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'It blows my mind': How B.C. destroys a key natural wildfire defence every year

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Last year, 12,812 hectares of B.C. forest was sprayed with the herbicide glyphosate. It's an annual event — a mass extermination of broadleaf trees mandated by the province.

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The weight of silence: Ryan Shtuka's disappearance continues to haunt B.C. ski resort

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While the investigation into the 20-year-old's disappearance remains open, the lack of clues and a tight-lipped RCMP has sparked wild speculation and instilled lingering fears in the community of Sun Peaks.

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Why sex assault veiled as hazing may be viewed as a 'rite of passage'

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The combination of an all-boys private school with a particular emphasis on sports teams could create the environment for sexualized hazing like what is alleged to have occurred at St. Michael's College School in Toronto.

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Why Doug Ford's Franco-Ontarian cost-cutting could spell trouble for Andrew Scheer

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Doug Ford has built a wedge between francophones and his government in Ontario — and it could frustrate Andrew Scheer's hopes of gaining ground in Quebec.

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Canada's rushed rollout of legal cannabis has been a gift to the illegal market

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All 12 stores in Quebec have closed Monday to Wednesday as a result of supply shortages. A rotating Canada Post strike has throttled online sales deliveries. Meanwhile private storefronts, though illegal in Quebec, are as close as a Google search away.

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Trump administration denies reaching conclusion on Khashoggi killing

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The Trump administration denied on Saturday it had reached a final determination in the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite media reports that said the CIA had concluded Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered a hit on the dissident writer.

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Parcel backlog mounting as CUPW rejects latest offer from Canada Post

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The union representing postal workers has just rejected an offer from Canada Post. It now seems the Crown corporation will head into its busiest time of year mired in a labour dispute.

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Canada's defence spending questioned at NATO parliamentary meeting

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The deputy minister of national defence has told a NATO meeting in Halifax that Canada is satisfied it is spending what it requires to meet its alliance and other military commitments.

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Parcel backlog mounting as CUPW rejects latest offer from Canada Post

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The union representing postal workers has just rejected an offer from Canada Post. It now seems the Crown corporation will head into its busiest time of year mired in a labour dispute.

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Who gets more done — office workers or telecommuters?

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Despite the growing popularity of telecommuting among workers with in-demand skills, some managers just don't trust employees to get work done at home. An economist who studies the productivity of telecommuters says attitudes toward remote workers affect everything — including the output of colleagues back in the office.

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Stop sending mail and parcels, Canada Post asks foreign services

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Canada Post has asked 190 international partners to halt mail and parcel shipments to Canada as it reels under a backlog resulting from a labour dispute. The Trudeau government gave one final push Friday to bring the dispute to a close, suggesting it will act quickly if rotating strikes continue beyond a Saturday midnight deadline.

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BlackBerry to buy cybersecurity company Cylance for $1.4B US

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BlackBerry Ltd. has signed a deal to acquire U.S. artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company Cylance for US$1.4 billion in cash. The Ontario-based company called Cylance a pioneer in applying artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity software.

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Federal fall update expected to offer more support for struggling news industry

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The federal government is expected to lay out fresh plans next week to support Canada's struggling news industry.

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Ikea's latest pitch: Bring back your used furniture to resell for store credit

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Furniture retailer Ikea has launched a program that will allow people to bring back gently used furniture to be resold at their stores, reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill while giving their customers store credit to buy more stuff.

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