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Quebecer behind assisted dying ruling wants to see it become election issue

Quebecer behind assisted dying ruling wants to see it become election issue

MONTREAL — Armed with a court judgment that potentially expands access to medical aid in dying across the country, one of the Quebecers who led the legal fight described it Thursday as a win for those struggling with incurable, debilitating diseases.

Prominent gang member, brother of 'Surrey Six' killer shot dead: police

LANGLEY, B.C. — British Columbia's anti-gang agency says a man who was gunned down in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday was the brother of a man convicted in the province's largest gang-related mass murder. Sgt.

B.C. motorist fined for driving with bowl in one hand, chopsticks in the other

KELOWNA, B.C. — A provincial court judge has served up a searing decision to a driver in Kelowna, B.C., who was spotted eating with chopsticks in one hand and a bowl of spinach in the other.
Dorian damage worse than first thought in Nova Scotia's famed Annapolis Valley

Dorian damage worse than first thought in Nova Scotia's famed Annapolis Valley

HALIFAX — Closer inspections of the ripening apple crop in Nova Scotia's fertile Annapolis Valley have revealed the damage caused by post-tropical storm Dorian was worse than first thought.
Glen Assoun to receive initial compensation payment for wrongful murder conviction

Glen Assoun to receive initial compensation payment for wrongful murder conviction

HALIFAX — A Halifax man will receive interim compensation from the federal and provincial governments after spending almost 17 years in prison as the result of a wrongful conviction in the murder of his former girlfriend.
'Alternative measures' pursued in B.C. mayor's sexual assault case: defence

'Alternative measures' pursued in B.C. mayor's sexual assault case: defence

PORT MOODY, B.C. — A sexual assault case involving the mayor of Port Moody, B.C., will return to court on Nov. 13, but the politician's lawyer says "alternative measures" are being pursued that could see it resolved outside court.
'Strong and consistent effect:' Research links common insecticide to bird harm

'Strong and consistent effect:' Research links common insecticide to bird harm

SASKATOON — Newly published research is providing more compelling evidence that a common insecticide is harming migratory birds.

Security screening at Toronto police HQ justified, Appeal Court rules

TORONTO — The threat of an attack on police headquarters in Toronto justifies the security screening of everyone entering the building, including people attending police service board meetings, Ontario's top court ruled on Thursday.

News media advocacy group criticizes Canada Post flyer distribution plans

OTTAWA — An advocacy group representing print and digital news media in Canada is criticizing plans by Canada Post to expand its commercial flyer distribution service.

Four kids sent to hospital after bear spray released in Montreal schoolyard

MONTREAL — Twenty-two Quebec schoolchildren were treated after one of them unleashed a can of bear spray found in the schoolyard. The incident took place at Alphonse-Desjardins elementary school in the city's east end.