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By The Next Pause

By The Next Pause, Canadian author G. Barton-Sinkia brings us to a time when Toronto was on the cusp of turning into the diverse mosaic it is today

Chief Justice Richard Wagner holds rare press conference

Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Richard Wagner is holding a rare press conference this morning to update Canadians on the court's work.

Details on where you can buy weed in Calgary coming soon

With the announcement of an Oct. 17 legalization date for recreational cannabis federally, decisions will come soon from city hall on which cannabis stores will be approved

Roger Federer pushed hard, but advances to Gerry Weber semis

Defending champion Roger Federer defeated Matthew Ebden 7-6 (2), 7-5 to reach the semifinals of the grass-court Gerry Weber Open on Friday in Halle, Germany.

Legal recreational marijuana: what you need to know

The legislative battle over marijuana is over but as Canadians look to Oct 17 — the date legalization takes effect — there are some practical considerations that should be top of mind for those who want to avail themselves of the legal product.
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At long last, helicopter ambulance service coming to Quebec

Quebec is finally getting a small fleet of helicopters that will be able to quickly transport trauma victims to hospital from rural areas.

NCC approves plan for 9-km riverfront revamp

The National Capital Commission has approved plans for the Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park, an expansive corridor spanning more than 200 hectares of riverfront land between Mud Lake and LeBreton Flats.

Ottawa's violent crime rate jumped in 2017

Shootings, sexual assaults and verbal harassment contributed to a 20 per cent jump in the capital's violent crime rate last year, according to the Ottawa Police Service's latest annual report.
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'Making art for people and surprising them'

Meet Edmontonian Glen LaValley, aka Glen the balloon guy, and learn more about his art.

Pasha Malla

Author and poet Pasha Malla was born in St. John's, Nfld., grew up in London, Ont., and now lives in Toronto. His debut novel, People Park, was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award.

Steel magnolia: Florida native thriving in Ottawa man's garden

A rare variety of magnolia tree indigenous to a small section of the Florida panhandle has found a welcome home in the backyard of a suburban Ottawa home.
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Woman rescued from the Neebing River in Thunder Bay

Two Thunder Bay Police officers went into the Neebing River to rescue a woman who was completely submerged.

Inflation rate holds steady at 2.2% in May despite soaring gasoline prices

The cost of living increased at a 2.2 per cent annual pace last month, matching the increase seen a month earlier, but well short of what economists had been expecting.
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Hamilton teen hits hydro poles, crashes car

Hamilton police say a 19-year-old Hamilton man has been charged with careless driving after he drove his car into two hydro poles.

It's kids versus cops in a friendly game of lacrosse

Formerly known as "tewaarathon" before it was appropriated by French settlers, Canada's official sport has Indigenous roots.

Man stabs security guard in head with syringe at Health Sciences Centre

A 56-year-old man stabbed a security guard with a liquid-filled syringe at Health Sciences Centre this week, Winnipeg police say.
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(Live at 9:45 am ET) 2018 Athletics Ontario U20 / Senior Champioships - DAY 2

From York Lions Stadium in Toronto, ON
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Watch this Iraqi refugee's heartfelt reunion

It's been four years since Ayham Ahmed hugged his family.

Kyo Maclear wins $20K Trillium Book Award for personal memoir Birds Art Life

Cherie Dimaline, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and James Maskalyk among the 2018 finalists for annual prize which recognizes excellence in writing by authors in Ontario.

Traumatized refugee marks birthday with long-awaited reunion

When Ayham Ahmed stepped off the escalator at the Ottawa International Airport, he was greeted by the happy shrieks of his teenage sisters and the tearful embrace of his mother, who held a giant birthday card. This was the first time he'd seen her in four years.
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EU retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods go into effect

The European Union is enforcing $3.4 billion US in tariffs on U.S. products as of Friday in retaliation to duties the Trump administration has put on European steel and aluminum.
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Key Crown witness evidence thrown out at Dellen Millard murder trial

After weeks of cross-examining Crown witnesses, Dellen Millard's lawyer is expected to announce Friday whether or not he will mount a defence at Millard's first-degree murder trial in the death of his father, Wayne.
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Recruitment underway for PSWs in Thunder Bay

St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay is ramping up recruitment efforts for a new program aimed at addressing a shortage of personal support workers.
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Key Crown witness evidence thrown out at Dellen Millard murder trial

The judge at Dellen Millard's first-degree murder trial in the death of his father, Wayne, has ruled that key evidence from a Crown witness will not be admissible in her decision on Millard's fate.
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Inverness County warden survives revolt, for now

Inverness County warden Betty Ann MacQuarrie will stay on in her position for now after she faced a mutiny by four of the other five council members.