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Support workers doling out pills in nursing homes are under-qualified, some health professionals say

Monya Johnson

The Elizabeth Wettlaufer public inquiry has raised alarms about who is providing support to seniors in long-term care facilities. One doctor tells Checkup that support workers aren't adequately trained to deliver medications.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 18:08:18 EDT

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All main federal party leaders in Quebec for Fête Nationale weekend

St-Jean Baptiste

All three of the main federal party leaders will be in Quebec this weekend for the Fête Nationale holiday.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 10:47:19 EDT

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Train from Alberta derails in Iowa, leaking crude oil into floodwaters from rain-swollen river

Iowa train derailment

A freight train from Alberta derailed in northwest Iowa on Friday, leaking crude oil into flooded fields flanking the tracks and raising concerns about the possible contamination of residential water supplies downstream, officials say.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:43:27 EDT

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Bow River access closed in Calgary due to intense rain

Bow River Calgary Flood

Intense rain has caused the Bow River to swell to the point the Calgary Fire Department has closed all access points.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 17:04:19 EDT

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COC session vote approves Calgary as potential host for 2026 Olympics

OLY Calgary 2026 Bid 20180321

International Olympic Committee members will vote on a 2026 host city in September 2019.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:36:22 EDT

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JAZZ.FM91 listeners stunned at changes, allegations of misconduct at beloved radio station

JAZZFM Deborah Abbott

Listeners to JAZZ.FM91 are dismayed by on-air changes at Canada’s only all-jazz radio station, as well as news of allegations of misconduct and mismanagement against former CEO and president Ross Porter and board members.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:00:00 EDT

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OPP searching Ottawa River for missing swimmer

 Ontario Provincial Police vehicles

A search is underway for a 20-year-old swimmer after police say he was swept away by rapids in the Ottawa River.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:51:30 EDT

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Finding Pte. Thomas Godchere: An Anishinaabe family's journey to honour a fallen soldier

Thomas Godchere

CBC Thunder Bay Executive Producer Michael Dick made a trip to Vimy, France with a special gift for a fallen soldier from the First World War — who also happens to be his great great uncle.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 09:00:17 EDT

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Grave mistakes: Tax agency cuts number of cases in which Canadians are mistakenly declared dead


Figures recently tabled in Parliament show that 319 people were erroneously declared dead by the Canada Revenue Agency between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2017, which actually marked a 39 per cent decline from the preceding two-year period.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:29:47 EDT

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Canadian military not ready for 'space army,' former defence chief says


Canada's military may not be ready to plant a flag in outer space, but a former chief of the defence staff says the federal government would do well to keep an eye on what the U.S. does with its promised new "space force."

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT

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Faith-based camps feel sting of Trudeau government's summer jobs abortion clause


Fifty applicants from various Nova Scotia organizations, including faith-based summer camps, have been turned down for grants to hire students because they refuse to attest support for "individual human rights in Canada" — including reproductive rights and equality of LGBTQ Canadians.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:00:00 EDT

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Stop the noise bleed: Canadian invention limits spread of concert sound into neighbourhoods

Ever After Music Festival

Soft-spoken engineer Jeremy Bridge has invented speaker technology that delivers high-quality sound to festival-goers while limiting its bleed into surrounding areas.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT

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Cannabis and the border: what pot-smoking Canadians need to know

Border Crossing Fee

Each day, 400,000 Canadians cross the Canada-U.S. border. Beginning Oct. 17, 2018, more and more of those travellers could be forced to answer an uncomfortable question posed by wary American customs officers: Have you ever smoked pot?

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT

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All-inclusive teepee camps could turn Canadian reserves into tourist destinations, says entrepreneur

Teepee camp Brocket

A Piikani man is hoping to turn his entrepreneurial endeavour on the southern Alberta First Nation into a sustainable source of employment for Indigenous people across the country.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 09:00:00 EDT

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New Canadian Embassy woos the French with Indigenous art

Kent Monkman

Canada's brand-new embassy in Paris is a showcase for Canadian culture — with an emphasis on Indigenous artists.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT

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How Canadian-made artificial intelligence is helping Hollywood write better scripts

The Kissing Booth

The movie industry is a hit-or-miss, high-stakes business. But some Canadian tech entrepreneurs believe they have a way to improve the odds.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT

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Single women increasingly pursuing parenthood on their own

Myriam Steinberg

Myriam Steinberg was 40 and fresh off a breakup when she realized that if she wanted a baby, she’d have to go it alone. It's an issue some say is becoming more pervasive.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT

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4 people safely rescued after abandoning fishing vessel off St. John's

Sea Island Station

Four people have been safely rescued from a life raft after abandoning their fishing vessel that caught fire off the coast of St. John's Friday night.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:31:45 EDT

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Legal recreational marijuana: what you need to know

Canada Marijuana Legalization-Things to Know

The legislative battle over marijuana is over but as Canadians look to Oct 17 — the date legalization takes effect — there are some practical considerations that should be top of mind for those who want to avail themselves of the legal product.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:00:00 EDT

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Baby dies in car after father forgets to bring child to Montreal daycare

griffintown dead baby

A six-month-old is dead after being left in a car when the father forgot to drop the baby off at daycare before going to work.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:04:17 EDT

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