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Naimo Ahmed

Since the start of 2017, more than 100 people crossed through the snow-covered fields near the Emerson border to claim refugee status in Canada. One of the new arrivals, Naimo Ahmed, shares her story about how she fled Somalia.

Toronto Muslim Protest

Toronto police say they are investigating not only an anti-Muslim rally that took place on the doorstep of a downtown mosque nearly a week ago, but allegations of hate speech inside the mosque as well.

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A long-suffering plan to deliver new search planes to the air force has hit a new roadblock. The losing bidder in the fixed-wing search and rescue plane program has filed a Federal Court challenge. Leonardo S.p.A. cites cost and safety as reasons to toss out the decision to buy the Airbus C-295.

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You might think sprinkling sentences with "like" is a recent phenomenon or a lazy speech filler, but centuries of evidence show otherwise, says University of Victoria sociolinguist Alexandra D’Arcy.

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Yazidi groups in Canada say they've been kept in the dark on the government's resettlement plan.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday his government has assembled a working group to review all federal laws and policies as they relate to Indigenous peoples.

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Popular heartburn medications taken by millions of Canadians could lead to long-term kidney damage without any warning, a new study suggests.

Eric Glavin

PassportOnline.ca markets itself as a quick and easy service for Canadians to get a passport, but critics say it's misrepresenting what it does and charging hundreds of dollars for service it doesn't provide.

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The Trump administration has lifted federal guidelines that said transgender students should be allowed to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity.

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Canadians born in 2030 will live longer by a few years — to age 84 for a man and 87 for a woman — than the preceding generation, according to a U.K. study that projects life expectancies in 35 industrialized countries will continue to climb.

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Justice Robin Camp, whose conduct during a 2014 sex assault trial led to a recommendation he be removed from the bench, has asked the Federal Court to temporarily stop the Canadian Judicial Council from deliberating his fate.

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An Ontario high school teacher who disrupted an immunization clinic and discouraged students from getting vaccinated has been found guilty of professional misconduct, the Ontario College of Teachers has ruled.

Exoplanet discovery

Scientists have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a small star 39 light-years away, with several planets believed to be capable of having water.

Garland Orr Treit

Four men have been charged in the jailhouse beating of Douglas Garland that took place just hours after the triple murderer was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 75 years.

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Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in a final show of dissent.

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A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rumbled off the coast of British Columbia late Wednesday night.

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Vancouver's black community would like to see the creation of their very own cultural centre, and they know exactly where they would like to see it.

IHealth system review in Nanaimo

A paperless record-keeping system being tested at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital is being put on hold after months of complaints about poor usability and safety issues.

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The City of Vernon is turning to genetic testing to determine the source of the E. coli contaminating local water.

Simon Fraser University

Police in Burnaby have issued a warning after a sexual assault at Simon Fraser University on Tuesday night.

OxyContin

Doctors and pharmacies are still doling out opioids to addicted patients, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. says PharmaNet needs to be used more.

Mike de Jong

The B.C. government is advising people to talk to their employers to make sure they will be signed up for the Medical Service Plan premium reductions, effective Jan. 1, 2018. It applies specifically to people who have their premiums paid for by a group plan or have their fee covered by an employer.

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A proposed bylaw governing marijuana sales in Enderby, B.C. could shut out new pot businesses before they can set up shop.

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The aquarium leases its land in Stanley Park from the park board and has already filed a legal challenge against the board's decision to forbid breeding of captive cetaceans, which park board chair Michael Wiebe says is still before the courts.

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Decreased interest rates for B.C. student loans a 'good first step' for struggling students, says advocates

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High profile anti-homophobia and anti-bullying messages are increasingly a part of the public dialogue around sports, but a new study indicates the message isn't getting through just yet.

Victoria bus

The Victoria Regional Transit Commission didn't get the two cent per litre increase to the gas tax it was expecting in Tuesday's provincial budget. It means expansion plans for the system are now on hold and riders could see service reductions.

Jonathan Regala

Linda Cyrette says her foster son's regalia is custom-designed with a Canucks logo and took months to stitch together. She says he can't take part in First Nations dance competitions without the special outfit.

Like dictionary page

You might think sprinkling sentences with "like" is a recent phenomenon or a lazy speech filler, but centuries of evidence show otherwise, says University of Victoria sociolinguist Alexandra D’Arcy.

City Council Kinder Morgan

City Council votes 8-2 in favour of challenging the B.C. government's decision to grant environmental approval to the controversial pipeline expansion project.

Sports News

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Kris Russell scored the third goal of the night by Edmonton's defencemen with 7:58 left, lifting the Oilers over Florida 4-3 on Wednesday to snap the Panthers' five-game winning streak.

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Jarome Iginla's teammates are rooting for him to pack his bags and leave town. Nothing personal, of course, they just want the charismatic Colorado Avalanche forward to be traded for what might be his final shot at a Stanley Cup title.

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Former Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp is the leading candidate for the Toronto Argonauts' vacant GM position.

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Meryl Davis and Charlie White won't be defending their Olympic ice dance gold medal in South Korea. They're confident they are leaving U.S. chances in good hands.

'Do you believe in miracles?' - 37th anniversary of US hockey gold

CBC Sports' Anson Henry travels to Lake placid to revisit the Olympic hockey battle that took place 37 years ago today.

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Budapest will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris in the race. Hungarian government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs confirmed the withdrawal to The Associated Press on Wednesday.

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Toronto forward Mitch Marner will miss his fourth consecutive game with an apparent right shoulder injury when the Maple Leafs host the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

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Lauren Mann's journey to the Scotties was interrupted by the sudden death of her brother Adam. A year later, she finds herself playing for a Canadian curling title in the same city where the organ donor's heart beats on.

Off Guard Podcast with Perdita Felicien

Two-time Olympian Perdita Felicien leads CBC Sports' latest podcast: Off Guard. Every week, one unconventional theme is considered three different ways. The third episode is available now.

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Their thrilling head-to-head battle in Toronto reminded us once again that Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine are the frontrunners for the Calder Trophy. But a couple of other freshmen deserve rookie-of-the-year consideration, writes Tim Wharnsby.

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It took an extra end, but Rachel Homan's team was the first into the playoffs at the Canadian women's curling championship. The Ottawa Curling Club foursome edged provincial rival Krista McCarville of Northern Ontario 7-6 to get to nine wins without a loss Wednesday.

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There won't be any wild pitches, or anything unexpected, with the new no-pitch intentional walk rule this season, much to the chagrin of Paul Spoljaric, former pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals.

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Brent Burns has a chance to move into the rarefied air of legendary defenceman Bobby Orr. The San Jose Sharks defenceman could become only the second defenceman to ever win the Art Ross trophy as the NHL's leading scorer, joining Orr who did it twice for the Boston Bruins — the last time in 1975.

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Mirela Rahneva's combined explosiveness off the skeleton start block and improved mental strength has allowed the 2018 Canadian Olympic hopeful to reach the podium four times in seven events in her rookie season on the World Cup circuit.

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Follow CBC Sports reporter Devin Heroux's live dispatches from the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ont.

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