• Koreas to reconnect roads, rail, U.S. concerned over easing sanctions
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    Koreas to reconnect roads, rail, U.S. concerned over easing sanctions

    The agreement on transport links came during talks in the border village of Panmunjom aimed at following up on the third summit this year between South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, last month. The two sides agreed to hold ceremonies in late November or early December to inaugurate work on reconnecting railways and roads that have been cut since the 1950-53 Korean War.

  • And baby makes three: Prince Harry and Meghan's child on way
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    And baby makes three: Prince Harry and Meghan's child on way

    CANBERRA, Australia — They both wanted children. They knew it was time. Meghan had ended her acting career and moved to Britain to be a full-time royal. Prince Harry had stepped down from the military and wanted to settle down.

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    Quebec coroner pushes to bring ignition lock rules for repeat drunk drivers

    A Quebec coroner is recommending the province move quickly to implement a rule that would force repeat drunk drivers to have their vehicles fitted with ignition locks for at least a decade. Andree Kronstrom is urging the province's automobile insurance board to speed up its work so that Highway Safety Code changes passed by Quebec lawmakers last April can come into force. Vincent Barbe, who had two previous convictions for drunk driving, wasn't wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash in April 2015, just weeks after the ignition lock was legally removed from his vehicle.

  • Comfort chickens, pigs and miniature horses approved in Calgary
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    Comfort chickens, pigs and miniature horses approved in Calgary

    Henrietta the hen and Porky the pig could soon be taking on new roles outside the farmyard in Calgary. Calgary city council has approved a bylaw amendment to issue permits for the use of livestock as emotional support animals. While dogs and cats are the most commonly owned emotional support animals, the amendment to the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw opens the door for chickens, miniature horses and pigs.

  • How to follow the N.W.T. municipal elections with CBC North
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    How to follow the N.W.T. municipal elections with CBC North

    It's election day for six municipalities across the Northwest Territories, and CBC North will be there with results, highlights, and reaction every step of the way. 

  • Blast site at Irving Oil refinery remains 'hot zone' that is off limits
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    Blast site at Irving Oil refinery remains 'hot zone' that is off limits

    At least four workers received minor injuries on Oct. 8 as swirling flames and black smoke rose into the sky above the sprawling Irving Oil refinery, which produces more than 320,000 barrels of refined products every day. A blast in June 1998 killed one worker and injured two others.

  • Halifax smoking ban begins as city aims for strict limits on public pot smoking
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    Halifax smoking ban begins as city aims for strict limits on public pot smoking

    Halifax's sweeping smoking ban began Monday with a city spokesperson saying it stems in part from citizen dislike of encountering clouds of marijuana vapours in public areas. The rules making it illegal to smoke or vape nicotine and cannabis on municipal properties puts the East Coast city in the vanguard of cities that want pot kept out of public areas — and comes just two days before recreational cannabis is legalized. The bylaw means that people strolling through the municipally maintained sidewalks, parks and properties throughout the capital's sprawling 5,490 square kilometre area — about the size of Prince Edward Island — will initially be warned against smoking in public areas and will eventually face fines.

  • Science, education 'in danger now more than ever,' Hawking says posthumously
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    Science, education 'in danger now more than ever,' Hawking says posthumously

    Stephen Hawking spoke from beyond the grave Monday to warn the world that science and education are under threat around the world.

  • Study shows parasite spread by cats threatens Quebec's endangered belugas
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    Study shows parasite spread by cats threatens Quebec's endangered belugas

    Endangered beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River already facing plenty of adversity now have an unlikely foe to contend with — the common house cat. A new study suggests the belugas are being increasingly infected with a parasite known as toxoplasma gondii, transmitted through the feces of cats. Stephane Lair, a professor of veterinary medicine at the Universite de Montreal and one of the study's authors, said of 34 beluga whale carcasses examined between 2009 and 2012, 44 per cent were found to be infected with the parasite.

  • Elephant with "happy feet" dances to the music of a flute
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    Elephant with "happy feet" dances to the music of a flute

    Watch how this elephant reacts to a live performance by Michael Telapary.

  • The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads
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    The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads

    The federal government wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said a proposal unveiled Monday would apply to brand-name drugs that are covered by the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Hours earlier, the drug industry's main trade group said drug companies were willing to disclose the prices on websites , but not in commercials.

  • Review: 'The Darkness' is insightful character study
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    Review: 'The Darkness' is insightful character study

    Icelandic author Ragnar Jonasson takes a major chance — that works extremely well — in "The Darkness," the launch of a new series about Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir. Angry at having dealt with sexism and ageism, Hulda has never stopped being a good detective, a situation even Magnus is forced to acknowledge.

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    Tana French returns, siding with victim in 'The Witch Elm'

    Then a skull is found in the garden of the family home, bringing with it endless questions: To whom did it belong? French burrows deeply into her victim's psyche, plucking out his thoughts and presenting them with such elegantly worded descriptions one may think the author has nestled herself in an armchair squarely in Toby's frontal cortex.

  • PHOTOS: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer visits India to 'repair' relations
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    PHOTOS: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer visits India to 'repair' relations

    Andrew Scheer is in India this week and so far, there have been no controversies to speak of. The federal Conservative leader brought his wife, Jill Scheer, along for the journey. The official Opposition leader made it a point to visit the country after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made international headlines during his India visit in February. Trudeau was criticized for wearing traditional Indian clothing with his wife and three children when it wasn’t always necessary, much to the amusement of some Indians. Also, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the prime minister’s wife, was photographed at an event in India with Jaspal Atwal, a convicted attempted murderer.  In comparison, Scheer’s tour of the country has been described by some as being more low key than Trudeau’s trip. “This week, I’m on a mission to Canada’s largest trading partner in south Asia and the world’s largest democracy,” Scheer said in a video posted to YouTube on Oct. 9. “I’m going to be sitting down with Indian officials and business leaders to promote Canada’s interests and promote the best opportunities our country has to offer.” Most notably, the Tory leader met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi where he reportedly discussed how Canadian oil could help meet India’s energy needs. CBC News reported that Scheer described his interaction with Modi, a man with more than 44 million Twitter followers, as “warm” and he was interested in Scheer’s take on Canada’s new trade agreement with the U.S. and Mexico. The former House speaker also met with Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport CEO Hari Marar, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and other leaders in business and politics. In August, Scheer spoke of the need to “repair and strengthen” Canada’s relationship with India following Trudeau’s highly-publicized visit. “A Conservative government will dramatically expand the strategic relationship between our countries and our peoples and advance our shared security, prosperity and values,” Scheer said. “Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau’s disastrous trip to India damaged this key relationship and we must now work to repair it.” With files from The Canadian Press

  • Refugee women live in fear, avoiding washrooms because of sexual harassment
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    Refugee women live in fear, avoiding washrooms because of sexual harassment

    The washrooms at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos sit on a slope next to rows of tents and makeshift containers. Most are from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, and made the dangerous journey by boat from Turkey.

  • Sea lion suffering from gunshot wounds to the head brought to Vancouver Aquarium
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    Sea lion suffering from gunshot wounds to the head brought to Vancouver Aquarium

    A sea lion suffering from gunshot wounds to the head has been taken to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre for treatment. It says in a news release that on Thursday a team of seven people went to a beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island, where an adult male Steller sea lion had been reported unresponsive but alive for several days. At about eight to 10 years old, the aquarium says the sea lion weights between 300 and 350 kilograms, which is considered underweight for a healthy adult male of its species.

  • Tory MP Tom Kmiec Pays Emotional Tribute To Daughter He Lost After 39 Days
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    Tory MP Tom Kmiec Pays Emotional Tribute To Daughter He Lost After 39 Days

    A Conservative MP honoured the daughter he lost after just 39 days by making a simple request of his colleagues in the House of Commons. "Next time you are home, hug your kids," Tom Kmiec told the House Monday. In August, the MP announced on Facebook with his wife Evangeline that his daughter had passed away less than six weeks after her birth.

  • Kanye gives Ugandan leader sneakers, gets African name
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    Kanye gives Ugandan leader sneakers, gets African name

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian gave Uganda's leader a pair of the rapper's sneakers on Monday and he gave them both "Ugandan" names, at a meeting aimed at promoting tourism in East Africa. Days after a rambunctious meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House, a more subdued West presented Yoweri Museveni with a pair of white sports shoes made by his own company that he and Kardashian then signed with a marker pen.

  • Review: Josie Silver writes captivating love story
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    Review: Josie Silver writes captivating love story

    When Laurie spies a handsome young man out of a London bus window, she immediately believes in love at first sight. Laurie adores spending time with her best friend and roommate Sarah. One of their favourite pastimes is visiting trendy bars in search of Laurie's long lost "Bus Boy." Sarah is determined to find this elusive man to make her friend's dreams come true.

  • German police say hostage suspect lit explosive, had record
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    German police say hostage suspect lit explosive, had record

    A man who held a woman hostage at Cologne's main train station also injured two other people Monday, and police said his motives weren't clear but they were investigating if he had extremist connections or beliefs. The hostage was taken to a hospital after her ordeal, but it wasn't clear if the suspect harmed her or if she was injured when a special police unit stormed the train station pharmacy where she was held to free her. Before getting into the pharmacy, the man lit a Molotov cocktail inside a restaurant at the station, Cologne police said.

  • You can smoke pot in Banff National Park campsites and on trails — but not in the town itself
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    You can smoke pot in Banff National Park campsites and on trails — but not in the town itself

    Parks Canada said it's letting provinces and municipalities make the rules when it comes to cannabis consumption in national parks. The townsite itself has banned public cannabis consumption, but in registered campsites, in the backcountry and on hiking trails in the rest of the park, visitors will be able to light up.

  • Safe havens rise on West-Saudi tension; world stocks fall
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    Safe havens rise on West-Saudi tension; world stocks fall

    The yen touched a one-month high versus the greenback and the Swiss franc rose for the fourth session in five while gold hit its highest since late July. Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday ordered an internal probe into the unexplained disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi as a joint Turkish-Saudi team was expected at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where the journalist and dissident was last seen on Oct. 2. Over the weekend, prominent business people including JPMorgan's CEO Jamie Dimon and Ford Chairman Bill Ford canceled plans to attend an investor conference this month in Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter.

  • StatsCan says businesses spent $14B on cybersecurity in 2017
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    StatsCan says businesses spent $14B on cybersecurity in 2017

    Statistics Canada says Canadian businesses reported spending $14 billion on cybersecurity in 2017 as they confront greater risks in the digital world. The survey finds that more than one in five companies said they were impacted by a cyberattack last year, with large businesses more than twice as likely as small ones to be apparent targets. Businesses said theft of personal or financial information was less common, involving less than one-quarter of the cyberattacks.

  • Kenya's Only Hockey Team Comes To Canada To Play First-Ever Game
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    Kenya's Only Hockey Team Comes To Canada To Play First-Ever Game

    Being part of an ice hockey team in Africa poses some challenges, as one can probably imagine. Outdoor rinks are out of the picture, thanks to the weather. Indoor rinks are very hard to come by — there's only one in all of East and Central Africa.

  • Trudeau needles Trump with obsequious praise of 'new NAFTA' name
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    Trudeau needles Trump with obsequious praise of 'new NAFTA' name

    Speaking at a business forum in Toronto Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a sideways jab at Donald Trump when he lauded sarcastic praise on the new US-Canada-Mexico trade deal before referring to it as simply "new NAFTA."