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    Ontario New Democrats forced to admit to annual $1.4-billion costing error

    Ontario's New Democrats, often accused of fiscal incompetence, made a $1.4-billion annual costing mistake in their election platform, the party's leader was forced to admit on Sunday. The miscounting of a $700-million annual reserve fund as revenue rather than as an expense will affect deficit projections for several years, Leader Andrea Horwath conceded. At the same time, Horwath downplayed the problem, saying it would have little affect on the party's campaign platform — or what could be achieved if the NDP were to form the government after the June 7 vote.

  • Trans Mountain: Meet the people who live along Canada's most controversial pipeline
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    Trans Mountain: Meet the people who live along Canada's most controversial pipeline

    The project has the support of the federal government, which believes the pipeline is critical to the future of the country. Clarence Shields' natural habitat is behind the giant wooden bar at Blackjack's roadhouse — a kind of unofficial union hall for oilpatch workers.

  • Russian 'dirty money' flowing through London damages UK: lawmakers
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    Russian 'dirty money' flowing through London damages UK: lawmakers

    By William James and Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - "Dirty" Russian money hidden in British assets and laundered through City of London financial institutions is undermining the government's efforts to take a tougher stance against Moscow's "aggressive foreign policy", UK lawmakers said on Monday. Britain's financial center has been a big beneficiary of the massive flight of Russian cash since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union. London remains the Western capital of choice for Russian officials and oligarchs who flaunt their wealth across Europe's most luxurious destinations.

  • Forest fire forces evacuations from Sapotaweyak Cree Nation
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    Forest fire forces evacuations from Sapotaweyak Cree Nation

    A forest fire burning near Sapotaweyak Cree Nation forced evacuations from the Manitoba community Sunday evening. Chief Nelson Genaille said an estimated 500 people were being transported out of the community, located on Dawson Bay in the north section of Lake Winnipegosis, as of 10:30 p.m. The evacuation was limited to the elderly, people with medical conditions and those with young children he said, adding the community has a population of roughly 1,400.

  • 'It's just astounding': Genetic genealogy credited with helping solve cold cases
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    'It's just astounding': Genetic genealogy credited with helping solve cold cases

    CeCe Moore is the genetic genealogist who helped authorities map and analyze the DNA evidence that resulted in the arrest Friday of William Earl Talbott II. Talbott, 55, was arrested for the murders of Saanich, B.C. couple Jay Cook, 20, and Tanya Van Cuylenborg. 18. "I do hope we will be able to continue to do it because we can help so many families," Moore said on CBC's All Points West.

  • Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1
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    Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and it ran off. As they stood trying to catch their breath, the cougar returned, biting one of them on the head and shaking him, Capt. Alan Myers of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police said Sunday.

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    Bird watchers in B.C.'s north asked to help track golden eagle migration

    Twice a year, thousands of golden eagles weave their way through the Peace region. "It's magical," Peter Sherrington, researcher and founder of the Rocky Mountain Eagle Research Foundation told CBC's Audrey MacKinnon. Sherrington's interest in the birds started in 1992, while he was working with a friend in Alberta's Kananaskis Valley. Over the course of a single day he saw 100 golden eagles fly overhead.

  • Edmonton Sikh parade draws tens of thousands to Mill Woods neighbourhood
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    Edmonton Sikh parade draws tens of thousands to Mill Woods neighbourhood

    The streets of Edmonton's Mill Woods neighbourhood were flooded with parade floats and tens of thousands of people from the Sikh community Sunday. Attendee Sangram Singh said parade attendance has grown since it started in 1999, much like Edmonton's Sikh community. "The growth is because this country is so accepting to everyone," said Singh, who has lived in Alberta for 20 years.

  • U.S. stock futures jump after Mnuchin says trade war 'on hold'
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    U.S. stock futures jump after Mnuchin says trade war 'on hold'

    By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures jumped on Monday as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's two largest economic powers agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement. S&P mini futures rose 0.6 percent in early Asian trade on Monday while U.S. 10-year Treasuries futures price fell 4.5/32, or 0.12 percent.

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    Montreal to test out water taxi service linking Pointe-aux-Trembles to Old Port

    A pilot project will be tested from May 28 to June 1, in an effort to sell the city on making a long-term investment in the service. "Travelling on the river is something really wonderful for those who have a chance to do it," said Pointe-aux-Trembles mayor Chantal Rouleau, a strong supporter of the project.

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    Fire crews remain at one of several buildings affected by fire in Brandon, Man.

    As a massive fire in downtown Brandon on Saturday began threatening other buildings, the chief of the Souris-Glenwood volunteer fire department was loading fertilizer into a truck at a farm 45 kilometres away. Brian Parham received a text from his son, who is also a volunteer firefighter, letting him know the Christie's Office Plus building was on fire, and when Parham looked up he could see the smoke filling the prairie sky. Parham called the regional command centre to see if the city fire department in Brandon needed help, but he said they turned down his offer to drive in with their pumper truck.

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    Driver error to blame after minivan crashes into Calgary storefront

    Driver error is being blamed after a minivan crashed into a storefront in northeast Calgary on Sunday afternoon. Zachary Lee and his girlfriend Paige Anderson were on their way home from volunteering and were stopped at the lights nearby when they heard the crash.

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    'We are healing': New Vancouver-based play explores trauma and reconciliation

    A new Vancouver-based play is tackling the painful legacy of residential schools and reconciliation by trying to balance grief with hope. "When we are in that place of grief, we have to understand that hope is still a choice, and that's what the play is about," co-writer Rosemary Georgeson told North by Northwest host Sheryl MacKay. "You're taught in residential school to be Canadian and give away your identity, but at the same time when we came into these cities in Canada we weren't accepted, period.

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    The happiest people live in rural areas, study finds

    Turns out there might be some benefits to escaping the big city. 

  • Don't neglect to pay the middleman: How Shell and Eni ended up on trial
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    Don't neglect to pay the middleman: How Shell and Eni ended up on trial

    By Libby George and Shadia Nasralla LONDON (Reuters) - Seven years ago, two middlemen launched civil lawsuits to seek payment for helping arrange a $1.3 billion oil deal in Nigeria. Now, nine current and former executives or contractors from Italy's Eni and British-Dutch giant Royal Dutch Shell , including ENI Chief Executive Claudio Descalzi, have been accused by Italian prosecutors of paying bribes to secure the license to explore a large offshore oilfield in 2011. All deny wrongdoing, as do Shell and Eni.

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    Venezuela's Maduro wins re-election

    Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro has won re-election to another six-year term, in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging.

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    West Vancouver chef chooses West Coast chic over haute cuisine for homecoming gig

    A West Vancouver chef is returning home to Vancouver after building a star-studded resume in some of Europe's most prestigious kitchens. Catherine Stewart, 34, said she was drawn home by the more relaxed dining culture in her hometown. Stewart is starting a new stint cooking Italian fare at Cin Cin Restaurant as second-in-command to chef Andrew Richardson.

  • Judo championships draw blind and able-bodied competitors to Calgary
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    Judo championships draw blind and able-bodied competitors to Calgary

    Hundreds of competitors and delegates hit the mats at Calgary's Olympic Oval over the long weekend for the Canadian Open Judo Championships. The International Blind Sports Federation combined their Pan-American Championships with the Canadian Open event, marking the first time the two have been held simultaneously. Canadian visually impaired judoka Justin Karn is a big fan of combining the able-bodied and Paralympic events.

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    Researchers working on new kind of green beer — with cannabis

    The college teamed up with Toronto-based company Province Brands of Canada, which makes alcohol-free beer and spirits from marijuana, and for now they're using hemp in research and product development. Loyalist professor Kari Kramp told CBC Radio's Ontario Morning that researchers, students and engineers still have a lot of work to do to create a drinkable product.

  • China launches relay satellite for far side moon landing
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    China launches relay satellite for far side moon landing

    China launched a relay satellite on Monday as part of a groundbreaking program to be the first to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon later this year. The satellite, lofted into space aboard a Long March-4C rocket, will facilitate communication between controllers on Earth and the Chang'e 4 mission, the China National Space Administration said on its website . China hopes to become the first country to soft-land a probe on the moon's far side, also known as the dark side because it faces away from Earth and is comparatively unknown.

  • Grab to partner with Maybank for mobile wallet in Malaysia
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    Grab to partner with Maybank for mobile wallet in Malaysia

    Ride-hailing firm Grab will partner with Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank), Malaysia's biggest bank, to drive the usage and adoption of its GrabPay mobile wallet, the companies said in a statement on Monday. Grab, which received its e-money license from Bank Negara Malaysia in 2017, is set to launch GrabPay mobile wallet in beta in the coming weeks in Malaysia, it said.

  • 16 horses dead, 13 others rescued after barn fire at Toronto's Sunnybrook Stables
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    16 horses dead, 13 others rescued after barn fire at Toronto's Sunnybrook Stables

    Toronto firefighters spent hours battling a two-alarm fire at Sunnybrook Stables that broke out early Monday morning and killed 16 horses. When firefighters arrived, they were able to move 13 horses from the second burning barn to another barn for safekeeping.

  • Tlicho region looks to bridge language gap between youth, elders
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    Tlicho region looks to bridge language gap between youth, elders

    When Hunter Mantla of Gameti heard his aunt speaking in Tlicho, he used to think he had plenty of time to learn her stories. Now, 21-year-old Mantla wants to learn the language so he can understand other elders in his community.

  • Comic book 'side hustle' becomes full-time gig for Rothesay accountant
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    Comic book 'side hustle' becomes full-time gig for Rothesay accountant

    Christian LeBlanc's new line of work started out as fan art for his favourite comic book artist. Inspired, he took some images from "his hero," Mad mancreator Michael Allred, and made them three-dimensional through the view of red/blue anaglyph paper glasses. What LeBlanc didn't expect was a response from Allred, who has worked on numerous titles for DC and Marvel comics, among others, and a request to make 3D renderings of some of the writer's comic pinups.

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    Montreal WW II hero, largely unknown at home, honoured as Dutch town's saviour

    On the evening of April 14, 1945, Canadian soldier Léo Major single-handedly liberated the Dutch town of Zwolle from the Nazis, in a story that's almost too incredible to be true. Major's own son, Daniel-Aimé Major, didn't have a clue what his father had done until an official from the Netherlands arrived on the family's doorstep 30 years later, bearing words of gratitude. By the time he got to Zwolle, Major was already scarred by war.