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Expectations high that federal budget will make big investments in cybersecurity

OTTAWA — Government and industry insiders have high expectations next week's federal budget will contain big investments to help Canada reinforce its cybersecurity defences in an age of heightened global threats to businesses, privacy and democracy.
Trump floats two-step plan for gun control: More guns, more control

Trump floats two-step plan for gun control: More guns, more control

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is floating a unique two-step move on gun control. It involves both more guns and more controls. The additional guns would be inside schools.
In the news today, Feb. 23

In the news today, Feb. 23

Six stories in the news for Friday, Feb. 23 ——— SYSTEM FAILED TINA FONTAINE, SAY INDIGENOUS LEADERS A walk will be held in Winnipeg today to honour Tina Fontaine, a day after the man accused of killing her was found not guilty.
CP NewsAlert: Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond wins Olympic bronze medal in women's figure skating

CP NewsAlert: Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond wins Olympic bronze medal in women's figure skating

GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of — Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond has won a bronze medal in women's figure skating at the Winter Olympics. The reigning world silver medallist from Marystown, N.L., skating to music from "Black Swan," scored 152.

Quebec woman pleads guilty in Australian cocaine smuggling case

MONTREAL — A 24-year-old woman who was one of three Quebecers in Australia charged with drug smuggling has pleaded guilty to importing cocaine in commercial quantities.

Auto and agri-food sectors need funds to survive Pacific trade deal, Wynne says

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says the province's automotive and agri-food sectors will need billions in funding from the federal government to survive the impact of the recently rebooted Trans-Pacific Partnership.

A look at some reaction to the verdict in the Tina Fontaine case in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg jury has acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56, of the second-degree murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine.
NewsAlert: Canadians finish 1-2 in Olympic women's skicross

NewsAlert: Canadians finish 1-2 in Olympic women's skicross

BOKWANG, Korea, Republic Of — Canadian women have finished 1-2 in skicross at the Pyeongchang Winter Games with Kelsey Serwa of Kelowna, B.C., taking gold and Brittany Phelan of Mont-Tremblant, Que., earning silver.

Expansion of B.C. foreign buyers tax to Okanagan, Vancouver Island is questioned

VANCOUVER — A foreign buyers tax will do little to cool the British Columbia housing markets where it's been expanded, as international purchasers make up only a small percentage of sales and lack of supply is the bigger problem, real estate groups s
B.C. family says care home switched their mom's cat with robotic version

B.C. family says care home switched their mom's cat with robotic version

DUNCAN, B.C. — The family of a British Columbia woman who has dementia say staff at a care home removed her cat and replaced it with a robotic stuffed animal.