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'We've pretty much lost everything': Homes destroyed as Ottawa-Gatineau tornadoes cause mass outages

Merivale Hydro One

About 100,000 Hydro Ottawa customers alone remain without power and residents in Dunrobin, Ont., and Gatineau, Que., are surveying the damage to homes, trees and hydro lines after twisters ripped through the area on Friday.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:21:07 EDT

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Power coming on in 'dribs and drabs' but could take a day or two

Merivale substation

Just under 100,000 homes are without power as of Saturday afternoon in the Ottawa area and it could be days before it's restored to all customers.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:16:40 EDT

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'Raw emotion' expected from victims' family members at Elizabeth Wettlaufer inquiry

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One of the people Elizabeth Wettlaufer tried to kill, as well as the family members and friends of those she did murder, will share the impact the former nurse's crimes had on their lives at Ontario's public inquiry into long-term care on Monday.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:00:00 EDT

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'I can't escape': Life as a non-Indigenous student at the notorious St. Anne's residential school

Ron Gosbee at St. Anne's ONE TIME USE ONLY

As the children of the local Hudson's Bay Company post manager, Ron Gosbee and his two sisters attended the notorious St. Anne's Indian Residential School in Fort Albany, Ont. — an experience they're still trying to process 60 years later.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:00:00 EDT

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Trouble aboard the CAQ: Is the problem the captain or the crew?

François Legault

Suddenly nothing looks so certain for the CAQ. Polls vary about its current standing, but all agree CAQ support has started to drop — and fast.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 04:00:00 EDT

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Thousands of households without power across New Brunswick

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Strong winds pummelled parts of the province Saturday morning and NB Power says some homes and businesses may not have electricity until early Sunday morning.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 09:00:53 EDT

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What is 'high?' Workplace inebriation a grey area for employers ahead of legal pot, experts say

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With less than a month until federal legislation makes recreational cannabis legal in Canada, experts say gaps in understanding about the drug and impairment remain the biggest challenge facing employers preparing for the change.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:00:00 EDT

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End-of-life clause in assisted dying law causing undue suffering, says Quebec woman

Heather Ross

Quebec pioneered medical aid in dying in 2015, but now its law is outdated, says Heather Ross, whose husband was at first denied an assisted death. A year after Bob Blackwood's death at 63, his widow shares their story.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:38:52 EDT

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$154M plan with federal government step toward self-government for Métis: Manitoba Metis Federation

David Chartrand, president of the Manitoba Metis Federation

A plan that includes $154 million in federal government funding for the Manitoba Metis Federation is just the beginning of a transformational process advancing reconciliation between Canada and the Métis people, MMF president David Chartrand says.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:45:41 EDT

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Canada seeks protections from a President Trump who treats tariffs like a 'toy': sources

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The window for Canada and the U.S. to land a NAFTA breakthrough this week is getting smaller, as officials sit down in Washington, D.C., today for what are expected to be the final high-level meetings this week.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:21:50 EDT

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Man dead, 2 Halton officers injured in shooting in Burlington, SIU investigating

Burlington shooting

A man is dead and two Halton Region police officers were injured in a shooting in Burlington early Saturday, according to police and Ontario's Special Investigations Unit.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:19:11 EDT

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'Looks as if there was never a house there': Ottawa-Gatineau tornado causes mass power outages, 6 in hospital

Tonado aftermath

Two people remained in critical condition in hospital and tens of thousands were still without power Saturday, a day after a tornado ripped through parts of the Ottawa and Gatineau, Que., area.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:49:27 EDT

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Airliner has 'near miss' with drone on approach to Vancouver


The plane, inbound from Saskatoon, was flying at 7,000 feet when its crew spotted the drone.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:32:04 EDT

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Cape Breton woman's neck broken in crash caused by fight over breakfast sandwich

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A couple’s quarrel over ordering the wrong breakfast sandwich at Tim Hortons led to a car accident that left a Sydney, N.S., woman with a broken neck and a head injury.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 04:00:00 EDT

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'I want to lose my fear': Toronto Danforth shooting victim still haunted by what he saw

Ali Demircan

Ali Demircan, who was grazed by a bullet during Faisal Hussain's shooting rampage on Toronto's Danforth Avenue in July, says a city program set up to assist people after mass casualty events failed to arrange the counselling he needed in a timely manner.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:20:35 EDT

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Final Quebec election debate proves testiest, as party leaders look for opponents' weaknesses


Immigration and identity politics once again were at the forefront of the third and final leaders' debate on Thursday night — a debate that got sidetracked time and again, notably when the PQ's Jean-François Lisée demanded to know just who is Québec Solidaire's leader.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:25:07 EDT

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Ottawa gives pipeline regulator 22 weeks to review Trans Mountain expansion project

KINDER MORGAN Trans Mountain Expansion Project

The Liberal government is instructing the federal pipeline regulator to review the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to consider the project's impact on the marine environment.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:57:28 EDT

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Deemed 'unfounded' 20 years ago, rape case nets conviction

Blair Crew unfounded Ottawa lawyer Sept 21 2018

A decades-old rape case involving a then 12-year-old girl has resulted in a criminal conviction, 20 years after Ottawa police classified her allegations as unfounded. But the victim's lawyer says this isn't necessarily the end of the saga.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:59:35 EDT

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Scheer, Sask. gov't unconvinced by report that says carbon tax could be beneficial

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Politicians from Saskatchwan are steadfast in their opposition to a federally mandated carbon tax, despite a new study suggesting it could benefit people in the province.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:09:43 EDT

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Indigenous rights 'non-issue' in provincial election campaign

Ellen Gabriel

Human rights activist Ellen Gabriel, a human rights activist from Kanesatake, said the provincial political campaign has once again ignored all issues affecting the province's Indigenous people.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:00:00 EDT

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