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Holocaust survivor, 102, meets newly discovered nephew


The emotional meeting was made possible by Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial’s comprehensive online database of Holocaust victims.

Hidden camera finds nursing home staff took hours to give man CPR


War veteran James Dempsey's family hid a camera in his nursing home room that caught nurses making little attempt to revive him.

South Dakota university to offer 18-day intensive courses


School says new option will help working students and those in the military.

Santa Claus Parade draws thousands in Toronto

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The magic for the kids came with careful crafting.

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One killed after training accident at CFB Shilo in Manitoba

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It's believed that a reserve unit from Winnipeg was involved in the training exercise, but the military isn't releasing any other information yet.


As the only female Inuit police officer on this northern force, Pamela Stevenson is a coveted recruit

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When the 22-year-old joined the Kativik Regional Police Force in northern Quebec last month, she become just one of three Inuit officers on the 70-person force.


Beware of Russian cyberwarfare, NATO chief tells Canada


Russian-linked social media accounts have been spreading false or misleading stories about Canadian soldiers in Latvia, according to Jens Stoltenberg.

Ontario MPPs vote to end college strike, sending students back to school starting Tuesday

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After three days of debate, Liberal government and Progressive Conservative MPPs joined forces Sunday to pass legislation sending strike college teachers — and their students — back to class over NDP objections.


'Tears of joy' for Filipina caregiver who can be reunited with her children after 8-year wait

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Jocelyn Godroy, who came to Canada in 2008, was all smiles after she finally received her permanent residence earlier in November.


Dionne quintuplets’ birth home moved by truck to downtown North Bay


The move takes place after a yearlong grassroots campaign to preserve the house, which served as a museum until 2015.

Big fan of Anne Murray? Check out this collection at U of T

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Legendary Canadian singer donated hundreds of unique items documenting her career to the University of Toronto’s Media Commons, which the public can visit by appointment.


Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe doesn’t resign as expected during TV address

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In a televised address, the 93-year-old addressed “a whole range of concerns” of Zimbabweans about the chaotic state of the government and the economy, but stopped short of resigning.


Coal comes out on top in global climate change fight


While more than 20 countries, led by Canada and Britain, pledged to stop burning coal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her country’s use of the fuel and the need to preserve jobs in the industry.

Manitoba Premier Pallister explains how he got lost and broke his arm while hiking in New Mexico wilderness


Pallister and his wife, Esther, answered questions posed by a member of his staff in a video posted on Facebook that’s just over four minutes long.


Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake says Republicans are ‘toast’ if they follow Trump, Roy Moore


Flake was talking to the mayor of the Phoenix suburb of Mesa offstage Friday after speaking at a town hall session for aerospace company workers and apparently didn’t know the microphone attached to his lapel was still on.

Inmates allege systematic negligence at southern Ontario prison

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The class action lawsuit against the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre in London, Ont., is arguing for the rights of more than 9,000 inmates who allege a pattern of “cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.”

Woman in serious condition after Mississauga stabbing


Peel Regional police say another woman was arrested at the scene near Central Parkway E. and Mississauga Valley Blvd.


Slow going in new NAFTA round after updated U.S. demands


The new U.S. trade objectives include some that will probably irk Canada and Mexico, the U.S. recording industry and other major business interests.

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if U.S. closes PLO mission in Washington

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Cutting off ties would carry great risks for the Palestinians. It could antagonize an administration they already suspect is biased toward Israel and cut put millions of dollars of critical U.S. aid in jeopardy.


Attempted communications heard from missing Argentine submarine

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The submarine ARA San Juan, with 44 crew members, had participated in naval exercises off southern Argentina before departing Monday from the city of Ushuaia for a naval base in Mar de Plata. It hasn’t been heard from since Wednesday.

Sunday, Nov 19

Politicians urge more action in stopping U.S. game hunting policy


Though President Donald Trump has put a hold on his decision for now, several Republicans are hoping the policy will not go through at all.

Saturday, Nov 18

Can talking buses save pedestrians’ lives?


Deceptively simple idea to deal with blind spots is being used in some cities. But some say it’s not the answer.

Trump decides to keep the ban on importing elephant trophies — for now


The White House had originally argued that the hunting would bring money to local communities and incentivize efforts to protect elephants.

Norwegian billionaire tobacco heiress given $38,750 drunk-driving fine

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Katharina G. Andresen, 22, is reportedly Norway’s richest woman, a tobacco heiress with a fortune estimated at $1.57 billion.

Terror suspect Mohamed Harkat poses low risk of violence, psychiatrist tells hearing


Harkat, who is closely monitored by Canadian border agency officials after being arrested in 2002, wants permission to use the internet outside his home and to travel freely within Canada.

Friday, Nov 17

When politicians get that faraway look in their eyes: Delacourt


Justin Trudeau has now made 29 international trips in two years. Is there any benefit?

Activists applaud Trudeau’s comments about Duterte’s crackdown in Philippines


The U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said late Thursday that Trudeau’s decision to speak publicly about his comments — the only one during the summit — to President Rodrigo Duterte was “deliberate, strategic and principled.”

U.S. Homeland Security official resigns after past racist remarks come to light


Rev. Jamie Johnson, the head of the DHS’s centre for outreach to faith and community groups, resigned over reportedly said Black people had “turned America’s major cities into slums.”

U.S., Russian UN resolutions defeated on extending Syria chemical weapons probe


Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday at a heated Security Council meeting that reflected the deteriorating…

Thursday, Nov 16

Dionne quintuplets’ birth home to be relocated on Sunday

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The home, whose fate had been in limbo since it closed to the public two years ago, will remain in the North Bay community.

Gas plants accused decline to call witnesses, closing arguments start Wednesday

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Crown prosecutors along with lawyers for former McGuinty chief of staff David Livingston and deputy Laura Miller will make their final arguments in the criminal case before Justice Timothy Lipson begins his deliberations.

Accused told officer ‘I took my eyes off the road for just a second,’ court hears


Gideon Fekre is charged in the death of Kristy Hodgson, who died after being struck by a car while walking her two dogs on the sidewalk.

Province to include adult children with disabilities in child support law

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Brampton single mother's successful Charter challenge prompts Ontario to amend child support law.

Wednesday, Nov 15

Roy Moore’s lawyer tries to discredit accuser over yearbook handwriting

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Moore’s Attorney, Phillip L. Jauregui, on Wednesday said he had hired a handwriting analyst to look into whether the signature in Beverly Young Nelson’s yearbook is authentic.

Sessions says he has ‘no reason to doubt’ Moore accusers


Attorney General Jeff Sessions hasn't ruled out a Justice Department probe of the allegations against Roy Moore.

Incinerator can burn 150 pounds of carcass in an hour, Babcock murder trial told: DiManno

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An odd point for murder defendant Dellen Millard to elicit from the witness — the economy of buying a 250 pound capacity carcass incinerator over a 500 pound capacity model, when the latter cost just some $2,000 more.

Barbara Turnbull Award winner has a love for fashion


Jacqueline Au used to flip through fashion magazines and design clothes for her dolls when she was a child. It eventually led her to study fashion at Ryerson University so she could pursue her dream to become a designer.