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First province past first-past-the-post? B.C. votes on electoral reform

A referendum asking voters if B.C. should ditch its first-past-the-post voting system in favour of proportional representation is now underway.
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First province past first-past-the-post? B.C. votes on electoral reform

A referendum asking voters if B.C. should ditch its first-past-the-post voting system in favour of proportional representation is now underway.

Voters head to polls for municipal elections across Ontario

Voters across Ontario will cast their ballots in municipal elections today after a lead-up that's seen everything from legal battles to electoral reform.
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Voters head to polls for municipal elections across Ontario

Voters across Ontario will cast their ballots in municipal elections today after a lead-up that's seen everything from legal battles to electoral reform.

Clock ticking for New Brunswick legislature to select a Speaker

The clock is ticking for New Brunswick members of the legislature to select a Speaker as the province's political deadlock winds on.
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Clock ticking for New Brunswick legislature to select a Speaker

The clock is ticking for New Brunswick members of the legislature to select a Speaker as the province's political deadlock winds on.

CP Rail razes homeless man's garden due to 'safety concerns'

An Ontario community is rallying around a homeless man after a garden he tended for years near a railway was bulldozed by CP Rail.
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CP Rail razes homeless man's garden due to 'safety concerns'

An Ontario community is rallying around a homeless man after a garden he tended for years near a railway was bulldozed by CP Rail.

Some residents still struggling to rebuild one month after Ottawa-area tornadoes

Some victims of last month’s devastating tornadoes in the Ottawa-Gatineau area are still struggling to rebuild their lives.
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Some residents still struggling to rebuild one month after Ottawa-area tornadoes

Some victims of last month’s devastating tornadoes in the Ottawa-Gatineau area are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

'You inspire me': B.C. girl with terminal illness meets Ellen DeGeneres

A girl with a terminal illness just had her dream come true when she met popular daytime television host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres before an appearance at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
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'You inspire me': B.C. girl with terminal illness meets Ellen DeGeneres

A girl with a terminal illness just had her dream come true when she met popular daytime television host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres before an appearance at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

Cannabis legalization: Drug-impaired charges could lead to court backlog

Canada's decision to legalize cannabis will create a backlog in the courts as those charged with driving while drug-impaired are sure to launch a wave of legal challenges, a lawyer who specializes in impaired driving cases says.
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Cannabis legalization: Drug-impaired charges could lead to court backlog

Canada's decision to legalize cannabis will create a backlog in the courts as those charged with driving while drug-impaired are sure to launch a wave of legal challenges, a lawyer who specializes in impaired driving cases says.

Canadian moose hunter accused of illegally entering the United States

U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a Canadian citizen who they say illegally entered the U.S. and hunted moose.
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Canadian moose hunter accused of illegally entering the United States

U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a Canadian citizen who they say illegally entered the U.S. and hunted moose.

Ontario woman accused of defrauding Filipino community of over $200K

An Oshawa, Ont., woman is facing charges after allegedly defrauding the local Filipino community of more than $200,000.
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Ontario woman accused of defrauding Filipino community of over $200K

An Oshawa, Ont., woman is facing charges after allegedly defrauding the local Filipino community of more than $200,000.

New trial ordered for cop acquitted of sexually assaulting intoxicated woman

A new trial has been ordered in the high-profile case of a Newfoundland police officer acquitted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman he drove home from a bar while on duty.
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New trial ordered for cop acquitted of sexually assaulting intoxicated woman

A new trial has been ordered in the high-profile case of a Newfoundland police officer acquitted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman he drove home from a bar while on duty.

Jury finds Calgary couple guilty in 2013 death of toddler son

A jury has convicted a Calgary couple in the death of their 14-month-old son who never saw a doctor until the day before he died in hospital of a staph infection.
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Jury finds Calgary couple guilty in 2013 death of toddler son

A jury has convicted a Calgary couple in the death of their 14-month-old son who never saw a doctor until the day before he died in hospital of a staph infection.

Canadian, Brit face 10 years in jail for spray painting Thai wall

A Briton and Canadian face up to 10 years in prison on charges of spraying paint on an ancient wall in northern Thailand, police said Friday.
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Canadian, Brit face 10 years in jail for spray painting Thai wall

A Briton and Canadian face up to 10 years in prison on charges of spraying paint on an ancient wall in northern Thailand, police said Friday.

Vancouver mayor's seat up for grabs as B.C. goes to polls Saturday

As Vancouver voters prepare to elect a new mayor and council on Saturday, observers say it could still be anyone's game. The campaign has been marked by a crowded race of new candidates and parties with converging platforms focused on fixing the city's housin
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Vancouver mayor's seat up for grabs as B.C. goes to polls Saturday

As Vancouver voters prepare to elect a new mayor and council on Saturday, observers say it could still be anyone's game. The campaign has been marked by a crowded race of new candidates and parties with converging platforms focused on fixing the city's housing affordability crisis.

Winnipeg police chief apologizes to Indigenous community at final MMIW hearing

As one of the final witnesses at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth apologized for his force’s record when it comes to protecting the city’s large Indigenous population.
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Winnipeg police chief apologizes to Indigenous community at final MMIW hearing

As one of the final witnesses at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth apologized for his force’s record when it comes to protecting the city’s large Indigenous population.

Keesmaat vows to bring new brand of leadership to Canada's most populous city

An urban planner venturing into politics for the first time in an effort to unseat Toronto's mayor is painting herself as the antidote to political apathy and vowing to bring a new brand of leadership to Canada's most populous city.
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Keesmaat vows to bring new brand of leadership to Canada's most populous city

An urban planner venturing into politics for the first time in an effort to unseat Toronto's mayor is painting herself as the antidote to political apathy and vowing to bring a new brand of leadership to Canada's most populous city.

Black market sets sights on cannabis edibles, tablets, ointments

The Liberal government is well aware the massive black market for marijuana is banking on the appeal of products like gummies, tablets, sprays and creams but it defends waiting for another year to greenlight these items for the legal market.
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Black market sets sights on cannabis edibles, tablets, ointments

The Liberal government is well aware the massive black market for marijuana is banking on the appeal of products like gummies, tablets, sprays and creams but it defends waiting for another year to greenlight these items for the legal market.

Provinces raked in revenue on day one of cannabis sales

Even with only a handful of stores open in each province, some provincial governments raked in revenue from cannabis on the first day of legal recreational sales. Quebec's online store made 30,000 transactions online, a volume of orders that it says “far ex
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Provinces raked in revenue on day one of cannabis sales

Even with only a handful of stores open in each province, some provincial governments raked in revenue from cannabis on the first day of legal recreational sales. Quebec's online store made 30,000 transactions online, a volume of orders that it says “far exceeded” expectations.

'Would not want to see the kids getting hurt': Racist letter threatens Alberta children

In an angry letter apparently sent to a family renting an apartment in St. Albert, Alta., a group of home owners in a condo community told them to “go back to the reserve.”
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'Would not want to see the kids getting hurt': Racist letter threatens Alberta children

In an angry letter apparently sent to a family renting an apartment in St. Albert, Alta., a group of home owners in a condo community told them to “go back to the reserve.”

Defence lawyer questions credibility of woman who alleges she was gang raped

The lawyer for a British sailor accused of taking part in a gang rape at a Halifax-area military base is questioning the credibility of the young woman who made the allegation.
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Defence lawyer questions credibility of woman who alleges she was gang raped

The lawyer for a British sailor accused of taking part in a gang rape at a Halifax-area military base is questioning the credibility of the young woman who made the allegation.

High demand: Long lineups, heavy online traffic mark first day of pot retail

Long lineups outside of stores and overwhelming online traffic marked the first day Canadians were able to make legal recreational cannabis purchases in Canada.
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High demand: Long lineups, heavy online traffic mark first day of pot retail

Long lineups outside of stores and overwhelming online traffic marked the first day Canadians were able to make legal recreational cannabis purchases in Canada.

'Get away from the door': Alberta man uses camera mic to scare away intruders

An Edmonton man was at work on Tuesday morning when he received an alert on his phone that someone was at his door. It was two would-be intruders with a screwdriver. The homeowner used his security system's microphone to scare the men off.
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'Get away from the door': Alberta man uses camera mic to scare away intruders

An Edmonton man was at work on Tuesday morning when he received an alert on his phone that someone was at his door. It was two would-be intruders with a screwdriver. The homeowner used his security system's microphone to scare the men off.

Jury to begin deliberations in Calgary trial for parents charged in baby's death

A jury is expected to begin deliberating today about whether a Calgary couple is responsible for their 14-month-old son's death.
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Jury to begin deliberations in Calgary trial for parents charged in baby's death

A jury is expected to begin deliberating today about whether a Calgary couple is responsible for their 14-month-old son's death.

Two charged over allegations they fed Timbits to bears on B.C. highway

Two people have been charged after British Columbia's Conservation Officer Service says they posted photos of themselves on social media hand feeding Timbits and hot dogs to bears.
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Two charged over allegations they fed Timbits to bears on B.C. highway

Two people have been charged after British Columbia's Conservation Officer Service says they posted photos of themselves on social media hand feeding Timbits and hot dogs to bears.

First-degree murder charge laid in death of 26-year-old eastern Ontario woman

Police say a Nova Scotia man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman from eastern Ontario.
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First-degree murder charge laid in death of 26-year-old eastern Ontario woman

Police say a Nova Scotia man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman from eastern Ontario.

Ontario Cannabis Store mislabels genital spray as oral product

A perusal of the Ontario Cannabis Store's online portal on the first day of legalization turned up an array of expected products -- various strains of dried weed, oils and tinctures, and accessories needed to use them.
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Ontario Cannabis Store mislabels genital spray as oral product

A perusal of the Ontario Cannabis Store's online portal on the first day of legalization turned up an array of expected products -- various strains of dried weed, oils and tinctures, and accessories needed to use them.

How to talk to your kids about pot now that it's legal for adults

There are plenty of resources to help parents have conversations with their kids about cannabis now that Canada has legalized adult use.
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How to talk to your kids about pot now that it's legal for adults

There are plenty of resources to help parents have conversations with their kids about cannabis now that Canada has legalized adult use.

Legalizing lessons: What Canada can learn from Colorado

It's now legal to light up in Canada, but it wasn't the first place to do it. Colorado legalized cannabis in 2014. Four years later, what lessons can Canada learn from the state's data?
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Legalizing lessons: What Canada can learn from Colorado

It's now legal to light up in Canada, but it wasn't the first place to do it. Colorado legalized cannabis in 2014. Four years later, what lessons can Canada learn from the state's data?

Parole denied for Paul Bernardo after 25 years

Serial rapist and killer Paul Bernardo pleaded unsuccessfully for a second chance on Wednesday, arguing low self-esteem drove him to commit the sexually twisted crimes he now rues and that he no longer poses any threat to the public.
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Parole denied for Paul Bernardo after 25 years

Serial rapist and killer Paul Bernardo pleaded unsuccessfully for a second chance on Wednesday, arguing low self-esteem drove him to commit the sexually twisted crimes he now rues and that he no longer poses any threat to the public.