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Privacy commissioner to investigate data breach of public servants' personal info

Canada's privacy commissioner is launching a formal investigation into one of two data breaches linked to the federal government's troubled computerized payroll program, called Phoenix.

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Premiers reach 'unprecedented' Canadian free-trade deal in Whitehorse

Prolonged negotiations between Canadian provincial and territorial leaders in Whitehorse have resulted in a new agreement on interprovincial trade. But it's unclear how significant the deal is until more information is released.

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Trump cobbles together odd alliance of evangelical, LGBT voters

If political observers needed further proof that Donald Trump is a truly unconventional candidate, look no further than the disparate names who have thrown their support behind the Republican presidential nominee after a raucous week in Cleveland.

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Feeling gouged? How to save money on airline fees

Gone are the good old days when an airline ticket included added perks like a checked bag. Now those perks will cost you. So CBC News did the research to help you avoid added airlines fees this summer.

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Walmart fights with Visa, and Ottawa's CCB money goes out: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

From a high-profile fight between two of the biggest companies in the world, to a new government program that brings real money to families that need it, it was an up and down week for consumers in Canada. The CBC's Jacqueline Hansen sorts out the details in her weekly video recap.

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Oil dips below $44 US as loonie extends weakness

Crude oil dipped below $44 US a barrel on Friday, extending a 1½-month decline and bringing it to its lowest level since mid-April, while the Canadian dollar was on track for a fifth straight day of decreases.

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Rio 2016: Athletes' passion always overcomes Olympic problems, sports historian says

With less than two weeks until the opening of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, some are wondering whether organizers can actually pull off the event in the midst of a disastrous economic situation and worries ranging from security to the risk of Zika virus infection.

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What the dog smelled: The science and mystery of cadaver dogs

They can catch a whiff of human remains under 30 metres of water or buried in a mine shaft, and can tell the difference between, say, a dead raccoon and a dead hiker. And yet scientists still aren't 100 per cent sure how cadaver dogs manage to do this and the training community is still figuring out how to train them most effectively.

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'Heat dome' blamed for sizzling temperatures in Ontario, U.S.

Extreme heat and humidity has engulfed southern Ontario and much of the U.S. Meteorologists are blaming the "heat dome." Here's what you need to know about it.

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Extreme unplugging: B.C. families paddle Mackenzie River to get kids away from screens

Two young families from Vancouver found an extreme way to get their kids to unplug this summer — paddling 1,800 kilometres up the Mackenzie River. 'If I was at home, they’d be on the iPad,' says Kevin Vallely.

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Museum art and Alzheimer's program connects with creativity

The beauty and shared experience on museum tours fills Gail Reid with joy and a sense of camaraderie in her journey with early Alzheimer's.

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Premiers call for meeting with prime minister on health-care funding

Canada's provincial and territorial premiers are calling for a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this fall to negotiate a new health accord.

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High anxiety, distress levels in teens counter 'prime of life' image

More than one in three students feel psychologically distressed, a substantial and concerning level, the creators of Canada’s longest running survey on mental health and substance use say.

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Ottawa museums try to get handle on Pokemon Go craze

Museums in Ottawa are trying to figure out how best to deal with the Pokemon Go craze, which has led to players buying museum tickets in the search for Pokestops and elusive new characters.

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Comedians say the push for political correctness is no laughing matter

Comedian Mike Ward's fine for making fun of a child with a disability is seen as Draconian by some, just by others. But some of the top names in comedy have claimed for a while that political correctness is strangling their art form.

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Tragically Hip concert in Victoria had fans cheering, dancing and crying

Thousands of fans cheered, danced and cried as The Tragically Hip gave an energetic performance in Victoria — the first show of a cross-country tour that follows the revelation frontman Gord Downie, 52, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

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