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Why microwaving grapes creates a dazzling plasma light show

It’s a crowd-pleasing party trick: Cut a grape in half, pop it in the microwave, hit “start” then sit back and watch the dazzling “grape balls of fire.” Now a team of Canadian scientists has figured out how grapes generate plasma in your kitchen.
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Alberta announces deal with CN, CP to ship crude by rail

The Alberta government has signed contracts with Canadian National and Canadian Pacific to lease 4,400 rail cars to take oilsands crude to American and international markets.
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Police search for gunman after shooting leaves 2 in life-threatening condition

Police are searching for a gunman after an early morning shooting in Toronto's west end on Tuesday has left a man and a woman in life-threatening condition.

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Recipe: Spider Web Dip

Need a party recipe that can be made in a pinch? Look no further!
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Man who tried to rob woman in Calgary parkade sought by police

Calgary police are looking for a man who tried to rob a woman in a downtown parkade last month.
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Shiffrin secures overall slalom title, ties another World Cup mark

​Mikaela Shiffrin wrapped up the season-long slalom World Cup title Tuesday in Stockholm, three days after winning her record fourth straight world title in the discipline. And she matched yet another record in the process.

Homicide investigation launched into Calvin Kenny's death in New Brunswick prison

Calvin Kenny, 27, was serving a 12½-year sentence at Atlantic Institution in Renous, N.B., for the 2016 death of Steven Miller.

First Play Live: Jo Passed, Their Prime

The Vancouver-based four-piece debuts songs from their new album.

Attorney General announces major changes to Ontario's police oversight system

The Doug Ford government is overhauling police oversight in the province with new legislation that makes changes to the Special Investigations Unit, as well as the mechanism through which members of the public make complaints.

Morrissey ends 15 year Canadian boycott with spring tour

Morrissey is planning on breaking his boycott of Canada with an eight city spring tour to begin in April with some proceeds going to local animal rights groups. The former lead singer of the Smiths' boycott started almost 15 years ago. He had vowed to skip touring the country until the annual seal hunt was banned.
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City ombudsman monitoring snow removal concerns after hearing 'many stories' from public

Toronto's ombudsman is closely monitoring issues related to the removal of snow amid broad-based public concern about the pace at which streets have been cleaned this winter.
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Visitor restrictions added at Summerset Manor

Health PEI is asking those who wish to visit Summerset Manor in Summerside, P.E.I., to stay home if they are feeling unwell to prevent the spread of gastrointestinal illness.

Recipe: Pumpkin Guacamole Poke

The perfect recipe for a Halloween party
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'We believe in you,' Scheer tells controversial pro-pipeline movement

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer welcomed a controversial convoy bringing a pro-pipeline message to Ottawa today, assuring participants that "we've got your back."
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Case thrown out against former SNC-Lavalin exec

Stéphane Roy, a former vice-president of SNC-Lavalin, was facing charges of fraud and bribing a foreign public official in connection with the company's dealings with the regime of the late Libyan dictator, Moammar Gadhafi.
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Local play highlights life of black civil rights leader Hugh Burnett from Dresden

Hugh Burnett was a civil rights leader from Dresden, Ont. who fought for the Fair Accommodations Practices Act.

Speaker condemns 'racial profiling' of black visitors to Parliament Hill

The Speaker of the House of Commons condemned publicly today a "racial profiling" incident involving a group of black visitors to Parliament Hill — and said an apology isn't going to be good enough.

Minister tasked with safeguarding election calls on committee to look at regulating Facebook, Twitter

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould today called on a Commons committee to look at the possibility of the Canadian government imposing new rules on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter in the lead-up to the next federal election.

FIFA keeping vote of women's 2023 World Cup host a secret

FIFA will still decide the host of the Women's World Cup in secret, unlike the new open vote held last year for host of the 2026 men's tournament. The 2023 bidding process was launched Tuesday, and FIFA adopted many of the rigorous checks and scrutiny prospective men's hosts now have to go through.
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New investigation ordered into handcuffing of naked female Edmonton police officer

An internal police investigation involving the handcuffing of a naked, sleeping female constable was “grossly inadequate” and needs to be conducted again, the Law Enforcement Review Board says.

Recipe: Sloppy Joes

The ultimate kid friendly dinner that will leave you feeling like you're back at summer camp.

'She was a rebel': Yanic Truesdale & Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette discuss her runaway grandmother

Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, trans. by Rhonda Mullins, will be defended by actor Yanic Truesdale on Canada Reads 2019.
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Gas prices likely to have highest single jump since November

Gas Guru Robert Jones predicts gas prices will increase this week and next.