• Garden gnome returns home after epic trip, complete with 157-photo scrapbook
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    Garden gnome returns home after epic trip, complete with 157-photo scrapbook

    Maybe it was a neighbourhood kid decided to play a prank and take the gnome," Joe Butcher told The Homestretch on Friday. A year ago, a friendly little garden gnome was pinched from under the spruce tree in the front of Butcher's home. Then this week, out of nowhere, a random package showed

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    Saskatchewan man pleads guilty for 2017 crash that killed three Edmonton women

    Brandon Stucka of Lloydminster also pleaded guilty to one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm for injuring another woman in the September 2017 crash. Stucka, who is 27, made the pleas Friday in Battleford Court of Queen's Bench in Battleford, Saskatchewan. The Crown stayed the remaining

  • Worker killed in northeast Calgary warehouse incident
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    Worker killed in northeast Calgary warehouse incident

    Occupational Health and Safety is investigating a workplace fatality in northeast Calgary where a worker at a quartz surfacing company was crushed.

  • WestJet, pilot's union agree to settlement process with mediator
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    WestJet, pilot's union agree to settlement process with mediator

    The president and CEO of WestJet says the threat of a strike by its pilots is over. Ed Sims said the Calgary-based airline and the union that represents the pilots have agreed to a settlement process that will involve a federal mediator. If necessary, WestJet and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA

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    WestJet agrees to settlement process with pilots union

    Anxious air travellers can now rest easy with the threat of a WestJet strike seemingly at an end. The Calgary-based airline and the Air Line Pilots Association have agreed to a settlement process through the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Both sides have agreed to mediation — and if required

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    Surveillance video shows gunmen approach people in Regent Park

    Surveillance camera footage released by Toronto police shows two men pointing guns at unsuspecting people in Regent Park and shooting one of them early Wednesday. 

  • Wildfire no longer poses an immediate threat to northern Alberta community
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    Wildfire no longer poses an immediate threat to northern Alberta community

    The hamlet 120 kilometres south of Fort McMurray has been on evacuation alert since Wednesday but fire fighting efforts have kept the flames from encroaching, says Alberta Wildfire information officer Leah Lovequist. The fire danger level in the Lac La Biche area remains at high; in Fort McMurray, the

  • Rape kits not available at all hospitals, sexual assault survivor warns
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    Rape kits not available at all hospitals, sexual assault survivor warns

    A Barrie woman is warning the public that not all hospitals collect rape kit evidence after she learned she had to go to an emergency room in another city for a kit. "They were really kind and made me feel taken care of until they told me that they didn't actually offer the service there where

  • 'Gentle professor' Bernard St-Laurent honoured with lifetime achievement award
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    'Gentle professor' Bernard St-Laurent honoured with lifetime achievement award

    "Bernie made it come alive for me," said Nancy Wood, host of CBC Montreal News at 11, who first met St-Laurent when she was a 22-year-old Montreal Gazette reporter assigned to Quebec's National Assembly. St-Laurent was honoured Friday by the Radio Television Digital News Association Canada

  • Not lost in translation: Many options for language interpretation on P.E.I.
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    Not lost in translation: Many options for language interpretation on P.E.I.

    Lu Xinghai is translating from Mandarin to English, helping a Chinese client of the PEI Association of Newcomers to Canada who is confused by seeing apartments with no furnishings. The addition of a language preference listed on new health cards is also making the work of front-line staff easier.

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    Saskatchewan man pleads guilty for 2017 crash that killed three Edmonton women

    A Saskatchewan man has pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal negligence causing death for a crash that killed three Edmonton women. Brandon Stucka of Lloydminster also pleaded guilty to one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm for injuring another woman in the September 2017 crash.

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    Recovery underway for flood evacuees from Grand Forks, B.C.

    Emergency personnel in Grand Forks, B.C., say the recovery process has begun in the community of 4,000, which was hardest hit by this year's flooding. Evacuation orders have been lifted for all but 12 properties in the community. Chris Marsh, director of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary

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    U.S. goes to World Trade Organization over B.C.-only wine policies

    The United States has asked the World Trade Organization to establish a dispute settlement panel over what it says are unfair regulations on the sale of wine in British Columbia grocery stores. The U.S. trade representative's office claims provincial regulations discriminate against imported wines

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    Doggy dos and don'ts: Rules around breeding, boarding and transporting dogs updated

    A new edition of the code of practice for dog breeders, daycares and boarders expands on rules around breeding, transporting and tethering. Island animal-welfare expert Alice Crook, who helped create the new edition, says it's the first time the code has been updated by the Canadian Veterinary Medical

  • Saskatchewan to allow people to remove gender designation from birth certificate
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    Saskatchewan to allow people to remove gender designation from birth certificate

    A Saskatchewan mother hopes a court decision ordering the province to allow gender markers to be removed from birth certificates when requested — even for children — will help to further change people's attitudes. Earlier this week, the provincial government agreed to the change and a judge in Regina

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    Man acquitted in attack on VLT winner in west Edmonton

    A man accused of assaulting and robbing a man who won big on a VLT machine at an Edmonton bar in August 2010 was acquitted Friday of all charges. Troy Dustin Cardinal, 35, was on trial for robbery and aggravated assault. Michalak, then 55, was attacked and robbed and left with a fractured skull and

  • Ottawa police say woman has died after assault at Christian Science reading room
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    Ottawa police say woman has died after assault at Christian Science reading room

    Police say they don't have a suspect description after a woman working at a religious centre in downtown Ottawa was killed. Investigators say 59-year-old Elisabeth Salm was working at the Christian Science Reading Centre on Thursday when she was assaulted. Alain Boucher says police believe the

  • Former B.C. premier says pot industry about to enter Wild West period
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    Former B.C. premier says pot industry about to enter Wild West period

    Canada is about to enter a new gold rush with many dreaming of striking it rich in the marijuana industry, says former British Columbia premier Mike Harcourt, who has staked his own claim in a medicinal marijuana company. Harcourt, 75, invoked the images of past gold-fever eras during a keynote address

  • Snoop Dogg lauds Canada's growing cannabis industry at Montreal tech conference
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    Snoop Dogg lauds Canada's growing cannabis industry at Montreal tech conference

    Canada is more advanced than the United States regarding its approach to cannabis, world-famous rapper and weed entrepreneur Snoop Dogg said Friday to a crowd of hundreds at Montreal's C2 technology conference. "And in Canada, it's like — let's just make it happen!" Snoop said

  • Hunt underway for two suspects connected to Mississauga, Ont., blast
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    Hunt underway for two suspects connected to Mississauga, Ont., blast

    A blast that left 15 people injured at a busy Indian restaurant west of Toronto is not believed to be a hate crime or an act of terrorism, authorities said Friday as they searched for two men thought to be behind the explosion. Police called Thursday night's blast at the Bombay Bhel restaurant in

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    Trudeau keeps on talking NAFTA, even as formal discussions hit impasse

    Negotiations on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement may have hit an impasse, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is keen to keep on talking. Trudeau spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday about bringing the negotiations to a timely conclusion, a day after the prime minister had

  • Four military cadets accused of desecrating Qur'an with bacon, 'bodily fluids'
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    Four military cadets accused of desecrating Qur'an with bacon, 'bodily fluids'

    Four cadets from the Royal Military College in Saint-Jean, Que., have been accused of desecrating a Qur'an with bacon and "bodily fluids" during a cottage party over the Easter long weekend. Military commanders have expressed frustration and disappointment over the allegations, particularly

  • Women's group calls for Nunavut man accused of sex crimes to be stripped of prestigious medal
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    Women's group calls for Nunavut man accused of sex crimes to be stripped of prestigious medal

    Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council wants to strip an Igloolik businessman of his Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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    Kahnawake Peacekeepers investigate shooting incident on River Road

    The Kahnawake Mohawk Peacekeepers are investigating a shooting incident that took place earlier today on River Road.

  • Cavendish on TV 'a lot more spooky and weird'
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    Cavendish on TV 'a lot more spooky and weird'

    Andrew Bush was telling his buddy Mark Little about his childhood vacations on P.E.I. one day when they got an idea — let's make a TV show. Cavendish will air on CBC TV next winter. It's about two brothers — played by Bush and Little — who come home to Cavendish after 30 years to care for their