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USA Gymnastics doctor to stand trial on sex assault charges

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 3:06pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:30pm

MASON, Mich. — A judge on Friday ordered a longtime doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting six young gymnasts...

Remote Ontario First Nation in shock after 3rd girl kills herself

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 3:01pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:30pm

Grief-stricken members of a remote northern Ontario community were still struggling to cope on Friday after the suicide of yet another 12-year-old girl sparked fears a death...

Info reforms would put Canada 46th among countries, just behind Peru: centre

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 3:01pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:30pm

OTTAWA — Even once reforms proposed by the Trudeau government are in place, Canada would sit only 46th on a list of global freedom-of-information rankings — sandwiched between...

Activist vying for non-binary birth certificate taking N.L. to court

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 3:01pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:30pm

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A transgender activist vying for a non-binary birth certificate is taking legal action against the Newfoundland and Labrador government as part of an effort...

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

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 2:56pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:30pm

Highlights from the news file for Friday, June 23

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NORTHERN ONTARIO FIRST NATION FACES THIRD SUICIDE: A Northern Ontario First Nation says it needs immediate...

Money key: Leaders say damaged rail line to Churchill could be fixed in 2 months

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 2:46pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:15pm

WINNIPEG — Indigenous leaders say a broken train line that has cut off land access to Churchill in northern Manitoba could be fixed in two months if governments and the railway...

Cougar shot and killed near west-central Alberta school

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 2:43pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:15pm

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. — Police say they shot and killed a cougar that had climbed a tree near a school in west-central Alberta.

RCMP say they responded to a 911...

Oilers sign defenceman Kris Russell to 4-year contract extension

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 2:20pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:00pm

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Kris Russell to a four-year contract extension.

Terms of the deal were not released, but it's reportedly worth a...

Potentially fatal large-mammal sedative 'likely' detected in N.S. street drugs

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 2:18pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:45pm

HALIFAX — One of the most potent opioids on the planet has likely made its way to the East Coast — and it poses a deadly risk for street drug users, Nova Scotia's chief medical...

Experts offer advice for mitigating health risks of legalized marijuana

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 2:12pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:00pm

OTTAWA — Six of the country's leading health organizations endorse 10 new cannabis recommendations designed to help reduce the risks associated with Canadians using marijuana...

Nerwinski helping to fill defensive void as Whitecaps prepare to visit Minnesota

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 2:07pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:30pm

Jake Nerwinski didn't want his chance to come about this way.

The rookie defender for the Vancouver Whitecaps earned two league starts during the club's busy early...

Major New Brunswick tungsten mine gets federal environmental approval

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 2:05pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:45pm

FREDERICTON — A major New Brunswick mining project — tapping into one of North America's largest deposits of tungsten — has received federal environmental assessment approval...

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