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American man who assaulted, kidnapped Alberta woman sentenced to 18 years

American man who assaulted, kidnapped Alberta woman sentenced to 18 years

A South Carolina man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted an Alberta woman after luring her south of the border with the promise of a modelling job has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Fred Russell Urey, 41, was arrested in May 2017.
'Most critical problem we're facing:' Medical groups urge climate change action

'Most critical problem we're facing:' Medical groups urge climate change action

Canada's medical professionals are presenting a solid front during the federal election campaign to urge political parties to take climate change seriously as a public-health issue.

Fredericton abortion clinic to close, citing lack of government funding

Fredericton's only abortion clinic is closing as a "direct result" of the New Brunswick government's failure to fund abortion services in private clinics, the clinic's director said Thursday.
Quebec will appeal court ruling that allowed cannabis plants to be grown at home

Quebec will appeal court ruling that allowed cannabis plants to be grown at home

QUEBEC — The Quebec government is appealing a court decision last month that invalidated the parts of the province's cannabis law that prohibit home cultivation.

Recommendation to remove Quebec justice from bench reasonable, court rules

TORONTO — A recommendation that a Quebec Superior Court justice be removed from the bench was reasonable, Federal Court ruled on Thursday in a long-running and complex judicial saga.
Climate change threatens crops, water for billions around globe: study

Climate change threatens crops, water for billions around globe: study

Canadian research is part of an extensive global climate change study that has found billions of the world's poorest people are at risk.
Top court lets stand nine-year pornography sentence for daycare supervisor

Top court lets stand nine-year pornography sentence for daycare supervisor

OTTAWA — A nine-year prison sentence handed to a Toronto-area day-care supervisor who used toddlers for child pornography will stand.
Syrian restaurant to reopen in Toronto days after closing over threats

Syrian restaurant to reopen in Toronto days after closing over threats

TORONTO — A Syrian restaurant in downtown Toronto that closed after its owners said they received hate messages and death threats is set to reopen Friday following an outpouring of support from community members and other businesses.
Ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest won't appeal his case further, will serve sentence

Ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest won't appeal his case further, will serve sentence

MONTREAL — Disgraced former national ski coach Bertrand Charest has decided he won't appeal his verdict and sentence before the Supreme Court of Canada. Charest's lawyer says he's decided to close the book and focus on the future.
Climate change threatens extinction for most birds, especially in Canada: report

Climate change threatens extinction for most birds, especially in Canada: report

Climate change threatens extinction for two-thirds of bird species across North America, including almost all of those filling the forests and tundra of northern Canada, says an extensive report.