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'Opposite of busy:' Business down at pawnshops, payday lenders during pandemic

'Opposite of busy:' Business down at pawnshops, payday lenders during pandemic

CALGARY — John Sanford has been a pawnbroker for 20 years and says he's never seen anything like it. Pawnshops and payday loan lenders have long been harbingers of hard economic times due to health and financial crises.
Woman sentenced in toddler's death says sorry to 'every single person' she hurt

Woman sentenced in toddler's death says sorry to 'every single person' she hurt

EDMONTON — A woman who was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison for her role in the death of a toddler found outside an Edmonton church says she's sorry to everyone she hurt. But she could not explain why she did what she did.
As Americans protest police behaviour, hardline anti-riot tactics draw fire

As Americans protest police behaviour, hardline anti-riot tactics draw fire

WASHINGTON — Americans venting their grief and anger at the death of George Floyd in police custody are being confronted nightly with tear gas, rubber bullets and truncheon-wielding, armour-clad riot police — the merciless approach they set out to pr
Alberta introduces bill to create own parole board like Quebec, Ontario

Alberta introduces bill to create own parole board like Quebec, Ontario

EDMONTON — Alberta has introduced a bill to create its own parole board.
Political leaders take aim at racism in Canada as protests rage in U.S.

Political leaders take aim at racism in Canada as protests rage in U.S.

OTTAWA — Politicians across the country were united in denouncing racism on Monday, as anger over the police killing of a black man in the United States sparked calls for more action north of the border to end the systemic discrimination of racialize
Sentencing hearing for Quebec man Ugo Fredette, convicted in double slaying

Sentencing hearing for Quebec man Ugo Fredette, convicted in double slaying

ST-JEROME, Que. — A 25-year sentence for a pair of first-degree murder convictions would be ridiculous, the mother of one of Ugo Fredette's victims told the court Monday.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 3:12 p.m. on June 1, 2020: There are 91,705 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Reworked criteria needed for leaders' debates, commission concludes

Reworked criteria needed for leaders' debates, commission concludes

OTTAWA — A review of the 2019 federal election leaders' debates says the commission organizing them should be separated more fully from government and that the standards for participation should be reworked to avoid a potential repeat of the fracas a

SIU gives update on balcony death probe as lawyer calls for change

TORONTO — Ontario's police watchdog said Monday its investigators had spoken with all six officers who were at the home of a young Toronto woman before she fell off the balcony to her death.
Bird strike might have caused Snowbird crash, early investigation finds

Bird strike might have caused Snowbird crash, early investigation finds

OTTAWA — Military investigators are pointing to video footage as the reason they suspect a bird strike was been responsible for last month's deadly Snowbird plane crash in British Columbia.