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NASA’s Curiosity sends high-resolution, colour portraits from Mars

Mysterious images from Mars

A spacecraft orbiting Mars has detected carbon dioxide snow falling on the Red Planet, making Mars the only body in the solar system known to host this weird weather phenomenon. (Sept. 17)

  • Judge reserves decision in Air Canada case involving compensation for missed flight
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    Judge reserves decision in Air Canada case involving compensation for missed flight

    Nicole Paine was en route to Sydney, N.S., on Dec. 14, 2016, with her mother, three-year-old daughter and infant twin boys. According to Paine, the group arrived at the airport in time for check-in but was ultimately denied boarding for the first leg of the flight, which had a connection in Toronto.

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    'Chains and padlocks': California police say parents shackled their children to beds

    The children, who police say "appeared to be malnourished and very dirty" range in age between two and 29 years old. "Deputies located what they believed to be 12 children inside the house, but were shocked to discover that seven of them were actually adults," the release said.

  • New pickups from Ram, Chevy heat up big-truck competition
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    New pickups from Ram, Chevy heat up big-truck competition

    The competition for full-size pickup truck customers in the U.S. is as rough-and-tumble as ever, with Ram and Chevrolet rolling out brawny-looking new models that are larger, lighter and more efficient than their predecessors. For the first time in recent memory, two Detroit automakers are introducing new big trucks at the Motor City's auto show at the same time, in a hot sales market that U.S.-based automakers have dominated for years. Last year, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler and General Motors combined sold more than 2.2 million full-size trucks, controlling 93 per cent of the segment.

  • 'In the dark': Canadian eyed by CSIS blocked from visiting dying father in U.S.
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    'In the dark': Canadian eyed by CSIS blocked from visiting dying father in U.S.

    In his basement apartment, a Mississauga man stares into his father's weary eyes for what could be the last time. A tiny screen is the closest he can get to his 71-year-old father, bedridden in an Ohio hospital with Stage 4 brain cancer. Travelling to see his father isn't an option for the 33-year-old.

  • Canada's deepest cave discovered in southeastern British Columbia
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    Canada's deepest cave discovered in southeastern British Columbia

    Calgary-based explorers on an expedition in British Columbia just north of Fernie have discovered Canada's deepest cave, its longest shaft stretching roughly the length of a 35-storey building. Kathleen Graham and Jeremy Bruns were part of the nine-person team of volunteer explorers who made the discovery early in the new year. Graham said the last time a team set out, members learned the cave was so deep that they didn't have enough equipment to get all the way to the bottom.

  • Facing deportation, Nova Scotia woman to finally become Canadian citizen
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    Facing deportation, Nova Scotia woman to finally become Canadian citizen

    Spencer, 33, came to Canada in 1993 when she was eight years old, adopted by a Nova Scotian family from the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. Spencer's sister, Kelley Pozzolo, has been by her side through it all and said she's still adjusting to the fact Spencer won't be deported.

  • 800 sign petition urging SGI to reverse new antique car definition
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    800 sign petition urging SGI to reverse new antique car definition

    A Saskatoon man is rallying support to reverse a change to the definition of what makes a car "antique" in Saskatchewan. On Jan. 1, Saskatchewan Government Insurance introduced a new rule that states a car is not an antique unless it was made in 1987 or earlier. Saskatoon resident Steve Bondy has started an online petition to reverse the 1987 cut-off.

  • LRT to West Edmonton Mall not a done deal, council hears
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    LRT to West Edmonton Mall not a done deal, council hears

    Mayor Don Iveson said people living along the route are counting on it. "[We want to] give confidence to those neighbourhoods in the west who we've been talking [with] about LRT in pretty firm terms for almost 10 years now," Iveson said Monday.

  • 2 charged for property crime spree across southern Alberta
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    2 charged for property crime spree across southern Alberta

    Two men are facing a long list of charges relating to property crimes around southern Alberta.

  • 'Reprehensible': Trudeau abortion policy raises ire of U.S. right
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    'Reprehensible': Trudeau abortion policy raises ire of U.S. right

    In what's almost certainly a first in the lengthy history of bilateral relations between the countries, Canada's summer-jobs program has become the object of criticism from America's right wing. The reason is abortion. A former Trump White House adviser, several news organizations and the president's favourite Fox News morning show have all dumped on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's explanation for why pro-life groups should be excluded from $220 million in federal jobs grants.

  • Fight to save historic Stittsville barn headed to court
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    Fight to save historic Stittsville barn headed to court

    The City of Ottawa is taking Richcraft Homes to court, alleging the builder has neglected to make necessary repairs to a historic barn in the city's west end. Two years ago Richcraft got permission from city council to deconstruct the 145-year-old Bradley-Craig barn in Stittsville and reassemble it at Saunders Farm, an agricultural tourism site in Munster. Now those same advocates fear the towering red barn is being left to fall into ruin.

  • Sharapova back in Oz, joins Federer, Djokovic in 2nd round
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    Sharapova back in Oz, joins Federer, Djokovic in 2nd round

    It wasn't Maria Sharapova's choice to miss the last Australian Open. The five-time major champion said it was her choice to return, though, and she relished every moment of it in Tuesday's 6-1, 6-4 victory over Tatjana Maria. "With that choice I know that I face difficulties and challenges on the court, and that I start from no ranking and that I might start on some outside courts, and I understand that and that's part of the process," said Sharapova, who was a contentious choice to represent the women's champions last week at the official draw.

  • York first Canadian university to give 'Dreamers' a chance at a degree
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    York first Canadian university to give 'Dreamers' a chance at a degree

    Like many so-called "Dreamers" in the U.S., Rosa grew up in constant fear of being deported from Texas back to El Salvador. From the mid-to-late 2000s, before then-president Barack Obama introduced Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for people who had arrived illegally in the US as children, immigration raids were common and Rosa worried she might never get a chance to go to university. Obama announced DACA in 2012.

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    Woman allegedly stabs senior in the back at Abbotsford mall

    Police say a 36-year-old woman is in custody Monday after allegedly stabbing a 71-year-old man at the Seven Oaks Shopping Centre in Abbotsford. Abbotsford Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Judy Bird says after officers arrived, they witnessed the woman stab the man in the back with a knife. Bird says the woman is not an Abbotsford resident and is still in custody with charges pending.

  • Gesundheit! Stifling a sneeze can cause injuries in rare cases, experts say
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    Gesundheit! Stifling a sneeze can cause injuries in rare cases, experts say

    One of the most serious is detailed in the journal BMJ Case Reports, published online Monday, in which a 34-year-old man from the United Kingdom ruptured his throat after pinching his nose and clamping his mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze. "This tear in the throat is incredibly unusual," said Dr. Douglas Chepeha, an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist at University Health Network in Toronto. Impeding the release of air from the nose and mouth during a sneeze could rapidly increase the pressure in the lungs, forcing the air out and trapping it in the chest between the lungs — a  condition known as pseudomediastinum.

  • Family photos instantly infamous for how badly they're edited
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    Family photos instantly infamous for how badly they're edited

    Pam and Dave Zaring said on Facebook they hired a photographer to take their family's portraits last spring. To their shock and entertainment these are the photos they said they received eight months later.

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    Contractor didn't follow its own safety rules in fatal trench accident: Suncor

    Events that led to the death of a 30-year-old oilsands worker at a Suncor operation north of Fort McMurray could have been prevented if personnel of the contracted mining company had followed its own safety rules, Suncor says. "While this is difficult to write, I believe it is absolutely essential that we share this information openly to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again," Bruno Francoeur, Suncor regional operations executive, said in a memo to employees which has been obtained by CBC News. ​Francoeur said Aecon Mining workers were excavating a dyke at Suncor's Millennium mine on Oct. 20, 2017.

  • Girl, 5, dead after being pinned between 2 vehicles near St. Raphael Catholic School
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    Girl, 5, dead after being pinned between 2 vehicles near St. Raphael Catholic School

    A five-year-old girl is dead after being struck by a vehicle in the pickup area near St. Raphael Catholic School on Monday afternoon, Toronto police say. The incident occurred on Gade Drive in the Keele Street and Wilson Avenue area around 4 p.m. when the child was pinned between two vehicles, says Sgt. Duncan Miller. "The father was putting his daughter into the Mercedes Benz when a Hyundai vehicle without a driver somehow moved into gear and collided with the SUV," Miller said.

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    Welcome to the neighbourhood. Have you read the terms of service?

    The L-shaped parcel of land on Toronto's eastern waterfront known as Quayside isn't much to look at. There's a sprawling parking lot for dry-docked boats opposite aging post-industrial space, where Parliament Street becomes Queens Quay. To its south is one of the saddest stretches of the Martin Goodman trail, an otherwise pleasant running and biking route that spans the city east to west.

  • Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems
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    Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems

    A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that burst into flames off Florida's Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger. Tropical Breeze Casino spokeswoman Beth Fifer said the company does not know what caused Sunday's huge blaze, which gutted the 12-year-old shuttle boat and forced about 50 passengers to jump into chilly waters off Port Richey. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office identified the woman as Carrie Dempsey, 42, of Lutz, Florida.

  • Windsor council trims operating budget tax increase to 0.9%
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    Windsor council trims operating budget tax increase to 0.9%

    Property taxes in Windsor are going up, but just by 0.9 per cent. Windsor city council sat all afternoon and most of the evening Monday, but in the end, managed to pass the 2018 operating budget with less than half of the increase proposed at the beginning of the meeting. City administration started the day looking at a 2.1 per cent tax increase, down from the 2.6 per cent increase originally proposed to cover the $800 million operating budget and $643 million capital budget.

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    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 3:20 p.m. when the incident took place. Police say an SUV with no driver in it rolled forward and pinned the girl against her father's Mercedes-Benz SUV.

  • 'Get off your butts': Community activist urges authorities to declare war on meth dealers
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    'Get off your butts': Community activist urges authorities to declare war on meth dealers

    The steps to Sel Burrow's Point Douglas home still have blood on them. In the wee hours of a morning just before Christmas, Burrows woke to the door bell ringing. There is blood spraying all over the place, he's cut right across [his hand], there," Burrows says, gesturing across his palm.

  • Charges laid after front-end loader tears into home, then stops at liquor store
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    Charges laid after front-end loader tears into home, then stops at liquor store

    A 51-year-old man is facing several charges after he allegedly used a front-end loader to partially demolish a North Sydney, N.S., home early Monday morning and then drive to a local liquor store with police in pursuit. The pole was damaged and the side of a house was ripped apart.

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    Edmonton artist's rise in country music 'sort of happened by accident'

    The former guitarist and vocalist in local rock band Tupelo Honey has been pursuing a career in country music for only a couple of years. Davidson said after Tupelo Honey went on hiatus, he started writing solo material — and country music was the result. "It sort of came out this way," Davidson told CBC's Radio Active Friday.