'Progress by inches': U.S. Senate votes at noon on government funding bill

The U.S. government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril today after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek.
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Randy Boyagoda on Norman Levine — the writer Canada forgot

Columnist and scholar Randy Boyagoda revisits the career of short story writer Norman Levine in light of his 2017 anthology, I Don’t Want to Know Anyone Too Well.

IMF raises outlook for Canadian economy, upgrades global economic projections

The International Monetary Fund raised its estimate for economic growth in Canada this year as it said U.S. tax cuts are expected to help boost global economic growth.
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Thomas King, Dennis Lee, Kai Cheng Thom

Thomas King, Dennis Lee, Kai Cheng Thom and more on how they subvert popular narratives.
The Accent Effect

In a city of accents, what's considered 'cute' versus 'foreign' reveals a hierarchy

By all accounts, Yunxiang Gao is a well-educated, qualified professor and her credentials and accolades speak volumes, yet some students fixate on her accent.

Entire Rideau Canal Skateway is temporarily closed

The full length of the Canal is temporarily closed.

'We Matter': Indigenous youth raise their voices in the fight against suicide

In the first national conference involving youth leaders, politicians and social media to address the epidemic of aboriginal youth suicide — young people call for hope.

Stained With the Colors of Sunday Morning

Rayanna Haines' verse novel takes the reader from Italy in 1944 to the present day Canadian Prairies in the story of one woman's life.

Exploration company surveys Timmins by air until March

Residents of Timmins shouldn't be bothered by an aircraft flying low for a mineral survey: Central Timmins Exploration Corp.

The Current for Monday January 22, 2018

From the highs and lows of a year covering Trump, then Indigenous youth talk suicide prevention, and the risks facing returning Rohingya refugees to Myanmar ... This is The Current.

Bangladesh postpones plan to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar

The repatriation deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh has been delayed, raising questions about what the safety of those Rohingya that do eventually go back.
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Why The Weather Station's Tamara Lindeman loved Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

The Toronto folk musician explains why she identifies with Sally Rooney's book, Conversations with Friends.
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Why Randy Boyagoda keeps re-reading Middlemarch

The Next Chapter columnist says that the George Eliot's classic novel reveals new things about himself every time he reads it.

UFO in Her Eyes

Novelist Xiaolu Guo structures her tale of a UFO sighting over a Chinese village as a series of government interrogations in the experimental novel UFO in Her Eyes.

Ottawa 67's rookie scoops in highlight-reel goal

Ottawa 67s rookie Graeme Clarke flashed some serious skill on Sunday, scooping in a power play goal from behind the Peterborough Petes net in his team's 6-1 win.

Highway 3 closed following collision that sent 1 to hospital

Emergency crews are on scene, but the vehicles are blocking the road, so the highway has been shut between County Road 18 and Graham Sideroad, according to the OPP.

'He needs to hear about the pain': Victim impact statements delay sentencing in Winnipeg case

An “unprecedented” number of victim impact statements has delayed the sentencing hearing for the killer of a Winnipeg high school student — and legal experts says the relatively new Canadian Victims Bill of Rights is to blame.

Low pressure and rusty water on Saturday? Blame the major water main break

150,000 people in Kitchener had problems with their water because of a water main break on Saturday morning. The city has had over 16 breaks since start of January.

Canadian Armed Forces members in Kenora, Ont. for Arctic operations training

Members of 38 Canadian Brigade Group's Arctic Response Company Group participated in Exercise FIRST RUN in Kenora, Ont. as a way to prepare for their deployment to Nunavut in March.

Free abortion pill remains hard to find in Outaouais

More than one month after the abortion pill was made available for free to Quebec residents, supply shortages and a battle over compensation mean it's still hard to track down the pill in the Outaouais.

Ron Siwicki pleads guilty to causing mother's death through negligence

A man charged in the death of his 89-year-old mother has pleaded guilty to criminal negligence.

'We don't have many castles in Calgary,' and this one's for sale

One of Calgary's most unusual properties is on the market for $1,750,000.
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Why Grace O'Connell keeps returning to Robertson Davies' The Deptford Trilogy

The author of Be Ready for the Lightning explains why she reads Robertson Davies' Deptford Trilogy every year.

Ottawa-Gatineau region under a freezing rain warning

It will be a slippery start to the work week, as the snow that's been falling early Monday is forecast to change to ice pellets, then freezing rain at night.

The 10 best covers of '(You Make me Feel Like) a Natural Woman'

The hit single from Aretha Franklin's Lady Soul has been covered by Céline Dion, Kelly Clarkson and many others.