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Dreadlocked Quebec comic pleads for calm after being told his hair is racist

A Montreal comic who was told he could not perform — or even be in the audience — at a comedy show because his hairstyle was considered racist, is pleading for calm from both sides of the debate.
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Canadian speaks out about being barred from visiting dissident father in China

The Canadian daughter of a Chinese political prisoner is speaking out about “ruthless” communist authorities after being detained twice this week as she tried to visit her ailing father.
Ti-Anna Wang was blocked from entering China to visit her dad, who she hasn’t seen for ten years, despite having a valid visa.
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A life of firsts: Ernest Tucker, trailblazing Montreal journalist, dead at 87

When Ernest Tucker graduated from Toronto's Ryerson Institute of Technology in 1954, he took the long bus ride north to Sudbury, Ont., to be interviewed for a job as a reporter.
He arrived in the newsroom and was told there'd been a mistake: the job had already been filled.
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Parents warned about person dressed as clown who allegedly tried to grab girl

Parents of students attending an elementary school in Edmonton are being asked to remain vigilant after a person dressed as a clown allegedly grabbed a young girl.
Christine Whitebear is one of many parents who received a letter from officials at Tipaskan Elementary School alerting them of the alleged incident.
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'Pretty amazing' to see your house on an international stamp, says N.L. family

Edna Breen has seen a lot of icebergs come and go in the more than 50 years she has lived in the beige two-story house in an area of Ferryland, N.L., local people call "the pool."    
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Thousands of Canadians across the country to march to end violence against women

Thousands across Canada are expected to participate in the third annual Women's March today in a bid to call attention to violence against women.
Across the country, marches are taking place that will also feature speakers, music and art related to women's issues.
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They shared a ride to Edmonton. He would later be charged in her best friend's death

On a sunny morning last September, Leanne McGilvery travelled from Saddle Lake Cree Nation with the man who would soon be accused of killing her best friend.
Jermaine Eugene Steinhauer is one of three people who would later be charged with first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Lindsay Jackson.
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Americans face deadline to file paperwork for Huawei executive's extradition

OTTAWA -- American authorities are facing a key deadline at the end of the month to formally request the extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou from Canada to the United States.
Friday, a spokesman for Canada's Justice Department said the U.S.
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Mother of Humboldt Broncos crash victim pleads for mandatory semi driver training

Carol and Lyle Brons say nothing can bring back their daughter, Dayna, who was killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, but that there is something politicians can do for others.
Federal and provincial transport ministers are meeting Monday in Montreal.
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Blizzard conditions, freezing rain expected Sunday for Maritimes

People across the Maritimes are being told to prepare for potential power outages as blizzard-like conditions are expected to sweep across the region on Sunday. 
Northern parts of New Brunswick may see up to 60 centimetres of snow, with 80 km/h winds creating whiteout conditions.
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Thieves rip into St. John's bank with front-end loader, arrests made

Police have arrested two men in St. John's after a front-end loader tore into a bank early Saturday morning, marking the fourth time in a week that heavy equipment was used to break into a business on the northeast Avalon.
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'Another cycle is born': New generation of Indigenous leaders step up in Old Crow

Yukon's northernmost community can't be reached by roads, but that's not stopping young people from actively returning to the place they grew up or making Old Crow their new home.
Once there, many are stepping into major leadership roles and quickly taking on the responsibility of guiding the community's future.
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'Exhausted': Meth crisis forcing grandparents to raise grandchildren

Methamphetamine addiction is growing and that’s leaving some grandparents with little choice but to cancel retirement so that they can look after their grandchildren full-time.
“It’s the grandparents doing the parenting because the parents are unable or unqualified to parent,” said one Manitoba woman who’s fighting to adopt her two grandsons due to her daughter’s addiction.
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