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An Air Algeria plane lands at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Authorities say they have lost contact with one of their planes, carrying over 100 people, over northern Africa. The Canadian Press
Air Algerie Flight AH5017 disappears from radar over North Africa

An Air Algerie jet carrying 116 people has disappeared from radar during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.

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  • ShutterstockProvincial jails clogged with legally innocent Canadians - 2014-07-24 5:00 AM

    A young suspect was told in bail court he could be thrown in jail for refusing to make his bed at home — one example of how unnecessary bail conditions are helping to clog up the provincial jail system with legally innocent people, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association says.

  • Canadian heavyweight boxer Donovan “Razor” Ruddock in his Roots sweats! RootsParks Canada-Roots: A match made in branding heaven, but it wasn't to be - 2014-07-24 5:00 AM

    Why did Roots, the iconic Canadian company that’s synonymous with stylish, quality casual wear for nature lovers, drop out of a plan to collaborate with Parks Canada on a new fashion line?

  • A Piaggio Avanti II jet is displayed at the Asian Aerospace International Expo in Hong Kong Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009. Asia's biggest exhibition of private aircraft attracts more than a third fewer exhibitors this year because of the global economic downturn. Only 356 companies are to exhibit at the show. Vincent Yu Associated PressRCMP sells sleek plane for half of asking price - 2014-07-24 5:00 AM

    The RCMP is getting far less than its asking price after the online auction of a controversial plane ordered by former commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli. The luxury turboprop was listed on the government of Canada's surplus website last spring at $2.5 million. Last week it sold for $1.3 million.

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  • Toronto police use of force report due todayToronto police use of force report due today - 2014-07-24 1:00 AM

    TORONTO - A former Supreme Court of Canada justice is to release a report today from his investigation into the use of lethal force by Toronto police.

  • Activists to carry 50 water jugs to Detroit - 2014-07-24 1:00 AM

    WINDSOR, Ont. - Activists in Windsor, Ont., plan to lug 1,000 litres of water across the river to Detroit today to help residents who have had their water cut off.

  • Arctic region hot topic at Whistler, B.C., summitArctic region hot topic at Whistler, B.C., summit - 2014-07-23 9:01 PM

    WHISTLER, B.C. - The Arctic may be a hot commodity, with remarkable resource and tourism opportunities, but a conference has heard that Canada and the United States are barely out of the ice age when it comes to harnessing its growth.

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