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Alberta Mountie gets probation for in-custody assault on Indigenous man

Alberta Mountie gets probation for in-custody assault on Indigenous man

HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. — A Mountie has been given 15 months probation for assaulting an Indigenous man shortly after his arrest in northern Alberta. A judge convicted Const.
Quebec police come up empty on seventh day searching for father of girls found dead

Quebec police come up empty on seventh day searching for father of girls found dead

ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que. — Quebec police have searched for seven days and have failed to locate the father of the two girls found dead over the weekend in a rural area southwest of Quebec City.
Charities awaiting word on fate of $912M student-volunteer program

Charities awaiting word on fate of $912M student-volunteer program

OTTAWA — Non-profit groups that wanted to use the Canada Student Service Grant to hire volunteers say they have not heard a peep from the federal government since WE Charity walked away from running the $912-million program almost two weeks ago.
Bilingual 'Black Lives Matter' street message highlights Montreal artists

Bilingual 'Black Lives Matter' street message highlights Montreal artists

MONTREAL — The global protests spurred by George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minneapolis took a colourful form in Montreal Wednesday, where some 20 artists painted a giant "Black Lives Matter" message down a city street.
Fishermen in B.C. catch a barracuda far from its nearest home in California

Fishermen in B.C. catch a barracuda far from its nearest home in California

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. — A commercial fisherman knew he was staring at a fish out of place when a barracuda landed in his net on Vancouver Island, far from its typical habitat in southern California.
Bank of Canada holds rate, forecasts decline in GDP of 7.8% this year

Bank of Canada holds rate, forecasts decline in GDP of 7.8% this year

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada will keep its key interest rate at 0.25 per cent until the national economic picture improves, which governor Tiff Macklem said Wednesday will take "a long time.
Atlantic premiers not ready to lift travel restrictions on rest of Canada

Atlantic premiers not ready to lift travel restrictions on rest of Canada

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Nearly two weeks after a loosened travel agreement between their provinces came into effect, Atlantic Canadian premiers are not rushing to set a date to welcome visitors from the rest of the country.
Bloc leader Yves-Francois Blanchet denies anonymous allegations against him

Bloc leader Yves-Francois Blanchet denies anonymous allegations against him

MONTREAL — The leader of the Bloc Quebecois is categorically denying allegations that were made against him Tuesday night in an anonymous Facebook post. Yves-Francois Blanchet reacted today through his spokeswoman, Carolane Landry.
Two presumed COVID-19 cases at Nunavut mine may be territory's first infections

Two presumed COVID-19 cases at Nunavut mine may be territory's first infections

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut is reporting two presumptive cases of COVID-19 at an iron mine on the northern tip of Baffin Island. The territory is the only jurisdiction in Canada without a confirmed case of the infection.
Ethnocultural crime statistics to be collected through police, StatCan co-operation

Ethnocultural crime statistics to be collected through police, StatCan co-operation

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada and the country's police chiefs have agreed to help collect and report data about Indigenous and ethnocultural groups when compiling information on victims and accused people.