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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)

Reactions varied Wednesday to the federal government's outline of an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. A Vancouver women's shelter worker says the terms on how policing will be examined are too vague.

 

Officer Ernest MacVane of the Windham Police Department recorded an attempted arrest of two young cows that escaped and wandered onto a road late last week.

Ottawa's main mosque was packed to overflowing Friday for the funeral service of Abdirahman Abdi, who died after a confrontation with police last Sunday. Imam Sikander Hashmi read a letter from Abdi's family at the service

 
 

The mother of an 18-year-old Toronto man shot dead by police three years ago says Const. James Forcillo has never shown remorse. Forcillo was given a six-year sentence after being convicted of attempted murder in the death of Sammy Yatim.

The B.C. government is asking Ottawa to crack down on the opioid drug fentanyl, as the province sees a spike in overdose deaths. On Wednesday, Premier Christy Clark called the issue "a preventable tragedy."

A Muslim advocate is urging the community to keep a cool head after a Somali-Canadian man died following a confrontation with Ottawa police. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing Abdirahman Abdi's death.

Premiers from Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec have reached an agreement to allow online purchases of wine from each other's provinces. Philippe Couillard says the agreement is open to any other province wishing to join.

The lawyer for Edward Downey, who is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of a Calgary mother and her five-year-old daughter, says he is concerned about the impact of police statements and media coverage on his client's trial.
A former George W. Bush speech writer said he would call Melania Trump's address on opening night plagiarism. Matt Latimer said if Mrs. Trump's speech had been written in the Bush White House, the writer would have been "most likely fired.
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