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With Doug Ford’s PCs leading in the polls, activists are warning against a return to the social program cuts of the 1990s under former Tory premier Mike Harris.
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The Toronto Star | May 21, 2018 - 22:55 | Laurie Monsebraaten - Social Justice Reporter
Waterhen Lake Tuff Fire The Tuff wildfire still ablaze in central Saskatchewan destroyed all the cottages in one subdivision over the weekend.
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CBC News - Canada | May 21, 2018 - 21:55 | CBC News
Jurors in three recent cases were discovered conducting their own online research, despite strict instructions from judges to consider only the evidence raised in court.
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The Toronto Star | May 21, 2018 - 21:05 | Betsy Powell - Court Reporter
Gabe Rosescu Sheri Niemegeers landslide Gabe Rosescu and Sheri Niemegeers's long weekend trip came to an abrupt halt when a landslide came crashing down the mountain, sweeping their car off Highway 3...
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CBC News - Canada | May 21, 2018 - 20:59 | Alicia Bridges
Ontario’s party leaders know how to press voters’ buttons, and how to generate powerful myths about the province’s hydro costs, Martin Regg Cohn writes.
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The Toronto Star | May 21, 2018 - 20:21 | Martin Regg Cohn - Ontario Politics Columnist
Former Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello is expected to end the speculation this week and join the New York Islanders front office, where son Chris is assistant GM.
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The Toronto Star | May 21, 2018 - 20:18 | Kevin McGran - Sports Reporter
Rabbit fire at Prince Albert National Park Waskesiu The Rabbit Creek wildfire at Prince Albert National Park is growing despite the efforts of Parks Canada.
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CBC News - Canada | May 21, 2018 - 20:12 | CBC News
There is a new night club in Ottawa. The club with members seeking cheaper gas prices. They roam at dusk because a trend has been established: evening hours offer relative “bargains,” such as they are, given the high prices at the pumps this spring. “Commuters are wise to the fact you never buy gasoline in Canada in the morning,” says Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst for Gasbuddy.com. “If you do, you obviously don’t care about the price of fuel.” Gasbuddy is an online app that helps consumers find competitive prices in their area. Predictably, gas prices jumped over the...
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Ottawa Citizen | May 21, 2018 - 19:18 | Wayne Scanlan
Police in London, Ont. are investigating a disturbing case of animal abuse caught on camera.
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CTV News - National | May 21, 2018 - 18:51 |
WestJet Airlines says they are confident they will reach an agreement with their pilots as negotiations continue this week.
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CTV News - National | May 21, 2018 - 18:40 |
WestJet pilot strike Dana Sorensen booked a WestJet flight from her home in Vancouver to Calgary, where she’s racing in the upcoming ultra-marathon. But the anxiety of a looming pilots’ strike was too...
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CBC News - Canada | May 21, 2018 - 18:35 | Reid Southwick
There won't be any fireworks between the premiers of Alberta and British Columbia at the Western premiers conference this week, because Alberta Premier Rachel Notley isn't going.
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CTV News - National | May 21, 2018 - 18:35 |
Trans Mountain 20180516 Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has pulled out a meeting of Western Canada premiers in Yellowknife at the last minute, reportedly over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
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CBC News - Canada | May 21, 2018 - 18:14 | Michelle Bellefontaine
Run, Sully, Run. For hockey coach Brent Sullivan, the concept should have been as simple as in the classic Dick and Jane children’s book series, with their dog, Spot. (Run, Spot, run!) For those who suffer multiple head injuries, like Sullivan, with 14 documented hockey concussions, plus a serious car crash, the act of running, often viewed as child’s play or a dog’s pleasure, becomes a greater challenge. At Ottawa’s Race Weekend (May 26-27), Sullivan will be running the half-marathon on behalf of concussion suffers who cannot run but might someday after...
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Ottawa Citizen | May 21, 2018 - 18:08 | Wayne Scanlan
She rests in a corner of the new Ottawa Art Gallery, a brown-skinned girl seated on the trunk of a birch tree, her dark hair blowing free in the wind. In front of her, birch bark canoes are pulled up along the shore of the Ottawa River. Behind her, dense forest and the soaring towers of Parliament Hill. In the picture, the girl is dwarfed by a larger image of herself, her own spirit, who cradles the entire scene in her arms from the west, which glows with the setting sun. The beauty of the image belies the tragedy it portrays.  “I’ve been trying to tell this story...
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Ottawa Citizen | May 21, 2018 - 17:29 | Blair Crawford
A Halifax cannabis dispensary has once again found itself the target of an alleged break-in followed by a police raid in what the store's owner said is becoming a pattern.
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CTV News - National | May 21, 2018 - 17:28 | Alex Cooke
Vancouver police have made an arrest in the double-shooting that caused one victim to lose her unborn child.
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CTV News - National | May 21, 2018 - 17:27 |
A travel agency says hundreds of Canadians who have been stuck in Cuba for the last three days will soon be able to return home.
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CTV News - National | May 21, 2018 - 17:20 |
Fire Northpark Drive Blackburn Hamlet Ottawa firefighters battled flames that spread from a fence to the second floor of a house on Northpark Drive in Blackburn Hamlet Monday afternoon.
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CBC News - Ottawa | May 21, 2018 - 17:19 | CBC News
Mayor John Tory voiced his frustration after a chain restaurant that operates out of a city-owned Beach building announced it was shutting down.
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The Toronto Star | May 21, 2018 - 17:18 | David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief

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