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  Wednesday, 17-Sep-2014 07:30 EDT
U.S. expands Canada border drone patrols
GRAND FORKS, N.D., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The United States has expanded patrols of its border with Canada as far eastward as Minnesota using drones, border officials said.

Waitress fired for bald cancer support
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A waitress fired because she shaved her head to show support for her cancer-stricken uncle in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is considering a human rights complaint.

Canadian sex abuse victims to share $15M
IQALUIT, Nunavut, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The governments of Nunavut and Northwest Territories will pay a total of $15 million to 66 victims of sex offender Edward Horne, the CBC reported Tuesday.

Man wears unwashed jeans for 15 months
EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The jeans a University of Alberta student wore daily for 15 months without washing them tested normal for bacteria levels at the end of the experiment.

Canadian PM 50-50 on election this year
OTTAWA, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there's a 50-50 chance his minority Conservative government will be forced into an election this year.

Illegal cigarettes in Canada on the rise
OTTAWA, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Canadian government isn't doing enough to combat the distribution of contraband cigarettes, a lobby group said Wednesday at an Ottawa news conference.

Worker rescued from Canadian gold mine
LA RONGE, Saskatchewan, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Canadian gold miner buried for 10 hours in remote northern Saskatchewan was rescued early Wednesday, police said.

Many in Canada skeptical of food claims
OTTAWA, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Fifty-three percent of Canadians say they believe health claims made on food labels, while 47 percent say they don't believe the claims, a survey indicates.

Charges for alleged DUI grader operator
EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A man operating a large grader to clear snow from Edmonton, Alberta, streets has been charged with driving while impaired, police said.

It's man vs. beaver at Canada ski resort
SUSSEX, New Brunswick, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- It's man versus beaver at the Poley Mountain ski hill in Canada and so far the beavers are winning, the resort's management admits.

Rocks in Canada gives clues to deep Earth
REGINA, Saskatchewan, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Scientists say an area of exposed rock in northwest Saskatchewan is a window into the formation of the Earth's crust billions of years ago.

Tiger cub dies at Canadian zoo
CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A Siberian tiger cub born this week at the Calgary, Alberta, zoo has died from organ failure after being abandoned by its mother, zoo officials said.

Cadaver exhibit taken to court in Canada
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A Canadian human rights lawyer is using an obscure law to try to seize the cadavers featured in a controversial touring attraction, officials said.

Moose attacks Canadian skier and her dog
VICTORIA, British Columbia, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A cow moose that attacked a skier accompanied by her dog in the British Columbia back country was probably only defending its calf, a conservation officer said.

Lawyer sues Newfoundland over moose
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A lawyer has sued the Newfoundland government on behalf of those injured in collisions with moose and the survivors of those killed.

Canadian farmer finds flock of dead birds
ST.-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES, Quebec, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Another mass bird death has been discovered, this time on a Quebec farm.

Parks Canada coin becomes contentious
OTTAWA, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Biologists say a silver dollar minted to honor the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada shows two endangered species not found in any national park.

Canada dealing with drug shortages
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A drug shortage in Canada has pharmacy customers leaving with only partially filled prescriptions or having to accept substitute medications, authorities said.

Fewer Canadians choosing to get flu shot
TORONTO, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Doctors in Canada say as the flu season gets under way fewer Canadians are choosing to get flu shots, a trend they call worrisome.

Expert: Blackbird deaths spare Canada
FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The sudden death of thousands of red-winged blackbirds in the southern United States won't affect breeding in New Brunswick, Canada, a wildlife expert says.

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