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Mentally disabled win class status over loss of services at age 18

A lawsuit accusing the Ontario government of harm-causing negligence was certified as a class action on Friday. The lawsuit is seeking $110 million in damages, and Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba stated the plaintiff had made a strong enough case to allow the as-yet untested claim to proceed to trial on its merits.
Holiday Gift Guide

The CBC Books 2018 holiday gift guide

Looking for the perfect present this holiday season? We've got you covered!

Salvation Army assists ServiCom workers with food and utilities

Money donated to the Salvation Army for ServiCom employees goes into a separate account and is distributed in the form of groceries and help with other needs.
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Largest diamond in North America found in N.W.T., says Dominion Diamond

A diamond pegged to be the largest ever gem-quality stone found in North America was discovered at a Northwest Territories mine in October, according to Dominion Diamond Mines.
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17 fish farms in B.C. to be phased out under new agreement

The farms will be gone by 2023 under a new agreement between First Nations and the provincial government.
Holiday Gift Guide

15 hilarious books for the comedy lover on your list

If you have a lover of all things comedic, satirical and silly on your list, check out this collection of funny books that are sure to put a smile on their face.

Bitter gymnast made false allegations, defence argues in Brubaker case

A lawyer for a former high-ranking gymnastics coach says a former trainee leveled allegations of sexual assault against the man because she was psychologically scarred after failing to make it to the Olympics.
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Ex-Canadian gymnastics coach's sex assault trial shows sport still in flux

The trial of former high-ranking gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker on allegations of sexual assault offers another portrait of a sport we are assured has changed. But listening to the testimony in Sarnia, Ont., in this case, you might wonder if that's possible.
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Behchoko RCMP searching for man missing out on the land

Donovan Boucher, 31, was last seen heading out on the land to scout an area off Highway 3.
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Crew rescued after fishing boat sinks off Nova Scotia

A nearby fishing boat, the Angela O, rescued the trio after they abandoned the 18-metre Atlantic Sapphire, said the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax.​

After 52 years, Fredericton diner known for its pies and '50s feel will close

After 52 years, Frank's Finer Diner will close before Christmas. The Fredericton restaurant started in 1966 as a fish and chips shack and later earned a reputation for its pies, 1950s feel and model train.
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Downed power lines are a danger most British Columbians don't recognize, survey finds

An online survey conducted by BC Hydro reveals most don't understand the hazard, nor what to do when they encounter fallen power line.
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Ford government prepared to use back-to-work legislation to keep power workers on the job

The Progressive Conservatives are prepared to recall the legislature over the Christmas break in order to enact back-to-work legislation to keep power workers on the job and prevent widespread outages, a government official has told CBC News.

Homicide investigation into Braiden Jacob's death 'very fluid,' police say

The investigation into the death of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob, whose body was found in Chapples Park last weekend, is a "very fluid" one, Thunder Bay police said Friday.
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School breakfast program aims to get kids fed on weekends

Hunger doesn't take a break on the weekend so Winnipeg Harvest is testing something new this year in a school, called Breakfast2Go.
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Hamilton police arrest and fine a journalist - the third incident in 2 years

A Burlington journalist says he's reviewing his legal options after he was arrested by Hamilton police Thursday and required treatment in hospital.

Is Drake a bully? Kanye West blasts the rapper for picking on artists struggling with mental health

"You pick on people with mental health issues," West tweeted.

'Do we want to survive or not?': Elizabeth May says climate change talks too focused on bureaucracy

As the UN talks on climate change are extended in Poland, Green Party leader Elizabeth May tells us that those expecting decisive action will be disappointed.
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St. FX, King's to get millions in extra funding

St. FX will get $3.95 million and King's will get $2.2 million to be used this fiscal year.
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Canada makes contact with one of two Canadians held in China

Canada has been granted consular access to Michael Kovrig, one of the Canadians being held in China.
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High winds force BC Ferries cancellations on major routes

BC Ferries has cancelled all midday sailings between the mainland and Vancouver Island on Friday.
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Michigan governor-elect puts Asian carp, state's aging infrastructure on Trump's radar

Michigan Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday she emphasized the importance of upgrading road and water infrastructure and keeping invasive carp out of the Great Lakes in a meeting with President Donald Trump.
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MMIWG inquiry closing speeches LIVE

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls concluded its evidence gathering activities this week as final submissions from parties with standing were heard in Ottawa.
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SIU investigating man's death in Guelph after break and enter

The province's Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a homeowner collapsed while speaking to Guelph police.
Art 101

They're the first things humans ever painted. Why are we so fascinated by animals?

In Art 101, Professor Lise (not really a professor) takes us through humanity's artistic obsession with the animal kingdom.