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With holidays fast approaching, Surrey Food Bank warns of dip in donations

The holiday season is usually a booming time for charities like the Surrey Food Bank.But this year, the organization has warned that the cupboards are looking a little bare, with donations lagging.“Right now we’re doing OK but not as great as we’d like,” said Surrey Food Bank executive director Feezah …

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US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

The US is ready to open nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea, without preconditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. “Let’s just meet and let’s talk about the weather if you want,” he said at a policy forum in Washington DC. His statement appeared to shift the US …

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Toronto MPP pushes bill for all-in cost on price tags at stores

If one Toronto MP gets his way, the price shoppers see on a product will be the price they pay, without any additional charges.Etobicoke Centre’s Yvan Baker is looking to table his “What You See Is What You Pay” private member’s bill in the new year which would require retailers …

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U.S.'s Tillerson, in new overture to North Korea, says ready to talk without pre-conditions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, appearing to back away from U.S. demands that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be based on North Korean nuclear disarmament. “Let’s just meet,” Tillerson said …

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TransCanada clashes with Keystone XL pipeline opponents at Nebraska hearing

Opponents of TransCanada Corporation’s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline argued on Tuesday that regulators in Nebraska had no authority to approve the line’s “alternative” path through the state and that the project should be considered dead.Story continues belowThe Nebraska Public Service Commission issued an approval for the line to pass …

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Michigan police release video of arrest, handcuffing of 11-year-old girl at gunpoint

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Michigan police department has opened an internal investigation after officers held an 11-year-old girl at gunpoint, handcuffed her and put her in the back of a cruiser.The incident happened Wednesday as the girl was leaving her Grand Rapids home to go to a store, WOOD-TV …

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DR Congo crisis: On Kasai's hunger road

Fergal Keane reveals the crisis along a road in the Democratic Republic of Congo that threatens hundreds of thousands. Nearly half a million severely malnourished children are at risk of starvation in the country’s Kasai region. The UN has just declared the crisis in DRC as the highest level of …

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28 people come forward to police in west-end Toronto condo rental fraud investigation

Less than two weeks after Global News first reported on an alleged Toronto condo rental scam, police say 28 people have come forward to say they were defrauded.Toronto police said Tuesday that investigators are looking for two suspects after several prospective renters responded to a Kijiji ad advertising a condo …

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No charges for woman arrested in Hamilton Good Samaritan shooting case

Hamilton police say a 55-year-old Hagersville woman who was arrested last week in connection with the shooting death of Yosif Al-Hasnawi has been released without charges.Based on evidence, police say they’re now satisfied the woman did not commit the offence of accessory after the fact of murder.The woman was released without …

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California Thomas Fire: No end in sight for week-long wildfire

California firefighters continue to battle one of the largest fires in the state’s history as wind and dry weather make it nearly impossible to contain. The Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has consumed 234,000 acres (950 sq km) in just over a week. Destroying 900 properties, including …