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Local guide puts Edmonton’s lesser-known attractions on the map

A new map is being billed as a guide to Edmonton for people who don’t want to see the same stuff everyone else sees.“The intention of this map is to show you some great little hole-in-the-wall restaurants, or a great river valley lookout or a piece of public art you’ve …

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Love in North Korea

Every night before going to bed, US defector Charles Jenkins turned to Hitomi Soga, the woman North Korea had forced him to marry, and kissed her three times. “Oyasumi” he said, using her native Japanese. “Goodnight”, she replied in English, the language of his North Carolina childhood. “We did this …

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‘Rent to own’ put them out of home on Thanksgiving, but Xmas brought something brighter

Brenda and Gord Gartley were left homeless on Thanksgiving after a realtor claimed that they were in breach of a “rent-to-own” agreement.Today, that realtor’s licence has been suspended. And the Gartleys now have hope that their Christmas will be a “little bit brighter.”WATCH: B.C. realtor suspended for possible predatory practices

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Republicans forge tax deal, final votes seen next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans reached a deal on final tax legislation on Wednesday, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that would slash the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent and cut taxes for wealthy Americans. Under an agreement between the House of Representatives …

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'The blood is speaking'

The BBC’s Africa editor Fergal Keane travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s central Kasai region, a land littered with tears and mass graves. Day by day the truth recedes from view. It is concealed by thick grasses. Only a few fragments of bone and shreds of cloth reach from …

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Teams for the 40th Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament ready for holiday fun in Calgary

It’s been a holiday tradition in Calgary for 40 years now: the annual Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament is set to begin on Boxing Day and the tournament committee unveiled this year’s teams Wednesday in Calgary.On the boys’ side, there will be 25 teams from as far away as Belarus and …

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Republicans craft tax deal, final votes seen next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans reached a deal on final tax legislation on Wednesday, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that would slash the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent and cut taxes for wealthy Americans. Under an agreement between the House of Representatives …

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East Vancouver’s favourite crow is now a fashion icon

He’s worked at the PNE, battled head-to-head with Canada Post and even tried to steal evidence from a crime scene.Now East Vancouver’s most famous bird is also a fashion icon, featured front and centre on new Canuck the Crow T-Shirts.READ MORE: Canuck the Crow visits East Vancouver McDonald’s, helps himself …

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City completes ice blading of Edmonton residential roads to ‘speed up melting process’

Snow and ice have been evaporating across Alberta’s capital this week and the city has had crews out the past few days to help speed up the melting on Edmonton’s residential streets.“We have completed ice blading of all neighbourhoods as of last night,” a spokesperson with the city’s Parks and …

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The Papers: Rebels' revenge and an Ashes 'plot'

[unable to retrieve full-text content]A Tory mutiny in Westminster and alleged cricket test-fixing plot feature on Thursday’s front pages.