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    Clyde Wells remembers former Meech Lake sparring partner Brian Mulroney

    Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is dead at 84. His family announced late Thursday that the former Tory leader died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. (Adrian Wyld/Canadain Press)Former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Clyde Wells — who earned the enmity of the late former prime minister Brian Mulroney for being the face of provincial opposition to the Meech Lake Accord — is praising his former foe for being a world leader and getting free trade right.Mulroney, who died Thursday at the a

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    Supervised injection service suspended in Sandy Hill

    The supervised drug injection service at Ottawa's Sandy Hill Community Health Centre is being suspended until further notice because of what the centre calls "a recent health and safety issue."An email from the director of the centre's OASIS program, which includes supervised injection, said this came after an Ontario Ministry of Labour meeting and inspection."It has become clear that to meet our obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, we will need to suspend some services … un

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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    A Texas town watched helplessly as the largest wildfire in state history engulfed it

    STINNETT, Texas (AP) — As the largest wildfire in Texas history engulfed his town, Danny Phillips was left helpless. “We had to watch from a few miles away as our neighborhood burned,” he said, his voice trembling with emotion. In his hard-hit town of Stinnett, population roughly 1,600, families like his who evacuated from the Smokehouse Creek fire returned Thursday to devastating scenes: melted street signs and charred frames of cars and trucks. Homes reduced to piles of ash and rubble. An Amer

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    Prospective adoptive parents charged with murder of boy in Burlington, Ont.

    TORONTO — The prospective adoptive parents of a 12-year-old boy who was found dead in a Burlington, Ont., home more than a year ago are now facing first-degree murder charges. Halton Regional Police say emergency crews responded to a residence in Burlington on Dec. 21, 2022 and found the boy without vital signs – he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police say the child’s prospective adoptive parents were arrested on Thursday after a lengthy investigation. A 44-year-old from Burlington and

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    Aaron Zigman's 'Émigré' oratorio, about Jews who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai, has US premiere

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Zigman goes back to the 1940s in composing “Émigré,” an oratorio portraying Jews who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai. His 90-minute, two-act work, given its U.S. premiere by the New York Philharmonic on Thursday night, evokes a World War II-era sound reminiscent of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. While the oratorio’s story is fictional, it is based on the true story of 20,000 to 30,000 Jews who reached the Shanghai International Settlement. Following the Japanese o

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    Final prosecution from 26 charges in 2021 Halifax housing protest ends in acquittal

    HALIFAX — The last of 26 charges laid after a 2021 Halifax housing protest has ended with an acquittal, capping a two-and-a-half-year legal saga during which just a handful of prosecutions proceeded. The provincial court found 44-year-old Amanda Rekunyk not guilty Tuesday of obstructing a police officer. The Crown hasn't indicated if it will appeal the verdict. In his oral decision, Judge Kelly Serbu noted Rekunyk's testimony that she was attempting to return to her car to retrieve her cellphone

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    African American Film Critics group celebrates Black Hollywood and beyond while building its stature

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay remembered working as a publicist years ago, struggling to draw major traffic to star-studded events for the African American Film Critics Association. No matter which renowned Black actor showed up — from Viola Davis to Forest Whitaker — the organization known as AAFCA still had a hard time garnering mainstream media's attention and attendance from non-Black honorees to its flagship awards ceremony and other events. But the group, led by co-founder and

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