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Home explosion, fire taking a toll on London, Ont., neighbourhood: fire official

Home explosion, fire taking a toll on London, Ont., neighbourhood: fire official

LONDON, Ont. — A gas explosion and a large fire that triggered the evacuation of a London, Ont.
Prime Minister announces advisory committee aimed at promoting skilled trades

Prime Minister announces advisory committee aimed at promoting skilled trades

HALIFAX — A new advisory committee will help promote apprenticeships and skilled trades across Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.
Federal parties' privacy policies meet bare minimum required by new law

Federal parties' privacy policies meet bare minimum required by new law

OTTAWA — The main federal political parties have developed and published privacy policies, as required by a new law, but none has adopted the stringent measures Canada's privacy commissioner and chief electoral officer say are necessary to protect th

Toronto activist calling on federal parties to nominate more black candidates

OTTAWA — A Toronto-based activist is calling on Canada's political parties to nominate more black candidates in winnable ridings in this fall's federal election in order to enhance the chances the community is better represented in the next Parliamen
Jimmy Kimmel named honourary mayor of Dildo, N.L., promises to visit community

Jimmy Kimmel named honourary mayor of Dildo, N.L., promises to visit community

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — After weeks broadcasting his passion for Dildo, N.L., late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel was named "honourary mayor" Thursday night and made a commitment to visit the community.

Power cut when minor earthquake shakes southeastern Saskatchewan

ESTERHAZY, Sask. — A small earthquake shook parts of southeastern Saskatchewan Thursday night, knocking out power and rattling homes in the region. The United States Geological Survey confirms the 4.
As Turks flee oppression, Ottawa urged to speak out on human rights issues

As Turks flee oppression, Ottawa urged to speak out on human rights issues

OTTAWA — It's long past time for the federal government to publicly condemn human rights violations that have been going on in Turkey for years, an Ottawa-based human rights activist says.
In the news today, Aug. 16

In the news today, Aug. 16

Five stories in the news for Friday, Aug. 16 ——— LITTLE HAS CHANGED SINCE TINA FONTAINE DIED: ADVOCATES Tomorrow marks five years since the body of a First Nations girl was pulled from the river in Winnipeg.
'Tips on steroids:' Social media both a help, hurdle for police investigations

'Tips on steroids:' Social media both a help, hurdle for police investigations

Social media can help or hurt police investigations such as the one into three homicides in northern British Columbia, says a criminologist.
'Nothing has changed:' Tina Fontaine's body pulled from river five years ago

'Nothing has changed:' Tina Fontaine's body pulled from river five years ago

WINNIPEG — It was quiet on the summer day when Cora Morgan and her cousin stood on the waterfront and performed a smudging ceremony for a young Indigenous girl pulled out of the Red River in Winnipeg not long before.