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Tornado among top ‘traumatic events’ in Ottawa’s history, will take days to restore power, mayor says | CBC News

Tornado among top ‘traumatic events’ in Ottawa’s history, will take days to restore power,...

About 150,000 Hydro Ottawa customers alone are without power after a twister ripped through the area and neighbouring Quebec on Friday — and the city's mayor warns it could take "days" to restore service to those affected by the storm. Speaking to reporters Saturday, Jim Watson said the tornado has plunged large swaths of the city into darkness…
2 police officers in hospital after shooting in Burlington, Ont., SIU investigating | CBC News

2 police officers in hospital after shooting in Burlington, Ont., SIU investigating | CBC...

A man is dead and two Halton Region police officers were injured in a shooting in Burlington early Saturday, according to police and Ontario's Special Investigations Unit. The SIU says it is investigating the shooting, which occurred inside an Esso gas station, 875 Appleby Line, at Harvester Road, but outside a bathroom. Monica Hudon, spokesperson for the SIU, told reporters that the man,…
Sex and the senior: They’re doing it, so get over it | CBC News

Sex and the senior: They’re doing it, so get over it | CBC News

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here.  Older adults are having sex and enjoying it. So get over it. A British researcher says the "ick factor" and…
Journalism’s budding new beat: Cannabis reporter | CBC News

Journalism’s budding new beat: Cannabis reporter | CBC News

Even in the heyday of cigarettes, when people still smoked in their offices, you wouldn't expect to open a newspaper and see a reporter assigned to cover the "tobacco beat."  And, alcohol, which is consumed by Canadians in quantities greater than ever, still only typically gets covered by wine reviewers, who suggest the best new vintages…
No guarantee all Indigenous concerns about Trans Mountain will be addressed, minister says | CBC News

No guarantee all Indigenous concerns about Trans Mountain will be addressed, minister says |...

The Trudeau government has said more than once it's committed to respecting First Nations' interests in the push to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built — but that doesn't mean saying yes to every request from Indigenous communities, says Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. Last month, the Federal Court of Appeal dealt another crippling blow to the…
Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 12 | CBC News

Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 12 | CBC News

Gunmen attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 12 members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 53 others, local media reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault in Ahvaz, which saw gunfire spray into a crowd of marching Guardsmen, bystanders and government officials watching from…
Privacy experts say choosing life insurance tied to fitness tracking could have unintended consequences | CBC News

Privacy experts say choosing life insurance tied to fitness tracking could have unintended consequences...

Privacy experts say they're concerned life-insurance programs that reward customers for behaviours like logging their activity using a fitness tracker could have unintended consequences for the safety of their personal data. Insurance giant John Hancock, owned by Canadian company Manulife Financial Corp., announced Thursday a switch to "interactive" life-insurance policies only, which offer incentives for things like wearing a Fitbit…
Wealthy would-be immigrants told to lie about their assets, intentions — even their identity | CBC News

Wealthy would-be immigrants told to lie about their assets, intentions — even their identity...

LATEST UPDATES: This story has been updated to correct and clarify some details. Rich foreigners seeking to gain Canadian residency through a controversial Quebec program are being advised to hide questionable assets, lie about their intention to settle in the province and even adopt a new identity, according to a hidden-camera investigation by Radio-Canada. The…
Maxime Bernier explains what he means by ‘extreme multiculturalism’  | CBC Radio

Maxime Bernier explains what he means by ‘extreme multiculturalism’ | CBC Radio

When Maxime Bernier quit the Conservatives to strike out on his own, he vowed his new party would tackle, among other things, "extreme multiculturalism." Bernier sat down in studio this week with As It Happens host Carol Off to discuss his plan to create the People's Party of Canada, which he says rejects Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's mantra that "diversity…
Canada to boost support for riskier forms of renewable energy: minister | CBC News

Canada to boost support for riskier forms of renewable energy: minister | CBC News

Millions of dollars in subsidies for a Nova Scotia tidal project is just one of the coming announcements as Ottawa boosts riskier forms of renewable energy, says the federal natural resources minister. Amarjeet Sohi said Friday at a G7 energy ministers meeting that a $30-million contribution to a $117-million tidal project to harness the immense…
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