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B.C. chief says they didn't give up rights for gas pipeline to be built

B.C. chief says they didn't give up rights for gas pipeline to be built

SMITHERS, B.C.
Minister meets with committee to develop national approach to campus violence

Minister meets with committee to develop national approach to campus violence

The minister for women and gender equality says an advisory committee is developing a national framework to hold universities and colleges responsible for addressing sexual violence on campus, but student groups say those promises need to be backed b
'It's a joke': Quebec comic Ward appeals $42K penalty for joke about disabled boy

'It's a joke': Quebec comic Ward appeals $42K penalty for joke about disabled boy

MONTREAL — Comedians in Quebec will be afraid to make controversial jokes if a 2016 ruling against Mike Ward by the province's Human Rights Tribunal is upheld, lawyer Julius Grey said Wednesday.
Murder trial hears that woman with Alzheimer's was not at end of life

Murder trial hears that woman with Alzheimer's was not at end of life

MONTREAL — Jocelyne Lizotte's Alzheimer's disease left her unable to care for herself, but she was not considered to be at the end of life before she was allegedly murdered, a physician testified Wednesday at the trial of Lizotte's husband. Dr.
Nova Scotia judge to deliver verdict in British sailor's gang rape case

Nova Scotia judge to deliver verdict in British sailor's gang rape case

HALIFAX — A decision is expected Friday in the high-profile case of a British sailor accused in a gang rape at a Halifax-area military base, even as the Crown mulls whether to reinstitute a sexual assault charge against a second member of the Royal N
B.C. windstorm cost insurers $37 million for loss to homes, businesses, vehicles

B.C. windstorm cost insurers $37 million for loss to homes, businesses, vehicles

VANCOUVER — The insured cost of damage from the windstorm that raged through southern B.C. in December is over $37 million, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada says that pushed the price of extreme weather in the country last year to $1.9 billion.
Quebec to investigate allegations at English Montreal School Board

Quebec to investigate allegations at English Montreal School Board

MONTREAL — Quebec's education minister has ordered an investigation of the province's largest English-language school board after learning of serious allegations about the board's governance.
Police chief confirms all three Ottawa bus victims were on board when it crashed

Police chief confirms all three Ottawa bus victims were on board when it crashed

OTTAWA — All three people killed in last week's deadly bus accident were passengers on the bus when it crashed, Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau confirmed Wednesday.

Canadian mining employee kidnapped in northern Burkina Faso: local officials

A Canadian national has been kidnapped in Burkina Faso's northern Sahel region, government officials said Wednesday.
Fortified Arctic infrastructure needed in face of climate change: study

Fortified Arctic infrastructure needed in face of climate change: study

The impact of climate change on roads and other crucial structures in Canada's North is likely to be even greater than feared, says new detailed research.