grassroots repudiate Justin Trudeau's judgement
50th anniversary of Bob Dylan going electric
Bob Dylan plays electric guitar on stage for the first time at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. The shockwaves lasted decades. Is he one of 'mystery performers' in the closing-night tribute to that long ago mark in time? ~ Alice Ochs
Large sample of 5,000+ voters: CPC 38%, NDP 27%, LPC 25%
Dedicated volunteer rescuers used buckets, wet blankets and a hose and hand pump to protect the crying orca from sunburn and dehydration for 8 hours until the tide rose and she swam back to her nearby fretting pod.
big surprise: 'Fat doesn't make you fat'
OPEC continues over-supply in face of slow demand growth
lightning storms spark 60 new blazes in 24 hours
Flames from a wildfire close in on Kelowna, B.C. as the forest fire spreads near the Westside Road in West Kelowna by Lake Okanagan Resort. ~ Shawn Talbot Photography
they support and gain from child benefits, says CP analysis
of Pan-Am baseball gold in dramatic fashion over American rivals
Team Canada's Pete Orr celebrates after scoring the winning run for gold against the U.S. in extra innings. Canada is now the only country other than Cuba to win back-to-back Pan-Am gold.
After the first week of the Pan-Am Games Canada continues to lead medal count. Athletes from the host country are performing at a high level against much larger countries.
The scrapped 80,000-seat stadium, designed by Iraq’s Prizker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and predicted to be the most expensive ever built, had long been a source of controversy in Japan because of its design and size, which seemed to run against the “compactness” promised by Tokyo’s Olympic plan.
"effective govt," "absence of corruption", "friendly & welcoming people"
pensions, labour markets, banks and privatization
global downturn with 'strong fiscal discipline'
and for some Saskatchewan evacuees; B.C. fire destroying homes
Jasper National Park's Maligne Valley remains closed because of this nearby forest fire.
Genetic mutations that make cancer cells grow quickly also make them susceptible to viruses.
for refusing to kill bear cubs
The two orphaned bear cubs whose lives were spared; brother and sister Jordan and Athena.
Prime Minister Harper PM Harper plays table tennis with Matthew Buie prior to attending the opening ceremony of the 2015 Pan American Games Friday night.
Cirque du Soleil spectacular at the Rogers Centre
Pan Am mascot Pachi runs past Canadian athletes as they attend the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games welcome ceremony at the Athlete's Village in Toronto on Wednesday, July, 8, 2015. ~ Chris Young CP
financial meltdown; main market index down 30% since early June
could be pressed into service to fight B.C. wildfires
The bomber is stationed in Port Alberni, B.C. and was originally built for the U.S. Navy for the Second World War, but has spent more than half a century dropping its 27,000-litre load of water on domestic and international forest fires.
Hours after a suspect was charged in connection with explosive devices sent to addresses in Winnipeg, a Canada Post depot and city hall were evacuated after reports of suspicious packages.
Greece will collapse without fresh aid says head of European Parliament
Toronto faces empty hotel rooms, unsold tickets and angry locals
A cyclist rides past a large banner and temporary seating on the lakeshore near CIBC Pan Am Park, the temporary name for the CNE, in Toronto. With only a week to go before the games open, there are fears that the event will turn out to be an expensive flop.
survive without massive debt relief after over-spending for too long
Rescuers surround crashed C-130B Hercules military airplane in Medan, Indonesia, on Tuesday.
vote on terms of bailout pushes Greek banks to brink of meltdown
Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft breaks apart shortly after liftoff at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Sunday, June 28, 2015 in three composite images. ~ John Raoux AP
PM's Muskoka Initiative shifted world focus to saving lives;
"The Canadian leadership has been really important,"
said Dr. Mickey Chopra, chief of health for UNICEF
will protect farmers and Canada’s supply management system
could be oldest in North America; over 13,000 years old
Impressions of footprints buried at a shoreline archeological site on Calvert Island, B.C. ~ Joanne McSporran Discovery Islands Archeology Project
The Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on Afghanistan’s parliament building that prompted the evacuation of lawmakers as they prepared to review the nomination of the country’s new defense minister. The attack began around 10:30 a.m. local time with a massive blast outside the parliament, said Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for Afghanistan’s ministry of interior. ~ Dr. Naqibullah Faiq Twitter
Pictured is a screenshot of footage taken from Boston from the ISS at an incredible 3.2ft (1 metre) resolution. This is detailed enough to be able to see cars and even people moving around, and it's only a teaser of what's to come.
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