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Toronto city council set for major vote on Scarborough subway extension

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Toronto city council set for major vote on Scarborough subway extension

After years of debate on the Scarborough subway extension, city council is set to hold a major vote on the project at Toronto City Hall.Mayor John Tory and councillors are scheduled to vote Tuesday on a “next steps” report with several recommendations on the $3.35-billion project, including plans for the extension route as well as…

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Community rallies around Sundance family whose home was destroyed by fire

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Community rallies around Sundance family whose home was destroyed by fire

As Kerry Nagata sifts through what is left of her family’s belongings, the community of Sundance has been coming together to help the family after fire destroyed their home Friday.The mother of four choked up when talking about the generosity people in her community have shown her family.“I can’t even express my gratitude. I can’t even…

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Kelowna RCMP search for missing teen

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Kelowna RCMP search for missing teen

Kelowna RCMP are hoping the public can help them find a West Kelowna teenager.Payton Thornton’s family hasn’t seen the 16-year-old since Mar. 13 and reported him missing on Mar. 24.Police say there is nothing to indicate foul play, but are concerned as his family says it is out of character for him to be out…

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What’s the worst road in Saskatchewan? Have your say in CAA’s campaign

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What’s the worst road in Saskatchewan? Have your say in CAA’s campaign

Saskatchewan residents will soon be able to decide what is the worst road in the province.Voting opens on April 3 for CAA’s Saskatchewan’s Worst Roads Campaign.Christine Niemczyk, communications director with CAA Saskatchewan, says this campaign has a unique way of bringing Saskatchewan residents together.There are a few changes to this year’s campaign – pedestrians, cyclists…

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Family has questions about Regina woman’s laundry chute death as inquest begins

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Family has questions about Regina woman’s laundry chute death as inquest begins

The family of a Regina woman found dead at the bottom of a hotel laundry chute is questioning how she fit through the chute door.An inquest into the death of Nadine Machiskinic started Monday with police photos and testimony describing the chute opening as 53 centimetres wide.READ MORE: Inquest into death of woman who fell…

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Alberta avalanche victims remembered as ‘rising stars’ at Massachusetts General Hospital

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Alberta avalanche victims remembered as ‘rising stars’ at Massachusetts General Hospital

Two Americans killed in an avalanche in Alberta this month are being remembered as “young rising stars” by their colleagues at a prestigious Boston hospital.Officials at Massachusetts General Hospital said Monday that memorial funds have been established in honour of Victor Fedorov and Lauren Zeitels and that memorial services are being planned.The two had been…

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Province ponies up for Okanagan Rail Trail

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Province ponies up for Okanagan Rail Trail

Kelowna will receive more than $777,000 in BikeBC funding this year for the Okanagan Rail Trail.The money will be used to connect the airport and the university to downtown Kelowna from Airport Way to Dilworth Drive.“BikeBC is about building connected, healthy communities,” Premier Christy Clark said. “If you give people more ways to get around…

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Man in serious condition following vehicle collision west of Tillsonburg

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Man in serious condition following vehicle collision west of Tillsonburg

Oxford OPP are investigating after a single-vehicle collision west of Tillsonburg on Friday left one person with serious but non-life threatening injuries.According to investigators, the collision occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Pigram Road south of Ostrander Road when a Suzuki SUV lost control, left the roadway, and rolled, ejecting the adult male driver. The vehicle…

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Global News nominated for two Atlantic Journalism Awards

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Global News nominated for two Atlantic Journalism Awards

Global News has been nominated for two Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJA).Reporter and videographer duo Shelley Steeves and Steve Fiander, based in Moncton, received a nomination in the Feature TV category for their senior dog walker story.The nod was for their Nov. 22 story of an 82-year-old Moncton, N.B. man who dedicated one day a week, in…

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Jewish hairstylist’s discrimination case goes in front of Quebec Human Rights Tribunal

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Jewish hairstylist’s discrimination case goes in front of Quebec Human Rights Tribunal

After almost five years of fighting, Richard Zilberg got a chance to tell his story in front of the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal.When Global News first spoke with him in November 2015, Zilberg claimed his former Jewish employer fired him from Spa Ora Zen in 2012 because he complained to a client about a policy put…

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