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External LinkAlberta betting on pipelines to balance budget

Alberta’s path to balanced budgets is built on hopes for construction of three new pipelines, including the controversial Trans Mountain expansion, plus reaping extra revenue generated by the federal carbon tax.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:40:30 EDT

External LinkOntario man back home in Toronto rehab centre after being stuck in U.S. hospital
Lillian and Todd Hrabchak

An elderly Toronto man who was stuck in a Florida hospital because his insurance company said there were no beds available back home is now in a rehab hospital in the city’s east end.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:51:00 EDT

External LinkTrudeau government avoids defeat on key pot bill vote

The Liberal government avoided a disastrous result for its marquee marijuana bill Thursday, as the bill to legalize recreational marijuana passed a key legislative stage in the Senate. It's now headed to committee for further study.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:24:19 EDT

External Link'Life-altering consequences:' Edmonton busker jailed for assaulting man
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A judge has sentenced a busker to 18 months in jail for attacking a man he thought had swiped some of his change.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:56:03 EDT

External LinkKidde recalling 40,000 smoke detectors in Canada
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Kidde is recalling almost half a million smoke detectors because a yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors, making them unable to properly detect fires.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:16:26 EDT

External LinkWoman claims she wasn't drinking before crash — she was texting
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Call it the lesser-of-two-evils defence: a B.C. woman is fighting the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia's refusal to honour her insurance claim by arguing that she was texting, rather than drinking, before she crashed.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:00:00 EDT

External LinkOttawa looking at 3 new marine conservation areas off Nova Scotia coast
Nova Scotia Marine Protected Areas

The federal Fisheries Department announced a proposed trio of Atlantic Ocean sites off the coast of Nova Scotia today, saying the move supports Ottawa's commitment to protect 10 per cent of Canadian waters by 2020.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:21:47 EDT

External LinkThieves steal millions of PC Optimum points, go on shopping sprees
Geri-Lynn Slogotski PC Optimum rewards

CBC News interviewed eight people across Canada who say they've each had more than 100,000 points stolen from their online rewards accounts after Loblaws merged its two rewards programs — PC Plus and Shoppers Optimum — to form PC Optimum on Feb. 1.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT

External LinkHere are the places in Canada — yes, Canada — vulnerable to drought
Pictures Of The Week Photo Gallery

As conservationists and organizations around the globe mark World Water Day Thursday, some scientists are warning that Canada is not immune to water shortages and periods of drought.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT

External LinkCanadian teen tells UN 'warrior up' to protect water
Autumn Peltier

Autumn Peltier, a 13-year-old from Manitoulin Island on Georgian Bay, delivered a strong message to the United Nations General Assembly that the world needs to stop polluting its water.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:39:03 EDT

External LinkMan charged in 2015 MMIWG-related killing of Krystal Andrews
Krystal Andrews

Manitoba RCMP have arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with the killing of Krystal Andrews, a young mother found dead in God's Lake First Nation in 2015.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:38:21 EDT

External LinkRadio-Canada reporter won't face harassment charge
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Radio-Canada reporter Antoine Trépanier will not face criminal charges after a story subject accused him of criminal harassment.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:44:17 EDT

External LinkOn the night he nearly died, this man resorted to leaving the ER to call 911 for help
David Doucette

It was the fourth time in a month David Doucette had been to the Halifax Infirmary emergency department. He is using his tale of surviving Stage 4 lymphoma to put a face on what he calls the Nova Scotia's health-care crisis.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:00:45 EDT

External LinkMan who donated kidney to stranger feeling 'right as rain'
Geoff Kennedy and Rob Edwards chat in a Halifax coffee shop Thursday.

A Nova Scotia man who gave one of his kidneys to help a total stranger is recovering well and says he's touched by the outpouring of support for his decision.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:27:45 EDT

External LinkDrug dealer says he could sell freely in Hamilton thanks to cop payoff
Ruthowsky trial

A drug dealer testified that his $20,000 monthly payments to Hamilton police officer Craig Ruthowsky meant he and his associates could roam free and sell drugs in Hamilton without having to look over their shoulders.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:23:55 EDT

External Link'It was gone — my nose, my mouth, my eye, my teeth, my jaw': New life can't erase old wounds for this refugee
Shakila Zareen

Shakila Zareen's husband shot her in the face in 2012 in Afghanistan for reporting his abuse to the police. She survived. Six years and countless surgeries later, she arrived in Vancouver as a refugee. The story of her arrival in Canada was told for the first time to CBC News and The Current.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:00:06 EDT

External LinkAn Alberta sales tax: The unpopular idea that just won't die
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Albertans have been talking about adding a provincial sales tax for decades. Proponents say it could let the province slay its deficit. Boost businesses. Build more schools and hospitals. Even end provincial income taxes. But there are reasons it hasn't happened yet.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:00:00 EDT

External Link'Mission accomplished': Trapped dolphins in Heart's Delight rescued with community effort
Porpoise Hearts Delight

A pod of seven dolphins have been rescued, after being trapped in the Heart's Delight harbour by sea ice since at least Sunday.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:52:33 EDT

External LinkLiberals' claim of 'steady increase' in gun crime rests on a 'drastic' comparison to a low-crime year
Guns and Gangs 20180307

The Liberal government claims Canada has experienced a sharp uptick in gun crime since 2013. But that year is a statistical outlier, with the lowest crime rates recorded in the past half-century - and appears to have been chosen to make other years look bad.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT

External LinkMontreal police believe missing boy fell in the Rivière des Prairies
Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Montreal police say they believe a 10-year-old boy who disappeared last week accidentally fell in the Rivière des Prairies. Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou was last seen March 12 in des Bateliers Park, which borders the river, after he left his home in Ahuntsic-Cartierville to meet a friend.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:56:33 EDT