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  • Peace bonds in terrorism cases rarely used, shrouded in secrecy: experts

    Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press

    HALIFAX – The use of peace bonds in cases where police suspect someone will commit a terrorist offence has received little scrutiny over the years because the process has been rarely used and is shrouded in secrecy to protect the privacy of the accused, experts said Wednesday after an arrest in Prince Edward Island. Typically,

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  • Cat lost in eastern Ontario in 2009 to reunite with owner in Alberta

    The Canadian Press

    BELLEVILLE, Ont. – A cat lost six years ago in eastern Ontario will soon be reunited with her owner in Alberta, thanks to a Belleville, Ont., veterinarian and an animal rescue agency. Betty-Jean Matthews, president of Stuck in the Mud Animal Rescue, says the female calico cat was found wandering the streets of Brockville, Ont.,

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  • In this artist's sketch, John Nuttall (left) and Amanda Korody appear in court in Vancouver, Monday. Feb.2, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Felicty Don

    Accused B.C. terrorist wanted AK47 rifles to be recognized as extremist: trial

    The Canadian Press and Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – A trial of a man accused of planting bombs on the grounds of the B.C. legislature has heard he wanted AK47 assault rifles to carry out his plan so people would know he was a Muslim terrorist. In audio played in B.C. Supreme Court, John Nuttall is heard saying people would recognize the

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  • B.C. man accused of raping disabled girl deported back from U.S.

    The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – A British Columbia man accused of raping a disabled child four decades ago has been deported back to the province from the United States. American immigration officials say 72-year-old Raymond MacLeod was turned over to authorities in Vancouver late Tuesday. MacLeod is facing trial for the 1974 sexual assault of a five-year-old girl

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  • Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall speaks during a media event to announce new federal funding for Highway 7 in Saskatoon on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Wall says the government is reversing its decision to allow licensed strip clubs in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

    Saskatchewan government peels back decision on licensed strip clubs

    Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press

    REGINA – Premier Brad Wall says the government is reversing its decision to allow licensed strip clubs in the province. He says he believes it was a mistake to change the province’s provincial liquor laws last year to allow partial stripping in bars. “If by this decision we have inadvertently allowed for even a marginal

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  • Oilsands mobile air monitoring cancelled over funding problems

    The Canadian Press and Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

    EDMONTON – An important part of Alberta’s oilsands air monitoring has been cancelled due to funding problems. The Wood Buffalo Environmental Association has told the government’s air monitoring agency that it can no longer operate its mobile air-testing unit. Association director Kevin Percy says the vehicle’s roof leaks and its electrical system can no longer

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  • Isabella Wiens, shown in a family handout photo, died in foster care, according to a lawsuit filed by her mother Sara-Jane Wiens against the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sara-Jane Wiens

    B.C. mother sues province after infant daughter dies in foster care

    The Canadian Press and Laura Kane, The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – When Sara-Jane Wiens learned her 21-month-old daughter had died in foster care, she ran out of her back door and “screamed bloody murder.” “I couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” she recalled, her voice breaking. “My heart sank. My whole world came crashing down before my eyes that day.” Two years later, Wiens

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  • FILE - This Wednesday, March 2, 2011, file photo, shows containers of Heinz ketchup on the shelf of a market, in Barre, Vt. H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America, the companies announced Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

    Too soon to say whether job cuts will follow Heinz-Kraft merger: executive

    The Canadian Press and Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – A merger between H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods is expected to generate about $1.5 billion in cost savings, but the companies say it’s too early to say whether they will shutter any of their Canadian operations. “We’ll be looking at all of our operations over the coming months, but for now it’s

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  • Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde is shown in Ottawa after an interview on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Bellegarde says Winnipeg police should have done their job and kept a 15-year-old girl safe in the hours before she was last seen alive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

    Winnipeg police should have kept safe teen later found dead: AFN chief

    The Canadian Press and Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press

    WINNIPEG – Canada’s national chief says Winnipeg police should have done their job and kept a 15-year-old girl safe in the hours before she was last seen alive. Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations says police failed to protect Tina Fontaine when they came into contact with the missing teen days before her

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  • CRTC fines dating service PlentyOfFish $48,000 under anti-spam legislation

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Canadian online dating website PlentyOfFish has paid a fine of $48,000 after regulators found the company violated its new anti-spam legislation. The CRTC says the fine was levied after complaints alleged PlentyOfFish Media Inc. sent emails that did not have a clearly labelled or easy-to-use unsubscribe option. The apparent violations happened between July

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  • Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau arrives at the Gatineau Courthouse in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He his on trial on charges of assault and sexual assault from an incident in 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    Brazeau’s lawyer suggests Crown’s key witness provoked confrontation

    The Canadian Press and Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

    GATINEAU, Que. – Patrick Brazeau’s defence team is suggesting the Crown’s key witness instigated a physical confrontation that led to the suspended senator’s arrest when she hit him with her hand and with a bra, a criminal trial heard Wednesday. During cross-examination, the complainant in Brazeau’s assault and sexual assault trial denied the lawyer’s suggestion

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  • Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday March 25, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Canada may go after groups linked to ISIL as part of mission in Iraq, Syria

    The Canadian Press and Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – The Harper government is leaving the door open to targeting groups affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as part of its expanded mission in the Middle East. Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson — who was supposed to have been joined by Defence Minister Jason Kenney — told a news

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  • Dr. Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, speaks during an interview in London, Oct.17, 2014. Piot, one of the co-discoverers of the Ebola virus, and a leading Canadian stem cell researcher, are among this year's winners of the prestigious Canada Gairdner Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/David Azia

    Ebola pioneer, stem cell researcher honoured with Canada Gairdner Awards

    Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – One of the co-discoverers of the Ebola virus and a leading Canadian stem cell researcher are among this year’s winners of the prestigious Canada Gairdner Awards. Dr. Peter Piot is the recipient of the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, recognizing his work on the discovery of the Ebola virus in 1976 and his

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  • Man arrested, ordered to keep the peace on suspicion he may commit terrorism

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – The RCMP have arrested a man after a peace bond was ordered against him based on allegations he might commit a terrorism offence. Police say Amir Raisolsadat was released on unspecified conditions and ordered to return to court on April 20. No other information about the man, including where he is from, was

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