• Apotex founder Barry Sherman and wife, Honey Sherman, found dead in North York home
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    Apotex founder Barry Sherman and wife, Honey Sherman, found dead in North York home

    Canadian pharmaceutical giant Apotex has confirmed its founder Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey Sherman, are dead, amid reports that two bodies were found in their Toronto home.

  • People forced from homes in freezing temperatures with 24 hours notice
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    People forced from homes in freezing temperatures with 24 hours notice

    Some people left quietly piling bags into arriving cars, others were angry, yelling at police and members of the fire department as they tried to figure out what to do, while one man stood quietly at the curb with four reusable grocery bags piled full of his belongings at his feet. Three buildings were condemned by the Moncton fire department at the corner of Gordon and HIghfield Streets. The properties were purchased just over a month ago by Ashford Investments, for nearly half a million dollars.

  • Plane that led Normandy invasion discovered, restored
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    Plane that led Normandy invasion discovered, restored

    A plane that led the invasion of Normandy during World War II has been saved from a junkyard and is being carefully restored in Wisconsin. The C-47, called "That's All, Brother," carried the first paratroopers who were dropped behind German lines at Normandy. The aircraft led the more than 800 other C-47s also carrying paratroopers.

  • Rahul Gandhi takes over India's opposition Congress party
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    Rahul Gandhi takes over India's opposition Congress party

    Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's most famous political dynasty, took over as president of the main opposition Congress party on Saturday while facing a stiff challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Hindu nationalists. Gandhi, who took the mantle from his mother, Sonia Gandhi, at a party function, takes over the leadership of a party that has been losing power to Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party since 2014. In a speech, Sonia Gandhi described her son as a new hope for the Congress as party workers danced, burst firecrackers and distributed Indian sweets to celebrate the generational shift in the leadership.

  • Daughter says funeral home took mother's body without permission
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    Daughter says funeral home took mother's body without permission

    Laura Scrimshaw hasn't had time to grieve her mother's death.

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    Snowy owl's return to Ottawa may hold clues to Arctic changes

    Hardscrabble has returned. The four-year-old snowy owl has picked a corn field in the Ottawa Valley for a second winter in a row and with his arrival comes a potential treasure trove of information. "For us it's really exciting," said Daniel Lafortune, a volunteer tasked by Project Snowstorm to head out to the location where Hardscrabble's transmission pinged a cell-tower in Renfrew County earlier this week.

  • Grieving Windsor mother hoping for Christmas miracle
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    Grieving Windsor mother hoping for Christmas miracle

    Fri, Dec 15: It's the holiday season, a time to reflect on those who have made and continue to make a difference in our lives. It's a time of giving and receiving, but for one Windsor mother Brenda Roberts, what happened Tuesday night in the driveway of her home was heartbreaking. Susan Hay has the story .

  • Killer pleads guilty to fatal stabbing in puppy sale gone wrong
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    Killer pleads guilty to fatal stabbing in puppy sale gone wrong

    A remorseful killer who stabbed a man he'd just met in a puppy deal gone wrong has pleaded guilty to manslaughter nearly five years after Matthew Brown died in the basement of his home.

  • Confederation Bridge tolls rise to $47 for cars
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    Confederation Bridge tolls rise to $47 for cars

    It will be a bit more expensive to leave P.E.I. in the new year, with tolls for the Confederation Bridge set to rise Jan. 1, 2018.

  • Labrador mayor who was shot in face in hunting accident has died
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    Labrador mayor who was shot in face in hunting accident has died

    HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. — Labrador's largest community is in mourning for mayor John Hickey, who struggled by snowshoe and snowmobile to get help after being shot in the face while hunting alone. Hickey had been checking rabbit snares alone Saturday just west of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, a community of 8,000 he's led since being elected in September.

  • Peter Jackson's Weinstein story opens old wounds for Sorvino
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    Peter Jackson's Weinstein story opens old wounds for Sorvino

    Director Peter Jackson says he is now realizing that Harvey Weinstein's advice to avoid working with Mira Sorvino or Ashley Judd was likely part of a smear campaign against the two actresses. Jackson tells Stuff that he was told by Miramax in the late 1990s that they were "a nightmare" to work with and thus didn't consider either for his Lord of the Rings films. Sorvino said on Twitter that she burst out crying when she saw the article.

  • Traffic trouble caused by damaged overpass hits Surrey businesses hard
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    Traffic trouble caused by damaged overpass hits Surrey businesses hard

    It's been nearly two weeks since an overheight truck seriously damaged an overpass in Surrey, and the impact on traffic is hitting local businesses hard. The holiday season is usually a busy time for Cobs Bread at the South Point Annex, but with lane closures on nearby Highway 99 and 152 Street, that isn't the case this year. "We look at our sales compared to the previous year, same time, and we are down approximately 70 customers per day, or about $3,000 or so each week," head baker Heather Lastik told CBC News.

  • West Vancouver takes developer to court over axed trees
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    West Vancouver takes developer to court over axed trees

    The District of West Vancouver is taking a luxury home developer to court after two district-owned trees were chopped down. The municipality is prosecuting Lexa Developments for the "unlawful cutting" of two mature Norway maple trees that once stood on the district-owned boulevard that runs along Glenmore Drive, according to an official statement from district spokesperson Donna Powers. The two 14-metre trees stood on land adjacent to 29 and 31 Glenmore Drive — two properties that are in the midst of being redeveloped into luxury homes.

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    Iain Stables given conditional sentence for stealing $1.2M in farm equipment

    Iain Stables' farm machinery theft spree ended in February 2016 when a John Deere dealer flying over his Saskatchewan property recognized the stolen equipment in his yard. Prosecutor Michael Segu said that flight led to a search warrant and Stables' eventual arrest. Court heard how Stables stole the machinery to help run his cattle farm west of Saskatoon.

  • Romanian king's funeral sees family feuds in the spotlight
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    Romanian king's funeral sees family feuds in the spotlight

    The death of the late King Michael is a solemn and sad time for many Romanians, but beyond the tears it's proving a colorful — and awkward family reunion. Michael, who ruled Romania twice and was forced to abdicate by the communists in 1947, died Dec. 5 in Switzerland at age 96. The king was known for his modesty and commitment to Romania.

  • Putin looks for quick win, but voter apathy worries Kremlin
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    Putin looks for quick win, but voter apathy worries Kremlin

    Russia's presidential election campaign formally lasts only three months, and President Vladimir Putin wants to make it as short as possible. With Putin's approval rating topping 80 per cent , there is little doubt about the outcome of the March 18 vote. Instead, voter apathy represents the main challenge for his strategists, who want his showing to be as strong as ever to demonstrate that public support for Putin hasn't waned 18 years after his first election.

  • 'Gotta get your moose, b'y' getting harder as N.L. prepares to cut back licences
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    'Gotta get your moose, b'y' getting harder as N.L. prepares to cut back licences

    Newfoundland and Labrador could soon be cutting down on the number of moose hunting licences it gives out. Gerry Byrne, the province's minister of fisheries and land resources, is ready to take action after hearing feedback from hunters, outfitters and hunting organizations that the number of moose in the province is on the decline. "I think it's time to bring those licences down," Byrne told CBC Radio's On The Go.

  • Trudeau, Wynne mark opening of subway extension connecting Toronto to Vaughan
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    Trudeau, Wynne mark opening of subway extension connecting Toronto to Vaughan

    TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand today to cut the ribbon on the first Toronto subway extension in 15 years.

  • Toronto police roll out 'Operation Jingle' — a low-tech way to prevent holiday theft
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    Toronto police roll out 'Operation Jingle' — a low-tech way to prevent holiday theft

    "Operation Jingle" may sound like a new holiday movie, but in fact, it's a crime prevention initiative that rolled out on Friday in Toronto. Officers from the Toronto Police Service's 41 Division were at the Eglinton Square Shopping Centre Friday morning to clip bells to the wallets of women, particularly seniors. McCabe says the idea originated in the Britain.

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    With ice road complete, 1st haul of goods set to arrive in Churchill before Christmas

    It looks like Santa was listening to Churchill residents' wishes. An ice road to the remote Manitoba town, about 1,000 kilometres north of Winnipeg, has been completed and is ready for sleighs full of goods to be shipped in before Christmas. "It hasn't been done before," said Mark Kohaykewych, president and CEO of Polar Industries, which built the road in collaboration with Fox Lake Cree Nation and Churchill's Remote Area Services freight company.

  • 'I have no country': After more than 60 years in Canada, B.C. woman discovers she doesn't have citizenship
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    'I have no country': After more than 60 years in Canada, B.C. woman discovers she doesn't have citizenship

    Irene Gyselinck arrived in Canada as a refugee from Germany on Aug. 25, 1951, with her mother and brother. She was just a one-year-old, and has never known any other home since. Gyselinck, 67, grew up in Manitoba and now lives in Deep Cove, B.C. Over the course of her life, she has worked as a welder, car detailer, and artist, among other things. The realization that she's not a Canadian citizen has sent her life into a tailspin, leaving her unable to acquire valid identification and at risk of losing her health insurance.

  • Truck backlog grows as winds stall Marine Atlantic crossings
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    Truck backlog grows as winds stall Marine Atlantic crossings

    Marine Atlantic is hoping for a break in the weather Friday night so it can clear a backlog of trucks and passengers waiting to cross the Cabot Strait. Crossings were cancelled several times this week because of high winds and rough seas. About 200 trucks are lined up in Port aux Basques, N.L., and another 150 in North Sydney, N.S.

  • Provinces have until the end of 2018 to submit carbon price plans: McKenna
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    Provinces have until the end of 2018 to submit carbon price plans: McKenna

    Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says a national price on carbon won't be imposed on any province for at least another year. Carbon pricing legislation will be introduced sometime in 2018 and McKenna said Friday that provinces will have until the end of that year to submit their own carbon pricing plans before a national price is imposed on those that don't meet the federal standard. "We were very clear last year as part of our climate plan that there needs to be a price on pollution and we need to see it across the country," McKenna said.

  • 2 adults charged after 5 children removed from Meadow Lake home in 2016
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    2 adults charged after 5 children removed from Meadow Lake home in 2016

    A man and woman are facing a combined 25 charges related to child neglect after five children were removed from a Meadow Lake home in July 2016. The children have not been in the care of the two accused since then. The adults cannot be named to protect the identity of the children.

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    Toronto's new subway stops are designed to make you feel 'a little bit of joy' on your commute

    One stop north, at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, riders will descend to the subway platform under a ceiling of mirrors, with skylights dotted among the panels. The stations are part of the Toronto Transit Commission's new six-stop Toronto-York Spadina extension, which is set to become the city's first subway expansion in 15 years. "I have to assume that on one of those really cold, miserable January mornings ... there will be people down there travelling to a job that they'd probably rather not do," said Will Alsop, the renowned British architect behind the Pioneer Village and Finch West stations.