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Wildfires cut millions from contractor’s Q2

CALGARY – A construction company that does contract work for oilsands producers warns it will report lower revenue and earnings because of the Fort McMurray wildfires that erupted last month.Calgary-based Stuart Olson (TSX:SOX) says revenue for its industrial division will fall by about 30 per…

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Killer professor loses bid for escorted absences

TORONTO – A former Montreal professor who gunned down four academics at his university 22 years ago has lost his bid for temporary prison absences.A Federal Court judge said there was no reason to overturn a decision by the Parole Board of Canada that Valery…

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Nova Scotia population hits record high

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s population is the highest it has ever been, with Ottawa attributing the increase mainly to new immigrants, including Syrian refugees.A new report from Statistics Canada released Thursday said the province’s population has increased by about 4,900 people since April 2015, bringing…


University of Louisville president James Ramsey resigning

FRANKFORT, Ky. – University of Louisville president James Ramsey is stepping down and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin will appoint a new board of trustees at the school, which has been plagued by scandal in recent years.Bevin announced Friday that he will disband the university’s 17-member…

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Plans for paid-plasma donation raises debate

FREDERICTON – An Ontario-based company that pays people to donate blood plasma — a practice banned in two provinces — is set to make New Brunswick its next centre of operation, fuelling an ongoing ethical debate.Canadian Plasma Resources is looking to western and Atlantic provinces,…

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Toronto man charged in historical sex assault

TORONTO – A 53-year-old man is facing numerous charges in what Toronto police are describing as a historical sex assault case.Police say the man befriended a 12-year-old girl and her family between 2010 and 2012.Police allege he went on to sexually assault the girl multiple…