• Tim Hortons protests to expand beyond Ontario, 50 rallies planned across Canada
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    Tim Hortons protests to expand beyond Ontario, 50 rallies planned across Canada

    Protesters angered by some Ontario Tim Hortons franchisees who slashed workers' benefits and breaks after the province raised its minimum wage plan to spread their rallies to other areas of the country. About 50 demonstrations are planned in cities across the country on Friday, although at least

  • Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell will make its Canadian debut this year in Quebec
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    Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell will make its Canadian debut this year in Quebec

    Toyota is introducing its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle into Canada's most active electric vehicle market later this year, a move that could eventually help eliminate emissions from automobile use in Canada. About 50 Mirai fuel cell electric vehicles are expected to be delivered to Quebec in

  • Toronto school board rethinking US trip rules enacted after Trump travel ban
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    Toronto school board rethinking US trip rules enacted after Trump travel ban

    Students at public high schools in Toronto are hoping they will be allowed to attend competitions and conferences in the U.S. now that the school board is rethinking its policy barring travel south of the border enacted in response to President Donald Trump's ban on visitors from some majority-Muslim

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    Crown appeals ruling ending N.S. fraud case because of 'careless' RCMP

    The Crown is appealing a Nova Scotia ruling that threw out a decade-long, $1.5-million-dollar fraud case because of what the judge said were "indefensible" RCMP investigation methods. Boudreau had earlier ruled in October that two police officers violated the constitution by talking to lawyer

  • Man, 66, charged with first-degree murder in disappearance of two Toronto men
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    Man, 66, charged with first-degree murder in disappearance of two Toronto men

    Months after dismissing growing fears about a potential serial killer prowling Toronto's gay village, police said Thursday they have arrested a man they believe is responsible for the presumed deaths of at least two men who disappeared from the neighbourhood. Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old Toronto

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    B.C. police start new push to find killer of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen

    Six months after a 13-year-old girl from Burnaby, B.C. was murdered, police say they have combed through over 1,000 hours of video and have identified 1,000 people for further follow up. Marrisa Shen's body was found in Central Park, not far from her home early in the morning of July 19, just hours

  • Retired TD Bank CEO Ed Clark to head up agency that will sell pot in Ontario
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    Retired TD Bank CEO Ed Clark to head up agency that will sell pot in Ontario

    Ontario has called in its top business guru to head the agency that will handle the complicated task of selling and distributing recreational marijuana once pot is legalized this summer. Former TD Bank CEO Ed Clark, who has served as Premier Kathleen Wynne's business adviser since 2015, was nominated

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    NAFTA: Ministers set to attend longer-than-expected round in Montreal

    The ministers leading the negotiations for a new NAFTA will be in Montreal for a longer-than-expected round of upcoming talks. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, American Robert Lighthizer and Mexico's Ildefonso Guajardo will attend the closing of the round on Jan. 29. The Montreal talks

  • Council of Yukon First Nations appoints new interim regional chief
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    Council of Yukon First Nations appoints new interim regional chief

    The Council of Yukon First Nations has appointed a new interim regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations. Kluane Adamek, a citizen of the Kluane First Nation, will serve on the national assembly until the election in the summer. Adamek will be the only female regional chief on the national assembly

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    RCMP make arrests after 3 victims stabbed in Maskwacis home invasion

    Police in Maskwacis have charged four men after three people were stabbed during a violent home invasion last week. Three of the men, and a woman, have also been charged in relation to another crime that was uncovered while RCMP investigated the home invasion. Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin RCMP responded

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    Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here are some details on how

    In one of several testy exchanges during a U.S. Senate hearing this week, the country's secretary of homeland security was pressed to explain a new policy that allows customs agents to examine the cellphones of travellers at the border. "Welcome to America," Leahy added sarcastically.

  • Authorities remind people to eat food, rather than detergent pods
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    Authorities remind people to eat food, rather than detergent pods

    Canadian authorities are warning people to stop eating laundry detergent pods, a strange and dangerous online trend that has resulted in more than 40 hospitalizations in North America. In a statement issued Thursday, Health Canada warned teens and others from intentionally biting the pods, while a P.E.I

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    Alberta could create its own EI system to cover high-wage earners in volatile industries, report says

    High-wage workers are under-covered by Canada's employment insurance system and should have a voluntary top-up option, according to a new research paper from the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy. "Roughly speaking, that could mean the maximum weekly EI benefit in Alberta

  • Nova Scotia's family-doctor shortages a result of 'zero' past action: premier
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    Nova Scotia's family-doctor shortages a result of 'zero' past action: premier

    Premier Stephen McNeil is defending himself on Nova Scotia's family-doctor shortages, saying previous governments did "zero" to address the problem. McNeil was reacting to questions about why doctor shortages appear to be growing worse, after a Halifax emergency room physician said the

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    Crown appeals verdict in case of woman acquitted in alleged terror case

    The Crown has filed an appeal against a Montreal woman found not guilty on terror-related charges. Prosecutors are appealing the verdict on the explosive substance charge. The Crown is asking the court to overturn the acquittal and order a new trial on the single charge.

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    Nova Scotia 'seriously considering' banning plastic bags: environment minister

    Nova Scotia's environment minister says he's "seriously considering" a province-wide ban on plastic shopping bags, as the province's biggest municipality grapples with China's decision to halt the import of plastic waste. Iain Rankin says all options are on the table to reduce

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    Body mix-up at Nova Scotia funeral home 'unacceptable,' minister says

    The recent mix-up of bodies at a Nova Scotia funeral home is unacceptable and should never happen again, a provincial cabinet minister said Thursday. Service Nova Scotia Minister Geoff MacLellan said the tragic mistake is being investigated by the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral

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    Montreal's natural Beaver Lake ice rink closes for good

    More and more Canadian municipalities will be faced with the decision whether to permanently close natural outdoor rinks because of warmer winter temperatures, says one environmental studies professor. Robert McLeman's comment Thursday came after the City of Montreal announced the closure of the

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    Local news startups tap community spirit to survive where others have perished

    Local news fans dismayed by the closing of the daily newspaper in Orillia, Ont., are pledging by the dozens to donate $5 a month to a just-launched news website called OrilliaMatters.com, part of a grassroots movement in Canada to replace silenced community news voices. "Help support local news

  • Toronto the only Canadian city on Amazon's short list of HQ2 candidates
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    Toronto the only Canadian city on Amazon's short list of HQ2 candidates

    Toronto is the only Canadian city still in the running to host Amazon's multibillion-dollar second headquarters. Word that the company planned to open a second North American headquarters sparked a torrent of proposals from cities eager to land the $5 billion investment and lure the projected 50,000

  • Calgary can 'hold its head up' despite not making Amazon HQ2 short list, pitch organizer says
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    Calgary can 'hold its head up' despite not making Amazon HQ2 short list, pitch organizer says

    Calgary's failure to make Amazon's short list of locations for its second headquarters is a disappointment but also a learning experience, says the woman who spearheaded the city's pitch to the U.S. tech giant. Amazon announced Thursday it has whittled the list down to 20. "I was surprised

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    Christopher Garnier appealing murder conviction in death of off-duty cop: lawyer

    HALIFAX — A lawyer says Christopher Garnier, found guilty of strangling Nova Scotia police officer Catherine Campbell, is appealing his conviction.

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    WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit by former flight attendant

    WestJet (TSX:WJA) has filed an appeal after the Supreme Court of British Columbia refused to throw out a proposed class-action lawsuit that accuses the company of fostering a corporate culture that tolerates harassment against female employees. The airline argues Justice Mary Humphries was wrong to

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    Quebec investing $67M into sprinklers for seniors' residences

    Quebec is injecting another $67 million into its program to ensure seniors' residences have sprinkler systems, Health Minister Gaétan Barrette announced Wednesday. Adjustments were made," Barrette said. The program was put in place in 2015, after the L'Isle-Verte seniors' home fire

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    N.S. hires lawyers for sexual assault cases, aims to boost convictions

    Nova Scotia has hired two new sexual-assault prosecutors, in what the justice minister says is in part an effort to increase the number of convictions. "What we want to do is be more responsive in the criminal justice system to victims of sexual assault and sexual assault violence," Justice