Emergency rescue frees stranded trucker after bridge collapse

A truck driver was left stranded in the cab of his vehicle after the bridge he was travelling on collapsed into a creek on Friday.
The nail-biting mishap took place in Port Bruce, Ont.
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New paternity leave planned in budget aims to get women into workforce

Introducing a new incentive for fathers to take parental leave has largely been driven by the government's attempt to promote gender equality, including allowing women to return to work after having a baby, according to a cabinet minister who oversaw the consultations.
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East Coast ticket takes Friday night's $60 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO -- Friday night's whopping $60 million Lotto Max jackpot was claimed by a ticket sold somewhere in Atlantic Canada.
Three of the draw's Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each were also won -- two by single tickets and another that was shared by two ticket holders.
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N.L. woman who admitted to killing man with hammer found not criminally responsible

Anne Norris has been found not criminally responsible for killing Marcel Reardon on May 9, 2016.
Norris, 30, admitted at the first day of her first-degree murder trial to killing Reardon by hitting him repeatedly in the head with a hammer.
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N.L. photographer shooting Pyeongchang Games is grandson of early Olympian

When it comes to Newfoundlanders participating in the Olympics, names like Team Gushue and Kaetlyn Osmond might immediately come to mind.
There's another person from the province taking part in his fifth Olympic Games — but Jonathan Hayward isn't an athlete.
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Stranded U.S. sailors help out at Montreal mission

A crew of American sailors who found themselves stranded in Montreal because of ice in the St. Lawrence River decided to make the best of their unexpected shore leave and lent a hand at a local homeless shelter.
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Nova Scotia girls getting a baseball league of their own this summer

Nova Scotia girls will have a league of their own this summer, thanks in part to an Ontario girl who found herself the lone female playing with 400 boys a few years ago.
It started when Dana Brookman's six-year-old daughter Noa Rae wanted to follow her older brother into baseball.
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Horwath tries to break through chaotic Ontario political scene with tour

TORONTO -- The leader of Ontario's New Democrats announced a pre-election swing through the province Friday in an effort to divert attention away from the Progressive Conservatives, who have dominated headlines with a fierce leadership race she likened to a train wreck.
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The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls spent three days in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, this week, hearing the stories of survivors and family members in public and private sessions.
They told the commissioners about how their family members were killed, about domestic abuse that's "rampant" in the territory, and what needs to be done to stop the violence.
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The way governments learn someone has died is getting a digital makeover

OTTAWA -- The path Canadians must take to inform their governments about a death in the family is getting a digital overhaul to avoid delays that can -- and have -- lead to wrongful or missed benefit payments.
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Dalhousie students fight North Korean propaganda with floating USB drives

A group of students at Dalhousie University in Halifax is helping a North Korean defector strike at the heart of Kim Jong-un's regime — not with weapons, but with the truth.
Students in the international development studies program are taking part in former political prisoner Jung Gwang-il's worldwide push to send USB flash drives into North Korea.
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Former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown sends notice of libel to CTV News

Former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown sent a notice of libel to Bell Media, the parent company of CTV News, late Friday night, CBC News has learned.
Brown resigned his leadership post abruptly on Jan.
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How a Barrie, Ont., skate club helped get Malaysia to their 1st Winter Olympics

These Winter Olympics mark the first time tropical Malaysia has made it to the games — and they've got a skate club in Barrie, Ont., to thank.
Figure skater Julian Yee is one of two Malaysian athletes who competed in Pyeongchang.
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