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Water main break in east Montreal disrupts traffic

CBC | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada
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A water main broke overnight on Marien Avenue, causing police to close the road for traffic between Dorchester Street and De La Gauchetière Street in...

Police search for man who slammed car into church

CBC | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada
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Toronto police are searching for a man who crashed his car into a church and then fled. Police officers with K9 units are searching the area near Dav...

Metro Vancouver transit referendum results to be unveiled

CBC | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada
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Metro Vancouverites are expected to learn the results of a vote on a $7.5 billion regional transportation plan, on Thursday. The outcome could deter...

Poverty porn reality TV can highlight working class struggles

CBC | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada
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Kim Bergin, an American mother of three who owns a floundering ice-cream truck business with her husband Joe since he lost his job a decade ago, clim...

International aid agencies gain unexpected help from corporate sector

CBC | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada
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With more refugees in the world today than any point since the Second World War and as Western governments like Canada slash spending on foreign aid, ...

Wilderness safety: how to be prepared for an emergency in the backcountry

CBC | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada
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During the summer, many of us head out to the back country in search of solitude and adventure. But the remote parts of B.C. can be treacherous and m...

Boater rescued from ocean in Vancouver's False Creek

CBC | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada
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A boater was pulled from the water Wednesday Mall near Vancouver's Burrard Street Bridge, after several people called 9-1-1 reporting a small bo...

Kegan Rothman, 9, catches a monster Great White Sturgeon on the Fraser River

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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A New Jersey boy has a colossal story to tell his fellow fourth graders when he returns to school this fall after he reeled in a "living dinosau...

WestJet flight diverted to Calgary over bomb threat

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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A WestJet flight from Vancouver to Toronto was diverted to Calgary Wednesday night after a bomb threat, the fourth such incident targeting the airlin...

Winnipeg woman severely burned, in coma after fiery Hwy 1 crash

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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A Manitoba family is pleading with motorists to slow down and be careful on the road after a fiery crash on the Trans-Canada Highway left a 41-year-o...

Gilles Duceppe officially named leader of Bloc Québécois

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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Gilles Duceppe is officially the leader of the Bloc Québécois after getting the approval of party members at a general meeting in Nicolet on Wednesd...

Head of Quebec Bar Association suspended after alleged shoplifting incident

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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The Quebec Bar Association has suspended its newly elected head after allegations she was involved in a shoplifting incident last year in Laval. The...

New law looks to curb ticket scams

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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Buying second-hand tickets will be less risky for Ontario consumers under new rules introduced today by Queen's Park — but some say the legisla...

Luka Magnotta online dating profile defended by website owner

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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The founder of a prisoners dating website is standing by her decision to publish an ad from convicted killer Luka Magnotta, even though it doesn&a...

West Vancouver Fire Department bans barbecues in parks

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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The fire rating in West Vancouver moved to extreme on Wednesday afternoon, prompting a ban on charcoal and propane barbecues at parks across the di...

Venus and Jupiter planetary conjunction gives skywatchers a Canada Day treat

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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Canada Day fireworks aren't the only sparkle to watch for in the sky Wednesday night. Skywatchers will get a special treat as two of the brigh...

Ontario's new green exit signs follow international design

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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With every new building that gets the go-ahead in Ontario, the familiar red signs that read "exit" in English or "sortie" in Frenc...

Lac-Mégantic disaster led to deep lessons, shakeup, says Lisa Raitt

CBC | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada
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Transport Minister Lisa Raitt says the department overseeing rail safety has undergone significant changes and new marching orders since the Lac-Még...

Sask. Red Cross sheltering nearly 5K northern fire evacuees

CBC | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada
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Canadian Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock in evacuee shelters across Saskatchewan due to the ongoing northern wildfires.  There are...

Tories Reject Son Of Popular Ex-Cabinet Minister

CBC | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Politics

St. John's lawyer Ches Crosbie will not be running for the Conservatives in the next federal election. Crosbie, a prominent attorney and son of for...

Cannabis Day protesters confront Vancouver police

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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Two pot activists have been taken into custody after protesters confronted police at a Cannabis Day protest at the Vancouver Art gallery Wednesday. C...

Body found in Lake Ontario

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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A human body has been found in Humber Bay on Canada Day afternoon. Police have taken the investigation over from the Marine Unit, who found the body....

Drag queen Foxy De-Rossi's last Canada Day performance due to illness

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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It's not the path you might expect for the adopted son of a mill worker growing up in northern British Columbia, but for the last decade and a ha...

Phil Kessel traded to Penguins by Leafs: reports

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to multiple reports. Toronto's return in the trade, which...

Who or what is burning black churches in the U.S.? Arsonists or accidents?

CBC | Posted 07.01.2015 | Canada
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Another community of black churchgoers in South Carolina is pulling together and vowing resilience this morning, after their place of worship was set...