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    Doug Ford's PCs may slam the brakes on electric vehicle incentives

    Doug Ford's government appears poised to cut incentives worth thousands of dollars for those shopping for a new electric car. The incoming government has already scrapped the GreenON program, which offered perks like rebates and free smart thermostats to homeowners looking to make their homes more energy efficient. Ontario's Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program (EHVIP), created by the Liberals, could be next.

  • No easy path: Complex mass migration, politics reshape globe
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    No easy path: Complex mass migration, politics reshape globe

    Lined up before dawn, dozens of migrants outside a government office in Italy jostled to be one of the handful allowed inside to request asylum Wednesday. The journeys that brought them to Rome and the sleepless nights wondering if they would be allowed to stay was being repeated in cities and countries around the world on World Refugee Day as millions of people sought to flee persecution, violence, war and poverty.

  • Alberta court hears arguments from both sides of gay-straight alliance law
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    Alberta court hears arguments from both sides of gay-straight alliance law

    In the first court challenge against Alberta's gay-straight alliance rules, lawyers on both sides argued children will be harmed if the judge's decision doesn't go their way. A court in Medicine Hat heard arguments Wednesday on whether the legislation, which bars schools from telling parents if their children join GSAs, should be put on hold until there is a ruling on its constitutionality. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is seeking the injunction on behalf of dozens of faith-based schools, parents and public interest groups.

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    Edmonton dog owners warn of leeches in the water at Terwillegar dog park

    Leeches have been found in the ponds at the Terwillegar dog park. Several dog owners discovered them last weekend after taking their dogs to the popular south Edmonton park. Norris said the leeches were noticeable right away because her dogs have short hair on their legs.

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    Chatham-Kent opens door to ride-hailing services

    You can't hail an Uber in Chatham-Kent just yet, but council has changed its bylaw in the hopes of attracting the transportation giant. Municipal council updated its taxi bylaw Monday to allow for 'private transportation companies' such as Uber and Lyft. McGregor noted while there is limited taxi service and a small transit system already in place, it is still difficult and expensive to move people between the various communities which make up Chatham-Kent.

  • Body rub task force works but women still get hurt, advocate says
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    Body rub task force works but women still get hurt, advocate says

    An advocate for women's sexual safety thinks the city's task force on body rub centres is making progress but there's still more work to do. Kate Quinn, the executive director of the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) is pleased the task force is acting on more than 20 recommendations to improve the industry, but she said CEASE is still getting calls from women in trouble. Dale Johnson with the Edmonton police human trafficking and exploitation unit said police are called for minor and more serious incidents involving body rub parlour clients and also between staff.

  • Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage
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    Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

    A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe, sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup. Gavin Partington, director-general of the British Soft Drinks Association, says the shortage is due to the closure of several production sites for various reasons, including seasonal maintenance. "We will continue to monitor the situation carefully," said Brigid Simmonds, the group's chief executive.

  • Sexual misconduct claims against Norman Hardie shock Ontario's wine industry, friend says
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    Sexual misconduct claims against Norman Hardie shock Ontario's wine industry, friend says

    A Prince Edward County winemaker says she's hopeful that the industry won't be impacted by accusations of sexual misconduct against one of the giants in her business, but that it's too soon to know what the fallout will be. On Wednesday, The Globe and Mail published an investigation alleging a "pattern of alleged sexual advances and sexual harassment" against Norman Hardie, the founder of an esteemed winery and vineyard who has been credited for putting Prince Edward County on the map as a Canadian wine destination. Samaras said she was having lunch with some colleagues, winemakers from the Niagara region, on Wednesday, when text messages and phone calls started pouring in about the story.

  • Guatemalan man recalls fear, agony of separation from child
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    Guatemalan man recalls fear, agony of separation from child

    Three-year-old Genesis Gonzalez Lopez giggled excitedly as she played with her father at a sunny Utah park, zipping down a slide again and again into his arms. The happy scene this week in Provo, south of Salt Lake City, was a far cry from what the pair experienced on Thanksgiving, when U.S. immigration authorities took Romulo Gonzalez Rodriguez into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border and whisked away the frightened girl, with no explanation of where she'd end up. Gonzalez's experience offers a window into the distress and uncertainty parents endure when they are separated from their children at the border, even though it happened before President Donald Trump's administration in April adopted a "zero tolerance" policy in which all unlawful border crossings were referred for prosecution.

  • 'Substantial' fire damage at Dalhousie University's agricultural campus, says dean
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    'Substantial' fire damage at Dalhousie University's agricultural campus, says dean

    Firefighters worked into the early-morning hours Thursday to battle stubborn, two-metre flames shooting from the main building at Dalhousie University's agricultural campus in Bible Hill, N.S. The top floor of the university building was filled with smoke and multiple fire crews tried to keep the flames at bay, but bright-orange tongues of fire could be seen emanating from the top floor as a growing number of onlookers gathered at the scene. David Gray, dean of the faculty of agriculture, said the Cox Institute is a teaching and research facility.

  • 5 years later, lots sit empty along Elbow River floodway, waiting for Springbank dam
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    5 years later, lots sit empty along Elbow River floodway, waiting for Springbank dam

    Five years after much of downtown Calgary was under water, there are patches of what look like park land lining the Elbow River in the southwest neighbourhoods Roxboro and Rideau Park. The lots are six of dozens bought by the province as part of its floodway relocation program. You're not going to get those real estate values, I think, probably ever again in Calgary.

  • Pete Davidson confirms engagement to Ariana Grande
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    Pete Davidson confirms engagement to Ariana Grande

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson on Wednesday confirmed reports that he and American pop star Ariana Grande are engaged after dating for less than two months. Davidson, 24, told talk show host Jimmy Fallon in an appearance on "The Tonight Show" that the rumors of the past week were correct. "I did," Davidson said, when asked by Fallon whether he had got engaged.

  • Sask. Housing Corporation to ban all smoking and vaping, even for those with pot prescriptions
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    Sask. Housing Corporation to ban all smoking and vaping, even for those with pot prescriptions

    The Saskatchewan Housing Corporation announced Wednesday that starting in August, there would be a no-smoking indoors policy for all Saskatchewan Housing Corporation owned and leased homes. The policy will ban smoking of cigarettes and cannabis, as well as vaping. Tenants will have to smoke outside in designated smoking areas.

  • After 35 years as mayor, Belcarra's Ralph Drew stepping down
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    After 35 years as mayor, Belcarra's Ralph Drew stepping down

    In the smallest municipality in Metro Vancouver, one name has loomed largest for 40 years. 

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    Winnipeg scores new $20M, 3-rink hockey training centre

    Top-notch hockey players can expect to lace up next spring in a new Winnipeg ice complex intended to become a training hot spot for young prospects and up-and-coming goaltenders in Manitoba and across the country. The Rink Training Centre announced what it calls a 95,000 square-foot "state-of-the-art facility" in a media release Wednesday, saying it expects the year-round facility to be open by spring 2019 in southwest Winnipeg. Retired NHL player and former Manitoba Moose captain Mike Keane, joined by Brad Rice, Tyler Rice and Tina Jones, founded The Rink Training Centre and began training players in Winnipeg in 2009.

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    Forest fire in southwest N.W.T. prompts warning for travellers on Highway 7

    Despite some rainfall last week, the area is still extremely dry, and the territory reports the fire risk as "Extreme" for Fort Liard. Fire crews are fighting the wildfire with a fleet of four air tankers and two helicopters.

  • Bavarian premier rejects 'paying out more money' for euro zone
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    Bavarian premier rejects 'paying out more money' for euro zone

    Bavarian premier Markus Soeder took aim on Thursday at a euro zone reform blueprint that Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed with France this week, rejecting the idea of German taxpayers' money being used to help other members of the single currency project. Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Tuesday on the plan to create a budget for the euro zone to strengthen economic convergence within the currency bloc, which was almost torn apart by a debt crisis that took hold in 2009. Soeder, a senior figure in Merkel's conservative Bavarian allies, said the discussion of European reforms had created the impression that the issues of euro zone finance and asylum could be linked, adding: "this could leave a bad taste." "One thing is clear: We need stability in Europe not by always paying out more money but rather through reforms in the respective countries," added Soeder, whose Christian Social Union (CSU) is sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats.

  • Let Chuck Hughes Show You How To Cut Down Your Food Waste
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    Let Chuck Hughes Show You How To Cut Down Your Food Waste

    Every dollar counts in an industrial kitchen so chef Chuck Hughes shares his tips to minimize food waste while saving money by using the most out of every ingredient.

  • Champions of Change: 4 stories of Indigenous champions changing Ontario
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    Champions of Change: 4 stories of Indigenous champions changing Ontario

    On National Indigenous Peoples Day CBC Ontario profiles four champions of change, people who are working to make ongoing contributions to their community: meet Rita Corbiere of Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island; The Bear Clan Patrol in Thunder Bay, Stevie Jonathan of Six Nations of the Grand River near Hamilton;  and Melanie Garant, a Mohawk living in Windsor.

  • Inuk leader calls for Quebec health minister's resignation over 'racist' remarks
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    Inuk leader calls for Quebec health minister's resignation over 'racist' remarks

    Gaétan Barrette has since said he's sorry if people "misunderstood" his remarks. Health Minister Gaétan Barrette is being criticized by Indigenous leaders in Quebec, with one calling for Barrette's resignation for what they say are racist comments he recently made at a community event on Montreal's South Shore. In a transcript of a conversation obtained by CBC News and Le Devoir, Barrette said parents in remote northern villages could still be barred from accompanying their child on a medevac flight.

  • After overdose death, Penticton Indian Band reaffirms desire to be drug-free reserve
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    After overdose death, Penticton Indian Band reaffirms desire to be drug-free reserve

    The recent drug overdose death of a member of the Penticton Indian Band has people in the South Okanagan community grieving and looking for answers. The tragedy has refocused the band leadership's resolve to make the reserve drug and alcohol free, said Chief Chad Eneas. In 2013, the band developed a community plan that envisioned the future of the Penticton Indian Band.

  • Big bonfires, saints and wine: how to celebrate today's summer solstice
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    Big bonfires, saints and wine: how to celebrate today's summer solstice

    After a long, monotonous winter and freakishly chilly spring, New Brunswick is more than ready for its time in the sun. First: what the heck is the solstice? In Atlantic Canada, the solstice happens at precisely 7:07 a.m. Thursday.

  • Vacancies increasing for veteran-designated long-term care beds
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    Vacancies increasing for veteran-designated long-term care beds

    A third of the contract long-term care beds for veterans operated by the provincial health authority are either vacant or occupied by non-veterans. The numbers were presented Tuesday during a meeting of the legislature's veterans affairs committee. Of the 314 contract beds, which provide priority access to long-term care for war veterans, 106 of them were not being used by Veterans Affairs Canada as of June 6.

  • Icy dip to mark winter solstice in Antartica
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    Icy dip to mark winter solstice in Antartica

    Australian scientists take the plunge in a traditional celebration to welcome the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness.

  • Province pledges to forge ahead with Springbank dam, despite ongoing controversy
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    Province pledges to forge ahead with Springbank dam, despite ongoing controversy

    On Wednesday evening, more than 100 people who live close to the Elbow River gathered to hear city and provincial officials update their flood mitigation efforts. Five years after the devastating 2013 flood, Elbow Park resident Cori McNicol said she still gets anxiety. Minister of Transportation Brian Mason reassured the crowd that despite ongoing opposition by landowners and members of the Tsuut'ina Nation — the government is committed to getting the Springbank dam built.