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What if my son borrows a friend's car and crashes it?

My 21-year-old son has no car and we lost him from our insurance – but he drives friends cars as their designated driver. He is covered by their insurance as long as he has their permit, right? But can he still be liable if an accident exceeds what the owner's cover would pay? Can he buy private insurance that covers …

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RNC creates safe spaces to buy, sell and trade with strangers online

Are you wary of strangers when buying or selling things online? Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has a new initiative to help. A couple of orange spaces are painted in the parking lots at the police stations in St. John's, Mount Pearl and Conception Bay South. They are reserved for people who meet to exchange things after joining online. "Not everyone is …

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Weather Network predicts cold, stormy winter forecast across much of Canada

Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 18, 2019 4:27 AM EST It will be a long, cold and messy winter over much of Canada, according to the seasonal forecast released on Monday by the Weather Network. November has already brought historically early snowfall in southern Ontario and power outages in Prairies, setting what chief meteorologist Chris Scott said …

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How the US Environmental Movement Struck to Alberta's Oil Patch

The strategy to stifle Alberta oilands was gathered at a hotel near a Minneapolis shopping mall over a decade ago. It was autumn 2008 and a group of environmental activists spent part of a conference where brainstorming tactics to slow down the growth of oilfields – and identified pipelines as the most vulnerable target. One particular fit the bill: Keystone …

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One child died, one critically injured after collision with moose

Sûreté du Québec Julie Oliver / Postmedia A child is dead and a second is in critical condition after the vehicle they encountered on a moose in a bizarre and fatal crash near Notre – Dame-de-la-Paix on Sunday. The animal had been hit by a car going in the opposite direction on Route 323 and was taken to the other …

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The Wexit Party hopes to run for federal candidates

EDMONTON – A group calling for the separation of the western provinces from the rest of Canada says it is only a matter of time before their goal becomes a reality, since an application to be recognized as a federal political party is filed for election in Canada. Separatism advocates gathered in Calgary Saturday night to discuss the goals of …

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4 in hospitals, 3 with serious injuries following the Burnaby crash

VANCOUVER – A serious crash in Burnaby sent four people to hospitals on Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. on the crossroads that take Kensington Avenue across the Lougheed Highway. Burnaby RCMP told CTV News Vancouver two vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened after one of them apparently crossed the center line of the road …

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The brothers in West Vancouver have a forum for spreading myths about Islam

After enduring discriminatory comments about their religion at school, two West Vancouver brothers have done something to dispel what they call perceived stereotypes about Islam. Kian Lalji, 17, a Grade 12 student at Sentinel Secondary School and his brother, Razaan, who is in Grade 10, held an event on Sunday entitled "Understanding Islam in a World of False News and …

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160 residents displaced by the North York Highrise Fire Register with the Red Cross, with no timeline for when they can return home

Mark Slapinski fears the worst for the hundreds of residents displaced by Friday's devastating apartment fire in North York. Slapinski, a displaced resident of 650 Parliament St., says the five-alarm fire "gives back memories" of what he and his colleagues went through in August 2018. "Based on what I've seen, the damage looks really bad out and the residents should …

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