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Military kept alleged sex assault 'in house' at complainant's request: witness

HALIFAX — A witness at the court martial of a Halifax-based military policeman says the immediate chain of command decided to keep an alleged sexual assault "in house" at the complainant's request.
Ontario's Darlington nuclear reactor to produce isotope used for medical imaging

Ontario's Darlington nuclear reactor to produce isotope used for medical imaging

TORONTO — A subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation is partnering with U.S.-based BWX Technologies to help produce radioactive isotopes used to diagnose such conditions as cancer and heart disease.
Quebec mosque shooter's sentencing hearing to debate cumulative sentences

Quebec mosque shooter's sentencing hearing to debate cumulative sentences

QUEBEC — The sentencing hearing of Quebec City mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette will debate the constitutionality of the section of the Criminal Code that allows for consecutive sentences.
Tentative deal reached with unionized shipbuilders working on navy vessels

Tentative deal reached with unionized shipbuilders working on navy vessels

HALIFAX — The union at the Halifax shipyard building the next generation of Royal Canadian Navy vessels says it has a tentative agreement with Irving Shipbuilding.
Justice minister: marijuana still illegal for now, as is driving on drugs

Justice minister: marijuana still illegal for now, as is driving on drugs

OTTAWA — The federal government is basking in the glow of its newly realized plan to legalize marijuana, but it is reminding Canadians that pot remains illegal in this country until the Cannabis Act goes into effect.

N.B. police lay charges in hit-and-run death of young Aboriginal man

SAINT-CHARLES, N.B. — Police have charged a New Brunswick man in a hit-and-run death that left a First Nation grieving and seeking justice. Maurice Johnson, a 56-year-old man from Saint-Charles, N.B.
B.C. to ask high court to overturn acquittal of polygamous leader

B.C. to ask high court to overturn acquittal of polygamous leader

VANCOUVER — A special prosecutor is set to ask British Columbia's Court of Appeal to overturn the acquittal of a former leader of a polygamous community who was found not guilty of taking a girl across the border for a sexual purpose.
Pot to be legal by mid-September after senators pass pot legalization bill

Pot to be legal by mid-September after senators pass pot legalization bill

OTTAWA — Canadians will be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana by mid-September at the latest after the Senate voted Tuesday to lift almost a century-old prohibition on cannabis.
'A blessing to be here together': Humboldt survivors to attend NHL Awards

'A blessing to be here together': Humboldt survivors to attend NHL Awards

LAS VEGAS — Kaleb Dahlgren pushes Ryan Straschnitzki's wheelchair up a ramp and onto a riser. Tyler Smith follows right behind and takes his spot in front of a sea of cameras and microphones inside a vast luxury hotel ballroom.
In the news today, June 20

In the news today, June 20

Five stories in the news for Wednesday, June 20 ——— SENATE APPROVES BILL TO LEGALIZE POT Canadians will be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana by mid-September at the latest, after the Senate voted Tuesday to lift an almost ce