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Two arrested following string of threats against Thunder Bay, Ont., schools

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Two people have been arrested after a string of anonymous threats to schools in Thunder Bay, Ont., led to regular disruptions to classes, police announced Wednesday.
Canadian garbage rotting in Manila violates international law, lawyers say

Canadian garbage rotting in Manila violates international law, lawyers say

OTTAWA — Canada broke international rules when it dumped more than 100 shipping containers of garbage disguised as plastics for recycling into the Philippines six years ago, a Victoria-based environmental law firm says.
'Her life mattered:' Friend asks Manitoba woman's killer how he could devalue life

'Her life mattered:' Friend asks Manitoba woman's killer how he could devalue life

WINNIPEG — The best friend of a Manitoba Indigenous woman killed during a botched robbery looked at a man convicted in her death and asked how a life could be worth that little to him.
Norman's lawyers cite SNC-Lavalin testimony in fight for secret documents

Norman's lawyers cite SNC-Lavalin testimony in fight for secret documents

OTTAWA — Lawyers for Vice-Admiral Mark Norman and the federal government argued Wednesday over the words of Canada's top bureaucrat during the SNC-Lavalin affair as the suspended military officer's team pressed for access to secret government emails
Kenney's premiership to pose challenges, opportunities for Trudeau

Kenney's premiership to pose challenges, opportunities for Trudeau

OTTAWA — Jason Kenney's newly secured perch as premier of Alberta poses both a threat and a potential boon to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's re-election chances this fall, political observers said Wednesday in the wake of the United Conservative Par
Possible delay looms in former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle's assault trial

Possible delay looms in former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle's assault trial

OTTAWA — The assault trial of former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle faces a possible delay of several months due to legal wrangling over allowable evidence.

QuickSketch: N.L. New Democratic Party leader Alison Coffin

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Alison Coffin, leader of Newfoundland and Labrador's New Democratic Party: Age: 49 Early years: Coffin was born in Corner Brook on Newfoundland's west coast and grew up in Joe Batt's Arm.
Canada, EU punch back at U.S. Cuba shift, vow to defend their  companies

Canada, EU punch back at U.S. Cuba shift, vow to defend their companies

OTTAWA — Canada and the European Union vowed on Wednesday to protect their businesses from the Trump administration's new policy to allow lawsuits against foreign companies connected to properties seized from American firms during the Cuban revolutio

QuickSketch: N.L. Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Ches Crosbie, leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservatives: Age: 65. Early years: Born in and raised in St. John's, N.L., Crosbie comes from a political household.

QuickSketch: N.L. Liberal Premier Dwight Ball

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Dwight Ball, Liberal premier of Newfoundland and Labrador: Age: 62 Early years: Grew up in Deer Lake, a small town in western Newfoundland where his father worked in the forestry industry.