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Fri, 13 Dec 2019 21:09:43 EST
North West Company reverses decision to stop buying fur
NWT fur at auction

After criticism, The North West Company has decided it will continue purchasing fur from trappers at its Northern stores across Canada.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:11:05 EST
Canadian skin banks ready to help New Zealand treat volcanic eruption victims
New Zealand Volcano Erupts

International tissue banks have mobilized to help New Zealand meet its need for an estimated 1.2 million square centimetres of skin to be grafted onto victims of Monday's eruption on White Island, which killed 16 people.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:09:01 EST
Man who tried to kill Edmonton police officer sentenced to 28 years
Abdulahi Hasan Sharif

A man who tried to kill a police officer then mowed down four pedestrians in downtown Edmonton in what RCMP characterized as a terrorist attack was sentenced Friday to 28 years in prison.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:20:45 EST
8 cases of whooping cough confirmed in N.W.T.'s Tlicho region
child coughing

The N.W.T. Department of Health is issuing a public health advisory after 8 lab confirmed cases of whooping cough in the Tlicho region.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:12:46 EST
Legault urges Blanchet to back free trade deal, cautions Trudeau on Bill 21
Trudeau Legault

Quebec Premier François Legault says he asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting today to stay out of the contentious debate over the province's secularism law.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:19:15 EST
3 confirmed dead in Gabriola Island plane crash after 'equipment issue': Nav Canada report
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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."


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:55:49 EST
Murder charge against 18-year-old in stabbing death of Hamilton student downgraded to assault
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charge against the 18-year-old accused in the stabbing death of Hamilton high school student Devan Selvey has been withdrawn, and he's instead facing assault charges, while the accused's younger brother remains charged with murder.


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


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:38:12 EST
Deaths of estranged couple in Kindersley, Sask., believed to be murder-suicide: RCMP
Elsie Gartner

RCMP say the deaths of two people Thursday in Kindersley, Sask., are believed to have been a murder-suicide.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:27:49 EST
U.S. rail carrier reportedly cracked down on same retrofitted tank type involved in fiery Sask. derailment
tank car

The same type of retrofitted 117R cars were involved in a previous derailment last year in the United States.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:04:39 EST
Windsor police announce 48-year-old cold case homicide solved
Cold Case Homocides

Windsor police announced Friday a deceased male was responsible for the death of Ljubica Topic. 


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


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 09:47:30 EST
Starting Sunday, Canadian passengers will be eligible for payouts if flights are delayed or cancelled
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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.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 08:00:00 EST
Crown admits Edmonton police used 'unnecessary force' in arrest of truck thief 
police assault arrest

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.


Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:00:00 EST
'A logistical nightmare': Teachers at 300 Canadian schools ordered to provide 7 years of lesson plans
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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.


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


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

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


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

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.


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:41:33 EST
'We will keep on fighting': Muslim women devastated by Appeal Court decision to uphold Bill 21
Amal Sassi bill 21

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. 


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:31:16 EST
Ontario removing cap on number of pot shops, opening up market for retailers
Pot Shop

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.