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September 17, 2018 11:35 PM B.C. man charged in death of Belgian tourist

Jang has not said how Sakkalis died or why Crown lawyers laid the first-degree charge. First-degree murder can apply when a homicide is planned and deliberate, or when death occurs during a sexual assault or kidnapping. “We will be supporting the prosecution in the days ahead, but we are still open to speaking with people, especially if they have information 9

September 17, 2018 10:10 PM Mulroney attacks are sexist, says Ontario’s women’s issues minister

Caroline Mulroney has faced sexist attacks that are “beyond the pale” in recent days over her role as attorney general and the government’s use of the notwithstanding clause, says the minister responsible for women’s issues. Lisa MacLeod told reporters that from Queen’s Park protesters to a city councillor’s tweets to media reports and other social media 9

September 17, 2018 7:58 PM Alberta private schools coming around to gay-straight alliances: minister

Alberta’s public, Catholic and francophone school boards along with charter schools are complying. Gay-straight alliances are support groups set up by students to help LGBTQ students feel accepted and reduce bullying or abuse. It is a political wedge issue in Alberta. The Opposition United Conservatives say while all children must be treated fairly and equally 9

September 17, 2018 6:28 PM Ford heads to Washington to talk trade amid NAFTA negotiations

He and Economic Development and Trade Minister Jim Wilson will meet with negotiators to get an update on discussions to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, as a Sept. 30 deadline looms. “I’ll be accompanying the premier to Washington to talk to our negotiating team — Canada’s negotiating team first-hand and Ontario’s people that are there 8

September 17, 2018 12:00 PM Quebec’s Hubert Lenoir breaks through with genre-bending album Darlène

Woe to thee if you think you’ve come up with a surefire winner for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, because I’ve done time in that grand-jury room myself and, believe you me, this year could go anywhere. If you want to single out the artist who’s benefited most from his nomination, though, the answer is easy: Hubert Lenoir. A generous “guesstimate” would 8

September 16, 2018 11:57 PM Bills cornerback retires at halftime in blowout loss to Chargers

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.—As if Bills head coach Sean McDermott didn’t have enough to worry about, trailing the Los Angeles Chargers 28-6 at halftime, he had to contend with veteran cornerback Vontae Davis quitting on the team. “Pulled himself out of the game. He communicated to us that he was done,” McDermott revealed after Sunday’s 31-20 loss. He provided 8

September 16, 2018 3:11 PM Pussy Riot member treated in Berlin for suspected poisoning

Verzilov was first hospitalized in Moscow on Tuesday and had remained in intensive care, Pussy Riot members said this week. Maria Alekhina, a member of the group, told The Associated Press that he regained consciousness Friday. Verzilov, his partner Veronika Nikulshina and two other Pussy Riot members served 15-day jail sentences for running onto field 9

September 16, 2018 11:39 AM Peter Donat, who played Mulder’s dad on The X-Files, dead at 90

NEW YORK — Peter Donat, the Canadian actor who played Agent Fox Mulder’s father in The X-Files and had roles in TV shows, films and onstage, has died. He was 90. His son, Caleb, told The Associated Press that his father died Monday from complications of diabetes at his home in Point Reyes Station, California. Donat also had guest roles on TV shows such as Murder 10

September 16, 2018 1:50 AM Tory suggests he wants Queen’s Park to pass Bill 31 as soon as possible

On Thursday, Tory joined a majority of council colleagues in voting to have the city fight Bill 31 and the charter override to the Supreme Court, if necessary. The mayor, who is running for re-election, told council that working together to stop the legislation showed council’s “commitment to democracy.” On Saturday, Tory spokesman Don Peat denied the mayor 9

September 16, 2018 1:01 AM Calgary Stampeders hold off Hamilton Tiger-Cats in potential Grey Cup preview

Hamilton’s Dean, rookie returner Shakeir Ryan and defensive back Delvin Breaux Sr. scored for the Ticats, who failed to record an offensive touchdown. Calgary kicker Rene Paredes was 3 for 3, hitting from 13 and 24 yards twice. Hamilton kicker Lirim Hajrullahu missed a 43-yard attempt on the Ticats’ first drive of the game, but hit from 37, 28, and 13 yards 10