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Somali-Canadians left reeling after bombing in Mogadishu, call for Canada to help

Somali-Canadians left reeling after a bomb blast killed hundreds in Mogadishu over the weekend are calling for Canada to offer help to those affected by the horrific attack.

Canadian troops safe after Iraqi, Kurdish allies open fire on each other

OTTAWA — All Canadian military personnel in Iraq are safe, defence officials confirmed Monday after allied Iraqi and Kurdish forces opened fire on each other near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.
When no one wants to run for mayor: Quebec's small-town democracy deficit

When no one wants to run for mayor: Quebec's small-town democracy deficit

MONTREAL — Lise Dery, a single mother and outgoing mayor of a small Quebec town, decided not to run for re-election this year so she could spend more time with her nine-year-old son. The problem is no one wanted to replace her.

Nova Scotia's cap and trade needs targets to be effective, committee told

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's proposed cap and trade regime must have declining emissions caps in order to be effective, the legislature's law amendments committee was told Monday.

Police make massive seizure of carfentanil in home east of Toronto

PICKERING, Ont. — Police in southern Ontario have seized 42 kilograms of the deadly opioid carfentanil, saying it's believed to be the largest seizure of the drug in the country.
Low wages, small workforce leaves booming B.C. restaurants without chefs

Low wages, small workforce leaves booming B.C. restaurants without chefs

VANCOUVER — The restaurant industry may be booming in British Columbia, but a combination of the high cost of living, tight profit margins and a shrinking workforce has made it difficult for kitchens to find enough staff.
The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

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

Highlights from the news file for Monday, Oct.

Law governing those with intellectual deficits needs change: advocates

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia legislation aimed at giving greater autonomy to people with intellectual or cognitive disabilities came under criticism Monday, with predictions it will face a constitutional challenge if passed without changes.
Sarah Polley speaks out about experience with Harvey Weinstein

Sarah Polley speaks out about experience with Harvey Weinstein

TORONTO — Canadian film and TV star Sarah Polley says Harvey Weinstein once suggested they have a "close relationship" in order to advance her career, but she turned him down.

Canine comfort: Retriever to help Alberta paramedics work through job stress

EDMONTON — Some four-legged canine comfort is coming to paramedics in Alberta. Alberta Health Services says it has enlisted a three-year-old black Labrador retriever to help responders overcome psychological job stress.