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'Kai the Hitchhiker' convicted of killing elderly man in New Jersey

ELIZABETH, N.J. — A Canadian man who gained internet fame as "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker" has been convicted of first-degree murder in the beating death of a New Jersey man almost six years ago.

Trial starting on Indigenous bands' claim to Lake Huron, Georgian Bay

TORONTO — A complex trial involving a novel claim to a large swath of Lake Huron lake bed and allegations of broken promises is set to kick off in Toronto today. The trial pits the Saugeen Ojibway Nation against the federal and Ontario governments.
In the news today, April 25

In the news today, April 25

Five stories in the news for Thursday, April 25 ——— WILSON RAYBOULD: FEDS WANT TO JUST 'MANAGE THE PROBLEM' OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said the Liberal government made promises on Indigenous issues but backtrac
Inquiry into Alberta RCMP officer's killing looks at bail hearing process

Inquiry into Alberta RCMP officer's killing looks at bail hearing process

ST. ALBERT, Alta. — An Alberta Justice official has told a fatality inquiry into the death of a Mountie that the province is right not to force prosecutors to tell bail hearings about a suspect's criminal record.
University of Calgary basketball player dead, canoe tipped in B.C. lake

University of Calgary basketball player dead, canoe tipped in B.C. lake

CALGARY — Members of the University of Calgary men's basketball team are mourning the loss of teammate Andrew Milner after his body was found in Moyie Lake in southeastern British Columbia.

Tsilqhot'in wildfire report calls for Indigenous-rooted training, infrastructure

VANCOUVER — The leader of a First Nation nearly encircled by blazes during one of the worst wildfires seasons in British Columbia's history says building firefighting capacity is urgent as another season approaches.
Street drug use should be decriminalized to cut deaths: B.C. health officer

Street drug use should be decriminalized to cut deaths: B.C. health officer

VICTORIA — A push by British Columbia's health officer to decriminalize drug possession in the fight against overdoses isn't getting support from the province's solicitor general. Dr. Bonnie Henry called on the B.C.

Federal government offers provinces 50/50 split on abandoned bus-route service

VANCOUVER — The federal government will split funding for bus service on rural routes abandoned by Greyhound in northern Ontario and Western Canada but Transport Minister Marc Garneau says only British Columbia has so far taken him up on the offer.
Manitoba files separate court action over federal carbon tax, seeks review

Manitoba files separate court action over federal carbon tax, seeks review

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has filed its own court challenge of the federal government's carbon tax, following similar moves by Ontario and Saskatchewan.

'Boom, right in the crotch:' Winnipeg officer says colleague pointed gun at her

WINNIPEG — A female Winnipeg police officer testified Wednesday that a male colleague pointed a shotgun at her groin and said, "Boom, right in the crotch." Const.