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Union asks province for $7M loan to help Winnipeg Transit buy 20 electric buses

Amalgamated Transit Union 1505 president Aleem Chaudhary is proposing the provincial government give Winnipeg Transit an interest-free loan to cover the costs of adding more electric buses to its fleet.
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Grieving parents face isolation, anxiety after unexplained deaths of children

A U.S. foundation started nearly 20 years ago to collect information about sudden, unexplained deaths among children is still looking for answers.

To catch a criminal, police sketches can be useful — or hilarious

The sketch of the man alleged to have threatened Stormy Daniels has led to mirth and mockery online, but it has also raised questions about how useful these artist impressions of suspects can be.

To catch a criminal, police sketches can be useful — or hilarious

The sketch of the man alleged to have threatened Stormy Daniels has led to mirth and mockery online, but it has also raised questions about how useful these artist impressions of suspects can be.

Retired dentist uses drill skills to help cancer patients

For four decades, Sam Lewinshtein drilled and smoothed out people's incisors and molars. Now he's using those skills to help cancer patients.

Stay sharp and stimulated with neuro-architectural design

There's actual science behind how your brain reacts to design. It's called neuro-architecture and it's the study of how the body and brain respond to the built environment.
Poetry Month

9 must-read Canadian poetry for children and young adults

Geared for younger readers, these poems are fun ways to engage in literature.

Still 'Sold': Realtor fined after asking buyer to hang sign for a year

A Richmond real estate agent has been fined for drawing up a contract forcing a buyer to hang her team leader's "Sold" sign up for a year after purchase.

Unravelling a scientific mystery: Could wildfire ash end up in our fish dinner?

Marine researchers in California think that what they're finding in U.S. waters could help Canada's coastal communities, writes Kim Brunhuber.

Karma

Cathy Ostlere's Karma is the story of how a young woman, straddling two cultures and enduring personal loss, learns forgiveness, acceptance and love.

Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe closes, raises more than $15M

The GoFundMe page dedicated to the Humboldt Broncos, believed to be the largest of its kind in Canadian history, stopped taking donations at midnight Wednesday as planned.
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Sherwood Park man chronicles recovery from near-fatal cycling crash

David Raborn doesn’t remember the day he nearly died in a cycling accident on a rural Alberta highway.
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Highway 401 eastbound lanes closed at Trafalgar Road after trucks collide

All eastbound lanes of Highway 401 at Trafalgar Road are closed following a collision between two transport trucks.
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'Makes no sense': New Brunswick man loses his 'free-the-beer' fight

After a five-year legal battle, a New Brunswick man has lost his bid to be able to stock up on cheap beer in neighbouring Quebec.
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No plastic ban in Calgary ... yet

A full ban on plastic bags and straws isn't in Calgary's immediate future, but a city councillor is pushing for ways to reduce the amount of single-use plastic items in the city.

Mosque shooter's search history shouldn't be a cause for online censorship: expert

In the weeks before he killed six men in Quebec City, Alexandre Bissonnette spent hours reading material online from far-right websites, conspiracy theorists & white supremacists. Should Canada get tougher on hate speech online? One civil liberties expert says 'I like my racists where I can see them.'
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Warnings to Taipei and Washington: China takes real and verbal shots across Taiwan Strait

This week’s Chinese maneuvering over Taiwan's independence was as much a propaganda exercise as a military one, firing off the kind of verbal shots the Chinese leadership does more and more.

The Eco-Diary of Kiran Singer

Sue Ann Alderson’s poems are a celebration of life and our ability to make a difference.
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'We are sorry': Facebook execs grilled by Canadian legislators amid Cambridge Analytica scandal

Senior members of the Facebook leadership team faced a rough ride from MPs on Thursday for their failure to inform more than 600,000 Canadians that their privacy might have been compromised.
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B.C. wineries 'disappointed' by provincial trade ruling, but door opens for future challenges

The lawyer who represented vintners in the case says the Supreme Court of Canada ruling offers new opportunities to challenge old laws.
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Manufactured Landscapes: Photographer Edward Burtynsky photographs scenes of massive industrial revolution

"I realized that as far as my eye could see, everything had been transformed. There was nothing natural left."
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A day carving stone in Cape Dorset with 13-year-old artist David Pudlat

The young artist shares his love of creating and tells us about carving an inukshuk out of Nunavut's serpentine rock.
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Walk on the wild side: Montrealers trade convenience for connecting with their food

At a time when dinner can be ordered and delivered at the touch of a button, a hunter, a fisherman, a forager and a chef explain how their pursuit of wild foods brings them closer to the land.

Dozens of vehicles damaged when fire collapses carport roof

An overnight fire in a carport in Ottawa's Bayshore area damaged 25 vehicles when it caused the structure's roof to collapse.

Lasso the Wind

This collection of children's poetry by poet and playwright George Elliott Clarke features playful and witty use of language to depict the wonder and boldness of childhood.