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Teen killed in ‘ambush’ shooting an innocent victim, says police chief

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police are searching for at least seven suspects who they say descended on an apartment complex west of Toronto on Saturday evening, firing indiscriminately and killing a teen described as an innocent bystander. Investigators believe the intended targets were a group of people preparing to film a rap video outside the building in Mississauga,...

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Alberta investigating after medical examiner uses truck trailer for body storage

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has made changes and apologized to the families involved after video was aired of a deceased person in a body bag being manhandled outside the medical examiner’s office. “It is a continuous expectation of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner that dignity and respect is shown to the deceased in...

‘Very dangerous storm’ Dorian causing widespread power outages, damage
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‘Very dangerous storm’ Dorian causing widespread power outages, damage

HALIFAX — Dorian slammed into the Maritimes on Saturday, its powerful gusts uprooting trees, tearing off roofs and yanking down power lines — leaving more than 450,000 people in the dark as the post−tropical storm made landfall near Halifax. Torrential rain, pounding surf and howling winds reaching up to 148 kilometres per hour were reported early in the evening, with the region’s largest city appearing to suffer...

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Ottawa gives Quebec $250 million to cover costs related to asylum seeker influx

QUEBEC — The federal government is giving Quebec $250 million in compensation for costs the province incurred following the influx of asylum seekers across the U.S. border. Quebec’s immigration minister said today the federal money completely covers the province’s expenses in connection with the thousands of people who crossed irregularly from the United States in 2017 and 2018....

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Ontario needs a regional immigration strategy, new report suggests

TORONTO — Ontario’s small communities could benefit from the influx of immigrants that are disproportionately settling in the Greater Toronto Area, a new report said Thursday as it urged all levels of government to address the imbalance. The study from the Conference Board of Canada said the number of newcomers settling in Ontario last year starkly...

Scheer says Liberals deflecting from scandals with abortion, same-sex marriage
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Scheer says Liberals deflecting from scandals with abortion, same-sex marriage

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer sought Thursday to put a pin in the question of whether his party would reopen debates on abortion or same−sex marriage, blaming the Liberals for trying to aggravate ancient divisions to distract from their own failures. Scheer has long been on the record as opposing both abortion and same−sex marriage personally, and disavowed neither of those...

Brazil, Bolivia assessing needs after Canada offers $15M aid for Amazon fires
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Brazil, Bolivia assessing needs after Canada offers $15M aid for Amazon fires

OTTAWA — A Canadian official says Brazil and other Amazon−basin countries are considering Canada’s offer of $15 million and equipment to help fight the fires destroying the South American rainforest. Adam Austen, spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, says the minister spoke to her counterparts in both Brazil and Bolivia over the weekend. He...