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A fresh look at stunning, historic 'Book of Negroes' through N.S. online portal

A fresh look at stunning, historic 'Book of Negroes' through N.S. online portal

HALIFAX — The image on the computer screen looks innocent enough: A ledger showing a list of names, ages and descriptions of physical stature — all of it written in a precise script that hasn't been practised in more than two centuries.

More Canadian schools move to incorporate, not ban, cellphones

Researchers and educators agree that cellphones have become fixtures in Canadian classrooms, but opinion remains divided on how best to address their presence.
Burden of isolation: Juror with PTSD urges triple-murder jury to get help

Burden of isolation: Juror with PTSD urges triple-murder jury to get help

CALGARY — Mark Farrant has a good idea of what jurors are going through after they sat through a recent triple-murder trial's disturbing testimony about how the victims were killed and disposed of.

Canadian school boards question trips to U.S. as travel ban debate continues

Schools across Canada are grappling with the uncertainty of U.S. travel restrictions and how that affects upcoming student trips across the border.

Canadian man travels to Turkey in effort to get aid to besieged family in Libya

A Canadian man whose family is trapped in a militant-controlled area in the Libyan city of Benghazi has travelled to Turkey in effort to assemble an aid shipment for civilians in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood. Ali Hamza, of Mississauga, Ont.
Quebec's clogged justice system needs big culture change, say lawyers, academics

Quebec's clogged justice system needs big culture change, say lawyers, academics

MONTREAL — During the summers of 2015 and 2016 McGill University professor Jason Carmichael tried to study what factors influenced sentencing outcomes for people convicted of drunk driving — but he ran into a problem.
Fentanyl trafficking presents new challenges for police, experts say

Fentanyl trafficking presents new challenges for police, experts say

VANCOUVER — Illicit drugs have always been a problem in port cities, but experts say the emergence of highly potent synthetic opioids that are fuelling British Columbia's overdose crisis are slipping through borders in new ways, presenting challenges

One winning ticket for Saturday night's $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — There is one winning ticket for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw, and it was sold somewhere in Ontario. The winning ticket for the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize was also purchased in Ontario.

Early investigation shows ice that crashed through roof was from WestJet flight

CALGARY — WestJet says early results of an investigation into an ice chunk that crashed through a Calgary home indicate one of its planes is to blame.
TSB investigating after plane leaves runway while landing in Toronto

TSB investigating after plane leaves runway while landing in Toronto

TORONTO — The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after an Air Canada plane briefly left the runway while landing at Toronto Pearson Airport.