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Crews watch winds closely as B.C.'s biggest wildfire grows near Prince George

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More than 150 firefighters and thousands of residents will be watching the weather in northern B.C. on Friday as the largest fire in the province continues to burn, leaving people in nearby cities and communities on edge.

How crossing into Canada helped this Whalley Little Leaguer reach the World Series

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It was as if everything changed for Dio Gama the second he stepped into Canada three years ago to reunite with his family.

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You'll never guess where Vladimir Putin is going to show up this weekend

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A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse.

3 injured in ATV rollover near Iroquois, Ont.

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Three people were seriously hurt when their all-terrain vehicle crashed early Friday morning in South Dundas Township.

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Judge lifts publication ban on details of deadly Fredericton shooting

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A New Brunswick judge has lifted a publication ban on previously reported details about the Fredericton shooting a week ago that claimed the lives of two city police officers and two civilians.

Canadian musicians on what made Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul

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Canadians artists mourn the passing of Aretha Franklin and remember the depth of talent that made her shine.

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Alleged Fredericton gunman tweeted about death of Moncton Mounties

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The man accused of murdering four people in Fredericton, including two police officers, tweeted often about first-person shooter video games and, four years ago, about the deaths of three Moncton Mounties during that city's shocking…

U.K. heatwave reveals previously hidden ancient farms, burial mounds

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Weeks of dry, hot weather have revealed the outlines of several archeological sites across the U.K., including some dating back to prehistoric times. New aerial photos show settlements, field boundaries and burial monuments.

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Most CRA auditors polled say Canada's tax system is skewed to protect the wealthy

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The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada polled 1,700 of its union members who work for CRA chasing down taxes owed by corporations and the wealthy. The survey found that 90 per cent of them believe the system is skewed…

At least 7 Pennsylvania priests accused of sex abuse were sent to Toronto-area clergy rehab

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Among the hundreds of Pennsylvania priests accused of molesting children in a grand jury report released this week, at least seven were sent to a Toronto-area facility for treatment. But in some cases, the report says, the church ignored…

The latest investment trend? Take low-fee a step further and make it free

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A David and a Goliath have each shaken up the investment industry this month with new investment products that take the growing trend of low-fee investing one step further — charging no fees at all.

National Geographic says it 'went too far' with emaciated polar bear video

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One year after a controversial video that linked an emaciated polar bear to climate change, National Geographic has published an article on what went wrong.

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B.C. Wildfire Service warns of potential for 'extreme fire behaviour' from Shovel Lake blaze

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The B.C. Wildfire Service has issued an "extreme fire behaviour" warning for the Shovel Lake fire burning west of Prince George.

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Trump 'in no rush,' but top trade official 'hopeful' for NAFTA breakthrough

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One year after NAFTA talks began, the odds of an accelerated conclusion before the end of the summer appeared as mixed as ever on Thursday.

Ministry contacting WestJet over outing of transgender passenger

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Transportation Minister Marc Garneau has instructed his staff to contact WestJet after a passenger said one of the airline's gate agents outed her as a transgender woman to other passengers on her flight.

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Shipbuilding program hits snag as defective welds found in B.C. vessel

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The first civilian ship built under the federal government’s marquee shipbuilding program will have portions of its hull re-welded because an inspection has uncovered a series of defective joints, CBC News has learned.

Thursday, Aug 16

Tesla sues Ontario government, alleging customers denied incentives

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Tesla Motors Canada is suing the Ontario government, alleging it has suffered "substantial harm" and lost sales amid the cancellation of an electric vehicle rebate.

Scheer says he won't discuss 'caucus dynamics' as calls grow for Bernier to be booted

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In his first public remarks on the increasingly fractious debate over diversity in this country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Maxime Bernier's tweets on "extreme multiculturalism" are just the latest display of the Conservative Party…

'The gift of her music remains to inspire us all': Tributes abound for Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul

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Aretha Franklin, the Memphis-born singer known as the Queen of Soul, died Thursday of advanced pancreatic cancer at age 76.

If you thought this year was hot, wait until you hear about what's next

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The past four years have been the hottest on record, but new research shows the Earth was actually in a global warming "hiatus" that is about to end — and make the Earth even hotter.

Wednesday, Aug 15

Ottawa to declare federal holiday to mark legacy of residential school system

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The Liberal government will declare a federal statutory holiday to mark the tragic legacy of the residential school system, fulfilling a recommendation made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

B.C. wildfires 2018: Province declares state of emergency

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The British Columbia government has declared a state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

Mary Pratt, Canadian painter who celebrated the beauty of everyday life, dead at 83

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Mary Pratt, a painter who turned the ordinary objects of her kitchen, garden and daily life into extraordinary works of beauty and colour, has died in St. John’s.

Accused Fredericton killer Matthew Raymond had a 'short fuse,' former co-worker says

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A former co-worker of the man accused of murdering four people, including two police officers, in Fredericton last week describes him as a happy man who could have a "short fuse."

Tuesday, Aug 14

Trinity Western students won't have to sign covenant banning sex outside straight marriage

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Students at Trinity Western University will no longer have to sign an agreement promising to abstain from all sex outside of heterosexual marriage, but faculty and staff will still be bound by the school's restrictive covenant.

Morneau ready to use 'emergency' measure to protect steel sector

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Bill Morneau is preparing to use emergency safeguard measures for the first time to respond to the risk of a surge in cheap foreign steel imports. The finance minister launched a short public consultation process Tuesday, as U.S. steel…

Dozens dead in Genoa bridge collapse

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A bridge on a major thoroughfare collapsed Tuesday in the northern Italian city of Genoa during a violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 metres into a heap of rubble and causing 26 deaths and injuring 15.

Monday, Aug 13

Ontario to allow private retailers to sell cannabis, province will handle online sales

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Ontario's Progressive Conservative government announced Monday it will allow recreational pot to be sold in retail stores while the province will handle online sales.

Canadian residents hit by Trump tax dealt a new blow

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Thousands of Canadian residents hit hard by a retroactive tax signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump have been dealt another blow, CBC News has learned. New proposed regulations issued by the U.S. Treasury Department and the…

'We were always going to be together,' spouse of slain police officer says

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The wife of a fallen Fredericton police officer describes Const. Robb Costello as a committed family man who loved his job.

Sunday, Aug 12

Justin Trudeau meets with families of Fredericton police officers killed in shooting

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met privately Sunday for "a few moments" with the families of two Fredericton police officers killed in a shooting on the city's north side on Friday.

Counter-protesters dwarf white nationalists at rally on Charlottesville anniversary

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A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, less than two dozen white nationalists marched Sunday across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of counter-protesters.

What we know about the victims of the Fredericton shooting

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Police have identified the four victims of a deadly Friday morning shooting at a Fredericton apartment complex.