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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)

A jury in Calgary has found Edward Downey guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of Sara Baillie and her daughter Taliyah Marsman in 2016. Baillie’s mother called her daughter a “hero” in a tearful statement after the verdict. (The Canadian Press)

Police laid assault charges against five teens on Wednesday in relation to two incidents at St. Michael's private school in Toronto. Four of the five teens were previously charged in a separate incident. (The Canadian Press)

Twice-convicted murderer Dellen Millard was handed a third life sentence on Tuesday for the murder of his father, Wayne Millard. Crown attorney Jill Cameron says the public should be relieved that Millard “will not see the light of day.”

The Ontario government has introduced legislation aimed at preventing a strike at one of the province’s major utilities, Ontario Power Generation. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says Premier Doug Ford "went straight to the biggest hammer available.” (The Canadian Press)

The verdict for a former high-ranking gymnastics coach, who has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and sexual exploitation, is expected in February. Dave Brubaker’s lawyer says his client is “anxious” for a decision.  (The Canadian Press)

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr called his situation “an injustice,” after applying for loosened bail conditions in an Edmonton court on Thursday. Khadr is seeking a Canadian passport and permission to speak with his sister. (The Canadian Press)

Canadians are heading into the first holiday season post-legalization of marijuana (The Canadian Press)

The Crown and defence have finished presenting evidence at the trial of Nelson Lugela, charged in the shooting death of Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks. The Detroit native's mother says it is “mind-boggling” her son was killed in Canada. (The Canadian Press)

People lined up outside a Vancouver courthouse prior to the bail hearing for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on Monday. Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover on Dec. 1. (The Canadian Press)

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