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Dreams of a gender-neutral O Canada are over — for now

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Canadians will not be singing a gender-neutral national anthem on Canada Day after a bill before Parliament to officially change the lyrics has stalled.




Screening of police charges could help clear crowded courts, study says

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Nearly half of all criminal charges in Ontario are withdrawn or tossed out before trial, according to new research, prompting calls for reforms to how charges are laid.




A gay Toronto man remained celibate for 1 year to meet controversial blood donation rules

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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A 28-year-old Toronto man has gone more than a year without having sex — not for health or religious reasons, but because he wants to donate blood.




Trump's election sends U.S. couple packing 2,600 km to Halifax

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Heather Vargas and her husband, Robin, are moving from Charleston, S.C. to Halifax for the diversity, the people and the politics.




Desperate measures: Families of drug-addicted teens running out of options

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Sean and Tamara O'Leary broke the law to save their 16-year-old daughter, who'd recently relapsed, and was on the hunt for more drugs. That's when they realized just how helpless they were to save her.




'It was painful': How wireless startup Sugar Mobile is struggling to stay alive

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Sugar Mobile lost 80 to 90 per cent of its subscribers when the CRTC sided with Rogers and ordered it off the big telco's network. But a call to review that decision has thrown Sugar a lifeline.




How Trudeau lost his way on electoral reform

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:12:45 EDT

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Nearly five months after his government decided to abandon any thought it had of pursuing electoral reform, Justin Trudeau was asked on Tuesday whether he felt badly about that.




Screening of police charges could help clear crowded courts, study says

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Nearly half of all criminal charges in Ontario are withdrawn or tossed out before trial, according to new research, prompting calls for reforms to how charges are laid.




B.C. leading rise in private school enrolment across Canada

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:02:37 EDT

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More parents across Canada are choosing to send their children to private or independent schools, according to a new study from the Fraser Institute.




Is Prince Charles misunderstood?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Prince Charles, who arrives in Canada Thursday for a three-day visit, has been labelled an old fogey and mocked for talking to plants, but the heir to the throne has also become a keen environmentalist and social entrepreneur seen by some as well ahead his time.




'A full day, we cried here': Neighbours weep for 2 'gentle' boys killed in Mississauga crash

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:00:21 EDT

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A small Mississauga neighbourhood is mourning the loss of two boys, 13 and 5, who were killed in a car crash just 10 minutes from their home on Sunday night.




Canada could use a $5 coin — and a lot less small change: Don Pittis

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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This week, the loonie turns 30. Don Pittis explores why it may be time to start saying a long goodbye to the blue $5 bill.




B.C. Liberals ask for guidance on role of Speaker in ties

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:40:13 EDT

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With nothing on the agenda for the B.C. Liberals between now and a non-confidence vote they expect to lose Thursday, House Leader Mike de Jong has made a unique request to the Speaker.




Drivers passing stopped school bus run up against frustrated mom

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:23:58 EDT

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Tired of watching cars blowing by her daughter’s stopped school bus, a concerned parent in Bedford, N.S., has taken matters into her own hands and drivers are paying the price.




Royal Bank to reimburse $22M in investment fees it shouldn't have charged some clients

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:23:02 EDT

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The Royal Bank of Canada will pay almost $22 million in compensation to clients who were charged excess fees on some mutual funds and investments products.




Armed suspect shot, apprehended in Portage la Prairie

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:00:50 EDT

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RCMP shot and apprehended a suspect after an hours-long search in Portage la Prairie, Man., on Tuesday that prompted a lockdown of schools, a safety warning from police and searches of vehicles leaving town.




Weedon, tiny Quebec town with an apropos name, hopes to become a cannabis capital

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:34:05 EDT

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A major marijuana production facility is expected to cost $200 million and create at least 200 jobs in the town of Weedon, Que., where the mayor says the economy could use a boost.




Indigenous women nearly 10 times more likely to be street checked by Edmonton police, new data shows

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:00:00 EDT

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Critics are calling for an Alberta-wide ban on street checks, also known as carding, as a CBC News investigation reveals Edmonton police have been disproportionately stopping, questioning and documenting Aboriginal (the word used by police and Statistics Canada) and black people in non-criminal encounters.




Former elementary teacher sentenced to 1 year in jail for sexual relationship with student

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:48:57 EDT

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Former Catholic elementary teacher Christina Albini has been sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to having a sexual relationship with a student.




Rare 'bright nights' mystery solved by Canadian scientists

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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It's a phenomenon that's been noted throughout history: bright nights when you could read even though there was no illumination from the moon, candles or any other form of light. Now, Canadian scientists believe they've unravelled the mystery.