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Caribbean poets honored on World Poetry Day in Cayman

New and seasoned poets gathered in Camana Bay Tuesday evening for a night of recital and cultural celebration in honor of World Poetry Day.
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Cayman college footballers shot in US

Two young Caymanian footballers were shot and injured while on spring break vacation from their college in the U.S.Joshewa Frederick and Kevin Foster were sitting outside a friend’s home in Los Angeles when a gunman opened fire on Monday.
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Party-line vote approves police complaints process

Legislation creating a process for public complaints against the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and law enforcement officers who work with that agency was approved in a party-line vote late Monday.
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Bills passed to protect beach access, regulate vendors

Legislators passed a pair of bills Tuesday to protect public access to Cayman’s beaches and regulate the activities of vendors who use the beach for their businesses.
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ICCI president stepping down after three years

The president of the International College of the Cayman Islands has resigned, saying he plans to seek a new challenge after three years in the job.
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Five dead, 40 injured in terror attack near British Parliament

A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament.
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McCoy-Moore, Maxine

Maxine McCoy-Moore is an independent candidate for Cayman Brac West & Little Cayman.
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EDITORIAL – ‘Lizard Lottery’: Gambling with Cayman’s image

The Department of Environment’s “dead iguana raffle” has to be one of the most bizarre, and ill-advised, schemes ever to emanate from the minds of civil servants – anywhere.
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The next financial crisis

Animal spirits are running high.President Donald Trump’s promises to repeal Obamacare, cut taxes, and roll back regulations have supercharged stock prices and business optimism.
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Wrong bill

Wrong bill — Today's editorial cartoon
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Handcuffed man escapes from police car

Police on Tuesday were searching for a handcuffed man who escaped from a police car in West Bay.Travis Alexander Ebanks, 22, had been detained on suspicion of burglary, police said.
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Boat stolen from Canal Point Drive

A 14-foot boat has been stolen from a dock behind a home in Canal Point Drive in George Town, police reported.
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Government signs agreement to assist small businesses

The Ministry of Commerce has outsourced the delivery of certain small-business support services to the Cayman Islands Small Business Association.
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Youngest-ever player wins Amateur Championship trophy

Thirteen-year-old Justin Hastings won the Men’s title, Orapin “Nitti” Howe won the Ladies event, and Super-Senior Braden Howe and Senior Scott Kapuscinski defended their 2016 titles at the 25th National Amateur Championships in Grand Cayman on March 18 and 19.
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Local youths get Ultimate Football Experience

36 up-and-coming footballers between the ages of 13 and 16 had their skills put to the test at the Flow Ultimate Football Experience, a competition put together by Flow and Manchester United and supported by the Caribbean Football Union.
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Adventist kids spread prayer, kindness

Hundreds of young adults inspired to spread the message of their church reached out to people in the Bodden Town community with food bags and prayer last Saturday.
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Bat habitat in Lower Valley nominated for protection

A small pocket of forest in Lower Valley in the district of Bodden Town is among six sites on Grand Cayman nominated for Protected Area status under Cayman’s new National Conservation Law.
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50 years ago: Spring visitors and returning residents welcomed

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote:“Miss Edith Webster returned home on the 12th. She spent one year in New York with her mother and other relatives."
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Finance minister warns against imposing petrol price controls

Warning that government overreach can “cause more harm than good” in certain instances, Cayman Islands Finance Minister Marco Archer warned opposition MLAs against the rush to implement fuel price controls in the local petroleum market.
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Deputy governor concerned about ‘politicized’ civil service

A heated Legislative Assembly exchange Monday over the fate of a Cayman Islands senior prisons manager brought warnings against “politicizing” the public service from Deputy Governor Franz Manderson.
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Witnesses describe 'horrendous' incident near Parliament

Watch and hear firsthand accounts of the Parliament attack in London.
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Deadly attack outside UK Parliament

Police have launched a "full counter-terrorism investigation" after an attacker rammed a car into crowds of people and stabbed a police officer on Parliament grounds.
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Amid London chaos, MP rushes to victim's aid

There was an unexpected face among the first responders to Wednesday's attack near the House of Parliament in London. Tobias Ellwood, a Conservative Member of Parliament, was seen tending to an injured man lying outside of Westminster Palace.
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British politicians tweet through Parliament lockdown

British lawmakers were locked down inside Parliament on Wednesday as a frightening scene unfolded outside.
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Trump, US lawmakers react to UK attack

US officials are offering assistance to British authorities after an attack Wednesday on the Houses of Parliament in London that police there are treating as terrorism.
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Moment gunshots go off in London attack

Video shows the moment gunfire rings out near UK Parliament.
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Tourists stranded on London Eye during terrorism incident

Tourists riding the London Eye were stranded on the iconic attraction Wednesday when the area was locked down after a terrorism incident near the UK Parliament.
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The moment the UK Parliament stopped

The British Parliament stopped after gunshots were fired outside.
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Airstrike on Syria school near Raqqa kills dozens, reports say

Dozens of people were killed when an airstrike hit a school near ISIS' de facto capital of Raqqa that was sheltering refugees who had fled fighting in Palmyra, activist groups and state-run media said Wednesday.
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The airline electronics ban is already causing confusion

CNN asked travelers, who'd be coming in from the 10 airports covered by the ban, how they'd be affected. This is what they said.
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What you need to know about electronics ban

Flying direct to the U.S. from major airports in the Middle East and North Africa just got a lot more complicated.
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe embroiled in land-sale scandal

An educator accused of using his political clout to curry favor with Japanese politicians, including the first family, is set to address parliament Thursday.
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Poland seeks extradition of Minnesota man for Nazi war crimes

A 98-year-old Minnesota man accused of committing war crimes during WWII could face arrest and extradition to Poland.
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Czech zoo cuts off horns to protect rhinos after France attack

A zoo in the Czech Republic has begun removing the horns of all its rhinos, saying it is better to leave the animals with stumps than risk them being killed by poachers.
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Petra Kvitova: 'Knife attack has changed my outlook on life'

Petra Kvitova says her perspective on life has changed since the knife attack that threatened to cut her tennis career short.
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New lawsuit accuses Saudi government of involvement in 9/11

Families of 850 victims who died on 9/11 and 1,500 people injured that day are suing the Saudi government, accusing it of providing material and financial assistance to al Qaeda for years leading up to the worst terrorist attack on US soil.
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This is what skateboarding in an African megacity looks like

Despite the rise of skateboarding in Africa, Lagos seems like an unlikely place for the sport to take off, but skate crew WafflesnCream is determined to change that.
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'Piggy Bank' turtle dies after swallowing 915 coins

The green sea turtle nicknamed "Piggy Bank" has died after vets in Thailand removed 915 coins from her stomach earlier this month.
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French government minister resigns amid controversy over jobs for family

French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux has resigned amid allegations that he improperly hired his teenage daughters as aides.
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Trump's White House is starting to look a lot like Putin's Kremlin

Critical media voices denounced as "enemies of the people."
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Organic farming matters -- just not in the way you think

Is organic agriculture the solution to our global food system challenges? That's been the premise and promise of the organic movement since its origins in the 1920s: farming that's healthy, ecological, and socially just.
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Donald Trump: America's Marie Antoinette

On Thursday, Donald Trump released his budget for 2017, which proposes slashing programs that help some of our nation's most vulnerable citizens, including the poor and the elderly. And then Trump, in his own "let them eat cake" moment, jetted off 24 hours later to spend another weekend at his luxurious private country club Mar-a-Lago, a place described as akin to the Palace of Versailles.
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Starbucks to add 240,000 jobs worldwide by 2021

Starbucks plans to hire 240,000 more people globally by the year 2021. That includes 68,000 jobs in the United States.
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Don't just do it? Nike tanks on poor sales

Cue the Crying Jordan meme. Nike shares fell 6% in early trading Wednesday after the athletic apparel giant reported sales for its most recent quarter that missed Wall Street's forecasts.
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Robots go to school in place of sick kids

Leslie Morissette's son, Graham, was 6 years old when he was diagnosed with leukemia.
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London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror attack

Five people die after an attacker stabs a police officer and kills three other people in Westminster in what the PM calls a "sick and depraved" terror act.
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State pension age could be raised to 70, says report

Twenty year-olds may have to work till the age of 70, with millions more having to work till 68
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Drop in teacher training recruits revealed

Head teachers' leaders say the reduction in numbers will deepen the teacher recruitment crisis.
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Bill Clinton to attend Martin McGuinness' funeral

Former US President is among the mourners set to attend Martin McGuinness' funeral on Thursday.
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Brexit vote: Single market benefit 'largely imaginary'

Author of a report argues that no trade deal is better than a bad deal with the EU.
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Ex-boyfriend guilty of teenager Shana Grice murder

Michael Lane stalked and killed Shana Grice after saying "she'll pay for what she's done".
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BA and Easyjet laptop ban 'in force by Saturday'

Passengers on certain flights will have to put tablets and e-readers in their hold luggage.
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Sinn Féin oppose any extension to Stormont talks deadline

Sinn Féin say they oppose extending the Stormont talks deadline and any suspension of the assembly.
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Thames Water fined £20m for sewage spill

The company pumped nearly 1.5 billion litres of untreated sewage into the River Thames in 2013 and 2014.
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Warning over segregation in England's schools

Thousands of state schools in England are segregated along ethnic or social grounds, research finds.
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PMQs: May gets personal with Corbyn over grammar schools

Theresa May attacks Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for sending his son to a grammar school.
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London attack: 'Man in black... stabbing or striking'

Journalist Quentin Letts has described seeing a man in black who appeared to strike a policeman.
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'At least five mown down' by car on Westminster Bridge

Radoslow Sikorski was crossing Westminster Bridge when he heard a crash.
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Theresa May condemns 'depraved' Westminster attack

The prime minister has condemned the terror attack on Westminster as "sick and depraved".
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Keith Palmer named as officer killed in terror attack

Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said the officer was a "husband and father".
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Mayor says London 'won't be cowed by terrorists'

Sadiq Khan praised emergency services' swift response, after a terror attack in Westminster.
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London attack: Witness 'saw bodies' after Westminster incident

Steve Voake was on Westminster Bridge when a car mowed down pedestrians.
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Police: 'We know there are a number of casualties'

Metropolitan Police Commander BJ Harrington gives details of what the police know so far.
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BBC News Channel

BBC coverage of latest developments
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Liverpool to reimagine The Beatles' Sgt Pepper in eclectic arts festival

An eclectic array of performers will reinterpret Beatles songs for Sgt Pepper's 50th anniversary.
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M25 trucker fined for making lunch on side of motorway

The driver was found by police chopping onions on his fuel tank on the hard shoulder.
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In pictures

From World War One to present day: anti-war images from across the UK at London's Imperial War Museum.
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Bear trap

Everyone has to tackle their fears. Adventurer Bear Grylls explains how he tackles his own self-doubt.
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Not clocking off

The proportion of women working beyond 70 doubles in four years, narrowing the gap with older men.
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Tackling the touts

Claire Turnham tried to buy Ed Sheeran tickets - and ended up leading a campaign against Viagogo.
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Children of peace

Students born at the time of the Good Friday Agreement give their views on Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, who has died.
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'Ruined by a typo'

When police mistyped an IP address, Nigel was wrongly arrested on suspicion of being a paedophile.
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'Her ordeal ripped me apart'

Abuse victims in Rotherham are still receiving counselling, while their families are also now getting support.
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Photographing football's female fans

Images from This Fan Girl website which documents female football fans.
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Stuck here waiting

Narges Kalbasi Ashtari is barred from leaving India amid a court battle over the death of a child.
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London attack: What we know so far

Here is what we know about the incidents in Westminster, which are being treated by police as terrorism.
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'Hero' MP Tobias Ellwood tried to save stabbed officer

The government minister gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the fatally injured police officer.
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London attack: Eyewitness describes terror scene aftermath

Martin Pearce broadcasted live on Facebook during the immediate aftermath of the attack.
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London attack: French students injured on bridge

Three French pupils, two Romanians and five South Koreans are said to be injured in London's attack.
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'The rose-coloured glasses are off': Why experts, students suspect racism under-reported on campuses

Many Canadian universities received few or no official complaints of racial discrimination or harassment on campus over the past five years. But experts and students — and even a couple of the universities — tell CBC News those low numbers aren’t necessarily a sign of racial harmony.
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Police draw weapons on boy in park carrying costume gun for school project

A Hamilton boy carrying a toy gun at a park was confronted on Tuesday afternoon by police officers with their weapons drawn.
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Liberals' 1st gender-sensitive budget identifies gaps, funds possible fixes

From offering 18-month parental leave to targeting $7 billion of its infrastructure funding for child-care spaces, today's federal budget offers solutions to issues women often identify. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says his fixes will help grow the economy.
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Police credit social media for fast arrest of man accused of killing young stepson

Police say a man arrested in the death of his seven-year-old stepson in St. Catharines, Ont., would not have been apprehended so quickly without people widely sharing his image on social media.
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New housing rule changes impacting high-end homes too

Recent government regulations have created "unprecedented levels of uncertainty" for the high-end home market heading into the key spring buying season, Sotheby's International Realty Canada said in a report released Wednesday.
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Former assistant ski coach says Bertrand Charest had 'intense' relationship with students

Alexandre Lussier testified that hearing the ex-ski coach make comments about his female athletes' bodies made him uncomfortable, but none of the athletes ever came to him to complain.
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Budget targets $3.4B for 'critical' needs of Indigenous communities

The federal government is increasing its spending on post-secondary education, community infrastructure and the health of Indigenous people in a clear attempt to quell criticism over its handling of serious issues that continue to plague First Nations and Inuit communities.
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Budget 2017: Hello Uber tax, goodbye transit credit

Consumer tax changes in today's federal budget will add to the cost of Uber rides while ending a public-transit tax credit. Those are just two of several Liberal government moves that will hit pocketbooks directly, though modestly.
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Billions in defence equipment purchases postponed until 2030s in Liberal budget

The Liberal government is stripping $8.5 billion out of the equipment budget at National Defence over the near-term — and then promising to put it back and spend it sometime over the next 20 years.
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'I'm feeling good': First Nations, environmentalists take fight for Peel watershed to Supreme Court

It's the culmination of a 5-year legal battle that may ultimately determine the fate of Yukon's vast, pristine Peel watershed region, and establish some rules for how modern First Nations treaties are interpreted and implemented.
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Sask. budget hikes sales tax to 6%, kills provincial bus company

The government of Saskatchewan is expanding and raising the provincial sales tax, scrapping its bus company and cutting its spending on public sector wages as it tables another deficit budget.
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Why the 1st transgender pro hockey player is retiring at 23

Harrison Browne made headlines last October after he came out publicly as a transgender professional athlete. Now, he's retiring from women's hockey — but not before going out as a champion.
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Canada's smoking rate falls slightly

The number of Canadians who smoke tobacco appears to be dropping, a national survey suggests.
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'He took his last breath in my arms': Retired B.C. doctor died in hospital waiting room, wife says

Janice Joneja says her husband Dr. Rajinder Joneja, a retired neurologist and psychiatrist, died in the waiting room of Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops because he didn't get the help he needed.
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Missing 4-year-old boy from Saint-Jérôme, Que. found safe

A four-year-old boy has been located in Ottawa after he was reported missing from the Saint-Jérôme, Que., region.
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Shoppers computer crash fixed but questions remain about message to public

Shoppers Drug Mart's computer system has been restored after a system-wide outage prevented some customers from using debit cards or filling their prescriptions. Yesterday, the retailer said customers could get prescriptions filled when that wasn't the case at some stores.
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5 teens guilty of sharing intimate images in Bridgewater Dropbox case

Five of the six young men accused of sharing intimate images of 20 local high school girls on Nova Scotia's South Shore have pleaded guilty, closing one of Canada's largest prosecutions involving children under a law that came into force two years ago.
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Canada, NATO attempt to define boundaries of response to cyberattacks

Military planners in both Ottawa and Brussels are wrestling with the notion that keystrokes are as much of a threat as Kalashnikovs in this summer's deployment of the Canadian-led NATO battle group to Latvia.
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Mississauga girl loses 2 limbs after infection doctors thought was influenza

Parents of an 11-year-old girl who had two limbs amputated after a serious bacterial infection caused by streptococcus A are asking why their daughter's condition was dismissed as the flu.
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Refinery layoffs, Hebron completion a blow but not a knockout for Avalon economy

The winding down of the Hebron construction project and job losses at the oil refinery in Come by Chance are dealing a double economic blow to the Avalon Peninsula's isthmus region.
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