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Woman arrested for wounding

One man was hospitalised and a 37-year-old George Town woman was arrested following an altercation at a local bar.
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Gay cruise tourists staying on ship

The decision by the Cayman Islands government regarding same-sex marriage is an unfortunate one. We are visiting your island with a group of 300 gay people next month and most of our group has decided not to leave the ship. We will not spend our hard-earned dollars there until full marriage equality is afforded every […]
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Port threatens ‘pristine’ Hog Sty Bay

The pristine ecosystem of Grand Cayman, specifically Hog Sty Bay in George Town, will be threatened by the indiscriminate tampering by the Cayman Islands government in pressing to build the proposed $200 million mega cruise ship port. Government has given the 19 December referendum short shrift. We believe in climate change, and the rapacious investment […]
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Our port: Should we ‘rent’ or ‘buy’?

The role of tender boat revenues: If the proposed cruise berthing facility is not built, the owners of the existing tender boats will continue to gain fees of US$5.25 per passenger. Based on the current 1.9 million passengers per year, this means the tender boats will receive an estimated US$249 million over the next 25 […]
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A suggestion to reduce traffic

On a visit to see my daughter in Grand Cayman, the problem of roads and traffic congestion has been in the news. More money spent on more roads won’t end congestion; in fact, counterintuitively, it may make it worse. So what does work? How could the community get enough cars off the road at peak […]
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A walk amongst the orchids

Elaine Young’s garden is more to her than a collection of plants. It is a place of relaxation, reflection, and where she keeps her mind and body in tune. In fact, she refers to it as her gym, saying “gardening is like aerobics.” The land where her home and garden sit was full of fruit […]
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Consultants: New design will reduce impact

An update to the environmental impact assessment, expected to take place next year, will consider how the change in design has affected the likely impact of the port project.
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The issue explained: Report outlines likely environmental impacts of port

Many of the anticipated environmental impacts of the cruise berthing project were laid out following an exhaustive investigation in 2014 and 2015. The environmental impact assessment, led by coastal engineering firm Baird and Associates, examined everything from the impact on coral reefs in George Town Harbour to the potential for erosion on Seven Mile Beach.
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Cayman beats US Virgin Islands to control Nations League destiny

Cayman’s national football team overcame a driving rainstorm to beat the US Virgin Islands by 1-0 at Truman Bodden Sports Complex Saturday night, and it will play in Barbados on Tuesday with an excellent chance to win its group in the CONCACAF Nations League C.
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Cayman sets sights on Hollywood

Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers will mount a new campaign next year in Hollywood to clear Cayman’s name.
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Traffic, vehicle import consultations delayed

The legislative committee tasked with creating plans to deal with traffic congestion and the production of standards for vehicle imports delay consultations.
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MLAs urged to get behind constitutional changes

Legislators urged to support the United Kingdom’s package of constitutional changes.
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A high flying professional

As if the sand, sea and sunsets aren’t glorious enough as seen from terra firma, there’s an even more sensational view from thousands of feet up in the air. Giselah Ebanks is all about that view, along with passenger safety, of course, as a pilot for Cayman Airways. Ebanks, who was hired as the airline’s […]
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Construction concessions under review

Government is investigating the possibility of structured concessions for the development industry to incentivise affordable housing construction.
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Downpours fail to dampen Christmas spirit

Rains fail to dampen yuletide cheer at the Camana Bay annual Christmas tree lighting at the Crescent on Saturday night.
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ONE Canal Point development begins construction

The development and sales teams of ONE Canal Point, with general contractor Warren Greene, held an official groundbreaking of the 74-unit condominium and townhome community last week.
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Miller: Anti-corruption agencies ‘under-resourced’

Public Accounts Committee chairman Ezzard Miller said local corruption-fighting agencies lack the necessary resources to perform their roles properly.
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Brackers walk to raise diabetes awareness

Around 25 people on Cayman Brac came together last week for a walkathon to raise awareness about diabetes during World Diabetes Day.
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Going ‘All In’ for diversity, inclusion

  Promoting diversity in the workplace is more – much more – than a buzz phrase in the 21st century. Among top-rated companies, Deloitte has embraced this concept with its ALL IN strategy, focusing on diversity, inclusion and gender. “These three core pillars aim to create an environment where everyone has equal opportunity to grow, […]
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Meet the women behind Cayman’s creative gathering place

Hidden between the warehouses in Cayman’s industrial zone, the islands’ creative community has found a home for art and innovation. Despite the size of the space – 6,000 square feet – it can be easy to overlook, obscured between the neighbouring courier service and the flow of traffic to the airport. But step inside Art […]
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US businesswoman: I kept Boris Johnson's secrets but he's fed me to the wolves

Jennifer Arcuri, the American businesswoman at the center of a controversy over whether Boris Johnson failed to declare a potential conflict of interest when he was Mayor of London, has said she has kept the Prime Minister's "secrets" and accused him of refusing to talk to her since he entered Downing Street.
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Protesters try to escape Hong Kong university after violent all-night clashes with police

A small number of protesters remain trapped inside a Hong Kong university campus that was the site of a prolonged battle with police into the early hours of Monday morning, after the majority fled as authorities closed in.
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Iraqi spy chief warns ISIS is rebuilding

Senior members of ISIS are plotting mass prison breaks and a resurgence of terror after taking refuge in Turkey, according to the head of Iraqi Military Intelligence.
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North Korea slams 'useless' US meetings

North Korea has said it is not "interested" in further meetings with the US, a day after President Donald Trump tweeted a message to the country's leader Sunday saying "See you soon!"
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Rising floods in Venice threaten the city's architecture

CNN's Scott McLean reports from Venice, Italy, where rising water is raising concern for the city's architecture and threatening some of the its artisan workshops.
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Saudi Arabia puts $1.7 trillion price tag on its oil monopoly

Saudi Arabia believes its giant state oil monopoly is worth as much as $1.7 trillion.
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Yahoo Japan and Line are merging to fend off US tech giants

SoftBank founder Masaoyshi Son is trying to orchestrate a $30 billion merger of two Japanese internet companies to build a tech business that can survive in the "winner-takes-all" world of Google and Facebook
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The new Motorola Razr is $1,500 but OMG I must have it

No one needs a flip phone in 2019, because no one makes calls anymore. The camera isn't great. The battery life stinks. The screen is plastic. The processor is slow. It's superdupercrazy expensive (think an iPhone 11, then double that). But ... I kinda want the new Motorola Razr.
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Google's gaming platform Stadia launches this week

Google is about to take a big step into the video game market with a service that some have likened to a Netflix for games.
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US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
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How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
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The Cold War spy plane that's still the world's fastest aircraft

During the Cold War, this plane could fly higher and faster than any other -- and 55 years after its first flight, it still does.
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The hotel built 32 years ago (but never opened)

In 1987, ground was broken on a grand new hotel in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. The pyramid-shaped, supertall skyscraper was to exceed 1,000 feet in height, and was designed to house at least 3,000 rooms, as well as five revolving restaurants with panoramic views.
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The one item of clothing in every genius' closet

When the disgraced health entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was indicted on fraud charges for her lab-testing company Theranos last year, much of the media discussion rested not on her alleged corporate recklessness and staggering abuses of trust, but on her sartorial choices: black jackets, black slacks, and -- most importantly -- black turtlenecks.
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Portraits shine light on Tahiti's 'third gender'

On the Polynesian island of Tahiti, there is said to be something akin to a sixth sense -- one that belongs to neither men nor women. Instead, it is the sole domain of the "mahu," a community recognized as being outside the traditional male-female divide.
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Rare color photos cast new light on WWII

Color film was rare in World War II. The vast majority of the photos taken during the conflict were in black and white, and color photography as a whole was still a relatively new technique.
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How the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse

Say "doomsday bunker" and most people would imagine a concrete room filled with cots and canned goods.
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What we learned from the world's longest flight

It feels like the world just got that bit smaller. A flight operated by Australian airline Qantas has just made the record-breaking trip from London to Sydney nonstop, spending 19 hours and 19 minutes in the air and opening up the possibility of scheduled direct flights between some of the farthest corners of the planet.
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This fire has burned for 4,000 years

"This fire has burned 4,000 years and never stopped," says Aliyeva Rahila. "Even the rain coming here, snow, wind -- it never stops burning."
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Secrets of the world's grandest place of worship

It's Abu Dhabi's star attraction, attracting millions each year, yet despite the footfall, there's a wonderful air of calm that surrounds the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
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Venice still needs tourists, say locals devastated by floods

Sebastian Fagarazzi was walking from the bus terminus at Piazzale Roma to his home in Cannaregio at lunchtime Wednesday when he saw two tourists coming towards him, suitcases in hand, ready to flee the city.
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Man smuggles overweight cat into plane cabin

Talk of smuggling usually evokes images of drugs, guns and other contraband -- but it was a fat cat that saw one man punished by Russian airline Aeroflot.
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Video captures transit worker saving man moments before oncoming train

A California rapid transit employee is being hailed as a hero for rescuing a man who fell onto the tracks as a train was approaching the platform.
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A college student worked at a Texas hotel for 32 hours alone during a flood. Guests say he's a hero

When Satchel Smith's father dropped him off for his shift at Homewood Suites in Beaumont, Texas, he expected the day to be like any other: He'd start at 3 p.m. and leave around 11 p.m. that night.
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Neighbors complete three weeks' worth of harvesting in a day for farmer diagnosed with cancer

When stage 4 cancer stood in the way of farmer Larry Yockey reaping his wheat harvest for the first time in 50 years, dozens of his fellow farmers stepped up to save his crop.
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Jodie Chesney: Two teens jailed for murder

The 17-year-old was stabbed in the back as she sat with friends in a case of mistaken identity.
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Prince Andrew: KPMG ends sponsorship of royal's scheme

The controversy over the duke's ties to Jeffrey Epstein is understood to have been a factor in the move.
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General election 2019: Lib Dems and SNP lose ITV debate legal challenge

The parties took the channel to court after their leaders were left out its head-to-head debate.
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Jennifer Arcuri: Boris Johnson should 'man up and call me'

US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri has accused the prime minister of "ignoring and blocking" her.
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Fears over student buildings across the UK after Bolton blaze

The National Union of Students say they are "very worried" over similar cladding on student blocks.
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General election 2019: PM puts corporation tax cuts on hold to help fund NHS

Boris Johnson says public services will benefit as planned corporation tax cuts are put on hold.
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Oxford Union debate: Blind student 'violently' pulled from seat

Ebenezer Azamati says he felt "unwelcome" in Britain after being "violently removed" from the Oxford Union
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Sir Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury's 50th anniversary in 2020

The star will top the bill on the festival's Pyramid Stage, one week after his 78th birthday.
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International Criminal Court may investigate UK 'war crimes cover-up'

Evidence of a cover up revealed by the BBC could lead to the ICC's first inquiry into the UK military.
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ATM explosion gang's £400k crime spree across North West

The five men used gas cylinders to blow up cash machines before being caught by police.
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General election 2019: Jo Cox constituency rivals pledge 'clean campaign'

A code of conduct is signed in Batley, close to where Ms Cox was shot and stabbed in 2016.
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General election 2019: When will TV debates take place?

The first UK TV debates between party leaders took place in 2010.
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Why more people are talking about the issue of social care

Social care pledges will be under intense scrutiny during the election, but why is it so important?
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General Election 2019: The bar chart war in one battleground constituency

A small poll in Hastings kicked off a huge debate - online and off.
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General Election 2019: Ex-MPs talk about abuse and mental health

Two politicians reflect on the impact public abuse has on their mental health.
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General election 2019: A simple guide to the Liberal Democrats

A profile of the Liberal Democrat party, what it stands for and what its policies are.
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General election 2019: What to look out for on LGBT issues

Care about LGBT equality? Here's what to look out for in this election.
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Who should I vote for? General election 2019 policy guide

Compare where the parties stand on key issues, from Brexit and the NHS to education and the environment.
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Delivering on tree promises 'no easy task'

Trees are the latest green battleground in the election campaign, writes BBC Science editor David Shukman.
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Did UK Special Forces murder Afghan children?

Should Special Forces soldiers have been prosecuted over the killing of children in Afghanistan?
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Business rates: 'We might as well hand back the keys'

One trader says that after a seven-fold increase in rates, he "might as well hand back the keys".
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General election 2019: What questions do you have?

What do you want to know about polling, policies (or anything else) ahead of the 2019 general election?
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The fight to get citizenship for descendants of German Jews

A UK lawyer says Germany is violating its constitution by denying citizenship to some descendants of Nazi victims.
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Prince Andrew interview: 'Little apology or remorse'

The Duke of York does not regret Epstein friendship, writes BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond.
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Prince Andrew BBC interview: Six things we learned

The Duke of York's unprecedented Newsnight interview contained several revelations.
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'I've spent my life in fear of being called fat'

Megan Jayne Crabbe was five when she started a war with her weight - now she's a body positive Instagram activist.
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England at Euro 2020: What do we know about Three Lions' prospects?

England seal their place as Euro 2020 top seeds with a win over Kosovo - but what do we know about what they can expect next summer?
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The growing importance of the night-time economy

The UK's night-time economy is now said to be the UK's fifth-biggest industry with annual revenues of £66bn.
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The woman who said Jesus would return - to Bedford

Mabel Barltrop's followers believed she was the daughter of God and that an English town would be the location of the Second Coming.
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Simon Smith: Mum recalls baby's murder 25 years on

Rachel Playfair describes how triple baby killer Simon Smith murdered their daughter 25 years ago.
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Jennifer Arcuri: I wanted Boris Johnson to man up and call me

US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri says she is "upset" with how the prime minister has treated her.
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Panorama Investigation: War crimes scandal exposed

British Special Forces have been accused of covering up the killings of four young Afghans in 2012.
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Boris Johnson announces new business policy at CBI conference

Boris Johnson says the Conservative party will postpone further cuts to corporation tax if elected.
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Jeremy Corbyn on Labour's nationalisation plans

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tells business leaders "things cannot go on as they are".
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How two students spotted the Bolton fire and raised the alarm

Leah Mckee-Hearne and Courtney Peaker rushed through the building shouting and banging on doors.
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General Election 2019: Raab on discouraging 'cheap labour' from abroad

The foreign secretary says that the government is committed to reducing immigration, and wants to discourage "cheap labour from abroad".
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Elsie Frost murder: Wakefield 1965 case left 'in limbo', inquest hears

Elsie Frost's body was found with stab wounds beneath a railway line in Wakefield, in October 1965.
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'Homeless' man dies after being found in freezing Glasgow car park

The 43-year-old was discovered in a Glasgow city centre car park on Sunday evening and later died.
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Lisnaskea: Girl, 13, needed 300 stitches after stabbing

The teenager's family says she needed 300 stitches after the attack in Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh.
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Sophie Brimble: Man jailed for killing woman in race crash

Neil Brooks was racing a friend at 80mph when 20-year-old Sophie Brimble was killed.
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Death of Leah Croucher's brother Haydon 'unexplained'

The death of 24-year-old Haydon Croucher is not being treated as suspicious, police confirm.
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MD in court to claim too-long waits give patients right to pay for private health care

Dr. Brian Day steps into a courtroom today as final arguments begin in the culmination of a battle he launched a decade ago saying patients have a right to pay for private care if the public system leaves them waiting too long.
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Sudbury woman fights for job after being fired on maternity leave

A Sudbury woman is fighting to get her job back after being terminated while on maternity leave.
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Long, cold, messy winter that's 'more frozen than thawed' ahead for most of Canada

November has already brought historically early snowfall in southern Ontario and power outages in the Prairies, setting what the Weather Network's chief meteorologist says will be a trend throughout a winter that's expected to be long, cold and messy.
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Alberta government won't investigate controversial $905K sole-source contract

The Alberta government will not investigate the controversial $905,000 sole-source contract public inquiry commissioner Steve Allan personally awarded to the law firm in which his son is a partner.
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90 years later, a tsunami in southern Newfoundland still brings vivid memories

Gus Etchegary and Gordon Wagg were both five years old when an undersea earthquake changed their lives, and everything around them.
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After 20 years, Washington tribe hopes to hunt whales again

The Makah Tribe — the only Indigenous group in the U.S. with a treaty right to hunt whales — is still waiting for government permission to hunt again as their people historically did.
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Charges stayed after Quebec man waited too long for French trial in Edmonton

An Edmonton judge has stayed charges against a man accused of fraud after determining Marc Vaillancourt's right to be tried in French within a reasonable delay had not been upheld.
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Ice sculpting is big business worldwide — and this tiny Ont. town is a major player

Ice sculptures are big business, a luxury item coveted worldwide, and the tiny town of Hensall, Ont., plays a crucial part in that.
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Manitoba nurses' college puts mandatory English tests on hold after pushback from schools

The regulatory body for Manitoba nurses has found local nursing students are sometimes graduating without adequate English skills — but attempts at enforcing mandatory testing have hit a roadblock after opposition from post-secondary institutions.
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Bank wires fraudsters over $800K of retiree's savings, despite red flags

A Calgary man is suing his private bank after it wired money to fraudsters, despite security red flags. A former FBI agent says wire fraud is now "so rampant" in Canada and the U.S. that better laws are needed to protect customers.
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Trudeau, king of Jordan meet to talk refugee issues, security concerns

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lauded the king of Jordan for his leadership in the Middle East during troubled times.
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After 5 decades, Eddie Carvery says his Africville protest is 'back at square one'

Eddie Carvery's Africville protest has been a symbol of resistance against a city that destroyed his community. His protest started in 1970, but to keep going, he has to fight age, illness and poverty, and find a new trailer after his trailers were recently destroyed.
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Alleged 'prolific' Toronto identity thief is wanted by Quebec police

A Toronto woman who police say is a "professional" and "prolific" identity thief is also wanted by Quebec police. Deborah Oguntoyinbo is already facing more than 50 charges in the Toronto area relating to identity thefts and frauds in four jurisdictions.
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Nowhere to go: Girls can still dream in wake of CWHL's collapse, just not too big

When the Canadian Women's Hockey League folded in March, it took with it the aspirations of many young female hockey players.
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Undercover Mountie tried to blame theft on disability

An undercover Mountie who was caught stealing and then tried to blame the episode on a disability has had her grievance denied.
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Nunavut's chief coroner working to recruit a coroner for every community

Charlie Tautuaqjuk has been a coroner in Baker Lake for two years. He says it's a valuable job that helps provide answers and closure to families when a loved one dies.
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Sheshatshiu woman 'sewing hope' in light of suicide crisis

Helen Aster wanted to do something positive in light of the recent suicide crisis in Sheshatshiu, so she began sewing a quilt and the community has pitched in to help.
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Freeland's imprint on foreign affairs remains even if she's shuffled: analysts

Whether or not Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffles her to a new cabinet post on Wednesday, Chrystia Freeland's imprint on Canada's foreign policy will remain visible for some time to come, analysts suggest.
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Wexit party to run federal and provincial candidates across Western Canada

A western separatist party will be running candidates not just federally in four provinces but provincially in those provinces as well, attendees at a Saturday rally in Calgary heard.
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Blue Bombers to face Tiger-Cats in 107th Grey Cup

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers advanced to the Grey Cup with a 20-13 win over the host Saskatchewan Roughriders in Sunday's CFL West Division final.
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