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Morning Update: 'The Crocodile' returns to Zimbabwe; B.C. Premier offers warning on pot taxes

Also: Nova Scotia has major gaps in its health-care system, according to a new report

Ice bridge's troubled waters: Inuit seek to save Canada-Greenland link

Climate change, tourism and industrial development are changing the waters that separate people linked by history and bloodlines

McGuinty staffers used 'nuclear' option to wipe records, Crown argues in Ontario gas-plants trial

Lawyers for the accused countered that Crown has not presented 'a shred of evidence' that David Livingston and Laura Miller knew wiping hard drives would result in deletion of government records they were required to retain

Painting by Group of Seven co-founder Lawren Harris sells for more than $3-million

The painting, 'Mountains East of Maligne Lake,' was one of eight works by Harris that were up for sale

Auditor's report calls out gaps in Nova Scotia's health-care system

Patient wait lists, officials' lack of communication are among provincial Auditor-General's concerns

Witness testifies he sold Dellen Millard a gun days before Laura Babcock vanished

Millard and Mark Smich have both pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the presumed death of Babcock

Evening Update newsletter: Canada's housing strategy, Zimbabwe, Ontario's minimum wage

Plus: Lebanon's PM returns to Beirut after mysterious exodus – but he's not resigning yet

Quebec passes motion against Transport Canada's directive allowing small knives on planes

Quebec Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux says his government was not motivated by religious discrimination but rather by concerns about security

William Shatner objects to Hamilton condo development using his name, likeness

The Star Trek star says he doesn't recall giving permission to a prominent Toronto developer to use his name and image as promotional tools

Rate of successful Haitian asylum claims plummets after summer surge

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says only 10 per cent of the claims from Haitians finalized so far this year have been accepted

Nova Scotia judge failed to recognize evidence in cab driver's sex assault case: Crown

Crown is seeking to overturn Judge Gregory Lenehan's decision, which concluded there was no evidence of a lack of consent

Health Canada eyes opioid restrictions for popular painkiller​ 

It has been marketed as a non-opioid in Canada for a decade – a decision Health Canada could rescind as a new report reveals a 30-per-cent rise in prescriptions in four years

Morning Update: A new housing strategy; David Cassidy dies

Also: Robert Mugabe has resigned as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years of dictatorship

Health Canada eyes opioid restrictions for popular painkiller​ tramadol

It has been marketed as a non-opioid in Canada for a decade – a decision Health Canada could rescind as a new report reveals a 30-per-cent rise in prescriptions in four years

Ontario's Muskoka cottagers wary of proposals to ease development limits

Developers are eyeing family-run resorts in the Ontario region, which locals fear will increase population density

Evening Update newsletter: Zimbabwe, CRA, Trump on Roy Moore

Plus: TTC head Andy Byford leaving post to lead New York City Transit

There was 'bad blood' between Dellen Millard and Laura Babcock, witness testifies

The Crown alleges Millard and his friend Mark Smich killed Babcock and burned her body in an animal incinerator because she had become the odd woman out in a love triangle

Quebec to cut income taxes, reimburse school costs

Finance Minister Carlos Leitao announced the measures on Tuesday in a budget-style financial update

Laurier apologizes to TA Lindsay Shepherd after she aired debate clip on gender-neutral pronouns

Shepherd said she accepted and welcomed the apology, but felt it rang hollow coming on the heels of intensive media attention around her case

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says getting lost in New Mexico desert a 'humbling experience'

Pallister fractured his left arm when he got lost while hiking in New Mexico

Family of slain Indigenous woman say they're angry over sex-trade worker label

Monica Burns's brother told the inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women that he's frustrated with the way the media has described Burns and other Indigenous women

Toronto families in 'panic mode' as Ontario caps after-school program time

New rules limit the number of days recreation programs can accept students, leaving parents scrambling to find other options

Toronto school board's draft proposal to 'reform' gifted program has parents worried

Parents are concerned changes will include integrating gifted students into mainstream classrooms

Morning Update: Giller Prize winner crowned; Charlie Rose accused of sexual harassment

Also: Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is negotiating 'guarantees' with the military

Waterloo institute to take on the universe with new cosmology-focused research hub

The 10-year effort will harness the existing brain power of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics while bringing in about two-dozen additional researchers and students

Evening Update newsletter: Keystone XL, North Korea, snowy winter

Also: Loblaw launches new loyalty program in bid for more customers

Processed food industry hasn't met Health Canada targets to lower sodium in products

Health Canada's chief of nutrition regulations and standards says the goal of reducing Canadian sodium intake to 2,300 mg 'doesn't appear to be achievable based on what we have seen so far'

Singer Anne Murray donates 40 years of memorabilia to the University of Toronto

The university convinced Murray to donate the memorabilia rather than throw it away when she decided to downsize and move into a condo

Ontario postsecondary school launches Mohawk language learning app

Six Nations Polytechnic says the app is a new way to try to revitalize the language

Ontario offers tuition refund to students as college strike ends

Students will have two weeks to decide whether or not they want to continue with condensed semester

New Brunswick says it's the first province to 'fully secure' marijuana supply

Province has inked deal with Zenabis to provide marijuana for recreational users

Meteorologist warns of a 'classic Canadian winter' with plenty of snow

Chris Scott, The Weather Network's chief meteorologist, says the message from his forecast team is 'buckle up'

Morning Update: Trudeau's LGBTQ apology; Mugabe clings to power

Also: The Argos and Stampeders will battle for the CFL's Grey Cup

Calgary eyes multicity bid for Olympics that could include Edmonton and Whistler

Officials to consider including Edmonton and Whistler in 2026 Winter Games pitch as reports fuel debate over economic benefits

Saskatoon joins wave of cities eying regulation for Airbnb-style platforms

The technology-fuelled phenomenon of people renting out their houses and apartments to visitors is washing into communities all across the country

As Canadians consume 'harmful' levels of sodium, officials urge chefs to limit salt but face resistance

The federal government has been putting in place healthy eating policies in a bid to curb sugar, saturated fat and other problematic nutrients. They're now turning their attention to salt

Back-to-work bill passes, sending Ontario college faculty back to class Tuesday

The provincial legislature's intervention ends the five-week-long strike by 12,000 college workers that left 500,000 students worried about losing the semester.

Arctic warming happening faster than previously thought, report says

Scientist David Barber says 'most people don't understand how bad' the impact on the Arctic is

One person dead after training accident at Manitoba military base

This is the third time this year a soldier was killed during a training accident on a Canadian base

New recruit joins northern Quebec police force as sole female Inuit officer

Pamela Stevenson is one of three Inuit officers on the 70-person Kativik Regional Police Force

Disability rights advocates fight 'demeaning' immigration criteria

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities is calling for the repeal of a provision that bars disabled immigrants from settling in Canada

Grassy Narrows needs local treatment centre for mercury poisoning, cheif says

The Ontario community has been plagued by the impacts of mercury contamination since the 1960s

Canada faces Russia-linked threats to cybersecurity at home and abroad, NATO chief says

Jens Stoltenberg says Canadian troops in Latvia are being smeared by Russia-backed online propaganda

Dionne quintuplets' birthplace moves following campaign to save historic home

The log cabin where the sisters were born in 1934 is being hauled from its current location to a spot downtown in North Bay, Ont.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and wife explain how he got lost and broke arm on New Mexico hike

Brian Pallister has refused to do media interviews about the ordeal, which happened on Monday but was only revealed to the public on Friday. Instead, he and his wife, Esther, answered questions posed by a member of his staff in a video posted on Facebook that's just over four minutes long.

Google executive urges democracies to tap young tech talent to tackle looming security challenges

In a wide-ranging panel discussion in Halifax, Eric Schmidt said there are a number of technological issues on the horizon when it comes to security. He also said some fresh sets of eyes would be helpful in tackling security issues and a new set of brains and talent' is needed.

Ontario legislature in session this weekend to try to end college teachers' strike

Both Ontario's New Democrats and the governing Liberals conceded that the situation wasn't ideal as the legislature debated a bill on Saturday that would end a five week strike by faculty at the province's colleges

How local radio and bingo united a Newfoundland town, then tore it apart

How a high-school-based broadcast outlet gave the outport town of Wabana, Nfld., a bingo jackpot and a source of hope and joy for the community's youth, before infighting divided it

Evening Update newsletter: Mugabe, Lebanon, NAFTA

Also: Tesla unveils new roadster, big rig in midst of Model 3 factory 'hell'

Ontario legislature set for acrimonious weekend debate on college teachers' strike

The Liberal government tried to both introduce and immediately pass the bill Friday, but they needed all parties' unanimous consent to do so and the NDP refused