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Former Quebec junior hockey players released as they appeal sentences for sex assault

Former Quebec junior hockey players released as they appeal sentences for sex assault

QUEBEC CITY, Que. — Two former Quebec junior hockey players have been released as they appeal their prison sentences for sexually assaulting a minor at a hotel in June 2021 during a celebration of a Victoriaville Tigres championship win.
With most campus pro-Palestinian encampments gone, protesters look to the future

With most campus pro-Palestinian encampments gone, protesters look to the future

MONTREAL — The protest encampment at McGill University was the first of its kind in the country, and its dismantling this week has left activists and observers wondering what comes next for the pro-Palestinian movement in Canada.
B.C. war veteran John Hillman, dead at 105, raised thousands for children's charity

B.C. war veteran John Hillman, dead at 105, raised thousands for children's charity

OAK BAY — Second World War veteran John Hillman, who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity in the last years of his life, died Monday at the age of 105.
Timeline of slayings of 4 women in Winnipeg, demands to search landfill for remains

Timeline of slayings of 4 women in Winnipeg, demands to search landfill for remains

WINNIPEG — A judge ruled Thursday that a man who admitted to killing four women in Winnipeg is guilty of first-degree murder. Lawyers for Jeremy Skibicki had asked that he be found not criminally responsible because of mental illness.
'Buckets of tears': The four women who died at the hands of a Winnipeg serial killer

'Buckets of tears': The four women who died at the hands of a Winnipeg serial killer

WINNIPEG — Jeremy Skibicki admitted to police that he killed four women in Winnipeg in 2022. Court heard he targeted them at homeless shelters. A judge convicted Skibicki on Thursday of four counts of first-degree murder.
How many doctors are there in Canada? Government announces projects to find out

How many doctors are there in Canada? Government announces projects to find out

OTTAWA — The federal government has answered years-long calls from doctors and nurses to tally and research the number of health workers in Canada with a $47 million funding announcement.
Rescue team frees entangled North Atlantic right whale in St. Lawrence

Rescue team frees entangled North Atlantic right whale in St. Lawrence

MONTREAL — A whale rescue team has successfully disentangled a young right whale that was wrapped in fishing gear in the St. Lawrence estuary near Rimouski, Que.
In the news today: Canada to map out defence spending, Winnipeg killer verdict due

In the news today: Canada to map out defence spending, Winnipeg killer verdict due

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Surrey, B.C., police transition deal from RCMP to local force complete, says minister

Surrey, B.C., police transition deal from RCMP to local force complete, says minister

VANCOUVER — A long-running and fractious negotiation process between the British Columbia government and the City of Surrey over which department will police the Metro Vancouver city has ended with an extended cash agreement.
Canada pledges Ukraine aid, plan to buy submarines as NATO spending questions dog PM

Canada pledges Ukraine aid, plan to buy submarines as NATO spending questions dog PM

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged another $500 million in military assistance to Ukraine in a one-on-one conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the NATO summit in Washington, D.C.
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