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Cannabis, Stephen Hawking's book and Trump's tweets: Play this week's news quiz

Scott Thompson, Anand Rajaram and Martha Chaves take the news quiz with host Gavin Crawford.

$1.2M in federal funding announced for 'essential and life-changing services' to support Jordan's Principle

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says it hopes nearly $1.2 million in federal funding announced for Jordan Principle programs in Manitoba year won't be the last.

Laurie Anderson on language, story and the ephemerality of things

The American musician and storyteller spoke with Eleanor Wachtel about her book All the Things I Lost in the Flood.

Eugenie Bouchard falls just short of reaching 1st WTA final in 4 years

Eugenie Bouchard came within two points of reaching her first WTA final in four years before top seed Julia Goerges staged an epic comeback on Friday at the Luxembourg Open, winning 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-1.
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François Legault dismisses Charles Taylor's contempt for CAQ's planned religious symbols ban

In his first news conference as premier, François Legault dismissed philosopher Charles Taylor's derision of the CAQ's proposed religious symbols ban, defended his choice of immigration minister and admitted his party hasn't talked enough about climate change.
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Man who could have caused 'catastrophe' at Charlottetown Airport sentenced to jail

At the sentencing for a man who broke through a padlocked gate at the Charlottetown airport and parked his car near the tarmac, Judge Nancy Orr said it was "not your typical impaired driving case."
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Sensibly solid, locally crafted take on a Jane Austen classic opens Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre season

Jane Austen fans will be perfectly happy with Winnipeg playwright Ellen Peterson’s new stage adaptation of the 1811 classic Sense and Sensibility, opening the mainstage season at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.

Police on the lookout for high drivers

Ottawa police were out enforcing impaired driving laws on Thursday, one day after recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada.
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Windsor-Essex health unit recommends opting out of private retail pot

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit board of health has passed a resolution to recommend municipalities against having private retail pot shops at this point.
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What it's like to interview an alleged voyeur — a man you happened to know and like

Pete Forde is accused of hording spy-cam photos of women he knew on his computer. When Katherine Laidlaw interviewed him, she asked: 'Do I have a folder?'
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Patients of low-cost Calgary fertility clinic call for better oversight

More couples are coming forward with stories of delays and disappointment at Effortless IVF, a low-cost private fertility clinic in Calgary. They're calling for tougher regulations.
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Windsor police lay charges in disappearance of Bryce Hall

Windsor police have charged two people and have an arrest warrant for one additional person in relation to the disappearance of Bryce Hall.
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U of A alumni help identify baby sea monster

Alumni from the University of Alberta are being credited with helping to identify the world’s smallest Tylosaurus specimen.
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A mile in her moccasins: Annual healing walk raises awareness on MMIWG

The walk is organized by the Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick as part of the annual Red Shawl campaign.

Oct. 20, 2018 - Climate change & beer shortages, omnivore shark, dung beetle's babysitting STI, and more

Biological explorers in the B.C. backcountry, why nothing goes dark when you blink, and the reason you don’t sneeze when asleep
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Calgary artists seek intersection of art and politics with Know the Rules, Win the Game

Politics is often referred to as a blood sport but two Calgary artists present it more as a dance in their performance.
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Lockheed Martin selected as preferred designer for Canada's next generation of warships

A group of companies led by multinational defence giant Lockheed Martin has been selected as the preferred designer for Canada's next generation of warships, the Liberal government said Friday.
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DFO says 32 violations during this year's recreational food fishery

Most of the participants followed the rules.
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Thief in stolen employee vest hits Lowe's, Best Buy in St. Albert

RCMP in St. Albert are seeking a suspect who spent hours inside a Lowe's store "preparing for a large theft" before heading to a nearby Best Buy and stealing merchandise worth up to $4,000.
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2 days into legalization and a joint sparks a dorm room fire at Western University

No-one was hurt, but dozens of students were jolted out of bed early this morning after a smouldering joint thrown into a recycle lit a nearby bed on fire, triggering an alarm inside a dorm room.
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Quebec premier announces $2M fund for tornado victims

Quebec Premier François Legault announced $2 million dollars for the Red Cross on Friday to help victims of the tornadoes in Gatineau, Que., and criticized current efforts to compensate those people.

Why don't we sneeze when we're asleep

The body shuts down many muscular systems during sleep

Why you don't go momentarily blind when you blink

When we blink, the brain remembers what we're looking at and fills in the gap

Rain, spiders and bears are all part of discovering Canada's backcountry biology

Leaving no stone unturned as scientists establish a baseline for further studies

A meat eater chooses a side of seagrass — this shark's an omnivore

Long thought to be exclusive meat-eaters, the bonnethead shark is an omnivore