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'I'd do it again,' says B.C. man who jumped naked into Toronto shark tank

'I'd do it again,' says B.C. man who jumped naked into Toronto shark tank

TORONTO — A British Columbia man apologized to a judge on Thursday for stripping naked and jumping into a shark tank at a Toronto aquarium last year only to moments later say outside court that he did not regret his actions.

Miniature horse's ear severed, legs gashed during dog attack in Nanaimo, B.C.

NANAIMO, B.C. — A miniature horse that was mauled by two dogs on Vancouver Island is making a good recovery and is due to be released from a veterinary clinic, but her caretaker says the animal faces a long road to recovery.
Health organizations call for end to promotion of vaping products

Health organizations call for end to promotion of vaping products

OTTAWA — Federal officials have to act right away to avoid further risks of serious illness from vaping, eight Canadian health organizations said Thursday.
'Unacceptable': Comments from party leaders, candidates on Trudeau in blackface

'Unacceptable': Comments from party leaders, candidates on Trudeau in blackface

OTTAWA — Images of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in blackface produced widespread reaction to the images themselves, and on the issue of race and racism in Canada.
Indigenous candidates 'hurt,' 'frustrated' by Trudeau blackface photos

Indigenous candidates 'hurt,' 'frustrated' by Trudeau blackface photos

VANCOUVER — Indigenous candidates and community leaders expressed shock, pain and frustration Thursday after multiple photographs surfaced of Justin Trudeau made up in brownface and blackface.

Alberta boy died more than seven years ago; parents twice on trial

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — David and Collet Stephan have been found not guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their toddler son Ezekiel. A medical examiner ruled the boy died of bacterial meningitis.
Appeal court rules 3-2 in favour of law that slashed Toronto city council

Appeal court rules 3-2 in favour of law that slashed Toronto city council

TORONTO — Ontario's top court has upheld a provincial law that slashed the size of Toronto's city council nearly in half last year, saying the unexpected move did not interfere with candidates' or voters' ability to express themselves freely.

Nova Scotia Catholic hospital will offer assisted dying after policy change

HALIFAX — A Catholic hospital in Nova Scotia must now offer patients access to medically assisted dying on site — a change advocates say should be noted by other provinces with faith-based hospitals. St. Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish, N.S.
Residents in Trudeau's Montreal riding unfazed by blackface scandal

Residents in Trudeau's Montreal riding unfazed by blackface scandal

MONTREAL — Residents in Justin Trudeau's home riding expressed support for the Liberal leader on Thursday as he dealt with the fallout of old photos showing him in skin-darkening makeup.

Revelstoke RCMP find $1.9 million in stop of erratic driver

REVELSTOKE, B.C. — A complaint of an erratic driver on Highway 1 east of Revelstoke, B.C., resulted in a $1.9-million cash seizure by RCMP. Police say they stopped a vehicle from eastern Canada, with two men inside, on Sept. 8.