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Navy commander Art McDonald tapped to steer Canadian military as new defence chief

Navy commander Art McDonald tapped to steer Canadian military as new defence chief

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government has tapped a sailor to steer the Canadian Armed Forces, appointing Royal Canadian Navy commander Vice-Admiral Art McDonald as the next chief of the defence staff.

No criminal charges for southern Alberta police in 'Star Wars' storm trooper arrest

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The force appears to be with police officers in southern Alberta who took a young woman wearing a "Star Wars'' storm-trooper costume to the ground last May.
Fugitive dubbed 'pilot to the stars' likely hiding in northern Quebec: police

Fugitive dubbed 'pilot to the stars' likely hiding in northern Quebec: police

MONTREAL — Police say a man convicted of an aerial attack on Hydro-Quebec power lines and who has evaded authorities for a week could be hiding out in the province's north.
Family of Pakistan dissident Karima Mehrab urge thorough investigation into her death

Family of Pakistan dissident Karima Mehrab urge thorough investigation into her death

TORONTO — The family of an internationally prominent Pakistani dissident urged a thorough investigation into her death, saying Wednesday they were having difficulty accepting a police conclusion she killed herself.
Supreme Court agrees to weigh in on 'extreme intoxication' defence

Supreme Court agrees to weigh in on 'extreme intoxication' defence

TORONTO — The Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to weigh in on a ruling related to the defence of extreme intoxication that had alarmed some women's groups.
Masks distributed to Quebec daycares since May are faulty, says families minister

Masks distributed to Quebec daycares since May are faulty, says families minister

MONTREAL — Quebec authorities say masks that have been distributed to daycares across the province since May don't meet provincial safety standards.
Supreme Court declines to hear bid for injunction in flight refund case

Supreme Court declines to hear bid for injunction in flight refund case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada won't hear a case linked to a challenge about air passenger refunds for flights cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pandemic dampening 'Tibb's Eve,' the unique N.L. holiday with folkloric origins

Pandemic dampening 'Tibb's Eve,' the unique N.L. holiday with folkloric origins

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — In Newfoundland and Labrador, Dec. 23 — also known as Tibb's Eve — is an unofficial holiday unique to the province, born out of folklore and turned into a big night for St. John’s bars. For Chris Shortall, a beloved St.
Goodbye 2020: A look at lessons learned, communities forged in a year like no other

Goodbye 2020: A look at lessons learned, communities forged in a year like no other

There's little doubt that the momentous events of 2020 will leave indelible marks on many Canadians. The arrival of COVID-19 and its rapid spread touched practically every aspect of our lives, from personal health to income to relationships.
Canada on guard against new virus strain behind COVID-19: In The News for Dec. 23

Canada on guard against new virus strain behind COVID-19: In The News for Dec. 23

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec. 23 ... What we are watching in Canada ...