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Brett Fraser wins gold in Geneva

More than four years after competing at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Cayman’s two-time Olympian Brett Fraser returned to the pool for official competition at the 2020 Geneva International Challenge Meet earlier this month. Fraser took first in two events and second in another, matching his own Cayman Islands national record in the process.
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Beach volleyball league sees new A division champs

In week two action of the Corona Beach Volleyball League, JoAnna’s Talls and Smalls beat Sets Offenders in the A division finals. It marked the second week in a row the two top teams faced off in the finals with Sets Offenders winning their first encounter.
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CIAA takes off with its first CARIFTA prep meet

Cayman’s track and field athletes set off Saturday morning at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex for the Cayman Islands Athletics Association’s first CARIFTA prep meet. No athletes met Cayman’s CARIFTA qualifying marks at the meet but Cayman national coach Kenrick Williams said the athletes will have several opportunities to make the standard. “The purpose of […]
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School fashion show features talented student designers

Clifton Hunter High School’s assembly hall was filled with thunderous applause Monday as students cheered on models and designers from the Design and Technology Department.
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Port vote case begins

Attorneys challenging the vote on the cruise berthing and cargo project have said local legislators breached their duty by failing to enact a general framework for holding referendums.
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An SOS call to Cayman Brac

From his Cayman Brac home, Raymond Scott works around the clock to keep the seas safe.
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Environment board to decide on EIA update

Environment officials are reviewing a report outlining how design changes to the proposed cruise berthing project will alter the environmental impacts. Gina Ebanks-Petrie, who heads up government’s Environmental Assessment Board, said her team would be analysing the report from Verdant Isle Port Partners, which is the preferred bidder on the project, over the next few […]
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Public Health on lookout for coronavirus

Local public health officials has said they are closely monitoring a newly identified strain of coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of 17 people in China.
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Same-sex marriage fight to go to Privy Council

Lawyers acting for a same-sex couple contesting Cayman’s marriage laws have confirmed plans to take their fight to the UK Privy Council. Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush won their initial court fight to be granted the right to marry in Cayman, but that decision was overturned by the Court of Appeal, which ruled that […]
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Fire Service asks public not to tackle big fires

The Cayman Islands Fire Service is urging members of the public to leave the task of putting out fires to the professionals.
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More options for watersports events

New amendments to Cayman’s port regulations have paved the way for hosting watersports events outside of designated zones.
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Dozen Proud of Them Caymanians named

Twelve young Caymanians, ranging in age from 14 to 24, have been named the 2020 Proud of Them honourees for their achievements in academics, sports, career and community service.
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Plastic straw?

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Elite tops Scholars 2-0 in CIFA Women’s League

Elite SC beat a wounded Scholars ISC club 2-0 Sunday evening in a Cayman Islands Football Assocation Women’s League game at Ed Bush field, in West Bay. For the second week in a row, Scholars started their match without their full 11. Last week, the team started with nine players and this week they began […]
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Cayman looks to face Pakistan in international friendly

The Cayman Islands men’s national football team is set to play in their first international friendly of the year against Pakistan on 12 Feb. at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Cayman has won four of their last six international matches, while finishing second in its group in League C of the CONCACAF Nations League competition. […]
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Airport hickatees, tarpon, mosquito fish relocated

Cayman Islands Airports Authority staff and volunteers have relocated dozens of wildlife species to neighbouring ponds at Owen Roberts International Airport to facilitate upgrades, according to the CIAA.
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Nearly 300 divorces filed in 2019

Divorces continued to keep Family Court busy last year, with 297 new proceedings initiated.
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Report looks at impact of new port design

Government and Verdant Isle Port Partners have submitted an environmental assessment scoping update on the $200 million cruise berthing and cargo project to the Environmental Advisory Board.
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Gay Straight Alliance opens to all young people

Cayman International School student Zoe Sulisz, 17, who started the Gay Straight Alliance club at her school last year, has opened up membership to students from different schools along with any other interested youth.
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Missing landfill worker declared dead

Nine years after she was last seen alive, missing landfill worker Anna Evans has been declared legally dead.
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Snakes could be the source of deadly virus outbreak

Snakes -- the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra -- may be the original source of the newly discovered coronavirus that has triggered an outbreak of a deadly infectious respiratory illness in China this winter.
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UN calls for investigation after Saudi crown prince implicated in hack of Jeff Bezos' phone

A forensics team hired by Jeff Bezos has concluded with medium to high probability that a hack of the Amazon CEO's mobile phone originated from an account controlled by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to a source.
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These tigers spent lives in cages. See first moments of a new life.

Over the course of the 18-month "Operation Liberty" rescue mission, 21 tigers and lions were saved from circuses in Guatemala. Now 17 of those big cats will be arriving at a secret sanctuary in South Africa. CNN's David McKenzie reports from Free State, South Africa.
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Dust and rain causes delays at Australian Open

Play was delayed at the Australian Open on Thursday after dust was spread across Melbourne Park's outside courts.
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The world's largest offshore wind farm is nearly complete

The world's largest offshore wind farm is taking shape off the east coast of Britain, a landmark project that demonstrates one way to combat climate change at scale.
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'The clearest view ever made of our galaxy': Building one of the world's best telescopes

A telescope built in South Africa is revealing new details about the Milky Way.
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This luxury ice cream is made from bug 'milk'

After a long day under the beating South African sun, an ice cream might be a tempting treat.
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What it takes to modernize your train commute

"Delayed" and "canceled," two words that infuriate and frustrate train commuters on platforms all over the world. South Africa is no exception to this, as these words regularly appear on the signal boards of the state-owned service, but that could be about to change as major investments aim to modernize the rail network.
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This battery could charge your phone for five days, researchers say

Australian researchers claim they have developed a battery that can keep a smartphone charged for five days or power an electric car for 1,000 kilometers (over 600 miles).
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US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
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How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
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Houses built in impossible places

Architecture can flirt with nature in expressive yet subtle ways. The idea is, often, to harmonize, not dominate, the landscapes.
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Artificial 'gills' for humans could become a reality

Breathing underwater, without the help of voluminous equipment, seems as unrealistic as flying overseas must have before the first non-stop transatlantic flight.
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'1917': Inside the making of a one-shot masterpiece

When Sam Mendes sent out the script for "1917," his concept was firmly in place: a feature-length war film envisioned as a single shot in real time. It was bold. It was ambitious. It was maybe not taken as seriously as he hoped.
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Longtime Harper's Bazaar editor to step down

She had Kate Winslet hang from a Manhattan scaffold, Demi Moore feed a giraffe and Cardi B breathe literal fire.
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Meghan and Harry waxworks removed

London's Madame Tussauds museum has announced that it has removed the waxworks of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from its Royal Family set.
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Another Italian town is selling dozens of $1 homes

For some, the prospect of buying a cheap home in Italy is a chance to leave their old life behind and start all over again.
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This man nearly died hang gliding. Then he did this

Chris Gursky nearly died hang gliding. No, that's not an exaggeration. There's a viral video to prove it.
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Edgar Allan Poe's Baltimore home was named a literary landmark

Poor Edgar Allan Poe. In life, he was a haunted writer whose Gothic works went largely unappreciated. In death, he's a celebrated literary icon whose talent has earned him no fewer than three memorial sites.
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Why Michelin chefs are handing back their stars

Being awarded a Michelin star was once the ultimate culinary accolade -- a reward for the punishing hours and dedication to detail that helped usher chefs into the upper echelons of their industry and bring big-spending diners into their restaurants.
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This 5-year-old paid off the lunch balances for more than 100 fellow students

A 5-year-old student at an elementary school in Vista, California, collected enough money to pay off the negative lunch balances of 123 students at her school.
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Video shows dramatic rescue after dog's leash gets stuck in elevator

ALT HED Video shows man's dramatic rescue of his neighbor's dog
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Her work has helped thousands of girls stay in school and finish their education

It's something that girls and young women in western countries can't imagine: missing school, even dropping out, because of their periods. Yet as many as half the girls in rural parts of Ethiopia miss school for reasons related to their periods -- and that can have a devastating effect on their education and the rest of their lives.
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Morrisons supermarket axes 3,000 managers in huge shake-up

But the supermarket says it will create 7,000 hourly-paid roles as part of a major restructuring.
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Crime: Number of suspects charged by police hits new low

Only 7.3% of offences lead to a suspect being charged, figures show, as knife crime continues to rise.
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China coronavirus: 'Increased likelihood' of cases in the UK

Six people are being tested in hospitals in Scotland and Northern Ireland after showing symptoms.
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Leyton machete attack: Van driver guilty of wounding PC

Muhammad Rodwan repeatedly struck PC Stuart Outten with the machete during a routine traffic stop.
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Missing dogs still a mystery as walker Louise Lawford sentenced

Louise Lawford was told that her account that the dogs had run off was not accepted.
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Royal Marine seriously hurt at Tregantle beach near Plymouth

The recruit was taking part in training on a beach when he got into difficulty in the water.
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Auschwitz: Prince Charles warns world leaders over 'hatred'

He was speaking at an event in Israel marking 75 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.
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John Bercow 'categorically' denies bullying allegations

The ex-Speaker also criticises No 10 for not "honouring the centuries-old convention" by making him a Lord.
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East Kent hospitals: Baby death parents’ heartbreak over errors

At least seven babies have died since 2016 at one of the largest hospital groups in England, the BBC finds.
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World War Two veteran Anne Robson dies aged 108

Tributes are paid to the "fiercely independent" Anne Robson who was described as "very inspiring".
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Boy, 15, dies after being rescued from Ashton Canal

Declan McNally was pulled from the Ashton Canal in Droylsden, Tameside, on Wednesday evening.
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Fire breaks out at Stowmarket malt factory

The Suffolk factory makes malted ingredients, including the honeycomb centres of Maltesers.
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Harry and Meghan: How much privacy can they expect in Canada?

The couple complained about media intrusion within hours of relocating to Vancouver, Canada.
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No time off for grieving: 'Inside I was screaming'

Bereavement leave for parents came too late for Ian Bainbridge, whose son was stillborn five years ago.
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Stockton earthquake: How many quakes happen in the UK?

A minor earthquake has hit Teesside, but how serious can such events be?
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The Glenelg couple cleaning up after Storm Brendan

Trish Brewster and Yan Balewicz have spent five days so far removing rubbish from their local beach.
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Why you shouldn't ignore your overdraft

Overdrafts are undergoing their biggest change in a generation and it could double your costs.
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Monty Python's Terry Jones: Master of the absurd

The life of the actor, writer and director who found fame as a member of the Monty Python team.
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Prince of Wales Bridge looks 'spectacular' in foggy weather

The scene, photographed from a police helicopter, was caused by a "temperature inversion".
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Jack's Law: ‘His little life is going to help thousands of people’

Lucy Herd successfully campaigned for parents to get paid bereavement leave after her son Jack died.
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Husband pushed PM to be brave with Iran

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband has met with the prime minister this morning regarding his detained wife.
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Survivor's story: Church of England sex abuse scandal

Sexual abuse survivors tell of their grooming at the hands of Bishop Peter Ball.
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Terry Jones: Michael Palin pays tribute to Monty Python star

Sir Michael Palin pays tribute to his Monty Python co-star Terry Jones, who has died aged 77.
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Stag spotted running across Glenfinnan Viaduct

A ScotRail conductor captured footage of the stag trotting across the iconic bridge in the Scottish Highlands.
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Armando Iannucci on 'colour-blind casting' of David Copperfield and Brexit

Director Armando Iannucci hopes that casting Dev Patel as David Copperfield will change minds.
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Banbury couple 'starved man to death for windfall'

Anthony Sootheran was found dead by a doctor at his home near Banbury in March 2014.
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China coronavirus: Patients in Scotland being tested

Five people are being tested as a precaution after coming back from China with respiratory problems.
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MOTs: Faults found on 48 out of 55 lifts in NI test centres

Results of an inspection of all MOT lifts are revealed in an internal letter, seen by BBC News NI.
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Port Talbot's Tata Steel evacuated after WW2 bomb found

Ordnance bomb disposal officers are on their way and a cordon is in place, police say.
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Emma Brown: Runner who battled anorexia 'wished to live'

Emma Brown was found dead in her flat near Cambridge by her mother.
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How Canadian hospitals and airports are preparing for new coronavirus

Health-care workers on the front lines of Canada's preparations for the new coronavirus are gearing up to treat potential infections and prevent spread.
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First Nations voices in support of Coastal GasLink project silenced by fear, says LNG Canada official

A senior corporate official with the joint venture behind an LNG terminal project that would eventually ship natural gas from the Coastal GasLink pipeline says First Nations people who support the project are being silenced by "bullying and intimidation."
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Quebec tightens rules on adventure tourism as search for snowmobilers resumes

Quebec's tourism minister announced stricter rules and mandatory training for tourism operators Thursday, as crews continue to search for five missing tourists who fell through the ice while snowmobiling with a guide on Lac Saint-Jean.
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'Alone and lost': Family of Canadian killed in Ethiopian air crash says government 'abandoned' them

A Toronto couple whose daughter died in a plane crash in March say they're heartened by what Ottawa is doing to support victims of the more recent downing of a plane in Iran — but they still feel they were abandoned by their government.
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Quebec is up for grabs in the Conservative leadership race — and it's a prize worth grabbing

With Jean Charest out of the running, Quebec is wide open for the other candidates in the Conservative leadership race.
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Online government survey on medical aid in dying sees record-breaking response

More than 225,000 Canadians have given the federal government their opinion about medical aid in dying.
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For this Alberta woman, a rare, deadly parasite turned out to be good news

Alberta is a "hot spot" for rare tapeworm, with 15 of Canada's documented cases.
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Huge ice disc makes rare appearance on South Thompson River

A strange, swirling circle of ice that appeared at a bend in the South Thompson River has attracted plenty of attention in the Kamloops area. It was not caused by "alien stuff".
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Unifor, Regina police chief to meet following clashes between cops and union

Unifor National President Jerry Dias accused police of being violent, a claim the Regina chief denied.
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Friends of Halifax student killed in Iran plane crash pack up her apartment

Masoumeh Ghavi and her sister died two weeks ago when Iranian forces shot down Ukraine International Flight 752 as it left Tehran. On Tuesday, her friends cleaned out her apartment in Halifax.
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Police working with U.S. art students for fresh clues in 47-year-old Chilliwack mystery

Investigators are hoping a new reconstruction of an unidentified man found dead along the Fraser River in 1972 may lead to new clues in the cold case.
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Nunavut outfitter found guilty of running wildlife tours without a licence

The offences relate to four consecutive days in March 2017, when the Nunavut outfitter ran private tours out of a camp it had set up around 30 kilometres outside of Qikiqtarjuaq.
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With St. John's funeral business at a standstill in wake of blizzard, families struggle to say goodbye

Dozens of funerals have been put on hold in St. John's and area because of a state of emergency, and that's putting added stress on families trying to say goodbye to loved ones, and those who take care of the dead.
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Here's what the province and teachers get wrong on job action

Amid the teacher job actions, there's been a lot of misleading and false information coming from both the province and teachers and their unions. Here are some of the more common claims that have caused confusion.
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E-learning is no boogeyman, but would be costly to implement properly, expert says

Online learning isn't the massive problem that Ontario's embattled teachers unions are making it out to be, according to a leading expert in the field — but he says to properly implement it across the province would likely prove very costly.
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It's Stephen Harper's party — and he'll do what he wants to

The Conservative Party will need to evolve, but Stephen Harper still defines it as the party leadership race heats up, writes Kory Teneycke.
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Regina fried chicken joint investigating after video shows mouse falling onto customer's shoulder

A rodent fell on a Mary Brown’s customer last week, seemingly out of nowhere. The store's co-owner says he has no idea where the animal came from and he has since taken corrective action to remedy the situation.
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Crown claims fraud 'at the heart' of case against Meng Wanzhou

A lawyer for Canada's attorney general told a B.C. Supreme Court judge Wednesday that the criminal case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is a simple one of fraud.
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As U.S. threatens retaliation over digital taxes, Canada waits for OECD talks

As the U.S. continues to threaten other countries with retaliation if they proceed with a digital services tax, Canada's trade minister says the question of how to ensure profitable search engines, social media platforms and online retailers pay their fair share can only be tackled on a multilateral basis.
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Sask. government moves to become first province to bar sex offenders from changing names

Saskatchewan is taking steps to prevent convicted sex offenders from changing their names, making it the first province to refuse name changes based on a criminal record.
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