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TORONTO -- Ontario's police watchdog is investigating a fatal police-involved shooting in Haliburton County that started with a report about a man who was refusing to wear a mask at a grocery store.
The incident started at a Valu-mart on Highway 35 in the township of Minden, and ended around 40 kilometres away near a residence on Indian Point Road, east of the Village of Haliburton.
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What started off as a cellphone drive for people with limited income in Thunder Bay, Ont., has quickly grown into a provincial coalition that is calling on the federal and provincial governments to recognize digital access as a human right.
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Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro has directed the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta to change its standards of practice for physicians by July 20 in an attempt to stop the province's doctors from leaving their practices en masse due to an ongoing dispute over pay.
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It's not the wedding Karianne Jensen had in mind for her daughter's big day but, for better or worse, it's one she says she'll never forget. 
Newlyweds Jaxon and Kadee Jensen and their families gathered under a perfect blue prairie sky, knee-high in grass with Jaxon's family on the Alberta side of the border.
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WINNIPEG -- Parks Canada says a person hiking in Riding Mountain National Park suffered lacerations to their face and back after having a surprise encounter with a young black bear.
Parks Canada confirmed with CTV News that the incident happened on July 13, when an individual was attacked by the bear on the Moon Lake Trail.
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It was a labour of love when John Konstantinidis built a large "pirate ship" in his backyard to bring his kids joy in the middle of a pandemic. 
But the Toronto family says in the past couple of weeks a complaint from a neighbour led to city officials knocking on their door.
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WINNIPEG -- A Manitoba hiker says she thought she was going to die after being attacked by a young black bear in Riding Mountain National Park.
Erin McKenzie is now recovering after the surprise encounter with the bear left her with a gash on her face and claw marks on her back.
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Commons finance committee to begin probing WE Charity's volunteering contract

OTTAWA -- The first of multiple parliamentary investigations of the federal government's aborted deal with WE Charity to run a volunteering program begins Thursday afternoon.
The House of Commons finance committee is set to hear from Youth Minister Bardish Chagger and some senior public servants as it probes how WE got a sole-sourced contract to administer the $900-million program.
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EDMONTON -- Two City of Edmonton employees stole $1.6 million from the City of Edmonton between 2015 and 2019, according to an audit report published Wednesday afternoon.
The investigation found one employee in the Integrated Infrastructure Services, or Roads Department, “directed City business to a private sign rental company for personal gain.
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Health charities in Canada hit with historic loss in revenue during COVID-19

Canada's health charities expect to raise less than half of their normal funds this year because of COVID-19.
The pandemic has led to the cancellation of many in-person events that charities rely on for fundraising, and the financial hit means delays in disease research and fewer supports for people with a variety of illnesses.
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During his eight years as men's basketball coach at Red Deer College in Alberta from 2011-19, Clayton Pottinger compiled a record that would be enviable at any level.
His teams had an overall win-loss record of 137-41, with two Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference championships and silver at the 2014 national championships, the same year he was named Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association coach of the year.
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Scientists discover new species of sponge on deep-sea reefs off B.C.'s coast

A University of Alberta research team has published a study on the discovery of a new sea sponge living off the coast of British Columbia.
The new species — called Desmacella hyalina — was discovered using an underwater robot that travelled along the ocean floor, surveying reefs and collecting samples.
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Needle-filled lemons found on Port Coquitlam trails: RCMP

VANCOUVER -- A bizarre discovery along two Port Coquitlam trails has prompted a warning from local Mounties.
Coquitlam officers say they were alerted to two lemons that had needles sticking out of them and were tied to trees with orange twine.
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