'Halloween' is 2018's highest pre-selling horror flick

'Halloween' is 2018's highest pre-selling horror flick

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Defence reacts after Oland found not guilty of murder in multi-millionaire father’s death

Defence reacts after Oland found not guilty of murder in multi-millionaire father’s death

Dennis Oland has been found not guilty of second-degree murder in the 2011 bludgeoning death of his multi-millionaire father, Richard. Justice Terrence Morrison of the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench delivered his decision Friday to a packed ...
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Mild winters seeing spread of Lyme-bearing ticks

Mild winters seeing spread of Lyme-bearing ticks

Most public-health offices across the country used to test ticks for the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. But some, including Ottawa's, have now decided that Lyme disease is so endemic they won't bother. That means they just assume if you get bi...
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Edmonton library backlash morphs into Calgary rivalry

Edmonton library backlash morphs into Calgary rivalry

The pitched reaction to Edmonton's remodelled downtown library has morphed into the latest instalment of the city's rivalry with its southern neighbour Calgary. Renovations on the Stanley A. Milner Library have been going on for months, but this w...
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Trudeau on Trans Mountain and climate action

Trudeau on Trans Mountain and climate action

Dozens of protesters rallied outside a Liberal fundraiser in Victoria Thursday night, calling for a stronger federal climate action plan. They also criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his government's approval and purchase of the Trans Mo...
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Ottawa open to proposals for B.C. refinery: PM

Ottawa open to proposals for B.C. refinery: PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he knows B.C. residents are struggling and the federal government is always open to hearing businesses cases and working with people to find solutions so they can pay their bills. He made the comments in Victoria...
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Tusk takes aim at Trump during Canada-EU summit

Tusk takes aim at Trump during Canada-EU summit

European Council President Donald Tusk says he's happy that while he's been in Montreal, no one shouted "send him back." That was a dig at right-wing populism in a press conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. That follows a rally on Wednes...
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Documents shed light on seniors poverty figures used by federal Liberals

Documents shed light on seniors poverty figures used by federal Liberals

Internal government documents say that many of the 57,000 seniors the Liberals say they have helped lift out of poverty only moved above the poverty line when the government changed the measure. The documents shed light on the number of seniors li...
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Study says rents in most cities are unaffordable for lower-income earners

Study says rents in most cities are unaffordable for lower-income earners

A new analysis suggests a minimum-wage worker could afford to rent in just a few neighbourhoods in Canada. The report defines "affordable" rent as 30 per cent or less of a renter's pre-tax income. Someone earning minimum wage would only be able to...
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Money Monitor: Summer travel deals require flexibility

Money Monitor: Summer travel deals require flexibility

The fear of missing out is real for procrastinators who have not yet booked their summer holiday. But experts say there are still deals to be had on great trips if you are flexible. Elyshia Derbach of Flight Centre suggests being open to consideri...
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Experts warn FaceApp users on privacy concerns

Experts warn FaceApp users on privacy concerns

A social media flood of pictures of computer-aged celebrities, including Drake and Stephen Colbert, has boosted the popularity of the "FaceApp Challenge." But privacy experts are raising concerns about the image-altering service's expansive terms ...
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Three facts for World Emoji Day

Three facts for World Emoji Day

Today is World Emoji Day. Here are three facts you should know: 1. Shigetaka Kurita is viewed as the "Father of Emoji." The Japanese designer created the first emojis in 1999 for a program where users were limited to 250 characters in an email. 2....
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Study shows adult cats continue to gain weight

Study shows adult cats continue to gain weight

A new study across Canada and the United States suggests cats continue to put on weight after they reach adulthood. The study also found that their heaviest weight is higher now than it was two decades ago. The data showed cats' average weight rea...
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PETA wants end to Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races

PETA wants end to Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races

About 20 PETA protesters carried signs and some wore cardboard horseface masks at the Alberta legislature Tuesday urging the province to shut down the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races. The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says th...
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Plant-based burgers may not be as healthy as they seem

Plant-based burgers may not be as healthy as they seem

Plant-based meat alternatives are all the rage right now. The Impossible Burger and the Beyond Meat Burger are two of the top-selling vegan patties. Nutritionists told the media that these burgers may be less healthy than beef burgers due to being...
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Can air conditioning make you sick?

Can air conditioning make you sick?

Air conditioning is responsible for about 10 per cent of worldwide electricity consumption. With so much exposure to AC, it's hard not to wonder if it has any adverse effects. According to International Journal of Epidemiology, workers in air-cond...
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Tennessee cops say flushing drugs could spawn 'Meth-Gators'

Tennessee cops say flushing drugs could spawn 'Meth-Gators'

Police in Tennessee are asking residents not to toss drugs down the toilet, saying it could lead to "meth-gators" and stoned waterfowl. The warning from the Loretto Police Department on Facebook came after a man was arrested after he allegedly tri...
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'Schitt's Creek' and its stars among Canadians with Emmy nominations

'Schitt's Creek' and its stars among Canadians with Emmy nominations

The Ontario-shot series "Schitt's Creek" and stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara are among the Canadians who've landed Emmy Award nominations. Hamilton-born Levy and Toronto native O'Hara are nominated for playing married couple Johnny and Moir...
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Great white shark spotted off coast of Iles-de-la-Madeleine

Great white shark spotted off coast of Iles-de-la-Madeleine

A large great white shark has been spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence near the Iles-de-la-Madeleine in recent days. The shark, which measures more than 2.7 metres long, is being traced by American non-profit group Ocearch via a GPS chip. Ocearch ...
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Goats have complex social lives, study finds

Goats have complex social lives, study finds

Goats have often been characterized as simple herd animals. A Frontiers in Zoology study suggests that goats can actually detect slight emotional changes in other goats. This indicates that they are highly sensitive. The findings can help farmers ...
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Lashana Lynch is reportedly the new 007

Lashana Lynch is reportedly the new 007

Lashana Lynch is reportedly the new 007. 007 may now be a woman. According to the Daily Mail, British actress Lashana Lynch is taking over the code name. Executive producer Barbara Broccoli stated that James Bond will never be a woman, but that th...
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Trudeau touts diversity in face of Trump tweets

Trudeau touts diversity in face of Trump tweets

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making it clear he has very different views about people from diverse backgrounds from U.S. President Donald Trump. Over the weekend Trump tweeted that four members of Congress — all women of colour, three of them ...
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Parliamentary committee meets on Desjardins data breach

Parliamentary committee meets on Desjardins data breach

A parliamentary committee responsible for public safety met Monday to discuss a major data breach at Desjardins Group and the leak of private information. Around 2.7 million individuals and 173,000 business entities, mostly in Quebec, were affecte...
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NATO Secretary General meets with Trudeau

NATO Secretary General meets with Trudeau

Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of NATO, met with Prime Minister Trudeau in Ontario on Monday. The two men toured CFB Petawawa, and discussed Canada’s role in NATO’s ongoing and future missions. Stoltenberg praised Trudeau for increasing d...
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Anglican Church rejects same-sex marriage

Anglican Church rejects same-sex marriage

The Anglican Church of Canada has voted down a proposal to bless same-sex marriage across the denomination. But, branches of the church in each province will still be able to make up their own minds on the matter. Delegates rejected the motion to ...
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