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Pro-bono dental clinic helps low-income children on Vancouver Island

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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Having the right oral care can change a child's life. Former Saanich, B.C. district principal Heather Burkett knows, because she remembers vivid...

Quebec City protest against Liberals' budget declared illegal

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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Police officers in Quebec City used tear gas on protesters and yelled at the crowd to disperse after declaring the gathering illegal just before 7 p.m...

Alberta Budget 2015: 5 things you need to know

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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It has been touted as a budget that will change the lives of Albertans. After six years of consecutive deficits, the province is projecting to have a...

Kayla Bourque, animal killer, arrested for breach of probation

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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Notorious animal killer Kayla Bourque has been arrested in Vancouver for allegedly breaching the conditions of her probation. Bourque, now 25, was co...

Riadh Ben Aissa collaborated with RCMP on SNC-Lavalin investigation

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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Riadh Ben Aissa, the former vice-president of SNC-Lavalin's construction division, collaborated with the RCMP investigation into corruption...

Strathcona assault victim in hospital, man arrested

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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A woman is in hospital and a man has been arrested after what police said was a "quite serious" assault in Vancouver Thursday. The assault ...

Major TTC delays on King, Queen streetcar routes

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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The TTC is warning downtown streetcar commuters to brace for a slow ride home on Thursday afternoon. The 501 Queen, 502 Downtowner and 504 King route...

Alberta budget delivers tax increases for 1st time in years

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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Smokers, drinkers, speeders and high-income earners will pay more thanks to new measures introduced today by the Alberta government to deal with lower...

Toronto waterfront redevelopment plans focus on the arts

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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The developers behind plans to put new condos, offices and retail space on Toronto's waterfront showed off their plans — which feature a heav...

Transit sex assaults result in arrest of 2 men

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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Metro Vancouver Transit Police have arrested two men for two unrelated sexual assaults in the same month on public transportation in Vancouver.  On ...

Spirit Bear Family: B.C. filmmaker returns to film Kermode bear

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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Chelsea Turner may have only been six months old when she first lived in the Great Bear Rainforest on British Columbia's central coast, but the r...

Retired Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte in palliative care

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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The Archdiocese of Montreal says retired Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte was admitted to palliative care Tuesday after his health deteriorated. The 78-...

Homelessness prevalent across B.C., not just Vancouver

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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Homelessness in Vancouver may have been spotlighted this week due to the city's annual homeless count, but the issue extends beyond Vancouver&apo...

B.C. teachers' professional development standards to be set by government

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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The B.C. government is proposing a series of amendments to the School Act to set professional development standards it says do not currently exist. E...

Antonina Skoczylas, cyclist killed on Stanley Park Causeway, lawsuit launched

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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The family of Antonina Skoczylas, the 61-year-old cyclist who died after being hit by a bus on the Stanley Park Causeway, is suing the Ministry of Tra...

Chilliwack RCMP seek suspect in a string of roberries

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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RCMP in Chilliwack are turning to the public for help finding an armed robber targeting small businesses. Police say between March 17 and 23, someon...

Syrian airstrikes could help al-Qaeda

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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Experts say al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra is gaining ground in Syria’s civil war at the expense of other groups, and could in the long run pose...

Newalta recycling plant explosion shakes ground in Châteauguay

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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An explosion in a Châteauguay industrial area shook the ground Thursday afternoon. It happened at a plant that recycles hazardous materials. Fire...

CBC Lays Off Staff Country-Wide

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - CBC News is laying off 144 people across the country, shrinking English-language local services in a bid to shave $15 million from its opera...

CBC sheds more than 140 jobs in local news

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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CBC English Services has announced that it is shedding more than 140 positions in its local news operations as part of a corporation-wide strategy ann...

2 males stabbed in Brampton, 1 without vital signs

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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Two males were stabbed in Brampton Thursday afternoon, leaving one without vital signs, Peel police say. Police say the stabbing occurred at a reside...

Food powder causes concern at Canada Post office, U of T

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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Two separate incidents of white powder being found in the mail in Toronto on Thursday turned out to be non-dangerous. A Canada Post worker at the pos...

Kronos chemical plant leak made sons ill, says Varennes dad

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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A Varennes, Que., man is calling for stricter rules around chemical leaks after his two sons became violently ill following the leak of five tonnes of...

Jared Boll, Blue Jackets forward, suspended 3 games

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Sports

The NHL on Thursday suspended Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks...

Downton Abbey is done after season 6, Carnival Films and ITV confirm

CBC | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada
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Downton Abbey fans will soon have to look elsewhere for their fix of prim British period dramas. Carnival Films, ITV and the show's producers c...