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Today the lives of over 10 million people in the Horn of Africa are at risk due to a drought at least partly caused by climate change. A study by Britain's Met Office concluded that human-induced climate disturbances sparked a famine in Somalia in 2011 in which over 50,000 died. For its part, the Climate Vulnerability Monitor estimated in 2012 that climate change was responsible for some 400,000 deaths per year, a number expected to hit one million by 2030. To mitigate this downward spiral, radical action is needed. Instead, here is what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told oil...
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Huffington Post | March 23, 2017 - 14:16 | Yves Engler
The Toronto District School Board, which serves about 245,000 public school students, says it believes students ‘should not be placed into these situations of potentially being turned away at the border’
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The Globe and Mail | March 23, 2017 - 13:59 | Paola Loriggio
Canada's largest school board says it will stop booking trips to the United States indefinitely in light of the uncertainty surrounding restrictions at the border.
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CTV News - National | March 23, 2017 - 13:51 |
Five Canadian paintings donated to the National Gallery of Canada to mark the country’s 150th birthday juxtapose the faces of its art. The young girl in an 1887 portrait shyly turns her face away; artist Paul Peel’s colours are muted and his brushwork delicate. Six decades later, Prudence Heward painted her niece, Anne Grafftey, as an emblem of modern womanhood with a cool stare, her flaming hair against emerald green....
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Ottawa Citizen | March 23, 2017 - 13:50 | Megan Gillis, Postmedia
It’s still unfathomable that the home we bought more than 30 years ago for $178K, now has a million-dollar price tag.
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The Toronto Star | March 23, 2017 - 13:42 | Judith Timson - Current affairs
Justin Kuijer courtroom sketch The St. Catharines, Ont., man accused of killing his stepson and stabbing a woman at a bank was in court Thursday to face charges of first-degree murder...
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CBC News - Canada | March 23, 2017 - 13:41 | CBC News
SQ generic One person is seriously injured after a collision Thursday on Route 105 north of Gracefield, Que., between a car and heavy vehicle.
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CBC News - Ottawa | March 23, 2017 - 13:40 | CBC News
New Democrat Nathan Cullen says he will challenge 20 Liberal MPs to show up at meetings in their ridings to debate the issue
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The Globe and Mail | March 23, 2017 - 13:29 |
Cancer tried twice to take young mother Jamie Snider’s life.
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Ottawa Sun | March 23, 2017 - 13:24 |
OC Transpo ​OC Transpo riders who've come to enjoy a small perk at tax time are in for some disappointment. The federal Liberal government is scrapping the non-refundable public transit tax credit, first introduced by the Conservatives in 2006
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CBC News - Ottawa | March 23, 2017 - 13:23 | Giacomo Panico
St. Thomas Baptist Church in North Preston, N.S., has served the predominantly black community for more than 160 years, some Sundays receiving as many as 600 people.
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The Toronto Star | March 23, 2017 - 13:20 | Michael Tutton - The Canadian Press
London Mayor Sadiq Khan doesn't have time to play Trump politics. During an interview with CNN, Khan refused to respond to criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump's son. Just hours after Wednesday's attack that saw a car run over pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and a police officer fatally stabbed, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted "you have to be kidding me." Trump Jr. linked to an interview Khan had done months earlier about the frequency of terror attacks in major cities. You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan https...
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Huffington Post | March 23, 2017 - 13:20 | Jessica Chin
Quebec’s bureau for independent investigations into police operations says it will examine the role of a municipal force following the slaying of an 18-year-old woman.
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Ottawa Sun | March 23, 2017 - 13:19 |
Alex Radita and parents A Calgary mother who was convicted of first-degree murder in the starvation and neglect death of her diabetic 15-year-old son who weighed just 37 pounds when he died has asked the Alberta...
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CBC News - Canada | March 23, 2017 - 13:17 | Meghan Grant
Most Canadians not only wouldn't vote for M-103, a majority believe that politicians and the media are overblowing the problem of Islamophobia, an Angus Reid Institute poll found.
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Ottawa Sun | March 23, 2017 - 13:16 |
A crash involving a number of vehicles caused mayhem on the eastbound Highway 417 early Thursday afternoon.The crash occurred at about noon, in a simple collision between two vehicles between Parkdale and Island Park Drive.
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Ottawa Sun | March 23, 2017 - 13:09 |
A crash involving a number of vehicles caused mayhem on the eastbound Highway 417 early Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred at about noon, in a simple collision between two vehicles between Parkdale and Island Park Drive.  Other cars piled into the wrecks, blocking two eastbound lanes. While dramatic, Ontario Provincial Police and Ottawa paramedics said there were no injuries in the crash. Police hoped to have the scene clear by the afternoon rush hour....
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Ottawa Citizen | March 23, 2017 - 13:09 | Lois Kirkup
A crash involving a number of vehicles caused mayhem on the eastbound Highway 417 early Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred at about noon, in a simple collision between two vehicles between Parkdale and Island Park Drive.  Other cars piled into the wrecks, blocking two eastbound lanes. While dramatic, Ontario Provincial Police and Ottawa paramedics said there were no injuries in the crash. Police hoped to have the scene clear by the afternoon rush hour....
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Ottawa Citizen | March 23, 2017 - 13:01 | Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen
Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen said in an interview that the Prime Minister is being arrogant by failing to defend his government’s second budget in Parliament
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The Globe and Mail | March 23, 2017 - 12:57 | DANIEL LEBLANC

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