26 members of Afghan security forces killed by Taliban, officials say

The Taliban unleashed a new wave of attacks in northern Afghanistan, targeting members of the country’s security forces and killing at least 26, local officials said Wednesday.
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NBA Courtside: Picking the 2019-20 all-star
The NBA’s all-star selections will soon be revealed, but before that, here are our picks for who should be in Chicago next month. The West starting lineup is a no-brainer. Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, James Harden and Luka Doncic simply cannot be argued against. Leonard’s been load-managed a bit, but has still suited […]
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Former Vancouver mayoral candidate Mr. Peanut dead at 104
Mr. Peanut, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Vancouver in 1974, has died.
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Ontario coronavirus case ‘not unlikely,’ but risk low: Elliott
Ontario has tested four individuals who reported coronavirus symptoms following travel in China but all proved negative, public health officials say. The province that was devastated by SARs more than 15 years ago is bracing for the possible arrival of a new coronoavirus that has killed at least 17 people in Wuhan, China. Health Minister […]
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Regional transit for Edmonton and nearby communities one step closer to reality
The communities include Beaumont, Devon, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Leduc County, Morinville, Parkland County, Spruce Grove, Strathcona County, Stony Plain and Sturgeon County.
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What’s Canada’s risk level for an outbreak of China’s coronavirus? Experts say it’s unclear
The lack of direct flights from Wuhan to Canada, as well as the viruses' long incubation period, makes it hard for experts to assess Canada's current risk level.
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Liberal MNA calls for end of criminal investigation of party's fundraising
"I find it very audacious that a Liberal MNA makes this request," Minister Andrée Laforest says.
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Teacher talks go quiet
There’s little to no collective bargaining going on as Ontario families deal with rotating teacher strikes. The Ontario Education Ministry confirmed Wednesday that it has two dates to meet next week with the union that represents the province’s French-speaking educators who are currently withdrawing administrative services. There is nothing in the calendar for the Elementary […]
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CBC making changes to four-host format of flagship news program ‘The National’
The CBC is making changes to the four-host format of its flagship newscast “The National” in response to feedback from viewers.
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning to retire after 16 seasons
The recently turned 39-year-old’s future had been in doubt since the end of the season. Manning’s contract with the Giants expired after a 4-12 season and there was little chance he would be returning after losing his long-time starting job to rookie Daniel Jones
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CBSA Examined 27,405 Travellers’ Digital Devices Over 2-Year Period
OTTAWA — A month after the federal privacy watchdog criticized Canada’s border agency for breaking the law with invasive examinations of six travellers’ laptops and cellphones, the agency revealed it has conducted 27,405 such searches in a two-year period.New statistics released by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reveal more information about the frequency of a practice that Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien warned is one that could potentially violate individuals’ privacy rights. Canada’s border agency started tracking device examinations in November 2017.“The CBSA recognizes that digital devices can contain sensitive personal information and that protecting privacy is of great importance,” the agency said in a Tuesday release.“At the same time, its resultant rate demonstrates that information on digital devices can be key for the Agency to fulfill its mission to ensure the security and prosperity of Canada by managing the access of people and goods into Canada.”Watch: Crossing the U.S. border? These tips could save you from a lifetime ban. Story continues below video. The 27,405 examinations are within the context of 207.8 million travellers processed at border entries from Nov. 20, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2019. “Approximately 40% of device examinations resulted in a customs-related offence,” the agency said.A “number of complaints” were filed against the CBSA in 2017-18, according to the privacy commissioner’s report, published in December. The report details the investigation by Therrien’s office  into complaints from six individuals, all of whom were returning home from abroad when their digital devices were seized and examined by border officers.Border agents do not regularly conduct examinations of travellers’ devices. The CBSA states its policy is to examine someone’s phone, tablet or laptop “only if we think we will find evidence on it that border laws have been broken.”They are limited in their authority to search only information stored on the device. When examinations do happen, the CBSA’s policy states airplane mode must be turned on. The report from the federal privacy watchdog states that airplane mode was not switched on in four of the six complainants’ cases. Border agents did not keep notes on the other two cases indicating whether airplane mode was on or not.There is no clear list of indicators border agents look for to merit searching someone’s phone. The CBSA states that concerns about a traveller’s identity, their admissibility or the admissibility of their goods, or compliance with laws and regulations could compel an officer to ask to search a device. Therrien’s report found the CBSA’s policy doesn’t demonstrate “effective means of ensuring that examinations and searches of digital devices respect individuals’ privacy rights.”The report made nine recommendations to the CBSA, including introducing mandatory training and updating its manuals to clarify its policy on examining digital devices.“We are pleased that the CBSA has largely agreed with our operational recommendations and has drafted a new comprehensive policy,” reads Therrien’s report. RELATED CBSA Seized Enough Fentanyl To Avert Nearly 20 Million Overdoses In 2 Years Tiny Fraction Of Irregular Border Crossers Deported From Canada: CBSA Canada’s Privacy Czar Slams Facebook, Says It Won’t Admit It Broke Law Mounties Defend Social Media Profiling After Activist Calls It 'Creepy' The CBSA rejected a recommendation to make legislative changes to the Customs Act to modernize the border agency’s inspection regime — a response that left the privacy commissioner’s office “surprised and disappointed.”CBSA spokesperson Rebecca Purdy told HuffPost Canada the agency has since updated its existing manual to provide more instructions for border officials to address privacy concerns. The policy update includes guidance on activating airplane mode, respecting solicitor-client privileged information, and conducting searches only directly related to a border agent’s concerns.“The CBSA recognizes that travellers’ digital devices are a type of good that frequently contain sensitive personal information and that measures to protect the privacy of travellers should be adopted when it comes to the examination of travellers’ digital devices at the border,” Purdy wrote in an email Wednesday.
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New multi-sensory space at Montreal North school aims to help students relieve stress
Galileo Adult Centre has a new resource that school administration says is the first of its kind in the adult sector for the English Montreal School Board.
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Skipp Anderson says he thought other man was sober during sex
Skipp Anderson, a former Saskatoon nightclub owner, was the final witness called at his sexual assault retrial.
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Stu Cowan: Friends Cam Neely and Larry Walker now both Hall of Famers
Former Bruins star and former Expos star grew up together playing both hockey and baseball in Maple Ridge, B.C.
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Edmonton city councillors approve controversial affordable housing proposal in Keheewin
A proposal to build affordable housing units next to an elementary school in the south Edmonton community of Keheewin was passed by city council on Wednesday afternoon.
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Revelstoke, B.C., city councillor resigns in protest over pay raises
When the mayor asked who supported the motion to forego the raises, the vote was defeated 3-2.
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Calgary man makes public plea for liver donation as health deteriorates
"This is much bigger than me. There are thousands of people across Canada that are waiting for organs and many of them won't get them."
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Ontario doctors ordered to report suspected cases of coronavirus
The virus that can cause pneumonia has infected about 440 people, all of whom had been in China, and killed nine, the Associated Press reports. There are also cases in Thailand, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
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SHOT DEAD: ‘Innocent’ Scarborough boy, 15, laid to rest
Mourners gathered Wednesday to say goodbye to Safiullah “Safi” Khosrawi at a mosque in Scarborough located just steps away from where the innocent 15-year-old was gunned down in broad daylight earlier this week. Friends and family leaving the funeral service at Masjid al Jannah on Ellesmere Rd., just east of Markham Rd., could look across […]
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TRAIK-EOTOMY: It’s been an odd year for goalies
What a weird year it’s been for goalies. As we look towards the NHL All-Star Game, it’s time to fill out our ballots for the PHWA Mid-Season Awards. While John Carlson was a lock for the Norris Trophy, there was difficulty in deciding between Connor McDavid and Nathan MacKinnon for the Hart Trophy and whether […]
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Fraud is the 'heart of the case' for Meng Wanzhou extradition: Crown
A lawyer for the federal Crown on Wednesday challenged an assertion by lawyers for Meng Wanzhou that her case was all about U.S. trade sanctions in Iran.
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Penticton’s hockey community abuzz with revival of Young Stars Classic
The tournament will feature prospects from the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets and Vancouver Canucks.
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Brighton woman charged with stunt driving while impaired on Hwy. 401: OPP
OPP say an SUV was clocked travelling 151 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy. 401 near Brighton.
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Winnipeg looking at making more city services available in French
Winnipeggers may soon be able to access city services in French, regardless of where in the city they call home.
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Police investigating after man injured during violent, armed St. Catharines home invasion
Police say an elderly man was treated in hospital for injuries he suffered during a violent home invasion in St. Catharines.
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LILLEY: Ban Huaweii from Canada’s 5G system
Why on earth is the Trudeau government even considering allowing Huaweii to be a partner in building our 5G mobile network? If you don’t know about Huaweii, beyond the fact that they are the title sponsor of much of Hockey Night in Canada — their logo displayed endlessly during the game — then let me […]
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Elementary students won’t receive February report cards: Simcoe County school board
The absence of report cards, which were scheduled to distribute on Feb. 14, will affect students in kindergarten to Grade 8.
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Martin Regg Cohn: Doug Ford’s Tories overreached. The courts overruled them. But students are still paying the price
Ross Romano works for a premier with a low opinion of higher education when it comes to student unions, Martin Regg Cohn writes.
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Quebec to expand assisted death to mentally ill, but few expected to qualify
People with mental health issues that are no longer responding to treatment could be eligible to ask for medical aid in dying in Quebec with a planned expansion to the legislation.
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Saskatoon lab joins race for coronavirus vaccine
A Saskatoon-based laboratory is hoping to join the race to create a vaccine for the coronavirus strain that recently emerged in China.
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AHL forward speaks out after opponent uses racist slur, thanks Oilers and Kings for how they handled situation
Ontario Reign forward Boko Imama says there is "no excuse'' for the racial slur that was directed at him during a recent American Hockey League game.
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Opposition wants Montreal to adopt international definition of anti-Semitism
Canada is among 20 countries that have adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism
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Dorval garage owner angered by plans to demolish his business, replace it with a Starbucks
"It's very stressful at the moment," Lorenzo Arena told Global News.
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‘We’re all blue collar workers’: unions across Canada throw support behind Unifor
The picket line has more than doubled with hundreds of Unifor members from across the country culminating in Regina.
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Vancouver man's near-drowning highlights the need for CPR training
Newcomers to Canada are more likely to die by drowning. Saurabh Kalra wants to change that grim statistic.
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Top 10 list from Sask. RCMP dispatchers includes 911 call for bug in toilet
A top 10 list of 911 calls that missed the mark in 2019 was released by Saskatchewan RCMP.
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Provinces seek federal help to battle rural crime: ‘We’ve got people sleeping with axes under their beds’
Statistics from across the country have shown jumps in the problem, specifically in the Prairies, where rural crime rates are much higher than in urban areas
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Coronavirus: Five Quebecers under hospital observation
Quebec’ s chief public health officer confirmed Wednesday five people in the province who traveled recently to China are under hospital observation for possible exposure to the new coronavirus that is spreading through Asia. However, Dr. Horacio Arruda emphasized this does not mean any of the five individuals have, in fact, contracted the 2019-nCoV virus […]
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Halifax parents concerned new CSAP high school will bring boundary changes
"We're just in the dark, we're really anxious, we don't know what's going to happen."
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