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Vaccination Week in Cayman offers free clinic for children

The Cayman Islands and several other members of the Pan American Health Organization are marking the 15th anniversary of Vaccination Week in the Americas and the 40th anniversary of the Expanded Program on Immunization.
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West Bay South candidates face off at forum

West Bay South candidates faced off Monday evening on economic development, education and foreign employment during the latest Chamber of Commerce candidate forum.
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Court clamps down on open records policy

An apparent change in policy is making it more difficult for people to access Cayman Islands court documents. A sign posted on the third floor of Kirk House informs visitors that they are allowed to access court records but not permitted to make any copies of the documents.
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Ironwood developer vows: ‘We will get it done’

Plans for an 18-hole Arnold Palmer golf course and resort in the eastern districts are still on track despite a lull in activity on the project since the death of the golf legend, developer Ironwood says.
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Meal on the Bluff

Meal on the Bluff — Today's editorial cartoon
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Nell Connor, Queen of Breakers, dies at 96

“Miss Nell was an icon and institution of Breakers and Cayman,” said Minister Osbourne Bodden, MLA for Bodden Town.
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Voter ID nightmare for West Bay woman

For the fifth time in the past two decades, Celecia Bancroft will be casting a general election vote under a name that is not legally her own.
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Registration opens for iguana cull

Volunteer cullers have begun registering to compete for a $1,000 twice-monthly prize in Grand Cayman’s green iguana raffle.
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Commonwealth officials to observe Cayman elections

The Cayman Islands’ first election in more than 50 years under the one man, one vote system will be observed by international officials from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
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Cayman not eligible for Ten Island Challenge funding

The Cayman Islands could still be involved in entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Ten Island Challenge, though the territory is not eligible for grant funding from the renewable energy initiative.
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DVDL announces Rules for collecting, using new license plates

Starting next month, the Cayman Islands Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing will begin issuing new electronic license plates, and there are a few pointers the department has for new plate recipients.
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DG’s 5K Challenge kicks off on Brac

The 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge kicked off last weekend on the Brac with an enthusiastic turnout and great weather.
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Retreats offered on Little Cayman

Debbi Truchan, owner of D’Art of Living, is offering “life-clarifying” retreats on Little Cayman.
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50 years ago: Retired Navy Cmdr. Roy Stoor visits family

In the May 3, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:
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EDITORIAL – ‘Achievement gap’: Cayman’s economics versus education

From the mid-1960s to today, it could be said that the Cayman Islands deserves very high marks in “economics” … and very poor marks in “education.”
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So I was up in Alaska

Up to Alaska last week to visit old friends and relive fragrant memories of previous trips. Landing on a short uphill grass strip near a native village and later taking off on that strip and off the edge of a cliff.
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Survey: Citizens in G-20 countries favor gov’t cooperation over tax competition

The overwhelming majority of people in G-20 countries believe that cooperation between governments on tax policy is more important than competition to increase national tax revenue.
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Business in brief: Appleby’s hosts charity day

Several local charities are able to offer continued services in animal care, child and family welfare and education in the Cayman community as a result of Appleby’s Cayman charity day event.
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Time to register for DG 5K Challenge

Registration is open online only until 6 p.m. Friday for the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge on Sunday, April 30, on Grand Cayman.
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UPDATED: Emergency airport exercise on Little Cayman canceled

Cayman Airways is advising the public, particularly residents in Little Cayman, that the airline will be conducting a full-scale emergency exercise at the Edward Bodden Airfield on Little Cayman on Tuesday, April 25.
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Instead of bringing love and contentment, for Islam Mitat marriage was a living nightmare

Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their "happily ever after" through a Muslim dating site.
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Satellite captures rare snapshot of life in Raqqa

Raqqa is perhaps the most isolated, repressed city on earth. Now, more than three years after it was captured by ISIS, chilling new details of the militant stronghold in Syria have emerged.
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Turkish airstrikes kill US-backed Kurdish forces battling ISIS

The Turkish military carried out airstrikes Tuesday in Iraq and Syria, saying it was targeting the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, a group it considers to be terrorist.
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Civilians trapped by ISIS battle

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports from the old city of Mosul where civilians remain trapped in the crossfire between the Iraqi army and ISIS fighters.
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'Robbery of the century': Brazen heist erupts into gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

Dozens of gunmen detonated explosives and set vehicles on fire as they stormed a private security firm in Paraguay, taking millions of dollars and sparking a violent police chase into Brazil.
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North Korea conducts large-scale artillery drill on military anniversary

North Korea's military staged a "large-scale artillery drill" around the Wonsan region in the country's east on Tuesday, a statement from the South Korean military said.
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UK's Labour Party vows to ditch May's Brexit plan if elected

Britain's main opposition party has vowed to scrap Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans if it wins the general election in June, saying it will seek a softer departure from the European Union.
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German crowd hisses, boos at Ivanka when she defends her dad

Ivanka Trump defended her father at a women's panel in Berlin Tuesday after attendees hissed and booed when she attempted to champion her father's commitment to women's issues.
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Senate Intel Chair says US is in a new Cold War with Russia

Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in an interview last week that the United States is in a new Cold War with Russia.
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American killed in Ukraine identified

The American paramedic killed during a monitoring mission in Ukraine has been identified.
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Trump stacks schedule for foreign policy advice

President Donald Trump, formulating US strategy toward some of the world's most volatile regions, is packing his schedule this week with meetings and phone calls designed to elicit input and advice for how to proceed.
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US F-35 fighters to train near Russia

The US Air Force is sending its newest fighter jets to Russia's doorstep as part of a program set up after Russia annexed Crimea from the Ukraine in 2014, a US official tells CNN.
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Threats force Russian journalist into hiding

A prominent Russian reporter who revealed horrific details of a crackdown on gay men in Chechnya has told CNN she is in hiding after receiving death threats.
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Activists: Laws that let rapists marry victims must be abolished

Several Middle Eastern countries are facing growing pressure to close legal loopholes that allow rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims.
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Rebuilding a Nepali village, one block at a time

Two years after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and causing extensive damages to property, residents are still reeling from the tragedy — especially in remote villages, where aid has been slow to arrive.
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An intimate look inside the lives of New York's Chinese immigrants

The bookcase bursts with pink plush pigs, crammed so high it nearly touches the ceiling. Adorned with red and gold tassels, it looks like a shrine, built lovingly over many years.
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Maria Sharapova's comeback leaves women's Tour divided

Maria Sharapova is coming back to tennis after a 15-month doping ban, attracting global media attention yet splitting opinion on the women's tennis Tour.
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Marathon racer stops to help fatigued runner cross finish line

A London Marathon runner showed what sportsmanship is all about when he helped a fellow athlete reach the finish line.
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Why do racehorses love the beach?

Training horses can be a tough, exhausting business, so what better than a ride to the seaside?
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Opinion: European democracy is under threat

Theresa May is treating Britain to a surprise election in June.
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Trump wants new sanctions on North Korea

President Trump says he wants new United Nations sanctions on North Korea, calling the country "a real threat to the world."
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How Google plans to get a billion users

Google is making a new push to get nearly a billion Indians onto the internet.
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Christian Dior shares spike

Luxury group LVMH and its billionaire CEO Bernard Arnault are set to take full control of Christian Dior.
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How a mentor becomes a hero

Tawanda Jones, a 2013 Top 10 CNN Hero, and the young woman who nominated her reunite to share their CNN Heroes journey -- and reveal what's happened since.
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CNN Heroes: Meet the nominators

How does CNN Heroes find everyday people changing the world? With your help! Meet some of the nominators who got to make their hero a CNN Hero.
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Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Newcastle United and West Ham's grounds are being searched by revenue and customs officials.
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PMQs: May and Corbyn set out election 'choices'

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn clash in the Commons for the final time before the general election.
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Joey Barton: Burnley midfielder banned for 18 months over betting

Burnley midfielder Joey Barton is banned from football for 18 months after admitting a Football Association charge in relation to betting.
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Christie hospital fire: Blaze in cancer research unit

The research unit attached to the world-renowned Christie cancer hospital has been evacuated.
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Barclays boss sounds Brexit talent warning

Jes Staley says that retaining access to talented workers after Brexit is "tremendously important".
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Ched Evans: 10 named rape accuser on social media

Ten men are cautioned by police after naming the woman on social media.
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Bristol's Colston Hall to drop 'toxic' slave trader name

The venue's link to a wealthy slave trader has come under fire from anti-racism campaigners.
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Alice Ruggles murder: Trimaan "Harry" Dhillon convicted

The jury rejected his claims that she fell on a knife during an argument.
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Students elect black, single mother as NUS president

National Union of Students elects black, single mother as its leader, ousting Malia Bouattia.
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David Moyes: Sunderland manager charged over 'slap' comment

Sunderland manager David Moyes is charged by the Football Association after telling BBC reporter Vicki Sparks she might "get a slap".
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Surrey puppy farm shootings: 'Deep concern' over police staff

A woman criticises police for returning guns to the killer of her mother and sister after an IPCC report.
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Billy Monger crash: Sister is teen driver's 'true hero'

Billy Monger said she "gave me the will to keep fighting" after the tragic crash at Donington Park.
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Can you convince people to vote in one day?

Two women who don't like politics paid a visit to Parliament, but did it convince them to vote?
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Camilla Cavendish: We need a death tax to fund social care

In this Viewsnight, the former head of Downing Street's policy unit makes the case for a death tax.
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The volunteers helping ambulances to get to Syria

The BBC meets volunteers in the biggest ever convoy to transport medical vehicles from the UK to Syria.
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How does climate change affect British gardens?

The Royal Horticultural Society says that parts of the UK will experience very different impacts.
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London Marathon: I ran with the man who saved my life

Jonny Benjamin says running with the man who stopped him jumping from a bridge was ‘emotional’.
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Bruno Mars fans blast Birmingham show ticket 'farce'

"Hundreds" of fans were left outside the star's gig venue because of ticketing problems.
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General Election 2017: Wakefield voters divided

Could people in Wakefield - once regarded as Labour heartland - really vote another way?
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BBC News Channel

BBC coverage of latest developments
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Cars get stuck in wet cement at petrol station

Two drivers drove through the tape cordoning off an area that had just been resurfaced.
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'Gorilla man' still crawling London Marathon

Three days after the race began, one man who is crawling the route is not yet half way through.
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Newspaper headlines: New Madeleine clues and Ivanka in Berlin

The police announcement on the Madeleine McCann case and Ivanka Trump's Berlin visit attract front page headlines.
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Hummus crisis?

After two supermarkets recall some of their ranges, we look at the UK's love affair with the dip.
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Migration story

Images showing the to-and-fro of people across the centuries in London are the highlight of the Migration Museum.
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Political therapy

Two women who don't like politics paid a visit to Parliament, but did it convince them to vote?
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Why AI matters

Many people are unsure about what machine learning is, but the chances are they are using it every day.
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Drive time

Viewers and critics react positively to the latest series, fronted by the former Friends actor.
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Top stories, key analysis

Your morning briefing for 25 April 2017.
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'Jelly legs'

Why do some runners experience "jelly legs" at the end of a marathon?
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Tactical election?

Brexit may encourage more pacts between political parties in the run-up to the general election.
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Jet set pets

From turkeys to pandas ... when animals need transporting they catch a flight just like us.
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Mounties suspect two government officials leaked classified shipbuilding information

Newly released court records accuse the military's second-in-command of sharing secret information and having a cozy relationship with the upstart shipyard that was vying to deliver the navy an interim supply ship.
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It's Trudeau's move after Trump goes from tough talk to action with lumber duties: Chris Hall

The Liberal government's unofficial policy is not to react to everything Trump says, only what he does. Like, say, imposing punishing new duties on Canadian softwood lumber.
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Underground economy players impervious to CRA's 'nudge' experiment

An experiment using "nudge" letters to coax Canadians in the underground economy to pay their taxes has flopped, highlighting the limits of this new approach to changing citizen behaviour.
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Politicians meddle with real estate — but would Canadians tolerate intervention in other markets?

Canadians seem in favour of government stepping in to intervene in Canada's housing market. But what would the reaction be if governments started meddling in the value of our retirement portfolios or other assets? Peter Armstrong dives in.
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Ontario regulator lacks expertise to regulate syndicated mortgages, says former registrar

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario lacks the expertise and knowledge needed to regulate syndicated mortgages, according to the province's former registrar under the Mortgage Brokers Act.
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Liberal MPs get closed-door briefing on harassment

Eager to avoid a repeat of past scandals, the Liberal caucus used a closed-door meeting to give MPs clear guidelines on appropriate workplace behaviour and to encourage them to report harassment between MPs and staff to the proper authorities, caucus sources tell CBC News.
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Dad, 2 young kids pulled off Air Canada plane after mother turned away at gate

A Winnipeg family is still trying to understand why Air Canada kicked them off a flight. First, the mother wasn't allowed to board; then the father and two kids were pulled off the plane.
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Michael Chong challenges rivals to 'get serious' as Conservatives gather for final leadership debate

At odds with his leadership rivals over immigration and climate change, Michael Chong recently declared it was time for them "to get serious." When the candidates gather for a final debate in Toronto tonight, will Chong once again be disappointed by what he hears?
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Crown land deal on hold pending First Nations consultations

A pending long-term lease for management of western Crown lands by a consortium of mills is delayed as the provincial government continues consultations with First Nations leaders.
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Soldier killed, 3 others hurt in training exercise at CFB Wainwright

'Two of the soldiers have been treated and they're back with their units here in Wainwright. One other soldier is still in hospital.'
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Teen girls arrested in homicide of Serena McKay, 19, of Manitoba's Sagkeeng First Nation

Two teenage girls face murder charges after a 19-year-old woman, Serena McKay, died in what RCMP say was a homicide in the Sagkeeng First Nation northeast of Winnipeg.
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Did the Liberals forget we have a Charter when they drafted the new impaired driving legislation?

We have Charter rights that protect us from unreasonable search and seizure. How can a mandatory breathalyzer for no good reason – or even no reason at all – not violate those rights?
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259,010 eligible to vote in Conservative leadership race

The Conservative Party has announced the total number of members who will be eligible to cast a ballot in the May 27 leadership vote.
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Crash victim's court award for surrogacy fees believed to be a 1st in Canada

Mikaela Wilhelmson receives precedent-setting $100,000 award to be used for the future cost of surrogacy after tragic accident.
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LCBO workers vote overwhelmingly in favour of a strike

Liquor Control Board of Ontario staff have voted 93 per cent in favour of a strike as their union continues to bargain for a new collective agreement.
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Canadian dollar falls in face of U.S. softwood lumber duties

The value of the Canadian dollar tumbled on Tuesday morning after news that countervailing duties of up to 24 per cent will be placed on Canadian lumber exports to the U.S.
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'We felt like screaming': Wife says crowded hospital failed her dying husband

A Halifax woman says overcrowding at the city's largest hospital left her husband suffering a series of indignities and delayed care during his last days of life.
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Boat found but no sign of missing hunters from Fort Chipewyan, RCMP say

A boat has been found but the search continues for four hunters missing near Fort Chipewyan, RCMP said Tuesday. "Search and rescue teams with the assistance of two helicopters and approximately 30 boats from the community are out on the waters," RCMP said in a news release.
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NHL playoffs: How the Canadian teams stack up in Round 2

It appears it's anyone's Stanley Cup to win after a wide-open start to the NHL playoffs. Here's how the two remaining Canadian teams, Edmonton and Ottawa, match up with their Round 2 foes.
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Wild bison calves born in Banff National Park 'a huge step' to reintroduction

Bison recently introduced into Banff's backcountry are settling into their new homes by welcoming new offspring to the herd.
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