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B.C. police start new push to find killer of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen

B.C. police start new push to find killer of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen

BURNABY, B.C. — Six months after a 13-year-old girl from Burnaby, B.C. was murdered, police say they have combed through over 1,000 hours of video and have identified 1,000 people for further follow up.

Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here are some details on how

WASHINGTON — In one of several testy exchanges during a U.S. Senate hearing this week, the country's secretary of homeland security was pressed to explain a new policy that allows customs agents to examine the cellphones of travellers at the border.
Authorities remind people to eat food, rather than detergent pods

Authorities remind people to eat food, rather than detergent pods

Canadian authorities are warning people to stop eating laundry detergent pods, a strange and dangerous online trend that has resulted in more than 40 hospitalizations in North America.

Crown appeals verdict in case of woman acquitted in alleged terror case

MONTREAL — The Crown has filed an appeal against a Montreal woman found not guilty on terror-related charges.

Body mix-up at Nova Scotia funeral home 'unacceptable,' minister says

HALIFAX — The recent mix-up of bodies at a Nova Scotia funeral home is unacceptable and should never happen again, a provincial cabinet minister said Thursday.

Montreal's natural Beaver Lake ice rink closes for good

MONTREAL — More and more Canadian municipalities will be faced with the decision whether to permanently close natural outdoor rinks because of warmer winter temperatures, says one environmental studies professor.

Local news startups tap community spirit to survive where others have perished

Local news fans dismayed by the closing of the daily newspaper in Orillia, Ont., are pledging by the dozens to donate $5 a month to a just-launched news website called OrilliaMatters.

WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit by former flight attendant

VANCOUVER — WestJet (TSX:WJA) has filed an appeal after the Supreme Court of British Columbia refused to throw out a proposed class-action lawsuit that accuses the company of fostering a corporate culture that tolerates harassment against female empl

N.S. hires lawyers for sexual assault cases, aims to boost convictions

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has hired two new sexual-assault prosecutors, in what the justice minister says is in part an effort to increase the number of convictions.

Defence lawyer wants suspended sentence for former B.C. government aide

VANCOUVER — A defence lawyer for a former British Columbia government communications director says his client had "an enthusiasm for recklessness" but accepts responsibility for partisan work aimed at winning ethnic votes for the Liberal party.