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Dozens missing in Indonesia as ferry sinks

Dozens of people are missing from a ferry that sank on Indonesia’s Lake Toba, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month. Cellphone video released Tuesday by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency shows the crew of another ferry attempting to rescue people struggling in the waters shortly after the sinking Monday evening but being ...

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Inviting 'very difficult conversations': Why the AGO welcomes debate over Indigenous art

Entering into the Art Gallery of Ontario’s new exhibition Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak, “is like you are on Inuit homeland,” says artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory.  The Toronto gallery’s major exhibition this season juxtaposes the work of world renowned artist Kenojuak Ashevak with that of her nephew Timootee (Tim) Pitsiulak, highlighting two generations of artists from the celebrated artistic community of Kinngait, Nunavut.  “I realize that many Canadians may ...

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The polls have now closed in tonight's Chicoutimi-Le Fjord byelection

The federal Conservatives are hoping to take advantage tonight of a high-profile local candidate running in the Quebec riding of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord to take back one of two seats snatched by the Liberals in federal byelections since 2015. While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s support for the region’s aluminum smelting industry amid the ongoing trade dispute with the U.S., and his ...

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Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion has been shot and killed in Florida, authorities say. The Broward Sheriff’s Office says the 20-year-old rising star was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital. He was shot earlier in the day outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership. XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, had been at RIVA Motorsports checking out inventory, the sheriff’s office said. ...

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Republicans on defensive over Trump's border separation policy ahead of immigration vote

The emotional policy of separating children from their parents at the border is starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure in the U.S. Laura Bush, wife of the 43rd president, called the policy “cruel” and “immoral.” Republican Senator Susan Collins expressed concern about it and a former adviser to President Donald Trump said he thought ...

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Aeroplan promises a transformed rewards program in 2020, but will it fly?

Aeroplan promises a new beginning, but that hasn’t quelled fears among members about its future after Air Canada cuts ties with the rewards program in 2020. To drum up excitement and confidence, Aeroplan recently launched an ad campaign, telling its almost five million members that it will “transform travel planning” into “an extraordinary experience.” But without Air Canada, its marquee partner, ...

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Was there a residential school near you? Find out with our interactive map

For more than 100 years, First Nations, Inuit and Métis children were taken from their families to attend residential schools, which were run by churches and funded by the federal government. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission spoke to thousands of survivors and found that what took place in residential schools in Canada amounted cultural genocide of Indigenous Peoples. So what changes have been made since then? 3:59 ...

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