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Mike Taylor, keyboardist for Burlington, Ont.-based Walk off the Earth, dies

Mike Taylor, keyboardist for Burlington, Ont.-based Walk off the Earth, dies

BURLINGTON, Ont. — The Burlington, Ont.-based band Walk off the Earth has announced the death of keyboardist and vocalist Mike Taylor.
Ski program for Indigenous youth expands throughout Western Canada

Ski program for Indigenous youth expands throughout Western Canada

EDMONTON — A charity that runs cross-country ski programs for Indigenous youth is expanding across Western Canada.
How many drug users who OD'd have brain damage? Doctors say Canada needs data

How many drug users who OD'd have brain damage? Doctors say Canada needs data

VANCOUVER — Dayton Wilson's drug-taking routine ended when he overdosed on heroin laced with fentanyl, but being able to walk and talk normally are also part of his past as he struggles with brain damage from a drug linked to thousands of deaths.

Jean Dumontier, architect and artist of Montreal subway stations, dies

MONTREAL — Jean Dumontier, an architect who helped design Montreal's subway and adorned its walls with his art, has died in his early 80s.
Emails reveal how Ottawa sought to explain PTSD treatment for man who killed cop

Emails reveal how Ottawa sought to explain PTSD treatment for man who killed cop

HALIFAX — Newly released documents offer a glimpse into how high-level government officials grappled to respond to the revelation that Veterans Affairs was funding the PTSD treatment of a Halifax man convicted of killing an off-duty police officer.
'I want to be put back into the air,' the life and death of a BASE jumper

'I want to be put back into the air,' the life and death of a BASE jumper

Mike Racicot kept a letter with one request should he die: "I want to be put back into the air.
Cabinet OKs plan for Mint to craft special toonies to mark D-Day anniversary

Cabinet OKs plan for Mint to craft special toonies to mark D-Day anniversary

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Mint is creating two commemorative coins to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
'Knee-jerk reaction:' Lawyers worried about proposed changes to trial system

'Knee-jerk reaction:' Lawyers worried about proposed changes to trial system

CALGARY — Legal experts say proposed changes to the Criminal Code after a high-profile acquittal in the fatal shooting of an Indigenous man are short-sighted.
Jurors as conscripts: Four things to know if you're summoned to serve

Jurors as conscripts: Four things to know if you're summoned to serve

Jurors convicted Curtis Healy of first-degree murder this fall after hearing a brutal account of how he raped and beat Dawns Baptiste, a Calgary mother of four, before killing her with a rock to her head.
Love on borrowed time: Cancer patients find romance despite terminal prognosis

Love on borrowed time: Cancer patients find romance despite terminal prognosis

TORONTO — It could have been a meet-cute in a romantic comedy between a man and a "mutant." After weeks of online flirting, Patrick Bardos was en route to meet Anne Marie Cerato for their first date at a coffee shop in downtown Toronto.