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3 dead after plane crash near Fort Simpson, N.W.T., 2 survivors treated

Three people died after a Simpson Air flight went down Thursday night in the Northwest Territories, the Transportation Safety Board has confirmed. The territorial Health and Social Services department says two survivors were treated and released. The TSB said the incident happened at 6:35 p.m. MT and involved a Cessna 206. According to Damien Healy of Health and Social Services, the […]

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B.C. wildfire evacuees frustrated by rules preventing return to rescue pets, valuables

Some people forced out of their homes by wildfires in northern B.C. are frustrated they aren’t being allowed to rescue pets and personal belongings or go in to help family members who have chosen to stay behind. More than 3,000 people are affected by evacuation orders across the province. Among them are hundreds of residents of the […]

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‘Another step forward’: Date of proposed holiday for reconciliation still needs to be set

After the department of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism confirmed Wednesday it will implement a new statutory holiday to mark the legacy of residential schools, First Nations groups are weighing the significance of its date.  The dates being considered are June 21, which is observed in Canada as National Indigenous People’s Day, and Sept. 30, observed as […]

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Trudeau says he’s ‘listening’ as Montreal expected to push for national handgun ban

Montreal has laid out plans to push for a federal ban on handguns, citing four instances of gun violence that traumatized Quebecers over the past 30 years. The motion, which will be debated at city hall next Monday, says Montreal needs to demand Ottawa ramp up the restrictions in its Bill C-71, tabled last March, by prohibiting civilians […]

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B.C. declares state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn across province

Latest developments: B.C. declares state of emergency 566 fires burning across the province 3,050 people affected by evacuation orders 2018 is already 4th worst season on record The British Columbia government has declared a provincewide state of emergency in response to the ongoing wildfire situation. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth made the declaration on […]

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7 fatal overdoses in under 2 weeks prompt Toronto police to issue public warning

Toronto police have issued a public safety warning about dangerous opioids they believe are being sold in the downtown core after seven people died from overdoses over the past 12 days. Police have been called to a number of overdoses since Aug. 2, Const. David Hopkinson told CBC Toronto on Tuesday evening, noting the seven deaths, all occurring in 14 Division — incorporating including Dupont Street […]

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Ontario caps off summer session with bill slashing Toronto city council

Ontario has approved a plan to reduce the number of Toronto city councillors from 47 to 25 ahead of this October’s election. The province’s new Progressive Conservative government passed the Better Local Government Act, also known as Bill 5, on Tuesday afternoon, despite receiving no support from the opposition parties, which condemned the move as undemocratic during […]

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Trinity Western drops mandatory student covenant banning sex outside straight marriage

Students at Trinity Western University will no longer have to sign an agreement promising to abstain from all sex outside of heterosexual marriage. The board of governors for the evangelical Christian university in Langley, B.C., voted on a motion Thursday to drop the mandatory requirement that students adhere to what the school calls its community covenant. The motion said the […]

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Trinity Western students won’t have to sign covenant banning sex outside straight marriage

Students at Trinity Western University will no longer have to sign an agreement promising to abstain from all sex outside of heterosexual marriage. The board of governors for the evangelical Christian university in Langley, B.C., voted on a motion Thursday to make the strict community covenant optional for students. The motion said the change was made “in furtherance of our desire to […]

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Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto ranked in top 10 of world’s most livable cities

Three Canadian cities have placed in the top 10 of a global ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit of the world’s most livable cities, with Vienna dethroning perennial favourite Melbourne for the first spot. Calgary placed fourth, Vancouver was sixth and Toronto ranked seventh. Every year, the research and analysis arm of the London-based publisher of the Economist magazine […]

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Ontario to allow private retailers to sell cannabis, province will handle online sales

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government announced today it will allow recreational pot to be sold in retail stores while the province will handle online sales. Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli and Attorney General Caroline Mulroney laid out the government’s plan for a hybrid system in an announcement Monday at Queen’s Park, stressing the government’s priorities would be public […]

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‘We were always going to be together,’ spouse of slain police officer says

The spouse of a fallen Fredericton police officer describes her partner as a committed family man who loved his job. Const. Robb Costello was one of four people gunned down Friday morning in Fredericton’s Nashwaaksis neighbourhood. He left behind his spouse, Jackie McLean, two children, Kassie and Kaitlyn Costello, and two step-children, Katie and Zach Steeves. McLean […]

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‘I wish Canada had protected him’: friends mourn man who died while being deported

Members of the Calgary church Bolante Idowu Alo attended clasped hands and lowered their heads at a Sunday service in remembrance of their friend, who died following a confrontation with border officers as they tried to remove him from Canada Tuesday. Alo had fought to remain in the country through multiple claims for refugee status and humanitarian and compassionate grounds for 13 […]

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