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Inquiry begins Monday into deaths of former soldier and his Nova Scotia family

Inquiry begins Monday into deaths of former soldier and his Nova Scotia family

HALIFAX — It was almost three years ago that Lionel Desmond — a deeply disturbed Afghan war veteran diagnosed with PTSD — bought a rifle and headed to his modest home in rural Nova Scotia. As night fell on Jan.
Freeland's imprint of foreign affairs remains even if she's shuffled: analysts

Freeland's imprint of foreign affairs remains even if she's shuffled: analysts

OTTAWA — Whether or not Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffles her to a new cabinet post on Wednesday, Chrystia Freeland's imprint on Canada's foreign policy will remain visible for some time to come, analysts suggest.

Closing arguments begin in B.C. case launched in 2009 over private health care

VANCOUVER — A framed iconic photo in Dr. Brian Day's office shows Muhammad Ali raising a triumphant gloved hand as he stares down at his opponent splayed on the mat after a first-round boxing knockout less than two minutes into the fight.
MacLean says "Coach's Corner is no more" following Cherry's dismissal from HNIC

MacLean says "Coach's Corner is no more" following Cherry's dismissal from HNIC

TORONTO — Ron MacLean addressed Don Cherry's dismissal with a lengthy monologue during the first period intermission of Saturday's "Hockey Night in Canada" broadcast, saying "Coach's Corner is no more.
Capt. Dick Stevenson, legendary Sourtoe Cocktail founder, dies in Whitehorse

Capt. Dick Stevenson, legendary Sourtoe Cocktail founder, dies in Whitehorse

DAWSON CITY, Yukon — The founder of the legendary Sourtoe Cocktail in Dawson City, Yukon, has poured his final glass of the well-known whisky-and-pickled-human-toe drink.

Two Quebec officers in hospital after crashing patrol car pursuing suspect

MONTREAL — Two police officers from Laval, Que., were sent to hospital after losing control of the patrol car they were driving while trying to catch a suspect. They were responding to a domestic violence call around 5 a.m.
CN conductors' union gives 72-hour strike notice as talks continue

CN conductors' union gives 72-hour strike notice as talks continue

TORONTO — Canadian National Railways conductors, trainpersons and yardpersons have given strike notice ahead of a Tuesday deadline.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $25 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — There was no winning ticket for the $25 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on Nov. 19 will grow to approximately $30 million. The Canadian Press
Abortions rights advocates urge Liberals to turn politics into policy

Abortions rights advocates urge Liberals to turn politics into policy

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned for re-election on a promise to support abortion rights, a stance that put his Conservative rival on the defensive, and now advocates are anxious to see the Liberals turn those words into action.
Venezuela's decline poses challenges for Liberal minority government

Venezuela's decline poses challenges for Liberal minority government

OTTAWA — The ripples from Venezuela's collapse are shifting Canada's Western Hemisphere neighbourhood, creating major long-term costs for the new Liberal minority government. South America's borders remain the same, but the outflow of more than 4.