• 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake
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    Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

    For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he pieced together crucial nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea following a year of intense animosity. Pyongyang's surprise move last week to break off a high-level meeting with Seoul over U.S.-South Korean military drills while threatening to cancel next month's summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Trump cooled what had been an unusual flurry of diplomatic moves from the country after a provocative series of nuclear and missile tests.

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    Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupts again

    Indonesia's most volatile volcano spewed smoke and ash early Monday in the latest of several eruptions in less than two weeks. Mount Merapi on the main island of Java erupted twice, sending a column of volcanic material up to 1,200 metres (3,930 feet) into the air and making ash fall in several villages, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the disaster mitigation agency spokesman.

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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.

  • Virtual stars: How digital avatars could change concerts and touring as we know it
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    Virtual stars: How digital avatars could change concerts and touring as we know it

    Abba has prepped brand new music for a much-hyped reunion performance in December. The Swedish pop superstars will take the stage via avatars, thanks to advances in projection technology, which experts say could change the way musical acts perform concerts and tours going forward.

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    Bye bye ice cream: Sask. business owners bitter over vanilla prices

    It may seem like a pretty basic flavour, but vanilla beans are now worth more than silver. Jordan Ethridge, owner of Saskatoon's Fable Ice Cream, said they used to make vanilla bean ice cream, but don't anymore. Ethridge said he found another supplier with vanilla bean in stock, but to get their hands on it customers have to buy three kilograms at a time.

  • St. John's Regatta's bicentennial year has record number of teams look to race
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    St. John's Regatta's bicentennial year has record number of teams look to race

    Volunteers with the Royal St. John's Regatta are busy getting ready for this year's races, which will mark two centuries of the event that claims to be the oldest annual sporting event in North America. While the bicentennial will make this year's regatta extra-special and is expected to draw larger crowds than usual, organizers say there's also many more teams than usual looking to take part. All of those applications have the regatta committee scrambling to ensure all the teams will be able to get races in on the day of the races, which could mean an earlier start time to the event and fewer breaks throughout the day.

  • Vog: When lava hits the sea
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    Vog: When lava hits the sea

    BBC correspondent Chris Buckler explains what it's like on the ground on Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, when the lava flow meets the sea.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

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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. 

  • 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.

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    Fort Fitzgerald, population 8, completes own census for 1st time thanks to 'tenacious' resident

    For the first time in the Wood Buffalo region's census history, the small community of Fort Fitzgerald, Alta., completed its very own census data collection — thanks to a determined, longtime resident who loves her community. Beverly Tupper, a retiree who's lived in Fort Fitzgerald for more than 25 years, took on the task of going door to door this year after the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo reached out to her, deciding it was time to gather more detailed information of its northernmost community.

  • Scrapyard owner blames tire fire on recycling program
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    Scrapyard owner blames tire fire on recycling program

    About 1,000 tires caught fire at McCulloch's scrapyard, part of Country Hills Auto Sales and Recycled Parts, last Tuesday in Upper Rawdon, N.S. It took 15 fire departments seven and a half hours to put out the stubborn fire. McCulloch said he was out with a chop saw cutting up cars just before the fire started. "The tire pile burnt some fast. It was just crazy how fast it happened.

  • EU parliament to broadcast Zuckerberg hearing
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    EU parliament to broadcast Zuckerberg hearing

    A European Parliament meeting on Tuesday with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be broadcast live, parliamentary officials and the company said on Monday after controversy over plans for a closed-door hearing. Parliament President Antonio Tajani, who was criticized by legislators and some senior EU officials over arrangements for the discussion on public privacy concerns, tweeted that it was "great news" that Zuckerberg had agreed to a live web stream. A Facebook spokeswoman said: "We’re looking forward to the meeting and happy for it to be live streamed." Zuckerberg, who founded the U.S. social media giant, will be in Europe to defend the company after scandal over its sale of personal data to a British political consultancy which worked on U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign, among others.

  • A young mother shares a powerful message about mental illness and addiction
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    A young mother shares a powerful message about mental illness and addiction

    A B.C. mother is sharing a powerful message about mental illness and drug addiction -- in the hopes it will help save lives. Shyinne Anastacio lost her soul mate and the father of her two year old daughter -- to a dangerous habit that he tried to keep hidden. Kristen Robinson has the story.

  • 5 tips to keep your houseplants alive
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    5 tips to keep your houseplants alive

    "There's just lots of rewards of enjoying and seeing something actually grow," said Alan Preston, co-owner of Hearts and Flowers in Charlottetown. Preston recommends spraying the front and backs of the leaves of your plants every two to three weeks with a product called Safer's Soap — an insecticidal soap — to keep bugs away.