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The National | Trump indictment, Smoke and wind, N.B. LGBT policy

June 8, 2023 | Trump says he's been indicted in the classified documents case. Wildfires and wind directions make for a less smoky day in parts of Canada but worse in the U.S. Plus, changes to school gender policies throw the New Brunswick government into turmoil.
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#TheMoment a marmot got under the hood

Vincent Bouchard was on his way back from Alberta's Jasper National Park after a hiking trip with his daughters when his dashboard lit up. Checking under the hood, he found a large marmot staring up at him.
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Prince Harry fires back at tabloid lawyers in phone-hacking case

Prince Harry appeared in a London courtroom for the second day in a row to testify in his case against a British tabloid group. He says the Mirror newspaper chain has been targeting him and running illegally obtained stories since he was a child.
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The National | Smoky Canada, Interest rate hike, Elliot Page

June 7, 2023 | The impact and the risks of the wildfire smoke that's blanketing Canada and the U.S. The Bank of Canada hikes its interest rate to a 22-year high. Plus, Canadian trans actor Elliot Page says he’s finally found a way to be himself.
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Masking up (again) and other ways to protect yourself from smoky air

With wildfire smoke enveloping major parts of Ontario and Quebec, we look at some ways you can protect yourself — including masking up. Plus, a Q&A from viewers with respirologist Dr. Samir Gupta.
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Rescues, evacuations continue in Ukrainian flood zone

Ukrainian officials say the floodwaters in Kherson are beginning to drop, but evacuations continue on streets submerged with dirty water that contains everything from oil to animal carcasses.
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Mike Pence joins crowded field of Republican presidential candidates

Former U.S Vice President Mike Pence has entered the Republican presidential race, running against his former boss Donald Trump. As the roster becomes more crowded, Republicans fear this will split the vote for Trump alternatives — even as he faces a myriad of legal issues.
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Bank of Canada hikes interest rate to 22-year high

The Bank of Canada has raised its benchmark interest rate to 4.75 per cent, the highest it's been since May 2001, making everything from mortgages to credit lines more expensive.
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Over 400 wildfires burning across Canada, half out of control

More than 400 wildfires are burning across Canada, forcing evacuations of communities from Quebec to the Northwest Territories.
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Wildfire smoke envelopes huge swaths of North America

Thick wildfire smoke is enveloping huge swaths of Ontario, Quebec and much of the eastern U.S., driving air quality to dangerous levels and forcing many to adapt their plans to stay safe. Plus, a Q&A on the health effects of wildfire smoke exposure.
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A glass of wine at 7-Eleven? Ontario locations to serve alcohol

Two Ontario 7-Eleven locations are now serving beer and wine in-store, and more than 50 others in the province have been approved for restaurant liquor licences.
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Drifting wildfire smoke pushes air quality risk 'off the charts'

Air quality risks are ‘off the charts’ in Ottawa as smoke and haze cover large sections of central Canada. Toronto, Kingston, Ont., and Montreal are also feeling the effects as Environment Canada warns the air could be dangerous to human health for most of the week.
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Canada needs migrant farm workers, but how does it treat them?

Canada’s food industry relies on migrant agricultural workers, but last year some from Jamaica spoke out against what they called ‘slavery-like conditions’ here. A subsequent Jamaican government investigation found that overall, most of the workers are taken care of, but some told Ellen Mauro why they disagree.
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#TheMoment B.C. divers came face to face with rare bluntnose sixgill shark

Connor McTavish was exploring a shipwreck with fellow divers Matteo Endrizzi, Garrett Clement and Danton West when they suddenly encountered a rare shark.
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Golf feud ends as PGA Tour, LIV Golf announce surprise merger

The golf world is being upended again as the PGA Tour and its European counterpart, the DP World Tour, announced plans to merge with rival, LIV Golf — the Saudi-backed upstart that poached top players like Phil Mickelson and Greg Norman with the promise of massive paycheques.
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The National | Smoke danger, Ukraine dam collapse, Prince Harry testifies

June 6, 2023 | Air quality risks ‘off the charts’ as wildfire smoke blankets Central Canada. Thousands flee as Ukraine and Russia blame each other for devastating dam collapse. Plus, Prince Harry gives historic testimony in his court battle with British media.
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Some Canadian mortgage holders anxious over another possible rate hike

With a roaring economy, rising inflation numbers and another possible interest rate increase, cash-strapped Canadian homeowners are getting worried their mortgage payments could soon be unaffordable.
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Prince Harry attacks ‘vile’ press in rare royal court testimony

The Duke of Sussex came out swinging Tuesday in his legal battle against Britain’s Mirror Group Newspapers. Harry, who is part of a joint lawsuit against the company, gave evidence for almost five hours, accusing the tabloids of destroying his adolescence and later his relationships.
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Special Rapporteur David Johnston on the defensive at tense Commons committee

Opposition MPs attacked Special Rapporteur David Johnston's credibility at a House of Commons committee about his investigation into foreign election interference. Johnston denied being too close to the prime minister and defended his decision not to order a public inquiry.
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Ukraine dam collapse forces thousands to flee

Mass evacuations are underway as Kyiv and Moscow blame each other for destroying the important Nova Kakhovka dam in Russian-controlled eastern Ukraine. The dam's collapse has unleashed massive flooding and knocked out a key hydroelectric plant.
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Nova Scotians face daunting rebuilding task as wildfire crisis stabilizes

Charred remains and hard questions about the future await some in Nova Scotia. With skilled tradespeople in short supply and insurance companies backed up with Hurricane Fiona claims, some fear it could take years to rebuild.
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Elliot Page is grateful and terrified

Elliot Page says he’s finally found a way to be himself. In his first Canadian interview since transitioning, the Oscar-nominated actor tells CBC Chief Correspondent Adrienne Arsenault why he’s grateful to be alive but terrified to live in this moment.
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Australian mother jailed for killing children pardoned after 20 years

Kathleen Folbigg, convicted in 2003 of killing her four children, was pardoned and is now free following 20 years spent in prison, after new evidence suggested they died of natural causes. Folbigg, who became known as ‘Australia’s most hated woman,’ always maintained her innocence.
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Wildfires blanket Quebec in smoke, haze as more troops arrive

About 200 Canadian military personnel are now on the ground in Quebec as more than 160 wildfires burn, most of them out of control. Air quality advisories are in effect across much of the province, including Montreal.
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Canada could see historic wildfire devastation, federal officials warn

With over 400 active fires burning across the country, federal officials are warning the situation could get far worse. Already some 3.3 million hectares have been burned — an area larger than Vancouver Island, and 13 times higher than the 10-year average at this time of year.
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#TheMoment a cruise ship birthday wish finally comes true

Leonard Wood is a cruise ship enthusiast from Belfast, P.E.I. On his 87th birthday, a lifelong dream came true when his family arranged for him to tour the Zandaam luxury liner.
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The National | Bernardo prison transfer, Summer fire forecast, Rentals face-off

June 5, 2023 | Convicted serial killer and rapist Paul Bernardo’s transfer to a medium-security prison sparks outrage. Federal data forecasts a tough wildfire season this summer. Plus, are short-term rentals like Airbnb making the housing crisis worse?
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Wildfire smoke blankets much of Canada, raising health risks

Hundreds of wildfires have left much of the country blanketed in smoke and smog that brings real health risks — especially for vulnerable children and seniors, pregnant people and those with asthma and heart or lung disease.

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