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Erin Weir asking for external body to review harassment investigation

OTTAWA — Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir says he wants an external appeal of the harassment investigation about him earlier this year, arguing he was not afforded due process.

Search on for two missing fishermen after boat capsizes off P.E.I.

TIGNISH, P.E.I. — Aircraft, boats and shoreline crews were searching waters off Prince Edward Island's north shore Wednesday for two fishermen who disappeared after their boat capsized in heavy seas and rain.

Man arrested after Independent candidate's election poster shot up in Quebec City

QUEBEC — A 26-year-old Quebec City man has been arrested after the election poster of an Independent candidate was shot up. Local police say the act did not meet criteria to be considered a hate crime.
Scheer welcomes former Liberal MP Alleslev to Conservative caucus

Scheer welcomes former Liberal MP Alleslev to Conservative caucus

OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer is trying to fire up his Conservative troops today by officially ushering Leona Alleslev into the fold.
Saskatchewan family reunited with dog that bolted during July 2017 farm visit

Saskatchewan family reunited with dog that bolted during July 2017 farm visit

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — A family in Moose Jaw, Sask., is overjoyed now that their pet dog is home after going missing more than a year ago almost 500 kilometres away.
Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal Maine ecosystem

Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal Maine ecosystem

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters to coastal Maine are better suited for the hockey rink.
In the news today, Sept. 19

In the news today, Sept. 19

Five stories in the news for Wednesday, Sept.

Creation of leaders' debate commissioner possible before next election: Gould

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government has offered a glimpse of its vision for a new independent body to organize leaders' debates during federal elections, which it believes could be in place by next year's vote.
Ontario won't push through new council-cutting bill if granted stay, court hears

Ontario won't push through new council-cutting bill if granted stay, court hears

TORONTO — The next twist in the convoluted battle over the Ontario government's plan to cut the size of Toronto city council is expected Wednesday.

Fuel from derailed locomotive in Manitoba leaks into river, clean-up underway

WINNIPEG — A train that derailed in northern Manitoba on Saturday that killed a railway worker is leaking diesel fuel into the Metishto River. Manitoba Sustainable Development says the fuel is from one of the locomotives.