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Former Harper aide faces more illegal lobbying charges

OTTAWA — One of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former top aides faces more legal trouble. The Mounties have charged Bruce Carson with three counts of prohibited lobbying and one count of influence peddling.

Attack that left three Alberta Mounties injured came out of the blue: RCMP

EDMONTON — Alberta's top Mountie says a weekend shooting that left three officers injured was an unprovoked attack.

Four federal byelections set for June 30

OTTAWA — Four federal byelections — two in Alberta, two in Ontario — will be held June 30.
Friends and family mourn Nanaimo mill shooting victims

Friends and family mourn Nanaimo mill shooting victims

NANAIMO — Two men who died in a shooting at a sawmill last month were remembered in separate memorials on Saturday as people who loved life.
CFB Esquimalt ceremony honours those who served in Afghanistan

CFB Esquimalt ceremony honours those who served in Afghanistan

Nancy Mansell, wearing a poppy, and family members attend Friday's National Day of Honour ceremony at CFB Esquimalt.

New Brunswick bill aims to make politicians more financially accountable

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's finance minister says he'll introduce legislation today aimed at making politicians more accountable.
Rob Ford not in U.S., reports say, but lawyer insists he’s in rehab

Rob Ford not in U.S., reports say, but lawyer insists he’s in rehab

TORONTO — Reports say Rob Ford did not officially enter the U.S. when he flew to Chicago last week after taking a leave of absence as Toronto mayor, but his lawyer says he is “100 per cent” in rehab.

Ontario residents ask: Did we see a meteor streaking across the sky?

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Montreal on alert as Canadiens-Bruins hockey war plays out

Montreal on alert as Canadiens-Bruins hockey war plays out

MONTREAL — With tensions already running high between the hometown Canadiens and their arch rival Boston Bruins, city officials say they’re staying vigilant to ensure the passion doesn’t morph into mayhem on Montreal streets.

Rob Ford's past substance abuse denials

TORONTO — Rob Ford has taken a leave of absence as mayor of Toronto, citing a need to get help for substance-abuse issues. But it came after nearly a full year of denials — from both Ford and members of his family — that he has a problem.