• Overnight sitting helps Ontario govt get closer to passing council-cutting bill
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    Overnight sitting helps Ontario govt get closer to passing council-cutting bill

    A rare overnight session at the Ontario legislature that saw protesters and politicians gather for debate on a bill slashing the size of Toronto's council moved the government closer Monday to passing the legislation, which has thrown the municipal election in Canada's largest city into chaos. The Progressive Conservatives, who've been rushing to push through the reintroduced bill after a judge ruled an earlier version unconstitutional last week, said they expected to bring the matter to a final vote on Thursday — about a month before Toronto goes to the polls. Premier Doug Ford said the overnight session was an indicator of the government's commitment to passing the controversial legislation, which shrinks Toronto's electoral map to 25 wards from 47 before the Oct. 22 election.

  • Are the Senators out of touch with their fan base?
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    Are the Senators out of touch with their fan base?

    On Monday, general manager Pierre Dorion told CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning that the team's fan base supports the radical rebuild the franchise is currently undertaking. This includes the trading of star defenceman and captain Erik Karlsson last week, which was widely criticized.

  • Candice Bergen, Tory House Leader, Says Party Will Stand Up For A ‘Strong Canadian Identity’
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    Candice Bergen, Tory House Leader, Says Party Will Stand Up For A ‘Strong Canadian Identity’

    The Conservative House leader says defending a "strong Canadian identity" will be among the focuses for Tory MPs in the fall session of Parliament. Bergen and Alain Rayes, who serves as Quebec lieutenant to Tory Leader Andrew Scheer, charged to reporters that the federal Liberal government has botched everything from the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to managing asylum seekers crossing the border.

  • TSX rises 0.43 percent
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    TSX rises 0.43 percent

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX rose 68.82 points, or 0.43 percent, to 16,082.31. * Leading the index were Aurora Cannabis Inc , up 16.9 percent, New Gold Inc , up 9.1 percent, and Tahoe Resources Inc  , higher by 8.2 percent. * Lagging shares were Guyana Goldfields Inc , down 6.3 percent, Prairiesky Royalty Ltd, down 3.1 percent, and Norbord Inc, lower by 2.9 percent. * On the TSX 134 issues rose and 103 fell as a 1.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 5 new highs and 6 new lows, with total volume of 222.2 million shares. ...

  • Authorities pull globe, not honey pot, from bear cub's head
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    Authorities pull globe, not honey pot, from bear cub's head

    A bear cub in Wisconsin had a Winnie the Pooh moment, but it wasn't a honey pot that got stuck on its head. Authorities rescued the cub Sunday after a passer-by spotted it near Balsam Lake with the mother bear nearby. The Polk County Sheriff's Office used a squad car to keep the mother away while authorities and two bear hunters worked on the globe as the cub was contained in a net.

  • British diver who helped in Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk
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    British diver who helped in Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk

    A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand is suing Elon Musk, alleging that the Tesla chief executive falsely accused him of being a pedophile. Vernon Unsworth, who lives north of London, contends that Musk made the false allegation on Twitter and then repeated multiple other falsehoods after the dramatic rescue of a dozen youth soccer players and their coach in July. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles federal court Monday, seeks more than $75,000 US in damages and a court order stopping Musk from making further allegations.

  • Woman, nephew settle lawsuit over Chase the Ace jackpot in Nova Scotia
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    Woman, nephew settle lawsuit over Chase the Ace jackpot in Nova Scotia

    A Nova Scotia woman and her nephew have settled their painful, public dispute over a $1.2 million Chase the Ace jackpot that made headlines across Canada. Barbara Reddick sued her nephew Tyrone MacInnis after a Cape Breton charity fundraiser's grand prize was divided between the two, leaving them each with $611,319.50. Reddick has said she put MacInnis's name on the ticket for good luck and agreed to split the money if they won the consolation prize — but not the jackpot.

  • Did your Ancestry.com DNA results change dramatically? Here's why
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    Did your Ancestry.com DNA results change dramatically? Here's why

    When Katy Jean of Dartmouth, N.S., sent in a sample of her DNA to Ancestry.com a year ago, she was hoping the genealogy website would tell her more about her background and maybe fill in gaps on her family tree. "There was a significant change in my DNA results," Jean said. Jean went from having 75 per cent ancestry from Great Britain and 12 per cent Iberian Peninsula (Portugal & Spain) to 53 per cent England, Wales and Northwestern Europe, 31 per cent Ireland and Scotland.

  • Saskatchewan family relieved after six-year-old autistic girl found safe
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    Saskatchewan family relieved after six-year-old autistic girl found safe

    NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — A Saskatchewan mother says words cannot describe the relief she feels after being reunited with her daughter who police say was taken when she was left in the back of a running SUV. 

  • The Story Line: The Legend of No Pants Lance
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    The Story Line: The Legend of No Pants Lance

    "I remember telling people," says the voice on the other end of the phone, "it's my birthday, it's my birthday suit."

  • Filipino community awaits news after deadly typhoon
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    Filipino community awaits news after deadly typhoon

    Ottawa residents with friends and family in the Philippines are watching helplessly as the Southeast Asian country begins the grim job of digging out from the devastation wrought by Typhoon Mangkhut. At last count at least 69 people in the Philippines and China have been killed by the typhoon, now downgraded to a tropical storm. Rosete, chef and owner of Ka Familia Restaurant, Ottawa's only Filipino eatery, said the region is known for both its beauty and its agricultural production.

  • Retrial for accused killer Steven Neville draws 400 potential jurors
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    Retrial for accused killer Steven Neville draws 400 potential jurors

    A retrial for Steven Neville, who is accused of second-degree murder and attempted murder, saw more than 400 people report for jury duty Monday morning in St. John's. The prospective jurors filled three courtrooms, and listened to instructions from Justice Robert Stack, both in person in courtroom number one and via video screen in the other rooms. Neville was convicted in 2013 in the death of Doug Flynn, who had been fatally stabbed in the head, and the attempted murder of Ryan Dwyer in Paradise.

  • 'Aggressive' moose tranquilized after running into car in northeast Calgary
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    'Aggressive' moose tranquilized after running into car in northeast Calgary

    A moose was tranquilized and moved out of Calgary after it ran into a car in the northeast neighbourhood of Pineridge on Monday. Alberta Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Brendan Cox said officers received a call Monday morning about a moose near Pinetree Road N.E. The moose ran into a car and caused some damage to the vehicle before officers were able to immobilize the animal by darting it with a tranquilizer and safely remove it from the city.

  • 'This is Us' stars arrive early for television's Emmy Awards
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    'This is Us' stars arrive early for television's Emmy Awards

    "Insecure" actress Issa Rae, "Shameless" actor William H. Macy and Kristen Bell of comedy "The Good Place," were also among the early arrivals under warm, sunny skies in Los Angeles. "Saturday Night Live" stars Michael Che and Colin Jost will host the annual Emmy Awards host for the first time on an evening where barbs about U.S. President Donald Trump and other topical issues are expected to feature. HBO's crowd-pleasing medieval series "Game of Thrones" has a leading 22 nominations, but awards pundits say it faces a strong challenge from streaming service Hulu's bleak "The Handmaid's Tale" for the best-drama series Emmy.

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    $2M of damage after fire destroys Kuujjuaq office building

    Quebec provincial police are investigating an early-morning fire that destroyed an office building in Kuujjuaq. The building was home to the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services youth protection division. "It's too bad that we lost a whole building like this," said Elena Labranche, assistant executive director of the board.

  • The navy Force Test chewed me up and spit me out
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    The navy Force Test chewed me up and spit me out

    This is part of naval training in a landlocked province, as HMCS Queen in Regina holds its first training day in September. Petty Officer Melissa Anderson joined the navy at the age of 16, wanting a part-time job that was challenging and exciting.

  • Former Liberal MP Turned Tory Blasts Trudeau
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    Former Liberal MP Turned Tory Blasts Trudeau

    Leona Alleslev, who crossed the floor from the Liberals to the Conservatives, says that under Trudeau, Canada’s “position in the world has been diminished.”

  • Lego is not just for kids anymore
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    Lego is not just for kids anymore

    NewfoundLUG (Lego Users' Group) is a local organization for adult Lego users, collectors and enthusiasts. Are you into the castle side, or Star Wars, or sci-fi?'" says Matthew Zwicker, vice-president and a founding member of NewfoundLUG.

  • Boomtown blues: when Fort McMurray got too big too fast
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    Boomtown blues: when Fort McMurray got too big too fast

    The money might be good for workers in a boom town, but it's no good when there's no place to live. Almost 30 per cent of residents were living in trailer parks, but "93 per cent of our people want a single-family dwelling," said Beery.

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    Witness: Circus camel that hurt 7 spooked by thrown shovel

    A startled camel started bucking during a circus when a child apparently threw a shovel at its feet, injuring six children and an adult and causing frightened circusgoers to flee the arena. The incident, caught on video , happened around 3:30 p.m. as people were buying rides on tethered camels, ponies or elephants led by handlers. Ruthie Kester, a Latrobe resident who was at the circus, told KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh that a child threw a shovel used to clean up after the animals at the camel's feet.

  • Bangkok's street vendors decry evictions as authorities clean up
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    Bangkok's street vendors decry evictions as authorities clean up

    Once the backbone of Bangkok's renowned roadside economy, thousands of licensed street vendors have spent much of the past two years being shifted to locations they deem less favorable, by authorities bent on improving hygiene and imposing order. Thailand's street stalls are usually a magnet for tourists in a country where tourism is a major source of income, and which has welcomed record numbers of travelers in recent years. It is not a place to sell things," said Wanlop Suwandee, the Bangkok governor's chief adviser.

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    Nigeria's disasters agency says 100 people killed in floods across 10 states

    Floods in much of central and southern Nigeria have killed 100 people across 10 states, the country's emergency and disasters agency said on Monday. "Based on the data available, 100 people have so far died in 10 states," said Sani Datti, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), following heavy rain over the past days. Delta is an oil-producing state in the Niger Delta region, home to Africa's biggest energy industry, where the Niger river fans into creeks before emptying into the Atlantic.

  • Heritage Park in financial trouble, CEO pleads for additional money
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    Heritage Park in financial trouble, CEO pleads for additional money

    The CEO of Heritage Park told a Calgary City Council committee Monday that it needs help or it will be closing down some of its exhibits and laying off more staff. Alida Visbach told the committee that for the first time in its 54-year history, Heritage Park is looking at posting deficits. "Without being overly dramatic, it would devastate Heritage Park, considering what we've already dealt with," said Visbach.

  • Going, going, gone! Faro's abandoned houses aren't just selling, they're getting a facelift
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    Going, going, gone! Faro's abandoned houses aren't just selling, they're getting a facelift

    For the past two decades, Faro's abandoned houses have been an eyesore on the streets of the otherwise picturesque town in the Pelly River valley in Yukon. The Town of Faro acquired 170 housing units last year, which had sat empty following the closure of Faro's massive lead-zinc mine in 1997. Ian Dunlop, chief administrative officer of Faro, said the uptake has exceeded expectations.

  • Canada bans use of trans fats in food products
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    Canada bans use of trans fats in food products

    Canada's ban on the main source of artificial trans fats came into effect Monday, making it illegal for manufacturers to use the additive in any food made or imported into the country, as well as in any meals prepared in restaurants. The ban takes aim at partially hydrogenated oils, or PHOs, which are the main source of industrially produced trans fats in all foods sold in Canada. The new regulation applies only to PHOs, not naturally occurring trans fats, which can be found in some animal-based foods such as milk, cheese, beef and lamb.