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Having had enough of Toronto’s competitive real-estate market, Christopher Guest and Lichia Liu reconsider and buy a rundown, wasabi-coloured building and overhaul it into their work-live space.
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The Toronto Star | April 29, 2017 - 10:00 | Jackie Burns - Star Touch
Davie, which won a contract now at the centre of an RCMP probe of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, has borrowed hundreds of millions from lenders and some of the work is being done in Finland. So why do governments keep pouring taxpayer money into it?
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The Globe and Mail | April 29, 2017 - 09:51 | ROBERT FIFE, STEVEN CHASE, DANIEL LEBLANC and PAUL WALDIE
Toronto police have released security camera footage of a man accused of following a 13-year-old girl into a backyard earlier this week.
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CTV News - National | April 29, 2017 - 09:03 |
The Peoples Climate Marches in dozens of cities including the U.S. capital, are part of a broader effort to build momentum behind candidates with strong environmental records for next year’s midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race
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The Globe and Mail | April 29, 2017 - 09:02 | Ian Simpson
On any given day outside Ottawa’s best-known abortion clinic, protesters carry placards bearing pictures of bloody and dismembered fetuses. But in the Ottawa of 100 years ago, abortion was killing and maiming women. It was a desperate gamble that many were nonetheless willing to take, Megan Gillis writes. Pregnant and single, the 24-year-old waitress at a Sparks Street lunch counter said she’d drown herself in the Rideau Canal if Annie Balcomb didn’t agree to help her. Emily Cornick got her abortion but died anyway, weeping to her sister as she succumbed to...
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Ottawa Citizen | April 29, 2017 - 09:00 | Megan Gillis, Postmedia
Harjit Sajjan Truth being the first casualty of war has taken a decidedly different turn with growing outrage in both the political and...
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CBC News - Canada | April 29, 2017 - 09:00 | Murray Brewster
But if we can extract any pattern from his early days in the job, it is enough to give the world heartburn.
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The Toronto Star | April 29, 2017 - 09:00 | Tony Burman - Foreign Affairs Columnist
Provincial police say a 50-year-old woman is charged in an elder abuse investigation.
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CTV News - National | April 29, 2017 - 08:53 |
The British Columbia government says it has done nothing wrong by redirecting money from the income-assistance cheques of recovering heroin addicts to pay private methadone-dispensing clinics for treatment.
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CTV News - National | April 29, 2017 - 08:50 |
Jurors found the three men guilty last November in connection with the theft of 2,700 tons of syrup worth $18-million from a warehouse in Quebec between August 2011 and July 2012.
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The Globe and Mail | April 29, 2017 - 08:38 |
FRANCE/ Robert Heward, a Toronto man who was sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding Canadian investors of nearly $7 million in a gold mining scheme, has...
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CBC News - Ottawa | April 29, 2017 - 08:08 | CBC News
European Union leaders unanimously and rapidly agreed on guidelines for the bloc’s negotiations with Britain over its withdrawal from the bloc, summit chair Donald Tusk said on Saturday.
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The Globe and Mail | April 29, 2017 - 08:06 |
In anticipation of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations, the Citizen’s Bruce Deachman has been out in search of Ottawans — 150 of them — to learn their stories of life and death, hope and love, the exceptional and the everyday. We’ll share one person’s story every day until Canada Day. “I took the school bus as a kid. I lived out on Manotick Station Road and went to Osgoode Public — all one-room schools out in the Osgoode area. And my mom was a school bus driver for 24 years, although she was never my driver. “When I was a kid, I had a driver who let us turn the alternator lights...
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Ottawa Citizen | April 29, 2017 - 08:02 | Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen
Brielle Brunet As she lay in a strange bed that night in a shabby hotel room, feeling those first painful contractions, Monique Brunet wondered what remained of the fire-ravaged city she'd escaped just hours before...
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CBC News - Canada | April 29, 2017 - 08:00 | Wallis Snowdon
The past 100 days have shown President Trump’s failures to be not a natural result of incompetence, but of vigilance that citizens and officials must continue to apply if they want to keep their republic
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The Globe and Mail | April 29, 2017 - 08:00 | Sarah Kendzior
WASHINGTON — A published report says President Donald Trump planned to give Canada and Mexico five days notice that the U.S. intended to leave the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Financial Times says it received a leaked draft executive order that Trump had originally planned to sign on Saturday before back-tracking and agreeing to renegotiate the trade pact. A copy of the draft order posted online by the Financial Times says Canada has "continued to exploit the American dairy and lumber industries." The document blames NAFTA for a "massive transfer of wealth" from the...
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Huffington Post | April 29, 2017 - 07:36 | Rebecca Zamon
A decade after a public inquiry exposed the devastating fallout of SickKids pathologist Charles Smith, the Hospital for Sick Children is grappling with Motherisk, another scandal involving families torn apart by flawed forensics. A Star investigation reveals lingering questions and a battle to rebuild public trust by an institution that can’t afford to...
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The Toronto Star | April 29, 2017 - 07:30 | Rachel Mendleson - News reporter
It’s not clear why Marisa Lazo went up a construction crane. Maybe she’s an adventuress.
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The Toronto Star | April 29, 2017 - 07:00 | Rosie DiManno - Columnist
The Star’s running tally of the bald-faced lies, exaggerations and deceptions the president of the United States of America has said, so far.
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The Toronto Star | April 29, 2017 - 07:00 | Daniel Dale - Washington Bureau
Memories from two Quebec referendums on separatism, and how complacency almost cost us the country.
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The Toronto Star | April 29, 2017 - 07:00 | Jim Coyle - News, Insight

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