Independent dog learns how to get his own water

When Samson wants fresh water he uses a special faucet just for him. He learned how to turn it on in less than a day! After he drinks his owner summons him inside but he is still in his teenage phase and decides he will come in on his own time. His owner knows this and correctly predicts as soon as she shuts the door he would quickly come inside. What a huge and adorable character!

  • Brown water an unpleasant surprise for Munster residents
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    Brown water an unpleasant surprise for Munster residents

    Residents of Munster, a hamlet in Ottawa's rural southwest, are concerned the water gushing from their taps is brown, and say they've had little communication from the city about the problem. "We're getting a thick, dark brown water on and off," said Dave Tellier, president of the Munster Community Association, whose own taps have run brown three times this month. Scott Moffatt, who represents Munster, said the discolouration is caused by iron sediment. He said the water is safe to drink.

  • Long meeting but little hope as Indigenous activists raise representation issues with Robert Lepage
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    Long meeting but little hope as Indigenous activists raise representation issues with Robert Lepage

    Indigenous activists who met with Robert Lepage say the Quebec theatre director did little to address concerns about the lack of Indigenous input in his upcoming play about Canada's settler history. Charles Bender, a Huron-Wendat actor who was part of the group that met with Lepage on Thursday, said while their opinions were heard during a meeting Thursday, he's unsure to what extent things will change. "We wanted to pass message along that things shouldn't be done about us without us," said Bender, the producer and president of Terres En Vues, a Montreal-based association that promotes Indigenous cultures.

  • EUB denies NB Power request to deploy smart meters across province
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    EUB denies NB Power request to deploy smart meters across province

    In a stinging rebuke Friday the Energy and Utilities Board rejected NB Power's application to deploy smart meters to its entire customer base, ruling the utility has not presented a solid enough case to justify the $100 million project. "The Board is not satisfied of the prudence of the AMI (smart meter) capital project," read the EUB's 39-page decision, which follows hearings held last winter and spring.

  • 'Botched' renovations in Nunavik homes will cost $100M to fix, lawyers claim
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    'Botched' renovations in Nunavik homes will cost $100M to fix, lawyers claim

    Nunavik and Quebec's social housing authorities are suing construction companies for a total of $100 million for alleged faulty renovations in the province's northern region. The Société d'habitation du Québec and the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau filed three lawsuits between August 2017 and February 2018 blaming a dozen construction companies, architects and suppliers.

  • Still reeling after massive blaze, Brandon Boxing Club appeals to city for help
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    Still reeling after massive blaze, Brandon Boxing Club appeals to city for help

    For Noel Harding, the last two months have been like a punch to the gut since a fire destroyed his boxing club. The Brandon Boxing Club was in a building that was levelled in a massive fire that consumed four buildings in the city's downtown in May. "It's a very painfully emotional thing for me," said Harding in an interview with CBC News Thursday.

  • Producer explains effort it takes to fly 'Amazing Race Canada' contestants abroad
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    Producer explains effort it takes to fly 'Amazing Race Canada' contestants abroad

    Before "The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition" premiered earlier this month, members from the 10 new teams were asked what foreign capital they hoped to visit. Not one person mentioned Jakarta — just as supervising producer Mark Lysakowski had hoped. Producers had to arrange visas and fly the eight remaining teams, camera and sound crews, director Rob Brunner and host Jon Montgomery approximately 30,000 kilometres there and back for the single episode, which will air Tuesday.

  • Vancouver Police Board approves 'access without fear' policy
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    Vancouver Police Board approves 'access without fear' policy

    The policy directs officers to not ask for information about the immigration status of a witness, complainant or victim, unless there is a legitimate reason to do so. A similar policy was passed by the City of Vancouver in 2016.

  • Final section of Archie and Janet Hogg Park reopens 5 years after flood
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    Final section of Archie and Janet Hogg Park reopens 5 years after flood

    The Municipal District of Foothills is marking another flood recovery milestone this week as it reopens the last section of Archie and Janet Hogg Park. It's a popular campground west of High River that was heavily damaged during the 2013 flood. On Thursday, Paul Lelonde camped among the park's poplar trees and picnic tables along the Highwood River Valley, He was also here just after the 2013 flood.

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    RCMP vehicle, 2 sheriff patrol SUVs involved in highway crash near Leduc

    Leduc RCMP are on scene of the multi-vehicle collision on Highway 2 south of Highway 2A, police said in a news release issued at 9:30 a.m. The three law enforcement vehicles were parked on the side of the southbound lanes of Highway 2 doing roadside speed enforcement when the collision occurred, said police spokesperson Const. Bridget Morla. Morla said none of the law enforcement officers on scene were sent to hospital.

  • Indigenous cross-country motorcycle journey brings attention to Indian day schools
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    Indigenous cross-country motorcycle journey brings attention to Indian day schools

    With the roar of four engines, the Treaty Freedom Riders sped out of Winnipeg Friday morning on a trip to draw attention to the plight of former Indian day school students. The four Indigenous motorcyclists, including former Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs grand chief Derek Nepinak, are on a ride that will take them across the Prairies and over the mountains to Vancouver. Lawyer and activist Joan Jack says the goal is to bring awareness to a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of former students.

  • He created a wait-time busting prescription app in N.L., but it can't be used here
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    He created a wait-time busting prescription app in N.L., but it can't be used here

    A St. John's health care professional has developed an online application that he says can reduce the amount of time to fill prescriptions, but the province's pharmacy board has told its members not to use it. Mohammad Taher, a radiation therapist in St. John's, developed the app called pillz.ca. Working at the Health Sciences Centre, Taher said he became frustrated seeing patients waiting hours to have prescriptions filled.

  • Accused in 5-year-old's attempted murder was already facing attempted murder charge
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    Accused in 5-year-old's attempted murder was already facing attempted murder charge

    A man who is facing an attempted murder charge after a five-year-old Brampton boy was found with life-threatening injuries Thursday was out on bail for a separate attempted murder charge when the boy was hurt. Peel Regional Police say 28-year-old Dyon Smart was arrested in September of 2017 and charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after he allegedly attacked a 44-year-old man in the same area of Brampton where the boy was also found.

  • PHOTOS: Looking back at deadly 1996 Saguenay floods
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    PHOTOS: Looking back at deadly 1996 Saguenay floods

    It was one the most devastating natural disasters in Canadian history. Twenty-two years later, the photos continue to be a harrowing reminder of the destruction that can be caused by floodwaters. The Saguenay River system flows in an area approximately 250 kilometres north of Quebec City. In July 1996, torrential rainfall hit the region and the water continued to flow through lakes, rivers and streams until it couldn’t take it anymore. Over a three-day period, beginning on July 19, 1996, communities in the Saguenay area received between 100 to 275 millimetres of rain, CBC News reported. Quebec’s Musee du Fjord said there was so much rain earlier in the month that the ground could not absorb more precipitation.  “As a matter of fact, between the 1st and the 17th of July 1996, this territory received 120.5 millimetres of water, the equivalent of July’s average monthly rainfall,” the Musee du Fjord says on its website. Waterways overflowed, roads flooded, dams failed, landslides occurred and property was destroyed. The Canadian Armed Forces were asked to step in to provide immediate assistance to thousands who had been cut off from civilization due to the floods, with some being airlifted, driven or boated to safety. The Weather Network reported 450 Canadian Forces troops helped with sandbagging and evacuation efforts. Residents forced to leave their homes had to live at CFB Bagotville. The devastation was enormous: 10 people were killed and more than 12,000 were displaced, according to the Canadian Encyclopedia. Hundreds of homes were also destroyed and the damage was estimated to range somewhere between $300 million to $500 million, with some estimates pegging it at $1.5 billion. At the time, it was the worst flooding event in Canada since Hurricane Hazel killed 81 people in Ontario, mostly the Toronto area, in 1954.

  • Horse-drawn carriage with 18 youth onboard crashes near Round Lake in Sask.
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    Horse-drawn carriage with 18 youth onboard crashes near Round Lake in Sask.

    A wagon carrying 18 youth near Round Lake in Saskatchewan crashed into some trees, injuring some of the children, after the animals were spooked. According to the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), 15 people were sent to hospital after the crash. "Because there was a family camp that our nation puts on every year ... we had a large number of our health staff available, so they were on site immediately," she said.

  • With singer Mary Gauthier, military veterans find a voice
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    With singer Mary Gauthier, military veterans find a voice

    NEW YORK — There's a date on Josh Geartz's calendar that the former U.S. Army sergeant has been looking forward to for quite some time.

  • Cyberattack on Singapore health database steals details of 1.5 million, including PM
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    Cyberattack on Singapore health database steals details of 1.5 million, including PM

    By Jack Kim SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A major cyberattack on Singapore's government health database stole the personal information of about 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the government said on Friday. The attack, which the government called "the most serious breach of personal data" that the country has experienced, comes as the highly wired and digitalized state has made cyber security a top priority for the ASEAN bloc and for itself.

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    Unclaimed $71K 50/50 jackpot will carry over to next Edmonton Eskimos home game

    When the Eskimos host the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Aug. 2, the 50/50 prize will start at a whopping $71,480. The prize is being carried over because it was unclaimed after the Eskimos beat the Toronto Argonauts at home on July 13. The football club said Friday it will add 36 extra ticket sellers throughout the concourse at Commonwealth Stadium to accommodate the increased demand for 50/50 tickets.

  • Gripped by wildfires, Okanagan braces for more lightning
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    Gripped by wildfires, Okanagan braces for more lightning

    Thousands in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley are under evacuation alerts due to wildfires, and with more lightning potentially headed for the dry region on Friday afternoon, those alerts could become orders.

  • AT&T reveals three more cities for 5G launch by end of year
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    AT&T reveals three more cities for 5G launch by end of year

    AT&T Inc on Friday named Oklahoma City, Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, as three more cities where it plans launch its next-generation wireless network, or 5G, by the end of the year. The competition to launch a 5G network is heating up, as AT&T's smaller rivals T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp plan to merge to better invest in its network, and the largest U.S. wireless carrier Verizon Communications Inc recently named its chief technology officer to lead the company, signaling it will focus more on building 5G. AT&T Chief Technology Officer Andre Fuetsch said in an interview the mobile 5G network is expected to launch toward the end of the year, but declined to specify a date.

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    What was it like to go to the moon? We asked Buzz Aldrin

    A quarter-century after the moon landing, astronaut Buzz Aldrin could easily recall the words that came to mind for him when he first saw the lunar surface up close. "Magnificent desolation," he told CBC's Midday on the 25th anniversary of the historic mission that saw humans set foot on the moon for the first time.

  • Search for man who fell overboard southeast of Halifax handed over to RCMP
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    Search for man who fell overboard southeast of Halifax handed over to RCMP

    A search by air and sea for a Seaforth, N.S., man who fell off a fishing vessel about 65 kilometres southeast of Halifax has been scaled back, according to Joint Task Force Atlantic. It's not clear how Patterson fell into the water, but Maritime Search and Rescue said he wasn't wearing a life-jacket at the time. Searchers scoured an area that's about 500 square kilometres beginning Thursday night. But thick fog made it hard to see, with visibility down to about 100 metres.

  • 'Hard to fault' DFO's salmon angling decision, say conservation groups
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    'Hard to fault' DFO's salmon angling decision, say conservation groups

    Provincial Fisheries Minister Gerry Byrne criticised the advice from DFO scientists who recommended the change this season, citing what he's heard from anglers who tell him they're seeing high numbers of salmon. "Word of mouth is certainly important and experienced anglers are an important source of information, however, hard facts cannot be negotiated away. Don Ivany, with the Atlantic Salmon Federation, said it's not surprising some anglers are reporting high numbers.

  • A lifelong friendship fuels the chemistry of 'Blindspotting'
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    A lifelong friendship fuels the chemistry of 'Blindspotting'

    Daveed Diggs was busy. The actor was doing eight shows a week as Jefferson/ Lafayette in the Broadway sensation "Hamilton," and wasn't answering his emails. "Every night, he'd just be there at intermission," Diggs laughs now.

  • CN says it didn't cause fires along tracks in Winnipeg
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    CN says it didn't cause fires along tracks in Winnipeg

    A series of fires alongside CN tracks in Winnipeg in May weren't caused by a train, the rail company says. The fires were noticed shortly after a train passed through the city on May 6, with brush fires being ignited in St. Boniface, The Forks, and the Charleswood and Tuxedo neighbourhoods. "I talked to one resident and he said the train passed and then the fire started," said St. Boniface Coun.

  • P.E.I. lowers tourism licence fees
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    P.E.I. lowers tourism licence fees

    After years of steady increases to the annual licensing fees Island accommodations operators have to pay, the tourism department is dropping those fees starting in 2019.