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Look at this internet art — if you can. It moves every time someone sees it

Donald Hanson wanted to make a point about the economy of digital art: that work that can be endlessly reproduced often circulates online for free, without attribution. Permanent Redirect changes its URL every time someone sees it. Over time, it's getting nearly impossible to see.
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Northlands president and CEO Tim Reid steps down

The once illustrious group behind the Edmonton Oilers may be a step closer to folding with the resignation of the Northlands president and CEO.
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Ex-employee at Gillam hotel wins human rights complaint over racially based harassment

The Manitoba Human Rights Commission has ordered a Gillam hotel to pay $15,000 to a former employee after the company failed to take steps to protect her from harassment on the job.
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Shooting deaths of husband and wife in Oakville believed to be murder-suicide, Halton police say

Investigators believe the shooting deaths of a husband and wife in Oakville that made headlines earlier this week are believed to be a murder-suicide, Halton Police say.

Elisabeth Vathje captures her 1st Crystal Globe in World Cup skeleton

Elisabeth Vathje captured her first career Crystal Globe for finishing third place in the overall World Cup skeleton standings following a ninth-place finish at the last race of the season in Konigssee, Germany on Friday.
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Alberta medical marijuana supplier expands sales to Italy

An Alberta medical marijuana company is blazing a trail on the international market, expanding its sales to a second European country.
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Trout River recovering after flooding, school to reopen on Monday

The flood waters are receding and Trout River is putting its town back together again.
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Man accused of killing mother released from jail just days before trial starts

A Nova Scotia man accused of killing his own mother has been released from custody, just days before he is supposed to go on trial on a charge of first-degree murder.

Roy Halladay autopsy reveals morphine, amphetamine in system at time of death: report

The autopsy on former Toronto Blue Jay Roy Halladay revealed that he had morphine and amphetamine in his system at the time of his fatal plane crash in November, according to the report obtained by TMZ.
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How to prevent another Hawaii missile mess with better design

The whole disaster could have been avoided by making the system interface more user-friendly.

Man who went on rampage sent to revived mental health court

David Andrew Breau, 30, was due to be sentenced Friday on multiple charges, including theft and breaching an undertaking, but provincial court Judge Henrik Tonning said Breau will get the chance instead to receive a structured treatment plan.
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Legal dispute could bring Mill River project to 'grinding halt,' lawyer warns

On the fourth and final day of submissions, lawyer David Hooley characterized his client Don McDougall as being in the "crossfire" of a battle between the province and the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I.
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Halifax buys 80 hectares of land for Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes park

The Halifax Regional Municipality has purchased 80 hectares of wilderness for the creation of the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Regional Park, but the city won't say how much it paid the private developer for the land.
The Goods

Guests already on their way over? Make this customizable piñata in a flash

A budget friendly DIY — so you can spend your money on what goes in it.
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Edmonton police, anti-violence organization receive $3.5M to target radicalization in Alberta

The federal government is giving $3.56 million to two organizations in Edmonton to address radicalization to violence in Alberta.
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4 people stabbed within 3 hours in Spence neighbourhood Thursday

Four people were taken to hospital after three stabbing incidents occurred within three hours in Winnipeg's Spence neighbourhood Thursday evening.

Cape Town's plans to shut off water will mostly hurt poorest residents, local activist warns

Facing drought, Cape Town officials are threatening to turn off the taps on April 21 — a move Axolile Notywala says will disproportionately affect the city's poor.
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Ventriloquism here to stay, says U.S. performer bringing show to Calgary

David Pendleton has been creating illusions since he was six years old and says there's plenty of staying power to the art of ventriloquism.
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'It broke their lives': Lac-Mégantic residents support acquittals of MMA rail workers

Residents in Lac-Mégantic support the decision of the jury to acquit three former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) railway employees charged with criminal negligence causing death in the 2013 rail disaster.

Remember how Joey on Dawson's Creek was obsessed with art? Well, we critiqued her portfolio anyway

Dawson's Creek turns 20 this week, so we're saluting Capeside's greatest artist — who's not Michelle Williams.
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Vancouver plans to roll out hundreds more free Wi-Fi hubs

Mayor Gregor Robertson said the City of Vancouver has partnered with Shaw to install more than 500 new free Wi-Fi locations in addition to dozens of hubs already installed since 2015.
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'Preventing people from being influenced by ideologically motivated violence'

Edmonton Police Service relieves funding to help access and map potential sources of violent extremism

January 18, 2018 episode transcript

Full text transcript for the January 18th episode.
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Why this Toronto restaurateur is giving city hall a big, icy middle finger

Al Carbone, owner of the Kit Kat Italian Bar & Grill, is erected middle-finger ice sculptures outside businesses on King Street.

A long-lost dad and daughter meet after almost 40 years. Now what?

Ann and Art have found each other. But now, they have to figure out what their complicated relationship is going to look like.