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 2018-07-19 03:12 

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Police identify suspect wanted in Old City Hall fire...

Police allege that the fire, which took place on Monday evening and caused significant damage, was started by a Toronto man now wanted for arson....

 2018-07-19 02:51 

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Osorio offence gives TFC opener in Ottawa...

Reds take first leg of Canadian Championship semifinal despite leaving stars at home....

 2018-07-19 02:16 

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Soon-to-be-ordained female Bishop wants to make Catholicism more inclusive...

Jane Kryzanowski, 75, who works out of Regina, says that the Vatican and the Catholic Church have for too long excluded women, LGBTQ and Indigenous people....

 2018-07-19 02:11 

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City of Burnaby moves to evict Camp Cloud pipeline protesters...

The city manager says the camp has violated a number of city bylaws, including by building a two story wood structure directly below hydro wires. The protesters, though, say they're not backing down, the water they're trying to protect is too impo...

 2018-07-19 01:51 

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VPD's Access Without Fear guidelines met with criticism by migrant advocates...

Vancouver Police Department has created their own Access Without Fear guidelines in line with the City of Vancouver's own policies, but advocates say it is a "pinky swear" to migrants wanting to access police services without being asked for s...

 2018-07-19 01:19 

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Legal Aid wants to help challenge Alberta jury selection rules that exclude Indigenous people...

Appeal argues banning those with criminal records from sitting on a jury panel is unfair...

 2018-07-19 01:18 

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Derek Fildebrandt says UCP MLAs are 'whipped' into voting against their beliefs, so he's starting his own party...

The independent MLA for Strathmore-Brooks says he will officially launch the Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta on Friday — because "we need a party of conservatives, libertarians and Alberta patriots that lets MLAs vote freely for their cons...

 2018-07-19 01:03 

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What a police leadership shakeup means for the future of Alberta police...

Three of the province's top police officials are leaving their posts as Alberta begins to redesign the legislation governing law enforcement...

 2018-07-19 01:00 

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Nova Scotia sees spike in newly diagnosed HIV cases...

Dr. Trevor Arnason says Nova Scotia would normally see about 15 to 17 reports of HIV in an entire year, but the province has already come close to those numbers just halfway through 2018....

 2018-07-19 00:37 

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Prisoner advocate says 'hurt feelings report' given to Regina inmate by guard...

One of the questions on the form — which appears on Ministry of Corrections and Policing letterhead — asks if the inmate requires a tissue for their tears and if the incident led to permanent feeling damage....

 2018-07-19 00:14 

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Severe storm warning issued for Edmonton and northern Alberta...

There could be strong wind gusts, heavy rain and golf-ball sized hail....

 2018-07-19 00:00 

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Long wait nearly over as Montreal-based Alvarez set to face Kovalev for title...

"This is my biggest opportunity," Alvarez said Wednesday on a conference call. "I waited three and half years for my chance, so I'll be ready."...

 2018-07-18 23:56 

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Short-term rental bylaw violators now face 'substantial' penalty due to B.C. strata-law changes...

Maximum fine for violating short-term rental bylaw used to be $200 per day — it is now $1,000 per day...

 2018-07-18 23:44 

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Gordon Chong, who died at age 74, was a political trailblazer in Toronto...

Born to a mother disowned for marrying a man of Chinese heritage, Chong earned success on many fronts....

 2018-07-18 23:24 

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The View from San Antonio: Spurs give up the superstar they built...

More than Tim Duncan, David Robinson or Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard was a testament to the Spurs' plan, their system, and their culture....

 2018-07-18 23:13 

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Donald Trump offers a Vladimir Putin 'walk-back of the walk-back'...

The U.S. president said "no" when asked during a cabinet meeting if Russia was still targeting the U.S., contradicting American intelligence....

 2018-07-18 23:03 

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Raptors GM Masai Ujiri bets the house on the home team...

By dealing franchise cornerstone DeMar DeRozan for tantalizingly-talented but injured and disgruntled superstar Kawhi Leonard, Ujiri is making the biggest gamble of his career....

 2018-07-18 22:58 

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Police watchdog releases more details about shooting of Calgary car-theft suspect...

Last Thursday, a Calgary police officer shot a man during an attempt to arrest two people driving a stolen truck....

 2018-07-18 22:49 

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Parks Canada looks to shine light on cloudy future for historic sites...

The agency has recently launched public consultations that, once completed, will produce 10-year plans designed to turn around sagging attendance figures for the sites....

 2018-07-18 22:40 

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Bird of peace: 1st commercial flight from Ethiopia to ex-rival Eritrea lands...
 2018-07-18 22:36 

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Of Tiger, Trump and that infamous 1999 collapse at the British Open...
 2018-07-18 22:35 

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Two GTA washrooms among this year's finalists for Canada's Best Restroom...

A Toronto Italian restaurant and a Mississauga shopping centre are two of the five finalists hoping to be named Canada's Best Restroom of 2018....

 2018-07-18 22:33 

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Halifax's new cannabis bylaws perpetuate stigma, fail to consider medical users: Cannabis producer...

The municipality plans to increase the number of bylaw officers to enforce new restrictions....

 2018-07-18 22:29 

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Halifax Pride chair talks rebuilding trust with LGBTQ community...

Adam Reid, Halifax Pride executive director, says the organization recognizes how they've failed Black, Arabic and racialized queer people in the city in the past, but have made changes to bring diverse voices forward....

 2018-07-18 22:27 

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Alberta launches $70-million clean tech innovation challenge...

Alberta launched a challenge Wednesday aimed at improvements in the biotech, transportation, and electricity sectors, part of a series of initiatives to diversify the province's economy and encourage the development of clean technology....

 2018-07-18 22:20 

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Doug Ford summons his inner Dale Carnegie...

The new premier in winning and influencing by doing exactly what he said he'd do, Martin Regg Cohn writes....

 2018-07-18 22:18 

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Blayne Lastman a proof political dynasties' time is up...

Whether Blayne Lastman runs for mayor of Toronto, it's time to do away with political dynasties since great ideas do more for society than name value, writes Emma Teitel....

 2018-07-18 22:17 

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Race is on to build the tallest Toronto highrise...

Pinnacle claims its 1 Yonge site will have the tallest tower at 307 metres. But the developer of midtown's the One is set to clock in at 308 metres....

 2018-07-18 22:16 

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Alberta and roadbuilders feud over $500M deal involving B.C. firm...

In letters to Transportation Minister Brian Mason, the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association says Alberta firms can do the work and should be given a chance to bid....

 2018-07-18 22:07 

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AG report finding slow and inefficient Halifax development approval processes 'disappointing but not shocking'...

Halifax's auditor general made 10 recommendations, all accepted by management, to make the municipality's planning and development department more efficient....

 2018-07-18 22:04 

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Police shouldn't investigate their own street-check policy, rights advocates say...

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association and Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs had asked the province's police complaints commissioner to review the issue of significant racial disparities in the practice of street checks, but were told earlier this month that ...

 2018-07-18 21:58 

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Wilderness group urges government to protect more land in Alberta...

According to the report released Tuesday from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, the province's commitment to protecting 17 per cent of its land is achievable by 2020....

 2018-07-18 21:55 

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Toronto to Kawhi Leonard: You'll like it here...

Multiculturalism, nationwide fandom, Drake touted as reasons the superstar player might want to stick around....

 2018-07-18 21:38 

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'Who's next?' shooting victim's friend asks at sentencing hearing...

Friends and family say Gabriel Nikov's 2016 murder has radically altered their lives and view of Toronto as a safe city....

 2018-07-18 21:08 

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A fond farewell to Toronto's messiest bookstore...

If you've never visited Dencan Books, you have just a few more days to experience its chaotic magic, Edward Keenan writes....

 2018-07-18 20:56 

Toronto Star

More than 6,600 tickets handed to drivers for violating King St. pilot rules...

Const. Clint Stibbe says the number is disappointing, but not surprising....

 2018-07-18 20:53 

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Sky has no limits as cycling team takes over the Tour...

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome 1-2 after taking charge on mountainous 11th stage....

 2018-07-18 20:49 

Toronto Star

Montenegro's 'aggressive people' could start WWIII, Trump claims...

Trump is a longstanding skeptic of NATO. A scenario where tensions over the small European nation would trigger nuclear war seems unlikely....

 2018-07-18 20:47 

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Donald Trump says he might negotiate trade deal with Mexico first, Canada 'later'...

U.S. president revives talk of splitting North American Free Trade Agreement into two separate deals....

 2018-07-18 20:40 

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Two years in, Toronto's ambitious plan for new bike lanes is falling behind, advocates say...

The city has installed about 5 per cent of a pledged up to 560 km of bike lanes and cycle tracks....

 2018-07-18 20:35 

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Political veterans and rookies square off in Ward 20...

Former Liberal MPP and NDP-backed school board trustee among the candidates in newly created ward with lowest average age....

 2018-07-18 20:20 

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Police, family ask for clues in finding 13-year-old B.C. girl's killer...

Cpl. Frank Jang says there are no suspects and no new information to share and he's asking anyone who may have seen Marrisa Shen the day she died to come forward and share any information....

 2018-07-18 20:02 

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Report finds serious issues with Halifax police cybersecurity...

Halfax Auditor General Evangeline Colman-Sadd's office has released a letter she wrote to the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners, saying a number of cybersecurity issues identified in the report haven't been addressed in the 18 months since it ...

 2018-07-18 20:00 

Toronto Star

Upholding Canada's humanitarian values...

The Trudeau government sensibly circumvented the foot-dragging Ford government by announcing it would work directly with Toronto to help house asylum-seekers....

 2018-07-18 20:00 

Toronto Star

Spice up your barbecue with these easy beef skewers...

Delicious, peppery beef skewers are ready in 10 minutes...

 2018-07-18 19:53 

Toronto Star

B.C. company poised to power more California buses with zero-emission engines...

Canadian transit systems slow to adopt electric and hybrid-electric technology compared to other global regions....

 2018-07-18 19:49 

Toronto Star

Former GTA resident convicted of Mafia charges in Italy...

Antonio Coluccio, 48, was sentenced to 30 years in prison in Italy. Coluccio and two older brothers, both already in prison on Mafia charges, lived in the GTA in the early 2000s....

 2018-07-18 19:23 

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Coroner defends decision to not probe Wettlaufer victim death at inquiry...

Dr. William George has told a public inquiry examining Wettlaufer's actions that the death of 79-year-old Maureen Pickering was reasonably foreseeable in light of the fact that she had long-term health conditions....

 2018-07-18 19:21 

Toronto Star

NSLC president offers glimpse inside Nova Scotia's 'unique' cannabis stores...

Behind the counter are dozens of white boxes that will eventually contain types of cannabis. The available products will be displayed on TV screens and are divided into four distinct categories: relax, unwind, centre and enhanced....

 2018-07-18 19:07 

Toronto Star

Paper straws are no good unless you compost them, Edmonton waste business says...

Elevated Enviro founder says the plant-based straws that are rapidly replacing plastic straws are taking up just as much space in landfills — and they're not decomposing....

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