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B.C. man given one-year probation for having sex in stranger's hot tub

KELOWNA, B.C. — A man caught trespassing and having sex with a woman in a stranger's hot tub has been given a conditional discharge. Noah McDonald, who is 18, pleaded guilty in court in Kelowna, B.C., to mischief and trespassing.

Halifax judge made many errors in cabbie sex-assault case, Crown says in appeal

HALIFAX — The Crown will appeal the acquittal of a Halifax cab driver accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman in his taxi, Nova Scotia's prosecution service announced Tuesday as hundreds gathered to protest the judge's ruling.
B.C.'s grizzly bear trophy hunt 'just doesn't make sense': report

B.C.'s grizzly bear trophy hunt 'just doesn't make sense': report

VANCOUVER — There is more money to be made encouraging people to hunt grizzly bears with a camera instead of a gun, says the lead author of a new report that calls on British Columbia to end its annual trophy hunt of the animals.

From pay equity to child care, advocates say 'feminist' PM has much work to do

OTTAWA — Aygadim Majagalee, a young woman from the Nisga'a Nation in northern B.C., said she wants to look beyond past struggles and into the next century of possibility, where she imagines a revolution led by women.
Response to Halifax sex assault case is proof that society is evolving:advocates

Response to Halifax sex assault case is proof that society is evolving:advocates

HALIFAX — The public outcry surrounding the acquittal of a Halifax cab driver accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman is proof sexual-violence education is having an effect, a Nova Scotia legislature committee was told Tuesday.

Man who killed couple, grandson hospitalized after attack at federal prison

Edmonton police and federal corrections officials say they are investigating an attack on an inmate who has been identified by his lawyer as convicted triple murderer Douglas Garland.

Alberta to end time limit on civil suits around sexual or domestic violence

EDMONTON — Alberta is changing the rules to give victims of sexual and domestic violence more time to sue their abusers in civil court.

New Brunswick marijuana producer hires law firm to battle class-action lawsuit

MONCTON, N.B. — A New Brunswick medical marijuana producer says it will aggressively defend itself against a class-action lawsuit launched after unapproved pesticides were found in its products. Moncton-based Organigram Inc.

CBC News redeveloping 'The National' and putting heavy emphasis on digital

TORONTO — CBC News has announced a new organizational structure, with a heavy emphasis on digital as well as changes to "The National.
Only woman in NDP race says her run is about more than her gender

Only woman in NDP race says her run is about more than her gender

OTTAWA — Although Niki Ashton is the only woman seeking the NDP's top job, she says her candidacy involves much more than just her gender.