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Ont. teen subject of Amber Alert wasn't actually abducted, police say

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Police in Peel Region west of Toronto say a 15-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert on Monday was not kidnapped as initially suspected.
The alert had cited witnesses as saying the girl had been forced into a van in Mississauga by two men.
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Hardworking Winnipeg server gets life-changing $1,000 tip

A Winnipeg restaurant server thought one of her customers was out to lunch when she received a life-changing $1,000 tip on Saturday.
Jennifer Peitsch choked back tears of joy as she asked if the woman’s extravagant gratuity on an $87.15 meal at Mongo’s Grill was indeed real.
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A jury in Vancouver is expected to begin deliberations on Thursday in the case of four men accused of smuggling hundreds of Tamil migrants into Canada.
Justice William Ehrcke of the Supreme Court of British Columbia has finished summarizing the evidence presented during the three-month trial.
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Dramatic video shows two armed robberies in central Alberta

Two separate, but equally frightening, armed robberies were caught by surveillance cameras in central Alberta.
During the past month there have been a number of armed robberies in the area, which are being investigated by RCMP.
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No parole for Kelly Ellard, convicted of killing Victoria teen Reena Virk in 1997

Kelly Ellard says since the recent birth of her child she sees the world through different eyes but that wasn't enough to convince one Parole Board of Canada member that the convicted killer should be granted escorted temporary absences from prison.
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PM Trudeau should protect Kathy Katula from trolls: Tory MP

Justin Trudeau must protect real Canadians like Kathy Katula from Liberal trolls and haters, a Conservative MP says.
Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre came to the aid of Katula — the 54-year-old Buckhorn, Ont. grandmother who made headlines for her emphatic plea to the PM to not pile the carbon tax onto her as she’s already towing the poverty line — and said Trudeau needs to as well.
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Illicit drug deaths reaches record high 914 in B.C. last year

VICTORIA — British Columbia reached a new peak of 914 illicit drug overdose deaths last year with the arrival of the deadly opioid fentanyl.
The figure is almost 80 per cent higher than the 510 overdose deaths due to illicit drugs in 2015.
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Family of four 'brazen' cougars killed in B.C.

PENTICTON, B.C. -- British Columbia conservation officers have killed a family of four cougars they say were growing increasingly bold while hunting urban deer around homes in the province's Interior.
Sgt. Jim Beck with the B.C.
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Indigenous leaders to press federal government on services in northern community

OTTAWA -- Indigenous leaders are set to press the federal government on Thursday over services available in Wapekeka First Nation -- a tiny community in northern Ontario mourning the suicides of two 12-year-old girls.
Community leaders say the reserve school remains closed while crisis teams work on the ground following the deaths of Jolynn Winter and Chantel Fox earlier this month.
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B.C. jury set to begin deliberations Thursday for accused human smugglers

VANCOUVER -- A jury in Vancouver is expected to begin deliberations on Thursday in the case of four men accused of smuggling hundreds of Tamil migrants into Canada.
Justice William Ehrcke of the Supreme Court of British Columbia has finished summarizing the evidence presented during the three-month trial.
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Former Expo Tim Raines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Montreal star Tim Raines along with Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez have been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, earning the honour as Trevor Hoffman and another Expos great, Vladimir Guerrero, fell just short.
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'I'll make you famous': Cochrane man turns the table on laptop thief

Cochrane's Stu Gale couldn't believe his eyes when a notification popped up on his computer telling him someone had logged on to his recently stolen laptop.
The 51-year-old computer security and automation expert couldn't let the opportunity to try and find out something about the apparent thief pass him by, so he attempted to remotely log on to the pilfered laptop.
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Killer Kelly Ellard fails in bid for parole after birth of baby

VANCOUVER — A parole board panel has been unable to reach a decision to allow convicted killer Kelly Ellard escorted temporary absences.
Ellard was asking for the absences for medical appointments and parenting programs following the recent birth of her child.
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