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Mental illness defence relies on accused's word that he saw monsters: Crown

Mental illness defence relies on accused's word that he saw monsters: Crown

NEW WESTMINSTER — A Crown prosecutor says there's no reliable evidence to support an argument that a man who stabbed two high school girls in Abbotsford, B.C., was having a psychotic break and didn't realize they were human.
Ontario under new orders as emergency doctors call for vaccine rollout transparency

Ontario under new orders as emergency doctors call for vaccine rollout transparency

Ontario residents dealt with their first day under a stay-at-home order Thursday, while federal officials warned that access to vaccines in Canada will remain a challenge until at least April.
B.C. seeking legal advice on limiting travel to the province: premier

B.C. seeking legal advice on limiting travel to the province: premier

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is seeking legal advice on whether it can limit non-essential travel to the province during the pandemic, the premier says.
The latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:50 p.m. Alberta is reporting 967 new cases of COVID-19. There have also been 21 additional deaths linked to the virus.
Doses of COVID-19 vaccine expected in 60 B.C. First Nations by next week

Doses of COVID-19 vaccine expected in 60 B.C. First Nations by next week

VANCOUVER — Doses of COVID-19 vaccine are expected to reach close to 60 First Nations in British Columbia by the end of next week. Several Indigenous communities have seen significant increases in COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks, said Dr.
Country singer Paul Brandt adds voice against proposed coal mines in Rockies

Country singer Paul Brandt adds voice against proposed coal mines in Rockies

Another country music star from Alberta has voiced protest against proposed coal mines on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
'Ramp up' of vaccine delivery in Canada not expected until April, Fortin says

'Ramp up' of vaccine delivery in Canada not expected until April, Fortin says

OTTAWA — Canada's vaccine deliveries are getting bigger almost every week but there won't be enough doses shipped to provinces and territories to "ramp up" the vaccination program for another few months, Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin outlined on Thursday.
New defence chief apologizes to victims of military sexual misconduct, hate

New defence chief apologizes to victims of military sexual misconduct, hate

OTTAWA — Admiral Art McDonald used his first address as Canada’s new chief of the defence staff Thursday to apologize to Canadian Armed Forces members who have faced discrimination or harassment while serving.

Full parole granted to former Mountie, sports coach convicted of sex abuse of boys

VANCOUVER — A former Mountie and sports coach, convicted of sexually abusing young boys in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, has been granted full parole.
Bid by Allan Legere for parole prompts debate over whether release laws need review

Bid by Allan Legere for parole prompts debate over whether release laws need review

Serial killer Allan Legere's ability to keep seeking parole has the federal Tory justice critic and a former jailer suggesting release laws may need further tightening to ensure he never succeeds.