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Fentanyl spiral: How the guilt and shame of addiction stole a B.C. man's life

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Murray Shaw, a competitive cyclist and respected faculty member at a Vancouver community college, recently died alone in a hotel room, a victim of the growing fentanyl epidemic.




5 London tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:58:58 EDT

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Thousands of residents in a northwest London housing estate have been forced to leave their apartments after fire checks found the buildings to be unsafe.




Free trade between provinces? That would be anarchy: Neil Macdonald

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The Gerard Comeau case, which will be heard at the Supreme Court, could change everything. It depends on how willing the high justices are to upend our entrenched statism.




Road to Churchill feasible, says engineer, after rail link to Manitoba community damaged

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:11 EDT

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After flood damage forced the closure of the only land link to Churchill, Man. — a railway from Gillam — a civil engineer says it's time to reconsider building a permanent road linking the northern community to the south.




Police sex-assault trial highlights problems with determining incapacity

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:30:00 EDT

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Three Toronto police officers are accused of sexually assaulting a female parking officer while she was incapable of consent. Proving incapacity in Canadian courts isn't easy.




15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:31:28 EDT

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Crews searching through the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tonnes of soil and rocks in southwestern China on Saturday found 15 bodies, but about 100 more people remained missing.




Schwarzenegger, Macron riff on Trump's campaign slogan in selfie video

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:42:51 EDT

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Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and recently elected French president Emmanuel Macron are showing their commitment to fighting climate change — and their condemnation of U.S. President Donald Trump —in a not-so-subtle selfie video.




Freezing frenzy: Cryotherapy makes big promises despite dearth of evidence

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:00:00 EDT

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Three minutes in sub-zero temperatures will cost you $65. Cryotherapy is a controversial practice lacking scientific backing, say critics, but believers proclaim its advantages.




No one wants the crown: Why Prince Harry's musings may not be so surprising

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Prince Harry sparked headlines this week, but his comments on the the monarchy were only the latest forthright musings from a member of the Royal Family who has long had a penchant for raising eyebrows.




'It's about making people think': Trademark ruling on The Slants motivates Canadians

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:00:00 EDT

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The U.S. Supreme Court's striking down a law banning offensive trademarks, a victory for Asian-American band The Slants, has inspired Canadian free-speech proponents and Canadian bands who've faced similar treatment north of the border.




SECOND OPINION | Scary cancer statistic is not personal

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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In this week's roundup of interesting and eclectic news in health and medical science, cancer statistics can be misleading, and science suggests forgetting can be good for you.




Forget the poop scooping: who will pay the bills for your pet?

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Pets are expensive, but few of us pay enough attention to the money we'll spend by adding a furry addition to the family. Here are 6 ways to cut down on pet costs.




Secret history: How Steve Jobs went from rejecting to embracing the iPhone

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:46:53 EDT

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It's been a decade since Apple launched the iPhone, a device that transformed the way we interact with technology. But the history of its development has always been veiled in secrecy. Brian Merchant, author of "The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone," tells the story.




Saudis foil plot to attack Grand Mosque

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:48:05 EDT

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Security forces in Saudi Arabia say they've disrupted a plot to attack the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.




Tom Mulcair raises red flags after Canadian sniper breaks record in Iraq

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:06:37 EDT

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NDP leader Tom Mulcair is foregoing the celebration and raising red flags after reports a Canadian sniper in Iraq broke the world record for the longest confirmed kill.




'Zero chance' of a cabinet shuffle this summer, senior official says

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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As cabinet ministers head back to their ridings this summer, a senior government official says they can be secure in the knowledge that they won't be shuffled out of their job before Parliament resumes sitting this fall.




As potential LCBO strike looms, some Ontario bars, restaurants in 'panic mode'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:52:58 EDT

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A long drawn-out strike by liquor store workers could have a significant impact on Ontario's restaurants, wine importers, bars and consumers. But it could offer a boon to local wineries.




Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 73

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:44:41 EDT

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A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin blasts claimed 55 lives overnight. That brings the overall death toll from three separate attacks on Friday to 73.




Too little, too late? Sears tries to rebrand by getting hip, hiding name

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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In its battle for survival, Sears Canada is trying to shed its old-school image with a fresh look and hipper brands — all displayed at a new pop-up shop in downtown Toronto. But experts say Sears' reinvention is 'too little too late.'




Indigo backs down after illustrator claims they stole her Montreal 375 design

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:53:24 EDT

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Bookstore giant Indigo has stopped selling a gift card celebrating Montreal's 375th anniversary after an illustrator complained her design had been plagiarized.