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Federal ministers seek to reassure family of Canadian woman missing in West Africa

Federal ministers seek to reassure family of Canadian woman missing in West Africa

SHERBROOKE, Que. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday all indications are that a Canadian woman who has been missing in Burkina Faso for more than a month is still alive.

'Hurricane Hazel' McCallion appointed adviser to Premier Doug Ford

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has appointed former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion as a special adviser. McCallion served as mayor of the city west of Toronto from 1978 to 2014.

Cat Lake First Nation in northern Ontario declares state of emergency over housing

CAT LAKE, Ont. — The leadership of Cat Lake First Nation in northern Ontario has declared a state of emergency, citing "profoundly poor conditions of housing" as the cause of a public health crisis.
Now is not the time for Trudeau to call Chinese president, says ambassador

Now is not the time for Trudeau to call Chinese president, says ambassador

OTTAWA — Diplomacy needs more time before the prime minister tries personally to settle the fight between Ottawa and Beijing that has left two Canadians detained in China and another facing the death penalty, Canada's ambassador to China said Friday
British sailor acquitted in gang rape case at Halifax-area military base

British sailor acquitted in gang rape case at Halifax-area military base

HALIFAX — A young woman hurriedly left a courtroom Friday after a judge questioned her credibility and acquitted a British sailor accused in an alleged gang rape at a Halifax-area military base.
'I really don't need the money': Halifax man to give huge poker win to charity

'I really don't need the money': Halifax man to give huge poker win to charity

HALIFAX — A Halifax man who won over US$671,000 at an international poker tournament in the Bahamas doesn't plan on keeping a single cent of his unlikely winnings.
Israeli police arrest 11 people after cocaine seizure at Port of Halifax

Israeli police arrest 11 people after cocaine seizure at Port of Halifax

HALIFAX — Israeli police have arrested 11 suspects in Tel Aviv after authorities in Halifax found nearly five kilograms of cocaine in a container headed for the Middle East. The Canada Border Services Agency said its officers found 4.
Milk vodka? Federal government opens consultations on definition of vodka

Milk vodka? Federal government opens consultations on definition of vodka

The federal government is asking Canadians how they like their vodka.
Kenya court orders 5 suspects, including Canadian, held for Nairobi hotel attack

Kenya court orders 5 suspects, including Canadian, held for Nairobi hotel attack

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Canadian national and five other people suspected of helping extremist gunmen stage a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital this week appeared in court on Friday as prosecutors investigated them for suspected terror offences .

Elderly Helmut Oberlander again appeals stripping of citizenship

TORONTO — A 94-year-old man found to have lied about his membership in a Second World War Nazi death squad has launched yet another appeal of the government's decision to strip him of his Canadian citizenship.