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Over 200 years of formal Catholic presence in Burin ends as curtain closes on St. Patrick’s

More than two centuries of organized Catholic presence in the Town of Burin ended on Sunday as a final mass was held at St. Patrick’s church. But it was an understated affair, with dozens of empty chairs in a sanctuary brimming with religious symbols and a history built on the efforts …

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Hope for the slopes: Ontario ski industry looking to bounce back after 2 difficult years

This week’s snowfall has southern Ontario’s skiers and snowboarders getting ready for a new season and experts say this could be a banner year on the province’s slopes. Paul Pinchbeck, president and CEO of the Canadian Ski Council (CSC), says he expects an exceptional season after the last three were disrupted by the …

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Nearly 20% of Toronto family doctors planning to close practices in next 5 years, survey finds

With Ontario’s health-care system already in crisis, a new study suggests that nearly 20 per cent of family doctors in Toronto will be closing their practices in the next five years. The research is a major concern for some in the health-care field as it suggests the current problems people have finding a …

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Oneida First Nation woman sues London, Ont., police, alleging officers sexually abused her for years

Warning: This story contains disturbing allegations of sexual abuse A 67-year-old Oneida Nation of the Thames woman has launched a $6-million lawsuit against the London Police Service (LPS) in southwestern Ontario, alleging three officers sexually assaulted her for years and officials did nothing to stop it.  Two officers sexually assaulted her over the …

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It’s been 8 years since my husband died in service, but the grief still lingers for our family

This First Person article is the experience of Monica Bobbitt, a military widow, writer and grief advocate in Ottawa. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see the FAQ. Last May, on the eighth anniversary of my husband Dan’s death, our son brought his infant daughter to visit her grandfather’s …

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They lived in their Catalina home for 40 years. But it turns out they don’t own it

The Diamonds are trying to sell the home where they lived for decades, and the Harts are trying to buy it. Newfoundland and Labrador’s Crown Lands division stands in the way. (Darrell Roberts/CBC) Pauline Diamond gazes out the window of the Catalina home where she lived for almost 40 years, …

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Vancouver hosts first in-person meeting of health ministers in 4 years

Provincial and territorial health ministers will meet with their federal counterpart in Vancouver Monday for the first in-person meeting about the state of health-care funding in the country in four years. The two-day meeting, co-chaired by federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and B.C. Minister of Health Adrian Dix, is expected to centre around the Canada …

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This blind man has been fighting for years to get ‘talking prescriptions’ at his local pharmacy

Dean Steacy has been fighting for five years to get his local Rexall drugstore to adopt “talking prescription label” technology. The Gatineau, Que., man has been blind for 17 years, takes insulin and up to 10 pills daily for diabetes and related conditions.  He sometimes has to rely on others to …

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Voters gave John Tory 4 more years. Here are 3 issues he’ll be focused on

He’s the new mayor, same as the old mayor. Voted in largely on a promise to keep Toronto “on course” by building on what he and city council accomplished over the past eight years, John Tory will have no shortage of major issues to address in his third term. “We’ve made so …

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Tegan and Sara revisit their high school years as queer teens in new TV memoir

While writing their 2019 memoir High School, Canadian musicians Tegan and Sara Quin joked that their coming-of-age story — which recounts the twin sisters’ lives as queer teens in 1990s Calgary — would make for a great TV show. Soon after the New York Times bestseller was published, that joke …

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