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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)

Durham regional police say the DNA of a second woman was found in the same home east of Toronto where remains of Rori Hache were discovered last year. Police say they believe the DNA belongs to a woman who was last seen in 2008. (The Canadian Press)

Roberto Osuna’s lawyer says the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher will plead not guilty in the assault case against him and says accepting a 75-game unpaid suspension from Major League Baseball is not an “admission of guilt.” (The Canadian Press)

Beverly Smith says she sometimes feels like she’s wearing tight shoes, though she lost both legs after being struck in April’s deadly Toronto van attack. Smith’s daughter says it’s been hard seeing the 81-year-old lose some of her independence. (The Canadian Press)

Toronto police say excavations will continue after they found human remains in a ravine near a property where alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur worked. Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga says cadaver dogs found several spots of interest. (The Canadian Press)

After a string of shootings in Toronto, Mayor John Tory says efforts are being made to get “gangsters” off the street. Tory says the city is still “generally safe.”  (The Canadian Press)

Toronto police say they are still searching for two suspects believed to be involved in a June 14 shooting in a playground. Det. Sgt. Jim Gotell is encouraging Tarrick Rhoden and T’Quan Robertson to turn themselves in. (The Canadian Press)

The sister-in-law of a man who died after an arrest in Barrie, Ontario, says Olando Brown was treated worse than an “animal” by police. A bystander’s video appears to show officers using a stun gun more than once on the 32-year-old.  (The Canadian Press)

A Hamilton-area man was acquitted Wednesday in the shooting death of an Indigenous man who broke into his truck. Defence lawyer Jeffrey Manishen says he explained to the jury how Peter Khill was following his training as a military reservist. (The Canadian Press)

Conditional sentences given to two men convicted of polygamy in B.C. send a “message” to communities that engage in the practice, says a prosecutor. Winston Blackmore and James Oler will serve their sentences under house arrest. (The Canadian Press)

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