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Ontario township seeks new namesake, but will keep its name: mayor

Ontario township seeks new namesake, but will keep its name: mayor

An eastern Ontario township is preparing to turn its back on the slave owner it's named for. It just won't turn its back on the name.

Trans Mountain pipeline shuts as crews clean spill in Abbotsford, B.C.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A crude oil spill from the Trans Mountain pipeline in Abbotsford, B.C., has been contained and crews are working to clean up the site.
Indigenous man fatally shot by RCMP was troubled but not violent, says chief

Indigenous man fatally shot by RCMP was troubled but not violent, says chief

MIRAMICHI, N.B. — The chief of a New Brunswick First Nation says an Indigenous man shot and killed by the RCMP was troubled, but not a violent person.

Escapees out of B.C. prison for two days are charged with murder

LANGFORD, B.C. — Two inmates who escaped from a Vancouver Island prison have been charged with first-degree murder over allegations they killed a man during their brief break out.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 5:40 p.m. on June 13, 2020: There are 98,405 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Lawsuit filed by family of a B.C. man who died in a police confrontation

Lawsuit filed by family of a B.C. man who died in a police confrontation

KAMLOOPS, , B.C. — A civil lawsuit has been filed in B.C. Supreme Court over the death of a man in Whistler, B.C., alleging four RCMP officers used excessive force when they tried to take him into custody.
2nd man faces murder charges in shooting deaths of two Alberta hunters

2nd man faces murder charges in shooting deaths of two Alberta hunters

GLENDON, Alta. — A second person in Alberta has been charged in the deaths of a Cree-Metis hunter and his uncle, who were found shot to death earlier this year after family said they'd gone on a moose hunting trip.
Many questions after recent police encounters with Indigenous community

Many questions after recent police encounters with Indigenous community

The death of Rodney Levi of the Metepenagiag Mi'kmaq Nation in an RCMP shooting Friday night in New Brunswick continues to put the focus on police relations with Indigenous communities in Canada.
COVID pandemic prompts initiative to offer free legal aid to anyone in Canada

COVID pandemic prompts initiative to offer free legal aid to anyone in Canada

TORONTO — The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a group of young lawyers to launch a project to offer free legal advice remotely to anyone in the country.
Calls grow for Trudeau to end MSM blood donation ban

Calls grow for Trudeau to end MSM blood donation ban

OTTAWA — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make people sick across Canada, health authorities are imploring Canadians to donate blood — all Canadians except men who have had recent sex with other men, despite a 2015 Liberal pledge to end this ban