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Adopt-A-School: 'Feeding hungry children nearest, dearest to heart' of Buddhist master
Vancouver Bodhi Meditation Centre donated $12,600 to the Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-A-School campaign to feed and clothe hungry children
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Push to eliminate transition allowance for Calgary municipal politicians
Councillor transition allowances are under scrutiny following calls for city employee retirement allowances to be cut.
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Federal taxpayers’ watchdog launches probe into child benefits program
Taxpayers' ombudsman Sherra Profit says her office has received ongoing complaints about difficulty proving or maintaining eligibility for the Canada Child Benefit despite repeatedly raising the issues with the government and the Canada Revenue Agency
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Teen hit by car in Barrhaven hospitalized with non-life-threatening head injury
An off-duty paramedic performed first aid on the injured teen and called 911, Ottawa paramedics said.
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One-day strike by high school teachers set to hit some schools — including those in Toronto
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation is holding a second, daylong strike, though only in some areas of province.
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BRADFORD: Tough choices need to be made
The only constant in Toronto is change. If we’re going to take control and shape that change, we have to make tough decisions about our financial future. Last week, Mayor John Tory proposed an increase to the City Building levy in an effort to raise the capital needed for mission critical infrastructure. I know this […]
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Toronto family receives death certificate years after daughter was murdered
“Now I have security, now the boys can’t say ‘Oh we’re in jail for someone who isn’t legally dead? That’s not right,’” Linda Babcock said.
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Halifax council kicks in $20M for stadium, political football game continues
HALIFAX —  A “no” vote from council would have killed the Atlantic Schooners on the spot, but a “yes” vote and the accompanying $20 million it will deliver from the Halifax Regional Municipality keeps them in this game of political football. It does not yet ensure victory, or entry into the Canadian Football League. But […]
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Edmonton Public School Board raising school bus fees Feb. 1 in wake of provincial budget
Some parents with kids in the Edmonton Public School District will be paying higher school bus fees starting Feb. 1.
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New cold-weather shelter to open in Kelowna at former food bank site on Ellis Street
Dubbed ‘Welcome Inn,’ the site is expected to open in late December or early January.
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Fighting phone fraud is great. But why the delay?
Before we applaud too loudly we must ask: why is it taking so long for the telecoms and the government to take effective action against phone fraud?
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City of Lethbridge announces resignation of city manager
On Tuesday, the City of Lethbridge said Bramwell Strain will be stepping down due to personal circumstances effective Jan. 13.
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Toronto family receives death certificate 2 years after daughter was murdered
Two men were convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2017 in Laura Babcock's shooting death, but her body was never found and the coroner could not declare her dead. That left the young woman's family tangled in a bureaucratic battle that involved the courts and lasted about 18 months
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HUNTER: Bernardo fangirl’s dispatches from the fringe
I get her letters, maybe once a month. They are troubling affairs, scratched out in pencil on lined paper. A gumbo of plots and conspiracies jammed into a couple hundred words. She calls me the ‘Bureau of Accuracy.’ Michelle Erstikaitis has been best known over the years as a fangirl of serial killer Paul Bernardo. […]
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Nova Scotia pharmacists want bigger role in health-care system
The head of the pharmacy association says pharmacists could alleviate some of the strain on the health-care system if government supported them to offer more primary care services.
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Four, including three brothers, charged in alleged major solar farm construction fraud
A current member of the Ontario legislature pegged the value of the alleged fraud at roughly $21 million.
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Doug Ford delivers death certificate to family years after daughter's murder
Linda and Clayton Babcock have known for two years that their daughter suffered a horrific death -- her body burned in an animal incinerator -- but they have finally received an official document that proves the 23-year-old is dead.
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Report calls for Strathcona County to review emergency response plans in wake of 2018 explosions
The main recommendation put forward is that the county should review its emergency management program.
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Former CRA auditor jailed and fined $100,000 in bribery case
Nicola Iammarrone pleaded guilty to two counts of bribery while working for the Canada Revenue Agency between 2002 and 2008
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NDP MPP says sorry for crude Ford sign
A smiling Ontario NDP MPP posed for the camera with a crude sign that read “F–k Doug Ford.” NDP MPP Joel Harden, the member for Ottawa Centre, apologized to Ford after the image appeared on Reddit. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Harden did the right thing by apologizing. “I know that Mr. Harden regrets that […]
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N.B. man facing 16 charges, accused of robbery and hitting RCMP officer with vehicle
Joshua Thomas Rossiter, 27, of Lutes Mountain is accused of assaulting a police officer with a vehicle, robbing someone with a knife or imitation knife, and mischief by damaging police vehicles.
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Fraser River slide has 'huge’ impact on community: Interior First Nation
Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse says Fraser River tributaries once teeming with salmon have shown paltry returns since the Big Bar landslide was discovered in June.
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One year after arrests, Canadians held in China set to face trial
Neither Michael Spavor nor Michael Kovrig has seen a lawyer or family in the year since they were each detained in what is widely seen as retribution for Canada’s arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on an extradition request from the United States.
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Hextall on Hockey: Ehlers the enforcer?
Hextall on Hockey explains why the new role for the Winnipeg Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers — who fought Jamie Benn and Ryan Getzlaf — is not a good move.
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RCMP raids net largest meth bust in Manitoba history, Calgary Hells Angels member arrested
Global News learned of an RCMP raid at a home in the 400 block of Centennial Street in River Heights and went to the scene Wednesday morning.
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Quinton Byfield is chasing a spot on the Canadian junior team, and chasing teammate Alex Lafrenière to be the top pick in the NHL draft
The 17-year-old, who has improved as the season has gone along, could be a high-scoring power forward in the NHL.
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300,000 lights to illuminate Manitoba legislature ahead of province’s 150th birthday
The free celebration will feature guest speakers, Santa Claus, and an appearance by the Grey Cup, won by the 2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
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Meng Wanzhou wins right to more documents involving her arrest at Vancouver airport
The Huawei executive was detained on Dec. 1, 2018, by border guards who seized her electronic devices and passcodes before handing them to the RCMP when the police force executed a provisional arrest warrant.
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Mike Tomlin makes a case for NFL coach of the year by defying odds with Steelers
With three weeks left in the season and his Steelers still very much in the playoff picture while coming off of yet another impressive victory, Tomlin is making a strong case for coach of the year honours.
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MULCAIR: What the Throne Speech reactions tell us about party leaders
Justin Trudeau had it easy with the Throne Speech of his now minority government. Immediately after it had been delivered, Bloc Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet walked up to the microphones and said he was supporting it. His announcement involved no drama, but it did come with a bit of political elbowing: he said he could support […]
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Millions in Bebawi’s accounts were bonuses authorized by SNC bosses, defence says
Defence lawyer Alexandre Bien-Aime says the amounts split between Bebawi and his former subordinate, Riadh Ben Aïssa, were compensation for the pair’s work and were authorized by then-president Jacques Lamarre.
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Vandalism was mischief, not hate crime: police
Misogynistic messages defacing a Toronto memorial commemorating the 1989 massacre at Ecole Polytechnique is an act of mischief and not a hate crime, police say. On Dec. 3, four men damaged a plaque in the lobby of the Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies near Midland Ave. and Danforth Rd. marking the 30th anniversary of the […]
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Fraser River slide has ‘huge’ impact on community, Interior First Nation says
Fraser River tributaries once teeming with salmon have shown paltry returns, threatening the traditional diet of First Nation members, says Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse.
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In confidential documents, U.S. military trainers describe Afghan security forces as incompetent, unmotivated and rife with deserters
U.S. and NATO officials said the glowing security progress reports delivered to the public were largely an illusion and glossed over major deficiencies that were visible from the outset.
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Kitchener-Cambridge job market to cool in 2020: ManpowerGroup
A survey shows the net employment outlook for the first quarter of 2020 in Waterloo Region is plus 13 per cent — a dip from the forecast for the current quarter.
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Cambridge, Waterloo restaurants among Canada’s best dining spots in new survey
King Street Trio in the city of Waterloo and Langdon Hall Dining Room in Cambridge were honoured.
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U.S. Justice Dept sued by former FBI lawyer for revealing her text messages
Lisa Page was both working on the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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World of difference between Babcock and other coaches, says Shanahan
PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF. — Mike Babcock is not Bill Peters. He’s not Marc Crawford. He’s not even Jim Montgomery. A firestorm of inappropriate conduct has engulfed the hockey world ever since the Toronto Maple Leafs relieved Babcock of his coaching duties three weeks ago. And while Babcock has been similarly criticized for what some have […]
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Metro Vancouver Transit Police arrest alleged repeat TransLink groper
Grant Lionel Houle, 39, was arrested last Tuesday after allegedly groping a woman on a SkyTrain.
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Canadian foreign policy has officially died
Canada has quietly, almost with shoulder-shrug, allowed itself to be boxed into the role of vassal state to an increasingly diminished United States.
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Mural commemorating child murder victim Holly Jones will be removed
A mural created in honour of a Toronto girl whose murder devastated the community will be removed in the coming months, thanks to a planned park redesign.
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Venture beyond the resort town of Ixtapa
Ixtapa Island beckons the moment you spot it from your balcony at the all-inclusive Azul Ixtapa Grand Resort and Spa overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Mexico’s west coast. A mere 15-minute water taxi ride away, we waited until the second-to-last day of our trip to check out the island’s restaurants, snorkeling, swimming and massage, on […]
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