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NATIONAL NEWS

Radio presenter Jian Ghomeshi arrives at CBC's Toronto studios for the recording of the 'Canada for Haiti' benefit show on Friday January 22, 2010. ``Q'' radio host Jian Ghomeshi is taking an
Ghomeshi says he's taking 'much needed personal time' away from CBC
TORONTO - "Q" radio host Jian Ghomeshi says he is taking some "much needed personal time" away from the CBC.
"Thanks for all the well wishes, you guys," he tweeted Friday after a spokesman from CBC confirmed the leave to The Canadian Press. "I'm ok."



SPORTS NEWS

Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after defeating Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in their semifinal match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Serena Williams gets chance to avenge Halep defeat in season-ending WTA final
SINGAPORE - After Serena Williams' embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a chance to avenge the loss.
She didn't have to wait long. The pair will face off again on Sunday in the final of the season-ending championships after winning their semifinals on Saturday in contrasting fashion.



BUSINESS NEWS

A marker for the Bank of Canada is pictured in Ottawa on September 6, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
BoC sticks to 1% interest rate, warns of 'renewed vigour' in household spending
OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada says it's essential for the bulk of Canadian economic activity to begin shifting from the backs of households to business investment and exports, as it kept its trend-setting interest rate fixed Wednesday at one per cent.
In its monetary policy report, the central bank pointed to rock-bottom borrowing rates as a contributor to "renewed vigour" in consumer spending and the real-estate market since July.



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Radio presenter Jian Ghomeshi arrives at CBC's Toronto studios for the recording of the 'Canada for Haiti' benefit show on Friday January 22, 2010. ``Q'' radio host Jian Ghomeshi is taking an
Ghomeshi says he's taking 'much needed personal time' away from CBC
TORONTO - "Q" radio host Jian Ghomeshi says he is taking some "much needed personal time" away from the CBC.
"Thanks for all the well wishes, you guys," he tweeted Friday after a spokesman from CBC confirmed the leave to The Canadian Press. "I'm ok."



HEALTH NEWS

Powder-filled envelope sends employee at Cdn consulate in Turkey to hospital
ISTANBUL - Canada's consulate in Istanbul was closed Friday after an employee opened a package filled with yellow powder.
The package was received around noon at the same time as similar envelopes were reported at the German and Belgian consulates, Turkish authorities said.