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Ontario's top cop takes to YouTube to respond to aboriginal protest criticisms

Ontario's top cop takes to YouTube to respond to aboriginal protest criticisms

TORONTO - Ontario's top cop has taken to YouTube to defend provincial police handling of Idle No More demonstrations and blockades, saying it fits into an overall strategy that's difficult to explain to the public.
National First Nation chief’s sick leave delays Ottawa talks

National First Nation chief’s sick leave delays Ottawa talks

OTTAWA — A sudden medical leave announced Monday by the head of Canada’s largest aboriginal organization will delay — but not derail — pivotal talks between First Nations and Stephen Harper, says Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan.
Dead soldier's mother tells sentencing: 'Two people died on the field that day'

Dead soldier's mother tells sentencing: 'Two people died on the field that day'

CALGARY - Janet Baker says her life ended the day her son died in a training accident in Afghanistan nearly three years ago. The mother of Cpl.
Bail hearing delay for Saint John, N.B., city councillor charged with child porn

Bail hearing delay for Saint John, N.B., city councillor charged with child porn

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - A city councillor in Saint John, N.B., who is facing child pornography and sexual touching charges will spend at least another week behind bars after his bail hearing was delayed Monday.
Shocking prison video of Ashley Smith prompted pep memo to guards

Shocking prison video of Ashley Smith prompted pep memo to guards

TORONTO - The head of Canada's federal prisons sought to boost morale among guards in the days after the release of disturbing surveillance videos showing the drugging and duct-taping of a teenaged inmate who died in custody, documents show.
Board that rejected Canadian inmate's clemency bid under fire in Montana

Board that rejected Canadian inmate's clemency bid under fire in Montana

CALGARY - The Montana parole board that recommended against clemency for death-row Canadian Ronald Smith may be examined for being too tough on criminals. A motion being introduced by the state's Republican Sen.
University of Regina cheerleading team hoping for W-I-N at world championship

University of Regina cheerleading team hoping for W-I-N at world championship

REGINA - C-O-U-G-A-R-S. Let's go Cougars! The University of Regina cheerleading team is hoping that chant will help lead them to a big W-I-N at a world championship event.
Shocking prison video of Ashley Smith prompted pep memo to guards

Shocking prison video of Ashley Smith prompted pep memo to guards

TORONTO - The head of Canada's federal prisons admits in internal memos that the treatment of Ashley Smith was substandard. But in a recent morale-boosting memo to guards, Don Head says the treatment of the teenager was an aberration, not the norm.
LNG plans for Kitimat, B.C., turns doom town to boom town, says mayor

LNG plans for Kitimat, B.C., turns doom town to boom town, says mayor

VICTORIA - The sense of excitement in Kitimat is palpable, says Mayor Joanne Monaghan.
Retired Toronto teacher, husband found slain in their Florida home

Retired Toronto teacher, husband found slain in their Florida home

TORONTO - A popular former Toronto day camp director and her husband, who were spending the winter in Florida, were killed in a double homicide, police said Friday.