• Mom of kids killed in Vaughan drunk-driving crash alleges extortion attempts

    The mother of three children killed by a drunk driver in Vaughan, Ont., has penned a heartbreaking Facebook post to mark the one-year anniversary of their deaths in which she suggests that she has been the victim of extortion attempts from people who picked up items from the crash site. Jennifer Neville-Lake lost children Daniel, 9, Harrison, 5, and Milly, 2, as well as her father, Gary Neville, 65, on Sept. 27, 2015, when an SUV driven by Marco Muzzo blew through a stop sign and collided with a minivan carrying the members of the Neville-Lake family. Two other family members, the children's grandmother and her mother, suffered serious injuries in the crash.

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  • See how celebrities responded to the first presidential debate

    An estimated 70 million people tuned in to watch the first of three presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Monday night's showdown set the Internet on fire and celebrities like Katy Perry, Jessica Chastain and Lena Dunham jumped on social media to join in on the conversation. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off in the first of three presidential debates.

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  • Liberals consider ending costly Canada Savings Bond program

    Finance Minister Bill Morneau is seriously considering an end to the Canada Savings Bond program in his next federal budget, Radio-Canada has learned. Sales of the federal government bonds have been in a free fall since the late 1980s, when the program was a lucrative savings tool for consumers looking to cash in on then sky-high interest rates. The bonds have been seen as one of the safest investment vehicles, because they are fully backed by the federal government and can be cashed in at any time.

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  • William and Kate end third day of Canada tour with glamorous gala at Government House

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ended the third day of their royal tour of Canada with a glamorous gala at Government House, the family's home base in Victoria, BC. The glitzy Monday night affair saw all eyes on Kate, who was simply dazzling in a $1,700 red dress by Preen as she and Prince William mingled with 200 guests in the ballroom. Before the reception, they joined around 25 people, including First Nations representatives, in the drawing room for a ceremony designed to heal the wounds of conflict between indigenous people and the government. It had been another jam-packed day for William and Kate as they continue their royal tour of Canada.

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  • Friend texted worries about boating with Marlins' Fernandez

    Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was a patron at a Miami River bar and restaurant the same night he and two friends were killed in a boat crash, a spokeswoman for the establishment confirmed Tuesday. American Social Bar & Kitchen spokeswoman Dana Rhoden said in an email that Fernandez was there before the accident. The statement did not say whether Fernandez had been drinking or what time he left.

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  • Exotic dancers: Breast and buttocks law denies their freedom

    Jane Does I, II and III say the state of Louisiana is robbing them of their ability to express themselves, and doing so in a way that discriminates against their gender. In a federal lawsuit, the dancers say the law violates the First Amendment by denying them freedom of expression, and violates the Constitution's equal protection clause by unfairly targeting women. State Sen. Ronnie Johns wrote the law and is confident the courts will uphold it.

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  • Justin Theroux shares the secret to his marriage with Jennifer Aniston amid Brad Pitt divorce

    Justin Theroux has revealed the secret to his and Jennifer Aniston's happy marriage. Justin and Jennifer tied the knot in a top secret ceremony in August 2015 after four years of dating. You know, it's that thing of I have been working for the last three years on the TV show (Leftovers) which has prevented me from working on anything else," Justin told E! News this week.

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  • Problem with your hybrid? Burn more gas, Ford tells owner

    Ford Canada has told a Newfoundland and Labrador woman who has had ongoing issues with her hybrid vehicle that she hasn't been using the gas engine enough — which she says defeats the purpose of owning it. The automaker said the problem could be solved with changes to her driving habits, and is working with Lisa Sweeney to find a solution. Sweeney bought her brand new Ford Fusion Hybrid from Cabot Ford in St. John's in May 2014.

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  • Find mill shooter not guilty because he was depressed: defence lawyer says

    Mill employees Fred McEachern and Michael Lunn died in the shooting on April 30, 2014, while Tony Sudar and Earl Kelly were shot but survived. Addison, 49, a former Western Forest Products employee, was arrested at the mill office minutes after police received calls about an active shooter. Gustafson told the jury that the question they must answer is what was going on in Addison's mind and if the evidence of his intention to kill has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

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  • The biggest mistake sellers make when listing their home

    There are a lot of potential pitfalls that home sellers can fall into, but there's one that you really want to avoid at all costs.

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  • Teenager reunited with horse she rode to escape Fort McMurray wildfire

    There wasn’t much time to waste last May when 16-year-old Jada Polem and her family were told they’d have to evacuate their home in Fort McMurray, Alta., because of a raging wildfire. When the teenager’s family realized only two of their three horses could fit inside their trailer, Jada didn’t hesitate to saddle up her horse, Mya, and ride her to safety some 15 kilometres away. “People were surprised when I rode past them,” Jada said.

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  • Organic pot grower living the dream in Whistler

    Bernard-Perron says the poinsettia job can be credited with getting him interested in plant sciences, but even as a student working on a masters degree in organic agriculture at McGill University, he wasn't especially interested in cannabis. "The only time that I've worked with cannabis sativa ... was while I was helping a friend doing her masters project on industrial hemp. The stuff Bernard-Perron now grows in Whistler is carefully raised for its therapeutic properties and shipped directly to registered medical marijuana patients across the country.

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  • Pippa Middleton shares an exclusive recipe from her Heartfelt cookbook with Hello!

    There are two key ingredients to Pippa Middleton's enviable athleticism, which also happen to be her two great passions in life – delicious food and healthy living. "Healthy eating is something that all of us strive for, even if we sometimes stray," Pippa told Hello!. With the demands of family life, even the most enthusiastic cook can struggle to come up with new ideas week in week out and not rely on convenience foods to serve up a meal at the end of a long day.

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  • Kevin Maryk, jailed for hiding his kids in Mexico, gets 4 years for sex assault

    A Winnipeg man who made national headlines for abducting his two children and hiding them in Mexico for four years was handed more jail time on Tuesday after pleading guilty to sexual assault. Kevin Maryk was sentenced to four years but he was given credit for the two years he has already spent behind bars. He was also given two years of unsupervised probation. Maryk, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault in May 2016. The assault took place between Jan. 1, 2002, and May 30, 2006 — before he abducted his children.

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  • Grizzly bear rarely seen on Sunshine Coast not fazed by barking dog

    A grizzly bear was videoed last week on the lawn of a home in Sechelt, B.C., enjoying fruit from a tree it knocked down — and ignoring the consistent barking of a dog named Andy. "It's not all that surprising," said conservation officer Sgt. Dean Miller, who confirmed that it was a grizzly bear. Humorous as the encounter between the dog and bear seems, the grizzly's presence is concerning conservation officers.

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  • Jaroslav Halak needs mighty effort to top Carey Price and Team Canada

    It seems like madness now, but six years ago, a fiery debate about the future of the Canadiens crease raged in Montreal. Carey Price had not yet become the top goalie in the sport, nudged aside for playing time that spring by Jaroslav Halak, a hotshot ninth-round pick from Slovakia. Brilliant at points, Halak helped the Canadiens reach their first Eastern Conference final in almost 20 years.

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  • Air Canada, WestJet 'colluded' to charge checked bag fee, proposed class action alleges

    A proposed class action lawsuit alleges that Air Canada and WestJet "colluded to fix the price" and introduce a charge for a first checked bag fee within days of each other. In 2014, both Air Canada and WestJet introduced a $25 charge for the first piece of checked luggage for economy passengers on domestic and other flights within North America. The proposed class action will include all Canadian passengers who paid either airline the fee while taking domestic or U.S. flights after October 29, 2014.

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  • Langley tent city resident predicts 'a bit of a standoff' on eviction day

    People living at a homeless camp near the Fraser Highway and 208 Street in Langley have been given until Tuesday morning to pack up their things and leave. Bylaw officers were at the camp late last week handing out eviction notices. Janis Sanders, who has been living in a tent on the Nicomekl flood plain since late August, says finding a home has been especially difficult for her, because she has a small dog.

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  • Ottawa's police chief says Carlington restaurant is a hotbed of criminal gang activity

    Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau says that while he wants to see the Suya Spot on Shillington Avenue closed for good, he doesn't have the power to do it. The restaurant in Ottawa's west end is a "magnet" for criminal gang activity, Bordeleau said, adding that the establishment has been selling alcohol without a proper liquor licence. A few minutes later police were called to the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, where the victim had been dropped off. Abdi Jama, 26, was later transferred to The Ottawa Hospital's Civic campus, where he died. Police say he was a known gang member.

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  • Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new technique

    Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people — the mother, the father and an egg donor. The birth of the boy is revealed in a research summary published by the journal Fertility & Sterility. The magazine New Scientist, which first reported the birth, said the baby was born five months ago to Jordanian parents, and that they were treated in Mexico by a team led by Dr. John Zhang of the New Hope Fertility Center in New York.

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  • Married couple found dead inside their Wabasca home

    CBC News has confirmed the identities of the two people found dead inside a home Friday afternoon in the northern Alberta community of Wabasca-Desmarais.  

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  • B.C. asbestos removal company facing $500K in fines after latest safety violations

    A B.C. asbestos removal company has been handed an additional $279,000 in fines by WorkSafeBC as a result of a long list of asbestos-related infractions in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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  • Prince William and Kate arrive in Bella Bella, BC; Duke commits to protection of rainforest

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Bella Bella, B.C. on Monday where Prince Williams himself committed to the protection of the Great Bear Rainforest. Tanya Beja reports.

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  • No more new pit bulls in Montreal after city council adopts bylaw

    Montreal's controversial pit bull ban is officially on the books after city council passed a bylaw on Tuesday following a heated debate on the issue. Council voted 37-23 in favour of the bylaw, which includes a ban on new pit bull-type dogs as of next month and restrictions on those currently in the city. The vote was the culmination of an emotionally-charged debate that has raged for months, with Mayor Denis Coderre insisting the law is balanced and was drafted with safety in mind following several attacks, including one last June that resulted in the death of a 55-year-old woman in her backyard.

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  • Accused, 61, and alleged luring victim in Sherbrooke knew each other's age, documents show

    A 61-year-old man from France accused of luring a 15-year-old girl from Sherbrooke, Que., intended to have sexual relations with her, according to search warrant application documents. Piant has since renounced his right to a bail hearing, a preliminary hearing and a trial by jury. In the documents obtained by Radio-Canada, investigators outlined their grounds for searching the Sherbrooke apartment Piant had been renting.

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