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Canada's jewel on Pennsylvania Ave. becoming hot ticket in U.S. capital

Canada's jewel on Pennsylvania Ave. becoming hot ticket in U.S. capital

WASHINGTON - Newt Gingrich had hoped to be the man taking the oath of office on inauguration day last week. Instead, the former Republican presidential hopeful was at the Canadian Embassy, watching U.S.
Alberta brings in policy to allow Sikhs to wear kirpan religious knives in court

Alberta brings in policy to allow Sikhs to wear kirpan religious knives in court

EDMONTON - The Alberta government has come up with a policy that allows Sikhs to wear a ceremonial religious dagger called a kirpan in provincial courthouses.
Guard allowed to resign after charges dropped in Ashley Smith's choking death

Guard allowed to resign after charges dropped in Ashley Smith's choking death

TORONTO - A correctional officer fired after a teenaged inmate choked herself to death was allowed to resign when criminal charges were dropped over the non-disclosure of key documents, an inquest was told Monday.
Another boat likely from Japanese tsunami washes up on Vancouver Island

Another boat likely from Japanese tsunami washes up on Vancouver Island

Another small vessel likely from Japan washed up on northern Vancouver Island, as debris from the 2011 deadly Japanese tsunami continues to hit B.C.'s shores. Living Oceans Society's Will Soltau made the discovery on Jan.

Duncan man, 70, shot in chest with arrow, son arrested

A 50-year-old man was in custody Monday after a 70-year-old man was seriously injured by an arrow shot from a bow. The suspect and victim are father and son, said Duncan/North Cowichan Cpl. Jon Stuart in a statement.

North Cowichan father shot in chest with arrow by his son

A son has been arrested and his father is being cared for in hospital after a bow and arrow incident in Maple Bay area Sunday night. "A father had been shot in the chest with an arrow by his adult son," said North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP spokesman Cpl.
Jury in case of Calgary psychiatrist accused of molesting patients deadlocked

Jury in case of Calgary psychiatrist accused of molesting patients deadlocked

CALGARY - The jury in the sex assault trial of a Calgary psychiatrist appeared to have reached an impasse on Sunday. After three days of deliberations the jury sent a note to Alberta Justice Donna Shelley.
'Argo,' Lawrence, Day-Lewis win SAG lead-acting awards, Jones, Hathaway take supporting prizes

'Argo,' Lawrence, Day-Lewis win SAG lead-acting awards, Jones, Hathaway take supporting prizes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The CIA thriller "Argo" continues to steamroll through awards season, winning the top honour for overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Murray touts Liberal-Green electoral co-operation as 'game changer'

OTTAWA - Electoral co-operation between Liberals and Greens could be a "game-changer" that ensures defeat of the Harper Conservatives — even if New Democrats refuse to go along, Grit leadership hopeful Joyce Murray says.
Ontario's incoming premier vows to work with opposition, avoid elections

Ontario's incoming premier vows to work with opposition, avoid elections

TORONTO - Working with the opposition parties, repairing relations with teachers and dealing with the Liberal government's past mistakes are some of the top priorities for the woman who will become Ontario's first female premier.