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Lindsay Souvannarath, who pleaded guilty to planning to go on a shooting rampage at a Halifax mall, has been sentenced to life in prison. Crown lawyer Shauna MacDonald says the foiled plot made the risk of that type of offense “real” for Nova Scotians. 

Acquaintances of 15-year-old Roy Pejcinovski, who was killed along with his sister and their mother, mourned Thursday outside the family’s home in Ajax, Ontario. A 29-year-old man faces second-degree murder charges in the deaths.

 

A judge has entered a plea of not guilty to all 34 charges against Nikolas Cruz who prosecutors say killed 17 at a Florida high school. Friends and family of the victims sat in the audience. 

The family of a 55-year-old mother of two, Dr. Judith Buys, who died after suffering burns to most of her body has launched a $12-million negligence lawsuit against the manufacturer of an ethanol-fuelled lamp, says their counsel, Toronto critical injury lawyer John McLeish. He appears with his client Dr. James McGorman, on What She Said with Kate Wheeler and Christine Bentley. See news release: http://www.advocatedaily.com/profile/john-mcleish-mcleish-launches-12m-suit-in-cottagers-tragic-lamp-fire-fatality.html

One month after the Feb. 14 mass shooting that left 17 staff and students dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida, students across the country are planning a youth-led school walkout to protest gun violence and demand action from lawmakers.

Actor Michael Coleman says he has never kissed or inappropriately touched any acting student or fan. Coleman, who’s played a dwarf in the series "Once Upon a Time," says four separate allegations have been made against him.

The two sons of an Iranian-Canadian professor who died in a Tehran prison say their mother has been barred from leaving Iran. Ramin and Mehran Seyed-Emami arrived at Vancouver International Airport on Thursday.

Ralph Goodale is hosting a national summit on gun and gang violence. The public safety minister says there is “broad consensus” to ensure background checks on firearm purchases work efficiently.

A Saskatchewan RCMP town hall near the farm where Colten Boushie was fatally shot in 2016 heard from rural residents on Monday about protecting their property. Police said residents shouldn't take matters into their own hands.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Toronto police have released a photograph of a man who is believed to be a victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga says releasing the image is a “last resort” to find the man’s identity.

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