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    Emergency task force calls for safe supply of drugs in Vancouver to prevent ODs

    Vancouver's mayor says he will direct staff to look for sites where drug users can access safe opioids to prevent overdoses as part of a plan recommended by an emergency task force calling for more services for people who are dying alone. Kennedy Stewart says the number of overdose deaths has remained

  • Dellen Millard gets third consecutive life sentence for father's death
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    Dellen Millard gets third consecutive life sentence for father's death

    Notorious triple killer Dellen Millard will likely spend the rest of his days in prison after a judge handed the Toronto man a third consecutive life sentence for murder on Tuesday, this time for the death of his father. The sentence means Millard must serve 75 years in prison before being able to apply

  • New Brunswick government loosens requirement for bilingual paramedics
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    New Brunswick government loosens requirement for bilingual paramedics

    New Brunswick's minority Tory government is eliminating the requirement for bilingual paramedics in some primarily unilingual areas of the province. The change is being made despite a judicial review of language requirements for ambulances, slated to begin next month. Health Minister Ted Flemming

  • Armed forces avoided using Norman's name, left no record trail: witness
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    Armed forces avoided using Norman's name, left no record trail: witness

    A Canadian Forces member says his commanding officer appeared proud when he revealed last year that military officials had intentionally avoided using Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's name in internal correspondence. The service member says the conversation in July 2017 occurred after he went to his commander

  • Ottawa Senators owner Melnyk facing counterclaim for more than $1 billion
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    Ottawa Senators owner Melnyk facing counterclaim for more than $1 billion

    The battle between Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and business partner John Ruddy over a proposed new downtown arena has escalated. Ruddy and Trinity Development Group Inc., are seeking more than $1 billion in damages from Melnyk and Capital Sports Management Inc., after filing a counterclaim on

  • Former premier testifies to moments of 'stress' after Muskrat Falls sanction
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    Former premier testifies to moments of 'stress' after Muskrat Falls sanction

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The former premier who sanctioned Newfoundland and Labrador's controversial Muskrat Falls hydroelectric megaproject says she would have dropped the project if she thought it would compromise the public's trust in her government. "Nobody was married to Muskrat Falls

  • 'A stronger Alberta:' Ottawa announces $1.6B for Canada's oil and gas sector
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    'A stronger Alberta:' Ottawa announces $1.6B for Canada's oil and gas sector

    Ottawa is spending $1.6 billion to help struggling energy companies stay afloat, buy new equipment and diversify as Alberta grapples with bargain basement oil prices. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says $1 billion is to be set aside through Export Development Canada for oil and gas companies

  • Canada Post says normal delivery times restored for most of the country
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    Canada Post says normal delivery times restored for most of the country

    Three weeks after striking postal workers were forced back to work, Canada Post says it's caught up on most parcel delivery backlogs that had been created by rotating walkouts. The Crown corporation says its normal holiday delivery service guarantees have been restored across most of the country

  • Case of truck driver charged in Humboldt Broncos crash put over until new year
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    Case of truck driver charged in Humboldt Broncos crash put over until new year

    The case of a Calgary truck driver charged in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash has been adjourned until the new year. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu is charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. The Broncos junior hockey team bus and a semi-truck

  • Wilderness Committee preparing new legal challenge to stop pipeline
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    Wilderness Committee preparing new legal challenge to stop pipeline

    A Vancouver-based environment charity is readying itself to go back to court if — or they believe when — the federal government re-approves the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion next year. Peter McCartney, climate campaigner for the committee, says the timelines are so short it underscores his belief

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    Quebecer Andre Tamine sentenced to 8 years for Australian cocaine cruise plot

    A Quebecer who pleaded guilty in Australia to smuggling cocaine aboard a luxury cruise ship has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison. Andre Tamine, 65, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Kate Traill in New South Wales District Court. Felicita Benedikovics, a spokeswoman for the court, confirmed

  • Deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash chosen by media as Story of the Year
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    Deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash chosen by media as Story of the Year

    A deadly bus crash that united a hockey-mad country in grief and spurred people to leave sticks on porches from coast to coast has been selected as Canada's News Story of the Year. The Canadian Press annual survey of newsrooms across the country saw 53 out of 129 editors cast their votes for the

  • Stricter drunk driving laws to take effect across Canada on Tuesday
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    Stricter drunk driving laws to take effect across Canada on Tuesday

    New rules that increase penalties for drunk driving and expand police powers to demand breath samples take effect across Canada on Tuesday, with some predicting the law will face a series of legal challenges. Toronto-based lawyer Michael Engel, who often defends those charged with impaired driving,

  • Meet the Santas: Inside the holly jolly world of professional Kriss Kringles
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    Meet the Santas: Inside the holly jolly world of professional Kriss Kringles

    The appropriately named Ted Carroll, a Santa-for-hire based out of Halifax, says nothing beats seeing the smile on children's faces when they see the man of the month on their doorstep. "I get to learn more about life by playing Santa than anything else, because you see people from all different

  • Breath of fresh air: East Coast looks to international students to revive region
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    Breath of fresh air: East Coast looks to international students to revive region

    Gunny Brar has watched Sydney, Nova Scotia, transform since he first arrived at Cape Breton University in 2015. The school's small student body of around 4,000 students is now made up of about half international students.

  • In the news today, Dec. 18
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    In the news today, Dec. 18

    Canada's battered energy industry will get a $1.6-billion boost from Ottawa today to try to slow the political and economic bleeding. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi and International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr will be at an Edmonton college campus to unveil a support package

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    Four sailors stuck on disabled boat off Nova Scotia rescued by helicopter

    Officials say four people aboard a stranded, storm-battered sailboat off Nova Scotia have been rescued. Joint Task Force Atlantic tweeted Monday night that the four crew members were hoisted into a Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter and flown safely to Halifax. Capt. Wayne Jarvis, air co-ordinator

  • 'Had such a kind heart:' Year-round spirit of Santa stand-in inspires toy drive
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    'Had such a kind heart:' Year-round spirit of Santa stand-in inspires toy drive

    Brian Sanderson's white beard and jolly demeanor landed him in Santa's bright-red suit in Winnipeg malls, seniors centres, toy catalogues and as the mythical Christmas figure in more than half a dozen movies. "He just had such a kind heart and literally a twinkle in his eye that is pushing

  • Ottawa to announce $1.6-billion boost Tuesday for battered energy sector
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    Ottawa to announce $1.6-billion boost Tuesday for battered energy sector

    Canada's battered energy industry will get a $1.6-billion boost from Ottawa on Tuesday to try to slow the political and economic bleeding. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi and International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr will be at an Edmonton college campus to unveil a support

  • Diverging accounts at trial for accused in deaths of Calgary mother, daughter
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    Diverging accounts at trial for accused in deaths of Calgary mother, daughter

    Jurors are being asked to believe diverging accounts of what a Calgary man was doing on July 11, 2016, when a single mother was found dead in her apartment bound in duct tape and her young daughter vanished. Edward Downey has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of 34-year-old Sara

  • General Dynamics says cancelling Saudi Arabian contract would cost billions
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    General Dynamics says cancelling Saudi Arabian contract would cost billions

    The Ontario-based company that is selling $15-billion worth of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia is warning the Liberal government that cancelling the deal will it cost billions of dollars in penalties. General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada said in a statement Monday that cancelling the contract would

  • Irregular migrant claims drop to lowest levels since 2017, but backlogs remain
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    Irregular migrant claims drop to lowest levels since 2017, but backlogs remain

    As the number of irregular asylum seekers arriving in Canada appears to be slowing, work is quietly underway to speed up refugee processing and address a major backlog of asylum claims that has been growing steadily since early 2017. Of the 34,854 irregular migrant claims that have been referred to

  • Canada's robust credit rating should calm fears about federal deficits: Trudeau
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    Canada's robust credit rating should calm fears about federal deficits: Trudeau

    Canadians worried about federal deficits should look at the country's strong standing with international credit-rating agencies for some reassurance, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. In a wide-ranging interview, Trudeau said Canada's triple-A rating with agencies like Moody's Investors

  • Saskatchewan premier to apologize in January to survivors of '60s Scoop
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    Saskatchewan premier to apologize in January to survivors of '60s Scoop

    Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he will apologize to survivors of the '60s Scoop in January. About 20,000 Indigenous children were seized from their birth families and relocated to non-Indigenous homes starting in the 1950s until the late 1980s. Moe's government concluded sharing circles

  • Crown says no evidence of political interference in Mark Norman case
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    Crown says no evidence of political interference in Mark Norman case

    Crown prosecutors have pushed back against suggestions of political interference in Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's criminal case, saying there is no evidence to support such allegations. The suspended military officer's lawyers have alleged the case against their client is politically motivated