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Andrew Scheer doesn’t seem to be quite done fighting the election yet | CBC News

Two men in need of redemption stood across from each other in the House of Commons on Friday. The first man looked upon the other and declared himself disappointed to…

 
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Properties along Lake Erie gutted by record-high water levels, damaging shoreline erosion | CBC News

Sue O’Brien gets anxious — “shaky,” she said — as soon as a storm is in the forecast.  “We call it PTSD, and I don’t think that’s a stretch,” she…

 
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Grinch to blame? Stolen lights dim Halifax’s Christmas tree | CBC News

Grinch to blame? Stolen lights dim Halifax’s Christmas tree People in Halifax want the Christmas tree in Grand Parade to get a sprucing up, but the city says lights were…

 
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Supreme Court rejects appeal from ex-Nazi interpreter, clearing way for deportation | CBC News

Canada’s top court has decided not to hear an appeal from a 95-year-old ex-Nazi interpreter who was fighting to retain his Canadian citizenship. The court’s decision means the government is…

 
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Singh reiterates support for Fredericton abortion clinic fighting to stay open | CTV News

FREDERICTON — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh visited a Fredericton abortion clinic Saturday that is struggling to remain open because New Brunswick does not cover abortions performed outside hospitals. Singh voiced…

 
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Donald Trump now has an obvious path to a second term | CTV News

The latest economic numbers — 266,000 jobs created in November, unemployment at a 50-year low — make one thing very clear: U.S. President Donald Trump has a path to win…

 
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‘All roads lead to Putin’: Impeachment ties Ukraine, Russia | CTV News

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is connecting the dots —…

 
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Highway 103 overpass in Halifax to be demolished this weekend | CBC News

Highway 103 overpass in Halifax to be demolished this weekend Christmas shoppers in Halifax beware. Detours will be in place this weekend in an area that sees some of the…

 
Election

Will 2015 be an lucky or unlucky #13 for Alberta’s PC Party? | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

On May 5, 2015, the Progressive Conservatives will face Alberta voters for the thirteenth time since they first formed government in 1971. Since that election 44 years ago, the PCs…

 
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Tougher penalties for animal cruelty offences in Ontario under new legislation | CTV News

TORONTO — Ontario has passed new animal welfare legislation that will be enforced by a specialized team of provincial inspectors. The new law, named the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act,…

 
Election

NPA councillor Lisa Dominato supports Rebecca Bligh’s decision to quit her party

1 of 4 2 of 4 An NPA councillor has upped the ante in a political battle within her party. Lisa Dominato has declared over Twitter that she fully supports…

 
Economy

Net-Zero, Circular Economy & Cradle to Grave – Say What?!

If you have been living under a rock for the last year, you will be shocked to hear that the environment and, more specifically, greenhouse gas emissions is front and…

 
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Students threaten hunger strike if UBC does not fully divest from fossil fuels | CTV News

VANCOUVER — A climate crisis activist group is threatening to go on a hunger strike starting Jan. 6 if the University of British Columbia does not move more quickly to…

 
Election

The new (and old) faces of municipal elections in Alberta | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

Tomorrow is election day and in counties, municipal districts, villages, towns, and cities across the province, Albertans will cast their votes for mayors, reeves, councillors, aldermen, and school trustees. Naheed…

 
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Canadians more concerned about Wexit than Quebec separatism: Nanos survey | CTV News

TORONTO — As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to meet Alberta Premier Jason Kenney for the first time since the federal election, a new survey suggests Canadians are worried about…

 
Election

Anti-Abortion activists stage an “invalid takeover” of Alberta’s Social Credit Party | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

It has been a long time since Alberta’s Social Credit Party played a central role in mainstream politics in our province. This could be why little attention was paid to the Socred’s annual…

 
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Indian woman who alleged gang rape dies after burn attack | CTV News

NEW DELHI — An alleged rape victim in northern India who was set on fire while heading to a court hearing in the case has died in a New Delhi…

 
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“The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn’t betray it, I’d be ashamed of myself.”

Happy birthday, Noam Chomsky! 91, today! Here are some quotes from the linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. ”The responsibility of the writer as a moral…

 
Economy

Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9 per cent | 620 CKRM The Source | Country Music, News, Sports in Sask

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy posted its biggest monthly job loss since the financial crisis in November, pushing the unemployment rate higher and raising the possibility the Bank of Canada…

 
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A life of fighting monsters leaves coyote battling PTSD in new Indigenous tale | CBC News

A life of fighting monsters leaves coyote battling PTSD in new Indigenous tale Blue Coyote sheds light on mental health issues while also incorporating the First Nation’s language nsyilxcən. Social…

 
Election

2016 will mark the end of Senate Elections in Alberta | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

The Senatorial Selection Act, the law that governs Alberta’s unique Senate nominee elections, expires on Dec. 31, 2016. The longstanding policy of the Alberta New Democratic Party which supports the abolition of the Canadian Senate likely means…

 
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Here’s how much the Ford government’s anti-carbon tax ad campaign cost Ontario | CBC News

The Ford government’s advertising campaign attacking the federal Liberals’ carbon pricing system cost Ontario taxpayers $4 million, says the province’s auditor general.  The television ad showed nickels spilling out of a gas…

 
Election

Delegate election rules make it easy for Kenney to win, Unite Alberta Party name reserved by Elections Alberta | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics

has been fined $5,000 by the Progressive Conservative Party for breaking leadership rules by holding a hospitality suite in the same building as a party Delegate Selection Meeting on Nov….

 
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Payette reminds parliamentarians they share a ‘space-time continuum’ | CBC News

Payette reminds parliamentarians they share a ‘space-time continuum’ A typical throne speech is mostly about domestic policy — as in Earth-bound. But when your governor general used to be an astronaut,…

 
Food

Food Review: A languorous Lebanese lunch

Known to be one of the healthiest, Lebanese cuisine is also high on flavour and palate. The Middle-Eastern delicacies are a gourmet’s delight and Executive Oriental Head Chef, Ali El…

 
Election

Provincial Liberals’ cash advantage erased after 2018 election | CBC News

The New Brunswick Liberal party, headed by former leader Brian Gallant, ran a $1.2 million deficit in 2018 and emerged from the provincial election not just in opposition, but in…

 
Economy

US firms keep hiring, easing worries of weakening economy

WASHINGTON — American businesses have complained for years that they can’t find the workers they need to fill available jobs. November’s robust hiring gain suggests that at least some have…

 
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‘Wall’ of inmates blocked guards during stabbing in Nova Scotia jail, union says | CTV News Atlantic

HALIFAX — A union leader says a line of inmates initially blocked guards from approaching a man being stabbed in a Halifax jail earlier this week, leaving correctional officers traumatized…

 
Election

To our new Parliamentarians: Don’t be a**holes

Welcome to Ottawa! Let me begin by assuring you it gets warmer. I recommend finding a place to live that is within walking distance of Parliament—the public transport is a…

 
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Video shows moment ice slab smashes driver’s windshield on GTA highway | CTV News

TORONTO — A video has emerged that appears to show a slab of ice falling off of a car driving at high speed on a GTA highway and crashing into…

 
Election

Egan: ‘I should have the right to marry and live my life’ — Ontario guardian stops wedding of disabled woman | Ottawa Citizen

Sherry Brachfeld had her wedding all set for Dec. 29 — the venue, the dress, the ring, a man she loved. Then came a crashing intruder. Ontario’s Public Guardian and…

 
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Attention travellers: Despite recent ruling, U.S. border agents can still easily search your phone | CBC News

Travellers entering the United States, be aware: American border agents can still easily search your cellphone. That’s despite a much-publicized U.S. court ruling against border guards searching electronic devices without…

 
Food

Vancouver Islanders converting front yards to food production

Since smothering his front lawn with a layer of brown cardboard and six inches of soil in 2014, Gary MacDougall and family have grown so much food they often have…

 
Economy

Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9%

The Canadian economy posted its biggest monthly job loss since the financial crisis as the unemployment rate also pushed higher in November. Statistics Canada said Friday the economy lost 71,200…

 
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Tim Hortons hush-hush on bread bowl return as tests roll out in Alberta | Lifestyle from CTV News

TORONTO — Nearly 20 years ago, long before memes or viral videos were a thing, Tim Hortons captured national attention with a quirky tagline: “Then I ate the bowl!” The…

 
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Suspected meningitis cases reported in Anglophone South School District | CBC News

The Health Department is warning parents and staff in the Anglophone South School District about several suspected cases of viral meningitis among students. New Brunswick’s Department of Health is warning parents and…

 
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OPINION | Opinion | Gun control: It’s been 30 years since the École Polytechnique massacre, so if not now then when? | CBC News

This column is an opinion by Heidi Rathjen, a graduate of École Polytechnique in Montreal and coordinator of Poly Remembers. She was in a nearby study room when a gunman killed 14 women and…

 
Food

Did Italian food even exist before Eataly?

Before Eataly, the only place in Canada to buy Italian food was that time in the late 1980s when McDonald’s sold pizza. That’s the general vibe of hype surrounding the…

 
Economy

‘Economy victim to govt’s shock therapy’

New Delhi: In his weekly note to investors, Christopher Wood, global head of equity strategy at Jefferies in GREED & fear, writes that the Indian economy is a victim of…

 
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Low oxygen levels in oceans are endangering marine life: report | CTV News

TORONTO — Low oxygen levels in the world’s oceans are threatening fish species and disrupting ecosystems, warn experts in a new report released at the UN climate conference in Madrid…

 
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Indian day school settlement claims process delayed due to court challenge | CBC News

The claims process to compensate thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit for harms suffered while attending federally-operated Indian day schools could be indefinitely delayed pending a court challenge. The settlement,…

 
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Whatever happened to the promise of hydrogen-powered cars? | CBC News

Hello, people! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in…

 
Food

8 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Picky Food Lovers on Your Christmas List

We’re a pretty satisfied bunch, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t covetous. Sometimes we see things out there that we just must have. Cool Things We Want is an archive of those…

 
Economy

IMF Critic Close to Stiglitz Named Argentine Economy Minister | Financial Post

(Bloomberg) — Martin Guzman, a protege of Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz at Columbia University, will become Argentina’s next economy minister, overseeing the nation’s attempts to get out of recession and…

 
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Ontario teen told he has less than a year to live wants to meet LeBron James | CTV News

TORONTO — A Brampton, Ont. teen who was told he has less than a year to live says his dying wish is to shake the hand of Los Angeles Lakers…

 
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CTV News Toronto’s veteran anchor Ken Shaw announces retirement | CTV News

TORONTO — After bringing local stories into the homes of Toronto residents for more than 40 years, CTV News Toronto’s veteran anchor Ken Shaw is retiring. While announcing his decision…

 
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Three in five Canadians support construction of new pipelines: Nanos survey | CTV News

TORONTO — Days after shovels hit the ground in Alberta on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a new survey suggests the majority of Canadians support the construction of new pipelines….

 
Food

by Chloe brings Vegan Fast Food to Toronto

Vegan restaurants are all the rage these days and Toronto has been the home of some of the latest and greatest in the game. Most recently, US based and fast-food…

 
Economy

Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9 per cent

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy posted its biggest monthly job loss since the financial crisis in November, pushing the unemployment rate higher and raising the possibility the Bank of Canada…

 
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Dogs may be smarter than we think — and can benefit our health in ways we don’t realize | CBC News

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can…

 
 

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