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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)

 

Police say a Hamilton man is fighting for his life after being shot during a home invasion in the Ontario city. A neighbour says the victim’s wife told her she was beaten after five men came in looking for a safe.     

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says demand for properties in Toronto’s hot housing market is being driven more by speculators or investors, than by people buying a home for themselves.

 

Receiving a large refund every year could mean you’re having more income tax taken from your paycheque than necessary. Reporter Craig Wong explains how to reduce the amount deducted.

A Toronto activist has been found not guilty of mischief after giving water to pigs headed to slaughter last year. After the ruling Thursday, Anita Krajnc said that social movements mean going outside of “our comfort zone.”

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan avoided giving an explanation Wednesday for why he overstated his role in a 2006 Afghanistan battle. Sajjan says he is focused on meeting the needs of the Canadian Armed Forces.

A senator says the upper house is “leaning towards” accepting a Senate Ethics Committee recommendation to expel Sen. Don Meredith. Sen. Fabian Manning says Meredith’s sexual relationship with a teen is a “very serious issue.”

Former drug addict Christie recalls the intense draw of the powerful opioid fentanyl. Now in recovery from the addiction that nearly took her life, the 35-year-old says she is in a much better place.

Experts say discreetly leaving inheritance money to someone can be tricky. Toronto estate lawyer Edward Olkovich says large amounts of money taken from a bank account could raise suspicion among loved ones.

Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump both say a phone call they had Wednesday helped convince the U.S. president to renegotiate rather than scrap NAFTA. The prime minister says he told Trump killing the deal would cause “pain” for families.

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