• Trudeau condemns appoint of Mugabe as WHO ambassador
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    Trudeau condemns appoint of Mugabe as WHO ambassador

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joining widespread condemnation of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's appointment as a good will ambassador for the World Health Organization. Trudeau says the appointment is unacceptable and Canadian officials are making Canada's dismay known to the international

  • 1 arrested, 1 sought in double stabbing that left Etobicoke teen dead
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    1 arrested, 1 sought in double stabbing that left Etobicoke teen dead

    Peel Regional Police have arrested a Mississauga man in the stabbing death of Etobicoke teen Maxwell Alexander Chavez. Trayon Johnson, 23, was arrested on Friday and was expected to appear in Brampton court on Saturday morning. Police have also issued a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of Richard

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    Young candidates in Quebec municipal election few and far between

    Parent, who describes himself as being passionate about politics, is one of only a few younger candidates running for election in municipalities across Quebec on Nov. 5. People between the ages of 18 and 34 represent less than nine per cent of all the candidates, according to data from Quebec's

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    Province to include sexual harassment section on Employment Standards posters

    The P.E.I. government is in the middle of updating its Employment Standards posters to include a section on sexual harassment in the workplace. "While we have this information on our website, when we reviewed the posters we realized the posters had focused on payment of wages and overtime issues

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    Paralympian wins lawsuit over Regina university in swimming accident

    The lawyer for a Paralympian says his client is relieved to have won a lawsuit over the swimming accident that left her quadriplegic. A jury decided late Friday evening that the University of Regina is to blame for Miranda Biletski's accident and has awarded her $9.1 million. "It was such

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    'No negligence was involved' after 33-cm plate left inside surgery patient, says report

    The complaints commissioner at the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) has ruled that an incident where a 33-centimetre metal plate was left in the abdomen of a cancer patient was not caused by negligence on the part of staff. When the error occurred, at the beginning of each operation

  • Ammonia, which killed 3 in Fernie, B.C., is used in majority of Alberta rinks
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    Ammonia, which killed 3 in Fernie, B.C., is used in majority of Alberta rinks

    "There are approximately 344 arenas in Alberta and of those, 275 would have ammonia," Stuart Ray of the Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel told CBC News on Friday. Ray says the investigations into what happened in Fernie, could take a while.

  • Dozens at Toronto vigil pray for Mogadishu bombing victims
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    Dozens at Toronto vigil pray for Mogadishu bombing victims

    Dozens of people lit candles at the University of Toronto on Friday night in memory of the 358 people who died in a truck bombing last weekend in Mogadishu. Adan said the attack, which she called the "deadliest" in Somali history, has left people around the world "heartbroken." it

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    Passing of Barnabus Arnasungaaq, first-generation Inuk carver, marks end of era

    Art collectors and lovers in Canada and around the world are quietly mourning the death of a celebrated Inuit carver and sculptor whose passing marks the end of an era in Inuit art. Barnabus Arnasungaaq died in Baker Lake, a small Inuit community in the tundra of the western Hudson Bay, in Nunavut,

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    Winterjazz returns, raising money for future musicians

    Glen Strickey and Winterjazz are back at it again, bringing soul-humming sax tunes to Charlottetown for the 11th year. The new season of Winterjazz begins Saturday night at its annual stomping grounds — the Pourhouse in Charlottetown — and will feature Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Charlie A'court

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    'Unknown' RCMP special constable identified quickly on social media

    The identity of an RCMP special constable, labelled in a vintage photo at Yellowknife's museum as "unknown," was a months-long mystery until this week. When CBC Nunavut posted the photo on its Facebook page on Tuesday, Nunavummiut (the people of Nunavut) figured out within minutes who

  • Skating champion Karen Magnussen warns about ammonia gas leaks at ice arenas
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    Skating champion Karen Magnussen warns about ammonia gas leaks at ice arenas

    Canadian Olympic silver medallist and former world champion figure skater Karen Magnussen can still feel the spot deep in her chest where an ammonia leak burned her lungs six years ago, leaving her disabled and unable to go back to an ice rink to teach the sport she loves. Magnussen, 65, said the deaths

  • Long-term future of Bombardier's other commercial aircraft unclear: analysts
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    The Canadian Press

    Long-term future of Bombardier's other commercial aircraft unclear: analysts

    Bombardier's strategic C Series partnership with Airbus should put it on stronger financial footing but it remains unclear what fate awaits its other commercial aircraft. "I think commercial aerospace has a home in Montreal and certainly in Quebec for a very long time," he said in an interview

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    Police in Mississauga looking for victims of alleged immigration scam

    Police outside of Toronto are looking for more potential victims in an alleged immigration scam targeting people from Afghanistan. Peel Regional Police say a woman was charged in late August after several people reported that they paid large sums of money to the "Afghan Refugee Relief Organization

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    Book explores Ottawa's lost history

    If you grew up in Ottawa, you probably have fond memories of cafes and movie theaters that are no longer around. The city has seen its fair share of change and that's something that historian David McGee has set out to preserve in a new book.

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    Long-term future of Bombardier's other commercial aircraft unclear: analysts

    Bombardier's strategic C Series partnership with Airbus should put it on stronger financial footing but it remains unclear what fate awaits its other commercial aircraft. "I think commercial aerospace has a home in Montreal and certainly in Quebec for a very long time," he said in an interview

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    6 fun Halloween DIYs to try this weekend

    There are two full weekends until Halloween October 31 — still plenty of time to try some fun DIYs for home decor or to entertain the kids. You'll need clear fishing line, a long needle, LED light sticks, glow sticks or battery-powered tea lights, safety pins and outdoor Command hooks for lights

  • Ian Tyson sings the praises of Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove
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    Ian Tyson sings the praises of Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove

    Great is his take on the Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove west of Edmonton. "Great sight lines, good sound and the setting there kind of creates a vibe that sets up a good show," Tyson said. Last month the singer songwriter, who penned classics like Four Strong Winds and Someday Soon, played

  • Cree women say 'loss of trust' in Quebec public services tied to language barriers
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    Cree women say 'loss of trust' in Quebec public services tied to language barriers

    For Cree women in Quebec, not being able to express themselves in English, much less in Cree, has made it difficult to get the public services they need. Linda L. Shecapio, president of Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee, an association in northern Quebec, said because some Cree live in remote villages, they

  • Mock vote to give students in Nunavut chance to have their say in territorial election
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    Mock vote to give students in Nunavut chance to have their say in territorial election

    Students in grades 4 to 12, who are too young to vote in Nunavut's election, will instead get the chance to cast their ballots in a mock election at their schools on Oct. 30. A national charity, Civix, sent ballots modelled on real ballots with the actual candidates names on them to schools participating

  • Toronto police find body in ravine near Black Creek
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    Toronto police find body in ravine near Black Creek

    Toronto police say a body has been found in a ravine near Black Creek in North York.

  • Queen Station on Line 1 closed due to Presto fare gate construction
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    Queen Station on Line 1 closed due to Presto fare gate construction

    Queen Station on Line 1 is closed this weekend due to the construction of Presto fare gates, the Toronto Transit Commission says. During the closure, the TTC is advising its customers to access the subway system at Dundas or King stations. The TTC says there is also no subway service on Line 1 between

  • University students have higher rate of success with more support, study finds
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    University students have higher rate of success with more support, study finds

    A study to see if a student's background can influence how long it will take them to complete a degree has found overall 63 per cent of students who enrolled in a degree program finished it within four years no matter what.

  • Toronto police seek 2 male suspects on motorcycle after stabbing injures 3 teens
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    Toronto police seek 2 male suspects on motorcycle after stabbing injures 3 teens

    Toronto police are searching for two male suspects who were last seen on a motorcycle after a stabbing in Scarborough on Friday that injured three male teenagers. David Hopkinson, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said Saturday that officers were called to the scene near Lawrence Avenue East

  • Friend of homeless Edmonton artist campaigns to buy a headstone for his grave
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    Friend of homeless Edmonton artist campaigns to buy a headstone for his grave

    Every time she visits the cemetery, Debb Cooper wishes there was a gravestone for the homeless man who became one of her closest friends. "It hurts me when I come here," Cooper said. Gauthier, who lived and died on the streets of Edmonton, made a name for himself with his striking paintings