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Newfoundland and Labrador joins 10-digit phone number club

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- One of Canada's last bastions of local seven-digit dialing will soon be no more.
People in Newfoundland and Labrador were warned today that local 10-digit dialing -- including the area code and the phone number -- will begin on Aug.
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MONCTON, N.B. -- A top Mountie has testified at the national police force's Labour Code trial stemming from a 2014 shooting rampage in Moncton, N.B., that the carbine rifle program was a "high priority" for the RCMP.
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Prof. Jordan Peterson responds to CBC cultural appropriation fallout

Journalists are already self-censoring in the toxic fallout from the CBC’s cultural appropriation controversy, University of Toronto Prof. Dr. Jordan Peterson says.
Peterson, whose fight against mandatory use of genderless pronouns drew international attention, said the impact of political correctness on free speech and broader society is profound.
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Passenger took cocaine before disrupting flight, lawyer says

ORLANDO, Fla. -- An attorney says a Canadian man took cocaine before boarding a flight where he allegedly attacked the crew with coffee pots and tried to open a cabin door.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that 34-year-old Brandon Michael Courneyea appeared Monday in Orlando federal court.
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'Choose your Quebec' campaign signs reinstalled in Montreal

A controversial campaign poster put up by a candidate in the upcoming Montreal byelection has been reinstalled after some said it promotes racism.
The sign, which was hung outside the Jean-Talon and Beaubien Metro stations, shows two images of the same woman wearing a toque with a Quebec flag in one, and wearing a Muslim niqab in the other.
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RCMP officers will stand guard outside a high school in Red Deer, Alta., Tuesday morning after a fight last week involving students from Syria prompted calls for an anti-immigration protest outside the school.
"I would like to assure that our sons and daughters will be safe [Tuesday ] at school," Dan Lower, principal of Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School, said in a letter sent to parents Monday.
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Iconic Honest Ed's sign coming down starting Tuesday

One of Toronto’s most recognizable signs will soon be no more.
On Tuesday, work crews will begin to remove the flashy Honest Ed’s sign in downtown Toronto. The 23,000-bulb sign has welcomed discount bargain hunters to the intersection of Bathurst and Bloor Streets for decades.
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Passenger took cocaine before disrupting flight: lawyer

Ont. man arrested after allegedly assaulting flight crew (Courtesy Nicole Golubok).
An attorney says a Canadian man took cocaine before boarding a flight where he allegedly attacked the crew with coffee pots and tried to open a cabin door.
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Online 'sextortion' cases involving teen boys spiking: experts

Child exploitation experts say they've detected a spike in reports of online "sextortion" cases involving teen boys.Scroll down or click here to vote in our poll of the day The Canadian Centre for Child Protection says 65 boys reported incidents to Cybertip.ca in 2015-16 - an 89 per cent increase from the previous two-year period of 2013-2014.
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Toronto police invited to march in uniform in New York City pride parade

Toronto police have received an invitation to participate in uniform at the New York City Pride March next month.
The invitation, in a letter sent last Friday, comes amid a controversy over the exclusion of uniformed officers from Toronto's Pride Parade.
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Parks Canada says it won't revisit its decision to build a new visitor centre inside the Waterton Lakes National Park townsite, while cottage and business owners say they will continue to fight within — and possibly outside — the law to stop their tiny southern Alberta village from being "ruined.
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Spike in 'sextortion' of teenaged boys

Child exploitation experts say they’ve detected a spike in reports of online “sextortion” cases involving teen boys.
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection says 65 boys reported incidents to Cybertip.ca in 2015-16 — an 89 per cent increase from the previous two-year period of 2013-2014.
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The only 'destination' in this Caribbean wedding was the hospital

It was not how Robin Corkum pictured her wedding day.
Instead of the white dress, the gazebo and the lush scenery, the Nova Scotia woman found herself hospitalized with severe food poisoning on her big day, alongside her fiancé and many of their guests.
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