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    Quebec premier asks Ford to reconsider decision on French uni, commissioner

    Quebec's premier pressed his Ontario counterpart to reconsider controversial changes to French language services on Monday but couldn't sway Doug Ford, who maintained francophones in his province would continue to be well served. Francois Legault said he expressed his disappointment with the Ontario government's decision to cancel a planned French-language university and consolidate the province's French language services commissioner with the ombudsman's office. Legault, whose Coalition Avenir Quebec swept to power last month, said he wasn't satisfied with Ford's explanation for the moves and would continue to push for more French-language services, but did not say what further steps he could take.

  • 3 men charged in relation to altercation that left woman dead
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    3 men charged in relation to altercation that left woman dead

    Three people are facing numerous charges in relation to an altercation on the Montreal Lake Cree Nation connected to the death of a woman and the wounding of a a teenage boy. Trina Bird, 25, died and a 16-year-old boy was hurt in incidents that began Saturday at a residence on the reserve, about 100 kilometres north of Prince Albert.

  • Quebec's Dans un Jardin shutting down operations
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    Quebec's Dans un Jardin shutting down operations

    After 35 years, Dans un Jardin and its subsidiary, Art de Vivre Fabrication, will cease operations "due to insurmountable financial difficulties," its management said Monday evening. "The efforts undertaken in recent years have not paid off, so shareholders have come to the conclusion that the only possible option is to cease operations and proceed with an orderly liquidation," the bath products company said in a statement. Management said the decision was based on increased competition, a "significant decrease" in sales and problems with its cost structure.

  • Esi Edugyan wins second $100K Giller prize for "Washington Black"
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    Esi Edugyan wins second $100K Giller prize for "Washington Black"

    The televised gala caps off a book awards season flush with acclaim for "Washington Black," which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Writers' Trust fiction award. The novel, published by Patrick Crean Editions, follows the saga of an 11-year-old boy who escapes slavery at a Barbados sugar plantation with the help of the owner's kinder brother. In an interview after the ceremony, Edugyan said she realized she had forgotten to mention a few names on her thank-you list in her brief remarks — her fellow Giller contenders, Patrick deWitt, Thea Lim, Sheila Heti and Eric Dupont.

  • Bitcoin may hover above $4,795
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    Bitcoin may hover above $4,795

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Bitcoin has found a support at $4,795. It may hover above this level or bounce toward a resistance at $5,151. (Graphic: TECH/C - https://tmsnrt.rs/2PGzApA) The support and the resistance are identified respectively as the 100 percent and the 86.4 percent projection levels of a downward wave (c) from $7,411.85. Given that both the former supports at $5,412 and $5,151 temporarily stopped the fall, the current support looks stronger and may trigger a bounce. A break below $4,612 could cause a loss into the range of $4,177-$4,413. ...

  • 'Ignorance and fear': Racist graffiti at Kelowna Sikh temple draws condemnation
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    'Ignorance and fear': Racist graffiti at Kelowna Sikh temple draws condemnation

    Racist graffiti on a Sikh temple in Kelowna is drawing words of condemnation. The graffiti scrawled on a wall at the Gurdwara Guru Amardas Darbar Sikh Society was discovered on Monday as the congregation was gathering. Amanpreet Singh Hundal, the WSO's vice-president for B.C., who also lives in Kelowna, said in a statement he was "disappointed" by what happened.

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    Lawyer fees approved in '60s Scoop class action; deal struck to allow payouts

    An Ontario justice who raised flags over the $75 million the federal government agreed to pay the lawyers who successfully pursued the '60s Scoop class action has approved the arrangement despite his misgivings. The legal fees, which the government is paying separately from the compensation to the survivors, became a flashpoint earlier this year when Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba said they were far too high. Beyond the amount of the fees, Belobaba was particularly upset a group of lawyers who had acted for Scoop victims in Federal Court were pocketing half the total even though they had done comparatively little work toward the settlement.

  • Mideast ride-hailing firm Careem working with Jefferies: sources
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    Mideast ride-hailing firm Careem working with Jefferies: sources

    The appointment of Jefferies indicates that talks on a potential deal have become more serious, two of the sources said. Careem, Uber and Jefferies declined to comment. Dubai-based Careem, which counts German car maker Daimler and China's largest ride-hailing company DiDi Chuxing among its backers, is Uber's main Middle East rival, competing head-to-head in most of the region's major cities.

  • How about 'free'? St. John's comes up with temporary solution for broken meters
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    How about 'free'? St. John's comes up with temporary solution for broken meters

    After recently warning St. John's residents they could be ticketed for parking too long at broken meters, the city has come up with a temporary solution: free parking zones. The City of St. John's today announced it will be marking certain areas with missing or vandalized meters to let drivers know that free parking is available — with time limits.

  • Councillor wants to take $1M from public art and give it to Heritage Park
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    Councillor wants to take $1M from public art and give it to Heritage Park

    Coun. Jeromy Farkas says he supports the request for money and says, if necessary, it could come from the public art program. "Something I'm hearing from my residents is why does all of this public art money have to spent on weird junk on the side of the highway?

  • Cargo jet that overshot Halifax airport runway dismantled
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    Cargo jet that overshot Halifax airport runway dismantled

    A Boeing 747 cargo jet that overshot the runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport close to two weeks ago has been dismantled. "Once all of the debris has been removed, the contaminated soil will be removed and disposed of off-site," said Theresa Rath Spicer, a spokesperson for the airport. Flight KKE 4854 arrived in Halifax from Chicago on Nov. 7 to pick up lobster destined for China.

  • Vancouverite warns pet owners after coyote snatches toy poodle during walk
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    Vancouverite warns pet owners after coyote snatches toy poodle during walk

    David Gens always took his dog, Ellie, on the same route for their walks through Vancouver's Point Grey neighbourhood. On Sunday, Gens and a friend were walking with the grey toy poodle near Belmont Street and West 2nd Avenue when he saw what he thought was another dog come down someone's driveway. Gens said he's sharing what happened to warn other dog owners about coyotes, which officials say are a regular part of urban life in Vancouver.

  • Ovarian cancer patients planning to meet Sask. health minister as specialist shortage looms
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    Ovarian cancer patients planning to meet Sask. health minister as specialist shortage looms

    A group of ovarian cancer patients is headed to Regina to meet Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter as the province prepares to lose three highly-specialized cancer doctors. Saskatoon is about to lose its only two gynecological oncologists and Regina is also losing one. Kimberly MacKinnon has ovarian cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.

  • Conservative MP accuses government of mismanaging Statistics Canada
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    Conservative MP accuses government of mismanaging Statistics Canada

    Conservative MP Michael Chong tells Minister Navdeep Bains that the Trudeau government has ‘over-reached’ with a controversial plan to let Statistics Canada harvest financial transaction data.

  • Infrastructure review could revitalize old school buildings, says Public Schools Branch
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    Infrastructure review could revitalize old school buildings, says Public Schools Branch

    The director of the P.E.I. Public Schools Branch says he hopes a review of school infrastructure throughout the province could lead to repairs to extend the lives of some of those schools. Parker Grimmer said the board of directors of the Public Schools Branch actually requested the review. As an example he pointed to Morell Consolidated School.

  • The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans
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    The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans

    The secret: Tiny hooks that spring up on the tongue — with scoops built in to carry saliva deep into all that fur. "Their tongue could help us apply fluids, or clean carpets, or apply medicine" to hairy skin, said Georgia Tech lead researcher Alexis Noel, who is seeking a patent for a 3D-printed, tongue-inspired brush. Noel's interest was piqued when her cat, Murphy, got his tongue stuck in a fuzzy blanket.

  • Tories and People's Alliance announce fix for ambulance woes in New Brunswick
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    Tories and People's Alliance announce fix for ambulance woes in New Brunswick

    Ambulance New Brunswick, the People's Alliance party, and the province's Tory government have come up with a solution they say will address ambulance response times and language issues. Premier Blaine Higgs announced Monday that they are creating a new dedicated non-emergency transfer service for hospital patients. "The new system allows Ambulance New Brunswick to pre-identify the patient's language of choice and deploy staff with the linguistic capabilities required," Higgs said, standing in front of an ambulance and a group of paramedics.

  • Sun Peaks builds dorm-rooms for ski resort staff to ease housing crunch
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    Sun Peaks builds dorm-rooms for ski resort staff to ease housing crunch

    Sun Peaks is joining the ranks of B.C. ski resorts building more staff-only housing in an effort to combat the challenges of finding affordable accommodation for employees in popular tourist destinations. The resort northeast of Kamloops is nearly finished building the new 82-person housing complex which is expected to open in January. "There is massive demand [for staff housing]," said Aidan Kelly, the chief marketing officer with Sun Peaks Resort.

  • Conservation officers investigating deer shot and killed with bow and arrow in Kamloops park
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    Conservation officers investigating deer shot and killed with bow and arrow in Kamloops park

    Conservation officers continue to investigate a deer that was shot and killed with a bow and arrow in a park in Kamloops, B.C., but still have no answers about who's responsible. The animal was shot a week ago in an old golf course area on McArthur Island, a green space with sporting facilities on the edge of the Thompson River. Deer are a common sight around the urban park.

  • Saskatchewan Airshow returning to Moose Jaw in 2019
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    Saskatchewan Airshow returning to Moose Jaw in 2019

    The Saskatchewan Airshow is returning to Moose Jaw after a 14-year hiatus. Between 20,000 and 30,000 people are expected to take in the show at 15 Wing Moose Jaw on July 6 and 7, 2019. "The community of Moose Jaw and Saskatchewan have been supporting us for over 75 years," she said.

  • Big foreign cyber attack targets Italian certified email accounts
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    Big foreign cyber attack targets Italian certified email accounts

    Unknown hackers gained access to thousands of Italian certified email accounts, including those of magistrates and security officials, in a major cyber attack earlier this month, a senior official said on Monday. "This was the worst attack we have had since January this year and it has had important repercussions, but ... the situation is under control," said Roberto Baldoni, who is in charge of state cyber security. Hackers could have accessed data from around 500,000 accounts, including those of some 9,000 magistrates as well as members of a top inter-governmental security agency.

  • Saskatchewan to meet with First Nation operating unlicensed cannabis store
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    Saskatchewan to meet with First Nation operating unlicensed cannabis store

    Saskatchewan's justice minister is to meet next week with the chief of a First Nation that has opened an unlicensed cannabis store. Don Morgan says he and Anthony Cappo of the Muscowpetung Saulteaux First Nation are to discuss the issue next Monday in Regina. "I would rather have some discussions, see it shut down and have an application that would go through the ordinary course," Morgan said Monday.

  • Freight services back between Churchill and Thompson, Man.
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    Freight services back between Churchill and Thompson, Man.

    Churchill Mayor Mike Spence confirmed freight service is operational from Thompson, Man., to Churchill, about 1,000 kilometres north of Winnipeg. The service has been suspended since severe flooding washed out portions of the Hudson Bay Railway in May 2017, severing the town's only land-link and sending cost of living in the area soaring. "Bottom line, this is great news," Spence said Monday.

  • Man discovers 3 kittens under hood of car
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    Man discovers 3 kittens under hood of car

    Unfortunately, cats that seek shelter under the hoods of cars can be injured or killed when the car is started. Help keep your own and your neighborhood cats safe this winter by following the tips shown in the video.

  • Kroger and Ocado to build first robotic warehouse in Cincinnati
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    Kroger and Ocado to build first robotic warehouse in Cincinnati

    Kroger, the largest U.S. supermarket operator, is battling Walmart Inc and Amazon.com Inc in the small, but fast-growing online segment that accounts for anywhere from 1 percent to 4 percent of the $800 billion U.S. grocery market. Kroger will spend $55 million on the partners' first project - a 335,000-square-foot facility in Monroe, Ohio, a suburb north of Cincinnati. The company's newest machines can pull together a 50-item grocery order in as little as five minutes - potentially slashing Kroger's labor costs at a time when U.S. grocers are looking for ways to profitably delivery milk, eggs and other necessities to customer doorsteps.