• Outspoken Mountie who won't shave goatee removed from regular duty
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    Outspoken Mountie who won't shave goatee removed from regular duty

    An RCMP officer who was reprimanded last week for voicing displeasure about senior management has now been assigned administrative duties because he's refusing to shave off his goatee. Pat Bouchard first got into hot water after speaking to CBC News outside the Moncton, N.B. courthouse on Sept. 29, when the RCMP was found guilty of breaking the Canada Labour Code in connection with the deaths of three Mounties who were victims of shooting rampage on June 4, 2014. Last week, Bouchard received an internal document reprimanding him for going against RCMP policy by speaking to the media without authorization.

  • Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital
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    Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

    An American woman who was rescued with her family last week after five years held by a Taliban-linked group has been hospitalized, her Canadian husband said. Joshua Boyle told The Associated Press in an email that his wife Caitlan was admitted to a Canadian hospital on Monday and remained there on Wednesday. The children were born while the family was being held by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network.

  • Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton
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    Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton

    President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to revive his long-standing complaint about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, alleging that then-Director James Comey had protected the Democratic presidential nominee by prematurely "exonerating" her before the 2016 election. "Comey stated under oath that he didn't do this — obviously a fix?" Trump wrote. Trump's latest online burst came in response to the FBI's release of heavily blacked out draft statements from May 2016 by Comey in preparation for closing the Clinton investigation without criminal charges.

  • 325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her
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    325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

    Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child, The Pensacola News Journal reported. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office report identified Posey as the girl's cousin. During the punishment, Dericka told Posey and two other adult relatives, who are identified in the report as the girl's parents, that she couldn't breathe.

  • Marco Muzzo can apply for temporary absence from prison
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    Marco Muzzo can apply for temporary absence from prison

    Wed, Oct 18: It’s only been a year and a half, but Marco Muzzo is already eligible to apply for a temporary absence from prison. As Caryn Lieberman reports, he’s serving a lengthy sentence for a horrific impaired driving crash, and this is the first step in his path to parole.

  • Remembering Gord Downie: 1964-2017
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    Remembering Gord Downie: 1964-2017

    One of Canada’s preeminent musicians, the Tragically Hip’s frontman Gord Downie, passed away today at the age of 53. Loved by Canadians from coast to coast to coast, Downie was diagnosed with glioblastoma — an incurable form of cancer — in May 2016, he and his band announced a final tour across Canada. Originally from Kingston, Ont., Downie formed the Tragically Hip with four high school friends. The band had pockets of supporters all over the world, but nothing like the popularity it enjoyed in Canada. Downie led his band to 16 Juno music awards, a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame, and immortalization on a postage stamp in 2013. Beyond his musical career, Downie was always an advocate for Indigenous rights and environmental protection. His commitment to improving the lives of Canada’s Indigenous people earned him an honorary title “Wicapi Lomani”, meaning “the man who walks among the stars” from the National Chief  of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde.

  • Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre
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    Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre

    In his only public recounting of the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and wounded more than 500, guard Jesus Campos told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show that he was heading down the hall after calling for a maintenance worker when he heard "rapid fire" gunshots through the nearby doors of Stephen Paddock's suite in the Mandalay Bay. The hotel engineer, Stephen Schuck, who was sent to check a fire exit door that Campos found bolted shut, told DeGeneres that he didn't hear gunfire when he reached the opposite end of the 32nd floor hallway. Schuck said Campos leaned out from a door entrance and yelled for him to take cover.

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    Group searching for relatives of Victoria airman killed in WW II, after uncovering his fate

    On July 29, 1944, a crew of seven men were flying a night raid in a Lancaster bomber when their plane was hit by enemy fire, crashing in German-occupied France. While the other crew members were either killed on impact or returned to their homes after the war, Sherman Peabody from Sherbrooke, Que., and James Harrington (Harry) Doe from Victoria, B.C., were never heard from again. After a two-year search, Peabody's distant cousin, Robert Peck, has discovered what happened to the two men, and how they died at the end of the war.

  • $250K reward offered in case of Calgary millionaire shot through window of Rolls Royce
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    $250K reward offered in case of Calgary millionaire shot through window of Rolls Royce

    Calgary police have released new photos from last year's attack that nearly killed real estate mogul Riaz Mamdani, while the millionaire businessman's friends are offering a $250,000 reward for information in the case. Mamdani was shot through the window of his Rolls Royce as he was leaving his mansion in one of Calgary's wealthiest neighbourhoods in December 2016.

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    Shipwrecked man's wallet found years later — by same ship that rescued him

    Four years ago, Capt. John Allen Baker lost his ship — and his wallet — to the bottom of the North Atlantic. 

  • Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1
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    Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1

    Javier Baez sensed he was ready to bust out of his slump and give the Chicago Cubs the lift they needed. Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series. "We have to be much more offensive," manager Joe Maddon said.

  • Janes brand breaded chicken products recalled due to possible salmonella
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    Janes brand breaded chicken products recalled due to possible salmonella

    Breaded chicken products sold under the Janes brand name are being recalled due to possible contamination from salmonella. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the uncooked products include Pub Style Chicken Burgers and Pub Style Snacks Popcorn Chicken. The burgers carry a code of 2018 MA 12 on the package and the code on the popcorn chicken packages is 2018 MA 15.

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    'If you see my sister...say hi': Lennie Gallant reflects on Gord Downie's death

    Lennie Gallant knows the pain facing the family of rock legend Gord Downie — he lost his sister the same way. The Tragically Hip frontman loved and celebrated coast to coast died Tuesday night from an incurable form of brain cancer called glioblastoma. Gallant told CBC that he lost his sister to the same disease.

  • Jerry Sandusky denied new trial on child sex abuse charges
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    Jerry Sandusky denied new trial on child sex abuse charges

    Jerry Sandusky lost a bid Wednesday for a new trial and a second chance to convince a jury he is innocent of the child sexual abuse charges that landed him in state prison to serve a lengthy sentence. Judge John Foradora denied Sandusky's requests for a new trial or for dismissal of charges. The former Penn State assistant football coach's lawyers said they were disappointed and planned to appeal the decision to Superior Court.

  • Contract cheaters auction off homework to dark web ghostwriters
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    Contract cheaters auction off homework to dark web ghostwriters

    A University of Calgary professor is speaking out against what she says is the increase in contract cheating. Sarah Eaton, who is the acting associate dean of teaching and learning at the Werklund School of Education, marked the second International Day of Action against Contract Cheating on Wednesday by calling for increased awareness against firms that aggressively market contract cheating services to students on campus. "Contract cheating falls into three main categories," Eaton said on the Calgary Eyeopener. "People like Mike Ross on [the TV series] Suits, who take tests, people who do homework for others, and people who write essays or theses.

  • 'It is blinding toxic': Expert sounds alarm on ammonia at public rinks
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    'It is blinding toxic': Expert sounds alarm on ammonia at public rinks

    A former chief inspector with the B.C. Safety Authority says he's been sounding the alarm about the dangers of ammonia for over 30 years, and can't understand why the substance is still widely used at B.C. ice rinks. It is blinding toxic," said Lou Roussinos. On Tuesday, three workers were killed by an ammonia leak at the Fernie Memorial Arena, in Fernie, B.C.

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    Trudeau forced to defend Morneau's decision not to put business shares in a blind trust

    In question period on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his finance minister's decision not to put tens of millions of dollars' worth of shares in his company into a blind trust before joining the federal cabinet. Trudeau took every question, as has become convention in the House of Commons on Wednesdays, and all but a few were about the conflict of interest controversy involving Finance Minister Bill Morneau. "When the finance minister was first elected, he clearly said that he was going to put his vast fortune into a blind trust.

  • Fighting 'chemo brain': Mother determined to make good memories
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    Fighting 'chemo brain': Mother determined to make good memories

    Diane Bishop was grateful to celebrate her son's 24th birthday recently. Like mothers do, she bought a cake with a big 2-4 on it.

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    Oh deer! B.C. buck caught in backyard hammock

    Conservation officials are reminding rural homeowners to take down hammocks and volleyball nets on their properties after a large mule deer had to be removed with the help of a tranquilizer. The four-point mule buck got himself tangled in a backyard hammock on Monday near Kimberley in the East Kootenay. Two officers attended and sedated the buck with a tranquilizer in order to cut the hammock from the animal's antlers.

  • Indigenous board member accuses Dalhousie University of 'entrenched' racism
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    Indigenous board member accuses Dalhousie University of 'entrenched' racism

    An Indigenous member of Dalhousie University's board of governors says she was subjected to institutionalized racism at a recent meeting, prompting an apology from the board's chairman who insisted Dalhousie is not led by racists. Kati George-Jim of the T'Sou-ke First Nation in British Columbia, a student representative on the Halifax university's oversight board, says she was repeatedly interrupted, patronized and ignored at a meeting in June. When she spoke up — admittedly breaking rules that govern the meetings — George-Jim says she was harshly reprimanded by the board chairman, Lawrence Stordy.

  • Another traffic fatality in our city, this time involving a cyclist
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    Another traffic fatality in our city, this time involving a cyclist

    Wed, Oct 18: As Catherine McDonald reports, 39-year-old David Delos Santos was riding home after dropping his daughter off at school as he did every day when he was killed by an out of control pickup truck.

  • Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area
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    Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area

    Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. Before the fires, the rental vacancy rate was a mere 1 per cent in Santa Rosa and 3 per cent in surrounding Sonoma County. Then the city lost an estimated 5 per cent of its housing stock to the flames.

  • Math exam removes calculators, some Grade 6 students struggle
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    Math exam removes calculators, some Grade 6 students struggle

    A new non-calculator portion of a provincial math test shows Grade 6 students in Alberta struggle to do arithmetic with only a pencil and paper. Almost 35 per cent of students who wrote the Provincial Achievement Test in June failed to meet the "acceptable standard" on the section that requires questions to be answered without a calculator. Students had 15 minutes to complete the section.

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    'Don't drive past the danger sign,' TTC warns as another vehicle stuck in streetcar tunnel delays riders

    A vehicle stuck in the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel delayed transit riders for an hour Wednesday morning. There have been 23 incidents of motorists driving into and being stuck in streetcar tunnels since 2014, with two of those occurring this year, he said.

  • Sackville Sports Stadium racks up $295K in debt that municipality can't collect
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    Sackville Sports Stadium racks up $295K in debt that municipality can't collect

    Halifax Regional Municipality's audit and finance committee is recommending that Sackville Sports Stadium's $295,000 in uncollectible debts be written off. "It seems to me to be totally unrealistic," said Mayor Mike Savage of the policy. Coun. Russell Walker agreed, but was critical of how long it took staff to deal with the problem.