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In the news today, Feb. 19

In the news today, Feb. 19

Four stories in the news for Tuesday, Feb.
After a week away, SNC-Lavalin questions await MPs returning to Parliament

After a week away, SNC-Lavalin questions await MPs returning to Parliament

OTTAWA — The opposition parties are charging back into the House of Commons today, loaded with questions for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about what his office did to try to help the embattled Montreal engineering company SNC-Lavalin in its corrupti
Parole hearing for Calgary man who strangled wife, buried body in basement

Parole hearing for Calgary man who strangled wife, buried body in basement

BOWDEN, Alta. — A man who strangled his wife and concealed her body in a wall of their home after enduring what he described as years of domestic abuse is scheduled for his first parole hearing today.

'Tallest moose' war becomes battle of bands as Canadians answer Norwegian ditty

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Moose Jaw's moose war with a Norwegian town is hitting new heights.
Protesters across U.S. rail against Trump's emergency, demand Congress act

Protesters across U.S. rail against Trump's emergency, demand Congress act

WASHINGTON — Americans furious with President Donald Trump's latest gambit for financing his long-promised border wall vented their frustrations Monday, gathering at protests across the country to denounce the president's "fake emergency" and to dema

Missing hiker not seen by rescuers after team rescues friend near Vancouver

VANCOUVER — A search and rescue manager says a missing hiker has not been spotted by rescuers who have flown above an area where an avalanche struck north of Vancouver.
Trudeau's principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Trudeau's principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau's Liberal government was rocked Monday by the resignation of his principal secretary, Gerald Butts, amid allegations that the Prime Minister's Office interfered to prevent a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.
Pro-pipeline protest convoy approaches Ottawa after rolling across country

Pro-pipeline protest convoy approaches Ottawa after rolling across country

OTTAWA — A convoy of angry Albertans and other westerners rolls into Ottawa Tuesday for a mass protest against federal energy and environmental policies that has also become a magnet for extremist, anti-immigrant elements.
Defence at mother's murder trial says girls' deaths remain a mystery

Defence at mother's murder trial says girls' deaths remain a mystery

LAVAL, Que. — The lawyer for a Quebec mother accused of killing her two daughters said Monday that 10 years after the girls were found dead in their playroom, there is still no explanation of what happened.
Five things you should know about Gerald Butts, following his resignation

Five things you should know about Gerald Butts, following his resignation

OTTAWA — Gerald Butts resigned Monday as the principal secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau amid allegations former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould was pressured by the Prime Minister's Office not to proceed with a criminal prosecution of