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Memories of alleged N.B. shooter range from unpleasant loner to happy co-worker

FREDERICTON — Friends and acquaintances of Matthew Raymond are offering varying memories of the accused murderer: A boy who retreated into video games, a pleasant supermarket co-worker, and an increasingly isolated loner in later years.
Saudi Arabia spat affecting Canadians embarking on hajj, community members say

Saudi Arabia spat affecting Canadians embarking on hajj, community members say

TORONTO — Members of Canada's Muslim community say recent tensions between Ottawa and Saudi Arabia are affecting some people's ability to perform what's seen in the faith as a fundamental religious right.

Ex-Uber driver hiding in Quebec faces extradition to California on rape charge

MONTREAL — U.S. authorities are seeking to extradite a former Uber driver from San Francisco who was being investigated on rape charges before vanishing and then emerging in Montreal earlier this summer.
Halifax oil leak much larger than originally disclosed, Nova Scotia Power says

Halifax oil leak much larger than originally disclosed, Nova Scotia Power says

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Power says an oil leak at its Tufts Cove generating station involved 19,300 more litres of oil than originally disclosed. The utility had previously said that an oil leak was discovered Aug.
Key figure in Quebec corruption inquiry nicknamed 'Mr. 3 Per Cent' has died at 79

Key figure in Quebec corruption inquiry nicknamed 'Mr. 3 Per Cent' has died at 79

MONTREAL — Bernard Trepanier, a former political fundraiser in Montreal and a central figure during Quebec's public inquiry into corruption in the construction sector, died Tuesday, his lawyer said. Trepanier was infamously nicknamed "Mr.

Edmonton pharmacy worker charged with stealing 401,500 Percocet tablets

Edmonton police have arrested a pharmacy worker accused of stealing 401,500 tablets of the prescription opioid painkiller Percocet. Investigators allege a 34-year-old women stole the drugs from where she worked between January 2017 and last April.

Coalition urges Ottawa to table bill to declare housing a human right

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government needs to make good on its promise to declare housing a "fundamental human right" under Canadian law as part of its forthcoming national housing strategy, advocates for affordable housing said Tuesday.
Plaque replacing Sir John A. Macdonald statue defaced, Victoria keeping monument

Plaque replacing Sir John A. Macdonald statue defaced, Victoria keeping monument

VICTORIA — An offer from Ontario to find a new home for a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald has been declined by the city of Victoria.
Man charged in Toronto subway homicide has case put over to December

Man charged in Toronto subway homicide has case put over to December

TORONTO — A man accused of killing an elderly stranger by shoving him in front of a Toronto subway train had his case put over to December after a brief court hearing on Tuesday.
Trudeau to hold retreat with newly shuffled cabinet in Nanaimo, B.C.

Trudeau to hold retreat with newly shuffled cabinet in Nanaimo, B.C.

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hole up with his newly shuffled cabinet for three days next week in Nanaimo, B.C. The retreat, scheduled for Aug.