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Alberta Wildfire 20160508

Canada's gross domestic product shrank in the second quarter as the fallout from this spring's devastating wildfires in northern Alberta rippled through the country's economy, Statistics Canada confirms.

John Verne Ward

Police in the Dominican Republic arrest a 15-year-old in the slaying of a Canadian man living in the Caribbean country.

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Whether they sell baby clothes or medical marijuana, some businesses are looking at delivery alternatives after prolonged and uncertain negotiations despite a tentative agreement announced last night between Canada Post and the union.

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Canadian surgeons are urging people to throw out wire-bristled barbecue brushes because none of them have figured out a surefire way of removing the wires when they get stuck in people's throats.

Indigenous Suicide Inuit 20160418

At least seven mental health workers in northern Ontario say they have been pushed out of their jobs at the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) because of what they describe as bullying and harassment by supervisors.

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The latest quarterly polling report suggests that the Liberals continue to hold on to the new support they gained after last year's election — support that has primarily come at the expense of the NDP.

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Apple hoped the big news this week would be its coming iPhone launch. Instead, billions of euros in unpaid taxes get the headlines. And no matter the final result, the attention is painful but necessary.

Breakthrough Starshot

Scientists recently announced they had found an Earth-like planet in the star system next door. What will it take to send spacecraft there? And how close are we?

Harshita Pancea

Students and teachers in year-round schools say they see important benefits, but very few communities in Canada have adopted the model.

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To hear the White House announce it this week, it was a major achievement. But the per capita number of Syrian refugees accepted in the U.S. remains modest compared to goals set by other nations — even compared to the target Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has in mind.

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As Russia and Turkey prepare to face each other in a friendly match on the soccer field tonight, it’s clear Putin has positioned himself as a key player in the Middle East.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says existing "dockage" rules with China on canola exports have been extended beyond a Sept. 1 deadline as the two countries continue to negotiate a long-term solution.

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In a surprise move, Donald Trump will travel to Mexico today to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, just hours before the Republican delivers a highly anticipated speech on immigration.

Military Sex Report

The Canadian Armed Forces says it is making progress in the fight against sexual misconduct in the ranks, but much more work needs to be done.

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How do you scam a scammer? Just ask Dawn Belmonte from Woodbridge, Ont.

BC News

CBC | British Columbia News

Industrial Park Fire 31.08.2016

Surrey firefighters are working to subdue a 3-alarm fire that broke out at an industrial park near 192 Street.

Stolen Dogs 20160222

A dog was killed Tuesday afternoon and another one was injured after a bizarre fight in Langley.

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From Aug. 30 - Sept. 5, the Façade Festival will project a different artist's work onto the outside of the gallery every night.

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In a bid to fix Surrey's overcrowded education system, B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan says he will do away with all of the portables at Surrey schools within the next four years, if his party is elected.

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Vancouver Architects have helped create a recreational bio-dome in Dubai that allows visitors to step inside a tropical rain forest in the middle of the desert.

Rosie and Bully

After one of her two dogs scared a postal worker six years ago, Dorothy Green's home mail delivery was suspended. Now, she says her dog is too old to threaten anyone anymore and wants the service restored.

Kent Hehr Minister of Veterans Affairs

In 2013, the Conservatives closed nine Veterans Affairs offices across the country, citing a decline in the number of clients. But now, the Liberals are reopening those offices.

Go Topless parade

Facebook took down nude images of women marching in a Go Topless parade in Vancouver, to the chagrin of organizers and supporters.

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Vandals cut down two hydro poles in Surrey last weekend, then stripped the transformers of their copper wire, according to BC Hydro.

Comox Valley beer growlers

Love beer and want to get to know B.C. better? The B.C. Ale Trail has you covered.

ATM skimmers

Victoria Police say thieves have been targeting privately-owned cash machines in areas of the city that are popular with tourists.

Allan Schoenborn

The high-risk designation hearing for child-killer Allan Schoenborn restarted today in B.C. Supreme Court, with one of his psychologists testifying Schoenborn expressed violent thoughts about another patient in recent months.

Canada Post Strike 20160705

Following marathon bargaining sessions that reached into the wee hours, Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have reached tentative agreements, averting a possible mail disruption that had loomed for months.

Shirley Bond

Five years after the launch of the provincial Jobs Plan, the B.C. government is calling it a big success. For the B.C. Liberals, the numbers couldn't have come at a better time.

Eagle Mountain middle school

The traditional report card may soon be a thing of the past in B.C. The Liberal government is set to launch a province-wide consultation with parents next month to better understand how evaluations can best serve students from kindergarten to Grade 9.

Sports News

CBC | Sports News

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Vera Caslavska, a seven-time Olympic gymnastics gold medallist who stood up against the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia, has died at the age of 74.

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The International Boxing Association is pursuing disciplinary action against the referees and judges sent home from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for failing to properly officiate fights.

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Toronto Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole elected free agency on Tuesday night after clearing waivers.

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Matt Wieters hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Jason Grilli in the eighth inning to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

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Tim Tebow has taken his first big swing at a baseball career, showing off a powerful bat and a few areas of needed improvement in a workout for dozens of major league scouts.

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Colin Kaepernick will get one more chance to impress coach Chip Kelly before the San Francisco 49ers announce their starting quarterback, even as the debate surrounding Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem remains heated.

NFC North Football

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a "significant" knee injury in practice Tuesday and the team was awaiting tests to determine how long he might be out.

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The Toronto Blue Jays’ recent play doesn't warrant a major shakeup, but you can bet changes are coming as major league teams can expand their 25-man rosters to 40 on Thursday. Infielder Ryan Goins and outfielder Dalton Pompey are likely to get the call.

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Canada's Eugenie Bouchard was eliminated from the U.S. Open with a first-round loss to Katerina Siniakova on Tuesday, shifting attention to the Canadian's lawsuit against the U.S. Tennis Association over her concussion-causing fall at last year's tournament.

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NHL goalies won't look as trim as expected this season because of delays to an ambitious redesign of their bulky equipment.

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Pittsburgh forward Phil Kessel had hand surgery July 8 and isn't a lock to suit up Oct. 13 when the Penguins open defence of their Stanley Cup championship against the visiting Washington Capitals.

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Once again, the Toronto Blue Jays face an all-important September schedule as they try to secure a spot in the post-season. Here's a look at their opponents and how they stack up.

Hinchcliffe

Canadian race car driver James Hinchcliffe will appear on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars against an assortment of athletes, actors and other celebrities, including controversial swimmer Ryan Lochte.

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