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Man charged with killing 12-year-old B.C. girl in 1978 found guilty

Man charged with killing 12-year-old B.C. girl in 1978 found guilty

VANCOUVER — Family members of a 12-year-old British Columbia girl murdered in 1978 cried, hugged and thanked jurors who found a man guilty of first-degree murder Thursday. Garry Handlen, 71, told undercover police during a sting in Minden, Ont.
Ex-Liberal candidate in Burnaby, B.C., says volunteer wrote controversial post

Ex-Liberal candidate in Burnaby, B.C., says volunteer wrote controversial post

VANCOUVER — A former Liberal byelection candidate says her political career is "probably" over after an online post singled out NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's ethnicity, but she's still considering running as an Independent.
Federal ministers to meet family of Canadian woman missing in Burkina Faso

Federal ministers to meet family of Canadian woman missing in Burkina Faso

SHERBROOKE, Que. — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau will meet Friday with the family of Edith Blais, who went missing in Burkina Faso and hasn't been heard from since Dec. 15.

Cape Breton's Eskasoni First Nation in mental health crisis: chief

ESKASONI, N.S. — Nova Scotia's largest Mi'kmaq community is in the throes of a mental health crisis, with multiple suicides in recent weeks, the chief of the Eskasoni First Nation says.
Canada's arrest of Huawei exec an act of 'backstabbing,' Chinese ambassador says

Canada's arrest of Huawei exec an act of 'backstabbing,' Chinese ambassador says

OTTAWA — Canada's arrest of a senior Huawei executive was the "backstabbing" of a friend, Chinese ambassador Lu Shaye said Thursday, and he warned of repercussions if the federal government bars her telecom company from building a Canadian 5G network
Netflix rejects request to remove Lac-Megantic images from 'Bird Box'

Netflix rejects request to remove Lac-Megantic images from 'Bird Box'

MONTREAL — Netflix is refusing to remove from its hit movie "Bird Box" footage of the rail explosion that killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, despite an appeal from the town's mayor.
Canada faces tough decisions as Trump unveils ambitious missile-defence plan

Canada faces tough decisions as Trump unveils ambitious missile-defence plan

OTTAWA — America's allies will have to pay their share of a new missile-detection system, U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday.
President escalates border battle with Democrats, cancels congressional travel

President escalates border battle with Democrats, cancels congressional travel

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump grounded Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders Thursday, cancelling — and disclosing — their secret military trip overseas in an apparent fit of pique over the combative House speaker's effort to block the U.S.

Garneau optimistic on truck driver training standard agreement with provinces

SHERBROOKE, Que. — Canada's transport minister is optimistic that provinces and territories will agree on a national standard for semi-truck driver training when they meet next week.

Ten Christian denominations to receive training on sexual misconduct

Representatives from 10 Christian denominations will meet Friday for training on how to address sexual misconduct in their ranks in a bid to keep religious institutions up to date with secular society.