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Tara’s allies back André in WB South

(CNS): At the official launch of his campaign to represent West Bay South on Thursday evening, André Ebanks was introduced and endorsed by two former West Bay political allies of the incumbent, Tara Rivers, a PPM/Coalition member who is not running for re-election. Paul Rivers and Mervin Smith are not appearing on their own hustings
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Activists push FIN clean-up after raising alarm

(CNS): The Department of Environment is paying close attention to the situation at the luxury condo development FIN after a catalog of issues surrounding the project. Local activists raised the alarm this past weekend when it appeared that construction materials had been dumped or washed into the ocean from the project site. This comes after
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Airport vaccine clinic opens to all

(CNS): All residents over the age of 16 who would like to be vaccinated against COVID-19 can now attend the airport clinic on Grand Cayman to get their first shot. But to avoid crowds, health professionals are conducting the final stage alphabetically. Those whose second name begins with A were the first on the list
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Moxam plots path to alternative government

(CNS): Johann Moxam has revealed a developing alliance between himself and at least another seven candidates that will present the country with a genuine alternative to the current administration. Moxam, the challenger for George Town North, said that the group, which includes Alric Lindsay, Sammy Jackson, Bernie Bush and Chris Saunders, will be growing over
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JGHS $75M phase 1 project on target, says minister

(CNS): Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has said she is optimistic that phase one of the revamped John Gray High School project will finally be completed by August and ready to receive students at the start of the next school year. Given the controversial history of the school, where work began more than a decade ago,
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Cop oversight body to meet for first time

(CNS): The new body which is being billed as an independent oversight authority for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will meet for the first time on Friday, under the chairmanship of Governor Martyn Roper. The Police Service Commission was created under the recent constitutional amendments and officials said it will be responsible for the
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COVID-19 cases still come in as numbers drop in US

(CNS): The Cayman Islands recorded another positive case of the COVID-19 virus yesterday, adding to a tally of more than a dozen over the last week. The vaccine is beginning to have an impact on the coronavirus and is clearly the best solution at present to the pandemic. Cases, hospitalisations and deaths per day are
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East-West road work begins in run-up to elections

(CNS): Work on the next section of the long awaited East-West Arterial extension started this week, just six weeks out from the General Elections. The NRA will be constructing a roundabout at the Hirst Road junction, where the bypass currently ends, and extending the road to east of Woodland Drive, and then south to towards
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Fall victim was retired British cop

(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that the man who fell from a balcony at a storage facility in George Town last week was Nicholas John Keane (63), a retired police officer from the West Midlands. Keane had been visiting the Cayman Islands on a long-term stay since December 2020, the police stated in a release.
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CUC pole work to add to traffic woes

(CNS): Commuters from the Eastern Districts will face extra traffic headaches on Monday and Friday mornings as well as Saturdays and Sundays for the rest of this month, as CUC and its contractors make upgrades between its new Prospect substation and Savannah. Officials from the power company said it will be erecting utility poles and
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How rape allegations among Australia's political elite reignited its #MeToo movement

When Australia's attorney general last week outed himself as the minister accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in 1988, his denial was emphatic.
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Pope Francis condemns extremism as 'betrayal of religion'

Pope Francis has held a historic meeting with revered Shia Muslim cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on the second day of the pontiff's visit to Iraq.
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Canada vowed to protect its Indigenous women. But they are still being blamed for their own deaths

February marked the culmination of a nearly decade-long legal saga that raised national questions about how Canada treats Indigenous women. Cindy Gladue, a 36-year-old Canadian Cree-Métis mother of three, bled to death in a hotel bathtub almost a decade ago.
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Car bomb explodes in Somalia's capital, killing at least 20 people

At least 20 people were killed and more than 30 others wounded in a car bomb blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday night, police and emergency services said.
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Myanmar envoy to UN: It seems like they have a license to kill

CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks with Dr. Sasa, envoy representing Myanmar's Parliament to the UN, about the ongoing protests in Myanmar.
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Brexit leaves London fighting for its future as Europe poaches business

London has been the unrivaled king of European finance for more than three decades. Brexit is starting to change that.
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How a Chinese website for pirated TV shows became a cultural touchstone for millennials

When Bill Liang realized that popular video download and streaming service Renren Yingshi might be gone for good his heart sank.
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This piercing chain thinks it has found a new way to get people through mall doors

Consumers typically have flocked to malls because they're a one-stop shop for everything from socks to sofa sets. Now, one of the biggest mall jewelers in the United States is giving some folks the chance to cross another item off their shopping lists.
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The multilingual voice app helping Indians shop online

In a country where 1.3 billion people speak 22 officially recognized languages and hundreds of dialects, communication can be a problem, especially online.
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This AI reads children's emotions as they learn

Before the pandemic, Ka Tim Chu, teacher and vice principal of Hong Kong's True Light College, looked at his students' faces to gauge how they were responding to classwork. Now, with most of his lessons online, technology is helping Chu to read the room. An AI-powered learning platform monitors his students' emotions as they study at home.
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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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Your front row seat at Paris Fashion Week

While the novel coronavirus was the talk of the town in Paris during the womenswear shows this time last year, nobody could have predicted that it would continue to define fashion's seasonal calendar twelve months later.
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Rare painting sold by Angelina Jolie smashes auction record

A rare Winston Churchill painting that was gifted to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II and eventually made its way into actor Angelina Jolie's collection has become the most expensive painting by the former British prime minister to sell at auction, fetching nearly £8.3 million ($11.5 million) after fees.
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Queen's award honors young 'agent for change'

Emerging British fashion designer Priya Ahluwalia, whose work is setting a new standard for ethical fashion design, has won the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.
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The Louvre is shut but it's buzzing with activity

As the world's most visited museum awakens, escalators that once carried up to 40,000 pairs of feet a day loop quietly through the empty lobby.
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Kamala Harris's stepdaughter makes surprise runway debut at NYFW

Ella Emhoff has made her official runway debut for American label Proenza Schouler at New York Fashion Week.
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Fashion community takes stand against Asian hate crimes in the US

Following a wave of anti-Asian hate crimes taking place in the US in recent weeks, prominent figures from across the fashion industry are coming together to voice their concern and condemn the violence.
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When can we go on vacation again? This is what experts say

After reaching an all-time high in January 2021, global coronavirus case numbers are beginning to drop.
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Gadhafi's private airplane can't stop attracting trouble

The images that came out of Tripoli International Airport in August 2011 have become defining symbols of the downfall of the regime of Moammar Gadhafi, the autocrat who ruled Libya with an iron fist for over four decades.
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The Italian town where they eat 500-year-old meals

The signs of the Renaissance are everywhere in Italy.
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Diplomats and their families leave North Korea by rail trolley

Eight employees of Russia's Embassy in Pyongyang and their families spent more than 34 hours trying to leave North Korea this week, a grueling trip that ended with at least one diplomat pushing his luggage and young children on a railway trolley into Russian territory.
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How German Autobahns changed the world

Ah yes, "ze Autobahn". Few other landmarks represent Germany more than its freeway system. Cologne's cathedral is distinctively West German, and the TV Tower in Berlin is a GDR feat of engineering, but the Autobahn (literally "car runway") connects the whole country.
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Why this will be the hottest airplane seat in 2021

Premium economy. The two words might seem a weird combination in airline terms, since it's a rare airline where economy seats feel premium these days. But these seats between coach and business class on international flights were heating up even before Covid-19, and as we all start to travel again in 2021, they're set to be a must-fly for many passengers.
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Is travel to France possible under Covid rules?

If you're planning to travel to France, here's what you'll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Homeless man rushes into animal shelter after it catches fire

A homeless man risked his life to save several cats and dogs trapped at an Atlanta animal shelter after it caught fire, the facility's founder said.
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A mailman, two little sisters, and weeks-long games of Tic-tac-toe

Adam Finley loves his job as a mail carrier for USPS.
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7-year-old boy goes back into a burning home to save his baby sister

A 7-year-old boy named Eli saved his baby sister's life when he jumped into her room through a window to rescue her from a fire that destroyed his family's home.
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Covid: PM urges caution as England schools to reopen

The PM says the return of schools in England on Monday is the "first step" towards "normality".
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Covid-19: Vaccine offers for those aged 56 or over

People in the age group are being invited to book their first vaccine from this week.
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Covid: Nurses condemn 'fundamentally flawed' PPE rules

The existing recommendations are based on out-of-date evidence, the Royal College of Nursing says.
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Covid: Parents worry about lost learning as schools reopen

Parents are confident about children returning to school but worry about catching up, says survey.
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Murder investigation over missing woman Bennylyn Burke and two-year-old daughter

Bennylyn Burke and two children had been missing from South Gloucestershire since 17 February.
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Rangers fans gather outside Ibrox despite lockdown

Players ran to the gates to celebrate in sight of fans following their win against St Mirren on Saturday
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Sarah Everard: Family 'desperate' to see missing woman

Sarah Everard is thought to have walked home alone across Clapham Common on Wednesday evening.
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Rhondda: Murder investigation into Wenjing Xu's death

Victim Wenjing Xu helped out in the family takeaway and was described as having "a gentle soul".
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Stadium walks held to call for end to football betting ads

Campaigners are walking between stadiums to encourage people to contribute to a government review.
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NHS pay: 'Undervalued' nurses may quit over 1% rise - union

Ministers defend the offer to staff in England, saying finances are under unprecedented strain.
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Soldier killed at Castlemartin range named as Sgt Gavin Hillier

The Ministry of Defence names Sgt Gavin Hillier as the soldier killed in a training exercise.
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Covid: Motorists fined for Essex to Scotland 'TikTok test-drive'

Two men tell police they travelled from Essex to Scotland and back to make TikTok videos.
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Covid-19: First roadmap date approaches, and 'fundamentally flawed' PPE

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Sunday morning.
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England's coronavirus vaccine rollout in maps

Data shows some areas have vaccinated half of residents, while in others fewer than 20% have had a first dose.
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Covid lockdown: Why Magna Carta won’t exempt you from the rules

People are turning to tactics that misinterpret outdated law to avoid coronavirus regulations.
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'I've been listening to 300 vinyl records to get me through lockdown'

Listening to all her records took Anna Doble back to her youth - releasing memories and emotions.
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Coronavirus infection levels continue to drop in the UK

R remains below 1, and a survey of community infections suggest around 1-in-230 people has the virus.
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Covid-19: English travellers face fines and losing flights without new permit

Anyone travelling overseas from England from Monday will have to prove they are allowed to travel.
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Scottish rules around outdoor mixing set to ease

The first minister says it will be the first step out of lockdown, but urges people not to get carried away.
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Covid: Sittingbourne man loses both parents to virus within six hours

Daryl Gilley says it is comforting childhood sweethearts Chris and Stella are "still together".
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Covid-19: Cyprus and Portugal want to welcome vaccinated UK tourists from May

It is not yet clear how visitors will be required to prove they have received both doses of a jab.
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What is going on with government Covid contracts?

What was Matt Hancock criticised for and how does government procurement work?
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Covid: Aberfan doctor 'deeply affected' by virus fight

A senior doctor describes his battle with Covid - and says the UK's reaction was too slow.
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Katy Sprague: The family piecing together an 'avoidable murder'

Katy Sprague's family believe if their concerns had been addressed she would still be alive today.
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: The five years separated from her family

The day before Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is due for release, her husband talks of his hopes and fears.
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Who's in the Royal Family and how does it work?

Here are some of the things you need to know about the British royals.
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Why is Harry and Meghan's TV interview so controversial?

Harry and Meghan have given Oprah Winfrey an exclusive interview, which will be shown in the UK on Monday.
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The mystery American woman wanted in the UK

Anne Sacoolas faces a US court battle following a road crash that killed British teen Harry Dunn.
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'Hovering ship' photographed off Cornish coast by walker

An illusion called "superior mirage" caused the vessel to look like it was hovering above the sea.
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Cladding rules: 'I would never have bought my flat if I knew'

Confusion over building safety rules has left many people unable to move home without hard-to-obtain checks.
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The Father: Why Olivia Colman's new film will leave you disorientated

The Father puts you in the confused head of a dementia sufferer, played by Sir Anthony Hopkins.
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England's Big Picture: 1 - 7 March

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.
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Your pictures of Scotland 26 February - 5 March

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 26 February and 5 March
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When is the census and what is it for?

The once-a-decade survey gives a snapshot of UK life and helps find out what services are needed.
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Data experts are becoming football's best signings

A growing number of clubs big and small are using more technology to help performances on the pitch.
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Budget 2021: Four things missing from Rishi Sunak

Where was the help for the environment, social care, renters, and to cover the future costs of Covid?
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Towns Fund: How were the winners chosen?

There has been controversy about the 45 towns sharing just over £1bn from the Towns Fund.
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Brexit: Why Irish freight trade is avoiding Britain

Irish freight is being shipped directly to Europe to avoid Brexit bureaucracy.
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Budget: 'I should be celebrating but it's hard'

There's more support for many in the Budget, but for some it still falls short.
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Losing a twin: 'With great love, comes great loss’

The sister of a girl who died following a school bus crash speaks about how she copes with her grief.
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Covid-19: 'There are people too poor to die'

In January, the Covid mortality rate in Burnley was more than double the English average.
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Stormont signer's children passing on their skills

Stormont signer Kristina Sinclair's children use sign language despite not having hearing difficulties.
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Dog ear cropping: 'It's affected him in so many ways'

The practice, which the RSPCA says is on the rise, involves cutting off part of the animal's ear.
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Meghan: 'It's liberating... to be able to speak for yourself'

The Duchess of Sussex tells Oprah Winfrey why she decided the time was right to be interviewed.
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K2: Noel Hanna 'returning to find climbers' bodies'

Adventurer Noel Hanna had to abandon a trek last month after five fellow climbers died.
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The Papers: Queen 'won't watch' interview, and EU 'ill will'

Royal news continues to dominate the papers ahead of Harry and Meghan's Oprah Winfrey interview.
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LGBT: Herefordshire Catholic school's sex and relationships lessons 'damaging'

A school's relationships programme says gay and lesbian people cannot marry or have sex.
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Covid in Scotland: No further cases of Brazil variant detected

Three oil workers tested positive for the strain after flying back to Aberdeen from Brazil in February.
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Jonathan James Cresswell charged with murdering partner's sister

Jonathan James Cresswell, 33, is accused of killing Katie Simpson, 21, in County Londonderry.
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Nicola Faith: 'Mummy, have they found the red boat yet?'

There is a huge gap on Conwy's quayside after the Nicola Faith left on 27 January and did not return.
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Child dies after being rescued from fire in Greenwich flat

The child died in hospital after firefighters rescued them from a fire in flat in south London.
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Famed hockey dad Walter Gretzky remembered as family man, proud Canadian

A formal farewell to Walter Gretzky, the famed Canadian hockey patriarch, focused on his faith, his family and his love of the game during a pandemic-adjusted funeral service held in his hometown of Brantford, Ont., on Saturday afternoon.
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NHL star's mom donates kidney to arena manager who let her boys skate extra hours

Bonnie O'Reilly, mother of NHL player Ryan O'Reilly and AHL star Cal O'Reilly, has donated one of her kidneys to the man who gave her boys extra ice time at the Seaforth, Ont., arena when they were young.
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Eastern Ontarians get a pricey taste of high-speed internet with Elon Musk's Starlink

Rural Canadians like Darren Boss have signed up for Starlink, the new internet service provided by Elon Musk's U.S.-based SpaceX firm, in the hopes of finally having access to a reliable, high-speed connection.
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Dick Smyth, Canadian mainstay of news radio commentary, dies at 86

Radio and television personality Dick Smyth, whose booming commentary filled Canadian airwaves for decades with hot takes on the day's topics, has died at 86.
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Hamilton officer found guilty after journalist arrests resigns, avoiding penalty

Const. Jeff Todoruk arrested two video journalists at the scene of a 2017 crash.
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Why this homeowner accepted the lowest bid in London's hottest market

With the average home price in London, Ont., pegged at more than $600,000, Juliana Aguero knew she was going to have a tough time buying a home after separating from her husband. It was the kindness of a seller who accepted the lowest bid that made it happen.
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Charles Hamelin captures 1,500m world title at short track worlds

Canada's Charles Hamelin secured the 1,500m world title at at the ISU world short track speed skating championships Saturday in Dordrecht, Netherlands.
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Functioning cellphone returned to owner after nearly 6 months at bottom of Harrison Lake

A Vancouver woman who lost her phone in Harrison Lake in September is shocked and surprised that not only has it been recovered from the lake bottom, but that it still works.
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Houseplants 'a hot, hot trend,' and a lifeline in the pandemic

Stuck at home for months on end during the pandemic, it seems many people have turned to houseplants for solace.
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Trudeau says he still has confidence in Sajjan after ombudsman's testimony

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today he still has confidence in his defence minister despite the ongoing sexual misconduct scandal in the Canadian military — and testimony from a former ombudsman claiming Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan mishandled concerns about possible misconduct by Gen. Jonathan Vance.
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Meet the Halifax man who invents new languages, and puts ice cream in his coffee

Linguists usually think about language evolution, not language invention. But not every language mysteriously sparks and evolves over thousands of years. Jamin Johnson, a man living in Halifax, has nimbly invented over nine languages.
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Texas zoo cancels controversial deal to buy African Lion Safari elephants for $2M

The sale would've separated mother-daughter elephants that normally stay with each other for life.
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Windsor court ruling puts COVID-19 'hoax' belief at centre of custody fight

A family court judge has denied a Windsor man custody of his kids because the man's fervent anti-masking beliefs means he won't take appropriate actions to keep them safe from COVID-19
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How approval of Johnson & Johnson's 'one and done' COVID-19 vaccine could change Canada's vaccination game

A one-dose COVID-19 vaccine is now approved for use in Canada — and vaccine experts say the shot from Johnson & Johnson could give a major boost to countrywide vaccination efforts while offering a "real solution" to hasten the end of the pandemic.
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Health Canada approves 4th COVID-19 vaccine as Pfizer agrees to accelerate deliveries

Canada's national campaign to inoculate people against the novel coronavirus got good news on two fronts today: one vaccine maker now plans to accelerate its deliveries and federal regulators have cleared a fourth COVID-19 vaccine for use in this country.
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Thousands of workers returning to LNG megaproject in northern B.C., with mandatory COVID-19 testing in place

More than 3,000 workers are set to return to jobs on a natural gas pipeline and export terminal in northern B.C. by the end of March. LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink say they're rolling out mandatory COVID-19 testing for workers.
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'Canada's leading ecologist': David Schindler dead at 80

David Schindler, the renowned ecologist known for his outspoken defence of Canada's freshwater systems from industrial harm, is dead. He was 80.
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Payday lender lines of credit and instalment loans at 47% create debt traps, critics say

Consumers who take instalment loans from payday lenders pay as much as 47 per cent on their debt, and now a chorus of voices are calling for the federal government to take urgent action.
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CBC host of Inuktitut-language news program says goodbye with a plea for better Inuit representation

Madeleine Allakariallak, the host of Igalaaq, CBC's only Inuktitut-language TV program, whose last day with the public broadcaster was Friday, says the CBC must do more to give Inuit a voice.
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Canada swung to first trade surplus since 2019 in January as exports surged

January saw Canada post its first trade surplus since May 2019 as exports surged higher to start the year.
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