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Miss something this week? Don't panic. CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need.

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Authorities in Peru are investigating after an Indigenous spiritual leader was shot to death, a case that local media reports say resulted in the killing of a Canadian citizen, in reprisal for the murder.

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A suicide bomber struck a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 48 people in an attack claimed by ISIS.

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Canada's Lobbying Commissioner is being asked to investigate whether Facebook is following the rules when it comes to lobbying the government.

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From local, small-scale designers to huge corporations, it seems everyone wants to be on the sustainable fashion bandwagon. Here are some tips for how the average shopper can get on board.

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Compton high schoolers say rapper Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer is encouraging others in his home community to strive for success.

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After getting hit by points theft once again, some PC Optimum members question a fix Loblaws says it has made to help curb the string of thefts plaguing the rewards program.

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The popular Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill has been drawing on natural gas from Western Canada for half a century. But Public Services and Procurement Canada wants a more eco-friendly fuel, and has launched a study to look at alternatives, including electricity and LEDs.

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Grassroots Liberals know what the party needs to stand for in the next election. They made it clear to Justin Trudeau and his government this weekend that they expect the party to continue to push for progressive change, even if it runs counter to the prime minister's own position, and even if it requires more spending than a government wrestling with deficits can afford.

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Japanese woman Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. She had been hospitalized since January.

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Ontario Provincial Police say a fisherman has found the body of a child in the Grand River, 13 kilometres downstream from where a three-year-old boy went missing during a flood in February.

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Verne Troyer, the actor known for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films, has died at the age of 49.

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Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria's Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the Syrian government's chemical facilities.

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Mark Cross was a ferocious competitor when he played hockey, but those who knew him say the assistant coach for the Humboldt Broncos had a calming presence on his players, teammates and friends.

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Four former U.S. presidents were among some 1,500 mourners who gathered at a Houston church on Saturday for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

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As hundreds of would-be volunteer firefighters gather in Nipawin for training this weekend, Mitchell Lapchuk is going to hammer home a message he’s learned from years of handling the stress of responding to disasters — that it's OK to ask for help.

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To make a crewed Mars mission possible, there are incredibly complex problems that need to be solved. Here are some of the things at the top of NASA's to-do list, and how engineers and psychologists are figuring them out.

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All children with myopia benefit from spending more time outdoors, doctors say.

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North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.

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No-shows have long been a major frustration in the restaurant business and, while some restaurants have cancellation fees for larger groups, one Vancouver eatery is taking it a step further.

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Vancouver artist Paul Wong is launching a year-long project called Occupying Chinatown, starting the same day that the City of Vancouver will issue a formal apology for historic discrimination against Chinese-Canadians on Sunday.

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A wood and metal fabrication shop on Still Creek Drive is left with damage after a piece of equipment caught fire overnight.

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The awards were presented at the RTDNA's annual banquet at the Pan Pacific hotel in Vancouver on Saturday night.

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More than 41,000 runners will converge on downtown Vancouver starting at 9:00 a.m. PT Sunday. There will be various road closures from 5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Honour House Society — an organization involved in supporting military veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD — has broke ground on their first counselling cabin.

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The City of Kamloops has expanded its Adopt-a-Road program to include local park trails.

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Farmers report thousands of dollars in damages as deer rip through local orchards in Oliver, B.C.

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Female politicians across British Columbia are calling for more women to join their ranks and run for office.

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The parents of a Victoria teen who died Friday from an accidental overdose say they felt trapped by a medical system that didn't give them a say in their son's painkiller prescriptions.

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Environment and Climate Change Canada says Mackenzie Pulp Mill Corp. has been fined $900,000 for leaking effluent into British Columbia's Williston Lake.

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B.C.-based social media analyst Nick Chernoff says as technology changes, it's important to speak to your children about their digital resumé.

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13 per cent of teenagers lag behind when it comes to financial literacy.

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An Albertan man driving a snowmobile on Boulder Mountain near Revelstoke B.C. has died after two snowmobiles collided, RCMP said.

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Clean-up crews spent the night trying to clean up Sunset Beach in Vancouver after 4/20 celebrations left a 'muddy, soggy' mess, according to a park board official.

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Two years after a 73-year-old woman and her 39-year-old son were killed during an RCMP standoff in northwestern B.C, there are few answers as to what led to them being shot outside their home in a small village of around 300 people.

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A Vancouver family lawyer has criticized a proposed bill that would allow ICBC, the provincial insurer, to cancel the driver's licence of a "deadbeat" parent behind in their child or spousal payments.

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Officials in the southern Okanagan are bracing for "biblical" flooding as a higher-than-usual snowpack begins to melt, prompting residents to flee from their homes.

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In reaction to the tragedy that left three men at the Fernie Memorial Arena, WorkSafeBC has issued over 1.000 safety compliance orders at provincial rinks.

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Tesla is beset by production problems, it is swimming in debt, its bonds are near junk status, its stock has more people betting against it than any other major company. But there are still good reasons to believe in the world's best known electric car maker.

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The Vaisakhi parade is one of Surrey's biggest events and one of the biggest parades outside of India.

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The hottest-ever London Marathon featured a Kenyan double as Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third victory in front of Buckingham Palace joining Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women's race on Sunday.

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Kathy Baker scored a try in extra time as Ireland topped Canada 24-19 in a consolation Challenge Trophy semifinal Sunday at the women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Kitakyushu, Japan.

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A's lefty Sean Manaea pitched the first no-hitter against Boston in 25 years, with an overturned call preserving the gem Saturday night in Oakland's 3-0 win over the sizzling Red Sox.

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Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 42 saves, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday to force a sixth game in their first-round playoff series.

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Former world champion Amir Khan won his first fight in two years by stopping Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds on Saturday.

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Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday and a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series.

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The Toronto Raptors' second unit was so strong in the regular season that the team ran a tongue-in-cheek social media campaign suggesting their entire "bench mob" win the NBA's sixth man of the year award.

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Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Kucherov scored his 27th career post-season goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 26 shots as the top seed in the Eastern Conference beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Saturday to end the first-round series in five games.

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Barcelona became the first team in 85 years to win four straight Copa del Rey titles after blowing away Sevilla 5-0 in the final on Saturday.

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Mauro Manotas and Leonardo scored goals in the match's first seven minutes to set the tone, and Romell Quioto added a goal and two assists as the Houston Dynamo rolled past defending MLS champion Toronto FC 5-1 on Saturday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston.

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Ben Simmons had the first playoff triple-double by a rookie in nearly 40 years, JJ Redick scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Miami Heat 106-102 on Saturday to move within a victory of the second round.

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White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game Friday night, and is in stable but critical condition.

Listen to the radio call from 1951 when Bill Barilko won the Leafs the Cup

After mysteriously vanishing, the Toronto Maple Leafs wouldn't win another Stanley Cup until Barilko's remains were found 11 years later.

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Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., looking to regain the form that once put her among the world's best players, defeated Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine 6-2, 7-5 in Fed Cup World Group II action on Saturday.

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Carlos Vela scored from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute as expansion-side Los Angeles FC overcame an Ignacio Piatti hat trick to defeat the 10-man Montreal Impact 5-3 at Saputo Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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Forward Brian Boyle of the New Jersey Devils, goaltender Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers and forward Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes were named the finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Saturday.

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Fittingly, it was Mark Scheifele who put the finishing touch on the Winnipeg Jets' first-round series victory with a power-play goal early in the third period.

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Speed Skating Canada has fired the head coach of Canada's long-track speed-skating team.

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CBC Sports will provide a live stream of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series women's tournament from Kitakyushu, Japan.

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Former Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is gambling on himself by signing a minor-league deal with the Atlanta Braves. And judging by the 37-year-old's history of perseverence, it's likely a safe bet.

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