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Price of rental housing drives up cost of living in B.C.'s Fraser Valley, report shows

A new report from the Living Wage for Families campaign shows the cost of living in parts of British Columbia has increased significantly in the last year.
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Fire reignites at Husky Energy oil refinery in Wisconsin after being put out

A tank containing crude oil or asphalt exploded at a large refinery in Wisconsin on Thursday, injuring several people and prompting official to order people living near the still-burning plant to leave their homes.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: Boston's J.D. Martinez credits 'Mr. Canada' for helping his swing

Windsor's Stubby Clapp formed a deep bond with Boston star J.D. Martinez when the two were in the minor leagues, Clapp as hitting coach and Martinez as eager student.
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Sudbury man spooked, but OK after being trapped in driveway sinkhole

It’s a good thing Mario Hamel isn’t claustrophobic. The Sudbury, Ont. man found himself stuck in a sinkhole hardly wide enough for a man to slip through on Wednesday.

Canada, Britain formalize agreement on Franklin expedition wrecks

Canada and Britain announced a formal agreement today on the remains of the Franklin Expedition, discovered on the Arctic seabed in 2014 and 2016.
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(Live at 10:00 pm ET) Hockey Night in Canada on CBC: Stanley Cup Playoffs - Round 2

San Jose at Las Vegas - Game 1
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(Live at 7:00 pm ET) Hockey Night in Canada on CBC: Stanley Cup Playoffs - Round 2

Pittsburgh at Washington - Game 1
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Nunavut teacher to serve 8 years in prison for abusing school children

Former Nunavut teacher Johnny Meeko has been sentenced to 9.5 years in federal prison. Meeko was convicted of 27 sex-related offences in December.

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation launches journalism pilot project with CBC

High school students at Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation are being given the opportunity to become community reporters. It's part of a pilot project created by CBC Edmonton in collaboration with community leaders to give the teens the tools they need to create their own stories.
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B.C. court reference a 'recipe for economic gridlock,' Alberta premier says

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the courts will find B.C.’s proposed permitting system for bitumen shipments unconstitutional because of its potential to paralyze the Canadian economy.
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Convicted murderer sentenced as youth sent to Prince Albert penitentiary

A convicted killer who had been a teenager at the time his offence has been sent to a federal penitentiary after a placement hearing on April 10. He was convicted of murdering 54-year-old Shawn Roderick Douglas in August 2014.
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Amazon's first-quarter revenue, profit trounce estimates

Amazon.com Inc. reported first-quarter revenue and profit on Thursday that trounced analysts' estimates, driven by a surge in online shopping and higher demand for its cloud services.
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Athletes get moving, share culture as Alaska Native Youth Olympics begin

Forget swimming or diving: Olympics have a whole different meaning in Alaska. Beginning Thursday, more than 400 high school athletes will converge on Anchorage for the statewide championships of the Native Youth Olympics Games.
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Stay off wet sports fields, city asks

Baseball diamonds across Ottawa will open next Tuesday, but other sports fields will remain closed until May 15, the city announced Thursday.

Patrick Brown breached ethics laws, investigation concludes

Former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown broke the legislature's ethics laws, the province's integrity commissioner reported Thursday.
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Scarfing down roti and hot doubles is the quintessential Scarborough experience

In a city of roti loyalists, Metro Morning food guide Suresh Doss shares his top pick for spectacular Trinidadian food.

Everything you need to nail that western vibe

It started with Dior’s cowboy boots, but that’s just the beginning.
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Albertans feel alienated from the rest of the country, new poll suggests

A new poll suggests the majority of Albertans feel equalization payments are unfair and think other parts of Canada will come ahead of them.
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Quebec lawmakers need to force schools to deal sexual violence, activists say

Quebec schools need to have standard legal protocols for dealing with sexual harassment and assault, according to a collective of community and women's groups.
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Hackers shaking down businesses after seizing control of computers, warns N.S. expert

It's time to look beyond the controversy surrounding recent Nova Scotia government security breaches and start preventing issues before they happen, says the organizer of Atlantic Canada's largest information security conference.
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Indigenous agencies take Manitoba government to court, alleging 'illegal clawback' of $266M for kids in care

Six Indigenous child and family services agencies are taking the Manitoba government to court over its long-standing practice of clawing back federal funds earmarked for children in care.
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Commons committee calls on Liberals to tax e-commerce services like Netflix

A Liberal-dominated House of Commons committee is calling on the Trudeau government to make internet giants like Netflix collect and remit sales taxes on as part of a series of recommendations to help Canada's small businesses compete online.
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Accused van attacker poised to graduate college, searching for work as software developer

Alek Minassian was a month away from completing his degree at Toronto's Seneca College when he reached out to an information technology recruitment firm looking for a job.
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Chrystia Freeland cancels NATO trip to remain in Washington for critical NAFTA talks

Canada’s lead minister on the North American Free Trade Agreement file is cancelling her plans to attend the NATO summit in Brussels to participate in vital late-game trade talks in Washington D.C.