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Hurdles remain for proposed Canadian Football League team on East Coast

Hurdles remain for proposed Canadian Football League team on East Coast

HALIFAX — Atlantic Canada's long-held dream of wooing the CFL east of Montreal has been reignited after the league confirmed it's in talks with a "professional, enthusiastic and impressive" group of prospective owners rallying for a Halifax franchise
Ex-Laval mayor Vaillancourt sentenced to six years for corruption gets day parole

Ex-Laval mayor Vaillancourt sentenced to six years for corruption gets day parole

MONTREAL — The former mayor of Quebec's third-largest city who was sentenced to six years in prison last December after pleading guilty to conspiracy, fraud and breach of trust has been granted day parole. A Parole Board of Canada document dated Nov.
Hundreds gather to watch Halifax send off its annual Tree for Boston

Hundreds gather to watch Halifax send off its annual Tree for Boston

HALIFAX — Robert Young and his six-year-old son Jack made a special trip to Halifax City Hall on Friday to bid farewell to a big tree.
Joly announces new National Holocaust Monument to stay open year-round

Joly announces new National Holocaust Monument to stay open year-round

OTTAWA — The newly opened National Holocaust Monument won't be closed for the winter after all. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says in a tweet that the soaring concrete structure just west of Parliament Hill will remain open throughout the year.
Canada's return to peacekeeping: five things to know about the details

Canada's return to peacekeeping: five things to know about the details

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has finally unveiled Canada's long-awaited commitment to United Nations peacekeeping efforts, and it's getting mixed reviews.

The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Friday, Nov.
Smoke, crackling sound coming from incinerator in 2012, Smich's ex tells Babcock trial

Smoke, crackling sound coming from incinerator in 2012, Smich's ex tells Babcock trial

TORONTO — The ex-girlfriend of one of two men accused of murdering a young Toronto woman and burning her remains in a massive animal incinerator saw the large machine in operation the year the alleged killing occurred, a court heard Friday.
Mistrial at fraud and corruption trial of Quebec construction mogul Tony Accurso

Mistrial at fraud and corruption trial of Quebec construction mogul Tony Accurso

LAVAL, Que. — The fraud and corruption trial of well-known Quebec construction boss Tony Accurso ended abruptly Friday when a judge declared a mistrial because of a stunning revelation by a juror.
Feds earmark $327M over five years to fight gun, gang violence in Canada

Feds earmark $327M over five years to fight gun, gang violence in Canada

SURREY, B.C. — The federal government will allocate up to $327.6 million over five years and $100 million a year after that to fight gun and gang violence, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Friday.
Ontario tables legislation to end five-week college faculty strike

Ontario tables legislation to end five-week college faculty strike

TORONTO — Ontario tabled legislation Friday to end a five-week strike by college faculty, which could mean hundreds of thousands of students can return to class next week.