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Edmonton Eskimos bring back C.J. Gable for two more years

On Tuesday, the Edmonton Eskimos announced the signing of running back C.J. Gable to a two-year contract extension. The deal takes him to the end of the 2019 CFL season.Gable was acquired from Hamilton on Oct. 2 and played four regular season games and two playoff games totaling 528 yards …

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Trump administration holds talks with airlines, keeps pressure on Gulf carriers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration met with major airlines on Tuesday to discuss complaints that some Gulf states are unfairly subsidizing state-owned carriers, keeping up pressure on the Middle East airlines at the center of a spat with U.S. rivals. Qatar Airways aircrafts are seen at Hamad International Airport …

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North American bird enthusiasts flock to N.B. tree after rare European bird spotted

New Brunswick has a rare visitor from Europe and it’s attracting bird lovers from across Canada and the United States.A European mistle thrush arrived in Miramichi on Saturday, and decided to stay.READ MORE: Nova Scotia birdhouse looks a lot like Canada’s favourite coffee shopThe man who found it says it’s the …

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Lafarge paid 13 million euros to armed groups to keep operating in Syria: rights group

PARIS (Reuters) – French cement group Lafarge paid close to 13 million euros ($15.2 million) to armed groups including Islamic State militants to keep operating in Syria from 2011-2015, human rights lawyers said on Tuesday. They were speaking at a news conference on the course of French prosecutors’ preliminary inquiry …

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BUSINESS REPORT: What started as a new medium of exchange is now ‘bitcrazy’

Don’t understand the Bitcoin phenomena? Well, you are among the overwhelming majority of consumers and investors.The problem is, those who don’t understand it are doing wild and dangerous things, like mortgaging their homes, to try and get aboard Bitcoin mania.READ MORE: BUSINESS REPORT: Will Bitcoin replace gold as a store of …

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West Kelowna RCMP hope photos helps locate bank robbery suspect

RCMP are hoping the public can help them locate a man believed responsible for a bank robbery in West Kelowna.It happened on Sunday afternoon at the Bank of Montreal branch on Gossett Road.Police said a man walked in and handed a bank teller a note.He then fled with an undisclosed …

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Judge finds Brampton woman guilty of posing as fake nurse, assault for injecting Botox

A Brampton woman accused of posing as a registered nurse and administering Botox and fillers to three patients causing injuries has been found guilty on eights counts, including fraud under $5,000, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats.Forty-two-year-old Shiva Ashkani appeared in a Toronto court Tuesday …

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Senator Gillibrand calls Trump Twitter post 'sexist smear'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) waves to the …

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EU pushes to curb Africa migration more, still split on hosting refugees

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will discuss how to further curb immigration from across the Mediterranean over dinner on Thursday, but are as divided as ever on how to take care of refugees who still make it to Europe. Their chairman, Donald Tusk, proposed creating a new financing tool …

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Tuesday sunrise stuns early risers across Alberta

Albertans woke up to a pretty amazing sunrise Tuesday morning, and they took the pictures to prove it.From Lethbridge, to Fort McMurray, Alberta’s famous big sky was a range of shocking pink and orange hues.Judy Owens sent in this picture of the Dec. 12 sunrise near Aldersyde.Courtesy: Judy OwensJudy Owens …