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'She tried to murder me,' Nicholas Butcher says as defence closes its case

'She tried to murder me,' Nicholas Butcher says as defence closes its case

HALIFAX — Nicholas Butcher insisted Monday that the Montreal-born yoga instructor he's accused of killing actually tried to kill him, as the defence closed its case at the second-degree murder trial.
Nuclear threat warning broadcast in Winnipeg neighbourhood a prank: police

Nuclear threat warning broadcast in Winnipeg neighbourhood a prank: police

WINNIPEG — Police say a warning of a nuclear threat that was broadcast in a downtown Winnipeg neighbourhood was a prank. The audio recording blasted through Osborne Village around 9:20 p.m.
Doug Ford blames predecessor's 'mess' for having to appoint 11 candidates

Doug Ford blames predecessor's 'mess' for having to appoint 11 candidates

TORONTO — Doug Ford is blaming the "mess" he inherited from his predecessor for his controversial decision to appoint about a dozen Tory candidates in ridings across Ontario, while critics pounced on the new leader's decision, accusing him of going b
NDP wants MPs to invite Pope Francis to apologize for residential schools

NDP wants MPs to invite Pope Francis to apologize for residential schools

OTTAWA — The NDP is hoping MPs from other parties will join them in issuing a formal invitation to Pope Francis to apologize to residential school survivors.
Canada to oppose Alaska oil drilling on caribou habitat: minister

Canada to oppose Alaska oil drilling on caribou habitat: minister

Three levels of Canadian government say they will oppose the latest attempt to open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
MDA president says having parent firm in United States won't affect Canadian jobs

MDA president says having parent firm in United States won't affect Canadian jobs

MONTREAL — The president of Canadarm-builder MDA says setting up the company's parent firm in the United States won't have any impact on jobs in Canada. In October 2017, MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, based in Richmond, B.C.

Newfoundland RCMP say female inmate may have choked to death on food

CLARENVILLE, N.L. — Police in Newfoundland say they're waiting on autopsy results but it appears a female inmate who collapsed alone in a jail cell choked on food. RCMP Staff Sgt. Larry Turner says officers were called around 3:30 p.m.

N.S. reports another online privacy breach, this time at Halifax school board

HALIFAX — There's been another online privacy breach in Nova Scotia, this time involving an internet-based registration system used by Halifax's school board.

Teens to appear in Montreal court this week in alleged gang rape of girl, 13

MONTREAL — Three teens are set to appear in a Montreal courtroom later this week in the alleged gang rape of a 13-year-old girl last month. In total, five teens aged between 13 and 16 — one girl and four boys — were arrested last Thursday.

'This is a huge environmental issue': City looks at restricting flyer delivery

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's capital is considering restricting flyer and ad mail delivery, potentially joining other Canadian cities that give residents the option of vetoing the uninvited paper clogging up their recycling bins.