• Efforts to raise tug from mouth of B.C.'s Fraser River paused until Thursday
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    Efforts to raise tug from mouth of B.C.'s Fraser River paused until Thursday

    Salvage crews managed to partially raise a sunken tug from the Fraser River off Vancouver on Wednesday before the salvage operation was paused for the evening. The B.C. government said the pause would allow for the adjustment of rigging, arrival of a barge to contain water pumped from the tug, and details

  • Suspects arrested after shooting, police chase in northeast Edmonton
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    Suspects arrested after shooting, police chase in northeast Edmonton

    Three people are in custody after a high-speed chase during rush hour on Wayne Gretzky Drive Wednesday. Police got a call about the driver of a white Kia Soul firing a gun at a black truck near Hermitage Road and Hooke Road at about 5:20 p.m., Insp. Erik Johnson said.

  • Behind the scenes at 5-day, 5-country GlobalFest firework and cultural celebration
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    Behind the scenes at 5-day, 5-country GlobalFest firework and cultural celebration

    He got into it a quarter century ago and not by design.

  • Clarke Stadium turf war reaches a truce
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    Clarke Stadium turf war reaches a truce

    A turf war over the future of Clarke Stadium has struck a truce. FC Edmonton said Clarke Stadium will remain a shared-use facility when the inaugural Canadian Premier League seasons kicks off next spring. "The reality is we need to have all the different sports succeeding and football has a need

  • Parkdale community honours one of its own at annual P.E.I. homecoming
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    Parkdale community honours one of its own at annual P.E.I. homecoming

    Wednesday marked the annual Parkdale, P.E.I. homecoming event, created by late Parkdale resident and former mayor, Pat Connolly. Starting in the 1950's, Parkdale was its own village, and became a town by the 1970s. Parkdale and a handful of other communities had been consolidated by the city of

  • Esther, celebrity 'wonder pig,' diagnosed with cancer after CT scan
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    Esther, celebrity 'wonder pig,' diagnosed with cancer after CT scan

    A celebrity pig whose owners raised more than half a million dollars to bring an oversized CT scanner to Canada has been diagnosed with cancer. A post on the Facebook page for Esther the Wonder Pig says the nearly 300-kilogram porker was tested last week. Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter raised the money

  • Inspector recommends sweeping reforms at Whitehorse jail
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    Inspector recommends sweeping reforms at Whitehorse jail

    Justice Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee called for the inspection last year to review the controversial case of Michael Nehass, a mentally-ill inmate who spent years at correctional centre, sometimes in segregation, which experts said worsened his condition. Loukidelis's inspection was also intended

  • Power line down after car smashes into hydro pole
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    Power line down after car smashes into hydro pole

    A portion of Rose-Ville Garden Drive near Tecumseh Road was closed after a car smashed into a hydro pole Wednesday evening.

  • Noise-control technology now on Edmonton streets, listening and watching
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    Noise-control technology now on Edmonton streets, listening and watching

    Four cameras are up and monitoring noisy spots in the city with another four digital display boards being installed at different locations. It's an extended pilot project to measure just how revved up motorcycles and vehicles can get. Scott McKeen, who lives downtown.

  • Montreal police search for missing man, 81, with Alzheimer's
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    Montreal police search for missing man, 81, with Alzheimer's

    Montreal police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 81-year-old man with Alzheimer's.

  • Advocates blast province's freeze on injection sites amid Toronto's spike in overdose deaths
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    Advocates blast province's freeze on injection sites amid Toronto's spike in overdose deaths

    Both the provincial and federal governments need to "come to grips with the issue of mental health and addictions," explained Tory, and scale up harm reduction efforts. "I can't remember this many overdoses," said Ford.

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    Inuit boarding home concerned for safety of patrons as resto-bar set to open nearby

    Quebec's liquor board has granted an alcohol permit for a Dorval resto-bar, despite concerns it will create an unsafe environment for Inuit staying at a nearby boarding home as they seek medical care in the Montreal area. The Ullivik boarding home provides support and a place to stay a place to

  • 'I am scared we will be homeless': Your comments on housing in P.E.I.
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    'I am scared we will be homeless': Your comments on housing in P.E.I.

    Islanders shared their own stories of struggling to find housing on P.E.I. as a panel discussion delved into some of the issues the Island is facing. The Island currently has an overall vacancy rate of just 1.2 per cent, according to the latest numbers from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

  • Liberal MP Iqra Khalid accused of giving award to purveyor of anti-Semitism
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    Liberal MP Iqra Khalid accused of giving award to purveyor of anti-Semitism

    A Liberal MP is under fire for presenting a "certificate of appreciation" to a man one Jewish advocacy group labels a purveyor of anti-Semitism. B'nai Brith Canada has started a petition demanding that Mississauga-Erin Mills MP Iqra Khalid apologize and rescind the federal certificate

  • Wildfire smoke prompts Calgary Zoo to move some animals indoors
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    Wildfire smoke prompts Calgary Zoo to move some animals indoors

    The pool outside the Calgary Zoo's Chilean Flamingo enclosure was glassy and still Wednesday as the flamingos and other animals were herded into their indoor enclosures to avoid the wildfire smoke that had settled over the city. Smoke — blown in from hundreds of wildfires burning in British Columbia

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    Quebec invests $863M to mitigate impact of U.S. tariffs increase

    In response to increased tariffs on exports bound for the United States, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has announced a $863-million investment over five years to help businesses across the province cope. Some of those businesses say they are already feeling the impact of the tariffs — 25 per cent

  • Mary Pratt, acclaimed East Coast painter and subversive feminist, dead at 83
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    Mary Pratt, acclaimed East Coast painter and subversive feminist, dead at 83

    "She has changed the way that we view our lives outside the gallery space," said Mireille Eagan, curator of contemporary art at The Rooms art gallery in Pratt's hometown of St. John's. Born Mary West in Fredericton in 1935, Pratt studied at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B

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    Some facts about medicinal cannabis

    — Health claims are not permitted for any products sold under the Cannabis Act. Health Canada says a licensed producer who wishes to make a health claim in relation to a product must seek approval under the Food and Drugs Act.

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    Quebec sets aside $900 million for companies hurt by U.S. tariffs

    The Quebec government is setting aside almost $900 million for companies affected by tariffs recently imposed on Canada by the United States. Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will make $863 million available over five years in direct investments, tax subsidies and training. U.S. President

  • Smoke gets in their eyes: Prairies feel the effects of B.C. fires
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    Smoke gets in their eyes: Prairies feel the effects of B.C. fires

    Air quality warnings were issued across the Prairies on Wednesday as smoke from forest fires in British Columbia continued to waft across most of Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba. Environment Canada issued a special statement for much of the Prairies that said air quality was

  • Time to kick maverick Tory MP Maxime Bernier out of caucus, Scheer urged
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    Time to kick maverick Tory MP Maxime Bernier out of caucus, Scheer urged

    NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh used the social media platform to say he's been waiting for Scheer to "do the responsible thing" and denounce what he calls Bernier's "divisive" words. "To everyone that belongs to a diverse community — who's been told you don't belong

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    Chinese medicine practitioner in B.C. facing historical sex assault charges

    A B.C. acupuncturist and former military officer is facing allegations of sexual assault against four women and Victoria police say there may be other potential victims across the country. Police say 71-year-old Kit Wong of Esquimalt, B.C., is facing four charges related to allegations of historical

  • Speedball 2.0: Some Calgary drug users mixing fentanyl with meth to stay alert and safe
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    Speedball 2.0: Some Calgary drug users mixing fentanyl with meth to stay alert and safe

    Some people using street drugs in Calgary are mixing fentanyl and methamphetamine, saying it's about being awake and safe, experts tell CBC News. Colin Harris, with the Calgary Police Service's strategic enforcement unit, said some people want the high of fentanyl, but add methamphetamine not

  • Local politicians want more details on 'one-time offer' to opt out of pot shops
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    Local politicians want more details on 'one-time offer' to opt out of pot shops

    Municipal politicians across Ontario have many questions about the province's new cannabis distribution model, including when the government's one-time offer to municipalities allowing them to opt out of allowing cannabis stores is going to expire.

  • Canada violated rights of irregular migrant: UN Human Rights committee
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    Canada violated rights of irregular migrant: UN Human Rights committee

    The federal government is reviewing a decision of the UN Human Rights Committee that concluded Canada violated the rights of an undocumented irregular migrant by denying her essential health care. As part of its non-binding ruling, the UN committee says Canada has an onus to compensate Nell Toussaint