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Ottawa earmarks $60M for school retrofits in provinces that fought carbon tax - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:23:01 EDT
Carbon Tax 20190625

While attacking premiers who refuse to adopt a carbon tax, Canada's environment minister today announced millions of dollars in funding for energy retrofits in schools in provinces that have resisted or abandoned the Liberal climate change plan.

Will Trudeau's experiment with Senate 'independence' outlast the election? - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 04:00:00 EDT
Royal Ascent 20190621

Legislative changes that would have made it harder for a future prime minister to reverse Senate reforms have fallen through — raising the question of how much longer today's more independent, non-partisan chamber might last.

Uncompensated WestJet flight delay points to lax air passenger rights, advocate says - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:13:08 EDT
Westjet Airlines 20190205

A Halifax grandmother who missed a connecting flight home because her first plane was delayed by a bird strike says she was stranded in Toronto overnight without a credit card and without any compensation for a hotel or transportation from the airline.

This house was built using 600,000 recycled plastic bottles - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:52:15 EDT
Home and waterbottle Meteghan

A pair of entrepreneurs with boat-building backgrounds have constructed a home in Nova Scotia using thousands of melted recycled plastic bottles.

Infrastructure bank gives Via Rail $71M to upgrade Windsor-Quebec line - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:37:39 EDT
Via Strike 20090726

A federal infrastructure agency is providing $71 million to Via Rail to help it in its plan to build dedicated tracks for faster, more frequent service in Ontario and Quebec.

'We're in a war against crime': Northern Alberta hamlet pleads for help - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 09:00:00 EDT
Doug Mills

Conklin business owners say they're being forced to take the law into their own hands to deal with escalating property crime and it could end in tragedy.

Woman bitten by snake on vacation in Thailand to recover thanks to Toronto Zoo's antivenom - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:07:04 EDT
Grand River Hospital

An Ontario woman is expected to make a full recovery after being bitten by a snake in Thailand – and treated with antivenom from the Toronto Zoo.

Dead right whale towed to Cape Breton in hopes of solving mystery of its death - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:03:58 EDT
right whale necropsy

The second critically endangered North Atlantic right whale to be found dead in Canadian waters this year has been towed to Cape Breton to be examined.

Indigenous-language speakers from around the world gather in Victoria for revitalization conference - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:17:41 EDT
Indigenous Languages 20190625

Let the Languages Live conference brings together 1,000 delegates from 20 countries with the aim of revitalizing Indigenous languages.

Transfer of land with cemetery where Regina residential school students buried 'first step in reconciliation' - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 06:00:00 EDT
Sarah Longman

The grounds housing a cemetery where Indigenous children who died while attending Regina's Indian Industrial School (RIIS) are buried will soon be transferred from the federal government to a group sworn to protect the sacred land, more than 100 years after the residential school closed. 

Masai Ujiri says he's staying with Raptors, hopes to convince Kawhi Leonard to do same - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:01:16 EDT
BKN Raptors President Ujiri 20190625

Masai Ujiri calls other teams expressing interest in him a "blessing," but he says he is happy in Toronto, has been able to grow with the Raptors, and his two kids are Canadian.

Afghan war memorial to be rededicated — this time with soldiers' families present - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 04:00:00 EDT
Kandahar Cenotaph - Families

A battlefield cenotaph that became a focus of hurt and outrage for families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan will be rededicated in a public ceremony this summer, CBC News has learned.

After Quebec's secularism law, Muslim women gather to figure out, 'What can we do now?' - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 04:00:00 EDT
hanadi saad

A workshop in Montreal started with a guided meditation and a short discussion about how to cope emotionally with Quebec's new secularism law, but it's clear the 20 or so Muslim women there weren't ready to relax.

Federal government looking at partial labour mobility for temporary foreign workers - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 06:00:00 EDT

Temporary foreign workers are currently tied to the employer that brought them to the country. Under the new proposal, foreign workers would be allowed to move between jobs, as long as it is in the same occupation.

EI program changes leave hundreds of post-secondary students without funds - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 05:00:00 EDT

Many post-secondary students in Nova Scotia are scrambling to find enough money to go back to school in the fall after the federal government requested a change to a program that allows people to draw employment insurance benefits while studying.

Sheree Fertuck's husband charged with first-degree murder in her disappearance - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:55:00 -0400
The RCMP announced Tuesday that Greg Fertuck has been arrested for the murder of Sheree Fertuck.
Four-year-old Ontario boy killed in farming accident: police - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 06:09:07 -0400
Provincial police say a four-year-old boy has died following a farm accident in Mount Forest, Ont., on Monday.
Man who attacked military personnel should be deemed terrorist: Crown - Mon, 24 Jun 2019 15:26:02 -0400
Prosecutors are seeking a new trial for a man who attacked uniformed personnel at a Toronto military centre three years ago, arguing he should be considered a terrorist even though he acted alone and mental illness rendered him not criminally responsible for his actions.
'Pile of hypocrisy': Trudeau called out for single-use plastic forks in photo - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:38:00 -0400
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was criticized for appearing in a photo with plastic cutlery, despite his government’s plan to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021.
Police say boy, 4, has serious injuries after assault at soccer tournament in B.C. - Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:34:00 -0400
The Mounties are investigating an assault on a four-year-old boy who was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police say a woman reported to an off-duty RCMP officer on Sunday that she witnessed an assault on the boy by several other children the day before in Ashcroft, B.C.
Pride Toronto sorry for land acknowledgment that omitted Indigenous communities - Mon, 24 Jun 2019 19:25:00 -0400
The group that organizes Toronto's annual Pride parade has apologized for its Indigenous land acknowledgement. The statement failed to mention that Toronto is located on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
'Nothing apparent:' Dad accused in son's meningitis death says no obvious signs - Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:44:00 -0400
A father accused in his son's death testified Monday that the sick boy's condition worsened after he had appeared to be doing better, but not to the point where his parents were worried.
Student group vows to fight 'petty' $1,444 bill to clean up sidewalk chalk at Queen's Park - Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:42:00 -0400
A student group protesting Ontario's education cuts vows to fight a $1,444.51 bill from Queen's Park to clean up sidewalk chalk messages left behind after a rally, while the NDP says it's demanding the 'callous' invoice be cancelled.

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