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U.S. expert recommends boosting apprenticeships in Canada in new report

OTTAWA - A respected American labour specialist says governments, educators and employers should work together to boost the number of apprenticeships for young Canadians in a collaborative approach that would yield "significant payoffs."...

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Manitoba doesn't have right to know about apprehended kids on reserves: chiefs

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's top aboriginal leaders say the province doesn't have the right to know about or track children seized by child welfare agencies on reserves....


New Brunswick village of Perth-Andover still facing possibility of flood

PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B. - The New Brunswick village of Perth-Andover is closely watching the St. John River this morning after a massive ice jam moved through the Grand Falls dam north of the community and joined another patch of ice further...


Canadian Space Agency boss insists his appointment does not spell militarization

MONTREAL - The head of the Canadian Space Agency, a former top general, insists his appointment as president last August does not signal the militarization of the federal department....


Food for inmates in court inadequate, say some Ontario lawyers

TORONTO - A granola bar here, a cheese sandwich there the lunches given to prisoners in Ontario courthouses don't provide nearly enough nutrition to allow them to properly defend themselves, some lawyers say....


Scientists discover four new species of 'killer' sponges off Pacific coast

VANCOUVER - They look like fuzzy fingers, waving gently from the depths of the ocean floor but make no mistake they're stone cold killers....


Passengers on Vancouver-to-Edmonton flight warned to watch out for measles

EDMONTON - Health officials in Edmonton are warning passengers who arrived in the city on a flight from Vancouver this month that they may have been exposed to measles....






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