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12,000 L of oil spilled into ocean off Newfoundland, causing oil rig shutdown

Production was stopped on Wednesday evening after thousands of litres of oil leaked from a storage container aboard the Hibernia oil platform off the coast of St. John's.
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12,000 L of oil spilled into ocean off Newfoundland, causing oil rig shutdown

Production was stopped on Wednesday evening after thousands of litres of oil leaked from a storage container aboard the Hibernia oil platform off the coast of St. John's.

'Titans' crew member killed during special effects test in Toronto, Warner Bros. says

A special effects coordinator working on a test for the TV show Titans was killed in Etobicoke Thursday morning, Warner Bros. confirmed.
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'Titans' crew member killed during special effects test in Toronto, Warner Bros. says

A special effects coordinator working on a test for the TV show Titans was killed in Etobicoke Thursday morning, Warner Bros. confirmed.

Ottawa stands by U.S. as safe third country, despite new border policy

The federal government says it continues to designate the U.S. a safe third country despite calls to suspend the Canada-U.S. border pact in the wake of new controversial asylum rules implemented by the Trump administration.
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Ottawa stands by U.S. as safe third country, despite new border policy

The federal government says it continues to designate the U.S. a safe third country despite calls to suspend the Canada-U.S. border pact in the wake of new controversial asylum rules implemented by the Trump administration.

Toronto mayor wants independent review after man deemed a threat flees Canada

Toronto Mayor John Tory is calling on the Ontario government to launch an independent review of the case of Zhebin Cong, the man found not criminally responsible in a 2014 stabbing death who was able to leave the country this month.
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Toronto mayor wants independent review after man deemed a threat flees Canada

Toronto Mayor John Tory is calling on the Ontario government to launch an independent review of the case of Zhebin Cong, the man found not criminally responsible in a 2014 stabbing death who was able to leave the country this month.

Ottawa to pay nearly $1B to settle sexual misconduct lawsuits against Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian government has agreed to pay nearly $1 billion to settle class-action lawsuits from Canadian Armed Forces members and employees who allege rampant sexual misconduct in the military. 
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Ottawa to pay nearly $1B to settle sexual misconduct lawsuits against Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian government has agreed to pay nearly $1 billion to settle class-action lawsuits from Canadian Armed Forces members and employees who allege rampant sexual misconduct in the military. 

Man who poses 'significant threat' to public left Canada on flight while on community pass

A man found not criminally responsible in a 2014 stabbing death left Canada on an international flight earlier this month while on an unaccompanied community pass, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto has confirmed.
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Man who poses 'significant threat' to public left Canada on flight while on community pass

A man found not criminally responsible in a 2014 stabbing death left Canada on an international flight earlier this month while on an unaccompanied community pass, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto has confirmed.

Sask. family stands by chuckwagon racing despite losing 4 horses at Calgary Stampede

Despite the loss of four horses at the Calgary Stampede, Neil Salmond says he has no plans to reconsider his participation in the sport of chuckwagon racing as he believes people are doing everything they can to make the sport safe.
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Sask. family stands by chuckwagon racing despite losing 4 horses at Calgary Stampede

Despite the loss of four horses at the Calgary Stampede, Neil Salmond says he has no plans to reconsider his participation in the sport of chuckwagon racing as he believes people are doing everything they can to make the sport safe.

Toronto police investigate after man said to pose threat to public leaves country by air

Toronto olice are investigating after a man who was found to pose a «significant threat to the safety of the public» in April was able to board an international flight and leave the country earlier this month.
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Toronto police investigate after man said to pose threat to public leaves country by air

Toronto olice are investigating after a man who was found to pose a «significant threat to the safety of the public» in April was able to board an international flight and leave the country earlier this month.

Canada's biggest underwater volcano is just off B.C.'s coast — and scientists are finding new species there

Canada's largest underwater volcano is off the coast of British Columbia and, over the next two weeks, a team of national scientists will be doing a deep-sea exploration mission of the area.
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Canada's biggest underwater volcano is just off B.C.'s coast — and scientists are finding new species there

Canada's largest underwater volcano is off the coast of British Columbia and, over the next two weeks, a team of national scientists will be doing a deep-sea exploration mission of the area.

Search for missing passengers in fatal Labrador plane crash now a recovery mission, say police

The search for the four people missing after a fatal plane crash in a remote area of northern Labrador is now a recovery and not a rescue mission, police say.
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Search for missing passengers in fatal Labrador plane crash now a recovery mission, say police

The search for the four people missing after a fatal plane crash in a remote area of northern Labrador is now a recovery and not a rescue mission, police say.

Cheaper energy pulls Canada's inflation rate down to 2% in June

Canada's consumer price index rose at a two per cent annual pace in June as the price of just about everything except energy went up.
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Cheaper energy pulls Canada's inflation rate down to 2% in June

Canada's consumer price index rose at a two per cent annual pace in June as the price of just about everything except energy went up.

Nomination process for federal election candidates 'uncompetitive' and 'biased': report

Just a small portion of federal candidates go through competitive nomination contests, according to a new report from the Samara Centre for Democracy describing the nomination process as «a weak point in our democratic infrastructure.»
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Nomination process for federal election candidates 'uncompetitive' and 'biased': report

Just a small portion of federal candidates go through competitive nomination contests, according to a new report from the Samara Centre for Democracy describing the nomination process as «a weak point in our democratic infrastructure.»

Infected bat 'ran into' hand of B.C. man who later died from rabies: health officer

A 21-year-old man who died from rabies after coming into contact with an infected bat on Vancouver Island this spring had a brush with the nocturnal mammal in an «unusual» daytime encounter, health officials said Tuesday.
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Infected bat 'ran into' hand of B.C. man who later died from rabies: health officer

A 21-year-old man who died from rabies after coming into contact with an infected bat on Vancouver Island this spring had a brush with the nocturnal mammal in an «unusual» daytime encounter, health officials said Tuesday.

U.S. company fined nearly $3M for 2016 fuel spill in B.C. First Nation's fishing territory

Texas-based Kirby Corp. pleaded guilty after a tugboat ran aground spilling diesel and oil in a First Nation's fishing territory on British Columbia's central coast in 2016.
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U.S. company fined nearly $3M for 2016 fuel spill in B.C. First Nation's fishing territory

Texas-based Kirby Corp. pleaded guilty after a tugboat ran aground spilling diesel and oil in a First Nation's fishing territory on British Columbia's central coast in 2016.

'Life after shame': Hidden camera victim lifts publication ban to empower other women

A Winnipeg woman whose ex-husband broke into her home and installed hidden cameras in the walls of her living room and bedroom has lifted the publication ban on her name in an effort to confront the shame she felt after the incident.
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'Life after shame': Hidden camera victim lifts publication ban to empower other women

A Winnipeg woman whose ex-husband broke into her home and installed hidden cameras in the walls of her living room and bedroom has lifted the publication ban on her name in an effort to confront the shame she felt after the incident.

What you need to know about rabies in Canada

The death of a man in British Columbia who came into contact with a bat is a reminder to take precautions with wildlife. Here's what you need to know, according to public health experts.
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What you need to know about rabies in Canada

The death of a man in British Columbia who came into contact with a bat is a reminder to take precautions with wildlife. Here's what you need to know, according to public health experts.

Jagmeet Singh tours Quebec in hopes of avoiding an NDP wipeout

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is touring Quebec this week, visiting a handful of ridings where the long odds against holding on look shortest.
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Jagmeet Singh tours Quebec in hopes of avoiding an NDP wipeout

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is touring Quebec this week, visiting a handful of ridings where the long odds against holding on look shortest.

How Zoe the police dog sniffed out 2 missing girls in Ontario's Algonquin Park

When two girls went missing in Ontario's Algonquin Park, it was up to Scott Gannon from the OPP Canine Unit and his partner Zoe to help locate the teens.
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How Zoe the police dog sniffed out 2 missing girls in Ontario's Algonquin Park

When two girls went missing in Ontario's Algonquin Park, it was up to Scott Gannon from the OPP Canine Unit and his partner Zoe to help locate the teens.

Desjardins to offer all members free, lifelong protection after data breach

Desjardins Group president Guy Cormier says the credit union will offer free, permanent data protection to all its members in the wake of last month's data breach.
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Desjardins to offer all members free, lifelong protection after data breach

Desjardins Group president Guy Cormier says the credit union will offer free, permanent data protection to all its members in the wake of last month's data breach.

Clear win for PC Natalie Jameson in P.E.I.'s deferred election

Progressive Conservative candidate Natalie Jameson has won the deferred election in Prince Edward Island's District 9 Charlottetown–Hillsborough Park with 43.7 per cent of the vote, or 1,080 votes. 
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Clear win for PC Natalie Jameson in P.E.I.'s deferred election

Progressive Conservative candidate Natalie Jameson has won the deferred election in Prince Edward Island's District 9 Charlottetown–Hillsborough Park with 43.7 per cent of the vote, or 1,080 votes. 

Total of 6 Calgary Stampede chuckwagon horses dead after 3 more put down Sunday

Three more horses had to be euthanized after going down during the final night of the chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede, bringing the total number of horses that died during this year's event to six.
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Total of 6 Calgary Stampede chuckwagon horses dead after 3 more put down Sunday

Three more horses had to be euthanized after going down during the final night of the chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede, bringing the total number of horses that died during this year's event to six.

B.C. man dies of rabies after coming into contact with bat

A 21-year-old man has died of rabies after coming into contact with a bat on Vancouver Island, according to the provincial health officer.
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B.C. man dies of rabies after coming into contact with bat

A 21-year-old man has died of rabies after coming into contact with a bat on Vancouver Island, according to the provincial health officer.

Temporary foreign workers needed to grow processed-foods sector, says Senate report

Canada should make it easier for some temporary foreign workers to get to and stay in the country, says a Senate report released Friday morning.
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Temporary foreign workers needed to grow processed-foods sector, says Senate report

Canada should make it easier for some temporary foreign workers to get to and stay in the country, says a Senate report released Friday morning.

MPs return to Ottawa in wake of Desjardins breach — and for some, it's personal

Today, MPs on the House of Commons public safety and national security committee briefly return to Ottawa for an emergency meeting to discuss the massive personal data breach at the Desjardins Group. For some MPs, it's personal.
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MPs return to Ottawa in wake of Desjardins breach — and for some, it's personal

Today, MPs on the House of Commons public safety and national security committee briefly return to Ottawa for an emergency meeting to discuss the massive personal data breach at the Desjardins Group. For some MPs, it's personal.

Chinese researcher escorted from infectious disease lab amidst RCMP investigation

A researcher with ties to China was recently escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg amidst an RCMP investigation into what’s being described as a possible “policy breach.”
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Chinese researcher escorted from infectious disease lab amidst RCMP investigation

A researcher with ties to China was recently escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg amidst an RCMP investigation into what’s being described as a possible “policy breach.”

'I kind of freaked out': Tornado sweeps through farmland near Crossfield, Alta.

Residents in Mountain View County, Rocky View #44 are being warned to take shelter after a tornado was spotted near Crossfield, Alta. 
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'I kind of freaked out': Tornado sweeps through farmland near Crossfield, Alta.

Residents in Mountain View County, Rocky View #44 are being warned to take shelter after a tornado was spotted near Crossfield, Alta. 

'Major search' underway for teen girls missing in Algonquin Park

A «major search» is underway for a pair of teen girls last seen three days ago on a trail in Algonquin Park, Ontario Provincial Police said Sunday.  Maya Mirota and Marta Malek, both 16, have been missing since the night of July 11.
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'Major search' underway for teen girls missing in Algonquin Park

A «major search» is underway for a pair of teen girls last seen three days ago on a trail in Algonquin Park, Ontario Provincial Police said Sunday.  Maya Mirota and Marta Malek, both 16, have been missing since the night of July 11.

'A value statement': Strathcona County considers studying options to ban conversion therapy

Strathcona County is considering studying a ban on conversion therapy, joining a growing list of Alberta municipalities looking at ways to outlaw the discredited practice.
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'A value statement': Strathcona County considers studying options to ban conversion therapy

Strathcona County is considering studying a ban on conversion therapy, joining a growing list of Alberta municipalities looking at ways to outlaw the discredited practice.

Ottawa agrees Timiscaming First Nation should co-manage historic site with Parks Canada

A new partnership has been forged between Parks Canada and Algonquin people in northwestern Quebec to co-manage a national historic site together.
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Ottawa agrees Timiscaming First Nation should co-manage historic site with Parks Canada

A new partnership has been forged between Parks Canada and Algonquin people in northwestern Quebec to co-manage a national historic site together.

DND ordered to pay $25K for 'pure and simple racial prejudice'

A federal panel has awarded a black apprentice mechanic $25,000 in damages under the Canadian Human Rights Act after it concluded that his bosses racially discriminated against him when they terminated his apprenticeship at CFB Halifax.
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DND ordered to pay $25K for 'pure and simple racial prejudice'

A federal panel has awarded a black apprentice mechanic $25,000 in damages under the Canadian Human Rights Act after it concluded that his bosses racially discriminated against him when they terminated his apprenticeship at CFB Halifax.