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Overhead drone footage reveals new info on orcas Scientists from the Vancouver Aquarium monitored killer whales from a six-rotor drone carrying a camera. One researcher says the view from above revealed things he hadn't seen in 25 years of studying the mammals.




New Brunswick Liberals win majority government Premier-elect Brian Gallant says he's confident in the election results that gave his Liberals a majority government in New Brunswick, despite technical vote-counting glitches that delayed the tabulation of ballots.




New Brunswick Tories call for hand count of election votes The president of the New Brunswick Progressive Conservatives says the party won't accept the election results following technical glitches that stalled the tally of ballots. Jason Stephen is calling for all votes to be counted by hand.




NDP: Harper needs to 'get with the program' on climate change NDP environment critic Megan Leslie says it's "unbelievable" Stephen Harper isn't attending Tuesday's UN climate-change summit in New York. The prime minister says Canada will be "very well represented" at the conference.




Ontario's lieutenant-governor talks accessibility on last day Outgoing Ontario lieutenant-governor David Onley used his time as lieutenant-governor to champion accessibility issues. On his last full day in the job, Onley says progress on hiring people with disabilities is coming quickly.




British Columbia students belatedly head back to school Half a million students went back to school in British Columbia along with their teachers after a strike kept them out of the classroom since the middle of June. Parents say they're relieved the dispute is settled.




Harper says Canada looking do more to fight threats like ISIL Stephen Harper says the government is looking to take further action against organizations that pose a threat to Canadians. The prime minister made the remarks after ISIL issued a new threat against western countries including Canada.




Spiders come indoors seeking mates, not heat: Expert Scientist Claudia Copley says people constantly ask her about "wolf spiders" that come inside to get warm in the fall. But Copley says they're not wolf spiders, nor are they seeking warmth.




What to watch for as New Brunswick votes As New Brunswick voters head to the polls, jobs and the economy have emerged as major issues in the province's election campaign. Canadian Press reporter Kevin Bissett outlines what to look out for in Monday night's results.




Last push for parties before Monday's vote in N.B. election As the New Brunswick election campaign wraps up, both Liberal leader Brian Gallant and Conservative Premier David Alward gave a final push to rally their troops. Gallant predicts a tight outcome and says he takes nothing for granted.




Controversial Tory Rob Anders losses Bow Rivers nomination Controversial Conservative M-P Rob Anders lost a nomination fight in the Alberta riding of Bow River to local mayor Martin Shields. Shields said people elected someone who know about them and qualified Anders as "drop-in candidate."




Doug Ford says Rob helping with mayoral campaign Doug Ford launched his mayoral bid in the shadow of his ailing brother Rob, hospitalized for of a rare form of cancer. Doug Ford says Rob is "coaching" him despite his illness.




Tom Mulcair: Scotland referendum a 'positive lesson' NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says the clean manner in which the Scottish independence campaign was run and negotiated is a good lesson for other countries.




Netflix resists suggestions of online video regulation Some Cancon advocates say online video services should be regulated to force them to pay into funding for Canadian TV production. But Netflix is telling the CRTC that regulation would hurt consumer choice.




B.C. teachers' union vows to keep momentum as strike ends British Columbia's public school teachers have ratified a new six-year contract, ending a bitter three-month strike. The president of the B.C. Teachers' Federation says students will be back in school on Monday.




'Rob Ford the Musical' star aims to be respectful as show premieres "Rob Ford the Musical" premiered Thursday hours after the cancer-stricken Toronto mayor thanked people for their support. The show's star says the production strove to be respectful to Ford and his family.




The Canadian Museum of Human Rights: A timeline The Canadian Museum of Human Rights, which opens in Winnipeg Friday, has had a tumultuous 14-year road to fruition. Fundraising chief Gail Asper chronicles some of the challenges the museum faced.




Step into the new human rights museum Canada's newest museum, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, opens Friday in Winnipeg. The late media mogul Izzy Asper spearheaded the museum, and his daughter says it is "incredibly satisfying" to see the dream become a reality.




Scotland & Quebec don't share same issues: NDP MP As Scotland votes on whether to separate from the United Kingdom, NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice says Quebec's sovereignty push does not share many similarities with the Scottish independence movement.




John Baird defends removing banks from Russian sanctions list The foreign affairs minister faced questions Thursday about why the government lifted sanctions against two Russian banks. John Baird says Canada has put more sanctions on Russia than any other country.




'I will beat this': Ailing Rob Ford releases recorded message Rob Ford has thanked well-wishers in a recorded message from his hospital bed, after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer.




Toronto mayoral candidates show support for ailing Rob Ford Contenders vying for Rob Ford's job have encouraging words for the Toronto mayor, who has been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer. Olivia Chow says she hopes the Fords can feel the "warmth" from residents of the city.




Rob Ford to undergo chemotherapy for rare cancer Toronto Mayor Rob Ford had been diagnosed with malignant liposarcoma, which makes up about one per cent of cancers. Doctors at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital say they are optimistic about Ford's chemotherapy treatment.




Ukrainian president thanks Canada in address to Parliament The president of Ukraine was welcomed to Canada's Parliament by thunderous applause Wednesday. Petro Poroshenko thanked Canada for its support of Ukraine in the ongoing crisis with Russia.




Man convicted on terror charge 'committed to reforming': Lawyer An Ottawa man sentenced to 24 years in prison for his part in a terrorist conspiracy is intent on "deradicalizing," says his lawyer. Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing explosives with an intent to do harm.




B.C. teachers' union president asking members to approve deal The B.C. Teachers' Federation has sent the details of its tentative deal with the province to its members. Federation president Jim Iker says the deal includes a process to address future court decisions.




Tentative deal may end B.C. teachers' strike B.C. Premier Christy Clark says students could be back in school as early as Monday if teachers ratify a six-year contract negotiated between the province and the teachers' union. Clark says the deal is a historic game-changer.




NDP: Harper may have to answer Duffy scandal questions in court Opposition parties are suggesting information about the Mike Duffy scandal may only come to light if Prime Minister Stephen Harper is called as a witness in the suspended senator's upcoming trial.




Ontario premier offers good wishes to an ailing Rob Ford Kathleen Wynne says her thoughts are with hospitalized Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, but she's staying mum on his brother Doug's decision to run for mayor. The Ontario premier made the comments at the province's International Plowing Match.




John Baird announces new sanctions on "bully" Putin's regime The foreign affairs minister announced new sanctions against Russia, calling leader Vladimir Putin a "bully" for his actions in Ukraine. John Baird says Canada will send monitors for the upcoming Ukrainian elections.







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