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High tech "super sniffers" using next-generation sensing technology and high-powered data crunching could help Toronto track down sources of odour and pollution, according to experts at a conference on air quality this week.
Some of the new systems were on display at the third annual Air & Odour Management Conference and Technology Showcase held at Hart House at the University of Toronto.
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Former Liberal adviser rips party over racial insensitivity in government ranks

A former senior adviser in the Liberal government said Friday he wasn't surprised by photos of Justin Trudeau in blackface makeup because he encountered racially insensitive behaviour while working in the upper ranks of his government.
Omer Aziz said the photos of Trudeau are of a piece with behaviour he saw while working on Parliament Hill with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland's policy team.
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The teen who was hospitalized with a severe, vaping-related respiratory illness in London, Ont. did not use a cannabis-related product, the region's medical officer of health told CBC News.
The high-school aged person who fell ill earlier this year was in intensive care and has recovered.
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When William Talbott II spoke this summer during his sentencing for murdering a young B.C. couple in Washington state more than 30 years ago, he told the court he wasn't a violent person.
"The level of violence in this is something that I can't even comprehend," Talbott said before he was sentenced for killing 18-year-old Tanya van Cuylenborg and 20-year-old Jay Cook.
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Toronto man who won $10M in lottery dies under mysterious circumstances in Ethiopia

A Canadian man whose fortunes changed overnight two years ago when he went from being laid off to becoming a multimillionaire has died in Ethiopia, Global Affairs Canada has confirmed.
Michael Gebru, 41, died under mysterious circumstances in his home country, his cousin Sosuna Asefaw told CBC News.
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All prisoners have the right to vote in the federal election. Here's how

All Canadians incarcerated in provincial, territorial or federal institutions have the right to vote in the Oct. 21 election. And they are a potentially large voting block.
In 2017-2018, there were 38,786 adults in federal or provincial/territorial custody, according to Statistics Canada.
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More possible Canadian cases of vaping illnesses being investigated: health officer

REGINA -- Canada's chief public health officer says at least three reports of potential vaping-related illnesses are being investigated, but she doesn't consider any to be confirmed.
Theresa Tam says one of the cases comes from London, Ont.
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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau sidestepped a direct town hall question from a First Nations leader Thursday on whether a Liberal government would accept a recent human rights tribunal ruling ordering Ottawa to compensate First Nations children impacted by the on-reserve child welfare system.
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Green Party candidate speaks out about own past using brownface

In the wake of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's brownface scandal, the Green Party candidate for Avalon is speaking out about his own past.
Greg Malone says he called the Green Party shortly after Trudeau's pictures surfaced to share that he painted his face brown and portrayed Mahatma Gandhi in a sketch while on CODCO, which ran on CBC Television in the late 1980's and early 1990's.
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'There’s no Planet B': Global climate strike reaches Calgary

TORONTO -- Calgary, a city steeped in Canada’s oil industry, was among the cities host to a group of youth-led protesters marching through the streets to join the global climate strikes on Friday.
Packs of people flooded the downtown area with colourful signs and chants, calling for a change in the way we are currently failing to respond to the climate crisis.
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Green Party candidate Greg Malone speaks out about own past using brownface

In the wake of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's brownface scandal, the Green Party candidate for Avalon is speaking out about his own past.
Greg Malone says he called the Green Party shortly after Trudeau's pictures surfaced to share that he painted his face brown and portrayed Mahatma Gandhi in a sketch while on CODCO, which ran on CBC Television in the late 1980's and early 1990's.
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Change is tough: Bank refuses to take man’s $800 in coins

Change can be hard to deal with -- especially when you have $800 worth of it, and the bank says it won’t accept it.
This is the predicament Julien Perrotte is in. He collected up his loose change for over a year before rolling up his loonies and toonies to bring to his local bank.
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86-year-old Ont. woman dies after violent purse snatching

One person has been arrested after an 86-year-old woman died following a violent purse snatching in Ontario.
Officers with Ontario Provincial Police were called to the area of Market Lane near Market Street in Collingwood, Ont.
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