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Rape Victim Should Have Just Closed Her Legs: Defense Attorney

This week's example of how not to handle a rape trial comes from New Zealand, where a defense attorney is being criticized for saying a sexually assaulted woman should have kept her legs shut.<p>Speaking to a Wellington District Court jury on Wednesday, defense lawyer Keith Jefferies claimed that his …

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Canada could send first astronaut to the moon within two decades

Canada could be sending its first astronaut to the moon under an ambitious long-term plan being developed by a group of space agencies around the world.<p>A return to the moon within the next two decades is part of the recently updated Global Exploration Roadmap – a far-reaching plan developed by more …

Space Station

Illegal salmon-fishing boats, nets seized on the Fraser River

Fisheries authorities have seized boats and nets as part of stepped-up enforcement of a salmon-fishing ban on the Fraser River.<p>The measures are being taken to enforce a ban that applies to all salmon species and to all fishing sectors, including commercial, sport and aboriginal fisheries, says …

Land-use decisions will determine fate of Granby and Gladstone grizzly populations

Brian Horejsi says the fate of the grizzly-bear populations in Granby and Gladstone provincial parks in southwest British Columbia won't be known for 50 to 100 years.<p>But the land-use decisions that will determine their fate are being made now – and it doesn't look good.<p>Dr. Horejsi, a wildlife …

Social media reaction to MTV's Video Music Awards

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Trans-Pacific Partnership talks hit roadblock over anti-smoking policies

Fast-moving trade talks aimed at reaching an ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal have hit a major snag over anti-smoking policies, as divisions emerged over a proposal critics say would expose governments to lawsuits from tobacco companies.<p>Canada is among the 12 TPP countries aiming to …

Art Willms lays a path for co-operation with First Nations

Art Willms spent 30 years in the energy sector building pipelines across Canada before he retired. What he learned along the way helped lay the foundations for the Pacific Trails proposal – the one major pipeline project currently in the works in British Columbia that hasn't triggered a major …

OMG, I Want This House: Fabulous Homes From Paris to Sao Paulo (PHOTOS)

Home Envy<p>OMG, I Want This House: Fabulous Homes From Paris to Sao Paulo (PHOTOS)<p>A lap pool? Pollock-themed bedroom? Yes, please! See envy-inspiring …

A Year on the Yenisei River

Reuters photographer Ilya Naymushin is based in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, the the third largest city in Siberia. Krasnoyarsk and many neighboring villages are situated on the Yenisei River, one of the largest river systems in the world, which provides power, transportation, food, sport and more to more …

Oates used unique tactic to convince Grabovski the Capitals were right fit

When Adam Oates met with Mikhail Grabovski, the Washington Capitals coach turned into a hassle-free salesman.<p>"I said to him, 'You should look around,"' said Oates. "'For example, like Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh's a team that obviously likes to score. Well, you like to score, so that would be a team …

Native despair: face to face with ennui on a reserve

The hardest battle in our fight to save our native children is against ennui. If you haven't encountered that word before, it means something about a ton heavier and a lot deadlier than simple boredom. It means a lifelong sort of tiredness. It means lassitude, an unrelenting feeling of nothingness. …

Stanley Park celebrates its 125th birthday

For 125 years, Stanley Park has been a beloved leisure and recreation site. The park, named after former governor general Lord Stanley, has drawn millions of visitors.

Public pool in Saskatchewan closed after four cases of sickness from parasite

Health officials have shut down a public pool in northern Saskatchewan after four people got sick from a parasite.<p>That's because officials say people may have been exposed to the parasite at the Frank J. Dunn swimming pool and the Kinsmen Water Park in Prince Albert.<p>Dr. Khami Chokani, regional …

Why do we celebrate failure?

While watching a children's baseball game in Toronto, I overheard a conversation that sounded as if it emanated from the Billy Crystal comedy <i>Parental Guidance</i>. The film casts a humorous light on over-protective parenting practices. Not unlike the film, each child in this game received a turn at the …