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  • Five Vancouver Island First Nations bands win court battle over right to commercial fishery

    January 30, 2014 8:57 PM 10

    The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed a federal government application to appeal a B.C. court ruling recognizing First Nations rights to a commercial fishery. The decision brings an end to a decade-long legal fight by the Nuu-chah-nulth nations of Vancouver Island. The five bands involved argued that fisheries formed the backbone of their trading

  • Dedicated military team assembled to clear backlog of suicide probes

    January 30, 2014 8:56 PM 10

    OTTAWA - Defence Minister Rob Nicholson says the military has assembled a special team to clear the backlog of technical investigations into suicides within the ranks. At last word, there were as many as 50 open files in various stages of completion, some dating back five years. Nicholson says he's expressed serious concerns to the country's top military

  • Toronto man dies in hospital hours after shooting

    January 30, 2014 7:20 PM 12

    A man has died in hospital after he was found suffering from a gunshot wound in northwest Toronto. Toronto police say they were called to a reported shooting on Scarlettwood Court at 1:56 a.m. on Wednesday. The victim was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died later that day. On Thursday, police identified the victim as 31-year-old

  • Canada-wide warrant issued for driver involved in fatal crash

    January 30, 2014 6:32 PM 15

    Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal single-vehicle crash along Gateway Boulevard that killed a passenger in the vehicle. 28-year-old Ryan Richard Wilneff, from Nova Scotia, was behind the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler that crashed last Wednesday on Gateway Boulevard. Police say the collision occurred at 2 a.m., when the vehicle

  • Challenge of Ottawa's health-care cuts for refugees gets day in court

    January 30, 2014 5:31 PM 31

    TORONTO -- A federal court judge is questioning whether provincial governments have truly filled in the gap left by cutbacks to health-care coverage for refugee claimants announced 18 months ago. Justice Anne Mactavish is hearing a legal challenge launched by Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care and the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers

  • Children tied up, father attacked in targeted Surrey home invasion

    January 30, 2014 5:30 PM 27

    Children were among those tied up in a violent home invasion in Surrey that left a father beaten and police searching for suspects. Surrey RCMP said the suspects, described as two South Asian men wearing hoodies, forced their way through the door of a home in the 7500-block of 123A Street Wednesday evening. Police said several children and a caregiver

  • Corruption Inquiry: Accurso opposed public-private partnerships

    January 30, 2014 5:15 PM 24

    When the provincial government decided to open the doors to construction firms outside of Quebec, construction magnate Tony Accurso got upset and convinced union leaders to lobby against public-private partnerships. That's the latest revelation to come out of the inquiry into corruption in the construction industry. On a wiretap, construction tycoon

  • Woman dies in metro station; scarf found tangled in escalator

    January 30, 2014 3:54 PM 15

    A woman died Thursday morning in a metro station, apparently after her scarf became tangled in an escalator. Police are still investigating what happened, but say the woman was found at the bottom of an escalator at the Fabre station around 9:15 a.m. Her hair and scarf were tangled in the mechanism according to Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant, and she died at the scene

  • Teens charged in connection with stolen ashes

    January 30, 2014 3:27 PM 23

    Calgary Police have charged three young teenagers in connection with a series of car prowlings that ended up with the ashes of a woman’s deceased daughter being dumped onto the street. During the early morning hours of August 2, 2013, police were called to the area of 10 St. and Wapta Rise S.E. following reports of car prowlings. Officers attended and found

  • Alberta's top Mountie says she has been treated with respect as gay officer

    January 30, 2014 3:24 PM 23

    EDMONTON -- Alberta's first top-ranking female RCMP officer says she has always been treated with respect as a gay officer in the force. While the RCMP have been rocked by allegations of harassment in recent months and face several lawsuits, newly appointed assistant Commissioner Marianne Ryan said she has been treated well. She choked back tears Wednesday