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Quebec mosque attack a teachable moment for children, say experts

TORONTO — When Marcia Powers-Dunlop heard about the deadly attack on a mosque in Quebec City, she knew she'd have to send out a note to the support workers she oversees in the Toronto District School Board.

Charred house where Newfoundland girl died to be torn down: councillor

CARBONEAR, N.L. — A charred house where a five-year-old girl was allegedly murdered while visiting her father will be torn down as early as next week, a municipal councillor says. David Kennedy lives next door to the house in Carbonear, N.L.
Former Manitoba minister ousted from NDP caucus after harassment allegations

Former Manitoba minister ousted from NDP caucus after harassment allegations

WINNIPEG — A former Manitoba cabinet minister accused of sexual harassment has been kicked out of the NDP caucus. Caucus chair Tom Lindsey read a terse statement Tuesday announcing that Mohinder Saran no longer sits with the official Opposition.
Toronto pastor Hawkes found not guilty of indecency: 'I'm so glad this is over'

Toronto pastor Hawkes found not guilty of indecency: 'I'm so glad this is over'

KENTVILLE, N.S. — The testimony of a man who claimed Brent Hawkes forced oral sex upon him more than 40 years ago was compelling but inconsistent, a Nova Scotia judge ruled Tuesday as he acquitted the prominent Toronto pastor.

Friends of Quebec City shooting victims to continue praying in targeted mosque

QUEBEC — A small Quebec City apartment block turned into a place of mourning on Tuesday as members of the Guinean Muslim community gathered to remember two of the six victims of last weekend's mosque shooting.
Canada eyes marijuana legalization as it manages U.S. relationship

Canada eyes marijuana legalization as it manages U.S. relationship

OTTAWA — Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the Liberal government is determined to bring forward legislation to legalize and regulate the recreational use of pot this spring, despite the fact it is working overtime to manage many unknowns as

Friend of Russell Williams' murder victim speaks out against play on killer

TORONTO — A close friend of a woman murdered by convicted sex killer Russell Williams says an upcoming stage production based on the intense police interrogation of the former military commander will sensationalize his crimes.

Nova Scotia man found not responsible in murders of mother, grandparents

HALIFAX — A mentally ill man who killed his mother and two grandparents was found not criminally responsible for the murders by a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge.
RM of Wood Buffalo cuts jobs due to effects of wildfire, slumping oilsands

RM of Wood Buffalo cuts jobs due to effects of wildfire, slumping oilsands

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The regional municipality that includes Fort McMurray says it is cutting 168 jobs due to the economic effects of last spring's wildfire and Alberta's slumping oilsands industry.

Prince Edward Island signs health deal with additional $45.1 million

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island has become the latest province to sign on to a health deal with Ottawa, agreeing to an additional $45.1 million over the next 10 years. P.E.I.