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Nunavut races to fill dozens of teaching spots as school year begins

A country-wide teacher shortage is affecting some Nunavut schools. The territory has 66 vacant teaching positions, and classes have already been postponed in at least one community.
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50k students may not have bus service when school starts

A labour dispute means about 50,000 London and area students may be without school bus transportation when classes resume in September.
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Former N.S. hockey player reveals his struggle with mental illness

Ben Meisner grew up playing hockey in Nova Scotia. Now a pro in Germany, he has made public his struggles with mental illness.
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Family plans search party for missing Mount Pearl man

The family of Gerald Anthony, who has been missing since last week, will search some local trails on Monday evening.
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Regina police release confidential police logs in erroneous mass email

Regina police erroneously sent a mass email out on Sunday that contained confidential police logs with personal information and responses to calls in the city that day.
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Man's death inside WCB building triggers workplace investigation

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety officials are investigating after a man in his late 50s died inside the Workers’ Compensation Board building.

Amazon's arrival delivers dust-up with new neighbours

Chantal Lee and Kevin Martin are upset that the construction work on the future Amazon warehouse has turned their gravel road into a main artery for dump trucks that kick up large amounts of dust each day.
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Thunder Bay, Ont., police search for missing 9-year-old

Thunder Bay police are asking for the public's help as they search for a missing 9-year-old.
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Defence wants house arrest for David Norton, priest convicted of sex abuse of boy

In a sentencing submission, a London priest convicted of sexually abusing a boy says he is "full of remorse" for his crimes as his lawyer argued for a sentence that would keep him out of jail.

Teller turned robber recalls 1958 bank heist

Boyne Johnston was a 25-year-old bank teller in downtown Ottawa when, one day in 1958, he walked out the door with $260,000. This is his story.
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Privacy commissioners roll out lesson plans teaching kids about online safety

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C. and counterparts across Canada have developed lesson plans for middle and high school students to learn how they can protect themselves online.
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Misericordia emergency room in west Edmonton closed due to water leak

The emergency room at the west-end Misericordia Hospital is closed until at least Wednesday morning as a result of a water leak.
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Mom waits for answers after 21-year-old killed on Manitoba highway

The mother of a man killed in a collision on Highway 59 on Sunday says she’s still waiting to find out what led to her son’s death.

Windsor-Essex death doula to help people plan and meet 'end-of-life goals'

Death can be a touchy subject, but not for John Antoniw, a death doula in the Windsor-Essex area.
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Bridge cable damaged months ago but no action taken, Italian media report

Engineering experts determined in February that corrosion of the metal cables supporting the Genoa highway bridge had reduced the bridge's strength by 20 per cent — a finding that came months before it collapsed last week, an Italian newsmagazine reported Monday.

Veteran TV writer Nell Scovell on staying sharp in the Hollywood boys' club

Scovell's credits include The Simpsons, Murphy Brown and Late Night with David Letterman. She talks about what it's like being the only woman in the writers' room.

Ottawa film program focuses on young newcomers

A six-week program at SAW Video is hoping to inspire young people from the city's refugee and immigrant communities to use video to tell stories — especially their own.
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The Eagles overtake Michael Jackson's Thriller for best-selling album of all time

Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 may not include Hotel California, but it’s still the biggest seller
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Fisheries officers seize 100 crates of lobster from seafood distributor

The lobster, valued at more than $50,000, is believed to have been harvested under an Indigenous food, social and ceremonial licence.

11 tie-waist pieces that are a cinch to wear all year!

Plus tips on how to take this hot trend from August to December, and even from the beach to a wedding.
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Chat with our gardeners on Monday Aug. 20 at 12:30 p.m.

Are you ready to have the best garden on your block? Here's how: Ask an expert. Be part of our award-winning live chat with expert gardeners. Also listen to the call-in show with Ontario Today's Ed Lawrence. Call in by dialling 1-888-817-8995 on Monday.

Daniel MacIvor's musical tribute to Sydney, Nova Scotia

This playwright, screenwriter and actor gives us a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Sydney, Nova Scotia.
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More green needed for Saskatoon's urban forest

Some $400,000 will be needed in 2019 to address the threat posed by the Cottony ash psyllid. There is also a call for the city to begin building a $1,000,000 urban forest defence fund, with an annual contribution of $250,000.

Why scientists suspect proof of a turning point in Earth's history is sitting in a lake in Milton, Ont.

Some scientists believe human activity and technology have pushed us into a new geological epoch called the Anthropocene. What they still need to figure out is exactly when this turning point began. A team of researchers believes Crawford Lake west of Toronto has preserved the answer.
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N.S., Morocco sign petroleum exploration deal

Nova Scotia and Morocco were part of the same land mass millions of years ago before the supercontinent known as Pangaea broke apart.