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In the news today, Dec. 15

In the news today, Dec. 15

Five stories in the news for Friday, Dec.

Charges dropped against one of three British sailors accused in sex assault case

HALIFAX — Charges have been dropped against one of three British sailors accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Nova Scotia military base in 2015.
Better airstrip needed after northern Saskatchewan plane crash: First Nations

Better airstrip needed after northern Saskatchewan plane crash: First Nations

FOND DU LAC, Sask. — First Nations chiefs say a plane crash in northern Saskatchewan demonstrates the need for upgraded runways and all-season roads in remote communities.
Moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are 'golden nuggets:' researcher

Moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are 'golden nuggets:' researcher

After months of bottle-feedings and curfews, a pair of moose calves rescued in northern British Columbia are thriving and giving hope for other orphaned wildlife in the region.
'A clear message' UCP Leader Jason Kenney wins Calgary Lougheed byelection

'A clear message' UCP Leader Jason Kenney wins Calgary Lougheed byelection

CALGARY — Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney threw down the gauntlet at Premier Rachel Notley late Thursday after an overwhelming byelection victory to earn a seat in the Alberta legislature.
B.C. man found guilty of polygamy believed he couldn't be prosecuted: lawyer

B.C. man found guilty of polygamy believed he couldn't be prosecuted: lawyer

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Crown lawyers argue that a fundamentalist Mormon leader should have relied on legal precedent instead of public statements from the provincial government for clarity on Canada’s criminal polygamy laws.

Report commissioned after death of Alberta boxer says better rules needed

EDMONTON — A report commissioned by Edmonton following the death of a boxer says some rules designed to protect the health of people who enter the ring were not followed.
Four Hydro One employees killed in helicopter crash in eastern Ontario

Four Hydro One employees killed in helicopter crash in eastern Ontario

TWEED, Ont. — With little daylight at their disposal and a deep freeze setting in late Thursday, investigators quickly scoured the wreckage of a deadly helicopter crash in eastern Ontario.
NAFTA: In new phase of talks, search starts for solutions to break impasse

NAFTA: In new phase of talks, search starts for solutions to break impasse

WASHINGTON — NAFTA negotiations are approaching a new phase of talks after early rounds marked by acrimony, inflexibility and finger-pointing. It's the search for solutions.

B.C. government rejects environmental certificate for Ajax gold and copper mine

VICTORIA — British Columbia will not issue an environmental assessment certificate for a proposed open-pit gold and copper mine near Kamloops, ending years of controversy among residents.