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'It's easy to mess up their development': Monarch butterflies raised in captivity may not migrate to Mexico

If you're raising monarch caterpillars in the hope that when they become butterflies, they'll fly to Mexico and help replenish endangered populations, a new study offers some warnings and some advice.
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'We don't want another 30 years of dictatorship': First Nation unites to oust 'lifetime' chief

About 30 members of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen met outside the locked gates of a half-built community centre last week to topple Chief Edward Machimity, who has gripped the reins of power in the northern Ontario community for more than 30 years. However, Machimity still refuses to step down.
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Teen with Down syndrome asks teaching assistant to prom — she says 'Absolutely!'

Educational program assistant Paula LeBlanc says she wanted to help her former student Mason Slade enjoy the event with his peers.

'There was life': WIN City creators leaving downtown Windsor for mall location

BB Branded has been operating two locations since 2013 and are now closing their downtown shop.
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P.E.I. prepares for new rules on plastic checkout bags

The countdown is on for Island businesses and consumers preparing for new rules around single-use plastic checkout bags. As of July 1st, P.E.I. will become the first province in Canada to ban them.
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Congo bids for 2021 Francophonie Games following province's withdrawal

Officials are evaluating whether to hold the 2021 Francophonie Games in the Democratic Republic of Congo and will make a recommendation about the country's candidacy at a meeting Thursday.
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City sets sights on polishing one of Toronto's jewels - Toronto Island Park

Toronto parks staff have embarked on a multi-year project that will redefine how the city uses one its most popular destinations: the Toronto Islands' parkland.
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If you die on the job in Nova Scotia, the public might not find out

Some safety advocates say Nova Scotia needs to be more open about workplace fatalities, arguing timely information is necessary not just for family members but also for the public in order to help prevent similar tragedies.
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Northern Ontario tree planter transformed by insect bites

At first glance, it looks like Eamon Cunningham Closs had been a victim of assault.
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Neighbours air concerns about new shelter in Dartmouth

Residents of the area surrounding Sonlife Community Church in Dartmouth, N.S., are airing grievances about how a new shelter is affecting the neighbourhood.
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Grandmother, granddaughter graduate from high school on same day

A Nova Scotia grandmother and granddaughter are graduating from high school on the same day this month, decades after the grandmother left school to raise her children.
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Commercial property tax reform in Halifax remains work in progress

Municipal finance officials have recommended averaging commercial tax bills that increase more than five per cent over a three-year period to allow people time to adjust.
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Mid-week Kitchener Market hopes to draw big, new crowds to the downtown core

The new mid-week market at the Kitchener Market will run every Wednesday until July 17, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring vendors, live music, crafters, and a licensed bar.
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Cape Breton Ski Club board expects a challenge at AGM

The Cape Breton Ski Club board of directors is preparing to defend itself at its annual general meeting on Thursday after a failed attempt to stop the sale of The Lakes at Ben Eoin golf course next door.
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'The system fails us continuously': Sask. averages about 39 serious offenders unlawfully at large

As of mid-May, the Correctional Service of Canada listed 39 offenders as unlawfully at large.
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Adele Sorella to learn sentence for second murder trial in deaths of her children

With an appeal in her case still underway, Adele Sorella, the Laval woman found guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of her two young daughters, will learn the length of her prison term today.
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New leadership at Cambridge shelter drawing on a wealth of experience

The Cambridge Shelter Corporation has a new interim executive director and a new chair of the board of directors.
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'Painful lessons' as real estate industry pushes for protections

More than three years after Exit Realty on the Rock went bust, tougher rules to protect consumers and real estate agents are in legislative limbo, likely until the fall.

Hong Kong activists call on G20 nations including Canada to help 'liberate' city

More than a thousand protesters in Hong Kong have marched to major foreign consulates including Canada's, urging leaders at the upcoming G20 summit to support the full scrapping of a controversial extradition bill.

These new signs are encouraging London students to walk or bike to school

More than a dozen new street signs in London are encouraging students at Lord Roberts Public School to walk or bike to school.

What Const. Montsion would've been told before arriving on scene of Abdi arrest

Const. Daniel Montsion would have heard a fellow officer had chased a suspect several blocks — and attempts to use force hadn't worked — before he arrived to aid with the arrest of Abdirahman Abdi in 2016,  according to a dispatch call log entered as evidence in Montsion's trial.