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From intense rivalry, Martin Biron remembers Ray Emery as respected opponent

A decade after an infamous NHL line brawl that included both goaltenders dropping the gloves at centre ice, Martin Biron gave Ray Emery a chance to take one final blow. Emery declined.

Jen Sookfong Lee explores how Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho brought the marginal into the mainstream

Jen Sookfong Lee was 15 when the film came out. She has written a book about it called Gentlemen of the Shade.

Claude Lanzmann on his historic Holocaust film, Shoah

In 2013, Eleanor Wachtel interviewed the late French writer and filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, whose 91/2-hour documentary Shoah has been hailed as a masterpiece.
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Body found in St. John River identified as missing Saint John man

The man whose body was pulled from the St. John River near Grand Bay-Westfield over the weekend has been identified as Peter Hoellwarth.

Africa's oldest baobob trees dying, climate change seen as one factor

Africa's ancient baobab trees are dying off. Nine of the 13 oldest baobabs, which are between 1,000 and 2,500 years old, have died over the past dozen years. Climate change is suspected to be a factor but no definite cause is known.
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Temagami fires slowing, Ministry says in forest fire update

It was another busy day yesterday for forest fire crews in the northeast. The Ministry of Natural Resources is reporting 13 new fires as of Sunday, which they suspect were all started by lightning strikes.
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Thunderstorm watches in place for much of southern Ontario as Toronto bakes

The hot temperatures will continue for another day in Toronto, with a heat warning in effect for Monday.
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Thai soccer players crave food, wait to go home this week

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued after being trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favourite comfort foods after their expected discharge from a hospital next week.
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'There are houses that'll be in the ocean': Nova Scotia wants law to protect coast from climate change

Nova Scotia wants to be the first in Canada to create a law to protect its coast from climate change. But rising sea levels and erosion don't come with an easy fix.
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U.S. willing to be part of Afghanistan talks with Taliban, NATO commander says

The United States is ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban in an effort to end the 17 year-long war in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander, said on Monday, amid growing speculation about possible peace talks.
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Doug Ford pulls Ontario representative from Washington

Ontario's new premier has removed the province's representative in Washington, D.C., from her position and it's not clear whether Doug Ford intends to replace Monique Smith or scrap the position. Her departure comes at a time when ongoing trade issues with the U.S. could impact Ontario's economy.
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Refuge from the storm: Residence a safe haven for sick Manitobans

When money is tight, patients are choosing between lifesaving treatment and the life they've built for themselves.
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Director Robert Lepage open to dialogue following concerns from Indigenous artists

Quebec theatre director Robert Lepage has responded to the group of Indigenous actors, writers, activists and artists from across the province, who raised concerns about his upcoming play, Kanata, in an open letter this week.
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Condolences posted as search continues for boater presumed drowned

The Town of North West River is expressing support to the family of 43-year-old Luke Cooper, who is presumed to have drowned on Sunday.

The Matter of Meat: A history of pros and cons

Eating meat: some say we've evolved to do it. It's in our DNA. It's how we got our big brains. Yet others, including Pythagoras in the 6th century BC, and even Dr. Frankenstein's "monster", have argued that eating meat is bad for our bodies, cruel to animals, and toxic to the planet. Now -- perhaps more than ever -- clear-cut answers can be hard to come by when it comes to the matter of meat. Kevin Ball serves up the arguments.

Is your social drinking keeping you from being happy?

Real talk about rosé-ing all day, and real advice from a counsellor on how to curb it.

U.S. diplomat questions Trump's belief in the free world on eve of meeting Putin

Ambassador Daniel Fried met Vladimir Putin several times during his 40 years in the foreign service. He says he wants to be optimistic about the Trump-Putin summit, but is concerned the U.S. will fall into Putin’s traps.
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'They wake up out of a fog': Opioid taper program helps chronic pain patients wean off powerful drugs

A new opioid tapering clinic in Calgary offers hope to chronic pain suffers and people dependent on the highly addictive medication.

New photos from the Royal family to mark Prince Louis's christening

To mark Prince Louis's christening on July 9, Kensington Palace has released family photos of the baby prince in the arms of his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge.
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Conservation Council tells city to take walk in the park to get Officers' Square right

If the City of Fredericton wants to redevelop Officers' Square — and get the public behind the project — it should go back to the drawing board, says the executive director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick.
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Despite trade threats Canadian home buyers must plan for still higher rates: Don Pittis

A trade war might be bad for the economy, but not bad enough to stop short-term hikes in U.S. and Canadian borrowing costs.

'The gym saved my life': How this gay fitness superstar redefined his life after being outed against his will

From Darcy Pierce to Darcy Fierce, one man's journey through homophobia and depression to become his authentic self.

Trump not the first president to be 'soft' on Russia, says political scientist

Donald Trump has met with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, days after 12 Russian military intelligence officers were indicted on accusations of hacking Democrats. But the attitude towards Russia could undergo a stark change by the next election, one analyst says.

Passport, hotel reservation, ...date with a local? The case for talking to strangers while travelling

Experts and apps are pushing local guides as the best way to get more out of your time abroad.

Lights out in downtown Regina after truck hits power pole

A Loraas garbage truck backed into a power pole in Regina’s downtown area this morning, trapping the driver inside.