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The family of a Regina woman found dead at the bottom of a hotel laundry chute is questioning how she fit through the chute door.
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CTV News - National | March 27, 2017 - 16:22 |
The shooting, which sent hundreds of patrons fleeing and ducking for cover, grew out of a dispute inside the club
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The Globe and Mail | March 27, 2017 - 16:14 | Ian Simpson
OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the Liberal government has not decided how to tax marijuana, but is instead focused on making sure it stays out of the hands of children and criminals. Sources have confirmed to The Canadian Press that the government will introduce legislation the week of April 10 to legalize pot. Morneau says the question of taxation hasn't really been on the government's radar, despite hopes that it will generate hundreds of millions — if not billions — of dollars in new revenue....
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Huffington Post | March 27, 2017 - 16:07 | Mohamed Omar
A few days ago, the (usually) brilliant writer Andrew Potter resigned as the director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, which he called "a dream job of a lifetime," amid scrutiny over an ill-received March 20 article in Maclean's. As such, many in the journalistic community are left horrified about the state of free speech in Canada -- as they ought to be. In case you've missed it, Potter's now-infamous Maclean's piece speculated that the "public crisis" in Montreal, which occurred when 300 cars were left stranded overnight on highway 13 in a snowstorm, revealed an "...
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Huffington Post | March 27, 2017 - 16:03 | Suzanne Wexler
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is touting a new anti-poverty tool – a so-called development finance institution, which will lend money to private companies to help them pay for projects to reduce poverty in the developing world
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The Globe and Mail | March 27, 2017 - 16:02 |
FedElxn Harper 20150816 Environment Canada is advising motorists to use extra precaution on the road as "widespread dense fog" is expected to develop overnight.
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CBC News - Ottawa | March 27, 2017 - 15:51 | CBC News
Hull hospital sign Health officials in west Quebec say most outpatient clinics at the Hull Hospital resumed Tuesday following last week's serious flood.
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CBC News - Ottawa | March 27, 2017 - 15:47 | Sarah Dea
The waste facility on Carp Road has trashed plans to take construction and demolition debris from western Quebec. Wayne French, the director of public affairs for Waste Management, wrote to the city on Monday saying the company won’t include western Quebec communities as part of the service area for the West Carleton Environmental Centre. French told the Citizen that the company decided “it was the right thing to do.” The company will take steps to reverse a recently won provincial approval to take Quebec debris. Earlier this month, the...
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Ottawa Citizen | March 27, 2017 - 15:45 | Jon Willing
An evacuation alert has been issued for residents of Johnsons Landing on Kootenay Lake in southeastern B.C. after reports that Gar Creek was running muddy and materials on a slope appear to be shifting
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The Globe and Mail | March 27, 2017 - 15:43 |
Lynn Beyak Senator Lynn Beyak says she doesn't need any more education about the horrors of the residential school system because she "suffered" alongside Indigenous people who were sent to the institutions.
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CBC News - Ottawa | March 27, 2017 - 15:43 | John Paul Tasker
A Canadian Human Rights Tribunal order that would have required aboriginal police to help manage border operations across the country has been struck down by the Federal Court of Canada.  In a decision released Monday, Justice Simon Fothergill said the tribunal’s order had “no rational connection” to the discrimination suffered by a Mohawk woman, Fallan Davis, at the Cornwall Island border crossing in November 2005.  Fothergill said that despite the “potentially very broad” implications of its order, the tribunal did not notify federal officials or...
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Ottawa Citizen | March 27, 2017 - 15:40 | Andrew Duffy, Ottawa Citizen
The union representing fishermen and plant workers wants to immediately expand the relatively small commercial cod fishery, saying it would not stunt the growth
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The Globe and Mail | March 27, 2017 - 15:29 | Sue Bailey
A legal battle between the City of Burnaby and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has ended
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The Globe and Mail | March 27, 2017 - 15:28 |
Legendary Sex Pistols star Johnny Rotten says U.S. President Donald Trump is no punk.
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Ottawa Sun | March 27, 2017 - 15:25 |
Ottawa firefighters were called to pry two people from their vehicles after slippery road conditions caused several car crashes around the city on Monday.
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Ottawa Sun | March 27, 2017 - 15:14 |
Rachel Notley, Brad Wall Alberta Premier Rachel Notley was asked whether there was anything in the Saskatchewan budget that she would never do. Her response? "Almost everything."
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CBC News - Canada | March 27, 2017 - 15:10 | The Canadian Press
Ottawa firefighters were called to pry two people from their vehicles after slippery road conditions caused several car crashes around the city on Monday. According to emergency responders, a lunch-hour collision at the intersection of Woodroffe and Carling avenues, near the Carlingwood Shopping Centre, required firefighters to use tools to pry the driver’s side door from the vehicle. After successfully opening the door, emergency responders were called to stabilize the driver’s spine. The driver was taken to hospital in unknown condition. A second collision at 2:00 p.m....
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Ottawa Citizen | March 27, 2017 - 15:03 | Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen
A New Jersey family that wants to demolish their home after they claim they were stalked by an anonymous creepy-letter writer known as “The Watcher” has filed a lawsuit against their town.
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Ottawa Sun | March 27, 2017 - 15:03 |
Justin Duncan search Thunder Bay police say they've received information directing them to Fort William First Nation
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CBC News - Ottawa | March 27, 2017 - 14:55 | CBC News

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