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Southern Ontario, Quebec on flood watch with heavy rains on the way

BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Teams of volunteers in southern Ontario and Quebec were preparing for flooding with walls of sandbags on Sunday as they awaited heavy rain expected to hit parts of both provinces over the next several days.

CRA online services back in business following Heartbleed scare

OTTAWA - The federal tax agency says its online services are up and running again after it blocked public access five days ago due to the so-called Heartbleed bug.

Canadian military member challenges government in court over housing costs

HALIFAX - A 24-year veteran of the Canadian military is taking the federal government to court Tuesday to recover thousands of dollars he lost on his home when he was posted to another base and got little compensation through a program that he says has caused financial hardship for dozens of members.

A 'ghost town' created in the U.S., with a little help from Canadian oil wealth

DETROIT - It looks like a ghost town, and Canadian oil helped build it.

Judging the judge's judges: Handling of nude-posing justice a 'stain'

TORONTO - The council probing a complaint against a senior Manitoba judge photographed in the nude has drawn scathing criticism, particularly in light of its recently failed attempt to place itself beyond judicial scrutiny.

Tories secretly gave Canadian military OK to share info despite torture risk

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has secretly ordered the Canadian military to share information with allies even when there's a serious risk it could lead to torture.

Canadians from coast to coast can view total lunar eclipse this week

MONTREAL - If they can stay awake, Canadians from coast to coast will get a chance to view a total lunar eclipse this week - the first of four that will occur nearly every six months.

HMCS Kingston crew extinguishes "minor" engine room fire while bound for Halifax

HALIFAX - The military is trying to determine what sparked a fire aboard a Canadian warship that caused what the navy described as "minor" damage to the vessel's engine room.

Calgary candidate beats Rob Anders and says Jason Kenney "should mind his own business"

CALGARY - The man who defeated controversial Calgary MP Rob Anders for the nomination in Signal Hill took aim at one of the most powerful members of Stephen Harper's cabinet late Saturday night.

Certain immigrants appear to face 'unreasonable' hurdles with OAS, critics say

Branko Sucic has been waiting a long time for his Old Age Security pension.

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