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Sex-assault squad investigated eight St. Mike's incidents, police say

Sex-assault squad investigated eight St. Mike's incidents, police say

TORONTO — The Toronto police's sexual crimes unit has to date investigated eight incidents at a private Roman Catholic all-boys school rocked by student-on-student abuse allegations, the force said on Thursday.
System failed Manitoba girl returned to parent without support, checks: advocate

System failed Manitoba girl returned to parent without support, checks: advocate

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's advocate for children and youth says a girl who suffered repeated sexual abuse and died of a drug overdose was failed over and over again by the province's child welfare system.
Mexican authorities say body of missing Quebec woman found near resort

Mexican authorities say body of missing Quebec woman found near resort

MONTREAL — Mexican authorities say they have found the body of a missing Quebec woman whose partner returned to the province alone and promptly committed suicide.
Drones, wood chips and beet brine now part of cities' arsenal in war on winter

Drones, wood chips and beet brine now part of cities' arsenal in war on winter

MONTREAL — Keeping Canadian city streets clear in winter has been a source of aggravation since the days when work details shovelled snow into horse-drawn sleds.
Baloney Meter: does the UN migration compact 'attempt to influence' media?

Baloney Meter: does the UN migration compact 'attempt to influence' media?

OTTAWA — "It attempts to influence how our free and independent media report on immigration issues." — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on the UN Global Compact for Migration, Dec.
Committee ready for regular meetings on permanent Humboldt Broncos memorial

Committee ready for regular meetings on permanent Humboldt Broncos memorial

The president of the Humboldt Broncos says a committee is ready to discuss a permanent memorial site for those who died when the junior hockey team's bus crashed in April.
In the news today, Dec. 13

In the news today, Dec. 13

Four stories in the news for Thursday, Dec. 13 ——— CHINA CONFIRMS DETENTION OF TWO CANADIANS Two Canadian men have been detained in China on suspicion of "endangering national security," the country's foreign ministry said today.
Biographical sketches of 2 Canadians detained in China

Biographical sketches of 2 Canadians detained in China

BEIJING — Two Canadian citizens were detained in China recently after Canada seized a Chinese business executive wanted by the U.S. over allegations of deceptive banking practices and breaking sanctions on Iran.
Huawei and 5G: Experts clash on the risk to Canada's national security

Huawei and 5G: Experts clash on the risk to Canada's national security

OTTAWA — Allowing Chinese firm Huawei Technologies to help build Canada's 5G wireless networks could give Beijing backdoor access to revealing data about Canadians, security analysts warn.
'People talk about deep sadness:' Scientists study climate change grief

'People talk about deep sadness:' Scientists study climate change grief

His canvases are painted from first-hand observation by a brush wielded in the outdoors and glow with the colours of the Canadian wilderness. But British Columbia artist Dominik Modlinski doesn't take his paints into the woods much anymore.