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Bottled water sent to drought-stricken region of Nova Scotia

ARGYLE, N.S. -- The Nova Scotia government is buying bottled water and dispatching tanker trucks to a southwestern stretch of the province grappling with an extended drought.
The Emergency Management Office said it has been working in Argyle, Barrington and Yarmouth to make sure people whose wells have run dry have access to drinking water.
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Responding to climate change is 'a profitable investment opportunity': Sabia

HALIFAX -- One of Canada's largest pension fund managers says trillions of dollars should be shifted into investments that will counter global warming, in part because it's crucial to long-term profits.
Michael Sabia, chief executive of the Caisse de Depot et Placements, spoke Tuesday at a roundtable discussion on sustainable finance on the eve of a three-day meeting of G7 environment, oceans and energy ministers in Halifax.
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Edmonton police arrest man after random attacks, stabbing on train platform

EDMONTON - Police have arrested a suspect following a series of random attacks that began with the stabbing of a man waiting for a train during Edmonton's busy morning commute.
Officers were called just before 8 a.m.
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Quebec party leaders continue immigration attacks after English-language debate

MONTREAL -- Francois Legault tried to divert attention from his immigration policies Tuesday, as a report from a research institute undercut his campaign rhetoric on newcomers and a new poll placed his Coalition Avenir Quebec in a statistical tie with the Liberals.
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Jeremy Dutcher's first words after learning he'd won the Polaris Music Prize were yelled out in his traditional Wolastoq language.
"Psiw-te npomawsuwinuwok, kiluwaw yut! All of my people, this is for you!"
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Julie Chen quits The Talk after husband Les Moonves resigns as CBS CEO

Julie Chen has left the cast of the CBS daytime show The Talk a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, resigned from the company amid new sexual misconduct allegations.
Chen announced her decision via a taped message on the show Tuesday, saying she needed to spend more time at home with her husband and their son.
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The third most senior Republican in Congress fired a shot across Canada's bow today, urging Canadian negotiators to either drop some of their hardball tactics or risk being left out of a new NAFTA entirely.
In a statement sent to reporters, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said he and other U.S.
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'Crimes of the highest order': experts urge better UN response to Myanmar crisis

GENEVA -- U.N.-backed investigators who examined a bloody crackdown by Myanmar security forces that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh issued a searing critique Tuesday of the United Nations' own response to the human rights crisis.
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Higher food prices are coming, grocery store CEOs warn

The CEOs of three of Canada's major grocery chains doubled down on their expectation that food prices will soon rise at their stores.
Recent cost pressures on the industry, including rising minimum wages in some provinces, increased fuel and transportation costs and an ongoing trade war with the U.S.
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Canada has seen more than 8,000 apparent opioid deaths since 2016

At least 1,036 Canadians died in the first three months of this year of what appeared to be opioid overdoses, raising the opioid epidemic's national death toll to more than 8,000 people since January 2016, according to newly released government figures.
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Irregular border crossings slightly up in August, federal stats show

OTTAWA -- The number of irregular border crossers seeking asylum in Canada increased slightly in August, but were far below the record spikes seen last summer.
Newly published federal data shows the Mounties apprehended 1,747 irregular migrants between official border crossings in August, an increase of 113 from July.
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'Nobody expected this': bridge in Sask. collapses hours after opening

HYAS, Sask. -- A rural politician in eastern Saskatchewan says he's at a loss to explain why a newly built bridge collapsed just hours after opening.
Reeve Duane Hicks said the Dyck Memorial Bridge in the Rural Municipality of Clayton looked good on Friday morning when it opened to traffic.
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