• Unreleased report finds stop checks, searches of protesters unlawful: Watchdog
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    Unreleased report finds stop checks, searches of protesters unlawful: Watchdog

    VANCOUVER — A civilian police watchdog has released a letter that was described Thursday as "explosive" by a supporter of hereditary chiefs opposed to a pipeline in northern British Columbia because it criticizes the RCMP for using buffer or exclusion zones. Michelaine Lahaie, chairperson of

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    Neskonlith supporters of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs block rail line west of Kamloops

    Members of the Neskonlith Indian Band have set up a blockade along the CP Rail tracks between Chase and Kamloops to show their support for the fight against a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C.About a dozen people joined the blockade on Thursday afternoon, telling CBC they're demonstrating in

  • What you need to know about the recent escalation of war and humanitarian crisis in Syria
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    What you need to know about the recent escalation of war and humanitarian crisis in Syria

    Syrian rebels and Turkish forces fought government troops in northwest Syria on Thursday as Russian warplanes struck back in a sharp escalation of an intense battle over the last rebel bastions of Syria. The recent escalation in fighting has left one million civilians — mostly women and children — to

  • The latest on protests across Canada in support of anti-pipeline demonstrators
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    The latest on protests across Canada in support of anti-pipeline demonstrators

    Here is the latest news on protests across Canada over a natural gas pipeline project in British Columbia: Protesters blockading railway tracks in a suburb south of Montreal have been served with an injunction ordering them to leave Canadian National Railway property and stop impeding the operation of

  • Rural grant program missing from budget as $25M redirected to forestry crisis response
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    Rural grant program missing from budget as $25M redirected to forestry crisis response

    Small town mayors in B.C. are lamenting the absence of a grant program in this week's provincial budget that supported economic development projects for rural communities.The $25-million Rural Dividend Program provided grants to rural communities of up to 25,000 people for projects ranging from infrastructure

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    Study says flu vaccine protected most people during unusual influenza season

    VANCOUVER — Getting vaccinated for the flu may have prevented about six out of 10 people from becoming infected in an early Canadian flu season, says a study involving a network of family doctors who monitored patients in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.Dr. Danuta Skowronski, lead author

  • Ottawa attempts to reboot campaign to remove Maduro from power in Venezuela
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    Ottawa attempts to reboot campaign to remove Maduro from power in Venezuela

    Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne hosted delegates from the Lima Group of nations in Gatineau, Que. today — part of what he called a campaign to "reinvigorate" efforts to remove the Nicolas Maduro regime in Venezuela.Those efforts seem to have lost some momentum over the

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    Edmonton police outline actions to build trust with LGBTQ2S+ community

    The Edmonton Police Service is changing its recruiting and training practices after wrapping up consultations with the city's LGBTQ2S+ community and EPS members.Chief Dale McFee will outline details of the plan at a news conference Friday morning, EPS said in a news release Thursday.Consultations

  • P.E.I. groups applaud proposed changes to residential tenancy legislation
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    P.E.I. groups applaud proposed changes to residential tenancy legislation

    Some Island advocacy groups say they welcome the suggested changes in draft legislation for the Residential Tenancy Act, which was released Thursday.The new legislation would replace the 30-year-old Rental of Residential Properties Act, and aims to provide additional protections for Island landlords

  • Calgary police seek public's help locating missing 9-year-old boy
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    Calgary police seek public's help locating missing 9-year-old boy

    Police are seeking help in locating a nine-year-old boy who went missing from his northeast school Thursday morning.Justin Cunningham left the Chief Justice Milvain School at approximately 9 a.m. and has not been seen or heard from since, police said. Officers have been searching for the child all day.Justin

  • 2 impaired drivers busted as Regina police roll out new THC-screening device
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    2 impaired drivers busted as Regina police roll out new THC-screening device

    The Regina Police Service say two people have tested positive for THC after the service put a new tool called the SoToxa into use last week.Officers received a 911 call on Feb. 13 alerting them to an potentially impaired driver on the roadway. Cpl. Andree Sieber tracked the male driver down and used 

  • University Of Guelph’s Toxic Running Culture Made Me Think It Was All Normal
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    University Of Guelph’s Toxic Running Culture Made Me Think It Was All Normal

    I ended up sacrificing my body and self-esteem, and for what?

  • Feds hope to meet with Wet'suwet'en chiefs and negotiate end to blockades
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    Feds hope to meet with Wet'suwet'en chiefs and negotiate end to blockades

    OTTAWA — Traditional chiefs from British Columbia at the heart of the Coastal GasLink pipeline protest are now in eastern Ontario, where federal cabinet ministers hope their proximity to the capital might mean a chance to sit down and talk about de-escalating the current impasse.Blockades raised by Indigenous

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    UARB considers Cumberland County council chop

    Cumberland County representatives have asked the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to cut the number of seats around its council table from 13 to 8, based on a dwindling population.Cumberland has the largest council of any of the rural municipalities and has absorbed communities of Parrsboro and Springhill

  • Regina experiencing 'significant increase' in overdoses
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    Regina experiencing 'significant increase' in overdoses

    Regina emergency crews are responding to a "significant increase" in overdose calls this year. Police data shows there have been at least 69 overdoses in Regina to date in 2020, with police attending 40 of them and using Narcan (a brand name for the anti-opioid medication naloxone) 16 times

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    Downtown Mission purchase of library building falls through

    Windsor's Downtown Mission was set to move into the Central branch of the Windsor Public Library building, but announced that deal has fallen through.Executive director Ron Dunn said they were not able to secure a mortgage. He said the location has been sold to a new developer.But with the help of

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    Spill from latest Sask. oil train derailment larger than thought

    The Saskatchewan government says more oil spilled than previously thought during a train derailment earlier this month near the small hamlet of Guernsey. Citing new information from CP Rail, the government says roughly 1.6 million litres of diluted bitumen were spilled after a train jumped the tracks

  • Surviving passenger in fatal drunk-driving crash testifies in trial over party hosts' liability
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    Surviving passenger in fatal drunk-driving crash testifies in trial over party hosts' liability

    A man suing the hosts of a party he attended before getting into a deadly impaired driving crash as a teenager testified during a civil trial in B.C. Supreme Court this week, telling the court how the rollover changed the course of his life.Calder McCormick suffered a traumatic brain injury in the crash

  • Funding overhaul for non-profits will have 'winners and losers'
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    Funding overhaul for non-profits will have 'winners and losers'

    Starting next month, hundreds of non-profit organizations across Ottawa will be eligible to apply for millions of dollars in stable funding, a right that has long been limited to a select number of groups.For nearly 20 years, more than 100 organizations representing everything from food banks to community

  • The Wollaston Lake area may finally get a road but it won't be all-season
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    The Wollaston Lake area may finally get a road but it won't be all-season

    The Saskatchewan government is looking for a consultant who can make the case for a winter road in the Wollaston Lake area."We've been talking with First Nations and the federal government over the past few months on a new plan for Wollaston Lake roads and the discussions have been promising

  • Human brain found in Toronto Canada Post shipment bound for U.S.
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    Human brain found in Toronto Canada Post shipment bound for U.S.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection are currently investigating why a brain was sent to Wisconsin from Toronto in a package labelled “Antique Teaching Specimen.”

  • Canadians released from coronavirus-ridden cruise ship in Japan fly home
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    Canadians released from coronavirus-ridden cruise ship in Japan fly home

    OTTAWA — A planeload of Canadian evacuees who have spent weeks confined to cabins aboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan can expect to begin two weeks of isolation in Cornwall, Ont., Friday, unless Canada's top health official deems them healthy enough to be released.And Canadian authorities

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    Woman, 80, dies after serious crash in Vaughan

    An elderly woman has been pronounced dead after a crash in Vaughan Thursday afternoon.York Regional Police were called to the scene in the Weston Road and Highway 400 are around 1:45 p.m.That's where they say an 80-year-old woman was found with life-threatening injuries. She was rushed to hospital

  • 'I said my prayer to God': N.W.T. elder recalls Edmonton axe attack
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    'I said my prayer to God': N.W.T. elder recalls Edmonton axe attack

    A senior from Behchoko, N.W.T., says she survived a brutal attack through prayer. Dora Campbell, 72, says on Feb. 15 she was thrown down the stairs of her Edmonton home several times and jabbed in the head with a shower curtain rod. Her story was first reported by the Edmonton Journal. "He burned

  • New snail species named after Greta Thunberg for unique reason
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    New snail species named after Greta Thunberg for unique reason

    It turns out Greta inspires all things, big and small.