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More telcos complain about CRTC decision on wholesale internet rates - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:02:47 EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. and Vidé???????otron have joined major Canadian telecom companies that have expressed concern over the CRTC's decision to lower the prices that smaller internet providers have to pay them to use their networks.

What 35,000 political ads on Facebook reveal about Canada's election-year message battle - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:00:00 EDT

We are still two months from the federal election, but industry groups, partisan advocates and unions have been busy spending big money on highly targeted Facebook ads to push their agenda.

Parents will be able to exempt children from some of Ontario's new sex-ed curriculum - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:16:56 EDT
Lauralee Kelly

The Ontario government's revised sex-education curriculum for elementary schools includes instruction on health, cyber safety and consent, like the 2015 curriculum the PCs opposed, and requires school boards to allow parents to exempt children from teachings on human development and sexual health though it's not clear how that policy will play out.

Will ethics commissioner testify on Trudeau and SNC-Lavalin? We're about to find out - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:45:00 EDT
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A House of Commons ethics committee meeting is underway in Ottawa today as opposition MPs push for Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion to testify about his report finding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act.

When beetles attack, lodgepole pines send chemical SOS to relatives, says U of A study - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:00:13 EDT
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Lodgepole pines can send distress signals warning nearby trees of an imminent attack and urging them to get their defences in place, a new study from the University of Alberta found.

Canada's inflation rate held steady at 2% in July, higher than expected - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:59:35 EDT
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Canada's inflation rate held steady at two per cent in July as the price of gasoline got cheaper but the price of airline tickets soared.

As school year begins, Nunavut and Nunavik face major teacher shortages - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:15:05 EDT
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Teacher shortages are continuing across Nunavut and Nunavik for another year, with both regions racing to hire dozens of teachers as schools begin to open for the fall.

Edmonton man barred from leaving Pakistan fights to come home - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:00:00 EDT
Rab Nawaz

An Edmonton man has been fighting for 10 months to come home from Pakistan where he once worked as a scientist on the government's missile defence program.

No expiration date: Alberta woman tours Disneyland with 34-year-old free pass - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:31:00 EDT
Tamia Richardson

It was a freebie 34 years in the making. Tamia Richardson said she redeemed a voucher for Disneyland from 34 years ago on a recent trip.

Foster family fights for pay to raise child who needs 24/7 care - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:00:00 EDT
Leah foster fight

Saskatchewan foster parents Erin and Trevor McLellan care for a six-year-old girl who has had thousands of epileptic seizures. The McLellans decided to go public after a dispute with Saskatchewan's Ministry of Social Services over how much they are compensated.

Homeowners forced out over construction flaws call for reform - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:00:00 EDT
Marcel Bellefeuille

People living in the east Ottawa subdivision of Cardinal Creek are calling on the province to boost protection for new homebuyers after many found mould and other construction deficiencies in their newly built homes.

Country music star George Canyon to run for Tories in Nova Scotia - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:10:25 EDT,w_1360/v1/cbc-music/16x9/george-canyon-ccma-green-carpet.jpg

George Canyon has announced he's running as a Conservative candidate in the riding of Central Nova in the upcoming federal election.

Tax-evading 'natural person' claims B.C. courts don't have jurisdiction over him - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EDT
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A B.C. man who describes himself as a "natural person" not subject to tax law has taken his fight against prison time to the province's highest court — and he has lost, resoundingly.

Number of people who can't pay their bills growing fastest in N.L. - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:30:00 EDT

The director of Credit Counselling Services N.L. says "credit is the crack cocaine of the majority of Canadians" and things are going to get worse.

Environmental groups can still talk climate change during election, says Canada's chief electoral officer - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:13:21 EDT
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Canada's chief electoral officer issued a public statement today assuring environmental organizations that they're free to promote action to fight climate change during the fall federal election without falling afoul of the Canada Elections Act.

Video released of Huawei executive at Vancouver airport on day of arrest - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:25:00 -0400
A video of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver International Airport on the day of her arrest has been released to the public following an agreement from the Crown and Meng’s defence team.
Sexual offender to live in Edmonton, police issue warning - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:32:00 -0400
Police have issued a warning about a sexual offender who has been released from prison and will be living in the Edmonton area.
Vancouver Island teen's killer attended her memorial service, was on bail for assaulting mother - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:54:00 -0400
One of two young men who brutally raped, murdered and mutilated a Vancouver Island teen in 2010 attended the victim's memorial service and was seen skipping as he walked back to his car afterward, CTV News has learned.
American tourism to Canada hits 12-year high - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:00:00 -0400
The number of Americans visiting Canada is at its highest level since 2007, according to new data from Statistics Canada.
What parents need to know about the new Ontario sex-ed curriculum - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:18:00 -0400
The new Ontario sex-ed curriculum has been released. Here's what you need to know.
Winner of B.C.'s largest ever Lotto Max jackpot to be revealed - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:17:00 -0400
After nearly a month of mystery, the winner of a record-breaking B.C. lottery prize will be revealed Wednesday afternoon.
Jasper National Park stops issuing bear reports so people 'give wildlife space' - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:08:01 -0400
Jasper National Park has stopped issuing its weekly bear reports so that people will 'give wildlife space' and stop forming crowds to snap photos of the animals.
Teacher who slept in same hotel bed as student loses her licence - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:31:00 -0400
A high school teacher who had an 'inappropriate personal relationship' with a student, including sexual contact, has had her licence revoked by Ontario's governing body for teachers.
Three dead, several injured after fiery multi-vehicle collision in Alberta - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:07:00 -0400
Three are dead and 10 others have been injured following a fiery multi-vehicle collision in Alberta, forcing the partial closure of a major highway.
'What our ancestors meant:' Canada, First Nations create new park reserve - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:14:46 -0400
Canada and northern First Nations are signing a deal today creating a vast new national park reserve that is expected to be a model for future conservation efforts.

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