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Did a killer walk free after this man's autopsy?

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A killer may have walked free after an autopsy report into the suspicious death of an Alberta man in 2010, an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate has found.

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Canadian scientists trace 2nd strange radio signal to nearby galaxy

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A team of Canadian astronomers have played a key role in locating a second fast radio burst, a crucial step in identifying what causes these mysterious signals from outside Earth's galaxy.

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Why flu season could make it harder for doctors to diagnose vaping-related illness

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Canada has had a much lower rate of vaping-related illness than the U.S. and experts say cases could be getting misdiagnosed or unreported – especially during flu season.

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Harry and Meghan: A 'polarizing' announcement spawns endless speculation

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More than a week after Prince Harry and Meghan dropped their royal bombshell, speculation has in many ways only intensified about how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will chart their own course outside the upper echelons of the Royal Family.

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3 misconceptions about retirement in Canada

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A new report finds that the reality of retirement in Canada isn't quite what people expect it to be. Just 39 per cent know their retirement date a year or more in advance, and far fewer than expect to become "snowbirds" actually spend the winters in sunny climates.

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State of emergency declared in St. John's region as blizzard paralyzes eastern Newfoundland

How Twitch viewers helped police narrow down location of possible child abuser in just hours

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A video game streamer sprung into action after he spotted a disturbing video on social media. He spent the next 24 hours tracking down evidence and providing it to police. The result was a Calgary woman being charged for allegedly assaulting a child.

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Canada offers $25K to families of Canadian victims on Flight PS752

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Canada will give the families of people killed in the downing of UIA Flight PS752 thousands of dollars to help with their immediate needs, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today — stressing it's only a first step on the road to getting Iran to compensate those grieving loved ones.

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3 misconceptions about retirement in Canada

retired couple on beach snowbirds

A new report finds that the reality of retirement in Canada isn't quite what people expect it to be. Just 39 per cent know their retirement date a year or more in advance, and far fewer than expect to become "snowbirds" actually spend the winters in sunny climates.

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Trade pact will slow Canadian lobster sales to China, says expert

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Even though a new U.S.-China trade agreement does not eliminate heavy Chinese tariffs, the deal will still result in a loss of Canadian seafood sales to China, according to an expert.

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'I'm appalled': Lawyers alarmed as Ottawa gives more powers to U.S. border officers at Canadian airports

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Several immigration lawyers say they're concerned about Canada's new preclearance act, which gives added powers to U.S. customs officers to strip-search, question and detain U.S.-bound travellers on Canadian soil. The federal government says the act will benefit Canadians by streamlining things at airports.

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Canopy Growth delaying launch of cannabis-infused drinks

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Canopy Growth Corp. is delaying the launch of its cannabis-infused drinks. The company says work to scale up to commercial production is not complete and it is delaying the launch date while it completes the final steps.

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U.S. agency looking into complaints Tesla cars accelerate on their own

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The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own. The agency says the allegations include about 500,000 Tesla Model 3, Model S and Model X vehicles from the 2013 through 2019 model years.

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Disappointment, 'humiliation': B.C. politicians react to Trans Mountain court decision

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British Columbia has lost its latest legal effort aimed at stopping the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and, for many in the province, the decision comes as a “disappointing” blow — and, for others, it’s “humiliation.”

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