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FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot' - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:48am -

Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign described him with insults like "idiot" and "loathsome human" in a series of text messages last year, according to copies of the messages released Tuesday.

UN envoy says 'door ajar' to negotiated North Korea solution - 12 Dec 2017 at 9:19pm -

The UN political chief said Tuesday that senior North Korea officials told him during a four-day visit to the country last week "that it was important to prevent war" over the country's rapidly advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Democrat Doug Jones defeats Republican Roy Moore in stunning Alabama Senate u... - 12 Dec 2017 at 7:50pm -

In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed Republican rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations.

Some forests aren't growing back after wildfires, research finds - 12 Dec 2017 at 5:55pm -

When wildfires burn forests to the ground, some are no longer growing back, new research shows. The findings add to growing evidence that climate change and forest fires are permanently altering forest ecosystems across North America.

How N.L. helped deliver compromise that sealed provincial, federal pot tax deal - 12 Dec 2017 at 5:08pm -

Canada's federal and provincial finance ministers had been haggling for hours over how to split the proceeds of the coming marijuana excise tax when Newfoundland and Labrador's Tom Osborne asked all political staffers and bureaucrats to clear the room.

Canadian cellular prices declining, mainly for talk and text, report finds - 12 Dec 2017 at 4:43pm -

Prices for cellphone service in Canada came down in the last year, but not for heavy users in the vast majority of Canadian cities.

Nearly 25,700 students receive tuition refunds after Ontario college strike, ... - 12 Dec 2017 at 4:38pm -

Nearly 25,700 full time Ontario college students received tuition refunds after a five-week strike derailed their semester.

Refugee family grateful to be alive after incredible 2nd-storey escape from fire - 12 Dec 2017 at 3:30pm -

A family of five say they are counting their blessings after escaping a devastating house fire in Dartmouth, N.S., with their lives but little else.

'Edmonton like a local': Scathing Lonely Planet review inspires insider's gui... - 12 Dec 2017 at 2:30pm -

When Vikki Wiercinski heard Edmonton described as a ?frigidly cold? government town in a less-than flattering Lonely Planet travel review, she decided to stick up for her city with a new guidebook.

Astronomers to eavesdrop on interstellar asteroid for possible signs of intel... - 12 Dec 2017 at 2:26pm -

Astronomers are turning their 'ears' toward our first-known interstellar visitor to see if it has any signs of intelligent life.

Hamilton MP uses 'Good Samaritan' memorial to fire criticisms at police and c... - 12 Dec 2017 at 1:14pm -

Mayor Fred Eisenberger called comments about local police funding made by a Hamilton MP at a homicide memorial last weekend ?totally outrageous? and ?inappropriate.?

On monorails, hyperloops and other wild ideas to get from Montreal to Quebec ... - 12 Dec 2017 at 1:12pm -

Premier Philippe Couillard wants a high-speed link between Quebec's two biggest cities, but what would that look like? Here's an overview of some of the more outlandish ideas.

Budget watchdog details millions in potential GST revenues on carbon pricing - 12 Dec 2017 at 12:46pm -

A new report from Parliament's budget watchdog says carbon pricing in four provinces could net the federal government more than $500 million over two years in GST revenues.

Halifax fire department admits to systemic gender discrimination - 12 Dec 2017 at 12:34pm -

The City of Halifax and the Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Service have admitted to historic systemic gender discrimination against female firefighters and will apologize to former firefighter Liane Tessier after a 12-year legal battle over harassment.

Trump's Jerusalem declaration: a gift to Israel, but price tag may be high - 12 Dec 2017 at 11:55am -

Israelis welcome Donald Trump?s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but they may be forced into giving concessions during future negotiations, writes CBC News Middle East correspondent Derek Stoffel.

Couple makes history by commanding same Canadian navy ship - 12 Dec 2017 at 10:26am -

Victoria and Chris Devita say they're in the same boat as many other married couples trying to strike a balance between work and family. There's just one big difference: the Devitas' boat is a warship.

Justin Trudeau's Liberals win byelections again where it matters most - 12 Dec 2017 at 10:11am -

The Conservatives picked up support in three of four byelections, but the Liberals won the kind of seat that will decide the next federal election in 2019.

Trump lashes out at 'false accusations' of sexual misconduct, Democrat Sen. K... - 12 Dec 2017 at 10:07am -

U.S. President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met."

Fort McKay First Nation opposes oilsands project in 'cultural heartland' - 12 Dec 2017 at 10:00am -

An Alberta First Nation with a long history of working closely with oilsands companies says it plans to defend its "key cultural heartland" from a Calgary-based energy company that wants to develop a project nearby.

How a teddy bear received an honorary degree and why his work for Indigenous ... - 12 Dec 2017 at 10:00am -

For more than 10 years now, a teddy bear from Prince George, B.C., has been a symbol of the need to focus on children rather than politics, when it comes to looking after Indigenous youth in Canada. And according to child welfare advocates, Spirit Bear's work is far from done.

Quebec jurist Richard Wagner named next Supreme Court chief justice - 12 Dec 2017 at 9:51am -

Quebec jurist Richard Wagner has been named the next chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

France's Macron says world is losing battle against climate change - 12 Dec 2017 at 9:28am -

More than 50 world leaders, plus CEOs, investment fund managers and celebrities, have gathered in Paris for a climate change summit on the 2nd anniversary of the Paris climate accord.

Man charged with terror counts after NYC subway bomb attack - 12 Dec 2017 at 9:27am -

The Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a botched suicide bombing in the New York subway mocked U.S. President Donald Trump on Facebook on his way to carry out the attack, writing "Trump you failed to protect your nation," authorities said Tuesday as they brought federal charges against him.

France awards U.S. climate scientists grants to 'Make Our Planet Great Again' - 12 Dec 2017 at 9:19am -

Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term.

Robert and Grace Mugabe currently in Singapore, Zimbabwe official says - 12 Dec 2017 at 9:15am -

Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace Mugabe, have travelled to Singapore on their first trip abroad since Mugabe resigned last month under pressure from the military and ruling party, the presidential spokesperson said Tuesday.

Federal palliative care bill aims to improve end-of-life services for dying C... - 12 Dec 2017 at 8:51am -

A private member's bill aimed at making end-of-life health care better for Canadians from coast to coast became law Tuesday.

Federal end-of-life health bill to improve care for dying Canadians - 12 Dec 2017 at 8:51am -

A private member's bill aimed at making end-of-life health care better for Canadians from coast to coast became law Tuesday.

'I didn't appreciate being played with,' says ex-student of now-jailed teache... - 12 Dec 2017 at 8:00am -

Former Edmonton teacher Paul Martial is now serving a 10-year prison sentence for the long-term sexual abuse of a onetime student. In a three-hour police interview videotaped three years ago, she details her encounters with Martial, starting when he was a Grade 7 substitute teacher.

21 cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce confirmed in N.L., N.B. and Quebec - 12 Dec 2017 at 7:27am -

The federal government is investigating 21 cases of E. coli in three provinces that are believed to be linked to the consumption of romaine lettuce.

'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year - 12 Dec 2017 at 7:14am -

Merriam-Webster has revealed "feminism" as its word of 2017.

Russian Olympic Committee approves athletes competing as neutrals - 12 Dec 2017 at 7:06am -

The Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday formally gave approval for athletes to compete under a neutral flag at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang in February.

Quebec's new basic income plan has proponents dreaming big, others skeptical - 12 Dec 2017 at 6:00am -

The Quebec government has taken a "positive first step" toward a universal basic income with its commitment to provide a set amount of money to those unable to work, says one proponent of the idea. Others aren't so sure.

Her ex-boyfriend went to jail for raping and beating her. Now she sees him ri... - 12 Dec 2017 at 5:30am -

Two women with stories of suffering the scars of intimate partner violence say something has to change before it's too late.

Ontario plans to airlift caribou away from hungry wolves - 12 Dec 2017 at 5:03am -

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is busy making plans on how to move caribou from one remote Lake Superior island to another.

Cost of child care up by 20% in some cities since 2014, report finds - 12 Dec 2017 at 5:00am -

The cost of child care is rising quickly in Canada, in some cities increasing by as much as 20 per cent from three years ago.

Rescuing whales 'high-risk' work government doesn't want to do, DFO email shows - 12 Dec 2017 at 5:00am -

Whale rescuers are in limbo, as they wait for the completion of a five-month-old Transport Canada investigation into Joe Howlett?s death while disentangling an endangered whale.

Ride-hailing service Lyft expands outside U.S. for 1st time to take on Uber i... - 12 Dec 2017 at 5:00am -

Uber rival Lyft launches today in Toronto. The two companies will begin a battle not just for customers, but also for drivers, as many plan to double dip.

Firefighters look to gain on California wildfire as winds remain relentless - 12 Dec 2017 at 4:39am -

The fifth largest wildfire in California history expands, ripping through dry brush atop a coastal ridge while crews struggle to keep flames from roaring down into neighbourhoods amid fears of renewed winds.

Uber says 815,000 Canadians affected by data breach as investigation launched - 12 Dec 2017 at 1:46am -

Uber Canada said late Monday that 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data breach announced in November.

Child's smartphone searches become subject of short film - 11 Dec 2017 at 9:02pm -

When Brett Gaylor discovered an archive of every voice search his five-year-old son had made on Google Assistant, it raised some troubling questions about artificial intelligence.