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June 22, 2017 9:19 PM B.C. Liberal throne speech lays out ambitious vision borrowing from NDP and Green platforms

Province says it plans to use all cannabis revenues for drug education, prevention and treatment In a wide-ranging speech from the throne, the B.C. Liberals have proposed dozens of new ideas that were not included in their election platform. The party says it will commit to wide ranging investments in everything from education to transit to housing affordability 11

June 21, 2017 12:45 PM Is Molenbeek really a no-go zone?

In the wake of horrifying attacks in France and Belgium, the most notorious postcode in western Europe came under scrutiny from journalists, police and the armed forces. But what is the truth about Brussels' Molenbeek district? Is it a 'seething' den of Islamist terror, or the symbol of a national tragedy? There are still those in France who cling to a view of the Belgians 13

June 19, 2017 4:31 PM Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher's system, says coroner

'At this time the significance of cocaine cannot be established in this case,' report states Carrie Fisher's autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system had on her death. The report released Monday states 9

June 19, 2017 4:45 AM China banning more synthetic opioids

BEIJING - China has announced it is banning a deadly synthetic opioid called U-47700 and three other synthetic drugs. In China, U-47700 has until now been a legal alternative to fentanyl and potent derivatives like carfentanil. Its usage has been growing among U.S. opioid addicts. Last year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration listed U-47700 in the category 10

June 18, 2017 10:32 PM Halifax medical student William Sandeson found guilty of first-degree murder Add to ..

In her opening statement, Crown attorney Susan MacKay told the jury in William Sandeson’s first-degree murder trial what they would witness in Nova Scotia Supreme Court would not be as smooth as what they see on TV or Netflix. She was correct; the bureaucracy of justice would mean lengthy delays, including an attempt at a mistrial, but the case to convict 10

June 18, 2017 3:03 PM William Sandeson found guilty of 1st-degree murder

Sandeson was accused of killing fellow Dalhousie University student Taylor Samson The jury, which deliberated for about 22 hours, returned its verdict at noon on Sunday. First-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence without eligibility for parole for 25 years. Sandeson, 24, was on trial for the first-degree murder of Taylor Samson, a fellow 13

June 18, 2017 4:09 AM Explosion in Bogota shopping center kills three, wounds nine

BOGOTA Three women were killed and nine wounded after an explosive device detonated in a restroom in a busy upscale shopping center in Colombia's capital on Saturday. The Andino shopping mall in an exclusive area of Bogota was evacuated after the blast, which occurred around 5 p.m. local time (2200 GMT) in the women's toilet. The commercial center was packed 7

June 17, 2017 9:53 PM No verdict reached on 3rd day of deliberations in William Sandeson trial

Jurors will resume deliberations Sunday The jury in the William Sandeson murder trial ended its third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict and will resume the effort Sunday. Sandeson has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the August 2015 death of fellow Dalhousie student Taylor Samson. Samson's body has never been recovered 9

June 17, 2017 2:24 PM Judge declares mistrial in Cosby sexual assault case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges ended in a mistrial Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision in a case that helped destroy the 79-year-old comedian's image as "America's Dad." Jurors deliberated more than 52 hours over six days before telling a judge they couldn't agree on whether "The Cosby Show" star drugged 9

June 16, 2017 1:27 PM Liberals to spend nearly $2.5B to keep used subs sailing past 2030

The move comes following calls from senior naval officers to save the controversial ships from the scrap heap OTTAWA – The Trudeau government is planning to spend billions more on the navy’s four wayward submarines to keep them operating into the 2030s. The plan to extend the lives of the troubled vessels is included in the Liberals’ new defence policy 54 3