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Students launch online campaign to scrap student loan interest charges


A group representing hundreds of thousands of students across Canada has launched an online campaign calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to make billions of dollars in student loans interest-free.

'There's a predator still there': Toronto-area woman says resort dismissed complaint security guard raped her


A Toronto woman says she took to social media to warn female travellers, after a security guard at a Dominican Republic resort raped her and the hotel “did nothing” to investigate.

Canadian scientists track Lyme disease threat


Health officials combine surveillance of human cases, dogs and ticks in the field to track the spread of the disease across the country.

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2 displaced by Carlington highrise fire


Two residents of a west Ottawa highrise have been temporarily displaced after a fire broke out Sunday night on the building's seventh floor.


Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath admits to a $1.4B hole in her spending plan


Ontario New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath is admitting to a $1.4 billion error in her campaign's fiscal plan, meaning that if elected, the party would be significantly deeper in the red in its first than accounted for.

4 taken to hospital after canoe capsizes in Ottawa River


Four people had to be treated for hypothermia after their canoe capsized in the Ottawa River Sunday evening.


Luxury canal boat service launches in Smiths Falls


A new luxury self-drive boat service that allows tourists to cruise along the Rideau Canal is now up and running in Smiths Falls, Ont.


The House always wins: Vegas is going to the Cup

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The Vegas Golden Knights advanced to the Stanley Cup final on Sunday, eliminating the Winnipeg Jets with a 2-1 win in Game 5 of the Western Conference final.


These are the Texas school shooting victims and their stories

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Friends and family members of the eight students and two substitute teachers fatally shot on Friday fondly remembered their loved ones, using such words as hardworking, funny and loving.

Why Andrea Horwath thinks the NDP can conquer Ottawa Centre


The NDP sees an opporunity to breakthrough in eastern Ontario in the Liberal stronghold of Ottawa Centre.


CBC Ottawa news quiz for the week of May 13


How closely did you follow the past seven days in local news? Take our quiz and find out.

Americans Kreider, Kinkaid help keep Canada off world hockey championship podium

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Canada will come home without a medal for the first time in four years after dropping a 4-1 decision to the United States in Sunday's bronze-medal game at the world hockey championship in Copenhagen.


IIHF Hall of Fame inductee Daniel Alfredsson 'happy' in retirement


Former Ottawa Senators captain-turned hockey dad Daniel Alfredsson headlined the group of eight 2018 inductees to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame on the final day of world championship competition in Copenhagen.


Braves cut ties with former Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista

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The Atlanta Braves on Sunday released former Blue Jays outfielder/third baseman Jose Bautista, one month after signing the former slugger to a minor league contract. The 37-year-old hit .143 with two home runs in 12 games with the Braves.


'Total chaos': Fire burns through Brandon's downtown


A massive fire burned through several buildings in Brandon's downtown on Saturday, including one with dozens of apartments managed by community groups.


Hawaii reports first serious injury from volcano as lava threatens escape routes

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A stream of lava threatened to block a key Hawaii highway on Sunday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, while the first known serious injury was reported from fresh explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano.


Venezuela's Maduro declared election winner amid illegitimacy claims

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Venezuela's leftist leader Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, but his main rivals disavowed the election alleging massive irregularities in a process critics decried as a farce propping up a dictatorship.

Sunday, May 20

'We don't see a person': Terese Marie Mailhot confronts Indigenous stereotypes in memoir


Growing up on the Seabird Island Band in B.C., Indigenous writer Terese Marie Mailhot saw a future for herself beyond the dysfunctional family, parental addictions and neglect she experienced. But it wasn't an easy journey. She wrote about…

'Congrats, you just made my mom cry' and other tales from the airport security line


Out of hundreds of complaints filed against Canada's airport security officers last year the most common irritants were against "power pushing” officers with a "bastardized approach to customer service."

Lightning keep Capitals at bay to close in on East title

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The Tampa Bay Lightning survived a furious late-game comeback from the Washington Capitals in Game 5 to win 3-2 and take a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference final.

Saturday, May 19

Canada falls to Switzerland in semis at hockey worlds

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​Sweden strode into the final of the ice hockey world championship by crushing the United States 6-0 on Saturday. The defending champion set up a gold medal game on Sunday against Canada or Switzerland.

Ex-NFL QB Johnny Manziel strikes deal with Tiger-Cats

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Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he has signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, posting to his Twitter account on Saturday that joining the CFL "is the best opportunity for me moving forward and I’m eager for what the…

After delighting crowds, newlyweds Meghan and Prince Harry celebrate at private reception

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, now officially the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were beaming as they departed for an evening reception hours after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Friday, May 18

Meatless meat, miracle berries and big money. Welcome to the future of food


The world needs more food. According to current estimates, the earth's population is projected to exceed 9.5 billion people by 2050. It's estimated that food production will have to increase by more than 60 per cent above current levels to…

Gunman kills 10 people at Texas high school

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A 17-year-old boy carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Houston-area high school, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It is the deadliest such attack in the U.S. since the massacre in Florida that gave…

Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

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Kensington Palace says Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at the royal wedding, a day after it was announced her father wouldn't be able to travel from the U.S. to participate due to health issues.

Celebrations of life in creative locations taking over from stuffy funeral homes

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Forget the dimly lit, sombre mood of an old-fashioned funeral home, and consider instead a cocktail party-style celebration of life, complete with hors d'oeuvres and a video tribute.

Thursday, May 17

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, sending huge plume of ash skyward

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After two weeks of volcanic activity, an explosive eruption at Hawaii’s Mount Kilauea sent a plume of ash thousands of metres into the air that rained down on a nearby town.

Cannes doc alleges Whitney Houston was molested by Dee Dee Warwick


Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a new documentary that premiered Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival.

Jets drop 2nd in a row as Fleury's heroics give Knights 2-1 series lead

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James Neal's goal and assist paced the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-2 playoff win over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 16

British columnist calls out 'snide' tabloids for taking aim at Meghan Markle's dad ahead of royal wedding


The father of the soon-to-be Royal, Meghan Markle, has been the subject of intense scrutiny by the British press — and surprise, surprise, they're not going easy on the big American bloke. Tabloids put out pictures of Markle buying KFC,…

Alberta passes bill 'to turn off the taps' to B.C. over pipeline delays


Alberta has passed legislation giving the energy minister power to stop gasoline shipments to British Columbia if that province continues to throw up barriers to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, and Alberta's premier says she is…

Meghan Markle's royal fortunes can't mask Britain's race problem

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The flurry of interest in Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry comes at a time when many fear racism in Britain is actually on the rise, writes Margaret Evans.

Morneau says government willing to compensate Kinder Morgan against political delays

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the Canadian government is willing to compensate Kinder Morgan against any financial loss due to British Columbia's attempts to obstruct the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.