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February 17, 2018 12:28 PM After Olympic debut, Canada’s Keegan Messing reflects on winding road to Pyeongchang

The Canadian figure skater scored a respectable 12th-place finish in the men’s event on Saturday. “I can’t be more proud to wear the Maple Leaf,” he said. PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—That part about his great-great-grandfather jumping off a ship in the 19th century and swimming to the British Columbia coast — probably folklore, an exaggeration as often 9

February 16, 2018 11:09 PM Why it's been such a tough flu season for children

Two strains of influenza are circulating at once in Canada and hospitals are bearing the load More children are ending up in hospital for flu-related illnesses as two types of influenza hit Canada at once, according to a new report. This week's FluWatch report from the Public Health Agency of Canada says that overall flu activity is at its peak levels 12

February 14, 2018 7:29 PM Eight killed on northern Alberta roads on the weekend

EDMONTON - At least eight people were killed this weekend in crashes in the northern half of the province, where flurries and icy patches led to treacherous road conditions. Four adults were killed in a head-on collision Saturday morning southeast of Beaumont. The occupants of a Saturn Ion were killed instantly around 11 a.m. when they hit an icy patch 42

February 14, 2018 7:05 PM Court hears undercover recordings of man charged with murder of Tina Fontaine

Raymond Cormier, who faces second-degree murder charges, was given a free apartment in Winnipeg that been bugged by police. An undercover officer also moved into a suite on the same floor. WINNIPEG—The man accused of killing Tina Fontaine told an undercover officer there are three rules in crime: deny, deny, deny. Raymond Cormier, who is 55, is on trial 5

February 13, 2018 9:35 PM A look at the evidence the jury considered in the Gerald Stanley murder trial

Stanley, a 56-year-old white man, fatally shot Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man, in 2016, but was acquitted of second-degree murder last week. The jury’s decision has prompted anger across the country. BATTLEFORD, SASK.—Gerald Stanley, a 56-year-old white farmer, shot Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man, on Stanley’s property near Biggar 11

February 10, 2018 4:26 PM 'Grant is Grant': Down syndrome short film focuses on abilities, says filmmaker

Student project features Winnipeg families, people living with Down syndrome like Grant Hrehirchuk A new short film being screened in Winnipeg Sunday focuses on the abilities of people born with Down syndrome, says the filmmaker. Holly Giesbrecht, the Red River College student behind the documentary Bringing Up Down Syndrome, says she wanted to do the project 12

February 7, 2018 9:47 PM Social worker tells court Tina Fontaine spoke about spending time with older man

A social worker said Tina talked about a friend named Sebastian who was 62 years old. WINNIPEG—A social worker who dealt with a 15-year-old not long before the teen’s body was found in a Winnipeg river says the girl talked about hanging out with a much older man. Chute testified at the second-degree murder trial of Raymond Cormier that she took Tina to a hotel 16

February 5, 2018 7:41 PM Trial of man charged in Tina Fontaine’s death hears about duvet cover found at scene

The trial heard from an officer, who brought the duvet cover Tina’s body was discovered in to court and showed the jury two holes in it. Raymond Cormier has been charged with second-degree murder. WINNIPEG—The trial of a man accused of killing a 15-year-old Indigenous girl in Winnipeg has heard more testimony about a duvet cover that was wrapped around 22

February 5, 2018 2:00 AM Justin Timberlake covers Prince, revisits his own hits in Super Bowl halftime show

MINNEAPOLIS—Justin Timberlake paid tribute to Prince during his Super Bowl halftime performance with a cover of “I Will Die 4 U.” The singer’s set started out in an underground portion of U.S. Bank Stadium made to look like a club filled with lasers and dancers. Timberlake emerged from into the stadium and performed a dance-filled set that included “Sexyback 15

February 4, 2018 2:00 PM Mixed emotions for Labrador Inuit 5 years into caribou hunting ban

Scientists say there are fewer than 9,000 George River caribou left The George River caribou hunting ban brings out a mix of emotions for Labrador Inuit. Beneficiaries haven't been able to practise an important part of their culture for five years. Many people deeply miss eating caribou in a region where buying food comes at a great expense. The province 16