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Explosions at Sri Lankan churches, hotels kill at least 138

At least 138 people have been killed in a series of near-simultaneous explosions at three churches and three luxury hotels frequented by tourists in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
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Ottawa News Update

News Update from CBC Ottawa
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Mackerel trap approved for St. Margarets Bay

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has approved a commercial mackerel trap in a popular recreational area of St. Margarets Bay, N.S.
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Easter Sunday and Monday: What's open and closed on P.E.I.

Some businesses and services that were closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday are open on Monday, April 22, but others will remain closed.
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Sewage may be leaking into Lake Banook, report says

A new report suggests there is human waste leaking into Dartmouth's Lake Banook from the Mic Mac Mall area. Stantec Consulting tested several sites near shore and in deep water in both Lake Banook and Lake MicMac between June and September last year.
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Insurance company won't cover Falmouth, N.S., house ruined by sinkhole

The Strickey family had to leave its Mountain View Drive house in September 2017 after a sinkhole opened up. The family is taking legal action against its insurance provider for compensation.
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Here's what you need to know as tick season arrives

Black-legged ticks pose a threat of Lyme disease across Nova Scotia. A medical officer of health has some advice on how to protect yourself and your family.
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For the love of leather: One of the last crafters and the unique items he's made

Since 1973, Gary Barnes has been cutting, sewing and creating goods that his customers have grown to love and depend on.

Blame the signs: When recycling is confusing, we avoid it

When you have to go out of your way to recycle, or the process is just too confusing, we're less likely to make an effort. University of British Columbia psychology professor Jiaying Zhao says simple changes could make being green easier.

Bronson Centre hoping Toronto venue deal will double number of concerts

Ottawa's Bronson Centre is partnering with a Toronto music venue as part of a plan to significantly increase the number of concerts it holds — while pledging to continue serving the local organizations that call it home.
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'Cold comfort': Ottawa's plans to protect pensions not good enough, say critics

The federal government's latest proposed measures to protect pensions don't actually accomplish much, according to pensioner groups disappointed with the policy outlined in the Trudeau government's omnibus budget bill.

'People are quite nervous': Cumberland residents brace for rising waters

The rural Ottawa community came together Saturday in an attempt to stave off the rising waters of the Ottawa River — and prevent another disaster
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With 6 months to go, Justin Trudeau is up against history

Federal governments that trail in the polls this far out from an election struggle to stay in power.

It could cost more to visit Gatineau Park — but there may also be fewer cars

Visiting Gatineau Park could soon cost more as the National Capital Commission looks to bring in a new system for charging park users, according to documents obtained through access to information.

Battling burnout: Modern work pressures distort our very identities, warns Rahaf Harfoush

People need to question why the sheer amount of work we do is so thoroughly woven into our identities these days — and looms so large in how we measure our success, author and work expert says.
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Canada advances to Cup final at women's World Rugby Sevens in Japan

Canada has advanced to the Cup final after defeating the U.S. 24-12 in the semis at the women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event in Japan on Sunday.
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Watch women's World Rugby Sevens: Japan

Watch action from the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event in Japan, including Team Canada's semifinal match against the United States.
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Brooke Henderson ties Canadian record with win at Lotte Championship

Brooke Henderson has tied the Canadian record for most career victories on the LPGA or PGA Tour after defending her title at the Lotte Championship in Kapolei, Hawaii, on Saturday.
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CBC News Alberta April 20, 2019

The latest Alberta news and weather on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11 p.m.
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Joel Embiid leads 76ers in testy win over Nets

Joel Embiid had 31 points and 16 rebounds, and passed to Mike Scott for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18 seconds left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 on Saturday to take a 3-1 series lead.
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Golf Wrap: Brooke Henderson sets Canadian record with title defence

The 21-year-old tied a national record with her 8th career tour win by defending her Lotte Championship title in Hawaii.
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World Rugby Women's Sevens Series Japan: Canada vs. Russia

Watch Canada take on Russia at the World Rugby Sevens Series in Kitakyushu, Japan
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Capitals rebound from pair of losses to storm past Hurricanes

Nicklas Backstrom needed five games to match his goal output from the entire 2018 playoffs, and he and Alex Ovechkin have the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals one victory away from the second round.
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Game Wrap: Caps cruise past Canes to take 3-2 series lead

Nicklas Backstrom scored a pair and Braden Holtby collected his sixth career playoff shutout, as the defending champs topped Carolina 6-0 in Washington.