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Trudeau government moves to mend fences with India over Sikh tensions


Sikhs make up less than two per cent of India's population, but among Indo-Canadians, have considerable political clout. Justin Trudeau's India trip, which includes a visit to the temple at the epicentre of Hindu-Sikh tensions, has presented a diplomatic challenge.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 EST

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Doctor fingerprinted 'as if we were criminals' fears it'll become standard for health professionals

Dr. Joseph Copeland

A civil liberties association and doctors group in B.C. are raising concerns after a doctor whose name is similar to a sex offender's was ordered to be fingerprinted to prove his identity. The doctor predicts all doctors and nurses will be required to be fingerprinted down the road — a suspicion the RCMP appears to confirm in an email to CBC News.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Governments of the past have been able to provide proper veteran care. So what's changed?

Trevor Sanderson and Dick Groot camp at the Veterans Memorial Building

For at least the last 200 years, whenever veterans required care, government provided — sometimes begrudgingly — regardless of its economic circumstances.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

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The burgeoning field of 'family economics' reveals hidden household strife: Don Pittis


As a majority of Canadians celebrate Family Day, scholars in a growing field dissect the forces that lead to what may be the mere illusion of family love, harmony and altruism.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Gerald Stanley murder trial was 'not the right case' for cameras in the courtroom: judge

Camera in front of Battleford Court of Queen's Bench courthouse during Stanley trial

Media outlets including CBC News made a rare request to broadcast and live stream portions of a murder trial, but the judge in the Gerald Stanley case denied the request.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

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U.S. demand for Canadian softwood lumber expected to remain high


Softwood lumber duties aren't dampening the spirits of Canadian lumber producers as strong demand from rising U.S. housing starts and tight supply are expected to keep prices high throughout 2018.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:18:03 EST

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Canada to introduce mandatory reporting of whale interactions this year

Deep Trouble right whales entanglement

The phrase "Save the Whales" will take on new importance for Canadian fishermen in 2018 as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans introduces mandatory reporting for interactions Canada's commercial fishing fleets have with marine mammals.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 EST

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Canada raises 'concerns' over Israel's mass deportation plan for African migrants

Freeland cabinet retreat

Canada is opposed to Israel's plan to deport or imprison thousands of African asylum seekers and has officially registered its concerns.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Advertisers warn social media to step up, or they're out


Trust in what we read online is eroding quickly, and social media and 'Big Tech' are facing blame. It's even reaching a tipping point for advertisers, who are threatening to pull their ad dollars from the digital domain unless things change — fast.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Gunshot reported on western Sask. farm, RCMP searching for suspect


Battleford RCMP responded to a call on a rural property west of North Battleford, where the homeowners say someone trespassed on their property and nearly shot the husband in the head.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:19:16 EST

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Becca Schofield, N.B. teen who inspired #BeccaToldMeTo campaign, has died

Becca Schofield

Becca Schofield, the teen whose campaign to spread kindness became a global movement, has died.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:48:19 EST

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2 killed in Grand Rapids, Man., trailer fire hours after protest demanded better living conditions

Bobby Ballantyne housing protest

A Manitoba man woke up to learn his mother and her partner were killed in a fatal trailer fire on his reserve just days after setting up a tent to protest poor living conditions on his First Nation.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:41:01 EST

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B.C. mother whose 2 sons overdosed urges doctors to check prescription history

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Helen Jennens says the deaths of her sons, Rian Leinweber and Tyler Leinweber could have been prevented if doctors had checked their drug histories on B.C.'s unique real-time database PharmaNet.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:19:51 EST

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Calgary man dies in Mexican hospital after wife puts out urgent call for blood donors

Troy and Lindsay Black

A Calgary man hospitalized in Mexico while on vacation with his wife has died, according to a post on Facebook group dedicated to supporting the couple.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:49:49 EST

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Protocols needed for care of intoxicated patients after Ontario woman's death: inquest

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An inquest probing the circumstances surrounding the 2012 death of an Ontario Indigenous woman is recommending stricter protocols for handling intoxicated patients.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:55:06 EST

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Sajjan asks Trudeau to meet Indian politician who accused Canada of Sikh separatist sympathies

India Canada

The Canadian government is now seeking a meeting with the Indian politician who publicly accused members of Trudeau's cabinet of being connected to the Sikh separatist movement.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:07:56 EST

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Elderly woman missing 3 days found in nearby town in Toronto-area

Carole Berry

A 73-year-old Brampton woman, who had been missing for four days, is recovering in hospital after being found in the parking lot of a Georgetown Food Basics on Sunday.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:55:59 EST

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'Slippery slope': Opposition mounts to Canadian media's plan to block piracy websites

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Opposition is mounting to a coalition’s plan to block Canadians from accessing piracy websites. Many Canadians fear that the plan — backed by media companies such as Bell, Rogers and CBC — could lead to rampant internet censorship

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Trudeau, with family in tow, visits India's famed Taj Mahal

India Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family took a tour of the famed Taj Mahal and visited an elephant-rescue sanctuary north of Agra, on the first full day of a week-long trip to India.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:46:55 EST

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Indigenous groups work on tourism strategy for N.L.

Labrador Skies

Indigenous groups across Newfoundland and Labrador met in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to discuss building an indigenous tourism industry in the province.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:30:00 EST

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