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Ontario court upholds policing powers of private law enforcement in OSPCA case

TORONTO — Ontario's top court has affirmed the now-ceded policing powers of the province's animal welfare agency, striking down a lower court's ruling that called into question the constitutionality of private law enforcement.
Focus on issues rather than age and gender, says new Nunavut MP

Focus on issues rather than age and gender, says new Nunavut MP

OTTAWA — Pro tip: don't ask Mumilaaq Qaqqaq what it feels like to be a young woman entering the House of Commons.
Safety board confirms lingering design problem behind N.W.T. float-plane crash

Safety board confirms lingering design problem behind N.W.T. float-plane crash

EDMONTON — The Transportation Safety Board says a design problem that has remained unaddressed for decades in a popular small airplane contributed to three deaths in a crash in the Northwest Territories.

Laval police open criminal investigation after patient dies in hospital

LAVAL, Que. — Police in Quebec confirmed Thursday that a criminal investigation was underway after an 84-year-old man died in hospital following an operating room incident.
B.C. government moves to tax and restrict vaping products to protect youth

B.C. government moves to tax and restrict vaping products to protect youth

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government introduced a 10-point plan Thursday to protect youth from health risks of vaping, including reducing nicotine content in vapour pods, increasing taxes on vaping products and supporting youth-led anti-vaping
N.B. moves toward privatization of cannabis sales following losses in first year

N.B. moves toward privatization of cannabis sales following losses in first year

FREDERICTON — Citing significant financial losses and overly restrictive federal regulations, the New Brunswick government is looking for a private operator take over its distribution and sales of recreational cannabis.
Debates body left media 'in the dark' about accreditation criteria: judge

Debates body left media 'in the dark' about accreditation criteria: judge

OTTAWA — The commission overseeing leaders' debates during the federal election campaign left media outlets "in the dark" about the criteria for obtaining accreditation to cover the event, a judge says.
B.C. Chief Ed John faces historic sex charges: prosecution service

B.C. Chief Ed John faces historic sex charges: prosecution service

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Indigenous leader and outspoken advocate for children is facing sex-related charges dating back more than 40 years. The B.C. Prosecution Service says Ed John, a former leader of the First Nations Summit and former B.C.
1.8 million items of garbage strewn over Bay of Fundy bottom, study estimates

1.8 million items of garbage strewn over Bay of Fundy bottom, study estimates

HALIFAX — A survey estimates more than 1.8 million pieces of garbage are strewn over the bottom of the Bay of Fundy, prompting concerns about potential harm to marine life.
Nunavut government computer systems returning to normal after cyber attack

Nunavut government computer systems returning to normal after cyber attack

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The Nunavut government is slowly returning to normal nearly two weeks after its computer systems were paralyzed by a cyber attack.