• Dalhousie student faces disciplinary action over Canada 150 post
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    Dalhousie student faces disciplinary action over Canada 150 post

    A Dalhousie University student is facing disciplinary action over a post she made to Facebook in the summer about Canada 150 celebrations. Masuma Khan said she was given the option to undergo counselling and write a reflective essay after the Halifax-based school conducted an investigation into a complaint about her online comments, but she says she refused. "It was really offensive, to be honest, for the university to tell me that they're going to teach me how to talk about racism in a more collaborative way, when racism is very harsh … there's no nice way to talk about it," the 22-year-old Muslim woman said.

  • Breaking down the boot boom: Why are Blundstones so popular?
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    Breaking down the boot boom: Why are Blundstones so popular?

    It seems to be a common problem in mudrooms across Canada, and it's all because of the popularity of Blundstone Originals — slip-on, ankle-length leather boots with elastic sides. "Every porch you go into, pretty much, you're going to see a pile of, typically, rustic browns in the corner," says Jameila Ali, who handles marketing and inventory at First Western Boutique in St. John's, one of Canada's earliest sellers of Blundstones.

  • Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman
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    Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman

    The White House on Friday rushed to defend chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman and called her an "empty barrel" making noise. A Trump spokeswoman said it was "inappropriate" to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired four-star general. The administration also insisted it's long past time to end the political squabbling and insult trading over President Donald Trump's compassion for America's war dead, even as it lobbed fresh vilification at Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson.

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    'No negligence was involved' after 33-cm plate left inside surgery patient, says report

    The complaints commissioner at the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) has ruled that an incident where a 33-centimetre metal plate was left in the abdomen of a cancer patient was not caused by negligence on the part of staff. When the error occurred, at the beginning of each operation, an initial count was made of surgical objects being used and a recount was done at the end. Despite the "failure of procedure," the report cleared all CHUM staff of any wrongdoing.

  • 'We should be in alignment': B.C. looks to shift date for Family Day
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    'We should be in alignment': B.C. looks to shift date for Family Day

    B.C. Premier John Horgan is looking into changing the Family Day holiday to align with other provinces. The premier's office says Horgan has long held the position that the February holiday should be changed. The Family Day holiday was created by the then-ruling Liberals in 2012.

  • Internet cable installation turns into 'nightmare' for residents
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    Internet cable installation turns into 'nightmare' for residents

    When workers from Bell Canada came to install fibre optic internet cables, Steve Stinson didn't know it would lead to the removal of the tree in his front yard. "I'm going to lose it," Stinson told CBC Toronto, gesturing toward the large linden tree on his tiny property near Dupont and Shaw streets. Stinson said the city workers will be by on Saturday to take down the tree.

  • Alabama inmate defiant before execution for killing officer
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    Alabama inmate defiant before execution for killing officer

    The convicted killer of a police officer used his final moments before being put to death to curse at the state of Alabama, raising his middle fingers in defiance at the start of a lethal injection his lawyers described as inhumanely painful. Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, was executed Thursday for the 1997 slaying of Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon. McNabb shot Gordon five times as the officer sat in his patrol car after arriving at a traffic accident McNabb caused while fleeing a bail bondsman.

  • DFO raids lobster pound, seizes seafood shipment at Halifax airport
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    DFO raids lobster pound, seizes seafood shipment at Halifax airport

    A raid carried out on a lobster pound on Nova Scotia's southwest shore Monday "was a long time coming," according to one local resident. Gerald LeBlanc was standing on a wharf in Belliveaus Cove earlier this week when he said he saw a slew of DFO and RCMP trucks and cars swarm into the parking lot of Guang Da International.

  • 8-year-old boy flagged as security threat takes the fight to clear his name to Ottawa
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    8-year-old boy flagged as security threat takes the fight to clear his name to Ottawa

    Two years after Adam Ahmed was stopped at Pearson airport while travelling to a hockey game and flagged as a possible security threat, the young boy's fight to clear his name and that of hundreds of others is heading to Parliament Hill. "It started with Adam, but it's become something a lot bigger," his father, Sulemaan Ahmed, told CBC News ahead of the deputations. Canada's no-fly list — officially called the Specified Persons List under the Secure Air Travel Act (SATA) — dates back to 2007, and while the government has refused to confirm specific numbers, is estimated to contain as many as 2,000 names of people considered a threat.

  • Man Charged with Mother’s Murder
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    Man Charged with Mother’s Murder

    Fri, Oct 20: A man is charged with first degree murder after police responded to calls from neighbours who heard screams overnight in a Thorncliffe apartment building. As Caryn Lieberman reports, the victim is the man’s own mother.

  • Ammonia, which killed 3 in Fernie, B.C., is used in majority of Alberta rinks
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    Ammonia, which killed 3 in Fernie, B.C., is used in majority of Alberta rinks

    "There are approximately 344 arenas in Alberta and of those, 275 would have ammonia," Stuart Ray of the Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel told CBC News on Friday. Ray says the investigations into what happened in Fernie, could take a while.

  • Why Nova Scotia Power will get more from its smart meters than customers
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    Why Nova Scotia Power will get more from its smart meters than customers

    Nova Scotia Power's plan to install smart meters in the homes and businesses of its 500,000 customers will give the company a data gold mine to help its operations, but the immediate benefits to consumers aren't as evident. "Essentially, the smart meter is making life easier for Nova Scotia Power to collect data," said Larry Hughes, a Dalhousie University professor with research interests in energy security and energy systems. While the meters will give consumers better insight into how much electricity they consume and when it's being used, in the short term, it doesn't provide much of a carrot for people to reduce their electricity consumption.

  • Nets' national anthem singer kneels to finish performance
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    Nets' national anthem singer kneels to finish performance

    The national anthem singer at the Brooklyn Nets' home opener took a knee at the end of her performance. Justine Skye was nearing the completion of the song Friday night when she went to one knee for the finish. There were some cheers, but appeared to be more boos from the crowd at Barclays Center to see the Nets play the Orlando Magic.

  • Local Somali community working to support victims of bombing
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    Local Somali community working to support victims of bombing

    Ottawa's Somali community is raising money for victims of the deadliest attack in the country's history. More than a week after the attack, the local Somali community is holding a fundraising dinner so they can send the money to friends and family in need. "Being such a tight knit community, it's very hard for us to be so far away from them," said Dahabo Ahmed Omer, one of the organizers.

  • Trudeau condemns appointment of Mugabe as WHO ambassador
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    Trudeau condemns appointment of Mugabe as WHO ambassador

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization "unacceptable," joining a chorus of widespread condemnation. The United States and a host of other countries, health and human rights leaders have criticized the appointment of Mugabe who has been long been accused of human rights violations.  Trudeau said he was dismayed when he first heard of the appointment.

  • Cree women say 'loss of trust' in Quebec public services tied to language barriers
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    Cree women say 'loss of trust' in Quebec public services tied to language barriers

    For Cree women in Quebec, not being able to express themselves in English, much less in Cree, has made it difficult to get the public services they need. Linda L. Shecapio, president of Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee, an association in northern Quebec, said because some Cree live in remote villages, they have to travel to places such as Chibougamau, Val d'Or and Montreal for health services. "One of the most notable concerns that has come to our attention is the general loss of trust women have expressed toward public services," Shecapio told the Inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous people on Friday.

  • The Mifegymiso abortion pill has been prescribed 74 times in New Brunswick
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    The Mifegymiso abortion pill has been prescribed 74 times in New Brunswick

    Mifegymiso, a pill that induces an abortion, has been available for free with a prescription in New Brunswick for medicare card holders since July 7. As of Oct. 6, the drug has been given out 74 times at New Brunswick pharmacies. New Brunswick is the first province to offer it for free with a prescription and valid medicare card.

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    What's a hobby horse? Mummers Festival hopes to bring back old Newfoundland tradition

    Hobby horses are, hopefully, making a comeback. The crafts, which were made throughout the island as part of Christmas celebrations decades ago, will be the focus of this years Mummers Festival. "We've never really treated the hobby horse as its own theme, and [we] would like to broaden the public's knowledge on this," said festival director Ryan Davis.

  • US commanders stress 'ironclad' commitment to defend SKorea
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    US commanders stress 'ironclad' commitment to defend SKorea

    U.S. naval commanders on Saturday reiterated Washington's "ironclad" commitment to defend South Korea against North Korean threats as an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier visited a South Korean port following a joint naval drill. Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of Naval Forces Korea, said aboard the USS Ronald Reagan that the drills enhanced the allies' ability to co-ordinate operations. The five-day drills that ended Friday involved fighter jets, helicopters and 40 naval ships and submarines from the two countries training for potential North Korean aggression.

  • Back where it belongs: Land and Sea returns to Monday evenings
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    Back where it belongs: Land and Sea returns to Monday evenings

    Land and Sea has come home … to the time slot it lived in for 26 years. On Monday evenings, at 7 o'clock NT, you can now enjoy Land and Sea, right after Here & Now. Following Land and Sea through its various time slots has probably been our audience's biggest challenge over the years.

  • 1 arrested, 1 sought in double stabbing that left Etobicoke teen dead
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    1 arrested, 1 sought in double stabbing that left Etobicoke teen dead

    Peel Regional Police have arrested a Mississauga man in the stabbing death of Etobicoke teen Maxwell Alexander Chavez. Trayon Johnson, 23, was arrested on Friday and was expected to appear in Brampton court on Saturday morning. Police have also issued a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of Richard Ireland, 18, of no fixed address, for second degree murder in the same killing.

  • Sask. watershed workshop dives into reconciliation
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    Sask. watershed workshop dives into reconciliation

    With devastating oil spills making headlines over the past two years — such as the Husky pipeline breach which dumped 225,000 litres onto the banks and into the water of the North Saskatchewan River in July 2016 — Beth Lorimer believes Regina deserved a watershed workshop. About 50 people attended the Reconciliation in the Watershed workshop which took place at the FNUniv on Saturday morning in Regina. "It's about listening to Indigenous voices so that we can Indigenize our perspective about how we live in relationship with all the other living things and the natural environment," said Lorimer, ecological justice program coordinator for KAIROS Canada.

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    Snowmobilers fight to keep budget for winter trails

    As winter draws closer, many snowmobile enthusiasts are starting to feel the itch to get back on their rides. After local politicians debated scrapping plans to maintain the back-country trails, snowmobilers are arguing their sport is a major boost to the local economy. Last year, county representatives began to question the cost of maintaining the 70-kilometre-long trail, which runs east to west through the area.

  • To learn how to say New Zealand leader's name, just call her
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    To learn how to say New Zealand leader's name, just call her

    When an Australian journalist wanted to find out how to correctly pronounce the name of New Zealand's incoming prime minister, he — unwittingly — went straight to the top. According to The New Zealand Herald, Tiger Webb of Australia's ABC Radio called the New Zealand Parliament on Friday to find out how Jacinda Ardern, who takes over as prime minister this coming week, pronounces her surname. Webb was transferred to the Labour Party's offices, and none other than Ardern herself answered the phone.

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    Gilbert Rozon allegations leave Just For Laughs at mercy of government, private sponsors

    The allegations of harassment and sexual assault facing Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon have Montreal's legendary international comedy festival facing an uncertain future, experts say. A number of women are accusing Rozon of misconduct spanning three decades, according to French-language newspaper Le Devoir and radio station 98.5 FM. The allegations have not been verified by CBC/Radio-Canada and have not been proven in court.