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Crown finished calling witnesses in trial of alleged Winnipeg letter bomber

Crown finished calling witnesses in trial of alleged Winnipeg letter bomber

WINNIPEG — The Crown has finished calling witnesses in the trial of an alleged Winnipeg letter bomber. Guido Amsel has pleaded not guilty to five counts of attempted murder and to various explosives-related charges.
Suspended sentence for Saskatchewan man who threatened prime minister Trudeau

Suspended sentence for Saskatchewan man who threatened prime minister Trudeau

SASKATOON — A Saskatchewan man will not have to spend any time in jail for threatening on social media to kill Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Derek Hurrell, who is 34 and from Borden, Sask.

The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Monday, Dec.
'We did our best:' Sentencing argument delay for ski resort that cut down trees

'We did our best:' Sentencing argument delay for ski resort that cut down trees

CALGARY — Sentencing arguments for a world-renowned Alberta ski resort that admitted to cutting down some endangered trees have been delayed for seven months — much to the frustration of the judge hearing the case.

Farm company investigating carbon monoxide exposure that affected 43 workers

DELTA, B.C. — A company says it is investigating to determine if changes are needed in its operations after dozens of workers were exposed to carbon monoxide at one of its farm in Delta, B.C., on the weekend.

Stay request at insider trading trial for ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov, others

MONTREAL — Even before the first witnesses could be heard at a rare insider trading case that involves former Amaya CEO David Baazov and others, lawyers representing the accused attemped Monday to have the charges stayed.
Mayor makes 'superhuman' effort to get help after being shot in face

Mayor makes 'superhuman' effort to get help after being shot in face

HAPPY VALLEY GOOSE BAY, N.L. — A Labrador mayor somehow got on a snowmobile and reached a nearby highway to flag down help after he was shot in the lower face while hunting, his friends say.

Municipal party named after former Montreal mayor changes moniker

MONTREAL — The municipal party branded after the former mayor of Montreal has changed its name. Equipe Denis Coderre is now called Mouvement Montreal. It was forced into the name change after Coderre's stunning defeat by Valerie Plante in the Nov.
Economic advisers pushing feds to focus on business investment, job re-skilling

Economic advisers pushing feds to focus on business investment, job re-skilling

OTTAWA — The federal government's economic advisers are calling for more changes aimed at driving business investment and helping Canadians acquire new skills as they brace for the march of technology and its job-killing effects.

B.C. coroner says fentanyl detected in most of 1,208 deaths up to October

VANCOUVER — Illicit overdoses have claimed 1,208 lives in British Columbia between January and October this year. The BC Coroners Service says the latest figure compares with 683 deaths during the same period last year.