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New trial ordered for man accused of human smuggling in MV Sun Sea case

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Appeal Court has ordered a new trial for a Sri Lankan man found guilty of smuggling Tamil migrants to Canada aboard a dilapidated cargo vessel in 2010. Kunarobinson Christhurajah was convicted two years ago in the B.

Answers needed on overdose-reversing med's ethical, distribution issues: network

VANCOUVER — A national network that supports research into misuse of prescription and illegal drugs says several questions need to be addressed about the safety, effectiveness and distribution of a medication that reverses overdoses.
Safety tips for staying safe in large crowds

Safety tips for staying safe in large crowds

TORONTO — Large crowds, especially in confined spaces, can turn deadly in the case of a security incident or panic. Some expert tips for staying safe: — Retain situational awareness i.e.
Coroner concludes death of Gilles Duceppe's 93-year-old mother preventable

Coroner concludes death of Gilles Duceppe's 93-year-old mother preventable

MONTREAL — A Quebec coroner has ruled the hypothermia death of Gilles Duceppe's 93-year-old mother last January was accidental, but video footage of the woman trying to re-enter the luxury seniors' residence from the enclosed courtyard where she died
Spending plans may limit impact of Liberals' housing strategy, PBO says

Spending plans may limit impact of Liberals' housing strategy, PBO says

OTTAWA — The federal government's 10-year housing strategy may not be as effective as promised when it comes to easing Canada's housing crunch, the parliamentary budget officer warned Tuesday in a new report that suggests the Liberals have oversold t
Pricey tours of decaying Titanic shipwreck delayed until June 2020

Pricey tours of decaying Titanic shipwreck delayed until June 2020

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Adventure tourists who paid $168,000 each to help survey the Titanic shipwreck off Newfoundland have been told their much-anticipated dives are being postponed. The U.S.
Crown won't appeal case of Quebec man who killed Alzheimer's-stricken wife

Crown won't appeal case of Quebec man who killed Alzheimer's-stricken wife

MONTREAL — The Crown says it won't be appealing a sentence handed down last month to a Quebec man who killed his Alzheimer's-stricken wife in 2017.
Lighthizer agrees to do whatever it takes to get new NAFTA passed

Lighthizer agrees to do whatever it takes to get new NAFTA passed

OTTAWA — Two days before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's arrival at the Oval Office, U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer has pledged to work with Democrats to do whatever it takes to ratify the new North American free trade deal.
China suspends imports from Canadian pork company over food safety issues

China suspends imports from Canadian pork company over food safety issues

MONTREAL — China is targeting another Canadian pork producer by temporarily halting imports allegedly over food safety issues at a time when diplomatic tensions are intensifying between the two countries.
Canadian general named honorary parade marshal to mark 1919 Victory Stampede

Canadian general named honorary parade marshal to mark 1919 Victory Stampede

CALGARY — This year's Calgary Stampede parade will be marking the 100th anniversary of what was called the Victory Stampede after the First World War. The event in 1919 was the first after the Great War and was officially opened by Brig.-Gen. H.F.