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

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B.C.'s provincial health officer Bonnie Henry urges province to decriminalize possession of drugs to fight an overdose crisis that has already killed thousands. Henry says decriminalization is a way to protect people from highly toxic street drugs...
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Gatineau, Que. amid flooding

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Gatineau, Que. amid flooding

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Gatineau, Que. Wednesday after heavy rain and the spring melt flooded parts of the city. The Canadian Armed Forces were also working on flood prevention in the area.
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Bank of Canada holds interest rate

Bank of Canada holds interest rate

The Bank of Canada has set aside discussion of interest rate hikes, at least until the economy re-emerges from what it predicts will only be a temporary slowdown. The central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and appeared to be i...
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Toronto's medical officer of health speaks out about public health cuts

Toronto's medical officer of health speaks out about public health cuts

Toronto's medical officer of health is speaking out against cuts the province is making to the city's public health budget. Dr. Eileen de Villa says public health initiatives appear to be invisible when they work because they prevent disease, so i...
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Cannabis company masking pot odour around Edmonton airport

Cannabis company masking pot odour around Edmonton airport

A skunky smell greeting travellers at Edmonton's airport doesn't mean stinky critters are running loose in the area. The scent is coming from the Edmonton International Airport's new neighbour, Aurora Sky, one of the world's largest cannabis facil...
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Raptors finish off Magic in five games

Raptors finish off Magic in five games

The Toronto Raptors are heading to the second round of the NBA playoffs. Toronto crushed Orlando Tuesday night to complete a 4-1 series victory over the Magic. Raptors players and coaches were happy with the team's performance following a Game 1 l...
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Sugar shacks go vegan in meat-loving Quebec

Sugar shacks go vegan in meat-loving Quebec

Sugar shacks are a vegan’s nightmare. The cabanes a sucres have evolved from humble huts where sap is boiled down to maple syrup into feasting houses churning out meat by the tray-full. Glazed ham, sausages, meat pies, scrambled eggs and pork rind...
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Toronto Maple Leafs lose another Game 7 to Boston Bruins

Toronto Maple Leafs lose another Game 7 to Boston Bruins

The Toronto Maple Leafs fell to the Boston Bruins for a second straight season, and the third time in seven years. The Bruins downed the Leafs 5-1 to win their first round series in seven games. Leafs players say the loss is disappointing.
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P.E.I. PC Leader King’s victory speech; Green’s Bevan-Baker celebrates record number of seats

P.E.I. PC Leader King’s victory speech; Green’s Bevan-Baker celebrates record number of seats

Voters in Prince Edward Island are trading in 12 years of Liberal rule for a Progressive Conservative minority government. The Tories under new leader Dennis King won 12 districts in yesterday’s election, while the upstart Green party won a record...
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Residents of Quebec's Ile Mercier staying put as floodwaters rise

Residents of Quebec's Ile Mercier staying put as floodwaters rise

Many residents of Quebec's Ile Mercier say they're staying in their homes, even as the only bridge linking them to the mainland has closed due to rising waters. The residents of the Montreal-area island say they're equipped with boats, pumps and g...
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Ceremony honours victims of Toronto van attack

Ceremony honours victims of Toronto van attack

Community members gathered to commemorate those killed in a van attack in north Toronto a year ago. The ceremony honoured the 10 people who died and the 16 who were injured on April 23rd, 2018 when a white rental van plowed into pedestrians along ...
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"Avengers: Endgame" projected for near US$1 billion global opening

"Avengers: Endgame" projected for near US$1 billion global opening

"Avengers: Endgame" is projected for near $1 billion global opening. The Marvel movie is projected to make upwards of $900 million worldwide after it launches. Analysts say up to 1/3 of the intake could be from North American theatres. That number...
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The Royal Canadian Mint unveils 'milestone' LGBTQ2 loonie, while protesters dispute the choice

The Royal Canadian Mint unveils 'milestone' LGBTQ2 loonie, while protesters dispute the choice

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled a commemorative loonie meant to mark what it calls a key milestone for lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and two-spirited people. The agency says the new one-dollar coin pays tribute to Parliament's passing of l...
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Barack Obama to visit Ottawa in May

Barack Obama to visit Ottawa in May

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Flames feel burned by early playoff exit

Flames feel burned by early playoff exit

Stellar season, early playoff exit; Calgary Flames face long summer
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Quebec flooding victims not happy with province's compensation plan

Quebec flooding victims not happy with province's compensation plan

The city’s mayor and flood-affected residents of Gatineau, Que., want the province to be more flexible with its proposal to compensate home owners hit by a second flood in as many years.
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Canadian Forces Navy Reserve personnel monitor flood damage in Rigaud, Que.

Canadian Forces Navy Reserve personnel monitor flood damage in Rigaud, Que.

Canadian Armed Forces naval reservists take to the water to monitor the flooding in Rigaud, Que. Navy personnel say they're carrying out reconnaissance and are ready to lend a hand with rescues if local authorities request it. While waters are ris...
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Ukraine's new president is an actor who played a president on TV

Ukraine's new president is an actor who played a president on TV

Ukraine's new president is an actor who played a president on TV. 41-year-old comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has no previous political experience. But that didn't stop him from soundly beating incumbent Petro Poroshenko on Sunday. In a former serie...
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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of April 22nd

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of April 22nd

CP Rail CEO speaks with investors after releasing first-quarter financial results on Tuesday Statistics Canada releases wholesale trade data for February on Tuesday Lululemon Athletica Inc. hosts its analyst day on Wednesday The Bank of Canada wil...
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Premier Francois Legault visits a flood-affected area in Laval, Quebec

Premier Francois Legault visits a flood-affected area in Laval, Quebec

Premier Francois Legault visits a flood-affected area in Laval, Quebec, where the army has been called in to help protects homes and infrastructure from rising water levels. Legault says the government is reviewing its programs and may ask some re...
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4-20 protesters smoke on Parliament Hill to send message on legalization

4-20 protesters smoke on Parliament Hill to send message on legalization

Protesters rally at Ottawa's first 4-20 "Weed Day" demonstration since Canada legalized recreational marijuana. A crowd filled half of Parliament Hill's front lawn on Saturday, huddling under plastic ponchos and tarps to get out of the rain.
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Revellers in Toronto ring in first legal 4-20

Revellers in Toronto ring in first legal 4-20

Revellers braved a downpour Saturday to ring in the first legal 4-20 at Woodbine Park in Toronto's east-end. Cannabis artisans sold their wares at tarp-covered stands, and many expressed hope that they could one day set up shop in storefronts.
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Avalanche bury Flames' Cup hopes

Avalanche bury Flames' Cup hopes

Early playoff exit stuns Calgary Flames after stellar season. The Colorado Avalanche oust the Flames from the NHL playoffs, taking their first-round series four games to one.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in the seder with Jewish community

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in the seder with Jewish community

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits the Bernard Betel Centre north of Toronto for the seder. Trudeau took part in the holiday dinner Friday with the Jewish community for Passover.
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