• Plane crashes in northern Saskatchewan with 25 people on board, no fatalities
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    Plane crashes in northern Saskatchewan with 25 people on board, no fatalities

    A relative of two people who were hurt in a plane crash in northern Saskatchewan Wednesday night said he is praying for their recovery and thankful for the efforts of first responders who helped them. Darryl McDonald said his 70-year-old mother, Ernestine, suffered a broken jaw and facial injuries when

  • Hit and run sends 2 pedestrians to hospital in Edmonton
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    Hit and run sends 2 pedestrians to hospital in Edmonton

    Two people were taken to hospital in Edmonton Wednesday evening — one with serious injuries — after a van struck them in a marked crosswalk and fled the scene, according to police. Witnesses told police the vehicle involved was a white, older model 12- to 15-passenger van with a black roof rack, according

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    B.C. man found guilty of polygamy believed he couldn't be prosecuted: lawyer

    The lawyer for a British Columbia man found guilty of marrying two dozen women says his client believed he could not be prosecuted for polygamy. Winston Blackmore's attorney, Blaire Suffredine, was in B.C. Supreme Court in Cranbrook on Wednesday, arguing that a provincial attorney general in the

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    Substance use among Ont. students down but concerns rise over fentanyl use: report

    Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s, suggests a biennial survey of Grade 7 to 12 students by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Robert Mann, a senior scientist at CAMH and co-author of the Ontario

  • $500 'support fund' not enough to compensate for strike, college students say
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    $500 'support fund' not enough to compensate for strike, college students say

    Students who opt out of the semester qualify for a full tuition refund but full-time students who chose to stick it out are eligible for up to $500 in a financial hardship refund. The catch for some students, however, is that they need to show a paper trail proving financial loss. "There are things

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    PMO confirms staffer being probed over allegations

    An official in Justin Trudeau's office is being investigated over unspecified allegations, both the Prime Minister's Office and the official confirmed late Wednesday. The staffer, Claude-Eric Gagne, the PMO's deputy director of operations, has issued a statement that he is on leave because

  • Unidentified buyer found for Toronto house where future princess lived
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    Unidentified buyer found for Toronto house where future princess lived

    A buyer has been found for the Toronto house where Prince Harry and "Suits" actress Meghan Markle spent time before announcing their engagement last month. Real estate agent Alex Beauregard says the two-storey, three-bedroom house — which the future princess rented for two years — had drawn

  • Essex MPP demands more government support for towns near U.S. nuclear plants
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    Essex MPP demands more government support for towns near U.S. nuclear plants

    Essex MPP Taras Natyshak and Amherstburg fire officials held a press conference at Queen's Park Wednesday to demand the provincial government provide more support for Ontario towns near U.S. nuclear plants. The call for action came after a recent report by Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk said Ontario

  • UCP ends session with 'tail between legs' after Nixon revelations, NDP says
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    UCP ends session with 'tail between legs' after Nixon revelations, NDP says

    The United Conservative Party was prepared to sit into next week until it was revealed the party's House leader fired a woman after she complained about sexual harassment, government House leader Brian Mason says. "Suddenly, I got a communication saying they wanted to talk about wrapping up

  • Island vets urge education and options over cat declawing
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    Island vets urge education and options over cat declawing

    Association registrar Gary Morgan said declawing has already become much less common on the Island, thanks to public education. "We've always felt that by educating clients and making them aware of the difficulties and the consequences of the surgery, that if they quit asking for it, there&

  • Mayor Jim Watson undergoing surgery to remove appendix
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    Mayor Jim Watson undergoing surgery to remove appendix

    Mayor Jim Watson is heading into surgery Wednesday night to have his appendix removed, according to a member of his staff. 

  • Alberta set to fight back Thursday on Saskatchewan licence plate ban
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    Alberta set to fight back Thursday on Saskatchewan licence plate ban

    Alberta says it will take action on two fronts Thursday in its escalating fight with Saskatchewan over the ban on Alberta licence plates on Saskatchewan job sites. Deron Bilous, Alberta's economic development minister, said unless Saskatchewan relents he will launch a formal application under the

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    Leamington school ships more than 100 bins full of donations to remote northern community

    More than 100 black and yellow tote bins packed with dry goods, warm clothes and some very special hockey equipment began a 1,500 kilometre journey Wednesday morning. The plastic bins full of donations collected by students at Saint-Michel Catholic elementary school will travel by truck and plane in

  • Combative sports report due Thursday may dictate future of fights in Edmonton
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    Combative sports report due Thursday may dictate future of fights in Edmonton

    Mixed martial arts fighters and fans may get some clarity Thursday when a report delving into the death of MMA fighter Tim Hague is released to the city. The report, prepared by accounting firm MNP LLP, is expected to include recommendations on how to make the industry in Edmonton safer. Hague, 34,

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    From Maskwacis to Las Vegas: Meet Kris Buffalo, an Indigenous professional bullfighter

    "It's about getting as close as you can without getting run over," Buffalo says. Buffalo just finished competing in the Bullfighters Only Championship in Las Vegas. Buffalo finished third in his bracket, missing a chance to move on by half a point.

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    Accused bank robber gets bail in Alberta, but also faces charges in Saskatchewan

    A former Winnipeg television news director accused of robbing banks in Alberta has been granted bail. Vogelsang, who is 54, is charged with robbing two banks in Medicine Hat, three in Regina and one in Saskatoon. Judge Darwin Greaves of Medicine Hat provincial court agreed Wednesday to let Vogelsang

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    An accidental 'customs breach' causes long lineups in Toronto Pearson's Terminal 3

    An accidental "customs breach" at Pearson airport Wednesday afternoon caused a long delay for passengers at U.S. customs in Terminal 3. A WestJet plane flying in from Calgary offloaded its passengers accidentally onto the U.S. side by an open bypass door. Guests then needed to clear U.S. customs

  • Five things to know about even more changes to the Canada Pension Plan
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    Five things to know about even more changes to the Canada Pension Plan

    1) A new mechanism will be introduced so Canadians who take time out of the workforce to raise children or due to disability don't see a drop in their retirement benefits. The new portion of CPP will have "drop-in" provisions that will assign a higher income for those years and use that

  • City of Windsor short hundreds of 'Snow Angels'
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    City of Windsor short hundreds of 'Snow Angels'

    The City of Windsor is in dire need for volunteer "snow angels" to shovel sidewalks and walkways for seniors and physically disabled residents. While 50 people have stepped forward to shovel, more than 600 residents have submitted requests for help, said the city's executive director of

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    Runner cooling off in North River water sparks rescue effort

    A report of a man wading into the water in his underwear at the North River Causeway west of Charlottetown turned out to be an overheated runner.

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    Chisasibi turns to social media in hunt for meat donations to elder's care centre

    A seniors activity centre in the James Bay Cree community of Chisasibi turned to Facebook Tuesday to increase the chances traditional meat will be on the menu. It's asking hunters to make donations of wild meat. "We understand the importance for the elders to eat traditional food," said

  • Downtown Windsor BIA spending $19K to light alleys and improve safety in the core
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    Downtown Windsor BIA spending $19K to light alleys and improve safety in the core

    The Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association has pledged $19,000 as the first step of a four-point plan to illuminate some of the city's darkest corners in hopes of making businesses, residents and visitors feel safer. "After a lot of talks we've come to the conclusion something

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    Loader owned by Aurora College breaks through ice near Fort Smith

    An instructor with Aurora College in Fort Smith, N.W.T., was using one of the college's Caterpillar loaders to move some gravel  when it broke through the ice on the Salt River. 

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    Man wanted after 'suspicious interaction' at Hay River school was just looking for his pet

    Hay River RCMP have concluded "no criminal activity" took place when a man in a vehicle called out to a 13-year-old boy at Princess Alexander School Tuesday morning and asked him to come over. The boy went inside and alerted a teacher, who called the police.

  • Police kill gunman during hostage situation in bank north of Toronto
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    Police kill gunman during hostage situation in bank north of Toronto

    A dramatic hostage situation at a bank north of Toronto ended abruptly on Wednesday when police killed a lone gunman. No one else was injured but those inside the Royal Bank of Canada branch in Maple, Ont., were "definitely traumatized," said York region police Const. "We did have to