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Former N.S. female firefighter says she is to get official apology for discrimination

A former firefighter says her 12-year battle against «systemic» gender discrimination has ended with a settlement that will see a public apology issued by the city of Halifax on Monday.
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Former N.S. female firefighter says she is to get official apology for discrimination

A former firefighter says her 12-year battle against «systemic» gender discrimination has ended with a settlement that will see a public apology issued by the city of Halifax on Monday.

Jury expected to begin deliberations in Laura Babcock murder trial

The jury is expected to start deliberating today in the trial of two men accused of killing a young Toronto woman and burning her body.
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Jury expected to begin deliberations in Laura Babcock murder trial

The jury is expected to start deliberating today in the trial of two men accused of killing a young Toronto woman and burning her body.

N.L. man who attacked girlfriend with coat hanger gets discharge

A 20-year-old Newfoundland man who was found guilty of attacking his ex-girlfriend has been granted a discharge after his lawyer argued a criminal record would “hamper his plans” for the future.
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N.L. man who attacked girlfriend with coat hanger gets discharge

A 20-year-old Newfoundland man who was found guilty of attacking his ex-girlfriend has been granted a discharge after his lawyer argued a criminal record would “hamper his plans” for the future.

Toronto library board revising room-booking policy after controversial memorial

The Toronto Public Library board voted Monday evening in favour of changing its rental policy following a controversial memorial at a west-end branch this summer.
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Toronto library board revising room-booking policy after controversial memorial

The Toronto Public Library board voted Monday evening in favour of changing its rental policy following a controversial memorial at a west-end branch this summer.

Construction to go ahead on Site C dam, but cost soars to $10.7 billion

The B.C. government had no choice but to complete the Site C hydroelectric dam rather than absorb a $4 billion hit to its bottom line by cancelling the project, which would have jeopardized plans for more spending on schools, hospitals and bridges, Premier Jo
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Construction to go ahead on Site C dam, but cost soars to $10.7 billion

The B.C. government had no choice but to complete the Site C hydroelectric dam rather than absorb a $4 billion hit to its bottom line by cancelling the project, which would have jeopardized plans for more spending on schools, hospitals and bridges, Premier John Horgan said Monday.

Winnipeg woman charged in death of teen with autism

The RCMP in Manitoba have charged a woman in connection with the 2016 death of an 18-year-old woman with severe autism who died in a foster home.
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Winnipeg woman charged in death of teen with autism

The RCMP in Manitoba have charged a woman in connection with the 2016 death of an 18-year-old woman with severe autism who died in a foster home.

Relatives of murdered seniors set to ask to take part in public inquiry

Relatives of murdered seniors, along with advocacy and health-care groups, are among four dozen applicants seeking to participate in a public inquiry sparked by a nurse who killed eight elderly long-term-care residents in Ontario.
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Relatives of murdered seniors set to ask to take part in public inquiry

Relatives of murdered seniors, along with advocacy and health-care groups, are among four dozen applicants seeking to participate in a public inquiry sparked by a nurse who killed eight elderly long-term-care residents in Ontario.

Happy Valley-Goose Bay mayor made superhuman effort to get help after being shot

Friends of a Labrador mayor say he somehow got on a snowmobile and reached a nearby highway to flag down help after he was shot in the lower face while hunting.
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Happy Valley-Goose Bay mayor made superhuman effort to get help after being shot

Friends of a Labrador mayor say he somehow got on a snowmobile and reached a nearby highway to flag down help after he was shot in the lower face while hunting.

Snow in the GTA expected to cause traffic headaches during Monday afternoon rush hour

Southern Ontario’s first dose of snowfall is expected to cause some headaches for afternoon commuters Monday.
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Snow in the GTA expected to cause traffic headaches during Monday afternoon rush hour

Southern Ontario’s first dose of snowfall is expected to cause some headaches for afternoon commuters Monday.

Toronto police release photos of male in connection to Tess Richey murder

Toronto police have released photos of a male they’re looking to identify in connection with the death of 22-year-old Tess Richey.
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Toronto police release photos of male in connection to Tess Richey murder

Toronto police have released photos of a male they’re looking to identify in connection with the death of 22-year-old Tess Richey.

Poor ventilation at B.C. greenhouse blamed for carbon monoxide poisoning

A fire chief says poor ventilation at a Delta, B.C., greenhouse is to blame for sending dozens of workers to hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Poor ventilation at B.C. greenhouse blamed for carbon monoxide poisoning

A fire chief says poor ventilation at a Delta, B.C., greenhouse is to blame for sending dozens of workers to hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning.

Thousands of veterans waiting as backlog for disability benefits explodes

The number of veterans waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits has skyrocketed over the last eight months, new figures show, leaving thousands of former military members in limbo.
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Thousands of veterans waiting as backlog for disability benefits explodes

The number of veterans waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits has skyrocketed over the last eight months, new figures show, leaving thousands of former military members in limbo.

Mom arranges Christmas feast for Churchill residents as tribute to daughter

As residents of Churchill, Man., continue to struggle with soaring food prices and empty store shelves, a Winnipeg mother 1,000 kilometres south of the isolated town is working to ensure every family has a meal on Christmas.
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Mom arranges Christmas feast for Churchill residents as tribute to daughter

As residents of Churchill, Man., continue to struggle with soaring food prices and empty store shelves, a Winnipeg mother 1,000 kilometres south of the isolated town is working to ensure every family has a meal on Christmas.

Quebec driver facing charges after van crashes with four children aboard

A 40-year-old man is facing dangerous driving charges after a van with four children on board was involved in a series of collisions near Montreal on Saturday.
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Quebec driver facing charges after van crashes with four children aboard

A 40-year-old man is facing dangerous driving charges after a van with four children on board was involved in a series of collisions near Montreal on Saturday.

Parents fear changes to TDSB gifted and special ed programs

Worried parents and advocates say many children will never fulfil their academic potential if the Toronto District School Board follows through on a proposal to dramatically restructure its gifted and special education programs.
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Parents fear changes to TDSB gifted and special ed programs

Worried parents and advocates say many children will never fulfil their academic potential if the Toronto District School Board follows through on a proposal to dramatically restructure its gifted and special education programs.

Amid DACA protests, the ‘Baldo’ cartoon puts a personal face on the ‘dreamers’ debate

ONE OF the more hotly debated comic strips this week is “Baldo,” as the teenage title character’s best friend, Cruz, recounts his immigration story. “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has made things easier,” Cruz says of DACA, “but the f
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Amid DACA protests, the ‘Baldo’ cartoon puts a personal face on the ‘dreamers’ debate

ONE OF the more hotly debated comic strips this week is “Baldo,” as the teenage title character’s best friend, Cruz, recounts his immigration story. “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has made things easier,” Cruz says of DACA, “but the fear has never really gone away.” This week’s narrative arc could not be timelier. Three months […]

This week in Trump cartoons, from his Jerusalem embassy move to Utah’s national monuments

IN ANY direction that cartoonists have looked this week, it seems, there has been another satirically rich target. In the American West, President Trump was massively cutting back protected lands at Utah national monuments. In the Mideast, Trump was recognizi
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This week in Trump cartoons, from his Jerusalem embassy move to Utah’s national monuments

IN ANY direction that cartoonists have looked this week, it seems, there has been another satirically rich target. In the American West, President Trump was massively cutting back protected lands at Utah national monuments. In the Mideast, Trump was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, setting off protests and clashes during a “day of […]

B.C. changes tenancy regulations to limit rent increases to match area rates

Renters in British Columbia no longer need to worry about their landlords hiking up rates to match high rents in hot neighbourhoods.
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B.C. changes tenancy regulations to limit rent increases to match area rates

Renters in British Columbia no longer need to worry about their landlords hiking up rates to match high rents in hot neighbourhoods.

Ottawa woman handing out 1,800 chocolates to bus drivers

In an act of kindness, an Ottawa woman hopes to deliver a chocolate Turtle to each of the 1,800 OC Transpo operators in Ottawa before Christmas.
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Ottawa woman handing out 1,800 chocolates to bus drivers

In an act of kindness, an Ottawa woman hopes to deliver a chocolate Turtle to each of the 1,800 OC Transpo operators in Ottawa before Christmas.

Montreal to end controversial pit bull ban

Pit bull owners in Montreal will no longer be required to muzzle their dogs, or get a special dog ownership licence, once the city finalizes the end of a controversial pit bull ban under its animal control bylaw.
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Montreal to end controversial pit bull ban

Pit bull owners in Montreal will no longer be required to muzzle their dogs, or get a special dog ownership licence, once the city finalizes the end of a controversial pit bull ban under its animal control bylaw.

No evidence disappearances, deaths in city are related: Toronto police

Toronto police are assuring the public that there is no reason to believe that a series of disappearances in the city’s Church-Wellesley Village are in any way related.
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No evidence disappearances, deaths in city are related: Toronto police

Toronto police are assuring the public that there is no reason to believe that a series of disappearances in the city’s Church-Wellesley Village are in any way related.

Charges for bat-wielding man in confrontation caught on camera

A disturbing new video shows a man wielding a baseball bat and screaming “terrorists” and “ISIS” in a parking lot of mall in southwestern Ontario. He has been charged with aggravated assault and three counts of assault with a weapon.
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Charges for bat-wielding man in confrontation caught on camera

A disturbing new video shows a man wielding a baseball bat and screaming “terrorists” and “ISIS” in a parking lot of mall in southwestern Ontario. He has been charged with aggravated assault and three counts of assault with a weapon.

Critics decry ban on sexual touching at strip clubs in London, Ont.

A municipal ban on sexual touching in strip clubs is putting sex workers at risk, hampering their ability to make money and denigrating their autonomy, according to some activists in London, Ont.
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Critics decry ban on sexual touching at strip clubs in London, Ont.

A municipal ban on sexual touching in strip clubs is putting sex workers at risk, hampering their ability to make money and denigrating their autonomy, according to some activists in London, Ont.

Ontario government to move caribou facing wolf attacks off island

The Ontario government plans to move endangered caribou off an island in Lake Superior by helicopter to save the animals from a pack of wolves.
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Ontario government to move caribou facing wolf attacks off island

The Ontario government plans to move endangered caribou off an island in Lake Superior by helicopter to save the animals from a pack of wolves.

Calgary liquor store manager calms knife-wielding teen during attempted robbery

A Calgary liquor store manager thwarted a potential violent robbery recently with some quick thinking and calm words that convinced a teenaged suspect to wait quietly until police arrived. The entire incident is captured on the store’s surveillance video.
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Calgary liquor store manager calms knife-wielding teen during attempted robbery

A Calgary liquor store manager thwarted a potential violent robbery recently with some quick thinking and calm words that convinced a teenaged suspect to wait quietly until police arrived. The entire incident is captured on the store’s surveillance video.

Toronto man charged with posing as police officer on social media

A Toronto man accused of misrepresenting himself as a cop on social media and asking people for money has been charged with impersonating a police officer.
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Toronto man charged with posing as police officer on social media

A Toronto man accused of misrepresenting himself as a cop on social media and asking people for money has been charged with impersonating a police officer.

Ryan Reynolds banks on another cartoon character with the film ‘Detective Pikachu’

I don't know who made this, but thank you. #MaximumEffort pic.twitter.com/nH1ywqeshN — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 22, 2016 RYAN REYNOLDS could well end up with a second major film franchise adapted from popular graphic characters. Th
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Ryan Reynolds banks on another cartoon character with the film ‘Detective Pikachu’

I don't know who made this, but thank you. #MaximumEffort pic.twitter.com/nH1ywqeshN — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 22, 2016 RYAN REYNOLDS could well end up with a second major film franchise adapted from popular graphic characters. The “Deadpool” star has signed on to top-line the live-action “Detective Pikachu” and will begin shooting next month, the Hollywood […]

How cartoonists are rendering judgment on Sen. Al Franken and his scandal

TODAY, Sen. Al Franken is scheduled to deliver an announcement, surely as to his fate on the Hill. As the number of women accusing the Minnesota lawmaker of sexual misconduct climbs, so, too, does the number of his fellow Senate Democrats calling on him to
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How cartoonists are rendering judgment on Sen. Al Franken and his scandal

TODAY, Sen. Al Franken is scheduled to deliver an announcement, surely as to his fate on the Hill. As the number of women accusing the Minnesota lawmaker of sexual misconduct climbs, so, too, does the number of his fellow Senate Democrats calling on him to resign. “We as elected leaders should absolutely be held to a higher […]

Beat the Burgundy Bubble: 11 Still-Affordable Wines

As the Burgundy market balloons, the region’s wines are fetching colossal prices at auction. Here, pro tips on drinking very well without breaking the bank, plus the best reds and whites from winemakers to watch.
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Beat the Burgundy Bubble: 11 Still-Affordable Wines

As the Burgundy market balloons, the region’s wines are fetching colossal prices at auction. Here, pro tips on drinking very well without breaking the bank, plus the best reds and whites from winemakers to watch.

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