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Inflation heats up to 2.3% in March

Canada's inflation rate hit 2.3 per cent in the year up to March, the highest level since October 2014 as gas prices and just about everything else got more expensive.
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Marissa Shephard trial heads into second day of testimony after break

The first-degree murder trail of Marissa Shephard continues with more testimony on Friday. The court has been on a break for a voir dire to decide some legal issues.
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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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Nicholas Butcher continues testimony at his 2nd-degree murder trial

Nicholas Butcher continues his testimony today in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax at the second-degree murder trial in the death of his girlfriend, Kristin Johnston.
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Alleged group sexual assault in Niagara Falls did not happen, woman charged: police

After investigating for several weeks, Niagara Regional Police Service has charged a woman with public mischief after determining that an alleged group sexual assault she had reported did not happen.
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Ottawa believes another proponent could step forward if Kinder Morgan bails on Trans Mountain

The federal government says other energy companies might be willing to champion the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion if Kinder Morgan decides to walk away from the project, according to two senior officials directly involved in the pipeline file.
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Watch Women's World Rugby Sevens Series

CBC Sports will provide a live stream of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series women's tournament from Kitakyushu, Japan beginning on Friday, April 20 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
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Energy independence policy among 30 resolutions up for debate at Halifax convention

These students won a trophy for failing — and they're proud

Four international students at Memorial University say a trophy for a failed entrepreneurial idea has helped them develop other ideas they hope will keep them in St. John's.

Victim, suspect in Cannington house shooting knew each other, police say

Durham Regional Police are investigating a suspected homicide that occurred inside a home in Cannington.
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Man suffers serious bites while trying to break up dog fight

A man suffered three significant puncture wounds and 15 other lacerations while trying to break up a fight between his dog and his friend's dog early Friday morning.
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Worried about false fire alarms during exams, Western University hires outside security

In a move to prevent false fire alarms while students take their exams amid ongoing labour talks, Western University has hired extra security staff from private firms, CBC News has learned.

Here's why the tremor that shook Windsor-Essex was a 'good earthquake'

CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe says the safest thing to do when the windows start rattling is to follow three simple instructions: drop, cover and hold on.
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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.

'Ridiculous': Yellowknifers react to the Supreme Court ruling on importing alcohol

Supreme Court decision doesn’t sit well with residents of the capital city, thirsty for cheaper booze.

Thunder Bay's alpine skiers get one more chance to go downhill

Double-digit temperatures this weekend in Thunder Bay, Ont., mean skiers and snowboarders can finally take part in a spring skiing right of passage: lose the jacket, and fly down the hill in a t-shirt.

Thousands expected at Surrey Vaisakhi celebrations

The Vaisakhi parade is one of Surrey's biggest events.
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Star U of A researcher Carlo Montemagno supervised nephew as graduate student

The nepotism afforded star American researcher Carlo Montemagno by the University of Alberta extended beyond the hiring of his daughter and son-in-law as a condition of his employment.

Wallaceburg woman charged with first-degree murder

A Wallaceburg woman has been charged with first-degree murder after a man was found dead at a home on Book Street Wednesday evening.

Northern Ontario to benefit from expanded residency program for future doctors

It's a prescription that is hoped to cure some of the ills of northern Ontarians waiting for health care: the province announced this week that it would create 53 new residency positions.

Basque separatist group ETA apologizes to victims ahead of dissolution

The Basque militant group ETA has apologized for the harm caused to victims and their relatives during its half-century, violent campaign to create an independent state in northern Spain and southwest France.

Happy 420! Time to reflect on how far cannabis acceptance has come, how far it has to go

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.

Strike day for students at Montreal's largest school board called off

Members of the Alliance des professeurs de Montréal, which represents nearly 9,000 teachers, reached an agreement in principle with the Commission scolaire de Montréal Wednesday night.
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