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  • New round of CPP changes end age restrictions on survivor benefits
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    New round of CPP changes end age restrictions on survivor benefits

    Samantha MacDougall thought her fight to get her late partner's Canada Pension Plan benefits would take years. The government ended the fight for her. Newly approved changes to the Canada Pension Plan will mean widows and widowers, regardless of age, will receive full survivor benefits, changing five decades of federal policy.

  • Woman in critical condition from liver failure can't get transplant due to protocols
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    Woman in critical condition from liver failure can't get transplant due to protocols

    The family of an Indigenous rights advocate is considering legal action against an Ontario organ transplant agency after she was denied access to a liver transplant wait list based on a history of alcohol use disorder. Delilah Saunders, 26, an Inuk woman from Happy Valley Goose Bay, N.L., remained in critical condition after being admitted to an Ottawa hospital Friday afternoon. Friends said Saunders had been taking acetaminophen for jaw pain, and that may have led to liver failure.

  • 'I didn't believe I read it right': Saskatoon woman hit with mystery $4K water bill
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    'I didn't believe I read it right': Saskatoon woman hit with mystery $4K water bill

    Marieke Knight is a firm believer in conserving water. She doesn't water her lawn. She doesn't leave her taps dripping. That's why when the Saskatoon resident's water bill was nearly $4,000 last month, she was in complete shock. 

  • Woman faces 5 charges after Etobicoke attack leaves baby in critical condition
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    Woman faces 5 charges after Etobicoke attack leaves baby in critical condition

    A woman has been charged with five counts, including attempted murder, after a four-month-old girl and a man were allegedly assaulted and stabbed Wednesday morning in west Toronto. According to police, emergency responders were called to a condominium on Sherway Gardens Road, near Evans Avenue, in suburban Etobicoke at 8:35 a.m. ET for unknown trouble. David Hopkinson confirmed to CBC Toronto on Thursday morning that the baby was both assaulted and stabbed.

  • Former 'Apprentice' star Omarosa denies White House firing
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    Former 'Apprentice' star Omarosa denies White House firing

    Former "Apprentice" star Omarosa denies she was fired from her job at the White House — and she's teasing that she has stories to tell about what she's seen and heard there. In an interview Thursday with ABC's "Good Morning America, Manigault Newman also said reports that she made a scene while being escorted from the White House grounds this week are "100 per cent false," and questioned why no photos or video of the alleged ruckus had surfaced. "John Kelly and I had a very straightforward discussion about concerns that I had, issues that I raised and, as a result, I resigned and it will be taking place Jan. 20, when I leave this very interesting administration," Manigault Newman said.

  • The CRA 'picks on people who can't defend themselves,' says single mother battling agency
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    The CRA 'picks on people who can't defend themselves,' says single mother battling agency

    Baxter is just one of nearly 100 people who reached out to CBC News after it profiled another single mother from Saskatchewan who has spent the last six months battling the CRA over own her marital status and child benefits. Many of the other single parents who contacted CBC described a similar experience.

  • DND posts Facebook photo of Super Hornets to tout Australian fighter purchase
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    DND posts Facebook photo of Super Hornets to tout Australian fighter purchase

    The Canadian Forces social-media team might have been flying high over the federal government's plans to buy second-hand jets from Australia, but an errant photo of Boeing's controversial Super Hornet fighter has brought it crashing back to Earth. The photo in question was posted to the military's Facebook page Tuesday after the Liberals confirmed they were buying the Australian jets instead of new Super Hornets from U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co. "We've announced our intention to pursue the purchase of F-18 aircraft from Australia," the post says.

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    Husky pup beats Iqaluit dog bylaw and finds a home in time for Christmas

    Bear — a fluffy, husky puppy from Iqaluit — found a home just in time for Christmas. "Needless to say, we're dog lovers. Or perhaps we're just crazy," said Walsh, presenting her family's story in front of City Council Tuesday.

  • Kentucky lawmaker facing assault allegations kills himself
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    Kentucky lawmaker facing assault allegations kills himself

    A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has killed himself. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell says Rep. Dan Johnson shot himself Wednesday on a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky. Tinnell confirmed the death to WDRB-TV in Louisville.

  • About 3,000 international students take tuition refund after college strike: govt
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    The Canadian Press

    About 3,000 international students take tuition refund after college strike: govt

    The number represents roughly five per cent of the approximately 58,000 full time international students enrolled in the system. In comparison, of the approximately 192,000 full time domestic college students, just over 22,600 — nearly 12 per cent — asked for and received the tuition refund. Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews said the international student figures, which are still preliminary and could change, make sense given the substantial costs incurred by international students to attend Canadian post-secondary institutes.

  • Four Hydro One employees killed in helicopter crash in eastern Ontario
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    Four Hydro One employees killed in helicopter crash in eastern Ontario

    Four Hydro One employees were killed Thursday when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed in a field in eastern Ontario, police and the utility reported. No one survived the crash that occurred just before noon outside Tweed, north of Kingston, provincial police said. Kim Clayton, who lives near the crash site, said hydro crews had been working for weeks on the power lines strung on the towers that cross the property, and she was used to hearing them fly back and forth.

  • Rusty, Winnipeg's glasses-wearing hospital therapy dog, to be honoured with ceremony
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    Rusty, Winnipeg's glasses-wearing hospital therapy dog, to be honoured with ceremony

    You might already know Rusty: he's nearly 15 years old, he volunteers three days a week at St. Boniface Hospital and — most notably — he's a big fluffy dog wearing glasses. "People ask me why he wears them, and I say because he can and he will," said George Ames, who adopted Rusty from a shelter in Ste. Ames said he's flattered by the honour, but it's the people and conversations he finds at the hospital that keep him coming back.

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    The Canadian Press

    Baloney Meter: Are Australian fighter jets a 'rusted-out bucket of bolts'?

    OTTAWA — "The Liberals are buying rusted-out fighter jets from Australia even though the defence minister actually said that they would never buy used planes. This is not a bucket of bolts, Mr. Speaker. Why are they going back on their word?" — Conservative MP Tony Clement, Dec. 12.

  • On Aga Khan's birthday, Christmas holiday controversy still haunts Trudeau
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    On Aga Khan's birthday, Christmas holiday controversy still haunts Trudeau

    When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau planned his holiday trip a year ago, he would have had no reason to fear that the Ghost of Christmas Past would still be haunting him a year later. Trudeau, his family and some friends, including MP Seamus O'Regan, now the minister of veterans affairs, spent their 2016 Christmas vacation on a private island in the Bahamas owned by the Aga Khan, the billionaire spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims. The Prime Minister's Office initially tried to play down the trip, refusing to say where Trudeau would spend the holiday.

  • All 25 passengers on crashed Saskatchewan flight 'accounted for' but some require air ambulance, RCMP say
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    All 25 passengers on crashed Saskatchewan flight 'accounted for' but some require air ambulance, RCMP say

    All 25 passengers onboard the West Wind Aviation flight that crashed shortly after taking off from the Fond-du-Lac, Sask., airport Wednesday night "have been accounted for and removed from the scene of the crash," the RCMP said late Wednesday. There were no fatalities, RCMP added in a 10:30 p.m. CST news release. The ATR-42 plane took off from the airport at around 6:15 p.m. headed to Stony Rapids.

  • Gaza eatery offers discounts to North Koreans but no takers
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    Gaza eatery offers discounts to North Koreans but no takers

    A Gaza eatery is offering massive discounts to North Korean diners but there is just one problem — there are no North Koreans in Gaza. Ibrahim Raba, manager of a shawarma restaurant in Gaza's Jabaliya refugee camp, says he is offering the 80 per cent discounts to show his appreciation for North Korea's rejection of President Donald Trump's recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

  • GTA mechanic loses car, refuses to compensate owner
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    GTA mechanic loses car, refuses to compensate owner

    Wed, Dec 13: A stolen car went missing from a Scarborough mechanic shop, but why aren’t they covering the cost? Sean O’Shea reports.

  • Nova Scotia anti-poverty groups call for immediate increase to income assistance
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    Nova Scotia anti-poverty groups call for immediate increase to income assistance

    Representatives from 13 community and anti-poverty groups are calling for an immediate increase to Nova Scotia's basic income assistance rates, but they received no firm commitment from the province on Thursday. Fiona Traynor of the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, said income assistance rates have been static for the last three years while the cost of food and shelter continues to increase. Traynor said although the province has previously said there would be no increase until the 2019-20 budget, the need exists now.

  • Judge refuses Dellen Millard's request for mistrial at Laura Babcock murder trial
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    Judge refuses Dellen Millard's request for mistrial at Laura Babcock murder trial

    A judge swiftly quashed co-accused Dellen Millard's request for mistrial at the Laura Babcock murder trial in Toronto today. Millard, 32, who is acting as his own lawyer, put forward a 10-page application for mistrial Thursday morning complaining the lawyer for co-accused Mark Smich tried to pin Babcock's alleged murder on him. Justice Michael Code rejected the argument, and the plea for a mistrial.

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    'Kissing bug' poses risk to people from Central, South America, doctor says

    A Winnipeg doctor is warning about the risk of a disease commonly found in Central and South American countries after several members of a family in Winnipeg were diagnosed with it. "It's known as 'the kissing bug' because it bites you usually in the middle of the night. You don't feel it and it bites around the face area and people don't often realize that they've been bitten by this bug," said Dr. Pierre Plourde.

  • Toronto police investigating after baby grievously injured
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    Toronto police investigating after baby grievously injured

    Wed, Dec 13: A four-month-old baby girl is clinging to life after Toronto police say she was injured in an altercation. A man was also hurt, but he is expected to recover. A female suspect is now in custody. As Shallima Maharaj explains, officers are now trying to piece together how the tragedy unfolded.

  • Gas stations that hike prices overnight and lower them when competitors reopen outrage Airdrie residents
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    Gas stations that hike prices overnight and lower them when competitors reopen outrage Airdrie residents

    Some people in Airdrie, Alta., aren't happy with 24-hour gas stations hiking prices by 10 cents or more overnight, only to return to normal levels once the morning rush is over the next day. "They shouldn't be able to raise the price just because we don't have any other options," said Matthew Huntley, who works shifts and sometimes has no choice but to use stations open late at night. "Keeping it for the morning rush and then putting the price back down when everyone's gone to work, it just seems a little unethical and wrong," said Huntley.

  • Electric cars will be cheaper than gas models but Canada lags in EV policy
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    The Canadian Press

    Electric cars will be cheaper than gas models but Canada lags in EV policy

    A Canadian energy think tank says the world is less than a decade away from the tipping point at which electric cars will cost the same as conventional gas-powered vehicles. Clean Energy Canada says the price of electric batteries is plunging every year, representing an opportunity for everyone from auto parts makers to mineral mines. Canada doesn't produce any mass-market electric vehicles, fewer than half of Canadian dealerships from brands that have electric vehicle models even sell them and supply is so limited here it can take months for a Canadian who wants an electric vehicle to actually be able to drive it off the lot.

  • Talking about death can bring clarity to end-of-life issues and leaving behind a legacy
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    CBC

    Talking about death can bring clarity to end-of-life issues and leaving behind a legacy

    When death is looming ahead of them, some people's minds may not turn to the immediate practicalities of funeral or burial arrangements, but on stocking the freezer, fixing up the fence or otherwise looking after their loved ones — even from beyond the grave. Candy Josephson, a death doula from Regina, feels that movies like P.S. I Love You or stories seen in social media may heighten this feeling of needing to speak to loved ones even after death. Josephson says that when people are told their death is imminent, she feels like the body can go into shock and that people may try to cope with the news by focusing on the immediate things they might need to do.

  • Police kill gunman during hostage situation in bank north of Toronto
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    Police kill gunman during hostage situation in bank north of Toronto

    A dramatic hostage situation at a bank north of Toronto ended abruptly on Wednesday when police killed a lone gunman. No one else was injured but those inside the Royal Bank of Canada branch in Maple, Ont., were "definitely traumatized," said York region police Const. "We did have to use lethal force in order to gain control of that subject," Pattenden said.