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Call centre abruptly closes in Cape Breton, leaving hundreds without work

SYDNEY, N.S.
UN committee tells Canada to do more on sterilizations of Indigenous women

UN committee tells Canada to do more on sterilizations of Indigenous women

OTTAWA — Canada has to stop the "extensive forced or coerced sterilization" of Indigenous women and girls in Canada, the United Nations Committee Against Torture told the country on Friday, a finding that prompted calls for federal action by human-ri
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

ST. ALBERT, Alta.

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.