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Cybercrime backlog 'a significant risk' to RCMP, internal audit warns

OTTAWA - Rising cybercrime has left the RCMP program that investigates everything from child pornography to online fraud with a backlog that poses a serious risk to its work, says a newly released audit.
Renowned Russian prima ballerina said to have fled to Canada in fear of life

Renowned Russian prima ballerina said to have fled to Canada in fear of life

TORONTO - A renowned Russian ballerina with the famed Bolshoi Theatre has decided against returning home from Canada because she fears for her safety, a Russian newspaper reported Tuesday.

Ottawa teachers defend actions following student's sex assault on school trip

TORONTO - A teacher at an elite Ottawa private school told a disciplinary hearing Tuesday why she didn't call police when a 16-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by schoolmates in a hotel room on a school trip to Boston.

'All hell broke loose:' soldier recalls Afghanistan training that turned deadly

SHILO, Man. - Three days after leading a training exercise that went horribly wrong and killed a fellow soldier, warrant officer Paul Ravensdale told a military investigator he had no idea what caused the accident.

Montreal boy, 12, accused of killing brother can go to funeral

MONTREAL - A Montreal-area boy accused of killing his brother will be allowed to attend his sibling's funeral later this week. The 12-year-old boy's legal team had initially hoped to seek bail in youth court Tuesday, but withdrew the request.
Cause of that Montreal flood? Aging pipes, city says

Cause of that Montreal flood? Aging pipes, city says

MONTREAL - A century-old pipe in dire need of repair is being blamed for a big downtown flood that paralyzed Montreal's core on Monday, cancelling university classes and causing rush-hour headaches.
Canada increases aid to Mali by $13M, but no new military commitment

Canada increases aid to Mali by $13M, but no new military commitment

OTTAWA - Canada showed little appetite Tuesday for boosting its modest military assistance to Mali, choosing instead to provide $13 million in new humanitarian aid to help with food and health care for war victims.
Duncan man faces attempted murder charge after father shot with arrow

Duncan man faces attempted murder charge after father shot with arrow

A 48-year-old Duncan man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of an arrow into the chest of his 70-year-old father. Cpl. Jon Stuart said Tuesday that Marvin Antoniuk Jr. has been charged with attempted murder.
Calgary psychiatrist guilty of three charges of sexually assaulting patients

Calgary psychiatrist guilty of three charges of sexually assaulting patients

CALGARY - After days of deliberation, a jury found a Calgary psychiatrist guilty Monday on three counts of sexual assault against his male patients. Dr.

Nanaimo ‘hub’ for drugs on Vancouver Island, say police

NANAIMO — The special enforcement unit that deals with organized crime across the province says the city of Nanaimo has become a hub or thoroughfare for drug traffic on Vancouver Island.