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Indigenous candidates 'hurt,' 'frustrated' by Trudeau blackface photos

Indigenous candidates 'hurt,' 'frustrated' by Trudeau blackface photos

VANCOUVER — Indigenous candidates and community leaders expressed shock, pain and frustration Thursday after multiple photographs surfaced of Justin Trudeau made up in brownface and blackface.

Alberta boy died more than seven years ago; parents twice on trial

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — David and Collet Stephan have been found not guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their toddler son Ezekiel. A medical examiner ruled the boy died of bacterial meningitis.
Appeal court rules 3-2 in favour of law that slashed Toronto city council

Appeal court rules 3-2 in favour of law that slashed Toronto city council

TORONTO — Ontario's top court has upheld a provincial law that slashed the size of Toronto's city council nearly in half last year, saying the unexpected move did not interfere with candidates' or voters' ability to express themselves freely.

Nova Scotia Catholic hospital will offer assisted dying after policy change

HALIFAX — A Catholic hospital in Nova Scotia must now offer patients access to medically assisted dying on site — a change advocates say should be noted by other provinces with faith-based hospitals. St. Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish, N.S.
Residents in Trudeau's Montreal riding unfazed by blackface scandal

Residents in Trudeau's Montreal riding unfazed by blackface scandal

MONTREAL — Residents in Justin Trudeau's home riding expressed support for the Liberal leader on Thursday as he dealt with the fallout of old photos showing him in skin-darkening makeup.

Revelstoke RCMP find $1.9 million in stop of erratic driver

REVELSTOKE, B.C. — A complaint of an erratic driver on Highway 1 east of Revelstoke, B.C., resulted in a $1.9-million cash seizure by RCMP. Police say they stopped a vehicle from eastern Canada, with two men inside, on Sept. 8.

Power outage in North Bay, Ont., caused by fish dropped on powerline

NORTH BAY, Ont. — A northern Ontario utility says it didn't have to fish long for answers when fixing a power outage Thursday morning. North Bay Hydro says the electricity cut was caused by a walleye that landed on a pole-mounted transformer.
Some facts on West Point Grey academy, where Justin Trudeau once was a teacher

Some facts on West Point Grey academy, where Justin Trudeau once was a teacher

VANCOUVER — Here's a look at West Point Grey Academy, the school in Vancouver where Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau taught and was photographed as a 29-year-old wearing dark paint on his hands and face, dressed as Aladdin at a themed gala event: HISTOR
Mountie who alleged unrelenting harassment loses final bid to sue RCMP

Mountie who alleged unrelenting harassment loses final bid to sue RCMP

TORONTO — An RCMP officer who accused his superiors of waging an unrelenting campaign to ruin his career lost his 12-year battle to sue the force for harassment and intentional infliction of distress when the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday refus
Even the sparrows: Extensive new study finds three-billion-bird decline

Even the sparrows: Extensive new study finds three-billion-bird decline

An extensive study of hundreds of bird species across decades worth of data has for the first time estimated how badly numbers of even the most common birds have shrunk.