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Pentagon's top watchdog paints gloomy picture of fight against ISIL

Pentagon's top watchdog paints gloomy picture of fight against ISIL

OTTAWA — The Pentagon's top watchdog is painting a gloomy picture about the five-year-old fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, warning that recent actions in Syria have allowed ISIL extremists to regroup, strengthening their abilit
Bars in Quebec town to give free non-alcoholic drinks to designated drivers

Bars in Quebec town to give free non-alcoholic drinks to designated drivers

LAVAL, Que. — Police in Laval, Que., are fighting impaired driving by teaming up with 24 bars in the city to offer free non-alcoholic drinks to designated drivers.
Politically motivated: Lawsuit seeks to quash 'anti-Alberta' inquiry

Politically motivated: Lawsuit seeks to quash 'anti-Alberta' inquiry

EDMONTON — An environmental law firm is asking a court to strike down Alberta's inquiry into the role that foreign money has in financing the activities of charities that oppose the oilsands.
'I have a pretty thick skin,' says Doug Ford ahead of meeting with Trudeau

'I have a pretty thick skin,' says Doug Ford ahead of meeting with Trudeau

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he will be bringing a collaborative message to a meeting Friday with Justin Trudeau, despite the frequent attacks the prime minister launched against him during the federal election campaign.
Actor's complaint of racial discrimination against Victoria theatre to proceed

Actor's complaint of racial discrimination against Victoria theatre to proceed

VANCOUVER — When Ravi Jain heard about the experience of an actor in Victoria who alleges she was denied an opportunity to audition for a role in "Les Belles-soeurs" (The Sisters-in-Law) because she is black, it was a familiar story.

Woman calls 911 to say she was late for train, asks police for 'emergency ride'

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A 911 call from a woman who was running for a train has prompted police in southern Ontario to remind people that the number is meant for emergencies only.
Ford says he's learning French, offers a 'bonjour, comment ca va' as evidence

Ford says he's learning French, offers a 'bonjour, comment ca va' as evidence

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he is working on learning French and thinks it will be "pretty easy" to pick up. He told Radio-Canada during the Progressive Conservative leadership race last year that he would be willing to learn it.
Daughter of wrongfully convicted man had police job dropped as she helped father

Daughter of wrongfully convicted man had police job dropped as she helped father

HALIFAX — As she was fitted for a crisp new uniform in 2017, Amanda Assoun thought her lifelong dream of becoming a Halifax police officer was coming true.
John Mann, singer and songwriter of group Spirit of the West dead at 57

John Mann, singer and songwriter of group Spirit of the West dead at 57

John Mann, whose voice rang through countless Canadian celebrations as the lead singer of Celtic-inflected Spirit of the West, has died after a battle with early onset Alzheimer's. He was 57.
Hockey's cradle up for sale and pantless in Winnipeg; In-The-News Nov. 21

Hockey's cradle up for sale and pantless in Winnipeg; In-The-News Nov. 21

In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 21. What we are watching in Canada ... OTTAWA — Gov. Gen.