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A battle over aid in Venezuela - and a border zone primed to explode

Both sides in the confrontation between Venezuela’s socialist government, led by Nicolas Maduro, and the opposition led by Juan Guaido know that today — Saturday, Feb. 23 — could be the one that decides who rules Venezuela.

3 Venezuelan soldiers desert post, aid convoy heads for border

Three members of the Venezuelan national guard deserted their posts early on Saturday, Colombia's migration agency said, ahead of a planned opposition-led effort to bring aid into the economically devastated county.

A former cop and a former crown prosecutor — both Cree — on how to fix Canada's justice system

Indigenous people are overly represented in Canada’s courts and jails. Many face discrimination and prejudice from police, prosecutors, and judges. Ernie Louttit, a veteran police officer, and Harold R. Johnson, a veteran lawyer and prosecutor, both Cree, offer their analysis and their prescriptions for change.

10 black Canadian athletes who made history

Black Canadian athletes have represented their country with pride in a variety of sports. At times, when things were not always fair and equal for everyone, black Canadians used the opportunities that sports provided them to display their talents, creativity to achieve their dreams and goals.

Chicago police arrest singer R. Kelly on sexual abuse charges

R&B star R. Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced multiple charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.

Feds to conduct environmental assessment of Boat Harbour cleanup

Nova Scotia’s biggest contaminated site will get a federal environmental assessment before the clean up begins.

World's biggest bee spotted alive for the first time in decades

A walnut-sized bee with a massive jaw and impressive wingspan has been spotted for the first time in nearly 38 years, proving its species is not extinct.
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Montreal police arrest man on Quebec's most wanted list

Police believe Frédérick Silva, 38, shot and killed a man outside the Amazones strip club in NDG, and that he opened fire on an organized crime figure at a restaurant.

3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week

Check out new music from Iskwé, Ellis, and Ian Daniel Kehoe.

Kenney's pledge to end wind and solar subsidies would 'roll back the clock,' says energy expert

Jason Kenney wants to avoid the mistakes made by the Ontario government when it comes to subsidizing renewable energy by getting Alberta out of the power contract game.
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Hundreds gather at celebration of life for former MP Paul Dewar

People are gathering in Ottawa today for a memorial service celebrating the life of former Ottawa-Centre MP Paul Dewar, who died of brain cancer earlier this month.
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Public funeral for 7 siblings lost in fire to take place today

The seven young victims of Tuesday's fire will be remembered at a Halifax service that has been opened to the media and the wider community.
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Venezuela protests flare, soldiers defect at Colombian border

Protesters and Venezuelan soldiers cross the border into Colombia on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro closed the border to stop the opposition bringing U.S. humanitarian aid

Explosions, delays mark Nigeria's presidential election

Gunfire and explosions marred the opening of voting Nigeria's delayed election on Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari sought a second term.

Marielle Thompson held off ski cross podium in Russia

Canadian ski cross star Marielle Thompson was blocked at the back of the pack and unable to pass her opponents, finishing fourth in Saturday's big air final at a World Cup event in Sunny Valley, Russia.

RuPaul took drag mainstream. Now this Toronto drag queen says it's time to diversify the look

The reality TV competition was a cult-hit for years after it started on LGBT network Logo in 2009. But, when it hit Netflix, its reach exploded and found legions of fans outside the LGBT community. That's a good thing, says drag queen Halal Bae, but the show's work isn't done yet.
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Watch World Cup bobsleigh & skeleton in Calgary

Watch the world's best bobsleigh and skeleton athletes in action at a World Cup event in Calgary.

The TTC has an expensive fare evasion problem. Here's why some riders say they ride for free

In the wake of the TTC’s estimated $61-million loss in passenger revenue in 2018 due to fare evasion, some customers want the transit company to know that they want to pay, but they simply can’t.
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A ticket to glide: Alberta's natural luge track 'fantastic for kids' — and grown-ups, too

The Camrose Ski Club track is one of the only permanent natural luge tracks in North America, says coach David Larson.
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Lack of funding for artists under 18 curbs young talent, says musician Rachel Cousins

Her first album sparked something special. This next one could make or break her career — but she's too young for grants to give it a boost.

Jacksonville teen accused of killing 17-year-old girl waives preliminary hearing

The 18-year-old accused of killing a 17-year-old girl from Knoxford, north of Woodstock, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on a first-degree murder charge.
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Credit Card Scam: Is Your Stolen Identity for Sale on the Dark Web

Marketplace has obtained a secret list revealing the names and identities of almost 3000 Canadians targeted by a phone scam promising to lower your credit card interest rate.
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(Live at 10:20 am ET) IBSF World Cup Bobsleigh & Skeleton on CBC: Men's Skeleton - Calgary

The 1st and 2nd heats of Men's Skeleton at the famous Calgary's WinSport Bobsleigh/Luge Track in Calgary, AB.

Blood Tribe youth gather to learn about future careers in media, arts

From filmmaking to journalism, Indigenous youth in southern Alberta listened to practitioners and played with equipment.

Care to share that? Ottawa cuts steel deal with Mexico - but doesn't tell trade tribunal

The Department of Finance didn't inform the Canadian International Trade Tribunal investigating the merits of its emergency safeguards on foreign steel when it quietly signed an agreement to allow more Mexican steel to enter Canada without paying the surtax.