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Update: 2 dead after multiple pedestrians struck by pickup truck in Amqui, Que. Provincial police say 38-year-old driver was arrested for leaving the scene.

Kiska, the last captive killer whale in Canada, has died. Orca believed to be 47 years old, was captured in Icelandic waters in 1979.

Former cabinet minister Marc Garneau resigning from House of Commons

Ottawa to announce crackdown on doctors charging for medically necessary health care — and warns that Ottawa will claw back federal health transfer payments if the charges continue

The federal government will table its next annual budget March 28. #cdnpoli  #cdnecon 

Ottawa puts stamp of approval on deal that will see WestJet acquire Sunwing, but with some conditions attached

Ontario MPP resigns from PC caucus, denies alleged link to foreign election interference. Vincent Ke calls allegations by Global News 'false and defamatory.' #onpoli 


Donald Trump has just tweeted a thank you to Saudi Arabia for current low oil prices, which he likens to 'a big Tax Cut for America and the World!' In fact, Canada is the US's biggest supplier of imported oil at 40%, compared to only 11% from Saudi Arabia.

This is the 1st-ever photograph of a black hole, unveiled by scientists this morning. More :

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Health authorities confirm 1st case of coronavirus in US. The virus, 1st detected in Wuhan, China last month, has now infected more than 300 people in 5 countries; 6 people have died. US case is in Seattle, Washington.

751 unmarked graves found at site of former residential school in Saskatchewan, Cowessess First Nation says. Marieval Indian Residential School operated from 1899 to 1997. Chief says finding the names of the people buried is the next priority.

Astronomers discover most massive structure in the early universe. So-called 'proto-supercluster' could contain thousands of galaxies.

Texas residents in some communities near Houston warned to stop using tap water as it may be tainted with brain-eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri

RCMP dashcam video shows officer tackling, punching Fort Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam during arrest outside a Fort McMurray, Alta., casino early in the morning of March 10.

BREAKING: The Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee will refuse to send athletes to the Tokyo Olympics if the event is not postponed.The 2020 Games are currently set to begin on July 24. News release:

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Aretha Franklin dead at 76, publicist says. Singer reached acclaim with songs such as 'Respect', '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman', 'Spanish Harlem'. Franklin, known as the 'Queen of Soul,' died of pancreatic cancer at her Detroit home. Background:

Canadian rock drummer Neil Peart dead at 67. Peart, primary lyricist for Rush, was known for his technical proficiency, and for weaving jazz and big band patterns with a hard rock style. Publicist says Peart died in California January 7. Background: