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B.C. civil forfeiture law will be put to 'reasonable limits' Charter test

B.C. civil forfeiture law will be put to 'reasonable limits' Charter test

VANCOUVER — In July 2019, Vancouver police announced they had dismantled a multimillion-dollar drug operation after raiding two warehouse laboratories in South Vancouver allegedly making illegal cannabis extracts. Department spokesman Sgt.
Montreal police confirm first homicide of 2024 after man found dead in vehicle

Montreal police confirm first homicide of 2024 after man found dead in vehicle

Montreal police say a man found dead in a parked truck on Saturday morning is the city's first homicide victim of the year. Const. Véronique Dubuc says investigators are confirming a 30-year-old man sustained at least one gunshot to the upper body.
Sister wants voice for mentally ill man allegedly beaten, bound on Saskatchewan farm

Sister wants voice for mentally ill man allegedly beaten, bound on Saskatchewan farm

Shanda Tansowny says her brother loved talking with farmers. Chris Hawkins went to a Saskatchewan farm in August 2022 to find work, says his sister. Butthe farm's owner and a family member allegedly beat him bloody and bound him with cable ties.
French-language trial to be held in Calgary, not 'particularly common' in Alberta

French-language trial to be held in Calgary, not 'particularly common' in Alberta

CALGARY — A man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting five women in Calgary has opted for a French-language trial, which is relatively uncommon in the Alberta Court of Justice but legally required if requested.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Housing figures A pair of reports this week will offer a look at how the housing market finished 2023.
'Still grieving:' Saskatchewan First Nation prepares for stabbing rampage inquest

'Still grieving:' Saskatchewan First Nation prepares for stabbing rampage inquest

JAMES SMITH CREE NATION — The chief of a Saskatchewan First Nation says he knows wounds will likely be torn open as his community prepares to revisit the day a mass killer went door to door stabbing people.
Economists expect December inflation ticked up, trend still points to slowdown

Economists expect December inflation ticked up, trend still points to slowdown

OTTAWA — Economists are forecasting Canada's inflation rate likely ticked up last month, but that isn't expected to set off alarm bells as long as underlying price pressures ease.
Halal food industry growing to meet demand as Muslim population continues rising

Halal food industry growing to meet demand as Muslim population continues rising

Eleven years ago, the recipe for the McCain Deep’n Delicious cake — a decades-old Canadian classic — changed. To many Canadians, the removal of beef gelatin from the cake’s components may have gone unnoticed.
Nelly Furtado on how Drake, her friends and a creative fire set her comeback alight

Nelly Furtado on how Drake, her friends and a creative fire set her comeback alight

Squished in the back seat of a ride share, Nelly Furtado was dreaming up her comeback single. It was Valentine's Day last year and the “Promiscuous” hitmaker was en route to a Philadelphia recording studio with a carload of friends and collaborators.
Conservationists still waiting on years-overdue recovery plan for Quebec's caribou

Conservationists still waiting on years-overdue recovery plan for Quebec's caribou

MONTREAL — Conservationists are urging the Quebec government to finally publish its plan to protect caribou habitat, several years after it first promised a strategy to save the dwindling herds.