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Crown tells Mountie's manslaughter trial he took risks so he could make arrest

Crown tells Mountie's manslaughter trial he took risks so he could make arrest

THOMPSON, Man. — A Crown prosecutor argued Thursday that a Manitoba RCMP officer accused of manslaughter was motivated by the desire to make an arrest — no matter the cost — but the defence said he was forced to shoot because he feared for his life.
Provinces, feds bringing in first step of 'action plan' for plastics recycling

Provinces, feds bringing in first step of 'action plan' for plastics recycling

HALIFAX — The federal government and the provinces and territories say they have pieced together an action plan to gradually harmonize the recycling and reduction of plastic waste, with details yet to emerge.
Canada urged to take international legal action on Rohingya genocide

Canada urged to take international legal action on Rohingya genocide

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is facing mounting pressure from across the country to take more international action to hold Myanmar to account for the genocide of the Rohingya people.
Liberals look at short-term changes in strategies targeting rural Canada

Liberals look at short-term changes in strategies targeting rural Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government is promising to piggyback on existing projects and networks to expand broadband access to rural communities as part of a larger strategy for rural Canada released Thursday.
Canadian defence minister urges 'de-escalation' of U.S.-Iran dispute

Canadian defence minister urges 'de-escalation' of U.S.-Iran dispute

OTTAWA — Canada's defence minister is calling for calmer heads to prevail as a war of words between the U.S. and Iran threatens to turn into a war of bullets and bombs.
Calgary man accused in grandson's death wasn't confessing in prayer: defence

Calgary man accused in grandson's death wasn't confessing in prayer: defence

CALGARY — A defence lawyer has argued his client was not admitting he killed his young grandson when police recorded him praying for forgiveness.
Randy rays: Aggressive mating behaviour closes stingray exhibit at Winnipeg zoo

Randy rays: Aggressive mating behaviour closes stingray exhibit at Winnipeg zoo

WINNIPEG — Three stingrays have died and 24 others are getting what amounts to a cold shower after aggressive mating behaviour at a Winnipeg zoo.
Sunny future: Alberta town becomes solar-powered 'net zero' community

Sunny future: Alberta town becomes solar-powered 'net zero' community

RAYMOND, Alta. — What began as a friendly rivalry between two southern Alberta towns has ended with what may be one of the most extensive programs of solar power anywhere in the country.

Male stripper who performed lap dance on woman gets new sex assault trial

TORONTO — A male strip-club performer convicted of sexually assaulting a woman who paid him for a lap dance should get a new trial because the judge relied on stereotypes of how women behave, Ontario's top court ruled on Thursday.
Prospect of breakdancing becoming Olympic sport draws mixed reactions

Prospect of breakdancing becoming Olympic sport draws mixed reactions

TORONTO — Canadian breakdancers are expressing mixed feelings about the danceform moving closer to becoming an Olympic sport — with some enthusiastic about the possibility and others concerned it may alter the underground culture around the activity.