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RCMP close intersection where Humboldt Broncos bus, transport truck collided

REGINA - Police have closed the intersection where the team bus for the junior hockey Humboldt Broncos team and a transport truck collided earlier this month to allow for further investigation.
RCMP say a forensic collision reconstruction team at the rural Saskatchewan road crossing is doing more tests and analysis.
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Venice awards Canada's David Cronenberg lifetime Golden Lion

Canadian director David Cronenberg will be honoured by the Venice Film Festival with its Golden Lion prize, the festival board announced Thursday, for his lifetime's work on life, death and sex wrapped up in gory horror and alienation.
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Windsor prepares to cash in on royal wedding extravaganza

From biscuits to beer and traditional mugs, businesses and Windsor residents are making the most of royal wedding fever with one month to go to the nuptials of Prince Harry.
Within hours of Harry's proposal to Meghan Markle being announced in November 2017, online store Jewlr.com had created "The Duchess" replica engagement ring.
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Put the toolbox away - new robot assembles IKEA chairs

Sick of struggling with incomprehensible instructions and a baffling array of planks and screws? Help is at hand in the form of a new robot that can assemble an IKEA chair in minutes.
The robot, developed by scientists at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, can put together the wooden IKEA chair in just eight minutes and 55 seconds -- a swift timing that may give even DIY enthusiasts a run for their money.
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Wreckage of warship sunk by Japanese torpedoes discovered off Solomon Islands

A Microsoft co-founder's mission to locate sunken warships in the South Pacific has chalked up another victory with the discovery of the USS Helena nearly 75 years after it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands, reviving stories of the battle-tested ship's endurance and the nearly unbelievable survival of 165 of the crewmen.
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High cost of dental services prompting some patients to seek alternative options

An unaffordable price tag kept Melanie Laxson out of the dentist's chair until the pain became unbearable.
With no access to insurance, the 38-year-old says there's no way she could afford the full cost of a dentist.
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The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots as Hollywood's blockbuster Black Panther premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theatre in nearly four decades.
Though it was a private, invitation-only screening on Wednesday evening, for many Saudis it marked one of the clearest moments of change to sweep the country in decades.
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Attacker in Berlin skullcap case turns himself in to police

BERLIN -- A 19-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker turned himself in to police Thursday after his violent attack on a man wearing a Jewish skullcap in Berlin caused outrage across Germany.
The young Syrian showed up with his lawyer at a police precinct, police spokesman Winfrid Wenzel said.
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Senior members of the Facebook leadership team faced a rough ride from MPs on Thursday for their failure to inform more than 600,000 Canadians that their privacy might have been compromised.
For more than two years, Facebook knew that the personal information of potentially thousands of Canadians was in the hands of a third party — without their consent, and in contravention of Canadian privacy law.
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Mom to be charged in slaying of girl, 2, in Quebec City

QUEBEC -- A Quebec City mother has been arrested in the slaying of her two-year-old daughter and is expected to be arraigned later today.
City police confirmed the arrest of 23-year-old Audrey Gagnon and say the file was handed over to the Crown.
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Power largely restored across Puerto Rico after blackout

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's power company said Thursday that it has restored electricity to more than 80 per cent of customers affected by an island-wide blackout that was caused by an excavator hitting a transmission line, but tens of thousands of families still remain without normal service seven months after hurricanes Maria and Irma.
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Canadian airline profits will fall in 2018 on higher costs: Conference Board

MONTREAL - The Conference Board of Canada says the growth of the country's airline industry will slow in 2018 as profits are forecast to decrease from last year's peak primarily because of higher fuel and labour prices.
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