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3 confirmed dead in Gabriola Island plane crash after 'equipment issue': Nav Canada report - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:19:15 EST
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A preliminary report by Nav Canada says three people died in the plane crash on Gabriola Island on Tuesday, which happened after the Nanaimo Airport got a report of "equipment failure."

Murder charge against 18-year-old in stabbing death of Hamilton student downgraded to assault - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:55:49 EST
Devan Selvey

A first-degree murder charge against the 18-year-old accused in the stabbing death of Hamilton high school student Devan Selvey has been withdrawn, and he's instead facing assault charges, while the accused's younger brother remains charged with murder.

Starting Sunday, Canadian passengers will be eligible for payouts if flights are delayed or cancelled - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 09:47:30 EST
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Canadians preparing to board flights over the coming holidays will be armed with more rights if their trips are delayed or cancelled.

Lil'wat student goes to UBC to learn how to help revitalize Ucwalmícwts - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 04:00:00 EST

The Lil’wat Nation, an Interior Salish people living in Mount Currie, B.C., has more than 2,000 members but there are only a few hundred left that speak the Ucwalmícwts language fluently.

Speedier airport screening, universal pharmacare: Trudeau hands cabinet ministers their to-do lists - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 10:57:48 EST
Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered marching orders to his cabinet ministers today, instructing them to govern in a "positive, open and collaborative way" as they work to speed up airport screening times and bring in a national, universal pharmacare program.

'It's saving lives:' How Ottawa and a First Nations organization found common ground on fighting suicide - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:41:26 EST
Alvin Fiddler

An agreement struck in 2017 between Indigenous Services Canada and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation on faster funding for suicide prevention projects is "making a huge impact," says NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler.

Human trafficking hotline that started 6 months ago already has over 1,000 calls - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:00:00 EST

Canada's national human trafficking hotline has had over 1,000 calls come through, both by phone and online, just six months after launching.

Windsor police announce 48-year-old cold case homicide solved - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:04:39 EST
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Windsor police announced Friday a deceased male was responsible for the death of Ljubica Topic. 

'We will keep on fighting': Muslim women devastated by Appeal Court decision to uphold Bill 21 - Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:41:33 EST
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Three judges had serious criticisms of Quebec's religious symbols ban, acknowledging it causes "irreparable harm" to those affected, but a majority of the Court of Appeal ruled the law should be allowed to stand until the constitutional challenges are heard in Quebec Superior Court. 

U.S. rail carrier reportedly cracked down on same retrofitted tank type involved in fiery Sask. derailment - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:27:49 EST
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The same type of retrofitted 117R cars were involved in a previous derailment last year in the United States.

'A logistical nightmare': Teachers at 300 Canadian schools ordered to provide 7 years of lesson plans - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:00:00 EST
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Teachers at schools across Canada are being asked to provide their teaching materials since 2013, thanks to an ongoing copyright lawsuit between the provinces and publishers.

Blind student says Laurentian University suggested he 'leave the guide dog at home' - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:00:00 EST
Guy Carriere

These two students are in the same program at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont., but can't be in the same class because one uses a guide dog that caused the other to have a severe allergic reaction.

Ontario removing cap on number of pot shops, opening up market for retailers - Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:31:16 EST
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Ontario is removing the cap on the number of pot shops in the province and nixing some qualification requirements for would-be retailers in a bid to clamp down on the number of illegal stores.

Crown admits Edmonton police used 'unnecessary force' in arrest of truck thief  - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 08:00:00 EST
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A Crown prosecutor admitted on Thursday that Edmonton police used "unnecessary force" during the June arrest — captured on civilian cellphone video —  of a truck thief who was kicked repeatedly and thrown head first into a brick wall after he was handcuffed.

Vancouver police discriminated against Indigenous mother, B.C. rights tribunal rules - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 08:00:00 EST
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The Vancouver Police Board has been ordered to pay an Indigenous mother $20,000 in damages after the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Vancouver Police officers discriminated against her when she witnessed them arrest her son in 2016.

Study reveals the real perpetrators of sexual assault against adolescent girls in Canada - Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:59:54 -0500
A new study of Canadian sexual assault cases shows that raising the age of consent from 14 to 16 has not led to the prosecution of significant numbers of young men for engaging in sexual relationships with younger teenage girlfriends.
Two elementary school students charged with conspiracy to commit murder - Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:31:00 -0500
Two elementary school students have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder after death threats were made against students and staff at a school in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Murdered billionaire couple posed like 'creepy' life-sized figurines found in home: report - Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:06:49 -0500
The bodies of Barry and Honey Sherman were in a similar pose to a pair of life-sized statues displayed in the billionaire couple’s basement, according to an investigation by the Toronto Star newspaper.
Charges laid after dog died of asphyxiation in Ontario - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:09:41 -0500
Two people have been charged after a dog died of asphyxiation in an Ontario town, police said.
Canadian man diagnosed with brain tumour in Thailand hours away from beginning long journey home - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:02:00 -0500
A Canadian man diagnosed with a brain tumour in Thailand is hours away from beginning the long and difficult journey back home so he can undergo surgery and further treatment for cancer.
Ontario high school teachers’ union plans third one-day strike next week - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 14:13:00 -0500
High school teachers and education workers announced Friday they are planning to hold another one-day strike next week if a deal cannot be reached with the government.
Murder charge withdrawn against 18-year-old in death of Hamilton teen - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:19:00 -0500
A charge of first-degree murder against an 18-year-old man in connection with the death of a Hamilton teenager has been withdrawn.
Poll suggests travellers know little about air-passenger rights - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 04:17:31 -0500
New polling results suggest many people boarding flights this holiday season don't know about the Liberal government's new regime outlining air passengers' rights.
'It brings resolution': Windsor police solve decades-old murder of 6-year-old girl - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 11:13:00 -0500
Windsor police announced Friday investigators have solved a decades-old murder of a six-year-old girl.
Sentencing decision expected for man who tried to kill Edmonton officer, pedestrians - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 09:09:00 -0500
Justice Paul Belzil will deliver the sentence for Abdulahi Hasan Sharif on Friday afternoon. Sharif was convicted of attempted murder, aggravated assault, criminal flight causing bodily harm and dangerous driving after he struck a police officer with a car before stabbing him repeatedly outside of a CFL game in 2017.

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