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Colin Thatcher says law on crime profits shouldn’t apply to his new book

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Convicted wife killer Colin Thatcher says he doesn’t think a new Saskatchewan law meant to stop criminals from keeping the money if they sell their crime stories applies to his new book.

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Canada briefs – August 28

The federal privacy commissioner has agreed to give Facebook one year to make the “complex” technical changes required to protect user privacy on its popular social networking site.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Hockey coach overcomes illiteracy, becomes Tory senator

He hopes his life story — of the illiterate ex-hockey coach turned Conservative senator — can inspire others.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Bob Lance

Mystery man case solved by expert

Nobody can say how Bob Lance made his way from Seattle to Billings earlier this year, not even Lance.

Bob Lance
Julian Falconer

Stranded woman describes ordeal

A Commons committee heard tearful pleas Wednesday from a Canadian woman who was stranded for months in Kenya, accused of being an impostor.

Julian Falconer
Mohammad Shafia is taken into court in Kingston

Couple charged in quadruple killing may not contact other kids

A Montreal couple accused of killing three of their daughters and the man’s first wife have lost a bid to maintain some contact with three of their other children.

Mohammad Shafia is taken into court in Kingston
Convicted murder Colin Thatcher sits down with The Canadian Press for an one on one interview in Wakamow Park in Moose Jaw

Colin Thatcher pens new book, asserting his innocence and suggests he was framed

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Colin Thatcher says he’s resigned to the fact that he will always be labelled a convicted killer even though he’s made a new effort to proclaim his innocence in the murder of his ex-wife, JoAnn Wilson.

Convicted murder Colin Thatcher sits down with The Canadian Press for an one on one interview in Wakamow Park in Moose Jaw
Paul Bertrand performs a smudging ceremony on the placards of 94 women who have been murdered or are missing in Manitoba. People gathered at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg

Task force to look into missing, murdered Manitoba women

WINNIPEG — Manitoba is forming a joint police unit to review cases of murdered and missing women.

Paul Bertrand performs a smudging ceremony on the placards of 94 women who have been murdered or are missing in Manitoba. People gathered at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg

Mulroney addresses spat in Tory ranks

MONTREAL — Brian Mulroney wants a 25th anniversary bash next month marking his 1984 election win to be both a celebration and a bit of a reconciliation for his beloved Conservative party.

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Canada briefs – August 26

Faced with mounting public pressure, Manitoba’s top justice officials are expected to announce a task force to investigate the disappearance and murder of aboriginal women.

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In this photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by the U.S. military

Feds bid to block Khadr

The Harper government is denying an accusation that its latest bid to avoid bringing former child soldier Omar Khadr home from a U.S. military prison smacks of racism.

In this photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by the U.S. military

Man guilty in bomb plot says he made a ‘huge mistake’

The Toronto-area man who took part in a conspiracy to blow up prominent landmarks in the city’s downtown told court Tuesday he made “a huge mistake” as his lawyer asked for a two-year prison term for his client.

NDP leader Jack Layton speaks with reporters following a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa

Layton suggests he’d back bid to dump Harper

OTTAWA — Jack Layton says Stephen Harper just doesn’t seem to get how bad the unemployment situation is — and it could cost the prime minister his job.

NDP leader Jack Layton speaks with reporters following a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa
Defence Minister Peter MacKay addresses guests at CFB Valcartier in Quebec on Tuesday. On a day of grim news from Afghanistan

MacKay to NATO allies: Don’t look to Canada for more troops

CFB VALCARTIER, Que. — On a day of grim news from Afghanistan, Defence Minister Peter MacKay delivered a blunt message to the U.S. and other NATO allies: don’t look to Canada for more troops.

Defence Minister Peter MacKay addresses guests at CFB Valcartier in Quebec on Tuesday. On a day of grim news from Afghanistan

All signs point to Jenkins in slaying, say U.S. cops

HOPE, B.C. — U.S. police say they should soon be able to paint a clearer picture of exactly what happened between Ryan Jenkins and his murdered ex-wife, but all signs still point to the former reality television contestant as the sole suspect in the gruesome crime.

Concern grows for native women

A growing chorus of voices is calling for a provincial task force into missing aboriginal women in Manitoba after another young woman’s body was discovered on the outskirts of Winnipeg.

Liberals, Tories in dead heat: poll

Conservatives and Liberals might want to think twice before plunging the country into another fall election, a new poll suggests.

A woman walks past the room at the Thunderbird Motel where fugitive Ryan Jenkins was found dead in Hope

Mothers left to grieve

Two grieving mothers have very different opinions at the end of a North American-wide manhunt for the reality show actor accused of killing a former swimsuit model then hanging himself in a seedy B.C. motel.

A woman walks past the room at the Thunderbird Motel where fugitive Ryan Jenkins was found dead in Hope

Ontario woman swims Lake Michigan, 2nd person to swim all 5 Great Lakes

An eastern Ontario woman has become just the second person to swim across all five Great Lakes.

Sask. byelections set for Sept. 21

Saskatchewan voters in two ridings will go to the polls Sept. 21 for byelections called by Premier Brad Wall.

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