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Lawyers set for courtroom showdown on 18,000 immigration applications

The association of immigration lawyers, known as the AQAADI, says cancelling the permits will leave thousands of families in limbo.
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Sudbury city council approves 2019 budget with 3.6% property tax increase

Greater Sudbury ratepayers will see an increase of 3.6 per cent of their property taxes for 2019. Council says that's about $100 more for the average homeowner.
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Strong earthquake rocks Ecuador-Peru border region

The earthquake was deep and the epicentre was in a sparsely populated area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Snowboarder killed in avalanche on Whistler Blackcomb

A 42-year-old woman was killed in an avalanche triggered in a closed terrain area near Lakeside Bowl Thursday.

New Brunswick ditches Chinese funded education program in schools

New Brunswick is getting rid of a Chinese culture and language program operating in 28 schools because of concerns that teachers are blacklisting topics that cast China in a bad light and only teach what the Chinese Communist Party approves. The schools were financed by the Confucius Institute.
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(Live at 6:30 am ET) 2019 Nordic World Championships on CBC: Men's Cross Country Skiing - 30km Skiathlon

Men's 30km Cross Country Skiathlon from the Olympiaregion Seefeld in Seefeld, Austria.
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Placentia Bay research catalogues shoreline plastics, big and small

From microplastics to bigger chunks, a research team is trying to find out what's there, and where it came from.
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Public invited to remember Paul Dewar at 2 weekend services

People are invited to say their goodbyes to former Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar at two services in Westboro and Centretown Friday and Saturday.

RNC searching for knife wielding bank robber in Conception Bay

Police are looking for a tall, skinny man who allegedly robbed the TD Canada Trust branch in Conception Bay South Thursday morning. Police say around 11 a.m., a man wielding a knife demanded money from staff, then left on foot. No one was injured.
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Our special series on commuting in the capital is coming

Remember several weeks ago when we asked about your traffic-related horror stories? We're almost ready to share what became of that.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits St. John's

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in St. John's today to make a few appearances and speak with Liberal supporters. He will visit Memorial University in the morning, then make an appearance at the Alt Hotel before meeting with Premier Dwight Ball.
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What will our jobs look like when employers go droid?

Robots are getting smarter, and the consequences are becoming harder to predict. Who loses their jobs? Which industries are vulnerable? Kim Brunhuber explores the robot revolution.
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Decision today in Joe Smyth's obstruction of justice trial

Judge Mike Madden will come back with decision at 9 a.m.

Windsor Star to close Monday digital and print editions

The Windsor Star is shutting down its Monday digital and print editions but no jobs will be affected. The newspaper will only be publishing Tuesday through Saturday starting March. Advertising dollars have dwindled because of Facebook and Google, says a union representative.

'He's my rock': When her fiancé was given 3 months to live, Weyburn gave her a wedding to remember

When her fiancé Jason Court was given only three months to live, Jennifer May decided to move up her wedding date. Shecommunity members in Weyburn to help the way they did.
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Highway hole causes $1K in damage — and the province won't pay

A Dartmouth, N.S., couple who smashed into a dangerous pothole say the Nova Scotia government should take more responsibility for its highways.

Toronto needs data collection policy to protect people's privacy, councillor says

City councillor Joe Cressy is pushing for an overall policy on collecting and using people's data amid concerns about the rising use of technology and the "smart city" proposal by Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto.

Is this the worst crosswalk in Vancouver?

A Vancouver man recorded a video of the busy intersection at Homer and Cordova Streets in Gastown and posted it to Twitter. The city responded.

U.S. forecasters upgrade spring flood risk south of border

U.S. flood forecasters say the threat of significant flooding on the Red River south of the border this spring "has increased substantially" because of recent heavy snowfall as well as deep frost.
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How does a CBC reporter match up against an eSports competitor?

Every year tens of millions of people play FIFA, the world’s biggest soccer video game. A 17-year-old from Regina is one of the very best.
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PCs, Greens and People's Alliance open to idea of moving mental health centre

Liberal MLA for Restigouche West Gilles LePage feels moving facility goes against principle of centralizing medical resources.

A film festival, anime and a 'sick and twisted' Threepenny Opera: CBC Manitoba's weekend picks for Feb. 22-24

A festival of films by black artists — including one up for a best picture Oscar on Sunday — a chance to pull out your best anime costume and a unique take on a classic of musical theatre are among your entertainment options in Winnipeg this weekend.
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Pleasant pheasants: Why P.E.I. watershed groups want more of the colourful birds

A couple of watershed groups on P.E.I. are trying to build the Island's pheasant population as a way of raising awareness around nature and adding some colour to Island winters.

Waterloo MPP wants answers from province on new autism plan

A local MPP is asking the province for more clarity on changes the Ontario government has said will be made to the Ontario Autism Plan this spring.

Drunk and distracted driving eclipse cannabis offences on Manitoba roads 4 months after legalization

There has been dozens of cannabis-related driving offences in Manitoba four months since legalization, but nowhere near as many as drunk or distracted driving.