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 2020-02-29 12:00 

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Waterloo region food news you can use from Andrew Coppolino...

Food columnist Andrew Coppolino looks at recent changes to the food scene in Waterloo region....

 2020-02-29 12:00 

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[ Manitoba ]

A century ago, Winnipeg railways became 'birthplace' of fight for black Canadian workers' rights...

At the turn of the 20th century, Winnipeg-based railway sleeping car porters, almost all of whom were black, formed the first black union in North America, as they fought against racist policies in the workplace....

 2020-02-29 12:00 

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Maple syrup season underway in Waterloo region...

Some local maple syrup producers have started tapping their trees already, marking the start of maple syrup season in Waterloo region. They're also preparing for Maple Weekend on April 4 and 5 where several producers will open their farms to the publi...

 2020-02-29 12:00 

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[ Manitoba ]

Celebrating Manitoba stories brings Black History Month to life...

This year, I asked for and was given the opportunity to tell stories of black Manitobans who are making history right now, and it has really reinvigorated me, Ismaila Alfa writes....

 2020-02-29 12:00 

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[ Prince Edward Island ]

P.E.I. fishermen want answers about new restrictions to protect whales...

The P.E.I. Fishermen's Association has some questions for the federal government about this year's restrictions to protect endangered right whales....

 2020-02-29 12:00 

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[ New Brunswick ]

The story of Nancy: Confronting New Brunswick's past with slavery...

Members of the province's black history community say while it's important to call out the sins of past New Brunswickers, it shouldn't be done at the expense of celebrating the province's rich black heritage....

 2020-02-29 12:00 

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[ Montreal ]

Creator of Brown Divas Dolls wants to foster self-esteem in young children...

Blainville-area entrepreneur Clara D. Lewis started Brown Divas Dolls because she says it's still difficult to find high-quality black dolls in some stores. The dolls are also inspired by her own story with her natural hair....

 2020-02-29 12:00 

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[ North News ]

Gwich'in mourn passing of former Fort McPherson chief...

Johnny Kyikavichik, known as Johnny Kaye, led the Tetlit Gwich'in Council from 2004 to 2007. He died Monday....

 2020-02-29 12:00 

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[ Sudbury ]

Being a leap year baby has its advantages and disadvantages too...

Three leap year babies from Sudbury share what it's like to have a birthday every four years....

 2020-02-29 12:00 

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[ Toronto ]

How Project Search prepares young adults with intellectual disabilities for employment...

For young adults with intellectual disabilities, finding a job can be difficult. But a new program aims to give them a better chance at gainful employment....

 2020-02-29 11:47 

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COVID-19 outbreak: Here's what's happening around the world Saturday...

An Iranian health ministry official says the Islamic Republic is preparing for the possibility of "tens of thousands" coming to test for the novel coronavirus as nearly 600 cases have been confirmed....

 2020-02-29 11:43 

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[ Nova Scotia ]

Man charged after impaired driver struck house, fled scene...

Police say a 20-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly striking a house while driving impaired....

 2020-02-29 11:40 

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[ Toronto ]

City of Toronto and outside workers reach tentative deal, avoiding strike or lockout...

The deal prevents a labour disruption that could have affected garbage collection, recreation centres and city-owned event spaces....

 2020-02-29 11:00 

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[ Montreal ]

Festival Art Souterrain expands, offering giant escape game along with art works...

With contemporary art works set up along the five-kilometre network that makes up Montreal's underground city, Frdric Loury, director of the festival's 2020 edition, says the event is all about bringing art into the public sphere....

 2020-02-29 11:00 

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[ Montreal ]

5 free arts and music events to check out at Nuit Blanche 2020...

The annual event can help chase away the winter blues with a vast offering of arts and culture activities for Montrealers of all ages....

 2020-02-29 11:00 

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[ Toronto ]

Meet the 'Vanwives': Barrie, Ont. couple travels the world in their 92-square-foot van...

Barrie, Ont. couple Jazmyn Canning, 26, and Crystal Drinkwalter, 25, are travelling around the world in a 92-square-foot van along with their two Australian shepherds, Bella and Izzy. They're chronicling their journey on social media to inspire others...

 2020-02-29 11:00 

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[ New Brunswick ]

New Emily Carr exhibition in N.B. explores curious, thoughtful work that still resonates today...

More than 50 artworks of Emily Carr, one of Canada's most prominent modern painters of the 20th century, will be showcased at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton starting Saturday....

 2020-02-29 11:00 

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[ Prince Edward Island ]

How a new P.E.I. mother in China is coping with coronavirus outbreak...

Raising a baby is difficult enough, but one P.E.I. mother is doing it with the added challenge of the coronavirus outbreak and limited work....

 2020-02-29 11:00 

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[ Saskatoon ]

Doctors assessing medically assisted dying eligibility need more training, says Sask. physician...

A Saskatchewan physician who works in medically assisted dying, or MAID, says more training is needed for doctors assessing eligibility....

 2020-02-29 10:30 

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[ Newfoundland & Labrador ]

Rural N.L. towns struggling to pay mounting costs of clean drinking water...

On any given day, there are about 200 boil-water advisories in place. Some have been there for years — even decades....

 2020-02-29 10:05 

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[ Hamilton ]

Stray dogs Link and Finn find second lives as drug-sniffing police dogs...

The Erie County sheriff's department adopted the dogs from a St. Catharines shelter to work in the drug enforcement unit....

 2020-02-29 10:02 

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[ Hamilton ]

Ontario school boards launch graduation coach program for black students...

The Ministry of Education $1.57 million into the project, which will run in eight school boards. The grad coaches will act as mentors and advisors for black students....

 2020-02-29 10:01 

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[ Hamilton ]

Take a look at the spooky underground vault of the former Hotel Hanrahan...

It's easy to imagine someone in the early 1900s, when the First World War had ended and Prohibition raged, walking the dark, cavernous underground of Hotel Hanrahan....

 2020-02-29 10:00 

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[ Toronto ]

City sets new visitor record in 2019, Tourism Toronto says...

The Raptors, tech conferences and Toronto's attractions brought more visitors and money to the city in 2019 than ever before, according to Tourism Toronto. The agency says one area the city could see more growth is attracting new visitors in the winte...

 2020-02-29 10:00 

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[ Montreal ]

Quebec's first COVID-19 patient is on the mend as health authorities retrace her steps...

The Montreal-area woman is in isolation and follow-up tests will be performed in the next few days to see if the infection is gone, said Dr. Yves Jalbert, deputy director of public health protection for Quebec....

 2020-02-29 10:00 

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[ Nova Scotia ]

Study that links drinking milk with breast cancer flawed, says prof...

A nutrition professor in Halifax says a new study that associates drinking milk to a higher risk of getting breast cancer fails to paint the full picture, and shouldn't stop anyone from picking up a glass of milk....

 2020-02-29 10:00 

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[ Nova Scotia ]

Why coronavirus outbreak may cause delays in getting a wedding dress...

As China's production struggles during the spread of COVID-19, a Nova Scotia bridal store owner says orders are being delayed by about a month....

 2020-02-29 10:00 

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[ Windsor ]

New doc chronicles life of Syrian refugee — and hockey mom...

When you think of the term 'hockey mom' you might think of a fiercely-devoted mother who cares way more about her son's goals than her own — but a new documentary debuting Sunday takes a different approach....

 2020-02-29 10:00 

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[ North News ]

Territories ramp up preparations for possible coronavirus cases in the North...

As of Friday there were no reported COVID-19 cases in the North. Territorial public health officials continue to characterize the risk as low....

 2020-02-29 10:00 

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[ Nova Scotia ]

Indigenous students from Cape Breton use animation to bring Mi'kmaw books to life...

An event held in Membertou, N.S., Friday saw about 200 Indigenous students from across Cape Breton animate five short films using Mi'kmaw books. Professional animators flew to Cape Breton to help with the project....

 2020-02-29 09:30 

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[ Newfoundland & Labrador ]

When it comes to big money and politics, governing Liberals are behind the times ... again...

The winner of the Liberal leadership will have have to tackle some big financial problems, but just getting into the race presents a financial challenge of its own....

 2020-02-29 09:00 

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[ Ottawa ]

Ottawa leap year babies get to finally blow out some candles...

Aylmer's Erin Cleiman is celebrating his ninth birthday at 36 years old and after more than 60 years, Ottawa's Scott Troyer finally gets to celebrate his sweet 16....

 2020-02-29 09:00 

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Why coronavirus will force central bankers to give the economy a shot in the arm by cutting rates...

Central bankers are waking up to dramatically overhauled expectations about interest rates, as the coronavirus that started in China and is now creeping around the world rewrites their plans as quickly as the virus spreads....

 2020-02-29 09:00 

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[ Toronto ]

Canadians may be out thousands of dollars after Saudi Arabia suspends entry for religious pilgrims...

Canadians hoping to travel to Saudi Arabia for the umrah pilgrimage are scrambling to curb their losses after the kingdom suddenly suspended entry for religious pilgrims over mounting coronavirus concerns, leaving travellers grounded and out thousands of ...

 2020-02-29 09:00 

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Chris Hall: Can net-zero and the energy sector co-exist?...

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland insists a robust climate change plan can live alongside a thriving energy sector. But while the debate has become mired in blame-tossing, businesses are calling for less carping and more consensus....

 2020-02-29 09:00 

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75% of appliances break in 10 years or less, CBC poll finds...

A Marketplace survey finds that Canadians seeking appliance repairs experience complications, whether it's an inability to access prompt service, diagnose the problem, find a part, or the expense associated with repairs and replacement. But advocates ...

 2020-02-29 09:00 

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Looming lawsuits, threats of job losses and other takeaways from the CRTC hearings on cell service...

This week saw the end of a nine-day marathon round of public hearings that pitted dominant cell phone carriers against affordability advocates and smaller carriers. Here's what we learned from them....

 2020-02-29 09:00 

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[ Montreal ]

Notes from the underground: lessons from Ottawa's LRT flop...

Is your city flirting with a mass-transit upgrade? Then we should probably talk....

 2020-02-29 09:00 

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[ Manitoba ]

What Ontario's Liberal Party can learn from Manitoba...

The Ontario Liberal leadership vote is March 7, but winning that will be the easy part of rebuilding the party, writes Jamal Abas....

 2020-02-29 09:00 

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[ Ottawa ]

Gatineau looking into bigger, better convention space...

Tourisme Outaouais has awarded a $60,000 contract to study whether a new convention centre could attract more business tourists to the region....

 2020-02-29 09:00 

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[ Ottawa ]

App to track loneliness out to impress in Silicon Valley...

Before she reached the age of 23, Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau had already started three businesses. Now 27, Audette-Bourdeau is hoping to take her latest venture to the next level at a worldwide entrepreneur competition in California....

 2020-02-29 09:00 

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[ Ottawa ]

Indigenous youth group gets death threat over Wet'suwet'en support...

The Assembly of Seven Nations says it's changing the location of its weekly Friday gathering after receiving a death threat over its opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline....

 2020-02-29 09:00 

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Black voters finally get to flex their power in South Carolina Democratic primary...

Twists of historical fate have made South Carolina the first U.S. presidential primary where black voters play a make-or-break role. That's vital for Democrat Joe Biden, who needs a win and is campaigning hard on his relationship with former president...

 2020-02-29 06:44 

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[ British Columbia ]

Health care battle in judge's hands but expected to land in Canada's top court...

A judge ended the last day of a nearly four-year trial by hinting that no matter which side wins in the fight over the expansion of private health care in British Columbia, the case will ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court of Canada....

 2020-02-29 06:14 

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[ British Columbia ]

Toddler dies after being struck by vehicle in Squamish parking lot, 2nd pedestrian in hospital...

A two-year-old child has died after being hit by a vehicle in a grocery story parking lot in Squamish, B.C., Friday evening....

 2020-02-29 04:42 

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Canada's Leylah Fernandez sweeps into Mexican Open final to extend teenage dream...

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez advanced to the final of the Mexican Open with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Renata Zarazua on Friday night....

 2020-02-29 04:08 

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[ Manitoba ]

Manitoba chiefs exploring Cuban offer to send doctors to First Nations communities...

A group of First Nations in Manitoba says the Cuban government has offered to provide health-care resources for communities in need....

 2020-02-29 04:04 

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[ British Columbia ]

Some forestry jobs returning to B.C. Interior after transfer of logging rights from shuttered mill...

The transfer of Canfor's Vavenby forest tenure to Interfor has been approved by the B.C. government....

 2020-02-29 03:55 

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[ Manitoba ]

2 people treated for smoke inhalation after fire caused by careless cooking...

The fire happened on the 3rd floor of the building, situated near Main Street and Jarvis Avenue, and was caused by careless cooking, according to Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service platoon fire chief Alden Darragh....

 2020-02-29 03:41 

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[ Toronto ]

Toronto doctor sounds alarm about medical mask shortage amid fears of COVID-19...

A Toronto doctor is warning that a shortage of medical masks in the city could negatively affect the health of patients coming into clinics, as more people buy the masks out of fear of COVID-19....

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