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Thunder Bay photographer gets up close and personal with his subject: a lightning bolt

The last photo David Zohodnik took before being knocked to the ground (Photos: David Zohodnik/DZPhotography)

The last photo David Zohodnik took before being knocked to the ground (Photos: David Zohodnik/DZPhotography)

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Thunder Bay, Ontario photographer Dave Zahodnik stepped out into the elements to grab some shots of an electrical storm passing over the city yesterday. He did get some great pictures, but he also got shockingly close to the static discharge from a lightning bolt.

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Tuesday: No California water, Iqaluit "dumpcano", lightning photographer, and more...

Tuesday: No California water, Iqaluit
There's no end in sight for California's drought -- which means that there may be an end in sight for the state's depleted water supply...It's taken more than three months for Iqaluit to get help extinguishing a landfill fire -- but finally, crews are ready to get the so-called "dumpcano" under control...and during a thunderstorm, an Ontario man gets some great photos of lightning -- but what happens next will shock you.

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As Detroit water shutoff moratorium ends, some residents struggle to pay bills of $5,000-plus

As Detroit water shutoff moratorium ends, some residents struggle to pay bills of $5,000-plus

More Detroit residents may lose their water today, as the moratorium on shutoffs for homes with outstanding water bills ends. So far, nearly 20,000 residents have had their water shut off, and some haven't been able to get the water turned back on. On Saturday, the city hosted a water affordability fair -- an event attended by as many as 3,000 people, with their overdue bills in hand.

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Monday: Libya Latest, Tape: Edmonton Mother, Michael Brown Funeral, Airport Scanner Study, Tape: Centenarian Javelin Competitor, Detroit Water Deadline, Chelsea Manning Lawyer

Monday: Libya Latest, Tape: Edmonton Mother, Michael Brown Funeral, Airport Scanner Study, Tape: Centenarian Javelin Competitor, Detroit Water Deadline, Chelsea Manning Lawyer

Post-Gaddafi Libya has descended into a chaos of sectarian violence -- and now, there are reports that neighbouring countries have launched secret airstrikes. Tomorrow, the city of Detroit will once again start shutting off the water to people with unpaid bills -- which means our guest will be busier than ever, delivering bottled water by hand to residents. Thousands of people pay their respects to eighteen-year-old Michael Brown at his funeral in the shattered community of Ferguson, Missouri. The U.S. military told Private Chelsea Manning it would provide gender-reassignment treatment -- but so far, the soldier convicted of leaking classified information has received no treatment at all.

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Jury's out on design for Ottawa's multi-million dollar 'victims of communism' monument

Jury's out on design for Ottawa's multi-million dollar 'victims of communism' monument

Ottawa's ceremonial route will soon have a new monument. A multi-million dollar memorial commemorating victims of communism will be built near Parliament Hill, in prime space near the Supreme Court and the Library and Archives buildings. A jury has whittled down a list of possible designs to six.

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101-year-old javelin thrower goes for gold, plans to compete for another decade

101-year-old javelin thrower goes for gold, plans to compete for another decade
Florence Storch will be the oldest competitor at the 2014 Canada 55 Plus Games, when they kick off this week in Strathcona, Alberta. Years ago, when she was just 89 years old, she won a provincial silver in javelin. At 95, she took national gold at the games.

Now, at 101, she's going for gold again.

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Friday: Gaza - Hamas, Afghanistan: NYTimes' Matthew Rosenberg, former Little leaguer, and more...

Friday: Gaza - Hamas, Afghanistan: NYTimes' Matthew Rosenberg, former Little leaguer, and more...
Hamas' Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs warns Gazans against collaboration after the group's security forces execute at least eighteen Palestinians -- suspected of being Israeli spies...Karzai officials accuse Mathew Rosenberg of spying, then find a peculiarly friendly way to frogmarch the Times reporter from their country...and in 1974, Jenny Fulle slugged through the red tape and became the first legal female to play in the Little League World Series.

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Internal government memo accuses Queen's biology prof of bias

Internal government memo accuses Queen's biology prof of bias

A recently released internal government memo accuses John Smol, a Queen's University biology professor, of bias for his study on oilsands pollution.

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Before Mo'Ne, there was Jenny - the 1st girl to legally play Little League

Before Mo'Ne, there was Jenny - the 1st girl to legally play Little League
Mo'Ne Davis has been garnering a lot of attention at this year's Little League World Series. The Philadelphia pitcher is the first Little Leaguer ever to make the cover of Sports Illustrated. Mo'Ne and Emma March of South Vancouver are the 17th and 18th girls to play in the LLWS. But 40 years ago, the first girl to break the Little League gender barrier was Jenny Fulle.

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Great-great grandmother pens romance novel about passion and talk radio

Great-great grandmother pens romance novel about passion and talk radio

No Good-Bye is a steamy romance set in the seductive world of... talk radio. Clearly, this is a work of fiction. It's also the debut 50 Shades of Grey-inspired novel by "Georgie Marie," whose real name is Georgia Gorringe. She's an 86-year-old retired professional cake decorator from Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Thursday: James Foley - ransoms, Buddy McMaster obit, BC town for sale, and more...

Thursday: James Foley - ransoms, Buddy McMaster obit, BC town for sale, and more...
Former hostage David Rhode warns that James Foley won't be the last to die if the US and its allies don't learn to deal with terrorists demanding ransoms...Natalie MacMaster remembers her uncle, Cape Breton's master fiddler, Buddy MacMaster, who died last night at 89...and every single block of beautiful Bradian, BC, could now be yours for the low low price of a condo in Vancouver.

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