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Watch our local supper-hour newscast for a comprehensive look at the day's top stories in Ottawa.

Annual Ford Fest party expected to draw large crowd

This year's annual Ford Fest party, hosted by Ontario's Premier, is expected to draw a large crowd of supporters on Saturday on the grounds of a recreation centre in Vaughan. The event has been running for more than 20 years.
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Take a tour around N.W.T.'s notoriously toxic Giant Mine

Giant Mine closed almost two decades ago, and is now preparing to go into its cleanup phase. CBC got to tour the site this week and see what it looks like during its care and maintenance phase.
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Canadian ice dancers Weaver, Poje win gold at Autumn Classic

Canada's Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje won the gold medal in ice dance on Saturday at the Autumn Classic International figure skating competition.
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Hells Angels gather for Saskatoon chapter's 20th anniversary

Members of the Hells Angels are gathering in Saskatoon this weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the club's Saskatoon chapter.

12 sailors kidnapped by pirates in Nigerian waters

12 sailors from a Swiss ship were kidnapped on Saturday in Nigerian waters. According to Massoel Shipping, the company is working with authorities to secure a safe release of those being held.

Family of Jessica Patrick ask community to gather on Highway 16 as body brought home

Family and friends of Jessica Patrick, an 18-year-old whose body was found near Smithers two days ago, are asking community members to gather along the highway as her body is brought home from Prince George.
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'Real appetite for entrepreneurship' sees launch of Regina co-working space

Entrepreneurs and businesses are among those taking advantage of a new co-working space in Regina that founders describe as similar to spaces in entrepreneurial big cities like Toronto or San Francisco.

Kavanaugh's accuser accepts Senate request to testify

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, has agreed to testify before a Senate panel next week.
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Gaucher leads Canadian rout of Greece to open FIBA Women's World Cup

Kim Gaucher had a game-high 16 points as Canada opened the FIBA Women's World Cup with an 81-50 victory over Greece on Saturday in Tenerife, Spain.
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Developing stories in the Ottawa and Greater Toronto regions.
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A comprehensive round-up of the day's news from throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.
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The CBC Montreal News team brings you up-to-date with today's top stories.
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'Chainsaws going all day': Pontiac, Que., cleans up after possible tornado strike

At least 100 homes in Pontiac, Que., were significantly damaged by a possible tornado that passed through the region Friday evening, according to the municipality's mayor.
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Toronto Wolfpack take another step towards Super League promotion

The Toronto Wolfpack kept on track for Super League promotion with a tense 20-12 win over Widnes on Saturday afternoon in Toronto's Lamport Stadium, relegating the Vikings from English rugby league's top flight after a seven-year stay.

'We've pretty much lost everything': Homes destroyed as Ottawa-Gatineau tornado causes mass outages

About 100,000 Hydro Ottawa customers alone remain without power and residents in Dunrobin, Ont., and Gatineau, Que., are surveying the damage to homes, trees and hydro lines after a twister ripped through the area on Friday.
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Thousands of households without power across New Brunswick

Strong winds pummelled parts of the province Saturday morning and NB Power says some homes and businesses may not have electricity until early Sunday morning.

Road to the Olympic Games: 2018 rhythmic gymnastics world championships

Watch Road to the Olympic Games, our weekly show spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the world. On this week's program, we feature action from the 2018 rhythmic gymnastics world championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Shoal Lake 40's Freedom Road hits major milestone as construction reaches Trans-Canada Highway

Construction on the road which will provide all-season access to Shoal Lake 40 First Nation has reached a major milestone.
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Braves defeat Phillies to clinch 1st NL East crown in 5 years

The Atlanta Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first National League East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the visiting Philadelphia Phillies.

Premier expected to draw big crowds to annual Ford Fest party

Supporters of Ontario's premier are expected to flock to the grounds of a recreation centre in Vaughan tonight for this year's Ford Fest.

Tornado destroys Paralympic athlete's home in Dunrobin

The home of a former Paralympic athlete in Dunrobin was torn from its foundation after a tornado ripped through the west Ottawa neighbourhood.

Deadly overnight shed fire kills woman in Behchoko

A fire engulfed a shed near a home at around 1:20 a.m. Saturday, killing one woman inside. The woman has not yet been identified.

World's top snipers get set for competition at CFB Gagetown

Some of the top snipers from around the world have arrived at Base Gagetown to see who has the best shot. This week the base is hosting the 20th annual Canadian International Sniper Concentration.
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Rugby League: Toronto Wolfpack vs. Widnes Vikings

Watch the Toronto Wolfpack host the Widnes Vikings in Rugby League's Super 8s Qualifiers.