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Nunavut gets ready to send its 1st hockey team to the Canada Winter Games

Nunavut hockey players will be competing with the best of the best across Canada next year when they take to the ice for the first time ever in the Canada Winter Games.
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Sri Lankan president reinstates the prime minister he sacked, ending standoff

Sri Lanka's president reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister on Sunday, nearly two months after firing him and setting off a long political stalemate in the South Asian island nation.
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Students, seniors band together for Christmas carol concert

Residents at a Waterloo long term care home have joined voices with a group of over 40 elementary students for a lively Christmas concert, which is set for Wednesday at The Village at University Gates.
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10 cool things to know about Canadian horses

We talked to two Canadian horse owners on P.E.I. to find out why this breed is so special.
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How a Christmas parade made this skeptical dad's heart grow 3 sizes

A lesson one Gander father has learned from his kids: if you don't live in the moment, you're not living at all.

Brightest comet of the year makes its closest approach to Earth on Sunday

If you have clear skies and are willing to brave the chilly temperatures, you might want to head to a dark site and look for a passing visitor.
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(Live at 5:00 am ET) 2018 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m): Semifinals & Finals - Hangzhou

From the Hangzhou Olympic and International Expo Center in Hangzhou, China.

Novel gift ideas for the teen on your list

What do the teens want this Christmas? According to these young book lovers, the perfect present contains contagion, bank robberies, betrayal on Mars and poison darts in the eye.

Urban lake? Amphitheatre? Botanical Gardens? All are options for the Byron gravel pit

Can the massive Byron gravel pit be somehow converted into a place where Londoners go to play? It may sound like an impossible task, but city planners will present some ideas and options at a public meeting set for Wednesday night.

Nunavut youth turn the tables on southern researchers at ArcticNet conference

A group of Nunavut youth are using a conference of Arctic scholars to make a point about how researchers often come up short in consultations with their communities — using their own language to do so.

Chiropractor accused of professional misconduct now facing competency hearing

Controversial Halifax chiropractor Dena Churchill is facing a competency hearing with her profession’s regulator.

Sidewalk Labs partners with Toronto organizations to collect data for public life study

New York-based research firm Sidewalk Labs has partnered with two Toronto organizations on a study to analyze the usage of a city park. While the groups are welcoming the partnership with the firm, some Smart Cities researchers question why Sidewalk Labs never publicly discussed the project until after its completion and claim the company wasn't fully transparent.

New Brunswick to increase penalties for drug-impaired driving

The New Brunswick government is amending its Motor Vehicle Act next week to slap harsher penalties on those who get behind the wheel while impaired by drugs.
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'My life has transformed 100% in the last 20 years'

In an interview with The National, Olympian Mark Tewksbury talks about the progress of gay rights in sport
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'I know it was for them to test if I was too gay or not'

In an interview with The National, Olympian Mark Tewksbury reflects on coming out

Cameras in a plastic surgeon's office: The Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including a surgeon who may be filming patients without their consent, a jump in auto thefts across the country, and recall of U by Kotex tampons.

'Completely overwhelming': Dunrobin tornado victims treated to Christmas dinner

Dunrobin families still recovering from September's tornado were treated to a free Christmas dinner put on by about 40 volunteers at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre Saturday.
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20 years after coming out, Mark Tewksbury reflects on life as a gay Olympian

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mark Tewksbury recently sat down with The National's Adrienne Arsenault to talk about what has changed for gay athletes since he came out, the future of the Olympic games and the politics surrounding them.

Most Canadian employees are ready to quit their jobs, survey finds

A low unemployment rate coupled with greater desire for growth on the job means employers must step up their game to keep staff happy. A survey conducted by Nielson has found that three quarters of employees surveyed would leave their jobs for another opportunity.
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Fury FC fanbase divided over team's removal from USL

CBC Ottawa invited two Ottawa Fury fans with opposing opinions to both explain the developments involving the soccer club to casual fans — and also make the case for or against the Fury's possible switch to the Canadian Premier League.

Viral verse: Poets of Instagram inject new life, fresh voices into poetry genre

Poetry is having a renaissance thanks to a generation of young, accessible writers breathing new life into the literary form via Instagram.

Animation studio drawn back to Hintonburg

A Vancouver-based studio is hoping to reanimate an Ottawa neighbourhood once known as the city's animation centre.

'Hidden form of prejudice': Diversity trainers say solving police racism has no quick fix

Three reports released this week find that systemic bias against black and Indigenous communities is prevalent in the Toronto and Thunder Bay police departments. Can anti-racism training fix it? Experts say it's tricky.
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CBC News Alberta December 15, 2018

The latest Alberta news and weather on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11 p.m.