• One body pulled from Detroit River, another person rescued in separate incidents
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    One body pulled from Detroit River, another person rescued in separate incidents

    Windsor police Staff Sgt. Steve Betteridge said the first call came in shortly after 11:00 a.m. about a person in the river near the 1200 block of Riverside Drive West. The U.S. Coast Guard's marine unit recovered a body from the water of the Detroit River, closer to Windsor's shore.

  • On the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera art trail in Mexico City
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    On the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera art trail in Mexico City

    With her unibrow, braided updo, colorful clothing and moustache , the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has become an idiosyncratic cult figure in the United States. Kahlo has an equally passionate following in her native Mexico City. All around Mexico City, Frida and Diego-philes can find the couple's work at over a dozen museums and public spaces.

  • Hamilton votes to restrict new payday loan places to no more than 15
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    Hamilton votes to restrict new payday loan places to no more than 15

    Hamilton became one of the first cities in Ontario Tuesday to limit the number of payday loan lenders in its boundaries. City councillors voted to allow no more than 15 such businesses, or one per ward. The city's existing 30 payday loan places would remain, grandfathered in under the new bylaw.

  • Norway House installs checkpoint to block drugs, liquor
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    Norway House installs checkpoint to block drugs, liquor

    Anyone driving into Norway House Cree Nation now has to go through a border patrol-like checkpoint. The dry community is taking the extra step to prevent alcohol and drugs from entering the reserve. All visitors and community members must pull into the 24-hour checkpoint — a building that resembles a registration gate at a national park — where trained security guards will ask for a licence and registration.

  • More snow forecast as chilly temperatures linger in Metro Vancouver
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    More snow forecast as chilly temperatures linger in Metro Vancouver

    If you were hoping to wake up to warmer weather in Metro Vancouver anytime soon, don't hold your breath. Freezing temperatures prompted the City of Vancouver to open temporary warming shelters as refuge for people living on the streets.

  • Canadian Trail: How Canada did today at the Olympics
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    Canadian Trail: How Canada did today at the Olympics

    Canada celebrated a couple of gold-medal performances Tuesday in South Korea, one by a first-time Olympian and the other from two ice dancers ending their career as the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic Winter Games history. Three-time world champions Tessa Virtue, 28, and Scott Moir, 30, put a bow on their illustrious 20-year partnership, responding to a terrific free program by Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron to score 122.40 points for a world-best combined score of 206.07 and their fifth-career Olympic medal.

  • Yellowknife city councillors want 'transparent' inquiry into workplace misconduct allegations
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    Yellowknife city councillors want 'transparent' inquiry into workplace misconduct allegations

    Yellowknife city council is holding a special public meeting Tuesday to adopt guidelines for an inquiry into workplace misconduct allegations within its municipal enforcement division. It comes after council held a secret meeting on the allegations earlier this month — a move that was questioned by some. At the time, the city's senior administrative officer said the purpose of the meeting was only to share information.

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    Moose Jaw looking to regulate shipping container use

    The City of Moose Jaw is looking at a proposed new bylaw that prohibits people from living in shipping containers. Currently, shipping containers are only allowed in commercial and industrial parts of the city and they are prohibited in residential areas. Michelle Sanson, director of planning and development services for the city, said Moose Jaw hasn't had any issues with people living in shipping containers.

  • U.N. refugee agency says donors withhold funds until Uganda numbers checked
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    U.N. refugee agency says donors withhold funds until Uganda numbers checked

    The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday its donors would withhold funding for Ugandan operations until refugee numbers were verified, after accusations that officials inflated the figures to steal aid. Multiple investigations are under way by the Ugandan government, the United Nations and the European Union into accusations that aid has been stolen. Investigators are looking into whether food and other relief items intended for refugees were sold off, bribes paid and refugee girls trafficked.    Last week the Ugandan government, already investigating possible culpability by its own officials, said it was widening the probe to see whether staff from U.N. agencies UNHCR and the World Food Programme had connived with corrupt state employees.    Teresa Ongalo, a UNHCR spokeswoman, told a news conference in the Ugandan capital Kampala donors had raised questions about the number of refugees in Uganda.      "There's concern that the numbers are not accurate," she said.

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    Tina Alexis Allen's storytelling proves riveting in memoir

    Tina Alexis Allen grew up harbouring a secret from her 12 older siblings and devout Catholic parents. While her father ran a travel agency specializing in Holy Land tours and her mother shrunk back from his rage, Tina sunk into affairs with older women between basketball games. When Tina was 18, her father uncovered her secret and confided in his daughter that he, too, was gay.

  • Xerox shareholders Icahn, Deason urge company to sell itself to rivals
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    Xerox shareholders Icahn, Deason urge company to sell itself to rivals

    (Reuters) - Xerox Corp shareholders Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason said on Tuesday the U.S. company should seek to sell itself to one of its rivals or a private equity firm. Xerox could combine with a competitor that is actually willing to pay a significant premium, or Japan's Fujifilm Holdings themselves would step up and offer a full buy-out on fair terms, the shareholders wrote in an open letter. Icahn and Deason said last week the agreement dramatically undervalued Xerox, and criticized the deal structure calling it "tortured, convoluted".

  • Councillor tables motion to tame Vancouver's 'negative and chaotic' Granville strip
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    Councillor tables motion to tame Vancouver's 'negative and chaotic' Granville strip

    Bigger patios for restaurants is one part of a motion Affleck is introducing to council Tuesday, which also calls for an increase in video surveillance and allowing bars to stay open later in the Granville Entertainment District, as well as making the street more pedestrian friendly at all times of day. The NPA councillor thinks it could help reduce crime, especially in light of another violent death on downtown Vancouver's popular strip. Club promoter Kalwinder Thind was killed while trying to break up a fight last month at Cabana Lounge.

  • Apologetic parrot says "I'm sorry" before flying away
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    Apologetic parrot says "I'm sorry" before flying away

    Einstein's wings were clipped as a young parrot. It doesn't hurt them and the wing feathers do grow back. However, it does limit their flying ability and they can only fly downward and land safely. We let Einstein's feathers grow out and overtime he became a very good flyer. We also wanted to teach Einstein to fly on command. On this particular occasion we were trying to get Einstein to only fly down. He was really anxious to fly and at one point even apologized before he took off! Einstein the Talking Texan Parrot is a silly, smart, and popular parrot who loves to talk and entertain! He likes to have conversations with his owners, talking and acting silly, and doing animal sound imitations. Watch him sing and dance in his video compilations! With his amazing talking abilities, and funny antics, Einstein the talking parrot's videos will keep you entertained for hours! Einstein parrot is also famous for some of his silly quotes and sayings. Online, Einstein the talking parrot is popular across many social media platforms. Einstein's favorite places to talk at home is perched on the shower wall, in the kitchen on his drawer, and on his screened in back porch. As stated on his website, Einstein's mission statement: "To entertain and bring joy, to foster the human-parrot bond, and to convey that parrots are deserving of immeasurable amounts of patience, nurturing, and companionship." Einstein's website (www.einsteinparrot.com) is designed to inform you about the care of parrots and also entertain you. Living with a parrot is a big commitment. Parrots live a very long time. They require a lot of care, proper nutrition, training, time and patience. Parrots need a lot of attention and lots of toys and activities to keep from being bored. Parrots are also expensive. It is often said, Having a parrot is much like raising a 2 or 3 year old child for the rest of your life!

  • Walter Mosley examines issues of race in 'Down the River'
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    Walter Mosley examines issues of race in 'Down the River'

    Racism, corruption and injustice flow well in this novel, which introduces former NYPD Detective Joe King Oliver, now the owner-operator of King Detective Service in the Brooklyn Heights neighbourhood of New York City.

  • Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger announces resignation from politics
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    Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger announces resignation from politics

    Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger rapidly blinked back tears and choked on some words as he announced Tuesday afternoon he is stepping down from politics on March 7. The announcement comes a week after NDP Leader Wab Kinew asked Selinger to resign in the wake of inappropriate touching allegations by seven women against former MLA Stan Struthers, while Selinger was leader of the party. On Tuesday, he read a prepared statement saying he's concerned not stepping down at the time took away from the important message about sexual harassment.

  • Turkey should again consider criminalizing adultery, Erdogan says
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    Turkey should again consider criminalizing adultery, Erdogan says

    By Gulsen Solaker ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey should again consider criminalizing adultery, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, revisiting an issue that caused outrage among secular Turks and warnings from the European Union when his party raised it more than a decade ago. The Islamist-rooted AK Party floated the idea in 2004, two years after it first came to power, as part of a broad overhaul of the Turkish penal code. While Turkey is still technically a candidate to join the union, its accession talks were frozen in the wake of a widespread crackdown that followed a failed coup in 2016.

  • Juror diagnosed with PTSD launches $100K lawsuit against 2 governments
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    Juror diagnosed with PTSD launches $100K lawsuit against 2 governments

    A Toronto man diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving on a jury for a murder trial is suing the Ontario and federal governments for $100,000 in compensation. Mark Farrant, 45, has suffered from "ongoing mental health problems including but not limited to PTSD, anxiety, depression, nervous shock and other issues," a statement of claim filed in Ontario Superior Court said. It alleges the attorneys general of Ontario and Canada breached their "duty of care" to protect Farrant as a juror.

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    Sistema music program ready to 'make a difference' in young Fredericton lives

    An organization that offers free after-school music lessons to children will officially open its new Fredericton centre on Tuesday evening. Sistema New Brunswick has been around for almost a decade. Gibson-Neill Memorial Elementary School, a school for kindergarten to Grade 5 on Fredericton's north side, becomes its 10th site in New Brunswick.

  • Love proves graceful, profound in 'Rosie Colored Glasses'
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    Love proves graceful, profound in 'Rosie Colored Glasses'

    Rex has no desire to twirl with Rosie through an antique shop, and Rosie isn't the type to stay in bed on Sunday mornings. Told in alternating chapters taking place 12 years apart, Brianna Wolfson's "Rosie Colored Glasses" follows Rex and Rosie as they begin their relationship and their daughter, Willow, who is feeling her way through her new life as a child of divorced parents.

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    Review: Lexie Elliott's 'The French Girl' is tangled mystery

    It should have been a carefree week in a French farmhouse for Katie, her boyfriend and four university friends, but when Severine, the strikingly beautiful girl next door, appeared, her presence exposed cracks in the group's bond. Now, a decade later, Katie is brooding over a decade-old breakup and struggling to start her own company when she receives a phone call. Severine's body has been found in a well behind the farmhouse, and suddenly Katie and her friends are of keen interest to the police.

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    Review of West Mabou Beach Provincial Park highlights key areas for conservation

    Parts of a Cape Breton provincial park that a private developer is eyeing for a golf course development are "a priority ecosystem for conservation" and information about species at risk in the area is outdated, according to a new report. The findings are included in an "initial assessment of ecological values and conservation priorities at West Mabou Beach Provincial Park," which was prepared last month by a Natural Resources Department biologist. CBC News received the assessment through a freedom-of-information request.

  • Sask. lawyers association blasts criticism of judge, jury, lawyers in Gerald Stanley verdict
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    Sask. lawyers association blasts criticism of judge, jury, lawyers in Gerald Stanley verdict

    An association representing lawyers in Saskatchewan is voicing concerns about what it calls "unfair" and "unwarranted" comments made about the judge, Crown and defence in the Gerard Stanley murder trial. 

  • 'Organized chaos' - behind the scenes at 'La Boheme'
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    'Organized chaos' - behind the scenes at 'La Boheme'

    "The audience always give the stage crew a hand," said Stephen A. Diaz, the Met's master carpenter. The reverse order is necessary, Diaz explained, so that lighting cues for the street scene can be tested ahead of time. The process is reversed between acts, but this time when the cafe set slides in from the side, it's crowded with people, and the "sky" is pulled up out of sight so the whole street scene is visible.

  • The Lunchtime Lowdown - Your midday update for Feb. 20
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    The Lunchtime Lowdown - Your midday update for Feb. 20

    Here's what traders are talking about today.

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    Icy road 'like a looking glass' causes fuel truck to flip in Annapolis Valley

    An icy road in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley proved to be too much for a loaded fuel truck that crashed Tuesday morning near Middleton. "It's off the road and it's upside down," said Mark Veinotte, the deputy fire chief with the Nictaux and District Volunteer Fire Department. Veinotte said the driver of the truck was not injured and police were notified of the accident right away.