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Majority of B.C. — and 3 other provinces — under special weather statement due to wildfire smoke

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Smoke from hundreds of wildfires burning across B.C. has left virtually all of the province in a haze.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:30:44 EDT
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Heroes for a nation: 2 Fredericton police officers honoured at regimental funeral

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Just over a week after they were killed in the line of duty along with two civilians, Fredericton police Constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns were honoured in a regimental funeral before over 1,000 family members, friends, first responders and dignitaries, following a street procession that attracted hundreds on a rain-swept day.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:00:00 EDT
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Despite 'Good Samaritan' law, many drug users too scared of arrest to report overdoses

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The government introduced the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act in May 2017 to provide some amnesty for drug users - but a year after the legislation was passed, many people are still too scared to call for help because they fear arrest.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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CRTC's unlocked phone rule has sparked a crime spree, Bell and Rogers say

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Bell and Rogers say new rules mandating that Canadian carriers sell unlocked phones have triggered a rise in phone thefts. But their submission to the CRTC is short on numbers and details.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Bison destroyed after wandering out of Banff National Park

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One of two bison that wandered out of Banff National Park earlier this month has been destroyed.


Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:09:31 EDT
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Why scientists suspect proof of a turning point in Earth's history is sitting in a lake in Milton, Ont.

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Some scientists believe human activity and technology have pushed us into a new geological epoch called the Anthropocene. What they still need to figure out is exactly when this turning point began. A team of researchers believes Crawford Lake west of Toronto has preserved the answer.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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3 N.W.T. plane crash victims were tourists from Alta., Sask.

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The three people who died in Thursday’s deadly plane crash near Fort Simpson, N.W.T., were tourists from Alberta and Saskatchewan who were on a day tour of the Nahanni National Park Reserve, according to the owner Simpson Air.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:41:43 EDT
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12-year-old girl found dead in California was from Waterloo, reports say

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Officials have identified a 12-year-old Canadian girl as the victim of a deadly boat accident in California.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:43:48 EDT
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Alberta's new normal could be a 'constant state' of drought: expert

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Farmers and ranchers across the prairies have been facing off against hot and dry weather conditions for the past year, and a drought researcher says simulations show it's time to start treating these conditions as the "new normal."


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:30:00 EDT
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RCMP commissioner 'not sure' handgun ban is the answer to gun violence

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There are growing calls across the country for a handgun ban after a recent spate of shootings, but the new head of the RCMP isn't convinced.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Calgary police officer seriously injured when hit by suspected stolen truck

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Police later found the truck in the southwest community of Evergreen.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:02:19 EDT
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Feeling the burn: B.C. tourism industry hit hard by wildfires

Tracy Calogheros

Caravan Theatre has been filling seats and delighting audience on its 80-acre farm for forty years. But over the last two years, audience numbers are slipping.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:00:00 EDT
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Boarding ships and air attacks: Operation Nanook begins in Labrador Sea

Boarding party HMCS Charlottetown

We take you on board an annual exercise that tests the military's ability to operate in the Arctic.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 05:30:00 EDT
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Time to let Tina Fontaine rest, cousin says, 4 years after grim discovery

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A family member of Tina Fontaine's is planning to let her memorial site be.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:24:22 EDT
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B.C. judge refuses to recuse herself for crying in court

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A B.C. provincial court judge has ruled not to recuse herself from presiding over a sexual interference case after a defence lawyer accused her of not being able to deliver a fair sentence because she cried during a victim impact statement.


Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:12:20 EDT
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Sign vandalized after MP Maxime Bernier calls out Winnipeg park for 'extreme multiculturalism'

Jinnah Park sign

Days after Conservative MP Maxime Bernier singled out a Winnipeg park named after a Pakistani leader in an attempt to demonstrate that multiculturalism has gone too far, the park's new sign was vandalized.


Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:29:01 EDT
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Smoke from raging B.C. fires seen from space by NASA satellite

NASA B.C. fires

The fires raging in British Columbia aren't just confined to the province: a NASA satellite captured the smoke as it blanketed the skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan earlier this week.


Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:59:40 EDT
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Canadians believe in immigration but concerned about asylum seekers: study

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​Canadians are generally supportive of current immigration levels, a survey of public perceptions commissioned by the federal government suggests — but they are also worried and confused when it comes to the issue of asylum seekers.


Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:20:28 EDT
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'Anti-colonial vandals' deface Sir John A. Macdonald statue in Montreal

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An anonymous group issued a news release saying the act is a response to the city of Victoria, B.C., removing its statue of Canada's first prime minister.


Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:31:14 EDT
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Judge lifts publication ban on details of deadly Fredericton shooting

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A New Brunswick judge has lifted a publication ban on previously reported details about the Fredericton shooting a week ago that claimed the lives of two city police officers and two civilians.


Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:24:51 EDT
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