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  • Hamilton police ask for public’s help in identifying sexual assault suspect

    Hamilton police ask for public’s help in identifying sexual assault suspect0

    HAMILTON — Hamilton police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man accused of sexually assaulting a sex trade worker. Police say the incident took place at about 3 a.m. on Thursday. They say the woman engaged in a conversation with an unknown man on Barton Street in Hamilton. She then got into the

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  • AFN Chief says pipeline halt a victory for First Nations

    AFN Chief says pipeline halt a victory for First Nations0

    OTTAWA — Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde applauded the decision by the Federal Court of Appeal to halt construction of the Trans Mountain expansion project. Bellegarde said in a statement that the decision is “another victory for First Nations.” The national chief said while it’s unfortunate First Nations must litigate to protect inherent

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  • Five Canadian titles to watch at the Toronto International Film Festival

    Five Canadian titles to watch at the Toronto International Film Festival0

    TORONTO — From teen tales to timely stories and documentaries about the environment, the Canadian lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival offers up a mix of big names and rising talent from across the country. The Canadian Press spoke with five homegrown filmmakers headed to the festival, which runs Sept. 6 to 16.

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  • Reserve puts ban on cannabis sales

    Reserve puts ban on cannabis sales0

    WHITEFISH RIVER — The community of Whitefish River First Nation say there will be no pot sales in their territory when recreational cannabis becomes legal. According to band officials the decision was made because First Nations are being targeted by people wanting to set up dispensaries on reserves where jurisdiction and legal framework about the

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  • Tougher penalties for dangerous driving

    Tougher penalties for dangerous driving0

    TORONTO — Ontario has tough new standards for dangerous driving. The changes took effect on September 1 and include tougher penalties for careless driving and endangering pedestrians. Drivers convicted of careless driving causing bodily harm or death will now face fines up to $50,000, six demerit points, a driver’s license suspension up to five years

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  • Saskatchewan looking to shut down teepee camp demonstrations

    Saskatchewan looking to shut down teepee camp demonstrations0

    REGINA — The Saskatchewan government is asking a judge to order an Indigenous protest camp to leave the legislature grounds. Government lawyer Michael Morris told a Regina court that indigenous demonstrators are making it hard for the province to maintain the land across from the building. Teepees have been set up for six months as

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