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Man who killed Const. Sarah Beckett gets partial parole for rehab treatment

Man who killed Const. Sarah Beckett gets partial parole for rehab treatment

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A drunk driver who killed RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett in a crash has been granted limited day parole to attend alcohol abuse treatment, but a parole board member cautioned that the man still struggles with honesty.
Overspending on luxury trips cited as part of RCMP's probe of government in B.C.

Overspending on luxury trips cited as part of RCMP's probe of government in B.C.

VICTORIA — The Speaker of the British Columbia legislature alleges in a report that the clerk and sergeant-at-arms engaged in flagrant overspending, questionable expenses and inappropriate payouts of cash "totalling in the millions of dollars.
B.C. police say girl, 2, died by snake venom; man arrested, charged

B.C. police say girl, 2, died by snake venom; man arrested, charged

VANCOUVER — The mother of a little girl who North Vancouver police say died when she was poisoned by snake venom says she'll remember baby Aleka as happy, bubbly and someone who loved to play tricks.
Yellow vests in Canada bear no resemblance to protesters in France: ambassador

Yellow vests in Canada bear no resemblance to protesters in France: ambassador

OTTAWA — Canada's ambassador to France says this country's yellow-vest protest movement bears little resemblance to the "gilets jaunes" who started it all in France.
Crown opens case against accused: Winnipeg bus driver was stabbed multiple times

Crown opens case against accused: Winnipeg bus driver was stabbed multiple times

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg bus driver was killed on the job by an angry passenger who refused to leave the vehicle at the end of a run, a Crown attorney said at the opening of a two-week second-degree murder trial.
Coroner probes exposure death of Gilles Duceppe's mother outside seniors' home

Coroner probes exposure death of Gilles Duceppe's mother outside seniors' home

MONTREAL — A Quebec coroner will investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Gilles Duceppe's mother after the 93-year-old woman was found Sunday in the snow outside an upscale Montreal seniors' residence where she lived.
United Conservatives leader Jason Kenney disputes expense allegations while MP

United Conservatives leader Jason Kenney disputes expense allegations while MP

EDMONTON — Alberta United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney and his staff are firing back at a lawyer who is questioning Kenney's residential expense claims from his time as a cabinet minister in Ottawa.
NDP, Liberals pitch for urban votes with competing affordable housing plans

NDP, Liberals pitch for urban votes with competing affordable housing plans

OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh is proposing three measures he says will help build 500,000 new affordable housing units across Canada over the next 10 years.
Liberals taking new approach for billions in First Nations education funding

Liberals taking new approach for billions in First Nations education funding

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is changing how Ottawa allocates nearly $2 billion in annual funding for First Nations education to help ensure on-reserve students benefit from support comparable to what's offered in provincial school systems.
Premier says no changes to Quebec gun registry despite call for better screening

Premier says no changes to Quebec gun registry despite call for better screening

MONTREAL — The head of the Quebec City mosque where six men were killed in a shooting almost two years ago wants the province to tighten up controls over who has access to firearms.