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Ottawa has confirmed the death of Canadian mining executive Kirk Woodman in Burkina Faso. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada is working on the investigation with authorities in the west African country. (The Canadian Press)

Ontario’s minister responsible for immigration, Lisa MacLeod, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is “debasing the debate” around irregular border crossers by accusing a heckler in Quebec of racism after he was questioned about “illegal immigrants.” (The Canadian Press)

Several thousand mourners packed a Fredericton arena on Saturday for the regimental funeral for Constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns. The city’s police chief urged people to focus on “compassion” in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting. (The Canadian Press)

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says if the province took over Toronto’s transit system it would benefit the city. Ford promised during the provincial election campaign to create a regional transportation system. (The Canadian Press)

A judge has approved interim payments of $50,000 from the $15.2 million donated to the Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe campaign. The father of one victim says he trusts the approved committee will distribute the remaining funds fairly. (The Canadian Press)

The Halifax man convicted of murder in the 2015 death of off-duty police officer Catherine Campbell has been sentenced to 13.5 years in prison before he can seek parole. Christopher Garnier’s lawyer reacted to the sentence on Tuesday. (The Canadian Press)

Ontario says it will begin selling recreational cannabis online on Oct. 17, with private retail stores supplying pot from April 1, 2019. The province says consumers will only be allowed to use legalized pot in private residences. (The Canadian Press)

Fredericton’s police chief says delivering news of fallen officers is the worst moment for any chief of police. Officers Const. Robb Costello and Const. Sara Burns have been identified as two of four victims in Friday’s shooting in Fredericton. (The Canadian Press)

Mourners packed a Fredericton church to light candles in honour of four shooting victims who died Friday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also spoke about the deaths at an event in Toronto’s Greektown, the scene of last month’s deadly shooting. (The Canadian Press)

Efforts to fight guns and gangs in Toronto are getting a $25-million boost from Ontario. Premier Doug Ford says the funding will include $7.6 million for teams at each courthouse in the city dedicated to prosecuting gun crime cases. (The Canadian Press)

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