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The B.C. Premier says the contribution will help residents, businesses and communities in the Interior as they recover from last summer’s unprecedented wildfire season
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The Globe and Mail | November 22, 2017 - 18:17 |
A witness at a murder trial says he sold one of the accused a gun days before a young Toronto woman vanished.
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CTV News - National | November 22, 2017 - 18:15 | Liam Casey
The Crown walked the witness through a series of text messages police recovered from Millard’s phone. One discussed a .32-calibre gun, that the witness described in a text to Millard, as “a really nice nice compact piece.”
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The Toronto Star | November 22, 2017 - 18:13 | Liam Casey - The Canadian Press
The city is postponing or cancelling numerous road, water and sewer projects in its 2018 budget, slashing its capital program by $160 million in the coming year compared with what it expected to spend. The details are in a memo the city treasury sent to councillors late Tuesday, comparing the forecast its accountants prepared for 2018 when they made up last year’s budget with what the budget actually contains. It’s a one-page explanation, with an 18-page spreadsheet attached, itemizing hundreds of construction and major repair projects. The bottom line is that the city...
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Ottawa Citizen | November 22, 2017 - 18:12 | David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen
Millard and Mark Smich have both pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the presumed death of Babcock
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The Globe and Mail | November 22, 2017 - 18:08 | Liam Casey
Grey Cup Argos practice The Toronto Argonauts had a dramatic welcome to practice on Wednesday as police pulled over a vehicle on Highway 417 in Ottawa.
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CBC News - Ottawa | November 22, 2017 - 17:58 | The Canadian Press
FBO CFL Grey Cup 20151127 Edmonton needs to talk about the name of its football team, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley both said in...
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CBC News - Canada | November 22, 2017 - 17:50 | CBC News
“These 18 months are going to be 18 months of panic, of stress, and that will create a mental situation,” said New York City councillor Mathieu Eugene. “This is going to create another disaster. We are going to break families apart.”
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The Toronto Star | November 22, 2017 - 17:40 | Liz Robbins - The New York Times
Plus: Lebanon’s PM returns to Beirut after mysterious exodus – but he’s not resigning yet
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The Globe and Mail | November 22, 2017 - 17:34 | KRISTENE QUAN And OMAIR QUADRI
Tracy Kitch Tracy Kitch was named to the list before she became the subject of an investigation for charging personal expenses to the women and children's hospital.
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CBC News - Canada | November 22, 2017 - 17:31 | Anjuli Patil
Portable housing benefit will provide on average $2,500 in help to households
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The Globe and Mail | November 22, 2017 - 17:29 | Jordan Press
TORONTO The question of whether two senior political staffers illegally destroyed politically embarrassing data in the office of former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty was left Wednesday with the judge who has presided over the pair’s trial. Ontario court Judge Timothy Lipson reserved his decision after a day of closing arguments in which he heard starkly different views of the evidence against McGuinty’s chief of staff David Livingston and his deputy Laura Miller. In his final submissions, Crown lawyer Tom Lemon argued the accused deliberately set about deleting records...
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Ottawa Citizen | November 22, 2017 - 17:23 | The Canadian Press
News of the departure came a day after Trump defended Moore from accusations by multiple women that Moore pursued them as teenagers when he was in his 30s
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The Globe and Mail | November 22, 2017 - 17:07 | Joseph Ax
The Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has announced more than $1.7 million in additional funding to treat opioid addiction. About $1.6 million came from the province, and the LHIN topped it up by about $100,000, the organization said Wednesday. However, the funding will be renewed annually, and it is in addition to the $23 million already spent annually on addictions services every year in the LHIN, said LHIN CEO Chantale LeClerc. “We’re committed to this as base funding. And it will carry on. We know we can’t solve these complex problems with one-time...
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Ottawa Citizen | November 22, 2017 - 17:07 | Joanne Laucius
Captain Karlsson is having a kid. His wife, Melinda Karlsson, made the big announcement Wednesday afternoon on Twitter. “First come loves, then comes marriage, then came the best news of our lives,” Melinda Karlsson tweeted. There’s also a picture of the happy couple, who were married in Ottawa earlier this year. Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson wears a cap emblazoned with the word “Dad,” while Melinda Karlsson, standing in front of him, wears a cap that says “Mom.” The Swedish-born hockey sensation opted for the English moniker, instead of...
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Ottawa Citizen | November 22, 2017 - 17:02 | Matthew Pearson
Matthew Dube A CBC/Radio-Canada demonstration shows just how easy it is for hackers halfway across the world to spy on a Canadian MP’s phone calls and track his movements.
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CBC News - Canada | November 22, 2017 - 17:00 | Catherine Cullen,Kristen Everson
A parliamentary committee is reviewing the law that refuses applicants who would put "excessive demand" on health or social services.
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The Toronto Star | November 22, 2017 - 17:00 | Nicholas Keung - Immigration reporter
U.S. lawmakers called the announcement a positive step, but the web page would fall short of their demands that Facebook individually notify users about Russian propaganda posts or ads they were exposed to
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The Globe and Mail | November 22, 2017 - 16:52 | David Ingram

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