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Founder of Just for Laughs comedy festival take stand at rape trial and denies charge

Founder of Just for Laughs comedy festival take stand at rape trial and denies charge

MONTREAL — Gilbert Rozon, the founder of the Just for Laughs comedy festival, took the stand at his rape trial Wednesday and testified that it was his accuser who got into bed with him. He told the court he remembers thinking, "She's really weird.
Psychiatric exam finds man accused of murdering Alberta doctor fit to stand trial

Psychiatric exam finds man accused of murdering Alberta doctor fit to stand trial

RED DEER, Alta. — A man accused of killing a family doctor at a medical clinic in central Alberta has been found fit to stand trial after a psychiatric exam. Deng Mabiour, 54, is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Dr.
Hamilton cycle studio linked to 69 COVID cases as officials work to limit gatherings

Hamilton cycle studio linked to 69 COVID cases as officials work to limit gatherings

MONTREAL — Health officials in several provinces were scrambling to limit gatherings and outbreaks on Wednesday, including one at a cycling studio in Hamilton that has now been linked to 69 cases of COVID-19.
Quebec's stabilizing rate of COVID-19 cases a cause for 'restrained optimism': expert

Quebec's stabilizing rate of COVID-19 cases a cause for 'restrained optimism': expert

MONTREAL — Two weeks after Quebec imposed a partial lockdown on its two biggest cities, the number of new, daily COVID-19 infections reported by health authorities has stabilized.
Iqaluit councillor resigns over social media post about Black Lives Matter

Iqaluit councillor resigns over social media post about Black Lives Matter

IQALUIT, Nunavut — An Iqaluit city councillor has resigned over comments she made on social media last week about the Black Lives Matter movement.
Man accused of Fredericton mass shooting downloaded disturbing videos, jurors told

Man accused of Fredericton mass shooting downloaded disturbing videos, jurors told

FREDERICTON — Jurors in the Matthew Raymond murder trial heard on Wednesday that the kinds of videos the accused viewed online took a dark turn in the year before the 2018 mass shooting.

Mi'kmaq students in Quebec asked not to return to New Brunswick school

A Mi’kmaq First Nation in Quebec is questioning why its students are no longer able to enter New Brunswick to go to school. About 100 students from the Listuguj First Nation cross a bridge into Campbellton, N.B.
Better data needed to address inequalities exposed by COVID-19: Njoo

Better data needed to address inequalities exposed by COVID-19: Njoo

OTTAWA — Canada's deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo says collecting better data can help in addressing inequalities the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed.
Percy Schmeiser, Saskatchewan farmer known for fight against Monsanto, dies at 89

Percy Schmeiser, Saskatchewan farmer known for fight against Monsanto, dies at 89

Percy Schmeiser, a Saskatchewan farmer who became famous during his legal battle with biotech giant Monsanto, has died. John Schmeiser said his father died quietly Tuesday afternoon at the age of 89.
'Discovery by little Nathan:' 12-year-old makes fossil find in southern Alberta

'Discovery by little Nathan:' 12-year-old makes fossil find in southern Alberta

Aspiring paleontologist Nathan Hrushkin speaks with pride about his “killer resume.” The Grade 7 student from Calgary discovered a rare dinosaur skeleton earlier this year at Horseshoe Canyon in the Badlands region of southeastern Alberta.