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Malahat rockslides prompt removal of trees, rocks

Unstable trees and rocks will be removed from a cliff near the Malahat after two recent rockslides, says the Transportation Ministry.
Accused killer hit on head when young, began using drugs, bus stop stabbing trial told

Accused killer hit on head when young, began using drugs, bus stop stabbing trial told

The man accused of murdering a teen at a bus stop began using drugs in his early to mid-teens and saw his life deteriorate when he was hit on the head by a pipe or other object in 2004, his father testified Monday.
Conrad Black strikes deal with ZoomerMedia to host weekly television talk show

Conrad Black strikes deal with ZoomerMedia to host weekly television talk show

TORONTO - Conrad Black will soon be coming to a television near you. The former media baron has reached a deal with ZoomerMedia (TSXV:ZUM) to host his own weekly, 60-minute current affairs talk show.
Flood in downtown Montreal as water main breaks; raging river turning into ice

Flood in downtown Montreal as water main breaks; raging river turning into ice

MONTREAL - A river raged through a section of downtown Montreal as a water main break Monday flooded a section of the city core.

Retired warrant officer pleads not guilty in Afghanistan training accident

SHILO, Man. - Master corporal Paul Ravensdale showed "wanton and reckless disregard" for the lives of his colleagues when he led a training accident that left one soldier dead and four seriously injured, a prosecutor told a court martial Monday.
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.