• So, is winter really coming? Why forecasters see polar opposites
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    So, is winter really coming? Why forecasters see polar opposites

    Predicting the future is something we have yet to master but when it comes to the weather, meteorologists try to anticipate what’s coming up as early as possible. From snow storms to torrential rains and extreme temperatures, we all want to know if and when significant weather changes are coming our

  • Snowy conditions expected for Ottawa, but milder weather elsewhere
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    Snowy conditions expected for Ottawa, but milder weather elsewhere

    Ottawa is in for some snowy, grey weather this weekend. The worst of the storm is going to pass just northwest of the city on Saturday and early Sunday, says AccuWeather senior meteorolgist Brett Anderson. In the heart of the capital, conditions will be a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain on Saturday

  • Tell us: Do you think Grabher should be able to keep his licence plate?
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    Tell us: Do you think Grabher should be able to keep his licence plate?

    A Nova Scotia man is set to take the provincial government to court over over his licence plate in the culmination of a battle that has lasted nearly a year.

  • Life after death abroad
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    Life after death abroad

  • Joined by faith, divided by custom: Muslim women argue for and against Quebec's Bill 62
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    Joined by faith, divided by custom: Muslim women argue for and against Quebec's Bill 62

    Two Muslim women living in Montreal have found themselves on either side of the coin, and discussed their opinions about Quebec's face-covering law with Yahoo News.

  • Vote: Is it too early for Christmas music?
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    Vote: Is it too early for Christmas music?

    With the holidays just around the corner, we want to know – how early is too early to start playing Christmas music?

  • Vote: Should parents have the right to know if their child is in a gay straight alliance?
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    Vote: Should parents have the right to know if their child is in a gay straight alliance?

    After two weeks of intense debate, Alberta legislature has passed Bill 24 that will strengthen gay-straight alliances (GSA). The passed bill makes it clear that teachers and school officials cannot tell parents if their child is in a GSA unless there are extreme circumstances in which the parent needs

  • Rare hate charges filed against Toronto's Your Ward News
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    Rare hate charges filed against Toronto's Your Ward News

    James Sears was the editor of Your Ward News. After years of controversy, the editor and publisher of Your Ward News, a Toronto publication often described as a “hate rag”, have been charged with criminal offences by Ontario’s attorney general for wilfully promoting hatred against identifiable groups

  • VOTE: Who should succeed Queen Elizabeth?
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    VOTE: Who should succeed Queen Elizabeth?

    Prince Charles lays a wreath at a memorial monument in London on November 12, 2017, on behalf of Queen Elizabeth, who normally performs this duty herself. If he chooses to step aside, the role would fall upon 35-year-old Prince William.

  • After legalization: What will happen if you cross the U.S. border with cannabis?
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    After legalization: What will happen if you cross the U.S. border with cannabis?

    Under Bill C-45, the legislation that will legalize and regulate cannabis nationwide this July, travellers to Canada will still face hefty penalties for crossing the border with it. The bill also specifically mentions that it is illegal to possess marijuana for export purposes. A series of factors

  • VOTE: Has Justin Trudeau improved Canada's image abroad?
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    VOTE: Has Justin Trudeau improved Canada's image abroad?

    Justin Trudeau is in Manila for the East Asia Summit, where Canada has been invited for the first time as an observer. The forum is an annual event held by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in which countries discuss regional and global security concerns. Canada’s observer status means

  • Remembrance Day tradition: Why we wear poppies
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    Remembrance Day tradition: Why we wear poppies

    Poppies have been a symbol of remembrance and hope since the First World War. It’s that time of year when the days get shorter, the air feels colder and clothing becomes brighter with the emergence of red poppies. Most Canadians know artificial red poppies with black centres are worn in honour of Remembrance

  • Vote: Should Canadians modernize the way we wear poppies?
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    Vote: Should Canadians modernize the way we wear poppies?

    The red poppy has been an enduring symbol of remembrance for Canada’s war dead for generations. Due to the efforts of Frenchwoman Anne Guerin, the first “poppy day” in both Canada and the UK took place on November 11, 1921. Its significance comes with the request to not alter or modify it in any way

  • Southern Ontario snowfall may be less severe than expected, expert says
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    Southern Ontario snowfall may be less severe than expected, expert says

    Environment Canada has issued weather advisories for much Souther Ontario today, including snow squall warnings, but snowfall may not be as significant we are expecting. “It’s not going to be much snow,” Brett Anderson, AccuWeather’s senior meteorologist told Yahoo Canada News. Anderson predicts that

  • Tim Hortons pulls 'poppy donut' in Calgary
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    Tim Hortons pulls 'poppy donut' in Calgary

    A Tim Hortons franchise in Calgary has been in the spotlight due to their controversial ‘poppy donut.’

  • VOTE: Do you like winter?
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    VOTE: Do you like winter?

    It’s time to take out those winter jackets! As cold temperature and snowfall start to expand into more areas across Canada, there is no mistake the winter season has arrived. But what do you think of the winter weather? Are you excited for cozy sweaters, hot drinks and winter activities, or are you longing

  • Snow is heading towards Southern Ontario very soon
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    Snow is heading towards Southern Ontario very soon

    Although Western Canada has already seen streets blanked with snow and significant storm warnings, today is the day that the Southern Ontario, near Toronto, is going to see its first winter snowfall. According to AccuWeather’s senior meteorologist Brett Anderson, an arctic cold front will come through

  • The biggest political scandals in Canadian history
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    The biggest political scandals in Canadian history

    Canadian politics may seem tame to some, but certain scandals have historically become too big to ignore. As our neighbours to the south cope with the fallout from the Russia probe, it’s difficult to pinpoint an investigation with so much at stake here in Canada. The biggest Canadian political scandals

  • VOTE: Should Queen Elizabeth II apologize for her part in Paradise Papers scandal?
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    VOTE: Should Queen Elizabeth II apologize for her part in Paradise Papers scandal?

    Among the bombs dropped by the Paradise Papers this week was the news that around £10 million, or $16.7 million Cdn, from the private estate of Queen Elizabeth II is tied up in tax haven funds in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.

  • Vote: Does violence in the U.S. make you reconsider travelling there?
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    Vote: Does violence in the U.S. make you reconsider travelling there?

    Do the attacks in the U.S. make you reconsider traveling south of the border? In the month of January, 3.6 million Canadians crossed into the United States, according to StatsCan. Some wondered if the inauguration of President Trump would stop Canadians from traveling to the U.S. but traffic across

  • The great Daylight Saving Time debate
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    The great Daylight Saving Time debate

    On Oct. 30, after months spent arguing for and against the twice-a-year time adjustment, Alberta MLAs voted to scrap a private member’s bill that would have seen the province abolish daylight savings time. This after nearly 13,600 Albertans voted to pass Bill 203 and either switch to central time and

  • University of Victoria president, Jewish group responds to 'anti-Semitic' posters
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    University of Victoria president, Jewish group responds to 'anti-Semitic' posters

    A racially-charged poster was found at the University of Victoria on Oct. 18, according to the school’s president, who issued a statement in response. The self-proclaimed “Alt-Right” has brought its message to a Canadian university with flyers that have caused outrage. A racially-charged poster found

  • VOTE: Should Daylight Saving Time be eliminated?
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    VOTE: Should Daylight Saving Time be eliminated?

    Saskatchewan does not observe Daylight Saving Time, and there are regions and communities in British Columbia, Nunavut, Ontario, and Quebec that also do not. Earlier this year, Alberta introduced Bill 203, which would have seen the province scrap Daylight Saving Time. Is it time to get rid of Daylight

  • Poll: Have you ever experienced sexual harassment?
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    Poll: Have you ever experienced sexual harassment?

    A poll by Abacus Data revealed that 53 per cent of Canadian women say they have experienced unwanted sexual pressure. As revelations of a culture of blatant sexual harassment continues to buffet high-profile male figures in Hollywood, a new poll revealed that Canada has its own streak of sexual harassment

  • Conservative health critic takes exception with plan to allow homegrown marijuana
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    Conservative health critic takes exception with plan to allow homegrown marijuana

    In Canada, the Conservatives have been trying to get the Liberals to remove a portion of a bill that would allow up to four cannabis plants per household. As the Liberal bill to legalize recreational cannabis makes its way through the House of Commons, the Conservatives are holding steady with her objection