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Canadian-trained all-female military unit going through paces in Jordan

Canadian-trained all-female military unit going through paces in Jordan

OTTAWA — As thousands of troops from more than two dozen countries kick off an annual military exercise in the Middle Eastern country of Jordan amid heightened tensions between the West and Iran, Canadian trainers hope an all-female platoon of Jordan

Appeal Court raps Crown for duplicative charges in sex case involving girl

TORONTO — Prosecuting a person for different offences arising out of the same facts and circumstances is a blueprint for unreasonable verdicts, Ontario's top court says.
New trial ordered for men convicted of terror charges in plot to derail train

New trial ordered for men convicted of terror charges in plot to derail train

TORONTO — Two men found guilty of terrorism charges in connection with a plot to derail a passenger train between Canada and the U.S.
Canadians asked to find ash trees in a bid to preserve the species

Canadians asked to find ash trees in a bid to preserve the species

HALIFAX — An invasive insect from Asia is expected to kill almost every ash tree in Canada, but Donnie McPhee has a plan to preserve the species.
In the news today, Aug. 27

In the news today, Aug. 27

Four stories in the news for Tuesday, Aug. 27 ——— MIDDLE-CLASS B.C. GANGS BREAK FROM HISTORY A former member of the Hells Angels says the young men joining gangs today are facing much higher stakes than he did.
Middle-class gang violence in B.C. breaks from history with higher stakes

Middle-class gang violence in B.C. breaks from history with higher stakes

VANCOUVER — Police officer Keiron McConnell had been on the job four months when a call crackled over the radio about a stolen vehicle.

B.C. pleased with Oklahoma ruling in opioids case as it continues lawsuit

VICTORIA — British Columbia's attorney general says he is pleased with the findings of a court in Oklahoma that found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis as it ordered the company to pay US $572 million, m
B.C. father accused of killing his girls says he didn't lie about loan shark

B.C. father accused of killing his girls says he didn't lie about loan shark

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver Island father accused of murdering his two young daughters denied Monday he was lying to the court. At first Andrew Berry ignored the question from Crown attorney Patrick Weir who asked if he was making things up.
Feds amend shipyard search following complaint about bias toward Quebec's Davie

Feds amend shipyard search following complaint about bias toward Quebec's Davie

OTTAWA — The federal government has amended its search for a third shipyard in line for potentially billions of dollars in work following allegations of bias for Quebec's Chantier Davie yard, but is standing firm in several other areas.
'He lived the Canadian immigrant dream:' Memorial for MP Deepak Obhrai

'He lived the Canadian immigrant dream:' Memorial for MP Deepak Obhrai

CALGARY — Former prime minister Stephen Harper told a memorial service Monday that former member of Parliament Deepak Obhrai opened doors for new Canadians to become involved in politics.