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

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

Highlights from the news file for Friday, Jan. 20 ___ TRUMP LOOKS TO 'HEAL OUR DIVISIONS': U.S. President Donald Trump is suggesting that his election will lead to a "new national pride" that will "heal our divisions.

Former N.S. paramedic denied funding for appeal of sex assault convictions

HALIFAX — A former paramedic convicted of two sexual assaults while on the job in Nova Scotia has lost a bid to have his appeal paid for by the province. James Duncan Keats, 52, was found guilty in December 2015 of groping two patients.
Trump's protectionist inaugural address sparks concerns in Canada's oilpatch

Trump's protectionist inaugural address sparks concerns in Canada's oilpatch

CALGARY — Donald Trump's fiercely protectionist inaugural address is a clarion call for Canada to nurture its relationships with other countries and do everything possible to access markets abroad, the head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Pr
Montrealers march and burn U.S. flag in protest of Trump's inauguration

Montrealers march and burn U.S. flag in protest of Trump's inauguration

MONTREAL — Protesters in Montreal burned an American flag and an effigy of Donald Trump on Friday in the first of several planned demonstrations against the new U.S. president.

Empty shoebox helped match bloody footprints found at crime scene in Calgary triple murder

CALGARY — An empty shoebox at the home of a man charged in the deaths of an Alberta couple and their grandson helped investigators match bloody footprints discovered at the crime scene, a murder trial was told Friday.

Group plans interactive Titanic museum for Niagara Falls, Ont.

An interactive museum that hopes to recreate the experience of sailing on board the Titanic may be coming to Canada. A group in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Anglican Church working on formal apology for damage wrought by pedophile priest

OTTAWA — The Anglican Church of Canada says it is working on a formal national apology to the victims of a notorious priest who preyed on boys in First Nations communities in the 1970s and 1980s.

Nova Scotia should be incubator for Canadian health-care innovation: premier

HALIFAX — If federal officials are looking for innovative ideas about how to better deliver health care, they should look to the Atlantic region, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil suggested Friday, saying important lessons could be learned from some

Tim Hortons billionaire co-founder loses bid to have sex-assault suit tossed

TORONTO — A woman's lawsuit alleging that the billionaire co-founder of Tim Hortons sexually assaulted her at his home will have to be decided at a full-blown trial, Ontario's top court ruled Friday.

B.C. Mountie who bought cocaine is handed conditional discharge

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A former Mountie from the Kamloops, B.C., detachment will not be serving any jail time after pleading guilty to buying cocaine on three separate occasions.