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CFL PREVIEW:10 players to watch in 2016

With the CFL regular season set to kick off Thursday, The Canadian Press looks at 10 players to watch in 2016.John BowmanThe veteran defensive end for the Montreal Alouettes doesn’t appear to be slowing down after leading the CFL with a career-high 19 sacks last…

Italy advances to last 16 with 1-0 win over Sweden

TOULOUSE, France – Eder’s late goal gave Italy a 1-0 win over Sweden on Friday and a spot in the round of 16 at the European Championship as Italy’s defence once again stood tall.The Brazilian-born striker curled the ball into the bottom right corner in…

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Police investigate human bone found on beach

FERRYLAND, N.L. – The RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador are investigating after a human bone fragment was found on a beach.Police in Ferryland say they received a call at around 7:30 p.m. Thursday from a man and woman who found bones while walking in the…

Canada looking for a few good astronauts

OTTAWA – Calling all aspiring Canadian astronauts: here comes your chance to shine.Canada is recruiting candidates to fill two potential new spots in its space program — and the more sterotypically Canadian they are, the better, suggests current astronaut-in-training Jeremy Hansen.It goes without saying that…

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Inflation rate was 1.5% in May: Statcan

OTTAWA – A rise in the Canadian dollar that helped keep food prices in check and a drop in fuel prices compared with a year ago helped cool the annual inflation rate last month.Statistics Canada said Friday that the consumer price index for May was…

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EU extends Russia sanctions over Crimea for 1 year

BRUSSELS – The European Union has extended for another year some of its sanctions targeting Russia over its annexation of the Crimean peninsula.For two years, the 28-nation EU has imposed ever more punitive measures on Russia to protest what it calls “the illegal annexation of…

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US home construction down slightly in May

WASHINGTON – Construction of new homes nudged down slightly in May, with builders pulling back in the Northeast and Midwest.Housing starts ticked down 0.3 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units, the Commerce Department said Friday. The government’s residential construction…

CBC to broadcast final concert for the Tragically Hip

TORONTO – Fans of the Tragically Hip across the country will be able to watch or listen to the band’s final concert on its upcoming tour, in what the CBC describes as a “national celebration” of the iconic Canadian group.The public broadcaster will carry the…