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Courage: Canuck musicians, politicians tweet support for Gord Downie

CBC.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
News that Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie has been diagnosed with a terminal form of brain cancer has elicited a sea of support from fans across the country and around the world.
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Benjamin Netanyahu strikes new coalition deal, far-right leader to be defence minister

CBC.ca - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a coalition deal on Wednesday that will make far-right opposition legislator Avigdor Lieberman defence minister and broaden a razor-thin governing majority in parliament, officials said.
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Trudeau criticized for planned day off in Japan to celebrate wedding anniversary

Toronto Sun - ‎9 hours ago‎
OTTAWA -- When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau would take Wednesday off to celebrate their wedding anniversary during a visit to Japan, critics immediately jumped on the micro-vacation as another ...
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Wife's suspicion led to recording of alleged murder plot, trial hears

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - ‎12 hours ago‎
Angela Nicholson (left) and Curtis Vey appeared in Prince Albert court on May 24, 2016. They are accused of plotting to kill their spouses.
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'Things could explode': Why pressure is mounting as Venezuela's economy melts down

CBC.ca - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Popular uprising? Recall referendum? Coup d'état? Venezuela's economic meltdown has become so dire that few political analysts believe President Nicolas Maduro will manage to finish his term, which ends in 2019.
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BC serial killer Cody Legebokoff to appeal convictions on four counts of murder

CTV News - ‎39 minutes ago‎
VANCOUVER - A lawyer for a man convicted of murdering three women and a teenage girl in central British Columbia goes before the Court of Appeal today asking to overturn the convictions.
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Liberal convention makes city hotel rooms, flights hot commodities

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎10 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's federal Liberal Party is set to hold its convention in Winnipeg later this week, and some party faithful are calling it a celebration of victory.
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Mike Duffy's legal ordeal in Senate expenses scandal ends as Crown decides not to appeal

Toronto Star - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Crown's decision now leaves Senator Patrick Brazeau as the only senator who still faces fraud and breach of trust charges in connection with his housing expense claims.
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Ottawa residents accused of selling drugs to 'vulnerable' in aboriginal communities

Ottawa Citizen - ‎6 hours ago‎
Eight people from Ottawa were among dozens of people arrested in a sweep aimed at smashing a network trafficking illegal and prescription drugs into northern aboriginal communities.

Feds need to improve efforts to crack down on real estate money laundering: critics

CTV News - ‎17 minutes ago‎
TORONTO - Ottawa needs to beef up its efforts to combat money laundering in the real estate industry, say critics and housing observers after documents revealed that dozens of companies haven't shown how they're trying to detect questionable transactions.
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Ottawa pushes ahead with Site C dam amid opposition from academics

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎8 hours ago‎
The federal government has rejected a call from the Royal Society of Canada and some 250 scientists and academics to put a halt to British Columbia's Site C hydroelectric project despite concerns that the federal-provincial approval in 2014 ignored ...
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New Twitter rules to loosen 140-character limit, add visibility

CBC.ca - ‎17 hours ago‎
Twitter is changing the rules around how people are allowed to tweet on the social messaging platform, and some of the changes will lead to permitting longer tweets.
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Eye on future, big carmakers ally with tech

Economic Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Mike Isaac and Neal Boudette SAN FRANCISCO: Automakers are looking toward a technology-driven future, one where they increasingly acknowledge that getting around may not require owning a car.
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Google Maps directions may soon lead you to more ads

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
You might start seeing more ads when getting directions from Google's popular mapping service. The ads, called "promoted pins," will highlight restaurants and other merchants located along your way.
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Depp continues war of words with Australia's deputy leader

CTV News - ‎5 hours ago‎
CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's deputy prime minister boasted on Wednesday that he had got into Johnny Depp's head like fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter after the Hollywood actor quipped that the ruddy-faced lawmaker appeared to be "inbred ...
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Steven Sabados on a 'journey back to me' after death of husband Chris Hyndman

CTV News - ‎11 hours ago‎
Their names were always said together, so Steven Sabados is left figuring out who he is on his own, nine months after the death of Chris Hyndman, his partner of 27 years.
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Saskatchewan rallies to save one of Canada's last KFC buffets

CTV News - ‎9 hours ago‎
WEYBURN, Sask. -- Tubs of fried chicken breasts and drumsticks used to be served with perogies and rice, hot desserts and puddings.
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Amy Schumer calls out internet 'trolls'

Toronto Sun - ‎6 hours ago‎
Amy Schumer has taken aim at the body-shaming "trolls" who poked fun at a swimsuit shot of the comedienne taken at the weekend.
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Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7

TSN - ‎5 hours ago‎
TAMPA, Fla. - The Pittsburgh Penguins made good on Evgeni Malkin's pledge to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, and Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, Bryan Rust and Nick Bonino also scored Tuesday night in ...
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Rush a hot-ticket item as NLL final draws near

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - ‎7 hours ago‎
Bruiser, the Rush mascot, is surrounded by glow sticks before Saturday's playoff game against Calgary. Kayle Neis / Saskatoon StarPhoenix.
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Senators sign forward Tom Pyatt to one-year, two-way contract

Sportsnet.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
Senators head coach Guy Boucher outlines what tools he learned coaching in Europe that will translate into his new NHL gig, and why he has a firm belief that you can teach offence, scoring and hockey sense.
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Greenpeace brokers deal to stop some cod fishing expansion

CTV News - ‎3 hours ago‎
TORONTO - Greenpeace says it has brokered an agreement between two major fishing groups and a number of major fish processors and retailers to prevent fishing for cod in a part of the Arctic Ocean where it has not been sourced from previously.

Female politicians face attacks on gender issues

The Sudbury Star - ‎4 hours ago‎
Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada announced new water access points for paddlers at Patterson Creek off Rideau Canal, May 10, 2016.
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Polar bears and grizzly bears are starting to mate more often - and a hunter just shot one dead

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
A hunter has shot and killed a rare 'grolar bear' in Canada as researchers warn the existence of the hybrid could ultimately spell the end of the polar bear, the world's largest land carnivore.

Medical regulators in every province impose safeguards for assisted dying

CTV News - ‎44 minutes ago‎
OTTAWA - Medical regulators in every province have issued detailed guidelines doctors must follow to help suffering patients end their lives once Canada's ban on medically assisted dying is formally lifted next month.
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Letting babies cry themselves to sleep not damaging, study finds

CBC.ca - ‎18 hours ago‎
A controversial method of "sleep training" in which babies cry themselves to sleep does help babies fall asleep sooner and doesn't appear to have harmful effects.
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Province announces extra funding for schizophrenia

CBC.ca - ‎12 hours ago‎
To mark national Schizophrenia Awareness Day, the provincial government has announced a one-time infusion of $3 million to expand the B.C.
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Nearly half of all antidepressants not prescribed for depression: Quebec study

Montreal Gazette - ‎17 hours ago‎
Quebec primary-care doctors are increasingly prescribing antidepressants for conditions other than depression, even for medical conditions like sexual dysfunction for which there is little scientific evidence the drugs will do any good, suggests a new ...
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