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Killer-rapist Paul Bernardo set for parole bid after 25 years in prison

Killer-rapist Paul Bernardo set for parole bid after 25 years in prison

Paul Bernardo, whose very name became synonymous with sadistic sexual perversion, is expected to plead for release on Wednesday by arguing he has done what he could to improve himself during his 25 years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement.

Ford criticizes PM over pot, says cops need reliable equipment to test for pot

Ontario's premier is criticizing the federal government over cannabis a day before recreational pot becomes legal, saying police aren't equipped to reliably screen for drug-impaired driving.

Armed Forces soldier acquitted of sexually assaulting subordinate to face new trial

OTTAWA — An Armed Forces soldier acquitted of sexually assaulting a female subordinate has been ordered to stand trial again.
'It's like the gold rush,' some pot shops to stay open despite threat of prosecution

'It's like the gold rush,' some pot shops to stay open despite threat of prosecution

TORONTO — Hours after marijuana becomes legal, Toronto enforcement officers will fan out across the city looking for any illegal pot shops still open — the start of a cat-and-mouse game that is expected to play out over the next six months.
Canadians prepare to usher in legal pot with parties, protests and puffs

Canadians prepare to usher in legal pot with parties, protests and puffs

TORONTO — Trevor Pott doesn't consider himself a seasoned cannabis user, or part of the vocal community that has embarked on the decades-long battle to legalize recreational use.
Alleged comments of woman who says she was gang raped admitted as evidence

Alleged comments of woman who says she was gang raped admitted as evidence

HALIFAX — A suggestive comment attributed to a woman who alleges she was gang raped at a Halifax-area military base was admitted as evidence Tuesday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, as the high-profile trial for a 38-year-old British sailor drew to a cl
Half of Canadian homeowners say cannabis use will hurt property values: poll

Half of Canadian homeowners say cannabis use will hurt property values: poll

TORONTO — More than half of Canadian homeowners recently surveyed say they would be less likely to consider a property if they knew cannabis had been grown inside, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Cancelling cap and trade will result in $3 billion in lost revenue: FAO

Cancelling cap and trade will result in $3 billion in lost revenue: FAO

TORONTO — The cancellation of the cap-and-trade system will cost $3 billion in lost revenue over the next four fiscal years, Ontario's fiscal watchdog said Tuesday, warning the decision would push the provincial budget further into the red.

Owner of mistakenly donated cash sought by thrift store in West Kelowna, B.C.

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. — A charity in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley is trying to reunite some mistakenly donated money with its original owner, and it's not the first time this year that someone has inadvertently contributed cash.
Laws won't let us give moose, deer to food banks: Newfoundland hunters

Laws won't let us give moose, deer to food banks: Newfoundland hunters

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A hunters' group hopes to help feed the hungry by donating moose and other game meat to food banks in Newfoundland and Labrador, but they say the province won't allow it.