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How this charity is addressing Hamilton's housing crisis, 1 derelict building at a time

Indwell announced on Thursday that it has purchased the former Royal Oak Dairy on East Avenue North, where it plans to build a new affordable housing community.
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Young teens to raise mental-health awareness, funds at Soul Sisters event

A group of young teen girls on P.E.I. is raising awareness and funds to support youth mental health Saturday night at the Charlottetown Inn and Conference Centre in an event they're calling Soul Sisters.
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Study continues in Nunavik to assess impact of climate change on Inuit health

Project BriGHT (Bridging Global change, Inuit Health and the Transforming Arctic Ocean) is assessing how climate change is affecting nutrients in marine food, which Inuit eat.
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Beijing Boom: Why Chinese tourists are visiting Montreal in record numbers

Tourists from China are now the second-largest group visiting Montreal from overseas, after visitors from France.
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Shedding light on the struggle for Tibetan independence ... one momo at a time

Tibetan community of Parkdale hopes to spark a conversation about the lives of Tibetans through a momo crawl along Queen Street West.
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Tiny farm grows giant crop in old Dartmouth shipping container

A 3.6-metre shipping container that once sent goods overseas is now an urban farm on the Dartmouth waterfront that's feeding customers closer to home.
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Paul Borrelli joining Windsor city council race, 6 others file paperwork

More people have stepped forward to be the next ward councillor in the upcoming municipal election, including Ward 10 incumbent Paul Borrelli, who was involved in some conflict with a candidate's campaign manager.
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WEEKEND | Cloudy but warm. Gas prices fall slightly

Expect a wet start to the weekend Saturday morning with mainly cloudy skies and a 40 per cent chance of showers. Gas prices remain in the $1.30 range but bargains can be found for under $1.25.

All eyes on weather as Okanagan wildfires continue to burn

Firefighters are closely watching the weather in B.C.'s Okanagan Valley, where several wildfires are continuing to burn out of control and thousands of properties remain under evacuation alerts.
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Labrador West Pride honours trailblazing teacher who died of AIDS

The organizers of this year's festivities dedicated Pride Week to Ray Condon, who spent his last months educating friends and former students about AIDS.
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Why spitting on a rainbow crosswalk is so worrisome

A viral video showing a man spitting on a rainbow crosswalk in Corner Brook got people upset, and for good reason, writes Veronica Dymond.
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Mi'kmaq teens spend summer building birchbark canoe

Master canoe builder Todd Labrador is working out of Kejimkujik National Park this summer and sharing his craft with apprentices and visitors.

Toronto Humane Society children's reading program goes to the dogs

The program helps children learn to read and shelter dogs cope with a stressful experience. Evidence from other shelters show dogs are adopted sooner and children in the program have a more positive view of reading.
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'Happy, dancey' Korean music draws crowds to Halifax's first K-Pop shop

At 10 a.m. last Saturday, employees opened the doors of Sarah and Tom gift shop on Halifax's Quinpool Road to a crowd of K-Pop fans already gathered on the sidewalk, anxious to get their first peak inside.

Hunger strike over treatment by Indigenous Services Canada ends after promise of change

A woman from Garden Hill First Nation on a hunger strike over what she calls the poor treatment she and others in her community face when trying to book travel for medical appointments is postponing her protest — for now.

Cities turning to Kingston for transit advice

Municipalities across the country are turning to Kingston for public transit advice after the eastern Ontario city claimed the fastest-growing ridership numbers in Canada.

A thousand words: World Press Photo gallery rich with stories

The World Press Photo gallery returns to Ottawa Friday, and its curator is urging guests to take their time to learn the story behind the images.

Hamilton plans big welcome for new residents with first-ever Newcomer Day

When it comes to celebrating culture, diversity and new residents, Hamilton has no intention of being left behind. The city, which has a proud history of “attracting immigrants,” will be celebrating them at the first-ever Hamilton Newcomer Day on July 27.

3 decades later, culprits finally confess to Inuvik heist for town's 60th birthday

Brenda Norris and Ian Butters are two of three pranksters who used a meat saw to steal a ball from a town monument in the 1980s.
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Montrealer ditches law career to make a better electric skateboard

Lawyer Alex Archambault couldn't find a decent electric skateboard to commute to the office, so he designed his own. Now he's making LaCroix Boards full time.

From Project Houston to Bruce McArthur's arrest: a timeline of what we know so far

Six months after Bruce McArthur's arrest, unsealed warrant information and exhibits from his earlier assault case have revealed new details about the alleged serial killer and police investigations into missing men from Toronto's Gay Village.

Songbirds channel their inner George Clooney to attract a mate, but is it working?

Conservation biologists studying the effects of noise pollution from oil and gas pumps in southern Alberta are finding that a species of sparrow is changing its tune so it can be heard above the din.

What if you're a witness to an act of hatred or racism?

A man of visible minority was assaulted in a grocery store in London on Tuesday. We asked Leroy Hibbert, a leader in London’s black community, what a member of the public should do if they witness an incident of this nature.

Doug Ford's first premiers' meeting more cordial than confrontational

Opinions varied on what role Doug Ford might play when he gathered with other premiers at the Council of the Federation. In the end, he lit no fireworks, appearing eager to meet new friends instead.

Vets minister sued for defamation in fight over pensions

A high-profile veterans advocate is suing the veterans affairs minister for defamation. Sean Bruyea claims Seamus O'Regan defamed him in a column about the Liberal government's plan to give injured soldiers the option of a lump sum compensation payment — or a pension for life.