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Labrador ship's crew will begin tracking information about Arctic whales

It usually brings ore from Voisey's Bay, but now a ship that travels up Labrador's coast throughout the year will also help keep whales safe.

Canadian travellers should welcome unionization at WestJet

We need airline workers to feel that they can speak out about safety issues without fear of losing their jobs. Unions help ensure that they can. It's a win-win for workers and travellers.

Amazon warehouse groundbreaking leads to neighbourhood dust-up

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.

Older workers won't move for a job and it's costing our economy: Western prof

Western University assistant economics professor Simona Cociuba says older workers are less willing than younger ones to change job sectors and move geographically for work. That means economies with more older workers have a hard time in periods of economic change.

U.K.'s Purplebricks comes to Canada in a bid for real estate disruption: Don Pittis

Expect Purplebricks real estate signs to show up soon in Canada after the U.K.-based discount seller buys into the Canadian market.

Former homeless couple says dismantling tent city is 'pulling loved ones apart'

A former homeless couple says the recent dismantling of a tent city in London's Old East Village is akin to breaking apart a family because many of the people there would rather spend the night with those they love than be separated in the city's shelter system.

Cannabis, Highway 401 collisions on agenda as Ontario cities meet

Municipal leaders from across Ontario are descending on Ottawa today, hoping to kick-start important conversations with the new Progressive Conservative government on everything from retail cannabis stores to Highway 401 safety.

Northern defence upgrades part of plan to protect Canada's Arctic, Sajjan says

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s Northern tour didn’t come with any new spending announcements. Instead he talked up the importance of projects nearing completion, that he says will bolster Canada’s claim to Arctic sovereignty.

Countdown to obsolescence: A look inside the Belledune coal-fired plant

Belledune is NB Power’s youngest power plant. It began operating in 1993, and its design allows it to continue to 2040. But under the federal government’s climate plan, coal-fired electricity generation must be phased out a decade before that, in 2030.

How flushed contact lenses add to microplastic pollution in waterways

Researchers say there is a simple way to convince people to stop flushing their contact lenses down the drain: Show them the numbers.

Liberals' plan to revamp resource approval process facing fight on two fronts

The Liberal government’s efforts to rewrite the rules for approving major national resource projects in Canada is facing an increasingly tough battle as opposition to the changes strengthens on two distinct fronts.

Capital Pride organizers call this year's festival the biggest yet

Pride week has kicked off in Ottawa, with organizers concentrating on the theme of community during what's being called the city's largest festival yet.

Taliban take at least 100 people hostage, Afghanistan officials say

The Taliban ambushed a convoy of busses Monday on a road in northern Afghanistan and took more than 100 people hostage, including women and children, in the latest brazen assault by insurgents, provincial officials said.

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Earthquake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 12

Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least 12 people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

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Yankees' pitcher J.A. Happ gets 10-2 win over his former team the Toronto Blue Jays

The New York Yankees sweep the Toronto Blue Jays with the 10-2 victory. J.A. Happ (14-6) beats his old club to earn the win, while Ryan Borucki (2-3) takes the loss. Toronto returns home Monday to start a three-game series against the visiting Baltimore Orioles.

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Novak Djokovic wins Cincinnati Masters over Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday for his first Western & Southern Open championship. Novak Djokovic becomes 1st mens player to win every Masters 1000 event.

'Toot, toot, toot,' let's be birds!

A group called Birds on Parade practises for the opening of the Vancouver International Bird Festival.

Ontario woman seeks home for 66-year-old Mary Pratt painting

The painting, dating back to 1952, is a watercolour of Anne Wheatley Hicks' favourite doll. Pratt, then 17, was a babysitter in Fredericton.