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Fractured care system ill-equipped to deal with abuse at Halifax orphanage

Fractured care system ill-equipped to deal with abuse at Halifax orphanage

HALIFAX — A new report from an ongoing public inquiry into decades of abuse at a Halifax-area orphanage says a fragmented system of care wasn't equipped to address the needs of children who were vulnerable.
Former Roughrider Justin Cox gets one year in jail for assault on ex-girlfriend

Former Roughrider Justin Cox gets one year in jail for assault on ex-girlfriend

REGINA — A one-time player with the CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders has been sentenced to one year in jail for assaulting his former girlfriend.

Canadian Lacrosse Association to discuss dropping use of 'midget' term

TORONTO — The Canadian Lacrosse Association is the latest domestic sport federation to consider dropping the term 'midget' from its youth category classification system.
Girl opens Christmas present she gave to boy when she dumped him in 1971

Girl opens Christmas present she gave to boy when she dumped him in 1971

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Winnipeg company's humorous bid to keep kids safe not so funny for parents

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg business is apologizing after a humorous attempt to discourage parents from dropping off their children on its property to attend a nearby elementary school backfired.
Inquiry into murder-suicide involving Afghan veteran to being early next year

Inquiry into murder-suicide involving Afghan veteran to being early next year

HALIFAX — The long-awaited fatality inquiry into the death of an Afghan war veteran who killed his family and himself in rural Nova Scotia is expected to begin early next year — more than two years after the killings.
In the news today, Dec. 7

In the news today, Dec. 7

Four stories in the news for Friday, Dec.

Carbon monoxide poisonings in B.C. prompt warning about detectors

VANCOUVER — A senior paramedic in British Columbia is encouraging homeowners to buy carbon monoxide detectors and inspect their appliances following a spike in poisonings in the past week. Leon Baranowski, paramedic practice leader with B.C.
B.C. legislature Speaker threatens to resign; defends handling of suspensions

B.C. legislature Speaker threatens to resign; defends handling of suspensions

VICTORIA — The Speaker of British Columbia's legislature has promised to resign if a financial audit he is recommending doesn't prompt public outrage and back his handling of a controversy that has engulfed the province's politics.
Ontario environment minister meets with federal counterpart in Toronto

Ontario environment minister meets with federal counterpart in Toronto

TORONTO — The federal environment minister met with her Ontario counterpart in Toronto on Thursday, where they discussed the province's new plan to address climate change.