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Social media sites are facing backlash after failing to contain the spread of a video of an attack on two New Zealand mosques. The shootings at the two Christchurch mosques left 49 people dead and injured dozens more. The man who allegedly carried out the shootings reportedly broadcast 17 minutes of the attack on a Facebook livestream. Both YouTube owner Google and Twitter also say they're working to remove video of the shootings from their sites. Officials are criticizing the tech giants once again for reacting too slowly to harmful content. Legal analysts say sharing the video will only inspire more mass shootings in the future. (The Canadian Press)

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown says he "categorically" denies allegations made against him but for which he provided no details. Brown made a brief, late-night statement Wednesday.  

The brother of a teenager killed by a stray bullet in Vancouver on Jan. 13 says his family is still in shock and his death has left a void. Vancouver police say gang violence is the worst it’s been in a decade.

A vendor at a downtown Vancouver pot pop-up market says illegally selling cannabis-infused edibles is about harm reduction. Vancouver police have been cracking down on the open-air marijuana marketplace.

David Livingston, who served as former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty's chief of staff, has been found guilty of destroying documents related to two scrapped gas plants. Livingston's lawyer says he’s hoping for a non-custodial sentence.

Toronto police have charged 66-year-old Bruce McArthur with first-degree murder in the disappearances of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman from the city’s gay village last year. Police say they are still looking for the bodies.

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has struck down a law permitting federal prisons to place inmates in solitary confinement indefinitely. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association says the practice hinders prisoners' rehabilitation.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland met with Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on Monday in Vancouver, ahead of an international gathering to discuss security and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Justin Trudeau was questioned over his response to an 11-year-old girl’s claim that a man cut her hijab, which police are now calling untrue. The prime minister says it's important to remind people Canada defends religious freedoms.

A Toronto-area man has been charged in connection with the sale of billions of stolen personal identities through the website Leakedsource.com. RCMP Staff Sgt. Maurizio Rosa says some Canadians could be affected.

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