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Few and far between: population density in northern Ontario

No matter how many pages of the budget you go through line-by-line, some key factors in northeastern Ontario make annual budgeting a challenge.

Algonquin Boulevard East in Timmins by City Hall. (CTV Northern Ontario file)

Between a rock and a hard place: local government in northeastern Ontario

Despite a long list of responsibilities, local governments have the least power and are heavily regulated by the province.

Public lookout at Newmont Porcupine's Hollinger open pit mine in Timmins. (Lydia Chubak/CTV Northern Ontario)

Northeastern Ontario politicians reflect on their time at city hall

One of the biggest surprises many newly elected city councillors face is just how complicated it is to get things done – and that they are not the boss of every city staffer they meet.

Public hearing at Sudbury's city hall

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Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Herschel Walker

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of U.S. President Joe Biden's term and helping cap an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP in the last major vote of the year.

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Putin calls nuclear weapons a tool of deterrence in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hailed the annexation of Ukrainian territories as a major achievement and said his country's nuclear weapons serve as a tool of deterrence in the war that the Kremlin calls a 'special military operation.'

Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Herschel Walker

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of U.S. President Joe Biden's term and helping cap an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP in the last major vote of the year.

Suspected German coup plot leads to dozens of arrests

German police seized dozens of people including a self-styled prince, a retired paratrooper and a former judge on Wednesday, accusing the suspects of discussing the violent overthrow of the government but leaving unclear how concrete the plans were.

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