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Solitary confinement bill passes in Senate with changes supported by 100 lawyers

Solitary confinement bill passes in Senate with changes supported by 100 lawyers

OTTAWA — A bill that aims to end solitary confinement has passed in the Senate with a number of amendments — changes a large group of lawyers and law societies say are necessary to ensure the bill stays on the right side of the law.
Sentence expires for man convicted in Mayerthorpe Mountie killings

Sentence expires for man convicted in Mayerthorpe Mountie killings

EDMONTON — A man convicted for his role in the shooting deaths of four Mounties in rural Alberta is no longer subject to parole conditions.
House of Commons unanimously adopts new parental-leave policy for MPs

House of Commons unanimously adopts new parental-leave policy for MPs

OTTAWA — For the first time ever, members of Parliament will have the right to take paid parental leave from their jobs on Parliament Hill when they adopt or give birth.
'Love wins:' How a N.S. town collaborated to protect kidnapped women in Africa

'Love wins:' How a N.S. town collaborated to protect kidnapped women in Africa

AMHERST, N.S. — Simple signs with a pair of blue hearts capture a small town's sentiments over the rescue of two young Maritime women from kidnappers in Ghana. A sign on the main street of Amherst, N.S.
After partisan bickering, House backs motion to end veterans homelessness

After partisan bickering, House backs motion to end veterans homelessness

OTTAWA — The House of Commons has supported a backbench MP's bid to have the government work to end veterans homelessness after days of partisan bickering.
Man found guilty of killing Calgary Stampeder appeals conviction and sentence

Man found guilty of killing Calgary Stampeder appeals conviction and sentence

CALGARY — A man convicted of killing a Calgary Stampeders football player is appealing both his conviction and his sentence. Nelson Lugela was found guilty earlier this year of second-degree murder in the death of Mylan Hicks.
The mysterious flooding of western Newfoundland's Bottomless Pond

The mysterious flooding of western Newfoundland's Bottomless Pond

DEER LAKE, N.L. — The small lake in western Newfoundland was named Bottomless Pond for a good reason.
Relationship with Metis Nation a model for reconciliation: Trudeau

Relationship with Metis Nation a model for reconciliation: Trudeau

OTTAWA — The Canadian government's relationship with the Metis Nation is a tangible and concrete example of reconciliation, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.
Freeland rebuffs China on Meng in Washington, ahead of Trudeau- Trump meeting

Freeland rebuffs China on Meng in Washington, ahead of Trudeau- Trump meeting

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland firmly rebuffed China's latest demand Thursday to free high-tech scion Meng Wanzhou, saying it would set a dangerous precedent that could endanger all Canadians abroad.
Strength in numbers: Alberta town wants all smokers to butt out for one day

Strength in numbers: Alberta town wants all smokers to butt out for one day

COCHRANE, Alta. — There'll be no need for ashtrays in one Alberta town on the weekend if residents take up a retiring pharmacist's call for all smokers to butt out for 24 hours.