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Fiat Chrysler recall of Dodge Darts affects 20,117 Canadian vehicles

April 19, 2019

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Friday it is recalling more than 320,000 Dodge Dart compact cars in North America — including 20,117 in Canada — that could roll away because of a defective part that could allow the shift cable to detach from the transmission. In addition to the Canadian cars, the recall covers about 298,000 U.S. vehicles, 3,400 […]

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Why the Mueller report doesn’t exonerate Trump for obstruction

April 19, 2019

Front Burner The Mueller report included many details about attempted meddling by Russian agents in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and possible obstruction of the special counsel’s investigation by President Donald Trump. CBC’s Washington correspondent Keith Boag walks us through it. Social Sharing CBC News · Posted: Apr 19, 2019 8:00 AM ET | Last […]

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Steve Yzerman reportedly leaving Lightning to become Red Wings GM

April 19, 2019

The Detroit Red Wings have scheduled a news conference on Friday afternoon where — according to multiple media reports — it is expected the team will name former captain Steve Yzerman as their new general manager. JUST ANNOUNCED: The <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/RedWings?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#RedWings</a> will hold a press conference today at 3 p.m. EST with Christopher Ilitch, Steve […]

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ISS astronauts set for Easter feast thanks to arrival of private supply ship

April 19, 2019

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and his colleagues at the International Space Station are now set for an Easter feast thanks to the arrival of a private cargo ship on Friday. American Anne McClain used the Canadarm2 to capture the Northrop Grumman Cygnus capsule as they soared 415 kilometres above France. The capsule and its 3,450-kilogram shipment rocketed from Wallops […]

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Journalist shot dead during Northern Ireland riot

April 19, 2019

Police in Northern Ireland said Friday they believe the dissident republican group New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry, also known as Derry. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist and author Lyra McKee died after she was shot during […]

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Mueller’s report is worse for Trump than Barr let on — but likely not as ruinous as Trump feared

April 19, 2019

It was May 17, 2017, and U.S. President Donald Trump slumped in his chair in the Oval Office. “Oh my God. This is terrible,” the president fumed, upon learning of Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “This is the end of my presidency. I’m […]

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Flexible work — for everyone — is key to keeping women in the workforce, experts say

April 19, 2019

Leigh Mitchell left a traditional office job in September 2017, after finding the culture and work structure incompatible with raising her two busy kids, then 13 and eight. With its tight deadlines and intense pressure to be physically present in the office, “I just didn’t feel like the culture there was good for working moms,” said Mitchell, […]

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Donations pour in from around the world to fix Notre-Dame

April 19, 2019

In the offices of the French heritage foundation, near the banks of the Seine River just outside Paris, there’s a buzz in the air. Not only is the mood unusually febrile, but cellphones are literally buzzing and landlines are ringing off the hook. The charity, whose official name is the Fondation du patrimoine, is acting […]

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Brain-injury device licensed by Health Canada was rejected by the FDA

April 19, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s refusal to license a therapeutic device intended to help brain-injured people is raising questions about the rigour of Health Canada’s approval process. The FDA spent seven months reviewing the application, along with clinical evidence, before rejecting the licensing application for the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS), while Health Canada licensed […]

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Meat and the environment: Do Canadians know what’s at stake?

April 19, 2019

Hello, people! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) Note: The What on Earth? team is taking a much-needed break next week. We’ll be back on May 2. In the meantime, […]

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