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  • Canada deemed U.S. a safe country for asylum seekers after internal review
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    Canada deemed U.S. a safe country for asylum seekers after internal review

    Canadian immigration officials have determined that the United States remains a safe country for asylum seekers, despite the Trump administration's crackdown on what it terms illegal aliens. Documents obtained by The Canadian Press under access-to-information law show Canada was concerned about the changes in U.S. immigration policy and conducted a review of its Safe Third Country agreement with the U.S. from January to March of 2017.

  • North Korea bought at least $640 million in luxury goods from China in 2017, South Korea lawmaker says
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    North Korea bought at least $640 million in luxury goods from China in 2017, South Korea lawmaker says

    The United States has urged strict implementation of sanctions as part of a "maximum pressure" campaign which Washington has credited with bringing impoverished North Korea to the negotiating table. "Kim has bought lavish items from China and other places like a seaplane for not only his own family, and also expensive musical instruments, high-quality TVs, sedans, liquor, watches and fur as gifts for the elites who prop up his regime," opposition lawmaker Yoon Sang-hyun said in a statement. "With the growing loophole, Kim would be able to near his goal of neutralizing sanctions soon without giving up the nuclear weapons." Last year, North Korea spent at least $640 million on luxury goods from China, according to Yoon.

  • What life is like inside the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge housing child killer Terri-Lynne McClintic
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    What life is like inside the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge housing child killer Terri-Lynne McClintic

    Nestled among the rolling hills of southwestern Saskatchewan, several wooden cabins surrounded by autumn barren trees make up what is known as the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge. It's operated by the Corrections Canada to house incarcerated women, including 28-year-old Terri-Lynne McClintic — the convicted killer of eight-year-old Tori Stafford, whose death and disappearance captured national attention after police scoured the southwestern Ontario countryside for months in one of the largest-ever searches for a missing person in Canada. McClintic's transfer from an Ontario medium-security prison to Okimaw Ohci not even halfway through her life sentence has sparked national outrage, but advocates for the healing lodge are defending its effectiveness to rehabilitate offenders.

  • Ten communities to watch as municipal elections are held in Ontario
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    Ten communities to watch as municipal elections are held in Ontario

    Voters across Ontario are casting ballots today to elect their next municipal governments. Canada's most populous city initially appeared set for a sleepy election with no significant challenger to incumbent Mayor John Tory, and a 47-ward structure in place. The city's former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat joined the mayoral race, becoming Tory's main competitor.

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    The Lunchtime Lowdown - Your midday update for Oct. 22

    Here's what traders are talking about today.

  • Normality returns for some in Damascus after fighting ends
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    Normality returns for some in Damascus after fighting ends

    Central Damascus was held by the government throughout the war and suffered much less damage than opposition-held areas - evidence of the huge gulf in fire power between the two sides. Parts of the eastern Ghouta region just outside Damascus were all but flattened during a government offensive this spring to retake it from rebels. When the area surrendered, tens of thousands of its people, both fighters and civilians, chose to leave eastern Ghouta under safe passage for opposition areas in northern Syria rather than come back under government rule.

  • Hawkesbury fire department's performance 'substandard' in fatal fire
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    Hawkesbury fire department's performance 'substandard' in fatal fire

    The performance of the fire department in Hawkesbury, Ont., during a retirement home fire that killed an elderly couple was "substandard" and "inadequately managed," according to the findings of an internal police report. The report, commissioned by the Ontario Provincial Police and obtained by CBC News under a freedom of information request, concerns how the department responded to the May 25, 2012 fire at Place Mont-Roc at 100 Industriel Blvd. The fire's cause is still under investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshal's office, but the OPP's crime unit commissioned CFT Engineering Inc. to provide their own analysis.

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy
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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy

    After a 35-year acting career and with two iconic television characters to her name — Elaine Benes of "Seinfeld" and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Meyer — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been honoured with the Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy. On Sunday night at Washington's Kennedy Center, the 57-year-old actress received a stream of testimonials from celebrities including Jerry Seinfeld, Stephen Colbert and 2010 Mark Twain recipient Tina Fey, touching on the multiple aspects of her career. "We both started comedy in Chicago," said Fey, paying tribute by tracking the similarities between their lives.

  • These are Ontario's most hotly-contested municipal elections
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    These are Ontario's most hotly-contested municipal elections

    Municipal elections take place across Ontario on Monday. The race in Steeltown is boiling down to a scrap over light rapid transit, and the promised $1 billion in provincial funding to build it. Hamilton's incumbent mayor Fred Eisenberger is in a dead heat with newcomer Vito Sgro, according to the one published poll about the race.

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    NBC hires Paul Azinger to replace Johnny Miller

    NBC Sports is hiring Paul Azinger as its lead golf analyst with hopes he can deliver his own brand of sharp, candid observations that made Johnny Miller such a strong presence in the broadcast booth for three decades. Miller's last tournament will be the Waste Management Phoenix Open the first weekend in February. Azinger already has a steady voice in golf from 10 years at ABC and ESPN, and the last three years at Fox Sports for its USGA events.

  • Complaint leads to lower water bills for some northeast Calgary residents
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    Complaint leads to lower water bills for some northeast Calgary residents

    Warren Rempel has discovered that maybe you can fight city hall. For several months, Rempel has been complaining to Enmax and to the City of Calgary about his water bill. After finding information on the city's website, he phoned Enmax to question why he was being charged the multi-family rate but not the residential rate.

  • Placer miners and mining company in dispute over access to Yukon claims
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    Placer miners and mining company in dispute over access to Yukon claims

    Two placer miners in central Yukon say they're being bulldozed by a mining company that's developing a major gold mine. Kelly Benson and Joe Volf say their placer claims have been made inaccessible by upgrades to the road that leads to the Eagle Gold Mine about 80 kilometres north of Mayo, Yukon. Victoria Gold is hoping to begin producing gold next year at the open pit mine.

  • Plaque initiative connects Westmount residents with neighbourhood history
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    Plaque initiative connects Westmount residents with neighbourhood history

    Tracey Course was certain that she wanted to live in Westmount's architectural heritage area. An Englishwoman who had been residing in a newer part of Edmonton since she moved to Canada in 2005, she missed the charms of home. As the 100th anniversary of the neighbourhood approached, the Westmount Heritage Committee looked for ways to mark its centennial.

  • Stage set for showdown in New Brunswick's closely divided legislature
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    Stage set for showdown in New Brunswick's closely divided legislature

    The New Brunswick legislature opens Tuesday with the election of a Speaker and a throne speech, but the Tories say the Liberals' days are numbered. Premier Brian Gallant says his minority Liberal government has listened to the message sent by voters in last month's election and will present a throne speech that incorporates many of the opposition parties' campaign pledges. The Liberals won just 21 seats — one fewer than the Progressive Conservatives, while the Green and People's Alliance parties each won three.

  • 'Shameful': Cannabis customers floored by the amount of plastic packing on their pot
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    'Shameful': Cannabis customers floored by the amount of plastic packing on their pot

    "It's really shameful," said Remi Robichaud of Moncton. "I think the packaging is pretty excessive," said Mac. "Look at what comes with one gram of weed — you've got a cardboard box that comes in a bottle.

  • Bombardier sues Mitsubishi over alleged theft of aircraft trade secrets
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    Bombardier sues Mitsubishi over alleged theft of aircraft trade secrets

    Bombardier is suing Mitsubishi Aircraft in the United States over alleged trade secret misappropriation. The Quebec aerospace company alleges some of its own former employees passed on documents containing trade secrets to Mitsubishi before going to work for the company. The 92-page legal complaint filed in a Seattle court on Friday also targets Aerospace Testing Engineering & Certification (AeroTEC), which supports the Japanese multinational in the development of its MRJ airline, as well as several ex-Bombardier employees.

  • Three strong earthquakes reported in Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island
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    Three strong earthquakes reported in Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island

    Three relatively strong earthquakes were recorded Sunday night in the Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 6.6 magnitude quake about 260 kilometres west of Tofino, followed by a 6.8 tremor and then a third measuring 6.5. Survey geophysicist Zachary Reeves said all three quakes occurred in the same general area over the course of about an hour, and at a shallow depth of approximately 10 kilometres.

  • Man left outside of hospital as infant hopes to see Angel Cradle in Saskatoon
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    Man left outside of hospital as infant hopes to see Angel Cradle in Saskatoon

    Sanctum Care Group has been looking at providing such a cradle, to allow mothers to leave their newborn babies in a safe location. For some mothers, that means parenting their babies, for others, it means adoption, and in some rare circumstances, it may mean leaving a newborn in a safe place in a way where the mother's anonymity can be preserved, he said.

  • 'Braiding Western science and Indigenous knowledge': New environmental monitoring program launches
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    'Braiding Western science and Indigenous knowledge': New environmental monitoring program launches

    A new college program aims to combine Indigenous traditional knowledge and modern science to empower the next generation of environmental monitors in the oilsands. Keyano College launched the program in October and its first group of 11 students are studying in Fort Chipewyan, Alta. Fort Chipewyan is a Cree, Dene and Métis community located north of Fort McMurray.

  • We could soon upload dashcam evidence directly to police, but are we ready for what that means?
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    We could soon upload dashcam evidence directly to police, but are we ready for what that means?

    When you head out on Calgary roads these days, smile — odds are, you're on camera. More and more people are using dashcams to document their daily travels, and that means a growing number of traffic offences are being caught on video. In response, Calgary police are now considering a new way to accept — and handle — all that video.

  • Man saves 2 people from burning car in Gatineau Park
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    Man saves 2 people from burning car in Gatineau Park

    Régis Grégoire was in the area when he says he saw flames coming from the ditch at the intersection of Gatineau and Champlain Parkways. When he realized it was a car on fire, Grégoire said he ran toward it — and even though it was dangerous, he knew he had to help. "There was no way he was going to get out of there by himself alive, that's for sure," Grégoire recalled Sunday.

  • Telefonica Deutschland calls for regulators to block Vodafone-Liberty deal
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    Telefonica Deutschland calls for regulators to block Vodafone-Liberty deal

    The head of Telefonica Deutschland called on Monday for EU regulators to block Vodafone's planned acquisition of Liberty Global, saying it would lead to a "quasi-monopolisation" of the German cable TV market. Britain's Vodafone agreed in May to pay $21.8 billion to buy Liberty Global's assets in Europe, with the main prize being Germany's Unitymedia, but still needs regulators' approval.

  • Ireland says Brexit transition extension can't be alternative to Irish backstop: newspaper
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    Ireland says Brexit transition extension can't be alternative to Irish backstop: newspaper

    An extension to Britain's post-Brexit transition period cannot be an alternative to the "backstop" agreement governing the Irish border, Ireland's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Monday by the Irish Times newspaper. "There will be no withdrawal agreement without the backstop, end of story," Coveney was quoted by the newspaper as saying when asked about a suggestion by Brexit minister Dominic Raab on Sunday that an extension could be an alternative to the backstop.

  • Norway hero who stopped Nazi A-bomb dies
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    Norway hero who stopped Nazi A-bomb dies

    Joachim Ronneberg led commandos who sabotaged a Nazi nuclear facility in Norway in 1943. He died aged 99 - the last survivor of a raid believed to be one of the most important of World War Two. It was turned into a Hollywood movie, The Heroes of Telemark.

  • BASF and Nornickel join forces in European EV battery push
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    BASF and Nornickel join forces in European EV battery push

    Underpinned by a new BASF cathode plant in Finland, the agreement could provide fresh impetus to European efforts to create battery cell manufacturing capacity in a market dominated Chinese and Korean producers. Chemicals giant BASF will build a plant to produce cathode materials for batteries in Harjavalta, Finland, adjacent to a nickel and cobalt refinery owned by Nornickel, the world's second-largest nickel miner and a major cobalt producer. "With the investment in Harjavalta, BASF will be present in all major regions with local production and increased customer proximity, further supporting the rapidly growing electric vehicle market," Kenneth Lane, president of BASF's Catalysts division, said on Monday.