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Man charged in gang-related kidnapping appears in court - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:35:12 EDT
Michael Hollinger court appearance April 30

A man charged in relation to what police have called a gang-related kidnapping of two teenagers appeared in court today.

Ski resorts seek warm weather customers with new attractions - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:00:00 EDT
New Pipe mountain coaster in Revelstoke

A roller-coaster that takes people over a 279-metre drop down a mountain in the Selkirks is a few weeks away from opening at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

Boy praised for helping save heart attack-stricken grandfather - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:17:20 EDT
Denver Atkin

A six-year-old Truro, N.S. boy was recognized by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada earlier this week for helping save his grandfather, who was having a major heart attack.

Missing 19-year-old Manitoba man found dead; RCMP treating case as a homicide - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:26:26 EDT
Nicholas Brophy, 19, has been missing since Sept 8

RCMP are treating the death of a man from Thompson, Man., as a homicide after his remains were found near the city Tuesday.

Manitoba Bisons' David Onyemata drafted by New Orleans Saints - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:53:53 EDT

The Manitoba Bisons defensive lineman was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round, 120th overall, of the NFL draft Saturday.

Nova Scotia-made trap helps dent invasive green crab population - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:05:20 EDT
Green Crabs

Evicting green crab has proven effective in controlling an invasive species wreaking havoc on marine ecosystems, a Parks Canada scientist says.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hints feds will fund Montreal light rail - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:28:57 EDT
Justin Trudeau light rail announcement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government cannot wait to examine the ambitious light rail train project proposed for the greater Montreal area by Quebec's pension fund.

IBM wins $32M Ontario government contract despite delivering problem-riddled software - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 06:01:00 EDT
Case workers operating SAMS software

As workers and municipalities in Ontario continue to incur costs associated with 18-month-old SAMS software, the creators of that software have won an IT contract to help improve it.

Justice denied: 5 times Indigenous people were wrongfully convicted in Canada - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:00:00 EDT
Oakes Connie

A Cree woman from Alberta is free after a years-long ordeal that saw her tried and convicted of murder, in what the court called a miscarriage of justice. But the case of Connie Oakes is far from uncommon among Indigenous peoples, says an advocate for the wrongly accused.

Why the Certified Humane beef label might unfairly tarnish Canada cattle - Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:44:06 EDT
Alberta beef cattle and Ed Pajor

What makes a piece of steak Certified Humane? Does the label controversially championed by Earls restaurants mean animals are treated better than the average Canadian cow? A professor who helped devise Certified Humane guidelines in the U.S. and labelling in Canada cuts through the controversy.

Tim Bosma trial this week: letters from jail ask girlfriend to be 'covert operative' - Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:02:16 EDT
Tim Bosma

This week at the Tim Bosma trial, jurors heard dramatic testimony from two women connected to the two men on trial for the murder of Hamilton's Tim Bosma.

N.S. family 'so happy' to have dog returned after break-in - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 06:17:49 EDT
Boston terrier, Missing, Cole Harbour

A Cole Harbour, N.S., family is breathing a sigh of relief now that their three-year-old Boston terrier, who went missing after their home was broken into, has been returned in good health.

Dole investigated over Listeria outbreak in Canada, U.S. - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:08:43 EDT

Produce seller Dole is now the subject of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation in connection with a deadly listeria outbreak in Canada and the U.S.

Franklin Expedition: Exploration of HMS Erebus wreck may reveal more than artifacts - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:00:00 EDT

Parks Canada underwater archeologists planning their next steps in the exploration of the HMS Erebus wreck see potential for revealing more than just a treasure trove of mid-19th-century artifacts.

Veterans Affairs seeks advice from pot-smoking vets - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 EDT
Canadian Veterans Advocacy president Mike Blais

Veterans Affairs is meeting with medical marijuana users as it tries to come up with a pot policy. One advocate says the government should avoid putting limits on the use and amount doctors can prescribe.

Man arrested, victim identified after human remains found in Toronto - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:52:00 -0400
Toronto Police have arrested a 38-year-old man and identified a female victim in connection with a human torso found in the city’s east end earlier this month.
Trudeau: Feds 'excited' by ambitious $5.5B Montreal electric train proposal - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:38:00 -0400
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested that the government is keenly interested in helping pay for an electric train network proposed in the Greater Montreal area.
Mink mania: Ont. police investigate after 500 critters set loose from fur farm - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:05:00 -0400
Police are investigating after an alleged act of vandalism let loose about 500 minks in southwestern Ontario.
Young girl seriously injured after being hit by bulldozer in Labrador - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:58:01 -0400
A six-year-old girl is in hospital with serious injuries after she was hit by a bulldozer at a landfill in Labrador.
Saretzky case to go directly to trial on three first-degree murder charges - Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:01:19 -0400
A man accused of killing three people in southern Alberta last year will go to trial without a preliminary hearing.
Ontario launches police oversight review, partially releases SIU's Loku report - Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:47:00 -0400
An Ontario judge has been tapped to lead a review of the province's police oversight agencies -- a move the Liberal government announced as it partially released a report into a fatal police shooting
Unlicensed Vancouver pot dispensaries to defy city over 'unfair' appeal process - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:55:00 -0400
A Vancouver pot dispensary owner says he is keeping his doors open in defiance of an “unfair” appeals process for shops located close to schools and community centres, which are prohibited under the city’s strict buffer zone bylaws.
No winning ticket for Friday night's $34 million Lotto Max jackpot - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:28:27 -0400
There was no winning ticket for the $34 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw.
Stolen dog safely returned to Nova Scotia family - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:39:56 -0400
A Nova Scotia family is breathing a sigh of relief after their beloved Boston terrier that was stolen during a break-and-enter last week was safely returned home.
'Radar ahead': Alberta man fined after helping drivers avoid speed cameras - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:22:00 -0400
An Alberta man is facing more than $500 in fines for using a sign to warn drivers of upcoming radar speed cameras.

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