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Australian plane fighting wildfires disappears, may have crashed: officials
The New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service said it was investigating the incident involving Large Air Tanker (LAT) flying in the state's Snowy Monaro region.
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History of the ’90s podcast: The Menendez Brothers
Host Kathy Kenzora asks the question: if the brothers stood trial today, would there be a different outcome in light of our current understanding of sexual abuse and family violence?
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Former Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced to 22 years for murder-for-hire plot
Joseph Maldonado-Passage tried to hire a hit man to kill an animal-rights activist who had criticized the zoo’s treatment of animals.
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China locks down city of 11 million people at epicenter of deadly coronavirus outbreak
Contrasting with its secrecy over the 2002-03 SARS outbreak, which killed nearly 800 people, China is giving regular updates to try to avoid panic
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Bruce Arthur: The Raptors cracked the code against the Sixers again — they’re all in for another run
There’s no chance Masai Ujiri will be selling at the NBA trade deadline. The defending champions want to add players who can keep up in terms of defence and competitiveness. This isn’t a team that will go reacquire DeMar DeRozan, Bruce Arthur writes.
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Ontario teen reportedly calls police to complain after fake ID didn’t arrive
"They forwarded an undisclosed amount of money in order to get that identification. Unfortunately, that identification never arrived."
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OHL Roundup: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Ty Dellandrea scored twice, including the winner at 0:27 of the third period, and added two assists as the Flint Firebirds edged the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7-4 in Ontario Hockey League action on Wednesday.
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West Vancouver land titles bar African and Asian buyers. This councillor wants to change that
Land titles in the community include a covenant that seeks to bar people of African or Asian origin or descent from living on the luxury properties.
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Bjorkstrand leads Blue Jackets past Jets for 6th straight
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice, Elvis Merzlikins stopped 27 shots, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.
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Hamilton city council reaches compromise to move forward with Hunter Street cycle track
The cycle track must be built in 2020 to retain $400,000 in provincial funding.
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Hamilton’s transportation task force starts to take shape
Mayor Fred Eisenberger agrees Smith is the right person to represent council's interests, even if he's no fan of the process.
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Canadian orphan moved out of ISIS camp, into safer facility
A four-year-old orphan who’s been trapped inside an ISIS detention camp has been moved to a safer facility nearby.
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One dead, five injured in downtown Seattle shooting
A suspect has not been arrested.
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Workers who faced off with SARS hope ‘harsh’ lessons of 2003 outbreak help Canada withstand coronavirus
The large amount of international travel to major Canadian cities makes it only a matter of time before a case of the SARS-like coronavirus is identified here, according to one expert.
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Environmental group urging Vernon not to discharge treated effluent into Okanagan Lake
The Sustainable Environmental Network Society is opposing the discharge, concerned it could impact both humans and aquatic life.
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Cold case mysteries: B.C. RCMP release more details in skull reconstruction project
Chilliwack RCMP released details of the first in a series of profiles designed to use the clay replicas to solve cold cases — this one dating back nearly half a century.
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Controversial 13-storey condo development in heart of historic Old Montreal to go through
A registry to halt the project failed to collect the required 179 signatures to force a referendum.
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The Raptors’ big men are still haunting the Sixers, and the win streak is up to five
Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka combined to go 13-for-16 from the field and grab 11 rebounds in Wednesday night’s win over the Sixers at Scotiabank Arena.
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#ICYMI: Coronavirus, snowmobile tragedy and teacher recruitment
Busy day? Here's what you might have missed.
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SIMMONS: The new VanVleet, the new Powell step up for the new Raptors
When The Shot was made, the moment of all Raptor moments, Norm Powell was dressed in a bright red ‘We The North’ T-shirt, standing, staring in front of the Toronto bench. He never got on the floor that for Game 7. Never once did he hear his name called in a game none of us […]
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Panicking about your kids and their phones? The new research says don’t
The latest research, published Friday by two psychology professors, combs through about 40 studies that have examined the link between social media use and both depression and anxiety among adolescents. That link, according to the professors, is small and inconsistent.
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Cree and Ojibway language classes being offered in Vancouver
The program is funded by the B.C. Language Initiative Program and the Aboriginal Languages Initiative, through the First Peoples Cultural Council.
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Raps put clamps down on Sixers for fifth win in a row
The Raptors and Sixers still have one more game left in the season series, but it’s hard not to get excited about another potential meeting in the playoffs. Even without Joel Embiid in the lineup, and with Josh Richardson taking big shots instead of Jimmy Butler in the lineup, the Sixers look every bit the […]
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Port Coquitlam mother criticizes RCMP over investigation of teen daughter’s alleged assault
According to the mother, police told her the girl will be arrested and charged with assault if the family pursues charges against the boy.
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Alberta justice minister denies courtroom cuts; sources maintain tissues, water removed
Sources were told anyone in a courtroom would be required to supply their own tissues and there would be a change to how water would be provided.
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Developer challenges city’s position on ownership of rail deck park airspace
In the wake of a report before Thursday’s executive committee meeting, a Toronto developer is challenging the city’s position on airspace needed for a downtown park project. Rail Deck Park — a proposed city-owned urban greenspace over the Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC) between Bathurst and Blue Jays Way — requires the acquisition of 1.2 […]
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Hundreds of volunteers join search for missing Calgary woman last seen in Hamilton
Holly Ellsworth-Clark, who came from Calgary to Hamilton to pursue a music career, has not been seen or heard from since she went missing on Jan. 11.
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Video shows man running through Langley shopping mall with weapon, RCMP confirms assault
Langley RCMP say they're trying to determine whether the weapon, which looks like a semi-automatic rifle, was real or a replica.
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LEVY: Pride organization set to implode yet again, say sources
Pride’s annual general meeting (AGM) is set for next week amid allegations of harassment, financial improprieties, bad faith and secrecy by the current board. In fact, a lengthy motion provided to the Toronto Sun — which is to be raised at the Jan. 29 meeting — calls for the removal from office of all six […]
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Washington state lawyer facing charges for bringing firearms across B.C. border
The incident stems from Oct. 25 in Osoyoos, when the lawyer was charged with eight counts.
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Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is making up for lost time
The roster is healthy. The schedule is accommodating. Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is looking at this portion of the season as an opportunity to make up for lost time. All the things he couldn’t get to before, when the Raptors were basically surviving a rampant injury run, Nurse is now doing. Experimenting with various […]
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TTC reveals plans to spend billions in funding on transit improvements
The transit agency released a proposal detailing that it would spend the $4.56 billion “once-in-a-generation” investment on vital subway infrastructure improvements, expanding Bloor-Yonge station, and purchasing more vehicles.
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Killer stepmom in horrific child abuse case inches closer to freedom
KITCHENER — A murderous stepmom convicted in one of Canada’s worst cases of child abuse has won unescorted temporary absences during the next 12 months as she inches closer to freedom. “I am a different person; I’m capable of managing myself,” Marcia Dooley said at the conclusion of heris parole board hearing at the Grand Valley Institution, […]
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Vaughn Palmer: Money-laundering inquiry is a big ask legally, plus deadline is costly
OPINION: The New Democrats did indeed ask a lot of the inquiry. Commissioner Cullen and his team are supposed to examine money laundering in “gaming, casinos, horse racing, real estate, the professional and corporate sector, accounting and legal services, financial institutions, luxury goods, automobile sales, cryptocurrency, trade and asset recovery
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Chris Selley on Trudeau’s ‘Donutgate’: Five people complaining on Twitter does not make a scandal
Sometimes, certainly, Canadian miserliness can go too far — but not as far as a box of fancy donuts, at least not for more than, at a guess, five people
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TRAIKOS POWER RANKINGS: Blues like legit All-Star Game host
POWER RANKINGS 1. Washington Capitals (2) Eight goals in three games has Ovie back in the Rocket Richard race.  2. Tampa Bay Lightning (3) Kucherov heating up with nine goals in past 10 games.  3. Pittsburgh Penguins (5) Crosby has eight points in five games since returning. 4. St. Louis Blues (1) Playing like a […]
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