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Squash regatta squished and a cougar in the loo; In the news for Sept. 18

Squash regatta squished and a cougar in the loo; In the news for Sept. 18

In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 18. What we are watching in Canada ...
B.C. won't use court ruling as tactic in pipeline battle: environment minister

B.C. won't use court ruling as tactic in pipeline battle: environment minister

VANCOUVER — Environment Minister George Heyman says British Columbia can't stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project but will use a court-ordered review of its environmental assessment certificates to protect the environment and coastal econ

Murder case against father accused in daughters deaths circumstantial: defence

VANCOUVER — A defence lawyer says the Crown's theory against a father accused of killing his two young daughters at Christmas in 2017 is circumstantial and his client's evidence was consistent in denying the allegations. Kevin McCullough told a B.C.
Review board hears mass killer takes medication, should have trips into Edmonton

Review board hears mass killer takes medication, should have trips into Edmonton

EDMONTON — A review panel has reserved its decision on what privileges it may allow a man found not criminally responsible for killing five young people at a Calgary house party while suffering schizophrenic delusions.
Students who died in Vancouver Island bus crash remembered for love of learning

Students who died in Vancouver Island bus crash remembered for love of learning

VICTORIA — Two first-year biology students at the University of Victoria are being remembered for their love of learning and nature.
RCMP commissioner says info in FBI probe led to arrest of intelligence director

RCMP commissioner says info in FBI probe led to arrest of intelligence director

OTTAWA — An RCMP employee charged with trying to disclose secret information was discovered after a joint probe with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation pointed to a mole in the force, top Mountie Brenda Lucki said Tuesday.
N.S. senior whose birthday card request drew international response dies

N.S. senior whose birthday card request drew international response dies

SYDNEY, N.S. — A Nova Scotia widower who received thousands of birthday cards last year after his daughter asked people to mail him their best wishes for his 92nd birthday has died, his daughter said Tuesday.

MLA wants electoral officer to probe anti-Liberal group, New Brunswick Proud

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's chief electoral officer is analyzing a complaint filed against the conservative political action group New Brunswick Proud, which has ties to similar right-leaning organizations that have recently sprung up with the goal
Four Mounties sue attorney general over 2014 Moncton shootings

Four Mounties sue attorney general over 2014 Moncton shootings

MONCTON, N.B. — Four RCMP officers who responded to the 2014 shootings in Moncton, N.B., that claimed the lives of three of their colleagues are suing the attorney general of Canada for negligence.
Gory murders, stabbings, kids slain: Killers found not criminally responsible

Gory murders, stabbings, kids slain: Killers found not criminally responsible

EDMONTON — A review board at Alberta Hospital in Edmonton is deciding whether a man who killed five young people at a house party in Calgary should be given some increased freedom.