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    Police say newborn baby found abandoned in west-end Toronto

    Toronto paramedics say a newborn baby is in critical condition after being found abandoned outside a building in the city's west end. A spokeswoman for the city's paramedics says the baby's health is in jeopardy but the situation is not currently life-threatening.

  • Ice dancers Virtue and Moir to carry flag at Pyeongchang Olympics
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    The Canadian Press

    Ice dancers Virtue and Moir to carry flag at Pyeongchang Olympics

    Ice dance darlings Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will carry Canada's flag into the opening ceremony at next month's Winter Games in South Korea. The Olympic gold medallists were introduced Tuesday at a news conference in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was there to mark the occasion.

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    The Canadian Press

    Food industry fails to meet most voluntary sodium reduction targets: Health Canada

    Health Canada says voluntary sodium targets for the food industry have failed to significantly reduce the amount of salt consumers are getting in processed foods. The department says excess dietary sodium puts Canadians at risk for high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease, stroke and kidney

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    The Canadian Press

    Apartment building fire near Montreal leaves dozens homeless

    An intense apartment fire near Montreal has left as many as 60 people homeless. Investigators believe Monday night's fire started in a top-floor unit and was sparked by hot cooking oil left on a stove. The blaze spread quickly through the four-storey structure, heavily damaging the two dozen units

  • Yellow Pages Ltd. cuts another 500 jobs as it struggles with digital shift
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    The Canadian Press

    Yellow Pages Ltd. cuts another 500 jobs as it struggles with digital shift

    Yellow Pages Ltd. has cut another 500 jobs across the country as it continues to struggle with a shift of consumer preferences from print to digital directories. "Decisions that materially impact our employees are difficult but absolutely critical to securing the near-term health of the business

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    CBC

    Fire that damaged camper and house in Sarnia under investigation

    A major intersection in Sarnia has reopened after a fire Tuesday morning.

  • Newborn baby boy found abandoned outside, say Toronto police
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    CBC

    Newborn baby boy found abandoned outside, say Toronto police

    Toronto police say a baby has been found abandoned behind a commercial building near the intersection of Keele Street and Lawrence Avenue. The indications were that a newborn baby had been found outside, at the rear of a building," said Toronto police Const.

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    The Canadian Press

    Girl dies after being pinned between vehicles while picked up from school

    Grief counsellors were at a north Toronto school Tuesday to help students and staff cope with the news that a five-year-old girl had died after being pinned between two SUVs. The Toronto Catholic District School Board said the girl was walking with her father to their car after school on Monday at about

  • Longtime Parti Quebecois members announce they won't seek re-election
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    The Canadian Press

    Longtime Parti Quebecois members announce they won't seek re-election

    Two prominent Parti Quebecois members of the national assembly announced Tuesday they will not run in this year's provincial election amid reports several of their colleagues are also leaving the political scene. Longtime politicians Alexandre Cloutier and Nicole Leger said they will serve the rest

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    CBC

    Welcome baskets help build community in eastern P.E.I.

    Brandon Canning and his family had recently moved to the Souris area from Vancouver Island when he was pleasantly surprised to get a knock on his door. The welcome basket is an initiative of the company Eastern Media and a collection of businesses and organizations called the Eastern PEI Network as

  • Plans for a proposed gravel quarry turn to rubble at Whitehorse council meeting
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    CBC

    Plans for a proposed gravel quarry turn to rubble at Whitehorse council meeting

    Whitehorse city council rejected plans for a gravel quarry at a council meeting this week. The proposal was first brought to council in March by Doug Gonder, the owner of Norcope Construction. In March, city council said it was concerned about the quarry's proposed location.

  • New Canada Service Corps designed to draw more young Canadians into volunteering
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    The Canadian Press

    New Canada Service Corps designed to draw more young Canadians into volunteering

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is launching a revamped youth service program, pledging $105 million over the next three years to help young people volunteer in their communities. In an Instagram live video today, Trudeau and Peter Schiefke, the parliamentary secretary to the prime minister for youth,

  • 'Stop moaning,' Calgary cafe owner tells fellow operators amid debates over rising labour costs
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    CBC

    'Stop moaning,' Calgary cafe owner tells fellow operators amid debates over rising labour costs

    An increasing carbon tax, along with a rising minimum wage and other mounting costs such as the federal liquor tax have restaurateurs crunching and re-crunching the numbers. ​"Sick of hearing about large corporations moaning about the minimum wage increases across the country and the change of

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    CBC

    Don't blame weather for dramatic spike in highway deaths, says OPP

    It's been a "tragic and heartbreaking" two weeks on Ontario highways, according to Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt. "That's a very startling number," Schmidt told CBC Toronto. The province was lashed with extreme winter weather during the first two weeks of

  • Good Samaritan's 'amazing actions' saved woman from cold, paramedics say
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    CBC

    Good Samaritan's 'amazing actions' saved woman from cold, paramedics say

    Ottawa paramedics are praising a "Good Samaritan" who brought a woman in her 80s in from the freezing cold in south Ottawa Tuesday morning, potentially saving her from serious injuries. In a news release, paramedics said a woman saw the elderly woman walking along Uplands Drive without winter

  • Indigenous claim in Mill River land sale in court Tuesday
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    CBC

    Indigenous claim in Mill River land sale in court Tuesday

    The P.E.I. Supreme Court will review the sale of Crown land in Mill River starting Tuesday, in connection to a claim from Indigenous communities that they were not meaningfully consulted. The province announced the sale of the old Mill River golf course and fun park to businessman Don MacDougall last

  • Kenney can rail but won't beat federal carbon tax, law expert says
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    CBC

    Kenney can rail but won't beat federal carbon tax, law expert says

    Jason Kenney could kill the provincial carbon tax as premier but Albertans would still have to live with the proposed federal price on carbon pollution, says a constitutional law expert. University of Alberta constitutional law expert Eric Adams says a provincial carbon tax can be removed with "

  • Alberta payday loan crackdown shrinks industry
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    CBC

    Alberta payday loan crackdown shrinks industry

    The payday loan industry is shrinking in Alberta after the province cracked down on the businesses often accused of predatory lending, though dozens remain in Calgary. The number of licensed payday lenders in the province fell to about 165 in recent weeks, dropping 25 per cent from 220 before the province

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    CBC

    Former Parti Québécois leadership candidate Alexandre Cloutier leaving politics

    Alexandre Cloutier, a prominent member Parti Québécois MNA, has announced he is quitting politics, dealing the sovereignist party a blow ahead of the fall provincial election. The former cabinet minister was considered the front-runner in the 2016 party leadership race.

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    CBC

    RCMP seek witnesses in fatal Highway 63 crash between pick-up and wide load

    RCMP are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash earlier this month, between a pick-up truck and a wide-load on Highway 63, north of Fort McKay, Alta. Pilot vehicles were driving in front and behind the wide-load truck at the time of the collision, three kilometres north of Fort McKay, RCMP said. RCMP are

  • Charlottetown asks its young people about affordable housing
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    CBC

    Charlottetown asks its young people about affordable housing

    Charlottetown's Youth Retention Advisory Board has launched an anonymous online survey to ask youth how they feel about access to affordable housing in the city. The goal is to use the information to create a youth housing strategy, which could potentially impact government policies in the future

  • 'We need to start now': Grande Prairie public schools want a jump on booming population
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    'We need to start now': Grande Prairie public schools want a jump on booming population

    The Grande Prairie Public School District wants to get ahead of a growth spurt in enrolment by advocating for enough new schools to keep up with the city's booming population. Since 2010, enrolment has risen by more than 20 per cent, said district superintendent Sandy McDonald. The numbers are

  • Sanctions, non-proliferation, diplomacy on agenda at North Korea summit
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    The Canadian Press

    Sanctions, non-proliferation, diplomacy on agenda at North Korea summit

    A gathering of foreign ministers in Vancouver today to discuss the perils posed by North Korea is expected to focus on sanctions, non-proliferation and diplomacy. Eric Walsh, Canada's ambassador to Korea, says ministers will aim to identify which sanctions are being evaded and how to improve enforcement

  • Lac-Megantic jury deliberations: here comes Day 6
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    The Canadian Press

    Lac-Megantic jury deliberations: here comes Day 6

    SHERBROOKE, Que. — The jury will deliberate for a sixth straight day today at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster.

  • NAFTA's Chapter 11 dispute mechanism too costly for Canada at $314M, says report
    Finance
    The Canadian Press

    NAFTA's Chapter 11 dispute mechanism too costly for Canada at $314M, says report

    A progressive group says it's baffled that the Canadian government has worked at the NAFTA negotiating table to protect a dispute resolution system that allows companies to sue governments, estimating it has cost Canadian taxpayers $314 million. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says in