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The RCMP are still searching for Allan Dwayne Schoenborn

B.C. father accused of killing kids takes witness stand at murder trial

A B.C. man accused of killing his three children testified at his first-degree murder trial that he adored his wife, but believed she had repeatedly cheated on him.

The RCMP are still searching for Allan Dwayne Schoenborn
Emrah Bulatci leaves court after making his first court appearance

Accused admits he shot Mountie in N.W.T.; tries to plead guilty to manslaughter

A man charged in the shooting death of a Mountie in the Northwest Territories two years ago says he killed the popular officer.

Emrah Bulatci leaves court after making his first court appearance
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II presents the Order of Merit to former Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien

Chrétien receives honour

Jean Chrétien insists he’s still just the little guy from Shawinigan despite receiving one of the world’s most prestigious and exclusive honours.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II presents the Order of Merit to former Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien
Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq listens to a speaker during a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday. Aglukkaq announced that Canada has approved an H1N1 flu vaccine.

Feds approve swine-flu vaccine, shots to begin as early as next week

Canada’s largest-ever immunization campaign is ready to go now that the federal government has approved the swine-flu vaccine.

Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq listens to a speaker during a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday. Aglukkaq announced that Canada has approved an H1N1 flu vaccine.

National bank talks down the dollar

The Bank of Canada took the wind out of the loonie’s sails Tuesday, driving down the currency nearly two cents against the U.S. dollar with a warning that it was prepared to stick to low interest rates for some time.

Ottawa proposes get-tough legislation for white-collar crime

White-collar criminals who bilk their victims of more than $1 million will face at least two years in jail, under new legislation the federal government plans to introduce this week.

Suspect arrested in stabbing outside School of Music at University of Manitoba

A suspect has been arrested after a stabbing outside the School of Music at the University of Manitoba.

‘Second wave’ of H1N1 outbreaks strike B.C.

The “second wave” of the H1N1 pandemic is getting underway in Canada, with British Columbia reporting eight deaths as health officials grapple with a flu outbreak that is unprecedented for the province this time of year.

Injured Cirque du Soleil performer dies in hospital

A Cirque du Soleil performer, who fell off a trampoline during a training session Friday, has died of his injuries.

Bahari still in Iran, unclear whether he can leave the country

Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was at his mother’s home in Tehran on Sunday after being released on bail from prison, but his family said it’s unclear whether the Newsweek reporter will be permitted to return home to his pregnant and ailing wife, scheduled to deliver in just over a week.

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Canada briefs – October 16

The Harper government has quietly nixed recommendations to expand and modernize Canada’s access-to-information and privacy laws.

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The RCMP are still searching for Allan Dwayne Schoenborn

Mountie was worried about cuts on the arms of accused B.C. child killer

The Mountie who arrested the man accused of killing his three children in Merritt has testified he was shocked by the large cuts he saw on Allan Schoenborn’s arms.

The RCMP are still searching for Allan Dwayne Schoenborn
University of Western Ontario campus police officers punch and restrain Irnes Zeljkovic in this image taken from a video posted on YouTube.

Violent arrest of student at University of Western Ontario splashed on YouTube

Officials at the University of Western Ontario in this southwestern Ontario city are defending the violent arrest of a student captured on a video circulating on YouTube.

University of Western Ontario campus police officers punch and restrain Irnes Zeljkovic in this image taken from a video posted on YouTube.
Military Police Complaints Commission chair Peter Tinsley listens to remarks during the Public Interest Hearings into the allegations regarding Afghan Detainees in Gatineau

Alarming detention issues alleged by diplomat

A former Canadian diplomat warned the federal government in May 2006 of “serious” and “alarming” problems with the handling of Afghan prisoners in Kandahar.

Military Police Complaints Commission chair Peter Tinsley listens to remarks during the Public Interest Hearings into the allegations regarding Afghan Detainees in Gatineau

Harper cuffs MP for giving out public funds under Tory logo

The Harper government says placing the Conservative party logo on mock federal cheques is clearly offside, but individual Tory MPs are free to highlight their names on the promotional placards.

Prentice at odds with envoy over climate walkout

Environment Minister Jim Prentice contradicted his top climate-change envoy Wednesday by denying some countries walked out after Canada’s address during recent climate talks in Thailand.

Schoenborn a good dad, mom says

The mother of three children found slain in their B.C. home told police their loving father seemed incapable of harming the children.

No grounds to arrest Khadr: ccops

Pakistani authorities were willing to release Abdullah Khadr into Canadian custody 10 months before they finally let him go, a senior RCMP officer testified Wednesday.

Pfizer says purchase of Wyeth will close Thursday after antitrust approval

Antitrust regulators in Canada and the United States cleared Pfizer Inc.’s US$68 billion purchase of Wyeth on Wednesday on the condition the companies sell a number of animal health products to a German drugmaker.

More Canadians will be immunized for H1N1 faster than other countries: official

Canada may be behind other countries in rolling out its swine flu vaccine, but the population should be immunized by Christmas before the virus peaks, the country’s chief public health officer said Wednesday.