Tourists cash in for a Newfoundland welcome

Tourists cash in for a Newfoundland welcome

Brian Day regularly performs a “screech-in” ceremony at Christian's Bar in St. John’s, N.L. The welcoming ceremony developed from old initiation rituals on fishing and sealing vessels and has become a sought-after tourist attraction. Guests from a...
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This day in history: Pluto is discovered

This day in history: Pluto is discovered

This Day in History: Pluto Is Discovered February 18, 1930. Once believed to be the ninth planet, Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh. Tombaugh discovered the tiny, dwarf planet using a...
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Paralyzed Calgary surgeon has undergone experimental surgery in Thailand with positive results

Paralyzed Calgary surgeon has undergone experimental surgery in Thailand with positive results

Calgary surgeon Dr. Richi Gill saw his life change in a moment a year ago when he was paralyzed from the neck down in an accident in Hawaii. He could only move his arms and had little movement with his hands or below the neck. Gill went to Thailan...
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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Feb. 18th

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Feb. 18th

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz will give a speech to the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal on Thursday. Poloz kept his key interest rate target on hold in January at 1.75 per cent. Hydro One Ltd. reports its results before market...
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Canadians trapped by violent street protests in Haiti arrive at Montreal's international airport

Canadians trapped by violent street protests in Haiti arrive at Montreal's international airport

Canadians trapped by violent street protests in Haiti arrive at Montreal's international airport.
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Scheer, Moe speak at pro-pipeline rally in Moosomin, Sask.

Scheer, Moe speak at pro-pipeline rally in Moosomin, Sask.

Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe spoke to a crowd of hundreds gathered at an assembly plant near the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border on Saturday. The event was held to support Canada’s oil and gas sector a...
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh votes in advance in Burnaby South byelection

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh votes in advance in Burnaby South byelection

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and his wife, Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu, vote in advance in a federal byelection in Burnaby South.
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Aaron Sanchez feeling good after first throwing session at spring training

Aaron Sanchez feeling good after first throwing session at spring training

Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez says he felt good after his first throwing session of spring training.
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Jennifer Jones and Rachel Homan headline Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Jennifer Jones and Rachel Homan headline Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Defending champion Jennifer Jones and top-ranked Rachel Homan headline a strong field at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Jones says she’s looking forward to a week of challenging competition.
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Trudeau's comments on cabinet changes kick up social media storm

Trudeau's comments on cabinet changes kick up social media storm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is downplaying suggestions that Jody Wilson-Raybould was moved from the federal cabinet for not giving into political arm-twisting. On Friday, Trudeau said Wilson-Raybould would still be Minister of Justice if it wasn...
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Police lay first degree murder charge after death of 11-year-old girl

Police lay first degree murder charge after death of 11-year-old girl

Police say a Brampton, Ont. man who was supposedly helping his daughter celebrate her 11th birthday instead faces a first-degree murder charge in her death. The body of Riya Rajkumar was found in the home of Roopesh Rajkumar shortly after an Amber...
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Trudeau's comments on cabinet changes kicks up social media storm

Trudeau's comments on cabinet changes kicks up social media storm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is downplaying suggestions that Jody Wilson-Raybould was moved from the federal cabinet for not giving into political arm-twisting. On Friday, Trudeau said Wilson-Raybould would still be Minister of Justice if it wasn...
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Ford won't ask minister in charge of autism file to resign

Ford won't ask minister in charge of autism file to resign

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he won't ask his social services minister to resign after an association of behaviour analysts said she pressured them to support changes to the province's autism program. When asked about the issue at an announcemen...
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Liberals give BlackBerry $40M to support futuristic car development

Liberals give BlackBerry $40M to support futuristic car development

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined BlackBerry CEO John Chen at the company’s Kanata, Ont. location to announce a $40 million investment. The funding is aimed at helping BlackBerry design the newest version of its QNX software for the next genera...
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Canada's flag turns 54 today

Canada's flag turns 54 today

Today marks the 54th anniversary of the day the Canadian Flag was first flown on Parliament Hill. Here is the history of how the Canadian flag came to be. The process of choosing the design of the Canadian Flag began in 1895. But the government of...
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Trudeau says government respected rule of law on SNC-Lavalin

Trudeau says government respected rule of law on SNC-Lavalin

After making a funding announcement Friday at BlackBerry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced a fresh round of questions on the SNC-Lavalin controversy dogging his government. Trudeau said that while his government is eager to protect jobs in Cana...
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Sting sings in support of GM workers

Sting sings in support of GM workers

Sting performs selections from his musical “The Last Ship,” as well as the Police songs “Message in a Bottle” and “Every Breath You Take,” at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa, Ont., in support of GM workers.
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Atkins says there’s no timeline for Guerrero’s major league debut

Atkins says there’s no timeline for Guerrero’s major league debut

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins says the team is being patient with top prospect Vlad Guerrero Jr. ahead of his first major league spring training.
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Ellen Page talks Nova Scotia environmental activism

Ellen Page talks Nova Scotia environmental activism

Canadian actress Ellen Page and her “The Umbrella Academy” co-stars, Tom Hopper and Emmy Raver-Lampman” sat down for an interview in Toronto. Page talked about her efforts to amplify the voices of marginalized communities in Nova Scotia who are di...
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A brief, incomplete history of strange Canadian industrial thefts

A brief, incomplete history of strange Canadian industrial thefts

Police are baffled after Newfoundland thieves made off with about 30,000 litres of unbottled iceberg water worth as much as $12,000. The unusual bounty, which was to be used to make vodka, was being stored in a warehouse in Port Union, N.L. Here i...
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Money Monitor: How to throw a dinner party for $10 a guest

Money Monitor: How to throw a dinner party for $10 a guest

Entertaining at home instead of shelling out for pricey restaurant meals is often the advice given to people looking to reign in their spending. A full-blown dinner party with multiple courses, decorative centrepieces and signature cocktails can s...
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People are spending more on Valentine's Day, but celebrating it less

People are spending more on Valentine's Day, but celebrating it less

People are spending more on Valentine's Day, but celebrating it less. The U.S. National Retail Federation says $20.7 billion will be spent on Valentine's Day in 2019. This is up from $19.6 billion spent last year. In a new report, the NRF adds th...
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Ten ways to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day

Ten ways to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day

Whether you have a significant other or not, your relationship with yourself is the most important. Self care is the perfect way to love yourself this Valentine's Day. Try these ten activities and be your own valentine. 1. Give yourself a spa day....
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Ten easy to make treats for Valentine's Day

Ten easy to make treats for Valentine's Day

Don't want to buy chocolate from the store this Valentine's Day? Here are ten easy to make treats your loved ones will love to eat. These recipes yield a big batch, store well and are free of common allergens - perfect for a Valentine’s Day themed...
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The health benefits of kissing

The health benefits of kissing

Kissing is definitely fun, but did you know it's also good for you? Here are the reasons why you should pucker up this Valentine's Day. Experts say that snogging has both physical and emotional benefits. Smooching can lower blood pressure, buffer ...
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks on Jody Wilson-Raybould in Sudbury, Ont.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks on Jody Wilson-Raybould in Sudbury, Ont.

After touting federal money for a road expansion in Sudbury, Ont., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeats his line on former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould: he told her the decision on whether to intervene in the prosecution of Quebec compan...
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MP Randy Boissonnault on Commons justice committee probe of alleged PMO interference in SNC-Lavalin

MP Randy Boissonnault on Commons justice committee probe of alleged PMO interference in SNC-Lavalin

Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault says the ethics commissioner is looking into allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould over the SNC-Lavalin case, adding that the justice committee should avoi...
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MPs Iqra Khalid and Nathan Cullen on Commons justice committee spar over probe of alleged PMO interf

MPs Iqra Khalid and Nathan Cullen on Commons justice committee spar over probe of alleged PMO interf

Liberal MP Iqra Khalid suggests that opposition tactics amount to bullying, and chides them for making too much of talks former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould had with the Prime Minister’s Office about the SNC-Lavalin case. After she finish...
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Study finds bacterial profile of breast milk differs when pumped first

Study finds bacterial profile of breast milk differs when pumped first

A new study offers possible clues to why babies who drink pumped breast milk are at greater risk of asthma, allergies and obesity. Meghan Azad, a senior researcher says the bacterial content differs between milk that was pumped first and milk del...
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Former gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker found not guilty of sexual assault

Former gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker found not guilty of sexual assault

Former high-ranking gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker was found not guilty of sexual assault and sexual exploitation in Sarnia, Ont., on Wednesday.
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Avril Lavigne collaborates on a new song with Nicki Minaj

Avril Lavigne collaborates on a new song with Nicki Minaj

Female rapper Nicki Minaj is being featured on Avril Lavigne's new song "Dumb Blonde." Lavigne, who hails from Napanee, Ont., says their new song is "an anthem for anyone who has been stereotyped or talked down to." Nicki surprised her 20.5 milli...
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Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer pressures Liberals on Jody Wilson-Raybould 'scandal'

Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer pressures Liberals on Jody Wilson-Raybould 'scandal'

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says Liberal members of the House of Commons justice committee have an opportunity to do the right thing and get the answers Canadians deserve on the SNC-Lavalin scandal. The Conservatives are putting forward a mo...
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Commons committee to weigh probe of SNC-Lavalin allegations

Commons committee to weigh probe of SNC-Lavalin allegations

The Conservatives are piling pressure on five Liberal MPs who will determine today whether a House of Commons committee will investigate an allegation that former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould was pressured to help SNC-Lavalin avoid crimin...
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Winter storm moves east, through Quebec and the Maritimes

Winter storm moves east, through Quebec and the Maritimes

A massive winter storm that descended on southern Ontario moved into Quebec and the Maritimes. The storm closed schools throughout the region and shuttered many businesses for the day. Airports in Fredericton, Halifax and Charlottetown reported do...
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Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell sticks with Stampeders

Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell sticks with Stampeders

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and Stampeders general manager John Hufnagel talk about Mitchell’s new four-year contract.
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B.C. NDP throne speech promises to tackle ticket scalpers, cellphone costs, money launderers and pov

B.C. NDP throne speech promises to tackle ticket scalpers, cellphone costs, money launderers and pov

Premier John Horgan says B.C.’s minority government plans to deliver an agenda that makes life affordable for people by tackling cellphone costs, ticket scalpers and rising insurance rates. The government will also fund its poverty reduction strat...
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All-star quarterback Mike Reilly inks deal with B.C. Lions

All-star quarterback Mike Reilly inks deal with B.C. Lions

Newly minted B.C. Lions quarterback Mike Reilly and the team's general manager, Ed Hervey, speak with media.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to resignation of former justice minister Jody Wilson-Rayboul

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to resignation of former justice minister Jody Wilson-Rayboul

Prime minister Justin Trudeau says he was surprised and disappointed by Jody Wilson-Raybould’s resignation Tuesday. The former justice minister resigned from the federal cabinet one day after Trudeau suggested her continuing presence there was pro...
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Andrew Scheer responds to resignation of Wilson-Raybould from cabinet

Andrew Scheer responds to resignation of Wilson-Raybould from cabinet

Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer responded to news that Jody Wilson-Raybould has quit cabinet. In Fredericton, Scheer demanded that Trudeau reveal what went on between his office and Wilson-Raybould when she was attorney general.
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Massive winter storm sweeps through Ontario heading east into Quebec

Massive winter storm sweeps through Ontario heading east into Quebec

A massive winter storm moving northeast from the United States pelted Ontario with snow, ice and high winds. Canada's weather agency warned residents to brace for worsening weather before the system moves east into Quebec. Environment Canada issue...
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RCMP dismantle major money-laundering network

RCMP dismantle major money-laundering network

Charges were laid against 17 people in Montreal and Toronto allegedly connected to vast international money-laundering probe. Authorities say the network had cells that collected and laundered money from Montreal criminal groups before returning i...
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Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet

Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet

Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is quitting the federal cabinet. Her resignation comes days after allegations became public the Prime Minister's Office pressured the former justice minister to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosec...
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N.B. Premier Higgs on Sherbrooke’s decision to seek 2021 Francophonie Games

N.B. Premier Higgs on Sherbrooke’s decision to seek 2021 Francophonie Games

After ballooning costs prompted New Brunswick to abandon the 2021 Francophonie Games, Sherbrooke, Que., has agreed to step in as host on the condition that the budget can be kept under control. New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs blames the provinc...
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Trudeau, Singh on campaigning in Burnaby South for byelection

Trudeau, Singh on campaigning in Burnaby South for byelection

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh have both been campaigning in B.C. to win Burnaby South’s vacant parliamentary seat in a byelection later this month. Singh says he’s hearing from voters that Trudeau has let Burna...
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Andrew Scheer holds town hall in New Brunswick

Andrew Scheer holds town hall in New Brunswick

Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer holds town hall meeting to discuss issues in New Brunswick.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes inquiry into SNC-Lavalin

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes inquiry into SNC-Lavalin

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to questions on the SNC-Lavalin case in Vancouver on Monday.
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Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer discusses SNC-Lavalin

Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer discusses SNC-Lavalin

Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer makes comments and answers questions on the latest developments concerning SNC-Lavalin and the prime minister’s office.
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on SNC-Lavalin

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on SNC-Lavalin

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh reacts to the news that the federal ethics commissioner will investigate an allegation that the prime minister’s office pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution.
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