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VANCOUVER - It's back to class today for students across most of Canada — the exception being British Columbia where the teacher's strike will extend the summer vacations of some half a million public

OTTAWA - Oxidized copper is no longer the only cause of green rooftops around Parliament Hill.

The parliamentary precinct got its first live green roof last week.

Hundreds of sprigs of stonecrop, a

VANCOUVER - Daycare operators in British Columbia are scrambling to keep up with increased demand for child support as more parents need places to babysit their kids because schools will not open.

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MONTREAL - A popular Montreal bar is being accused of homophobia after a bouncer allegedly kicked out two male students for kissing.

TORONTO - Thousands of people marched Monday in Toronto's annual Labour Day Parade to show their support for local unions, with more than 30 labour organizations taking part in the festivities.

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OTTAWA - A left-leaning think-tank was targeted by the Canada Revenue Agency for a political-activities audit last fall partly because the research and education material on its website appears to be

MONTREAL - Students at one Quebec school can expect to have a little more free time on their hands this year.

An elementary school in the province's Saguenay region has decided to ban homework in all

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.

Teen swimmer Annaleise Carr swam from Long Point to Port Dover today in order to finish the mammoth swim she started in July.

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper has been one of the toughest-talking leaders throughout the Ukraine crisis, yet newly released figures show National Defence is expected to face an even deeper budget hole in t