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Ontario Poll Tracker: The latest poll averages and seat projections

The latest numbers from the pre-campaign trail show the Progressive Conservatives are growing their wide lead over Kathleen Wynne's Liberals.
CANADA'S A DRAG

Elle Noir secretly slayed in drag while on tour with the navy — now she's Halifax's queen supreme

Watch the latest episode of the new CBC Arts docu-series Canada's a Drag, where our country's drag performers sashay into the spotlight.
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CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium closed for 5th day over ice concerns

One of Toronto’s biggest tourist attractions is closed for a fifth straight day, as ice on the CN Tower continues to threaten the safety of passersby below.
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Queen honours Canadian who makes 3D-printed prosthetics for refugees

Queen Elizabeth honoured Midia Shikh Hassan, a Syrian-Canadian, who has worked to develop 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for refugees — that cost just $20.
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Grassroots Liberals split on push for Canada to ease reliance on foreign oil

As the Liberal government deals with deep divisions over a western pipeline expansion, grassroots party members are pushing for a long-term vision that relies less on getting oil to market and more on Canada's energy independence.
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Extension of Laval's Highway 19 coming at last, province says

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Transport Minsiter André Fortin are set to announce details of the project this afternoon.

Canadian students win $25,000 national poetry competition

The 2018 Poetry In Voice competition is designed to foster a love for the literary form in young people.

On the eve of legalization, here's what smokers are celebrating this 420

Today is 420 — a day that cannabis activists associate with the aroma of protest and lighting up in defiance of the law. But on this last April 20 before prohibition is lifted in Canada, many say it's a day to celebrate.

A gateway to the music of Pete Seeger with the Decemberists' Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy, frontman of The Decemberists, has released a picture book about the folk singer. He takes us through the essentials of Pete Seeger's music in this q gateway.
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5 reasons why gas prices are set to go up in Canada — and fast

Doing a double take over how much it costs to fill up a tank of gas is a classic Canadian irritation. But a confluence of factors are teaming up at the moment to make that process even more gobsmacking than usual. Here's a look at five big reasons why gas prices are soaring.
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CBC Igalaaq April 19, 2018

CBC Igalaaq brings you the news in Inuktitut from across Nunavut and the North.
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CBC Northbeat April 19, 2018

CBC Northbeat brings you the latest news and weather from Yukon, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Northern Quebec.
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4/20 vendors set up early for annual pot rally in Vancouver

Vendors began setting up as early as yesterday afternoon for Vancouver's annual pot festival set for Friday at Sunset Beach.

Blown fuse makes 'loud bang,' Whitehorse school locks doors

RCMP say they received several reports of a 'suspicious noise, possibly gunshots,' near Grey Mountain Primary school in Riverdale Thursday morning.
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Albertans don't play the victim card lightly

"We’re at a defining moment for our energy — the energy economy, and our energy as a people,” says Donna Kennedy-Glans.
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World-class Mistaken Point hampered by penny pinching

Despite being designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, Mistaken Point may have to operate during peak season without its interpretation centre.
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'I'd just killed her by accident. I have to die too,' Butcher tells murder trial

Nicholas Butcher, the man charged with the second-degree murder of Kristin Johnston, testified in Nova Scotia Supreme Court this morning that Johnston attacked him and he killed her in self defence.

Has Stittsville outgrown its volunteer fire service?

After a fire destroyed a home and injured two firefighters in Stittsville earlier this week, some people are asking whether the fast-growing suburb has outgrown its volunteer fire service.

First Play: Michael Bridge, Overture

The accordionist plays Bach, Tchaikovsky, Leonard Cohen and Henry Mancini on his debut album. Listen now.
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Necco Wafer fans scramble to stockpile classic candy

The lozenges, which come in flavours like cloves, citrus, cinnamon and liquorice, could soon be just a memory, as the company that makes them is in serious financial trouble.
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Crude dips as Trump says he will not accept high oil prices

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized OPEC on Friday for output curbs that have helped raise global oil prices and said "artificially" high prices would not be accepted, drawing rebukes from oil-producing countries as prices dipped following his remarks.

Yankees edge Blue Jays 4-3 in chilly night in New York

The Toronto Blue Jays had their four-game winning streak snapped after a 4-3 defeat to the New York Yankees in the Bronx on Thursday. Aaron Judge hit his fifth home run of the season helping the Yankees to victory.

Illness postpones Marissa Shephard trial until Monday

Proceedings in Marissa Shephard's murder trial Friday were cancelled after a juror called in sick.
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American woman sentenced to life in prison for Valentine's Day shooting plot involving Halifax mall

An American woman who took part in a plotted Valentine's Day shooting rampage at a Halifax mall has been sentenced to life in prison.
How I Wrote It

Elisabeth de Mariaffi on the importance of giving herself the space to write

The author of thriller novel Hysteria shares the inspirations that keep her writing.