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Commons holds special debate on remains of 215 children found at residential school (Canada)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is Canada's fault that 215 Indigenous children were buried in an unmarked, mass grave at a one-time residential school in Kamloops, B.C. He says Canadians can't close their eyes and pretend this didn't happen; they must acknowledge that the country f...

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Tribute left to honour the lives of 215 children buried on grounds of former residential school (Penticton)

Across the country, Canadians are laying out children’s shoes, teddy bears and flowers to pay tribute to the hundreds of children whose remains were recently found on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops. The discovery of 215 children's remains in an unmarked burial site ...

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Days after children's remains reported, Trudeau says more help coming for residential school survivors

Charlottetown 215 memorial event

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says more supports for survivors of residential schools are coming following the heartbreaking discovery of children's remains in Kamloops, B.C.

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Ask your child if they want the COVID-19 vaccine before booking an appointment, experts say

While Canadian health authorities have approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 12 and up, experts say parents shouldn’t assume their child wants the jab.

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Remains of 215 children found at former residential school in British Columbia (Kamloops)

The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation says in a news release that the remains were confirmed last weekend with the help of a ground-penetrating rada...

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Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other children's favourites, dead at 91

Obit Eric Carle

Eric Carle, the beloved children's author and illustrator, has died at age 91. His classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other works gave millions of kids some of their earliest and most-cherished literary memories.

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Ontario parents of baby born on Hwy 407 receive gift of free highway travel

An Ontario family is receiving a year of free travel on Highway 407 after a baby was born on the side of the popular roadway.

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Campaign focused on preventing children from accessing cannabis (BC)

In light of Poison Prevention Week, the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit is focusing their campaign on cannabis products and preventing children from accessing them. Most Canadian parents who use cannabis agree that its up to them to store their products safely, however only one-in-four do so...

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Screen time and kids: What have we learned in the last year?

When life is stressful, screens can be soothing. When life is busy, screens can help us feel more in control and keep kids quiet. These are not new insights, but we've all experienced more of it this year as parents struggle with impossible role overload during a traumatic time.

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Prince Harry pens message for grieving children who lost parents to COVID-19 pandemic

Prince Harry at a roundtable discussion in Britain

Britain's Prince Harry has written the foreword for a new book aimed at the children of front-line workers who died in the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing the pain he suffered as a boy after the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

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Our instinct as parents is to protect our children. How can I guard them against racism?

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Even passing racism can cause long-lasting damage when left unchecked and unchallenged, writes Tamara Miller.

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Manitoba students' Cree rendition of children's song earns praise from Canadian singer Raffi

What started out as a class language project about animals of the north for a group of Manitoba students is now garnering attention from an internationally known Canadian singer.

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B.C. baby fighting rare cancer dies; fundraising money to go to other infants in need

Tragically, baby Alejo died Thursday -- one day before the family learned he had been accepted into an infant cancer trial at a Boston hospital.

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Alberta man gets life in prison for killing two children (Canada)

A man who admitted to assaulting his girlfriend and killing her two daughters in "an act of extreme violence" has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 17 years. The 31-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the children, pleaded guilty in Cour...

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Cat dies 'protecting' young children from one of Australia's most dangerous snakes

A family cat in Australia is being heralded as a 'four-legged hero' after he died fighting off a venomous snake that slithered close to two young children.

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Prince Harry and Meghan are expecting a second child

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting a second child, a spokesperson for the couple tells CTV News.

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King leaves estate to kids (Entertainment)

TV mogul Larry King left his $2.7 million estate to his children. The veteran broadcaster died last month at the age of 87 and his handwritten will has now emerged, which is dated Oct. 17, 2019, two months after he filed for divorce from seventh wife Shawn Southwick King, and less than a year befor...

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2 FBI agents killed in Florida worked to protect children from abusers

``We are still reeling from the news,'' said Shelley Allwang, director of the Exploited Children Division at National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

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A college student made big bucks off GameStop stock. Now he's donating video games to a children's hospital

After making thousands off GameStop stock last week, a 20-year-old college student used his newfound riches to pay it forward to a local children's hospital by donating video games.

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Ontario's most popular baby names released

Olivia is the most-picked baby name for Ontario girls for 11 years in a row, as Ontario releases the most popular baby names of 2019.

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Santa photos with children will be different this year, Canadian malls say

Few malls will offer in-person visits with Santa Claus this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and instead, children can expect to recite their wish lists to Father Christmas virtually.

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Seniors care home not allowing in kids to maintain safety (Penticton)

Prairie Valley Lodge in Summerland usually has over 300 kids come trick or treating through their senior care centre, but this year won’t be bringing in the costumed kids. “It is usually a highlight of our year, where the children enter our home to show off their costumes, and our delig...

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Experts divided on letting kids go out on Halloween due to COVID-19 risk

While some infectious disease pediatricians say now is not the time for trick-or-treating, especially in COVID hot spots, others contend that the outdoor nature of the activity makes it fairly low-risk.

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A very COVID Christmas: U.S. mall Santas will see kids from behind plexiglass snowglobes

While the pandemic won't keep Santa Claus from making an appearance at the mall or at Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, don't count on touching Santa, hugging Santa, or having the kids sit on his lap this year. Some U.S. mall operators are even offering Zoom calls with Santa instead of in-person visits.

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How to prepare your child for a COVID-19 test

Now that students have returned to classrooms across Canada, taking a child to get a COVID-19 test is something more parents are faced with. Parenting expert Caron Irwin explains how parents can make the process as trauma-free as possible for their kids.

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B.C. man with violent history released from custody two days before allegedly assaulting children

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A mother is 'livid and outraged' a man with a history of violence was released from custody just two days before allegedly assaulting her son and another boy in a park in the Okanagan community of Kaleden, B.C.

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COVID-19 swish, gargle and spit test coming for school aged children in B.C.

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British Columbia is introducing a new mouth rinse test for students from kindergarten to Grade 12 to help make it easier for children and teenagers to check whether they have COVID-19.

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Mouth wash test coming for school-aged children in British Columbia (BC)

British Columbia is introducing a new saline gargle test for students from kindergarten to Grade 12 to help make it easier for children and teenagers to check whether they have COVID-19. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says British Columbia is one of the first places in the world to use a...

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'Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested on child porn charges (Entertainment)

Jerry Harris, the star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” was arrested Thursday with producing child pornography, three days after twin boys filed a lawsuit alleging he sent them sexually explicit photos of himself and cornered one of them in a bathroom and begged for oral sex. A...

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Coronavirus: Here’s what Saskatoon schools will look like when kids return Sept. 8

Saskatoon's public and Catholic schools gave media a tour of classrooms and the changes students and parents can expect come Sept. 8 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Ottawa agrees to certify 2 class action lawsuits over the treatment of First Nation children

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The federal government has consented to the certification of two class action lawsuits over funding for First Nation child welfare services and the state of health services for children on-reserve and in the Yukon.

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Bill Blair weighs decision on Canadian child porn prisoner seeking transfer home from U.S.

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Public Safety Minister Bill Blair must decide this week whether to allow a Canadian man serving a 14-year prison sentence for child pornography in the U.S. to transfer back to Canada — a move that would override a decision made by his predecessor, Ralph Goodale.

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Vancouver teacher plans all day outdoor education for kids this fall

When B.C. students return to school in September, one Vancouver elementary teacher is planning to take the classroom outside as much as possible. Grace Ke explains.

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Missing child near Clark Lake has been found (Kelowna)

UPDATE: 4:49 p.m. Castanet has received reports that the missing person has been found. Myrna Thompson witnessed the emergency crews returning back from Clark Lake at approximately 4:40 p.m. She flagged down one of the vehicles to ask what had happened. "It was a child and it has been found,&qu...

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Vast majority of Alberta’s masks for schoolchildren made in China and Mexico

As part of its back-to-school policy, the UCP recently announced students would have to wear masks - so the government is buying 1.7 million reusable masks for children, the vast majority of which will be made outside of Canada.

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YMCA August kids camps and September preschool opportunities are back (Kelowna)

The YMCA of Okanagan's August kids camps and September preschool opportunities are back to help get kids thinking and moving. The activities include camps with active swim times and preschool opportunities to help get kids ready for kindergarten. “It is more important than ever to equip k...

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New study finds association between cannabis use during pregnancy and autism

Children born to mothers who used cannabis while pregnant are more likely than other children to have autism, according to a new Canadian study believed to be the largest of its kind.

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Joanna Cole, author of children's favourite The Magic School Bus, dead at 75

Obit Joanna Cole

Author Joanna Cole, whose Magic School Bus books transported millions of young people on extraordinary and educational adventures, has died at age 75.

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Neighbours frustrated, fear for children after man's latest arrest (Vernon)

A Vernon man with a long history of charges and probation breaches has been fined $500 and spent one night in jail after his most recent arrest. And his neighbours fear it is only a matter of time before someone is hurt. Richard Slobodian was arrested June 6 for taking photographs at the Coldstream ...

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Rare gorillas in Nigeria captured on camera with babies

Nigeria Rare Gorillas

Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria's Mbe Mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts.

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Appeal court sides with B.C. man who wants 'free range' kids to ride bus alone

TRANSLINK BUS DRIVER

B.C.’s Court of Appeal says the province’s director of child and family services doesn’t have the authority to order a Vancouver man to supervise his children on public transit.

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B.C. government urged to create task force to help kids with long-term effects of pandemic

COVID-19 RETURN TO SCHOOL

A letter sent to various government ministries signed by over 100 individuals and organizations calls for a collaborative approach to mitigate the long-term effects the COVID-19 pandemic could have on children and families.

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How parents can help children who seem to be regressing during the pandemic

If your children are reverting to old behaviours during the pandemic, you're not alone. CTVNews.ca has advice for parents who fear their children may be regressing.

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2 weeks in, a mix of relief and anxiety as B.C. kids return to school

COVID-19 BACK TO SCHOOL

Parents, children and teachers are reporting mixed experiences with how the return to in-class learning has gone so far. One thing most can agree on is that it's been a teachable moment for everyone, with hints of what may come this fall. 

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Nicki Minaj pregnant? (Entertainment)

Nicki Minaj fans are convinced the rapper is expecting her first child after she shared a revealing new photo of herself online. The Starships hitmaker wed beau Kenneth Petty last year, and has since been the subject of pregnancy rumours, with her loyal followers hoping for a new arrival. The late...

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GTA couple releases children’s book about pandemic life in memory of grandmother

It started as a passion project, and before long Daniela Rumeo had a published children’s book on her hands.

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Widowed by COVID-19, a pregnant mother of 5 struggles with guilt and grief

Désiré Buna Ivara

Désiré Buna Ivara was in the final stages of his doctorate, caring for his five children while his wife, Amoti Furaha Lusi, worked at a long-term care home in Dorval. Furaha Lusi struggles with her grief and her guilt over Ivara's death from COVID-19, blaming herself for bringing home the virus.

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Physical distancing creates new barriers for Nunavut child abuse victims

Umingmak centre

As many health services turn to using teleconference and online contact because of COVID-19, Iqaluit’s child advocacy centre is finding some work is best done in person.

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Having conversations with kids about race

The death of George Floyd in police custody and subsequent global protests has sparked a huge anti-racism movement. Tanya Hayles, founder of Black Moms Connections, explains how parents can use this as an opportunity to have conversations with children about race.

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Eyebrow baby (Offbeat)

Baby gets a kick out of watching her eyebrows move while mom records....

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B.C. woman shot dead during police wellness check had just made fresh start to be with her child, family says

Chantel Moore and her daughter Gracie

Her family says 26-year-old Chantel Moore, a Vancouver Island woman who was shot in New Brunswick by police early Thursday, was kind, gentle and bubbly and making a fresh start to be closer to her mother and five-year-old daughter, Gracie.

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Boys and Girls Clubs serving kids in a time of crisis (Kelowna)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, charitable organizations had to adapt to continue providing for those most vulnerable as they're essential for communities across the country. "Our role and the roles of our partner organizations during this pandemic hasn’t changed, except that the needs...

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Province to provide kids with free, live coding workshops (BC)

Kids across the province now have access to free, live online coding workshops through the Ministry of Education website Keep Learning BC. "Students need programs that will lead to 21st-century careers," said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. "With new access to live, weekly worksho...

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Katy plans baby lockdown (Entertainment)

Katy Perry's new album will be a "gift" to fans dancing in the streets after the coronavirus lockdown, while she prepares to hunker down again as a mom. The Roar singer's new release will drop in August, and Katy admits she's being so active virtually at the moment because she...

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Children's camps cancelled or restricted by COVID-19 could mean a bleak summer for kids, parents

ROM Summer Camp

Children's camps across the country are being cancelled or curtailed this summer amid the fallout from COVID-19, leaving parents and counsellors alike pondering the effects on youth.

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The mystery of the lost doll: child's beloved toy turns up on Gulf Island beach

Lost in West Vancouver in January, Florence the doll was found on tiny Wise Island months later. "To see the smile on the child's face when she saw the doll, that made it worth it."

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