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The performance of intimacy: Why the world can’t stop watching Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

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Every four years when they blaze across our screens, they give us something to hope for: that this kind of intimacy is not only real, but that it can last

Christie Blatchford: Farewell to Patrick Chan, icon of a beautiful, outgoing era

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If Chan has a legacy, he thinks, it may be that he was the transition from the artists he grew up with to the jumpers of today

RCMP member launches appeal to avoid hearing over allegations of harassment and inappropriate behaviour

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Between August 2012 and October 2013, a co-worker alleged that Calandrini had touched his buttocks, inner thigh area while making suggestive remarks on three occasions

I have 1,605 Facebook friends. Why do I feel so alone?

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Our smartphones bring the world, and everyone in it, to our fingertips. It's never been easier to connect with people, yet we live in a time of increased isolation

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Canada’s Alex Beaulieu-Marchand wins bronze in men’s ski slopestyle

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The 23-year-old from Quebec City put down a second strong run in the three-run final that scored 92.40, and he hung on to the bronze spot

Daily horoscope for Sunday, February 18, 2018

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After 7:15 AM EST today (4:15 AM PST), we have the "all clear" to shop and do business. The Moon is in Aries

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Second straight loss has Canada’s Kevin Koe in a battle for playoff spot

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The Swiss scored four points in the first end — thanks to a Koe rock that sailed through the house — and Canada could not recover

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‘Devastating news’ : Former NDP MP Paul Dewar is undergoing treatment for brain cancer

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'I am going to pursue the next phase of my treatment with determination, passion and an appreciation for life,' he wrote

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‘Blood is being spilled on the floors of American classrooms’: Fed-up students criticize politicians behind gun control laws

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'How are we allowed to buy guns at the age of 18 or 19?' Lyliah Skinner, who survived the shooting, told CNN

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Samuel Girard surges ahead of the chaos, paces 1,000-metre field to win first Olympic gold

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The 21-year-old navigated his way through the minefield that is short track qualifying on Saturday — and then finished the job in grand style

‘Strengthening the deep connection’: PM Trudeau lands in India for weeklong visit

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Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are also expected to focus on areas including civil nuclear co-operation, space, defence, energy and education

‘Long wait is finally over’: PM Trudeau and family, kick off one-week India visit, meet Indian high commissioner

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The seven-day Indian state visit is a mix of business meetings, round tables, tours of popular Indian sites and a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Kim Boutin shakes off vile online threats, wins second bronze medal in as many races

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In a show of considerable courage, the 23-year-old Canadian overcame fear and tears to grab bronze in the 1,500 metres

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New Montreal law might allow cyclists to turn right on red light, but not cars

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Montreal has previously refused to give its blessing, citing the safety as the main reason. The rest of Quebec has permitted it since 2003

Past is Prologue

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A 150-year-old downtown Victorian is brought painstakingly, and sensitively, back to the future

Saturday, Feb 17

Patrick Brown applies to run for the Ontario PC leadership he quit last month

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‘I think my name has been cleared, and now it’s about getting Ontario back on track,’ Brown told reporters after filing his papers to enter the race

Friday, Feb 16

NP View: The Liberals’ retweet and hashtag strategy isn’t actually helping First Nations

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The Trudeau government can’t seem to stop thinking its primary role is blurting out compassionate-sounding bromides rather than taking action

Conrad Black: Trump doesn’t care about Canada. Let’s not overplay our NAFTA hand

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Thirty per cent of Canadian GDP is tied up in trade with the U.S., and only three per cent of their GDP is tied up with us. Why pull the eagle's feathers?

Trump used allies to keep affair with ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal out of media: New Yorker report

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She reportedly was paid $150,000 by National Enquirer publisher American Media, Inc. for the story, which never ran

A volatile teenager who wore Donald Trump hats: What we know about Nikolas Cruz

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Before Wednesday's terror, some at the Florida school predicted Cruz could launch an attack. He stands charged with 17 counts of murder

Thursday, Feb 15

John Ivison: With ‘inclusive growth’ agenda, Trudeau too busy tilting at windmills to balance the books

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Trudeau has already ruled out corporate tax cuts in next week’s budget and his rhetoric remains more reminiscent of a social and environmental activist than of a G7 prime minister

Jonathan Kay: Dalhousie University should just be honest about its affirmative-action hiring

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Affirmative action is sometimes a necessary evil. But let it be implemented in a candid spirit. No one likes to be lied to, or fed nonsensical dogma

Chris Selley: Despite Tories’ woes, Ontario election will still be a referendum on the Liberals

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How confident should Ontarians be, that these are serious people trying seriously to solve serious problems and not just winging it and hoping for the best?

Patrick Brown launches multi-pronged campaign against sex-misconduct claims, as one allegation crumbles

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The former Ontario PC party leader has put to the test charges of sex harassment and assault that were accepted without question when first reported

Wednesday, Feb 14

What it’s like to give up social media for a week

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What it's like to give up social media for a week. National Post asked six social media super-users to detox for a week, to see how it changed their sense of connection IRL.

Full transcript of judge’s instructions to Colten Boushie jury: Put yourself in a juror’s shoes

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How the jury arrived at the verdict can never be known, but the judge’s instructions to them are part of the public record. Read the full transcript

John Robson: Stoking fiery division over the Boushie verdict doesn’t show you care

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It is difficult to see a path toward reconciliation with so many, including Trudeau, reinforcing the impression among some Aboriginals that the courts are a bigoted scam

Boushie’s mother meets with Trudeau: ‘This ain’t going to stop until something changes for the better’

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Holding a photo of her son who was killed in August 2016, Debbie Baptiste urged better treatment for Indigenous people in Canada's criminal justice system

Tuesday, Feb 13

Rob Porter’s ex-wife pushes back against Kellyanne Conway’s domestic abuse comments: ‘I beg to differ’

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In an op-ed, Colbie Holderness wrote that Conway's statement 'implies that those who have been in abusive relationships are not strong. I beg to differ'

To avoid defection, North Korea Olympic athletes kept under 24 hour guard, including pee breaks

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Rather than room with teammates, the 22 athletes share sleeping arrangements with private minders

The Winter Olympics are having some trouble with the winter part

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Scott Stinson: Five days in, the biggest problem of Pyeongchang 2018 is something that everyone probably should have seen coming

Deadliest clashes since Cold War? U.S. airstrikes kill scores of Russian mercenaries in Syria

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Some 200 contractors, mostly Russians fighting for Bashar al-Assad, died in a failed attack on a base and refinery held by the U.S. and its allies