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Quebec officials warn of possible dam failure, forcing evacuation of 250 people

Quebec officials warn of possible dam failure, forcing evacuation of 250 people

MONTREAL — Quebec public security officials called for the immediate evacuation of an area along the Rouge River west of Montreal on Thursday because of the risk a hydro dam could fail.

Crown seeks 18 years for former Calgary teacher, pleaded guilty to sex charges

CALGARY — The Crown is seeking an 18-year sentence for a former Calgary teacher who pleaded guilty to 17 sex-related charges involving girls.
Disappearance of woman, toddler treated as potential homicides: Calgary police

Disappearance of woman, toddler treated as potential homicides: Calgary police

Calgary police say they are treating the disappearance of a woman and her young daughter as potential homicides and that a suspect they have arrested knows the pair.

Five-year-old boy who was subject of Amber Alert has been found safe

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A boy at the centre of an Amber Alert has been found safe near Windsor, Ont. Peel Regional Police say the five-year-old was found Thursday with his mother in Tilbury, Ont., nearly 300 km from where they were last seen.
Former Winnipeg cop tells court he didn't point gun at female colleague

Former Winnipeg cop tells court he didn't point gun at female colleague

WINNIPEG — A Crown prosecutor says a female Winnipeg police officer's testimony that a male colleague pointed a shotgun at her on two occasions is consistent and credible, but his defence lawyer calls the claim outrageous.

Saskatchewan's social services minister wanted meeting without Indigenous groups

SASKATOON — Saskatchewan's Minister of Social Services says he and his provincial and territorial counterparts are feeling left out of Ottawa's plan to reform child welfare.
Communities in Eastern Canada brace for the worst as flooding continues

Communities in Eastern Canada brace for the worst as flooding continues

Flooding in several areas of Eastern Canada had many communities bracing for the worst Thursday with Quebec officials warning of a dam failure, Montreal's mayor signalling a "very concrete and direct" threat to some homes and Ottawa declaring a state
'What if, what if, what if:' inquiry hears details about Alberta Mountie's death

'What if, what if, what if:' inquiry hears details about Alberta Mountie's death

ST. ALBERT, Alta. — The widow of an Alberta RCMP officer killed while trying to make an arrest spoke at a fatality inquiry Thursday to the mother of the man who pulled the trigger.
Canadian privacy watchdog takes Facebook to court over privacy failures

Canadian privacy watchdog takes Facebook to court over privacy failures

OTTAWA — Canada's privacy czar is taking Facebook to court after finding the social-media giant's lax practices allowed personal information to be used for political purposes.
Killer whales spotted in Vancouver harbour searching out seals: Ocean Wise

Killer whales spotted in Vancouver harbour searching out seals: Ocean Wise

VANCOUVER — Several killer whales have been hanging out in Vancouver's harbour, entertaining onlookers and feeding on seals, sea lions and other cetaceans. Dr.