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Climate activists, oil and gas supporters, to converge at Edmonton climate rally with Greta Thunberg

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Thousands are expected at the Alberta Legislature to see teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Friday, and police are trying to plan accordingly.

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'Entirely untrue': Trudeau pushes back at Scheer's claim that he would hike GST, cut transfers

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Offering no evidence to back up his claims, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer today accused the Liberals of planning to team up with the NDP in a governing coalition that would rack up a $40-billion deficit, hike the GST and cut federal transfers to the provinces and territories.

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Alberta teen found guilty in shooting of German tourist

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A judge in Calgary has found a youth guilty in the shooting of a German tourist who was driving on a highway west of the city in the summer of 2018, leaving the tourist seriously injured.

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The 'blob,' an organism with no brain but 720 sexes, debuts at Paris zoo


A Paris zoo is showcasing a mysterious creature dubbed the "blob" - a yellowish collection of unicellular organisms called a slime mold that looks like a fungus, but acts like an animal.

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How the Trump impeachment probe could threaten Ukraine's anti-corruption efforts

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Anti-corruption leaders in Ukraine — including some associated with the ongoing Trump impeachment drama — say they feel a sense of shock and dismay at how the U.S. has turned their backs on them.

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N.B. premier asked if Quebec the favourite child this election: 'That's not a new thing'

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New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs waded Friday into the issue of Ottawa's treatment of Quebec, telling media at a Conservative Party campaign stop in Fredericton that "it's been forever, really," that Quebec has been favoured.

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What the temporary ceasefire deal in northern Syria means for key players in the conflict


Despite a temporary ceasefire deal announced Thursday by the U.S. and Turkey, war monitor groups say the fighting continues. Turkey's president, however, denies there are ongoing clashes. What happens in the coming days is an open question. Here's a look at what the deal means for some of the key players in the conflict.

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This election presented would-be prime ministers with a moral test. They all failed: Robyn Urback

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In this election, the leaders of the three major parties had the opportunity to demonstrate they had the courage and conviction to take a stand on a contentious moral issue — Quebec's secularism law — despite political consequences. They all declined that opportunity.

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The only growing business in the oilpatch: dead wells

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Cleaning up old wells is the only growing business right now in the oilpatch in Western Canada. Still, the rise in business is somewhat limited and is just enough to help keep some small oilfield service companies in business.

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China reports lowest quarterly growth in 26 years

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China's economic growth decelerated to a 26-year low in the latest quarter amid a tariff war with Washington, adding to a deepening slump that is weighing on global growth.

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Canadian autoparts magnate Linda Hasenfratz named new Western University chancellor

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Western University has named Linamar Corporation CEO Linda Hasenfratz as its new chancellor.

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Corus Entertainment reports 4th quarter profits down

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The parent company of Global Television, specialty TV channels and radio stations says the profit amounted to 11 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Aug. 31, down from 16 cents in the same quarter last year.

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On the road to a low-cost, carbon-free Alberta: Don Pittis

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Instead of criticizing Greta Thunberg, as Alberta's environment minister did, and pitting its economy against efforts to reduce carbon emissions, the province should be boasting about world-leading innovation in low-carbon trucking that's cheaper than diesel.

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Stock markets broadly up on Brexit breakthrough

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Stocks moved broadly higher in early trading on Wall Street Thursday after several large companies delivered surprisingly good results, and a breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union also boosted confidence.

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