• Trump wants to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'
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    Trump wants to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'

    President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising more firings to rid a "lingering stench" after reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump. Trump, at a political rally Friday night in Missouri, did not explicitly mention the Rosenstein furor, first reported by The New York Times and confirmed by The Associated Press. The dismissals have unnerved many in federal law enforcement and raised fears about the future of the special counsel's Russia investigation, which Rosenstein oversees.

  • Man dead, 2 Halton officers injured in shooting in Burlington, SIU investigating
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    Man dead, 2 Halton officers injured in shooting in Burlington, SIU investigating

    A man is dead and two Halton Region police officers were injured in a shooting in Burlington early Saturday, according to police and Ontario's Special Investigations Unit. The SIU says it is investigating the shooting, which occurred inside an Esso gas station, 875 Appleby Line, at Harvester Road, but outside a bathroom. Monica Hudon, spokesperson for the SIU, told reporters that the man, 32, died after an exchange of gunfire between himself, four Halton Regional Police officers and one Ontario Provincial Police officer.

  • Canada's capital region reeling after intense tornado rips through communities
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    Canada's capital region reeling after intense tornado rips through communities

    Parts of Canada's national capital were still reeling Saturday after a powerful tornado carved paths of destruction through residential neighbourhoods — snapping huge trees, tossing cars and obliterating homes along its way. The tornado inflicted heavy damage late Friday as it churned across pockets of Ottawa's west and south ends, as well as densely populated sections of the neighbouring Quebec city of Gatineau. Hydro Ottawa CEO Bryce Conrad compared the magnitude of the damage to the power grid to the debilitating ice storm of 1998.

  • Baloney Meter: Do Liberal policies mean a typical family is $2,000 richer?
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    Baloney Meter: Do Liberal policies mean a typical family is $2,000 richer?

    Spoiler alert: The Canadian Press Baloney Meter is a dispassionate examination of political statements culminating in a ranking of accuracy on a scale of "no baloney" to "full of baloney" (complete methodology below).

  • Thousands attend this year's Ford Fest with Doug Ford as premier
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    Thousands attend this year's Ford Fest with Doug Ford as premier

    Ontario Premier Doug Ford touted his new government's accomplishments and railed against his predecessor as he addressed cheering crowds on Saturday night at an annual Toronto event known as Ford Fest. The gathering, which has been running for more than 20 years, originated as a family barbecue and used to be held in the backyard of Ford's mother's home. This year's version was held on the grounds of a recreation centre in Vaughan, Ont., and marked Ford's first since his Progressive Conservatives won a majority in the spring election.

  • Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25
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    Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

    Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade. Women and children scattered along with once-marching Revolutionary Guard soldiers as heavy gunfire rang out at the parade in Ahvaz, the chaos captured live on state television. The region's Arab separatists, once only known for nighttime attacks on unguarded oil pipelines, claimed responsibility for the brazen assault.

  • 'I heard a huge explosion': Early-morning fire breaks out in Whitehorse's Hillcrest neighbourhood
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    'I heard a huge explosion': Early-morning fire breaks out in Whitehorse's Hillcrest neighbourhood

    The shed of a home was engulfed in flames early Saturday morning in Whitehorse, but no one was injured, according to the local fire department. Barry Blisner, platoon chief with the fire department, said that fire crews saw a fully engulfed shed. Crews are dealing with propane in the neighbouring home, which seems to have some smoke damage inside, he said.

  • Tanning in the city: Take a glimpse at Dene Nahjo's 3rd urban hide tanning camp
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    Tanning in the city: Take a glimpse at Dene Nahjo's 3rd urban hide tanning camp

    If you've been in downtown Yellowknife lately you may have been treated to the sights, sounds and smells of hide tanning. Dene Nahjo's third annual urban hide tanning camp has set up shop in Sambaa K'e Park. "It's been going really well," said Mandee McDonald, the managing director of Dene Nahjo.

  • It's tapped: Beer flows as Oktoberfest opens in Munich
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    It's tapped: Beer flows as Oktoberfest opens in Munich

    The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich. Around 6 million visitors are expected at the festival grounds in Munich before the Oktoberfest ends on Oct. 7. Beer prices are up again, with a litre (2-pint) mug costing up to 11.50 euros ($13.50) — a 55-cent increase over last year.

  • Fruit rescuers scramble to save sweet Edmonton bounty during cold snap
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    Fruit rescuers scramble to save sweet Edmonton bounty during cold snap

    If you're grasping for a silver lining to this early September snowfall in Alberta, Joshua Buck may have a handle on it. When temperatures dip, trees divert liquid to their roots by withdrawing some of the water from the fruit, increasing their sugar content and preventing them from freezing. Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton launched in 2009 and now has 150 volunteers.

  • Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll nears 170
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    Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll nears 170

    A Tanzanian official says the death toll from a capsized ferry on Lake Victoria has risen to 167 while wooden coffins arrived at the scene. The government's Chief Secretary John Kijazi spoke to reporters after the country's president ordered the arrests of those allegedly responsible for the disaster. Families of victims are preparing to claim the bodies of their loved ones as search efforts around the ferry's exposed underside continue.

  • Man extinguishes 9 candle flames with a single punch
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    Man extinguishes 9 candle flames with a single punch

    Watch as 9 candles are extinguished with a single punch!

  • Ferragamo brings Tuscan countryside to Milan with new collection
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    Ferragamo brings Tuscan countryside to Milan with new collection

    Creative director of women's collections, Paul Andrew, and Guillame Meilland, head of the group's ready-to-wear, said the collection was inspired by the color palette of Tuscany's rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves. It was a continuation of the Florence-based maison's autumn-winter collection, which was also created by the two designers. "It's an awesome and fun experience designing together, we have built this new common vocabulary," Andrew said.

  • UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016
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    UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

    Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a new report Friday, the agency said that about 237 million men and 46 million women faced alcohol problems, with the highest prevalence in Europe and the Americas.

  • What Game of Thrones can teach us about debt
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    What Game of Thrones can teach us about debt

    For years, we have been told higher interest rates are coming and we need to get our financial houses in order. Unfortunately, many Canadians have not heeded the warnings, which has resulted in a worrisome debt-to-household income ratio of 169.1 per cent. The Bank of Canada has increased interest rates by a full per cent since July of 2017, with economists — and the Bank of Canada itself — expecting more rate hikes over the next year or two.

  • Hay River family declares a spud-tacular 1st harvest
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    Hay River family declares a spud-tacular 1st harvest

    Anne Boden says her family's first attempt at turning their market garden into a commercial potato farm, Boden Farms Inc., is a success — despite planting delays and steep startup costs. This weekend, Boden and her husband, Peter Boden, plan to pull about 1,800 kilograms of Russet potatoes, Red Norlands and Yukon Golds from a four-acre field cleared on their overgrown 48-acre riverside property. The private property is outside Hay River, N.W.T., and previously belonged to her husband's parents who once raised chickens and pigs there.

  • 'Real appetite for entrepreneurship' sees launch of Regina co-working space
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    'Real appetite for entrepreneurship' sees launch of Regina co-working space

    Entrepreneurs and businesses are among those taking advantage of a new co-working space in Regina that founders describe as similar to spaces in entrepreneurial big cities like Toronto or San Francisco. "I think there's a real appetite for entrepreneurship, business development, just to do different things in Regina," said Justin Lee, general manager for Path Cowork. Path Cowork opened its 16,000-square-foot space in a vacant second-floor space of a building on Broad Street, adjacent to the DoubleTree Hotel.

  • Ticketmaster secret scalper program targeted by class-action lawyers
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    Ticketmaster secret scalper program targeted by class-action lawyers

    A U.S. law firm is seeking to launch a class-action lawsuit on behalf of fans who purchased inflated resale tickets through Ticketmaster, alleging the company runs a professional scalper program that may have violated consumer rights. The effort by Hagens Berman follows a CBC News/Toronto Star investigation that found Ticketmaster representatives at a Las Vegas convention were recruiting professional scalpers to use a web-based sales tool called TradeDesk to resell millions of dollars in tickets. Company reps at the convention told undercover reporters posing as ticket brokers that their division turns a blind eye to scalpers who use hundreds of Ticketmaster online accounts to buy up seats — violating Ticketmaster's ticket-buying limits.

  • Christa Deguchi first-ever Canadian woman to medal at judo worlds
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    Christa Deguchi first-ever Canadian woman to medal at judo worlds

    The 22-year-old defeated Theresa Stoll of Germany by ippon, or the equivalent of a knockout in boxing, in the women's 57-kilogram class. "It's a big day for me," Deguchi told Judo Canada from her first world event. Deguchi had lost by waza-ari to former teammate Tsukasa Yoshida of Japan in the semifinals after defeating Nora Gjakova of Kosovo in the quarter-finals.

  • Great expectations: Wilfred's a welcoming spot for breakfast, brunch or cocktails
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    Great expectations: Wilfred's a welcoming spot for breakfast, brunch or cocktails

    Wilfred's, a contemporary diner in the Brewery District, takes up residence in a 100-year-old building that once housed the Molson Brewery administrative offices.

  • Meet the B.C. man who uses body-modifying technology to enhance physical capabilities
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    Meet the B.C. man who uses body-modifying technology to enhance physical capabilities

    Foxx says humans have long used technology to make up for physical limitations — think of prosthetics, hearing aids, or even telephones. More controversial technology aimed to enhance or even extend life, like cryogenic freezing, is also chartered terrain.

  • Housing crunch a concern as Banff seeks workers for ski season
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    Housing crunch a concern as Banff seeks workers for ski season

    Ski season is nearly underway, which means both chilly weather and job seekers have swept in to Banff National Park. "I found lots of jobs, and got lots of job offers, but the accommodation is still the hard part to find," said 18-year-old Daniel Tyler James. James said he doesn't have a place to live in town, so if he can't find a job with accommodations within the month he'll be headed back home to Chilliwack, B.C.

  • Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid
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    Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

    Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion pounds ($39 billion). Rival 21st Century Fox offered 15.67 ($20.47) per share.

  • Grande Prairie woman seeks owner of military medals found in stolen car
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    Grande Prairie woman seeks owner of military medals found in stolen car

    A woman in Grande Prairie, Alta. hopes social media will help lead her to the owner of a collection of lost war medals and pins. Dickson, a 24-year-old bookkeeper, said power tools, clothing, backpacks, drugs and drug accessories were also found in the car and that RCMP arrested a man for the theft. Dickson said her mother-in-law is eager to figure out who the medals and tags belong to so that something good can come of the stressful incident.

  • Wedding with a twist: Tornado throws wrench in couple's wedding plans
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    Wedding with a twist: Tornado throws wrench in couple's wedding plans

    Joshua McEvoy was sure his wedding was ruined. As a tornado tore through Ottawa's Dunrobin neighbourhood uprooting trees, tearing off roofs and downing power lines, McEvoy, who lives in the Centretown West part of Ottawa, said he started to get more nervous. While Ottawa regularly gets thunderstorms and the power goes out for a bit, McEvoy said he realized this was different.