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    • What do you consider to be the 2013 Story of the Year?
    • B.C. election
    • 36%
    • TRU law school
    • 4%
    • Proposed Ajax mine
    • 43%
    • Jack Shippobotham death
    • 3%
    • Starving horses seized
    • 11%
    • Red Lake cold case
    • 3%
    • Total Votes: 1070

    Raw Video: Floods damage parts of Eastern Canada Parts of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick continue to battle rising flood waters, with hundreds of residents forced to evacuate their homes.

    Jim Flaherty funeral a 'fitting' tribute: Politicians Tory cabinet ministers Peter MacKay and Jason Kenney say the state funeral for Jim Flaherty was a "fitting" send-off. Scores of friends, relatives and dignitaries gathered to remember the former finance minister Wednesday.

    Woman found not guilty in Manitoba's first televised verdict Manitoba woman Cassandra Knott was acquitted of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her abusive husband, Orzias Knott. The verdict was the province's first-ever televised criminal proceeding.

    Mourners gather to pay respects to Jim Flaherty Political dignitaries from all sides attended a state funeral in Toronto Wednesday for Jim Flaherty. Members of the public also gathered outside the cathedral to pay their respects to the former finance minister.

    Calgary stabbing victim was 'very popular': Former employer The former funeral home employer of Calgary stabbing victim Jordan Segura says he was "well rounded" and "likable." He says Segura always wanted to help people in their time of grief.

    On the job with an assistant movie director You won't see Vanessa Driveness on the big screen, but movies can't be made without people like her. The assistant director on the upcoming film "Preggoland," says seeing her name in the credits is worth the long days on set.

    Skier finds 'freedom' on slopes after losing leg Erez Avramov says he thought his active lifestyle was a thing of the past after he lost his leg. But Avramov says ski lessons from Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports have helped him forget his disability.

    Message of togetherness at Calgary vigil for stabbing victims Hundreds gathered at the University of Calgary for a vigil to pay tribute to the five victims stabbed to death at a house party. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi expressed the importance of togetherness in dealing with the tragedy.

    Police officer's son suspected in Calgary's worst mass murder A senior police officer's son is the only suspect in a deadly knife attack on a group of university students at a Calgary house party. Police say the city's worst mass murder, which took the lives of five people, appears unprovoked.

    Refugee says effects of discredited security suspicions linger Hassan Almrei says his 9/11-era arrest on a national security certificate continues to haunt him, even though the certificate was tossed out over four years ago. The Toronto-area refugee says he wants to build a new life in Canada.

    Jim Flaherty remembered at visitation as irreplaceable A visitation is being held for Jim Flaherty in his home riding of Whitby, Ontario. Mourners are remembering the former finance minister as "very supportive."

    Former inmate describes prescription drug use in prison A former federal inmate says she believes Canada's prisons are overmedicating inmates, saying antipsychotic drugs are being prescribed as sleep aids. The Canadian Press and CBC launched a joint investigation into the allegations.

    What is Seroquel? A joint investigation by The Canadian Press and CBC was launched amid allegations by former prisoners and their advocates about the overmedication of inmates, including the non-intended use of Seroquel as a sleeping aid. But what is Seroquel?

    Allegations antipsychotic drug used as sleep aid in prisons The Canadian Press and CBC launched a joint investigation into allegations an antipsychotic drug has been prescribed as a sleep aid in prisons, following revelations that 60 per cent of female inmates are receiving psychiatric drugs.

    Raw Video: Ice moves at breakneck speeds on Quebec river A huge pileup of ice is rapidly flowing down the Chaudiere River in Quebec. Several dozen homes and businesses were given evacuation notices Saturday because of rising water levels caused by the ice jam.

    Latest Russian action in Ukraine prompts tough talk from Harper The prime minister is using his harshest words yet against Russia. Stephen Harper is calling pro-Russian groups who have occupied buildings in eastern Ukraine "Russian provocateurs sent by the Putin regime."

    The Detroit ghost town Canadian oil helped build The Oakwood Heights neighbourhood in Detroit resembles a ghost town after the Marathon refinery paid residents to leave as its business expanded. But not all the homeowners took the money, saying they would have nowhere else to go.

    The best time to view this week's lunar eclipse Canadians have a chance to view a total lunar eclipse this week – if they are up in the middle of the night. A spokesman for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada says the eclipse will begin in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

    Jason Kenney should 'mind his own business': Calgary candidate Former Alberta cabinet minister Ron Liepert defeated Calgary MP Rob Anders for the Tory nomination in the rejigged riding of Signal Hill. Following his victory, Liepert took aim at Jason Kenney for his endorsement of Anders.

    Business Forecast: Investors to focus on interest rates Canadian interest rates are in focus this week with the Bank of Canada making its next rate announcement on Wednesday. Traders will also look to a number of U.S. earnings reports.

    First Nations group says no to Northern Gateway pipeline A coalition of First Nations in British Columbia are officially rejecting the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline. Members of the Yinka Dene say the decision is final.

    Rising waters cause state of emergency in Belleville, Ontario Firefighters in Belleville, Ontario are busy helping residents sandbag their homes due to flooding and rising water levels on the Moira River. Officials say the river is expected to peak Sunday night.

    Patrick Brazeau heading to rehab A crown attorney says Patrick Brazeau will check into a rehab facility after being released from custody on bail. The suspended senator is facing charges connected to what police describe as a violent domestic incident.

    The Hold Steady say new record is their loudest yet With their six studio album, "Teeth Dreams," Brooklyn-based punk-rockers The Hold Steady could have gone mellow, but 42-year-old frontman Craig Finn says instead they made their "biggest and loudest" record to date.

    Elizabeth May recounts Jim Flaherty story about leprechauns Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is describing former finance minister Jim Flaherty's behaviour as "mischievous" in the House of Commons, saying he had a great sense of humour.

    Jim Flaherty's death a 'terrible shock': Harper Stephen Harper and his sobbing wife Laureen appeared before cameras Thursday afternoon to offer condolences after the death of former finance minister Jim Flaherty. The prime minister says Flaherty will be "sorely missed."

    Ontario PC leader 'heartbroken' over Flaherty's death Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak says he's mourning the loss of his friend and colleague Jim Flaherty. Other Ontario politicians are remembering Flaherty, who was a provincial cabinet minister in the '90s.

    Dellen Millard now charged in deaths of missing woman & father A man accused of killing Hamilton father Tim Bosma is facing more charges in the deaths of his own father and a woman he was romantically linked to. Police say Dellen Millard has been charged with first-degree murder in both cases.

    Jim Flaherty's family asks for privacy: Police Police have confirmed the death of Jim Flaherty, saying paramedics pronounced the former finance minister dead at his Ottawa condo. Police say Flaherty's family is asking for privacy.

    Jim Flaherty a 'great Canadian': Tom Mulcair A visibly shaken Tom Mulcair has expressed his condolences to the family of former finance minister Jim Flaherty. The NDP leader says he feels a "profound sadness" over the death of Flaherty.

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