Canada

Kathleen Wynne says 'I can do better'

We’re just about hitting the halfway point of the election campaign. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is focusing on young people today, visiting Seneca College and holding a youth town hall in Toronto’s west end. Meanwhile, Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne is travelling to the North for the first time during the election campaign, with stops in Sudbury and Thunder Bay. PC Leader Doug ...

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Her husband took his own life after he was bullied on the job

By Alicia Bridges Brenda Duhaime tries to avoid spending the night in her own home. She’s been staying with family off and on since August 2017. That’s when her husband, Robert Duhaime, was found unconscious on their living room floor. He had taken his own life. “I can’t live at my house anymore, it makes me so incredibly sad,” says Brenda. My husband died in our living room.– Brenda ...

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'Really bizarre' encounter between 2 wild, shrieking lynx caught on video

Ed Trist lives off-grid in the Ontario bush, about 17 kilometres from the closest town, but a video he posted on Facebook has thrust him into a global spotlight. Trist had been planning to catch a few minnows for fishing but instead caught a rare sighting of two lynx squaring off and wailing at one another.  “It was really bizarre,” he said, adding that it’s not unusual to see ...

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'I could have ID'd him': Woman says Dominican resort didn't investigate claim that she was raped by staffer

A Toronto-area woman says she is going public to warn travellers, after a security guard at a Dominican Republic resort raped her and the hotel “did nothing” to investigate — an occurrence she believes is all too common. Christine Dayman, 44, and her family were staying at the Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa resort in Punta Cana two months ago. It ...

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After days away, officials to decide if Grand Forks, B.C., homes are livable

Two weeks ago, there was a road connecting Nicole Heppner’s property to her neighbour’s homestead just outside Grand Forks, B.C. The Granby river was still within its banks then. Now, Heppner’s home is surrounded by murky water from the overflowing river. Her neighbours live on a new island with no access. “The whole road is probably under about 12 to 15 feet [4-5 ...

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Newly granted access to residential school cemetery holds deep meaning for Battleford event organizers

As dozens of people crossed a field of high grass toward the final resting place for at least 50 residential school children, the event name used by organizers, “walk for reconciliation,” felt more than symbolic. It’s the first time some elders and young children have been able to visit the site where their ancestors may have been buried. “I know some of our ...

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Vancouver votes to ban plastic straws, foam cups and containers by June 2019

Vancouver has voted to ban the distribution of plastic straws as well as foam take-out containers and cups as part of its zero-waste strategy. The ban will be introduced on June 1, 2019.  The move is part of the city’s Zero Waste 2040 strategy, which was approved by councillors in a vote on Wednesday. Foam take-out containers and cups are also part of the distribution ...

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