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 2020-08-09 01:45 

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[ Montreal ]

Montrealers call on federal government to grant temporary visas to spouses...

Families are denouncing what they say are months-long processing delays for their immigration applications....

 2020-08-09 01:39 

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Technical issues from 'unprecedented demand' leaves Oilers raffle in limbo...

The Edmonton Oilers' record-setting online 50/50 raffle from Friday with a total estimated pot of more than $15 million remained in limbo on Saturday as officials attempted to sort out technical problems that the team's management says were a resu...

 2020-08-09 00:46 

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[ Toronto ]

Ontario's largest school board commits to shrinking elementary class sizes in areas hit hardest by COVID-19...

A Toronto District School Board (TDSB) trustee says the province's largest school board will prioritize shrinking elementary class sizes in neighbourhoods hit hardest by COVID-19....

 2020-08-09 00:04 

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Lydia Ko surges to 4-shot lead in bid to end winning drought...

With two late birdies, Lydia Ko had a 3-under 68 and doubled her lead in the Marathon Classic, four shots ahead as the former No. 1 player goes for her first LPGA victory in two years....

 2020-08-08 23:25 

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Diana Taurasi injured as Storm cruise past Mercury...

Jewell Loyd scored 20 points, Breanna Stewart added 15 points and eight rebounds, and a dominant second quarter powered the Seattle Storm to a 74-68 defeat of the Phoenix Mercury, Saturday in Bradenton, Fla....

 2020-08-08 23:25 

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[ Edmonton ]

Spousal sponsorship applicants highlight delays worsened by COVID-19...

An online support group has gained thousands of members in just over two months as they work together to advocate for the federal government to introduce a special temporary resident visa while processing spousal sponsorship applications....

 2020-08-08 23:07 

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Alberta will switch over to federal COVID-19 notification app...

Alberta will switch from its provincial COVID-19 notification app to the national app....

 2020-08-08 22:39 

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Tuch scores OT winner as Knights take top seed over Avalanche...

Alex Tuch scored 4:44 into overtime, Jonathan Marchessault had two goals and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday to earn the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference....

 2020-08-08 22:37 

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[ British Columbia ]

69 salmonella cases in the province linked to red onions, BCCDC says...

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is warning people in the province to check where their red onions came from amid a salmonella outbreak....

 2020-08-08 22:25 

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[ Calgary ]

Old Navy and IFR Workwear awarded $4.2M contract to make masks for Alberta students...

Alberta has placed two orders for 1.7 million masks for students as they return to in-person classes this fall. The contracts, valued at a total of $4.2 million, were placed with Old Navy and IFR Workwear....

 2020-08-08 22:25 

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Fraser Valley Bandits set to battle Edmonton Stingers in CEBL Summer Series final...

The Fraser Valley Bandits will meet the Edmonton Stingers in the Canadian Elite Basketball League's Summer Series final on Sunday....

 2020-08-08 21:56 

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[ Toronto ]

Man, 27, woman, 20, arrested in Mississauga in relation to stolen motorcycle...

A 27-year-old Brampton man and a 20-year-old Mississauga woman have been arrested in Mississauga for possession of a stolen motorcycle, Peel Regional Police say....

 2020-08-08 21:53 

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[ British Columbia ]

Human remains found last week near Prince George identified as those of 34-year-old woman...

The RCMP Major Crime Unit says the human remains found last week in northern B.C. belong to 34-year-old Crystal Chambers from Prince George....

 2020-08-08 21:37 

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[ Manitoba ]

Report that found 'pervasive and systemic' racism could hurt Canadian Museum for Human Rights fundraising...

Fallout from a report detailing a toxic workplace culture at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights characterized by "systemic and pervasive racism" could hinder fundraising efforts for the federal institution....

 2020-08-08 21:27 

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[ British Columbia ]

Street art festival boosts LGBT visibility in Vancouver's Chinatown...

Curator Paul Wong and artist Kendall Yan speak about the resistance they've faced in the neighbourhood while promoting the annual celebration since 2018....

 2020-08-08 20:47 

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[ Montreal ]

Hundreds rally in downtown Montreal to protest Quebec mask rules...

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown Montreal Saturday to protest against the Quebec government's mandatory mask rules. The protesters — the vast majority of whom did not wear masks — carried signs indicating a variety of mot...

 2020-08-08 20:47 

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[ New Brunswick ]

PCs carry on with nominations in N.B. despite COVID-19 restrictions...

New Brunswick's Progressive Conservatives held five nomination conventions Saturday, and all incumbent MLAs were chosen to run again. That includes Premier Blaine Higgs....

 2020-08-08 20:38 

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[ British Columbia ]

Health authority warns of 2 COVID-19 exposures in downtown Vancouver...

Vancouver Coastal Health has issued a public notice warning of two potential COVID-19 exposures in the downtown area....

 2020-08-08 20:37 

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[ North News ]

Anchorage, Alaska, wins court ruling to stop indoor dining at defiant diner...

Anchorage city officials sued to halt indoor dining at Kriner's Diner, a popular eatery that defied an emergency ordinance restricting restaurants to outdoor service and takeout....

 2020-08-08 20:36 

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[ Montreal ]

2 women injured in hit-and-run on pedestrian street...

Montreal police are investigating the incident and say the injuries are not life-threatening....

 2020-08-08 20:32 

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4th-seeded Anett Kontaveit to play Fiona Ferro in Palermo Open final...

Fourth-seeded Anett Kontaveit will play 53rd-ranked Fiona Ferro on Sunday for the first tour-level tennis title in five months at the Palermo Open....

 2020-08-08 20:29 

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[ Toronto ]

Family of Ontario man who died of COVID-19 in U.S. custody are angry with Canadian embassy...

The family of a man who died from COVID-19 while in U.S. custody is blaming the Canadian Embassy for not doing enough to bring him home....

 2020-08-08 20:11 

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[ Edmonton ]

Police ID victim of suspected homicide, look for persons of interest...

Edmonton police say the victim of an assault has died from his injuries, as homicide investigators search for five persons-of-interest in the case....

 2020-08-08 20:04 

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[ Saskatchewan ]

COVID-19 in Sask: 11 new cases in Regina, 24 new cases in province...

The province announced 24 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan on Saturday with 13 people in hospital and 24 more recoveries, maintaining the total number of known active cases at 168....

 2020-08-08 19:51 

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[ British Columbia ]

Kootenay region pitched as winter roost for Canadian snowbirds...

Could the B.C. Columbia Valley serve as a stand in for Phoenix or Palm Springs? The East Kootenay region is pitching a plan to attract retirees whose regular winter stay in southern climes may be cancelled by COVID-19 concerns....

 2020-08-08 19:43 

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Serena Williams turned into bit of a 'recluse' during COVID-19...

Serena Williams said on Saturday the COVID-19 outbreak has not only given her a much needed stretch of downtime with her family, it has also turned her into a bit of a "neurotic" and "a recluse" given her past health scares....

 2020-08-08 19:22 

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76ers All-Star Ben Simmons will have surgery on his left knee...

All-Star Ben Simmons will have surgery on his left knee, a big blow for the Philadelphia 76ers and their hopes of making a deep run in this season's playoffs....

 2020-08-08 19:15 

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[ Montreal ]

West Island high school's garlic crop stolen...

An entire garlic crop grown for an entrepreneurial project at a West Island high school was stolen in late July, crushing the spirits of those who had spent the last nine months working on it....

 2020-08-08 19:10 

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[ Edmonton ]

Edmonton Oilers' issues-plagued 50/50 contest overcharges tickets, entrants say...

Some entrants in the Edmonton Oilers' Friday 50/50 contest are reporting they were charged for more tickets than they intended to purchase in the record-breaking raffle....

 2020-08-08 19:10 

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[ Saskatchewan ]

Flooding worries rise for some as Churchill River system hits highest peak on record...

The Churchill River, which spans between northeastern Saskatchewan and into northwestern Manitoba, has been the focus of numerous Water Security Agency news releases this year....

 2020-08-08 19:07 

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[ Toronto ]

Authorities urge caution after Markham mosquitoes test positive for West Nile...

Authorities are urging caution after mosquitoes in the area of Markham, Ont., tested positive for the West Nile Virus....

 2020-08-08 19:02 

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[ Ottawa ]

Ottawa's active COVID-19 cases drop by 29, public health officials say...

Public health officials reported another 13 cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the city's total number of cases to 2,623....

 2020-08-08 18:51 

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Raptors' Nurse named finalist for NBA's coach of the year award...

Nick Nurse, in his second year on the job, led the Toronto Raptors to a 46-18 record before the 2019-20 season was suspended March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

 2020-08-08 18:51 

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Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at U.S. sanctions over security law...

Hong Kong's leader and China's top representative in the city took pot shots at the U.S. on Saturday after the Trump administration sanctioned them and nine other officials for allegedly cracking down on freedom and undermining the local autonomy ...

 2020-08-08 18:39 

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[ Nova Scotia ]

Nova Scotia woman with cystic fibrosis embraces virtual workouts...

Jaimie Harbin-Keeping's gym started offering virtual classes during COVID-19. Now the gym is offering free virtual classes to members of the cystic fibrosis community and their families for the month of August. The CBC's Colleen Jones has the stor...

 2020-08-08 18:34 

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[ Manitoba ]

16 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Manitoba...

Sixteen new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba on Saturday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 148. The highest number of active cases in Manitoba was 163, which came at the height of the pandemic in early April....

 2020-08-08 18:30 

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Ottawa to match Beirut relief donations as unrest in Lebanese capital grows...

Ottawa has launched a dollar-for-dollar matching fund to send additional aid to Lebanon following Tuesday's deadly blast in Beirut, a contribution that comes from the federal government's previous commitment of $5 million to provide relief to the ...

 2020-08-08 18:24 

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[ Nova Scotia ]

Nova Scotia Elvis lifting spirits amid COVID-19...

A Nova Scotia Elvis impersonator is lifting spirits with singing telegrams. The CBC's Colleen Jones has the story....

 2020-08-08 18:18 

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Lebanon's economic crisis, latest Canada-U.S. trade spat | Business Panel...

Our weekend business panel discuses the unprecedented economic crisis in Lebanon following this week's deadly explosion in Beirut. Plus, Ottawa is imposing retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods in response to President Donald Trump's decision to resto...

 2020-08-08 18:09 

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[ Newfoundland & Labrador ]

Fish harvesters happy to see federal money but still have questions...

The union for fish harvesters in the province says it is happy to see money coming its way, but is tempering its optimism until it sees how the program rolls out....

 2020-08-08 18:00 

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MLS to work with 3 Canadian squads on return to play after Florida tourney...

Major League Soccer will resume the regular season with clubs playing in their home cities starting from Aug. 12 following the end of the single-site tournament in Florida that was designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the league said on Saturday....

 2020-08-08 18:00 

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[ British Columbia ]

Classic films are keeping some indie theatres afloat, but survival is uncertain without new releases...

Independent movie theatres are turning to family favourites and classic films to try to stay afloat this summer, as major summer blockbusters are being delayed or sent straight to streaming services due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-08-08 17:54 

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Tanev-Hughes pairing a big part of Canucks' winning recipe...

Chris Tanev and Quinn Hughes are examples of the winning ingredients Vancouver has mixed together. Veterans like captain Bo Horvat, J.T. Miller, Brandon Sutter and Alex Edler have blended with goaltender Jacob Markstrom and Elias Pettersson, last year'...

 2020-08-08 17:50 

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[ Saskatoon ]

Saskatoon paramedics record 100 overdose calls in single week...

Paramedics in Saskatoon have been recording a steady stream of overdose calls in recent weeks, but the early days of August saw the city reach a sad milestone, as paramedics responded to 100 overdose calls in the course of a single week for the first time...

 2020-08-08 17:27 

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[ Edmonton ]

RCMP investigate two possible drownings at popular Alberta beach...

The RCMP are investigating possible drownings at a popular lake near Edmonton after two bodies were found along the shoreline on Friday....

 2020-08-08 17:24 

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[ Manitoba ]

2 killed, 1 injured by tornado near Virden, Man., Friday night: RCMP...

A man and a woman, both 18 and from Melita, Man., were pronounced dead at the scene, Mounties said in a news release Saturday afternoon....

 2020-08-08 17:00 

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[ Montreal ]

With Olympic dreams on hold, combat sport athletes urge government to let them get back in the fight...

Federations representing combat sports will meet with public health officials Tuesday....

 2020-08-08 17:00 

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[ British Columbia ]

For many hikers, navigating BC Parks' day pass program hasn't been a walk in the park...

Normally when Kristine Krynitzki goes for a long hike, she likes to be at the trailhead early — but BC Parks' new pass system makes that difficult....

 2020-08-08 16:42 

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[ Newfoundland & Labrador ]

N.L. sees no new COVID-19 cases Saturday...

The province has one active case of COVID-19, which was reported Friday after a crew member of the television show Hudson & Rex tested positive for the virus....

 2020-08-08 16:36 

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Harleys everywhere, but masks not so plentiful at South Dakota biker rally...

Thousands of bikers have gathered in the small South Dakota city of Sturgis for a motorcycle rally, despite fears it could lead to a huge outbreak of COVID-19....

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