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Nova Scotia Liberals coy about election plans but want accessibility law passed

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 3:03pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:30pm

HALIFAX — The opening of the spring session of the Nova Scotia legislature Tuesday means an unofficial election campaign, underway for weeks, will be temporarily shelved as the...

Virtual reality tool teaches Canadians about dangers of taking on trains

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 3:02pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:30pm

MONTREAL — Rail safety advocates are using virtual reality to highlight just how dangerous it can be to cross or trespass near train tracks.

Operation Lifesaver, a...

Former All-Star Delabar suspended 80 games for positive test

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 2:59pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:30pm

NEW YORK — Former All-Star pitcher Steve Delabar, a veteran of six major league seasons with Seattle, Toronto and Cincinnati, has been suspended for 80 games following a...

Orange Crush vs. Orange County:Oilers prepare for Ducks in NHL playoffs

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 2:48pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:45pm

EDMONTON — In the forthcoming battle of Orange Crush versus Orange County, the Edmonton Oilers say they can no longer be characterized as green.

"We've got playoff...

The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 2:42pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:15pm

Highlights from the news file for Monday, April 24

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CROWN SAYS SOME RCMP DEATHS POSSIBLY PREVENTABLE: Some of the Mounties killed in a 2014 shooting rampage in...

Medical student's murder trial shown video of initial Halifax police interview

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 2:33pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:00pm

HALIFAX — Accused murderer William Sandeson was polite and co-operative when first questioned by investigators, a Halifax officer testified Monday as the jury was shown a video...

Security of Israel a key in Canada's fight against ISIL, says Freeland

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 2:30pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:00pm

OTTAWA — Ensuring the security of Israel is a core component of Canada's Middle East strategy, including the fight against the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

Ontario to launch basic income pilot project in three regions

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 2:16pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 2:45pm

Ontario is launching a basic income pilot project this spring, aimed at providing financial stability for low-income residents during a time of precarious work and a changing...

Montreal couple hid winning $55-million lottery ticket in daughter's toy box

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 2:08pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 2:30pm

MONTREAL — Initially, Nathalie Langlais thought her winning lottery ticket was worth $55.

Then she saw three more zeros on her smartphone.

"I said, '$55,000, that...

Law society urged to adopt $25K cap on referral fees in Ontario

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 1:49pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 2:15pm

TORONTO — Lawyers in Ontario should have their fees for referring clients to another lawyer capped at a maximum of $25,000, a report released on Monday recommends.

In...

Some Mountie deaths in 2014 Moncton massacre may have been preventable: Crown

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 1:44pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 2:15pm

MONCTON, N.B. — Some of the Mounties killed in a 2014 shooting rampage in Moncton might have survived had the RCMP complied with labour laws, a Crown prosecutor told a judge...

Second round picks: Sens keep magic alive, Crosby tops Ovechkin, Ducks halt Oil

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 1:21pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

For the second straight spring, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will go down at the hands of Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the...

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