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Federal Cabinet Retreat 20170912

In the kerfuffle surrounding the Liberal government’s deeply contested proposals to reform the tax system, possibly no number has loomed larger than 73 per cent.

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Can AI corner the market? And what happens when the computers decide we are on the verge of another great crash?

Ambassador Bridge Contempt

The Canadian government has issued a permit for the billionaire owner of the Ambassador Bridge to build a second span, leading some to question the Liberals' commitment to its own Gordie Howe Bridge project.

Florida Orange Groves Flooded - Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma bore down on the state's prime citrus growing regions resulting in widespread crop losses. That could mean not just higher orange juice prices for consumers, but a difficult recovery for the citrus industry.

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Canada is one of the world's largest hubs of video game development. So why aren't more Canadian-flavoured games like The Long Dark made here?

Binary asteroid comet

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that an asteroid discovered in 2006 is actually two and that it acts more like a comet.

Tracy Mercier

A female prison guard who was sexually assaulted by her co-worker says management downplayed the incident, did little to support her and created so much stress by fostering an "old boys club" that she has been off work for over a year.

Mexico Earthquake

Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of Mexico City's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday.

Bangladesh Myanmar Attacks

The massive exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar to escape brutal persecution appears to have slowed down, but several recent refugees say tens of thousands more are huddled near beaches or in forests waiting to escape.

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Dozens of motorists in Perth, Australia, watched a man clinging to the outside of a moving train on Saturday afternoon.

Trump Travel Ban

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court.

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico's government says engineers will inspect the Guajataca Dam on Sunday to determine the extent of damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria last week.

APTOPIX Tennessee Church Shooting

A masked gunman opened fire at a Nashville church Sunday, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities say.

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Stevie Wonder, Kumail Nanjiani and LeBron James are just some of the high-profile figures speaking up in the developing sports feud with Donald Trump.

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Russia has been at war in Syria since September 2015, supporting President Bashar al-Assad. Ever since, its military has been bringing reporters from Moscow to showcase what it says are the positive aspects of Russia's involvement in Syria's six-year civil war.

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North Korean diplomats were set to sit right in front of Donald Trump when the U.S. president took the UN stage and threatened North Korea — but left without hearing the speech. The exchanges are hitting a nerve around the world, including in Seoul, and not so much because of Kim's nuclear threat.

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His Invictus Games just started, but Prince Harry has been popping up all over Toronto, and with each stop, anticipation builds: Will his girlfriend, Meghan Markle, show up, too?

WestJet 20170801

Canadian airlines are lining up to offer the latest trend in air travel: cheap, no-frills fares. But experts warn that the discount fares may not always be the best deal for passengers.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel has claimed a mandate to form a new German government after her conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term, in an election that will also bring an anti-immigrant, anti-EU party into Germany's parliament.

North Korea Missile

Should the nuclear crisis between the United States and North Korea escalate beyond hurling test missiles and insults like "madman" and "dotard," the list of possible effects is a long and frightening one, according to experts sharing some of the ramifications to human health, the environment and technology.

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Grandview Lanes woman delivers

The long-time, family friendly bowling on Commercial Drive first opened in 1947.

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A years-long crusade to get big money out of British Columbia's municipal elections may finally make headway now that a new provincial government is overhauling its own reputation as the campaign finance ne'er-do-well of the western world.

Hope For Bats

How do the fat stores and cave conditions in British Columbia affect the likelihood of a bat, or a specific species of bat, to survive the deadly white-nose fungus? An inter-disciplinary, cross-border research group is looking to find out.

Marijuana

Mayors from across the province are at the Vancouver Convention Centre this week for the 112th Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. This year, members will vote on a special resolution regarding cannabis legalization.

distracted drivers

Distracted drivers killing more people than drunk drivers, B.C.'s solicitor general says

The Outsiders film

As classrooms become more culturally and ethnically diverse, some educators ask why can't we update the material our kids are reading?

Jazz Vespers

Jazz Vespers at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church marks 25th anniversary with concert spectacular on Sept. 30.

To Set sign Vancouver film production

The provincial government estimates $2.6 billion will be spent this fiscal year — a 35 per cent increase.

Todd Hirsch

ABT economist Todd Hirsch says that for Calgary to become a destination city for high growth innovative companies such as Amazon, a vibrant arts and cultural scene isn't a luxury - it's a necessity.

IIO B.C. investigator Vancouver Manitoba Street, 18th Avenue

The IIO has released a few more details about police-involved shooting in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant Saturday afternoon, which left a man in critical condition in hospital.

Dianne Watts BC Liberal leadership announcement

Watts is the second high-profile person to announce her plans to run, following former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan.

Walk for reconciliation

The event began with an opening blessing led by Chief Robert Joseph, and followed a two-kilometre route to Strathcona Park.

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Ben Baker was walking his dog along Oak Bay's Rattenbury Beach at low tide when he stumbled on the shimmering, purple fish.

Sash Wesley

Tsimsiam Nation mother of eight Sasheen Wesley is one of 20 women picked to join the first ever Team Indigenous which is set to complete at the Roller Derby World Cup in England.

gastown steam clock

Will Woods is a conflicted man. On the one hand, the tour operator feels compelled to include Gastown's iconic steam clock as part of the daily walking tours he offers. But then comes the part when he has to clarify that the clock was actually built in 1977.

SOUTH SURREY SHOOTING SHELL CASINGS

According to an RCMP officer on scene, none of the residents of the neighbourhood called 911 about the first shooting until nearly 12 hours after it happened.

Vancouver rental apartments

The opening of a new housing development in Metro Vancouver is a Rorschach test.

Northern Lights over the North Thompson river

It started as a cleanup of the Thompson River. Now, it's celebrated in over 60 countries across the world.

Gerald Richard McLean sex offender vancouver arrest warrant

Gerald Richard McLean was last seen near East Cordova Street and Main Street. He failed to return to his halfway house and is wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant.

BC Budget 20170911

From some of the most permissive political fundraising rules in Canada, British Columbia is moving toward having some of the strictest. It's the latest province to lower individual contribution limits and ban donations from unions and corporations.

Sports News

CBC | Sports News

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Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls have reportedly agreed to a buyout, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. According to ESPN's NBA insider, Adrian Wojnarowski, multiple teams are interested in the 35-year-old's services, including the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Hector Villalba and Jeff Larentowicz each scored, Brad Guzan had his second straight shutout, and Atlanta beat the Montreal Impact 2-0 on Sunday to extend United's home unbeaten streak to 12 games.

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Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal with 6:26 left in overtime set up by Aaron Rodgers' 72-yard pass to Geronimo Allison, and the Green Bay Packers rallied to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-24 on Sunday.

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Rene Paredes kicked five field goals and the Calgary Stampeders set a CFL record for wins over divisional opponents in their 15-9 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sunday.

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Xander Schauffele ended his rookie season by winning the Tour Championship. Justin Thomas ended the best season with the FedEx Cup.

Riders lock arms

Players with the Saskatchewan Roughriders locked arms during the national anthem at Sunday's game versus the Calgary Stampeders at Regina's Mosaic Stadium.

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Jose Bautista had two hits, drove in one run and scored another to help lift the Blue Jays to a 9-5 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday in what was likely his final home game in a Toronto uniform.

Jose Bautista salutes Toronto crowd in Rogers Centre send off

In potentially Jose Bautista's final game as a Blue Jay in Toronto, 47,000 fans showed their appreciation for his 10 years as a Jay.

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Roger Federer rallied to beat Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 7-6 (6), 11-9 Sunday and clinch the new Laver Cup tournament for Europe on Sunday.

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Johnny Gaudreau's broken finger and Marc Methot's lacerated pinkie brought enough attention to the issue that the NHL is taking a stronger stand on flagrant slashing this year to cut down on injuries and obstruction.

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Stevie Wonder, Kumail Nanjiani and LeBron James are just some of the high-profile figures speaking up in the developing sports feud with Donald Trump.

MAURICE ROCKET RICHARD FILE PHOTO

It's not as if any great injustice was done, but Montreal Canadiens legend Maurice Rocket Richard getting an assist added to his prodigious NHL scoring totals.

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On Sunday, about 200 players sat or knelt, the form of protest started last season by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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Wheelchair rugby Paralympian Miranda Biletski became a quadriplegic 12 years ago when she dove into the University of Regina pool and struck her head on the bottom. A trial starts Monday in which she is seeking millions of dollars to cover treatment, equipment, and pain and suffering.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins released a statement Sunday indicating they will honour the tradition of championship teams attending the White House.

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The two sides in the nation's most popular professional sports league united on Saturday in a manner unseen in years, sounding a resolute chord in decrying President Donald Trump's remarks about players kneeling during the national anthem.

BRITAIN-ROYALS/INVICTUSGAMES

The first official day of competition got underway at the 2017 Invictus Games after a star-studded opening ceremony Saturday night.

APTOPIX Germany Berlin Marathon

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has held off the challenge of debutant Guye Adola to win the Berlin Marathon. The Kenyan won in two hours, three minutes and 32 seconds, missing out on the world record by 35 seconds in wet conditions. Gladys Cherono won the women's race in 2:20:23.

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Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics has become the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem.

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As Jose Bautista nears the likely end of his Toronto tenure, the question of his legacy flips to the forefront. And there's a strong case to be made that he's the best Blue Jay since the team's back-to-back World Series years.

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