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Canada promotes first female combat general

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | A Canadian woman who fought insurgents in Afghanistan became the country’s first female combat officer to rise to the rank of general. Colonel Jennie Carignan, 47, was promoted to brigadier-general (one star) and put in charge of the Canadian army’s day-to-day operations including training and …

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Raging Canada fires now threaten second province: official

Fort McMurray, Canada | AFP | Wildfires that ravaged a vast area of western Canada’s Alberta province now are threatening a neighboring region, authorities said Sunday, as the inferno — which doubled in sized in the space of a day — continued its advance. The ruthless blaze, fanned by high …

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Quebec thieves steal more than 180 beehives

Montreal, Canada | AFP | Thieves in Quebec have staged an unusual heist of something that’s becoming increasingly rare in North America these days: bees. Beekeeper Jean-Marc Labonte lost more than 180 beehives worth $160,000 earlier this week in what he says is a first for his family business. “It’s …

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