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Police forces welcome delay in pot rules implementation as they prep for legal weed

TORONTO — Law enforcement agencies are welcoming a delay in the implementation of the country's new cannabis rules, saying they're ramping up officer training, working on public education initiatives and hoping to beef up roadside screening efforts b

B.C. judge promoted to associate chief justice for province's Supreme Court

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Heather J. Holmes, to be associate chief justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She replaces A.F. Cullen, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of January.
Newfoundland woman played key role in 1980 Tehran 'Canadian Caper'

Newfoundland woman played key role in 1980 Tehran 'Canadian Caper'

She was a modest woman who rarely drew attention to herself, but Mary Catherine O'Flaherty had an incredible story to tell. Almost 40 years ago, the woman from St. John's, N.L.

PM Trudeau appoints new chief justice for Newfoundland and Labrador

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Deborah E. Fry to be the new chief justice of Newfoundland and Labrador. She replaces J. Derek Green, who elected to become a supernumerary judge last December.
Quebec crane operators continue strike despite order to return to work

Quebec crane operators continue strike despite order to return to work

MONTREAL — Quebec's striking crane operators defied an order to return to work on Friday, as the province's transport minister announced the government's intention make the union pay the costs of the strike.
Crucial Crown evidence ruled out as Dellen Millard's murder trial nears end

Crucial Crown evidence ruled out as Dellen Millard's murder trial nears end

TORONTO — A police expert's testimony suggesting that an aviation executive whose death was initially ruled a suicide could not have killed himself was dismissed Friday as biased and unreliable. Det. Const.
Quebec health minister announces pilot project to transfer patients by air

Quebec health minister announces pilot project to transfer patients by air

MONTREAL — Quebec's health minister announced on Friday an 18-month pilot project to transfer patients between hospitals by helicopter, in what he said could be a first step towards establishing a more complete air ambulance service in the province.

Man found guilty of first-degree murder in shooting deaths of two store clerks

EDMONTON — A man has been found guilty of first-degree murder and robbery in the deaths of two Edmonton Mac's convenience store workers. Laylin Delorme, 27, is one of three people who were charged in the Dec. 18, 2015, crime.
Lorne Grabher wins $750 from province amid lengthy battle over licence plate

Lorne Grabher wins $750 from province amid lengthy battle over licence plate

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government has to reimburse a retiree for a court skirmish over a report suggesting a licence plate bearing his family name supports sexual violence against women.
Indigenous prof resigns in protest over lack of Aboriginal faculty, curriculum

Indigenous prof resigns in protest over lack of Aboriginal faculty, curriculum

HALIFAX — An Indigenous professor at Saint Mary's University is resigning in protest over what she calls the Halifax university's failure to "indigenize the academy" and confront the legacy of colonialism.