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Auditor takes aim at First Nations health, prisoners and tax-credit oversight

OTTAWA — The quality of health care in remote First Nations communities is sorely lacking, the federal auditor general reported Tuesday — a conclusion that aboriginal leaders call a further indictment of how they are being treated by Ottawa.

Health Canada can’t be sure that eligible First Nations members in remote parts of Manitoba and Ontario can access sufficient clinical and client care services and medical transportation, Michael Ferguson’s spring report says. READ

Income tax filing deadline extended to May 5 due to 'human error’

Canadians are getting more time to file and pay their taxes due to a mistake by the Canada Revenue Agency. READ

Dean Del Mastro’s election overspending merits only a fine, lawyer argues

A lawyer for Dean Del Mastro says the former Conservative MP should face nothing more than a fine for having been found guilty of violating the Canada Elections Act. READ

Man charged with murder in deaths of three Winnipeg men who lived on the street

Police have charged a suspect in the deaths of three men who lived on the streets in Winnipeg. READ

Multiple 'suspicious’ deaths in Alberta city spark big police investigation

Police in Lethbridge are investigating what they call the suspicious deaths of three people. READ

Duffy trial: secret Senate committee ruled in 90s on travel for partisan events

The Senate’s secretive internal economy committee strikes again. READ

Frustration for Canadians seeking help following Nepal earthquake

Canadians in Nepal and relatives of missing Canadian tourists are expressing frustration with Canada’s response to Saturday’s massive earthquake, with some complaining they’re getting more support from American officials than their own. READ

Remains of aboriginal woman missing for 10 years discovered in Alberta woods

The family of an aboriginal woman missing for the last decade says they are heartbroken but relieved that her remains have been found in Alberta. READ

Landslide in remote northeastern Afghan province kills at least 52 people, official says

A massive landslide in a remote province in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least 52 people on Tuesday, a provincial official said. READ

National Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore after a night of rioting

National Guardsmen fanned out across the city, police with riot shields blocked streets, and firefighters doused smouldering blazes Tuesday after looting and arson erupted following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody. READ

Choppers ferry injured from villages at Nepal quake epicenter; 250 feared missing in mudslide

Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,600 people, ferrying the injured and delivering emergency supplies. Officials said 250 villagers were feared missing in a new mudslide. READ

"I'm alive, I'm safe": Red Deer woman in Nepal

A Red Deer woman caught in the earthquake in Nepal is safe. READ

Black Knight Inn staff assaulted by suspect using two-by-four

A heavily intoxicated guest assaulted two staffers with a two-by-four and locked another in an office at the Black Knight Inn on Tuesday morning. READ

Suspects arrested after machete, bearspray used in Eastview robbery

An 18-year-old man will face forcible confinement and weapon-related charges after allegedly wielding a machete and spraying staff with bear spray in order to rob the Express 24 Foodmart on Erickson Drive early Monday morning. READ

Pair arrested on multiple charges after allegedly fleeing crash

A Red Deer man and a teen are facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing a highway crash in a stolen truck before abandoning it in a field near Sylvan Lake. READ

Harris wants to put tax issue behind him

Red Deer City Coun. Paul Harris wants to continue his work without any more drama. READ

Prentice says voter deserve clarity from the Alberta NDP on energy pipelines

Progressive Conservative Leader Jim Prentice says voters deserve more clarity on where the Alberta NDP stands on oil pipelines. READ

Prentice on Jonathan Denis as candidate: 'I have confidence in him as a person’

Progressive Conservative Leader Jim Prentice says he has confidence in Jonathan Denis as a candidate, despite asking him to step down as justice minister over a legal dispute with his estranged wife. READ

Notley says moving on from Northern Gateway pipeline is realistic, not defeatist

NDP Leader Rachel Notley says her party’s decision to move on from the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline is not defeatist, but realistic. READ

Nunavut grapples again with retail alcohol sales, considers loosening rules

Canada’s most restrictive liquor laws may be about to loosen as Nunavut politicians grapple again with the emotional issue of whether to allow the territory’s first retail store for alcohol. READ

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