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Minimalism: Upper-class luxury or liberating lifestyle?

In a world of stuff, there's a movement that sells the idea of space as a path to happiness. But some critics see this lifestyle trend as self-centered, and say it includes its own kind of consumerism that only people with money can afford.
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RCMP close Highway 101 at Berwick for 'unfolding situation'

Nova Scotia RCMP have closed Highway 101 at exits 15 and 16 in Berwick this morning due to an "unfolding situation." It is expected to be closed for most of the day, police said.
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How an Island DJ is hoping to bring more women to electronic music

Crystal Kennedy is hoping to turn the table on P.E.I.'s music scene with her upcoming event, SHE.
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Saint Joseph's Oratory defends its 'Millennial Nativity'

Saint Joseph's Oratory is defending its modern, "hipster" take on the nativity scene, saying that Christmas tableaus of Jesus's birth have always kept with the times.
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British government aims for vote on Brexit withdrawal before Jan. 21

Britain's Parliament will vote on whether to approve Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal before Jan. 21, her spokesperson told reporters on Tuesday.
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Orléans school investigating how 4-year-old wandered away

Two members of the public found the boy walking alone near École élémentaire catholique​ Arc-En-Ciel last week.

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Dennis Oland's defence wanted to have blood, DNA evidence from brown jacket thrown out

Dennis Oland's defence team wanted to have forensic evidence from his blood-stained brown sports jacket deemed inadmissible at his murder retrial, but realized the judge was bound by a higher court decision on the issue, recently released court documents show.
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Holiday time for loved one with dementia needs flexible plan, care home chief says

Joy Birch of Highview Residences in Kitchener offers advice on how to plan ahead for celebrating the holidays when you have a loved one with dementia. Number one: be nimble in planning, as busy events can be overwhelming.
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1 year after Fond-du-Lac crash, airline CEO vows 'we will never be in this situation again'

A de-icing machine is now in place at the Fond-du-Lac airport, where a West Wind Aviation passenger flight crashed nearby just under a year ago. One person died two months after the crash.
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Calgarians plan to hit the malls in more subdued manner this Christmas

With a shadow hanging over Alberta's economy, it appears many Calgarians are taking a more conservative approach to holiday shopping this year.
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The gift of giving back: Keeping the Christmas spirit alive with your kids

As kids write their lists to Santa, it's important to remember those in need. But once the Christmas tree is packed away, how can we help teach our kids to keep that spirit alive?
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Dease Pool to be shuttered for 2019 swimming season

The oldest public pool in Thunder Bay, Ont., will not see anymore belly flops or cannonballs.
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At least 2 corrections officers suspended from N.W.T. jail

The territorial government would not confirm the number of employees suspended or the nature of the investigations.
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First meeting of newly elected Charlottetown Council marked by confusion and debate

Monday night's first meeting of the newly elected Charlottetown council has left Mayor Phillip Brown disappointed.
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Lack of accessible apartments forces Summerside man to live in motel

A Summerside man with a disability says a shortage of accessible apartments is forcing him to live in a motel.
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Extra money budgeted for lawyers as St. John's faces more lawsuits

Simply put: the city is facing more litigation.

Google accelerating demise of Plus after new security flaw affected 52 million

Google is still having trouble protecting the personal information on its Plus service, prodding the company to accelerate its plans to shut down a little-used social network created to compete against Facebook.

Sears customers told to continue paying for worthless extended warranties

Debt collectors are demanding Sears customers continue to pay for extended warranties even though the department store has gone out of business and will not honour them.
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Holiday campaigns 'fill the gap' when people need food in remote, northern communities

CBC Thunder Bay's annual Sounds of the Season event is quickly approaching and for the past three years we've partnered with the local Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA), the Thunder Bay International Airport as well as a handful of airline companies to deliver thousands of pounds of non-perishable items to remote First Nation communities in northern Ontario to help address food insecurity in the north.
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Turn up early, come prepared. Tips for surviving an ER visit

Understanding how emergency departments work, and arriving prepared, is key to having the least stressful experience possible, says health-care consultant Mary Jane Hampton.
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St. John's Christmas store brings holiday cheer to families in need

Thrive's Christmas store lets people in the program purchase new Christmas gifts at very affordable prices.
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STO dismisses drivers accused of assaulting passengers

The Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) has dismissed two drivers accused of verbal and physical assault.