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Minneapolis Somali leaders warn against crossing into Canada

Minneapolis Somali leaders warn against crossing into Canada

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Leaders of the Somali community in Minneapolis are warning their fellow countrymen not to risk their lives by trekking across the U.S.-Canada border in freezing nighttime temperatures. More than 400 people have illegally crossed the border near Emerson, Man., between April, 2016 and the end of January, according to the…

Crown will seek prison time for ex-Montreal mayor Applebaum

Crown will seek prison time for ex-Montreal mayor Applebaum

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MONTREAL – The Crown is seeking prison time for ex-Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum, who was found guilty last month on several corruption-related charges. Prosecutor Nathalie Kleber says Applebaum should get a two-year sentence to be followed by two years’ probation. Applebaum’s lawyer, Pierre Teasdale, wants either a suspended sentence or…

‘Like a bomb went off’: Massive Toronto fire extinguished

‘Like a bomb went off’: Massive Toronto fire extinguished

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TORONTO – Toronto’s deputy fire chief says some residents of an 87-unit condominium who were evacuated because of a massive fire in a nearby athletic facility may be able to return home. Jim Jessop says power is being turned on in the condo building and it will be up to…

Calgary jury determining fate of triple-murder suspect

Calgary jury determining fate of triple-murder suspect

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CALGARY - A jury deciding the fate of an Alberta man charged in the murder of a Calgary couple and their five-year-old grandson will continue its deliberations. The nine-man, three woman jury failed to come to a decision after spending about three hours deciding the fate of 57-year-old Douglas Garland…

B.C. conjugal visit valuable for inmates, should mimic normal environment: warden

B.C. conjugal visit valuable for inmates, should mimic normal environment: warden

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MISSION, B.C. – It looks like a normal three-bedroom family home. A ceiling fan whirrs over a pair of sofas in the living room. The hallway shelves carry a pile of bed sheets. A refrigerator hums quietly in the kitchen as sunlight peaks in through a curtained window. But on…

At least 10 refugees cross Manitoba-U.S. border after Trump’s travel ban

At least 10 refugees cross Manitoba-U.S. border after Trump’s travel ban

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At least 10 refugees crossed the U.S.-Canadian border in Manitoba over the weekend after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his ban on travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries. Since January, 39 refugees have crossed into the snowy Manitoba wilderness in hopes of finding asylum in Canada. Some asylum seekers have been…

Funeral service to be held in Montreal for three mosque shooting victims

Funeral service to be held in Montreal for three mosque shooting victims

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QUEBEC - A funeral service will be held in Montreal for three of the six men shot to death in a Quebec City mosque. Mayor Denis Coderre says the ceremony, which is expected to begin at 1 p.m. ET, will be held at the Maurice-Richard Arena for Abdelkrim Hassane, Khaled…

Calgary triple murder trial hears police hoped Nathan O’Brien was hiding somewhere

Calgary triple murder trial hears police hoped Nathan O’Brien was hiding somewhere

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CALGARY – Police officers held out hope a five-year-old Calgary boy could still be alive after he and his grandparents were initially reported missing. “We were asked that when we first got to the scene … to search the house to see if we could locate Nathan O’Brien who may…

Fate of police floats in Toronto Pride festivities uncertain after vote

Fate of police floats in Toronto Pride festivities uncertain after vote

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TORONTO – Uncertainty is swirling around a vote by the organizer of Toronto’s Pride parade to ostensibly ban official police floats from future festivities. A surprise vote at Pride Toronto’s annual general meeting saw members vote to adopt a list of demands put forward by the local chapter of Black…

‘Get out of here’: La Loche school shooting survivors speak about deadly day

‘Get out of here’: La Loche school shooting survivors speak about deadly day

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Phyllis Longobardi remembers hearing two blasts before she saw the gun. The assistant principal at the La Loche high school in northern Saskatchewan remembers that the lunch bell had rung on Jan. 22, 2016, and she was coaxing students to get to class. Then several teens ran by terrified. She…

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