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The federal health minister says pilot projects on roadside police testing for marijuana have begun, ahead of the planned legalization of cannabis. Ginette Petitpas Taylor spoke Friday after health ministers meeting in Edmonton.
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The Globe and Mail | October 20, 2017 - 20:43 |
Stop at a stop sign? Maybe. Ride on the sidewalk? Of course. Text while pedalling? For sure, dude ... it’s a God-given right
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The Globe and Mail | October 20, 2017 - 20:25 | STEPHEN QUINN
Ottawa wanted the design and advertisements to be “friendly and positive” and targeted to “all Canadians, with a focus on families, seniors and businesses.”
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The Toronto Star | October 20, 2017 - 20:14 | Alex Ballingall - Ottawa Bureau
The sister of Lionel Desmond says she wants an inquiry into a murder-suicide perpetrated by the Afghan war veteran, in the hopes of preventing similar occurrences. Cassandra Desmond brought her fight to the steps of Parliament on Friday.
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The Globe and Mail | October 20, 2017 - 20:10 |
The sister of Lloyd Smith, one of three men killed after an ammonia leak this week at an arena in Fernie, B.C., is thanking the community for its support. Wayne Hornquist and Jason Podloski also died in the incident.
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The Globe and Mail | October 20, 2017 - 19:48 |
Hunter is about to become an 82-year customer at a Banff-area ski resort. Allan Maki talks to him about life and the Zen of skiing
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The Globe and Mail | October 20, 2017 - 19:43 | ALLAN MAKI
All it takes is a trigger from politicians who legitimize intolerance, preying on ignorance and profiting from votes.
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The Toronto Star | October 20, 2017 - 19:41 | Martin Regg Cohn - Ontario Politics Columnist
A young couple whose disappearance in the blazing summer heat of Joshua Tree National Park launched an urgent search died in a murder-suicide, Southern California authorities said Friday.
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Ottawa Sun | October 20, 2017 - 19:41 |
A statement issued Friday says Brian Gallant will meet with Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy about the ‘upcoming speech from the throne’
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The Globe and Mail | October 20, 2017 - 19:34 |
St. Johns MLA Nahanni Fontaine (St. Johns) speaks to the inquiry with Willy and Bernice Catcheway, o After five days of hearings, the stories of at least 50 missing...
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CBC News - Canada | October 20, 2017 - 19:29 | Jillian Taylor
A Halifax man is being credited with saving a seagull's life after he stripped down to his underwear and jumped in the harbour to rescue the distressed bird.
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CTV News - National | October 20, 2017 - 19:27 | Graham Slaughter
A Trump spokeswoman said it was ‘inappropriate’ to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired four-star general
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The Globe and Mail | October 20, 2017 - 19:05 | Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin
After nudging his friend to seek the Liberal Party leadership, he became the second most powerful man in Ottawa
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The Globe and Mail | October 20, 2017 - 19:04 | JOHN GRAY
Less than 500 of the right whales exist, and scientists have said at least 15 of them have died since the spring off the coast of U.S. and Canada
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The Globe and Mail | October 20, 2017 - 18:42 | Patrick Whittle
A rainfall warning has been posted for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Greater Victoria, and up to 70 millimetres are expected.
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CTV News - National | October 20, 2017 - 18:32 |
Fallout over the Finance Minister’s ethics blunder serves as a reminder for those in other ministries: If you’re not careful, small things can turn into big things and affect your perceived character
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The Globe and Mail | October 20, 2017 - 18:24 | ADAM RADWANSKI
A swath of land near Toronto’s southwestern entrance sits empty, years after the bakery closed. Now, as the owner mulls ideas, the city and residents of Humber Bay Shores fear there will be yet more condo towers
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The Globe and Mail | October 20, 2017 - 18:14 | IAIN BOEKHOFF
They are engineers, scientists, architects, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and graphic designers, among more than 50 additional occupations that fall under the “TN” immigration category created by NAFTA, a deal Donald Trump has threatened to terminate.
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The Toronto Star | October 20, 2017 - 18:09 | Daniel Dale - Washington Bureau
One man is dead after a motorcycle collided head-on with a car near Morrisburg on Friday afternoon.The OPP said Friday evening that detours remained in place near the scene of the crash, near the intersection of County Road 2 and County Road 31 in South Dundas.
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Ottawa Sun | October 20, 2017 - 17:59 |
A Dalhousie University student leader says she’s facing a backlash for criticizing “white fragility” and standing with Indigenous Peoples on Canada 150 celebrations.
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Ottawa Sun | October 20, 2017 - 17:59 |

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