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Canada's mission in Africa will be focused on 'peacemaking,' UN ambassador says

Marc-André Blanchard says the new mission in Africa will be different than those of the past, with a big shift to focus on "peacemaking" and the right of Canadian troops to protect civilians caught in the crosshairs of conflict.

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Tony Clement takes aim at bridge tolls, CBC in bid to become leader

Conservative Party leadership candidate Tony Clement says it's time to rebuild the party's relationship with Atlantic Canadians.

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Liberals commit $450M, up to 600 troops to UN peacekeeping missions

Canada will commit roughly half a billion dollars towards UN peace support operations over the next few years, a commitment that includes hundreds of troops and police officers. The announcement is being made at an air base in Bagotville, Que.

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Canada Post's relationship with its workers is blighted by 'underlying toxicity'

Whenever Canada Post management and union representatives reach an agreement, whether through negotiation or arbitration, the resolution may not be enough to repair their fraught relations.

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McDonald's Happy Meal mistake, and Rio's poor Olympic ROI: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

From more details on how the Fort McMurray fire keeps burning red ink, to some valid questions about the costs of Canada's gold, silver and bronze medals, it was a colourful week in business news. The CBC's Jacqueline Hansen gets you caught up on the week that was in her video recap.

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Canola dispute looms over Canadian PM's visit to China

A long-standing dispute involving Canadian canola exports to China threatens to overshadow Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to the economic superpower that begins next week.

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The burkini is an option, not oppression, say those opposed to ban

The recent court decision overturning one French town's ban on the burkini is unlikely to put the debate about the body-concealing swimwear to rest. Some of those who have decried the ban say all the controversy won't stop women from wearing what they want.

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Dig reveals surprise about 'super-henge' near Stonehenge

A dig where researchers last year said they had detected a "major new prehistoric stone monument" buried near Stonehenge has revealed something quite different than expected.

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Janet Yellen offers few clues to rate hike timetable in Jackson Hole speech

The U.S. central bank may be getting closer to raising its benchmark interest rate, but the woman who heads it up stops well short of giving a firm timeline for doing so in a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

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Dig reveals surprise about 'super-henge' near Stonehenge

A dig where researchers last year said they had detected a "major new prehistoric stone monument" buried near Stonehenge has revealed something quite different than expected.

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Summer 2016 an 'exceptional' year for biodiversity in St. Lawrence River

From North Atlantic right whales to narwhals to sunfish, this summer has proven to be a banner year for biodiversity in the St. Lawrence River.

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Dancing on a different stage: the balletic inspiration behind PS4's Bound

Professional dancer Maria Udod helps translate her art into a playable character in Bound, a new game for the PlayStation 4.

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Murky regulation allows foreign parents to crowd out Canadian families looking for surrogacy

A boom in foreign families seeking Canadian surrogates to deliver their babies highlights the need for rules that protect the children, the surrogates, the intended families and Canadian taxpayers.

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Lack of dental services takes painful toll on Nunavut community

People in Arviat, Nunavut, are finally able to see a dentist, after a broken dental chair resulted in a painful break in service.

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Psychiatrist diagnosed local optician without meeting him

An appeal heard in downtown Hamilton on Wednesday centres on a psychiatric evaluation at a distance.

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Dancing on a different stage: the balletic inspiration behind PS4's Bound

Professional dancer Maria Udod helps translate her art into a playable character in Bound, a new game for the PlayStation 4.

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Filmmakers in limbo after Montreal World Film Festival fallout

The ongoing corrosion of the 40th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival has become so severe, one filmmaker is wondering if he should even bother catching his flight to Montreal — and no one is answering his calls.

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Amazing Race Canada films episode in Cape Breton

About two million people watch the reality show The Amazing Race Canada every week and soon they'll be watching an episode shot in Cape Breton.

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NBA star Tristan Thompson visits hometown of Brampton, receives key to city

Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers may be an NBA champion, but the Canadian basketball star says he also wants to be a champion of inspiring young people to follow their dreams.

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How efficient was Canada's performance at Rio 2016?

Team Canada equalled Atlanta 1996 with 22 medals, the country's best-ever total at a non-boycotted Games. But how "efficient" was it?

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