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'You have done a terrible thing': Judge sentences Douglas Garland to die in jail

'You have done a terrible thing': Judge sentences Douglas Garland to die in jail

CALGARY — Triple murderer Douglas Garland will spend the rest of his life in prison for a crime a judge says was carried out with meticulous planning and precision.
B.C., Ottawa sign health agreement worth $1.4 billion, $65 million for overdoses

B.C., Ottawa sign health agreement worth $1.4 billion, $65 million for overdoses

RICHMOND, B.C. — Money from Ottawa to fight an ongoing overdose crisis helped sway British Columbia into signing a new 10-year, $1.4 billion health funding deal, says the province's health minister.
Trudeau warns black tie business elite to 'get real' about anxiety workers feel

Trudeau warns black tie business elite to 'get real' about anxiety workers feel

HAMBURG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used one of Germany's most prestigious black-tie galas to tell business leaders to "get real" about addressing the anxieties of their workers in an uncertain world.
New Brunswick's world-famous fat cat dies after making history

New Brunswick's world-famous fat cat dies after making history

FREDERICTON — A former fat cat whose weight-loss journey made headlines around the world has died. The Fredericton SPCA confirmed Tiny's passing in a news release on Friday afternoon.
Notley to head to Washington, D.C. on Feb. 26; itinerary still being finalized

Notley to head to Washington, D.C. on Feb. 26; itinerary still being finalized

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she will visit Washington, D.C. from Feb. 26 to March 1 to make the case for the importance of cross-border trade.
Government to compensate torture victims nine years after inquiry findings

Government to compensate torture victims nine years after inquiry findings

OTTAWA — The federal government will give apologies and compensation to three Canadians who were tortured in Syria.
Co-author of Quebec secularism report at odds with partner's change of heart

Co-author of Quebec secularism report at odds with partner's change of heart

MONTREAL — The co-author of a report on secularism in Quebec is sticking by his position that some provincial employees should be prohibited from wearing religious symbols.
Nova Scotia to offer early plea bargains in bid to speed up justice system

Nova Scotia to offer early plea bargains in bid to speed up justice system

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia prosecutors will offer early plea bargains in minor criminal cases in an attempt to meet Supreme Court of Canada demands for speedier trials.
Nova Scotia premier on striking teachers: 'The frustration here is real'

Nova Scotia premier on striking teachers: 'The frustration here is real'

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's premier says "decades" of education-policy errors — including his own miscues — contributed to Friday's historic teachers walkout that saw the legislature enveloped in a cacophony of protest speeches and cowbells.

Embattled Toronto-area school trustee resigns over use of racial slur

TORONTO — A Toronto-area school trustee under fire for months for using a racial slur about a black parent has resigned.