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RCMP investigating suspicious death of three people found in B.C. home

KELOWNA, B.C. — The RCMP is investigating the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in a Kelowna, B.C., residence. Officers were called to the home in the neighbourhood of Rutland on Tuesday afternoon where the bodies were found.
Man behind Burlington, Ont., Christmas display dies after ladder falls from roof

Man behind Burlington, Ont., Christmas display dies after ladder falls from roof

An Ontario man known for decking his house in brilliant Christmas lights for more than three decades died this week after falling from his roof while tending to the annual display, his family said as members of the community mourned his death.
Via Rail to comply with CTA ruling, says it will allow 2 mobility aids on trains

Via Rail to comply with CTA ruling, says it will allow 2 mobility aids on trains

TORONTO — Via Rail says it will no longer resist an order from the Canadian Transportation Agency and will double its capacity to accommodate wheelchairs on all its trains across the country.
Canadian railway industry waiting for proven technology to prevent crashes

Canadian railway industry waiting for proven technology to prevent crashes

MONTREAL — Canada's railway industry is waiting for the development of better technology before installing devices in this country that could slow trains to prevent accidents like the recent Amtrak derailment that killed three people and injured doze

Ottawa studies risk of pathogen transfers to wild sockeye from fish farms

VICTORIA — New research released by the federal government says there are minimal risks of farmed Atlantic salmon from British Columbia's Discovery Islands transferring a deadly viral disease to wild sockeye making their way to the Fraser River.
U.S. passes landmark tax bill: What it means and what it does to Canada

U.S. passes landmark tax bill: What it means and what it does to Canada

WASHINGTON — In the dying hours of debate, as the United States prepared to pass its most far-reaching tax reform in decades — touching health care, the economy, and the national debt — one senator mentioned how it would also touch the northern neigh
Jury begins deliberations at trial of man accused in death of off-duty cop

Jury begins deliberations at trial of man accused in death of off-duty cop

HALIFAX — The fate of Christopher Garnier, accused of punching and strangling Nova Scotia police officer Catherine Campbell and using a compost bin to dump her body, is now in the hands of the jury.

Five things from ethic commissioner's report on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

OTTAWA — Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson released a report Wednesday concluding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated conflict of interest rules when he vacationed last Christmas at the private island owned by the Aga Khan.
Trudeau becomes first prime minister found in violation of ethics law

Trudeau becomes first prime minister found in violation of ethics law

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau, who came into office vowing to set the gold standard for transparency and ethical behaviour, became Wednesday the first prime minister found to have violated federal conflict of interest rules.

Stop-smoking drug Champix ups risk of cardiovascular events for some people: study

TORONTO — With the new year approaching, some smokers may be resolving to butt out for good and are looking for a tobacco-cessation aid to help raise their chances of success.