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N.S. jury views video of man dying in jail with spit hood over head

N.S. jury views video of man dying in jail with spit hood over head

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia jury has viewed video of a man heaving in a jail cell while wearing a spit hood, in a case where the Crown alleges two special constables failed to properly look after their dying prisoner.
Despite congressional chaos, Pelosi sends positive signals on ratifying USMCA

Despite congressional chaos, Pelosi sends positive signals on ratifying USMCA

WASHINGTON — Amid the swirling chaos of impeachment proceedings on Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi is sounding bullish about the chances Congress may soon vote to ratify a modified version of Donald Trump's cherished North American trade pact.
No reason for arrest: Man has drug evidence tossed over rights breach

No reason for arrest: Man has drug evidence tossed over rights breach

TORONTO — A man found in possession of the highly toxic opioid carfentanil has had the drug evidence excluded because the police officer had no valid reason to arrest and search him.
Quebec towns split as some opt to forgo Halloween until Friday due to weather

Quebec towns split as some opt to forgo Halloween until Friday due to weather

MONTREAL — The move by some Quebec towns to ask trick-or-treaters to hold off until the day after Halloween is proving to be a divisive one, with the debate raging on social media Thursday even as the rain came as forecast.
Scheer facing new kind of civil war brewing within the Conservative party

Scheer facing new kind of civil war brewing within the Conservative party

OTTAWA — Signs are pointing to a civil war breaking out within the Conservative party, but breaking down along different lines than past internal battles that divided the party ideologically.
Canadian military's anti-ISIL mission adjusting as protests rock Iraq, Lebanon

Canadian military's anti-ISIL mission adjusting as protests rock Iraq, Lebanon

OTTAWA — The Canadian military is being forced to adjust and temporarily curtail some aspects of its anti-ISIL mission in Iraq and Lebanon as anti-government protests rock the two countries and threaten to further destabilize the Middle East.
Police looking for three suspects after five teenagers shot in Toronto

Police looking for three suspects after five teenagers shot in Toronto

TORONTO — Cleaners were removing large bloodstains splattered along the hallway of a Toronto residential building on Thursday following a shooting that sent five teenagers to hospital, some in critical condition.
Ontario First Nation newsroom set on fire in 'targeted' attack: publisher

Ontario First Nation newsroom set on fire in 'targeted' attack: publisher

The office of an Ontario First Nation weekly newspaper was set on fire during a "targeted attack" earlier this week, the outlet's publisher said Thursday.
Mosque founder says Muslims 'need to be patient' as threats scuttle church sale

Mosque founder says Muslims 'need to be patient' as threats scuttle church sale

MONTREAL — When residents north of Montreal learned of a plan to transform a local church into a mosque and Islamic cultural centre, the reaction was so strong that parish leaders invoked the 2017 mass shooting of Muslims in Quebec City to justify pu
Violent Iraq, Lebanon protests affecting Canadian military's anti-ISIL mission

Violent Iraq, Lebanon protests affecting Canadian military's anti-ISIL mission

OTTAWA — The Canadian military is being forced to adjust and even curtail some aspects of its anti-ISIL mission in Iraq and Lebanon as anti-government protests rock the two countries and threaten to further destabilize the Middle East.