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Oil sheen from sunken boat off B.C. has dissipated, officials say (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
Boat-Sinks 20220817 The United States Department of Ecology says an oil sheen from a sunken fish boat appears to have completely dissipated from an area of U.S. waters, just east of Vancouver Island.
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What does it take to make a passport? Here's a step-by-step guide (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
CANADIAN EPASSPORT If you’ve applied for a passport this year — or put it off because of the long queues outside passport offices — you might have wondered what goes into the process of making those little blue books. CBC News breaks it down.
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Retired priest accused of sexual assault at Manitoba residential school pleads not guilty (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
Arthur Masse Arthur Masse, a 92-year-old retired priest accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl at a Manitoba residential school more than 50 years ago, has pleaded not guilty.
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Is Wood Buffalo National Park 'in danger'? UNESCO investigators are in Canada to find out (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
Pic 1 A United Nations body that monitors some of the world's greatest natural glories is in Canada again to assess government responses to ongoing threats to the country's largest national park, including plans to release treated oilsands tailings into its watershed.
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Smaller share of Quebec households speaking French regularly, census data shows (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
Quebec Canada Montreal Flag Although the number of people speaking French at home has increased — rising from 6.4 million in 2016 to 6.5 million in 2021 — they now make up 77.5 per cent of Quebecers, falling 1.5 percentage points in five years.
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Ottawa to offer passport pickup service in 4 additional cities, says more locations coming (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
Passport Office, Montreal The federal government plans to open four new passport pick-up locations nationally as it struggles to manage lengthy wait times and backlogs that have plagued the application process for months now.
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Increased loneliness, isolation are side effects of inflation for seniors, expert says (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
CHSLD seniors Azim Jeraj cancelled his gym membership earlier this year. The 69-year-old resident of Sherwood Park, Alta. says he could no longer justify the monthly fees in the face of the rising cost of groceries, utilities and prescription medications.
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Greater Vancouver Zoo wolf enclosure was damaged to let animals escape, RCMP say (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
Greater Vancouver Zoo wolf escape Police say the wolf enclosure at the Greater Vancouver Zoo was damaged by someone who is suspected to have broken in and allowed the animals to escape. The facility remains closed for a second day.
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Hudson's Bay to resurrect discount retail chain Zellers (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
Zellers Pop-up Canadian department store Zellers hopes to make a comeback next year, a decade after the discount chain shuttered most of its locations.
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Tax agency obtains 'jeopardy order' for debt from Downton Abbey-loving billionaire (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
Zhao Canada's tax agency has obtained an order to seize debts owed by a Chinese billionaire whose love of Downton Abbey inspired him to pay more than $11 million for an iconic Vancouver mansion in the same year he claimed an income of $9,424.
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Record number of Canadians reporting first language other than French or English: StatsCan (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
Canada-Day-Ottawa 20220701 The number of Canadians who predominantly speak a language other than English or French hit a record high in 2021, according to new census data released on Wednesday.
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Former students say those named in Sask. Christian school lawsuit shouldn't be educating during investigation (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
Mile Two Church/Saskatoon Christian Centre Some of the staff named in a proposed class action lawsuit remain educators in Saskatchewan. Their presence at three schools in the province prompted the appointment of an administrator earlier this month.
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Do SUVs, pickups cause more deaths? Safety advocates say they have the numbers to prove it (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
Jessica Spieker Sixteen groups have joined together to pen a letter to Ontario’s chief coroner asking him to investigate whether SUVs and pickup trucks cause more pedestrian and cycling deaths than smaller vehicles.
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Ontario man left 'powerless' after 'ISIS' licence plates made him a target (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
Nouman  An Ontario man who fled Afghanistan amid the threat of a militant takeover says his life was endangered multiple times because of a licence plate resembling the word ISIS that he never asked for and that the province refused to change until he was nearly killed. 
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Intelligence report flagged possible 'violent revenge' after Ottawa protest shutdown (Wed, 17 Aug 2022)
FREEDOM CONVOY OTTAWA WEEK 3 Newly disclosed documents show federal intelligence officials warned decision-makers that the police dispersal of Freedom Convoy protesters in Ottawa last winter could prompt an "opportunistic attack" against a politician or symbol of government.
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