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3-year-old missing as southern Ontario cities cope with floods - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:13:10 EST
Brantford Flooding 20180221

Heavy rains and a deep thaw have caused flooding and high water along rivers and streams across southern Ontario, prompting a state of emergency in Brantford, Ont., and a search for a missing child after a van was swept into a river in Orangeville.

Patrick Brown cleared to run for Ontario PC leadership, sources say - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:58:10 EST
In The News Feb 21

Patrick Brown has been cleared to run for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, a job he previously held, sources tell CBC Toronto.

Howard McCurdy, Canada's second black parliamentarian, dead at 85 - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:33 EST
Howard McCurdy, Windsor

Howard McCurdy was the first black member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party and a well-known challenger of racism. McCurdy died Tuesday. He was 85.

Could the next Olympics have a Team Indigenous? 2 chiefs think so - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:36:21 EST
Bill Erasmus Willie Littlechild

Two Canadian chiefs were in Pyeongchang, South Korea, last week to speak to Olympic officials about the possibility of entering a team of Indigenous North American athletes at future games.

Sonja Bata, founder of Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, dead at 91 - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:47:47 EST
Sonja Bata

Collector and philanthropist Sonja Bata, whose collection of global footwear treasures formed the basis of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, has died.

More Canadians overall smoking pot than in 1985, says StatsCan - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:26:24 EST
Marijuana smoking

Cannabis consumption has more than doubled among Canadians 15 and older over a 30-year span, according to a new Statistics Canada report.

As federal Phoenix payroll fiasco hits 2-year mark, families continue to bear brunt of it - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST
Tammy Kuempel

Two years after the federal government launched Phoenix, public servants and their families across the country continue to suffer under the problem-plagued pay system, with no fix in sight.

Meet the artist behind an Olympic skeleton helmet turning heads in Pyeongchang - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:11:14 EST
Barrett Martineau Pyeongchang Olympics Skeleton

Barrett Martineau may not have won gold for Canada in the men's skeleton at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games but his helmet certainly garnered some attention.

'My miracle:' Teen heart attack survivor to undergo groundbreaking, life-saving surgery — again - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:25:03 EST
Hunter Boitteaux

A Winnipeg teen who had groundbreaking, life-saving heart surgery as a baby now has to undergo groundbreaking, life-saving surgery once again after a heart attack earlier this month.

CRTC rejects call for public inquiry into aggressive telecom sales practices - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

A consumer group says CRTC’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into numerous claims of aggressive and misleading sales practices by Canada’s major telecoms will hurt consumers.

Critically injured man stuck in Costa Rica because no hospital beds are available in Ontario - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:58:00 EST
Costa Rica couple

After breaking his pelvis, back and arm in a fall in a Central American jungle, a Hamilton man and his wife say they are now stuck in Costa Rica — because there is no hospital bed for him to come back to in Ontario.

Chemo's no obstacle for this boy and his bot - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST
Hugo Roy

When 11-year-old Hugo Roy can't go to school because he's undergoing chemotherapy, a robot attends class for him.

Uber's new feature will force drivers to take break after 12 straight hours - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:40:28 EST

Uber drivers in Canada trying to work for more than 12 straight hours will soon be forced to take a six-hour break before they can hit the road again, under a new policy being rolled out the beginning of next week.

Day 2: MMIWG national inquiry hearings continue in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 EST

Wednesday is the second day of hearings at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

Novelist Sharon Bala shares stories of immigration, luck and 'the good place' with new Canadians - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 EST
Sharon Bala

Sharon Bala's debut novel, already a finalist in CBC's Canada Reads competition, drew a full house at a reading Tuesday night in St. John's.

Vancouver cop baffled by driver's excuse for not clearing snow from windshield - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:19:49 -0500
Vancouver police are reminding drivers that windshields need to be cleared of snow and ice before setting out on the road after receiving an odd justification for not doing so.
Montreal teen dies about a week after being found at bottom of swimming pool - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:04:00 -0500
A Montreal teenager has died about a week after being found at the bottom of a swimming pool following his high school gym class.
Technology gives a face to mother of baby found dead in Calgary on Christmas Eve - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:39:00 -0500
Calgary police have released a high-tech image they say is a likeness of the mother of a baby found dead in a dumpster on Christmas Eve. They have also released a sketch of the baby.
'A case can be built on circumstantial evidence:' experts discuss Cormier trial - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:36:04 -0500
Legal experts say a lack of physical evidence in the death of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine makes it difficult, but not impossible, for a jury to convict her accused killer in what has become a symbolic case for Indigenous women in Canada.
Footwear collector, philanthropist Sonja Bata remembered for passion, generosity - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:31:00 -0500
Collector and philanthropist Sonja Bata, whose collection of global footwear treasures formed the basis of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, has died.
Police search for Vancouver mom who didn't pick up kids from school - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:30:20 -0500
Vancouver police are focusing on a park as they investigate the case of a missing woman who failed to pick up her children from school.
'We can't get any closure': Family struggling to bring relative's body home from China - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:13:20 -0500
The family of a Saskatchewan woman who died in China last week says they haven’t been allowed to bring her body home until they pay the $250,000 medical bill she incurred in hospital there.
Fate of man accused of killing Winnipeg teen in the hands of jury - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:09:00 -0500
Guilty or not guilty of second-degree murder are the two options a jury has been given in the trial of a man accused of killing a teenager and dumping her body in a river.
'Sheer gratitude': Celebration honours N.B. teen who inspired kindness movement - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:59:00 -0500
A New Brunswick teen who inspired a movement dedicated to spreading acts of kindness was remembered Wednesday as a courageous, big-hearted person who never let her terminal diagnosis get in the way of celebrating the generosity of others.
Canada lowers citizenship fee for minors applying on their own - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:42:29 -0500
The federal government has lowered the processing fees for minors applying for Canadian citizenship on their own from $530 to $100.

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