Ian Williams wins $100k Giller prize

Ian Williams wins $100k Giller prize

Ian Williams won the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize at a Toronto gala Monday night. The Vancouver-based writer’s debut novel, “Reproduction,” traces the ties that bind a cross-cultural chosen family in Williams’ hometown of Brampton, Ont. Willia...
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Defence Minister says 450 troops will help N.L. dig out from last week's monster snow storm

Defence Minister says 450 troops will help N.L. dig out from last week's monster snow storm

Federal Ministers give an update on military assistance to help Newfoundland and Labrador dig out from last week's monster snow storm. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says 450 troops will be in the province by Tuesday.
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Special parliamentary committee on China holds first meeting

Special parliamentary committee on China holds first meeting

Canada's ambassador to China, Dominic Barton, will be among the first witnesses to testify before a new special parliamentary committee created to examine Canada's fraught relationship with China. The committee held its first meeting Monday, large...
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Armed Forces lend shovels to Eastern Newfoundland

Armed Forces lend shovels to Eastern Newfoundland

The Armed Forces were on the ground in Eastern Newfoundland Monday as the region dug out from last week's record-smashing blizzard. Personnel responded to calls for help in the St. John's area from residents unable to dig themselves out. A group o...
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Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa finding common ground across Canada

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa finding common ground across Canada

Deputy Prime Minster Chrystia Freeland spoke during day two of a three-day cabinet retreat in Winnipeg about how Ottawa is finding common ground with people and politicians across the country. She also says that Canadians from coast to coast are r...
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Pallister tells Trudeau there must be flexibility to move towards a Manitoba plan for carbon pricing

Pallister tells Trudeau there must be flexibility to move towards a Manitoba plan for carbon pricing

Premier Brian Pallister is dangling the possibility of imposing a carbon tax in Manitoba as he simultaneously warns Ottawa to be flexible if Manitoba is to continue its role as a bridge to the west. After a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trude...
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Extradition hearing for Meng Wanzhou begins in Vancouver

Extradition hearing for Meng Wanzhou begins in Vancouver

Meng Wanzhou arrived at court in Vancouver Monday as a hearing begins over the American request to extradite the executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. Her arrest in 2018 fractured relations between Canada and China. China...
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Protesters crowd Virginia's capital to defend right to bear arms

Protesters crowd Virginia's capital to defend right to bear arms

Tens of thousands of protesters from across the United States, many of them toting assault rifles, American flags and tributes to Donald Trump, packed the city streets outside the state capitol in Richmond, Va., on Monday in the name of gun rights...
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Rejection of claim 'appalling,' says NDP MP

Rejection of claim 'appalling,' says NDP MP

A woman who alleges she was raped at age 15 while being transported to a residential school has had her settlement claim rejected for a fourth time — a case New Democrat MP Charlie Angus says highlights major gaps in the settlement agreement for s...
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Five things to watch for in Canadian business, week of Jan 20th

Five things to watch for in Canadian business, week of Jan 20th

An official from the British High Commission in Ottawa will give an update on Brexit and discuss the implications for Canada in Calgary on Monday. The Bank of Canada will make its interest rate announcement and release its monetary policy report o...
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Manitoba's record-breaking snow maze captures winter's whimsical charm

Manitoba's record-breaking snow maze captures winter's whimsical charm

A 2,789-metre-squared snow maze located about 30 kilometres south of Winnipeg has achieved the Guinness World Record. The whimsy of the winter maze is bringing locals, as well as travellers from around the world, to the field in St. Adolphe.
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Plane crash victims' families demand a full investigation

Plane crash victims' families demand a full investigation

Families and friends of the victims of a downed Ukrainian airlines flight are demanding a full investigation into the crash. Speaking a Montreal memorial ceremony, they say they won't get closure until they know what happened to flight 752, which ...
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Canadian troops are on their way to Newfoundland and Labrador to help the province dig out from a mo

Canadian troops are on their way to Newfoundland and Labrador to help the province dig out from a mo

Defence minister Harjit Sajjan says that Canadian troops are on their way to Newfoundland and Labrador to help the province dig out from the snow storm that hit the area. Federal ministers say up to 300 troops will stay for as long as they’re needed.
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Canada keeping up pressure on Iran to let outside experts analyse downed plane's black boxes

Canada keeping up pressure on Iran to let outside experts analyse downed plane's black boxes

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has written his Iranian counterpart to stress Canada's insistence that the black boxes from downed Ukrainian airlines flight PS752 be analysed by experts in Ukraine or France. His pressure comes...
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Toronto Blue Jays debut new uniforms

Toronto Blue Jays debut new uniforms

The Toronto Blue Jays unveiled their new third jerseys on Saturday at Winter Fest, an indoor celebration at Rogers Centre. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio and Randal Grichuk modelled the retro-looking baby blue uniforms for fans o...
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Researcher discusses new method of determining pain in cats

Researcher discusses new method of determining pain in cats

They may appear aloof and peaceful but a new scientific study says cats might be suffering in silence. The study by Dr. Daniel Pang from the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and a colleague from the University of Montreal, says...
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Families of PS752 to get $25K payments from Ottawa

Families of PS752 to get $25K payments from Ottawa

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa will pay families $25,000 for each of the 57 Canadian citizens and 29 permanent residents who died when Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet. Trudeau says the money is intended to cover the cost of fun...
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St. John’s shuts down under blizzard warning

St. John’s shuts down under blizzard warning

The City of St. John’s declared a state of emergency Friday as blizzard conditions descended on the city. Environment Canada issued wind and blizzard warnings across Newfoundland, with the heaviest impacts expected in the eastern part of the islan...
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Early flu strain making kids sick: doctor

Early flu strain making kids sick: doctor

Canada's chief public health officer says more children are being hospitalized this flu season because of an early spike in a strain of influenza B, which hits young people hard. Doctor Theresa Tam says that strain is circulating across the countr...
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Dignitaries honour John Crosbie at state funeral

Dignitaries honour John Crosbie at state funeral

Past and present politicians filed into the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John's, N.L. for the funeral service of John Crosbie. Former prime ministers Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney filled out the front pews with past and present...
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Finance minister Bill Morneau sits with Calgary business group in pre-budget consultation

Finance minister Bill Morneau sits with Calgary business group in pre-budget consultation

Both Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Adam Legge, president of the Business Council of Alberta, said there was much to agree on in a pre-budget consultation Thursday morning in Calgary. But Legge added economic fear that has boosted separatist se...
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Ford criticizes teachers' union leadership

Ford criticizes teachers' union leadership

Premier Doug Ford is criticizing the heads of Ontario's major teachers' unions, saying the groups have "bad leadership." Ford made the comments at Queen's Park Thursday as all four unions are engaged in various job actions, including rotating stri...
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Countries call on Iran for compensation

Countries call on Iran for compensation

Canada and other countries are demanding compensation from Iran for the families of people killed when Iranian forces shot down an airliner leaving Tehran, killing everyone on board. There are four other elements to the agreement among Canada, Bri...
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Money Monitor: Sorting investment clutter key to worry-free retirement plan

Money Monitor: Sorting investment clutter key to worry-free retirement plan

Retirement planning experts say it's important to sort through and de-clutter investments gathered over your working life as you retire. The process should result in a schedule that will allow those divergent savings vehicles to be employed in the...
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Cannabis edibles to go on sale via Ontario's online store

Cannabis edibles to go on sale via Ontario's online store

Cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals are now available for sale through the Ontario Cannabis Store's website. The province's pot distributor says 70 new items tested by Health Canada can be purchased online. Among the new products are cannabis-...
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