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Tragedies in Arctic hamlet sparking talk of a Franklin 'curse'

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The tiny Arctic community of Gjoa Haven, NU, grieved over six tragic deaths in just two weeks in August. Now, CBC News has learned that some in the community are afraid that the tragedies are somehow linked to Parks Canada divers "disturbing" the newly discovered wrecks of the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Canadian house price slump makes buyers wary for 2019: Don Pittis

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Falling real estate costs were supposed to attract buyers who had been priced out of the market. But that's not usually how markets work.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Critics ask why rules to protect air passengers are still waiting in the wings


Transport Canada has unveiled a draft of new rules to protect air passengers. Critics question why, after two years in the making, those rules have yet to take effect.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Ottawa offers $1.6B aid package for ailing energy sector

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The federal government is promising more than $1.6 billion to support the ailing energy sector, just as tensions in the Ottawa-Alberta relationship are rising.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:19:29 EST

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'I don't want to die alone in an alley': Toronto overdose prevention site offers sanctuary for users

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A rare look inside the government-sanctioned overdose prevention site in Toronto's Moss Park neighbourhood to meet people who work there and those who use it.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Nova Scotia rejects $900K request for cancer treatment covered by Ontario

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After three lines of chemotherapy and a clinical trial failed to cure Stephen Saunders, his doctors offered him hope: to send him to Boston and modify his T-cells to attack the cancer that's otherwise left him months to live. But the Nova Scotia Health Department denied the request.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 05:00:00 EST

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Energy assessment law needed to avoid another Trans Mountain impasse, PM says

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is overhauling how Canada assesses big energy projects in a bid to ensure new projects can get built without the government having to buy them to make that happen.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:09:02 EST

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Trusted caregiver jailed for stealing $260K from elderly B.C. couple

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Fifty-year-old Antonette Dizon of Burnaby pleaded guilty earlier this year to a single count of fraud over $5,000, admitting that she regularly withdrew $1,000 in cash a day from the couple's chequing and savings accounts.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:18:46 EST

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'An amazing Christmas gift:' 6-month-old hears for first time

Francesca Jones

A six-month-old girl is the first patient at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children to benefit from a new test that detects an infection that can cause hearing loss.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Children's entertainers Sharon and Bram owed thousands of dollars by B.C. promoter

Sharon (Hampson) and Bram (Morrison) have been touring the country on their final tour.

For decades, Sharon and Bram have entertained Canadian children with songs such as Skinnamarink and Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Now, in their mid-to-late 70s, they’re wondering what happened to thousands of dollars owed to them for the B.C. leg of their final national tour.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Consumer group that battles the big telcos blames CRTC for its 'dire' financial troubles

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The Public Interest Advocacy Centre, the voice behind some of the country’s most important consumer protections, is at risk of having to close its doors for good. And it says the CRTC, the regulator it has so often prodded over the past 42 years, is to blame for its financial troubles.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:00:00 EST

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Drunk driver who killed mother and daughter on 401 sentenced to 8 years

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The impaired driver convicted of killing London's Sarah Payne, 42 and her five-year-old daughter Freya on the 401 has been sentenced to eight years in prison. A judge handed down the decision Monday in a St. Thomas courtroom following a series of emotional victim impact statements.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:30:12 EST

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Quebec man sentenced to 8 years, 5 months in Australian prison for smuggling cocaine


André Tamine was arrested along with fellow Quebecers Mélina Roberge and Isabelle Lagacé, two young women who made headlines around the world for posing as travellers on a luxury cruise, when in reality they were involved in an international drug-smuggling operation.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 21:37:56 EST

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Pro-pipeline protesters boo Nenshi at mentions of Quebec, climate change during Calgary rally

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An estimated crowd of 2,700 packed into Calgary's Municipal Plaza on Monday for a noon rally to show support for Canada's beleaguered oil industry.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:22:39 EST

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Bye-bye buck a beer? Just 1 company left selling $1 bottles

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Loon Lager, a buck a beer toasted by Premier Doug Ford this summer, is now selling for $1.65 per can.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:29:30 EST

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Modern sex-ed curriculum has huge support among Ontario parents and students, consultations show

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An overwhelming majority of those who weighed in on Ontario's sex education on the first day of public consultations opposed Premier Doug Ford's repeal of a modernized curriculum introduced by the previous Liberal government.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:35:29 EST

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Kathy Dunderdale was told $500M overrun worst-case scenario for Muskrat

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Former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Kathy Dunderdale says she pushed hard to find out what the real cost for Muskrat Falls might be.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:18:02 EST

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'The next chapter of our story': Ottawa pens agreement with Alberta Métis

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Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett has signed a framework agreement with the Métis​ Settlements General Council, a group that represents eight Métis​ settlements in Alberta, touting the move as an important step on the road to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:12:11 EST

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Saskatchewan's apology for Sixties Scoop is just 'the tip of the iceberg,' says one survivor

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Premier Scott Moe will apologize to Sixties Scoop survivors early in the new year.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:40:13 EST

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Semi drivers start letter writing campaign for mandatory federal training


The growing chorus demanding mandatory training for semi drivers now includes some of the drivers themselves.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:36:52 EST

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