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Passenger train derails in Manitoba with 12 on board, no serious injuries

Passenger train derails in Manitoba with 12 on board, no serious injuries

MACGREGOR, Man. — RCMP say a Via Rail passenger train has derailed west of Winnipeg with a dozen people on board. They say passengers and crew are being assessed but do not appear to be seriously injured. The derailment happened about 6:45 a.m.

Christmas grinch makes off with baby Jesus from Saskatchewan church

SASKATOON — A nativity scene outside a Saskatoon church is missing its key attraction after a thief or thieves stole the baby Jesus just before Christmas.
Quebec's pot age and Sask.'s microdistillery industry; In The News for Dec. 31

Quebec's pot age and Sask.'s microdistillery industry; In The News for Dec. 31

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 Dec. 31. What we are watching in Canada ...
Quebec raising legal age for cannabis to 21, the strictest in the country

Quebec raising legal age for cannabis to 21, the strictest in the country

MONTREAL — Quebecers under the age of 21 won't be able to buy or possess recreational cannabis as of Wednesday, ushering in the toughest age restrictions in the country since pot was legalized 14 months ago.
Saskatchewan microdistilleries focus on homegrown recipes for spirits

Saskatchewan microdistilleries focus on homegrown recipes for spirits

REGINA — The grains grown in Saskatchewan's fertile farmland have become the not-so-secret ingredient behind some one-of-a-kind vodka, gin and whisky. In recent years, microdistilling in the province has boomed.
Dozens of flights cancelled in Montreal as ice storm hits Eastern Canada

Dozens of flights cancelled in Montreal as ice storm hits Eastern Canada

Dozens of flights have been cancelled at Montreal's Trudeau airport as a powerful ice storm makes its way through Eastern Canada.
Halifax police investigating shoplifting complaint nab Texas murder suspect

Halifax police investigating shoplifting complaint nab Texas murder suspect

HALIFAX — A Texas murder suspect who police believed got into Canada over the summer has been arrested in Halifax after officers responded to a shoplifting complaint.

Former child in care sues ministry, social worker for 'reprehensible' treatment

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government and a former social worker in Kelowna, B.C., are facing a new civil lawsuit by a former child in care who accuses the social worker of stealing her money to pay off his mortgage and other personal expenses.
Former Tory leadership candidate Erin O'Toole revving up for new campaign

Former Tory leadership candidate Erin O'Toole revving up for new campaign

OTTAWA — Former Conservative leadership candidate Erin O'Toole held a five-hour meeting in the Toronto area Monday to suss out a plan to make another bid for the party's top job.
Owners of pyrrhotite-damaged Quebec homes demand SNC-Lavalin settlement money

Owners of pyrrhotite-damaged Quebec homes demand SNC-Lavalin settlement money

MONTREAL — Owners of pyrrhotite-damaged homes across Quebec's Mauricie region are eyeing the $280-million penalty engineering firm SNC-Lavalin was recently ordered to pay for its fraudulent business dealings in Libya.