• What we know about the victims of the deadly Toronto van attack
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    What we know about the victims of the deadly Toronto van attack

    Ten people were killed after a van mounted a sidewalk along a busy street in north Toronto on Monday, ramming into pedestrians in its path. Alnajjar, a Jordanian citizen in his 70s, was visiting his family in Toronto with his wife. He had only been in the country for a couple of weeks when the van attack

  • Van attack puts spotlight on violent sentiment in 'incel' community:expert
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    Van attack puts spotlight on violent sentiment in 'incel' community:expert

    A message allegedly posted by the accused in Toronto's deadly van attack is shedding light on a mostly male online community that an expert says endorses violent rhetoric against women. Police have said they are looking into a "cryptic" message posted on Alek Minassian's Facebook profile

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    E.coli outbreak linked to pork products from Alberta meat shop, 1 dead, 35 sick

    Investigators have linked an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 36 people, including a person who likely died from the bacteria, to pork products from a meat shop south of Edmonton. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall warning for pork products sold and distributed by the Meat Shop

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    Cop who arrested accused in van attack doesn't want to be hailed as hero

    A Toronto police officer who has earned international acclaim for the peaceful arrest of a man accused in a deadly van attack does not want to be hailed as a hero. Deputy police chief Peter Yuen said the officer, Const. Lam, who has been on the force for seven years, clearly exhibited and understood

  • Quebec City mosque shooter not Islamophobic, showing remorse: defense expert
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    Quebec City mosque shooter not Islamophobic, showing remorse: defense expert

    Alexandre Bissonnette may have killed six Muslims in a Quebec City mosque last year, but his lawyers pleaded Wednesday that he was not Islamophobic and could benefit from psychiatric help. Crown prosecutor François Godin challenged her conclusions, asking Allard how killing Muslims inside a mosque wasn

  • Ontario government understates deficit by billions: auditor general
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    Ontario government understates deficit by billions: auditor general

    Ontario's governing Liberals were dealt a blow Wednesday as the province's auditor general said their financial statements "dramatically understate" their deficit by billions of dollars. The finding from Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk was part of a report released just weeks before a

  • Trans Mountain opponent got federal money through Canada Summer Jobs: Tories
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    Trans Mountain opponent got federal money through Canada Summer Jobs: Tories

    The federal Liberal government found itself taking fire over the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from opposite flanks Wednesday: accused of helping to finance pipeline protesters on the one hand, and rigging the review system in favour of the project on the other. "Does he not realize

  • Gay purge lawsuit settlement expanded to include more people who suffered
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    Gay purge lawsuit settlement expanded to include more people who suffered

    The federal government has agreed to expand the scope of a landmark deal to financially compensate members of the military and other agencies who were investigated and sometimes fired because of their sexual orientation. A revised version of the class-action settlement over the so-called "gay purge

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    PQ's Lisee nuances comment about fence near Quebec-New York border

    Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee nuanced a comment made earlier Wednesday that he wants a fence built near a Quebec-New York border crossing popular with asylum seekers. The PQ leader said asylum seekers have the right to turn up at the border but should do so at regular crossings in British

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    Two suspects arrested following killing of Canadian man in Peru

    Peru's justice ministry says two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Canadian man in the Amazon rain forest. The ministry issued a news release Monday saying a judge in the country's Ucayali region ordered that the pair be detained for 72 hours in the investigation of

  • Housing providers anxious to hear more from Ottawa on helping Indigenous people
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    Housing providers anxious to hear more from Ottawa on helping Indigenous people

    The Liberals have quietly promised social housing providers who support Indigenous Peoples living off-reserve a bigger say in how billions in spending will be doled out, though not necessarily more money beyond what has already been promised. The vow made during a housing conference in the national

  • Lab-on-a-chip test could help prevent disease outbreaks in remote regions: Study
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    Lab-on-a-chip test could help prevent disease outbreaks in remote regions: Study

    Canadian researchers have created a low-cost, portable device that can quickly test people to determine if they're at risk for measles or rubella in parts of the world without access to standard laboratories, with the ultimate goal of preventing outbreaks of the deadly or disabling infectious diseases

  • Lake O'Hara remains a 'paradise' inaccessible to thousands
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    Lake O'Hara remains a 'paradise' inaccessible to thousands

    About 17,000 people log on to the Parks Canada website each spring in an attempt to snag tickets on the limited bus service to Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park. Lorrie Wazny, a vice-president with the Calgary Outdoor Club, spends a lot of time hiking, running and skiing in the mountains.

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    Month of Sundaes: June on P.E.I. comes with a cherry on top

    A new campaign encourages people to indulge in unique ice cream creations at Prince County dairy bars. A Month of Sundaes has been created by the Summerside marketing company Minotaur. Brendan Henry, owner of Minotaur, says Prince County was a good place to launch the campaign because of its high number

  • Alberta premier unhappy with Suzuki honorary degree but defends academic freedom
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    Alberta premier unhappy with Suzuki honorary degree but defends academic freedom

    EDMONTON — Premier Rachel Notley says she does not agree with the University of Alberta's decision to grant an honorary degree to high-profile oilsands critic David Suzuki.

  • Fort Providence fire department boosts number of volunteer firefighters
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    Fort Providence fire department boosts number of volunteer firefighters

    The Fort Providence fire department is one step closer to returning to a defensive level of service where it can respond to and put out fires. The department was reduced to a basic, or preventative, level of service last month. Now there are 14 volunteers from the community who have committed to take

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    Move over Kansas, Quebec saw record-breaking 11 tornadoes in a single day last summer

    A total of 11 tornadoes touched down in southern Quebec in a single day last year — the most ever recorded in the province's history. Environment Canada originally confirmed at the time that three tornadoes and a microburst had affected communities across the region, but researchers at Western University

  • Why are Islanders being told different things about patient registry, asks Opposition leader
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    Why are Islanders being told different things about patient registry, asks Opposition leader

    Opposition leader James Aylward raised questions in the legislature Wednesday about why patients are being told different things about the patient registry, after learning another doctor is leaving P.E.I. 

  • Families mourn victims of Toronto van attack that killed 10 people
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    Families mourn victims of Toronto van attack that killed 10 people

    The families shattered by a deadly rampage through the streets of Toronto include a seven-year-old boy now left without a mother and a son forced to bury the father who travelled overseas to visit him, community members said Wednesday. The latest identified victims include Renuka Amarasingha, a school

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    One year since new softwood duties, Canadian industry doing just fine

    One year after the United States imposed stiff import duties on Canadian softwood, strong demand for wood and record market prices mean American consumers and not Canadian producers are feeling the pinch.

  • Family flaunts urban chicken flock despite ban in Calgary
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    Family flaunts urban chicken flock despite ban in Calgary

    Somewhere in inner-city Calgary, a brood of hens is pecking in a backyard. Backyard urban chickens are illegal in this city but some homeowners are flouting that law and even sharing their hens' eggs with neighbours. "More than half of the neighbours here all know that we've had these

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    Air carriers urge feds to slow down flight-time limits for sleepy pilots

    A battle is brewing as Transport Canada prepares to unveil new regulations that will determine how long pilots can remain at the controls without a break — the first such update in more than 20 years. The coming change, meant to address lingering concerns about pilot fatigue, has been welcomed by pilots

  • Canada, U.S. spar over late-stage sticking point in NAFTA: sunset clause
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    Canada, U.S. spar over late-stage sticking point in NAFTA: sunset clause

    Canada and the U.S. have had a testy exchange over the idea of including a termination clause in NAFTA and the idea of this so-called sunset clause has emerged as a late-stage sticking point in the negotiations. The U.S. has revived the sunset proposal. In the late stages of bargaining, with hopes

  • 'I couldn't move my body': Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player recalls bus crash
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    'I couldn't move my body': Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player recalls bus crash

    A Humboldt Broncos player who was paralyzed in a bus crash that killed 16 people has vivid memories of the accident but is focusing on regaining his health and hopefully being able to walk again. Ryan Straschnitzki, 19, sat in a wheelchair Wednesday as he spoke at Calgary's Foothills hospital, where

  • 3 teens charged with sexual assault released into custody of parents
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    3 teens charged with sexual assault released into custody of parents

    Three teenagers accused of participating in a sexual assault in Montreal North last month have been granted bail and released into the custody of their parents. The two boys and a girl, aged between 13 and 16, appeared in youth court Wednesday afternoon. All three are facing charges of sexual assault