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Coroner says carbon monoxide suspected in deaths of four people in B.C.

Coroner says carbon monoxide suspected in deaths of four people in B.C.

ASHCROFT, B.C. — British Columbia's coroners service suspects carbon monoxide killed a family of four in their home in the province's Interior. Toxicology tests were underway and the coroners service said it expects the results later this week.

Crown seeks 12 years in prison for man in fatal drunk driving case

VANCOUVER — A cyclist who fell several hundred metres behind two of his friends on the day they were hit and killed by a drunk driver says the accident scarred him for life. Stewart Blaser told a B.C.
Newfoundland's northern cod on rebound: 'Those are very phenomenal numbers'

Newfoundland's northern cod on rebound: 'Those are very phenomenal numbers'

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Almost 25 years after a sweeping commercial fishing ban that devastated Newfoundland, northern cod are making something of a comeback — sparking calls that the fishery be expanded again.
Ottawa gives Manitoba chiefs money to study reforming child-welfare system

Ottawa gives Manitoba chiefs money to study reforming child-welfare system

WINNIPEG — Canada's indigenous affairs minister says Manitoba child welfare should move away from rewarding the apprehension of children to focus more on keeping families together.

Police took 60 hours to begin investigation into Regina woman's death

REGINA — The family of a Regina woman found fatally injured at the bottom of a hotel laundry chute is questioning how she fit through the chute door and why it took 60 hours for police to launch an investigation.
Housing affordability measures in the spring budget: Ontario finance minister

Housing affordability measures in the spring budget: Ontario finance minister

TORONTO — Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa confirmed Monday he plans to include housing affordability measures in his upcoming budget.
'Only have 15 or 20 minutes:' Backcountry enthusiasts can't count on fast rescue

'Only have 15 or 20 minutes:' Backcountry enthusiasts can't count on fast rescue

CALGARY — Experts say the growing number of skiers and snowboarders enticed by pristine powder in the backcountry shouldn't assume help will arrive quickly if something goes wrong.

Slide alert issued in same B.C. community where four were killed

JOHNSONS LANDING, B.C. — A tiny British Columbia community where four people were killed in a landslide almost five years ago has been warned of another possible slide.

Suspect arrested, charged after string of shootings along B.C. roads

VANCOUVER — RCMP say a man has been charged in connection with a series of shootings that took place over several hundred kilometres along British Columbia roads.

Parole board denies release to man who kidnapped girl from Calgary mall

Calgary radio station CHQR says it has learned that sex offender John Francis Dionne will be staying behind bars for at least another couple of years.