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A city employee has been charged with four counts of murder after a series of shootings in Penticton, B.C. Sixty-eight-year-old John Brittain is charged in the deaths of two men and two women. RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager said those killed were in their 60s and 70s, but police are not releasing any further information about the victims. (The Canadian Press)

 
 

A joint Commons-Senate committee has started exploring legislative recommendations on the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling on doctor-assisted death. Sen. James Cowan says the timeframe for the consultations is "limited."

 
 

Vancouver's police chief says photos of men taking pictures in a mall were not meant to be shared with media. Adam Palmer said police were investigating reports of suspicious behaviour but had no evidence a crime was committed.

 
 

A man wanted by police was unhappy with a mug shot authorities were using, so he took matters into his own hands and sent them a selfie. He was arrested Tuesday in Florida and given a brand new mug shot.

The federal government has told the Supreme Court of Canada it needs a six-month extension to prepare doctor-assisted death legislation. Opponents say the extension would be a setback for people enduring intolerable pain.

 
 

Vancouver's Police chief is calling Friday's pepper spray attack on Syrian refugees "troubling." The incident happened outside the Muslim Association of Canada Centre during a "welcome night" and prompted sweeping condemnation.

 
 

The mother of three children killed in a car crash north of Toronto says she's "cautiously optimistic," after the lawyer for Marco Muzzo said Wednesday the man accused of drunk driving in the case will plead guilty to multiple charges.

A navy commander says an alleged security breach at an Atlantic intelligence centre was caused by human error. Rear Admiral John Newton says there is no "threat" feared from mishandled secret files between 2004 and 2009.

A sharp drop in China's stock market Monday had ripples around the globe, including Canada. The TSX/S&P Index fell over 0.6 per cent as poor manufacturing numbers in China and the U.S. drove fears of a sluggish 2016.

Bill Cosby was arrested in the twilight of his life and career Wednesday and charged with a decade-old sex crime after a barrage of accusations from dozens of women made a mockery of his image as TV's wise and understanding Dr. Cliff Huxtable.

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