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Mulcair and provincial NDP leaders, including two premiers, plot for power

Mulcair and provincial NDP leaders, including two premiers, plot for power

OTTAWA - It was billed as a leaders' meeting about policy, but it was really a meeting about NDP perceptions. Power wasn't the subtext, it was the point of the exercise.
Canada calls in French, Mali envoys for talks on West African crisis

Canada calls in French, Mali envoys for talks on West African crisis

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will host the ambassadors of France, Mali and West Africa's economic bloc for talks in Ottawa on Wednesday regarding the embattled region, The Canadian Press has learned.
Warden explains to Ashley Smith inquest workings of women's prisons

Warden explains to Ashley Smith inquest workings of women's prisons

TORONTO - Jurors at the inquest into the death of a teenaged inmate were given a theoretical tour of Canada's prison system Tuesday that included why segregation is used and the rules around strip searches.
Social worker testifies about visit to Phoenix Sinclair's home before her death

Social worker testifies about visit to Phoenix Sinclair's home before her death

WINNIPEG - The last Winnipeg social worker to check on Phoenix Sinclair, three months before the young girl was beaten to death, left the family's home without seeing Phoenix and without even stepping foot inside the apartment.
Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum refutes suggestions he has ties with the Mafia

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum refutes suggestions he has ties with the Mafia

MONTREAL - Montreal's interim mayor says the fact he attended an event at a restaurant that was once popular with members of the city's underworld doesn't mean he's tied to the Mob.

Saanich police warn public to lock cars, remove valuables after rash of thefts

Thefts from vehicles have increased close to three-and-a-half times compared to this time last year, Saanich Police warn. Sgt. Steve Eassie said there were 62 reported thefts from vehicles between Jan. 1 and Jan. 14.
Lindsay Lohan's attorney enters not guilty pleas to three misdemeanours filed over traffic crash

Lindsay Lohan's attorney enters not guilty pleas to three misdemeanours filed over traffic crash

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Lindsay Lohan pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three misdemeanour charges related to a car crash and was ordered to appear in court for a hearing later this month.
Penalties for impaired driving may be waived for those charged under old laws

Penalties for impaired driving may be waived for those charged under old laws

As many as 1,200 B.C. drivers who were penalized for drunk driving in the weeks before the province’s impaired law was deemed unconstitutional might have some of their penalties overturned.
B.C. Health Ministry data breach affects millions – 38,000 will receive letters

B.C. Health Ministry data breach affects millions – 38,000 will receive letters

The personal health data of more than five million British Columbians was improperly stored or accessed, said B.C. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid, Monday.

Woman sentenced for defrauding seniors of more than $300,000

Barbara Giroux was given a conditional sentence Monday in Victoria provincial for two counts of fraud that netted her $318,775.66.