• Prince Harry, Meghan at first royal event as newlyweds
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    Prince Harry, Meghan at first royal event as newlyweds

    Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, on Tuesday attended their first royal event as newlyweds — a Buckingham Palace garden party honouring Harry's father, Prince Charles, for his many years of charitable work. The long spell of sunny weather that gave their Saturday wedding a special glow continued Tuesday at the outdoor occasion. More than 6,000 people involved with charities supported by Charles also attended the party in the vast palace gardens.

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    Wildly conflicting messages from North Korea give Trump second thoughts about summit

    When Moon Jae-in's White House visit was first proposed, the South Korean leader would be coming to brief U.S. President Donald Trump on strategies for his imminent summit — a groundbreaking, deal-making session between the United States and North Korea that could, in Trump's words, be "a very special moment for World Peace". No one is so optimistic anymore that Trump can convince North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to give up his nuclear weapon program.

  • Scarborough Muslim school hit with hateful graffiti
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    Scarborough Muslim school hit with hateful graffiti

    Jana Kanaan's 7-year-old spotted the hateful message as soon as they arrived at Wali Ul Asr's school in Scarborough. "It's really shocking, actually, to see this right now," she told CBC Toronto. By Tuesday morning, city crews were scrubbing off the spray paint, but students still had to walk past it on their way to class.

  • Sentencing rescheduled for second attacker in death of Henry Kipling
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    Sentencing rescheduled for second attacker in death of Henry Kipling

    The partner of a Peguis First Nation man who was killed in Winnipeg after violent assaults from two separate people hopes her family can begin to move on after a man involved in his death is sentenced next week. Henry Kipling, then 43, died after being assaulted by a woman, then a man after a night of drinking and dancing at the Northern Hotel on Main Street on Feb. 27, 2016. Leana Sutherland, Kipling's partner, was scheduled to read her impact statement as part of the sentencing.

  • Province House gardens could prove fertile ground for archeologists
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    Province House gardens could prove fertile ground for archeologists

    When excavators roll onto the Province House grounds to begin a major garden project, an archaeologist will be there keeping a keen eye on each shovelful of dirt. Because despite its location in downtown Halifax, Province House's south garden and its Hollis Street parking lot have remained relatively undisturbed since the founding of the city. "It takes a lot longer, of course, to do an exterior digging — because every bit of ground you remove in an excavator bucket or whatever, has to be gone through at least a cursory glance," said Ron Jeppesen who has overseen roughly a dozen renovations and restorations at Province House.

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    Why it's so hard to keep P.E.I. harbours clear of sandbars

    Sand is an integral part of P.E.I. It makes the beautiful beaches and magnificent sand dunes, but it can also be dangerous for fishermen. "P.E.I. has sandbars all around its coast and they're beautiful systems," retired research scientist Don Forbes told CBC's Island Morning. This spring, they were a particular problem at Hardy's Channel and Covehead.

  • Meet the strawberry-picking robots
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    Meet the strawberry-picking robots

    A shortage of migrant fruit-pickers is driving demand for robotic alternatives, say strawberry producers. Some of these prototype machines pick, others snip, but all claim to be as good as humans. Video: Hannah Gelbart

  • European shares eye four-month high, Italy sell-off relents
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    European shares eye four-month high, Italy sell-off relents

    A pause in the dollar's recent rally also meant respite for some battered emerging markets -- though still not Turkey -- while signs of better U.S. and China trade relations had Wall Street futures pointing higher. It has now plunged over 18 percent since the start of the year.

  • Sauna heating unit pinpointed in mall fire
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    Sauna heating unit pinpointed in mall fire

    Charlottetown's fire investigator has traced the start of the weekend fire at the Charlottetown Mall to the heating unit in the women's sauna at the Spa Total Fitness Centre. The fire started Sunday, and led to the mall being shut down Monday. "I've classified it as accidental, with failure on the installation of the heating unit," said Winston Bryan, adding his investigation is complete.

  • Windsor's new city hall opens today
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    Windsor's new city hall opens today

    If you need to do business with the City of Windsor, you'll have a new place to do so. The old city hall closed last Friday, and crews spent the holiday weekend moving files and other items over to the new building next door. The new city hall officially opens at noon on Tuesday.

  • Crown seeking decade-long prison sentence for Knowledge House insiders
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    Crown seeking decade-long prison sentence for Knowledge House insiders

    The prosecution made its case Tuesday for a "harsh and significant" sentence of between 10 and 12 years for the two central figures behind Nova Scotia's largest stock manipulation fraud. The sentencing hearing in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax was for former Knowledge House president Dan Potter, 66, and securities lawyer Blois Colpitts, 55. The pair were convicted in March on two counts of fraud connected to a 13-person conspiracy to artificially maintain share prices and to suppress share selling in the Halifax e-learning company.

  • No Canada Day fireworks, evening festivities at Assiniboine Park this year
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    No Canada Day fireworks, evening festivities at Assiniboine Park this year

    There will be no fireworks or evening events on Canada Day at Assiniboine Park this year, park officials have confirmed, but there will still be a party. Plans have changed because of two major factors this year, said Assiniboine Park Conservancy spokesperson Laura Curtis. "For the past 17 years the Canada Day celebrations in Assiniboine Park have been operated by Canad Inns," she said in an email to CBC.

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    'A gaping hole' in OHIP for dying Canadians seeking end-of-life-care

    Laval Picard's last days were comfortable — because Wellington Hospice officials decided to take him under their care even without OHIP coverage. The 66-year-old Quebec City man moved to Guelph, Ont. in late April to be closer to his family after receiving his advanced stage 4 cancer diagnosis. On his way to Guelph, Picard had to get a blood transfusion in a Montreal hospital.

  • Dredged channel in Sydney harbour still can't welcome the biggest ships
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    Dredged channel in Sydney harbour still can't welcome the biggest ships

    Some large ships still cannot enter Sydney harbour — even though it was dredged for that purpose in 2011.

  • Pulling over for funeral processions a time-honoured P.E.I. tradition
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    Pulling over for funeral processions a time-honoured P.E.I. tradition

    As we leave the funeral home parking lot, Gallant edges out onto the street, making sure traffic has stopped in both directions. Now, lead cars have a flashing purple light on top while the hearse has alternating flashing headlights.

  • Winnipeg bhangra teacher 'mesmerized' by excitement of students learning about Punjabi culture through dance
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    Winnipeg bhangra teacher 'mesmerized' by excitement of students learning about Punjabi culture through dance

    "It was something that I was kind of almost embarrassed about and kind of shy," says Brar, who now teaches bhangra — a type of folk dance which originated in India's Punjab region — to youngsters in Winnipeg. Brar learned bhangra through Indian dance coaches while he was living in Abbotsford, B.C. Along the way, he also became fluent in the Punjabi language and connected on a deeper level with his Punjabi culture and heritage, replacing his embarrassment with pride.

  • Male cyclist killed in hit-and-run in Whitchurch-Stouffville
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    Male cyclist killed in hit-and-run in Whitchurch-Stouffville

    A 20-year-old male cyclist is dead after he was hit by a vehicle in a hit-and-run in Whitchurch-Stouffville early Tuesday. York Regional Police received a call about the death near Ninth Line and Bethesda Side Road at 6 a.m. Marina Orlovski, spokesperson for York Regional Police, said Tuesday.

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    Amherst fire destroys pickup truck and 3 transport truck trailers

    An evening cleaning trailers in a parking lot in Amherst, N.S., quickly turned dangerous after a trailer containing a pressure washer burst into flames and burned through three other transport truck trailers and a pickup truck before it could be put out. A contractor hired by Gordon Food Service to clean the trailers was inside one when a small trailer containing the pressure washer he was using caught fire. The fire quickly spread to three 16-metre-long trailers and a pickup truck towing the trailer with the pressure washer, all of which were destroyed.

  • Majority of flood evacuation orders lifted in Boundary region of B.C.
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    Majority of flood evacuation orders lifted in Boundary region of B.C.

    The majority of residents in British Columbia's Boundary region who were forced from their homes by catastrophic floods are free to return home. The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said evacuation orders have been lifted for about 1,400 properties, leaving about 326 addresses to go by Monday afternoon. Emergency operations centre co-ordinator Chris Marsh said the evacuation orders have been downgraded to evacuation alerts as a precautionary move, but that more flooding of the catastrophic scale already seen isn't anticipated.

  • Have you seen this horse? Hampton woman's quest to reunite with Twilight
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    Have you seen this horse? Hampton woman's quest to reunite with Twilight

    McGarity and her fiancé have a a little tortoiseshell cat, Arya, an old black tom named Kunta, Duke the black lab, and Hammy the hamster, who belongs to their four-year-old son Elijah. Against all odds, and with many struggles to overcome in her own life, she's hoping to reunite with the quarter horse mix she loved as a child. McGarity, 28, met Twilight when she was 11 and visiting Hampton Bible Camp.

  • Venezuelans buy bus tickets out after Maduro wins re-election
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    Venezuelans buy bus tickets out after Maduro wins re-election

    By Luc Cohen CARACAS (Reuters) - Betsabeth Casique saved for eight months for bus tickets out of Venezuela for herself and her three children. It is less than two dollars at the black market exchange rate. When socialist President Nicolas Maduro won re-election to a six-year term on Sunday in a vote the opposition and foreign governments called illegitimate, Casique decided to leave, first for the western city of San Cristobal and from there to Cucuta, Colombia.

  • How are schools accommodating fasting students during Ramadan?
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    How are schools accommodating fasting students during Ramadan?

    With more Muslim students in New Brunswick, school districts are trying to accommodate teens who are fasting for Ramadan and seem a little tired in class. "You feel Ramadan in Syria more because all people will know about it," said Hala Bakhash, a 14-year-old student at Leo Hayes High School who arrived in Canada less than two years ago. Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and observing it for 30 days is mandatory.

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    Lots of talk but little action on Cohen recommendations to protect wild salmon, critics say

    It's been just over a year since the last B.C. election and CBC News has tracked every promise the NDP made during the campaign. Implementing recommendations to protect dwindling wild salmon stocks was one of those campaign promises. "We will ensure that the salmon farming industry does not endanger wild salmon by implementing the recommendations of the Cohen Commission, keeping farm sites out of important salmon migration routes, and supporting research and transparent monitoring to minimize the risk of disease transfer from captive to wild fish," the 2017 NDP campaign platform reads.

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    Wolves adjust sleeping habits to avoid human contact, research suggests

    New research has found some carnivores in Kananaskis Country have altered their behaviour in response to the presence of humans. The results come from a University of Victoria master's student, who studied data from motion-triggered cameras in Kananaskis and the more remote Willmore Wilderness Park north of Jasper. Sandra Frey says she noticed wolves in K-Country became more nocturnal so as not to bump into people during the day.

  • Dozens of vehicles hit in mass tire slashing off Walkley Road
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    Dozens of vehicles hit in mass tire slashing off Walkley Road

    Roughly 25 to 30 residents found their tires slashed in the outdoor parking lot of the apartment on 2240 Halifax Dr. Ali Arif noticed two of his tires were flat when he was on his way to work early on Saturday. The parking lot — which is owned and operated by Urbandale — does not have any security cameras monitoring the outdoor parking lot.