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Crown seeks 'high-risk' label for mentally ill dad who killed three children

May
2
,
2016
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NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A hearing begins today in B.C. Supreme Court to determine whether strict new controls should be placed on a mentally ill father who killed his three children eight years ago. Crown lawyers are seeking to have...

Vancouver coast guard base reopens without 24/7 rescue ability: union spokesman

May
1
,
2016
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VANCOUVER — A Vancouver coast guard base controversially shuttered by the previous Conservative government has reopened, but a union spokesman says it lacks around-the-clock rescue capacity. Kitsilano station opened on Sunday...

Anti-capitalist May Day protest turns violent in Montreal

May
1
,
2016
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Montreal's annual May Day march turned chaotic on Sunday as Montreal police clashed with anti-capitalist demonstrators in the city's downtown. The afternoon march began peacefully but degenerated after about an hour, when...

B.C. teen killer Kelly Ellard seeks day parole 18 years after Reena Virk murder

May
1
,
2016
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VANCOUVER — Almost two decades since an ostracized 14-year-old was swarmed, viciously beaten and then callously drowned near a Victoria bridge, Reena Virk's most notorious killer is asking for release. Kelly Ellard was 15 years...

Alberta firefighter faces 18 arson charges

May
1
,
2016
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MAYERTHORPE, Alta. — A firefighter who battled the flames that destroyed a railway trestle bridge northwest of Edmonton last week has now been charged with setting the fire, as well as others in and around his community. RCMP say Lawson...

Senate and P.E.I. gear up for Mike Duffy's expected return this week

May
1
,
2016
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CHARLOTTETOWN — Canadians could be forgiven for assuming P.E.I. residents are all feeling a sense of relief as Sen. Mike Duffy — the Island's most high-profile political export — prepares to return to the Senate this week after a three-year...

Munchable pot goodies pose health risks, especially to kids, federal paper warns

May
1
,
2016
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OTTAWA — Bite-sized marijuana goodies such as candies and cookies pose "significant risks" to children who might accidentally swallow them, warns a draft federal discussion paper on pot legalization. It flags the public safety concern as one...

Vancouver begins crackdown on unlicensed medical marijuana businesses

April
30
,
2016
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VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver has begun cracking down on unlicensed medical marijuana shops. Prominent pot activist Jodie Emery says at least two dispensaries were issued $250 fines today, including Eden Medicinal Society which is...

Cost of domestic flights remains at a six-year low: Statistics Canada

April
30
,
2016
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The average domestic airfare on major Canadian airlines remained at a six-year low in the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada, although that might come as a surprise to travellers. In its report...

Trudeau says Ottawa continues to negotiate with Bombardier

April
30
,
2016
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MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is continuing to negotiate with Bombardier to establish the 'right business case' for federal investment in the company. Trudeau praised the aircraft...