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 Canada Government News
Changes to CWRS and CPSR wheat variety designations
 After consulting with domestic and international stakeholders and conducting a thorough evaluation, the Canadian Grain Commission will designate 29 varieties of Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat to another class as of August 1<sup>st</sup>, 2017. full story
Kelowna International Airport Lease Extended until 2054
 The Honourable Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced that the Government of Canada is extending the term of its lease with the City of Kelowna for the management, operation and development of the Kelowna International Airport full story
MP Dan Albas welcomes funding from Harper Government to modernize ports of entry in British Columbia
 MP Dan Albas, on behalf of Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced the Harper Government will invest an estimated $37.5 million to improve infrastructure in British Columbia including the Chopaka, Midway and Paterson ports of entry. This investment is part of the $440 million in infrastructure funding announced in November 2014 by Prime Minister Harper to replace aging ports of entry across Canada. full story
 CFIA Alerts
Food Recall Warning - Allergen (soy, wheat) - The Keg brand Horseradish Blended Prime Rib Beef Burgers
 Distribution - National. Recalling firm - Belmont Meat Products. full story
Food Recall Warning - Allergen (mustard) - Bull's-Eye brand Hot Southern Cajun Barbecue Sauce
 Distribution - National. Recalling firm - Kraft Canada Inc. full story
Food recall warning - allergy (Milk) - Uncle Bob's brand popcorn products
 Distribution - Ontario. Recalling firm - Ontario Popping Corn Co. full story
 CBC Top Stories
Early election means early paycheques for suspended senators
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Suspended Senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau will be back on the public payroll during the election, after getting no pay or benefits since November 2013 amid allegations of fraudulent expense claims.

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Passengers 'cried' but no 'panic' as plane to London lands in Montreal on bomb threat
  British Airways Flight BA274

A passenger aboard a London-bound flight rerouted to Montreal because of a bomb threat says some passengers cried after an in-flight announcement noted "the effect of an explosion would not be so hard."

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Airline passenger suspects she was asked to change seats because she's a woman
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A passenger wants an apology from Porter Airlines, alleging she was asked to move from her seat to accommodate a man who did not want to sit beside a woman for religious reasons.

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Tyrannosaur teeth were serrated like steak knives
  Gorgosaurus eating Corythosaurus

If you want to know the secret behind the success of Tyrannosaurus rex and its meat-eating dinosaur cousins, look no further than their teeth, Canadian research suggests.

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Canada's 'wild and wacky' summer: Ontario sweats as Newfoundlanders beg for sun
  Quebec Weather

Canada is having a "wild and wacky" summer that includes the current heatwave in Ontario, tornadoes and record rainfall in Manitoba, and an almost sunless summer in Newfoundland, says Environment Canada chief meteorologist David Phillips.

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'If it pays, it stays': Why hunters are defending the African lion hunt
  Cecil the lion

The organized lion hunt in Zimbabwe is a boon to local economies, fuels money to the government and the locals, helps fund anti-poaching initiatives and actually ends up protecting the lion population, some hunters say.

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'Thank you guys for saving my life': Rescued Russian pilot arrives on Canadian soil
  Sergey Ananov

Sergey Ananov, the Russian helicopter pilot who was rescued by the Canadian Coast Guard after his helicopter went down in Davis Strait, thanks his rescuers as he arrives on dry land for the first time since Saturday.

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Couple together 52 years may divorce as 'last resort' to cut nursing-home costs
  Jerry Clarke

Jerry Clarke is pondering divorcing his wife of 52 years to deal with a monthly increase of $700 to pay for his wife's care in a nursing home in Fredericton, but the province says couples in need don't have to split to cover such costs.

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 CBC Business
Spike in delinquencies coming for Alberta and Saskatchewan, TransUnion predicts
  Household Debt

Alberta and Saskatchewan will soon see a 'sharp' increase in the number of people falling behind on their debts for the rest of this year, credit agency TransUnion says.

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Market watchers will pore over latest Fed statement for signs of rate hike
  Federal Reserve

Investors will be scrutinizing a U.S. Federal Reserve statement coming Wednesday afternoon for signs of when it plans to raise interest rates.

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Greek PM struggles with split in Syriza over bailout reforms
  Greece Bailout

After pushing through two rounds of austerity to meet the demands of creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is saying that’s enough cutting back.

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Bombardier denies report of rail merger with Siemens
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Montreal-based transportation conglomerate Bombardier is denying a published report that the company is in discussions to merge its rail business with German firm Siemens.

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Terminating Bombardier streetcar contract on the table, TTC says
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Bombardier risks losing future contracts from the TTC for not delivering new streetcars on time.

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Filmmaker says she has proof Happy Birthday copyright claim is invalid
  Parenting Adults Kid Parties

A documentary filmmaker making a movie about the ubiquitous Happy Birthday song says she has unearthed conclusive proof that a copyright claimed by a major music label either expired decades ago, or never existed in the first place.

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