• Toronto condo project that jeopardizes schoolyard sunshine opposed by residents, school board

    As kids get ready to head back to the classroom the country’s largest school board is fighting a downtown Toronto condo development that would put one of its schools in the shadows. The Toronto District School Board has joined the city’s opposition to a 38-storey condo development planned for 411 Church

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  • Crossbows in Canada: what you need to know about the deadly weapon

    A triple-murder committed with a crossbow this week in Toronto has put a focus on the increasingly popular weapon. Brett Ryan, 35, is in jail facing three counts of first-degree murder after two men and a woman were killed at a Scarborough home Thursday. Police say the fatal injuries were caused by

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  • Trudeau can strengthen Canada-China economic ties if he can avoid political battles: experts

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first official visit to China next week will offer many opportunities to strengthen the economic ties between the two countries, say analysts, if Trudeau can manoeuvre through tricky dialogue on political issues. Trudeau will travel from Aug. 30 to Sept. 6, a period that

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  • Stephen Harper says goodbye and resigns as MP

    Former prime minister Stephen Harper made his long-anticipated exit from federal politics on Friday. Harper released a brief statement announcing he had stepped down as MP for Calgary Heritage and bid an abbreviated adieu on social media. “As I bid farewell to the Parliament of Canada, and prepare

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  • QUIZ: This week in Canadian news: Aug. 20-26

    How well do you know about the people making news in Canada this week? Take our challenge and find out.

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  • B.C. teen catches legendary 600-pound sturgeon

    Estimated to weigh-in at around 650 pounds, the decades-old sturgeon measured in at 10′2″ long and took two hours to successfully reel in, reports Global News. McCabe has certainly caught his fair share of big fish in the past working as a guide for River Monster Adventures, a fishing tour company specializing

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  • 4 in 5 Canadians believe aliens could exist: poll

    This week’s announcement of the discovery of an Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the sun’s nearest neighbour, raised the exciting possibility that there may be another planet that can support life. Four out of five or 79 per cent of Canadians would say there is, a new poll suggests. Fifty

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  • RCMP and 6 other police forces permitting female members to wear hijabs

    The Mounties have made an allowance for the hijab, the Muslim female head cover. The only other cultural or religious item allowed on the force is the turban, for male members of the Sikh faith to wear — following a fight by Baltej Singh Dillon. The RCMP developed a hijab — which covers the head and

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  • In Calgary, pit bulls are OK; bad owners, not so much

    Recent pit bull attacks in Quebec have prompted cities in the province to consider following the lead of much of the rest of Canada in banning the controversial dog breed. “We have what’s called a Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw that actually doesn’t differentiate between any type of animal, not just

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  • Montreal’s fine for not composting may be a national first

    The City of Montreal has approved a bylaw that would fine residents as much as $1,000 for those who fail to sort their compostable waste, a move that may be a first in Canada. Montreal’s new fines appear to be unique for a major Canadian city.

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  • Hunky firefighter delivers birthday cake to 105-year-old woman

    According to Chronicle Live, a handsome, tattooed fireman used a ladder to climb up to her third-floor window at the senior home to deliver her birthday cake. “On her bucket list this year she wanted a cake delivered by a fireman with tattoos,” Debra Carter, an employee at the Addison Court Care Home

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  • Baby deer’s face says it all after being rescued from Louisiana floods

    Scott Black was finally leaving work after rising floodwaters had kept him in the pharmacist office for nearly 14 hours. As he was leaving, Black captured a baby deer wrapped up in towels that was rescued from the floods.

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  • Green water off southern B.C. triggering questions, concerns

    [A screen shot of NASA satelite imagery shows green waters off Vancouver Island on Aug. 22, 2016. NASA WORLDVIEW]

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  • Lucky seal hops on boat and escapes being eaten by killer whales

    Other videos show the ongoing drama as the seal tries to make its escape, only to retreat back to the safety of the boat as the determined orcas continue their hunt. At one point the seal even takes refuge between the boat’s engines to avoid being suddenly snapped up in one of the whale.

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  • Man caught using tiny tugboat to glide down river

    Sure there is more than one way to cruise down the river but this man has found a way to did it in style.

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  • Knighted penguin waddles up the ranks of Norway’s Royal Guard

    In a Norwegian tradition that has spanned a century, a penguin living at the Edinburgh zoo has been named brigadier, a promotion for the bird, but a slight demotion considering he is a King penguin. “We are honoured to host His Majesty the King of Norway’s Guard as they bestow a prestigious new title

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  • Natural enemies defy the odds to become pen pals

    One in particular is a Golden retriever named Pippa, who dutifully waits each day for her owner’s letters to arrive so she can promptly escort the deliveries to the front door. “Sometimes, Pippa comes out for the daily delivery but there’s no mail for her to collect. Struder is a dog lover through

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  • ‘We only tip citizens’: Server receives nasty note instead of tip

    Last week, Sadie Elledge waited on a woman and her boyfriend at Jess’ Lunch in downtown Harrisonburg. After Elledge rang up their order, the couple signed the receipt and left the restaurant. Elledge was born in the Untied States and is of Honduran and Mexican descent.

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  • Calgary looking closely at 2026 Winter Games bid

    With the party over in Rio, Calgary will begin in earnest this month to explore the possibility of bidding to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. “We’re hoping that will be underway within the next 10 days,” says Doug Mitchell, chairman of the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority. A final

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  • Telegram journalist’s online harassment shows why FemFest is needed: organizer

    The article was like many others that appear in local daily newspapers, with Telegram reporter Tara Bradbury interviewing Jenny Wright about FemFest, a new festival about to launch in St. John’s.

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  • Grand chief grateful Downie’s farewell included words for indigenous people

    The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie tends to let his lyrics do most of the talking, but at the band’s show in Kingston, Ont., this weekend the ailing singer, who has terminal brain cancer, spoke a few words for Canada’s indigenous people. During the Saturday concert that was broadcast live by CBC and viewed

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  • Six-month-old puppy saved after accidentally swallowing a steak knife

    It was an extremely close call for one mischievous young puppy that somehow managed to swallow a 20cm long steak knife. A six-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier named Lexie shocked staff at the Animal Referral Hospital in Sydney, Australia, when x-rays revealed a serrated blade inside the pup’s stomach

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  • Office drama escalates quickly after brazen sandwich theft

    An office worker had no choice but to get the human resources department involved when his missing lunch of a turkey and Swiss on rye was stolen and held for ransom by a fellow employee. Photos from the entire ordeal were posted to Imgur, but we’ve pulled together the highlights.

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  • Mauril Bélanger: who will replace the late MP?

    There’s been mourning and fluttering in the nation’s capital since the death of veteran Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger, who died mid-August from Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The 61-year-old politician died Aug. 15, just nine months after getting his ALS diagnosis

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  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats surprise fan with living room concert

    A 9-year-old in Centennial, Colo. was treated to a private serenade in her living room when S.O.B. singer Nathaniel Rateliff and his guitarist showed up to her family home ready to rock. The band was in town playing a sold out show in Red Rocks over the weekend, but on Tuesday night they played a quieter

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