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Police arrest suspect after Montreal mosque hit by vandalism

MONTREAL — A mosque in east-end Montreal was the apparent target of vandalism early today. Police say just after 3:30 a.m., callers to 911 reported a disturbance at the Tawuba mosque (on Ontario Street East).

63% of Canadians are concerned about food fraud, 'the big elephant in the room'

TORONTO — A new study suggests more than half of Canadians, especially those with health conditions, are worried the foods they're buying are not what labels claim — and preventing falling victim to such scams can be difficult, experts say.

Bill ending Nova Scotia teachers' contract dispute expected to pass today

HALIFAX — A government bill aimed at ending the 16-month long contract dispute involving Nova Scotia's 9,300 public school teachers is into the home stretch in the legislature.

Six stories in the news today, Feb. 21

Six stories in the news for Tuesday, Feb.

Murder trial to begin for Edmonton man charged in bloody warehouse stabbings

EDMONTON — A jury trial is to begin today for an Edmonton man accused of killing two co-workers and wounding several others in a bloody knife attack at a grocery warehouse.

Accused in Quebec City mosque shootings returns to court on murder charges

QUEBEC — The man charged in last month's mosque shootings in Quebec City returns to court today on six counts of first-degree murder and five of attempted murder using a restricted firearm. Alexandre Bissonnette faces the charges in the Jan.

Skiers, snowboarders missing near Kamloops, B.C., ski resort

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Rescue crews have found 3 of 7 people who went missing Monday at a ski resort near Kamloops, B.C.

1 boy dead, 1 in hospital after falling through ice in neighbourhood canal

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A number of snakes, including poisonous breeds, stolen from Ontario home

THOROLD, Ont. — Police in the Niagara Region of southern Ontario are hunting for a number of venomous snakes. Niagara Region police say the reptiles were stolen on Saturday evening when a home was broken into in Thorold.
Canadian troops in Iraq mount pressure on ISIL around Syrian border

Canadian troops in Iraq mount pressure on ISIL around Syrian border

ERBIL, Iraq — Canadian special forces have shifted their operations in northern Iraq to put pressure on ISIL in places outside the strategic city of Mosul — including along the border with Syria.