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In the news today, Jan. 31

In the news today, Jan. 31

Five stories in the news for Thursday, Jan. 31 ——— MINORITY NDP GOVERNMENT WINS KEY B.C.
Canadian judges must reach out to marginalized, retiring N.S. chief justice says

Canadian judges must reach out to marginalized, retiring N.S. chief justice says

HALIFAX — After a career championing social justice issues, Nova Scotia's chief justice is retiring Thursday with a challenge to judges across Canada: Do more outreach with marginalized communities.
Dizzying weather extremes a new fact of life for Canadians, experts say

Dizzying weather extremes a new fact of life for Canadians, experts say

As Ottawa limps across the finish line of its snowiest January on record, cherry blossoms are blooming at the legislature in coastal Victoria, B.C.
Police looking for suspect after transit officer shot at Vancouver-area station

Police looking for suspect after transit officer shot at Vancouver-area station

SURREY, B.C. — The RCMP asked residents of a neighbourhood in Surrey, B.C., to lock their doors and turn on their outdoor lights Wednesday night as they searched for a suspect in the shooting of a transit officer.
Military searching for missing plane with two people on board in N.W.T.

Military searching for missing plane with two people on board in N.W.T.

YELLOWKNIFE — The military is searching for a plane missing in the Northwest Territories with two people on board. RCMP say contact was lost with the aircraft at 9 a.m. near Wha ti about 160 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife.
'Joy sprang out of our grief:' Parents of misidentified Bronco describe mix-up

'Joy sprang out of our grief:' Parents of misidentified Bronco describe mix-up

MELFORT, Sask. — The parents of a Humboldt Bronco hockey player misidentified after a deadly crash on a Saskatchewan highway say they weren't convinced the battered body lying in the funeral home was really their son.
NDP struggles to raise money as rival parties boast of record fundraising hauls

NDP struggles to raise money as rival parties boast of record fundraising hauls

OTTAWA — Federal Conservative, Liberal and Green parties all boasted record fundraising hauls as they headed into an election year, but the New Democrats continued to struggle to raise money.
Last victim statements delivered at sentencing for trucker in Broncos crash

Last victim statements delivered at sentencing for trucker in Broncos crash

MELFORT, Sask. — A Saskatchewan court heard Wednesday from the parents of an athletic therapist and a radio announcer killed in the Humboldt Broncos crash, along with a player who was misidentified as among the 16 dead.
'Not out of the woods:' Alberta easing oil production cuts as price improves

'Not out of the woods:' Alberta easing oil production cuts as price improves

EDMONTON — Alberta is easing mandatory production cuts as the price of oil increases, but industry players remain concerned about the underlying problem that drove the curtailment in the first place: a lack of adequate pipeline capacity.
Rural Quebec towns join movement against Quebec's struggling gun registry

Rural Quebec towns join movement against Quebec's struggling gun registry

MONTREAL — A revolt is brewing in small towns across Quebec against the provincial law forcing long-gun owners to register their firearms with the government.