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Canada Post workers might strike at midnight if deal not reached

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The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) say they're ready to strike just after midnight if a last-minute deal with Canada Post isn't reached by Sunday evening — with four locations across the country selected for rotating strikes.



Sun, 21 Oct 2018 16:34:29 EDT

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Cam Levins obliterates Canadian men's record in marathon debut

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In his marathon debut, Cam Levins of Black Creek, B.C., stopped the clock in two hours nine minutes 25 seconds to shatter Jerome Drayton’s 43-year-old Canadian men’s record of 2:10:09 on a brisk Sunday morning at the Toronto Waterfront event.



Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:01:03 EDT

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New mayors elected as political dynasties fall in elections across B.C.

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This is the first municipal vote in B.C. since new campaign finance rules were implemented that limit corporate and union donations. It also saw big change in some Metro Vancouver cities.



Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:00:00 EDT

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Long-separated mother and daughter reunite at Edmonton airport

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Theresa Atkinson's daughter was placed for adoption as a young child. After a decades-long search, the mother and daughter reunited in Edmonton — after more than 30 years of separation.



Sun, 21 Oct 2018 10:00:00 EDT

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'It is actually free': Montreal man gives away heaps of farm-fresh veggies every week

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Ben Williams has been giving away hundreds of dollars of vegetables every week in Montreal — giving nearly every dollar he earns to the cause.



Sun, 21 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EDT

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'It's a mess': Pot shop owners say Alberta is running out of weed

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After four days of lineups at pot shops across the province, some store owners say there's not enough weed left to keep their doors open and they're struggling to order more.



Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:23:39 EDT

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'You can't do this to people': Sixties Scoop survivors tell their stories in Winnipeg

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Shannon Marks and her mother Linda Dwyer are together today, but they are still working at putting together the pieces of a relationship torn apart for more than two decades.



Sun, 21 Oct 2018 07:47:20 EDT

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4 things you should know about pot pardons, from a Windsor lawyer

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While the crime has been forgiven, the records are not wiped out. And they might turn up on certain types of background checks.



Sun, 21 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EDT

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Kennedy Stewart elected mayor of Vancouver

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For the first time in more than three decades, Vancouver has elected an independent mayor, choosing Kennedy Stewart from a crowded field of contenders.



Sat, 20 Oct 2018 19:45:00 EDT

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Growing 'ecological grief' is the mental health cost of climate change

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According to health experts, climate change is affecting people's lives not only through damage and loss of property. There's a wider human cost as rates of anxiety, anger and sadness following extreme weather increase.



Sun, 21 Oct 2018 09:00:00 EDT

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Health officials investigate salmonella outbreak in 5 provinces

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Public health officials in five provinces are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has affected 45 individuals, some of whom ate cucumbers, although other sources are being investigated.



Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:16:40 EDT

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Tornado recovery efforts continue, one month after the storm

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One month after six tornadoes ripped through parts of Ottawa and Gatineau, the communities they hit are still reeling from the damage.



Sun, 21 Oct 2018 04:00:00 EDT

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'I can't do this alone': Kids from Northern Quebec still taking medevac flights without parents

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Parents of a six-year-old Waswanipi boy, who was taken on a medevac flight to Montreal on his own in August, described the trauma their son experienced at Quebec's inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous people.



Sat, 20 Oct 2018 15:14:16 EDT

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'Not-so-great one' toasts setting up Wayne Gretzky's 1st pro goal 40 years ago

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Today is the 40th anniversary of Wayne Gretzky's first goal in professional hockey. Other than the Great One, there's likely no one who will celebrate the day more than Kevin Morrison of Sydney, N.S.



Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:33:16 EDT

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Privacy commissioner investigating personal data collection at cannabis stores

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P.E.I.'s information and privacy commissioner has launched an investigation to see if the new government run cannabis stores are collecting personal data from customers — and how they're using any information collected.



Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:00:00 EDT

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Statistics Canada adds warning to survey after concerns raised about triggering questions

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Statistics Canada has surveyed more than 35,000 Canadians on gender-based violence, including sensitive questions about domestic violence, sexual abuse, online harassment and discrimination.



Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:44:28 EDT

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Saint John police investigate woman's death after fall from cliff

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Police say a 36-year-old woman has died after falling off a cliff in Saint John.



Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:55:51 EDT

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Canada's re-engagement with Iran blocked by act that allows its assets to be seized, says retired envoy

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The real reason the Liberal government hasn't been able to re-establish relations with Iran is due to its adherence to a "stupid" Canadian law allowing the seizure of Iranian assets, says Canada's recently expelled ambassador to Saudi Arabia.



Sat, 20 Oct 2018 11:59:04 EDT

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Icelandair plane with cracked window makes emergency landing in Bagotville, Que.

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Icelandair says one of its planes made an emergency landing in Quebec late Friday night because of a cracked cockpit window.



Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:37:34 EDT

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'I owe my life to this game': Jordin Tootoo retiring from NHL

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Jordin Tootoo, the first Inuk to play in the NHL, has announced his retirement from the league.



Fri, 19 Oct 2018 21:10:11 EDT

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