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City commits $1.5B for Mayor's SmartTrack plan, but critics say 'question marks' remain

In the latest win for Mayor John Tory, city council has agreed to contribute nearly $1.5 billion to fund his SmartTrack plan. But the vote on Wednesday came after hours of discussion, including concerns shared by multiple councillors over the high price tag for just six stations.
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Folds in the brain found to be a predictor for psychosis

Researchers at Western University have found that studying the folds in the brain of high-risk patients can help predict who will go on to develop conditions such as schizophrenia.
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Injured bald eagle released back into wild going full circle for Mi'kmaq Elder

An eagle was released by a Mi'kmaq elder Wednesday afternoon after recovering at the Atlantic Veterinary Collage in Charlottetown since March 31.
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Watch Power & Politics for April 25, 2018

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on his province launching a formal legal challenge against the federally imposed carbon pricing policy. Later in the show, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna responds to the challenge. Alberta MPs Matt Jeneroux and Linda Duncan debate University of Alberta’s decision to award environmentalist David Suzuki an honorary degree.
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Fishermen's union requests emergency meeting with minister over new lobster rules

The Maritime Fishermen's Union has requested an emergency meeting with Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc before the lobster season starts next week to discuss new measures aimed at protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
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Noah Cumby to swim for Canada

The St. John's swimmer heads to Fiji this summer
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The Commons debates the political meaning of a summer job - and gets nowhere

For a feverish 30 minutes or so on Wednesday afternoon, the House of Commons was tying itself in rhetorical knots over the significance of a summer job.
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Winnipeg business group pushes province to look at guaranteed income

Winnipeg's largest business organization wants the province to further study guaranteed minimum income as a way to drive down Manitoba's poverty levels.
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Mickell Bailey painted in court as cold-blooded killer or boastful liar

Mickell Bailey deliberately planned the cold-blooded murders of three people in November 2015, and knew details about the crime only the killer would know, the Crown told court on Wednesday. But defence lawyer Nate Whitling argued it has not been proven "beyond a reasonable doubt" Bailey committed the crimes.
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MMIWG national inquiry announces new executive director, director of research

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will have two new people working on its team starting Monday in the roles of executive director and director of research.
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Murder warrant issued for man in relation to northeast Edmonton homicide

Edmonton police issued a warrant Wednesday for a man wanted in connection with the second-degree murder of 25-year-old woman found in the northeast end of the city.

Facebook post linked to Toronto van attack points to insular, misogynistic world of 'incels'

The deadly van attack in Toronto is shining a spotlight on the controversial, often misogynistic world of "incels" — a group of predominately men who identify as "involuntarily celibate."

Family in the dark 6 days after hit and run sent Tobique man to hospital

Almost a week after a Tobique First Nations man was struck by a vehicle and left on the side of the road, his family is frustrated by the lack of answers.

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says he'll plead the Fifth in porn actress case

U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen says he will assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in connection with a lawsuit filed by adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump.
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Army looking to grow and diversify its ranks on P.E.I.

The Canadian Army is short 120 soldiers on P.E.I. — and it's hoping to find some new recruits within the LBGTQ community.

These are the victims of Toronto's deadly van attack

More victims are being identified by family, friends and employers after Monday’s deadly van attack on Toronto’s Yonge Street.
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Dude, where's my SaskJobs.ca website? Job site's merge with federal job bank draws mixed reactions

Changes are afoot as Saskatchewan's provincial job search site does a mind meld with the federal government's national Job Bank.
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Cannabis policy in high demand for Saskatchewan businesses

Amy Groothuis spoke at Innovation Place in Regina on Wednesday about how the impact of cannabis legislation is expected to be felt across the country - especially among employers.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Schoolhouse Rock musician and jazz vocalist Bob Dorough dies at 94

Steve Berger remembers his friend Bob Dorough, the musician who taught countless children about math, grammar and the U.S. political system.

Canada and U.S. clash over sunset clause in 'forceful' NAFTA talks

Canada's Foreign Affairs minister and her U.S. trade counterpart had an intense exchange of views during a private NAFTA meeting on Tuesday. A source with direct knowledge of the situation said the conversation was 'forceful' and both countries were digging in their heels over an American demand for a sunset clause.
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CBC Calgary News April 25, 2018

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