• As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?
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    As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?

    WASHINGTON — "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. McConnell and company have zero interest in welcoming an accused child molester to their ranks nor in seeing their slim 52-48 Senate majority grow even thinner should Moore lose to Democrat Doug Jones in a special election Dec. 12.

  • What happens when the Calgary Flames leave the Saddledome
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    What happens when the Calgary Flames leave the Saddledome

    Imagining what might happen to the Saddledome when the Calgary Flames are no longer the primary tenant is the basis of a new report. The document, titled Calgary Saddledome Potential Future Uses Study, was obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) through a Freedom of Information request. Transforming the Saddledome into a recreation centre could turn a profit, while the other options are anticipated to be money losers for the city, to the tune of roughly $1 million or more per year.

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    'A crackling noise': Accused killer Mark Smich's ex girlfriend saw animal incinerator in use

    The ex-girlfriend of accused killer Mark Smich told jury members at the Laura Babcock murder trial about a night when Smich and co-accused Dellen Millard told her they were testing out a towering animal incinerator. After four weeks of testimony, Meneses is one of the Crown's final witnesses. Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., have both pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder.

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    Alberta high school students and parents upset over gender-neutral bathrooms

    When 16-year-old Evan Gabbey arrived for his first day of Grade 11 this year at Sturgeon Composite High School in Namao, he was shocked at some changes to the washroom facilities. While in the past there were separate washrooms for males and females, some new multi-stalled bathrooms were built to be shared by both genders in order to accommodate all gender identities. "We had a renovation that happened and with those renovations there was a lot of new gender-neutral bathrooms," said Gabbey, adding students at the school just north of Edmonton weren't notified of the changes beforehand.

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    'Canada does not engage in death squads,' while allies actively hunt down their own foreign fighters

    Stewart, a former diplomat, continued: "These are people who are executing people … who have held women and children hostage, who are torturing and murdering, trying, by violence, to impose their will. The British government has co-operated with the U.S. on drone strikes that killed two of Britain's most notorious ISIS members: Mohammed Emwazi (aka Jihadi John) and Junaid Hussain.

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    Review board orders B.C. man who killed kids to remain in custody

    A panel has decided against changing custodial conditions for a British Columbia man who killed his three children during a psychotic break. The B.C. Review Board released its decision on Friday, following an annual review of Allan Schoenborn's case. It says the 49-year-old must stay at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam, but could be allowed escorted visits into the community.

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    Yellowknife man raising money for treatment he says could save him from going blind

    Shahin Moslehi, 32, is a naturopathic doctor who has retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease. According to Moslehi, he needs to go to India, because he's run out of options in Canada. Ayurvedic medicine originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and its concepts "promote the use of herbal compounds, special diets, and other unique health practices," according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

  • Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87
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    Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

    Cosa Nostra's "boss of bosses," who was serving 26 life sentences as the convicted mastermind of dozens of murders of rivals for power on his Sicilian turf as well as prominent anti-Mafia heroes, died Friday in an Italian hospital prison ward. Salvatore "Toto" Riina's passing, a day after his 87th birthday, is likely to trigger a scramble for power among Mafia clans in Palermo, the traditional hub of the crime syndicate's leadership. Nicknamed "the beast" for his ferocity, Riina leaves behind a significantly weakened Cosa Nostra after his ferocious killing campaign eventually backfired, triggering a fierce government crackdown aided by a small army of turncoats who broke with the centuries-old Mafia " honour " code and started collaborating with authorities.

  • Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher
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    Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher

    A newly discovered object from another star system that's passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher. "I'm surprised by the elongated shape — nobody expected that," said astronomer David Jewitt of the University of California, Los Angeles, who led the observation team that reported on the characteristics. Scientists are certain this asteroid or comet originated outside our solar system.

  • Former Stock drivers say they are paying the price for whistle-blowing
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    Former Stock drivers say they are paying the price for whistle-blowing

    Two former Stock Transportation drivers say they were "heartbroken" to lose jobs they loved after refusing an order to drive beyond the allowable time limit. But they say they're happy that the provincial regulator used their information to crack down on the company that ordered them to break the law. "We said it from the get-go — we've got to do something," Kelly Bishop told CBC News about a decision by her and co-worker Andrew LePage to blow the whistle on the company. In a decision issued Thursday, Nova Scotia's Utility and Review Board slammed Stock, the province's largest school bus operator, for running a charter service without a licence and a series of other infractions.

  • Psychiatrist says terror suspect Mohamed Harkat poses low risk of violence
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    Psychiatrist says terror suspect Mohamed Harkat poses low risk of violence

    A psychiatrist who has treated terror suspect Mohamed Harkat for the last eight years says the refugee from Algeria is unlikely to commit violent acts. Dr. Colin Cameron told a Federal Court of Canada hearing Friday on Harkat's release conditions that his patient supports democracy and expresses revulsion about terrorist attacks. Harkat, who is closely monitored by Canadian border agency officials, wants general permission to use the internet outside his family home and to travel freely within Canada.

  • 'There's hope for everybody': Brandon business owner shares story of addiction, recovery to inspire others
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    'There's hope for everybody': Brandon business owner shares story of addiction, recovery to inspire others

    Michelle Budiwski has been a successful businesswoman for nearly two decades, first managing major bars and hotels in Manitoba and then owning her own popular business in Brandon. "I chose to use cocaine and I chose to use it often," says Budiwski, a mom of four who owns the successful Escape: The Final Countdown escape room business in Brandon, Man. For years, she kept her story of drug use and mental illness largely to herself, telling just a select few.

  • New Indian grocery store brings comfort to growing population
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    New Indian grocery store brings comfort to growing population

    There's nothing like the taste of something familiar from your childhood — and one newcomer is hoping to bring that comfort to others with her new Indian grocery store in Charlottetown — the Spice Store. 

  • 20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into 2 1/2 minutes
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    20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into 2 1/2 minutes

    NASA captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of the home planet. The data visualization, released this week, shows Earth's fluctuations as seen from space. The polar ice caps and snow cover are shown ebbing and flowing with the seasons.

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    Norwegian billionaire hit with $30,400 drunken driving fine

    Norwegian heiress Katharina G. Andresen, 22, received a fine based on her income, as per Norwegian law. Andresen is the world's second youngest billionaire and Norway's richest woman, with a fortune estimated by Forbes at $1.23 billion.

  • Hundreds gather to watch Halifax send off its annual Tree for Boston
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    Hundreds gather to watch Halifax send off its annual Tree for Boston

    Robert Young and his six-year-old son Jack made a special trip to Halifax City Hall on Friday to bid farewell to a big tree. "When we heard about the tree coming to the parade square, Jack hopped on his scooter and we got over here and made it in time for the big show," said Young, who conducts historic walking tours of Halifax. "It's an important gift because of Boston's role in responding so quickly to the crisis. (Halifax) had run out of medical supplies.

  • Michael Kobylanski denied bail for 3rd time on sex-assault charges
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    Michael Kobylanski denied bail for 3rd time on sex-assault charges

    A 41-year-old Dartmouth, N.S., businessman accused of a violent sexual assault against a teenage girl has once again been denied bail. This is the third time Michael Raymond Kobylanski has made a bid for release since his arrest in July 2015. As in the previous two attempts, the reasons for the judge's decision and the arguments presented at this bail review hearing at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court are banned from publication.

  • Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister breaks arm while hiking in New Mexico
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    Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister breaks arm while hiking in New Mexico

    Manitoba's premier is recovering from injuries, including multiple breaks in his left arm, after he fell during a hike in New Mexico earlier this week. "While on a trip in New Mexico with his wife Esther, Premier Brian Pallister suffered injuries while hiking in the Gila wilderness, including numerous cuts and bruises and compound fractures in his left arm, resulting from a serious fall," the province stated in a news release on Friday. A compound fracture is when a broken bone pierces the skin.

  • Ontario tables legislation to end five-week college faculty strike
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    Ontario tables legislation to end five-week college faculty strike

    Ontario tabled legislation Friday to end a five-week strike by college faculty, which could mean hundreds of thousands of students can return to class next week. The Liberal government tried to both introduce and immediately pass the bill Friday, but they needed all parties' unanimous consent to do so and the NDP refused. Once classes at Ontario's 24 colleges have resumed, the schools will be likely either extending the semester until Dec. 22 or using the first week back in January to complete the fall term, said Don Sinclair, the CEO of the College Employer Council.

  • Glowing profile cracks door open on private life of China's Xi
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    Glowing profile cracks door open on private life of China's Xi

    A workaholic keen swimmer with an extensive knowledge of foreign literature -- China's state news agency Xinhua on Friday cracked open the door to President Xi Jinping's private life in an unusual and glowing profile. The private lives of senior Chinese leaders have traditionally been shrouded in secrecy, and tell-all books with juicy gossip strictly off limits. Xi emerged from a twice-a-decade Communist Party Congress last month with his power ever further cemented and key allies appointed to top new positions.

  • NZ rules out resettlement of Manus refugees without Australia's support
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    NZ rules out resettlement of Manus refugees without Australia's support

    By Charlotte Greenfield and Tom Westbrook WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand will not resettle refugees occupying a shuttered Australian-run detention in Papua New Guinea without Australia's agreement, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday, rejecting a suggestion to deal with PNG directly. More than 400 asylum seekers have shut themselves inside the Australian-run Manus Island Centre for the past 17 days, defying attempts by Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) to close the camp in a standoff the United Nations describes as a "looming humanitarian crisis".

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    Quebec keeps rockin' at Canadian mixed curling championships

    Quebec continued its unbeaten streak with a close victory over Nova Scotia at the 2017 Canadian mixed curling championship in Swan River, Man., on Thursday. 

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    Star Wars, Barber of Seville and Apu: What to do around Calgary this weekend

    The weekend is around the corner and there's lots to do in Calgary's arts and entertainment scene. The Homestretch director Tracy Fuller has rounded up some of the best. This week a classic is coming to the Jubilee Auditorium.

  • 'We have far more pressing issues,' says Inuk who backs Edmonton Eskimos name
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    'We have far more pressing issues,' says Inuk who backs Edmonton Eskimos name

    If you think all Inuit are insulted by the Edmonton Eskimos name, think again. Kenneth Ruben, in Paulatuk, N.W.T., posted a message to politicians on Facebook, saying "We as 'the real Eskimos,' want the name to remain!!" His post has since been shared nearly 600 times. "I just really thought it was kind of a ridiculous platform for the politicians to jump on, seeing that we have far more pressing issues in both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and any of our native Eskimo communities," he told CBC.

  • Baffin Fisheries ex-CEO denies fraud accusations; countersues for $20M
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    Baffin Fisheries ex-CEO denies fraud accusations; countersues for $20M

    The former CEO of the Baffin Fisheries Coalition (BFC) says he never defrauded the company, and is now countersuing the BFC for breach of contract and defamation. Last month, BFC launched a $1.4 million lawsuit against Garth Reid, alleging he was building on his private land in Winterton, N.L., and invoicing the work to BFC, and its subsidiary Niqitaq Fisheries, claiming it was for a project in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. The Baffin Fisheries Coalition is the largest harvester of shrimp in Canada's North.