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B.C. mayor says workers were doing maintenance when killed at Fernie hockey rink

FERNIE, B.C. — The mayor of a small city in southeastern British Columbia says three workers were doing routine maintenance at the ice rink when they were killed by a suspected ammonia leak.Fernie Mayor Mary Gi...


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Man dead from crash during wildfire; two taken to hospital after fighting fire near Tompkins

Man dead from crash during wildfire; two taken to hospital after fighting fire near Tompkins Amid wildfires in southwestern Saskatchewan, a man has been confirmed dead as a result of a single vehicle collision ...


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Indigenous leaders praise Gord Downie as friend, ally on reconciliation

OTTAWA -- Aboriginal leaders praised Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie on Wednesday for showing the friendship required to heal the broken relationships between Indigenous Peoples and the rest of Canada. Nish...


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College strike hits third day, no talks scheduled

Striking faculty and Ontario’s colleges both say they remain in contact with a mediator, and will return to talks when he thinks there is any hope of movement by either side.The job action by 12,000 professors,...


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Marijuana rules will be 'a work in progress,' Vancouver councillor

VANCOUVER — The looming deadline for legalized marijuana has local governments in British Columbia crafting wish lists for provincial legislation, from where pot should be grown to how it should be sold.Ottawa ...


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Toronto cops to plead guilty for mocking woman with Down syndrome

Two Toronto Police officers caught on tape mocking a woman with Down syndrome will enter guilty submissions of discreditable misconduct and insubordination, a police disciplinary tribunal heard Wednesday. Last ...


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Joe Carbury, 'a Stampede legend', dies at 88

The iconic voice of the Calgary Stampede has been stilled. Joe Carbury, who for 45 years called chuckwagon races in his inimitable style and made the gravelly "And they'rrrre off ..." his signature line, died o...


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'Just keep dreaming': 89-year-old Instagram star embarks on bucket list adventure

Baddie Winkle is flashy, feisty and in the midst of a bucket list adventure that’s taking her around the world. “I never dreamed I’d get to do my bucket list,” the octogenarian told CTVNews.ca via telephone fro...


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Water level in University of Regina pool a key issue in Paralympian's lawsuit

Lawyers will make their closing arguments before a jury Wednesday as to whether the University of Regina is liable for a diving accident that left Paralympic athlete Miranda Biletski a quadriplegic in 2005. Amo...


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Blind woman robbed of $800 by newfound 'friend' she was trying to help

A blind woman's attempt to regain her independence ended in a hotel room roughly 400 kilometres from home -- betrayed by a stranger, her faith in humanity badly shaken. The woman, who wished to be identified on...


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Canso residents prepare for economic liftoff from proposed spaceport

A company striving to build a rocket spaceport near the small Nova Scotia fishing community of Canso says local residents and businesses already have plans to capitalize on the aeronautical opportunity. Maritim...


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A look at the life and music of Gord Downie

Some facts about Gord Downie, frontman of the Tragically Hip, who died Tuesday at 53:Born: Feb. 6, 1964 in Amherstview, Ont.Raised: Kingston, Ont.Early career: Founded the Tragically Hip in 1984 with three high...


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'We need to find him': Montreal woman heads to Peru to search for missing son

A Montreal woman is travelling to Peru to search for her son, who hasn’t been heard from since preparing to embark on a four-day trek in the South American country. Jesse Galganov, 22, has been missing since Se...


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'They're cutting our time short,' Catcheways' MMIWG testimony delayed, cut back

The parents of Jennifer Catcheway insist they will not be silenced. Bernice and Wilfred Catcheway's testimony in Winnipeg was postponed Monday night, after they received a phone call from a lawyer for the Natio...


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Markham cow statue to stay put, for now

Charity the cow isn’t going anywhere soon, and there’s confusion about where she will go when a decision is made on her future. Markham councilors held a council meeting Tuesday night to determine what to do wi...


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Capitals take the punishment against Leafs: Feschuk

WASHINGTON, D.C.—If you were attempting to invent a crisis to dampen the giddy, early success of this Maple Leafs season, maybe you could have turned the spotlight on Frederik Andersen.That is, maybe before Tue...


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Four charged in bizarre incident on Halifax's popular waterfront boardwalk

HALIFAX — New details are emerging on a bizarre incident that saw a man run down by a car on Halifax's popular waterfront boardwalk on Sunday night.Police said Tuesday that the driver targeted two men who had a...


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Bloor St. bike lanes not that successful

At 9:30 p.m. Monday with the temperature hovering around 6C, I stood at the corner of Bloor St. and Spadina Ave. for 10 minutes — after a class at a Jewish community centre — and counted eight cyclists heading ...


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Debit machine 'giving terminal' in Newfoundland church sparks debate

In the age of e-transfers and tap-and-go credit cards, a Newfoundland church has brought in a wireless debit machine in hopes of modernizing the age-old tradition of the collection plate. The so-called “giving ...


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Green Bin program's 'yuck factor' still bedevils city hall

The city is trapped in a green bin of confusion, not knowing how to get more people to scrape the guck from their plates into a bucket instead of a trash can. After being shamed by Waste Watch Ottawa into addre...