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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip: A Platinum Royal Love Story

The Queen isn’t just the longest reigning monarch, but also the royal who boasts the longest marriage. We celebrate her storied, platinum 70-year marriage with the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip through photos dating back to their engagement (when Princess Elizabeth hadn’t taken the crown) to the present day.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip: A Royal love story of the ages

The Queen isn’t just Britian’s longest running royal monarch but also boasts the longest marriage in the Royal family. To celebrate her 70 years of marriage to Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, the palace released a handout photo with a platinum backdrop, to mark their platinum year. Here’s a look back at their storied relationship from before their engagement in 1947 to present day.

  • Michael Buble shuts down rumours of retirement from music
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    Michael Buble shuts down rumours of retirement from music

    Michael Buble is shutting down rumours that he's going to retire from music, saying he was misquoted in a recent interview. The report suggested the Grammy-winning singer was stepping away from music for good following his son Noah's cancer battle, but Buble said the story is false.

  • Pope gets invite to North Korea, indicates will consider it
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    Pope gets invite to North Korea, indicates will consider it

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in relayed the invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the pope verbally during a 35-minute meeting in the Vatican. Kim told Moon, a Catholic, of his wish to meet the pontiff during a meeting last month and the South Korean leader announced before the trip that he would be relaying a message.. According to the president's office, Francis expressed his strong support for efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula. Moon's office quoted the pope as telling Moon: "Do not stop, move forward.

  • How to follow the Yukon municipal elections with CBC North
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    How to follow the Yukon municipal elections with CBC North

    It's election day for six municipalities across the Yukon, and CBC North will be there with results, highlights and reactions every step of the way. 

  • London's black cabs soon to be seen on the streets of Paris
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    London's black cabs soon to be seen on the streets of Paris

    London's black cabs will be seen on the streets of Paris next year as the company that makes them begins selling its wares in the City of Light. London Electric Vehicle Co., which makes plug-in electric taxis that look like traditional black cabs, has put about 600 vehicles on the streets of London and has already expanded to Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg and Oslo. The move into Paris comes as Mayor Anne Hidalgo aggressively works to improve air quality in the city.

  • 'Extensive' cockroach infestation, poor sanitation closes Edmonton Chinese restaurant
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    'Extensive' cockroach infestation, poor sanitation closes Edmonton Chinese restaurant

    A north Edmonton Chinese food restaurant has been ordered closed after inspectors discovered a slew of health code violations, including a cockroach-infested, grime-and- grease-covered kitchen. The health inspection on Oct. 3, found Taipan Cafe at 10627 97th St. found evidence of an "extensive cockroach infestation" throughout the entire building, including the food. "Many live and dead cockroaches of all life stages noted in food and on glue boards, counters, food equipment, utensils, containers and structures," reads the Environmental Public Health inspection.

  • Take it or leave it? EU offers May few options on Brexit deal
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    Take it or leave it? EU offers May few options on Brexit deal

    An EU offer to extend a status-quo transition period by a year to end-2021, keeping Britain in a customs union to diminish the chances of the backstop being triggered, was not enough. Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, less than three years since Britons voted for an exit in a referendum. ACID TEST All governments insist, though, that they want a deal in the coming weeks that can avoid chaos when Britain leaves in March.

  • Conscientious dog learns how to recycle
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    Conscientious dog learns how to recycle

    Teach your dog to recycle, reuse, reduce just like this clever pup! How cool is that?

  • Chestnuts, swagger and good grammar: how Italy's 'Captain' builds his brand
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    Chestnuts, swagger and good grammar: how Italy's 'Captain' builds his brand

    Salvini, who modeled his "Italians first" campaign after Trump's successful U.S. presidential bid, has built an effective communications machine aimed not just at bolstering his League party's popularity at home but also helping anti-immigrant, populist forces win control of European parliament next May. Salvini has been especially successful on Facebook, Italy's most popular platform with 34 million active users per month out of an eligible voting population of 46.6 million. In the first week of July, for example, 2.6 million people liked, commented, shared or watched videos on Salvini's 82 Facebook posts, versus 1.5 million engagements on 32 posts for Trump, Raffa's data showed. "Salvini always has much more engagement than Trump," Luca Morisi, Salvini's social media strategist and the man behind the machine, said at a workshop hosted by pollster and political analysis firm YouTrend in early October.

  • Cannabis and Coffee: Pot info with your morning java
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    Cannabis and Coffee: Pot info with your morning java

    Although cannabis is newly legal in Canada, the shop Cannabis and Coffee in Toronto has been a resource for those interested in the substance. No, they haven’t been selling marijuana, but people have been coming in to grab quality, artisanal coffee and snacks – including an impressive assortment of specialty cereals.

  • A water fight in Chile's Atacama raises questions over lithium mining
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    A water fight in Chile's Atacama raises questions over lithium mining

    U.S.-based Albemarle Corp and Chile's SQM operate just 3 miles (5 km) apart in the remote Salar, a basin in the Atacama that is home to one of the world's richest deposits of high-grade lithium. In celebrating the new contracts, the two companies said they were confident they could significantly boost output without drawing more than their current quotas of lithium-rich brine, or saltwater, that has for millennia accumulated in pools beneath the Atacama. The rivals said each had all the brine they needed for current and future production.

  • Legal marijuana increases liability for alcohol servers, owners worry
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    Legal marijuana increases liability for alcohol servers, owners worry

    Servers and bartenders now have one more responsibility on their plate now that recreational marijuana is legal in Canada — detecting cannabis impairment before letting the booze flow. Adding to that worry among waiters is the fact many alcohol certification programs across Canada haven't been updated to reflect that recreational marijuana is now legal. "It's concerning for me as a bar owner because you don't know how much they've ingested," said Cara Kennedy, owner of the Walkerville Tavern in Windsor, Ont.

  • Photos: Canadians celebrate pot legalization by lighting up
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    Photos: Canadians celebrate pot legalization by lighting up

    They were elated, thrilled, ecstatic, overjoyed… and some just wanted to chill. On Wednesday, some Canadians waited in massive lines to buy their first legal grams of cannabis. Plenty were also keen to celebrate by legally smoking weed in public for the first time — something that’s still illegal in some parts of the country. Of course, plenty of people, such as those in Ontario, blazed without standing in line first. The province is beginning its pot rollout with online sales and moving to private retail stores in April 2019 at the earliest. There were plenty of events, both planned and impromptu. Toronto potheads lit up in Trinity Bellwoods Park, University of British Columbia students poured onto a hill beside a student centre to partake, and some immediately got high right outside cannabis stores. Here’s a look at how some folks spent their first day using cannabis legally.

  • Private company hired to oversee $12.8M in renos at Montreal City Hall
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    Private company hired to oversee $12.8M in renos at Montreal City Hall

    Pomerleau will be responsible for making sure costs are respected, as well as the schedule, construction methods and the quality of the work being done, according to a summary of the committee's decision, released after the meeting. "It will be interesting to verify whether this approach will make the city more agile in awarding contracts," the commission wrote in its evaluation of Pomerleau's bid.

  • Westmount High teachers protest CAQ government's religious symbols policy
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    Westmount High teachers protest CAQ government's religious symbols policy

    Teachers at Westmount High held a rally outside the public high school on Ste-Catherine Street West this morning to protest the new provincial government's proposed ban on religious symbols for public servants. The rally coincides with the day the CAQ will unveil its cabinet members. The CAQ, which won a majority in the provincial election, wants to ban civil servants in positions of authority, including judges, prosecutors and police officers, from wearing religious symbols.

  • Sri Lankan Tamil chef the backbone of this classic Irish pub
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    Sri Lankan Tamil chef the backbone of this classic Irish pub

    Since opening Allen's in 1986, he's used his classic Irish pub to advocate for Canadian ingredients. "My Toronto restaurant life has involved people from every nationality one can imagine, but I can say with assurance that members of no group work harder, or with greater commitment, than do Tamil professional cooks," he insisted. Maxwell introduced me to chef Ponniah Vijeyaratnam.

  • Mammoth development could add thousands of homes to Bonnie Doon neighbourhood
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    Mammoth development could add thousands of homes to Bonnie Doon neighbourhood

    A proposed development for Edmonton's Bonnie Doon neighbourhood could bring thousands of new homes and people to the area. Morguard Investments has proposed to rezone the land Bonnie Doon Centre sits on, transforming it into a mixed-use development that features housing, offices and retail space. The goal is to provide housing for people at various stages of life, said Margaret Knowles, senior vice president of development for Morguard.

  • Taxpayers could pick up tab for mayor's Twitter-blocking legal fees
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    Taxpayers could pick up tab for mayor's Twitter-blocking legal fees

    The city won't be representing Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson in the lawsuit served on him this week by three people he blocked on Twitter, but taxpayers could still be on the hook for his legal bills if the suit goes ahead.

  • 'The wait time is so unbearable': Regina salon closed after Lang's fire almost ready to re-open
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    'The wait time is so unbearable': Regina salon closed after Lang's fire almost ready to re-open

    Jen Dubois' Miyosiwin Salon Spa had barely been open one year when tragedy struck. 

  • The most confusing marijuana laws that could cost you thousands
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    The most confusing marijuana laws that could cost you thousands

    The rules for recreational cannabis can vary from one side of the street to the next. Here are some references to help you navigate the melting pot of weed laws.

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    Threatening letter prompts Indigenous family's move from Edmonton-area condo

    Police are investigating after an Indigenous family in an Edmonton-area condominium received a letter that appears to suggest harm may come to them if they don't leave the neighbourhood. The letter that was left in the family's mailbox on Monday warns Katrina Anderson, her husband and three children, ages 13, 12 and 10, to move out of their rented condo in St. Albert. It targets the family’s First Nation background and accuses Anderson's children of being noisy and thoughtless while playing outside, intimating that the kids could get harmed if the family doesn't get out.

  • Trading in MEG mixed after rejecting Husky Energy's hostile takeover bid
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    Trading in MEG mixed after rejecting Husky Energy's hostile takeover bid

    MEG Energy Corp. shares rose, fell and rose again Thursday morning after it formally rejected a hostile takeover offer from oilsands rival Husky Energy Inc. The target company said after markets closed Wednesday that the Husky offer is opportunistic and undervalues its assets and prospects, adding it intends to conduct a formal process that could identify a white knight to make a better offer. MEG shares rose by as much as 21 cents to $11 in morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange before falling back to near Wednesday's close of $10.79 and then rising again to $10.85.

  • Nunavut's chief medical officer 'no longer employed with the government'
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    Nunavut's chief medical officer 'no longer employed with the government'

    The Nunavut government is releasing few details on why Dr. Kim Barker is no longer the territory's chief medical officer of health. 

  • Ragtime musician carves out side business making wooden pipes
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    Ragtime musician carves out side business making wooden pipes

    Sporting a handlebar moustache and a steel-stringed acoustic guitar, a young man strums the nostalgic tunes of Scott Joplin, Blind Blake and others from an era gone by. Beside him sits an antique suitcase filled with wooden pipes of varying sizes and shapes. 

  • Nenshi slams province over cannabis revenue-splitting formula
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    Nenshi slams province over cannabis revenue-splitting formula

    Earlier this week, the government announced it will share $11.2 million with municipalities over the next two years to help them with the costs related to legalization. Calgary's expenses are expected to be $10 million to $12 million per year for additional police training and equipment and more bylaw enforcement as well as costs tied to additional building inspections and land-use zoning issues for retail outlets. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says the province will reap the revenues from cannabis sales including an excise tax and a sales tax — yet little of that cash will be shared with communities.

  • Secure unit would have saved dementia patient killed in traffic: fatality report
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    Secure unit would have saved dementia patient killed in traffic: fatality report

    A dementia patient who was run over in the street after he wandered away from the Royal Alexandra Hospital in 2015 should have been protected on a secure unit, a fatality inquiry has found. Robert Earl Wright, 84, was a patient in the hospital's geriatric unit for more than two weeks in the summer of 2015, and walked away three times. The third time he left the hospital, on Aug. 21, he stepped into traffic and was hit by a vehicle.