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Sexual masochism expert takes stand at murder trial in death of off-duty cop

HALIFAX — Christopher Garnier's defence lawyer attempted Wednesday to bolster his assertion that Const. Catherine Campbell died after asking to be choked, and to explain why his client doesn't remember using a compost bin to dump her body.
Accused tells Winnipeg letter-bomb trial his ex-wife may be real perpetrator

Accused tells Winnipeg letter-bomb trial his ex-wife may be real perpetrator

WINNIPEG — A man accused of sending letter bombs to two law offices and his ex-wife has suggested that she is the real culprit and went so far as to send a bomb to herself.
New round of CPP changes end age restrictions on survivor benefits

New round of CPP changes end age restrictions on survivor benefits

OTTAWA — Samantha MacDougall thought her fight to get her late partner's Canada Pension Plan benefits would take years. The government ended the fight for her.
On Aga Khan's birthday, Christmas holiday controversy still haunts Trudeau

On Aga Khan's birthday, Christmas holiday controversy still haunts Trudeau

OTTAWA — When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau planned his holiday trip a year ago, he would have had no reason to fear that the Ghost of Christmas Past would still be haunting him a year later.
Montreal mosque denies  asking that female construction workers be barred from site

Montreal mosque denies asking that female construction workers be barred from site

MONTREAL — Members of a Montreal mosque have vigorously denied a televised report they asked for female construction workers to be excluded from a site opposite their building.
Baby girl 'critical' after incident in west Toronto; injured woman arrested

Baby girl 'critical' after incident in west Toronto; injured woman arrested

TORONTO — A four-month-old baby girl was fighting for her life and an injured woman was under arrest in hospital after a violent altercation at an upscale condo building in Toronto, police said Wednesday.

Wildlife committee launches emergency assessment for B.C. steelhead

VANCOUVER — A dismal return for steelhead salmon in British Columbia's Interior Fraser River system has prompted an emergency assessment of the species.
Ontario passes law to ban scalper bots, strengthen ticket laws

Ontario passes law to ban scalper bots, strengthen ticket laws

TORONTO — Scalper bots are now banned in Ontario, as a bill to protect ticket buyers passed Wednesday, though the ticket industry warns some parts of the legislation may actually put fans at a disadvantage.

N.S. recruiting doctors, but vacancies persist: 'We will take as many as we can'

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia health officials say they are stepping up efforts to address doctor shortages, touting the province's quality of life and new healthcare approach to prospective physicians, but admit vacancies persist.
Montreal moves to ban sale of sugary drinks inside city buildings

Montreal moves to ban sale of sugary drinks inside city buildings

Montreal is moving to ban the sale of sugary drinks in all of its municipal buildings and one of the city councillors behind the initiative hopes other communities will follow suit.