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P.E.I. municipalities happy with federal budget

The federal budget contained more money for Canadian municipalities to create roads, bridges, sidewalks and roundabouts.
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Road closures: construction season begins in Windsor

A number of road closures and planned street repairs may affect your commute.

Cold water kills 10,000 salmon at Cooke fish farm near Liverpool

Kelly Cove Salmon has scooped 10,000 dead Atlantic salmon from its fish farm near Liverpool on Nova Scotia's South Shore. The fish died last week due to cold temperatures in their ocean pens at the company's Coffin Island site in Liverpool Bay.

Gas prices up for 7th week in a row

The trend of increasing gas prices in Newfoundland and Labrador continues for a seventh straight week. Motorists are paying 2.3 cents more per litre as of Thursday morning. Since March 14, the cost of gas has gone up 14 cents a litre.

Police name dozens of New Zealand mosque massacre victims

New Zealand police have identified dozens of victims from the March 15 shootings at two mosques in Christchurch. The attacks during Friday prayers took the lives of 50 worshippers and left dozens more wounded.

U.K. PM to ask EU for divorce deal delay

British Prime Minister Theresa May is in Brussels on Thursday to ask the European Union for a Brexit delay from March 29th to June 30th. May's been unable to get her withdrawal agreement through Parliament.
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Why some say a push toward e-learning could be a problem in rural Ontario

Some say the province's push toward e-learning in high schools could be a problem for students living in rural areas with poor Internet access.
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Professionalism in the non-profit sector leading to big growth

The non-profit sector on P.E.I. has grown rapidly over the last decade, and a representative of non-profit groups credits a more professional attitude both in the government and in the sector itself.
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Thunder Bay anti-racism breakfast to honour New Zealand shooting victims

Thursday's event will feature a moment of silence, co-chair Carol Rusak said.
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Beefing it up: Glovertown cattle farm set to expand

Gordon's Farm in Glovertown hopes to be the largest cattle farm in central Newfoundland by the end of this year.
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Moncton should consider buyouts in flood-prone neighbourhoods, residents say

Frustrations rose among residents of two low-lying Moncton neighbourhoods over the city's plan to reduce flooding risks, with several calling for the municipality to take another look at buying out property owners.

Cyclone Idai: Over 200 dead in Mozambique, toll expected to rise

Almost a week after Cyclone Idai hit southeast Africa crews are still rescuing people from trees and the roofs of their homes. in Mozambique, more than 200 people are dead and the death toll is expected to rise.
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2 Scarborough families displaced after TTC bus slams into houses

"We're concerned there may be some structural damage to the house," Toronto police Insp. Jim Gotell said.

Mom's tweet about 'one issue per visit' rule at doctor's office elicits strong response

Canadians have likely encountered the "one issue per visit" rule in a doctor's office or know of someone like Christina Gilman who has. Last week, the Brantford, Ont., mother of four tweeted a picture of a new notice displayed at her children's family doctor's office, advising patients to limit their appointment to "one issue."

Conservatives trigger marathon voting session amid SNC-Lavalin concerns

MPs will likely have to stock up on stamina (and caffeine) as they take part in a marathon voting session.
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New bike paths being built in Chelsea, Que.

Work has started outside of peak periods on chemin de la Mine on these paths on the edge of Gatineau Park.

New Zealand moves to ban semi-automatic, assault rifles

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is banning sales of military-style semi-automatic and automatic weapons following last week's shootings at two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 people. Ardern says the government is also setting up a buy-back plan for those with banned weapons.

Arson squad investigating after 2 cars burn in Ahuntsic

The Montreal police department's arson squad is investigating an incident early this morning in Ahuntsic in which two cars on opposite sides of an intersection were burned.
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More than 200 dead in Mozambique after cyclone, thousands in need of rescue

The death toll after a powerful cyclone in Mozambique stood at 217 and around 15,000 people still needed to be rescued, the Minister of Land and Environment Celso Correia said on Thursday.
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Thunder Bay man arrested after homicide in city's north core Wednesday night

Thunder Bay police said one male is dead, another in hospital and another in custody after incident in north core on Wednesday night.
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Kevin Brooks deadly crash

In 2000, Kevin Brooks was paralysed in a car crash that also killed his childhood friend. Brooks was drunk, distracted, and driving too fast. He has spent nearly two decades giving speeches to thousands of teenagers to try to prevent others from making the same deadly decisions.
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Manitoba Creates: Birth photographer captures moments of beauty and serenity

Elliana Gilbert is a former nurse and now an on-call birth photographer. Guided by the principles of fine art, she captures the intimate moments of labouring women, their partners and the newborns
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Nursing home workers expected to find out today if they can strike

A decision is expected Thursday in a back-and forth court dispute between the province and the union representing nursing home workers over the right to strike.

$173K spent to trumpet PST cut a waste of taxpayers' money, Liberals argue

The Liberals are accusing Brian Pallister's government of going against its word by using tax dollars to promote a PST cut. 

Eritrean community 'traumatized' after 2nd child hit and killed in crosswalk in 1 year

A leader in Manitoba's Eritrean community says they're reeling after a four-year-old girl was hit and killed by a car on Monday — barely a year after a young boy died in the same way.