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Northern Ontario First Nation declares state of emergency over water quality

An escalation of long-standing issues with its water supply pushed a First Nation in northern Ontario to declare a state of emergency, its chief said Tuesday as he called for help dealing with the problem.
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Two women allege inappropriate messages from Manitoba grand chief

Two women have come forward with allegations of inappropriate text messages involving the province’s grand chief, while the First Nations leader denies any wrongdoing.
Bethany Maytwayashing said she first met Manitoba Grand Chief Arlen Dumas while working at a Winnipeg restaurant in 2018 and saw him again in May 2019.
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A Winnipeg woman whose ex-husband broke into her home and installed hidden cameras in the walls of her living room and bedroom has lifted the publication ban on her name in an effort to confront the shame she felt after the incident.
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Winnipeg Youth Choir wows with rendition of 'Lean on Me' in mineshaft

The Winnipeg Youth Choir is experiencing a moment of online fame thanks to the good acoustics of a mineshaft.
A video of the choir belting out a rendition of Bill Withers’ Lean on Me at the Cape Breton Miners Museum has gone viral, amassing over 100,000 views on Facebook since it was uploaded Wednesday.
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One of Canada's largest Christian denominations is considering whether to change its governance structure after a motion to recognize same-sex marriage across the Church failed by just two bishops' votes.
Some in the Anglican Church of Canada say the current system to change doctrine and policy -- which requires a two-thirds majority from three classes of delegates -- unfairly gives the most voting power to a smaller class of bishops.
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Quebec artists dominate, hip hop shines on Polaris Music Prize short list

Five Quebecois music acts, whose albums span from avant-garde funk to glitchy club beats, are among the finalists for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize.
Half of this year's 10 nominees for the $50,000 award, which honours the best album of the year irrespective of genre or sales, have either French-Canadian roots or ties to Quebec.
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Joe Fresh baby hats recalled due to choking hazard

Various Joe Fresh baby girl and boy sun hats have been recalled due to a choking hazard.
In a notice posted on Tuesday, Health Canada said the fastener on the hat my detach and pose a choking hazard to children.
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Tasha Brown, a Vancouver Island mother, says she is preparing herself for an emotional reunion after European authorities located her daughter, who was allegedly abducted three years ago by Brown's estranged wife.  
Brown and her lawyer were speaking to reporters in Nanaimo Tuesday, ahead of Brown's trip to attend a Hague Convention hearing to determine if her four-year-old daughter, Kaydance Page Etchells, can be brought back to Canada.
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Vancouver 2010 Olympic gold medal expected to net over $50K US at auction

Olympic gold medallists usually cash in after their big moment on the podium through sponsorship deals and paid appearances.
But one champion from the Vancouver 2010 Olympics is taking the direct sales route.
A gold medal from one of the three men's freestyle skiing events at the 2010 Games is up for auction in the U.S.
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Hassan Diab and his supporters are calling for the immediate release of the findings of an external probe into his extradition to France over allegations of involvement in a 1980 bombing outside a Paris synagogue.
Justice Minister David Lametti received the report nearly two months ago — but the findings still have not been shared with Diab or anyone outside of government.
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MONTREAL -- A Quebec environmental group says it will appeal a decision last week rejecting its attempt to launch a class action lawsuit against the federal government for what it says is a failure to combat climate change.
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Witness tells Calgary court he can't say who shot tourist on highway

CALGARY -- A witness to the shooting of a German tourist driving down an Alberta highway said he remembers hearing a loud clap, but couldn't say who pulled the trigger.
The man was testifying Tuesday at the trial of his brother -- a teen from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation -- who was charged last August after the 60-year-old tourist was shot in the head by someone in a passing car west of Calgary.
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What you need to know about rabies in Canada

Public health officials and scientists stress that rabies rarely infects humans in Canada, but the death of a man in British Columbia who came into contact with a bat is a reminder to take precautions with wildlife.
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