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City wants to operate its own overdose prevention site in Hamilton

The city of Hamilton is asking the province for money to run its own supervised consumption site where addicts can take drugs and get advice on where to get treatment to stop.
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City council delays decision on core services & program review in Thunder Bay

The debate took hours, but in the end, city councillors in Thunder Bay, Ont., decided to delay any decision on proceeding with a core services, or program review.
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'Suspicious package' closes Broadview station for second day in a row

A "suspicious package" has closed Broadview station for the second straight morning, once again affecting the commute to work and school.

New Zealand PM vows to deny accused mosque gunman notoriety he seeks

New Zealand's prime minister has declared she will do everything in her power to deny the accused mosque gunman a platform for elevating his white supremacist views, after the man dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at his trial in the killings of 50 people.
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Cyclone's death toll into the hundreds in southern Africa

Hundreds are dead, many more are missing and thousands are at risk from massive flooding in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi caused by Cyclone Idai and persistent rains.

Your special Spring Equinox Horoscope is here: The growing light helps release tension and other holdups

Watch closely for opportunities and turning points.
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Election focus group 'disappointed' following latest UCP leadership campaign revelations

A mess. Really bad. Looks like dirty politics. That's how some members of CBC's new election focus group describe the fallout from the latest allegations about the UCP leadership campaign. The focus group has been assembled to watch all of the twists, turns and missteps during the spring election.
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Windsor part of Red Cross pilot program on flood preparation education

Red Cross volunteers will be going door-to-door between March 30 and April 17 to speak to residents about steps they can take to prevent flooding in their homes, or how to prepare their home for a potential flood. 
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15-year-old West Kelowna softball star has her sights set on Division 1 US college ball

This summer, 15-year-old Renay Willier will compete to win national softball championships in two countries, facing off against players up to four years older than herself.
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Imam at Linwood mosque reflects on New Zealand massacre

Lateef Alabi will be at an upcoming burial service for many of the dead, but is far too traumatized to lead the service

Multi-vehicle collision closes southbound Highway 427

A multi-vehicle collision has closed the southbound lanes of Highway 427 near Airport Road.

'It doesn't feel human': Students angered by U of T practice of not acknowledging campus suicides

Dozens of students demanded action outside the halls of power at the University of Toronto Monday, calling on the school to acknowledge what they say is a mental health crisis on campus following a suicide Saturday.

More men than women unemployed in N.L. as constructions jobs thin

The unemployment rate in Newfoundland and Labrador is trending downward, but the jobless rate for males is almost 5 per cent higher than for females overall. It's worst in St. John's, where the jobless rate for men is just under 11 per cent. A downturn in the construction business is largely to blame.
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Government pulled social media ads for 3 days after New Zealand attack

As world leaders offered condolences to New Zealand after a deadly shooting rampage at two mosques was livestreamed on social media, the Canadian government quietly went a step further — suspending its social media advertising for three days.

Moncton to use more private contractors to collect garbage

Moncton plans to fill vacant unionized waste collection positions with private contractors for at least six months. City council approved the move in a split vote after a lengthy debate Monday.

Sixties Scoop survivors meet in Yellowknife for settlement info session

About two dozen people met in Yellowknife to discuss details of the $857-million settlement and how they can qualify for their share.

'This is about history': Sask. museum hopes to recover long lost plane from Peter Pond Lake

The Saskatchewan Aviation Museum plans to start diving the week of March 18.
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Deteriorating bridge in Brookfield can't wait 5 years for repairs, says councillor

A councillor in Colchester County says people are worried that the bridge on Highway 289 could be dangerous. Despite pleading with the province, repairs aren't scheduled for another five years. 

Hay River, Northland Utilities head to court in latest step in power provider switch

Three years after it decided not to renew its electricity distribution franchise agreement with Northland Utilities, the town of Hay River is still working on getting out of the arrangement.

Manitoba First Nations hockey player signs contract with Florida Panthers

Brady Keeper, who played with the Opaskwayak Cree Nation Blizzard before going on to play for the University of Maine hockey team, signed a two-year-contract with the Florida Panthers.

Glitch in new Presto app can shut down systems, Toronto man warns

Less than two months after the launch of the new Presto mobile app, a Toronto man is urging Metrolinx to correct an apparent glitch that he claims can shut down fare gates and loading machines at subway stations.

Action! Film P.E.I. ready for industry to grow further

The organization that advocates for and supports Prince Edward Island's film industry said the findings in a recent Statistics Canada report confirm momentum they've seen building for several years in the Island's film and television industry.

Guelph urges residents to waste less food, offers public talk with tips

The City of Guelph is bringing together a panel of food experts to offer tips and tricks on how people can cut down on food waste in restaurants and in their own homes.

Chatham-Kent looks to private sector to help with public housing

Chatham-Kent's wait list for public housing is at an all time high.
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Spring is in the air and on the roads

Major spring construction projects are starting to get underway.