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More Canadians overall smoking pot than in 1985, says StatsCan

Marijuana smoking

Cannabis consumption has more than doubled among Canadians 15 and older over a 30-year span, according to a new Statistics Canada report.



Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:26:24 EST

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As federal Phoenix payroll fiasco hits 2-year mark, families continue to bear brunt of it

Tammy Kuempel

Two years after the federal government launched Phoenix, public servants and their families across the country continue to suffer under the problem-plagued pay system, with no fix in sight.



Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Meet the artist behind an Olympic skeleton helmet turning heads in Pyeongchang

Barrett Martineau Pyeongchang Olympics Skeleton

Barrett Martineau may not have won gold for Canada in the men's skeleton at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games but his helmet certainly garnered some attention.



Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:11:14 EST

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CRTC rejects call for public inquiry into aggressive telecom sales practices

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A consumer group says CRTC’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into numerous claims of aggressive and misleading sales practices by Canada’s major telecoms will hurt consumers.



Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Chemo's no obstacle for this boy and his bot

Hugo Roy

When 11-year-old Hugo Roy can't go to school because he's undergoing chemotherapy, a robot attends class for him.



Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Uber's new feature will force drivers to take break after 12 straight hours

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Uber drivers in Canada trying to work for more than 12 straight hours will soon be forced to take a six-hour break before they can hit the road again, under a new policy being rolled out the beginning of next week.



Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:40:28 EST

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Day 2: MMIWG national inquiry hearings continue in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

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Wednesday is the second day of hearings at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.



Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 EST

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Novelist Sharon Bala shares stories of immigration, luck and 'the good place' with new Canadians

Sharon Bala

Sharon Bala's debut novel, already a finalist in CBC's Canada Reads competition, drew a full house at a reading Tuesday night in St. John's.



Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 EST

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A bold prediction for the upcoming budget — more debt: Opinion

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It's a tremendously appealing political solution, for obvious reasons: the government harvests credit and votes for spending now, while some other government down the road is stuck with the reckoning.



Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:36:34 EST

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Patrick Brown accused of 'dirty and crooked politics' as Ontario MPP calls for investigation

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Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP Randy Hillier is calling for a "significant" investigation into Patrick Brown's personal finances over allegations the former Tory leader engaged in "dirty and crooked politics" that breached the province's ethics rules.



Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:57:51 EST

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Artistic director of Vancouver arts school steps down after sexual harassment allegation surfaces

Michael Coleman

A Vancouver-based actor well known for his role as "Happy" the dwarf in the hit TV series Once Upon A Time has stepped down from the private arts institute he co-owned after staff became aware of an allegation of sexual harassment dating back to 2009.



Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:14 EST

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Canadian sunflower seed factory closing — but Spitz brand still growing

Spitz seeds and founder Tom Droog

Spitz sunflower seeds blossomed at its plant in Bow Island, in southern Alberta, but PepsiCo, the American multinational corporation decided last week to shut down the Canadian facility.



Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

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From Tina Fontaine's arrival in Winnipeg to Raymond Cormier's arrest

Tina Fontaine

This is what witnesses said happened during Tina Fontaine's time in Winnipeg before she died, and what police did after her body was found.



Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:21:42 EST

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Canada welcomes release of final text of CPTPP deal

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The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, with the signing scheduled to take place March 8 in Chile.



Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:54:18 EST

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Mother outraged after school sends 'triggering' residential school book home to 3rd graders

BOOK COVER: I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland

A mother from Hay River, N.W.T., says she started crying reading the first page of a children's book for her Grade 3 child.



Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:33:05 EST

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Kidney Foundation gets dozens of calls after family takes out 27 billboards seeking organ donor

Ryan Mclennan

The head of the Kidney Foundation in Calgary says the family that put up billboards seeking donors is helping everyone waiting for a transplant.



Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:46:06 EST

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Over-burdened refugee tribunal ditches legislated timelines for hearings

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The Immigration and Refugee Board is giving up on following regulations that say refugee claims must be heard within certain time limits.



Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:53:28 EST

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Head of Bruce McArthur investigation hints at evidence that led to arrest of alleged serial killer

Hank Idsinga

The Toronto police officer at the helm of the investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur says if one of the victims had been reported missing even a week later than he was, McArthur might still be free.



Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:28:27 EST

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Quebec judge should be removed from bench after cocaine use inquiry, watchdog says

Michel Girouard

A judicial watchdog says a Quebec Superior court judge accused of buying cocaine should be tossed from the bench for misleading an inquiry into his conduct.



Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:06:14 EST

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No replacement Juno Award nominees after Hedley withdraws

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The Juno Awards will not be naming replacement nominees now that embattled rockers Hedley have withdrawn from consideration for group of the year, pop album of the year and the fan choice prize.



Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:10:52 EST

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