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The key takeaways from Thursday's impeachment testimony from former national security adviser Fiona Hill and a State Department adviser in Kyiv, David Holmes.

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Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared open to a proposal from the municipality to provide millions in funding for a safe supply of opioids to reduce overdose deaths.

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Global Affairs Canada says it has found no credible evidence linking Canadian exports of military equipment to human rights violations by the government of Saudi Arabia — and it has another 48 applications for permits to export military equipment to the kingdom ready for government approval — a newly released document shows.

SKYTRAIN ATTENDANT

SkyTrain workers have voted in favour of job action after months-long negotiations between them and their employer, the B.C. Rapid Transit Company, broke off last week.

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Canada has advanced to the semifinals at the Davis Cup Finals. Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., and Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver beat Australia's John Peers and Jordan Thompson 6-4, 6-4 in the winner-take-all doubles match on Thursday.

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United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favourable contract terms from the UAW.

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Quebec's supply of propane will run out within four days, threatening farmers' ability to dry their grain and heat their facilities, if a strike at Canadian National Railway isn't resolved soon, Premier François Legault said.

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Glen Assoun's daughter, Amanda Huckle, was offered a job by Halifax Regional Police, who then retracted the offer after asking a series of questions about her father.

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The Liberal government is open to "constructive suggestions" on implementing a contentious new law overhauling the environmental assessment process for major resource projects — but it has no plans to scrap or amend the legislation itself.

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Thousands of dollars in medical supplies have been recovered and two women are facing charges after a Saskatoon family had $5,100 of bandages for their son stolen from their porch. 

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A 15-year-old boy has been charged with attacking a Winnipeg liquor store worker in an unprovoked attack, the latest in a string of brazen retail thefts plaguing the city.

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Israel's attorney general formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country's paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening the longtime leader's grip on power.

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Amnesty International issued a scathing indictment of the world's dominant internet corporations, arguing in a new report that Google and Facebook should be forced to abandon what it calls their surveillance-based business model because it is "predicated on human rights abuse."

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Toronto firm Hatebase has built a 3,600-word hate speech lexicon by scouring the web for potentially hateful messages. NGOs and social media companies can use the database to augment their own moderation mechanisms.

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Export pipelines out of Western Canada are running at full capacity and now, operators are finding ways to squeeze more oil through those pipes.

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With the appointment of Chrystia Freeland as deputy prime minister, Justin Trudeau has resurrected a cabinet position that lay dormant for the past 13 years. But what, exactly, is expected of a deputy prime minister?

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In the face of bombshell testimony by Gordan Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, at the impeachment hearings Wednesday, the Republican Party formed a defensive crouch around U.S. President Donald Trump and made clear they would defend him to the end.

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A Saskatchewan woman has filed a civil suit against her ex-lover, Daylan Heidel, seeking compensation for harm allegedly inflicted on her when he shared intimate images without her consent.

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A former national security official declared Thursday that a U.S. ambassador carried out a controversial "domestic political errand" for U.S. President Donald Trump on Ukraine.

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An Ontario teen who was put on life-support after being diagnosed with a severe vaping-related illness may be the first documented case of a different form of damage linked to e-cigarettes, according to a study published Thursday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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Cameron Kerr

The family of Cameron Kerr, who was killed last November while walking on the highway near Terrace, B.C., came forward recently to renew their call for information about what happened.

Premier John Horgan

Premier John Horgan is showing no signs of appointing a mediator despite threats of a system-wide Metro Vancouver bus shut down next week. The government continues to urge both sides to return to the bargaining table, with hopes a deal can be hammered out this weekend.

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A new provincewide radio ad from the B.C. Teachers’ Federation is calling out a widespread teacher shortage it blames on the government’s failure to recruit and retain educators across all 60 school districts.

The Vancouver empty home tax is designed to discourage property owners from leaving homes vacant.

New data shows that from 2017 to 2018, more properties were put onto the rental market and fewer homes were sitting vacant.

NORTH VAN PIGEON FIGHT

A Metro Vancouver councillor directly asked her fellow councillors to pass a bylaw banning pigeons in her municipality — two years after she said her next door neighbour's pigeons affected her home's value. 

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After being missing for nearly 10 days, Frankie approached mail carrier April Breslin in rural Chilliwack on Wednesday. As fate would have it, Breslin's own dog had passed away the day before.

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Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared open to a proposal from the municipality to provide millions in funding for a safe supply of opioids to reduce overdose deaths.

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North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson will have a lot on his plate with a controversial pipeline and provincial tensions running high.

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A woman from Lake Cowichan, B.C., has died and two others are in serious condition following a two-vehicle collision involving an elk on a Vancouver Island highway Tuesday night.

James Fisher

The Vancouver Police Department has confirmed that three officers with a high-profile specialized unit are under investigation in connection with the misconduct of former detective James Fisher.

SKYTRAIN ATTENDANT

SkyTrain workers have voted in favour of job action after months-long negotiations between them and their employer, the B.C. Rapid Transit Company, broke off last week.

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Kelowna, B.C., is set to host the Canadian men's curling championship for the first time since 1968.

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The Vancouver Police Department is warning the public that a high-risk sexual offender service a sentence for sexual assault and kidnapping is currently living in Vancouver.

Vancouver Police Department investigate double homicide

A Vancouver senior who killed two of his neighbours at a West End high-rise in 2017 has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

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One man has died after an early morning house fire in the Township of Langley.

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Big city mayors make six figures, but for the vast majority the compensation is similar to a part-time job.

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Scotiabank refused to cash two GICs worth $1,500 each bought by Brian Pike in 1991. Bank officials said the institution had no record of the investments even though Pike has the original certificates, which matured in 1992. With interest, Pike is owed $3,240.

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Export pipelines out of Western Canada are running at full capacity and now, operators are finding ways to squeeze more oil through those pipes.

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Zora Grewal, who was one of two brothers found responsible for $2.8 million in 'vindictive' blueberry crop destruction by a B.C. Supreme Court judge on Friday, has lost a separate case, in which he disputed $1.4 million in legal fees accrued over years of feuding with his brothers.

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Opened in downtown Prince George in 1919, Northern Hardware & Furniture has been run by four generations of the Moffat family, including Harold Moffat, the city's mayor from 1970 to 1979.

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Sei Young Kim shot a 7-under 65 and holds a two-shot lead after the first round of the final LPGA Tour event of the year.

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Canadian curler Chelsea Carey is gearing up for Sunday's Grey Cup game in Calgary and is hoping a Winnipeg Blue Bombers hat once worn by her late grandfather can bring some luck to the Bombers in the championship game.

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With Sheldon Keefe in and Mike Babcock out, the Toronto Maple Leafs organization and fans are now left hoping their season will add to the recent results of an in-season coaching move.

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Dane Evans says he was thinking about hanging up his cleats before agreeing to give the CFL a shot. Now, he's one win away from winning a Grey Cup championship.

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Sheldon Keefe was officially introduced Thursday morning as the 31st head coach in Toronto Maple Leafs history following the firing of veteran coach Mike Babcock on Wednesday.

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Kelowna, B.C., is set to host the Canadian men's curling championship for the first time since 1968.

Dubas, Shanahan on firing Babcock: 2-minute wrapup

Listen to the essentials of what was said as Leafs GM Kyle Dubas and team President Brendan Shanahan speak to the media Thursday about firing Mike Babcock.

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The banged-up St. Louis Blues lost another forward to injury and added some reinforcement.

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Canada has advanced to the semifinals at the Davis Cup Finals. Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., and Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver beat Australia's John Peers and Jordan Thompson 6-4, 6-4 in the winner-take-all doubles match on Thursday.

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The president of Russia's track and field federation was suspended Thursday on suspicion of obstructing an anti-doping investigation in a blow to Russia's preparations for the 2020 Olympics.

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Ryan Straschnitzki has taken his first steps since being paralyzed in the Humboldt bus crash 19 months ago, thanks to a cutting-edge surgery performed abroad.

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Most of the talk about Cale Makar has focused on the Colorado Avalanche rookie defenceman's offensive talent. But in a recent win over Vancouver, the Calgary-born defenceman offered a glimpse of his growing defensive skills.

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The Vanier Cup will become part of Grey Cup again if the CFL commissioner gets his way. Incorporating the Canadian university football championship into Grey Cup week is high on Randy Ambrosie's to-do list.

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The NHK Trophy is the sixth and final event of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating and the last chance for skaters to qualify for next month's Grand Prix Final.

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Canadian freestyle skier and 2014 Olympic champion Dara Howell has had to pick herself back up a number of times in her career but, after her latest curveball, she's back stronger than ever as a big air specialist.

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The NHLPA filed a grievance against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday challenging their suspension of Dustin Byfuglien, according to multiple reports.

The Maple Leafs fired Mike Babcock, here's why

After 23 games played during the 2019-2020 NHL season, the Toronto Maple Leafs fired head coach Mike Babcock. And there's a laundry list of reasons why it happened.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Wednesday afternoon that Mike Babcock has been relieved of his duties as head coach. Sheldon Keefe has been named as Babcock's replacement.

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The Montreal Carabins face a stiff test against star quarterback Adam Sinagra and the Calgary Dinos in the 55th Vanier Cup on Saturday.

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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett's suspension for his role in a brawl with the Pittsburgh Steelers last week was upheld on Thursday, ensuring he will miss at least the rest of the 2019 season.

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