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Changes for government lending agency pass in legislature

An Opposition bill that would add private-sector business people to the board of Island Investment Development Inc. passed in the P.E.I. legislature Tuesday night.
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Ted McMeekin is a good guy, HWAD seniors say, but his party has to go

James and Hillary Alton have voted red provincially for the last 18 years. But this election might just be enough to change their minds.
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Listen to Philip Roth's 2009 conversation with Eleanor Wachtel on Writers & Company

The acclaimed American author of novels such as Portnoy's Complaint and The Plot Against America died on My 22, 2018.
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Ross House Museum saved from closure, will be open for events this summer

A city-owned Point Douglas museum will live to see another summer of visitors after fears it would have to be shut down earlier this year.
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Lava spews from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano LIVE

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Kilauea volcano's lava pours into ocean, prompting more warnings

Clouds of steam formed when lava mixes with seawater contain tiny shards of glass and hydrochloric acid, posing threat to people nearby.
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Stranger told teen 'I want your life' before slashing his throat, say police

Toronto police are warning the public to be careful after two 15-year-old boys were stabbed by a stranger while walking on a quiet suburban street in Scarborough.
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Summerside gearing up for the NHL finals

The City of Summerside wants local Gerard Gallant, the coach of the Las Vegas Golden Knights, to know he has the city's support as he leads the team through the NHL finals.
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NDP leader on fossil fuel subsidies LIVE

Jagmeet Singh discusses the Liberal government's subsidies to the fossil fuel industry as well as the recent proposal to subsidize Kinder Morgan pipeline
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Not lovin' it: McDonald's sues over Happy Meal toy tax tally

How do you tax a McDonald's Happy Meal toy? A B.C. Supreme Court lawsuit seeks an answer.
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Large companies join forces to hire 40,000 Canadian youth

Eight large companies have joined forces under the banner Opportunity for All Youth (OFAY) coalition to hire 40,000 youth facing employment barriers over the next five years, starting by offering more than 150 jobs to young people in Toronto this June.
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Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay makes plea for land donations

The Thunder Bay branch of Habitat for Humanity is making a plea to the community, for donations of land.
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Indigenous fishermen to test internet in Maritime waters

Fishing boats under the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council will be outfitted with gear that will provide location information as well as weather, water and bottom conditions at sea.
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Witnesses raise questions about response in fatal Highway 5 crash

Three survivors of a fatal accident between Fort Smith and Hay River earlier this month almost lost hope that an ambulance would arrive.
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A little time and a little hard work can make a dream home: The Story Line

"Everybody's got a story" is the theory Dave Atkinson is working on, opening the P.E.I. phonebook to a random page and stabbing his finger at the first name he finds. This time it was Wayne Makinson who got more than he bargained for when he bought a house in North Granville.
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Moncton hopes people will walk, bus when going to new downtown centre

The City of Moncton is hoping more people will want to walk, carpool or take public transit when the new downtown events centre opens in September.

Clearing Wednesday: DayStarter weather

Here's a look at the weather you can expect in Hamilton today.

Syrian official scoffs at U.S. demand to send Iranian forces home

The withdrawal of Iranian forces is not up for discussion, the Syrian deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, after Washington demanded they pull out of Syria's conflict.

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P.E.I. tick study points to risk of Lyme disease on the Island

The ticks that can transmit Lyme disease have arrived on P.E.I., according to a year long study conducted by researchers at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B. Islanders are now being advised to conduct daily tick checks if they spend time outdoors.
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Fredericton removing 19 trees from Officers' Square

Nineteen trees are being removed from Officers' Square because of construction and revitalization plans.
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Ending feud with government chief among goals in medical association's 10-year plan

Family doctors in the province are tired of being "disrespected" by the government and say the relationship needs to be repaired for everyone's benefit.
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How a deadly fungus prompted permanent restrictions on importing salamanders into Canada

Proponents of conserving a small, insect-eating amphibian say regulations that have now been permanently adopted by Canada can help stop the spread of a deadly infection.

City says municipal services not affected by lost revenue from Caesars strike

City of Windsor treasurer Joe Mancina promises there will be no affect on funds given to municipal services due to the ongoing Caesars Windsor strike.