Government to pledge $400 million for transport projects in Canada's North

The federal government is set to announce funding to help improve the remote roads, airports and bridges of Canada's North.
On Monday, Transport Canada will begin a call for proposals for funding to tackle transportation challenges in the territories
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'My windows shook': N.B. residents concerned after apparent explosions

Residents of a rural New Brunswick community say they are concerned after hearing and feeling what appear to have been multiple explosions.
RCMP were called to Boundary Creek, N.B., on Saturday at around 4:30 p.m.
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Visitor numbers to National Parks decline after special free entry offer ends

If you make it free, they will come.
Parks Canada's free entry program for the country's 150th birthday saw Canadians and other visitors flock to national parks and historic sites in record numbers. An extra 2.5 million visitors poured through the gates in 2017.
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'Just something you do': Bystanders save man from burning vehicle

Four bystanders used a muffler to break the windows of a burning vehicle to save the driver inside on Saturday morning in Upper Rawdon, N.S.
Ronnie Densmore was working behind his home at around 11:20 a.m. when he heard a vehicle's tires spinning out of control on Highway 14.
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Ukraine transgender rights rally attacked by far-right radicals

Far-right radicals attacked a rally for transgender rights in Ukraine's capital on Sunday leaving at least three people injured, including a Canadian journalist who was covering the demonstration.
A crowd of more than 50 people had gathered to mark the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance which is observed on Nov.
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Toronto private school promises 'independent examination' amid police probe

TORONTO - A prestigious Toronto private school at the centre of a police probe into allegations of assault and sexual assault says it has sent another video to investigators.
St. Michael's College School says it's unaware if the video is new or a duplicate of one that police are already investigating.
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Tijuana protesters chant 'Out!' at migrants camped in city

TIJUANA, Mexico -- Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S.
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'Sexsomnia' defence expected in Ontario sexual assault trial

An Ottawa-area woman will yet again face the man convicted of raping her seven years ago after a judge ordered a new trial based on the man’s new defence: sexsomnia.
The 30-year-old woman, whose name is protected by a publication ban, told CTV Ottawa that she fell asleep on an air mattress after a party at a friend’s house in Brockville, Ont.
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A Toronto private boys' school at the centre of controversy after allegations that students have been assaulted or sexually assaulted on camera says that it will launch a "rigorous independent examination" of the incidents. 
St. Michael's College School also said that its principal, Greg Reeves, has forwarded an additional video to police, but does not know whether it's a new video or a duplicate of video the police already have.
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Investigation into suspected vandalism to coast guard ship continues

HALIFAX -- The spokesman for a Halifax-area shipyard says he's optimistic about the cleanup process after a Canadian Coast Guard ship was the target of what police suspect was an act of vandalism Friday night.
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Diddy mourns for Kim Porter, says 'more than soul mates'

LOS ANGELES -- Sean "Diddy" Combs made his first public statements Sunday since the loss of Kim Porter, his longtime former girlfriend and mother of three of his children, saying they were "more than best friends" and "more than soul mates.
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Netanyahu takes on defence post amid call for early Israeli election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would take on his country's defence minister portfolio, rejecting calls to dissolve his government even as early elections appeared increasingly likely.
Netanyahu said heading to elections now, amid repeated violent confrontations with Gaza militants, was "irresponsible" of his coalition partners, who have been pushing for early polls since Avigdor Lieberman resigned as defence minister last week over a Gaza ceasefire.
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